TRAINING: Friday 22nd November 2019 in Melbourne Demons Posted November 24, 2019 19 hours ago, drysdale demon said: I very much doubt that any coach or fitness coach would have you only doing running for the first 6 to 7 weeks of preseason. I attended training for 10 years straight back in 1987 to 1997 and they certainly didn't do it then.I realize dazzledavey is referring to Neeld but I heard nothing of that. I seem to recall some clubs not using footballs as part of their training until after Christmas. This was probably in the 1990s or perhaps 2000s. I can't remember whether the clubs who used that strategy did well or not, though.