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If any Trackwatchers are heading out Casey way today (Friday) or Monday we’d love a training report  

Date: Friday 13 January
Time: 9.30am
Location: Casey Fields 

Date: Monday 16 January
Time: 9:30am
Location: Casey Fields

*Please note: Training times and locations are subject to change at late notice.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/teams/training-times

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5 minutes ago, Demonland said:

If any Trackwatchers are heading out Casey way today (Friday) or Monday we’d love a training report  

Date: Friday 13 January
Time: 9.30am
Location: Casey Fields 

Date: Monday 16 January
Time: 9:30am
Location: Casey Fields

*Please note: Training times and locations are subject to change at late notice.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/teams/training-times

Well done Andy.

Never before have we had so many eager and faithful trackies!!

Just watch for the vipers out Casey way we don't need any statues at Casey for another 20/30 years. 

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I am heading to training now, but with my 2 kids, so I will try to add some info later.

I am assuming gates are open to go in and watch like the good old pre covid days???

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1 hour ago, Yokozuna said:

I am heading to training now, but with my 2 kids, so I will try to add some info later.

I am assuming gates are open to go in and watch like the good old pre covid days???

I would assume that’s the case considering that they advertised the session on the website. 

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5 hours ago, 58er said:

Well done Andy.

Never before have we had so many eager and faithful trackies!!

Just watch for the vipers out Casey way we don't need any statues at Casey for another 20/30 years. 

What about one of RDB and Fritsch both wearing no 31 with wording such as " The Messiahs of God "

 

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5 minutes ago, binman said:

Love that perfectly timed and weighted little bump (no chance of a free) tmac does to give himself position (and put Grundy out of position).

That's forward craft baby.

You took the thoughts right outta my head! (Nods to Jim Steinman) 

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51 minutes ago, binman said:

Love that perfectly timed and weighted little bump (no chance of a free) tmac does to give himself position (and put Grundy out of position).

That's forward craft baby.

Now that he is left, i feel strangely more comfortable knocking Jackson. 

But now he is freo player i can say JACKSON IS MILES OFF BEING A GENUINE FORWARD. 

There are a number of reason why, for example he has no idea about leading patters it would appear. But his biggest issue is he doesn't use his body like a real forward the way Tmac and Fritter do. Doesn't seem able to protect the drop zone and often jumps straight up like the basketballer he is - which might be a factor in why he double grabs so often.

He'll no doubt improve his forward craft - he's a kid still after all (and a supremely talented one at that) - but he is well behind the eight ball given those skills are not instinctive.

By way of comparison, when i first saw Fritter play for Casey, the thing that jumped out straight away was how well he used his body and how natural a forward he was.  Those skills immediately translated to the AFL level. 

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25 minutes ago, binman said:

Now that he is left, i feel strangely more comfortable knocking Jackson. 

But now he is freo player i can say JACKSON IS MILES OFF BEING A GENUINE FORWARD. 

There are a number of reason why, for example he has no idea about leading patters it would appear. But his biggest issue is he doesn't use his body like a real forward the way Tmac and Fritter do. Doesn't seem able to protect the drop zone and often jumps straight up like the basketballer he is - which might be a factor in why he double grabs so often.

He'll no doubt improve his forward craft - he's a kid still after all (and a supremely talented one at that) - but he is well behind the eight ball given those skills are not instinctive.

By way of comparison, when i first saw Fritter play for Casey, the thing that jumped out straight away was how well he used his body and how natural a forward he was.  Those skills immediately translated to the AFL level. 

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56 minutes ago, binman said:

Doesn't seem able to protect the drop zone and often jumps straight up like the basketballer he is - which might be a factor in why he double grabs so often.

 

Don't think so.

It's more to do with soft hands, timing and the instant reaction of your hands, after the initial touch.

Marking a footy, is of course different to catching a smaller ball, like a cricket ball.

With the smaller ball it goes into your hand (s) and then is surrounded by the rest of the hand (s).

Marking is taking a grip of a football, that is strong enough to secure the ball, but not too strong as to cause it to rebound off the hands.

A basketballer, like a footballer, takes a bigger ball without juggling wherever possible and the techniques are similar, despite different ball shapes.

Sorry, just got carried away.

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4 hours ago, Redleg said:

Don't think so.

It's more to do with soft hands, timing and the instant reaction of your hands, after the initial touch.

Marking a footy, is of course different to catching a smaller ball, like a cricket ball.

With the smaller ball it goes into your hand (s) and then is surrounded by the rest of the hand (s).

Marking is taking a grip of a football, that is strong enough to secure the ball, but not too strong as to cause it to rebound off the hands.

Sorry, just got carried away.

Fair points.

I was just thinking that players who control the drop zone are perhaps less likely to have a marking attempt impacted by their opponents' efforts to spoil and are less susceptible to getting bumped just as they are about to mark the footy.

By the by, the best catches in cricket have soft hands too.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Now that he is left, i feel strangely more comfortable knocking Jackson. 

But now he is freo player i can say JACKSON IS MILES OFF BEING A GENUINE FORWARD. 

There are a number of reason why, for example he has no idea about leading patters it would appear. But his biggest issue is he doesn't use his body like a real forward the way Tmac and Fritter do. Doesn't seem able to protect the drop zone and often jumps straight up like the basketballer he is - which might be a factor in why he double grabs so often.

He'll no doubt improve his forward craft - he's a kid still after all (and a supremely talented one at that) - but he is well behind the eight ball given those skills are not instinctive.

By way of comparison, when i first saw Fritter play for Casey, the thing that jumped out straight away was how well he used his body and how natural a forward he was.  Those skills immediately translated to the AFL level. 

Just a thought - Maybe he won't be played as a forward anymore...

 

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4 minutes ago, RedLegs23 said:

I was at Casey lads. I'll leave the reporting to the others but feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

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Would love a bit of a report RL 😉

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4 minutes ago, RedLegs23 said:

I was at Casey lads. I'll leave the reporting to the others but feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

🔴🔵

I've waited long enough.. 

Now give us a report!

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50 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Just a thought - Maybe he won't be played as a forward anymore...

 

Freo have gone public saying we under-utilized him as a forward and they have the magic beans to turn him in to Tom Lynch.

Personally, I think they're dreaming.

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