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Training - Thursday 7th July, 2016


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Pairing off for 30mtr sprints now Jack Watts putting a meter on Trengove each time. Jetta quicker than some think. Kent and Jeffy a good match up. You'll be pleased to know that Dawsy leads out in the running stuff! 

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Goal kicking in two groups now. Most excel with no pressure. Fair to say Trenners lacks penetration but may be keeping it conservative to avoid further foot issues. Watts dead-eye, as is Hogan and Garlett. Frost gets good distance as does Pederson

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Small group competitive stuff around the oval now. Wagner has a thigh bandage above the right knee, no other strapping, seems mobile. Small forwards, Kent, Kennedy, Jeff & JKH... Working on bumping then receiving before shot on goal. All low key at the moment in light rain

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Thanks WW, great stuff. How is Brayshaw moving. Its funny in a way (and a good indication of our improvement i think) how little commentary there has been (both here on DL and more broadly) about the impact of not having him playing seniors.

I mean he was brilliant last year and a real key for us. Easily one of the best first year players in the AFL last year, as reflected in his high RS finish. Will be a huge addition if he comes back in fit and firing. to a lesser extent the same is true of Salem.

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Many heading in now, mainly Seconds out on the field. That includes Oliver, Trenners, ANB, Hulett, Weiderman, Garland, Dunn, JKH, King, Spencer & Dawes. Michie went in with others, Grimes exited with main group but stayed chatting with supporters. Not sure if this is a selection predictor but Wagner still on the track with seconds working with Crossy. Brayshaw appears to have left with main group. Dawes is being put through full on body to body work v Garland and Dunn

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42 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

Pairing off for 30mtr sprints now Jack Watts putting a meter on Trengove each time. Jetta quicker than some think. Kent and Jeffy a good match up. You'll be pleased to know that Dawsy leads out in the running stuff! 

drift problem  Sorry, couldn't resist. Thanks for the reports.

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7 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

To be fair, Dawes did everything asked of him today with willingness and high energy. If he plays with that zest we wouldn't have the disappointment of Sunday

Sorry 'WW' but Dawes always seems to do everything with willingness and high energy, that's not his problem.

Unfortunately it appears the game has passed him by.

For mine I wouldn't have him in the team this week.

If he's selected I hope I'm proved wrong and he has a blinder.

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2 minutes ago, rjay said:

Sorry 'WW' but Dawes always seems to do everything with willingness and high energy, that's not his problem.

Unfortunately it appears the game has passed him by.

For mine I wouldn't have him in the team this week.

If he's selected I hope I'm proved wrong and he has a blinder.

 As much as I would love to see that & happy to be proven wrong about his value to the team.. I'm frightened that his ability to take a mark (which is already horrendous) will be further hindered by the humidity. If he's not pinch-hitting in the ruck.. I don't understand what his 'role' is.. we have enough leaders out there.. we just need 22 players to ensure the 4 points.

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18 minutes ago, rjay said:

Sorry 'WW' but Dawes always seems to do everything with willingness and high energy, that's not his problem.

Unfortunately it appears the game has passed him by.

For mine I wouldn't have him in the team this week.

If he's selected I hope I'm proved wrong and he has a blinder.

That makes two of us rjay.

I have never doubted the effort he puts in.

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15 minutes ago, Die Hard Demon said:

 As much as I would love to see that & happy to be proven wrong about his value to the team.. I'm frightened that his ability to take a mark (which is already horrendous) will be further hindered by the humidity. If he's not pinch-hitting in the ruck.. I don't understand what his 'role' is.. we have enough leaders out there.. we just need 22 players to ensure the 4 points.

It seems in the past the team have been happy for him to be the big man bursting packs and if he snagged a couple and took a few marks then that was a bonus. He does this better than Pedo and I think is a big reason why he gets the nod to play first. I also have the feeling that if Pedo were fit he would be int he team as we need the marks and goals he provides now more than we need the pack bursting as we are not as reliant on that as we were in the past. 

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Smith didn't stand out. He is working his way back after a longish rehab. I reckon he needs another month to get back to the shape and form he was in. I agree with what others are saying about Dawes. However, I reiterate that on the track he looked quite a bit more impressive than the younger aspirants. I reckon he does too much running around in the games and is buggered later in the contest. At this stage I feel he would benefit from playing as a deeper key forward who can lead up. Going by my theory on those who stayed out on the track today, Dawes won't be going to Darwin, but he trained like someone had told him he has one more chance!

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