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  1. 36 points
    Well done Jack and good luck.
  2. 23 points
    Rehab, fitness test group had Tom Mcdonald and Dom Tyson in it. Dom Joined the main group after 3/4 of an hour. Tom remained in rehab. He looked to be moving well with good skills on display with Daniel Cross and Dom. At the end he was tested with some 400 meters. He appeared to be running out of steam by the end. His endurance seems compromised at the moment. Jayden Hunt was walking laps. The general atmosphere was full of intensity with plenty of noise from both players and coaches. All seemed to have purpose. The emphasis appeared to be about quick hands, locking the ball down and finding targets over the back of the pack. The talls and smalls separated, with the talls doing marking practice and the smalls tackling each other (showing strength, power and endurance). Close to the end of training the Casey team went off to kick goals while the AFL team did match simulations. Aaron vandenBerg and Pat Mckenna training well and stayed with the AFL team. So they are unlikely to get a game in the seconds yet. In the AFL squad team was Cam Pederson, Harry Petty and Sam Weideman.
  3. 12 points
    I asked Tom at training how his chest was going and he replied that he wasn’t doing any contact work today but he felt really good and reckoned he would be OK to play. Petty, Weid and Pedo training with the AFL squad may indicate one or more are options this week. Petty looked impressive in the drills I saw. Jetta trained well I think he copped a few hits last week. Great to see Vanders and McKenna finally getting to train and Kent was moving well.
  4. 11 points
    Training continued. I watched Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver going at each other as the mids trained. Lots of pushes and punches to chest area. Oliver seemed to win front position (timing of hits) though Tracs able to win the ball because of his stability in the space when the ball came down. Oskar Baker and Billy Stretch trained with the midfield. Nathan Jones giving plenty of instructions and delivering with fast handballs.The mids did some drills playing through obstacles, quick lateral ball movement and straight running when in possession. At the same time the backs contested with the forwards in game simulations. The Casey players ended the session with goal kicking. The AFL squad contested with a simulation. Coaches wanted them to go pretty hard. Aaron VandenBerg getting plenty of ball. Joel Smith breaking lines. Jesse Hogan clean collection and hitting targets. Bernie Vince working hard and plenty of talk to structure the backline. Bailey Fritsch having so much composure with ball in hand always runs to space. Jack Viney playing smart football and so fast at the roll and go when he gets the ball. The backline communicating well to set up and cover the space. Neville Jetta seems to be enjoying training. He was working/instructing Jay Kennedy-Harris for a while. He is vocal towards everyone and appears to be growing as a leader. Lachlan Filipovic training well and appears to be improving as a marking tall. Christian Petracca finished his session with a few 70 m sprints under supervision and being timed by the coaching staff. Tom Mcdonald a little uncomfortable after some timed runs, but beyond that he looked good.
  5. 10 points
    Great news for one of the nicest blokes in footy. I wish him very, very well.
  6. 8 points
    Congratulations to Petts on his debut this week, a fairly high draft pick who looks like he will build into a great KPD. Hope he tears it up.
  7. 8 points
    I spoke to Tmac at training, decision not his, he feels fine but no risk policy, how he pulls up on Saturday as Goody said Nev is fine
  8. 6 points
    I don't think Rance is acting. He might just be the softest player in the history of sport.
  9. 5 points
    At least minnows like Italy and Holland will have a chance to show their wares on the world stage.
  10. 5 points
    Big loss for them, and I've been watching fair bit of the saints this year and hes definitely been in their top 5 players each week.
  11. 5 points
    Goodwin said he expects both Jetta and T Mac to play.
  12. 5 points
    If we lose this I vote we shut demonland down till feb, it might just implode anyway dees by 60
  13. 5 points
    Tyson will never be good until he is playing as an inside mid. He is not an outside runner, and Goodwin trying to make him one, won't work. He is slow and a poor user of the footy. What he does exceptionally well is win clearances. As for the Smith vs Weideman argument, both bring different things to the table, but bottom line is Weids is the future. We need to get game time into him, and the time to do that is now. Our backline is my biggest worry, for which there is no great solution. Frost is major NQR, Petty is untried and raw, and that's about the depth we got going on. We have lost a lot of quality down back in recent years in Frawley, Dunn and Howe (say what you like, the two boys are doing very well at Collingwood). We've only regained Lever in the process. That's 3 out 1 in, and now he is injured. We are really thin for backline depth and it's a major worry.
  14. 4 points
    Speed of sound: 343m/s Average radio delay: 7 seconds 343x7=2,401 Conclusion: Stand 2.4km away from your radio/internet radio. Extend the distance as needed.
