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Well done, Stinga.  Was beginning to think we had no shows today...

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Well done stinga thanks for your observation, Good to know something is coming out of training.  Rosman looks impressive i like that.

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1 hour ago, stinga said:

Went down to Casey and watched through the fence. Don't know why you can't get into an area that could be partitioned off on the outer wing for supporters. Other clubs seem to have supporters around the grounds.

A couple of rehab groups.

Brayshaw, VDB, Viney and Hibberd doing laps.

Bowey, Smith, Petty and Brown doing exercises, run throughs and similar on the outer wing. Bowey Petty and Smith together with coaches doing various drills whilst Brown just ran up and down the boundary line.

B Brown doing a lot of body work drills with Stafford whilst other training going on.

Apart from warm ups there were 3 main drills on whole ground.   

1. Williams ran the first one where there were three teams. Yellow tabs, white tabs and Melbourne jumpers.  going in triangular pattern HFF to HFF to FF anticlockwise with emphasis on fast continuous movement.

2. Two teams Orange tabs and melbourne jumpers run maybe by Yze.  Full ground match play. They put cones down to bring the boundary in 20 m on each side so all play was through corridor areas.  All about the side not in possession trying to touch the ball where it would be turned over to the other side.  Kossie was one out with a white tab running through the middle going for runs bouncing the ball trying to avoid others.  At one stage tracc chased him while he bounced it 4 times.  Trac couldn't catch him but  never gave up.  Kossie kept  the same 2 m in front.  After Kossie  kicked it Tracc collapsed to his knees trying to bet some breath - it was a great chase.   Kossie just kept going.  Nothing wrong with Kossie fitness. 

TMac is much fitter - at one stage he sprinted from the centre to the goal square to take a mark.  Jordan looks really good.  Jackson has gone up a level and has mixed the mobile ability to be more assured in his ball handling, especially at ground level.  Bowey looks more advanced than Bayley.   Oliver got tackled and went down for a while and one of the coaches convinced him to take 5 minute rest but then came back as strong as ever.  The only other one to have a problem was Baker who was limping for a couple of minutes but then appeared to run it out.   

Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up. Spargo, Langdon and Hunt impressed.  Weid presented well.   Thomo, May and Lever main defenders but no close checking (emphasis on intercepting).  Like the first drill it was about quick continous movement.

3. Two separate games on each side of the ground with little league type goal posts  2 m apart.  Match play where eventually players tried to kick goal through the 2 m gap.

No set shots - just snaps on the run.  Rosman did a beauty from 40 m out. across his body.

I left at 11 and they were still going.

Great report made me feel as though I was there instead of in BRISBANE !!!

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  • Demonland changed the title to TRAINING: Wednesday 27th January 2021

Great work Stinga, thanks!  Is it just me, or is there a hint of 'Demonland' excitement in the air?

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I think that the reason for the excitement is because the season isn't far away from starting. Hopefully we will  be able to see games live in the flesh.          It is called withdrawal  symptoms.

                                           

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14 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Great work Stinga, thanks!  Is it just me, or is there a hint of 'Demonland' excitement in the air?

It’s just you.

Sorry could not resist Df. I was thinking the reverse an hour ago!

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2 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

I think that the reason for the excitement is because the season isn't far away from starting. Hopefully we will  be able to see games live in the flesh. 

Seriously , seems rather laid back to me, might be just me.

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1 hour ago, stinga said:

Went down to Casey and watched through the fence. Don't know why you can't get into an area that could be partitioned off on the outer wing for supporters. Other clubs seem to have supporters around the grounds.

A couple of rehab groups.  

Brayshaw, VDB, Viney and Hibberd doing laps.

Bowey, Smith, Petty and Brown doing exercises, run throughs and similar on the outer wing. Bowey Petty and Smith together with coaches doing various drills whilst Brown just ran up and down the boundary line.

B Brown doing a lot of body work drills with Stafford whilst other training going on.

Apart from warm ups there were 3 main drills on whole ground.   

