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1 minute ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

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.

It is interesting that the sprinklers go on before Melbourne Victory train, so the ground is soft and the grass wet. I have only been to a few soccer matches and they have had the sprinklers on before the game each time. Not sure what that is about. 

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It use to be that T Mac was a shoe-in to win the time trial, and he was well renound for his endurance as one of the few that could run with Nick Riewodlt in his prime.  But in recent years T Mac had come back into the field at the MFC a bit.

I suspect last year injury  played a big part, but is it the case that ANB and others have lifted the bar or is T Mac staring to drop away a bit, or perhaps a bit of both? Interested in people's thoughts.

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4 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

It is interesting that the sprinklers go on before Melbourne Victory train, so the ground is soft and the grass wet. I have only been to a few soccer matches and they have had the sprinklers on before the game each time. Not sure what that is about. 

  Its makes the grass slick and makes for more fluent passing, with the ball pinging along the ground with less friction.  Usually teams with a mentality to play passing soccer along the ground and not long balls to a big striker will water the surface a little bit leading up to a game or training.

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Thanks for the reports. Worrying that May was not running with the main group.  He's one of our most important players and I think our 2020 fortunes are tied to his performance.

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14 hours 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.

 

13 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

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

Also said he would miss 2 to 3 weeks...not ideal.

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14 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

It is interesting that the sprinklers go on before Melbourne Victory train, so the ground is soft and the grass wet. I have only been to a few soccer matches and they have had the sprinklers on before the game each time. Not sure what that is about. 

I reckon if you train in softer conditions than the grass you play on,  the legs will be stronger.  and less jarred.?

When going onto match day surfaces,  I think we would run on-top of the ground more.?

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15 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

It use to be that T Mac was a shoe-in to win the time trial, and he was well renound for his endurance as one of the few that could run with Nick Riewodlt in his prime.  But in recent years T Mac had come back into the field at the MFC a bit.

I suspect last year injury  played a big part, but is it the case that ANB and others have lifted the bar or is T Mac staring to drop away a bit, or perhaps a bit of both? Interested in people's thoughts.

ANB Bedford C Wagner TMac Omac so 3 greyhounds followed by two 95-98 k,  will do me

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19 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.?

All pitches at Goschs are sand based, they have to be, it is solid rock underneath

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

ANB Bedford C Wagner TMac Omac so 3 greyhounds followed by two 95-98 k,  will do me

Was that the finishing order and if so has OMac previously done that well?

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I think some of the training reports(which are very good)create more questions than give answers. i.e whats wrong with May ,why is Jones in rehab etc

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46 minutes ago, skills32 said:

So who won the goalkicking?

Bagdad Bob advised it post 55 that it was Preuss

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11 hours ago, forever demons said:

I think some of the training reports(which are very good)create more questions than give answers. i.e whats wrong with May ,why is Jones in rehab etc

Well fd I thought I posted something funny but it has been deleted. Never mind looks like the PC police have got me.

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11 hours ago, old dee said:

Well fd I thought I posted something funny but it has been deleted. Never mind looks like the PC police have got me.

humor on here would be pleasant change OD

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You know its Monday when even those on Ignore are still pestering with their tired gormless comment.

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