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1 minute ago, DeeZone said:

Only supposed to be 1st to 4 year players at this stage, not sure when the senior group commence.

Next Monday, a week apart.

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Will be interesting to see if readymade AFL players Billings Fullarton and McAdam enjoy the fresh start and  force their way into the side R1 or round zero or whatever they call it.

Hopefully it will increase the competitive spirit. Once youre in the team you dont want to drop out.

Injuries aside it could be tough for draftees to get a slot in the 23.

Probably spend all year in the VFL unless they really kick the door down.

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

My big thanks to all our trackwatchers. It's so good to have you back.

By the way, is Satyricon in attendance? (Saty, if you're reading this, I miss your reports, although I can understand why you may have chosen to withdraw.)  

Agree, but Tholstrup could, played already against men this year, really looks the goods..On first sight, really looks the goods.

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38 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Petty is definitely there according to Melbourne's social media posts

Petty was there but he was wearing #26

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4 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

My big thanks to all our trackwatchers. It's so good to have you back.

 

My thoughts as well   ALL reports from watchers welcome, For me the more critical of the players the better, keeps my feet on the ground   and it really is good to have you back        Bring in the Carpenters,     or Supertramp or CCR

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5 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

My big thanks to all our trackwatchers. It's so good to have you back.

By the way, is Satyricon in attendance? (Saty, if you're reading this, I miss your reports, although I can understand why you may have chosen to withdraw.)  

Thanks La Dee- vina, totally agree it is great to be able to share what is actually happening out on the track another thing that I love about DLand.

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2 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

Are you sure that wasn't Jed Adams?  If it wasn't, was Adams there?

#26 is Jed’s number but this was definitely Harry. He was on the boundary 10 feet away. I said, “hey Harry” and he turned to say hi. Was definitely him. Also, he was very slightly limping after the session but gee it was great to see him running. 

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No sign of Saty - I think he went back to England.

But I watched for about 90mins and while it was all light drills, it was good to see the new faces and there were quite a few of the old brigade - gees Gawny's a good leader and he had his understudies Trac and Lever there as well. Sallo was also there which is good after last year was a bit of a wipeout for him. Maysie on a boys golfing trip to SA I believe. Petty may have been there, but I didn't see him.

The three teenage newbies all looked switched on and I was interested to see that Koltyn could match renowned runner Kynan Brown and speedster Caleb Windsor in their handful of repeat run-through sprints. 

The two standouts, in my view, were McAdam and Roo, who both led and finished well in the wet conditions - but don't get too excited, these early training drills suit the finishers and with Fritta on light duties they will get plenty of chances.

I was initially impressed with how much more balanced Adams was - gone is the gangly kid - but then he went and did another horrific spray left footer in the rain that made me think he still may be another year away.

It is way too early to be confident that positional moves will stick, but T-Mac was doing defensive work - maybe they've decided that with Petty forward, they need another tall defensive back-up.

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19 minutes ago, jayceebee31 said:

Agree, but Tholstrop could, played already against men this year, really looks the goods..On first sight, really looks the goods.

Get excited y’all. 🥳

He’s definitely ready to play imho. Not just physically ready, but mentally so. I just had a long chat with him (he’s new, he’s not yet aware of how much of a nutcase I am 😁). He’s mature beyond his years. He said the players are “amazing” with how they’ve made him feel welcome and that they’re all super close and he loves our Club environment. He’s “stoked” to have been selected by the MFC. I said, “what about this go home factor with you young blokes, especially you WA boys?” I barely finished the question and he said, “Nah, no way. No way at all. I’m a one-club player.” He told me he asked for jumper #39 because he loves Lewis Jetta. He is such a great addition!

Caleb and Kynan both look as though they need to fill out quite a bit. 

