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  1. 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.

  2. On 11/23/2019 at 7:34 PM, bing181 said:

    No it doesn't.

    Though if one article is enough to "put significant doubt on sports science", then I'd suggest you read it again, as what it's pointing out are the shortcomings of generalising conclusions from low-data studies. An example of this would drawing conclusions from a single article.

    You are quite right. I should have said it casts doubt on some claims made in the name of sports science.

  3. 34 minutes ago, 640MD said:

    Nice man old Jack,   I just know there are three types of people in this world, those that can count and those that cannot !!

    Actually, there are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary numbers and those who don't.

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  4. 18 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

    This is now where we stand -


    1. Oskar Baker 
    2. Toby Bedford 
    3. Angus Brayshaw 
    4. Bayley Fritsch 
    5. Max Gawn 
    6. Mitch Hannan 
    7. James Harmes 
    8. Michael Hibberd 
    9. Marty Hore 
    10. Jayden Hunt 
    11. Neville Jetta 
    12. Nathan Jones 
    13. James Jordan 
    14. Kade Kolodjiashnij 
    15. Ed Langdon 
    16. Jake Lever 
    17. Oscar McDonald 
    18. Tom McDonald 
    19. Steven May 
    20. Jake Melksham 
    21. Alex Neal-Bullen 
    22. Aaron Nietschke 
    23. Clayton Oliver 
    24. Christian Petracca 
    25. Harrison Petty 
    26. Braydon Preuss 
    27. Christian Salem 
    28. Charlie Spargo 
    29. Joel Smith 
    30. Tom Sparrow 
    31. Adam Tomlinson 
    32. Aaron vandenBerg 
    33. Jack Viney 
    34. Josh Wagner 
    35. Sam Weideman   
    36. National Draft Pick 3
    37. National Draft Pick 10
    38. National Draft Pick 28
    39. (Reserved for Rookie Upgrade or Harley Bennell)
    40. (Reserved for Rookie Upgrade or Mitch Brown)


    1. Kade Chandler 
    2. Kyle Dunkley 
    3. Jay Lockhart 
    4. Corey Wagner  


    1. Austin Bradtke 

    Jack Dyer allegedly told his players to line up alphabetically by height. Right now, if he told players to line up alphabetically by jumper number, only Langdon would know where to stand (*assuming the number he's wearing at training is his assigned number).

  5. 1 hour ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

    Interesting that cameras were there at training and this breaks and nothing on Oliver. 

    TV news is all about the video footage. If the network doesn't have a picture showing Oliver in trouble but one showing that May might be, they'll fashion the story to address May's potential injury because it is what they can show.

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  6. 14 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

    Also possibly of interest it was revealed this week that a whole heap of the sports science industries studies have been based on awfully flawed methodology. 

    So im glad that are:

    1. Using data to evaluate our sports science with Mr Regan

    2. Using data to evaluate our performance with Mr Younger 

    Because we might find a whole lot of new numbers out there to give us the edge

    Here's a link to that article. In my view, it puts significant doubt on sports science. I wonder what else, claimed in the name of sports science, is suspect? Perhaps we'll finally see players who kick goals staying on the ground instead of being immediately interchanged and maybe there will be more practice at kicking for goal.

  7. 9 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

    Today's technical whinge:

    Steve May skills more marks than he should because he doesn't get his hands close enough together and he also doesn't allow enough cushion by way of bending his elbows. Locking your elbows makes your arms stiff and heavy, keeping them bent allows for more movement and you can pluck the ball from the air.

    Weid's and Tommy Mc have far better technique.

    I'm not quibbling with your technical description (I wouldn't know), but are you confident from a still image that you can draw that particular conclusion?

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  8. 1 hour ago, Nasher said:

    Hopefully he may live up to the dizzying standard set by Ricky Petterd in #15.

    We're due to have a #15 that can play. The last one we had was Paul Hopgood, since then we've had Funcke, Smith, Petterd, Rodan and Stretch (source: DemonWiki) - all borderline AFL but NQR players. 

    We all have differing opinions, but I think you're being generous with Paul Hopgood's ability. I'd go back to Stephen Tingay (and if he doesn't qualify because he played his best football in #2, all the way to Stan Alves).

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  9. 2 minutes ago, old dee said:

    I don't give two hoots about his grammar or hair stye. His playing ability is all I care about.

    I suspect we did not interview Dusty because of the way he looked and we all know how that turned out.

    Don't worry, Old Dee. With respect to the grammar, I'm just being pedantic and with respect to the hair, it's pure jealousy.

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  10. 11 minutes ago, kev martin said:


    Back on the paddock, and they are into drills and simulations. Bayley Fritsch and Christian Salem setting up with great stab passes. A lot of the drills performed without much defensive pressure.


    Ahh, the memories. When I was a kid (50 years ago) a "stab pass" was a low, quick, short drop kick. A thing of great beauty and very effective. I'll guess that's not quite what Fristch and Salem were doing today, although, I'm sure what they did still looked good.

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  11. 34 minutes ago, Demonland said:


    • Langdon on Harley Bennell: I’ve spoken to Harley + it’s an exciting opportunity for him. I think he’ll be here in a couple of weeks, so I look forward to training with him. Hopefully he can get his body right, as we know how good of a player he can be.

    Did he really say "how good of a player he can be"? If so, what does he need to fix first? His grammar or his hairstyle?

  12. 27 minutes ago, Laughing Goat said:

    Mitch Brown....No, Harley Bennell....No, Sam Murray...No

    What the hell is going on?

    Are we really going after the right players......give me a break.

    I think the fundamental question is whether a recycled player is better than an untried player who we could select with pick 97 in the draft. If we think a recycled player is better, then it becomes a question of which one. I don't have a view as to which is better, but I can understand the thinking that at pick 97, the talent pool of untried players is likely to be at the extremely shallow end.

  13. 4 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

    @kev martin   you need to be bit earlier 😀😁😂 Weid, Petty and Josh Wagner out early 

    Marty Hore stood on Spargo's foot

    It was Joel Smiths' first main session, probably had a limit

    Nietschke did not miss a target when he kicked

    Petracca was a standout, I don't care if he grabs his [censored] at the end of his kicking routine, if he maintains this standard

    Disconcerting. Not sure what visual image I'm meant to contruct from the censored word.

    Nevertheless, thanks Saty for your continuing coverage of training.

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  14. 4 hours ago, roy11 said:

    A fan of any Melbourne player that wears a headband.

    But feel he could play wing, D or up front. That versatility can be handy but also note as commented above that Fritta excelled when just left to the one spot. 

    Will comment once our list is confirmed and we see how magic Burgess really is. 

    Who else meets that criterion? Carl Ditterich would be one. Did David Schwarz or Greg Parke? Help me out, please.

  15. 2 hours ago, Smokey said:

    The amount of compensation you are given for your services should bear nothing on the level of invasive conditions you are subject to. The more you earn, the less you should be entitled to privacy and liberty?

    Lets apply the scenario slightly differently - who here agrees all kids should be tracked using metadata to ensure they are attending school everyday? Should your boss be allowed access to your metadata to determine how long you took for your lunch break? Where and how can you draw the line on this. 

    Good grief this country needs a bill of rights desperately. 

    I'm not sure how a Bill of Rights would help in this situation as the players have provided their consent. If they don't like those conditions, they don't have to be professional sports people.   

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