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Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

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I couldn't make it to training today as I double booked it with my daughters end of year school concert. If I was really committed to the Dees you'd obviously be looking at photos from training. I'll spare you the Prep graders rendition of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana.

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39 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I couldn't make it to training today as I double booked it with my daughters end of year school concert. If I was really committed to the Dees you'd obviously be looking at photos from training. I'll spare you the Prep graders rendition of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana.

Time to toughen up, there will be other concerts.blank.gif:laugh:

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Arrived at training when the main group was coming out.

 Jeffy was running laps for about half an hour at a decent clip with Hibberd. Both left early.

Viney, Vanders and J Smith showed up briefly and headed back inside. 

Tyson and Hunt no shows today, no clue as to the reason.

Spargo and Petty were on restricted duties  and also left early.

Spotted the Weed briefly participating in a handball drill with one of the coaches, also early shower.

The rest of the group seem to moving extremely well in the various drills. They are currently in what seems like a full ground simulation.

Fritch is on the end of several plays and is a very good shot at goal.

Im trying to take as many notes as possible but a certain 3 year old keeps screaming for water and milkshakes.

Kent has participated for most part and seems free moving.

Oskar Baker is putting in some hard yards around the ground with running.

Lever very vocal as is Jetta. Like it.

Harmes looking really impressive in the match drill, covering the ground well.

Will have some more updates a bit later on.

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3 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

Arrived at training when the main group was coming out.

 Jeffy was running laps for about half an hour at a decent clip with Hibberd. Both left early.

Viney, Vanders and J Smith showed up briefly and headed back inside. 

Tyson and Hunt no shows today, no clue as to the reason.

Spargo and Petty were on restricted duties  and also left early.

Spotted the Weed briefly participating in a handball drill with one of the coaches, also early shower.

The rest of the group seem to moving extremely well in the various drills. They are currently in what seems like a full ground simulation.

Fritch is on the end of several plays and is a very good shot at goal.

Im trying to take as many notes as possible but a certain 3 year old keeps screaming for water and milkshakes.

Kent has participated for most part and seems free moving.

Oskar Baker is putting in some hard yards around the ground with running.

Lever very vocal as is Jetta. Like it.

Harmes looking really impressive in the match drill, covering the ground well.

Will have some more updates a bit later on.

Just give them the water and milkshakes to shut them up.  Will also allow you to write better notes for us!  :D

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Just some quick snap shots for our interstate and overseas members - sorry Im not great with my spelling so you want get much chatter from me.  - boys looked very positive, plenty talk, plenty one on one work with coaches - some of them never shut up. 

Big Jake Levers - nickname is snake. I will leave the rest of the write up to wiseblood he has a good handle on what to say

Go Dees

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18 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

Just give them the water and milkshakes to shut them up.  Will also allow you to write better notes for us!  :D

Lol, just some basic notes until the more comprehensive posters bob up.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I couldn't make it to training today as I double booked it with my daughters end of year school concert. If I was really committed to the Dees you'd obviously be looking at photos from training. I'll spare you the Prep graders rendition of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana.

Epic fail, Andy!!  Since when did family come before footy?? 

(Only kidding!  The kids grow up all too quick.  Savour every moment and event that you possibly can, while you can.  Otherwise, you'll look back with too many regrets in the years to come!)

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Thank you to all the Demonlanders who contribute either by word or photos. They are much appreciated.

I'll hopefully be at training on Monday so if you see a guy with a camera come and say hi.

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Thank you to all the Demonlanders who contribute either by word or photos. They are much appreciated.

I'll hopefully be at training on Monday so if you see a guy with a camera come and say hi.

Did you forget about the teddy bears picnic for next year's Grade 1 kids? :laugh:

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2 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

Did you forget about the teddy bears picnic for next year's Grade 1 kids? :laugh:

My grade 2 has been to many Demons' games. She is used to disappointment.

 

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Went down to have a look for a couple of hours, so here are some of the observations:

* Col Garland running the session with the rehab group consisting of Viney, Smith, Vandenberg and Weidemann.  All were kicking the ball between each other including Viney, mainly short stabbing passes. 

