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I would love to say, that training was the best I've seen EVER!!!

I would love to say that Angus Young from ACDC TRAINED THE HOUSE DOWN and could be added to our list!

I would love to say that the weather was perfect 

BUT ALAS NONE OF IT WOULD BE TRUE

Point number 1 the only players training were the core defence unit. More on that in a minute🤨

Point number 2 Sorry for misleading you, but if Jayden Hunt resplendent with long hair under a school type hat ain't a dead ringer for Angus Young of ACDC Then he's darn close enough to be his twin🤩

Piont 3 Typical Casey weather Sleet, Wind, Rain, Sunshine tending to Mercury like temperatures all within an hour and a half!😱

Training report. Arrived at ground to see quite a few but not packed car park at Casey at 9.40

Whether for COVID or other reasons the only players training were the defensive unit. This consisted of Lever, May, Smith, Nev, Petty, Rivers, HUNT, and BOWEY. Hibbo was also a no show. Tomlinson's only involvement was taking pot shots from 25 meters into a wheelie bin. For what reasons I couldn't say, he didn't look injured but saw him in conversation with Alan Richardson. The session was lead by Chocko Williams. I highlighted both Jayden Hunt and Jake Bowey as I'm interested in the likely impact both would have as defenders? I thought Hunt looked good to very good last year in attack and I would have thought Bowey's skill set would see him potentially taking a forward like role.

The drills were interesting in that it is my feeling that this was not a high intensity session and could almost be as laid back as AFL Training gets.

Drill A Involved the options of running the ball out in spread and finding a target through creation of space. The added element though seemed to be the new "Stand the Mark" rule which will really test all players given that the moment a mark or free kick is paid you cannot move at all. Its as if your boots are superglued to the turf and any minor movement will see players getting pinged left right and centre. I think it is a shocking rule and I can see games being won and lost with it. The players mentioned trained ok but as iterated it was not a high intensity drill.

Drill B Involved players with backs to other player 30-40 mts away throwing or bouncing the ball and depending on its landing players turned quickly right or left footed to spear a pass to either leading or stationary target. Again a few excellent passes and a few MEH!

Drill C Players taking ball and having pot shots on goal

That's about it except for one slightly strange thing. At one stage Clarry ventured out from rooms with ???? Staffer maybe. walking around the boundary line looking at his phone, Music pod whatever stopping once or twice then heading back into rooms. I could speculate many other players may have been indoors doing a weights session but who knows?? Mitch Brown also appeared early and seemed to be doing some rehab work with Staffer for about 15-20 mins.

I sincerely hope things step up from here and further, someone can find out if the Richmond or other practice match is on when, as even if a "'closed session" its easy to see through the fence!

P.S If Jayden Hunt can play guitar half as good as Angus Young, then his career at end of footy days seems assured!

Cheers PF

📃 ADDITIONAL TRAINING REPORT FROM DWORSHIP HERE

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I would love to say, that training was the best I've seen EVER!!! I would love to say that Angus Young from ACDC TRAINED THE HOUSE DOWN and could be added to our list! I would love to say th

Picket wasn't the only Demonlander there this morning. Mrs DW , myself and a friend and avid Demons watcher (who doesn't post on here), also attended. I will get the most important news out of the way

Understandable then if he didn't train. My wife assures me childbirth is pretty draining

21 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I would love to say, that training was the best I've seen EVER!!!

I would love to say that Angus Young from ACDC TRAINED THE HOUSE DOWN and could be added to our list!

I would love to say that the weather was perfect 

BUT ALAS NONE OF IT WOULD BE TRUE

Point number 1 the only players training were the core defence unit. More on that in a minute🤨

Point number 2 Sorry for misleading you, but if Jayden Hunt resplendent with long hair under a school type hat ain't a dead ringer for Angus Young of ACDC Then he's darn close enough to be his twin🤩

Piont 3 Typical Casey weather Sleet, Wind, Rain, Sunshine tending to Mercury like temperatures all within an hour and a half!😱

Training report. Arrived at ground to see quite a few but not packed car park at Casey at 9.40

Whether for COVID or other reasons the only players training were the defensive unit. This consisted of Lever, May, Smith, Nev, Petty, Rivers, HUNT, and BOWEY. Hibbo was also a no show. Tomlinson's only involvement was taking pot shots from 25 meters into a wheelie bin. For what reasons I couldn't say, he didn't look injured but saw him in conversation with Alan Richardson. The session was lead by Chocko Williams. I highlighted both Jayden Hunt and Jake Bowey as I'm interested in the likely impact both would have as defenders? I thought Hunt looked good to very good last year in attack and I would have thought Bowey's skill set would see him potentially taking a forward like role.

The drills were interesting in that it is my feeling that this was not a high intensity session and could almost be as laid back as AFL Training gets.

