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Training - Monday 14 November, 2011

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A lot of ball work early from what I saw.

Nathan Jones and Nicholson were at the front of all the running.

Not much ball work until about 11.00am when the running had been done.

Jones was not in the lead group, that was filled by Bail and Trengove with Nicholson and Jones in the pair behind.

The star performer of the day was Jeremy Howe who was paired with Dunny but Dunny was not match. Jeremy was catching the group ahead and looked as good as the lead groups.

Max Gawn pulled out of the (about) 300 metre runs after about 4 reps and didn't take part in the session after that. Was just standing by the boundary chatting to some of the fitness staff.

Those not in the main group were: McKenzie, Petterd, Grimes, Cook, Jurrah, Tapscott, Davey, Jetta, Spencer, Lawrence, Strauss, Fitzpatrick, Evans, Clark.

Of those Cook, Fitzpatrick, Jurrah, Spencer, Lawrence and Strauss look the furthest away, the others look ok.

No shows: Sylvia, Blease

Training was pretty brutal, some of the boys vomiting. After the running was done there was some midfield work and some drills for the remainder.

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Both Col and Sam were there but they appeared only briefly. Col has a calf muscle injury.

I got there at about 9.50 and was at the Swan Street end so I missed them.

Anyone know which players were vomiting

Yep.

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Anyone know which players were vomiting

One day, a coach who just wants to get 'in' with his Club's supporters, will secretly give all his players food poisoning so that they spend every training session puking their guts out, to the everlasting joy of 90% of this forum.

Throwing up is not something you should be aiming for when training. The stuff you regurgitate would serve you better inside your stomach than out.

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One day, a coach who just wants to get 'in' with his Club's supporters, will secretly give all his players food poisoning so that they spend every training session puking their guts out, to the everlasting joy of 90% of this forum.

Throwing up is not something you should be aiming for when training. The stuff you regurgitate would serve you better inside your stomach than out.

"At Los Pollos Hermanio's we like our Patrons to not puke if Possible"

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i am lucky enough to be working on a show just down the road for the next month or so, so i pleasantly show up for work half an hour early and watch the boys.

I only saw them running kicking drills this morning, all looking normal.

What stood out for me, as it was happening right in front of me, was Neeldy physically getting stuck into all the players

running with them, getting stuck into them, getting verbal

Fantastic

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did they look any bigger?happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

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The volume of spew?

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The volume of spew?

In which case, some of the players probably looked proportionately smaller.

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can anyone else view johnjones pictures, I can't see anything! Someone fill me in, I'm dying to see them

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I finish school next week and I will make sure that I can go to as many pre-season trainings as possible. By Monday 29th November I will be giving my own recollection and reports on the trainings that I go to. Hopefully its not as boring as the first one of the year a few weeks back!, training that is.

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where is the best place to park for sessions at Gosch's Paddock?

Directly over the road - $6.

Not Punt Road, the other one...

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I went today - first time ever...

The running session was brutal. Believe me I know - I used to be a 400m runner. Punishing session.

Observations on the running:

Trengove did really well. He's not a natural runner, but just gutsed his way in front of Bail on every rep. That kid has something inside him - I think it's captaincy material.

Bail was good too, as was Jones. Howe was excellent, he looks the most like a track athlete out of anyone at the club.

Martin has an inefficient running style but is so bloody strong and wilful that he easily makes up for it. Gysberts needs a heap of work. He is gutsy though. He was absolutely farked half way through the session but continued to push himself. He is going to improve out of sight under this new regime.

There were back slaps and bum taps flying all over the place between the rep 300s. Trengove and Nicholson (who also ran very well) were big talkers.

The groups:

Forwards: Watts, Martin, Dunn, Howe (who has endurance and speed that I think might belong on a wing), one of the Mc's (I can never remember them all - not Joel or Jordy though).

Rehab: Clark, Davey, Grimes, Jordy Mc, Tappy, Gawn, Fitzy, Neville

Mids: BATE!!! Gysberts, Trengove, Bartram (ran well too), Bail, Beamer, Jones

Backs: Other side of the ground - so presumably the rest.

The non-playing staff:

Neeld - spent most of the time where players were running having a kick of the footy with someone really short who I did not know. Once the ball exercises started though, he was all over them like a rash. Physically providing contests (to an extent), telling them to move move move, etc. Hands on coach. I like.

Misson - extremely organised and very clear to the players on what's required. Not hard-assed verbally; he let his program do the talking.

Garry Lyon - laconic, confident, happy, wearing thongs (on feet). Got around to a few supporters for a quick chat to each. In quick chat to me seemed happy we have the right things going on at the club, and aren't the boys working hard?!

Royal - merciless in the handball skill game. Told the group as a whole that some of the work they were doing was [censored]. Gave good instruction though.

All in all - enjoyed watching my first training session. We're going to have a different team to watch. I'm Big Kev!

I'm a bit bored now. Questions welcome, but it was a lot to take in.

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Great report Barry. Thanks!

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I agree with that Nathan puts in 100% eveery week but he has a problem of continually making the wrong decisions and turning back in to trouble. If he would take the first option instead of hanging on to the ball waiting for something else he would improve enormously. He has to stop trying to break through tackles because he usually gets caught when he does.

Absolute garbage......I could count on one hand the number of times he was caught with the ball this year and not dispose effectively. A legitimate criticism from 2 years ago, but most certainly not this year. As others have said, his improvement year to year has been obvious and marked, and clearly is a credit to the commitment we see in his training. There is no reason to think he won't keep improving, and he must be the coaching staff's dream player.

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Trengove is my early captain prediction!

Whether this year or not remains to be seen, but I haven't seen a more obvious future captain than JT at any club, anytime, ever!

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where is the best place to park for sessions at Gosch's Paddock?

If you go up swan st (under the railway bridge) there is a heap of parking there, normally on the south side of the road. I used it when I went to the first training for the year and there was about 10 un-used 2 hour bays. At that time of day I suggest you will find plenty of free parking in and around there.

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You are joking if you think $ully has any vested interest in our club or our captain. He checked out Nov 2010, clearly.

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You are joking if you think $ully has any vested interest in our club or our captain. He checked out Nov 2010, clearly.

As late as that?

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