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4 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Yes please Andy 😂

Chat GPT really should just say "Sorry we can't provide one for you because we weren't there instead we will just make one up and not mention a single player."

Training Report: Melbourne Demons at Casey Fields Date: Thursday, 15th February 2024

Location: Casey Fields, Melbourne

Attendees:

  • Players: Full Melbourne Demons squad
  • Coaching Staff: Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, Fitness Trainers
  • Support Staff: Physiotherapists, Nutritionists

Overview: The Melbourne Demons training session at Casey Fields on Thursday, February 15th, 2024, was a dynamic and intensive session aimed at fine-tuning player skills, fostering teamwork, and enhancing physical fitness in preparation for the upcoming season.

Training Session Highlights:

  1. Warm-up and Injury Prevention: The session commenced with a thorough warm-up routine led by the fitness trainers. Players engaged in dynamic stretches, mobility drills, and light cardiovascular exercises to prepare their bodies for the demands of the session and reduce the risk of injuries.

  2. Skill Development Drills: Various skill-specific drills were conducted to sharpen players' abilities in kicking, handballing, marking, and tackling. Emphasis was placed on precision, decision-making under pressure, and execution at game pace. Coaches provided individualized feedback to players to address areas for improvement.

  3. Team Tactics and Strategy: Tactical aspects of the game were extensively covered during the session. Players participated in structured gameplay simulations focusing on offensive and defensive strategies, set plays, and positional awareness. The coaching staff encouraged communication and cohesion among players to enhance teamwork on the field.

  4. Physical Conditioning: A significant portion of the session was dedicated to physical conditioning drills aimed at building endurance, speed, and strength. Players underwent high-intensity interval training (HIIT), sprint drills, agility exercises, and strength training circuits tailored to football-specific movements.

  5. Match Simulation: The training session concluded with a simulated match scenario where players applied the skills, tactics, and fitness components practiced earlier in a competitive setting. This allowed coaches to assess player performance under match-like conditions and make necessary adjustments.

Key Observations and Feedback:

  • Players demonstrated a high level of commitment and intensity throughout the session, showcasing their determination to excel in the upcoming season.
  • Individual players showed notable improvements in specific skill areas, reflecting their dedication to continuous development.
  • Positive teamwork and camaraderie were evident among the squad, with players supporting and encouraging each other on and off the field.
  • Coaching staff provided constructive feedback to players, highlighting areas of strength and areas requiring further refinement.

Conclusion: The Melbourne Demons training session at Casey Fields on February 15th, 2024, was a productive and promising session, laying a solid foundation for the team's preparations ahead of the season. The dedication, hard work, and unity displayed by the players and coaching staff bode well for the team's prospects as they strive for success in the upcoming campaign.

 

According to Chat GPT we're TRAINING THE HOUSE DOWN.

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8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Chat GPT really should just say "Sorry we can't provide one for you because we weren't there instead we will just make one up and not mention a single player."

Training Report: Melbourne Demons at Casey Fields Date: Thursday, 15th February 2024

Location: Casey Fields, Melbourne

Attendees:

  • Players: Full Melbourne Demons squad
  • Coaching Staff: Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, Fitness Trainers
  • Support Staff: Physiotherapists, Nutritionists

Overview: The Melbourne Demons training session at Casey Fields on Thursday, February 15th, 2024, was a dynamic and intensive session aimed at fine-tuning player skills, fostering teamwork, and enhancing physical fitness in preparation for the upcoming season.

Training Session Highlights:

  1. Warm-up and Injury Prevention: The session commenced with a thorough warm-up routine led by the fitness trainers. Players engaged in dynamic stretches, mobility drills, and light cardiovascular exercises to prepare their bodies for the demands of the session and reduce the risk of injuries.

  2. Skill Development Drills: Various skill-specific drills were conducted to sharpen players' abilities in kicking, handballing, marking, and tackling. Emphasis was placed on precision, decision-making under pressure, and execution at game pace. Coaches provided individualized feedback to players to address areas for improvement.

