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  1. Trekked to Casey this morning. Arrived at 9.15 and players were already working on the field. When the rain came at 10.00 it was my cue to leave. So I was there for about 45 minutes. The view from outside the cyclone fence was very good but it was hard to make out what was happening on the other side of the oval – its quite a flat outer. It was my first ever training session so wasn’t sure what to look for or look at. It was hard to make out some players especially the newer ones or those that hadn’t played many games. So I had to work from their numbers (when they weren’t wea
    77 points
  2. Two more girls have now come out and said they've received inappropriate picture from him. There seems to be a Patton going on here. Thank you very much..
    40 points
  3. I got down to Casey today. It was good to be back watching the boys live. I waltzed into the ground and moved around at will, until Benny Gibson came over and told me I was welcome to stay, but that I had to stay in a certain part of the ground. So I stood just in front of Jeff Farmer and Matty Whelan who were on the hill chatting for hours! Some observations: -Brayshaw, Pickett and Lockhart made up the re-hab group. (Although vandenBerg and May spent time working away from the group with the fitness staff.) Gus did quite a bit of light running and kicking. They ran Kozzie int
    28 points
  4. Hi everyone, this is agent 59 again on Wednesday I had a new mission, my mission impossible was to get a forbidden training report at Casey. I was able to get a skip Bin into the ground, to disguise myself I had my black garbage bag hat, I got there 3 hours before the player where due to come out,at 915 I see 3 players arrive early it's the 3 new draftees, they have a footy with them they form a 3 point triangle and play kick to kick, their kicks are perfect 50 Meter stab passes very impressive, soon 3 others arrive Max trac & Viney they join in with the three others only Trac was nailin
    23 points
  5. Yep, this is exactly what is wrong with our society. This assumptions that girls are forever 'asking for it', if they choose to wear tight clothes, go out to a bar or heaven forbid, give a guy their number. Women are not allowed to exist without some [censored] assuming they are up for it. FFS unless these women specifically said "hey Jon, can I get some nudes", they were not 'asking' for it and it was an aggressively sexually inappropriate thing to do. It might be shocking to men to find out that women may actually care to get to know a guy and not their [censored] first.
    20 points
  6. Of all the set backs he’s had with his body this is the first groin complaint as far as I know.
    19 points
  7. There is so much wrong with this post I don't know where to begin. Let's replay it It's not the creep who's sending unsolicited [censored] pics & videos of himself masturbating that is the problem. It's the women who have made it public who are the issue. How would you feel if someone randomly DMd you with a video of themselves having a [censored]? Would you be happy?
    16 points
  8. I forgot to thank @george_on_the_outerfor prompting me to go yesterday. To figure out which days were training days he offered to go on Thursday and suggested I go Friday. He did go Thursday and there was no training. And as I learnt yesterday, Friday is a training day. I don't know where 'george' lives but I'm pretty sure it would have been quite a trek. To make the trek is quite an effort, especially knowing there may be nothing there. Ah, the lengths DL's go to bring reports... Thank you 'george' for making the trek on Thursday for all of us and for prompting me to go ye
    15 points
  9. Being a footy supporter isn't a tipping contest. Being the first to criticise a first year player is not something to hang your hat on. The thing I look for when considering the views of others is how they sum up their view based on evidence. For the most part, having a strong view (either way) about our club is the first sign that the poster is unlikely to be considering the available evidence as there's usually not a lot of it. Here's an example of a poor post(in my view): Goodwin has lost the players. ...and here's a good one (regardless of whether I like the a
    14 points
  10. I’m not specifically referring to Patton here but the mind numbing stupidity of how people use social media never ceases to astonish me
    14 points
  11. I’ve had my fair share of mental health problems. I take meds everyday that really work for me, but I’ve also ended up in hospital from being in some fairly scary places inside my own head. I’m very upfront about it to anybody, as aside from being a Melbourne supporter, I appear to be a fairly well adjusted, well mannered and ‘in control’ person. I absolutely loathe the confusion that these kind of situations create for the general pubic around mental health issues. It really does come across, as others have noted, as a ‘card played’. I know for a fact that this has been the case in the A
    13 points
  12. It would appear that General Patton has a Major Problem with his Private Parts. Would Hawthorn consider Corporal Punishment?
    13 points
  13. I'm inclined to think the concerns for Patton's mental health are genuine. Sure the 'mental health card' is often played to escape scrutiny or buy time and players 'take a break from football'. This is different. Patton is in hospital. If the concerns were not genuine he wouldn't be there. It has been a humiliating week for him, played out in public and he has been stood down from his job. The mental health concerns don't exonerate him from his actions or the consequences but it is easy to understand that he would be in a very fragile place.
