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PRESEASON TRAINING: Monday 4th December 2023


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11 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Brayshaw was knocked out in the Demons’ qualifying final loss to Collingwood in one of the most dramatic moments of the season, with good friend Brayden Maynard ultimately cleared by the AFL appeals board.

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Summer training, time trials and all back into it. 45 players in the squad, including a strong looking Noah Yze (did not time trial).

I think the only one missing was Chandler.

Great to see Angus out there in the yellow cap. He participated in the non-contact program. Even the small bumps and body contact drills were avoided. He looked very sharp, 100% efficiency I reckon.

Oliver has started on a full rehab program now. Running, kicking, gym work. He was not time trialled. Occasionally appeared a little frustrated with the running, but kept the head down, and did what was asked.

Fritsch must be very close to full training. Some kicking drills really worked him over. Had a spill and clumsily hit the ground as he fumbled. He did not look like making any errors after that, doing the rest of his work with style. Has passion and commitment. Looking stronger and heavier through his hips.

Petty did a little kicking, no running, plenty of gym. Was vocal when hanging around the structured sims. Helping out Jefferson, giving some pointers about body and arm work in the lead up to a contest.

Melky on a similar program to Petty. Both in blue tops, while the rest had training jersey's on.

Kossie did the time trial, but I think not up to standard, as he was placed on a running program alongside Fritsch doing 5 km and no participation in the simulations. Wasn't particularly happy by the end of it. Though, like Oliver completed it.

At the end of training, Kossie and McAdam were walking together, and Goody places his arms around both and gives them the emotional, caring support.

Maisie appears to be working hard as a leader. When he wasn't running, he was on the boundary, offering encouragement. He was very vocal about the skills he liked about McAdams.

McAdams struggled a bit with the time trial, but excelled in the sims. Has the ability to find the footy on a lead and gets front and centre of the pack and is a ball magnet.

Fullarton and Max were matched during the structured sims, and Farris-White was up against Verral. All four are doing well. Max appears unhindered, Farris-White getting more involved, Verral works well, especially below his knees. I think Fullerton (good agility and run) will be Max's back-up at this stage.

Sparrow has the rig, and a few made him aware of it at the start of the time trial. He was in the fast pack, with Tomlinson, ANB, Langdon, McVee, Taj, maybe another one, but cannot recall, and could be wrong about the group.

Spargo and Bowey were the hardest working players during the structured sims. After the action on the field, they got them sprinting 25 m around the boundary as another group entered.

The simulations can be a full oval, with players having more choice of style and ball movement, or a set play kind of a structured sim. Today's structured sims, appeared to be about movement from the backline, and then a sim of getting the forwards well set when creating 50 re-entries. Emphasis was in making two fwds hold back and the other fwds pushing out.

They finished with timed runs down the centre of the paddock. They had to do extra, as a few didn't get under the time, this disappointed a few, but the word got around to make sure you take your mates with you. The four new young one's did not do these run troughs.

Viney looks to have put on more muscle.

Thought Hunter was looking a bit slower.

Tomlinson was looking big and strong.

Howes, AdamsTurner,  and Billing all going about it professionally.

Windsor and K. Brown competed well in the sims.

Sestan has great hands.

Salem was flying under the radar, only noticed him when they first entered the field.

There was an aerial clash of four players at one stage, with the coaches voice of that's what we expect. No-one was hurt.

Last on the track were some smalls working on ground ball gets, Viney, Laurie, and two others, with Tracc and Kolt kicking goals. Tracc was very accurate, I think it helps his kicking, with someone else following him and having him as a mentor.

It was a long session.

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1 minute ago, Gawndy the Great said:

So i gather Oliver turned up to training today and looked totally gassed. 

He is recovering from recent knee surgery so he will be a fair way behind the pack until mid January.!!

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2 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

They have all returned looking either the same as they were or better. It’s amazing the change in some of them. Not just the likes of Matty J, ‘Bill’ Laurie and Taj who’ve all put on some bulk, but Riv for example: he’s really lean and is just muscle upon muscle and so, so strong! Saw many attempts (at these sessions) to tackle him… good luck with that, fellahs. He ain’t goin’ down. And Spaz (I don’t like calling him that but it’s what his mum told us he wants), he also looks lean and mean, and perfectly toned.

Then there’s Kozzie who also looks super lean and toned. I said, “Geez Kozzie, you’re looking good!” He said “Thanks,” took a swig of water, then said, “you’re looking good, too.” 🤣 I was with two DA friends and if you think I reminded them every 5-10 minutes about Kozzie saying that, you’d be spot on. 😁

Who is SPAZ ??

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Thanks to all the training reports.

Are there any of positional changes to note? I know there's the Tom McDonald down back but anything else?

Would like to see someone like a Jake Bowey get trialed in the midfield going into next year.

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39 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Pre season training. I remember it at our suburban footy club. Tooronga Malvern.  Started about now but definitely not this intense.  Usually an hour of running then hit the showers and off to the Malvern Vale afterwards for a Parma 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

LOL Comparing Tooronga Malvern pre season to M.F.C 🤣

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18 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Thanks to all the training reports.

Are there any of positional changes to note? I know there's the Tom McDonald down back but anything else?

Would like to see someone like a Jake Bowey get trialed in the midfield going into next year.

They haven't really broken into the lines as yet.

When they go into various groups, it is usually talls and smalls, or a balanced mix.

I've noticed that both Rivers and Bowey have been playing higher and doing connection work.

Windor was working in the forward area, and Tholstrup mids, 

 

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21 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Who is SPAZ ??

Tommy Sparrow. It’s been his nickname since forever. All the boys call him Spaz and his mum said he insists on being called Spaz. So, Spaz it is!

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1 hour ago, Gawndy the Great said:

So i gather Oliver turned up to training today and looked totally gassed. 

Not at all. That pic was taken at a rare moment where he was catching his breath. Don’t forget, it was bloody hot today, and the session went for three hours again. 

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1 hour ago, waynewussell said:

Clayton already looks to have trimmed a little belly fat. He will be driven to recapture peak fitness, of that I am sure!

Clarrie’s belly 😁

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5 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not at all. That pic was taken at a rare moment where he was catching his breath. Don’t forget, it was bloody hot today, and the session went for three hours again. 

I think Gawndy may have been preempting the inevitable media negativity - not making his own observation. That’s how I took it anyway.

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Fitness has never been an issue for Clarry. His hamstring aside, which we all now know took 3 months to heal thanks to another non related issue, he has been the model of physical resilience. No idea why anyone would question that now.
He’s missed many early pre season sessions with off season surgeries, and never missed a beat in the season proper. 
He has had a minor knee procedure so was obviously limited to what he could do in terms of endurance training during the off season. I have no doubt he will be back to his peak fitness soon. 

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I’d hoped due to our almost non-existent young midfield depth that they might have earmarked Tholstrup as one who’d eventually move in there.

Had a brief chat with Jason Taylor today at training and asked him whether he thought that’d be the case.

He ummed and ahhed for a while and eventually said “yeah, maybe”.

Was less than effusive which I was a bit disappointed to hear. But that aside, he’s definitely a player. I’ve only been to two sessions but you can tell straight away.

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