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TRAINING: Monday 4th November 2019

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13 hours ago, DubDee said:

Can’t wait to see what Sparrow can do next year. He looks fit. 

Jordon looks like Oliver when he arrived at the mfc. Needs another press on maybe. 

Pruess been in the afl system for a while so hopefully he can build his endurance. 

Go Dees. Love this time of year!!

I think this time of year is a yawn fest.

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23 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

I think this time of year is a yawn fest.

It's a great time of the year. We haven't lost a game in months, and I can't see us losing one for at least another 4 more

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Does T Mac look a little more beefed up in the chest/upper body area to anyone else?

The pics might be a little deceiving and we haven’t seen T Mac out there for a while. Looks a tad bigger to me. Wonder how hard he’s been hitting the weights. Initial reaction was maybe they want him stronger and bigger to be more of the ‘gorilla’ type rather than just a straight down the line lead type. 

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On 11/4/2019 at 3:04 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Who's meant to be there:
2016:
Oliver, Weideman (hip surgery), Corey Wagner, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith (groin)
2017:
Hannan
2018:
Spargo, Fritsch, Petty, Baker
2019:
Sparrow, Jordon, Nietschke (knee), Hore, Bedford, Chandler, Lockhart, Dunkley, Bradtke

So Preuss, Gawn, T Mc the 3 voluntary additions so far.

 

 

Tbh I would have like to seen more senior players turn up to day 1. 
 

I know they are entitled to a break but after the season we had would have been good to see more senior players there. 

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6 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

I think this time of year is a yawn fest.

Spring is a time for new life, renewal, optimism and positive feelings.. 

For footy and the Demons it all starts again. 

We can enjoy the training reports, reading of new coaches, new methods, the development of young players and draftees, of players tearing it up, and of worrying off-season injuries. Are players showing endeavour, intensity, and improvement ?

And, of course, we have the gossip and unsubstantiated stories of the lives and behaviour of players and coaches. 

In most cases, the cycle of footy life gives us new hopes and expectations, that things will be different in 2020. 

At the same time, some things remain the same, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa,  The Universal Truths, and the capriciousness of human behaviour.

In the case of Demonland, we have the training reports and readers rushing to renew their criticisms and biases. The comments from posters that represent all the vagaries of human behaviour surface like the rising sun and moon. We have the dreamers, the doomsayers, the optimists, the logical, the analytical, the rational, the humourous, the silly and the emotional. All have their say.

We all have this irrational and emotional deep seated relationship with a footy club. It takes us to the very highs and the very lows of mood and feeling.

How crazy and sentimental.  But we can maintain our sanity by escaping from the world and its problems and of our own failings and disappointments.

And despite life's disappointments, our footy team gives us our identity and sense of belonging despite everything. Posters may irritate and annoy. You may never want to meet those that annoy most, but there is a bond, a common cause, a common reason why we tap onto this site to comment, like any other addiction. It may wax and wane, but it will never go away until we meet our maker. Even then we may not be able to achieve eternal peace without That Flag.

 

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19 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Spring is a time for new life, renewal, optimism and positive feelings.. 

For footy and the Demons it all starts again. 

We can enjoy the training reports, reading of new coaches, new methods, the development of young players and draftees, of players tearing it up, and of worrying off-season injuries. Are players showing endeavour, intensity, and improvement ?

And, of course, we have the gossip and unsubstantiated stories of the lives and behaviour of players and coaches. 

In most cases, the cycle of footy life gives us new hopes and expectations, that things will be different in 2020. 

At the same time, some things remain the same, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa,  The Universal Truths, and the capriciousness of human behaviour.

In the case of Demonland, we have the training reports and readers rushing to renew their criticisms and biases. The comments from posters that represent all the vagaries of human behaviour surface like the rising sun and moon. We have the dreamers, the doomsayers, the optimists, the logical, the analytical, the rational, the humourous, the silly and the emotional. All have their say.

We all have this irrational and emotional deep seated relationship with a footy club. It takes us to the very highs and the very lows of mood and feeling.

How crazy and sentimental.  But we can maintain our sanity by escaping from the world and its problems and of our own failings and disappointments.

And despite life's disappointments, our footy team gives us our identity and sense of belonging despite everything. Posters may irritate and annoy. You may never want to meet those that annoy most, but there is a bond, a common cause, a common reason why we tap onto this site to comment, like any other addiction. It may wax and wane, but it will never go away until we meet our maker. Even then we may not be able to achieve eternal peace without That Flag.

 

Yeah but O Mac is crap

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23 minutes ago, Josh said:

Yeah but O Mac is crap

I asked, he thinks the same of you.