    12 points
  14. Clubs have pared back the staffing resources and media depts were heavily utilised during the hub, earning well-deserved holidays. We may need to recalibrate our expectations.
    12 points
  15. The record needs to be set straight. JJ's "lack of grit" is a myth. I've watched him at Casey on numerous occasions and haven't once seen him "lack grit", in fact I've seen the opposite on many occasions. The claim by Dr. D is just silly.
    12 points
  16. You're entitled to your opinion, but there's whole massive threads devoted to arguments on Goodwin's, the club's and in some instances individual player's capabilities. There's literally one on the pressure being on Goodwin active right now, so why derail a training thread into another argument on this stuff? Is there a goal here, other than to provoke a response from one of the board's optimists? If you had a particular reason you thought the social media or the training exhibited in this thread was a problem for the club then go for it, but making generalistic statements about how g
    12 points
  17. Not my work, but adding just a little more info from this session that was posted on FB: Just to add to that report the group had a big session on Wednesday. Friday Match Sim was with the rain and was moving at a fast pace and tackling was happening. Williams takes the younger players at times during a match sim and is taking them through other drills. This does vary as they also get match sim practice as well. There are various drills they are doing which entail using the whole perimeter of the ground such as kicking to advantage and so forth. From what I saw, they are moving faster than
    11 points
  18. At long last... a training report! Thank you for making your way down to "god's country" LH, and a good first up training report. Hopefully many more to come! I'm thinking of heading down on Monday to see the boys in action and take a few pics for us die hard supporters.
    11 points
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  20. A phone call? I don’t normally bother getting on my high horse but seriously, WTF?! Are you trying to suggest that if a girl gives a guy her phone number she is just getting what she deserves if he sends her pictures of himself jerking off?
    10 points
  21. Sorry but I disagree 58er. What most posters on here have done is condemned the act - ie what he did - and what he did on a number of occasions was despicable, and so this act(s) should be called out for what it is. This condemnation would be applied to anyone who did the same thing. Why he did it is a different matter. If he does have mental health issues then of course I hope he gets the treatment he needs. And anyone with mental health issues deserves our "understanding". But we should not be silent on this issue at all just because the mental health card has been raised. We
    10 points
  22. I know Peter. Very strong and keen supporter of our club (men’s and women’s teams), travels for nearly all interstate games; would bring a strong skill set to the board as indicated in his profile. Very personable as well. No doubt the others have similar good points too, but Peter would be a good addition to the board at an important time for us. As an aside, I note that Brad Green’s profile is written in the third person, which I found a little odd.
    10 points
  23. As many have posted - the coach has to train and select the "right" players, but once the game starts it's mostly up to the selected players to deliver the result. I think we've lacked on-field in game leadership over the years. Jones and Viney seem to be introverts and focus on their own game rather than directing the traffic - sure they may think they "lead by example" but it's not enough. I think the sometimes maligned Jordan Lewis probably gave us a lot in this area - I note we were 12-7 in 2017 and 16-8 in 2018 when he played. I think his contribution may have been undervalue
    10 points
  24. Thanks for the update. Maybe you can post a mood update every hour so we can stay fully informed on where you're at?
    10 points
  25. Seems pretty decent news. Gus & Petty seem the only ones a bit behind (as expected). Plus, a good sign they'll get into some actual footy work pretty early.
    9 points
  26. Back in my youth, long-distance phone calls would expose you to an STD.
    9 points
  27. Foundation Hero Legend Silver status ( has donated $100k - $149K to the club) https://www.melbournefc.com.au/support-the-club/foundation-heroes-and-legends
    9 points
  28. Think people are being a bit harsh on Pickett given that he's just a kid coming off his first year at this level.
    9 points
  29. Well done Fraser you are certainly striving for something special in my mind. Not just here for a good time. Achieving something for yourself and to help our great club to achieve the ultimate would be something special.
    9 points
  30. Yeah, nah. Anyone this clueless about personal data security gets zero sympathy from me in this day and age. Thick as 2 short planks is Patton. As a public figure, its seriously poor judgement on his part sending these sorts of images over the internet. Also, you offering an opinion on whether or not the female has the right to be offended by his behaviour isn't your place. A woman should have the right to deal with unwanted sexual advances in any way she see's fit. He offered to pay her money, as if any women on earth should be willing to prostitute themselves for him. This shows hi
    8 points
  31. I read that email and my immediate thought was Vote 1 - Peter Lawrence I don't like being told who the incumbents have chosen to represent me in an open election process I think it was a poorly worded and certainly missed the intention at my end - wonder if this backfires for Bartlett?
    8 points
  32. Good. Should be our second choice key defender this year behind May, with Lever taking less responsibility and more freedom to take his trademark intercept marks. For instance, May takes Tom Lynch while T Mac takes Riewoldt. Excellent training report by the way.
