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PRESEASON TRAINING: Wednesday 29th November 2023


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9 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I actually did tell him exactly that! He appeared outta nowhere (my umbrella means no peripheral vision) and I knee-jerked and yelled out, “CLARRIE!!!” He said “how are ya?” I said, “better now that I’ve seen you here!” Dave, the physio called him to go and as he walked away I yelled out, “We love you Clarry!” He actually responded, “I love you, too.” 😅 Afterwards he came over and we had an awesome chat. It’s the happiest I’ve ever seen him. He told me about his 10 days with Chin and his family. I said, “Kade’s a great kid.” Clarrie says, [censored] oath he is!” That’s so Clarrie.  😁 He reckons he needs to lose five kilos. I said, “where the hell from?” He patted his belly. He ran off with the physio and when he came back to the fence he said, “you’re still here.” I said, “Yep, got a problem with that, fat-guts?” He laughed and said, “you’re a real fan” meaning because of the weather. I said I most definitely am. He pointed to his temple and said, “We remember this.” I mean, we hear things like this from the girls all the time. It’s rare that one of the boys say it.

 I’m back again. We just chatted again. He’s so funny. I said I’d better step back from him lest I take his eye out with my umbrella. Dave said, “geez imagine if that happened!” and we laughed. Clarrie says, “it wouldn’t matter, I’ve got two.” Then I said, “seriously Clarrie, you need to know us supporters love you so much, we’ve got your back, we always have and we always will, and we’ll always love you.” He said, “well someone has to” (love him). Before I could say anything he quickly added, “nah, thanks for that.” 

Amazing report thanks!


A couple of questions 

1- was Petty training at all? Moon boot? Anything of note?

2- is Fritta expected to do most of pre season? Do you know what the foot issue is?

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Oh I forgot I’m supposed to be reporting on the actual training sesh.

The group nearest me is practicing ruck work. Matty J and KFW are looking good. KFW is a bloody tall unit and Matty certainly looks imposing now that he’s muscled-up some.

Absent on Monday but here today: Nibs and LH12

Goody looks as though he’s gained weight. 🤭

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3 minutes ago, Elwood 3184 said:

Sounds like Clarrie finally got the memo from the club :)

TV cameras were here on Monday but no Clarrie. Today it’s Clarrie but no TV cameras 😎

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17 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Oh I forgot I’m supposed to be reporting on the actual training sesh.

The group nearest me is practicing ruck work. Matty J and KFW are looking good. KFW is a bloody tall unit and Matty certainly looks imposing now that he’s muscled-up some.

Absent on Monday but here today: Nibs and LH12

Goody looks as though he’s gained weight. 🤭

Matt Jefferson doing ruck work?

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11 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

TV cameras were here on Monday but no Clarrie. Today it’s Clarrie but no TV cameras 😎

Ch 7 were on the other side of the ground - they had already filmed Clayton. The journo was looking to interview someone from the Club as I left.

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For now anyways 🤭

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He’s soooo nice. I told him welcome to the Dees. He said he feels like he’s been with us for years. He says the boys are all treating him like a close teammate already. 

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36 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I actually did tell him exactly that! He appeared outta nowhere (my umbrella means no peripheral vision) and I knee-jerked and yelled out, “CLARRIE!!!” He said “how are ya?” I said, “better now that I’ve seen you here!” Dave, the physio called him to go and as he walked away I yelled out, “We love you Clarry!” He actually responded, “I love you, too.” 😅 Afterwards he came over and we had an awesome chat. It’s the happiest I’ve ever seen him. He told me about his 10 days with Chin and his family. I said, “Kade’s a great kid.” Clarrie says, [censored] oath he is!” That’s so Clarrie.  😁 He reckons he needs to lose five kilos. I said, “where the hell from?” He patted his belly. He ran off with the physio and when he came back to the fence he said, “you’re still here.” I said, “Yep, got a problem with that, fat-guts?” He laughed and said, “you’re a real fan” meaning because of the weather. I said I most definitely am. He pointed to his temple and said, “We remember this.” I mean, we hear things like this from the girls all the time. It’s rare that one of the boys say it.

 I’m back again. We just chatted again. He’s so funny. I said I’d better step back from him lest I take his eye out with my umbrella. Dave said, “geez imagine if that happened!” and we laughed. Clarrie says, “it wouldn’t matter, I’ve got two.” Then I said, “seriously Clarrie, you need to know us supporters love you so much, we’ve got your back, we always have and we always will, and we’ll always love you.” He said, “well someone has to” (love him). Before I could say anything he quickly added, “nah, thanks for that.” 

