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23 minutes ago, Megatron said:

I agree Moon. I reckon he’ll have a breakout year. He played some good games toward the end of last year and he was just about our best in the practice match last week. He looked the goods today.

I think your heart has got in front of your head Megatron. He was one of the better players but not close our best. Did you not see Gawn or Brayshaw? His game was one of his best ones and would get him another game the next week. In my view he was 9th or 10 best which is a good game.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Tell you what, Kade Chandler has a beautiful left foot. He was doing a skills sess on the side with Bradke and Bedford. Nailed it every time

Safe to say neither Bedford or Chandler will be playing in Shepparton?

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Just back from training - left about 11.45.

As reported KK and Hannan arrived early and did a bit of gentle running.  Both on light duties.

There were two match sim drills that I saw, Viney and May didn't participate in the first but did in the second. Both looked comfortable, particularly May.  TMac did the whole session.  Nobody else that I saw was on restricted duties.

I liked the look of Jordan, seems to have a lovely kick, he didn't miss one when I was watching and the conditions were difficult with a strong wind.

Any questions please  ask.

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I'm glad Binman isn't coach, he would've called training off coz it was too hot. Some of you guys were so precious in the JLT thread saying the richmond game should be rescheduled etc. Ridiculous! You asked for proof and whilst its not 40 (just a few degrees off) not only was training not earlier (in fact later) they weren't even doing a light session. 

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13 minutes ago, old dee said:

I think your heart has got in front of your head Megatron. He was one of the better players but not close our best. Did you not see Gawn or Brayshaw? His game was one of his best ones and would get him another game the next week. In my view he was 9th or 10 best which is a good game.

Too small again OD?

Reckon JKH was top 5 last week

Today was another session in hot and windy conditions, lots of match sim and craft work

The tackling was very willing, you can tell Rd1 is close

Reckon we will see Goodwin having a look at as many players as he can over next 2 games

21 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Safe to say neither Bedford or Chandler will be playing in Shepparton?

Not necessarily, they took part in the match sim as well

Nev did a bit one on one contest mentoring with Chandler and Jordon at the end of the session

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Ill come back here later. Took me ages to get BBO away from a bunch of young women. At a pub now trying to stop him from throwing jugs of beer down his turkey neck. Quite embarrassing really.

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3 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

I'm glad Binman isn't coach, he would've called training off coz it was too hot. Some of you guys were so precious in the JLT thread saying the richmond game should be rescheduled etc. Ridiculous! You asked for proof and whilst its not 40 (just a few degrees off) not only was training not earlier (in fact later) they weren't even doing a light session. 

perhaps you could have just pm'd him this?

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1 minute ago, Satyriconhome said:

Not necessarily, they took part in the match sim as well

I got the impression from @Moonshadow's post that they weren't in the match simulation.

Not Moonie's fault.

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7 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I got the impression from @Moonshadow's post that they weren't in the match simulation.

Not Moonie's fault.

Sorry mate, I want posting chronologically to what was happening

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Tmac reckons he'll play vs Tigers, I asked him

Brewdy!

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

Sorry mate, I want posting chronologically to what was happening

I'll blame @Bitter but optimistic

Great reporting. Thank you.

People were speculating that we wouldn't be taking a strong team to Shepparton. Did you get that impression?

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Loving the energy of Baker

Someone off DL has said the same, on quite a few training sessions. 'Better hands, he's in!' he reckons.

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25 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Too small again OD?

Reckon JKH was top 5 last week

Today was another session in hot and windy conditions, lots of match sim and craft work

The tackling was very willing, you can tell Rd1 is close

Reckon we will see Goodwin having a look at as many players as he can over next 2 games

Not necessarily, they took part in the match sim as well

Nev did a bit one on one contest mentoring with Chandler and Jordon at the end of the session

Even if I accept your fifth best that is still along way off best. I said a good game but was not anywhere near our best.

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30 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Just back from training - left about 11.45.

As reported KK and Hannan arrived early and did a bit of gentle running.  Both on light duties.

There were two match sim drills that I saw, Viney and May didn't participate in the first but did in the second. Both looked comfortable, particularly May.  TMac did the whole session.  Nobody else that I saw was on restricted duties.

I liked the look of Jordan, seems to have a lovely kick, he didn't miss one when I was watching and the conditions were difficult with a strong wind.

Any questions please  ask.

I liked the look of draftees that have good penetrating foot skills. Does Jordon seem passive? Has he bulked up much? Just trying to forecast what sort of player he may become. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

I liked the look of draftees that have good penetrating foot skills. Does Jordon seem passive? Has he bulked up much? Just trying to forecast what sort of player he may become. 

