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PRESEASON TRAINING: Monday 27th November, 2023


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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Many have written BBB off from making a meaningful contribution to our season next year.  I must admit I've also lowered my expectations somewhat. 

Clearly the man himself still has the desire and some belief that he can get his body right and get out on the paddock again.  If we can get even a few good games out of him while Petty retuns, that would be a great bonus. 

It's probably an ideal scenario in some ways for it to be clear to the likes of JvR to have a mentor still around the place, but one he knows shouldn't get in his way and be keeping him out of the side when he's fully ready to be one of the main men.

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Surely thats not right; nine days till pre season starts Nov26?.

Thats over 9 weeks break or 3 months for non finalists.Presumably non finalists started very early in Nov.

In a few weeks they'll all be packing up for another long xmas/new year break. .

Even training days are limited and over by late morning.  Good job if you can get it !

No wonder we can't kick straight.

 

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1 hour ago, Deebauched said:

Surely thats not right; nine days till pre season starts Nov26?.

Thats over 9 weeks break or 3 months for non finalists.Presumably non finalists started very early in Nov.

In a few weeks they'll all be packing up for another long xmas/new year break. .

Even training days are limited and over by late morning.  Good job if you can get it !

No wonder we can't kick straight.

 

You paint a very pretty picture of an AFL player’s life. Good job if you can get it? That’s how it appears but there’s things of which you’re not aware. The Club owns the players’ souls. Even when they’re overseas they have to check with the Club before taking prescription medication if they’re ill or hurt. When they’re rehabbing they can’t touch alcohol, 24/7 for as long as they’re in rehab  The list goes on but I just realised to whom I’m talking so I’ll leave it there.

#pointless

 

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Once pre-season training starts, players really don’t get much of a rest for 9 months (10 if you go deep in finals).
 

Even when they’re not training, they are in the gym, or in debriefing with coaches, or studying outside of footy. Also factor in the never-ending recovery/rehab schedules. Then throw in that they are on pretty strict diets for virtually the entire in-season, it’s unrelenting.

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2 hours ago, Deebauched said:

Surely thats not right; nine days till pre season starts Nov26?.

Thats over 9 weeks break or 3 months for non finalists.Presumably non finalists started very early in Nov.

In a few weeks they'll all be packing up for another long xmas/new year break. .

Even training days are limited and over by late morning.  Good job if you can get it !

No wonder we can't kick straight.

 

Good lord, what an ignorant post!

You must be fun at parties

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Great, that gives the new kids a week to pack up and settle in to their new digs before preseason kicks off, pretty short notice when you think about it. Plus interviews meeting the coaches, players and staff members, their heads will be spinning. Lol.!!!

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6 hours ago, Deebauched said:

Surely thats not right; nine days till pre season starts Nov26?.

Thats over 9 weeks break or 3 months for non finalists.Presumably non finalists started very early in Nov.

In a few weeks they'll all be packing up for another long xmas/new year break. .

Even training days are limited and over by late morning.  Good job if you can get it !

No wonder we can't kick straight.

 

I believe these timelines for return to pre-season training is part of players CBA. As posters have said, the club still has expectations on your training, diet and what you do with recreation time when you are in the off-season, pre-season and during the season. Plenty of articles in the past with the likes of Petracca, Gawn, Rivers training early or doing extra stuff in off-season, I think every player would do extra to some extent. Anyway, it's good to at least see BBB up and about and his knees not bandaged. 

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  • Whispering_Jack changed the title to PRESEASON TRAINING: Monday 27th November, 2023
On 18/11/2023 at 11:44, Deebauched said:

Surely thats not right; nine days till pre season starts Nov26?.

Thats over 9 weeks break or 3 months for non finalists.Presumably non finalists started very early in Nov.

In a few weeks they'll all be packing up for another long xmas/new year break. .

Even training days are limited and over by late morning.  Good job if you can get it !

No wonder we can't kick straight.

 

are  you always in the kitchen at parties?

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

 

Interesting placement of the descriptor. At first glance I thought Schache was naked!

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15 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Interesting placement of the descriptor. At first glance I thought Schache was naked!

He is. 

Using the yellow footy to cover his belongings for a photo shoot it seems....

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