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Training - Thursday 9th August, 2018

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A cold morning.

A staggered start.

Rehab had Jake Melksham, Michael Hibberd, running and ball work. Mitch King doing light duties with them.

A small group  trained with the running coaches till joined by the rest, absent Max Gawn.

Max on the paddock in track pants and runners. No obvious strapping, walked laps and did a couple of runs.

Drills done professionally.

Cam Pederson, Jayden Hunt and Josh Wagner in the defense during simulations and doing well. Jayden ready for speed and Cam is zoning well.

Lachlan Filipovic was doing some drills with the mids. Though during simulations was ruck practicing with Mitch King and not in the contest.

The intensity of simulations built up as the players made more contact with each other.

Thought Neville Jetta and Jesse Hogan were a bit hampered till they contested, looking good.

The squad trained well.

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Wasn't sure where to ask this, but the few weeks the team was a bit flat (Collingwood, Port, St Kilda) - would that have coincided with a heavy block of training?

I remember a few years back or more, the good teams did heavy blocks of training from around the middle of the season for around 4 weeks, then taper off before finals.

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3 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Wasn't sure where to ask this, but the few weeks the team was a bit flat (Collingwood, Port, St Kilda) - would that have coincided with a heavy block of training?

I remember a few years back or more, the good teams did heavy blocks of training from around the middle of the season for around 4 weeks, then taper off before finals.

A very good observation Clinto😉

Its the only way you could explained the loss to the saints, we were very sluggish and tired.

 

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3 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Wasn't sure where to ask this, but the few weeks the team was a bit flat (Collingwood, Port, St Kilda) - would that have coincided with a heavy block of training?

I remember a few years back or more, the good teams did heavy blocks of training from around the middle of the season for around 4 weeks, then taper off before finals.

Definitely Port Adelaide circa. 2015 Clint. But none of the track-watchers seem to have brought it up. The spate of soft-tissue issues may need an explanation though.

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Worried about our ruck stocks in the situation where we have Maxy and then daylight to our next legitimate ruckman with some serious doubts as to whether either Mitch King or Lachie Filipovic are going to make it. 

I hope Goodwin’s comments about Max being good to go for Sunday are on the mark because otherwise we are going to have to rely on makeshift ruckmen like TMac and Pedo.

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I’m surprised no one else commented when Max appeared to have his calf heavily strapped on Sunday?

Walking laps during the week is to be expected.

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14 hours ago, Skuit said:

Definitely Port Adelaide circa. 2015 Clint. But none of the track-watchers seem to have brought it up. The spate of soft-tissue issues may need an explanation though.

Ramping up training would be hard to see on the track as i assume most of the aerobic and strength  work happens on the other days, for instance in the gym.

I think it is very likely they did a heavier block of training withe the aim of tapering for the finals.

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Richmond resting Nankervis this weekend, we don't have that luxury. 

I suspect that if they're worried about Max, then it would actually be Weideman that would come in to ruck.  

We have one forced change with Smith out, but it will be interesting to see if they make another one.  I wouldn't be surprised if Hunt comes in for Smith and maybe Cam for Bernie who looks off the pace.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Ramping up training would be hard to see on the track as i assume most of the aerobic and strength  work happens on the other days, for instance in the gym.

I think it is very likely they did a heavier block of training withe the aim of tapering for the finals.

That can't possibly be true. Otherwise someone's lying when they say they're not thinking about finals and just worrying about the next game and getting the four points and not talking about the 'f' word and...

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2 minutes ago, SPC said:

Any action at Goshes today? 

Training was yesterday. Goody mentioned a Saturday session in his presser yesterday but I don't know if it's an open session or at Goschs or how you can have a closed session on a field that is open to public viewing.

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

Training was yesterday. Goody mentioned a Saturday session in his presser yesterday but I don't know if it's an open session or at Goschs or how you can have a closed session on a field that is open to public viewing.

Thanks Demonland. Was calling passed shortly. 

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Main open sessions are Wednesday for Saturday games or Thursday for Sunday games.

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Goodwin said that Gawn is likely to train fully on Saturday so fingers crossed all is well with the big fella

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2 hours ago, binman said:

Ramping up training would be hard to see on the track as i assume most of the aerobic and strength  work happens on the other days, for instance in the gym.

I think it is very likely they did a heavier block of training withe the aim of tapering for the finals.

Gees it would be nice if we could make the finals one year before worrying about tapering off.

Surely we did not compromise mid year games with heavy training to be fresh in September??    it would be nice to have some excuse for that St Kilda debacle though

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Just now, jnrmac said:

Goodwin said that Gawn is likely to train fully on Saturday so fingers crossed all is well with the big fella

no way you train the day before a game.  sounds like a fitness test to me.

Gawn in particular needs fresh legs to run out a game. light jogging and a couple of run throughs will be it you'd reckon

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

That can't possibly be true. Otherwise someone's lying when they say they're not thinking about finals and just worrying about the next game and getting the four points and not talking about the 'f' word and...

Trust the process. 

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21 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Gees it would be nice if we could make the finals one year before worrying about tapering off.

Surely we did not compromise mid year games with heavy training to be fresh in September??    it would be nice to have some excuse for that St Kilda debacle though

I suspect goody is more focused on doing some damage in rhe finals than just making it to the finals. As he had said often it is rhe team that develops the most that wins flags.

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

I suspect goody is more focused on doing some damage in rhe finals than just making it to the finals. As he had said often it is rhe team that develops the most that wins flags.

can be hard to do damage if you don't make it though

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

no way you train the day before a game.  sounds like a fitness test to me.

Gawn in particular needs fresh legs to run out a game. light jogging and a couple of run throughs will be it you'd reckon

They’ll train tomorrow but it will be a light session. It’ll be a lot of touch work, stoppage work and 1 on 1 contest work. And maybe some light simulation work.

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

can be hard to do damage if you don't make it though

True enough. I am really confident we will though. I reckon we will win all of our last 3 games, or at least 2 from 3. With a weeks rest post season before the finals we will be in tip top shape.

Speaking of which haven't seen DrD post in a while. Iam leaning to an early era Watts for his new avatar;

Image result for jack watts images

 

Or maybe his platinum blonde phase;

Image result for jack watts images

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

no way you train the day before a game.  sounds like a fitness test to me.

Gawn in particular needs fresh legs to run out a game. light jogging and a couple of run throughs will be it you'd reckon

It is called the Captain's Run goes for about a hour, turn the legs over, not much contact work for obvious reasons

 

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35 minutes ago, binman said:

True enough. I am really confident we will though. I reckon we will win all of our last 3 games, or at least 2 from 3. With a weeks rest post season before the finals we will be in tip top shape.

Speaking of which haven't seen DrD post in a while. Iam leaning to an early era Watts for his new avatar;

Image result for jack watts images

 

Or maybe his platinum blonde phase;

Image result for jack watts images

hahahaha

platinum is a worse photo and the beginning of his end at the mfc, so i'd tip the hat to that era

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