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Coffee is on.

Rehab has , Moniz-wakefield and Salem.

Light duties, Oliver and JJ.

TMac is training with main squad.

First drill, moving the ball from the backs in defensive 50 into the forwards to kick a goal. Full field was used, opponents with bibs but no tackles.

Now into line squads.

JJ is now training with the mids.

Semi competitive drills, in two squads.

Mids clear the ball from stoppage and the backs defend it.

Forwards play with the ball on the arc then pass it to a forwad

Into sims now.

Dogga and JJ both sitting out.

Just got my tickets, woh hoo.

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So frustrating!

Club's 'Finals Hub' says to get out and support players at training.  So I emailed them and asked when and where training would be held.  This was the response:  Thank you for your email.  Further information will be posted on the finals hub once available. We cannot provide any details at this stage.  We look forward to seeing you cheer on the red and blue!'

The Finals Hub page says:  Information on Open Training sessions will be available in the coming days.

Why encourage us to go to training then not tell us where it is.

 

@kev martinThanks for going and I look forward to your reports. 

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2 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

The Finals Hub page says:  Information on Open Training sessions will be available in the coming days

In the past they had one open training a week.

The rest not advertised.

Today at Gosch's, the next is anyone's guess.

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8 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

So frustrating!

Club's 'Finals Hub' says to get out and support players at training.  So I emailed them and asked when and where training would be held.  This was the response:  Thank you for your email.  Further information will be posted on the finals hub once available. We cannot provide any details at this stage.  We look forward to seeing you cheer on the red and blue!'

The Finals Hub page says:  Information on Open Training sessions will be available in the coming days.

Why encourage us to go to training then not tell us where it is.

 

@kev martinThanks for going and I look forward to your reports. 

Correct Luci, the club must improve its level of communication to supporters/members.

How hard is it to post dates on the website?

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20 minutes ago, Winners at last said:

Where is training? Gosch's?

Are the team training at Gosch's any other day/s this week?

 

This is a great question, will they do a hit out on Saturday at Gosch's like in 2018? Will be checking the finals hub regualarly!

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51 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Coffee is on.

Rehab has , Moniz-wakefield and Salem.

Light duties, Oliver and JJ.

TMac is training with main squad.

First drill, moving the ball from the backs in defensive 50 into the forwards to kick a goal. Full field was used, opponents with bibs but no tackles.

Now into line squads.

JJ is now training with the mids.

Semi competitive drills, in two squads.

Mids clear the ball from stoppage and the backs defend it.

Forwards play with the ball on the arc then pass it to a forwad

Into sims now.

Dogga and JJ both sitting out.

Just got my tickets, woh hoo.

Kicking goal practice, Stafford working with JVR.

Now they're having chats and presentations with the staff members. 

 

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1 hour ago, kev martin said:

Coffee is on.

Rehab has , Moniz-wakefield and Salem.

Light duties, Oliver and JJ.

TMac is training with main squad.

First drill, moving the ball from the backs in defensive 50 into the forwards to kick a goal. Full field was used, opponents with bibs but no tackles.

Now into line squads.

JJ is now training with the mids.

Semi competitive drills, in two squads.

Mids clear the ball from stoppage and the backs defend it.

Forwards play with the ball on the arc then pass it to a forward

Into sims now.

Dogga and JJ both sitting out.

Just got my tickets, woh hoo.

Did they switch the pill coming into the forward line to someone running free or was it just into pockets?

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14 minutes ago, Megatron said:

I think it’s meant to be a closed session, which would be why it’s not advertised.

Gosch's is a public area, so is difficult to close.

They don't seem to mind spectators, they have been pleasant to me.

In the past when they wanted to do some "secret" plays they would ask us not to go in "that" area.

Media and camera crews were there as well.

My guess is they will use Casey or Port for closed training.

Today's run seemed to be about thanking the staff, as the coffee and food truck was out, and they had a meeting with them at the end of session

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1 minute ago, kev martin said:

Gosch's is a public area, so is difficult to close.

They don't seem to mind spectators, they have been pleasant to me.

In the past when they wanted to do some "secret" plays they would ask us not to go in "that" area.

Media and camera crews were there as well.

My guess is they will use Casey or Port for closed training.

Today's run seemed to be about thanking the staff, as the coffee and food truck was out, and they had a meeting with them at the end of session

Yes that’s correct. 

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3 hours ago, Megatron said:

I think it’s meant to be a closed session, which would be why it’s not advertised.

So will we suddenly find this thread heavily redacted? 😵

1 hour ago, BigFez said:

Obvious question, how is T Max moving?

Very good question.  

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Fingers crossed Tom McDonald will be fit and firing for a surprise inclusion in the Melbourne side soon! 🤞

They may give him a run at Casey first though.

Anyway, I hope they continue to practice their connection into the forward line. I still think that needs further improvement.

Lastly, I hope my all time favourite Melbourne Development Coach Mark "Choco" Williams was there imparting his wisdom to the Demons players. :lol:

 

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If they have an open session at Casey next week I will try to go down and have a look if it falls on a work from home day. 

But some advance notice would be nice, so let's hope they give us one. 

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3 hours ago, kev martin said:

Gosch's is a public area, so is difficult to close.

They don't seem to mind spectators, they have been pleasant to me.

In the past when they wanted to do some "secret" plays they would ask us not to go in "that" area.

Media and camera crews were there as well.

My guess is they will use Casey or Port for closed training.

Today's run seemed to be about thanking the staff, as the coffee and food truck was out, and they had a meeting with them at the end of session

Speaking from a basis of total ignorance… not sure how ‘closed’ the Port ground is, but to me it appears it would be very difficult to have a proper closed session at Casey. Lots of cyclone fencing around the ground. Very happy to be corrected / educated on this matter

GO DEES!!!

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41 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Lastly, I hope my all time favourite Melbourne Development Coach Mark "Choco" Williams was there imparting his wisdom to the Demons players. :lol:

Goody was doing most of the talking.

Mathew Whelan was in the goal area where the umps stand, supervising, giving feedback and kicking the balls out for the entire session.

It used to be the support staff, so good to see they have an experienced person there.

Williams was freelancing, getting around to them all, checking, supporting and taps on the back. He is a beauty. 

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1 hour ago, BigFez said:

Obvious question, how is T Max moving?

 TMac, looked good a couple of times in sims, competing, getting his hands on it, baulking well and passing it.

Covering the ground well.

Has the same reliable kick at goal.

Probably needs some match fitness, but he looked happy and focused out there.

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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Looks like McDonald is a certainty to play VFL this weekend if he gets through Thursday's training.

My guess is they will have a practice run down at Casey on the weekend.

Hoping TMac gets a run before the serious stuff.

Though you never know, they may fast track him with some limited time in the VFL final.

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