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20 minutes ago, old dee said:

This line says it all Vagg,

“she who must be obeyed"

Tarax knows how the world works.

Good effort!

Yes, OD, i did see that line, and know only TOO well what it means.  However, there is a time when a man simply MUST stand up!  Clearly, this is one of them!  (If a guy with a black eye or two turns up at training, we'll all know that Tarax has arrived!  LOL

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Bradke has remained whilst most of his rehab group have departed. He is a keen observer of the senior players and occasionally gets instruction from a trainer on the finer points of the current activity

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9 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Just had a long chat to Crossy. 

Said place is unrecognisable from when he arrived. 

The definitive news from him on Lever’s return is around round 9 to 10.  

In relation to that debate about Trac’s condition and weight. I just mentioned he has a solid build. He responded that’s his build. Said he just ran his PB in the 2km time trial. His skin folds are excellent. 

He said they are being very careful with Viney. They don’t want to rush him back and have him back in rehab. The ankle surgery is just taking the normal amount of time to recover and they are also managing the foot etc. 

Hes expecting most rehabers to be back in main group by end of next weeks camp. 

He said coming back from a shortened pre season if anything is a bit of a bonus. He said it’s a really long pre season when you come back October or early November. You can feel cooked by the beginning of the season. They all have their off season programs and come back ready to go. 

Tom Sparrow is the stand out of the young players for him. Said he reminds him of Viney when he first came in. 

Training done. Thats it for me. Got to head off. Will try to answer any questions later. 

You were saying @Wadda We Sing?

Thanks again @It's Time, fantastic report and proof that again we have some some on here who should just stick to their day jobs and leave it to guys like Crossy to get these blokes in fantastic condition as Trac has shown.

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15 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

You were saying @Wadda We Sing?

Thanks again @It's Time, fantastic report and proof that again we have some some on here who should just stick to their day jobs and leave it to guys like Crossy to get these blokes in fantastic condition as Trac has shown.

Lets not leave DV8 out of this DD. I think he was the perpetrator of most of the criticism regarding Trac.

I wonder who will be the next victim of his "opinions". 

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38 minutes ago, dworship said:

Lets not leave DV8 out of this DD. I think he was the perpetrator of most of the criticism regarding Trac.

I wonder who will be the next victim of his "opinions". 

I disagree quite often with dv8 but it is a fan website where most the comment is opinion. So he is entitled to give his. 

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1 hour ago, It's Time said:

Just had a long chat to Crossy. 

Said place is unrecognisable from when he arrived. 

The definitive news from him on Lever’s return is around round 9 to 10.  

In relation to that debate about Trac’s condition and weight. I just mentioned he has a solid build. He responded that’s his build. Said he just ran his PB in the 2km time trial. His skin folds are excellent. 

He said they are being very careful with Viney. They don’t want to rush him back and have him back in rehab. The ankle surgery is just taking the normal amount of time to recover and they are also managing the foot etc. 

Hes expecting most rehabers to be back in main group by end of next weeks camp

He said coming back from a shortened pre season if anything is a bit of a bonus. He said it’s a really long pre season when you come back October or early November. You can feel cooked by the beginning of the season. They all have their off season programs and come back ready to go. 

Tom Sparrow is the stand out of the young players for him. Said he reminds him of Viney when he first came in. 

Training done. Thats it for me. Got to head off. Will try to answer any questions later. 

Camp? What camp? Should we panic?

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

I disagree quite often with dv8 but it is a fan website where most the comment is opinion. So he is entitled to give his. 

Even if he is wrong

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2 hours ago, waynewussell said:

Fritsch predominantly back

Love him as forward, and love him on the wing.   But his skill set may be best suited to half back with that combination of aerial ability and elite foot skills.. I am sure he will pinch hit everywhere.   Fantastic young player.

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1 hour ago, It's Time said:

Just had a long chat to Crossy. 

The definitive news from him on Lever’s return is around round 9 to 10.  

He said they are being very careful with Viney. They don’t want to rush him back and have him back in rehab. The ankle surgery is just taking the normal amount of time to recover

Lever not back till round nine or ten?!!!

Viney being managed??!

They were missing targets all session???

I prefer Saty's reports

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4 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Camp? What camp? Should we panic?

Whatever gives you joy LDC.

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18 minutes ago, old dee said:

I disagree quite often with dv8 but it is a fan website where most the comment is opinion. So he is entitled to give his. 

Yes, however when it is disrespectful and you give it as if it is fact then I think it's fair to reply. DV8 has "form" and perhaps I'm a bit like Saty,  peoples opinions don't mean much when they are delivered in such a negative way and with so little evidence,.

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1 minute ago, dworship said:

Yes, however when it is disrespectful and you give it as if it is fact then I think it's fair to reply. DV8 has "form" and perhaps I'm a bit like Saty,  peoples opinions don't mean much when they are delivered in such a negative way.

