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I'm still overseas  so I and many other desk bound Demonlanders would appreciate any training reports from our dedicated trackwatchers. I will post links to reports in this first post for easy reference once they come in.

AFL TRAINING SESSIONS

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Start time: 9.45am

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.

Parking info

Non-event car parking is available opposite AAMI Park at the National Tennis Centre.

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I’m here for my annual pre season visit.

I can report that reports of everyone turning up an hour early are greatly exaggerated. There’s me hoping around on crutches 2 assistants putting out cones and some birdies flying around.

Tony Grieg gound report. My key disappeared into the ground easily. There’s also a lot of water on the outside of the ground suggesting a good watering. Grass is maintained beautifully cut like grass.

Players now appearing in the distance. As I write. I’m starting over with rehabbers. Will see if I can get some info. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 02 (Rehab Chat) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 03 (Burgo)  | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 04 (Rehab Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 05 (Rookies & Rucks) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 06 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 07 (Match SIM) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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2 minutes ago, It's Time said:

I’m here for my annual pre season visit. 
I can report that reports of everyone turning up an hour early are greatly exaggerated. There’s me hoping around on crutches 2 assistants putting out cones and some birdies flying around. 
Tony Grieg gound report. My key disappeared into the ground easily. There’s also a lot of water on the outside of the ground suggesting a good watering. Grass is maintained beautifully cut like grass. 
Players now appearing in the distance. As I write. I’m starting over with rehabbers. Will see if I can get some info. 

Trying to blend in with the rehab crew?

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Trying to blend in with the rehab crew?

Getting a sympathy vote. It also freaking them out a bit. Hopefully because of the crutches and not my personality.

Dave Head of Sports Science is taking rehab with Crossy. All very positive (of course). Said there’s been no major setbacks.

Bennell is doing well, everything is going to plan. No setbacks. 

Chatted to Jonesy he was upbeat. Didn’t get anything out of him about progress. Just said All good.

Spargo is 3-4 weeks away but said he’s in good shape and loving it. Everyone is very positive about a rebound. 

Hmmmm no May out there. 

Harry Petty is twice the size he was this time last year. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 03 (Burgo)  | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 04 (Rehab Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 05 (Rookies & Rucks) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 06 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 07 (Match SIM) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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It’s really interesting seeing one aspect of Burgo’s influence. He talks a lot about burst speed and agility being points of difference with soccer. You can see a lot of exercises geared to this. For instance a warm up in front of me. A line of 20 plus players running just a very short 10 metre. Jest off the mark and holding yo their hands in front of them chest night then holding them above their heads and yelling something out when they hit the line and everyone looking at each other to see if they were first. Lots of laughing and talking. Great vibe. 

Dave said oday is the first day back into full training. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 04 (Rehab Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 05 (Rookies & Rucks) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 06 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 07 (Match SIM) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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6 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Getting a sympathy vote. It also freaking them out a bit. Hopefully because of the crutches and not my personality. 
Dave Head of Sports Science is taking rehab with Crossy. All very positive (of course). Said there’s been no major setbacks.
Bennell is doing well, everything is going to plan. No setbacks. 
Chatted to Jonesy he was upbeat. Didn’t get anything out of him about progress. Just said All good. Spargo is 3-4 weeks away but said he’s in good shape and loving it. Everyone is very positive about a rebound. 
Hmmmm no May out there. 
Harry Petty is twice the size he was this time last year. 

He is 13 foot tall?

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Kossie is much more built than I expected. I’ve seen players with less of a physique playing ing senior footy. He looks bigger than Spargo.

Rivers a good size too.

Funny seeing the players up close. A lot are a lo taller than you think. Harmesy for instance. You think of him as a short midfielder but he’s 186cm which I’m the general community is tall.  They are all so lean they don’t look huge like the good old days.

Rucks are practicing fine hand tapping with left hands then right.

Brayshaw appears to be managed still. He did some rum through a on his own then as a target for the ruck taps while everyone else is doing a half field sim.

Draftees: Jacko doing tap training with rucks.

Kossie and Rivers doing some hand balling ground ball contests with 3 unknown train with players who they are explaining the drills to aim must only be here for a short visit. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 06 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 07 (Match SIM) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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Bennell just arrived. 

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A hand balling game was going in for a while where they are in teams. I got taught a drill like this by the Swans when I was coaching junior footy in Sydney. It can actually run  more about setting up defence than the attackers. They train to coral players into a position where they only have one place to handball to so your opponent at the next contest can anticipate where to go to block their opponent down the field. It’s a good one. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 07 (Match SIM) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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9 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Kossie is much more built than I expected. I’ve seen players with less of a physique playing ing senior footy. He looks bigger than Spargo. 
Rivers a good size too. 
Funny seeing the players up close. A lot are a lo taller than you think. Harmesy for instance. You think of him as a short midfielder but he’s 186cm which I’m the general community is tall.  They are all so lean they don’t look huge like the good old days. 
Rucks are practicing fine hand tapping with left hands then right. 
Brayshaw appears to be managed still. He did some rum through a on his own then as a target for the ruck taps while everyone else is doing a half field sim. 
Draftees Jacki doing tap training with rucks. Kossie and Rivers doing some hand balling ground ball contests with 3 unknown train with players. 

Taylor Adams was sitting next to me at the Big Bash last night.  Slim build not particularly tall.  The modern midfielder?

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Match sim. Welcome to AFL footy Luke Jackson v Maxy.

Maxy wins hit out Luke follows up lays tackle gets ball hand balls the clearance. He’s running everywhere Max just following at a light jog till the next contest which he wins easily pushing Luke out. Borderline in the back.

