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Open Training - Saturday, 1st September, 2018

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1 minute ago, Neitz the Great said:

How's Tyson looking mate? i.e. what's his program looking like

Also Hannan is playing for Casey today so that would explain his absence!

At this stage Tyson was involved in some straight runs at about half to three quarter pace. 

Oh, yes Hannan is at Casey. Forgot about that.

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50 minutes ago, rumpole said:

The snags are on ...

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Hopefully they have the Demon Dog with extra spice. Peckish 

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Viney just got the call up to join the main group. Applause from the boys and the supporters.

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2 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Viney just got the call up to join the main group. Applause from the boys and the supporters.

Missed it! I've been in awe of Greg Stafford's height for the last 5 minutes.

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Does Tyson have the full forearm cast, or just his wrist?

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8 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Does Tyson have the full forearm cast, or just his wrist?

Cast. Reckon he will play. 

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Was coming in, but public transport debacle has halted me. How’s the turnout? What time does it finish?

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53 minutes ago, martin said:

No sign of Jordan Lewis.

Lewis not training due to illness.

Tyson said to a couple of people as running laps that he gives himself a chance 

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Good session. Boys were up and about. Lewis the only unexpected absence. Viney moved well. Tyson based on the ball handling he did separately will be a serious chance still. All seemed to get through unscathed. Great turn out. 

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Delicious sausages, donuts and club paraphanelia. To hell with training🤣

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5 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

Delicious sausages, donuts and club paraphanelia. To hell with training🤣

we await the epicurean report please

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The word is Dom is fit and ready to go and will play...

If selected of course.

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55 minutes ago, JTR said:

Lewis not training due to illness.

Tyson said to a couple of people as running laps that he gives himself a chance 

I wonder, IF Lew is incognito, somewhere near Geelong. 

Wouldn't surprise to hear they were infiltrated, a Cat'astrophe down in the hollow.

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Attended training/family day this morning. I reckon about 2000 people there on a chilly morning. I have been attending training off and on now for I suppose 5 years and it is interesting to see how the club has evolved in this as it moves to elite performance.

Mostly in the past training has been pretty regimented and predictable. Today I noticed a crucial difference. It was much much more accountable. For instance, in front of us there was a match simulation amongst I suppose a dozen senior players with handballs and kicking, marking etc. For the first ten minutes or so, they continually missed their targets, which prompted the coach (l didn’t recognise him) to  yell at them very loudly, to the extent when it continued he brought them in and gave them a serious dressing down. After that it was almost flawless.

i have never seen that before at a Dees training session. I suspect it reflects the elite demands that are on this group.

About time too, but also symptomatic of the group’s expectations and how ruthless they are now to achieve them.

lt was wonderful to see.

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Great turn out by the fans. Our colours are everywhere, kids calling out the names of their heroes, flags are being waved and doggy's in the red and blue. Good job by the Army and admin to create suitable finals atmosphere for the MFC players and staff.

No Mitch Hannan, Jordan Lewis, Joel Smith, Jeff Garlett, Tom Bugg or Jayden Hunt.

Rehab had Dom Tyson (some skill work, mainly laps),  Mitch King, Corey Maynard and Oskar Baker. Test group had Aaron vandenBerg and Jack Viney, both later joined the main group. Jack getting congrats from players and fans when he joined. At the end of training he continued running laps by himself.

No surprises in the forwards, backs or mids grouping.

Mids were tackling and pressuring each other reasonably hard.

Forwards goal kicking pract ice as was the whole squad at some times.

It was an extended session of simulations. They were hard at the contest. I thought we were a bit off with our skills, though a few stood out - James Harmes, Bailey Fritsch, Neville Jetta, Tom Mcdonald, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Aaron vandenBerg and it was good to see Jack Viney get his hands on it.

At one stage the playing group pulled away from the coaching staff and had a pow wow together. Looked liked it was led by Nathan Jones. Good to see them taking self responsibility for some poor play.

Plenty of running work was also done.

Michael Hibberd wearing number 38 on his back.

Hypothetical match committee: Working on ingraining habitual behaviors, such as lowering the eyes, finding the corridors, rolling off the mark, moving the ball quickly and spreading. 

Reinforcing working hard and reacting quickly when it is turned over. A bit concerned about our clangers and rushing the set kicking.

Go Dees,
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On 8/30/2018 at 2:31 PM, Earl Hood said:

Dropped by Gosches this morning, the boys were doing some light training, ball movement drills, then goal kicking practice from all angles. Max is very good from the boundary lines both sides. I didn’t see Frost kick a goal from any angle, better stay down back. 

Counted 19 players training, no Kent, Tyson or VDB? No Hannan, no JSmith, no Viney today, he trained yesterday. 

TMac moving well, not sure why VDB was missing. Thought a couple of fully fit next in line backup players might have been training with the 19. 

Melbourne Victory training next door, good to see Honda cruising around the pitch, looks very good with a ball at his feet. 

