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The Devil Inside

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  1. Fellow posters, I have been saying from training we are making sure we 'build' the young guys properly, there is no rush, I for one, am not at all surprised King kicked 5, never misses at training, and Harmes got to play in the midfield without Michie, Riley. ANB or Tyson in there as well and shone, just let the coaching staff get on with the building
  2. The medicos have fixed that issue, I asked him, just unlucky first up As for the comments on his fitness, he is another Cross, trains when he doesn't have to, both he and Stretch were really fit when they arrived at the club
  3. No training is about carrying out a task/role/skill over and over until it becomes second nature, then when the pressure comes you can still carry it out, we are getting there, Roos gave himself three years, it is only year 2, out best is a lot better, he is working on the worst, his pet peeve is players not listening, you will see Plapp mention 'coachable' and 'listens' in his reviews. We have a realy good coaching panel now, if the players listen to it we will get somewhere. When Roos bellowed, he and Goodwin had spent a couple of minutes explaining something, the players ignored it, not surprised he went off
  4. The scoot is a good selling point, it shows I am a well balanced individual One of the questions was "demonstrate how you can handle a difficult situation, can be either real or imagined", I said I am a semi regular contributor to Demonland", they said "the job is yours"
  5. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't, spoken to a few of them, depends on weather forecast, changes to opposition etc, would assume ANB will be sub, seems the Roos way, although Billings has just dropped out of the Saints side, may change the thinking Not sure, would be good if he did with ANB, bit like Jones and Brayshaw now, Billy and ANB combine really well
  6. vanders and Salem walked laps and did a bit of handball, Kent was running on far side of oval
  7. He also led the warm up lap when training started to a lot of banter, plus the handshake, plus the confirmation with me, expect him to debut Other points from training, the hamstrung group, Salem, Vandenberg and Kent did about 30 minutes and then left During one of the match sim/ball movement drills Roos got very angry and 'bellowed', unlike his usual approach, think it was a case of the players completely ignoring what he and Goodwin had just told them Toumpas looks a completely different character at training now, a lot more relaxed, think he is getting used to being in the team and will continue to improve
  8. Some of the comments etc re King are the reasons I have stopped contributing on here He is a 19yr old ruckman/forward, we have the opportunity to build him from the ground up I have spoken to the coaches, he hasn't got the physique just yet to compete against the ruckman he would come up against in the seniors at VFL level, he needs at least another year They are playing him as a forward as he is a good kick, as can be seen from his consistent goalvscoring up to now, because we have had fit ruckmen, the thinking is he gets more game time in the Development league at the moment They will obviously assess his progress at the end of the year, just at the moment they are more than happy with his development
  9. From training you will find Spencer and Michie playing for Casey today
  10. Toump trained really well, confidence is growing That's what was liked about him when they were watching before we got him, only rookie though, always the chance he couldn't lift to AFL level, which has now been put to bed in a big way As for the set shots on goal, I think that is a rule now, unless there is somebody completely open Something slightly rude
  11. I don't mind your preamble, but that is the whole point of where we are at now, from what I can see there are only 3 teams at the moment who can maintain the rage for the whole 4 quarters, Sydney, Hawthorn and Freo, West Coast and GWS are using speed of movment at the moment, but other teams will fgure that out as they have done with Port We are a long way off, the intensity at training counts for nought, in fact Roos stresses getting the skills right at training rather than the intensity, you need the intensity during the game and if your skills are good, you won't be putting yurself under pressure
  12. Told Howie that was right next to him in the crowd for his hanger at the weekend, and was going to offer him pen on way down.......got the reply i thought it would, just thought Garlo wasn't training, means nothing these days, Garlett wasn't there last week for last session
  13. I haven't been driven off, will still do the training reports, and that's all, the rest of the topics bore me now, same subjects discussed 1000 ways Of course spoke to both Nev and Jack, neither sure at the moment, both said the team thing, will be hard to replace a fellow player who played their role and the team won, but of course both want to be named, especially Nev
  14. Training was on again, same drills as per the last few weeks, ball movement, ball movement, ball movement, with designated kickers and more and less defenders Tyson and Jamar only ran laps Whole squad very upbeat, the skills today were very good, with the normal one or two errant kicks and handballs Viney looks ready to tear somebody apart Jeff Garlett arranged a performance by Indigenous dancers at the end of the session, lot of footy dept and admin staff attended The boots that Jeff is going to wear on Saturday are cool, put a pic on Twitter later Complimented Fitzy on his game, said he is really enjoying the role down back, same with Aaron vandenBerg, really enjoyed the role he was given Any questions as per the norm Pics on Twitter Demonpk later
  15. Crucial for him? Crucial for you? Crucial for the end result? Me I would leave Tyson out, let him get a bit of touch at Casey for a week
  16. No of course they wouldn't, they would complain about being attacked personally, you are like me and a bit old fashioned, it says more about modern society unfortunately
  17. I had to trawl backwards through the pages to find this, nice to see someone else who actually watches the game and not the stats As for the question "what game were you watching", it depends on how much they can see from the bar Fitzy key defender....one game YES.........Spencer working his way into the season....YES
  18. "Gee I am sick of MFC not developing players properly", so let's rush a guy who has had a serious back injury and a 19 yr old who is still leaning his craft, this post is one of the reasons I love Demonland and its posters
  19. Fitzy was minding Pedersen in the ball movement drills, but then Terlich was on Hogan, so I wouldn't read too much into it, as jimcor said the players were prretty upbeat, they always go in confident, they wouldn't be AFL players if they didn't, it is maintaining that confidence for 4 quarters that is the issue
  20. Who knows these days, Fitzy played a straight bat when I asked him, Newton actually looked fresher, if that makes sense
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