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I got down to Casey today. It was good to be back watching the boys live. I waltzed into the ground and moved around at will, until Benny Gibson came over and told me I was welcome to stay, but that I

I arrived down at Casey (God's Country) around 9.15am and stayed until 11.30am.  The players began with forward 50 entries, they were about 60 out and delivering it to leads near the goal square

My first visit to Casey since the Saints preseason game maybe three years ago. The place has changed enormously, all for the good. Match simulation was well underway when I arrived at 10.30 (Note to s

Pounced on this thread like a dog on a steak.

Didnt think i cared about training reports, but i obviously do.

Bring on the real stuff.

Thanks for the report TK

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Excellent report.  Thanks TK.

Sounds like Petty and Hibberd are out of rehab so I assume they were with the main group?

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6 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Excellent report.  Thanks TK.

Sounds like Petty and Hibberd are out of rehab so I assume they were with the main group?

Thanks mate.

Petty did the whole session. Hibbo was in a tracksuit top and didn't do much at all outside of some light ball handling. James Harmes was the only player that I didn't spot today.

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29 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:
I got down to Casey today. It was good to be back watching the boys live. I waltzed into the ground and moved around at will, until Benny Gibson came over and told me I was welcome to stay, but that I had to stay in a certain part of the ground. So I stood just in front of Jeff Farmer and Matty Whelan who were on the hill chatting for hours!
Some observations:
-Brayshaw, Pickett and Lockhart made up the re-hab group. (Although vandenBerg and May spent time working away from the group with the fitness staff.) Gus did quite a bit of light running and kicking. They ran Kozzie into the ground.
-Jordan Lewis was there today. He even did the interval running with the players at the end of training.
-Choco ran a drill early where the focus was on kicking. He was very vocal and dead against players kicking around corners.
-Clayton Oliver was wearing a pink hat at training. I'm not sure why, but I overheard he was wearing it because he came first in something.
-T-Mac was a stand out for me. He marked and moved well. He seemed to be involved in everything.
-Jake Lever was by far the most vocal on the ground. He likes dropping the f-bomb, does old Jake.
-Jayden Hunt was training with the defenders. Melksham was with the mids and spent a lot of time out on the wing in match sim.
-Kobe Farmer and Deakyn Smith were training with the group. Both looked lively at times without standing out.
-A lot of the drills were focussed around ball movement, defensive structures and delivering the ball inside 50. There was a lot of stopping of the play by coaches to talk through the way players were setting up on the ground at various times.
 
I'm happy to answer any questions.

Great report TK

How was BB looking and moving? Any obvious knee discomfort?

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34 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:
I got down to Casey today. It was good to be back watching the boys live. I waltzed into the ground and moved around at will, until Benny Gibson came over and told me I was welcome to stay, but that I had to stay in a certain part of the ground. So I stood just in front of Jeff Farmer and Matty Whelan who were on the hill chatting for hours!
Some observations:
-Brayshaw, Pickett and Lockhart made up the re-hab group. (Although vandenBerg and May spent time working away from the group with the fitness staff.) Gus did quite a bit of light running and kicking. They ran Kozzie into the ground.
-Jordan Lewis was there today. He even did the interval running with the players at the end of training.
-Choco ran a drill early where the focus was on kicking. He was very vocal and dead against players kicking around corners.
-Clayton Oliver was wearing a pink hat at training. I'm not sure why, but I overheard he was wearing it because he came first in something.
-T-Mac was a stand out for me. He marked and moved well. He seemed to be involved in everything.
-Jake Lever was by far the most vocal on the ground. He likes dropping the f-bomb, does old Jake.
-Jayden Hunt was training with the defenders. Melksham was with the mids and spent a lot of time out on the wing in match sim.
-Kobe Farmer and Deakyn Smith were training with the group. Both looked lively at times without standing out.
-A lot of the drills were focussed around ball movement, defensive structures and delivering the ball inside 50. There was a lot of stopping of the play by coaches to talk through the way players were setting up on the ground at various times.
 
I'm happy to answer any questions.

Thanks TKent.  Between you and @Lucifer's Hero giving us training reports, I finally feel a twinge of excitement for the coming season.

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Just now, Better days ahead said:

Great report TK

How was BB looking and moving? Any obvious knee discomfort?

Thanks mate.

BB seems to be moving quite well and wasn't restricted at all. I watched him closely in one on one duels and we certainly won't be relying on him to take contested marks. Maysie had his measure in the square and moved him around quite easily. Brown is very vocal on the ground and was definitely happy to have input into discussions around ball movement into the 50.

