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  1. hemingway

    Training - Friday, 7th December 2018

    How hard is the ground surface at Goschs ? I assume there is a sprinkler system. It always looks well grassed but this hot spell must be drying out the ground. If so, I would be decreasing the amount of time doing hard running sessions.
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    Gary Pert?

    Strange how anyone could have doubts because he came from Collingwood. Perhaps it suggests that old tribal loyalties still run deep, yet that is juxtaposed against the way supporters quickly embrace players from other clubs. Any other comments from his time at Pieland are just rumour. There are often critics when a person leaves an orgnanization, sometimes simply justification from those remaining. I think that it is remarkable that he lasted as long as he did at Pieland with Eddie.
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    Yes my dear Watson, except that I would say it’s like growing up in Melb in the 60s. It is expanding on the edges but it really is just a big country town. Just visit Adelaide on the weekend and wander the empty streets. Sunday is still a day of rest. If you pine for less congestion, lower house prices, and white australia (apologies to the Sudanese in the North) it’s the place to be. And if you like food, wine, beaches, festivals it is paradise. And there is also some alternate behaviour that may appeal to some on this site. It is also the murder state of Aus, with macabre, grizzly murders a speciality. Given the number of power shortages in the State, you have a lot of opportunities to get up to mischief in the dark. However, if they know one thing, the mighty South Aussies know how to organise festivals. They are brilliant. Tour Down Under, Clipsal, Womad, Fringe, the list goes on. And unlike Melbourne you don’t have to queue as there are not many people. But even in Paradise, you need to escape. It is just far to nice. I love Melbourne but it has become a gridlocked, congested city, with road rage, anger and impatience waiting around every corner. It is no longer placid or peaceful. It is Paradise Lost. Adelaide by comparison is Paradise incarnated. It’s just that it’s football supporters are insufferable. The rest of the population are so nice you want to scream. But you do have to explain everything in longhand. A direct question is rude so rather than bowl a yorker you have to bowl a leg break around the legs. It does feel that the World has left Adelaide behind. But there again there are no terrorists, no anxiety, no worries. It is the most underrated holiday spot in Australia if you include the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, the Clare, the Barossa, Kangaroo Is. Just a pity about the footy.
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    Training - Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Fair enough, your support and positivity for J is admirable. I have no argument with your last sentence.
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    Contract Extension Looms for Goodwin

    Hopefully Goody left all that behind at the Dons.
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    Every day not Sunday?

    For families, Sunday 4.40pm and night games are a stinker. Also for country folk who have a long journey home by car or rail. Oh, I forgot, the scheduling is for TV, streaming and those sports fans with their wide screen, high definition, radiation emitting screens.
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    There are a lot in your camp, including young people. Professional sport has changed the whole landscape of sport and viewing sport, so that we view everything now through a veil of cynicism and skepticism. Sadly, superior performance is now viewed against our doubts of doping. Whether it be a team or an individual. Since the beginning of time, cheating has been part of life therefore also part of sport. But the big money and the big interests in sport have taken cheating to a whole new level to the point where we are no longer surprised, and, indeed, expect it. I guess you either like it or lump it. I like it but swallow with the odd lump. At the end of the day, I still enjoy the beauty of the sport tarnished as it may be.
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    any enjoyment left OD ? other sports?
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    Training - Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Fair enough Saty. The problem is that JG has history, has form, has a footy CV. Im sure we all hope that he has a terrific year because JG at his best is good for the team. However he will have to become the footballer he’s never been .....consistent over the whole season. He has to bring consistency in attitude and application. In short become the footballer he has promised to be but never has. But he’s back, apparently fit and displaying a good attitude. He needs to be as he is playing for his career. He will need to be showing form early so he gets selection. If he starts at Casey and can’t crack the Seniors, I suspect his form and interest will go out the window and it will be all over red rover. I hope he surprises us all.
  10. Agreed more like 2nd half of the season. He needs as much time as possible to get his knee 100 per cent right and properly conditioned. One would expect the Club to take a cautious approach knowing whats at stake if there is another problem. I do think that he will have to modify his game somehow. How, I don't know, but his intercept game style where he is often coming from the side and leaping and landing on one leg worried me before the injury and doubly worries me post injury. The Ox only returned to play out his career by changing the way he played.
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    Training - Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Potentially a better player than Brad with more strings to his game. Brad played some good games but he played plenty of poor ones as well. Lets hope that Fritta does not get a dose of second year blues.
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    Training - Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Consistency of effort every week from all senior players will be expected. There is no place for inconsistent effort whoever the player. My gosh how the standards and expectations have changed.
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    The other thing 56 as you understand these things: Its a favourite place of residence for folk from the old country. Its hard to pick the Poms from the locals with that odd clipped dialogue. The other group that deserve a special mention is the group of lazy inept tradesmen from the old country. How to rip off customers and do the least amount of work is a fine art. And the brain drain from Adelaide to Perth, Sydney and Melbourne started decades ago, well before the term brain drain was invented. The Crows supporters are the worst. Give me Port Adelaide any day. The locals as a rule are very courteous but distant. . Apart from that it is a lovely place and wonderful holiday destination. The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Special mention to Kangaroo Is.
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    Having lived in SA, I know exactly what you mean. A beautiful place, great food, wine, and the best beaches in the country if not the world. However, its a time warp and incredibly inward looking on all things. As for footy, nothing exists other than the SA teams. Blow by blow descriptions of training sessions and media coverage of the most minor details. Victoria is Mexico and Victorians are Mexicans. We don't exist. A huge cultural difference. SA is a world apart from the rest of the country.
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    My God, May and Preuss look like two tough hombres. Not to be messed with. You would want them on your side. We have one hell of a tough outfit.
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