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41 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

Spargo and Turner were in rehab group but didn’t do much.

AMW told me he hopes to play this week. Also said he thought we would challenge Kossie’s ban. 

Richo was interviewed on the mic by robbo at the punt road end goals and said his morning involved looking at what to do about Kozzie and chances of getting it to low impact. Gave me the impression they weren't that optimistic but that doesnt mean they won't try

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6 minutes ago, Demons1858 said:

Richo was interviewed on the mic by robbo at the punt road end goals and said his morning involved looking at what to do about Kozzie and chances of getting it to low impact. Gave me the impression they weren't that optimistic but that doesnt mean they won't try

Reckon the Fogarty grading will be instructive.

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2 hours ago, kev martin said:

Not such a good morning, weather wise. As I arrived, it starting raining, settled into watching some Victory players have a kick around.

The MFC squad come out as the rain abated, they had wide smiles as the walked down the roped corridor. Plenty of joy from the supporters towards them, kids everywhere, maybe about 500 to a 1000 of us.

Rehab/light duties, Hunter, BBB, TMac, McAdam, Bowey, Chandler, Melky, Sestan, AMW, Spargo, Turner.

Chandler was doing enough running to suggest he will be right.

I expected Hunter to be in the main group, must have had a setback.

Looks like they are working on the fitness of Sestan.

BBB and TMac are managed, no obvious hindrances, and the easy recovery run is usual for them.

A surprise with AMW, just as we were suggesting he is nearly ready, he goes into rehab. I couldn't tell what the problem was.

No Hore.

They split into three stations, short kicking, a kind of soccer competition of kicking the ball down the field with finesse from outside the line, and a structured handball game.

Down came the rain again for 5 minutes and then cleared.

They did some structured sims. Coaches would move the ball from the forward line and set a high mark for a backman who would slingshot it off via spread and/or corridor it with links, to either a marking forward or to a forward that brings the ball front and centre. may was moving well.

They had a couple of meetings in the middle.

Finally, they head to the boundary for extensive signings.

Great atmosphere.

Please, who is AMW??

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2 hours ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Spargo was there…was in the navy jumper, not the red like the main group 

Was hard to tell who was rehabbing because some were wearing the navy but others like McAdam were wearing the red.

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  • Demonland changed the title to TRAINING: Sunday 7th April 2024

Thanks Demonland, Kev, WCW and all poster’s greatly appreciated.

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A great day was had by our crew and an impressive crowd turnout (especially considering the weather)! Thanks to the Demon Army for their efforts, it was an impressive setup all-round. 

My son was absolutely stoked to get some signatures and a few photos! 

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5 hours ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Seemed to be quite a light session. Wouldn’t rule out those not completing a full session. 
 

spoke to Maysie, he admitted his body was fairly sore. Incredible that he is playing through that much pain. 
 

a kid asked Oliver if he was playing this week. He was taken aback by it. As if he had no idea why he’d be asked the question. So, I assume we can lock him in. 
 

one whack for the Club though - there was a designated 10 + year members area. It wouldn’t have been in a worse spot. On a slope with little vantage at all. At the end, when plyers came to sign, Max didn’t even make his way over to that area. Given that it was described as an exclusive area for our loyalist members, it seemed that MFC staff had no coordination of what was going on. 
 

WCW, the snags were beautifully cooked. 

Yes agree on the 10+ year area. Too crowded and poor visibility. I chose to go elsewhere on the fence. Were there any of the briefings from MFC coaching staff as promised in the email? 

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5 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

Was that @WalkingCivilWar taking the money? I should’ve said hi, whilst making her go back and forth for the Pepsi Max!

Maybe we should have a designated Demonland area for those wishing to say hello?

Yes, you should’ve! I’m always happy to meet fellow DL-ers ❤️💙

Thank you for supporting us this morning, very much appreciated. The same goes to everyone else who came to sample our fare.

We did really well, so much better than we expected given the weather forecast. Even the couple of random showers didn’t deter folks in the queue… Dees fans are made of tough stuff 👊🏼

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5 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

Yes agree on the 10+ year area. Too crowded and poor visibility. I chose to go elsewhere on the fence. Were there any of the briefings from MFC coaching staff as promised in the email? 

That area is the usual gathering place for spectators. They probably didn't expect the big numbers, so many of the 10+ end up down the slope if no place on the fence. Best place to watch those right footers kicking goals from the boundary at the end of the session.

Would assume the players had no idea that area was for the 10+ consecutive year members. 

The area on the other side of the sheds is flatter, central, and probably more suitable to the large 10+ group. Would also give punters access to the players on the walk back to AAMI.

