Jump to content

  • Podcast: Draft Wrap Up w/Jason Taylor  

Mel Bourne

Steven May, a-ok?

Recommended Posts

Have any of those with theirs ears close to the ground at Gosch’s heard why May left early in the last training sesh? Obviously hoping the big chap has an uninterrupted pre-season, so slightly perturbed by this being mentioned the other day. 

  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't you see the annoucement made last week? It was all over the papers.

“I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this club. I intend to step back as a ‘senior’ member of the MFC and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Simon Goodwin. I now plan to balance my time between Melbourne and North America, continuing to honour my duty to the Melbourne Football Club. I look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as I continue to collaborate with Simon, Max, Glen, Gary, and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept my deepest thanks for your continued support.”

  • Like 2
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Apparently not training today according to the training thread, for the second consecutive session.

Panic stations?

disappointing but no panic stations... just the usual MFCSS resignation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

Very important player to have in your team to win a flag

Perhaps we should have traded him to the Hawks and kept Frost!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

Very important player to have in your team to win a flag

My gut tells me not to expect much from May. Looks like the classic " we bought a crock" 

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, old dee said:

Perhaps we should have traded him to the Hawks and kept Frost!

 

Just now, old dee said:

My gut tells me not to expect much from May. Looks like the classic " we bought a crock" 

I'm nervous, too, od...but, it has to work out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just need Lever to do a Knee now.

 

 

*Runs for cover.

:D

  • Haha 1
  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard he has a small back issue and the club is being conservative as to not exacerbate it and make it a long term injury. Might just be a slightly slower build up for him heading into the season proper. No alarm bells yet.

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nathan Jones is the one they’ve been very tight lipped about. I assume it’s tied to his neck and back issues of the past two seasons so slow build up for him too due to his age.

  • Like 1

Share this post


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

Just need Lever to do a Knee now.

 

 

*Runs for cover.

:D

A defense led by Oscar McDonald and Harry Petty looks tantalising on paper.

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Heard he has a small back issue and the club is being conservative as to not exacerbate it and make it a long term injury. Might just be a slightly slower build up for him heading into the season proper. No alarm bells yet.

Not great, but at least by all accounts he got himself into much better shape before this (hopefully) minor flare up, so we should still be a long way ahead of last season in this regard.

Share this post


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

My gut tells me not to expect much from May. Looks like the classic " we bought a crock" 

My gut says he's had full seasons every year until last year. maybe just hold our nerve a little.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

A defense led by Oscar McDonald and Harry Petty looks tantalising on paper.

salivating if you load up at TAB on the opposition key forwards.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Bay Riffin said:

My gut says he's had full seasons every year until last year. maybe just hold our nerve a little.

My gut gets turned upside down when I read this thread and doesnt know what it thinks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Bay Riffin said:

My gut says he's had full seasons every year until last year. maybe just hold our nerve a little.

More like 3/4 than full seasons and the Suns weren’t known for preparing their players well.

Im concerned by how much lighter they’ve got him and how much training he was doing pre Christmas. 

After last year I would’ve limited him to only about 3/4’s of the work load in preseason. Instead it sounds like we’ve pushed him too hard before Christmas and now have to back right off. 

Share this post


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

Nathan Jones is the one they’ve been very tight lipped about. I assume it’s tied to his neck and back issues of the past two seasons so slow build up for him too due to his age.

Injuries to Jones at this point don't concern me anywhere near as much in 2020. The guy is very  close to his last season and based on last year he will struggle to be a regular. We will need to get on without him at best from 2021 it just may come a little earlier due to injury. Not having him in round 1 will make little difference to the result in WA.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

More like 3/4 than full seasons and the Suns weren’t known for preparing their players well.

Im concerned by how much lighter they’ve got him and how much training he was doing pre Christmas. 

After last year I would’ve limited him to only about 3/4’s of the work load in preseason. Instead it sounds like we’ve pushed him too hard before Christmas and now have to back right off. 

A fair bit of supposition there ds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, binman said:

A fair bit of supposition there ds.

May worries me binman, i get a feeling that we have bought a pup.

He cost a lot and so far not a lot of return.

Are we trying to make him into a different player that does not have the body for it?

He should be one of the anchors of our backline and we need him to be if we are to improve this season.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, old dee said:

May worries me binman, i get a feeling that we have bought a pup.

He cost a lot and so far not a lot of return.

Are we trying to make him into a different player that does not have the body for it?

He should be one of the anchors of our backline and we need him to be if we are to improve this season.

 

Agree we have much  riding on him. Super critical player.

Interesting question as to whether we are asking him to play in a way he is not physically suited to. I sure hope he is up to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, old dee said:

Are we trying to make him into a different player that does not have the body for it?

He should be one of the anchors of our backline and we need him to be if we are to improve this season.

 

He didn't come to us fit, got injured... I haven't heard any reports to suggest that the work they are putting into him is to change his role, it sounds like they just want him fit to play out the season!

... don't think that does anything to ease the fears you have though Old Dee. Still could be a pup at the end of the day if it fails, but I'm happy to give the new conditioning team a bit of leeway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

everyone relax!  it is January and he just missed a session

oh the veil of negativity is still here!  😂

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, DubDee said:

everyone relax!  it is January and he just missed a session

oh the veil of negativity is still here!  😂

He missed 2!  Its twice as bad now!!

  • Haha 2

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

    THE YEAR THE SKY FELL by The Oracle

    After a number of years of linear movement up the ladder, the Melbourne Football Club unexpectedly went into serious decline in 2019, slumping from fourth to 17th in a season that coach Simon Goodwin described “a complete wipe-out”. Those around the club who tried to analyse the apocalyptic events that unfolded during the year were hard pressed to find a single reason for the debacle but the most plausible explanation was that the club’s troubles stemmed from a lack of fitness and injuries that

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    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 2

    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

×
×
  • Create New...