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  1. I had a chat with Shannon Byrnes. He reckons petracca a chance for round 1. but won't be pushed. He has just been doing stationary ball work so far today. Looks very eager to get out there. Also asked if he received a call from Essendon.. He was surprised he didn't. Trenners now roving a tap, and taking snap shots for goal. He's got a grin from ear to ear. I can't help but having one as well. Very exciting.
    53 points
  2. The southerly wind at Casey in the winter is a sure recipe for a miserable day. However, on a mild summer day in summer it just made the training session a sheer delight. I won't go into the actual drills, as there is little point in describing them unless you are there, and the important thing is how they translate to match conditions. So for those not there here are the observations: * In the rebab group we have 8 players, and no Jack Watts to be seen today at all. Not a good sign at this time of year for numbers. However, Trengove we all know about. Was really testing the foo
    45 points
  3. Spoke to one of the coaches.. confirmed that he's kicking with both feet & in a really good head space.
    41 points
  4. The wind was very strong (cap close to blowing off) and not conducive to precision skills. Rehab group Dawes, Lumumba, Max King, Trengove, Petracca, Weideman, Newton – no Watts. Uncontested ball movement drill starting in deep defence and using wing flanks before hitting a target leading from the goal square. Then broken into 2 groups for ground ball drills - one v one short marking with designated marker, plus long marking with hard lead after pushing/feigning, then doubling back marking/spoil with the same opponent. Neville Jetta doing well negating taller opponents; including Ho
    28 points
  5. Nice job on the training reports guys.... in fact too good!! Left me with nothing other than to confirm it was pretty much what I had to report. I will say Trenners is moving very well, Hogan has bulked up, his upper thighs are coming along nicely, that should help his kicking distance. As a whole the group no longer has skinny runts that will be easliy pushed off the ball. (Apart from the tall new guys,they'll take more time to develop) What impressed me most was the ball movement all over the ground in the Match Sim. Did NOT see one hospital handball, players we
    19 points
  6. Just need to confirm DHD......this is Melbourne you're watching ??
    15 points
  7. Full ground drills now. 2 sets of Attackers vs Defenders .. One thing I'm noticing a lot are the low trajectory passing. Powerful, flat & accurate. Exciting to watch. The occasional mis-kick. But the ball is being transferred much quicker. So less hospital hand passes & kicks to hopefully keep guys like Pedo out of hospital.
    14 points
  8. Good article - gives Misson update on some rehab players and some insight on how we will approach the NAB games. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2016-02-05/well-attack-nab-challenge-misson This bit from Misson is especially good: “Jack Trengove is coming towards the end of his rehab. He’s been doing a lot of work – and a lot of football work – in the last couple of weeks and he’s probably a week and a half away from joining in with the group. We feel like we’ve got his load pretty right. More importantly, he’s feeling really confident in that foot and he’s looking forward to joini
    12 points
  9. If Chris Dawes is running 50 m in 3.6 seconds he shouldn't be playing football but representing Australia in the 100 m in Rio.
    12 points
  10. Stop it. Just stop it. I can feel my annual Pollyanna Syndrome coming on again
    10 points
  11. I reckon it's time to put this one to rest od. He's doing his time and he's now a Melbourne player. Let's wish him every success.
    9 points
  12. essondon should only get top ups for any player that is still under the same contract from 2012, if essendon renewed contracts after the investigation, then that was there decision knowing that said player could be banned. same as trading
    9 points
  13. Blue vs White, mini match simulation until a score is registered. Then play is reset at different parts of the ground. Players are clearly tiring a bit.. resulting in a few missed hand passes & kicks. But follow up work has been good & still very vocal. Standouts for me have been Dean Kent, with his clean ball work in close, quick sidestep & immediate accelerate away from the pack.. a thing of beauty. Sam Frost took a brilliant contested mark. Looking the goods. Iv seen Ben Kennedy doing some impressive things in close. And just witnessed a graceful sidestep from jets & a lace
    9 points
  14. Judging by recent pictures and training reports, Vandenberg is in for a massive year. He now has a season under his belt (which he exceeded expectations), comes into his second pre-season, and looks in tip top condition. Vandenberg could become an elite footballer (A-Grade). I didn't see many flaws in his game last year, he does everything very well, and should only get better.