Drill A Involved the options of running the ball out in spread and finding a target through creation of space. The added element though seemed to be the new "Stand the Mark" rule which will really test all players given that the moment a mark or free kick is paid you cannot move at all. Its as if your boots are superglued to the turf and any minor movement will see players getting pinged left right and centre. I think it is a shocking rule and I can see games being won and lost with it. The players mentioned trained ok but as iterated it was not a high intensity drill.

Drill B Involved players with backs to other player 30-40 mts away throwing or bouncing the ball and depending on its landing players turned quickly right or left footed to spear a pass to either leading or stationary target. Again a few excellent passes and a few MEH!

Drill C Players taking ball and having pot shots on goal

That's about it except for one slightly strange thing. At one stage Clarry ventured out from rooms with ???? Staffer maybe. walking around the boundary line looking at his phone, Music pod whatever stopping once or twice then heading back into rooms. I could speculate many other players may have been indoors doing a weights session but who knows?? Mitch Brown also appeared early and seemed to be doing some rehab work with Staffer for about 15-20 mins.

I sincerely hope things step up from here and further, someone can find out if the Richmond or other practice match is on when, as even if a "'closed session" its easy to see through the fence!

P.S If Jayden Hunt can play guitar half as good as Angus Young, then his career at end of footy days seems assured!

Cheers PF

 

 

A big well done from me Mr Pickett

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I reckon Bowey could well line up in our defensive 7 in the early rounds.  we need speed, kicking skills and decision making and he seems to have those

But shirley Hunt plays fwd. especially with Melk and others injured

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3 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I reckon Bowey could well line up in our defensive 7 in the early rounds.  we need speed, kicking skills and decision making and he seems to have those

But shirley Hunt plays fwd. especially with Melk and others injured

Agreed.

Hunt needs to play forward with Melksham injured and Hannan gone. Plus he's one of the more natural goal kickers on the list and is coming off a 4 goal game.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Hibbo was also a no show.

I have a feeling you can rule him out for the early rounds.

Has he even done a training session since 1 Jan?

Our depth will be tested early on with BBB, Weid, Melksham, Hibberd and possibly Kozzie all out for at least the first 1-2 games.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Hibbo was also a no show.

 

8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I have a feeling you can rule him out for the early rounds.

Has he even done a training session since 1 Jan?

He also just had a baby.

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8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I have a feeling you can rule him out for the early rounds.

Has he even done a training session since 1 Jan?

Our depth will be tested early on with BBB, Weid, Melksham, Hibberd and possibly Kozzie all out for at least the first 1-2 games.

I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this season.

We've had Viney, Brayshaw and Oliver all missing large chunks of the pre season.

Then unfortunate injuries to Weid and Brown and then poor Kozzie losing his Mum.

I'm usually pretty optimistic, but have a feeling it will be another season outside the 8.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

 Mitch Brown also appeared early and seemed to be doing some rehab work with Staffer for about 15-20 mins.

Sounds like we're really not going to have many tall forward options going into the season.

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12 minutes ago, Action Jackson said:

I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this season.

We've had Viney, Brayshaw and Oliver all missing large chunks of the pre season.

Then unfortunate injuries to Weid and Brown and then poor Kozzie losing his Mum.

I'm usually pretty optimistic, but have a feeling it will be another season outside the 8.

That’s the dreaded MFCSS overpowering you Action. You have to fight against it!

Joking aside, I think we can just about cover it. TMac has the perfect opportunity to redeem himself, Jackson is looking good. I think one or two youngsters will need to hit the ground running but our start is favorable with Freo at home and the injury ravaged Saints at Marvel after which we’ll have players returning.

I’m staying positive but i’d prefer not to see any more injuries or niggles.

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

Point number 1 the only players training were the core defence unit. More on that in a minute🤨

 

Thanks PF, there's photo's on the MFC website, that also says they were all split into their core units for training today, so the photo's were of the mids training (not sure if they'll have the other groups later on?). Must be a bummer to only see 1/3rd of the team training when trekking out that far!

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Hopefully after this coming friday the team will be able to train together.  all going well this is when masks inside should be stopped too

But I would advise Clarry and Gus start social distancing, getting a bit too close i reckon  ;-)

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52 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Explains a lot Dazz, clearly trying to get training away from peepin eyes early!! Don't worry I'll take my swag, portable BBQ, some Jackies and camp out for the night. Only one thing stops me 

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1 minute ago, picket fence said:

Explains a lot Dazz, clearly trying to get training away from peepin eyes early!! Don't worry I'll take my swag, Portable BBQ and camp out for the night. Only one thing stops me 

Image result for beware of snakes sign

This warning may just be a ruse to keep trackwatchers out.

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2 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

Interesting! Looking at the training gallery pics, I would deduce that the wing positions are down to Rosman, Nieta and Baker - with Langdon a given and cameos from others. My question is, where's Salem? @picket fence didn't mention him and he's not in the midfield photos (but could've been there).

Another point, where was MAJAK DAW!??

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