There was a training session today

Got some pics and will post on Insta later today

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1 hour ago, Uncle Fester said:

It's a great time of the year. We haven't lost a game in months, and I can't see us losing one for at least another 4 more

Wait till the intra club practice match ( and the umps usually murder us)

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

We really do need a sarcasm font.

Oh really!

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1 hour ago, DemonOX said:

Tbh I would have like to seen more senior players turn up to day 1. 
 

I know they are entitled to a break but after the season we had would have been good to see more senior players there. 

I do get what you mean, they all have personalised programs from the new fitness coach. That's why the demon faithful admire & love Maxy so much,  He hurt the most out of last season, his and Tmac's actions speak the loudest.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

We really do need a sarcasm font.

We should make one of the dees emojis a symbol for sarcasm. Ths one works for me (note: I am not being sarcastic)

:pj:

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3 hours ago, hemingway said:

Spring is a time for new life, renewal, optimism and positive feelings.. 

For footy and the Demons it all starts again. 

We can enjoy the training reports, reading of new coaches, new methods, the development of young players and draftees, of players tearing it up, and of worrying off-season injuries. Are players showing endeavour, intensity, and improvement ?

And, of course, we have the gossip and unsubstantiated stories of the lives and behaviour of players and coaches. 

In most cases, the cycle of footy life gives us new hopes and expectations, that things will be different in 2020. 

At the same time, some things remain the same, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa,  The Universal Truths, and the capriciousness of human behaviour.

In the case of Demonland, we have the training reports and readers rushing to renew their criticisms and biases. The comments from posters that represent all the vagaries of human behaviour surface like the rising sun and moon. We have the dreamers, the doomsayers, the optimists, the logical, the analytical, the rational, the humourous, the silly and the emotional. All have their say.

We all have this irrational and emotional deep seated relationship with a footy club. It takes us to the very highs and the very lows of mood and feeling.

How crazy and sentimental.  But we can maintain our sanity by escaping from the world and its problems and of our own failings and disappointments.

And despite life's disappointments, our footy team gives us our identity and sense of belonging despite everything. Posters may irritate and annoy. You may never want to meet those that annoy most, but there is a bond, a common cause, a common reason why we tap onto this site to comment, like any other addiction. It may wax and wane, but it will never go away until we meet our maker. Even then we may not be able to achieve eternal peace without That Flag.

 

Put it down to burnout and a hard earned cynicism 

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56 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Put it down to burnout and a hard earned cynicism 

Not a candle flicker of renewal Chook?

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6 hours ago, hemingway said:

The realist and doomsayer in one. 

I'm sorry, that was am attempt at humor. Sarcasm font would be handy.

 

It was a fantastic post that I did enjoy reading and I can appreciate the amount of work you put into it, so thank you.

 

To be perfectly honest I agree with those that see O Mac's upside. I think he played a fantastic role of a stopping defender 2 seasons ago, and he wasn't alone last season.

 

I am 6'3" and 140kg that could only manage half a game in the forward pocket of the beer league seconds, where I barely got a touch, I don't have a right to comment on anyone's footballing ability, least of all someone who has dedicated their entire life to playing at the elite level.

 

Oscar McDonald would fart more football talent than my entire career combined, I hope I'm lucky enough to shout him a beer one day.

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52 minutes ago, Josh said:

I'm sorry, that was am attempt at humor. Sarcasm font would be handy.

 

It was a fantastic post that I did enjoy reading and I can appreciate the amount of work you put into it, so thank you.

 

To be perfectly honest I agree with those that see O Mac's upside. I think he played a fantastic role of a stopping defender 2 seasons ago, and he wasn't alone last season.

 

I am 6'3" and 140kg that could only manage half a game in the forward pocket of the beer league seconds, where I barely got a touch, I don't have a right to comment on anyone's footballing ability, least of all someone who has dedicated their entire life to playing at the elite level.

 

Oscar McDonald would fart more football talent than my entire career combined, I hope I'm lucky enough to shout him a beer one day.

Well said Josh regarding your comments about Oscar. Given your height and weight I agree. 

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On 11/3/2019 at 8:00 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

From instagram it seems Petracca, Salem, Brayshaw, ANB and Lever are still overseas in the US.

It seems the senior coaches have flown over to get them.

 

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22 hours ago, Josh said:

Yeah but O Mac is crap

While some things change some stay the same..

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1 hour ago, Ron Burgundy said:

It seems the senior coaches have flown over to get them.

 

Too much spending money! 

Hopefully not meeting up with Swanny and Dustin who are in a different league. 

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