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TRAINING POSTPONED: Wednesday 15th January 2020



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UPDATE: Training today has been postponed due to the smokey conditions.

If anyone is braving the heat & smoke today we'd appreciate any training reports from our dedicated trackwatchers. I will post links to reports at the top of this post for easy reference once they come in.

AFL training sessions

Date: Wednesday 15 January
Start time: 9.45am
Location: Gosch's Paddock

Maroochydore open training

Date: Sunday, February 2
Start time: 9.30am
Location: Maroochydore Multi-Sports Complex. Fishermans Road, Maroochydore.

* 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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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Anyone traveling to the big smoke to watch training?

I will be very surprised if there is outdoor training today. 

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Queue discussions on how soft mfc is and why this kind of softness explains our performance 

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The players knew in advance there would be no training today. Peter Bruckner was on SEN this morning saying this smoke is unprecedented. Smart management, I would say.

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Nothing wrong with this sensible and appropriate action. Alternative fitness maintenance programs will be improved ndertaken I am sure. Just don't gasp in huge volumes of air!

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15 minutes ago, dino rover said:

Queue discussions on how soft mfc is and why this kind of softness explains our performance 

There is soft and there is stupid, they still will be training indoors.

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14 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

The players knew in advance there would be no training today. Peter Bruckner was on SEN this morning saying this smoke is unprecedented. Smart management, I would say.

Down tools and off to the pub. 

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2 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Always a hero amongst the  pack.

I think the point he was making flew over your head

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Apart from the Rebels, which I think was stupid on their part, there were 3 guys doing sprint training, looked professional, stayed to watch for a minute or two, until one started coughing, shaking and turning a nice shade of grey to match the sky   a great decision by the club

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1 minute ago, Satyriconhome said:

Apart from the Rebels, which I think was stupid on their part, there were 3 guys doing sprint training, looked professional, stayed to watch for a minute or two, until one started coughing, shaking and turning a nice shade of grey to match the sky   a great decision by the club

It makes me wonder about the human race when you see things like this Saty. Are they so addict to exercise that they cannot understand the danger today?

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17 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Quickly read it and fired a shot, so what, i never waited for anyone else to throw the first punch.

Happens to us all dd, normally I would say take a free deep breaths but fairly confident that is not such a good idea today. Enjoy today anyway.

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Most of the list are reported to be in ripping nick.... it would be absolutely stupid to have them all outside today spewing their guts up from smoke inhalation. An outside session today could set us back a week or 3 in our prep.

Eminently sensible decision by the club. 

 

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

 

Love your work. Ground report please. 

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45 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Apart from the Rebels, which I think was stupid on their part, there were 3 guys doing sprint training, looked professional, stayed to watch for a minute or two, until one started coughing, shaking and turning a nice shade of grey to match the sky   a great decision by the club

Oh, come on.  Training in that kind of smoke would be like poor mans altitude training wouldn't it?   An opportunity missed by the MFC.

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