 

I can't really answer much of that.  He's a good kick.  I don't know what you mean by "passive".  I didn't see him when he arrived but he's got a kid's body.  If I had to guess he'll play as a small back in the Salem type role.  He has a reputation as a very good reader of the play and a good intercept player but I haven't seen enough to comment. Not much help I know.....

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1 hour ago, Dr.D said:

I'm glad Binman isn't coach, he would've called training off coz it was too hot. Some of you guys were so precious in the JLT thread saying the richmond game should be rescheduled etc. Ridiculous! You asked for proof and whilst its not 40 (just a few degrees off) not only was training not earlier (in fact later) they weren't even doing a light session. 

Perhaps it was more out of concern for player welfare, than how tough you are....many sports have heat rules.

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Can someone provide an update on Petty? He was so highly rated by the club, but I have barely heard anything on him all pre-season. I can't see him breaking into the back 6 anytime soon with the quality we have down there. Also how is Maynard tracking? is it worth persisting with a 28 year old mid with under 5 games to his name?

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Thought this was an interesting one. At the end of the session,  Trac and Goody did one-on-one kicking of a tennis ball.

A mate of mine leads a large group of Auskick kids at Arden St. He gets them to do this each week for the whole year to improve their ball drop, particulary following the ball down with their hand, position of head over the ball, height of ball drop and placement of ball on the top of the foot. Obviously a tennis ball has less forgiveness than a footy. A couple of mm either side and the tennis ball is sprayed away from the target.

Now I'm a keen fan of Tracc, but I've always had questions over the height of his ball drop and the position of the ball at point of impact with his foot.  When it works for him it looks sublime, but that's not always the case. All players can improve and I reckon Goody has taken a personal interest in improving Tracc's kicking action.

A big tick from me.

PS. I might add that Goody got it right more times than Tracc 

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

Too small again OD?

Reckon JKH was top 5 last week

Today was another session in hot and windy conditions, lots of match sim and craft work

The tackling was very willing, you can tell Rd1 is close

Reckon we will see Goodwin having a look at as many players as he can over next 2 games

Not necessarily, they took part in the match sim as well

Nev did a bit one on one contest mentoring with Chandler and Jordon at the end of the session

Of course he's going to.  He has to field a team in both JLT games, and given the amount coming off an interrupted preseason (call it what ever you want, but I'm telling you the facts when I say interrupted), he's not going to play players until they are ready.

There will be umpteen players not ready to play this weekend, but he will be desperate to get a run in them the following week.  Nothing strategic, other than making sure he has as many players to pick from as possible who have done the required amount of work.

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12 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Perhaps it was more out of concern for player welfare, than how tough you are....many sports have heat rules.

And wisely so WWS.

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5 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Thought this was an interesting one. At the end of the session,  Trac and Goody did one-on-one kicking of a tennis ball.

A mate of mine leads a large group of Auskick kids at Arden St. He gets them to do this each week for the whole year to improve their ball drop, particulary following the ball down with their hand, position of head over the ball, height of ball drop and placement of ball on the top of the foot. Obviously a tennis ball has less forgiveness than a footy. A couple of mm either side and the tennis ball is sprayed away from the target.

Now I'm a keen fan of Tracc, but I've always had questions over the height of his high ball drop and the position of the ball at point of impact with his foot.  When it works for him it looks sublime, but that's not always the case. All players can improve and I reckon Goody has taken a personal interest in improving Tracc's kicking action.

A big tick from me.

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Don Bradman used to practice everyday hitting with a stump and a golf ball.

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Someone mentioned to me that there are questions over whether the game will go ahead on the weekend due to the heat. Not sure about authenticity of this claim though 

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I'll blame @Bitter but optimistic

Great reporting. Thank you.

People were speculating that we wouldn't be taking a strong team to Shepparton. Did you get that impression?

Tmac did a presser after training and rattled off a list of senior players who won't play.  Can't remember them, but no surprises from memory. I tried to do bunny ears on him while the cameras were going, but got slammed into a tree by Todd Viney. He's still got the mongrel instinct! I'm still lucky to have my jaw intact

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52 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Can someone provide an update on Petty? He was so highly rated by the club, but I have barely heard anything on him all pre-season. I can't see him breaking into the back 6 anytime soon with the quality we have down there. Also how is Maynard tracking? is it worth persisting with a 28 year old mid with under 5 games to his name?

Petty is still thin, seems to have good skills, but muscle bulk is low. Same with Bradke. If Gawn and Mr Preuss go down (touch wood not), we are rather screwed in the ruck. Bedford is also very light.

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