  15. 4 points
    Petty to debut this week, mark my words. Has been playing well and been an emergency so he has gotta come in.
  16. 4 points
    I think most players would run out puff after sprinting close to 400m
  17. 4 points
    I will be watching this game now, hoping Trenners plays a blinder, can’t remember an ex player in my many years of following the Demons that I want to not just do well, but to reignite a career that should have been fantastic.
  18. 4 points
    Yeah superb bump, ran past the ball and with force bumped a bloke not expecting it and bruised his lung, which saw him coughing up blood. Extremely courageous act. Lucky not to connect with TMac's head, or it would have been weeks, even though it was not deemed worthy of a free kick to us, as was no other incident in our F50 the whole night, even though the ball was in our F50 twice the time of Port, who got multiple frees, 50's and suspect marks and goals. Sorry for the umpire rant I am still angry at them.
  19. 4 points
    I like that team Werridee Frost to play a blinder
  20. 4 points
    Well I should not have mentioned the beer. About five minutes before kick off the German guy behind me spills his whole beer all over me. I am talking from shoulders to backside and all over my seat. Not happy Ralph. Anyway a great game because everyone sat down and you could watch the play. Apparently because Sweden were 3-0 up on Mexico all Germany had to do was score and they would be in the next round in place of Mexico. And then of course goal.... disallowed.... VAR .....and goal-to Korea. Extra time went 15 mins with the German goal keeper playing as a striker and we all know what happened..runaway goal to Korea. A joy to watch in the end. My beer spilling mate shook my hand... I toldmy son he should have bought me a T shirt !! First time that Germany have missed the play off rounds since 1938. Of course there was no German team between 1938 and 1990 which the Guardian reporter failed to point out. Now time for the late games !!
  21. 3 points
    Rance should be playing in Russia!
  22. 3 points
    I would love to see hogan play like riewoldt is playing like tonight this Sunday
  23. 3 points
    Typical Rance - forearm/elbow into head/neck while Buddy was on the ground.
  24. 3 points
    Can’t watch anymore I’m done with Bruce it’s excruciating
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Great to hear Petty has been learning from Lever and that he will back his 'footy smarts'. Has done everything right since arriving at the club and I reckon he will accredit himself really well. All the best, young man.
  27. 3 points
    Petty to debut. MFC site source. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-06-28/petty-pleased-with-debut-news
  28. 3 points
    Underestimate the saints at our own peril, we have no rights to be cocky or sure of ourselves. Let’s go into this game all guns blazing. Petracca needs a big one, he’s in danger of becoming another in the long line of “talented but....” at Melbourne. We all know what he can do, he knows what he can do. Hopefully this is the week he can step up.
  29. 3 points
    Love the handle BTW. Took a few minutes but I got it in the end. Clever!
  30. 3 points
    And just imagine what it's going to be like with 48 teams at the 2026 World cup ... more poor teams like Saudi Arabia & Germany.
  31. 3 points
    why can't we walk and chew gum at the same time, od? if we want to be an ongoing successful club we have to focus on the short term, the medium term and the long term (simultaneously) and in all aspects of the club simple really.....
  32. 3 points
    Neither would I. Weid is on target to be a good player for us.
  33. 3 points
    It's pretty simple - play like we did against Port and we win this game of footy. Even if our forward entries still aren't that flash (let's hope they continue to improve, though) their backline isn't great and there's a big chance Jimmy Webster doesn't play either. We will have more than enough entries to kick a winning score.
  34. 3 points
    Thoroughly enjoyable guys. Great to reminisce with Flash, and to hear about his ongoing love and respect for the Dees and his four prospective father sons. He seems like an absolute gentleman.
  35. 3 points
    I understand people are frustrated by his form, but I draw the line at accusations that are 100% conjecture with no basis in fact. Don’t make things up when you have no idea if it’s true or not. You might think it harmless, but it doesn’t take long at all for someone’s speculation to become the common wisdom.
  36. 3 points
    Pardon my ignorance, but how did the Weid manage 7 goals from 4 effective kicks?
  37. 3 points
    Pretty confident about this game, well if we can't win this game we don't deserve to make finals. I'm predicting a 60 point victory. My Preferred Team B: Jetta, O.McDonald, J.Lewis HB: Hibberd, Frost, Vince C : Fritsch, Oliver, Jones HF: Neal-Bullen, Hogan, Petracca F: Weideman, T.McDonald, Melksham FOLL: Gawn, Brayshaw, Viney IC: Salem, Tyson, Harmes, Stretch EMERG: J.Smith
  38. 3 points
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    How good is Daisy Pearce!? That comment about Richmond’s defensive set up was more helpful and insightful than anything that other commentators would say tonight
  41. 2 points
    Bruce is so hard to listen to. Vlaustin is at the peak of his powers... great to watch him peaking...
