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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. 

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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.”

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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

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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!

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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" 

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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

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Just need Lever to do a Knee now.

 

 

*Runs for cover.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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

oh the veil of negativity is still here!  😂

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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!!

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