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3 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Today was a "quiet" return from the Christmas/New Year break, compared to the exhausting, relentless sessions that we saw before the break.  Having said that, the players had already run a 3 km trial before starting the main exercises which lasted until nearly midday after a 9.30 or thereabouts start.

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And that is the main observation from today.  Of the 44 on the list 35 were on the track 

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thanks for the reports everyone. much appreciated. like the stat indicating numbers training on the list but would also be great to get a stat on the number of our starting 22 that are doing match practice / match simulation also as this shows how progressed our key players are in the more advanced phase of their training work. awesome next level reports everyone!

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2 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

I'll take Pruess as the smoky goal kicking winner.

I'll support that ... I like his kicking style and the power he generates in the ball flight ... occasionally. 

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1 hour ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Hell!!! I think I would rather drag my nut sack across broken glass. That would have been hell doing a time trial between the sprints.

Not quite what came to my mind but know what you mean. Imagine being a first year hoping you are good enough to make it in the big league and getting hit with that.  

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53 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

I'll support that ... I like his kicking style and the power he generates in the ball flight ... occasionally. 

Very good indeed!

Preuss was the only one to get the last goal from a tight angle about 35 metres out.  Jordan skimmed the inside of the post according to the players.  I didn't think it did but goal review wasn't installed!

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31 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Not quite what came to my mind but know what you mean. Imagine being a first year hoping you are good enough to make it in the big league and getting hit with that.  

Same, I was thinking cheese grater

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What is the sitch with Mr. May?

For the love of jehovah, tell me the bugger ain’t hurt. 

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7 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Hitting the fat side flanker - has been Melksham and Fritsch - seems to be the aim of the kicking half ground match sim

Surely Petracca would be on of these flankers.   The  'fat side'  flankers.? 😀

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4 hours ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Thanks for the reports all!

Might be because running on grass is better than the tan? Both softer and also level? Did all 3 then complete all the craft session? Think Viney could have a big year, with his first decent pre-season in years.

Can any watchers elaborate,  How is the ground at Gosch's this year.?   Is the surface soft enough,  compared to the apparent concrete surface of last year.?

Does is look in better 'nick',  Re greenness,  and IF someone  could check with a key or similar,  to see if there's enough moisture content,  to protect the boys feet and joints.?

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15 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Can any watchers elaborate,  How is the ground at Gosch's this year.?   Is the surface soft enough,  compared to the apparent concrete surface of last year.?

Does is look in better 'nick',  Re greenness,  and IF someone  could check with a key or similar,  to see if there's enough moisture content,  to protect the boys feet and joints.?

 

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3 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Bedford 2nd in the 3km time trial again.    Wonder how he would go in the midfield?

He is chasing the small fwd possie, Pickett was ordinary today in the match sim and came third last in the 3k, it will probably come down to Corey Wagner and Bedford first up with Chandler keeping them honest

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8 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Max gets the short kick in the corridor and goes long to Melk who nicely bodies Oscar out of the way on this one.

Next one up. Chandler crumbs back to Vanders in the wing spot, in to Dunkley, out to Weid who hits Jackson on a nice lead. 

Melksham outbodies Oscar?? Surely not ?? Sheeit how Oscar is Still on the list is mystyfying!

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9 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Melksham outbodies Oscar?? Surely not ?? Sheeit how Oscar is Still on the list is mystyfying!

Didn't want to post this as I thought it might get the Oscar bashers salivating...was standing near where it happened.

Melk had back position, Oscar in front and the ball was put up to Melk's advantage, nice bit of body work to edge Oscar under the ball.

Given that everyone was going through the motions I wouldn't write a lot into it.

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Jordan lewis on SEN late afternoon was asked about Smith and stated that he had a cut on his foot that kept him off the track today.

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3 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

What is the sitch with Mr. May?

For the love of jehovah, tell me the bugger ain’t hurt. 

Given it was a light session hopefully it was just a bit of maintenance for him.

But yeah, panic stations if he’s not out there on Monday.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

MFC's official training photos are on the improve, but not sure why they would include photos of players drinking water. Last time l checked you get zero Champion Data points

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1 hour ago, Older demon said:

Jordan lewis on SEN late afternoon was asked about Smith and stated that he had a cut on his foot that kept him off the track today.

What from mowing the lawn? The guy can’t take a trick.

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3 hours ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Can any watchers elaborate,  How is the ground at Gosch's this year.?   Is the surface soft enough,  compared to the apparent concrete surface of last year.?

Does is look in better 'nick',  Re greenness,  and IF someone  could check with a key or similar,  to see if there's enough moisture content,  to protect the boys feet and joints.?

It looks good to me. I noticed the Punt Rd side just outside the fence is very damp so there has been plenty of water spread about recently. 

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1 minute ago, Earl Hood said:

It looks good to me. I noticed the Punt Rd side just outside the fence is very damp so there has been plenty of water spread about recently. 

Thats good to hear.   Hopefully the playing/training surface is just as moist.    We need softer conditions that last years concrete. 

Concrete might not burn, and may be easy to run on, but its just not great for the bodies limbs and back.

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