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5 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

Thanks mate.

BB seems to be moving quite well and wasn't restricted at all. I watched him closely in one on one duels and we certainly won't be relying on him to take contested marks. Maysie had his measure in the square and moved him around quite easily. Brown is very vocal on the ground and was definitely happy to have input into discussions around ball movement into the 50.

In fairness, May is one of the better one on one defenders getting around. 

Thanks for the great report 

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44 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:
I'm happy to answer any questions.

Many thanks, TK. Anything on JJ and Aaron Nietschke, including in what group they were?

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9 minutes ago, Tim said:

Many thanks, TK. Anything on JJ and Aaron Nietschke, including in what group they were?

They both trained with the mids. It was interesting watching them in the drills where they were up directly against Trac, Oliver and co. JJ in particular held his own and broke away from a couple of contested situations with the footy in hand. JJ AND Nieta did the interval running together and are very similar in size and running ability.

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1 hour ago, Tough Kent said:
I got down to Casey today. It was good to be back watching the boys live. I waltzed into the ground and moved around at will, until Benny Gibson came over and told me I was welcome to stay, but that I had to stay in a certain part of the ground. So I stood just in front of Jeff Farmer and Matty Whelan who were on the hill chatting for hours!
Some observations:
-Brayshaw, Pickett and Lockhart made up the re-hab group. (Although vandenBerg and May spent time working away from the group with the fitness staff.) Gus did quite a bit of light running and kicking. They ran Kozzie into the ground.
-Jordan Lewis was there today. He even did the interval running with the players at the end of training.
-Choco ran a drill early where the focus was on kicking. He was very vocal and dead against players kicking around corners.
-Clayton Oliver was wearing a pink hat at training. I'm not sure why, but I overheard he was wearing it because he came first in something.
-T-Mac was a stand out for me. He marked and moved well. He seemed to be involved in everything.
-Jake Lever was by far the most vocal on the ground. He likes dropping the f-bomb, does old Jake.
-Jayden Hunt was training with the defenders. Melksham was with the mids and spent a lot of time out on the wing in match sim.
-Kobe Farmer and Deakyn Smith were training with the group. Both looked lively at times without standing out.
-A lot of the drills were focussed around ball movement, defensive structures and delivering the ball inside 50. There was a lot of stopping of the play by coaches to talk through the way players were setting up on the ground at various times.
 
I'm happy to answer any questions.

How’s May looking? Does he look to have kept up his fitness? 

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Just now, Demons11 said:

How’s May looking? Does he look to have kept up his fitness? 

He looks fantastic. Lean, engaged and he mopped up everything. I'm not sure why he was taken from the main group to work with one of the fitness staff, but he did a heap more running and work whilst there so he is definitely fit.

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6 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

He looks fantastic. Lean, engaged and he mopped up everything. I'm not sure why he was taken from the main group to work with one of the fitness staff, but he did a heap more running and work whilst there so he is definitely fit.

Thanks mate. 
Great report!!! 

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Great report Kenty.  Many thanks for your efforts. Anything to suggest whether Fraser Rodman will live up to the recent Demonland hype?

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Just now, Deeoldfart said:

Great report Kenty.  Many thanks for your efforts. Anything to suggest whether Fraser Rodman will live up to the recent Demonland hype?

Thanks mate.

Rosman trained with the mids and was used as a wingman. He covers the ground very well and I couldn't believe how he was passing some accomplished runners in the interval stuff.

He got his hands on the footy a bit during match sim and definitely didn't panic. His ball drop is unique, but he was certainly trying to spot up targets in wet and greasy conditions. They work with this kid and I think he will become a player.

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5 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

I got some very good information that Lachie Ash (Pick 4 from 2019 draft) won't be renewing his contract from GWS and wants to be back in Victoria. His preferences are Melbourne and Geelong. My source said he heard it from two of people. 

Very interesting. Anyone know who he supported growing up?

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8 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

kicking. Laurie has strong legs but small upper body and shoulders he also impressed me with his repeat running and endurance which was conducted towards the end of the session. 

The second drill it was a keepings off scenario 8 (yellow bibs) vs 6 (no bibs) starting from the back

CC. Ditto.   Great report. Many thanks 

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35 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

So Lewy is back then? I asked in a different post but it wasn’t confirmed? What is his offical role?

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