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Great initiative, although I'd be surprised if no other team in the comp had a program along the same lines.

I think initiatives like this will be the real value of having Neil Craig in the position we created for him.

Something that maybe Neeld would think of, but never have the time to implement effectively.

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Great initiative, although I'd be surprised if no other team in the comp had a program along the same lines.

I think initiatives like this will be the real value of having Neil Craig in the position we created for him.

Something that maybe Neeld would think of, but never have the time to implement effectively.

you mean they weren't already doing this kind of stuff?

nah, just kidding. a great idea and i hope they can make it really work

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Great initiative, although I'd be surprised if no other team in the comp had a program along the same lines.

I think initiatives like this will be the real value of having Neil Craig in the position we created for him.

Something that maybe Neeld would think of, but never have the time to implement effectively.

Yep , terrific thinking by our Club and shows the value of Neil Craig . We just seem to be on the front foot in a lot of areas . My immediate thoughts were which Clubs aren't doing this .

If our Club continues initiatives like this one and aspires to be innovative we'll hopefully create a break on some other Clubs . Any small to large advantages can add up .

Possibly getting to an "absolutely no excuses" situation .

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I'm sure other clubs would have something, as we have in the past* but I think this will be more structured and scientific.

*I recall Garland doing a lot of work with the recruiting dept to keep involved, when he missed a lot of games with the stress reaction in his foot.

Jamar also credited his time off with a similar injury with improving his game considerably, as he spent a lot of time with the coaches, watching tape and learning about opposition ruckmen throughout the league, leading to him earning AA honours.

(can't recall the article - it was years ago).

Hence a big part of why I see Grimes being more than capable of sliding into the captaincy role.

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Well done Neil Craig, and well done Football Department, Board, Management and Coaching Department for getting him to the club.

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