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We welcome any reports and/or photos from any intrepid Demonlanders. 

Training times TBA but are generally Monday, Wednesday & Friday in the morning at Gosch's Paddock. 

Official times are updated occasionally here: http://melbournefc.com.au/Team/training-timesG

Men's Training times:

Monday, 27th November - Gosch's Paddock - 11am

Friday, 1st December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.30am

Women's Training times:

Tuesday, 28th November - Gosch's Paddock - 6.30pm

Saturday, 2nd December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.15am

*Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice.

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The 'inter-Staters' amongst us would just love to know how the team is performing after a couple of sessions have already passed and would love to know how the newbies are received and play/train with the regulars. 

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Men's Training times:

Monday, 27th November - Gosch's Paddock - 11am

Friday, 1st December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.30am

Women's Training times:

Tuesday, 28th November - Gosch's Paddock - 6.30pm

Saturday, 2nd December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.15am

*Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice.

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This is the bit where we stop bitching at each other, and actually appreciate the track watchers who take their time to post pics of the new players.

If anyone can get pics of Petty with Oscar, Ninja with Hunt etc, that would be even cooler.

 

I'll just sit here refreshing my screen for the next couple of hours in anticipation, and appreciation.

Thanks.

*refresh*       *refresh*

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24 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Men's Training times:

Monday, 27th November - Gosch's Paddock - 11am

Friday, 1st December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.30am

Women's Training times:

Tuesday, 28th November - Gosch's Paddock - 6.30pm

Saturday, 2nd December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.15am

*Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice.

I will do my best to get there Friday 1st December to give fellow Demonlander what I see, I"m not great with my words but maybe a pic or 2 might make up for that. Go Dees

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53 minutes ago, faultydet said:

This is the bit where we stop bitching at each other, and actually appreciate the track watchers who take their time to post pics of the new players.

If anyone can get pics of Petty with Oscar, Ninja with Hunt etc, that would be even cooler.

 

I'll just sit here refreshing my screen for the next couple of hours in anticipation, and appreciation.

Thanks.

*refresh*       *refresh*

Are you that keen?  I'll let you know what they did.

The kicked a few balls around.  Did a few handpass drills.  Some are in the rehab group, others did the main session and did some full ground drills.  Everyone looked unbelievable. 

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50 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Are you that keen?  I'll let you know what they did.

The kicked a few balls around.  Did a few handpass drills.  Some are in the rehab group, others did the main session and did some full ground drills.  Everyone looked unbelievable. 

Can't believe it without proof.

 

Pics please

:)

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I've noticed that Angus hasn't worn his helmet yet at training.  (Paraphrasing).  His mum, Debra was just on SEN saying he hasn't yet decided yet whether to wear it in 2018.  It sounded like she would get a bit of emotional comfort if he did.

She then said Angus was managed very cautiously with baby steps and he had to meet certain targets before the next step and at times it seemed doctors were too cautious.  He had a lot of tests done and there is no evidence that there were any problems when he came back to play.  She said he is now 100% and sounded very confident. 

Given the distress she went thru during the year it was fantastic to hear her sound so positive about him and his game. 

Gus had a fabulous 1st year then year two and three marred with injuries.  He will now have four preseasons and with a bit of luck on the injury front 2018 could be his breakout year!

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I've noticed that Angus hasn't worn his helmet yet at training.  (Paraphrasing).  His mum, Debra was just on SEN saying he hasn't yet decided yet whether to wear it in 2018.  It sounded like she would get a bit of emotional comfort if he did.

She then said Angus was managed very cautiously with baby steps and he had to meet certain targets before the next step and at times it seemed doctors were too cautious.  He had a lot of tests done and there is no evidence that there were any problems when he came back to play.  She said he is now 100% and sounded very confident. 

Given the distress she went thru during the year it was fantastic to hear her sound so positive about him and his game. 

Gus had a fabulous 1st year then year two and three marred with injuries.  He will now have four preseasons and with a bit of luck on the injury front 2018 could be his breakout year!

That's great Lucifer.

However his knocks can't just be bad luck or coincidence. As we know, the helmet is not the answer.

I just hope that Angus and the coaching staff are looking at ways to modify his style of play. I don't know if this is possible given the nature of the contest these days and Angus will never shirk a contest.  Perhaps there are ways that he can gain greater awareness around the contest or where he puts his head or positions his body. 

Something just needs to change. 

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

That's great Lucifer.

However his knocks can't just be bad luck or coincidence. As we know, the helmet is not the answer.

I just hope that Angus and the coaching staff are looking at ways to modify his style of play. I don't know if this is possible given the nature of the contest these days and Angus will never shirk a contest.  Perhaps there are ways that he can gain greater awareness around the contest or where he puts his head or positions his body. 

Something just needs to change:  

Ernest, hope this gives some reassurance: "...Melbourne's coaching staff took the opportunity to teach and work with him on his technique when approaching contests...Brayshaw was predisposed to leading with his head and they have been trying to alter his approach to ensure he leads more with his body to absorb the contact coming his way..."  http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-18/demon-angus-brayshaw-to-return-in-vfl-after-concussions

I know there are no guarantees.  But the kid clearly wants to play and it seems he and his family have weighed up the risks.  So, I would love to see him fulfill his potential. 

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