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TRAINING: Friday 12th May, 2023


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Squads warming up, on Gosch's. 

Spargo, Jordan, Bailey and TMac out there.

Fritta still doing his own program.

JvR looking happy, though keeping to himself a bit.

A fair bit of voice in their first drill. Lever's seems to dominate. 

The banter between the players is also strong, as they niggle each other, and applaud those extra skilled acts.

The backline has split from the main group (who are goal kicking), Rivers, May, Lever, Max, D Turner and Hibbo.

The first are back into the sheds after 50 minutes. 

Now the seconds are making their way out onto the paddock. 

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8 hours ago, kev martin said:

Squads warming up, on Gosch's. 

Spargo, Jordan, Bailey and TMac out there.

Fritta still doing his own program.

JvR looking happy, though keeping to himself a bit.

A fair bit of voice in their first drill. Lever's seems to dominate. 

The banter between the players is also strong, as they niggle each other, and applaud those extra skilled acts.

The backline has split from the main group (who are goal kicking), Rivers, May, Lever, Max, D Turner and Hibbo.

Max isn’t doing the goal kicking? 😳😳

How’s Salem going? In all the drills?

Do you have any clues as to why Fritta has been doing his own program? Seems like it’s been going on for weeks now. 

Any standouts this week?

Are Kye Turner and Verall there doing rehab? 

Thanks so much for your reports Kev! Love em!

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7 hours ago, deejammin' said:

How’s Salem going? In all the drills?

Salem is not in the captain's run.

7 hours ago, deejammin' said:

Are Kye Turner and Verall there doing rehab? 

Yes, they are with the trainer, mainly lap and short runs. Verall seems to be building a stronger muscular body. Turner starting to do some skills work.

7 hours ago, deejammin' said:

Any standouts this week?

Hunter was the most vocal I had heard him.

Gus doing some spectaculars.

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13 minutes ago, deejammin' said:

Do you have any clues as to why Fritta has been doing his own program? Seems like it’s been going on for weeks now.

I would assume it is to lighten the load on his foot that he hurt in the preseason.

I interviewed Aaron vandenBerg a few years ago and he mentioned that he no longer or rarely trained during the week to manage and lighten the load on his injury prone feet. It was also one of the topics of the To Hell and Back doco series the Dees made a few years back.

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Thanks Kev and all posters it’s great getting a feel of what is happening with the boys that are playing and those that are working their way back. JVR has probably had more attention this week than when he was recruited. Lol.!!!0

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48 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I would assume it is to lighten the load on his foot that he hurt in the preseason.

I interviewed Aaron vandenBerg a few years ago and he mentioned that he no longer or rarely trained during the week to manage and lighten the load on his injury prone feet. It was also one of the topics of the To Hell and Back doco series the Dees made a few years back.

Exactly

Whilst Fritta has been fine this year, i have notice he doesn't look 100% just off a little.

Very important to our structure so hopefully just work load management and he will attack the back half of the year full tilt. 

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Second squad still out there.

Sim was 7 on 7.

A few fundamental mistakes, and Mark Williams was right onto them. Take those marks (Jefferson, Farris-White), hit those passes (D Smith).

Plenty of running after the sims, including laps as a pack.

Occasionally they are on their haunches. 

Now some more sims.

Sestan is looking fit.

Salem is just keeping up, his skills are still great.

As they got more work into them the better their skills became.

Now they are doing long sprints to finish their session.

A few drop off from the sprints and do laps.

Five,  including Salem finish more sprints. Then everyone is running the boundary. 

They are back to sprinting, with some dropping of to the laps.

Last sprinters are Salem and Adams.

Hard working, good session.

Impressed with Jed Adams’ development. 

BBB has been going as hard as any of them. Really like that he is no longer doing his own program. 

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7 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Second squad still out there.

Sim was 7 on 7.

A few fundamental mistakes, and Mark Williams was right onto them. Take those marks (Jefferson, Farris-White), hit those passes (D.Smith).

Plenty of running after the sims, including laps as a pack.

Occasionally they are on their haunches. 

Now some more sims.

Sestan is looking fit.

Salem is just keeping up, his skills are still great.

Does Jefferson look like he's put on any size since arriving at the club?

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7 minutes ago, kev martin said:

No, and his marking seems to be an off.

He seems to hunch a lot of the time. Maybe it’s just his body shape.

Hopefully another pre season will see him bigger and stronger and challenging for a senior spot.

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34 minutes ago, Lewis said:

Does Jefferson look like he's put on any size since arriving at the club?

I suspect its hard to put on a lot of size when you do so much cardio, You can only eat so much food a day!

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1 hour ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Are we ever going to find out what is wrong Frittas foot? I know it was stepped on but perhaps there was something already there? 

A toe perhaps?

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5 hours ago, kev martin said:

Joel was possibly the best out there in the sims. Very focused, running well, looking for leads off the opponents blind spots.

My dream of Joel Smith dominating up forward in the ones is a step closer to reality!

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20 minutes ago, binman said:

My dream of Joel Smith dominating up forward in the ones is a step closer to reality!

Joel Smith dominating up forward, after about 9 years at the club, would have to be more than a dream.

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13 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Forward

Good guess, given Goody said in his Presser that they plan on persisting with Petty up forward for a few more weeks... (or words to that effect...)

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Good guess, given Goody said in his Presser that they plan on persisting with Petty up forward for a few more weeks... (or words to that effect...)

Didn't see the presser.

Watched Petty do a fair bit of goal kicking, and working on his set shot process.

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