One of the coaches had a chat to Robbo on the loud speaker in the marketing area, probably only those close could hear the banter.

Give the club a heads up, @Kick_It_To_Pickett and your good self.

Another family day in July is planned.

Demon Family Series July School Holiday Open Training

Date and location: TBC (Gosch's Paddock or nearby location)

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/teams/training-times

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Mate and I got there at 11am, only to hear over the loud speaker that they wouldn't be starting training until 11:45am. So we snuck off to the pub, came back at 12:15pm to find all the players wrapping it up and leaving. Email didn't say anything about it being a 30 min training sesh. Totally our bad for coming back late, but it was pretty disappointing that it was so short, especially when the invite said "11am-1:30pm" with no specific schedule. 

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7 minutes ago, pilgrim said:

Mate and I got there at 11am, only to hear over the loud speaker that they wouldn't be starting training until 11:45am. So we snuck off to the pub, came back at 12:15pm to find all the players wrapping it up and leaving. Email didn't say anything about it being a 30 min training sesh. Totally our bad for coming back late, but it was pretty disappointing that it was so short, especially when the invite said "11am-1:30pm" with no specific schedule. 

They showed a schedule on the website.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/teams/training-times

Strange they couldn't include it on the email invitation, as it had been there for sometime.

11:00am: Event open to public 

11:45am - 12:15pm: team training 

12:15pm - 12:45pm: players signing along the fence

12:45pm - 1:30pm: Field open to the public for K2K 

1:30pm: event ends

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29 minutes ago, kev martin said:

They showed a schedule on the website.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/teams/training-times

Strange they couldn't include it on the email invitation, as it had been there for sometime.

11:00am: Event open to public 

11:45am - 12:15pm: team training 

12:15pm - 12:45pm: players signing along the fence

12:45pm - 1:30pm: Field open to the public for K2K 

1:30pm: event ends

Yep it seems that I missed that, but might have been a good idea to send an email out with an updated schedule to all those who were originally emailed too. As clearly, we missed that info and completely missed the training session. If you say training is 11am-1:30pm, it is fair to say people might interpret that literally.

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  • Whispering_Jack changed the title to TRAINING: Sunday 7th April, 2024

That was a pretty exciting round of footy really

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23 hours ago, kev martin said:

I expected Hunter to be in the main group, must have had a setback.

Looks like they are working on the fitness of Sestan.

Quote from  @Tim.

"Casey played a praccy match against Carlton at Princes Park on Friday evening. Lachie Hunter played and Taj got some more miles into his legs after his brief Adelaide cameo on Thursday night. Sestan not playing.

Kynan Brown was excellent, as too was the Kolt. Taj and Bill were also good."

No setback, they got a game into Hunter, and were giving him light duties. 

Sounds like Sestan has the setback, and being in rehab was not fitness related. At least he was running plenty of K's.

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19 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Quote from  @Tim.

"Casey played a praccy match against Carlton at Princes Park on Friday evening. Lachie Hunter played and Taj got some more miles into his legs after his brief Adelaide cameo on Thursday night. Sestan not playing.

Kynan Brown was excellent, as too was the Kolt. Taj and Bill were also good."

No setback, they got a game into Hunter, and were giving him light duties. 

Sounds like Sestan has the setback, and being in rehab was not fitness related. At least he was running plenty of K's.

Hopefully this is right about Hunter. He looked very proppy yesterday. 

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9 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

Hopefully this is right about Hunter. He looked very proppy yesterday. 

Agree, old man calves. Difficult to get right. 

Same as the Spargo achilles. Why did they play him early in the season without a build-up?

Does leave questions about the trainers ability and judgement. 

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Chandler was  clearly in some discomfort. Walking, sometimes limping and under observation by two physios. He was not hiding it and at one point was heard to say "that doesn't hurt as much". Right knee strapped from thigh to mid-calf.

Melky fielded a few questions and suggested he was a couple of months away. Feeling very good. Was kicking sweetly both sides with his rehab group.

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20 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Was McAdam training at all?

I didn't have a good view of the rehab/light duties area, what I saw, McAdam was doing some easy ball work with the others. In previous sessions he had a personal program and was running by himself, although last time I saw him he did do some drills with the main group. 

He was in his normal training attire, and not the rehab shirt. 

I haven't seen him do a flat out sprint. Until that can be done, I assume he is not ready to go.

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3 minutes ago, kev martin said:

I didn't have a good view of the rehab/light duties area, what I saw, McAdam was doing some easy ball work with the others. In previous sessions he had a personal program and was running by himself, although last time I saw him he did do some drills with the main group. 

He was in his normal training attire, and not the rehab shirt. 

Thanks.

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