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Sure they are not on a pedestal?

Not by me, they're just young guys doing something we would have all liked to do, but didn't have the ability, I'll make sure I phrase the Petracca question properly, as I always do, that's unless they are on the AFL Induction already, although that might be after the Rookie draft

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Not by me, they're just young guys doing something we would have all liked to do, but didn't have the ability, I'll make sure I phrase the Petracca question properly, as I always do, that's unless they are on the AFL Induction already, although that might be after the Rookie draft

Whichever way you spin it, asking the kid if he needs to lose weight in his first week is probably not what he wants to be answering.

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Not by me, they're just young guys doing something we would have all liked to do, but didn't have the ability, I'll make sure I phrase the Petracca question properly, as I always do, that's unless they are on the AFL Induction already, although that might be after the Rookie draft

At a base level - taking photos and asking questions of people every week is placing them on a pedestal.

This is something that we all engage in, but let's not mince words here - these kids are waiting to do something with their lives, I am just uneasy with the amount of interest we show in these kids. If this is a sport - these kids have done nothing. If these kids are now entering an entertainment industry - the most entertainment they have given is a video of CP and AB laughing together on the AFL website...

I have yet to fully articulate my unease but it isn't criticism - I just know how the teenagers in my team would react/behave to the attention these kids are shown.

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Love your training reports Saty, but I cringe when I hear about you talking to the players. It's real fan boy stuff. Oh well, I guess all clubs have crusty groupies.

And then you would moan about no access to players. Good on him for doing it, I find to awkward but he doesn't and gets the inside word.

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And then you would moan about no access to players. Good on him for doing it, I find to awkward but he doesn't and gets the inside word.

Speak for yourself Cards. I couldn't care less about access to players. I cringe when senior fan boys gush over players unnecessarily using 'land as an excuse.

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Speak for yourself Cards. I couldn't care less about access to players. I cringe when senior fan boys gush over players unnecessarily using 'land as an excuse.

I wouldn't mind access to our annual ladies team! I'd even volunteer as official "washer of the shorts" !

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Speak for yourself Cards. I couldn't care less about access to players. I cringe when senior fan boys gush over players unnecessarily using 'land as an excuse.

ditto and ditto and like - nothing that comes from "fans' observations" at pre-season training amounts to anything of any substance at all or we would have won the last 8 flags. If you want to go along, do so, have a squiz, make some "highly educated" observations about next year that you can talk to your mates about, but as far as talking to the players and trying to be Carro for a day, leave it alone. I can tell you from the other side, it is cringe-worthy and the club/players/coaches aren't telling you anything of any relevance - trust me, they are trained to be guarded these days.

Do I like the training reports coz I can't get there? yes. Do I cringe at the "I will ask Christian" stuff? yes and yes

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ditto and ditto and like - nothing that comes from "fans' observations" at pre-season training amounts to anything of any substance at all or we would have won the last 8 flags. If you want to go along, do so, have a squiz, make some "highly educated" observations about next year that you can talk to your mates about, but as far as talking to the players and trying to be Carro for a day, leave it alone. I can tell you from the other side, it is cringe-worthy and the club/players/coaches aren't telling you anything of any relevance - trust me, they are trained to be guarded these days.

Do I like the training reports coz I can't get there? yes. Do I cringe at the "I will ask Christian" stuff? yes and yes

What the fe ck are you on about. I,ve never read a training report that contained as much obtuse bull shite as this post. FMD!!!!

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What the fe ck are you on about. I,ve never read a training report that contained as much obtuse bull shite as this post. FMD!!!!

If you want to use big words like obtuse, suggest you learn to either use a spell/grammar check or stick to simpler English clown - just a suggestion, apologies if you do in fact have a brain

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ditto and ditto and like - nothing that comes from "fans' observations" at pre-season training amounts to anything of any substance at all or we would have won the last 8 flags. If you want to go along, do so, have a squiz, make some "highly educated" observations about next year that you can talk to your mates about, but as far as talking to the players and trying to be Carro for a day, leave it alone. I can tell you from the other side, it is cringe-worthy and the club/players/coaches aren't telling you anything of any relevance - trust me, they are trained to be guarded these days.

Do I like the training reports coz I can't get there? yes. Do I cringe at the "I will ask Christian" stuff? yes and yes

Can you please pass on my regards to Doris Stokes.

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At a base level - taking photos and asking questions of people every week is placing them on a pedestal.

This is something that we all engage in, but let's not mince words here - these kids are waiting to do something with their lives, I am just uneasy with the amount of interest we show in these kids. If this is a sport - these kids have done nothing. If these kids are now entering an entertainment industry - the most entertainment they have given is a video of CP and AB laughing together on the AFL website...

I have yet to fully articulate my unease but it isn't criticism - I just know how the teenagers in my team would react/behave to the attention these kids are shown.

Well if they enjoy the praise too much then it might not be long until they start getting plenty of criticism. Every time I see Watts in training I feel a little sick inside wanting to abuse him over the fence!

Saty has brief encounters with players on the sidelines or after they finish training. From his comments I gather he has a better rapport with some than others but no one is really bothered. I think it has zero effect on anything. Sometimes I have slight concerns he is putting sensitive info on here, but that's the players fault really and it's rare as anything.

At worst he's a little like Herbert, except with AFL players not boys! And if the players had a problem with him they'd probably let him know.

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Ha ha beat me to it Maurie...! Imagine if I'd said insensible!!! Anyway looks like we have another illiterate on the site.

googled your image pal, not sure if it was by choice or fate that you chose that pic but here goes:

"25 Weird People Someone Should Study"

enough said you goose.

I actually love coming across people like you, and let me quote you from the Oxford - those that have an allegiance to the same religious following (that's the MFC if you are confused), but can't philosophically see the same ground (that means I have a clue about both life and human interaction and you don't - sorry)

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googled your image pal, not sure if it was by choice or fate that you chose that pic but here goes:

"25 Weird People Someone Should Study"

enough said you goose.

I actually love coming across people like you, and let me quote you from the Oxford - those that have an allegiance to the same religious following (that's the MFC if you are confused), but can't philosophically see the same ground (that means I have a clue about both life and human interaction and you don't - sorry)

Ha Ha Ha!! You got me ENYAW! It's you taking the pizz, isn't it?

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