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The boys didn't do a lap of the tan this morning.

Rather, run thru's from the bridge to the horse shoe and back - followed by runs up the Anderson st hill.

Most pleasing was Toumpas up the front and looking very fit. Also sporting a very short shaved head and beard. Rashid Amla look a like.

My general observations whilst I was there.

- Today was a big running session

- Jesse Hogan and Watts not there

- Huge difference in condition from the new recruits and 1st year. Salem looks the part now.

- Petracca IMO looks like he could play senior footy tomorrow, others are just kids. (which they are)

- Jamar and Dawes look the thinnest I've ever seen them - diet working

- Gawn running round with Vince kicking/leading. His skills would be the best of any one that height.

- Garlett in a running group with Big Mac, Garland and Bail. He's bigger in stature than what I thought.

- Lumumba getting round the boys with encouragement.

- Roosy joined in all the running at the tan

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Watts was there at the start with Riley and Mckenzie doing handball drills, and then they went inside after about twenty minutes.

Geez it would be nice for the MFC to give our supporters who turn up to training a summary of what player is doing what today.

Won't ever happen but would be nice, that way all us nosey supporters know what the hell is going on with each player at each open training season.

Not to much to ask is it ????

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The boys didn't do a lap of the tan this morning.

Rather, run thru's from the bridge to the horse shoe and back - followed by runs up the Anderson st hill.

Most pleasing was Toumpas up the front and looking very fit. Also sporting a very short shaved head and beard. Rashid Amla look a like.

My general observations whilst I was there.

- Today was a big running session

- Jesse Hogan and Watts not there

- Huge difference in condition from the new recruits and 1st year. Salem looks the part now.

- Petracca IMO looks like he could play senior footy tomorrow, others are just kids. (which they are)

- Jamar and Dawes look the thinnest I've ever seen them - diet working

- Gawn running round with Vince kicking/leading. His skills would be the best of any one that height.

- Garlett in a running group with Big Mac, Garland and Bail. He's bigger in stature than what I thought.

- Lumumba getting round the boys with encouragement.

- Roosy joined in all the running at the tan

Went and had a look for about an hour and half until i froze to death. Agree with what you said PB except that Watts was there but just did handballing drills with Jordie and Riley. Don't know why Jesse was missing.

My observations:

Huge number of players at training. Would have been over 30 in the main group.

Cam Pederson doesn't appear to be on the high fat / low carb diet. Looks a bit overweight compared to his peers.

Garlett doesn't appear to be a great trainer. Was well back on all the running drills.

The body shapes new draftees, Brayshaw, Stretch and Neal-Bullen look solid and not out of place with the rest of the group. Oscar looks a little thin. A bit like what his brother looked like when he was drafted.

Which brings me to Petracca. Already he looks like he is the biggest mid the MFC has / had on their list. He is a big boy with massive thighs....maybe a little too big. I think the diet will really help him.

Good to see Harmes back at training.

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The boys didn't do a lap of the tan this morning.

Rather, run thru's from the bridge to the horse shoe and back - followed by runs up the Anderson st hill.

Most pleasing was Toumpas up the front and looking very fit. Also sporting a very short shaved head and beard. Rashid Amla look a like.

I'm assuming thats meant to be Hashim Amla, otherwise I have no idea who Rashid Amla is.

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Geez it would be nice for the MFC to give our supporters who turn up to training a summary of what player is doing what today.

Won't ever happen but would be nice, that way all us nosey supporters know what the hell is going on with each player at each open training season.

Not to much to ask is it ????

Ask Dave Misson, I do, Hogan having one of his advertised light days, Trengove was the only other one who didn't do some form of training

Went and had a look for about an hour and half until i froze to death. Agree with what you said PB except that Watts was there but just did handballing drills with Jordie and Riley. Don't know why Jesse was missing.

My observations:

Huge number of players at training. Would have been over 30 in the main group.

Cam [Pedersen] doesn't appear to be on the high fat / low carb diet. Looks a bit overweight compared to his peers.

Garlett doesn't appear to be a great trainer. Was well back on all the running drills.

The body shapes new draftees, Brayshaw, Stretch and Neal-Bullen look solid and not out of place with the rest of the group. Oscar looks a little thin. A bit like what his brother looked like when he was drafted.

Which brings me to Petracca. Already he looks like he is the biggest mid the MFC has / had on their list. He is a big boy with massive thighs....maybe a little too big. I think the diet will really help him.

Good to see Harmes back at training.

A couple of clarifications, Pedersen is big bodied, did the whole session which most of the players rated as a 9 which is 'hard', he would not be on the list if he was overweight, Garlett is on a specific program

The group was pounded today, Nathan Jones announced at the end and I can't quote, it would be censored so he said along the lines of "anybody who has not to put 9 today is a rather silly person", Daniel Cross ranked it 3rd in his hardest sessions ever and he has done 15 pre seasons

The new boys as others have said are big, Oscar Mc said he was getting worried on draft night as 'all' had expected him to go around the 40 mark, said his house went crazy when he got Melbourne

Alex Neal Bullen was expected to go in the first 25, I asked, we were delighted he was still there at 40

I am going to put some photos up on my Twitter account Demonpk and Six was there again so we should get some other top photos as well

Bernie Vince is getting frustrated with not being able to do some of the drills because of his shoulder, although he is still his smiling self making a joke of it

There were two tall young sticks training, so I asked, AIS Academy, no sign of the Casey guys or Tapscott, nobody else either, so not sure who we are going to rookie

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