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  1. —coach—

    Changes v West Coat - Round 22

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    Sam Weideman

    Hmmm that’s interesting. His dad swims laps at the pool I coach at, so will ask him when I see him next.
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    11 according to this: https://optusstadium.com.au/factsheets/afl-fact-sheet/
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    Yep it is: https://optusstadium.com.au/factsheets/afl-fact-sheet/
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    Oops sorry about that, stupidly trusted wiki which gave dimensions fence to fence not playing surface. Ground is definitely narrower though.
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    Interestingly Kenyan marathon runners don’t get navicular injuries and they run for thousands of kilometers in bare feet. There is some interesting research around to suggest the more you wear super supportive runners the more likely you are to get foot injuries because the foot no longer has to, or can do what it’s designed for. Also you loose propreoception between the foot and the ground leading to different running style (longer stride length and increased rearfoot strike) (studies of those with rearfoot strike versus forefoot strike report far greater injury rates in rearfoot strikers) when you then put on footy boots and no longer have the full support and cushioning of your runners, the loads in the foot can be through the roof. As the body works in a use it or lose system the runners are in effect weakening the foot muscles and also forcing you to walk differently. another study looked at injury rates in fitness runners pre and post the inception of the early Nike running shoes. Prior to that Dunlop vollys were the most popular running shoe (and we all know how little support they have). Injury rates went though the roof after the “modern” Nike’s became the norm. There are many sports dudes now training athletes in other sports in bare feet with great effect. Problem is in footy you have to kick a ball on the soft top part of your foot so some form of footware is necessary for some of the time. From my own experience I had plantar faciatis for 15 months and did everything the physio told me to do including wearing expensive shoes, ortodics, inserts, heal raisers etc and nothing was helping. At the suggestion of the S+C coach that I employ for my atheletes, I made one change to cheap ($80 versus $200+) Under Armours with bugger all support in them and the problem went away within weeks with no other change to what I was doing. Edit: ignore the change in font size, no idea why that happened.
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    Agree Sydney are the weakest team we play in the last 3, but reckon this is the game we are most likely to win. We play better everywhere else to the G because the grounds are narrower and in the case of Perth Stadium also shorter.
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    Missed Opportunities

    Well said 👍
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    Nothing like kids to cheer you up. Said as I’m putting the kids to sleep... My 3yo girl: Why are you grumpy Daddy? Me: Because the Demons lost. Her: Oh that’s ok, the Demons can win next time. ❤️❤️❤️
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    Who is our Forward coach?

    And we kick it over his head every single time instead of kicking in front of him to lead into
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    v Geelong 13.16 to 14.13 v Port 9.11 to 11.9 v Geelong 14.14 to 16.4 v Syd 10.18 to 13.9 Why don’t we simply spend more time on learning to kick straight and less time on frantic handball practice? We could be on 16 wins right now.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    And we kicked 1.6. Had we gone 6.1 you would think it was pretty even
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    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    I hope your crystal ball is accurate!
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    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    No they are not, we’re just kicking behinds. Stats also suggest we’re ahead