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Training - Monday 18th January, 2016


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3 hours ago, Trisul said:

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

I think you've missed my point. There can only be one real coach. When there is debate on an issue one will prevail. 

That is Goodwin but only the more astute will realise. It gives Goodwin a year where he can learn and mould a team he takes into 2017. Brilliant strategy designed by Jackson. 

 

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4 hours 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.

The hardest thing for ultra-fast players to do is to kick accurately when they're at top speed. It's just about impossible, especially when they've taken off on a run and are full to the eyeballs with adrenalin. They need to back off full pace and steady just for a fraction of a second before kicking, or they'll almost always spray it. For some reason the guy who sticks in my memory as being really good at this was Billy Goggin. He'd use his pace to break into space, then steady & pick a target, which was usually Doug Wade.

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Sitting next to Dion Prestia in a great Japanese restaurant in Surfers. 

Think we need a great Japanese restaurant in Melbourne, wink wink. 

Looking forward to next year when he'll be attending the training camp. :)

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38 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Really looking promising for Hunt, he's one a few have been itching to see in the firsts, including myself. Just another question on him though, his back problems, are they done and dusted i.e. caused by growth spurts, or are they going to be an ongoing concern with constant management?

I'll look to get an answer for you over the next day or two (know the family). Pretty certain back issues are behind him (if you'll excuse the pun).

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3 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

As far as I can gather with Jayden Hunt, through talking to him and fitness staff, back issues are over, but like Hogan keep a close eye on any niggle

Thanks Saty and good to have you back providing information. 

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

As far as I can gather with Jayden Hunt, through talking to him and fitness staff, back issues are over, but like Hogan keep a close eye on any niggle

 

How is the new job?  Are you able to get to any training?

 

PS:- Good to have you back.

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Viney claims another victim...sort of :rolleyes:  "The star midfielder then broke the little finger in his right hand when it connected with teammate Jack Viney's elbow in a training drill in early December."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-01-20/vince-set-to-resume-full-training-after-injury-woes?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS+feed%3A+AFL+Latest+News

Vince's comment about gymnastics was insightful: "Vince said a key benefit of gymnastics was practising the art of falling gracefully to reduce the risk of injury when landing".

The preseason footy (and other) skills work must be much more fun than straight fitness work and hopefully it pays off in less turnovers for in season games! 

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2 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

As far as I can gather with Jayden Hunt, through talking to him and fitness staff, back issues are over, but like Hogan keep a close eye on any niggle

Good news :)

Any word on how Hogan's doing with his running with the increased weight? I read the other day he put on some during the holidays (seemed to be intentional). He was a big unit before, can't imagine him much bigger.

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1 hour ago, Choke said:

Good news :)

Any word on how Hogan's doing with his running with the increased weight? I read the other day he put on some during the holidays (seemed to be intentional). He was a big unit before, can't imagine him much bigger.

Always thought he looked a little light in the arms department. Might have gained some size there. 

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4 hours ago, ManDee said:

 

How is the new job?  Are you able to get to any training?

 

PS:- Good to have you back.

My new job is really good, for a job of course, some of the places I have worked didn't give it much competition......get to training now and again, trying for at least once a fortnight, if not more

 

3 hours ago, Choke said:

Good news :)

Any word on how Hogan's doing with his running with the increased weight? I read the other day he put on some during the holidays (seemed to be intentional). He was a big unit before, can't imagine him much bigger.

Choke, watching Hogan train, when he is not having a light day, is frightening, he is a big man now, but his running has not been affected at all, he has put on about another 3 or 4kg, think they want him playing at around 98-100kg, a lot of the players look really strong now compared to past years, there are some serious builds, Kent is another one, he is just solid....and of course the transformation of Hunt, even Matt Jones looks like he has actually toned his sinew

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22 hours ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Really looking promising for Hunt, he's one a few have been itching to see in the firsts, including myself. Just another question on him though, his back problems, are they done and dusted i.e. caused by growth spurts, or are they going to be an ongoing concern with constant management?

His back seems to be coping with some serious weights, judging from the photograph.  I too am looking forward to him.   He sure has bulked up!

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