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Training - Monday 13th February, 2017


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36 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

The boys were all out training this morning as I drove by at 10am.  Looked to be a full list turn out but I could not stop to watch

disappointed.... I was so much enjoying the idea of the team developing a secret game plan at a top secret location.... sounded very exciting !

Last year we had the diamond... what will it be this year.... I like the idea of the shamrock... in honour of Jimmy and it is achieved by players going in every direction etc etc

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1 hour ago, Vagg said:

SL, clearly your priorities are all wrong!  A more dedicated Demonlander would have immediately parked his scooter, watched the full event, and filed a full and concise report for the rest of us!

Your lack of consideration has been duly noted!

Ha! true I could perhaps be described as a Deelitante

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16 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Today's training was held in secret in a secret location, today's training was all about the new game plan which has been kept secret,  they feel that they are going to hit the competition,  with a never seen before game plan which is a game changer.

That will be a secret for one game, if that.

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1 hour ago, Salems Lot said:

The boys were all out training this morning as I drove by at 10am.  Looked to be a full list turn out but I could not stop to watch

Yes the full list was out there but it was more like 10.15 by the time they assembled en mass and then they were off by 11.00 sharp so it was a short and not so sharp run and kick around the park.

I told work I would be working from home this morning and so rode my bike down to Gosch's around 9.40 to see Cross working with some rehab guys, Kent, King and Kennedy. I saw J Smith wander over later for a run while I was on the phone to work! Gee he has developed since I last saw him, very athletic build. The KKK were doing agility work, having to run to and back to designated coloured cones called out by and assistant then told to lead to a pass from Cross, mark and pass off back to Cross and then run helter skelter back toward the goals while Cross lobbed the ball high for the player to mark and then snap for goal. Kent and Kennedy were good at this but Mitch surprised me with his agility and I was worrying about his knee when he was running and turning between the cones, he appears to be very coordinated, with very clean hands and a nice kicking action, not a great handballer on his left though.

Around 10.15 the main group arrived while I was on the phone to work again and having a look at The Storm training. The main group loosened up with some handballs and then stretches , then in a huddle, then some short stuff where the coaches were kicking hard balls to a player about 5 meters away, they had to mark and handball back  and it was not until about 10.30 that they broke into kicking pairs for some 25 meter kick to kick.

They then broke into groups of 8, with 3 defenders and 5 ball players moving the ball from end to end by handball in a confined space of about 20x20m. The group I watched was Hogan, Salem, Tyson, Garland, Jones, Trengove, Frost and Stretch with Goodwin throwing balls low to a ball player who had to pick up cleanly and dish off immediately to a running player on the outside. Salem and Tyson really stood out and Trenners was very clean as well. Goodwin keep yelling to pass the ball on the up? I think he was encouraging them to keep some elevation on their handballs, he didn't want it bouncing in front of a target. This routine went on for 15 minutes then they broke into kicking pairs again and I wandered up to the goals to see a number of players practicing the old Daicos dribble goal from the pocket boundary. This was all pretty light hearted stuff. Weideman, Clarrie and Hannan came over next to me to have some set shots from the 50m boundary on their non preferred foot, with a $30 bet going. The Weid slotted his second shot and waltzed off with his arms in the air. Clarrie and Hannan never looked like it.

At this stage they called it quits and sauntered off at 11.00 sharp so it about a 40 minute session at low intensity, to be expected after Queensland I suppose.

Just about everyone was there I think. I didn't see Watts, Hibberd, or Spencer and I didn't recognize some of the newbies although I have now worked out that Hannan and Flipper were there and the new guy who caught my eye in the drills was Corey Maynard, looks a good size and fitted in well with the other midfielders. 

As I rode off Storm were still going hard at it and then work rang again!!!

 

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2 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

............ The KKK were doing agility work, having to run to and back to designated coloured cones called out by and assistant then told to lead to a pass from Cross, mark and pass off back to Cross a.....

 

Was that a burning Cross?

Just as well we didn't have that ex Brisbane Premiership FF, Lynch, there

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16 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Only if you tell us in riddle-form.

Well watts is involved to see Judy run the ball,  hulk is going to get angry and turn green,  Clark is going to play in a public phone., big Maccabees is going to pass the ball to Macbeth, Macbeth to gump, Gump to typhoon typhoon to killer killer to weed,  from the middle fast to grapes grapes to Clark Clark to  keeping up with the keeping up with the, down to you won't like me when am angry then through the big sticks. 

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5 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

"And the new guy who caught my eye in the drills was Corey Maynard, looks a good size and fitted in well with the other midfielders."

Good eye Earl.

He's my surprise packet tip for this year - He just has a class and confidence about him that suggests he has a good chance of spending more time on the "G" this year than at Casey fields.

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51 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Well watts is involved to see Judy (Garland) run the ball,  hulk (Hogan) is going to get angry and turn green,  Clark(Kent)is going to play in a public phone., big Maccabees (Tom Mc Donald?) is going to pass the ball to Macbeth (Brayshaw.. Angus?), Macbeth to gump,(Frost aka Forest) Gump to typhoon (Tyson) typhoon to killer killer to weed,(Weideman)  from the middle fast(??) to grapes(Viney) grapes to Clark Clark to  keeping up with the keeping up (Jones) with the, down to you won't like me when am angry(??) then through the big sticks. 

That was fun

Not sure if MacBeth was "Angus"  Brayshaw .. similarly big Maccabees being Tom McDonald and missed out two others

Killer Killer stumped me.... A google search revealed a Hindi Pop song but somehow I don't think that was on the right track

Edit... of course.... Macbeth is Salem because of the witches !!

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33 minutes ago, Spin-it-to-Goodwin-it said:

Good eye Earl.

He's my surprise packet tip for this year - He just has a class and confidence about him that suggests he has a good chance of spending more time on the "G" this year than at Casey fields.

Yes I kept looking at him thinking is that Petracca but no there is Track doing the same routine next to him and he was performing at the same level albeit in a limited handball drill. He looked good as did Keilty by the way whom I forgot to mention earlier. 

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

That was fun

Not sure if MacBeth was "Angus"  Brayshaw .. similarly big Maccabees being Tom McDonald and missed out two others

Killer Killer stumped me.... A google search revealed a Hindi Pop song but somehow I don't think that was on the right track

Edit... of course.... Macbeth is Salem because of the witches !!

Killer is jack watts, have u not heard the line, you won't like me when am angry in a movie 

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