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Can't believe they’re back already.

But I checked on Wikipedia and it's official.

 

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3 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

WTF, Preuss looks like a completely different person.  Looks so thin.

He certainly looks in ripping nick. Good to see, giving himself every chance. I reckon Spargo's added a lot of muscle as well.

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10 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

WTF, Preuss looks like a completely different person.  Looks so thin.

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8 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

WTF, Preuss looks like a completely different person.  Looks so thin.

Looks exactly how an ambitious player at a good Club should  look pre season. Well done. I reckon we have a player

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8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

More photos courtesy of the MFC Website.

 

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Preuss vs Hore

 
 

And Marty Hore is almost 6’3” in the old language. If, and it is a big if, Braydon could actually learn to mark over his head he could be a proper weapon 

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7 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

Looks exactly how an ambitious player at a good Club should  look pre season. Well done. I reckon we have a player

Hey I am with you, Im a Preuss fan

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9 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Awesome!

Great to see the boys still travelling the world 70 days after rd 23....

It was only a week or two ago that there reports on how Lever and a bunch of others were doing their own training even before the pre-season had started. And I believe some had gone to the USA for specialised training of their own accord.

Now you're criticising them for not coming back before they have to?

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Both Preuss and Clayton are the most noticeable ones who look a lot leaner. Other then Petracca they were the other two I thought often looked fatigued at times and for those three losing some weight (not muscle of course) can only help.

Clayton's main knock is his decision making and ball use under pressure and needs to be more damaging with ball in hand. I actually think a lot of it for him is being at his limit aerobic capacity wise hence why he often just takes the first (often short handball) option. Hopefully a fitter Clayton can be more composed around the contest. I feel like the game hasn't quite slowed down for him yet like it has with someone like Brayshaw. Hopefully it does next season, if so it will be scary how good he can be.

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11 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Hey I am with you, Im a Preuss fan

I'm hopeful that BIG Braydon comes on this year. The drop in weight that it looks like he has achieved over the Summer should give him much more stamina to run out a quarter, or be able to give Maxy a better chop out than he was able to do last year.........just take a few marks down forward big fella, and you'll really have the opposition worried!

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1 hour ago, dees189227 said:

Why is Maxy back so early? I guess the only person I'm interested in seeing how they rock up to pre season is May. 

Gotta have the skipper there on Day 1.

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37 minutes ago, FarNorthernD said:

And Marty Hore is almost 6’3” in the old language. If, and it is a big if, Braydon could actually learn to mark over his head he could be a proper weapon 

Exactly what he did the whole session, except for the running. They had him as the forward target most drills

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

I remember going to a preseason training session out at Casey (circa when Jack Viney was training with us prior to being drafted) and they were doing a lot of interval training.

It's basic cardio training, and as often as not done indoors in a gym, e.g. circuit training. I wouldn't presume they haven't been doing it, just not perhaps as part of on-field training sessions.

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

Joel Smith still in rehab is a big worry.

There was an article on the Melbourne website only a week or so ago, that said Smith was building up his running slowly. Given the difficulties he's had this year, if be surprised if he wasn't in the rehab group

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

Love this man. He's the paradigm for a man on a mission to get the most out of his one crack at being the very best he can be.

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Going for the pics on the MFC website,

- Spargo and Jordon have bulked up significantly.

- Pruess has completey changed his body shape. What an amazing transformation. He's given himself the best opportunity for next year no doubt.

- Well done to Tom McDonald and Max Gawn for coming in when they weren't suppose to and still partake in training but also help the young blokes out. Smells of absolute leadership.

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1 hour ago, Yung Blood said:

Both Preuss and Clayton are the most noticeable ones who look a lot leaner. Other then Petracca they were the other two I thought often looked fatigued at times and for those three losing some weight (not muscle of course) can only help.

Clayton's main knock is his decision making and ball use under pressure and needs to be more damaging with ball in hand. I actually think a lot of it for him is being at his limit aerobic capacity wise hence why he often just takes the first (often short handball) option. Hopefully a fitter Clayton can be more composed around the contest. I feel like the game hasn't quite slowed down for him yet like it has with someone like Brayshaw. Hopefully it does next season, if so it will be scary how good he can be.

Not sure what Brayshaw you watched but it certainly wasn't 2019 Gus. 

Clarry's been in great shape since he copped a flogging heading in to year 2, but having both shoulders done last year meant he was restricted in preseason. He became addicted to the hot potato handball that our coaches love, it worked in 2018 as we flooded the contest but teams got too quick and too good at midfield pressure last year. He needs runners to dish too - Langdon on the outside or someone like Petracca on the inside and he needs to start trusting his legs and running the ball himself. He does it when he gathers the loose balls in general play but at stoppages our lack of speed, structure and smarts makes it hard to take the game on. Plus having a tagger tackling him before he's got it doesn't help.

The best part of the vision above was Jordon and Baker working a bit of weaving handball, drawing a man and releasing forward. Basic stuff but it was entirely missing from our game last season.

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40 minutes ago, Good Lord George said:

There was an article on the Melbourne website only a week or so ago, that said Smith was building up his running slowly. Given the difficulties he's had this year, if be surprised if he wasn't in the rehab group

I think there was mention of him being in the rehab group for starters. Just going to work his way into it. 

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17 hours ago, dees189227 said:

Why is Maxy back so early? I guess the only person I'm interested in seeing how they rock up to pre season is May. 

For what it’s worth, I’ve seen on someone’s Instagram that he’s been training with Harmes and Gawn in the off season, so fingers crossed he comes back in ripping shape. If he doesn’t, they’ll rip him a new one. 

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