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TRAINING: Friday 14th January 2022



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23 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Well George on the Outer was on the outer again at Casey this morning, since the gates are locked to prevent the plague ridden populace from entering...

Still got to observe through the fence, which is as good as we football starved individuals can get, so we will take it.

I counted 40ish players on the track, with Harmes and Rosman doing rehab of some sort, mainly running, stopping and restarting type of exercise.  What sort of injury that means...perhaps more of the medically trained posters can help.

Now it was difficult to see who wasn't there, due to this fence previously mentioned, and the wearing of bibs at times.  However these days they all have numbers on their backs, apart from one unidentified player.  Still I couldn't see Ed Langdon out there, although he does wear an invisibility cloak, which prevents opposition players from seeing him during the game. Perhaps he was wearing it today?

Not sure if Melksham was there, but given the numbers of Covid expemptions reported from other clubs this week, it was quite literally a healthy list on the ground.

Observations:  God awful music being played through the loudspeakers.  Screaching girl bands and moaning rejects from the Voice,  Idol or repetitive rap could only make the players listen intently to the coaches.  You sure as Hell couldn't listen to that other rubbish!

Apart from the usual warm-ups, kicking drills with the Mark Williams striped ball, and another with huge foam goal posts erected mid-ground to do what I don't know, there was one which really took the eye.

It was virtually a full match type game, with umpires, but the speed was simply incredible.  Switch, switch back and then some more saw the ball move at lightning speed around the ground and from one end to the other.  If this style is introduced through an already  Premierhsip side, watch out opposition teams. 

There was little fixed position as players roamed wide to create opportunity, and then even more.  Difficult to describe, but the team with the ball would rip right through the defenders and only a misplaced kick would see possession lost...then that opposition would do the same in return.  The poor umpires never caught up with the speed and were trying to whistle 20, 30, 50 metres behind where the ball was.

The only downside was the goal-kicking , but I suspect it wasn't the aim of the drill.  Still an excuse could be they have moved the goal-posts at Casey, and players seemed to be kicking to where they used to be.

Standouts were Oliver, Salem and May.  Oliver just steps through defenders and just keeps going and going.  Just when he looks cornered, he just bursts out again.  Salem the same, how no-one can tackle him is amazing, and he always keeps bobbing up with ball in hand to deliver accurately.  May is well over his hamstring injury from the PF, and just kept dragging down mark after mark.  Another that took the eye was Majak Daw, playing forward.  Really strong marking and leading, he was a challenge to be able to control in the air for May, Petty and Lever. 

All the new recruits were there, but with the viewing curtailed it was difficult to focus on what they were doing or not. 

And when the rain started, this wimpy reporter thought better of standing alone and headed for home, leaving the players to finish the session in peace.

 

I don't get why every event has the rubbish music, you go to footy training, cricket, local pool, shops and you get slammed with it. So annoying, nothing wrong with silence.

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Huge thanks to George and ‘fence’ for bringing the session alive in my lounge room.

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2 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Observations:  God awful music being played through the loudspeakers.  Screaching girl bands and moaning rejects from the Voice,  Idol or repetitive rap could only make the players listen intently to the coaches.  You sure as Hell couldn't listen to that other rubbish!

That's definitely worth further discussion.

I wonder who has control of the play list?

And of course a big thanks to you and PF for a great report

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A big thanks to goto and PF great reports sounds like the boys are picking up where they left off.🤘

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

 

REHAB ROSMAN, SPARGO ( in Parts)

Crumbs, PF, that's a worry!  Was it both Rosman & Spargo who were in parts?  Or, just Spargo?  Either way, still very concerning news.  Roughly how many parts would you say he/they are in?

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

One bloke who I didn't know had no number on his back but  by Gee was he nippy and elusive with some KOSSY like tendencies.

Maybe Laurie? he's known to be a nippy small forward/mid. I'll be very interested to see how he goes this year. 

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5 hours ago, Nelo said:

I don't get why every event has the rubbish music, you go to footy training, cricket, local pool, shops and you get slammed with it. So annoying, nothing wrong with silence.

Visiting Casey Fields for training reports now seems to have ‘blown’ into Burke and Wills expedition proportions. Firstly after sorting out the baggage train with errant camels at the Zoological Gardens it is no Caravanserai.

Then one needs to negotiate the trollway and the Monash Freeway which is not easy from the saddle of a long-legged ruminant and it’s already a ‘Highway from Hell’ without Bon Scott’s curdled wail and Malcolm and Angus’s three cord thrash.

