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4 hours ago, picket fence said:

At first I did think Greg Stafford but I don't think it was!

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did you see any practice around the new man on the mark rule, i.e. have players running around looking for the handpass and just as importantly any sign of how we are going to defend against the opposition using this new rule to run the ball more often.

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4 hours ago, picket fence said:

STOP IT PLEASE 

"OH YOU MAKE MY MOTOR RUN, MY MOTOR RUN MYYYYY SHARONAAAAA! 

Just cannot get this song outa my head! Why??? Well it was one of the Classic songs playing whilst the players were training today. Booming over the P.A

Others were "Working Class Man, "Stop Draggin my heart around", Run to paradise", "Country Road" and timeless classic, Sweet Caroline!

Speaking of classic, I witnessed another "Classic" training session today  staring... MFC 2021

Here is my report

Maintenance group, rehab Ben Brown, Sam Weiderman, Jack Viney and I think Mitch Brown Pleasantly surprised to see Ben Brown doing short 15-25 metre kicks and he looks on track to step up training shortly. Ditto the others

On lighter duties running , Hibbo, Melksham

Main, Skills, Drills and Maneuvers!

DRILL 1   GROUNGHOG DAY SHUFFLE

Whole ground utilized which involved players coming out of defence in droves and giving passes by hand or foot to creative space player, then overlapping to recieve back and kick to leading forward option 

This showcased explosive run and carry of ball carrier and pinpiont precise passing to option, players in orange vests harrasing thus simulating real game pressure

DRILL 2    BALANCED OPTION DISH OF

This was a beauty, Two teams one in blue one in white On ballers in centre , wings and rest in other half of the ground, Ball was centre bounce contested and depending on whole took posession then dicatted whether those in blue became attackers or defenders dependent on which color got possesion. For example if White got possesion then whites became attackers and Blue team defenders. If Blue got possesion then Whites became defenders.

This was intense and replicated the situations which arise in games when to run and create and when to man up and defend. Disposal and chioces again was very good with limited congestions and stoppages

DRILL 3    KAMIKAZE GAME SIMULATIONS WHOLE GROUND

This again was classic game day simulations which saw two teams chosen Whites vs Blues. Plenty to like regarding intensity and skill levels

OVERALL OBSERVATIONS POSITIVES

1 Clayton Oliver. In Drill 2 and 3 he was "PEERLESS" He just could not be stopped, usual crisp desicive handballs , picked out targets with kicks and pace was exilerating.

2 Majak Daw. Well I will be astounded if we do not pick him up. He was good again today and was involved in some excellent ball movement, can clunk a mark and his kicking was precise ,also makes good decisions

3 Ed Langdon, just does not stop running to create options

4 James Harmes thank heavens he is now back where he belongs in the midfield

5 Gus Brayshaw, some pivotal moments in match simulations , his run and carry were excellent

6 Luke Jackson, belongs!!! Just looks ready to blossom

7 Jayden Hunt showed dash and importantly measure in disposals

8 Nev and Chunk, still not quite done as yet

9 Goody, Choco, vocal and involved 

10 The invisable man, There was a huge bloke in a grey t shirt who was instructing and moving among the players displaying how to block where to stand, how to execute various maneuvers, He looked vaguely familiar but have no idea who has was!??

OTHER OBS

Kye Deglace If he was training I didn't notice him unless he looks like Deakyn Smith who I did notice and who did some good things. Not sure if Kobe Farmer is in the frame at this time, 

Recruits looking promising Fraser Rosman, Jake Bowey , Bailey Laurie all had moments. 

Have to say if Training is an indication of match day and is replicated, then team looks very well prepared, Fit, Quicker, and with more Precicity of skills executed.

Will leave on this note........ M, M M My SHARONNNAAA,,,, There, I think I've got "THE KNACK "of it!!

PF

 

Brilliant summary, thanks mate.

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Picket for heaven’s sake, Jones and Jetta out and youth in 

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Where's Deespicable ?? Where's his report ?? 

He did one cracking good training report, now he's gone missing. 

Resting on his laurels !!

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I added a thank you but now I've got My Sharona stuck in my head right before trying to go to sleep.  To prevent this spreading any further I'm going to stay home, wear a mask, wear earmuffs, get vaccinated.  Whatever it takes.  Sharona 2021 would just be too much.

(Parov Stelar youtube search saved the day)

 

Also, many thanks for another quality report, Trooper Picket.

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Great report  PF ... descriptive,  comprehensive & enlightening

But we need to know who this mysterious man in grey is?  One of the Pinkertons?

