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TRAINING: Tuesday 3rd March 2020



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10 hours ago, It's Time said:

People don't realise how deeply troubling a day in Australian history this is. The end of the most key source of syndicated press content  because the next generation would rather read opinions from social media influencers than from proper researched and intelligent journalists. AAP was funded by both Rupert and Nine amongst others so was the most unbiased journalism we had. These are the people who keep the [email protected] honest. Who's going to do that now. It's a terrible day. 

Welcome to the future

Biassed opinion over facts any day!

Blame the government!

Extract payment for perceived problem.

 

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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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12 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

AFL media reporter assigned to cover the Demons (and several other clubs).

Certainly the club should be doing it. The logos on the gear is one thing but I reckon a quick Zurich or Jaguar logo flashing up before or watermarked on the footage probably wouldn't hurt.

But my main point was more around the lack of journos being able to cover sports in Australia now with AAP announcing they'll close up today. Mens AFL will always have decent coverage but smaller sports - including AFLW - are going to need to find more revenue for the journos to turn up and cover them. At a minimum McGowan should slip the AFL Media logo on his vision, but if clubs allow it might even have to get his tweets sponsored. 

The quickest way to lose any kind of organic engagement is to make it too 'corporate' or start adding sponsors and adds to it. Not to mention if you're heading back to the office to add watermarks and get videos edited you lose the instant nature of using social media, which is the whole point of using it in the first place.

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Thanks Andy, good photos.  Good to see the boys enjoying themselves.  

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18 hours ago, Win4theAges said:

He's going to be a weapon this year VDB, looking forward to the carnage.

'Carnage' is the effect and worthy of praise for the effort, but not the correct mindset. I'd rather say that AVB's commitment to the footy for the sake of the team is first rate, reliable and executed with aplomb! We don't want him to become a marque of green snot goblin attrition or disfavour - although his first responsibility to the Club is to put opponents down on the ground whilst winning possession cleanly - and every time. I am looking forward, instead, to the opponent(s) '...nullification...' with all the plurality that he can muster.

 

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11 minutes ago, grazman said:

Thanks Andy, good photos.  Good to see the boys enjoying themselves.  

Doesn't the still photo of Hannan's kicking action look poised, balanced, meticulous? Very impressive - and I hear he has started to be training freely and very well....

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7 minutes ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Great photos.  Well done.  I know every team says it, but our boys do look very fit.

 

I might me imagining it, but the muscle definition of the players seems much more obvious this year compared with previous. Not for everyone, such as the younger players, but generally speaking the playing group seems to be more muscular than before. I know this doesn't necessarily equate to fitness but it's nevertheless impressive.

I remember a few years ago (probably the Bailey era) comparing our squad with some other teams and we looked positively puny. Not any more.

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48 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Doesn't the still photo of Hannan's kicking action look poised, balanced, meticulous? Very impressive - and I hear he has started to be training freely and very well....

Compare it to Harley Bs with HBs angled ball drop yet both get the desired results.

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45 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I might me imagining it, but the muscle definition of the players seems much more obvious this year compared with previous. Not for everyone, such as the younger players, but generally speaking the playing group seems to be more muscular than before. I know this doesn't necessarily equate to fitness but it's nevertheless impressive.

I remember a few years ago (probably the Bailey era) comparing our squad with some other teams and we looked positively puny. Not any more.

Here come the Morton and Gysbert’s pics.

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Awesome pics! How good does that jumper look let alone how fit the players look in them.

Harley B... good god I hope he can get back to playing footy, such a good story let alone what he’d bring to us.

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6 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Awesome pics! How good does that jumper look let alone how fit the players look in them.

Harley B... good god I hope he can get back to playing footy, such a good story let alone what he’d bring to us.

The training jumper is a ripper. If we were ever forced to get a new jumper this is the only one I'd accept as a replacement. Having said that they'd have to pry the current one from my cold dead hands.

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2 hours ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Great photos.  Well done.  I know every team says it, but our boys do look very fit.

 

Yep, fantastic photos!  Of course, you often just see what you want to see in these things, but it looks to me like the boys are relishing the hard work and camaraderie, ...................... but the absolute stand-out shots for me are a  couple towards the middle,  which highlight what seems to be a great rapport between Max and Harley.  What a great captain and mentor Max will be for Harley.

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6 hours ago, Demonland said:

The training jumper is a ripper. If we were ever forced to get a new jumper this is the only one I'd accept as a replacement. Having said that they'd have to pry the current one from my cold dead hands.

Agree 

perhaps this jumper could be an alternative to our clash strip against  some teams but the blue is the problem I think  anyway 

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4 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

Yep, fantastic photos!  Of course, you often just see what you want to see in these things, but it looks to me like the boys are relishing the hard work and camaraderie, ...................... but the absolute stand-out shots for me are a  couple towards the middle,  which highlight what seems to be a great rapport between Max and Harley.  What a great captain and mentor Max will be for Harley.

In the Twitter video on the harley thread of him joining in a kicking drill after kicking a beatiful drop punt he runs to the drills starting point where maxy makes a point of going to him and giving a high five.

Love it.

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Went to a lunch today and a couple of players were there, Max and Tommy.  When asked who they thought would be big improvers this year, Tommy said Bedford and Spargo and Max said Corey Wagner and in fact both the Wagners. Corey was told to put on 5 Kilos and when he got back and had, they said they wanted him in a different role and he had to shed the weight.

They enquired how the change in captaincy was perceived by the supporters and were told it was mainly positive, in fact mostly positive.

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The boys are loving the new training regime, not as much long distance running and more time with the ball. They are used to doing an 8k run and then start training, now they are using the ball a lot more and love it.

All players are given a job and they just have to do that, not just stand in a spot, but a specific job and if every player does his job they should perform well as a team.

The club is quietly confident about the coming season.

I spoke to Richo and told him the supporters are proud of the club for taking the chance with Harley and he was quite surprised at the level of enthusiasm his signing generated, quite happy about it though.

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