  3. Team Tactics and Strategy: Tactical aspects of the game were extensively covered during the session. Players participated in structured gameplay simulations focusing on offensive and defensive strategies, set plays, and positional awareness. The coaching staff encouraged communication and cohesion among players to enhance teamwork on the field.

  4. Physical Conditioning: A significant portion of the session was dedicated to physical conditioning drills aimed at building endurance, speed, and strength. Players underwent high-intensity interval training (HIIT), sprint drills, agility exercises, and strength training circuits tailored to football-specific movements.

  5. Match Simulation: The training session concluded with a simulated match scenario where players applied the skills, tactics, and fitness components practiced earlier in a competitive setting. This allowed coaches to assess player performance under match-like conditions and make necessary adjustments.

Key Observations and Feedback:

  • Players demonstrated a high level of commitment and intensity throughout the session, showcasing their determination to excel in the upcoming season.
  • Individual players showed notable improvements in specific skill areas, reflecting their dedication to continuous development.
  • Positive teamwork and camaraderie were evident among the squad, with players supporting and encouraging each other on and off the field.
  • Coaching staff provided constructive feedback to players, highlighting areas of strength and areas requiring further refinement.

Conclusion: The Melbourne Demons training session at Casey Fields on February 15th, 2024, was a productive and promising session, laying a solid foundation for the team's preparations ahead of the season. The dedication, hard work, and unity displayed by the players and coaching staff bode well for the team's prospects as they strive for success in the upcoming campaign.

 

According to Chat GPT we're TRAINING THE HOUSE DOWN.

Thankyou Andy. 

‘AI - scraping the internet to give you the biggest load of horse s___ since 2023.’

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3 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

What are the admission requirements?  Is it just walk in?

Just rock up on the day 👍🏽

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

No entry fee or proof of membership required? 

Nope. Open to anyone and everyone.

from my all-things-Casey go-to…

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4 hours ago, BangBnagBang said:

This sounds like a fantastic initiative by the club. Just like a the family day but with a practice match as an added bonus. Will be a fantastic day and turnout I'm sure. 

Some others are talking up the pies effort. 4.30 midweek on a work/school day is never a good time. Followed by a "Jumper Presentation" which was the players walking onto a balcony 15m above the fans which I heard only a handful stayed around for as it took a considerable time to start after as the players warmed down and showered after the game. A lot of family/kids where seen leaving disappointed after not being able to wait around any longer having to get kids home for dinner and ready for school the next day.

 

I’m so over hearing about what other clubs do and how wonderful they are in comparison to us. The grass is always greener etc. Thank you for sharing the above in regards to Collingwood’s organising of their event.

Our Club is making a big effort to give our supporters an opportunity to engage with players, they’re providing fun for kids and pretty much everything - bar food and drinks - is free. All this at a point where there’s so much going on and so little time.

I don’t imagine anyone will leave Casey disappointed. ❤️💙

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22 hours ago, DubDee said:

The team ahead at 6 Quarter time has literally never lost a game

Yep. That’s why traditionally they call the 6th quarter the Premiership quarter. 😅

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

Chat GPT really should just say "Sorry we can't provide one for you because we weren't there instead we will just make one up and not mention a single player."

Training Report: Melbourne Demons at Casey Fields Date: Thursday, 15th February 2024

 

According to Chat GPT we're TRAINING THE HOUSE DOWN.

What a wonderful start to this reporter.

but no mention of Petty. And Windsor ?

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Yet another plug for the DA (soz all, but in the absence of a traditional Family Day this is our big opportunity to raise funds).

Anyways, if you think you’ve at some point in your life had the very best cupcake in the world, think again! Our cupcakes are TO. DIE. FOR. Moist yet still light and fluffy. Delicious whipped icing and unique handmade toppers. Eg…

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Our DA baker extraordinaire has made toppers with 🏆on them and jumper numbers and myriad other Dees-related things. She’s a cupcake virtuoso.

