Jump to content

Demonland

Training - 2nd February, 2019 @ Maroochydore

Recommended Posts

A few quick comments following on from the guys that posted reports from yesterday's Maroochydore session.

Jake Melksham wasn't there as he returned to Melbourne to attend to a "personal matter" apparently.

One poster said he was a no show but Oscar trained and looked OK to me.

Agree that Joel Smith looks very fit and moves well but his kicking concerns me.

Toby Bedford a skilful player. Lightning quick but very slight in terms of his build.

Endorse a previous posters comments about Jeffy Garlett. Up and about, very involved and smiling a lot.  Seems like a new man. A definite best 22 player who can turn a game in one quarter.

Billy Stretch has really bulked up and was moving really well during the morning.

Having read the posts about Petracca's weight I was keen to have a look at him and see how he went. No worries there. The bloke is a cut down version of the Hulk. Super strong through the hips and thighs and just does things so easily. Has a great pair of hands and I'd be playing him in a forward pocket.  He'd be a nightmare match up.

I was very interested to watch the open forward line strategy that involved one player inside the goal square and all other forwards outside 50 but streaming forward in numbers the moment the ball reaches the centre. 

Chatted to Marty Hore, Gus, TMac, Tim May, Clarry and Oskar Baker.  All in great spirits and relaxed.  Was actually quite impressed with Marty Hore during training.  Can read the play very well indeed and was involved in many defensive intercepts and clearances.  I would not be at all surprised to see him in the team for Round 1.

  • Like 15
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ProperDee said:

Jake Melksham wasn't there as he returned to Melbourne to attend to a "personal matter" apparently.

A poster on Demonland wrote recently that he and his wife are expecting.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There seems to be a difference of opinion among those reporting on Joel Smith’s disposal ranging from no good to improving to very good. Something for track watchers to report on after future sessions.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There seems to be a difference of opinion among those reporting on Joel Smith’s disposal ranging from no good to improving to very good. Something for track watchers to report on after future sessions.

Bit like Hunt, gets a bit ahead of himself, now and again, both are being 'coached' to eradicate, Frost is the same

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 2/2/2019 at 5:09 PM, rjay said:

 

 

Is it a piece of American culture?

Whatever it is, I know it's nothing new.

We were doing the same chant (name of club different of course) about 20/30 years back... 

If it's being imported, it was imported long ago.

No it isn't American culture. It is a modification of the Barmy Army Chant.

 

We are the army, the barmy barmy army, where do we come from. etc the mighty mighty England. Funny enough the poms are doing quite badly in the Caribbean.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the chants reference directed at the MFC ?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/2/2019 at 5:09 PM, rjay said:

 

 

Is it a piece of American culture?

Whatever it is, I know it's nothing new.

We were doing the same chant (name of club different of course) about 20/30 years back... 

If it's being imported, it was imported long ago.

 

23 minutes ago, Older demon said:

No it isn't American culture. It is a modification of the Barmy Army Chant.

 

We are the army, the barmy barmy army, where do we come from. etc the mighty mighty England. Funny enough the poms are doing quite badly in the Caribbean.

Seems it comes from an older English Football chant...that makes sense, some of our crew (80's/90's) where big soccer fans and probably picked it up from there.

Well, I think we can say it's not a piece of American culture anyway.

Any of our English friends able to fill us in... '@Satyriconhome' maybe???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, rjay said:

 

Seems it comes from an older English Football chant...that makes sense, some of our crew (80's/90's) where big soccer fans and probably picked it up from there.

Well, I think we can say it's not a piece of American culture anyway.

Any of our English friends able to fill us in... '@Satyriconhome' maybe???

It all depends on which player has the turn driving the huddle, the 'chant', antics change

They are fans of different sports and music, so you get all sorts, but always ends in laughter and the players bounce into training

The teams always huddle before a gam for a last rev up from the captain

Was obviously brought in to emulate match day, but rather than a revup, it is used to get the players up and about for training

Goodwin and McCartney want the players to be winning games, but they also want them to have fun

I have been to training for last 10 years, since the arrival of Misson and his team, I have watched the standard of training improve tenfold, but also the players enjoying it

The cooments from the watchers in Qld all mentioned how happy the team looks

And it is a team

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Buffalo said:

Just to emphasize Joel Smiths level of fitness, this picture probably sums it up (it is totally unretouched - those biceps are REAL):

 

_DSF3536 copy.jpg

Really? PS'ing  players physiques?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Elwood 3184 said:

A poster on Demonland wrote recently that he and his wife are expecting.

Would that make it twins then?

First Daisy Pearce, now Melksham. I hope this isn't contagious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/2/2019 at 9:00 PM, Dr.D said:

our pre-season is looking like a terrible one. All of our good players have been on modified programs. Oliver, Brayshaw, viney, melksham, lever etc ... 

Call me a cynic, but I wonder how many of the rehabbers will suddenly be fully fit once the AFLX draft is out of the way?

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be nice if the club could post some reports, videos, interviews from Saturday. Last I can see is day 4 which was Friday and now it late Sunday night. The players were great on Saturday. Time for the club to step up a bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Not any more, Bugg just retired!

