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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Jesus pedo looks in unbelievable Nick!

Have a good feeling Harmed could break out next season.. Font know why? but he looks got and ready to go.

While Richmond's flag will see team's look to go smaller in the forward line, a forward line including Hogan, TMac and Pederson could be very dangerous if they are all fit and in form.

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Thanks for all the photos Saty, Hardtack & Lil Tacker - great for those who can’t get there.

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7 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Petty has that look about him, and a very good vertical leap. Note the hand proximity at a full stretch. If he had a back and shoulders to ride - could be awesome. Nice photo.

Yes. Very Nice Photo

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7 hours ago, jackaub said:

Great news thanks  Saty!

Yep, Saty has that characteristic: clears up matters of concern with one fell swoop - thank heavens. Jonesy is still an essential driver for the whole team and so must be ready now to assist us to take one more step leading into the season proper. 

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8 hours ago, forever demons said:

do you work at a circus

Are you saying he is a clown

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17 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

They mix it up all the time so assume we will see the rolling defence we saw last year, Goodwin wants the defenders to be able to play on anybody

But surely they still practice one-on-one scenarios? In that sense, I'm curious as to how certain forwards match up on certain defenders, and if there are any consistent themes or if any of our players tend to outmatch others, which might perhaps provide some additional insight into their strengths and weaknesses against opposition types. Such as Nev vs. Jeffy? Or for example if Frost has any special negating tactics against say Hogan?

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2 hours ago, Skuit said:

But surely they still practice one-on-one scenarios? In that sense, I'm curious as to how certain forwards match up on certain defenders, and if there are any consistent themes or if any of our players tend to outmatch others, which might perhaps provide some additional insight into their strengths and weaknesses against opposition types. Such as Nev vs. Jeffy? Or for example if Frost has any special negating tactics against say Hogan?

On Wednesday they had Hogan and Hibberd working together separate to the main group before they left the session early (see my photos posted yesterday in this thread), but for the most part they seemed to be pitting backs against each other and forwards against each other... for example Wagner on Lewis, Frost on OMac, Kielty on Lever; perhaps in an effort to learn from each other.

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Anyone go? Got this off Ben Guthrie..

A few standouts in 9 v 9 match sim at @melbournefc training: -

Christian Salem is in top nick and is covering the ground well

Tom McDonald had a real presence up forward

Corey Maynard has excellent game sense. Look for him to play senior footy early this year.

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4 hours ago, hardtack said:

On Wednesday they had Hogan and Hibberd working together separate to the main group before they left the session early (see my photos posted yesterday in this thread), but for the most part they seemed to be pitting backs against each other and forwards against each other... for example Wagner on Lewis, Frost on OMac, Kielty on Lever; perhaps in an effort to learn from each other.

What he said

On today all on Demonland will be spoilt for photos Little Tacker, 666 and myself

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6 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Anyone go? Got this off Ben Guthrie..

A few standouts in 9 v 9 match sim at @melbournefc training: -

Christian Salem is in top nick and is covering the ground well

Tom McDonald had a real presence up forward

Corey Maynard has excellent game sense. Look for him to play senior footy early this year.

Agree with what he said, he mustn't have noticed Lever or Bugg who were both excellent as well

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2 hours ago, forever demons said:

no he is the ring master

That was an artful reply

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Saw most of the session this morning.  And while everyone looks good in pre-season, because there is no pressure and it's all about getting to maximum fitness levels for the season ahead, I made the following observations:

* Jones not at the session, although was sighted running strongly before the main group came out. 

* Viney running laps very strongly, before he went inside. 

* Brayshaw carrying heavy strapping on hamstring, and was hindered when running, although he competed in all the session and the running drills.

* Petty and Balic running laps.

* Smith, Spargo, Petty, Kent, Weideman, all in the rehab group with Cross running the drills.  None of them can be too far away from joining the main group.  Vandenberg not sighted by me, but didn't see this group working for long.

* ANB, Bugg and Tom Mc by far the leaders in the running drills, with all 3 trying to get over the line first.  Tom Mc eventually grinding them down after half a dozen 400m runs, but ANB held on through the lot.  Buggy hitting the wall in the last one, but led the early sorties.

* King and Filopovic will be more than adequate back-up for Max. Both can kick the ball ( unlike Spencer) and were in the middle of the pack in the running drills, so are building their endurance to the necessary level.  Interestingly, Max is certainly in the top 1/3rd in the running drills.  The sprinters like Garlett and Frost struggle with the longer distances, not surprisingly, but would beat most over 100m easily.  The surprise is Hunt who is out in the leading pack for distance, and we all know he can turn on the jets as well.

Saty, 666, Hardtack and little tacker should have some ripper photos, which we should see later.  They would have more if they hadn't gas-bagged on about the merits of various photographic equipment, but hey, who am I to criticise?

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The reports on Bugg hae been positive.. would love if he became a Liam Pickan type for us.

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It's time once again to thank all our dedicated track watchers for their insightful comments and outstanding photos.

