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  1. 14 points
    Roos: "Alright lads, break up into pairs for marking drills. Liam, you get Oscar. Kingy, you get Frosty. Mitchy, you get Joel. That leaves Weids and Jesse" Weideman: "Roosy pls" Roos: Poor kid.
  2. 13 points
    Whole group now doing running stuff to finish with Watts impressive in Yo-yo run throughs Jack Grimes & Stretch impressive in 200m runs Signing off now, leaving at 3:30pm Cheers
  3. 10 points
    Just got back home from training. While overall standard was up, there was an increase in size to our rehab group with Dawes and Frost now joining the other pre-Xmas regulars - but given what they were doing with running, I suspect they are not major issues. The big disappointment was no CP5 - although someone did say they saw him on the bike. Brayshaw, Trengove and Dom Tyson looked like they must be getting close to rejoining the main group, while Spencil, Dawes and Jetta did plenty of running so not major concerns I think and Vince has to wait a couple more weeks for finger to heal properly. Only Frosty looked to be given a very limited program, so he's one that now appears unlikely for first pre-season game, although we still have almost two months. A fair bit of running was done and not that much hard tackling work - overall it was more of a fitness session, so it was hard for players to stand out - Watts still wins the short sprints though, while T-Mac had trouble containing Grimes, Jones, Melksham and a few others in the 150m repetitions. Salem was in the best group with T-Mac, which is a good sign. The highlight for me was watching Gawny smash the remedial runners group across the other side of the ground. That group included Dunny, Jeffy, Kent, so big Maxy is looking the part.
  4. 7 points
    Sure Weideman - Looks to be a smooth mover with good hands. I'm still trying decide if he'll be physically ready for senior footy. He's got a big frame & looks strong already through his core but lacks upper body strength. He doesn't look out of place. Hulett - I'm going out on limb here, this guy can play. I can see him playing the lead up forward working up and down the ground. He impressed me today with speed, size & attack on the ball. I also work with a guy who was involved with his junior club and says he's a freak who's been incredibly unlucky with injury. King - Not sure yet, obviously big ruckman take time.
  5. 7 points
  6. 5 points
    Full packet of smokes hidden in there?
  7. 5 points
    Yes we have heard this all before in various forms and disguises. However at least this time we have; A stable and competent administration An highly professional coaching group who seem to be all on the same page A seconds side with a Melbourne coach providing continuity of coaching (I think not enough has been made of the significance of this) Greater depth and competition for spots. And whatever your opinion of our recruiting over the past trade and draft periods there is no arguing that we have gone out and got blokes who don't take backward steps. Competitors as Roos calls them Perhaps it is the same old song but just maybe this time it is different
  8. 5 points
    Harsh. I thought it was a good read and was happy to hear Watts emphasise the strong influence that Goodie is having on the group. Our culture has been shitful and Jack has been through the depths of despair during his time at the club. He should have one of the better understandings and knowledge to speak about the topic of culture shift and the actual translation now taking place at the club. It does however open him up to more pot-shots as you've mentioned. Publicly speaking about the new selfless culture and not backing it up on game day will not be a good look.
  9. 5 points
    Again, everyone's had a chance to have their say on Jack. Enough of the [censored] for tat. Locked/
  10. 4 points
    Good article by Watts here in regards to our culture. But words mean nothing to me now as I expect to see us back it up with winning results. http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-premiership/melbourne-players-no-longer-protecting-their-own-backyard-in-new-selfless-culture/story-e6frf3e3-1227696844398
  11. 4 points
    Dawes WAS in rehab group today but was running a series of 800 metre sprints at an impressive speed and easily accounted for Jetta and Spencer ( no surprise ) who were doing the same manouvres Of more significance to me was that Dawes was noticeably bigger and muscular than his leaner ,paleo-inspired body last year. He actually looked amazing?
  12. 4 points
    Jack belting out the kms in NYC. https://instagram.com/p/BAEUAIeDe0g/
  13. 3 points
    Its like Kick to kick when dad comes down your end!
  14. 3 points
    He's only on 500k what else do you want from him?
  15. 3 points
    Yes, but can he take a mark yet? Once he does that, then i'll agree that he, "looks amazing."
  16. 3 points
    I reckon Dawes should sponsor the Rehab group. Will he ever get his body right? must be so frustrating for him. I think if he was fully fit he would be a decent player but these injuries/niggles get rid of whatever agility he has. He hasn't ever been fully fit since he joined us
  17. 3 points
    Weeds & Hogan doing 1 on 1 contested marking at the moment. Weeds quite competitive and has great timing with safe hands
  18. 3 points
    Not sure what this first-hand evidence is doing in an otherwise speculative thread.
  19. 3 points
    Our midfield might be 'ordinary' in terms of 2015 output, but I don't think it's 'ordinary' in terms of potential. It then becomes a question of experience and individual player improvement, and if that's not in 2016 then it will be in 2017. The sky's the limit as far as I'm concerned. I think the quality and potential of the young players is at least as good as what the Western Bulldogs and Richmond had a year or two ago, and they both made finals in 2015.
  20. 2 points
    Training - Monday, 4th January, 2016 (according to the MFC website) Goschs Paddock @ 1:45pm It seems like forever since I last read one so I'm looking forward to the training reports from the regular crowd and anyone else taking the opportunity to get down to the paddock to watch the boys go round.
  21. 2 points
    I'll travel to whichever venue in the country for it.
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    This is it though. If Jack Viney was interviewed and made the same comments we'd all be banging on about how awesome it was.
  24. 2 points
    I was pretty impressed with Oliver in some of the drills today. He likes tackling & is extremely evasive. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the pre season games.
