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Looking forward to some training reports from our faithful trackwatchers.

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Upcoming AFL training sessions

Date: Friday 15 November
Start time: 10.30am
Location: Gosch's Paddock

*Please note: Training times and locations are subject to change at late notice. Please check this page on the morning of each session to confirm the time and date.

Players may be available to sign any items at the conclusion of their training session. Signing will be dependent on individual training schedules and not all players may be available.

Getting to Gosch's Paddock

Public transport
Gosch's Paddock is located a short walk from Richmond train station. Jolimont station is also located a 10 minute walk away.

Tram route 70 also stops near the ground at AAMI Park (stop 7D). Tram route 48 and 75 are also located in the vicinity near Jolimont Station.

Bus 246 (Latrobe Uni - Elsternwick Station) travels down Punt Road, stops at the corner of Olympic Blvd. From here patrons can walk to Gosch's Paddock.

Read more about public transport here.

Parking info
Non-event car parking is available opposite AAMI Park at the National Tennis Centre. See more info here.

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Advertise as of 10:30am but out on the track at 9:05am?

Seesh... you really do need to get there at 2:30am.

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2 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Actually out on the track at 9.05am

Nathan Jones, Tommy Mc in attendance

More later

How did Jonesy look?

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1 hour ago, Lefty said:

How did Jonesy look?

Jones was Jones, ready to go

Drills exactly the same, looks like being the norm

Richo and Goody there

Tom.Brown didn't recognise Lever with the mo, asked me, told Jake the disguise was working

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@Satyriconhome Any other 5 year plus players back?

When does full squad preseason training start? Looking to make it down at some point either next week or the week after with the camera.

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They started early again. I arrived as they were doing simulations.

On the sidelines, our Chairman Bartlett as well as, Taylor, Mahoney, Richardson and Goody. They were regularly chatting away.

Five coaches took the training. Mainly Mathews in the centre with the support of Chaplin, Egan, Rooke, Plapp and Stafford. Goody and Richardson watching on.

The senior members included Tom Mcdonald, Max Gawn and Nathan Jones.

Neville Jetta and Aaron Nietschke training in rehab.

Jake Lever was running laps.

Plenty missing today. Steven May, James Harmes, Jack Viney, Angus Brayshaw, Michael Hibberd, Jake Melksham, Mitch Hannan, Aaron Vandenberg, Sam Wiedeman, Oskar Baker, Jayden Hunt, Alex Neal-Bullen, Harrison Petty, Oscar Mcdonald, Josh Wagner, Austin Bradke, Ed Langdon, Adam Tomlinson and Harley Bennell.

The simulations were of two types. Handball by the midfielders and a release when called by the coaches using half the field and 3/4 field with the ball starting in the backline.

Interesting to see Joel Smith and Tom Sparrow working in the backline.

Thought Jones was doing a lot of talk out there organising the plays.

Our leads were very good as was the ball movement,

The coaches encouraged the players to maintain their 'corridors'.

After simulations, they went into the running programs.

The bigger players running through the middle, end to end and the others put through gruelling 400 meter sprints.

I really felt for them as it was repetition upon repetition.

A few sat out some runs and in the last couple they were all running the 400's except for Jones who continued his end to end.

After running, the elders finished up and the 1-5 yearers did ball drills at various stations.

The young ones were very boisterous especially enjoying the drills that were competitive. I thought Clayton Oliver led the way in being exuberant, and they all seem to be energetic in between drills.

I noticed a couple of players with niggles. Charlie Spargo picked up some calf soreness after a collision and had to leave the field. Kade Chandler had his left Knee strapped and was proppy at one stage. Joel Smith was holding his hip and didn't complete the running. Hopefully he is just on his own program.

Standouts I thought were Tom Mcdonald, Kade Chandler, Nathan Jones, Clayton Oliver, Christian Salem and Christian Pettraca.

