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2015 MFC Training Camp Maroochydore


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If you are feeling at all nauseous, don't watch the footage of Tom McDonald kicking in his left foot during the Nathan Jones interview.

To be fair he hit up fitzy pretty well in the first kick he had on video

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Went down to training at Maroochy this morning and jotted down a few observations. I'll be able to get down to all the footy sessions if anyone has something particular they want to know.

* Kent, Terlich & Spencer doing intervals separate to main group. Later Riley running laps by himself.

* Overcast & a bit wet under foot (fair bit of rain lately) but doesn't take long to dry up.

* Fair bit of match simulation focusing on forward entries from the back half. Viney & Frost getting praised for their decision making & disposal.

* Jimmy Plunkett from Leading Teams working exclusively with the Dees I think. Nice guy

* Hogan like a caged lion wanting to rip apart his prey. Got a nice confidence streak/ swagger about him.

* Toumpas getting a bit of kicking responsibility from the back half. Can't fault his kicking. I think he is becoming a Roosy favorite.

* Dunn positioning himself for more leadership responsibility this year perhaps - very vocal. Just a hunch.

* Guys looking a bit tired. Maybe the heat? I think they had been at it for an hour or two before I turned up based on the comments from Jones on website.

* Noticeable compared to previous training/ coaches that there seem to be less standouts and more of an even spread across the Board. Similar to what others have observed - Sydney-esk?

* Hate to say it but Crossy is looking a tad old. One last push?

* Didn't notice Roosy much at first compared to other coaches. Not as egotistical. That seems to rub off on the players. There not as on edge about everything. Not quite as much fig-jam going around.

* Watts is looking fit, lean and toned. Not lacking any confidence the young fella.

* Weren't getting a drill right at one stage (I think) and Roosy made the point of moving to another oval to get it right.

* Finished off with some games play. Seeing which team can kick from one end to the next finishing with a goal.

* Progressed from Torps to Torps on the non preferred to drop kicks on the non preferred and wound up with a netball ring shoot out. Lumumba and Garlett surprisingly can stroke it alright.

Still trying to perfect the photo gig so I'll see if can get a few good ones for you guys over the next few days.

Appreciate the report RB. What made you say Cross looks old? I think most of us accept its his last year but I think he's important in the team make up this season as our young mids get games under their belts. I mentioned in a different thread last week he would perfectly suited to Shannon Byrnes type role next season.

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Appreciate the report RB. What made you say Cross looks old? I think most of us accept its his last year but I think he's important in the team make up this season as our young mids get games under their belts. I mentioned in a different thread last week he would perfectly suited to Shannon Byrnes type role next season.

Really hope Roos/Goody/PJ get Crossy committed to us for 2016 in a coaching capacity, if he decides to hang up the boots.

Apparently Eddie is a huge wrap for him and wants him at the Pies in a similar role.

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Appreciate the report RB. What made you say Cross looks old? I think most of us accept its his last year but I think he's important in the team make up this season as our young mids get games under their belts. I mentioned in a different thread last week he would perfectly suited to Shannon Byrnes type role next season.

For a second there he reminded me of what some of those retired guys look like when they are playing in those "Old Man" State of Origin matches. A little less fluid in the joints is probably a good way to put it. Having said that I have no doubt about his value to the team and I suppose that preseasons would take a toll on the older guys more. I'd assume he was just pretty tired at that point and that he would be able to freshen up nicely in and around games during the season. Wouldn't take it too seriously, I'm just relaying my observations.

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I've heard plenty about 'the man in the little boat' but I didn't know it had anything to do with Hemingway or literature.

The 'little man in the boat' does have a literary history, but it is not Hemingwayesque.

The writer I remember introducing me to the term was a scatological old devil by the name of Charles Bukowski.

You'll find his stuff around if you look hard enough.

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The 'little man in the boat' does have a literary history, but it is not Hemingwayesque.

The writer I remember introducing me to the term was a scatological old devil by the name of Charles Bukowski.

You'll find his stuff around if you look hard enough.

Bukowski had such a revival that he's almost considered mainstream these days :-) The film "Barfly" gives a pretty good account of his life (Mickey Rourke as Bukowski, Faye Dunaway and Sylvester's brother Frank Stallone as the barman).

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For a second there he reminded me of what some of those retired guys look like when they are playing in those "Old Man" State of Origin matches. A little less fluid in the joints is probably a good way to put it. Having said that I have no doubt about his value to the team and I suppose that preseasons would take a toll on the older guys more. I'd assume he was just pretty tired at that point and that he would be able to freshen up nicely in and around games during the season. Wouldn't take it too seriously, I'm just relaying my observations.

I have only two words to add: Dustin Fletcher

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Burgos Day 2 Diary:

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2015-01-14/day-2-dees-complete-big-training-session

Again, this is perhaps the highlight for me:

The walk from the apartments to breakfast includes a stroll over a small bridge.

But something creates a commotion in the water, catching the eye of big men Tom McDonald and Sam Frost.

Surely, it can’t be a croc in the lagoon?

Soon coach Paul Roos, Brett Allison and football technology manager Pete Roberts walk over the bridge to take a peek in the water.

In the end, the exact type of fish isn’t identified, but nevertheless, it seems to be a very big one – or bigger than your average goldfish at home!

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Bukowski had such a revival that he's almost considered mainstream these days :-) The film "Barfly" gives a pretty good account of his life (Mickey Rourke as Bukowski, Faye Dunaway and Sylvester's brother Frank Stallone as the barman).

Don't forget "Tales of Ordinary Madness"

Ben Gezaro gives a magnificent performance as Bukowski from 1981

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Sorry WYL. Not wishing to be pedantic, but that would be Ben Gazzara

Is that "Run for your life" Ben?

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I've lost four kilos on the Palio diet.

I now trawl the country roads for road kill and search fo protein continuously .

I have become more mentally unstable than ever,though most of you are aware of my decline,but physically I am sexier than ever.

btw- how many roids does Goodwin have left over?are they still relevant?do they work?

How will we be able to discern that you are "more mentally unstable than ever"?

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Don't forget "Tales of Ordinary Madness"

Ben Gezaro gives a magnificent performance as Bukowski from 1981

Factotum is my favorite with Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei. But I liked Tales of ... too. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417658/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

New movie called Bukowski coming out this year.

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Bukowski had such a revival that he's almost considered mainstream these days :-) The film "Barfly" gives a pretty good account of his life (Mickey Rourke as Bukowski, Faye Dunaway and Sylvester's brother Frank Stallone as the barman).

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