Best training report I've ever read. 🤣👏❤️💙

 

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28 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Amazing report thanks!


A couple of questions 

1- was Petty training at all? Moon boot? Anything of note?

2- is Fritta expected to do most of pre season? Do you know what the foot issue is?

Petty in track suit, no moon boot. Fritta in training gear but just doing light work. As WCW said - probably not far away from joining in fully.

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1 hour ago, Dingo said:

Can someone explain when and how Frittata injured his foot? Thanks

He injured his foot against the Giants in Alice Spring last season. He came back in Round 24 against the Swans and appeared to injure his foot again but came back on the ground and ended up kicking 5 goals for the match.

He played in the 2 finals after that but I assume there are some lingering issues unless this is a whole new injury. Foot injuries are a bitch and they never seem to fully go away.

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MY NEW NEW FAVE PLAYER!

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Again, so nice. I told him welcome to the Dees and he said similar to what Shane said about the boys immediately getting around him and making him feel like “part of the family.” 

I don’t know why but he and Tommy Sparrow ran a lap of the ground together after the others had all left. That’s when I pounced! 😅 After a chat and a pic I thanked Jack and turned to leave. Jack motions towards Tommy as if to say your turn and Tommy was ready but I said, “nah, Spaz is yesterday’s news.” 😂 

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3 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

MY NEW NEW FAVE PLAYER!

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Again, so nice. I told him welcome to the Dees and he said similar to what Shane said about the boys immediately getting around him and making him feel like “part of the family.” 

I don’t know why but he and Tommy Sparrow ran a lap of the ground together after the others had all left. That’s when I pounced! 😅 After a chat and a pic I thanked Jack and turned to leave. Jack motions towards Tommy as if to say your turn and Tommy was ready but I said, “nah, Spaz is yesterday’s news.” 😂 

Nice work!

From your eyes who is 'training the house down'?

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3 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Nice work!

From your eyes who is 'training the house down'?

Definitely the new guys. Also noticed Daniel Howes, Matty J and KFW were hard at it the entire time. And Knuckles… looking so good now that he’s bulked up and giving it everything out there. 

I spoke with Marty, a property steward, about how long the session was (over two and a half hours) and Monday’s was long as well. He’s at most sessions and he said today’s was the “most brutal” he’s seen in a while. They literally did not stop, apart from one time when a few of them came to the tent for a drink of water. And aside from the start when they’re jogging and skipping, it was high-energy intense training. The only player I thought struggled a little was McAdam. Same as on Monday. He’d oftentimes be hands on knees, sucking in air. At one point the seven new guys were doing short sprints in two groups on the boundary right in front of where I was. Incidentally, Kolt nailed it, and was like the leader in his group, telling Caleb and Kynan when to stop and go and encouraging them. It was great to hear him assume the responsibility. Anyways Shane had to continue doing the sprints on his own once the other six rejoined the main group. Methinks he’s not used to such intense training yet. 

 

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30 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

MY NEW NEW FAVE PLAYER!

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Again, so nice. I told him welcome to the Dees and he said similar to what Shane said about the boys immediately getting around him and making him feel like “part of the family.” 

I don’t know why but he and Tommy Sparrow ran a lap of the ground together after the others had all left. That’s when I pounced! 😅 After a chat and a pic I thanked Jack and turned to leave. Jack motions towards Tommy as if to say your turn and Tommy was ready but I said, “nah, Spaz is yesterday’s news.” 😂 

Now you are two timing Shane McAdam.

 

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57 minutes ago, Hawk the Demon said:

Petty in track suit, no moon boot. Fritta in training gear but just doing light work. As WCW said - probably not far away from joining in fully.

The moon boot probably had to go into rehab its been overworked the last 12 months.

Hope Fritsch and Petty are ready to go in March. Plenty of time.

Cant finish top 4 without them.

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1 minute ago, Deebauched said:

The moon boot probably had to go into rehab its been overworked the last 12 months.

Hope Fritsch and Petty are ready to go in March. Plenty of time.

Cant finish top 4 without them.

Fritta wasn’t in a moon boot. That was all just for show. Keep ‘em guessing etc. There was one time when he was at the Club in the pool and the media were waiting but he’d forgotten to bring the moon boot. He had to wait until they’d left but they were in it for the long haul. He said by the time they packed up and left and he could get out of the pool he looked like a prune 😂

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