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Earl Hood

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Earl Hood last won the day on February 19 2018

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  1. Earl Hood

    Training - Friday 15th February, 2019

    Well training at Casey is about as closed door as you can get! I mean does anyone actually live out there?
  2. Earl Hood

    Training - Tuesday 12th February, 2019

    I have been to 4 or 5 sessions this year I think and noted the high numbers in rehab but the rehab work has been pretty solid for the most part. Plenty of running of course and heaps of drills with the balls. The only players that have been limited in their preparation to the point it will impact on round 1 availability are Jones (laps, boxing only for many sessions) and Lever, laps and more laps and perhaps Baker (laps, more laps). As I mentioned in yesterday’s training thread, I spoke to Justin Plapp who was really unbeat about the rehab group and that players were now coming back to full training regimes from a solid base of work that they have all been doing.
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    Training - Monday 11th February, 2019

    Yes it was a very light session. I spoke briefly to Justin Plapp who said a number of players pulled up sore after Saturday’s training, guessed they were not used to wet weather footy. He was upbeat about the squad and how they are training, that the rehab group is getting smaller by the week and that Clarrie is back to full training. As KK ran past he commented that he is going to be very good for us this season.
  4. Earl Hood

    New Major Sponsor - Jaguar CONFIRMED

    They are probably made in China these days!
  5. Earl Hood

    Training - Monday 11th February, 2019

    Could be a car, a nicE type of car too!
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Not Panama disease there as well?
  7. Earl Hood

    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    No recent banana stories from the usual suspects? Just to keep this thread from attrifying! If that is an actual word?
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    Training - 2nd February, 2019 @ Maroochydore

    But the rehab group has been working hard back in Melbourne, a lot of running, ball work including kicking drills. Just not doing physical contact stuff and match simulations. So I see no problem as I think they will be ready to go later in February.
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    Training - 2nd February, 2019 @ Maroochydore

    I really hope J Smith stays fit and shows his full potential this year. I really think the sky is unlimited for this bloke if all goes right, good height, great leap, very mobile etc. It seems they want him to play forward, hopefully it works this year.
  10. Earl Hood

    Tomas Bugg Announces Retirement

    New rules allow Carltank to draft in a replacement, so said a Carltank spokesperson today.
  11. Earl Hood

    Current Television

    Have we covered the good place with Ted Danson? Just loving series one and two.
  12. Earl Hood

    Does the Bible Condemn Gambling?

    Church Bingo is acceptable I believe.
  13. Earl Hood

    Training - Thursday 24th January, 2019

    Watching training today MR I would broadly agree with your summary, in principle at least. The only differences I had from your observations and they are just minor issues - he did train with the main group for the whole session and early on did routines in a small group of mids that included Harmes, Fritsch, Gus, AVB, Kolodjashni, and Sparrow. This group seemed to be the outside mid group of receivers who will receive from the insiders. And the insiders were mostly in the rehab group, Clarrie, Jones, Viney. Make of that what you will but he is definitely still in the running for a position on the outside wing but competition is stiff. And he did well in the game simulations in between managing the magnet board and organising the oranges.
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    Training - Monday 21st January, 2019

    Well he slotted the one after he took that mark. I think he is a reasonably accurate shot on goal.
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    Training - Monday 21st January, 2019

    I am loving what I see of J Smith as a forward, was only at training briefly but during the full oval play simulation I noted his full tilt lead out of the square to take a mark on his chest/shoulder as his body seemed to be tilted forward at 45 degrees to take possession. The opposing backman had no hope of spoiling the incoming ball. I still think he could be great value on a wing but looking at KK, Fritsch and Stretch, maybe we have those roles covered?