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VFL Practice Match - Casey Demons v Port Melbourne

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Thanks for the report guys.

good to get the win against a decent Port lineup when JKH is about the only experienced midfielder in the side and so many of those who did play have had injury interruptions or are very young. 

Promising reports on Spargo and Baker sounds good. Anything on Petty?

echo what others have said, hope Keilty is ok 

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2 minutes ago, martin said:

Spargo and Baker the story of the day.

What did you like? Were they forward or midfield or both? 

From training Spargo knows where to go but was sometimes rushed. Baker with the pace to do the occasional eye catching play.

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56 minutes ago, BAMF said:

A poster on big footy mentioned that he spoke to Harmes uncle at the Melbourne vs Stkilda game. Harmes was concussed at training and didnt pass the test to play. Not sure if it's been reported already.

Goody mentioned in the presser on the MFC site that Harmes copped a head knock at training.

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4 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

What did you like? Were they forward or midfield or both? 

From training Spargo knows where to go but was sometimes rushed. Baker with the pace to do the occasional eye catching play.

Spargo forward and a bit up the field. Speedy, aggressive, penetrating  kick and knows where the goals are.  Baker mainly across half back. Composed, looks for options, covers the ground well and appears confident. Promising.

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20 minutes ago, martin said:

Spargo and Baker the story of the day.

Thanks for the reports, interested to hear how King played. 

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14 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

Thanks for the reports, interested to hear how King played. 

Fair way off.

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A hotly contested game in extremely hot conditions.  According to my car temperature gauge it was 42 degrees when I got back to the car and it didn't drop below 36 all the way home.

Players rotated frequently and they appeared spent when sitting on the bench.

It was a gritty win for Casey Demons as both key defenders in Keilty and Gordon went off injured by half time.

This left Petty as the key defender, and though he was out muscled on a few occasions he showed real promise (in my humble opinion).  He is still lightly built and at present will struggle against bigger bodied forwards, however he reads the play extremely well and is good overhead.  Also a good kick to position.

JFK looked to be our stand out player over 4 qtrs., though he understandably tired as the game progressed.  3 goals was just reward for his work rate,

Spargo has great skills and provides plenty of outside run, as well as winning his own contested ball and creating opportunities for others.  Kicked 2 goals I think.

Harley Balic looked very promising and not far off a senior game.  Strong  bodied and wins plenty of the ball and uses it well.

Weideman kicked a goal after a strong mark and became more involved as the game progressed. Started winning the ball up on the half forward/wing.   Often finds himself double teamed and competing against the full back and their ruck dropping back in to defence.

Oscar Baker has good speed and tries to be creative to set up attacking opportunities.  Uses the ball quite well and also takes a good mark.  Uses his speed to get o plenty of contests.  Used off half back today.

Good to see Tim Smith back after 12 months out.  Looked  understandably rusty and the run will do him good.  Took a couple of typical strong marks.

Keilty was good until injured.  Marked well overhead and used the ball well from defence.

Dean Kent was his usual bullocking self and kicked at least one goal and could have got a couple more.  His strong contested work does set up opportunities for others. Dion Johnstone was in the same  boat as Kent, but I did not sight him as much.  Still an excellent tackler.

Matt King's ruck work was very good, often giving our mid fielders first use of the ball.  He has a good leap and he could have kicked a few goals if he had held on to all his marks.  Lochie Filopovic has really filled out and competed well against two bigger bodied Port ruckmen.  He collected a head knock which required bandaging several times.

Great to see Jade Rawlings giving plenty of positive feed back to the players at the breaks.

On another positive note Casey have maintained Dylan Gordon, Mitch Gent, Angus Scott, Goy Louk (finished the game on crutches after coming off in the 3rd qtr) and Jimmy Munro.  Jack Hutchins didn't play and will certainly help bolster the defence.

Max Gawn. Cam Pederson and Bayley Fritsch were MFC players in attendance.

 

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Ahhhh, who is Bull ?????

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Just now, pineapple dee said:

Ahhhh, who is Bull ?????

Tim Smith

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Thanks DJ

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So after another assessment the Docs have delayed Keilty's scans till tomorrow, which is a good sign.

However looks likely he has bruised some ribs after copping a hard knee in the back. Could be out for a few weeks.

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1 minute ago, Drunkn167 said:

So after another assessment the Docs have delayed Keilty's scans till tomorrow, which is a good sign.

However looks likely he has bruised some ribs after copping a hard knee in the back. Could be out for a few weeks.

Some suggestion now it might be a shoulder?

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6 minutes ago, dworship said:

Some suggestion now it might be a shoulder?

 Nope definitely his ribs.

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8 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

 Nope definitely his ribs.

What would you know?!

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Posted (edited)

Are the stats for VFL practice games recorded anywhere and available on the interweb? 

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Gee The Weid seems disappointing. I think he would nearly be called a draft bust. Just seems to go through the motions.

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10 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Are the stats for VFL practice games recorded anywhere and available on the interweb? 

Don't think so mate. I use the Footy Live app for VFL stats but doesn't look like they're doing the praccy games.

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47 minutes ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Gee The Weid seems disappointing. I think he would nearly be called a draft bust. Just seems to go through the motions.

bit early!

first run with zero pre-season

 

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18 minutes ago, DemonAndrew said:

bit early!

first run with zero pre-season

 

Not just this season but he hasn’t done much last year either. Don’t get me wrong I want him to succeed.

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16 minutes ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Not just this season but he hasn’t done much last year either. Don’t get me wrong I want him to succeed.

Im with u. Really want him to do well. Understand that he has had an interrupted pre season and, as a big man, has time on his side. Having said that his total lack of aggression is a major concern. Ordinary players j aving a bad day can make a physical  impact. He doesn't.

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5 hours ago, martin said:

Handy. V good in the first quarter.

Go Kenty!

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1 hour ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Gee The Weid seems disappointing. I think he would nearly be called a draft bust. Just seems to go through the motions.

First game after a restricted pre season 

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