    8 points
  33. This must be Vanders first pre-season in about 4 years not starting in the rehab group. Hopefully he and Nietschke will have uninterrupted pre-seasons this time around.
    8 points
  34. Looks pretty good to me... Some people might do well to look at what he brings to the team rather than focus on nit picking negatives.
    8 points
  35. Explain to me why it's "nothing" and why it's "extremely poor". I've met Brad, had dinner with him and spoken to him at length about footy and the role of a director. He's an exceptional candidate given his qualifications. By the way "Dazzle", what is the role of a director? I"m genuine, what is it, I want to see if you know. IMO he's an absolute must on our Board and the first name I'll tick.
    8 points
  36. Wouldn't call Sparrow "slow". I think possibly you and others are getting a little sucked into the cliche of 'slow inside mids' and 'quick skillful outside players' when players aren't always as cut and dry as that. Sparrow has a more than handy burst of speed on him. If you look at how he's managed to break into a midfield most thought was already packed, I don't think it's that surprising he's 'reasonably highly' rated for the stage of his career he's at. I might have missed it, but I haven't seen a lot of people saying Pickett is "about to explode"? I think a few are expecting a pretty
    8 points
  37. Maybe you can go to training and do a report.
    7 points
  38. Especially considering that [censored] is an anti-Vaxxer and ran a ridiculous tennis tournament that he, his missus and his mates all picked up covid from...$$$$$$
    7 points
  39. Frtsch was by himself. I didn't see specific skills training. The ball movement 'drills' were with coaches (forgot to notice which ones) stopping play when the ball came to ground. The closest I saw to match sim was about 10 minutes with the ball starting in the centre and it going to a designated end of the ground. The players in the 'fwd line' were relatively stationery which looked deliberate with what seemed to be 'designated players' moving towards the ball carrier. I was a bit slow to notice who. Will know better next time. Thanks to you and others for
    7 points
  40. Needs to just find some composure JG when close to goal. He often has more time than he thinks, but rushes his kicks. When he does this he is often off balance, running at full pace when dropping the ball and his ball drop is high. A bit more composure to just slightly decelerate, when disposing the ball by foot. This is something IMO which should come with greater exposure at the highest level. But yes he brings plenty of other things others don't. Really think his link up play to move the ball quickly and break the lines is something special
    7 points
  41. Apologies for getting this conversation onto something training related but I’m starting to get really frustrated at the lack of info coming from the club with training. Pictures are nice but they lack context, there’s also word there was a time trial but is there any article about who performed well? Maybe I’ve been spoilt over the years by D-lands track watchers, and ok I don’t want to hear the usual “boys are flying” but just something about how they are handling training in groups or how Ben Brown is fitting in would be nice.
    7 points
  42. Lol, that's like arguing that the charges against DeGoey aren't serious because hey, who hasn't brought a girl home after a night out. Sexting isn't the issue - it's the lack of consent.
    7 points
  43. Hahaha. Kossie will be unbelievable. He has every trick a small forward needs, his pressure is brilliant and the only thing stopping him is clearly his tank. He did things last year that nobody in our side can do in terms of creating openings and chances at scores where normally there'd be none. He is unreal.
    7 points
  44. There's clear value to me in the training reports particularly for example: Who's in the rehab group - Brayshaw and Oliver both had off season operations - what's their status? Who is training with which area backs, mids, fwds - e.g. Harmes, Petty, Melksham, TMac? Who of the young players looks to have had a big off-season and could therefore be capable of significant improvement Who of the recruits is showing something in match simulation and may press for a game - we haven't been shy to select 1st year players in the past
    7 points
  45. They have really taken 'mindfulness' on board and trained it into players who have been very accepting of the techniques. This is a good example of how it worked in the 2020 GF. why-the-richmond-rooms-were-so-hectic-at-half-time Apparently she always goes into the rooms at half time and she helps settle players and deal with their doubts. I'm sure she was a key part of 'flicking the switch' in player's minds at half time to get them to come out to win. The work she can do at half time is tweaking, tweaking that works because it is based on years of training the fundamental mind techni
    7 points
  46. Goodwin has completed the AFL requirements to be an AFL coach and done as much as other coaches have to educate and better himself. imv, it isn't lack of education (formal or otherwise) that is impacting his coaching.
    7 points
  47. Even if I had a budgie I wouldn't line the poor bird's cage with that front page. Too disgusting to even think about. Bird's doings couldn't give any more stink around this. All I can say is WHY? He must have slept through every talk ever given by the club on expectations of behaviour.
    7 points
  48. I'm no longer buying into any preseason hype videos. We've missed the finals 2 years in a row and played well beneath ourselves accompanied with some terrible coaching. Top 4 or go home.
    7 points
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