  42. 2 points
    It’s a big game for the Casey Demons this week. PETER JACKSON VFL 2018 ESSENDON VFL v CASEY DEMONS Saturday 30 June 2018 at 2.10pm at RAMS Arena, Cragieburn ESSENDON VFL B: 29. P. Ambrose, 36. M. Hartley, 30. B. Zerk-Thatcher HB: 41. B. McNiece, 10. A. Francis, 14. J. Ridley 😄 32. T. Colyer, 57. N. Hind, 39. T. Mynott HF: 34. J. Long, 38. S. Draper, 20. J. Merrett F: 15. J. Green, 17. J. Stewart, 40. L. Lavender Foll: 22. M. Leuenberger, 37. D. Clarke, 19. K. Mutch I/C (from): 61. W. Berry, 51. A. Boyse, 76. L. Collins, 75. T. Crosbie, 63. M. Darby, 59. A. Heppell, 77. H. Hocking, 24. J. Houlahan, 79. J. McQueen, 72. J. Ottavi, 70. J. Sheahan, 55. D. Younan 23P: 62. N. Lazzaro In: L. Collins, J. Ottavi, M. Darby, J. McQueen, W. Berry, J. Green, T. Crosbie, J. Sheahan, A. Boyse Out: J. Laverde CASEY DEMONS B: 37. D. Johnstone, 17. S. Frost, 42. J. Wagner HB: 33. J. Kennedy-Harris, 21. C. Pedersen, 63. B. Vince 😄 56. O. Baker, 71. D. Tyson, 11. C. Spargo HF: 31. B. Fritsch, 26. S. Weideman, 16. D. Kent F: 36. J. Garlett, 38. T. Smith, 43. J. Harmes Foll: 34. M. King, 12. T. Bugg, 15. B. Stretch I/C (from): 54. H. Balic, 47. L. Filipovic, 9. M. Gent, 1. J. Hutchins, 45. D. Keilty, 41. M. Lefau, 18. J. Lockhart, 22. G. Lok, 24. C. MacHaya, 6. J. Munro, 27. A. Scott, 13. C. Wagner 23P: 49. C. Stockdale In: J. Harmes, D. Tyson, B. Vince, D. Kent, A. Scott, B. Fritsch, L. Filipovic, T. Smith, D. Keilty Out: H. Petty
  43. 2 points
    Always excited to see a player make their debut. In recent seasons they've been able to be brought in to the side when they're ready, and even though Lever being injured may have fast tracked it a little, from all reports his form at Casey has been good and he deserves his chance. I'm with dazzle - I think Vince may also miss out as I can't see us asking T Mac to ruck with his slight injury, and I would have thought we will never go back to someone like Harmes doing it, so Weideman or Pedersen will also get a call up as well. Final side may be: In: Weideman, Petty Out: T. Smith, Vince. Pedersen or Stretch, depending on what they want, would be waiting in the wings for a late out if T Mac doesn't get up.
  44. 2 points
    Doesn't mean TMac is out. Could easily be coming in for Tim Smith
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    If he is fine you don’t rest him. He has already missed a chunk of the season and had a bye 2 weeks ago.
  47. 2 points
    We don't want the bald one, or the fat one.....we must be due for Adelaide reunited....
  48. 2 points
    I don't agree that we have stage fright. Stage fright isn't belting Port's midfield in front of 45K rabid Port fans. We didn't lose to Collingwood because of stage fright. We just didn't play well. That can still happen to young teams. If you suffer from stage fright you don't methodically break hoodoos like we have over the last couple of years. The number one contested team in the competition doesn't get stage fright. A tough inside team that leads the competition in inside 50s and is top 3 in tackles and clearances doesn't get stage fright. Outside down hill skiers get stage fright. But a still young team is not immune to poor performances. And it has nothing to do with poor regimes pre Paul Roos or stage fright.
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    When he was drafted Taylor seemed a bit surprised Petty had fallen through to pick 37 and said something like "we have a fair bit of talent in our defence but he is so good we just had to take him".😀 Clearly our recruiters were impressed with him and I bet everyone is now very pleased that we took him! Given the training and Casey reports he has done everything asked of him. He isn't Jake Lever but he can certainly come in and play a role. He won't be gifted games (no one does anymore, thank goodness) so when he comes in he will be deemed to be ready. Edit: Just saw this in a Team Selection article: Petty modelled his game on Lever before the Demons plucked him with Pick 37 last November". What a game to debut in, if selected this week!
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