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TRAINING: Tuesday 18th April 2023


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4 minutes ago, kev martin said:

From what I saw, he looked good. Standing tall, good hands, hopefully he can see a window, and at the main training can push hard.

If Schache doesn’t play Monday, I think he will 5 days later against the Roos.

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29 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How'd Schache train?

It appeared that the Casey contingent did some running away from the main group for a while.  Laurie was with them while Schache was with the main group.  

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Viney was working with a trainer, one on one. Must be a niggle of some kind, as didn't appear too hampered.

Salem also working one on one with a trainer. Did some 200 meter easy boundary runs and some resistance training with the big rubber band, as he dragged his trainer behind him. My guess is, still a way to off full effort.

Most of those out there when snapping goals, were nailing them. I think they are building to hit the Tigers hard.

Quote from Roffey;  A Richmond supporter ask her how they will go Anzac Eve, She implied, I wouldn't want to be Richmond. 

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15 minutes ago, Bimbo said:

It appeared that the Casey contingent did some running away from the main group for a while.  Laurie was with them while Schache was with the main group.  

I saw it differently Bimbo. I saw Schache, Laurie, Harmes, Hibberd and Howes with the "Casey" group, while TMac, Sparrow and Tomlinson to name three possibly in question were with the main group. Gawn and Lever were with the main group and as discussed above Viney wasn't and Spargo wasn't there.

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49 minutes ago, old55 said:

I saw it differently Bimbo. I saw Schache, Laurie, Harmes, Hibberd and Howes with the "Casey" group, while TMac, Sparrow and Tomlinson to name three possibly in question were with the main group. Gawn and Lever were with the main group and as discussed above Viney wasn't and Spargo wasn't there.

Obviously younger and more efficient eyes

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38 minutes ago, Bimbo said:

Obviously younger and more efficient eyes

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My eyes aren't young either Bimbo. I could be mistaken and you could be right. Anyway it's early in the week and they might have just stuck with last weekend's sets and it doesn't indicate anything for vs Richmond.

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5 hours ago, kev martin said:

They have invited 10 year members down to Gosch's. Nothing on website training pages.

Apparently by email, crowd is building, no players yet, probably 11 am start.

I'll report when I get back home.

Addit:11.10 players still not out.

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What about 35 year members?

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

In fairness I just got back from a whirlwind 10 days on the road and had a mountain of work to catch up on and a podcast to prepare for.

You didn't miss much.

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2 hours ago, Tim said:

Does anyone know the lightly built guy with the early Bjorn Borg hair stylings and wearing #36? And no, it wasn’t Kozzie.

Looks like there’s someone in the group photo down from JJ that I don’t recognise. Could they have sent the AFL Academy to train with clubs this week? I don’t know 

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8 minutes ago, old dee said:

You didn't miss much.

Spargo absent. Kye Turner and Salem in rehab. I thought I saw Verrall there early, but then he was gone.

Viney was working away from the group and ANB joined him for some significant running - looked like a load management exercise to me, so would expect them both to be available. Brown, Lever and Hibberd all trained unhindered with the main group so I would speculate that all three of those are also available to play on Sunday or Monday (despite Richo managing expectations there - still a main training session to come). Gawn a certainty.

And lastly, Joel Smith was training!

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Well organised opportunity for 10year + members to watch training and meet the players. Lots of kids as well.

Light training mostly for show followed by easy access for members to approach players. Lots of photos and autographs.

I imagine the same applies to all teams but we found the players to be approachable, cooperative (for photos and auotographs)and pleasant to meet and speak to.

A great promotion for the club.

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45 minutes ago, old dee said:

Fluff fluff fluff BB. 

Only big news from training is injuries in the middle of the week so let's be real and accept the fluff of which there isn't much after Saturday's  very disappointing effort.

You have never delivered a positive vibe Old Dee so today was ideal snd thanks for your report it's greatly appreciated. 

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The most interesting thing Richo said was that the players and Simon were doing the review as he spoke and no, they would not be talking about energy levels. He went on to say they would only talk about things they could control.

It seemed to be a veiled reference to the travel load (3 interstaters in 4 weeks) and prompted a question from the crowd about the wisdom of bringing the players home on a red-eye special rather than allowing recovery post match on a 6-day turnaround. Richo said that was how the players wanted it - getting back to family asap and so on. 

Richo went on to say the review would be focusing on defence and  clearances which were lacking last week.

Spoke to TMac who is still sore from the knee in the back he copped. Brown moved well, got down low several times to gather marks; Max looked good and seemed untroubled; Lever, too, although said to be in doubt by Richo showed no signs of discomfort running, kicking and walking.

TMac and May did not do much - a bit of kick to kick and uncontested marking while I was watching.  Trac looked good in some handball exercises moving the ball fast and low and Riv finished off a drill with a nice running goal that caused a few players to make some noise. Expect they will get up to some serious stuff later this week. This was just a loosener. 

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11 minutes ago, 58er said:

Only big news from training is injuries in the middle of the week so let's be real and accept the fluff of which there isn't much after Saturday's  very disappointing effort.

You have never delivered a positive vibe Old Dee so today was ideal snd thanks for your report it's greatly appreciated. 

OD also goes by the term “reality check” . Glad you thanked him, he’s a legend of this site. Respect!!

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