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3 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Have a good Sunday mate.

Thanks I will but I think I'll leave you with something to contemplate.

What was the purpose of you posting that clip? What were you trying to achieve?

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Ok the Mrs is driving home so if I suddenly stop typing there may be a good reason.    When I got there the boys just finished a one on one marking drill in the middle of the ground and the boy

It was a hot morning and showed on the players by the end of the session. Was a lot more in rehab or not doing the full session than I was expecting including Pruess and Smith. I didnt see Tom McDonal

Total coincidence. Just landed in Maroochydore from SYDNEY slap bang into a team of Demons. They couldn’t escape.  Asked Brayshaw about the elbow. Said it’s actually pretty sore.  Spoke to P

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23 minutes ago, dworship said:

Thanks I will but I think I'll leave you with something to contemplate.

What was the purpose of you posting that clip? What were you trying to achieve?

I thought it was pretty clear tbh. To me, it was a great insight into the repeat effort/workrate of a premiership forward who is known for those attributes. A gun forward who is known for being great at leading patterns and workrate is a pretty good example to our young forwards.

You disagree and think we have no problems in that area because 2 years ago we scored well. We see it differently I guess.

Cheers. Back to the training.

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18 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I thought it was pretty clear tbh. To me, it was a great insight into the repeat effort/workrate of a premiership forward who is known for those attributes. A gun forward who is known for being great at leading patterns and workrate is a pretty good example to our young forwards.

You disagree and think we have no problems in that area because 2 years ago we scored well. We see it differently I guess.

Cheers. Back to the training.

One can appreciate things by themselves you know. 

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Im glad we have seen it and without knowing anything more, it is a slice of what we need to be capable of. Maybe we are. Better than not seeing it but not enough for any conclusions.

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Max is apparently getting around at the open training meeting the fans, albeit with a sizeable knee brace. Aside from being our best player, he's such an amazing asset for us from a fans/media perspective as well.

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1 minute ago, Lefty said:

So no training reports from our Queenland brethren? Can Demonland block the IPs of Queensland users from reading regular training reports since they have failed to reciprocate? :P

I guess after hearing the Max news they all headed to the Pub to drown their sorrows in XXXX.

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12 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Max is apparently getting around at the open training meeting the fans, albeit with a sizeable knee brace. Aside from being our best player, he's such an amazing asset for us from a fans/media perspective as well.

MFC just posted this.

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Asked big Maxy when he will be back and he said without hesitation 3 weeks, so i said that means 6 weeks and he said no definitely 3 weeks. 
 

Thats great to hear but will see how he progresses. 

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13 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Asked big Maxy when he will be back and he said without hesitation 3 weeks, so i said that means 6 weeks and he said no definitely 3 weeks. 
 

Thats great to hear but will see how he progresses. 

I would prefer no risks with big Max, knees are not his strong points.

Round 2 is a fine starting point, 25 games after that will make a very good season.

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28 minutes ago, Lefty said:

So no training reports from our Queenland brethren? Can Demonland block the IPs of Queensland users from reading regular training reports since they have failed to reciprocate? :P

Calm ur farm lefty. 
 

I got there late but will do a summary later as I’m going for a swim at Mooloolaba first. 
 

it won’t be a massive report so don’t get too excited but will report on what i saw and who I spoke to. 
 

Now I’m going to hit the surf. 😁

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3 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Rarely seen repeat efforts, especially at that level, from our forwards.

I'm with you, LN. Repeat efforts, strength and concentration. Defender played him almost flawlessly and he still found a way to win the battle.

Kennedy is one of the best forwards of the last decade and that vision shows you why. Agile, strong and smart.

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19 minutes ago, old dee said:

I would prefer no risks with big Max, knees are not his strong points.

Round 2 is a fine starting point, 25 games after that will make a very good season.

Yep, and he's done a good block of training already so should be fine with sitting out for a while.

That said, I have the feeling he'll be ready in advance of round 1. He's the consumate professional and will leave no stone unturned in his rehab.

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Sorry to go slightly off topic, but when are they likely to make a decision on the captaincy? Is it when they get back from camp, or a couple of games into the pre season? Anyone heard anything?

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It was a hot morning and showed on the players by the end of the session. Was a lot more in rehab or not doing the full session than I was expecting including Pruess and Smith. I didnt see Tom McDonald, Vanders or Petty today. May have been elsewhere at the ground but even when all players came to the huddle I didn't see them. 

Some observations that might be common place for those that get to see training all the time:

1. I was really impressed with Sparrow. He is a good size and moved really well. Also thought his skills were pretty solid and he ran out the session well. 

2. Harley Bennell is a lot taller than I thought and seems to be really good bloke. Don't so much care about his past now, just good luck to him.

3. Really glad we picked up Brown. He looks dependable and solid. I think he will prove great value.

4. Bedford has certainly come on since last year and Chadler seems to be a good mature kid who has some drive and passion. One to keep watching.

