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I popped past for 5 mins on the way to work. It was interesting that all from the leadership group were on the track with the young guys. Brendan Macca being shown around by Mahoney. No Tappy training with the group. I spotted Satyr from afar, so hoping for his full report!

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I popped past for 5 mins on the way to work. It was interesting that all from the leadership group were on the track with the young guys. Brendan Macca being shown around by Mahoney. No Tappy training with the group. I spotted Satyr from afar, so hoping for his full report!

Just asking...might this be because it's now OFFICIAL training and those not on the list would need permission ?

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I popped past for 5 mins on the way to work. It was interesting that all from the leadership group were on the track with the young guys. Brendan Macca being shown around by Mahoney. No Tappy training with the group. I spotted Satyr from afar, so hoping for his full report!

Bernie Vince was seen trotting slowly around the track.

Apparently he didn't break into a full gallop.

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Bernie Vince was seen trotting slowly around the track.

Apparently he didnt break into a full gallop.

hopefully doesnt fall at the last hurdle

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Spent a little time there from 10am on the way to the shops.

There were a couple of groups at that stage, one of senior players kicking and marking and a large group of presumably the 1 - 4 year players doing boxing among other things. Among the senior group were N Jones, Dawes, Dunn, Garland, Bail, Cross, Tyson, Fitzpatrick.

Terlich did laps and Watts rocked up later on and also did mainly laps.

Among the large group were McDonald, Frost, King, Hogan, Hunt, Salem, JKH, Michie, Evans, Howe, Harmes, Kent, M Jones, Pederson, Toumpas and Viney.

I think I saw Gawn across the oval at one stage but no sign later on.

There were three players I didn't recognise though. I'm assuming one was Ben Newton but have no idea who the other two were. I'm pretty confident neither was Stretch but perhaps one was Tyler Roos?

Garland, Dunn, Fitzpatrick and Dawes spent some time doing 1 on 1 marking and later on did laps and timed runs at a good pace. The main group also spent some time doing drills like ground ball gets, marking while being hit by a pad and just mark then kick rotations.

Actually I saw Barry at one stage too, though I don't think he was out training most of the time.

Roos was there with Goodwin along with most of the other coaches.

The best thing was seeing Hogan getting amongst it!

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Got there at 10:15 so obviously had missed a bit.

Unsighted: Jamar, Spencer, Vince, Trengove, Lumumba, Garlett, Stretch, McKenzie, Riley, Grimes, Jetta.

* Big Maxy Gawn doing his customary exit back to the rooms but didn't appear to be a problem

* Dom Barry going off as well, did come back briefly later

* Terlich just kicking a tennis ball around

* Dawes, Garland, Dunn, Fitzy doing some kick to kick and a bit of one on one marking

* Watts doing light running

* Cross, Tyson, Jones, Bail doing some light clearance work, pretty much just roving a fake tap and hand balling off

The rest of the lads were doing boxing. Standard rep stuff but also with the boxing coach and Brad Miller walking passed and giving them taps in the guts as they are boxing, short jabs from the coach, whacks with a spare glove from Miller. Then in the last of the reps it was jabs straight in to your partners abs. The coach instructing them to hit harder and faster. Roos seemed to be enjoying it.

Pedersen (looking fit), Howe, Matt Jones mixed in with this group along with the young guys. Newton and Frost part of it. Evans in the group, looking fit but thin. 3 extras - think one was Ed Morris from Casey. Didn't look like Tyler Roos but might have been, not sure.

Frost has a reasonable kicking action and it comes out ok, bit mechanical but you expect that from an athletic type. And he certainly looks the build and an athlete. Newton isn't overly tall or built, but he looks solid. Fit as well. Was kicking a lot on his right which is nice to see from a lefty.

They did some light skills work before another rep of boxing. Then at 11 headed over to the tan. I went that way myself and it looked like they were going to do some running along the flat alexandra ave section not full laps.

Jones, Bail, Garland and Cross were doing some repeat runs along the oval. Garland clear of Crossy but all keeping a similar pace which was good. Garland seems fitter than last year.

Dawes, Watts, Dunny doing some as well. Dawes is certainly a different body to shape to the lump who played for Collingwood. Watts is thin. Anyone expecting him to magically bulk up after all these years, it's not going to happen. He'll have a body to suit the style of game he (hopefully) will play.

Hogan, Kent,,,, Hunt,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,King stayed to do some running on the oval as well. 1 minute running, 1 minute walking possibly. Fair to say young Kingy is a long way off. Each comma in that ordering represents about 3 metres.

Toumpas seems much heavier in the upper body. But not big bulky arms. It was noticeable last year that he came back looking very lean and put in some good efforts in the running. This year it might be that he's filled out a bit and so if he keeps improving his fitness he hopefully he plays with more power.

Pedersen looks fit. Harmes looks stronger and more mature in the body, but has a horrible surfer style haircut. Frost is a big athletic unit. Hogan looks good and it's great to have him out there.

Overall everyone looked fit really. We have a crazy number of coaches and support personnel. Roos in charge but not pushing anything too hard for the first day. Goodwin taking it all in. Involved with Benny Matthews for some of the midfielders stuff. They look pretty similar. He looks good in red! Brad Miller looking enthusiastic.

Toilet watch and Crowd watch can be filled out later. I'll await feedback to see if the demand is there.

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Good afternoon, I was there for the whole session, Ruffles has covered the attendees, will be putting some photos on my Twitter account Demonpk, if anybody wants a look.

There were four ring ins, I asked Todd Viney "they are Casey guys that have a lot of upside, we want them to experience AFL training", you can read whatever you like into that.

A few observations, Frost is huge, Roh Bail told me he is also very strong, so has made a good impression already.

Dave Misson is very impressed with the standards.

The amount of ball work first up surprised me.

The absentees were Grimes, Jetta, Garlett, Lumumba, Vince, Jamar, McKenzie, Trengove, Riley, Spencer.

The session went for 2½ hours, including a Tan run for the 1 to 4 year players

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Salem is bigger, I asked him whilst discussing the Champions League, said he is now on new diet, less soccer more footy! Put on a couple of kilos. I noticed he looks more solid standing next to him.

Newton was not at training (assume mixed up with one of the Casey guys), neither was Billy Stretch (he is back at school in SA).

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Technical question: Is Billy Stretch allowed to train with the group before the National Draft?

I'm trying to remember what happened with Viney.

I'd say he might be if he wasn't at school but it would still require AFL approval. But if he's finishing school exams it will be a no and even after that given Roos' thoughts on draftees they'd probably be happy for him to chill out, go to schoolies and come in like every other kid after the draft.

I'm sure the club has a program laid out for him leading up to when he joins the club.

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Salem is bigger, I asked him whilst discussing the Champions League, said he is now on new diet, less soccer more footy! Put on a couple of kilos. I noticed he looks more solid standing next to him.

Newton was not at training (assume mixed up with one of the Casey guys), neither was Billy Stretch (he is back at school in SA).

Did you get the names of the Casey guys?

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Did you get the names of the Casey guys?

No they zipped away before I could, I know one was the short guy with the mop of curly hair, his name escapes me, who showed something last year, I know it wasn't Panozza or Tim Smith if that's any help, and I don't think it was Best either

The photos are now up on Twitter, if anybody wants to pick them off and post here

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