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"Do you know the difference between involvement and commitment? Think of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved but the pig is committed!" The Observer 1982 "There is just one thing I want to

From my perspective each has a "Bag of Tricks" Bowey is hard at it and QUICK and at some piont might oust Spargo, however Spargo is doing all he should so put that away for the time being. Laurie has

It's great that these kids can just work on developing their games without being thrown to the wolves if senior footy before they're ready. Such a change from where we've been for a long time

9 minutes ago, picket fence said:

"Do you know the difference between involvement and commitment? Think of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved but the pig is committed!"

The Observer 1982

"There is just one thing I want to commend you on and thats the way most of you are going in very hard to get the ball.BUT, he added with an ominous tone in his voice , there are a few of you that are hanging back from intense contact and unless these players show more guts , I won't put you in against Hawthorn" 

Ron Barassi during intraclub match page 40 "The Coach" Ibid

And so it was forseen that in any given game at any given time unless you go hard even in a match simulation you won't get picked. So today as I ventuered out to CASEY FIELDS, The intraclub hitout was just that... Intense, hard, no beg pardons and on display around 35 or so players all striving to get noticed to show something, anything that might propel them in with a shot of the game Vs Geelong on Sunday.

Skills , Drills and Manuevers,

More or less same drills as desribed in previous posts with warmups, drills specifically attuned to busrting out from defence running in pack formation , canny use of the ground and with skills by hand and foot certainly noticeable. Of more specificity, protecting the ball carrier, creating options, two way running were featured. I certainly was a little concerned when I saw that match simulation featuring Blue probables vs Pink possibles ensued given that this is cause for injury concern , but given Ron Barasi's quote as above if its good enough for Ron then its gotta be good enough for Goody and co.

The Match Ups

Interestingly a Pink Forward line of Ben Brown( who moved well) Weeds, Majak and Mitch Brown is going to cause the opposition of May, Tomlinson and Lever some headaches but the Blues led by Clayton Oliver, Jack Viney Angus B and Nibbler provided first use to Mc Donald, Kossie ( who again put on a clinic) and Fritta.

Others of note were Langdon, Rossman was involved, Chunky, Tracc, and Rivers. Gee Sparrow is as hard as a Cats head and Jordon is certainly improving outa site! Bowey and Laurie also did some useful things.

Other than that at conclusion of match simulation players practiced goal kicking into a fierce North Wind but many shots were executed well. In particular Majak Daw hardly missed from a variety of angles.

Harmsy ran laps but had no tape or any strapping on his injured Wrist and showed no discomfort. I would almost suggest that the team may go in unchanged from last week. I just cannot see how the possibility of Melksham can squeeze in in place of??? Maybe Hibbo might get a gig but again this current team is gelling well.

Cheers PF 

Loved this report, pf. Full of historical analogies, relevance and mind-stirring expectations of players and the will to be part of a great footy win. Nice profiling, too. Much appreciated...

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29 minutes ago, picket fence said:

.......players practiced goal kicking into a fierce North Wind but many shots were executed well. ....

I've said this before, but how can players practise goal kicking at a windy site like Casey?  When they miss (or score) they won't know if it was their technique or the wind that was the cause.  

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Picket your training posts (in this neck of the woods at least) have now achieved legendary status. Glad they're back! Best read of the week on DL by a country kilometer. Stirring stuff! Set the scene for a late Sunday showdown at the 'G'. May the PA be belting out Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare and the boyz come out with real intent.

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58 minutes ago, sue said:

I've said this before, but how can players practise goal kicking at a windy site like Casey?  When they miss (or score) they won't know if it was their technique or the wind that was the cause.  

This is an excellent point. 

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1 hour ago, sue said:

I've said this before, but how can players practise goal kicking at a windy site like Casey?  When they miss (or score) they won't know if it was their technique or the wind that was the cause.  

Yes they will. Newsflash Aussie rules football is played outside in the elements, apart from 2-3 games a year for Melbourne.

Do you think Tullamarine isn't windy. Whitten oval, Waverly etc

If they can kick them in the wind, they should be a lot better when there is no wind.

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3 minutes ago, Grimes Times said:

Yes they will. Newsflash Aussie rules football is played outside in the elements, apart from 2-3 games a year for Melbourne.

Do you think Tullamarine isn't windy. Whitten oval, Waverly etc

If they can kick them in the wind, they should be a lot better when there is no wind.

Totally disagree. Double newsflash. Of course you have to learn how to handle the wind, but you first have to perfect your techinque so that the ball goes where you are aiming.  Then take into account the wind.   If you practice in windy conditions and you miss you don't know if your technique was to blame or your failure to take correct account of the wind.  I'd have thought this was bloody obvious.

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1 minute ago, daisycutter said:

as is his body and run up.....he mostly always takes a small step to the right. he'd do better running perfectly straight

Its just a step to the right. And bring your knees in tight.

Seriously though, BBB is the perfect coach for max' shots on goal.

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The thing about Gawn's kicking is that the result is consistent. Therefore, he doesn't need to change his technique. All he has to do is aim further to the right each time.

He should take a look at Darren Bennett's technique - hold the ball down as close to his boot as possible in the run up to allow for as little deviation as possible when releasing the ball from hand to boot.

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1 minute ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The thing about Gawn's kicking is that the result is consistent. Therefore, he doesn't need to change his technique. All he has to do is aim further to the right each time.

True. It has a big right to left hook. 

I just get so nervous when Max has a set shot. 

Same with Jacko and Clarry (I would of said Fritta too but I like his action, the result is just all over the place).  

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23 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

He should take a look at Darren Bennett's technique - hold the ball down as close to his boot as possible in the run up to allow for as little deviation as possible when releasing the ball from hand to boot.

Now that is an excellent (the best so far) suggestion and the key to kicking intentionally straight. Great example, in Bennett, too; boy, could he kick straight from any distance, wind or no wind. 

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33 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

He should take a look at Darren Bennett's technique - hold the ball down as close to his boot as possible in the run up to allow for as little deviation as possible when releasing the ball from hand to boot.

This is what TMac did in 2018. He has drifted from that recently but was a dead eye [censored] back then

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34 minutes ago, MF-C said:

True. It has a big right to left hook. 

I just get so nervous when Max has a set shot. 

Same with Jacko and Clarry (I would of said Fritta too but I like his action, the result is just all over the place).  

Against Freo at least 8 of our 14 points went left.

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4 hours ago, MF-C said:

How is Bowey, Laurie and Rossman going?

Anyone got updates with where they are all at? 

From my perspective each has a "Bag of Tricks" Bowey is hard at it and QUICK and at some piont might oust Spargo, however Spargo is doing all he should so put that away for the time being. Laurie has polish and great football smarts and is sure to feature at some stage. Rosman to me will be "The Enigma" can take strong grabs, kicks freak goals and is elusive. I would think the club would be very happy with these three. Cant wait to see them in Praccy game Vs Willi on Sat

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5 minutes ago, picket fence said:

From my perspective each has a "Bag of Tricks" Bowey is hard at it and QUICK and at some piont might oust Spargo, however Spargo is doing all he should so put that away for the time being. Laurie has polish and great football smarts and is sure to feature at some stage. Rosman to me will be "The Enigma" can take strong grabs, kicks freak goals and is elusive. I would think the club would be very happy with these three. Cant wait to see them in Praccy game Vs Willi on Sat

Could one of Bowie or Laurie replace Jetta at some stage?

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