Oh and Vince was running laps even though he announced his retirement? 

Vandenberg spent the first part of training with Viney doing running and drills. Half way though, Viney very obviously ran across the field to join the main group which was met with very loud applause and cheers from the players. This is a seriously close group. You can see how committed they are to each other, and to their leadership. 

 Vanders subsequently joined the main group for the session

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14 minutes ago, 000 said:

Great turn out by the fans. Our colours are everywhere, kids calling out the names of their heroes, flags are being waved and doggy's in the red and blue. Good job by the Army and admin to create suitable finals atmosphere for the MFC players and staff ...

Awesome Kevvy.

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Down there with the son and heir. Agree about some missed targets. Trac reminds me of those super talented batsmen who can hit any shot to any ball. They sometimes get them selves out by having too many options. Trac is like that with his kicking. High, low, curving etc etc. Dead opposite of boring Tmac-run straight and kick straight. Tmac also sporting the very serious black socks/black boots combo.

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44 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

we await the epicurean report please

Went along with the family and really enjoyed this first finals training session for 12 years,  my brother and I reminisced about the junction oval training sessions back in 87 and even at the start of this century.  We have come so far as a club since those days not so long past.

Spent some time looking at the rehab group where Dom was worked hard along with Oskar and Mitch.  He was the stand out of the three not surprisingly and looks to be in the van to play on Friday if required.  Oskar seemed to move freely and was very keen on the snap on goal with mixed success.  It was great to also see Lever walking laps as well as Corey Maynard jogging laps at a fair pace. Thank you to whoever informed us of Lewis' illness, hopefully not too serious.

The big take away from the session (apart from the delicious sausages and donuts (see above)) was the speed at which they work.  Sitting in the stands each week the whole game seems much slower than when seen up close.  All in all the main group looked sharper as the session progressed. We also commented on what a fantastic late season addition Vanders has been (it appears his nickname is "Checkers" - any insight on that would be appreciated), his size and strength is just what September needs!  We left with full stomachs and high hopes.  Go Dees!

Footnote (no pun intended): it was great to see the co-captain back in the main group, he looked to pick up the pace quickly and slot back in with ease.  Can only be a good addition to an already strong lineup.

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25 minutes ago, Dees2014 said:

Attended training/family day this morning. I reckon about 2000 people there on a chilly morning. I have been attending training off and on now for I suppose 5 years and it is interesting to see how the club has evolved in this as it moves to elite performance.

Mostly in the past training has been pretty regimented and predictable. Today I noticed a crucial difference. It was much much more accountable. For instance, in front of us there was a match simulation amongst I suppose a dozen senior players with handballs and kicking, marking etc. For the first ten minutes or so, they continually missed their targets, which prompted the coach (l didn’t recognise him) to  yell at them very loudly, to the extent when it continued he brought them in and gave them a serious dressing down. After that it was almost flawless.

i have never seen that before at a Dees training session. I suspect it reflects the elite demands that are on this group.

About time too, but also symptomatic of the group’s expectations and how ruthless they are now to achieve them.

lt was wonderful to see.

 

17 minutes ago, 000 said:

Great turn out by the fans. Our colours are everywhere, kids calling out the names of their heroes, flags are being waved and doggy's in the red and blue. Good job by the Army and admin to create suitable finals atmosphere for the MFC players and staff.

No Mitch Hannan, Jordan Lewis, Joel Smith, Jeff Garlett, Tom Bugg or Jayden Hunt.

Rehab had Dom Tyson (some skill work, mainly laps),  Mitch King, Corey Maynard and Oskar Baker. Test group had Aaron vandenBerg and Jack Viney, both later joined the main group. Jack getting congrats from players and fans when he joined. At the end of training he continued running laps by himself.

No surprises in the forwards, backs or mids grouping.

Mids were tackling and pressuring each other reasonably hard.

Forwards goal kicking pract ice as was the whole squad at some times.

It was an extended session of simulations. They were hard at the contest. I thought we were a bit off with our skills, though a few stood out - James Harmes, Bailey Fritsch, Neville Jetta, Tom Mcdonald, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Aaron vandenBerg and it was good to see Jack Viney get his hands on it.

At one stage the playing group pulled away from the coaching staff and had a pow wow together. Looked liked it was led by Nathan Jones. Good to see them taking self responsibility for some poor play.

Plenty of running work was also done.

Michael Hibberd wearing number 38 on his back.

Hypothetical match committee: Working on ingraining habitual behaviors, such as lowering the eyes, finding the corridors, rolling off the mark, moving the ball quickly and spreading. 

Reinforcing working hard and reacting quickly when it is turned over. A bit concerned about our clangers and rushing the set kicking.

Go Dees,
from kev Martin

Thanks for the reports @Dees2014 & @000

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From the AFL site:   Demons co-captain on track for finals return 

I hope Jordie is 100% come Friday.  We will miss his leadership and finals experience if he is a forced out.

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