So, her and I were spitballing the other day and we came up with this idea…

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Why not capitalise on the many Tigers fans in attendance, right?
(Of course, I advised her to throw away all the utensils and bowls etc. after making them and to burn the clothes she was wearing. 😝)

There’ll also be other just as delish baked items for sale.

HAVE AT ‘EM!!!

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13 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

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Why not capitalise on the many Tigers fans in attendance, right?
(Of course, I advised her to throw away all the utensils and bowls etc. after making them and to burn the clothes she was wearing. 😝)

There’ll also be other just as delish baked items for sale.

HAVE AT ‘EM!!!

PRO TIP: They’ll sell more Tigers cupcakes if they are microwaved

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My lineup after seeing training is

B: Lever, May, McVee

HB: Rivers, Tomlinson, Bowey

C: Windsor, Petracca, Langdon

HF: Billings, van Rooyen, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, Schache, Pickett

FOLL: Gawn, Sparrow, Viney

IC: Laurie, Verrall, Chandler, Howes

SUB: K. Brown

Reserves

Salem, Oliver, Jefferson, Adams, Hore, Sestan, Tholstrup and Farris-White

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7 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

My lineup after seeing training is

B: Lever, May, McVee

HB: Rivers, Tomlinson, Bowey

C: Windsor, Petracca, Langdon

HF: Billings, van Rooyen, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, Schache, Pickett

FOLL: Gawn, Sparrow, Viney

IC: Laurie, Verrall, Chandler, Howes

SUB: K. Brown

Reserves

Salem, Oliver, Jefferson, Adams, Hore, Sestan, Tholstrup and Farris-White

Low key was hoping Adams took mays spot for tomorrow. I have high hopes for him 

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Huge opportunity for Howes, Laurie, Windsor and Billings. They are the 4 who we need to see do well and push genuine claims for round 1.

Be nice to see Tommo and Schache looking somewhat competent too.

Aside from that it's experimentation time, keep pace on the ball, don't be afraid to make mistakes and play with good spirit more so concerns for results.

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25 minutes ago, Demongirl35 said:

Low key was hoping Adams took mays spot for tomorrow. I have high hopes for him 

Agree... Going forward I don't see Tomlinson as best 22

Also need a Hibberd replacement. Asking a lot of Bowey to take that role

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From @Tough Kent and others ( @WERRIDEE, @kev martin ) observations in the Training Thread today this is the closest we can expect to an announcement of teams.

Senior squad: May, JVR, McVee, Petracca, Windsor, Viney, Lever, Gawn, Billings, Langdon, Laurie, Bowey, Schache, Tomlinson, Howes, Rivers, Verrall, ANB, Fritta, Sparrow, Kozzie, Chandler, K Brown.
 
Possible 2nds: Clarry, Salem, Hore, Tholstrup, Adams, Sestan, KFW, Jefferson.
 
Missing due to Injury/Managing: Brayshaw (?), Spargo (Achilles?), Petty (Toe), Hunter (Calf), Melksham (Knee), B Brown (Knee), TMac (Calf), Fullarton (Hamstring), Turner (?), AMW (?), McAdam (Calf), Woewodin (Concussion), Smith (Suspension?)
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7 minutes ago, Demonland said:
Missing due to Injury/Managing: Brayshaw (?), Spargo (Achilles?), Petty (Toe), Hunter (Calf), Melksham (Knee), B Brown (Knee), TMac (Calf), Fullarton (Hamstring), Turner (?), AMW (?), McAdam (Calf), Jefferson (load management), Woewodin (Concussion), Smith (Suspension?)

Can anyone fill in the blanks (?) to the injuries above?

Brayshaw, Tuner, AMW

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1 minute ago, Neil Crompton said:

It would be nice if the Club would!

That is why Demonland exists. A lot of the other injury blanks we've pieced together from our wonderful Trackwatchers.

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