Agree but that is a value judgement. And being respectful is another important element. If you are respectful and don't play the man then I have problem with people giving opinions different to my own 

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2 hours 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!!

True.Barry, especially for a former goulban valley boy like your good self, where men were men and women ... Truth is today most blokes need to be a be fully coqnescent  of their partners whims and desires and adjust accordingly. Anyways the track watchers reports are ebullient and entertaining. 

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3 hours ago, It's Time said:

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. 

Preuss is fast becoming a priority action man with mongrel mobility - in your face. He may be the recruit of the year/decade/or century but whatever, I really like the rapport and support that fans are bestowing upon him - for good reasons he is an attention magnet. Great to hear of KK shining with the Dees, described often in training as 'brilliant', 'great at...', 'speedy' and 'skilled'. 

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29 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Love him as forward, and love him on the wing.   But his skill set may be best suited to half back with that combination of aerial ability and elite foot skills.. I am sure he will pinch hit everywhere.   Fantastic young player.

yeah I see him as a bit of a pinch hitter too. back flank/wing/fwd flank rotation. I reckon he would mainly be working with the backline guys because right now its the defensive area of his game that probably needs the most work. get him more used to bodying up on opponents, building his strength under the ball etcetera. 

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33 minutes ago, Tarax Club said:

True.Barry, especially for a former goulban valley boy like your good self, where men were men and women ... Truth is today most blokes need to be a be fully coqnescent  of their partners whims and desires and adjust accordingly. Anyways the track watchers reports are ebullient and entertaining. 

Goulburn Valley is an underrated region of the State at risk of being spoilt by migration from the big smoke. Generally, I think that  men are still men and women still like men, although I have noticed the odd wig, sitting on top of tough faces, strong forearms and smeared lipstick.

A lot of ex-Demon players and Demon supporters from the GV, a very passionate lot.  

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5 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Goulburn Valley is an underrated region of the State at risk of being spoilt by migration from the big smoke. Generally, I think that  men are still men and women still like men, although I have noticed the odd wig, sitting on top of tough faces, strong forearms and smeared lipstick.

A lot of ex-Demon players and Demon supporters from the GV, a very passionate lot.  

It was our country zone in the old VFL days Ernest which probably accounts for it. I spent my early life in Bendigo which was Carlton's zone they got a lot of good players from there. I have as a result had a soft spot for the Blues. Helped of course by my old team being two blues.

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2 hours ago, It's Time said:

Just had a long chat to Crossy. 

Said place is unrecognisable from when he arrived. 

The definitive news from him on Lever’s return is around round 9 to 10.  

In relation to that debate about Trac’s condition and weight. I just mentioned he has a solid build. He responded that’s his build. Said he just ran his PB in the 2km time trial. His skin folds are excellent. 

He said they are being very careful with Viney. They don’t want to rush him back and have him back in rehab. The ankle surgery is just taking the normal amount of time to recover and they are also managing the foot etc. 

Hes expecting most rehabers to be back in main group by end of next weeks camp. 

He said coming back from a shortened pre season if anything is a bit of a bonus. He said it’s a really long pre season when you come back October or early November. You can feel cooked by the beginning of the season. They all have their off season programs and come back ready to go. 

Tom Sparrow is the stand out of the young players for him. Said he reminds him of Viney when he first came in. 

Training done. Thats it for me. Got to head off. Will try to answer any questions later. 

Like Cross's comments about the long preseason and not being cooked at the beginning of the season (or half way through). 

In the past, we have seen many sides cooked halfway through the season. You can only maintain high intensity for limited periods. So important to be able to tune and peak at season end. 

We are an entirely different beast with the talent on and off the field, and footy know how.   

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3 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Like Cross's comments about the long preseason and not being cooked at the beginning of the season (or half way through). 

In the past, we have seen many sides cooked halfway through the season. You can only maintain high intensity for limited periods. So important to be able to tune and peak at season end. 

We are an entirely different beast with the talent on and off the field, and footy know how.   

Thank god for that Ernest. I look for to a decade of sustained success.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

He is still entitled to give it. 

for sure.  he is also entitled to get some 'feedback' from other posters if he turns out to be full of it

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1 hour ago, Tarax Club said:

True.Barry, especially for a former goulban valley boy like your good self, where men were men and women ... Truth is today most blokes need to be a be fully coqnescent  of their partners whims and desires and adjust accordingly. Anyways the track watchers reports are ebullient and entertaining. 

Spell check broken? Or is fully coqnescent your hommage to priapism?

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I'm a bit worried about the amount of players on restrictions or have been on restrictions this pre-season. Oliver, Brayshaw, Lever, Viney, Melksham etc. 

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