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Upcoming AFL training sessions

Date: Friday 22 November
Start time: 10.30am
Location: Gosch's Paddock

Date: Monday 25 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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It'd be great to have some reports from 'Landers on whether Oliver and/or May are taking part and what level their involvement is. 

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Oliver and May both training and both appear to be fine. Oliver has his left shoulder strapped. 

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Heard a big clash of bodies - looked across and saw Hore and KK both on the deck. 

Both down for a bit, KK walked off with a medico. Seemed to be pointing to his right arm. 

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Just now, Scoop Junior said:

Heard a big clash of bodies - looked across and saw Hore and KK both on the deck. 

Both down for a bit, KK walked off with a medico. Seemed to be pointing to his right arm. 

KK is going to take over the mantle of unluckiest player from Tim Smith. Joel Smith also in the running for that award. Hope he is ok.

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KK seems ok, doesn’t seem to be favouring his arm, but he’s now walking back to AAMI. I missed the incident - hopefully wasn’t any head knock involved. 

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13 minutes ago, Scoop Junior said:

KK seems ok, doesn’t seem to be favouring his arm, but he’s now walking back to AAMI. I missed the incident - hopefully wasn’t any head knock involved. 

I know there isn't a whole lot of medical evidence that supports the wearing of helmets to protect against concussion, but is KK wearing a helmet during contact training. A guys with this many head knocks should be. 

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4 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

I know there isn't a whole lot of medical evidence that supports the wearing of helmets to protect against concussion, but is KK wearing a helmet during contact training. A guys with this many head knocks should be. 

Surely KK should still be in non-contact training right now? I did see he had the red hat on the other today to indicate no contact

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It may have absolutely nothing to do with a head knock at all. I didn’t see it. All I saw was him pointing to his right arm when it happened. But he didn’t seem to be favouring it when he walked back so hopefully that’s a good sign.

I only mentioned it as when you hear KK and clash, you hope it’s not head related. 

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1 minute ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Surely KK should still be in non-contact training right now? I did see he had the red hat on the other today to indicate no contact

I don’t think it was during a contact drill. He was wearing a red hat. 

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Just now, Scoop Junior said:

I don’t think it was during a contact drill. He was wearing a red hat. 

Ah right, as someone said previously he must be one of the unluckiest blokes going around at the moment

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5 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Thanks for the reports Scoop, much appreciated.  Vanders?  Joel Smith?

Vanders was running laps with Petty and Bradtke. He is in pretty imposing shape, hopefully can get his body right. 

Smith was just on the sidelines - not sure if running or walking laps bit didn’t participate in the main drills.  

 

 

 

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Clarry and Preuss with the red hats on in full ground drill. Not sure what it means but someone said earlier in the thread it means non contact. 

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KK was a steak knives deal, long shot who was injury prone.

As he cannot stay on the park we will probably never see his real talent.

Still injury prone and I doubt will be on the list in 2021. 

Sad but some people just don't have the bodies to cut it in the game of Aussie rules.

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39 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Surely KK should still be in non-contact training right now? I did see he had the red hat on the other today to indicate no contact

If he is going to cross the psychological barrier re concussion he needs to be helmet free, talked to him about this

Gus wears his because his Mum wants him to, but doesn't at training

 

 

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Oliver came off in clear discomfort with his shoulder again. Went back on with the red non contact hat on. He's definitely carrying the injury. 

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Just now, Leoncelli_36 said:

Steven May is doing the regular training with no red hat? Is that right?

Sarcasm aside I would assume the red hat is reserved for players as a precautionary measure. If the "injury" was more serious then he (clarry) would not be training. Hammy soreness would obviously not require a hat. If May was seriously hamstrung he also wouldn't be training.

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Dropped past for about 35 minutes. Nice day to be out there.

All players are looking in very good nick. Not sure if they’ve all been in the gym this morning but they’re all looking very toned and ‘jacked’, even the newbies from last year.

They were running a 3 quarter ground drill for the whole time I was there. Lots of shifts in direction and switching and always finding a man on a lead with a break on his opponent.

Purposeful kicking into the forward 50, no long bombs into the forward line.

Tom McDonald v May was pretty willing. May definitely doesn’t hold back at training. His kicking will be a weapon for us next season – kicks hard, sharp and low. Tommy Mac was moving really really well. Looks super fit and fresh and covered the ground quickly.

Was surprised at how big O Mac is. He’s got massive thighs and he looks pretty powerful. He was very clean with his ball movement/passing and got a fair bit of it.

Other observations:• May in full training, didn’t seem hindered at all
• Trac looking fit and moving well.
• Hibberd moving nicely. 
• Jonesy amongst everything.
• Langdon looking sharp and is a busy player.
• Lockhart got a bit of it in the back line and was using it well.
• Weed is looking super fit albeit in the rehab group, hopefully they’re just treading lightly with him as I’m really bullish he can have a great year if he is injury free.
• Only negative: ANB and Hunt both missed goals from 10m out.

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Just now, DemonWheels said:

– Only negative: ANB and Hunt both missed goals from 10m out.

This is a real worry. ANB really disappointed me with his conversion last year (7 goals 9 points). Winning time trials means naught if you can't get the ball and then butcher it when you do. Apologises for the veil of negativity in this post.

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6 minutes ago, Demonland said:

This is a real worry. ANB really disappointed me with his conversion last year (7 goals 9 points). Winning time trials means naught if you can't get the ball and then butcher it when you do. Apologises for the veil of negativity in this post.

ANBs only weapon is his running, he really offers not much more, and he needs to work on so many aspects of his game. With his tank i think they should look at making him into a run with player.

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10 minutes ago, DemonWheels said:

T.McDonald Vs May was pretty willing. May definitely doesn’t hold back at training. His kicking will be a weapon for us next season – kicks hard, sharp and low. Tommy Mac was moving really really well. Looks super fit and fresh and covered the ground quickly.

This is really promising. I thought every game he played last season he just looked off. Wasn't moving freely at all. He's never been an overly agile player, not the best lateral mover, prefers to run in straight lines but if he can get to contests quickly that's what matters for him. Promising.

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1 minute ago, Demon3 said:

ANBs only weapon is his running, he really offers not much more, and he needs to work on so many aspects of his game. With his tank i think they should look at making him into a run with player.

Not a bad idea. He's never settled well into a position. Always played his junior footy and at Casey through the midfield as he's actually quite strong at contested ball. He would be one of the better tackling players as well, could really do a number on opposition midfielders his size.

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1 minute ago, Yung Blood said:

Not a bad idea. He's never settled well into a position. Always played his junior footy and at Casey through the midfield as he's actually quite strong at contested ball. He would be one of the better tackling players as well, could really do a number on opposition midfielders his size.

Yep that is my thought process as well, he tries really hard but the skill fundamentals of the game are not his strong suit, but he can run, he can tackle and he is competitive.

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