Perhaps someone could let us know if Brayshaw seems to be working with the midfield group or the defenders? I ask because in his "comeback" games at the end of last year he played off the HBF and I thought acquitted himself very well there, yet we all believe he was recruited to form part of our midfield group.

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58 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Saw most of the session this morning.  And while everyone looks good in pre-season, because there is no pressure and it's all about getting to maximum fitness levels for the season ahead, I made the following observations:

* Jones not at the session, although was sighted running strongly before the main group came out. 

* Viney running laps very strongly, before he went inside. 

* Brayshaw carrying heavy strapping on hamstring, and was hindered when running, although he competed in all the session and the running drills.

* Petty and Balic running laps.

* Smith, Spargo, Petty, Kent, Weideman, all in the rehab group with Cross running the drills.  None of them can be too far away from joining the main group.  Vandenberg not sighted by me, but didn't see this group working for long.

* ANB, Bugg and Tom Mc by far the leaders in the running drills, with all 3 trying to get over the line first.  Tom Mc eventually grinding them down after half a dozen 400m runs, but ANB held on through the lot.  Buggy hitting the wall in the last one, but led the early sorties.

* King and Filopovic will be more than adequate back-up for Max. Both can kick the ball ( unlike Spencer) and were in the middle of the pack in the running drills, so are building their endurance to the necessary level.  Interestingly, Max is certainly in the top 1/3rd in the running drills.  The sprinters like Garlett and Frost struggle with the longer distances, not surprisingly, but would beat most over 100m easily.  The surprise is Hunt who is out in the leading pack for distance, and we all know he can turn on the jets as well.

Saty, 666, Hardtack and little tacker should have some ripper photos, which we should see later.  They would have more if they hadn't gas-bagged on about the merits of various photographic equipment, but hey, who am I to criticise?

Thanks GOTO. Do you know what is wrong with Weed? He really needs a good pre season to be well placed entering what will be a very important season for hime. Possibly a career defining one. 

 

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15 minutes ago, binman said:

Thanks GOTO. Do you know what is wrong with Weed? He really needs a good pre season to be well placed entering what will be a very important season for hime. Possibly a career defining one. 

 

Weideman had ankle surgery in the break. I assume it is that.

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1 hour ago, Fat Tony said:

Weideman had ankle surgery in the break. I assume it is that.

OK just re-read it. I was speed reading and saw Weid- ankle-break

I'm ok now!

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1 hour ago, Fat Tony said:

Weideman had ankle surgery in the break. I assume it is that.

He missed most of his final junior year with an ankle injury. I assume it's the same problem. Not good that it's come back, (assuming it has) and is taking this long to recover. Or alternatively, great they've identified the problem and its about to be fixed in time for him to become a star this season.

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2 hours ago, It's Time said:

He missed most of his final junior year with an ankle injury. I assume it's the same problem. Not good that it's come back, (assuming it has) and is taking this long to recover. Or alternatively, great they've identified the problem and its about to be fixed in time for him to become a star this season.

I have a great pic of Weed airborne today at training,  assume the ankle is not an issue on takeoff or landing, will post it later

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And here are the last photos you will get from Liam via myself until we come back for round three (if we can make it for training that week). We hit the road towards Sydney and home, tomorrow.

As usual the full set of photos can be found at the following link, and for those unable to access Facebook, a subset follows.

https://m.facebook.com/tim.fleming.75/albums/1580660441969233

It appears I’m limited to just 1.63mb of file upload on Demonland ?. Is there a maximum amount of data per person over a certain period, or is there some way I can circumvent this limitation? (when I uploaded images for Monday’s training it indicated I could upload up to 18+mb of files, now I’m limited to 1.6mb)

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Firstly, a big thank you to all that attend training and send through reports and pics. I really appreciate your efforts given that I am half the world away.

Secondly, I have always wondered about the relationships within the playing group and maybe the track watchers could give me a few hints at who is close with who.

I know that Jones has a good relationship with both Angus and Harmes is there any one else that he has taken under his wing?

Gawn seems to be mentoring the fellow rucks and has a close relationship with Flip.

Garlett had Johnstone down the coast over the break boxing.

What other groupings are there? I am interested in the dynamics of a group of 50 odd players spending a lot of time together and taining towards a common goal.

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4 minutes ago, CHF said:

Firstly, a big thank you to all that attend training and send through reports and pics. I really appreciate your efforts given that I am half the world away.

Secondly, I have always wondered about the relationships within the playing group and maybe the track watchers could give me a few hints at who is close with who.

I know that Jones has a good relationship with both Angus and Harmes is there any one else that he has taken under his wing?

Gawn seems to be mentoring the fellow rucks and has a close relationship with Flip.

Garlett had Johnstone down the coast over the break boxing.

What other groupings are there? I am interested in the dynamics of a group of 50 odd players spending a lot of time together and taining towards a common goal.

Bugg and ANB seem to have formed a close bond

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3 hours ago, It's Time said:

He missed most of his final junior year with an ankle injury. I assume it's the same problem. Not good that it's come back, (assuming it has) and is taking this long to recover. Or alternatively, great they've identified the problem and its about to be fixed in time for him to become a star this season.

You know what happens when you assume, IT....

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