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TRAINING: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Goody and Plapp talking and waiting in the middle for the players to turn up.

A bit windy, otherwise good conditions.

Rehab out first, Aaron Nietschke doing a bit of ball work, Tom Sparrow getting time tested, Jeff Garlett running laps, Tim Smith walking laps.

The light duties had Max Gawn and Nathan Jones in the rehab for a while, both joining the main squad after warm-ups.

Also on light duties was Christian Salem and Michael Hibberd who both stayed in the rehab group, but we're running laps strongly together.

Out with the rehab was Jordan Lewis, when the squad came out he joined them. He was thanking everyone and being congratulated. 

After warm-ups, they were straight into drills; blocking, handballs and hit ups by foot.

They had two groups drilling a game of keepings off with handball and tackling. Very slick with good skills on show.

The simulations were done with some solid tackling and pressure, they were hard at it. Bayley Fritsch cleaning up James Jordan leaving him with a corked hip. Plenty of spoils, one on one contest, blocking, with forwards switching on the opponent and midfield structuring to create overlap. Jack Viney and Nathan Jones leading by example. Goody was looking for the players to create isolation.

After the hard hit out they went into their line groups.

Backline had Sam Frost, James Harmes and Charlie Spargo in it.

Forwards included Austin Bradke, Billy Stretch and Corey Wagner.

Max did minimal ruck work but did some leading in the forward area. Most of the ruck craft drills were done by Braydon Preuss with Clayton Oliver the recipient 

Jay Kennedy-Harris and Oskar Baker with the mids, as well as Clayton Oliver, Christian Pettraca and Angus Brayshaw who were training well. One of the drills was slotting passes at a target.

Training ended with the entire squad goal kicking and then they broke off into small group and individual practice.

Last on the track Alex Neal-Bullen and Billy Stretch kicking running goals, Braydon marking and a few taking high marks off the bag  (including Clayton Oliver and James Harmes )

Tom Mcdonald out on the field wearing a coaches vest and later walking laps with Steven May.

No Petty Harrison, Oscar Mcdonald or Kade Chandler. Also, haven't seen Satyricon for some time.

The team was boisterous, supportive and generally up and about.

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Many thanks for this. I had hoped to get there today but it didn't work out. Well done you. Good to hear there's still a boisterousness about the joint.

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You deserve a medal for producing such a comprehensive training report ahead one of the biggest dead rubber of a games in memory.

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48 minutes ago, kev martin said:

No Petty Harrison, Oscar Mcdonald or Kade Chandler. Also, haven't seen Satyricon for some time.

Damn was hoping he'd be available this week. 

Please tell me we're seriously not considering putting out that same forward line we dished out against Sydney. That was without doubt the worst and most dysfunctional forward line I've ever seen from an AFL club.

They'll have to bring in Preuss for some structure and just plonk him in the 0-25 mtr range all day when not relieving Gawn. Or perhaps play Gawn at full forward for most of the day and Preuss in the ruck.

 

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52 minutes ago, kev martin said:

They had two groups drilling a game of keepings off with handball and tackling. Very slick with good skills on show.

Are you sure this was the Dees you were watching at training?!

In all seriousness, thanks for the report.

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1 hour ago, kev martin said:

The team was boisterous, supportive and generally up and about.

Pitty this wasn’t the case at the start of the season but better late than never i suppose. 

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42 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Damn was hoping he'd be available this week. 

Please tell me we're seriously not considering putting out that same forward line we dished out against Sydney. That was without doubt the worst and most dysfunctional forward line I've ever seen from an AFL club.

They'll have to bring in Preuss for some structure and just plonk him in the 0-25 mtr range all day when not relieving Gawn. Or perhaps play Gawn at full forward for most of the day and Preuss in the ruck.

 

Assuming Gawn is going to get up! If he doesn’t there is only Keilty available to play forward or Frost I suppose. We are almost bereft of players over 192 cm on the fit list. 

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1 hour ago, drysdale demon said:

Kev martin it is good to read a positive post rather than all the garbage in other threads.Thanks

I'm waiting for someonr to comment on body language and that person a did not make eye contact with person b

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3 minutes ago, chookrat said:

I'm waiting for someonr to comment on body language and that person a did not make eye contact with person b

Someone will no doubt, even if they weren't there

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Damn was hoping he'd be available this week. 

Please tell me we're seriously not considering putting out that same forward line we dished out against Sydney. That was without doubt the worst and most dysfunctional forward line I've ever seen from an AFL club.

They'll have to bring in Preuss for some structure and just plonk him in the 0-25 mtr range all day when not relieving Gawn. Or perhaps play Gawn at full forward for most of the day and Preuss in the ruck.