    8 points
  15. It's almost like Robbo has been given countermanding orders from the higher-ups at News to fly the flag for Essendon again. Reminds me of science fiction movies where a robot is given contradictory instructions. "Jobe must hand it b-- must hand it b--... CANNOT OVERRIDE PRIME OBJECTIVE ... Jobe must keep medal. Jobe must keep medal. Jobe must hand it b--- *sparks fly everywhere* *smoke* *explosion*
    8 points
  16. Great appointments I reckon. More generally I am thrilled with all the club has done in support of women's footy, both as a MFC fan and also as the proud dad of a 9yo daughter who's playing her first competitive game next Thursday.
    8 points
  17. CAS has ruled the players took peds, forget how they arrived at that. further more it coincided with the year watson won the brownlow. he therefore played that year illegally and potentially assisted by peds and had an unfair advantage procedurally it is pretty straight forward where the afl responsibilities lie. by joining wada the afl has ceded jurisdiction on peds to wada once the appeal date is reached without an appeal being lodged it should be an automatic decision. the only real decision is whether it should be awarded retrospectively to others or made void. s
    8 points
  18. Boys started with some slick ball movements, running it from full back into the centre. Being checked closely by defenders, the message was to keep looking for your nearest man as support. Move it fast & clean. Quite impressed here. Standouts for me was Bernie, Salem, Brayshaw. Very few mistakes. Spence a bit clumsy. as expected.
    8 points
  19. Afl have denied us port dogs and saints top up players. There you go. If you dope, go hard and do your whole list.
    7 points
  20. None whatsoever ... but it's a travesty of a sham of a farce and it will get worse when the AFL announces it won't allow the four clubs that have lost players as a result of the suspensions to have top up players, not even to their rookie lists.
    7 points
  21. IMHO this is all very easy. - He is a convicted drug cheat. - The AFL is a signatory to WADA - The medal is taken back. No idea why they would be any other option
    7 points
  22. Remember, they are also playing against Melbourne.
    7 points
  23. I heard a pretty straightforward argument the other day on Triple M. You can't win the Brownlow if you are suspended for any game in the season. Jobe has been retroactively suspended for that year. He is therefore ineligible simply based on that.
    7 points
  24. I'm pretty sure he was using both.
    7 points
  25. I heard Robbo on SEN and seriously he was almost incoherent. He sounded smashed. It was appalling and you could tell Allen and Harford were embarrassed. Id be sacked if i spoke in an official capacity like that. The article he wrote on the subject was trash, containing not a single logical reason why Watson should not lose the brownlow. Not one. His main thrust is that he is not comfortably satisfied that CAS's comfortable satisfaction the players took banned drugs is sufficient reason for stripping him of the brownlow ie it doesn't prove he is a drug cheat. The other argument is tha
    7 points
  26. WYL, what are you even trying to argue at the moment? You seem to be going in circles without actually making a point that we don't already know. Yes, we had a trade on the table that would've seen us get Pick 14 for Trengove. Yes, it fell through. Yes, we re-signed him after the trade fell through. Now he's on his way to recovery and still contracted to us despite once being on the trading block. Anything else?
    7 points
  27. Essendon deserve top ups to play in their reserves only, they have enough on their list to field a afl side.
    6 points
  28. Amazing news. Thanks. Definitely deserves all the luck in the world.
    6 points
  29. I don't think that's correct. Wasn't he given a one year contract extension last year? We are investing time into him now because it's the right thing to do. If he comes good then he will be a major asset and people at the club would have assessed the chances of that happening to make it worthwhile keeping him on.