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8 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Get excited y’all. 🥳

He’s definitely ready to play imho. Not just physically ready, but mentally so. I just had a long chat with him (he’s new, he’s not yet aware of how much of a nutcase I am 😁). He’s mature beyond his years. He said the players are “amazing” with how they’ve made him feel welcome and that they’re all super close and he loves our Club environment. He’s “stoked” to have been selected by the MFC. I said, “what about this go home factor with you young blokes, especially you WA boys?” I barely finished the question and he said, “Nah, no way. No way at all. I’m a one-club player.” He told me he asked for jumper #39 because he loves Lewis Jetta. He is such a great addition!

Caleb and Kynan both look as though they need to fill out quite a bit. 

Nev WCW? Lewis was 32 and 23. 👀

I really like this kid.

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13 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Get excited y’all. 🥳

He’s definitely ready to play imho. Not just physically ready, but mentally so. I just had a long chat with him (he’s new, he’s not yet aware of how much of a nutcase I am 😁). He’s mature beyond his years. He said the players are “amazing” with how they’ve made him feel welcome and that they’re all super close and he loves our Club environment. He’s “stoked” to have been selected by the MFC. I said, “what about this go home factor with you young blokes, especially you WA boys?” I barely finished the question and he said, “Nah, no way. No way at all. I’m a one-club player.” He told me he asked for jumper #39 because he loves Lewis Jetta. He is such a great addition!

Caleb and Kynan both look as though they need to fill out quite a bit. 

Neville, maybe?

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19 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Neville, maybe?

Yeah that’s what I wondered but he definitely said Lewis 🤷‍♀️ My eyesight may not be great but my hearing is. 

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24 minutes ago, Beetle said:

Nev WCW? Lewis was 32 and 23. 👀

I really like this kid.

He’s great. Up until today I was having trouble warming to him. I got the impression he was a cocky little upstart. I even told him this. He said he appreciates my honesty and that he understands how people may see him that way. He’s definitely confident and seems really self-assured but not overly. I’m sold on him. 

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

He’s great. Up until today I was having trouble warming to him. I got the impression he was a cocky little upstart. I even told him this. He said he appreciates my honesty and that he understands how people may see him that way. He’s definitely confident and seems really self-assured but not overly. I’m sold on him. 

Well if he goes against his word and does move back to WA we will blame you for being so honest.

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

He’s great. Up until today I was having trouble warming to him. I got the impression he was a cocky little upstart. I even told him this. He said he appreciates my honesty and that he understands how people may see him that way. He’s definitely confident and seems really self-assured but not overly. I’m sold on him. 

Great to hear WCW, I really like the look of him as well and he spoke so well on SEN and 6PR, just out of interest how tall do you think he is?

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The first rounders usually get the best available numbers, followed by the rest of the draft getting the high numbers no one wants.

If Billings, McAdam and Fullarton took 14, 23 and 33 there wasn’t a lot left but I knew there had to be a reason for 39 rather than 27 or 34.

That’s awesome that Koltyn chose 39 for Nev

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

#26 is Jed’s number but this was definitely Harry. He was on the boundary 10 feet away. I said, “hey Harry” and he turned to say hi. Was definitely him. Also, he was very slightly limping after the session but gee it was great to see him running. 

Excellent to hear that he’s running even if he was limping after. I expected him to still be in a moonboot so to be running pre Christmas is brilliant news. 

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47 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Get excited y’all. 🥳

He’s definitely ready to play imho. Not just physically ready, but mentally so. I just had a long chat with him (he’s new, he’s not yet aware of how much of a nutcase I am 😁). He’s mature beyond his years. He said the players are “amazing” with how they’ve made him feel welcome and that they’re all super close and he loves our Club environment. He’s “stoked” to have been selected by the MFC. I said, “what about this go home factor with you young blokes, especially you WA boys?” I barely finished the question and he said, “Nah, no way. No way at all. I’m a one-club player.” He told me he asked for jumper #39 because he loves Lewis Jetta. He is such a great addition!

Caleb and Kynan both look as though they need to fill out quite a bit. 

It’s too late for Kol now that he had been WCW’d (he’ll probably ask for a transfer now), but for the Club’s sake, please keep WCW away from the other newbies. 

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