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You're entitled to your opinion, but there's whole massive threads devoted to arguments on Goodwin's, the club's and in some instances individual player's capabilities.  There's literally one on the p

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I appreciate the pics, even if we don’t have the reports of intrepid d’landers to know how the boys are going.  It would be great to know some info on style changes, positional shifts, rehab group, how fringe guys are doing. I would also love to hear how the coaches are doing.

but alas, all remains behind locked fences for now....

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54 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

Nah, it's just that from the training reports all I want is reports on Bowie, Laurie, Jackson, Pickett, Weideman, Petty, Rosman, and Rivers. As these are our future and really the only players that really matter whilst Goodwin is coaching. I'd love to see more photos and reports of these guys.

I can understand this viewpoint. I would add Ben Brown and Tom Mc as Ben looked quite lame last year under Rhyse Shaw whom I suspect insisted BBB play while injured. He is still pretty bandaged and I dont know if he is fit to play. We got him cheap which should be a flag and to me he is still unknown as is Tom McDonald.I think that our season will largely depend on these two players. I dont have particular excitement for this season yet.

Not having anyone at training is both a boon and a hindrance. It is not possible to post negative reports easily as the blowback is hard and fast. Only positive ones get good reviews. I dont blame anyone as we all want good reports. This leads me and others into false hope each and every pre-season.

The boon is that like Dr D, I think that many players are at their peak (or past it) and I just dont expect improvements from most of our top 18 that are over 23 years old. Injuries though will reshuffle the cards.

I hope the best players for each position are chosen and "faith" or "trying out" are shown the door. These are Goodys faults IMV and Yze and Choco hopefully will be tougher with Simons selection. For example if Mitch Brown looks better than Weid, Tom or BBB I hope he is picked as the full forward. If Nibbler looks like he kicks goals in the FP I hope he is picked ahead of Kozzie, and so on. These are not my best 22 but examples of tough selection.

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There's clear value to me in the training reports particularly for example:

  • Who's in the rehab group - Brayshaw and Oliver both had off season operations - what's their status?
  • Who is training with which area backs, mids, fwds - e.g. Harmes, Petty, Melksham, TMac?
  • Who of the young players looks to have had a big off-season and could therefore be capable of significant improvement
  • Who of the recruits is showing something in match simulation and may press for a game - we haven't been shy to select 1st year players in the past

 

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4 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

There's clear value to me in the training reports particularly for example:

  • Who's in the rehab group - Brayshaw and Oliver both had off season operations - what's their status?
  • Who is training with which area backs, mids, fwds - e.g. Harmes, Petty, Melksham, TMac?
  • Who of the young players looks to have had a big off-season and could therefore be capable of significant improvement
  • Who of the recruits is showing something in match simulation and may press for a game - we haven't been shy to select 1st year players in the past

 

I think with all training being behind closed doors and at Casey that training reports will be hard to come by. 

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50 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

There's clear value to me in the training reports particularly for example:

  • Who's in the rehab group - Brayshaw and Oliver both had off season operations - what's their status?
  • Who is training with which area backs, mids, fwds - e.g. Harmes, Petty, Melksham, TMac?
  • Who of the young players looks to have had a big off-season and could therefore be capable of significant improvement
  • Who of the recruits is showing something in match simulation and may press for a game - we haven't been shy to select 1st year players in the past

 

 

45 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

I think with all training being behind closed doors and at Casey that training reports will be hard to come by. 

Yes, it's a real pity as it's the training reports at this time of year that keep us all enthusiastic for the season ahead...

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59 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

I think with all training being behind closed doors and at Casey that training reports will be hard to come by. 

 

13 minutes ago, rjay said:

 

Yes, it's a real pity as it's the training reports at this time of year that keep us all enthusiastic for the season ahead...

@Lucifer's Hero said she might go out and try to peer through the cyclone wire fence.  That would be great if she can ...

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15 hours ago, Tarax Club said:

To be fair the 'young bloke' has done a more than competent job with the stills from today's training session. Some very well taken and creative image making is on display.

 Agree, but let us hope that in the coming weeks before the silly trial-out matches and the season proper, we get a whole lot more out of the media department to keep us aware, alert and addicted to the possibilities (we all see) in the year ahead.

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2 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

 Agree, but let us hope that in the coming weeks before the silly trial-out matches and the season proper, we get a whole lot more out of the media department to keep us aware, alert and addicted to the possibilities (we all see) in the year ahead.

Unless they're what Dr D sees.

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2 hours ago, BW511 said:

Even if he is raw, I'd love to see him get a shot opposite Langdon this year.

His size and running power could create some serious headaches

The fella Rosman is generating a good deal of interest and encouragement. We may have a winner in the starting blocks with him and if he has some areas for improvement, I am sure that Yze and Choco will help increase his potentials.