* Vandenberg is MILES off playing.  His legs have lost heaps of muscle and he almost looks strange with this huge upper body and a pair of sticks below.  Hope he can build up to get some game time during the year, as he is out of contract at the end. 

* Spargo and Petty doing some minor drills on their own away from the main group.  Spargo is like a fly in a bottle and can kick.  Petty hardly had to move in the kick to kick session as the ball from Spargo was drilled to his chest every time, both left and right foot.  Petty not as clean.

* Garlett, Hibberd, Baker & Hannan running laps.  Hunt and Tyson not sighted at all. Didn't notice Bugg either, but not sure.

The main session for the rest of the troops followed.  A testing drill involved running 100m, drop, push-up, 100m back then kick for goal from 40m.  Easy the first couple of times, but when they were on number 10, the pain was showing.  Pleasingly the ones still leading the pack at the end were Petracca, Jones and Pedersen.  Even big Max and Filopovic and King were staying up with the pack.  Balic starting to fall to the rear, needs to build a tank.

Then followed a quick transition drill from the half back line with 2 teams, aiming to switch to options out wide and then drive quickly forward.  Fritsch finished on the end of the drive on a number of occasions with good positioning and hands.  Petracca and Jones running rampant whichever side they were playing for and at one stage Petracca kept stuffing the opposition side by intercepting again and again. 

For those who are worried about the ruck situation in the coming season, I am now less concerned.  Filipovic is building nicely and both he and King are looking like AFL players.  ( whether they are or not is another matter), but their bodies are building and filling out nicely.

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I left prior to the completion of the session and wanted to add some notes to the earlier report.

I focused on the individuals as I wanted to have a look at the new arrivals. I realise it's only a training session and the constant yellow bib swapping made it a tad difficult to follow everyone but the following stood out during the three quarter field match sim.

Lever has an uncanny ability to get himself out of tight situations with quick feet and thinking. Can certainly fool opponents with the selling of candy so to speak.

Fritch is a smooth mover and has a great left foot whether having a shot or general field passing. He can certainly find space.

Hogan was impressive, if he didn't mark the ball in a contest he would quickly apply pressure to his opponents by tackling or slapping the ball free, he earned praise numerous times by the coaches for this. 

He outmuscled Oscar in a one on one and took the mark, which raised a bit of a roar from the group.

This is by no means Oscar bashing as we should expect Jesse to do that to anyone he comes up against.

In another passage of play the ball was kicked forward to the non bib team and Oscar found himself sandwiched between 3 of them in the marking contest and almost marked the ball, when the ball hit the ground he killed the contest and the defence cleared. Great work Oscar but not sure why 3 from the same team would all go up for the mark unless it was an instruction.

Oliver is a great kick of the footy, he hit targets over distance all session.

They all trained with intent but something about Harmes stood out, can't pinpoint exactly, maybe it's the new number. He just seemed faster over the ground.

I don't know much about King but golly he's a big unit. 

Hannan and Johnstone ran laps early on and joined in later on with some of the drills. As mentioned before Johnstone has put some muscle on.

I heard someone tell his kids that Tyson and Hunt were indoors today hence their no show. Has anyone heard anything about these two recently?

 

 

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36 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Tyson not sighted at all

Hiding from 'Joeboy'...

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32 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

I left prior to the completion of the session and wanted to add some notes to the earlier report.

I focused on the individuals as I wanted to have a look at the new arrivals. I realise it's only a training session and the constant yellow bib swapping made it a tad difficult to follow everyone but the following stood out during the three quarter field match sim.

Lever has an uncanny ability to get himself out of tight situations with quick feet and thinking. Can certainly fool opponents with the selling of candy so to speak.

Fritch is a smooth mover and has a great left foot whether having a shot or general field passing. He can certainly find space.

Hogan was impressive, if he didn't mark the ball in a contest he would quickly apply pressure to his opponents by tackling or slapping the ball free, he earned praise numerous times by the coaches for this. 

He outmuscled Oscar in a one on one and took the mark, which raised a bit of a roar from the group.

 

Oh dear, you will incur the wrath of the crowd now........

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8 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Oh dear, you will incur the wrath of the crowd now........