  25. 2 points
    Can I get "World champion NFL Demonland tipper" as a official signature? ? Cheers guys, love this tipping comp. def in post season one. Surely with the loss to the Niners they have to sack fisher, surely. I long for the day of a competent QB and head coach. I even wore my rams hat today... Flogging Rams!!!
  26. 2 points
    Interesting that vandenberg is in rehab group. I don't recall him in that group in last session before Christmas. Anyone know what may have happened?
  27. 2 points
    I guess we always get platitudes in the preseason. This one is a bit different. Last year Grimes was dropped because his game was too self-centred. Jones (captain that is) received a similar talk from Roos. Both too worried about personal stats. Both co-caps from 2014 needed to be told by the coach. Both players improved somewhat in 2015 on the selfless scale. But improved enough? We can all see that teamwork has been diabolical, especially when the going gets tough in games. Chips down each and every player goes into 'self preservation' mode. The coaches are working hard to get a team ethic going. Hope the players are listening! We will know soon enough if this 'selfless' message means anything or just more puff.
  28. 2 points
    well a 4-6 week injury that became 8 months and then had a "hiccup" is quite a worrying predicament, medical experience or not
  29. 2 points
    I'm possibly being pedantic here, but of the 12 players reviewed so far, three have had injuries: - Frost: Foot - Dawes: Calf - Brayshaw: Hip And three have been "underdone" - Harmes - Hogan - Garlett Good start. Whilst I like Roosy's transparency, and injuries are mostly unavoidable, there's no excuse for Harmes, Hogan and especially Garlett. All three have had multiple preseasons in the AFL system, and there's no reason they shouldn't be able to keep their bodies at the standard required over the few weeks off. Disappointing.
  30. 2 points
    on the presumption he can get back on the park, that is...
  31. 2 points
    I used to live next to the park, it's a gravel track and very forgiving surface to run on. (None of you ever had to watch sex in the city obviously, because the cute brunette used to run around the lake all the time, i think they call it Jackie Onassis reservoir or similar). It is actually a ripper place to go for a run as there are some super serious athletes who motor around the park. If he had run there earlier last year he would have seen me kick a sherrin to my son with us both in Melbourne jumpers. The only real danger around the park for Jack is doing his foot turning around to check out the candy. Some seriously cute girls get down to the park to run (Broadway actresses and similar).
  32. 2 points
    I suspect that, with his mature body, we are going to see Hulett debut before Weideman.
  33. 2 points
    Mixed feelings about the Goodwin/Hexarelin thing. I really disapprove of the demonstrated casual attitude to having banned drugs around ... and I don't mean cold tablets, but growth hormones and hormone act-alikes. You'd think any upright official would have their hair stand on end at the very thought of such stuff on the premises. If only in fear of the consequences should ASADA come knocking, let along any side effects on the players' health. On the other hand ... there is a suspicion that many clubs were "on the edge" with "supplements" (a few seconds thought conjures the names of several clubs) and if there was a culture throughout AFL clubs of tolerance if not outright approval, then it may be unfair to single out Goodwin. The AFL sure didn't want to find out anything in their amazingly efficient "audit" of the 17 other clubs ... "Attention all clubs ... we will be auditing your use of supplements ... attention ... attention ... we're coming in ... (have you shredded your documents yet?) ... here we come ready or not ... well how about that! No evidence of supplement abuse! What a relief." (I recognise that it's highly likely that no other club was doing it on the industrial scale that EFC were.) Doesn't mean he wasn't in the wrong but unless we were party to the MFC interview with Goodwin, we'll never know what they asked and why they didn't lower the boom gate. But don't be surprised if WADA lower the boom gate on him instead. It's still very possible.
  34. 2 points
    I leave the county and the place goes to rack, ruin and ribald
  35. 2 points
    Ah yes, as one gets older the days pass so much quicker.
  36. 2 points
    Lol, it's meant to be good... I've had 3 1/2 hours sleep, I may make less sense than normal...
  37. 2 points
    You can tell when a man is on a mission. Bodes well.
  38. 2 points
    It looks like central park in the photo. Thats around 6 miles. And there hasn't been any snow so good weather for running.....
  39. 2 points
    I have to say I'm disappointed that none of the usual suspects (Biffen, Daisy, BBO) have bothered to post this video yet. This thread is crying out for it. https://youtu.be/J_gSWTQKE-0?t=1m27s
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    I'm black or white with Trengove*. His first 2 years were terrific. I love Brayshaw, but the facts are Trengove had a better debut season while being nearly 9 months younger. And he's never had brilliant coaching or development. The only reason Trengove became a hack was his body. If his body gets back to 100% he can develop into an A-grader. If not he's finished. I don't see any in between. *I also didn't like how he was coached under Neeld. He stopped hunting the footy and was just led around at stoppages by the player he was shadowing.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    That Carlton performance was an absolute disgrace. I don't want to see anything close to that in 2016.
  44. 1 point
    Stupid Rams I won't forget this.
  45. 1 point
    DC prefers dried out fruit. Beyond ripe. Each to his own.
  46. 1 point
    I wonder how the mufti feels about pineapples.
  47. 1 point
    Disagree here. I think Boyd has escaped the media and fan scrutiny that Watts has copped and Jack isn't getting more than $1m a season either, or bailed on his club after 1 year. There is another player at GWS, in jumper number 9, who gets about $1.2m a year and has played pretty ordinary footy, who also seems to escape scrutiny after bailing on his club.
  48. 1 point
    Not bad with a little Chianti
  49. 1 point
    He actually is a bit of a forgotten player for us. As good as a new recruit but built and ready to go...
  50. 1 point
    I'll definitely make the journey over from WA to watch him play in his first game back. I doubt that it'll get the media focus like the Cousins return did but nevertheless it'll be a very special day that as many Demons as possible should get too.
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