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I bet its a goal.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

It's all about the run up silly not the post kick. 

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2 hours ago, Pollyanna said:

 

@Lucifer's Hero said she might go out and try to peer through the cyclone wire fence.  That would be great if she can ...

I'm still trying to find out which days are training days/times.  I rang the club yesterday and reached a 'call forward' number and left a message for a return call.

If anyone has any info on which days/times are training it would be appreciated and I will go along to a few.

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4 hours ago, Damo said:

I can understand this viewpoint. I would add Ben Brown and Tom Mc as Ben looked quite lame last year under Rhyse Shaw whom I suspect insisted BBB play while injured. He is still pretty bandaged and I dont know if he is fit to play. We got him cheap which should be a flag and to me he is still unknown as is Tom McDonald.I think that our season will largely depend on these two players. I dont have particular excitement for this season yet.

Not having anyone at training is both a boon and a hindrance. It is not possible to post negative reports easily as the blowback is hard and fast. Only positive ones get good reviews. I dont blame anyone as we all want good reports. This leads me and others into false hope each and every pre-season.

The boon is that like Dr D, I think that many players are at their peak (or past it) and I just dont expect improvements from most of our top 18 that are over 23 years old. Injuries though will reshuffle the cards.

I hope the best players for each position are chosen and "faith" or "trying out" are shown the door. These are Goodys faults IMV and Yze and Choco hopefully will be tougher with Simons selection. For example if Mitch Brown looks better than Weid, Tom or BBB I hope he is picked as the full forward. If Nibbler looks like he kicks goals in the FP I hope he is picked ahead of Kozzie, and so on. These are not my best 22 but examples of tough selection.

Between you and Dr D the Club may as well close down. Such negative posts without even commenting upon the new Coaches potential for influence on all players skills etc improvement plus the all important game plan oh and the players Marking time!

"only the young ones " DrD says as if Sparrow Jordan BBB and our stars and potential A and B graders From last year are sitting playing play station in the new gym inside the Magnificent new facilities.

Finding it hard to motivate yourself guys then why not look at it half glass full instead of empty ??

If our stars perform up to 2020 and everyone else in between them and the youngsters goes up 10% plus the younguns take on 20 % natural improvement with our new Coaches I would place us in Finals contention with a bullet if no serious injuries.

Of course there is always the chance of the false dawn again  but I believe when you look for the positives they are fair dinkum screaming at your face in both natural ability and development.

Can't wait to see the new Tommy Mac and even Joel Smith's footy awareness which if improved will add immeasurably to his considerable natural flair. About 25 Players hold our future in their hands and the more they improve the better our stars and match winners will be.

Bring on those silly practice matches and serious match practice at training for us to see the effort and dedication that's going into our season from all in the Footy Department and players.

A day at the G Is just what we all want to saviour With the fruits of the last 6/7 years hard build up come together in a wave of a Team performance That looks switched on and purposeful about it's destiny and journey in 2021.

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5 hours ago, BW511 said:

Even if he is raw, I'd love to see him get a shot opposite Langdon this year.

His size and running power could create some serious headaches

Fraser is leaving no stone unturned to give his chance of early Success being in the AFL team With a red hot go And not run around for Casey all year.

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2 minutes ago, 58er said:

Between you and Dr D the Club may as well close down. Such negative posts without even commenting upon the new Coaches potential for influence on all players skills etc improvement plus the all important game plan oh and the players Marking time!

Aday at the G Is just what we all want to saviour With the fruits of the last 6/7 years hard build up come together in a wave of a Team performance That looks switched on and purposeful about it's destiny and journey in 2021.

I nearly added to my original post, that its not only negative reviews of training that were met with derision. Any negative or even my even handed post gets chicken Little responses that the club should shut down. Then a long soliloquy about things we already know just to round it off. Yes we want to see Tmac's progression. But again, there may not be one. Yes a practice match will tell us more. Lots of Ra Ra doesnt add to the discussion.

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5 minutes ago, Damo said:

I nearly added to my original post, that its not only negative reviews of training that were met with derision. Any negative or even my even handed post gets chicken Little responses that the club should shut down. Then a long soliloquy about things we already know just to round it off. Yes we want to see Tmac's progression. But again, there may not be one. Yes a practice match will tell us more. Lots of Ra Ra doesnt add to the discussion.

Damo perhaps take a 2 month holiday in Oz and come back when the excitement MAY build up for you to get enthusiastic and motivated.

Dont ruin others hopes and dreams with negative banter and boring text.

If not a long sleep or lockdown will surely be the antidote to March madness! 

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All i can say is I will write some negative or IMV even handed posts without being told to go away if that's what I think. Im not going to write positive notes about training we cant get into or BBB and TMac fanfared returns as it is a hope not yet galvanised or proven. Not that I have anything else to write now but Ill think of something!

Please put me on ignore and think happy thoughts.

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