Word was that Oscar was spotted later in the pool, thrashing his arms around as he managed to propel himself from one end to the other and back. Apparently some were saying that this was another poor effort, as it was clear proof that he had failed in his attempts to walk on water. 

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5 hours ago, Demonland said:

Thank you to all the Demonlanders who contribute either by word or photos. They are much appreciated.

I'll hopefully be at training on Monday so if you see a guy with a camera come and say hi.

I'd better not turn up then. They might confuse me for you.

Good day for snaps today though. pretty good light. Going out tonight so I'll get the rest of them up at some stage over the weekend.

Cheers

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5 hours ago, Demonland said:

Thank you to all the Demonlanders who contribute either by word or photos. They are much appreciated.

I'll hopefully be at training on Monday so if you see a guy with a camera come and say hi.

Not a problem - I only had time to do one lap so I focused on the language used by coaches Mission, McCartney & Rawlings who are were running different group sessions on different parts of the ground. Each coach was running a completely separate drill. 

OMG - OMG - OMG - its all consistent, its all positive instant feedback one on one or two,three & four on one coach. If the coach picks something up he pulls them up - no joke says about 10 words and gets them back into it. Everything is done at an intense pace - the language short sharp and too the point. 

Heaps of nicknames, heaps of encouragement from fellow team mates, a few four letter words - then we keep that ball moving at high speed.  

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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.

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3 hours ago, Six6Six said:

I'd better not turn up then. They might confuse me for you.

Good day for snaps today though. pretty good light. Going out tonight so I'll get the rest of them up at some stage over the weekend.

Cheers

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Your photos are better than mine will be. What camera and lens are you using?

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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

Your photos are better than mine will be. What camera and lens are you using?

I know he uses a Canon.

If you search his posts he's answered this question before.

Best amateur photographer going around.

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16 hours ago, bing181 said:

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.

Plapp was a regular attendee at training last year, Rawlings is a club resource

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15 hours ago, Demonland said:

Your photos are better than mine will be. What camera and lens are you using?

@Six6Six  has a bag full of goodies including a Canon, he throws them  on the ground in the rain now and again😀😁😂

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22 hours ago, Demon77 said:

I left prior to the completion of the session and wanted to add some notes to the earlier report.

I focused on the individuals as I wanted to have a look at the new arrivals. I realise it's only a training session and the constant yellow bib swapping made it a tad difficult to follow everyone but the following stood out during the three quarter field match sim.

Lever has an uncanny ability to get himself out of tight situations with quick feet and thinking. Can certainly fool opponents with the selling of candy so to speak.

Fritch is a smooth mover and has a great left foot whether having a shot or general field passing. He can certainly find space.

Hogan was impressive, if he didn't mark the ball in a contest he would quickly apply pressure to his opponents by tackling or slapping the ball free, he earned praise numerous times by the coaches for this. 

He outmuscled Oscar in a one on one and took the mark, which raised a bit of a roar from the group.

This is by no means Oscar bashing as we should expect Jesse to do that to anyone he comes up against.

In another passage of play the ball was kicked forward to the non bib team and Oscar found himself sandwiched between 3 of them in the marking contest and almost marked the ball, when the ball hit the ground he killed the contest and the defence cleared. Great work Oscar but not sure why 3 from the same team would all go up for the mark unless it was an instruction.

Oliver is a great kick of the footy, he hit targets over distance all session.

They all trained with intent but something about Harmes stood out, can't pinpoint exactly, maybe it's the new number. He just seemed faster over the ground.

I don't know much about King but golly he's a big unit. 

Hannan and Johnstone ran laps early on and joined in later on with some of the drills. As mentioned before Johnstone has put some muscle on.

I heard someone tell his kids that Tyson and Hunt were indoors today hence their no show. Has anyone heard anything about these two recently?

 

 

Some of the players will do a light day now and again, both indoors and outdoors, particularly during the early pre season, as bodies readjust to full time training

Also, as I have reported previousy if they report a bit of tightness, a pinch or slight spasm, rather than an injury, they have it assessed and rested, could be the case with these two, Garlett similar, tweaked a rib so missed a couple of sessions, so rehabbing, it's December so no need to rush anybody 

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