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The next MFC training session is at Gosch’s Paddock on Monday morning. In the past, some of the sessions at this time of year when the Australian Open is being played, have taken place at Casey Fields but this is the only upcoming training session on the club website. Anyone know if there’s a session coming up at Casey at any time soon?

Upcoming Men's Training Session

Date: Monday, 21 January
Session start time: 11.00am
Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne

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I’m here. Let me know if there’s anything you want to look out for. 

Just standing next to the rehab group. Lever has clearly taken a strong leadership role. Just said to the group “Very good. Keep training game day habits. A lot of skills work going on. Passing to players on a lead and passing on to the next player. Said something like just run 100%”

just spoke to Mitch Hannan. He said the knees feeling good. He’s getting a lot of running in now and hopes to be in full training in a few weeks. Asked him how does he feel walking into the AFL from the VFL the way he has and being on the website with the goal of the year and in a final. He said it’s surreal. He never imagined it. I said players come into the AFL and never play in a final and he’ll have that forever. He was beaming. I said he’s in for a great run. Others have been here 10 years and left with nothing. He said Thanks mate really appreciate it and ran off with a grin on his face. 

Go Dees

Clarry just said back into full training in a couple of weeks. 

Standing next to the rehabers drink bottles by accident. It’s where they all come so perfect place to sneak in questions. 

Jonesy came over and went straight into boxing. I pity the poor bloke holding the pads. He’s pounding them. 

They have 2 computers set up just for rehab. One seems to have GOS data the other live footage just of their training. 

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McCartney has just gone over from main group to discuss the rehab training with the 2 guys with the computers just for them. That’s the attention to detail nowadays. I’ve counted 25 support staff out there coaches trainers etc. How far have we come ina few years. Apparently this footy program is now cutting edge versus the rest of the Comp

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As others have said Viney looks in amazing form. 

Unfortunately Melk still seems on a pretty compromised progam mainly just running. 

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Everyone on list out on the paddock... Hannan was very strong in the boundary line runs with rehab group... Keilty and Maynard also running well, Bradke bringing up the rear. Gus Walker running laps at medium pace by himself

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Good stuff @It's Time

How are the first year players going? Keen to hear how Sparrow, Jordan, Chandler and also Corey Wager? Intrigued to see if he'll feature in the JLT games.

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So close but so far away. Attending tennis AM “she who must be obeyed” would not be impressed if.your top end correspondents ‘slipped away’ to pre-season🤬

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Thanks @It's Time. How’s Sparrow looking? Based off not much more than physical appearance, I think he’s going to be a gem. If we can somehow keep him under mass pressure, possibly a diamond. 

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The main group had a lot of fun in the initial warm up... the final exercise had pairs with both hands on the one football. When the whistle was blown the pairs had to try and rip the footy out of their opponents grip.., Jetta proved too tricky for Max, while Weids  and May were called into the centre of the group to contest the ‘final’. The rest of the group were asked to stand behind the player they thought would win. Great delight from the Weiderman group when he was lightning in snapping the ball away from May... then ran off hurling the ball into the air to the delight of his ‘followers’!

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Having a look at main group now. A lot of cheering and clapping going on as they are all bunched in the middle. I’d be guessing some comp on winners for last weeks training. Pretty sure it’s not team selection. 

Now doing full oval game simulation. It’s full gas. Clearly working on game plan ball movement. What I’m noticing is the players down field leading to space and players with the ball being patient and looking for the lead before kicking. Plenty of missed targets at this stage. There’s no wind which suggests to me they are really working on low kicks to targets under pressure. Thats definitely looking like a focus  

From what I’m seeing Preuss is no lumbering slow big man. He’s surprisingly agile and fast. He’s also doing as much running as the midfielders. On what I’m seeing I reckon he’s going to surprise us. 

KK just took a brilliant contested mark and summed up options and did a great kick to a leading player. 

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11 minutes ago, Tarax Club said:

So close but so far away. Attending tennis AM “she who must be obeyed” would not be impressed if.your top end correspondents ‘slipped away’ to pre-season🤬

You clearly need to re-evaluate your priorities, Tarax!!  Fancy sitting and watching that pansy game while the REAL action is but a hop, step & a jump away!  Hang your head in shame, lad!!

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Good New is Trac Gus and Vanders are all in main group. 

Update on this from Crossy is they are in but still slightly modified but will be back in full during or immediately after next weeks camp. 

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5 minutes ago, Vagg said:

You clearly need to re-evaluate your priorities, Tarax!!  Fancy sitting and watching that pansy game while the REAL action is but a hop, step & a jump away!  Hang your head in shame, lad!!

This line says it all Vagg,

“she who must be obeyed"

Tarax knows how the world works.

Good effort!

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Bedford seems to have very good foot skills.... Pruess also hits targets ... Sparrow tends to give the short kick more air... Fritsch still the standout by foot

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Thanks all, how’s Garlett looking out there?

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10 minutes ago, old dee said:

This line says it all Vagg,

“she who must be obeyed"

Tarax knows how the world works.

Good effort!

Can't beat experience OD

It's what they call getting credits in the bank, good move before the season starts

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Viney is running like a powerful machine. Very driven attitude. Baker is struggling to keep up with him while they do repeat 30-40sec run throughs around the boundary. Viney is timing everything and telling Baker what to do next. 

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16 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Good New is Trac Gus and Vanders are all in main group. 

I think it's been asked before but who is Fritsch training with - Fwds, Mids, Backs?

Thanks in advance and to all for reports

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3 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Can't beat experience OD

It's what they call getting credits in the bank, good move before the season starts

Spot on PSD

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They’ve just broken into groups and doing right passing drills. About every 90 seconds to 3 minutes the whistle blows and they swap bins from defending to attacking. 

Now back into full field ball movement. I’m guessing transferring what they did in the smaller groups. 

Preuss has a huge kick. 

Hate to say it but there’s a hell of a lot of kicks not hitting targets. 

Sparrow has the gate of a natural athlete. Body language is very confident. Leads really well to good places. 

Marty Hore solid unit. There’s going to be some solid contested marking capacity in this squad. 

Bedford’s doing some nice work. Getting to the right places to receive and making good decisions and delivering accurately. 

Petty still looks pretty light for a potential KP player. 

They’re doing a contested ground ball exercise where a ball is rolled to 2 players who have to fight for it. McCartney told someone to tackle harder. They want it to be full match day intensity. 

Garlett’s skills still stand out and he seems pretty engaged. He’d be a real bonus if he comes good this year. The competition for his spot is building. 

Jordan is also a good ready to go size. 

Another group doing a drill where they are tackled under pressure and have to get an accurate ball off to an outside player who has to snap across the body at goal. All the handballs go off and all the snaps I saw went through. 

Another group doing a drill where you stand with your back to a group are handballed a ball and have to turn and pick out from a series of players leading and get a low pass to them. Wagner started. Didn’t miss a pass. Seems to be doing some training with the forwards. 

The backs are in a group at the moment doing a clearing exercise. They were all brought in and there’s extensive coaching going on by Troy Chaplin.  Then back into a drill in groups leading and passing. The philosopher is training with the backs. Hore’s Skills are good 

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