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" ....VDB played on a wing, mainly against Sparrow, and was BOG by some way in the first game and pretty handy in the next. If his feet hold up he is in. A couple of Dusty don't argue were highlights......"

Thanks for that.  IF he can remain fit he will be an absolute massive addition to our playing list.

Here's hoping   

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Vanders and Petty were first out doing a gentle walk around the boundary and some stretches, Baker and Hannan not far behind.  So over to rehab to start my day (yes @Vagg I'm on the improve!) where Ba

Saw most of the session, but best part was the match simulation. VDB played on a wing, mainly against Sparrow, and was BOG by some way in the first game and pretty handy in the next. If his feet

I got down there today and saw 85% of the session. First off,  I can confirm all the posts, positive and negative appear to be accurate from what I saw. I will try to add something to the reporting wi

3 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Give us a chance to get organised😀😁😂

One comment, as a taster, AVB was outstanding in match sim today

yeah except for the easy set shot at goal he missed, sorry miss read, i thought u meant ANB, my bad,

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6 minutes ago, Go Dees!! said:

We do seem to miss a lot of set shots for goal, don't we?

It would make a huge difference to our results if we could improve in that area!

Kicking goals?  A minor detail only... (not!)

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3 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

I had to go to work

Will post some pics later, not sure blurry or not yet

I cannot work out what your saying here but I will assume that you mean that the blur is added in post production. :P

See you at training on Wednesday for my annual visit with Santa.

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Hey Flip flops :)  I went today, my 4th time down there in the last few weeks, on arrival walked past Todd Viney on the boundary, said hello then realised after who it was! watched the new draftees, pickett played one of the match sims, he got lots of it, and seemed to always have lots of time with the ball, made the right decision and always hit the taget beautifully, stating the obvious here but he is very skillful, Jackson, well im sure everyone has seen the video footage of him running out of the ruck contest with a blind turn, well today in the match sim  jackson scooped up a ground ball on the wing in heavy traffic then did a blind turn and gave off quick hands, it seemed to confuse everyone lol, he also took a few nice marks and played pretty good,. Rivers running laps on the boundary with the weid and lever didnt looked dissimiliar in hight and build, he is a beast!! Jones was doing run throughs on the boundary, i heard him say hes had enough to one of the coaches, i wreckon he may be carrying a slight injury. bennel doing run throughs and having kick to kicks on the boundary seemed to be enjoying himself. Viney looked good today, hes an animal, very scary, another thing to note, he was jogging the boundary with sparrow and sparrow is a mini Viney only a bit taller, hes a beast too. Jordan Lewis was running with them too. the match sim was fun to watch and from what i could tell  there seemed to be an emphisis on kicking as didnt see too many handballs, the last 30 minutes involved lots of running, with 2 groups, one group did 300 meter sprints for about ten sets the other group was running around the boundary hard with short 10 second walks before running again. the play of the day for me was frisk beautful kick in heavy traffic to hit up lead in forward 50 it was a thing of beauty!!

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I got down there today and saw 85% of the session. First off,  I can confirm all the posts, positive and negative appear to be accurate from what I saw. I will try to add something to the reporting with small obs.

There has been some comment around  Gus and work rate at training and the coaching being questioned to correct this. Today I saw indications of Gus not working hard enough and then the coaches getting involved to remedy this. Big tick. Just loved this

Trac vs May: Loved this, Trac busting tackles then tries taking May on, big fail, gets up laughing shaking his head like he should known better, then sprints 30m gets involved and wins the ball back!!

AVB, don't be mistaken, if he plays all season we will have 23 players out there. It's not just what he brings in aggression but we will have a coach playing as well.

I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MANY PLAYERS IN MATCH SIM AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, EVER!!!!  (12 Years).

Just realised the above sounded way too positive. Therefore I must say;  in greasy conditions there were some players who fumbled and didn't adapt quickly enough to the conditions and some of the known poor disposers did what they do. In a good, well drilled team, I think we can cover for them.

There is some real competition for the starting 22 and some very good players might br playing at Casey

 

 

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Just a quick word on Kozzi; he is light and is susceptible to being pushed off the ball but so was Jeffy. What he does do is get a lot of separation from his opponent. Got to be unsettling for defenders when you don't know where he is. I saw this numerous times during match sim and his movement really catches the eye. This results in a lot of balls being kicked to him. The other effect I can see is; he makes some of our kicking look better because he gets to where the ball is with great pace. I really hope the other small forwards come on because I can see us creating havoc in this area like Rioli and Ryan from WC do.

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On 12/16/2019 at 12:34 PM, Baghdad Bob said:

I comment to a friend that whilst we'd love to see the new blokes really do well it's probably good they aren't beating our best 22 players!!

Yep, I like it, that the kids can keep a lower profile and learn to walk and to play,  at their own speed.   I think the more the kids are too prominent at the Demons,  the more our draftees will fail,  with us.

Slow cooked draftees are better to dine with.

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