5. Max is so giving of his time. Stayed out for extra time to get around to all the fans he could, despite walking around with th e big brace on.

6. Oscar Mc seems very fit and was solid.

7. I hope everything clicks for Josh Wagner. He is versatile size and athletic enough, if it just all clicks for him he will be a bonus.

Also special mention to all the players who signed stuff for the kids. They were welcoming and engaging and the mood of the group seems strong after a hot hard session.

Have to go now and peel the Mooloolaba prawns and Mud crab we got on the way home. And yes, it will be with a XXXX.

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📃 KALLANGURDEMON'S TRAINING REPORT

📃 DEMON SPOFFORTH'S TRAINING REPORT

📃 DOCS DEMONS' TRAINING REPORT

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Ok the Mrs is driving home so if I suddenly stop typing there may be a good reason. 
 

When I got there the boys just finished a one on one marking drill in the middle of the ground and the boys were quiet cheerful and cheering when one player out marked another. Was too far for me to see who was on who though. 

Then some players including Truck, Clarrie, Sparrow, Weid, Omac, salo, hibbo and others were lining up in the defensive 50. There was about 8 diff different line ups and half had white shirts and the other half had dark on. One of the coaches would throw the ball in and around the middle with 4 white tops trying to get the ball out of the 50 while the 4 dark tops were trying  to defend and tackle. All did relatively well with tackles sticking and kicks and most handballs hitting their targets. 
 

Hibbo got caught in a great tackle By Sparrow I think and spilled the handball as did Kozzie on a couple of occasions. Omac also got caught a few times and fluffed a few handballs too. he did lay a good tackle but really not sure if he is going to come on like we all hope but we will see. 
 

While this was going on over on the wing there were a number of players getting the ball dribbled to them on the ground with another player coming at them to tackle them. The objective was to handball successfully to another player standing a distance in front of them. Viney seemed to love doing this from what I could see. 
 

I’m regards to players I spoke with:

May - he said he is back in full training with Friday being his first one and will definitely be ready by rd1. Really nice guy and easy to talk to. He is keen to stay on the park this season. 
 

Viney - Is injury free with no concerns and ready to go. He is scared And worried about having his first child which is due in July. I said welcome to the real world and once the child is born u won’t stop worrying. 
 

Preuss - had strapping on his right knee and I asked if it was ok and he said yeah no worries. He is ready to go. Not much of a talker the old Preussy. 
 

Bennell - said he is progressing and I wished him all the best and said all of the dees fans are behind him to succeed and he was thankful for the comment. 
 

Salo - Is ready to go and said we will definitely be better than last yr. I was thinking that wouldn’t be hard but good to hear the positivity. 
 

Lever - is all good knee is 100% and said the backline would hopefully have all players to choose from so it may be a selection headache for the selectors which is a good spot to be in. 
 

Jetta - Is also injury free and looks in good nick. He is keen for the season to start. 
 

Hannan - Nailed 5 out of 6 shots from the boundary line. Told him we need him in our f50 and nailing those shots. He looks in good nick and is keen to play. 
 

Weid - Is injury free and fit and firing. He is looking forward to getting in our f50 together with TMac and wants to make an impact this season as last season was ruined by injury. 

Truck - seems to have matured big time wasn’t overly talkative but polite and was appreciative of the support  Did drills really well and is in great nick  

Gawn - has a massive knee brace on and I asked him when he would be back and he said 3 weeks straight away. He was definitive about that but will have to see what happens. I said to him when would he be named as captain and he said we have a captain in Jack  Great response by Maxy and as everyone knows he is a great guy and awesome roll model for the kids  

Didnt see TMac or Vanders and not sure if they were there. 

Overall the players were really positive and had a bit of a steely resolve about them so will be interesting to see how this season pans out. 

The Mooloolaba surf was bloody beautiful and is one of the best beaches in aus. 

Go Dees  

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📃 DEMON SPOFFORTH'S TRAINING REPORT

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Watched the first year players more closely.

Surprisingly Rivers looked the most advanced and ready to play at this stage.

Jackson may need a little time.

Kozzie was sharp and skillful and will push for round 1 simply because of a need for a small forward.

Of the rest Swallow and Omac both looked like they had put in hard work in the gym and were impressive .

The biggest surprise was Vanders. He looks in ripping condition and may be in for a great year.

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54 minutes ago, kallangurdemon said:

Watched the first year players more closely.

Surprisingly Rivers looked the most advanced and ready to play at this stage.

Jackson may need a little time.

Kozzie was sharp and skillful and will push for round 1 simply because of a need for a small forward.

Of the rest Swallow and Omac both looked like they had put in hard work in the gym and were impressive .

The biggest surprise was Vanders. He looks in ripping condition and may be in for a great year.

Not to argue - many report there was no Vander today. Was he there - in the flesh? I hope he was, he and Smith would make such a difference to us.

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