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3 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Do you believe in Footy "Miracles"??

I don't, but I do believe that hard work, a good game plan, personnel, that can carry out the plan and a smidgeon of luck can quickly turn into something potentially satisfying lets say.....

Success at MFC!!

Welcome to training today from the magnificently manicured CASEY FIELDS. Although the obligatory 6 seasons in one day reminded me of Science Fiction type inbalances between an EL NINO event and a LA NINA Cross, trainng today was very very good!

NO SHOWS  Didn't see Rosman, Kysiah still interstate I would imagine and Obviously Aaron Nietschke with his latest tragic ACL, Sam Weiderman also no show

ON MODIFIED TRAINING  BEN BROWN ( More on him later) Jake Melksham ( Jack Viney almost normal training along with Hibbo)

DRILLS , SKILLS AND MANEUVERS   After obligatory warm ups I saw 4 drills being executed today. ALL drills had the essential elements of the following game type events

A Choosing correct options to create overlap and positive disposal accuracy

B Being able to execute skills under pressure

C Creating space from turnovers thus turning defence into attack and break line running

DRILL A KAMIKAZE TARGET SELECTION ( BY HAND OR FOOT)

This consisted of players in 6 groups  zig zagging fashion giving handballs or kicks to best option standing in criss cross formations firstly from 15-20 m away increasing to 25-30 m away. This was a very good drill which showcased positive decision making and pretty good skills by hand and or foot to best options

DRILL B HUDDLE BREAK OUT PINBALL WIZARD

This consisted of what to me was a very intricate set play where player would get the ball have options to pass but was placed under enormous pressure by players with those battering foam mats who acted as harrasers trying to stop the player and or smother the ball in transit. This meant that players needed to not only pick correct option but also execute with precission and value. The pinball element presented as the flippers of a pin ball machine similiar to the foam battering mats used by the players. Players would huddle and then give of corect option quickly.

DRILL C OVERLAP AND LINE BREAK DRILL

Consisted of players in precision timing a run and creating a target getting the ball giving of calling for it back if in correct position and feeding it of to presenting player. Plyer then had a shot for goal or gave of to another option in rotational work similar to creating options of the back line

DRILL D GOAL KICKING DRILL

Simply throwing ball in air turn pivot and kick either for goal or to target depending on judgments

POSITIVES 

BEN BROWN  On modified program but worked with physio on exercises , strengthening and being able I would guess to go through movement range pain free. Looked unhampered

MAJAK DAW  WOW On what I saw today there is not a shred of doubt he will be on the list. His agility was exceptional for a big man he moved well, hit targets and looks to be not thatt far of fitness for AFL. Looks like he belongs and plenty of hand taps between players for him

JACK VINEY Was impressive on todays performance looks fit and was not hampered in any way that I could see with his foot. Did some modified training at end but looks on track

HIBBO  DITTO JV report as above

VANDERS  I worry that he seems to get injured at the wrong times and then has to refind form and fitness. Today he looked good and completed all drills

OF INTEREST   Someone was in rehab with Jake Melksham wearing Kossie Pickets no 36 I have no idea who he was!??

Just to reiterate as above header suggests;

Do you believe in Footy "Miracles"??

I don't, but I do believe that hard work, a good game plan, personnel, that can carry out the plan and a smidgeon of luck can quickly turn into something potentially satisfying lets say.....

Success at MFC!!

Have to say all players were interested, involved , you could sense the Camaraderie and purpose skills and pace at execution were good today and so who knows, with a largely injury free list continued hard work, let the year unfold.The blend of Mature, Maturing and Young players just seems to be gelling very nicely!

PS In one of the Drills Max gathered the footty and on the run from outside 50 ROOOSTED a GOAL. AND DIDN'T HE LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT IT GREAT STUFF

Cheers  PF 

I reckon the player with Melksham might have been Deakin Smith as they said he had a minor hamstring issue 

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Thanks heaps Picket. From the Praccy match thread some concern re Tom Mac. To put the rumour at rest ( I hope) did he train mate?

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Thanks Picket for another great training report sounds like everyone is on the same page and relishing the pace and pressure of these new drills. 

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26 minutes ago, Docs Demons said:

Thanks heaps Picket. From the Praccy match thread some concern re Tom Mac. To put the rumour at rest ( I hope) did he train mate?

Trained and trained well!

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3 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Trained and trained well!

Cheers and thank goodness. OD needs to give the source a thorough flogging.

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Love your work Mr. Fence. Great to have some positive news regarding returning players. We especially need Viney fit and firing for round 1 to make sure the intensity is 100% and flat efforts

Less than 3 weeks until round 1!!

ps. did you see young Angus?  any update?

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Trained and trained well!

I am cautiously optimistic on TMac. He did some good things on Friday. Once BBB and Weed return, it will be interesting whether we play him i50 or as a link player in a wing/High HF type role. Would be hard to match his endurance, physicality and contested marking. 

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Cheers Saty, optimistic as usual.

How did the defensive unit hold up? Rivers (isn't it great to see that name in red and blue again) in particular is striking my interest of late, played really well in the praccy match.

 

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

Love your work Mr. Fence. Great to have some positive news regarding returning players. We especially need Viney fit and firing for round 1 to make sure the intensity is 100% and flat efforts

Less than 3 weeks until round 1!!

ps. did you see young Angus?  any update?

Sorry Yes Angus trained and also did all that was asked, he was moving freely!

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1 hour ago, AzzKikA said:

Cheers Saty, optimistic as usual.

How did the defensive unit hold up? Rivers (isn't it great to see that name in red and blue again) in particular is striking my interest of late, played really well in the praccy match.

 

No he didn’t 

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25 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Sorry Yes Angus trained and also did all that was asked, he was moving freely!

Excellent news, thanks.  squad is shaping up nicely for round 1.  tall fwds an issue but  aside from that, should be a good list to choose from.

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