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TRAINING: Friday 15th January 2021



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17 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

 

·         TMac looked fantastic, moved well and was with the defenders.

Good.

Should be our second choice key defender this year behind May, with Lever taking less responsibility and more freedom to take his trademark intercept marks.

For instance, May takes Tom Lynch while T Mac takes Riewoldt.

Excellent training report by the way.

 

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Thanks for your effort Luci! great work

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At long last... a training report! Thank you for making your way down to "god's country" LH, and a good first up training report. Hopefully many more to come! 

I'm thinking of heading down on Monday to see the boys in action and take a few pics for us die hard supporters. 

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23 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Trekked to Casey this morning.

 

Awesome stuff! Been a training report sized hole in January til now.

Is it ok to ask a few questions to get your thoughts from today?

- Was anyone instructing Fritsch with his goal kicking or was he by himself?

- Similar with the skills, was anyone instructing them?

- Was there any match sim (non-contact of course), or more just drills?

Know it was just a short time you were there, but trust your insights.

 

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11 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Awesome stuff! Been a training report sized hole in January til now.

Is it ok to ask a few questions to get your thoughts from today?

- Was anyone instructing Fritsch with his goal kicking or was he by himself?

- Similar with the skills, was anyone instructing them?

- Was there any match sim (non-contact of course), or more just drills?

Know it was just a short time you were there, but trust your insights.

 

Frtsch was by himself. 

I didn't see specific skills training.  The ball movement 'drills' were with coaches (forgot to notice which ones) stopping play when the ball came to ground. 

The closest I saw to match sim was about 10 minutes with the ball starting in the centre and it going to a designated end of the ground.  The players in the 'fwd line' were relatively stationery which looked deliberate with what seemed to be 'designated players' moving towards the ball carrier.  I was a bit slow to notice who.  Will know better next time.

 

 

Thanks to you and others for the encouragement.

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Frtsch was by himself. 

I didn't see specific skills training.  The ball movement 'drills' were with coaches (forgot to notice which ones) stopping play when the ball came to ground. 

The closest I saw to match sim was about 10 minutes with the ball starting in the centre and it going to a designated end of the ground.  The players in the 'fwd line' were relatively stationery which looked deliberate with what seemed to be 'designated players' moving towards the ball carrier.  I was a bit slow to notice who.  Will know better next time.

Thanks to you and others for the encouragement.

So good. Thanks mate! Encouraging they're working on some forward line techniques.

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24 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Frtsch was by himself. 

I didn't see specific skills training.  The ball movement 'drills' were with coaches (forgot to notice which ones) stopping play when the ball came to ground. 

The closest I saw to match sim was about 10 minutes with the ball starting in the centre and it going to a designated end of the ground.  The players in the 'fwd line' were relatively stationery which looked deliberate with what seemed to be 'designated players' moving towards the ball carrier.  I was a bit slow to notice who.  Will know better next time.

 

 

Thanks to you and others for the encouragement.

Thanks for the  Information  LH  good to hear that almost all are in a healthy state, and training.

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Most grateful for the report, and the work you went to to get it LH.  Thanks

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3 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

       Ball movement seemed slow and sloppy at times but it is early in the pre-season and there would be a few cobwebs to blow out.

Thanks for the report Lucifer.

How often in past pre-seasons have we seen the above which has transposed into the real season.

God help us if it does AGAIN.

Time will tell.

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8 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

How often in past pre-seasons have we seen the above which has transposed into the real season.

God help us if it does AGAIN.

 

Too true.

However the whole side has barely trained as a unit yet, so poor skills on a 'wintry' Melbourne day in January can be expected, especially at the wind affected Casey.

If we can't hit a target on the Wednesday before the Freo game, then it's panic stations.

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wasn't aware of this at all.

Especially considering that [censored] is an anti-Vaxxer and ran a ridiculous tennis tournament that he, his missus and his mates all picked up covid from...$$$$$$

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  • Demonland changed the title to TRAINING: Friday 15th January 2021

Training Report!
Thank you!

Very happy to hear that TMac is training with the defenders.  There’s a sport there for the taking if he’s up to it.

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wasn't aware of this at all.

 

35 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Especially considering that [censored] is an anti-Vaxxer and ran a ridiculous tennis tournament that he, his missus and his mates all picked up covid from...$$$$$$

Bullsh* it is just Bullsh* it whichever way you want  to call it.

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wasn't aware of this at all.

Djokovic (and some others) are in quarantine in Adelaide. The ones who landed in Melbourne went straight to quarantine also (escorted by officials in full PPE).

It sucks, sure, but it's not as outrageous as twitter will tell you.

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29 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Training Report!
Thank you!

Very happy to hear that TMac is training with the defenders.  There’s a sport there for the taking if he’s up to it.

I’d agree with you TPF as the quality of his intercept marking in defence was exceptional before he moved to the fwd line - however I still have nightmares about his subsequent field kicking from defence so I’m on the fence.

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

Djokovic (and some others) are in quarantine in Adelaide. The ones who landed in Melbourne went straight to quarantine also (escorted by officials in full PPE).

It sucks, sure, but it's not as outrageous as twitter will tell you.

He was sentenced to Adelaide quarantine..... hahhahahaha serves his right. 

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I forgot to thank @george_on_the_outerfor prompting me to go yesterday.

To figure out which days were training days he offered to go on Thursday and suggested I go Friday.  He did go Thursday and there was no training.  And as I learnt yesterday, Friday is a training day.

I don't know where 'george' lives but I'm pretty sure it would have been quite a trek.  To make the trek is quite an effort, especially knowing there may be nothing there.   Ah, the lengths DL's go to bring reports...

Thank you 'george' for making the trek on Thursday for all of us and for prompting me to go yesterday.

 

 

As an aside, if anyone is thinking of going to Casey, avoid South Gippsland Hwy - the traffic is pretty bad.

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9 hours ago, Cards13 said:

He was sentenced to Adelaide quarantine..... hahhahahaha serves his right. 

the Adelaide quarantine was for the top players only. Only around 15 players and very comfortable

not everyone is equal in the tennis world

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