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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

When I read that thread title, all I could think of is this.

I would be worried if Chopper was living like that over the off season.

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The one thing i got out of that articke in Brayden Pruess is already challanging Max Gawn. Since his recruitment, I'm a big believer that we definitely can play 2 ruckman in our side.

I would like to see Gawn spend more time up forward to really stretch opposition backs like WC did to us in the prelim and Grand Final against Collingwood. 

Gawn, McDonald and Weideman has the potential to really throw sides out of wack.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The one thing i got out of that articke in Brayden Pruess is already challanging Max Gawn. Since his recruitment, I'm a big believer that we definitely can play 2 ruckman in our side.

I would like to see Gawn spend more time up forward to really stretch opposition backs like WC did to us in the prelim and Grand Final against Collingwood. 

Gawn, McDonald and Weideman has the potential to really throw sides out of wack.

I like Maxy (and Preuss) resting in the forward line and stretching opposition backlines. I also like the prospect of Maxy drifting back deep in the backline and taking those goaline marks. He saved us a few times deep in defence.

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16 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I like Maxy (and Preuss) resting in the forward line and stretching opposition backlines. I also like the prospect of Maxy drifting back deep in the backline and taking those goaline marks. He saved us a few times deep in defence.

I think you'll find also that Stafford and Gawn will educate Pruess on pushing back into our defense and giving then a chop out. This is what Gawn such a dangerous weapon this year.

Pruess contested marking is right up there with Gawns, and i feel with a bit of confidence we'll start to see him clunk some good marks around the ground. 

Wouldn't hurt also to start big Pruessy in the goal square from time to time. Absolute monster of a bloke!

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20 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I like Maxy (and Preuss) resting in the forward line and stretching opposition backlines. I also like the prospect of Maxy drifting back deep in the backline and taking those goaline marks. He saved us a few times deep in defence.

I don't think we really wanted him doing this, though.  It came out of necessity when Lever got injured.  I think there was a stat showing that after Lever went down we had Max spending more time helping out in the defensive 50, rather than getting a chop out inside our own.  Hopefully when Lever returns, and with the addition of May, that we can have both Max and Preuss causing headaches at stoppages and deep in our forward 50.

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I don't think we really wanted him doing this, though.  It came out of necessity when Lever got injured.  I think there was a stat showing that after Lever went down we had Max spending more time helping out in the defensive 50, rather than getting a chop out inside our own.  Hopefully when Lever returns, and with the addition of May, that we can have both Max and Preuss causing headaches at stoppages and deep in our forward 50.

True but with Preussy in the team Max won't tire himself rucking and having to slip back into defence.

If we nail the way we use these two blokes we'll have another great weapon in our arsenal.

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Geeesus Harmes.  what are you thinking posting that??

glad he copped plenty from his teammates!

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I hope those in out team who are not tattooed continue to refrain. Not because of any moral or visual concern I have, but because of this. Given players and clubs go to the extreme in trying to get any sports science edge they can get, it seems foolish to me to do something which may have this negative effect on high performance athletes. 

I probably seem a bit like the coach who told his players not to smoke in the 1970s. But the logic is the same...except you can quit smoking whereas you can't remove tattoos. (I realise there are exceptions to both those claims.)  

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19 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I hope those in out team who are not tattooed continue to refrain. Not because of any moral or visual concern I have, but because of this. Given players and clubs go to the extreme in trying to get any sports science edge they can get, it seems foolish to me to do something which may have this negative effect on high performance athletes. 

I probably seem a bit like the coach who told his players not to smoke in the 1970s. But the logic is the same...except you can quit smoking whereas you can't remove tattoos. (I realise there are exceptions to both those claims.)  

Is there some science to your tattoos have a negative effect on high performance assertion?

Edit: I didn't see your link

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9 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I hope those in out team who are not tattooed continue to refrain. Not because of any moral or visual concern I have, but because of this. Given players and clubs go to the extreme in trying to get any sports science edge they can get, it seems foolish to me to do something which may have this negative effect on high performance athletes. 

I probably seem a bit like the coach who told his players not to smoke in the 1970s. But the logic is the same...except you can quit smoking whereas you can't remove tattoos. (I realise there are exceptions to both those claims.)  

Dangerous thinking in my opinion. Even suggesting to players that they shouldn't get tattoos for this reason has the potential to cause derision and be quite harmful to esprit de corps. Lines needs to be drawn, suggesting to players they shouldn't get tats is one. 

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5 minutes ago, Smokey said:

Dangerous thinking in my opinion. Even suggesting to players that they shouldn't get tattoos for this reason has the potential to cause derision and be quite harmful to esprit de corps. Lines needs to be drawn, suggesting to players they shouldn't get tats is one. 

I'm old enough to remember sportsmen being derided for suggesting their teammates give up smoking.

 

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm old enough to remember sportsmen being derided for suggesting their teammates give up smoking.

 

It wasn't a full time job back then! 

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm old enough to remember sportsmen being derided for suggesting their teammates give up smoking.

 

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Not long ago I had a six pack. They are all gone now. I may have to open another!

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8 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Mr Harmes certainly has lowered his body fat, doesn't have the chunky look to him. 

its time that Pertracca was handcuffed to Harmes, all preseason.

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1 hour ago, DV8 said:

its time that Pertracca was handcuffed to Harmes, all preseason.

Just like Preuss has been handcuffed to Max.  

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2 hours ago, deebug said:

From blow up toys to handcuffs, Demonland has everything🤭

boys will be boys... Men will be Men.

... and others just please themselves, and probably like spectating just as much...  lets hope Christian doesn't turn out the latter.

schools out christian... and so is the apprenticeship... time to perform boyo.

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