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46 minutes ago, binman said:

I am assuming you know that because you asked him?

Yes, and I am also lucky enough to be one of his sponsors, I 'own' the left foot😀😁😀

On the wing spot debate, Baker is back in full training, looks a yard faster, asked him and yes his burst speed has increased, put it down to Crossy and rehab regime

 

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3 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

He is having an AFLXectomy.

An op or a procedure?

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16 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

More like an AFLX-traction.

Clever 😀

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7 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

Clever 😀

Going over the AFL fans' tolerances, ain't it? 

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Photos from training here:

If you're on Facebook give Eleanor a LIKE.

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Looking at the photos, Trac is looking spectacular.  People that have asked if he looked fat, I would say that the pictures tell an incredible story.  He looks like a beast.  A ripped one at that.

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The players look like they’ve all been shredding for Stereo. 

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I find it funny that there was a heated debate over Petracca's body a few weeks ago when I think these pictures (well done Eleanor) show a far greater problem for him.

This can't be a good kicking technique. Plant foot isn't planted. Balancing arm is swirling around in the breeze. Hips and torso aren't aligned. 

 

Compare with Spargo who's very aligned and balanced and you can see why Spargo is a nice accurate quick kick where as Petracca is capable of blasting a superb kick but just as likely to spray it.

 

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7 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

I find it funny that there was a heated debate over Petracca's body a few weeks ago when I think these pictures (well done Eleanor) show a far greater problem for him.

This can't be a good kicking technique. Plant foot isn't planted. Balancing arm is swirling around in the breeze. Hips and torso aren't aligned. 

 

Compare with Spargo who's very aligned and balanced and you can see why Spargo is a nice accurate quick kick where as Petracca is capable of blasting a superb kick but just as likely to spray it.

 

Ones kicking whilst on the run, the other is stationary. Also, Petracca’s ball is higher than Spargo’s which to me suggests by the time it drops a little more his plant foot will be fully planted before his master foot makes contact with the ball. 

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Ones kicking whilst on the run, the other is stationary. 

Maybe, maybe not. The photos are consecutive in the album and have the same background so they are likely doing the same drill. Doesn't really matter, I've seen enough of Petracca's kicking to know his action is always imperfect.

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

Maybe, maybe not. The photos are consecutive in the album and have the same background so they are likely doing the same drill. Doesn't really matter, I've seen enough of Petracca's kicking to know his action is always imperfect.

Would you prefer to have his perfect body and imperfect kicking action or imperfect body and perfect kicking action? 

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I wonder if it is all in the hand dropping the ball. Spargo's hand is relaxed and gently moving away from the ball; Tracca's hand is contorted and bent towards his body and less likely to ensure a smooth and even ball drop.

Might be trying too hard. Needs to relax and practice short kicks until the the muscle memory kicks in and the ball drop becomes more relaxed and natural.

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4 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Would you prefer to have his perfect body and imperfect kicking action or imperfect body and perfect kicking action? 

I'd go with the body! But I want him to have both!

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Way too much being made of stills.

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5 hours ago, mauriesy said:

The Melbourne Facebook page is calling it a "minor knee procedure". Relax.

 

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15 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

 

I can't get behind the paywall (and don't really want to) but there's no way a cortisone injection can be described as a knee op. 

It can be thus described if it achieves the goal of missing AFLXREMENT.

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15 hours ago, rjay said:

 

 

Calling '@Webber'...I think we need your professional opinion on this.

When is a minor knee procedure not an op/is an op?????

What could it be that Tommy is having done????

Dunno what’s going on here, but if it’s patellar tendinopathy, any surgery would be to debride (remove and freshen up) the affected bit via arthroscopy. Don’t know why they’re talking about cortisone, it’s not used in tendons now. I suspect it’s something completely other than what’s been confusingly reported, but if they say JLT’s on for him, I believe them. ???

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6 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

There is no way Trac was that slim at the start of preseason when I was at training.

It’s the haircut, makes him look slimmer😉!

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58 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

It’s the haircut, makes him look slimmer😉!

Who the hell is his barber?  I’d like to send the missus!

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5 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Who the hell is his barber?  I’d like to send the missus!

She probably eats to forget.

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