 

 

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10 hours ago, picket fence said:

STOP IT PLEASE 

"OH YOU MAKE MY MOTOR RUN, MY MOTOR RUN MYYYYY SHARONAAAAA! 

Just cannot get this song outa my head! Why??? Well it was one of the Classic songs playing whilst the players were training today. Booming over the P.A

Others were "Working Class Man, "Stop Draggin my heart around", Run to paradise", "Country Road" and timeless classic, Sweet Caroline!

Speaking of classic, I witnessed another "Classic" training session today  staring... MFC 2021

Here is my report

Maintenance group, rehab Ben Brown, Sam Weiderman, Jack Viney and I think Mitch Brown Pleasantly surprised to see Ben Brown doing short 15-25 metre kicks and he looks on track to step up training shortly. Ditto the others

On lighter duties running , Hibbo, Melksham

Main, Skills, Drills and Maneuvers!

DRILL 1   GROUNGHOG DAY SHUFFLE

Whole ground utilized which involved players coming out of defence in droves and giving passes by hand or foot to creative space player, then overlapping to recieve back and kick to leading forward option 

This showcased explosive run and carry of ball carrier and pinpiont precise passing to option, players in orange vests harrasing thus simulating real game pressure

DRILL 2    BALANCED OPTION DISH OF

This was a beauty, Two teams one in blue one in white On ballers in centre , wings and rest in other half of the ground, Ball was centre bounce contested and depending on whole took posession then dicatted whether those in blue became attackers or defenders dependent on which color got possesion. For example if White got possesion then whites became attackers and Blue team defenders. If Blue got possesion then Whites became defenders.

This was intense and replicated the situations which arise in games when to run and create and when to man up and defend. Disposal and chioces again was very good with limited congestions and stoppages

DRILL 3    KAMIKAZE GAME SIMULATIONS WHOLE GROUND

This again was classic game day simulations which saw two teams chosen Whites vs Blues. Plenty to like regarding intensity and skill levels

OVERALL OBSERVATIONS POSITIVES

1 Clayton Oliver. In Drill 2 and 3 he was "PEERLESS" He just could not be stopped, usual crisp desicive handballs , picked out targets with kicks and pace was exilerating.

2 Majak Daw. Well I will be astounded if we do not pick him up. He was good again today and was involved in some excellent ball movement, can clunk a mark and his kicking was precise ,also makes good decisions

3 Ed Langdon, just does not stop running to create options

4 James Harmes thank heavens he is now back where he belongs in the midfield

5 Gus Brayshaw, some pivotal moments in match simulations , his run and carry were excellent

6 Luke Jackson, belongs!!! Just looks ready to blossom

7 Jayden Hunt showed dash and importantly measure in disposals

8 Nev and Chunk, still not quite done as yet

9 Goody, Choco, vocal and involved 

10 The invisable man, There was a huge bloke in a grey t shirt who was instructing and moving among the players displaying how to block where to stand, how to execute various maneuvers, He looked vaguely familiar but have no idea who has was!??

OTHER OBS

Kye Deglace If he was training I didn't notice him unless he looks like Deakyn Smith who I did notice and who did some good things. Not sure if Kobe Farmer is in the frame at this time, 

Recruits looking promising Fraser Rosman, Jake Bowey , Bailey Laurie all had moments. 

Have to say if Training is an indication of match day and is replicated, then team looks very well prepared, Fit, Quicker, and with more Precicity of skills executed.

Will leave on this note........ M, M M My SHARONNNAAA,,,, There, I think I've got "THE KNACK "of it!!

PF

 

@picket fence on fire. Great stuff 

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20 hours ago, Tarax Club said:

Picket your ‘training reports’ are now the weekly highlight up here on DL!

Entertaining, enlightening and elucidating.

And accompanied by the ‘sensational’ sounds of the seventies and eighties.

Keep up the excellent work!

Well said TC I couldn't agree more Picket that Report was scintillating and precise.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I really look forward to Pickets Reports, love it 

Keep them coming 

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20 hours ago, Deecisive said:

did you see any practice around the new man on the mark rule, i.e. have players running around looking for the handpass and just as importantly any sign of how we are going to defend against the opposition using this new rule to run the ball more often.

Thanks for query, In all stop start drills, marks, free kicks this has been impressed upon player to hold ground. Last night however I saw quite a few instances where players moved of the line laterally and umpire didn't pay free kicks. But if your Richmond you will get away with that!

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11 minutes ago, stinga said:

anyone know when the VFL practice match is, where some of the guys from rehab are starting.

 

It's a 10AM start at the Western Oval - Behind closed doors, however.

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Are they both being telecast,

I have a little difficulty driving for 3 hours to get there.

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