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16 hours ago, Vagg said:

You mean I'm not the only one who hates that abomination of a website??!

You would think they could afford a topline web designer and web master. Disgrace for a large corp like the AFL but theyre' not alone sadly.

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14 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

Every year this preseason competition leaves us with a major injury or more to a key player or players. Who will it be this year?

It will be me.  ANB will run into an open goal, miss and then I'll break my hand as I punch the wall.  It's inevitable.

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Would like to see Sam Weideman absolutely rip a game apart, so why not start on Saturday?

Top 10 draft pick into his fifth year. I know he's only played 31 games out of a possible 91 but I want to see a consistent season of 20 games and 30 goals as he approaches hiss 50 games milestone.

Looking for big things from him on Saturday.

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1 hour ago, President Dee Trump said:

The AFLW should be on a separate site.

Stupid comment. Does Cricket Australia have a separate site for the women's team? Does the Australian Open tennis have a separate site for the women's tournament? The AFL runs both competitions so they should both appear on the AFL website.

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16 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Out: Nietschke, KK, Bennell, Preuss, Gawn, May, Chandler, Brayshaw
Questionable: McDonald, C. Wagner, Petty, Dunkley, Vanders, J Smith
Doubtful: Hannan, Baker

FB: Jetta  Oscar  Hibberd
HB: Salem Lever Harmes
C; Langdon  Petracca Tomlinson
HF: Melksham Brown ANB
FF: Pickett  Weideman Fritsch
Foll: Jackson Oliver Viney
Int (from):
Backline: Lockart, Hore, J. Wagner, Rivers
Mids: Bradtke, Sparrow, Jordon
Forwards: Jones, Hunt, Spargo, Bedford

Rough guess at some kind of squad. It's hard to see more than 5 guys playing against Essendon on Friday.

Suspect Jetta may miss since he probably has Vic responsibilities on Fri 28/02?  Lockhart in?

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11 minutes ago, poita said:

Stupid comment. Does Cricket Australia have a separate site for the women's team? Does the Australian Open tennis have a separate site for the women's tournament? The AFL runs both competitions so they should both appear on the AFL website.

Best not to take the bait and argue with these misogynists whose fragile male egos can't handle women who are most likely better at footy than they ever dreamed to be.

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15 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

Suspect Jetta may miss since he probably has Vic responsibilities on Fri 28/02?  Lockhart in?

Possibly. That match certainly precludes him from taking part in the practice match against North at Arden Street on the same day. Does his state responsibilities also rule him out of the match in Tassie the next weekend? If so that would mean Nev hasn't played a game with his teammates going into Round 1. Not the end of the world but not ideal.

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11 minutes ago, Singa said:

Best not to take the bait and argue with these misogynists whose fragile male egos can't handle women who are most likely better at footy than they ever dreamed to be.

What exactly is wrong with misogynists  and self absorbed narcissists ?  They seem to be getting a lot of negative press these days.

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20 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Possibly. That match certainly precludes him from taking part in the practice match against North at Arden Street on the same day. Does his state responsibilities also rule him out of the match in Tassie the next weekend? If so that would mean Nev hasn't played a game with his teammates going into Round 1. Not the end of the world but not ideal.

I can't see why he couldn't play v Hawthorn that's an 8 day break. 

He gets a 6 day break to the Vic game - that may be enough, he will probably play limited minutes in the Vic game and could do that in the MFC game too.  maybe he'll play all 3.

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3 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Suspect Jetta may miss since he probably has Vic responsibilities on Fri 28/02?  Lockhart in?

I’d imagine he’d play at least a half this week and the same in our final hit out.

He’s part of a long bench for the state game. He shouldn’t be playing more than 2/3rds of that game and really at about 2/3rds intensity. 

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Preseason is officially over judging by todays training session. 

In the training group were:  Jones, Salem, Harmes, Petracca, Jackson, Viney, Lever, Spargo, Oliver, Hibberd, Langdon, Melksham, Tomlinson, TMac, Weid, OMac, ANB, Sparrow, Pickett, Brown, Jetta, Lockhart.

In rehab:  Gawn, May, Chandler, Brayshaw, Petty, Hannan and Bennell.

Known injured no shows:  KK, Neita, Preuss.

No shows:  Bedford, AVB, Jordan, Rivers, Hunt, Fritsch, Baker, Hore, Wagner, Wagner, Smith, Bradke and Dunkley

No show mysteries:  Smith, AVB and Fritta.

The session was just fun.  Lots of yelling and good humour, a little bit of agility warm up, some kicking it around to nobody in particular, no physical contact and no set running.  The backs practiced some exit drills, the forwards their goal kicking and the mids some centre square work.  Jackson was with the mids, Harmes with the backs and Petracca with the mids.  All looked in great shape and they are obviously looking forward to tomorrow.  Their was about 10 minutes of ball movement from back to front but only at about 80% pace with no opposition.  The session lasted about 80 minutes of what really looked like AFL footballers going out for a kick.  That's not to say they were casual, just doing the things you'd like to do if you had to train.

In rehab Gawn looked very good.  He's running at just about full pace, he's kicking, doing a bit of agility work and at one stage doing a bit of ruck work with no opposition.  He looks on track for the last Marsh match to me and he was in really good spirits joking around and having fun.

May did a lot of running and all of the agility work.  Clearly he's not "injured" as such but doing some catch up running but not much kicking.  I can't see him missing the start of the season.  He was, like all of them, in good spirits.

Chandler and Brayshaw have their specific injuries but no other issues and are just waiting for those injuries to heal before they are back in training.  Having said that I think it will be a few weeks yet for both.

Hannan looks great.  Frog in a blender is how one person described him and there is not the slightest sign of discomfort in anything he does.  I imagine it's just a matter of getting the appropriate conditioning into him now.

Bennell hasn't changed his routine since I started going in November.  Walk a couple of laps, some calf strengthening routines and runs along the boundary at about half pace.

Petty looks a long way off to me.  Walked two or three laps and then some gentle running along the boundary.  No kicking.

I won't be able to get to Casey today so I'm hoping some others will fill us in on what happens.

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Thanks Baghdad Bob. Great report. Petty's injury is a bit of a mystery is it not? Someone on here mentioned groin. Any inclination as to what it may be? Mitch Brown looking more and more like a good pick up given our ruck and forward injury concerns at present.

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On 2/20/2020 at 12:25 PM, Singa said:

Best not to take the bait and argue with these misogynists whose fragile male egos can't handle women who are most likely better at footy than they ever dreamed to be.

Umm what the hell...   if anything the people who want the women to have a dedicated website are SUPPORTING THEM.  On their own site they will have all the attention on their league instead of competing with news stories and scores from the AFL.

Case in point -

www.nba.com

www.wnba.com

 

Having the  mens and womens leagues on the same website is a mess and makes zero sense.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Baghdad Bob said:

 

No shows:  Bedford, AVB, Jordan, Rivers, Hunt, Fritsch, Baker, Hore, Wagner, Wagner, Smith, Bradke and Dunkley

Thanks for the report, Bob.

Is it possible that the missing players are potentially playing at Casey today?  I know a few were named in the main side for tomorrow, but they may also have given the morning off to a few in prep for the game against the Crows.

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It's possible Wise and I'm hoping we'll get a few reports on the Casey game to tell us.  I doubt Fritsch will play tomorrow and he certainly won't play today.

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2 hours ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Preseason is officially over judging by todays training session.

Thank you @Baghdad Bob for your entire preseason of trackwatching. You really lifted the bar and have set yourself a high standard for what we will expect of you in our title defence preseason in 2021. Kudos and thank you.

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