Bless the Bugster.

I hope he knew beforehand he would do this.

I would laugh if he ended up back playing for Casey. for footy fun.  sharing blue bag IT with all.

 

5 hours ago, Older demon said:

No it isn't American culture. It is a modification of the Barmy Army Chant.

 

We are the army, the barmy barmy army, where do we come from. etc the mighty mighty England. Funny enough the poms are doing quite badly in the Caribbean.

I noticed on the news tonight... could it be that the long awaited rebirth of calypso cricket, is a happening ?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Docs Demons said:

Would be nice if the club could post some reports, videos, interviews from Saturday. Last I can see is day 4 which was Friday and now it late Sunday night. The players were great on Saturday. Time for the club to step up a bit.

To be fair the club's website and social media content in 2018 and so far in 2019 has been excellent. 

I was a little surprised that there was only a couple of photos of the crowd and action from the open training but I reckon that will come sometime early in the week. 

A little harsh to say that they need to step up when they have been very generous with the sharing of photos and videos of the goings on at Demonland (real Demonland not this joint). 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, ProDee said:

Is the chants reference directed at the MFC ?

 

I don't care what those pinheads are thinking. It's a love song FFS. Why would you pick that as a theme? Like any more of them need to breed. It's as bad as 'You'll never walk alone'. Much rather be part of 90K rocking as we kick a goal than go through that. That was as bad as the bugler (albeit MH was a little more talented and pulled a better class of chick until his final days)

 

Edit - just thought of something funny. If we ever meet them at the G in a final we should sing to them 'We'll put you back under tarps'

Jack Viney was running
You were there
Two worlds collided
And we put you right back under those tarps.

 

I'll be here all week. Try the veal, and don't forget to tip your waitress

Edited by Uncle Fester

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Demonland said:

To be fair the club's website and social media content in 2018 and so far in 2019 has been excellent. 

I was a little surprised that there was only a couple of photos of the crowd and action from the open training but I reckon that will come sometime early in the week. 

A little harsh to say that they need to step up when they have been very generous with the sharing of photos and videos of the goings on at Demonland (real Demonland not this joint). 

I think they've still got a long way to go 'Demonland'...

They might have stepped up a bit in 2019 but it's from a very low base.

It's not that hard...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I reckon the Maroochydore training camp coverage on the MFC site has gone backwards this year compared to the last couple of years. we used to get good write ups about the whole squad of players and training reports. but we don't seem to get much of that now, besides some gallery photos and short videos.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the reports. Very pleased that Jeffy is up and about and hope he has a good year. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Demon Dude said:

I reckon the Maroochydore training camp coverage on the MFC site has gone backwards this year compared to the last couple of years. we used to get good write ups about the whole squad of players and training reports. but we don't seem to get much of that now, besides some gallery photos and short videos.

Really? with all the insta stories from the club and the players I honestly feel like I was there with them lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Demon Dude said:

I reckon the Maroochydore training camp coverage on the MFC site has gone backwards this year compared to the last couple of years. we used to get good write ups about the whole squad of players and training reports. but we don't seem to get much of that now, besides some gallery photos and short videos.

I'm with you DD.  While a lot on here used to get stuck in to Burgo's efforts, I enjoyed his Maroochydore diary entries.  Gave you a bit of a personal background in to some players/staff through music/movie tastes, etc.  None of it would win a Walkley, but for light reading about the club I love it was fine.

Definitely think it has dropped off this year.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have much of an opinion on it, however my Brother thinks the coverage has been poor and certainly inferior to previous years.  I didn't ask his view he just brought it up. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/2/2019 at 8:33 PM, Earl Hood said:

I really hope J Smith stays fit and shows his full potential this year. I really think the sky is unlimited for this bloke if all goes right, good height, great leap, very mobile etc. It seems they want him to play forward, hopefully it works this year. 

Joel has impressed me in the past, as you say, with full '...potential...' so it appears that this is starting to really come through with consistency for 2019 and beyond. A full season of adaptation, training and coaching, and this high intensity pre-season and increased understandings combined with heightened familiarity - both with his awarenesses within the Club and in his adaptation to these demands within the game planning amongst his teammates - may well have been the opportunity knocking on the door for him. We have a young star on our hands in this one which we all hope, no doubt,  eventuates starting this coming season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, The Chazz said:

I'm with you DD.  While a lot on here used to get stuck in to Burgo's efforts, I enjoyed his Maroochydore diary entries.  Gave you a bit of a personal background in to some players/staff through music/movie tastes, etc.  None of it would win a Walkley, but for light reading about the club I love it was fine.

Definitely think it has dropped off this year.

I agree that in previous years there has been much more detail in the reporting (Burgo's diaries, etc.).

This year they seem to be pivoting more toward the social media content with Clarry, Viney and co. taking over the instagram account.  Gives an interesting insight into the lives and routines of the players, but much less content and detail than in years gone by.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Call me a cynic, but I wonder how many of the rehabbers will suddenly be fully fit once the AFLX draft is out of the way?

You're a cynic.   But I hope you are right.

