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TRAINING: Sunday 9th September 2023


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17 hours ago, Stiff Arm said:

That article describes our predictable forward strategies to a T

A good read

And its so blindingly obvious.

That we continue to do it says it is our strategy. And how f*ing dumb is that

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Dan Turner played forward in a scratch match against Carlton and apparently did ok. He was training with the forwards today and Greg Stafford spent a lot of time with him.

Brown, T-Mac, Smith, Turner and Fritta were the hit up forwards in red denoting they’re in the selection picture. Roo and Schache were in the green vests. Grundy trained with the mids.

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33 minutes ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Ooops I lied, there's a third group on the other side of the ground from where I am.  Similar forward sim, but too far to see who exactly involved.  They've now consolidated the two forward groups and are debriefing.

The defence team is also debriefing with Chaplin.

Max walking around perimeter and signing things - assume things will wrap soon and the rest of the boys will do the same.

 

Geez… You had one job, DP  🙄 

 

😁

The website said they wouldn’t be doing pics and autographs so it’s nice to hear that they are. ❤️💙

 

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1 minute ago, The Corridor said:

Didn't see clarry there today either. 

Anybody have any info on why?

Asked 4 different players. All ignored the question. 

Asked BG if he was playing, said " I hope so" 

Lady next to me mentioned George on the Outers wonderful analysis, so there were at least 2 demonlanders in attendance!

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10 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

Dan Turner played forward in a scratch match against Carlton and apparently did ok. He was training with the forwards today and Greg Stafford spent a lot of time with him.

Brown, T-Mac, Smith, Turner and Fritta were the hit up forwards in red denoting they’re in the selection picture. Roo and Schache were in the green vests. Grundy trained with the mids.

How did Brown look? Did he look fit? 

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3 minutes ago, OutOfTheCentre21 said:

How did Brown look? Did he look fit? 

BBB looked ok in that he didn't appear to be limping. His left knee was taped, but I saw him involved with the forward group in drills. He was doing warmups etc with the team too. Did not look like a particularly intense session though.

Gawn did not take part. Instead doing selfies etc around the boundary. He ignored a query on Clarry's whereabouts from a supporter nearby.

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40 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Can anyone else who went confirm Clarry wasn’t out there?

Confirmed - did not see him out there. No sign of Gus too (unsurprisingly). Was great seeing Petts and melky there, though wish the circumstances were better. 

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19 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

Dan Turner played forward in a scratch match against Carlton and apparently did ok. He was training with the forwards today and Greg Stafford spent a lot of time with him.

Brown, T-Mac, Smith, Turner and Fritta were the hit up forwards in red denoting they’re in the selection picture. Roo and Schache were in the green vests. Grundy trained with the mids.

How did Turner look as the forward?

This whole Turner up forward experiment all of a sudden becomes intriguing. 

Good to.hear Brown trained.

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2 minutes ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Look, I haven't played footy so I'm not a valid opinion haver most of the time 😂  

Then wtf are you even doing there?!

You KNOW you’re not worthy of an opinion! Now go and sign up with the nearest local footy team, get a few seasons under your belt then get back to us. 😁

PS: Seeya Friday night ❤️💙

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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

If anyone going can find out how Gus is doing, that would be greatly appreciated. 

Just heard from a DA-er who asked Max how Gus is doing and he replied, “not good.” 

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The fact that Oliver wasn't there and players refusing to explain why is a concern to me.

Hopefully preserving him after full hit outs at Casey.

Is a worry though.

Any news on Tracc's knee which was apparently in a sleave of sorts.  How did he train pls?  Unhindered?

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8 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Disco to the rescue , it really had come to this 🤦‍♂️

Desperation stakes it would seem BM. 

They want someone who's mobile and a decent mark to present and compete inside 50 i think.

Who comes out if Turner's in as a forward?  T-Mac?

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Tbh, I found the energy from the players quite lacking. The energy from the crowd and kids was terrific but almost deflated when the players came past. I think they're hurting & their confidence has taken a bit. 

It was a low energy session overall so perhaps a harsh judgement but it didn't fill me with confidence at all meeting a Carlton team on cloud 9 in full hunter mode. 

I think they're tired after 3 top 4s in 3 years getting bashed from pillar to post for lately, little reward. The injuries might have killed us I think. The remaining teams seem to have an energy and hunger about them that I don't sense from our group. 

Of course I hold hope and it was still a fun time, kids loved it and the DJ helped ,but feels a little inevitable to me right now. Like a looming exam you just know you're not prepared for. 

On the footy itself, a few observations:

-I have some faith Turner would do ok up forward even though that's probably illogical. He's a neat set shot, holds the ball all the way down to his foot. It may be an interesting move to tell him to play 'defence' on Weitering. He'd make an OK fist of it I reckon if he played from behind. 

-Clarry absence very mysterious. Let's hope nothing to see there. 

-Trac looked a little....green? When he ran out but trained fine. Such a loose set shot, either middles them or sprays them.

-AMW struggled with the short hit up kicks in the forward drill. 

-Ben Brown moved surprisingly well, looked no worse than Tom Mac tbh. 

-Energy in the midfield group far higher than in the fwd/backs group. Led by Viney. We are lucky to have him.

-Fritsch and ANB in good spirits, more interactive with fans than most. 

-love the way Verrall moves and have a lot of hope for what he could become. 

-Spargo is a little too negatively demonstrative imo. Does it in games too. Touch of the Hogan's. Probably frustrated with his year I'd imagine. 

Can't think of much else, any questions shout out will do my best 

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