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He has a very tailored program - suspect Burgess' hand at work.

Hope they can make it 23-26 games instead of 22!  ;)

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He has a very tailored program - suspect Burgess' hand at work.

Hope they can make it 23-26 games instead of 22!;)

Surely that was Misso's brief also right! Right?

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Double the man's pay.......

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26 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

Surely that was Misso's brief also right! Right?

If it was something went very wrong last off-season and pre-season.   I recall May saying he didn't know what the club expected fitness wise until he showed up for the pre-season which I think was in November.

 

I read this as a fresh approach, especially the running that matches the demands of his role and focusing on core:

“My running is a lot different – very role specific running,” May said.

“A lot of repeat efforts, like two or three quick efforts then you walk for a bit rather than just running 1km – that’s just not what we do in a game.

“There’s still an aspect of that certain base line endurance that you need to play the game, but I think to be the best defender, being able to maximise those high intensity efforts will allow me to stop a forward getting the ball.”

“It’s more my core, my hammys and glutes.."

Read more about May's approach here:

mays-plan-to-attack-the-preseason

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Turned up a little fat, ran his backside off - was easily beating Frost and others in the repeat 200’s - in a desire to get him to play as a CHB and ran himself in to OP.

Hoping both May and the club are smarter this year. We need him as a 2 way player covering ground but we shouldn’t try to make him in to something he isn’t. 

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What really happened last Summer? Not just Steven, but the whole list. 

Did Misson just go into cruise control to get through the year? Something was seriously amiss that we have not been told about. 

I would have thought those running patterns Steven is talking about were standard AFL requirements, not looked at as innovative 

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3 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

ran himself in to OP.

Huh, OP? Where did you hear that mate? A couple of weeks out with a groin injury isn't the same as OP is it?

 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Huh, OP? Where did you hear that mate? A couple of weeks out with a groin injury isn't the same as OP is it?

 

10 weeks requiring a significant deloading and reloading period is. Doesn't really matter what the terminology or pathology was but it was an overload injury not just a one off strain. Hence in the article above May is talking about strengthening his core.

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

10 weeks requiring a significant deloading and reloading period is. Doesn't really matter what the terminology or pathology was but it was an overload injury not just a one off strain. Hence in the article above May is talking about strengthening his core.

Can you provide a source of some sort where you read he had OP?

 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Can you provide a source of some sort where you read he had OP?

 

It's what I was told but if you want to read my original post as groin overload injury then that's fine too and probably more accurate these days. Same for Joel Smith. Or Joey Daniher.

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6 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

10 weeks requiring a significant deloading and reloading period is. Doesn't really matter what the terminology or pathology was but it was an overload injury not just a one off strain. Hence in the article above May is talking about strengthening his core.

Yeh, it matters a lot actually.

OP is a much more severe injury to a tear or strain.

Even so, a recurrent groin tear still requires a great deal of carefully planned conditioning and management.

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

It's what I was told but if you want to read my original post as groin overload injury then that's fine too and probably more accurate these days. Same for Joel Smith. Or Joey Daniher.

Fair enough if it's what you were told, not saying you're wrong, just hadn't heard that dreaded term mentioned in regards to May before and it makes me worry.

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23 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He has a very tailored program - suspect Burgess' hand at work.

Hope they can make it 23-26 games instead of 22!  ;)

If we get 22 games out of him in 2020 I will be astounded as I don't think his body can cope with the standard required at a club with a serious intent to play finals.

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5 minutes ago, old dee said:

If we get 22 games out of him in 2020 I will be astounded as I don't think his body can cope with the standard required at a club with a serious intent to play finals.

Will help if he reports in shape to day 1 of Preseason. 

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14 minutes ago, demoniac said:

Will help if he reports in shape to day 1 of Preseason. 

That's probably a good start but the real work starts from there.

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Will prove all doubters wrong next year with AA fullback honours. 

Has all the tools to do so, just get his body right and he’ll be magnificent. 

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23 minutes ago, demoniac said:

Will help if he reports in shape to day 1 of Preseason. 

and doesn't get reported in round 1 let alone the practice match.

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

Will prove all doubters wrong next year with AA fullback honours. 

Has all the tools to do so, just get his body right and he’ll be magnificent. 

Like your confidence Steve but sadly I cannot share it. 

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

and doesn't get reported in round 1 let alone the practice match.

That's a tough call: Christian allowed plenty to get away with incidents similar to Mays...JUST FOR THE RECORD.

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2 minutes ago, dieter said:

That's a tough call: Christian allowed plenty to get away with incidents similar to Mays...JUST FOR THE RECORD.

So that makes it ok?

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42 minutes ago, old dee said:

Like your confidence Steve but sadly I cannot share it. 

Wouldn’t be a normal day on demonland without your positive reinforcement. 🍻

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

That's probably a good start but the real work starts from there.

He proved he was capable of working hard in 2019 preseason but was cruelled by starting unfit,

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

So that makes it ok?

I still don't believe it was a reportable offence. The Brisbane player basically ran into him, he was looking the other way and May braced himself for impact. Also, if it's okay for one player to do it and not get penalised then ....I won't go on...

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