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5 hours ago, Caligula's Cohort! said:

......... Something that really impressed me was Hunt’s pace. He burst away from a stoppage play with Chunk nipping at his heels until space opened up and he eventually gained 10 metres on him and kicked long down the line. All the boys and even the coaches had a chuckle, looking around at each other as if to say (did you just see that?).....

 

 

 

Thanks CC. All I know about Hunt is that he is tallish and can run fast. Does anyone know what his marking and kicking skills are like? Does he fit into Roos's competitors mould?

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

yes, but the grand final sprint means zippo. a cringeworthy waste of time

I think they're trying to change that now with letting Indian cabbies compete.

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1 hour ago, Late Draft Pick said:

Actually McQueen, I'm pretty sure Hunt was in the sprint and he came second to a very very fast Geelong player. I would have liked to have seen Blease put forward for the GF Sprint but it never happened.

 

Sammy pulled out thought he might get hurt, and if he wasn't in the lead he would not chase.

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21 hours ago, Caligula's Cohort! said:

 

 

The boys were being vocal but the coaches still wanted to see more aggression. Something that really impressed me was Hunt’s pace. He burst away from a stoppage play with Chunk nipping at his heels until space opened up and he eventually gained 10 metres on him and kicked long down the line. All the boys and even the coaches had a chuckle, looking around at each other as if to say (did you just see that?) 

 

 

Something very similar happened to me in the 1960's.

I also did it a couple of times to my skipper and he came back with I have now seen you do it twice. I guarantee you will never do it again.

He was dead right.

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18 hours ago, fndee said:

Thanks CC. All I know about Hunt is that he is tallish and can run fast. Does anyone know what his marking and kicking skills are like? Does he fit into Roos's competitors mould?

Re Hunt, as a footballer, he has what is called 'neat skills', ie clean hands, accurate kicking, injury issue has been stress fractures in his back, he couldn't do a lot of weight training, once he was injury free at the end of last season he was put on a intensive program to give him some size, I was shocked when I saw him at the start of the preseason -- he still looks facially like a 12 yr old schoolboy but now he has a solid AFL body which will allow him to compete, the coaches think there is still a lot of potential and improvement, so have given him a 1yr contract to see what eventuates

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26 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Interesting.  Roos almost seems superfluous.

Great management by Jackson.  Goodwin gets to coach this year and Roos takes the heat. 

Perfect.

As we've seen from the Essendon doping regime, oversight is never superfluous.  Not even almost.

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20 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Re Hunt, as a footballer, he has what is called 'neat skills', ie clean hands, accurate kicking, injury issue has been stress fractures in his back, he couldn't do a lot of weight training, once he was injury free at the end of last season he was put on a intensive program to give him some size, I was shocked when I saw him at the start of the preseason -- he still looks facially like a 12 yr old schoolboy but now he has a solid AFL body which will allow him to compete, the coaches think there is still a lot of potential and improvement, so have given him a 1yr contract to see what eventuates

Good summation. I went to several pre Xmas training sessions and initially didn't recognise him, such is the size he's put on. His acceleration and speed are excellent. He looked to have clean hands, but I noted his kicking a little wayward, particularly under pressure. This obviously can be worked on, he is still young. I liked what I saw of him and that the coaches were encouraging him to take the game on and run. Really look forward to seeing what he does at senior level this year.

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1 hour ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Interesting.  Roos almost seems superfluous.

Great management by Jackson.  Goodwin gets to coach this year and Roos takes the heat. 

Perfect.

These days, it's never about one person being The Coach. It's a team of coaches, a coaching department, and responsibilities within that team shift around according to capabilities and requirements. The person I'm happy about as having a greater role is McCartney.

But also very happy to have Roos as The Coach. Having Goodwin taking more of a hands-on role comes down to great coaching and man-management by Roos (and Jackson).

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Caligula's Cohort, appreciate the reports. In the half/full ground drills who is/are the go to men off half back besides Salem and White? Please don't say Grimes, regardless of Melksham being out I thought/was hoping they might try some others there like Stretch and ANB to see how they go with the view to giving us some flexibility. If Salem gets injured again we're stuffed....again, coming out of the back half.

 

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Good summation. I went to several pre Xmas training sessions and initially didn't recognise him, such is the size he's put on. His acceleration and speed are excellent. He looked to have clean hands, but I noted his kicking a little wayward, particularly under pressure. This obviously can be worked on, he is still young. I liked what I saw of him and that the coaches were encouraging him to take the game on and run. Really look forward to seeing what he does at senior level this year.

I had a chat to Jayden before Xmas, asked him what it was like to be able to play again, said his skills were rusty and his kicking needed a bit of work, spoke to recruiting team when he was drafted and they liked his neat skills and speed

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3 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

I had a chat to Jayden before Xmas, asked him what it was like to be able to play again, said his skills were rusty and his kicking needed a bit of work, spoke to recruiting team when he was drafted and they liked his neat skills and speed

Thanks for the insights. 

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Great reports. Hunt's original utubes really interested me. They were Fyfe-like, ever wanting to get involved with the play including taking strong marks. Reports said that he was equally influential as Josh Kelly and our Christian Salem in APS football, then I saw him kick the winning goal against Carlton in totally wet muddy conditions at Princes Park 18 months ago and I knew he wasn't just some kid with great athletic skills as he definitely contributed to a couple more. This summer, to hear him getting more involved in the passages of play and seeing his face in all the pics has certainly been music to my ears and eyes. I certainly hope he gets that 'need to dominate' back into his AFL game when he settles in to regular games if he does because I want to see more of him. And I think Kennedy also brings something to us that we haven't had around the ball for a while; something small and snappy that we don't get in the same way from others.

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59 minutes ago, bing181 said:

These days, it's never about one person being The Coach. It's a team of coaches, a coaching department, and responsibilities within that team shift around according to capabilities and requirements. The person I'm happy about as having a greater role is McCartney.

But also very happy to have Roos as The Coach. Having Goodwin taking more of a hands-on role comes down to great coaching and man-management by Roos (and Jackson).

Except at Bomberland cause Hird was in charge of everything

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18 minutes ago, Late Draft Pick said:

Great reports. Hunt's original utubes really interested me. They were Fyfe-like, ever wanting to get involved with the play including taking strong marks. Reports said that he was equally influential as Josh Kelly and our Christian Salem in APS football, then I saw him kick the winning goal against Carlton in totally wet muddy conditions at Princes Park 18 months ago and I knew he wasn't just some kid with great athletic skills as he definitely contributed to a couple more. This summer, to hear him getting more involved in the passages of play and seeing his face in all the pics has certainly been music to my ears and eyes. I certainly hope he gets that 'need to dominate' back into his AFL game when he settles in to regular games if he does because I want to see more of him. And I think Kennedy also brings something to us that we haven't had around the ball for a while; something small and snappy that we don't get in the same way from others.

The best part of the pre season for me is to see Kent and Hunt participating in all the sessions, it is like having 2 extra new recruits

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