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Enjoyed the session, but they started late - not sure why but suspect they did the Tan or some other drill as their warm-up was short before getting into a bit of kraft and then match sim. My BOG

I went today and don't have time for a full report nor is it needed given the excellent coverage by others. I can only reiterate the comments on Harley who is fast becoming my favourite player. 

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1 hour ago, The team we love said:

I believe it was reported he had an ankle. Running fine in a straight line so shouldn’t be far off. 

Thanks for the update The team we love 

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Enjoyed the session, but they started late - not sure why but suspect they did the Tan or some other drill as their warm-up was short before getting into a bit of kraft and then match sim.

My BOG from the match sim was Jack Viney - in everything and was ultra impressive getting his hands free of two tacklers for the give to Fritter who nailed the goal.

Not far behind was Steven May who took a couple of well-timed intercept pack marks. Based on what we saw, he will play this week down in Tassie.

Gawn may play down in Tassie as well, although he isn't quite at full steam yet - sluggish off the mark in run throughs. But he still was fit enough to take Bradtke in match sim and he nailed a nice set shot from 50m and then followed up a bit later (not in match sim) by barrelling a torp from the centre square. By the way, Bradtke has really stepped up in the past few weeks. He's still got a long way to go, but there's finally some signs.

Most of the session I spent idolising the exquisite skills of Harley, who was snagging everything in the rehab group. He's still months away from playing but previously he looked decades away. Also impressive in rehab was Jimmy Hannan who was nailing set shots from 60m out. He's champing at the bit to get back and must be super close to rejoining the main group along with Chandler.

Petty was still being nursed along and sadly won't be playing anywhere round one. And given I had him as a Rd 1 cert, I'm afraid to say Joel Smith is also a week or two away from resuming. He's still kicking primarily with his left foot because of his right-foot cut and I wish someone had used this time on the side to show him how to ball-drop on the left-side.

Back to match sim, Trac and Olly impressed as always and Lockhart looks the real deal back in defence now and Harmesy also is providing run from down back and set up a nice goal for his team because he kept moving. Jacko, Weid and Spargo were quiet, but Kossie did a couple of magical things laced with a couple of fumbles. Sauce got plenty of ball as did JJ, the latter of whom tried a 50m safe switch that only went 45m and was intercepted by Fritter. But Sauce, JJ, Dunkley (who was rehabbing) and maybe even Swallow are all looking way better than last year, the difference is that with so few injuries, they are going to have to be redhot in the magoos before they get a game. 

And of course with birthday boy Vanders back and Jones super keen to impress as a forward, there's just no room for development players at the moment. 

Hopefully someone else can report on Salem's whereabout  - surely not watching a replay of Arsenal's FA Cup win!

   

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4 minutes ago, Deespicable said:

Enjoyed the session, but they started late - not sure why but suspect they did the Tan or some other drill as their warm-up was short before getting into a bit of kraft and then match sim.....................................

 

   

Obviously the club's nutritionists are trying something different this year.

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I guess Sauce is Oscar Baker. I thought the aviation Alphabet for B was Baker but it is in fact Bravo. I was toying with Pilot or Foxtrot...

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12 minutes ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Obviously the club's nutritionists are trying something different this year.

I think he was referring to the legends of German music, Kraftwerk

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I went today and don't have time for a full report nor is it needed given the excellent coverage by others.

I can only reiterate the comments on Harley who is fast becoming my favourite player.  His skills are exquisite and today he thought he'd show off taking one hand marks - about 6 in a row.  His kicking is fantastic, he never fumbles and his vision excellent.  Fingers and toes crossed.  The really good thing is he seems to be at peace with everything.  He's clearly well liked and he's just following the instructions of the rehab staff to the letter. He's quiet but seems to be enjoying it.

The only concern today was the non appearance of Salem and the injury to Lockhart.  He went to tackle Vanders and immediately went off holding his arm.  It was his bicep which was hurting, not a shoulder or elbow so hopefully it's just a corky.  He was in everything in match sims and did the injury late.  It may well be nothing.

As reported Dunkley, Petty, Hannan, Smith, Preuss and Chandler made up rehab.  Chandler is still protecting his wrist, Smith did some gentle kicking on his right at one stage but nothing serious, Preuss looks fit and ran without a bandage or limp but was wearing a protective shin guard but did no rucking, Hannan is looking good and Dunkley ran very well.

May and Gawn did all the running and every drill so I expect them both to play Friday.  It was a surprisingly long session today, about 2 hours and the standard was good and everyone was upbeat.

 

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13 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

 

The only concern today was the non appearance of Salem and the injury to Lockhart.  He went to tackle Vanders and immediately went off holding his arm.  It was his bicep which was hurting, not a shoulder or elbow so hopefully it's just a corky.  He was in everything in match sims and did the injury late.  It may well be nothing.

As reported Dunkley, Petty, Hannan, Smith, Preuss and Chandler made up rehab.  Chandler is still protecting his wrist, Smith did some gentle kicking on his right at one stage but nothing serious, Preuss looks fit and ran without a bandage or limp but was wearing a protective shin guard but did no rucking, Hannan is looking good and Dunkley ran very well.

 

That Lockhart report has me worried about a torn pec. Hope it’s nothing.

With Hannan I just want to see him running smoothly rather than so stiff and awkwardly. Is he starting to move better?

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Thanks for the reports everyone, hearing Bennell get out there playing with the boys and kicking the ball, this has to be one of the most significant steps forward for him and after Jon Ralph posted his horse💩 tweet about "bad news" for Bennell, this is truly fantastic for him.

Hopefully Lockhart's is just a light injury and he'll be ok.

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34 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

The only concern today was the non appearance of Salem and the injury to Lockhart.  He went to tackle Vanders and immediately went off holding his arm.  It was his bicep which was hurting, not a shoulder or elbow so hopefully it's just a corky. 

Vanders strikes again! Living out his rehab revenge fantasies. 

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