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19 hours ago, Nelo said:

Yep just like every other year, wrecked through injury. 

Reminds me of recruiting Kelvin Templeton, perhaps the most potent full forward imaginable. It was not a good season and / or outcome. 

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Seems pretty decent news. Gus & Petty seem the only ones a bit behind (as expected). Plus, a good sign they'll get into some actual footy work pretty early.  

This must be Vanders first pre-season in about 4 years not starting in the rehab group. Hopefully he and Nietschke will have uninterrupted pre-seasons this time around. 

Two years ago things were reversed and Melbourne was up at the top of the list with by far the highest number. Nobody gave a toss about us or demonstrated any sympathy for our plight. So yeah, bi

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6 hours ago, poita said:

As with Hawthorn taking Scully & Patton from GWS on seemingly favourable deals, the eagerness of NM to be done with Brown should have been a warning sign for Melbourne.

But yet again we were so desperate to add talent from other clubs, instead of developing our own, that we rushed in to sign Brown with $3M worth of contract. 

Thankfully we had talked McDonald's value down so far that there were no takers, otherwise we would be looking at starting another season with Weideman as our only true key position forward.

Are you suggesting we shouldn't have taken Bernie Vince or Jordan Lewis? 

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I can't believe people on here believe people shouldn't be training with strapping....

Almost every player in the competition has some sort of strapping, the majority would be ankle related.

Judd played with shoulder strapping his whole career, didn't seem to slow him down.

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Kicks 6 in a quarter in a practice hit out.

In full training, not in rehab - for the whole preseason so far

Swelling detected in knee

No rushed for scans, but scheduled 48 hours later (Perhaps when acute phase of swelling has concluded)

The sky is not falling, in my humble view.

Suggest this is to make decisions regarding load and management rather than ‘season ending’.

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12 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Kicks 6 in a quarter in a practice hit out.

In full training, not in rehab - for the whole preseason so far

Swelling detected in knee

No rushed for scans, but scheduled 48 hours later (Perhaps when acute phase of swelling has concluded)

The sky is not falling, in my humble view.

Suggest this is to make decisions regarding load and management rather than ‘season ending’.

I can guarantee it’s the same people whinging about the end of our year due to Brown being are injured are the same people who whinged about recruiting him in the 1st place, 

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

This one is less of a concern than the Viney foot injury. Brown has been very durable and only suffered knee problems for the first time last year. He’s played all matches in a season 5 times out of 7 since debut.

Viney has missed tons of matches through ongoing foot injury. He’s only played a full season once out of 8 due to injury!

Browns injury sounds like a bit of swelling while adjusting to full load again after a layoff. Not panic stations yet. Vineys is a big concern and hopefully he doesn’t miss more matches to that foot problem.

The thing with Vin is it was just a small Plantar fasciitis release, something you can snap and not get fixed so im not too worried about it, hopefully.

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17 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Kicks 6 in a quarter in a practice hit out.

In full training, not in rehab - for the whole preseason so far

Swelling detected in knee

No rushed for scans, but scheduled 48 hours later (Perhaps when acute phase of swelling has concluded)

The sky is not falling, in my humble view.

Suggest this is to make decisions regarding load and management rather than ‘season ending’.

You are not fitting with the narrative that the club is cursed and BBB will never play a game for the MFC. I do totally agree with you though.

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Reminds me of recruiting Kelvin Templeton, perhaps the most potent full forward imaginable. It was not a good season and / or outcome. 

Let's just wait and see,  hopefully it might be a better outcome than we expected Ds 56. Have to think positive,

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These things never end well, remember how Andrew Mcleod, Shaun Burgoyne and Joel Selwood all struggled after being diagnosed with degenerative knee issues.

They just couldn't get the management right and their careers ended prematurely.

🤔🤔🤔

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hopefully the club stops coughing up first round picks but I'm not as negative as others. It just means that Tom McDonald must get back to 2018 form.  If he does, we will do well, if not... it's another 9-12 season with no improvement. unless we sack Goodwin early.

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It’s obviously not great that his troublesome knee has flared up after ramping up training but this is common with players coming back from any sort of long term injury. We’ve recruited him for a few years not just round 1 2021. The hysteria on here is amazing. I’m dec thankful that we kept T-Mac. This is his chance prove everyone wrong.

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Kicks 6 in a quarter in a practice hit out.

In full training, not in rehab - for the whole preseason so far

Swelling detected in knee

No rushed for scans, but scheduled 48 hours later (Perhaps when acute phase of swelling has concluded)

The sky is not falling, in my humble view.

Suggest this is to make decisions regarding load and management rather than ‘season ending’.

But did he really? I've only seen a transcript of Max Gawn's comments and it seemed like a flippant, throw-away line designed to deflect more than anything else. Has it been stated by anyone else that he genuinely kicked 6 in a quarter? And even if he did, so what? He could have been playing on no-one or being deliberately the only forward that the ball was being delivered to. 

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54 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

hopefully the club stops coughing up first round picks but I'm not as negative as others. It just means that Tom McDonald must get back to 2018 form.  If he does, we will do well, if not... it's another 9-12 season with no improvement. unless we sack Goodwin early.

phew, glad to hear that doc

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For those interested, in the Talking Points video, Tom McDonald referred to BB as 'potentially out for a month or so'.

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Gawn was just interviewed on 3AW and he didn’t think the Brown injury was anything serious.

Also said Viney should play one of the pre season games.

I wouldn’t get too excited as Gawn strikes as me as a half glass full guy.

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I am going to the Doctors today wearing a MFC jumper , I should get 4  weeks off from work . Some say I should get tested.

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For all of us "old Dees". The weed will take over now, just you (don't)  mark my word.....

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