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Training - Wednesday 26th August, 2015


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Wandered passed for a coffee and quick look for about an hour this morning.

Boys hit the track at warmed up at about 10-10:15.

Absent: Trengove, Lumumba, Vanders, Bail, Frost, Kent, Fitzpatrick, Howe, Hunt

Dawes came out late with a huge compression stocking on his right leg to above the knee. Did some work with a staff member on the next door oval. Jetta and Tyson trained fully from what I saw.

I'd love to know where Frost is at. Missing from the injury report. No news is usually bad news.

Petracca was doing plenty of sprint and take off work under the watchful eye of about 4 staff. Then jogged a lap and slotted through a torp on the run from the boundary about 40 out. Had a kick to kick with one of the staff members then kicked the ball up, had it knocked on, gather and kick a goal.

Pedersen did most of the non contact parts of training, marking and kicking with only a moderate amount of taping on the wrist. I'd save if there was something left to play for he'd be ramping it up to play soon.

Training as usual divided in to about 3 or 4 interchanging groups for the most part. None of Macca, Rawlings or Goodwin are backwards in giving some criticism. But I don't get a negative vibe.

Rucks (Gawn, Jamar, Spencer, King) doing a lot of work with Stafford. So much of the focus there is on following up the tap.

Macca presided over a drill where 4 players formed a square and kicked a footy around either 2 or 3 token defenders. Good crisp kicking for most part. Goodwin took a mainly midfield group and pretty much formed 2 lines 20m apart running up the corridor inside 50. He'd have Pedo lob a kick in and then call out either the blue or yellow team to handball the ball around under pretty strong tackling pressure before handballing or kicking a goal. Riley's tackling was fierce. JKH with a nice tackle as well. Someone fumbled and was then tackled hard and Ben Matthews was loudly encouraging with a statement along the lines of 'fumble kill'. The notion being to cause fumbles and capitalise on them and conversely to avoid fumbles.

The last drill I saw involved set up the kick out zone and then attempting quick movement from a kick in. One series of play so a pinpoint kick out followed by a series of sharp handballs, a switch kick followed by another handball to Newton who hit up Jetta back in the corridor at CHF before the inside 50 kick. Goodwin was pumped and yelling to Rawlings "that's good ball movement".

The take aways from the session was that:

- Goodwin has a major role at trainings

- We are training skills under pressure

- The coaching staff notice the terrible things from the weekend - uncompetitive contested ball effort, lack of communication in set ups and are doing drills to improve them

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Thank you for the info.

Do you think Dawes will go to the west looks doubtful from what you have said.

I think he is ordinary but with our current injuries not sure who else can fill the Role.

Seems hard to believe they will put in Fitzpatrick as he appears to be on the outer.

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Thank you for the info.

Do you think Dawes will go to the west looks doubtful from what you have said.

I think he is ordinary but with our current injuries not sure who else can fill the Role.

Seems hard to believe they will put in Fitzpatrick as he appears to be on the outer.

He did very little, but it seems to be more a chronic injury than anything new. Spencer or Jamar can come in and attempt to give us something forward and also give Gawn a rest in the ruck. The issue then is making sure Hogan doesn't run himself ragged at CHF. Although I think the ball will be in Freo's forward line most of the game anyway.

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He did very little, but it seems to be more a chronic injury than anything new. Spencer or Jamar can come in and attempt to give us something forward and also give Gawn a rest in the ruck. The issue then is making sure Hogan doesn't run himself ragged at CHF. Although I think the ball will be in Freo's forward line most of the game anyway.

The way the game is now played that will mean Hogan is down there as well.

I shudder to think of Jamar as full forward

But I should not be negative.

He will kick 3-4 if played

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Do they usually train on Wednesdays AND Fridays? I will be extremely disappointed if, after taking my son down from Sydney next week, they are not out on the track on Friday. I phoned the club yesterday and they could not tell me yes or no.

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Yes I knew that chook but he has not appeared all during the season.

He used to comment during the season and used to be part of the "ring lapse members group" at the club.

Nothing this year

Maybe the "bullying" on these forums eventually got to him?

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Do they usually train on Wednesdays AND Fridays? I will be extremely disappointed if, after taking my son down from Sydney next week, they are not out on the track on Friday. I phoned the club yesterday and they could not tell me yes or no.

I think it is when we have a Sunday / interstate game hardtack

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I always wonder what happens to the Sat-man during the season.

Does he go into hibernation?

I liked the bit where he said during pre season that Jordie Mckenzie and Jack Grimes were gonna surprise us all because they were kicking so well at Training...

classic Saty

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Do they usually train on Wednesdays AND Fridays? I will be extremely disappointed if, after taking my son down from Sydney next week, they are not out on the track on Friday. I phoned the club yesterday and they could not tell me yes or no.

They're having an open training run this Friday at Subi which I'm planning on getting to. Looking forward to seeing and hearing some real enthusiasm.
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They're having an open training run this Friday at Subi which I'm planning on getting to. Looking forward to seeing and hearing some real enthusiasm.

Do you have any hope that one day we will play in WA McQueen and have any hope of an even contest?

I at least get to see a few wins in a season

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Do you have any hope that one day we will play in WA McQueen and have any hope of an even contest?

I at least get to see a few wins in a season

Upset of the year coming up this weekend, old dee.

Freo have hit a wall.

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does anyone else just laugh/cry when they read things along the lines of them 'fixing problems' at training

you've been training and playing for your whole life

you were a talented junior and a highly paid professional now

as your coaches we are now going to introduce you to concepts such as shepherding, not handballing to a stationary teammate under pressure and putting your body on the line in contests

now that they have been clued in on these basics we should see a much better side I suppose

if only we had told them about this stuff earlier

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