There was a nice moment when Jetta welcomed Nathan back to training.

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Today’s bugbear:

Extravant balancing left arms waved above head high. 

See: Petracca and Nietschke.

The pace of the game is too quick to waft your hand like an orchestra conductor. Extent it out for balance but at the same time keep it in tight and quick. 

Petracca’s high ball drop has hurt his kicking efficiency and Nietchske doesn’t look quick enough to be a good afl player unless he’s got very good skills.

Sharpen it up lads.

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15 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Today’s bugbear:

Extravant balancing left arms waved above head high. 

See: Petracca and Nietschke.

The pace of the game is too quick to waft your hand like an orchestra conductor. Extent it out for balance but at the same time keep it in tight and quick. 

Petracca’s high ball drop has hurt his kicking efficiency and Nietchske doesn’t look quick enough to be a good afl player unless he’s got very good skills.

Sharpen it up lads.

I often find one vant is too many, why would anyone want an extra one.  :laugh:

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56 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Today’s bugbear:

Extravant balancing left arms waved above head high. 

See: Petracca and Nietschke.

The pace of the game is too quick to waft your hand like an orchestra conductor. Extent it out for balance but at the same time keep it in tight and quick. 

Petracca’s high ball drop has hurt his kicking efficiency and Nietchske doesn’t look quick enough to be a good afl player unless he’s got very good skills.

Sharpen it up lads.

Does it really matter? Lewis Jetta would be close to the best kick in the AFL and he does it.

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1 minute ago, leehow said:

Does it really matter? Lewis Jetta would be close to the best kick in the AFL and he does it.

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Yes it matters. A lot.

Jetta is on the run in that shot. I'm guessing he doesn't drop it from that high on set shots but even so the exception does not prove the rule.

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6 minutes ago, binman said:

Yes it matters. A lot.

Jetta is on the run in that shot. I'm guessing he doesn't drop it from that high on set shots but even so the exception does not prove the rule.

 

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11 minutes ago, leehow said:

Does it really matter? Lewis Jetta would be close to the best kick in the AFL and he does it.

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Good counter. Maybe not as much as I think. Ball drop is definitely more important than where the arm goes. 

But I don’t think either Petracca or Nietschke were lining up 60m laser kicks in the pics above.

Outside of goal kicking I think the 2 most important kicks in afl footy are being able to kick a good reliable 50+m kick to space and most importantly the 15-30m quick hit. You only need a handful of players who can do the 30-50m difficult kicks.

From training last year and his highlights Nietschke knew how to get the ball but was Billy Stretch like slow at getting it moving because his kick is too slow and jerky. 

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saty who are the best 22 on the training track I'm eager to know?

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@kev martin   you need to be bit earlier 😀😁😂 Weid, Petty and Josh Wagner out early 

Marty Hore stood on Spargo's foot

It was Joel Smiths' first main session, probably had a limit

Nietschke did not miss a target when he kicked

Petracca was a standout, I don't care if he grabs his [censored] at the end of his kicking routine, if he maintains this standard

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4 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

@kev martin   you need to be bit earlier 😀😁😂 Weid, Petty and Josh Wagner out early 

Marty Hore stood on Spargo's foot

It was Joel Smiths' first main session, probably had a limit

Nietschke did not miss a target when he kicked

Petracca was a standout, I don't care if he grabs his [censored] at the end of his kicking routine, if he maintains this standard

Disconcerting. Not sure what visual image I'm meant to contruct from the censored word.

Nevertheless, thanks Saty for your continuing coverage of training.

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8 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

@kev martin   you need to be bit earlier 😀😁😂 Weid, Petty and Josh Wagner out early 

Marty Hore stood on Spargo's foot

It was Joel Smiths' first main session, probably had a limit

Nietschke did not miss a target when he kicked

Petracca was a standout, I don't care if he grabs his [censored] at the end of his kicking routine, if he maintains this standard

Best 22?

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