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Yeah I'll be going on Saturday. I'll do a report and try and get the remaining 5 players to sign my jumper.👍

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7 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Yeah I'll be going on Saturday. I'll do a report and try and get the remaining 5 players to sign my jumper.👍

Sounds good.

Hopefully you'll report that:

1) Petracca, Harmes, Jetta and Melksham are out of the rehab group.

2) Brayshaw is found alive and well.

3) Viney's cut his honeymoon short and is looking a million bucks on the track.

4) Lever looks a sneaky chance for round 1.

 

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Good old MFC, schedule the first weekend training session for yonks at the same time as the club's AFLW clinic in Cranbourne.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Sounds good.

Hopefully you'll report that:

1) Petracca, Harmes, Jetta and Melksham are out of the rehab group.

2) Brayshaw is found alive and well.

3) Viney's cut his honeymoon short and is looking a million bucks on the track.

4) Lever looks a sneaky chance for round 1.

 

Plus, Weideman and Preuss are champing at the bit, Hunt is on fire with improved teamplay skills and passing, Stretch is up and about and running, driving the ball ever-forward with pace. 

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10 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Yeah I'll be going on Saturday. I'll do a report and try and get the remaining 5 players to sign my jumper.👍

You must wear size XXXL

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How dare they start before 9:30!

T Mac is out there and wearing boots. Fully participating at this stage.

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Rehab group with some light ball work includes Gus, Lever, Viney, Hannan, Vanders, Baker, Oliver and Stretch. Jones doing some walking on his own.

Trac and Harmes in main group.

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Vanders looking really proppy, grabbing at his foot.

He is trying to fight through it but doesn’t look in a good way.

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Looks like the whole squad is out there with the exception of Melksham. Haven’t seen him so far.

Jones heading back to AAMI after some running, walking and some boxing exercises. Looked like a light load for the skip.

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2 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Looks like the whole squad is out there with the exception of Melksham. Haven’t seen him so far.

Jones heading back to AAMI after some running, walking and some boxing exercises. Looked like a light load for the skip.

Perhaps Melksham’s wife is in labor? I believe she is due very soon. 

Anyone got any concrete info about Gus? Why the rehab?

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8 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Perhaps Melksham’s wife is in labor? I believe she is due very soon. 

Anyone got any concrete info about Gus? Why the rehab?

Everyone is still trying to work it about Gus. He’s moving fine though, picked up a loose ball off the ground in one of the drills and turned swiftly to pass it to a teammate without hindrance.

Now doing some solid paced running with Lever and Viney.

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Most of the squad heading back now.

O Mac, T Smith, Jetta, Harmes, Hunt, Trac, stayed back for some extra work. Vanders running 200s on his own. Looks fine. 

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My first MFC training session since early 2018 and it was such a pleasure being out there in the sunshine and fresh air with only Demon supporters in the vicinity.

Some early impressions -

• Steven May is a monster! I’m ever the optimist and a blue sky junkie but this bloke cuts a very imposing figure out on the ground. His switch to Melbourne is going to be a fantastic career move for him.

• Braydon Preuss is an even bigger monster. I think he is going to prove a headache for opposition defenders if he lines up near goal. North will regret letting him go.

• Jack Viney - sure he was in the rehab group but even in that situation, he has that steely determination and toughness to be a menace to us mere mortals on the other side of the boundary fence. And marriage has made him even harder if you know what I mean.

• Christian Petracca - this man could be the key. I'm looking for him to really break out this year.

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22 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Most of the squad heading back now.

O Mac, T Smith, Jetta, Harmes, Hunt, Trac, stayed back for some extra work. Vanders running 200s on his own. Looks fine. 

Throw in Goody and Chaplin to the extras group as well - having just gone for a lap around the tan post-session 

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56 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

Vanders looking really proppy, grabbing at his foot.

He is trying to fight through it but doesn’t look in a good way.

 

24 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Most of the squad heading back now.

O Mac, T Smith, Jetta, Harmes, Hunt, Trac, stayed back for some extra work. Vanders running 200s on his own. Looks fine. 

Given Dee Zephyr posted after Drunkn, I'll assume that Vanders is 100% OK and Drunkn needs to go to Specsavers.

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A fair number of fans turned out by the looks of it. The last time i went to training was 2013 (WA demon) and i was practically the only one there. Looking at the Instagram live videos players are signing shirts and taking photos with a whole bunch of fans.

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30 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

• Braydon Preuss is an even bigger monster. I think he is going to prove a headache for opposition defenders if he lines up near goal. North will regret letting him go.

Loch Ness is no longer a myth. 

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I Spoke to one of the players after training. Today was a light prelude to Monday, just easing the boys back in to it. There was no formal time trial this morning.

Nathan Jones was experiencing back related hamstring tightness. He was not sure how hard he could push himself as he had never had a hamstring issue before. Light run throughs and some boxing for him, but he could feel it every time he extended himself. Not ideal for Chunk.

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16 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

I Spoke to one of the players after training. Today was a light prelude to Monday, just easing the boys back in to it. There was no formal time trial this morning.

Nathan Jones was experiencing back related hamstring tightness. He was not sure how hard he could push himself as he had never had a hamstring issue before. Light run throughs and some boxing for him, but he could feel it every time he extended himself. Not ideal for Chunk.

It was a graded time trial, for those out of rehab and others,  who wanted to test themselves

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

My first MFC training session since early 2018 and it was such a pleasure being out there in the sunshine and fresh air with only Demon supporters in the vicinity.

Some early impressions -

• Steven May is a monster! I’m ever the optimist and a blue sky junkie but this bloke cuts a very imposing figure out on the ground. His switch to Melbourne is going to be a fantastic career move for him.

• Braydon Preuss is an even bigger monster. I think he is going to prove a headache for opposition defenders if he lines up near goal. North will regret letting him go.

• Jack Viney - sure he was in the rehab group but even in that situation, he has that steely determination and toughness to be a menace to us mere mortals on the other side of the boundary fence. And marriage has made him even harder if you know what I mean.

• Christian Petracca - this man could be the key. I'm looking for him to really break out this year.

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He looks as tall or taller than Max in that shot.....

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