1. Williams ran the first one where there were three teams. Yellow tabs, white tabs and Melbourne jumpers.  going in triangular pattern HFF to HFF to FF anticlockwise with emphasis on fast continuous movement.

2. Two teams Orange tabs and melbourne jumpers run maybe by Yze.  Full ground match play. They put cones down to bring the boundary in 20 m on each side so all play was through corridor areas.  All about the side not in possession trying to touch the ball where it would be turned over to the other side.  Kossie was one out with a white tab running through the middle going for runs bouncing the ball trying to avoid others.  At one stage tracc chased him while he bounced it 4 times.  Trac couldn't catch him but  never gave up.  Kossie kept  the same 2 m in front.  After Kossie  kicked it Tracc collapsed to his knees trying to bet some breath - it was a great chase.   Kossie just kept going.  Nothing wrong with Kossie fitness. 

TMac is much fitter - at one stage he sprinted from the centre to the goal square to take a mark.  Jordan looks really good.  Jackson has gone up a level and has mixed the mobile ability to be more assured in his ball handling, especially at ground level.  Bowey looks more advanced than Bayley.   Oliver got tackled and went down for a while and one of the coaches convinced him to take 5 minute rest but then came back as strong as ever.  The only other one to have a problem was Baker who was limping for a couple of minutes but then appeared to run it out.   

Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up. Spargo, Langdon and Hunt impressed.  Weid presented well.   Thomo, May and Lever main defenders but no close checking (emphasis on intercepting).  Like the first drill it was about quick continous movement.

3.  Two separate games on each side of the ground with little league type goal posts  2 m apart.  Match play where eventually players tried to kick goal through the 2 m gap.

No set shots - just snaps on the run.  Rosman did a beauty from 40 m out. across his body.

I left at 11 and they were still going.

Thanks for taking the time to get along to training and report back Stinga 

If we are to improve we need an improvement in output from within and new blood 

My takeaways which are all positives

- Kossie fit and building a tank 

- BBB doing body work with Stafford - IMO his weakness is body on body this is something they are working on it seems

- TMac is fit and moving well hopefully a return to 2018 form 

- Rosman - he could be a real bonus if he can step up and contribute from the get go (we can only dream that he is anything like the Bont 

- Spargo and Hunt are players that need to keep improving so encouraging that they are looking good

- Not too many in rehab/injured 

- Also pleased to hear they may have binned the failed experiment of Harmes on HBF

 

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1 hour ago, stinga said:

Went down to Casey and watched through the fence. Don't know why you can't get into an area that could be partitioned off on the outer wing for supporters. Other clubs seem to have supporters around the grounds.

Excellent report Stinga.

That's disappointing to hear that other clubs are welcoming supporters to training but not us. I assumed it was a COVID rule across the board that supporters are not allowed into training venues??

At the end of the day you can still get an ok view behind the fence but it would be nice if the club could welcome back a bit of fan engagement after the miserable 2020 in VIC.

 

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3 hours ago, stinga said:

Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up. Spargo, Langdon and Hunt impressed.  Weid presented well.   Thomo, May and Lever main defenders but no close checking (emphasis on intercepting).  Like the first drill it was about quick continous movement.

Really surprised at this observation. From the limited highlights reel, I thought his kicking looked a lot like Anthony Ingerson. Is his ball drop ok?

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4 hours ago, stinga said:

Spargo, Langdon and Hunt impressed.  Weid presented well. 

Good to see. This is where the improvement needs to come, not so much the newer draftees.

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Great work Stinga!

I agree that the club should consider a sectioned area that fans can come in to watch that doesn’t require any interaction with the players. 

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One interesting observation from Stinga was about Kossie in a one off white top in the 3/4 field ball movement exercise. He seems to be used as a go to option with a directive to take on the defenders. That is get the ball to Kossie around the centre for him to run and break the lines at all costs. I will be interested to hear if future track watchers observe the same tactics as it may mean they are looking to play Kossie further up the field so he can use his speed to more advantage. 

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