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

    BACK IN STYLE by Whispering Jack

    From the moment when the Elton John character in the movie “Rocketman” burst into its opening scene dressed as a flamboyant demon on his way to an addiction rehabilitation session, the game was on. Here was yet another film about a person gifted with a meteoric rise to stardom finding coke, booze and a hedonistic lifestyle that led directly to a destructive crash into the abyss. Ultimately, these stories end in total disaster (“A Star is Born”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Judy”) but this one resulted

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2019

    PART ONE - OVERTURE  I have a disclaimer at the outset. I’m not a fan of the races - be they horses or motors of any kind. Once the final siren sounds on the football season, I find the month or so that follows and corresponds roughly with the Spring Racing Carnival to be the most boring time of the year for sports fans. You turn on the radio and you’re confronted by the monotonous drone of a self-proclaimed racing expert or by the nasally twang of an ex-jockey banging on about the equine p

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 8

    CHANGES 2019 by The Oracle

    PART 1 - IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THIS TIME This year’s free agency, trade and draft period will see the usual drama and upheaval as the AFL’s 18 clubs seek to better their lists in order to challenge for finals and possibly premiership honours. Long before the final siren sounded on the season just over a week ago, the maneuvering was under way with player agents and clubs discussing possible player movements and in some cases, deals had already been done.  Yesterday, the r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    HOW FAR SOUTH? by George on the Outer

    It was appropriate that Melbourne was playing its last game of season 2019 in Hobart.  After all, how much further south could the team go? And much as it has done in many of the previous 22 games, the side managed to extract a loss from a winning position by simply giving the ball back to the opposition time and time again. In fact, they gave it back to the opposition to the tune of 53 points from turnovers while, by way of contrast North Melbourne contributed  only 17 points to their oppo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    COOKED by The Oracle

    I can vividly remember when the Demons ventured onto Blundstone Arena for the first time in early 2016 only to lose to the Kangaroos by 20.11.131 to 21.10.136.    Melbourne was then a team on the up and up: young, enthusiastic and bold. It gave up a huge quarter time deficit after kicking against a strong wind but made that up by half time and fell dramatically short after an exciting high scoring affair.  The team lost no fans that day - they were willing to take the game on and attac

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HELP by KC rom Casey

    The Casey Demons finished off their home and away season against Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Sunday with a narrow, unconvincing 6-point victory that left the door slightly open for a top eight berth when the VFL finals begin in a fortnight’s time. While sunny skies prevailed over Frankston in the morning, the skies became overcast by noon and heavy waves pounded the bay nearby as the rains came in to greet the players as the game started. And conditions stayed dark and dreary for the rem

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS by George on the Outer

    Thanks, but no thanks! In a round where the club was supposed to thank their fans for the support during the year, the Melbourne Football Club chose to do otherwise with a 53 point loss to a team that sat 15th on the ladder.  Don’t give us cheap jumpers that can’t be sold in the Demon shop.  Don’t give us vouchers to shop there, give us something on the field, which is why we come to the football in the first place. It was a disgraceful performance, which started with a disgracefu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SLEEP OUT AT THE MCG by The Oracle

    Around about 12 months ago Melbourne and Sydney fought out an epic battle between two top eight teams fighting for the best possible ladder position in the lead up to the finals. The Swans triumphed by 9 points at the MCG after the Demons came back from five goals down at three quarter time. But for its poor kicking for goal, Melbourne might well have won the game and finished in the top four. Who knows what might then have happened for the club in September? As a consequence, the person re

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by KC from Casey

    Two clubs that have been hard hit by injury recently took part in a dour battle under dark clouds and, with intermittent showers falling, it wasn’t a pretty game at Victoria Park on Sunday. Despite all that, the Casey Demons added a little ray of sunshine to their day to get the job done over a "traditional" rival with a 15 point victory over Collingwood VFL that breathed life back into their season. There were a few highlights at the ground that in past days has seen many titanic batt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE RETRO ROUND by George on the Outer

    We have seen it all before… Yes, a wonderful idea to showcase what used to be in football.  Big crowds, umpires who knew how to apply the rules and not opinions, high marks, skilful players. But for the Melbourne supporters their retro is what it has been like for the past 10 years. Losing games, end on end, year after year.  Opportunities squandered in front of goal. VFL standard players running around at the MCG. Just more of the same, and the game against Collingwood was no ex

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Thanks to Demonlanders for their input into this week’s preview. Ralphius Maximus is short and bittersweet: We'll crack in at the bounce to create a contest, win our share of the ball, butcher the forward movement and get scored on easily from the intercepts. Not that hard to predict. Big Demon says: Unfortunately Collingwood will win because they have a lot more to play for. We will be good in parts but really the season is well over so we will have to put up with those bell

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHAT, NO BLOOD? by George on the Outer

    The feeling when turning up to the MCG on a Saturday night to play a top four side in Richmond, while the Melbourne sits cemented in close proximity to the bottom of the table is like attending the Colosseum in Ancient Roman times. The expectation is that a bloodbath is about to occur. There are 100,000 Richmond members and 50,000 Melbourne members, and despite the fact that it turned out to be a wet night after half-time, a crowd of only 37K bothered to turn up. That should never have happ

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...