 

This is what I was saying should've happened last week. How often does a new player come in and fail when played out of position???

We know Preuss can play ruck, let's play him in that role to get his confidence at the level up, then try him forward. We need to know if he's up to the level before we commit to it in the pre-season. It would've been nice to slaughter Aliir last week for some confidence before attacking Goldy, but so be it.

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Are we training the house down ??

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Damn was hoping he'd be available this week. 

Please tell me we're seriously not considering putting out that same forward line we dished out against Sydney. That was without doubt the worst and most dysfunctional forward line I've ever seen from an AFL club.

They'll have to bring in Preuss for some structure and just plonk him in the 0-25 mtr range all day when not relieving Gawn. Or perhaps play Gawn at full forward for most of the day and Preuss in the ruck.

 

I think that is the lessor of two evils BBP.

My confidence would improve two fold if Blundstone moved the goal posts about 15 meters left also!

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Thanks for the report @kev martin excellent as always, unfortunately been bribed with more money to do a bit of extra work, so training misses out, Nev reckons I had abandoned ship, as if

Goody encourages the players to be up and about, it's a new game, move on

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15 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

My confidence would improve two fold if Blundstone moved the goal posts about 15 meters left also!

Wouldn't surprise me RN. The venue is such a back water dump and shouldn't be hosting premiership points.

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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Wouldn't surprise me RN. The venue is such a back water dump and shouldn't be hosting premiership points.

We should fit right in then BBP?

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3 hours ago, kev martin said:

 

Goody and Plapp talking and waiting in the middle for the players to turn up.

A bit windy, otherwise good conditions.

Rehab out first, Aaron Nietschke doing a bit of ball work, Tom Sparrow getting time tested, Jeff Garlett running laps, Tim Smith walking laps.

The light duties had Max Gawn and Nathan Jones in the rehab for a while, both joining the main squad after warm-ups.

Also on light duties was Christian Salem and Michael Hibberd who both stayed in the rehab group, but we're running laps strongly together.

Out with the rehab was Jordan Lewis, when the squad came out he joined them. He was thanking everyone and being congratulated. 

After warm-ups, they were straight into drills; blocking, handballs and hit ups by foot.

They had two groups drilling a game of keepings off with handball and tackling. Very slick with good skills on show.

The simulations were done with some solid tackling and pressure, they were hard at it. Bayley Fritsch cleaning up James Jordan leaving him with a corked hip. Plenty of spoils, one on one contest, blocking, with forwards switching on the opponent and midfield structuring to create overlap. Jack Viney and Nathan Jones leading by example. Goody was looking for the players to create isolation.

After the hard hit out they went into their line groups.

Backline had Sam Frost, James Harmes and Charlie Spargo in it.

Forwards included Austin Bradke, Billy Stretch and Corey Wagner.

Max did minimal ruck work but did some leading in the forward area. Most of the ruck craft drills were done by Braydon Preuss with Clayton Oliver the recipient 

Jay Kennedy-Harris and Oskar Baker with the mids, as well as Clayton Oliver, Christian Pettraca and Angus Brayshaw who were training well. One of the drills was slotting passes at a target.

Training ended with the entire squad goal kicking and then they broke off into small group and individual practice.

Last on the track Alex Neal-Bullen and Billy Stretch kicking running goals, Braydon marking and a few taking high marks off the bag  (including Clayton Oliver and James Harmes )

Tom Mcdonald out on the field wearing a coaches vest and later walking laps with Steven May.

No Petty Harrison, Oscar Mcdonald or Kade Chandler. Also, haven't seen Satyricon for some time.

The team was boisterous, supportive and generally up and about.

Sounds like we are preparing full of enthusiasm for the approaching finals 🙄

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They are probably amped because its only a few days until they can play dress-ups and get smashed.

I dont begrudge any of the players a [censored]-up after the season they have had, even though it was a monsterous fail. 

Party till you puke boys....... but for (insert favorite deity's name) come back to day 1 of pre-season FIT and determined to show last year was the outlier.

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Kev has said this

 "Very slick with good skills on show."

Sheeeeit where has that been for the season??
Non Existent!!

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Good on Kev for getting there and giving a good report. Hats off. But has it really come to this. Some being happy that we trained well against each other a few days before our last match, having lost our last five or so games dismally. 

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3 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

Assuming Gawn is going to get up! If he doesn’t there is only Keilty available to play forward or Frost I suppose. We are almost bereft of players over 192 cm on the fit list. 

Is Austin Bradke a chance, 204 cm? Training with a group of 8 forwards this morning. Declan Keilty was with the backs.

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