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TRAINING: Friday 29th November 2019

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If anyone is heading down to training this morning we'd love to hear your thoughts.

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Upcoming AFL training sessions

Date: Friday 29 November
Start time: 10.30am
Location: Gosch's Paddock

Date: Monday 2 December
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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8 minutes ago, Mdemonski3 said:

Ok, so I went for a look. I can rarely make training (maybe twice a Year) so not sure how much value my observations are.

Some quick observations:

- seemed to be far more fluent in moving the ball from end to end than I observed last year. They had an end-to-end match simulation with two sides. I didn’t see much of this contested type work previously. While they were not bringing blokes to ground they were hard at it - a few shoves/niggles here and there/good to see. Footies our all the time, no running sessions like I had seen previously.

- most blokes in full training. A couple (weid, bradtke) participated in all bar match sim. VDB, petty restricted duties. Tomlinson there but didn’t see him do anything. Sorry might be others on limited duties that I’ve forgotten.

- they do look in very good nick I must say. Petracca noticeably leaner, weideman bigger.

- the usuals suspects oliver, Jones, Harmes, Brayshaw in everything.  May and lever combining well in passages (would not want to be a forward with may on me - powerful, quick and aggressive). Fritsch sublime conversion up front. To all the Oscar critics, he might surprise this year, looked more composed with ball in hand.

- some younger guys that I had not seen much before, looked pretty good. Sparrow as hard as, doesn’t care who it is - still needs a bit of polish with his disposal but looks to be improving. 

- probably the downsides I noticed were Langdon turning it over twice in a row. Down on himself and he then got involved in some better passages. Lockhart also a couple of turnovers but willing.

Ask me if you want any comments on specific players.

Great report mate.

How did the likes of Bedford, Chandler and Jordon go?

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Any of the draftees there today? Obviously not Rivers as was in Perth last night.

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2 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Any of the draftees there today? Obviously not Rivers as was in Perth last night.

They start next monday

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A few answers to questions of my training post. 

- No draftees sadly. I also didn’t see KK out there come to think of it.

- Bedford has some good pace, got involved, disposal a bit ‘loopy’ with handballs I thought at times. Reckon he is playing more like he belongs this year. With Pickett coming to the club I reckon he will fight hard to earn a round 1 small forward spot.

- chandler and Jordan to be honest I didn’t notice much in the match sim (and they are not as recognisable to me as I have barely seen them play before) but i was distracted at times with work calls/emails so that could explain it (how dare work gets in the way of my maiden training report I know!).

- oh yes tommy Mac looks back on town as well. Moving extremely well and marking everything in sight up front. If he can stay fit will bounce back this year.

- and finally there was a drone over the players. I’m assuming it was the Melbourne technician and not an opposition spy 

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2 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Any of the draftees there today? Obviously not Rivers as was in Perth last night.

Monday for the draftees and if normal they will wander out, watch trainng, maybe a handball or two, Wednesday will be the day, Bennell and Brown then as well

Lewis was there today, did some kicking instruction on players non preferred

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An interested observer, casually leaning on a tree, Sam Mitchell

My new smokey in Nietschke, motoring up and down a wing in the kicking ball movement drill. Was known in junior days as an aerobic beast

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Thanks Mdemonski3 & Saty greatley appreciated........................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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37 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

An interested observer, casually leaning on a tree, Sam Mitchell

My new smokey in Nietschke, motoring up and down a wing in the kicking ball movement drill. Was known in junior days as an aerobic beast

Have you been pretty impressed with the new Nieta? How's his skill level?

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49 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

An interested observer, casually leaning on a tree, Sam Mitchell

My new smokey in Nietschke, motoring up and down a wing in the kicking ball movement drill. Was known in junior days as an aerobic beast

Had some very good reports on Nietschke prior to his injury that kept him out of the team for the 2018 season. These reports went along the lines of '...very talented young fella ... will be a great contributor...', so it is hoped that he can rebound for the team.

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54 minutes ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

Have you been pretty impressed with the new Nieta? How's his skill level?

Yes,  gets called that in the drills, let's say neat and tidy in everything he does

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11 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

An interested observer, casually leaning on a tree, Sam Mitchell

My new smokey in Nietschke, motoring up and down a wing in the kicking ball movement drill. Was known in junior days as an aerobic beast

Clarko must be still annoyed about losing to us this year and has sent out his spy to try and prevent it from ever occurring again.

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13 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

@mdemonski2 you are my new fav  track watcher. Thank you.

I believe you mean @Mdemonski3. Not sure how many iterations of this person there are 😁

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1 hour ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

LJ and Picketts first session  .... could just be the most viewed training thread of all time.

 

They don't do much first training session, they normally wander out to watch and maybe have a kick or handball, under Burgess may be different, but I doubt it

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