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  1. Harley Balic is settling in nicely.

    Calling out a player who may have (legitimate) mental health issues as "weak" and a "mummies (sic) boy" has nothing to do with politics. Hopefully Harley is getting better support and understanding from the club than he's getting from some here.
  2. Harley Balic is settling in nicely.

    "Jesse will have some time away from the club, while his mother has also flown over from Perth to be with him."
  3. Harley Balic is settling in nicely.

    Just not true (read his interview, many of his issues flowed on from being long-term injured), but even if it is, so what? It takes a lot more mental courage to be honest with yourself about what your emotional needs are than it does to just plow on regardless, toughing it out because "that's what real men do". This is the kind of BS that leads to the suicide rate amongst men being X3 that of women.
  4. Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    Interesting that Rawlings is so involved - isn't he Casey's coach this year? Perhaps this is only for pre-season and/or when Casey aren't training.
  5. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    Think the point is more that you can't win *without* considerable experience in the side - and shared experience at that. Not only are the key players at Richmond all (very) experienced and talented, they've played their whole careers together. If that's in place sure, play kids, honest grafters, other clubs' rejects etc. etc.
  6. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    At least we know what's going on with Weideman. At this stage in his career would have liked him to have done a full pre-season, but them's the breaks.
  7. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    Actually, that's not what he said, he said that according to Misson "everyone's tracking fine". i.e., regardless of how they came back, they were now all doing what was needed. Yes, pedantic I know, but it's a different point, and not necessarily a negation of yours. It's clear that Saty is a prickly character with his own take on things - and not just footy. Some are better dealing with that than others, while some (such as you?) ask, legitimately, whether they should have to deal with it at all. On the other hand, Saty isn't the only poster here who's a bit of a bruiser/has a short fuse, so either we have strict enforcement of guidelines (which is unrealistic IMV), or we accept a little collateral damage in the interests of there being a reasonable amount of give and take in allowing people to have their say ... such as it is.
  8. Guess we can sell off that line of Wattbikes we invested in a few years back and let Jones, Garlett etc. know that they can stop wasting their time with boxing.
  9. Swimmers and cyclists (especially) build endurance just fine without running. Add to that, Viney's been in the system for a few years now and there's a base level of endurance that starts to carry forward. When you can't train, it's the high-end, short-term fitness that you lose first. He'll still need running, of course, but it's more about what's going on with his feet/legs (muscular) than endurance.
  10. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    Because? How would you classify a footy to the back of the head except as bad luck?
  11. Ex-Demon Craig Cameron on the move again

    Not excusing anyone, but drafting has become a lot less hit and miss over the last 5 or so years for all clubs. More research, more resources, more professional overall. And all that coupled with an increased understanding of the crucial importance of development.
  12. Trade rumours

    I only highlighted the first couple of games back from injuries in response to the original poster. All the players mentioned had more or less the same distribution of strong/weak games before and after injuries.
  13. Trade rumours

    Simply not true. Hogan in particular played arguably his best match ever first game back. Tyson had 29 and 30 possessions first 2 games back, amongst his best for the year, Garlett kicked 3 in his first match back and his highest possession game for the year was the week after that, and even Gawn: 42 HO and 15 disposals first game back, and his best game for the year by a long way came in the latter part of the year. You see what you want to see and make it fit the story, all the while ignoring the poor games by any/all of these players BEFORE they were injured - not to mention the overall team performance where everyone tailed off in the latter part of the year, injured or not.
  14. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    Think Viney was there because of the off-foot issues. Take your point, but it's also important that players get/take the rest they need. It's a very long season, and running yourself into the ground by Christmas isn't the way to get through it, especially for more mature players. As always, it's a question of getting the balance right.
  15. Assistant Coaches 2018

    I don't look at other club' websites, but current news (e.g. Max singing, Garland retiring) always seems to be, well, current.
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