Maxy really is a freak of nature how he looks so coordinated for such a tall player. I remember seeing him play his first game and thinking they’d got his height wrong.

Jacko just came over the top of Maxy in a contest but didn’t hold the ball. Another contest Jackson great pick up and clean clearing hand pass to player running past.

T Mac looks really up and about. Moving very well.

Don’t know if this sim is more about defence than attack but i50 connection is struggling. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 08 (Bennell & May) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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1 hour ago, It's Time said:

It’s really interesting seeing one aspect of Burgo’s influence. He talks a lot about burst speed and agility being points of difference with soccer. You can see a lot of exercises geared to this. For instance a warm up in front of me. A line of 20 plus players running just a very short 10 metre. Jest off the mark and holding yo their hands in front of them chest night then holding them above their heads and yelling something out when they hit the line and everyone looking at each other to see if they were first. Lots of laughing and talking. Great vibe. 
Dave said oday is the first day back into full training. 

Sounds smart to me

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4 hours ago, The team we love said:

Is he active in the rehab group?

Any sign of May?

Didn’t do anything with the rehab group. Just walking around. I suspect he’d done his work indoors and had come out to watch the rest of the training. 

No May. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 09 (Drills) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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Doing i50 delivery drills. In some they’re starting to kick laterally around the 50 arc if there’s not a clear target and only kicking in when there is. Worked really well the couple of times they did this. Must say this work is what I was most hoping to see. It was a mixed bag but great to see. 

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 10 (Rehab) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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11 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Doing i50 delivery drills. In some they’re starting to kick laterally around the 50 arc if there’s not a clear target and only kicking in when there is. Worked really well the couple of times they did this. Must say this work is what I was most hoping to see. It was a mixed bag but great to see. 

Hopefully we see this in games along with trying to hit a target from a kick out rather than kick long to the boundary. 

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Great work IT.  Thanks, and keep them coming.

It's now time for the Club to give us an honest, up-to-date and complete injury update.  I'm nervous about May.  KK,  Brayshaw, Bennell, Jones, Tomlinson, Spargo, et al (??).

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4 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

Great work IT.  Thanks, and keep them coming.

It's now time for the Club to give us an honest, up-to-date and complete injury update.  I'm nervous about May.  KK,  Brayshaw, Bennell, Jones, Tomlinson, Spargo, et al (??).

From what I saw I don’t think you’ve got anything to worry about Tomlinson and Jones. Both trained really well. Spargo trained well but is still dealing with some stuff on his foot/ankle.

Bennell from what I was told is going well without any setbacks. I’ve just seen him and it’s near the end of the sessions so he seems to be engaged smiling and chatting to the rehab guys.

No KK no May. Haven’t been able to find anything out about them. 

Gus appears to be a bit of a worry. He came off and spoke to someone and was shaking his head. I didn’t see him leave but he’s not out there since then. 

Toby Bedford tweaked something earlier and is coming off now limping near the end of the session. 

I suppose this is a bit of self evident comment but compared to this time last year Lever is well and truly up and about. Doing full training, strong body language, no hint of knee awareness.  

IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 11 (Burgo Drill) | IT'S TIME TRAINING REPORT POST 12 (Bradtke)

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4 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Great work IT.  Thanks, and keep them coming.

It's now time for the Club to give us an honest, up-to-date and complete injury update.  I'm nervous about May.  KK,  Brayshaw, Bennell, Jones, Tomlinson, Spargo, et al (??).

Did they not give us a recent update on Spargo, Hannan, Jones and Tomlinson? They’re doing plenty and heading towards the main group. 

Gus has done almost all the trainings, if he’s sitting out one drill there’s nothing to see there. Might be as much as getting him extra reps on his strength which is reading ruck taps and clearance work.

Doubt there’s much to say about KK and Bennell.

The one to be nervous about is May. We’ll all have to touch wood there 

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1 hour ago, It's Time said:

Bennell is doing well, everything is going to plan. No setbacks. 

Gosh from Gosch's! I hope you are correct; what an asset Bennell will be if he is up to a full, recuperated season. 

 

38 minutes ago, It's Time said:

Match sim. Welcome to AFL footy Luke Jackson v Maxy. Many wins hit out Luke follows up lays tackle gets ball hand balls the clearance. He’s running everywhere Max just following at a light jog till the next contest which he wins easily pushing Luke out. Borderline in the back. 
Maxy really is a freak of nature how he looks so coordinated for such a tall player. I remember seeing him play his first game and thinking they’d got his height wrong. 
Jacko just came over the top of Maxy in a contest but didn’t hold the ball. Another contest Jackson great pick up and clean clearing hand pass to player running past. 
T Mac looks really up and about. Moving very well. 
Don’t know if this sim is more about defence than attack but i50 connection is struggling. 
 

If the new JACKO is just 30 per cent as effective as Gawn in a match, we're set for the best season in two decades. 

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3 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Did they not give us a recent update on Spargo, Hannan, Jones and Tomlinson? They’re doing plenty and heading towards the main group. 

Gus has done almost all the trainings, if he’s sitting out one drill there’s nothing to see there. Might be as much as getting him extra reps on his strength which is reading ruck taps and clearance work.

Doubt there’s much to say about KK and Bennell.

The one to be nervous about is May. We’ll all have to touch wood there 

On what I saw I don’t think you’re right about Gus. 

Saying Bennell has had no setbacks is the ultimate I want to hear at the moment and completing the plan. 

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Interesting Burgo agility drill going on. Players have to do 3 somersaults along the ground then jump straight up and lay a tackle on a player waiting there. I guess it’s brain training as much as physical. 

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