Jump to content

Whispering_Jack

Training - Monday 21st January, 2019

Recommended Posts

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

  • Like 31
  • Thanks 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As others have said Viney looks in amazing form. 

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

Edited by It's Time
  • Like 4
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by waynewussell
  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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🤬

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

Edited by Ethan Tremblay
  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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’!

  • Like 20
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 4
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

  • Like 17
  • Thanks 3
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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!!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

Edited by It's Time
  • Like 17
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all, how’s Garlett looking out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

  • Like 11
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 

Edited by It's Time
  • Like 14
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    ORWELLIAN by Whispering Jack

    Please permit me to begin this rather tragic pathetic preview of Melbourne’s forthcoming game against Fremantle with some personal reflections.   Two years ago, we had visitors staying with us who are all sports fans so we arranged tickets for the entire family for the Melbourne vs Fremantle game at the MCG. The Dockers were struggling at the time while the Demons were on the up and up so I was fairly confident about the outcome. Naturally, we all left the ground bitterly disappointed.   

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    PANTSED BY THE PIES by George on the Outer

    A 41 point loss to Collingwood, combined with yet another meagre output from the Melbourne forwards, saw the Demons pantsed by the Collingwood in the Queens Birthday match. For the nth week in a row, Melbourne failed to produce a score that would trouble most sides - it’s inaccuracy alone was again enough to seal the outcome. If that final score of 7.15 were 15.7, the game would have been very different. That sort of output was exactly a repeat of the previous week against Adelaide, when fo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TURNAROUND by KC from Casey

    It is truly amazing what a difference eight days can make in the life and times of a football club. It was a little over a week ago that the Casey Demons side were literally crushed into submission by the Werribee Tigers at Avalon Airport Oval. The losing margin in that game was not huge but the way they struggled to produce and cohesion in their play was obvious for all to see.  On Sunday at Casey Fields as part of heritage week, the team wore the Springvale FC jumper and made its own turn

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TEN YEARS AFTER by Whispering Jack

    There are many who would argue that Melbourne’s current woes go back a full decade to their Queens Birthday engagement of 2009 when the Demons selected a young VCE student Jack Watts to make his debut on the MCG in front of what was expected to be the club’s biggest crowd for a game described as the club’s “grand final in June”. That was the way of the world for the Dean Bailey coached Demons. The critics were skeptical of Melbourne’s decision to put a wet behind the ears schoolboy (albeit

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    TOP END HEADING SOUTH by George on the Outer

    The Demons headed north for their annual game in Darwin, but the disappointing outcome could only mean they are heading south with the all too familiar failings happening again. A Sam Weideman mark and kick for goal with only 30 seconds remaining in the match could have won it for the Demons, but the kick slid sideways and the team went down by two points.  Sam may have been devastated, but the fact that the team could only kick 1 goal 8 behinds in the final quarter lays the blame at the fe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    MAYDAY by KC from Casey

    There’s not very much that can be said of the lacklustre performance of the Casey Demons at Avalon Airfield Oval against the Werribee Tigers on Saturday other than that it was woeful. There were however, a few small rays of hope for Demon fans, the main one being the display of defender Steven May from injury and to a lesser extent, Kade Kolodjashnij’s return after two months recovering from the effects of concussion. May was in stellar form down back, taking intercept marks, disposing of t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    POINT OF NO RETURN by the Oracle

    Conventional wisdom says that a club reaches the point of no return in the AFL competition if it has won less than four matches at the mid point of the season.  What this means for Melbourne is that in order for it to remain in the race for a top-eight position, it must start winning games now. Moreover, It's not enough to win the next game but it must also start stringing wins together to make up for its deficit in both wins and percentage.  With so much at stake there will be no excu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A REAL DOWNER by KC from Casey

    When Sam Weideman kicked his third goal at the midpoint of the second quarter of Casey’s game at Downer Oval , Point Gellibrand on Sunday, he put his team 26 points ahead of the goalless Seagulls. Buoyed by the return from injury of Weideman and a number of other AFL-listed Melbourne players including Jordan Lewis, Mitch Hannan, and Jay Kennedy Harris and an impressive start to Jake Lever’s second game on return from his ACL surgery, the Demons were seemingly on top of the world. Lewis and

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    ANOTHER GIANT PROBLEM by George on the Outer

    On top of its injury problems Melbourne ran into an “in-form” GWS Giants at the MCG in a game which, apart from a final quarter junk-time spree served to highlight the club’s current problems. There’s a virtually non-existent forward line; a plethora of VFL standard players, who might be getting plenty of game experience but most will simply not be up to AFL standard; an inability to kick straight and an ability to waste simple opportunities so that they mustered up only one goal in the fir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GIANT HEADACHE by The Oracle

    It seems so long ago that Melbourne took an unchanged line up into a game on the MCG against the Greater Western Sydney Giants and cleaned them up to the tune of 45 points.  In truth, the event occurred literally half a season ago in the final home and away round of the 2018 season and marked the Demons’ return to the finals with more triumphs to come in the weeks ahead. Of course, back then, it was the Giants who were wracked with injuries as they stumbled into the finals series facing the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LANDSLIDE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons enjoyed the better of their first half against Port Melbourne on Saturday but fell away badly after half time to lose by 43 points. The Borough enjoyed the early break with the game’s opening two goals but the Demons took control to go out to an 8 point lead at quarter time, an advantage that it held for most of the second term until a late goal to the visitors clawed the lead back to a point.  The Casey ruck of Braydon Preuss and Liam Wale-Buxton were on top for most

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles 1

    SHOULD HAVE ... COULD HAVE by George on the Outer

    West Coast finally put the nail in the Demons 2019 season coffin with a 16 point win, but it was a game that Melbourne should have, could have, but didn’t win. Once again woeful, truly woeful work in the forward line, both kicking for goal and the lazy, cheap efforts of some let the side down. A solitary goal in the final quarter and only 9 goals from 24+ scoring opportunities was the costly difference in the game. The selectors, once again, made a critical error in not selecting

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...