    6 points
  30. I agree with you, but I also believe that Essendon don't deserve any top up players either. It's the principle of the thing. Essendon was the club that had this program in place, yet they are the only ones allowed to replace their players? Doesn't seem very fair to me, though that shouldn't come as a surprise.
    5 points
  31. What the players need to understand is that they are not on the same side/team as the EFC and their insurers...
    5 points
  32. I'm no biomechanics expert, but I think he'd fall over if he was only using one.
    5 points
  33. I have been live commentating this to the bloke who sits next to me, we're both mad Dees, waaaayyyyy to excited already.
    5 points
  34. Cool. Can we get this thread back to being about Trengove's progress rather than about why he's still on the list, then?
    5 points
  35. Darren Parkin with special guest Daniel Cross. Not a bad listen if you've got 20 minutes. Starts with a best 22. Pretty standard team similar to most of the media ones floating around. Goes through some strengths and weaknesses and then Crossy gets on to talk Tracc and others. Overall Crossy seems positive about a lot of players, including Petracca, but cautions that he'll need a good block of preseason running before he plays.
    4 points
  36. Meh, it's late night talk radio, save the conspiracies for the forums, no point discussing criticism of the AFL at 2am. I'd be more worried that the AFL isn't criticised by investigative journos at the big papers. In fact the way the peptides scandal broke in to Caro (AFL) and Robbo (Ess) was very disappointing.
    4 points
  37. What's the status of the house? Is it down yet?
    4 points
  38. I tips me hat to the lad. He's bloody determined
    4 points
  39. I love the line that the players took nothing illegal and if they did then they were duped by Dank. The former has been decided against them by CAS. The latter calls for only one response - sue Dank.
    4 points
  40. I think he earned the day off after his mark on Wednesday. Thanks to all for the great reports. Hope none of the injuries are serious and that the members of the rehab group can join the main group quickly. It sounds like there's a lot to be excited about this season, with lots of names that didn't feature much in previous seasons' training reports featuring heavily this year.
    4 points
  41. Really want Salem fit and firing in time for round 1. Could take a massive step up this season if he can avoid injury.
    4 points
  42. The Australian and Hun reporting the appeal is on with most of the 34 joining in and it is all being funded by the EFC. I would love to what grounds they are appealing on? Hopefully Melksham sees sense and just takes the 12 months off and doesn't risk the extra year, especially if an injunction isn't granted and he has to sit out this year anyway. I have a sneaky suspicion that if they do get an injunction and play this year then the booing of Goodes last year will seem like a welcome home celebration in comparison to what these boys will get.
    4 points
  43. I don't think it should be construed as punishment. By his actions, Watson made himself ineligible for the award. It's just taken some time to establish that.
    4 points
  44. I reckon the peoples front of judea could make a decision quicker than the afl
    4 points
  45. Even if they do use beyond reasonable doubt about taking it back they still have to take it as it is beyond reasonable doubt that he has been found guilty of using banned substances in the year he won and has been suspended for doing so. It is actually more than beyond reasonable doubt, it is fact. The AFL should have thought about this far more than they did but as we all know they had little idea of what was coming around the bend. The best solution would have been to have come out before the findings were announced and said 'if Jobe is found guilty he will be required to hand back his
    4 points
  46. you seriously think the afl executive can set themselves judicially above an international court on the question of guilt? the afl have no option in this matter. if they do as you suggest they may as well leave wada. you can't be within and without the laws of wada concurrently and have any credibility. oh wait .................this is the afl
    4 points
  47. finally....finally....someone's twigged !!!
    4 points
  48. Based on reports I have read about the queries NLM made to Reid, Jess seems to be dealing with different sets of injections. In any event, the CAS Arbitral Award dealt with this issue. Further, NLM's Counsel at CAS did not object to the jurisdiction, procedures or fairness of the hearing both at its commencement or conclusion. If the cost of such an appeal is to be borne by the AFLPA, if I was a player I would be outraged at the use of association funds for this futile exercise. On that note, there have been numerous exercises in futility over the course of this long running
    4 points
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