By the time you’ve arrived and survived fruitless hours in the PCR queue your beginning to wonder ‘“What’s this all about Alfie”’.  And you don’t give a 🐀’s (test) when you find you are still very much on the outer beyond the cyclone fence. Despite being dutifully doubly vaxxed and patiently awaiting your booster.

Meanwhile in the long summer grass you’re having to deal with the ‘locals’, deadly vipers and the natives who are according to some disjointed infrequent reports are not necessarily all that ‘friendly’.

The final indignity some upstart probably the work experience factotum gets to choose today’s training Muzak!!!

Makes you want to find a tree mark it “X”, dig a hole and bury your binoculars, ear muffs, pencil and notepad for next intrepid pith-helmeted expeditioneers. That will invariably fight their way out 'there' through the urban jungle attempting to illuminate the heart of darkness (sic) at pre-season training.

 

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2 hours ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Maybe Laurie? he's known to be a nippy small forward/mid. I'll be very interested to see how he goes this year. 

No wasnt Laurie definately not and yes Langton trained

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55 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Spargo rehabing in parts - sound like he is discombobulated. Nasty.

Not so, he participated in most drills but tappered of and was doing Bike work with Harmes who didnt join in any main training and Rosman  both did running the whole session

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7 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

That's definitely worth further discussion.

I wonder who has control of the play list?

And of course a big thanks to you and PF for a great report

Bad enough having to listen to [email protected] so called music and other rubbish pre game and at every break to the G.  
Really, what is the point?

6 hours ago, Vagg said:

Crumbs, PF, that's a worry!  Was it both Rosman & Spargo who were in parts?  Or, just Spargo?  Either way, still very concerning news.  Roughly how many parts would you say he/they are in?

Hopefully not drawn and quartered. One quarter of Spargo would be pretty small. 

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Geez some of you sound so old!

“Turn the music down - what is this music?”

I can only guess the music is on BECAUSE the PLAYERS like it!!

Also, they like to have noise at times to try and replicate noise from the crowds on game days. 

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37 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

Geez some of you sound so old!

“Turn the music down - what is this music?”

I can only guess the music is on BECAUSE the PLAYERS like it!!

Also, they like to have noise at times to try and replicate noise from the crowds on game days. 

Some of it truly is awful though. I'm with our esteemed posters who I think have better taste than footballers, most in their early to mid 20's.

If I were the coach I'd have to have a skip button or the ability to mix in a few oldies just for my own sanity. 

Of course it's mostly for the players though so if you're going to create a player driven culture you have to deal with some of it!

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37 minutes ago, The Jackson 6 said:

Monis-Wakefield?

Yes that would seem to fit and if so, what a little dynamo this kid is, as iterated he displyed some Kossy like movements and similarities of play style

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16 hours ago, Tarax Club said:

Visiting Casey Fields for training reports now seems to have ‘blown’ into Burke and Wills expedition proportions. Firstly after sorting out the baggage train with errant camels at the Zoological Gardens it is no Caravanserai.

Then one needs to negotiate the trollway and the Monash Freeway which is not easy from the saddle of a long-legged ruminant and it’s already a ‘Highway from Hell’ without Bon Scott’s curdled wail and Malcolm and Angus’s three cord thrash.

By the time you’ve arrived and survived fruitless hours in the PCR queue your beginning to wonder ‘“What’s this all about Alfie”’.  And you don’t give a 🐀’s (test) when you find you are still very much on the outer beyond the cyclone fence. Despite being dutifully doubly vaxxed and patiently awaiting your booster.

Meanwhile in the long summer grass you’re having to deal with the ‘locals’, deadly vipers and the natives who are according to some disjointed infrequent reports are not necessarily all that ‘friendly’.

The final indignity some upstart probably the work experience factotum gets to choose today’s training Muzak!!!

Makes you want to find a tree mark it “X”, dig a hole and bury your binoculars, ear muffs, pencil and notepad for next intrepid pith-helmeted expeditioneers. That will invariably fight their way out 'there' through the urban jungle attempting to illuminate the heart of darkness (sic) at pre-season training.

 

Gee Tarax, u have slightly understated it but you do have an accurate appraisal of the scenarios at play. Lucky I am a Berwick resident coz with current road works seemingly on every stretch of road,a trip for those folk across town would be akin to a trip across Siberia.

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