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I haven't commented in much detail about the activity this morning as it seemed to be relatively low key, going through the motions. The weather is quite warm and humid in Melbourne today and there was a light breeze blowing across Gosch's Paddock. I did notice that McDonald and Pederson were doing a lot of the stuff with the main group, Melksham was also back into the main program. There were no real stand outs for me... but Petracca looked clean (Oscar not so!), Lewis was notably accurate by foot (even surprising himself with one right foot pass that hit its mark... much to the skipper's joy!). Spencer looks fit and ready on standby should the unthinkable happen! Jack Viney loved being involved in the main program and Bernie always delights with his skill by foot and hand.

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3 hours ago, waynewussell said:

Got here a little early, had a chat to Dom Tyson. He is waiting on scans on his right knee. Doesn't know the outcome yet. Hopes that he has enough in the bank to make round 1 if the scans are positive. He is just walking laps this morning

Thanks for the posts WW.

Did Dom Tyson say when he injured the knee?

 

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24 minutes ago, joeboy said:

My standout at training today was Hunt.. he reads the play beautifully and has license to leave his man to intercept, which he did often

We have a real beauty there.

Watching these Hunt highlights  really reinforced how quick he is but also as you say how well he reads the ball. He uses these skills in tandem to cover loose men so well, a skill that is critical in the modern game with its use of zones. he is super gutsy as well.

There has been a bit of talk about Alan Johnson in the favorite and best players threads and in some respects Hunt shares some similar traits. There are a couple of very short bits of AJ play in this video but they demonstrate my point a little bit, particularly his dash.

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There were casualties:-

Melbourne players put through punishing training session in return from Christmas break

"Colin Garland tweaked his ankle in a full-ground drill, while prime mover Dom Tyson walked off the track before training even started with a knee complaint.

"Tyson hurt the knee before Christmas but was making inroads in his recovery."

WW reported that Tyson is still waiting for the result of scans. It's 1½ weeks since Christmas so if it was really so serious, why the delay? 

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11 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

"Tyson hurt the knee before Christmas but was making inroads in his recovery."

WW reported that Tyson is still waiting for the result of scans. It's 1½ weeks since Christmas so if it was really so serious, why the delay? 

Maybe they thought it was ok but it didn't settle as hoped over the XMAS break?

They've done a good job keeping the camp on the low down. I thought it was only for the first and second year players but that leaves tyson out so perhaps it was the whole squad. Bell, ProDee, Drunkn167 any intel on this?

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1 hour ago, Mickey said:

Answering my own question. Hogan and Kent back next Monday

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-05/jack-viney-back-on-track-as-melbourne-returns-for-2017

" The 21-year-old is still in Perth, with the club giving him and teammate Dean Kent an extended break with family. "

He's gone!

 

 

 

(Isn't it nice to not have to say that this year)

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17 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There were casualties:-

Melbourne players put through punishing training session in return from Christmas break

"Colin Garland tweaked his ankle in a full-ground drill, while prime mover Dom Tyson walked off the track before training even started with a knee complaint.

"Tyson hurt the knee before Christmas but was making inroads in his recovery."

WW reported that Tyson is still waiting for the result of scans. It's 1½ weeks since Christmas so if it was really so serious, why the delay? 

Is it possible that the scan is a second or subsequent one to see how the recovery is progressing?

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17 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There were casualties:-

Melbourne players put through punishing training session in return from Christmas break

"Colin Garland tweaked his ankle in a full-ground drill, while prime mover Dom Tyson walked off the track before training even started with a knee complaint.

"Tyson hurt the knee before Christmas but was making inroads in his recovery."

WW reported that Tyson is still waiting for the result of scans. It's 1½ weeks since Christmas so if it was really so serious, why the delay? 

We've been due for a little bit of bad luck.  Every club seems to get some throughout the pre-season, we just need to hope that the damage is minimal and won't affect their lead up too much to Round 1.

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27 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There were casualties:-

Melbourne players put through punishing training session in return from Christmas break

"Colin Garland tweaked his ankle in a full-ground drill, while prime mover Dom Tyson walked off the track before training even started with a knee complaint.

"Tyson hurt the knee before Christmas but was making inroads in his recovery."

WW reported that Tyson is still waiting for the result of scans. It's 1½ weeks since Christmas so if it was really so serious, why the delay? Bjorn

Dom Tyson was hobbling noticebly as he walked a couple of laps.  He told Saty & me that he had injured his quad, and used the dreaded "4 to 6" when Saty asked "how long?"

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31 minutes ago, binman said:

Maybe they thought it was ok but it didn't settle as hoped over the XMAS break?

They've done a good job keeping the camp on the low down. I thought it was only for the first and second year players but that leaves tyson out so perhaps it was the whole squad. Bell, ProDee, Drunkn167 any intel on this?

Whole squad except for 3 - 2 injuries and one personal reasons

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I'm down from Canberra for a few days, and of course, training was an important part of the itinerary.  The highlights for me  were:

-  the overall intensity of the work.  The pace was high for the full two and a bit hours of the session (in very warm conditions), and the tackling was 'for keeps'.

-  the camraderie between the boys was palpable. Voice and high fives throughout.

-  Hunty and Billy look absolutuly 'ripped,' and I'm sure the coaches would have been rapt with their track work today.  Very excting.

-  Jordan Lewis.  So very clean and professional.  Will be an outstanding acquisition for us in 2017.

-  Maxy's leadership.  Directing traffic and encouraging others.  An aspect l hadn't  seen at the admittedly limited number of training sessions I can get to.

-  meeting a few Demonlanders for the first time.  Believe it or not, they are actually 'real' people.

 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Maybe they thought it was ok but it didn't settle as hoped over the XMAS break?

They've done a good job keeping the camp on the low down. I thought it was only for the first and second year players but that leaves tyson out so perhaps it was the whole squad. Bell, ProDee, Drunkn167 any intel on this?

The whole group just before the xmas break went on a Boot Camp style, high intensity, sleep depreviation camp with a few ex-special forces guys. The whole squad went. I don't know if I can give out specifics of what they did but I believe there will me a media release/video of the camp.

What I do wanna say is over the 3 days, they had less then 2 hours sleep, while doing more intense physical work then they ever have at any training session. Was some crazy stuff.

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25 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

The whole group just before the xmas break went on a Boot Camp style, high intensity, sleep depreviation camp with a few ex-special forces guys. The whole squad went. I don't know if I can give out specifics of what they did but I believe there will me a media release/video of the camp.

What I do wanna say is over the 3 days, they had less then 2 hours sleep, while doing more intense physical work then they ever have at any training session. Was some crazy stuff.

Thanks Drunkn. I bet DC is felling the pinch.

In my (much) younger days i had a few sessions of 3 days with only a couple of hours sleep, but it had nothing to do with football.

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