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1 minute ago, biggestred said:

https://www.afc.com.au/news/1412354/mcadam-to-miss-eagles-clash

McAdam had a quad strain, got back in the team then injured his cheekbone in august. 

this shouldnt have impacted his off season work though - but may explain why he was a little behind fitness wise? 

I suspect he may not have been the fittest Crow.

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16 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

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 think you mean Blake. I called in Daniel in the interview with Jason Taylor despite having Blake Howes written on the page in front of me. I am going to blame you for this mix up despite it happening before you writing your post.

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I saw Kynan and Spargypants standing together and thought it must be bring your kid to work day. 

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10 minutes ago, Deebauched said:

WCW.....   i was referring to Petty re moon boot. Didnt know Fritsch had worn one though it wouldnt surprise me. We seem cursed with foot issues .

In my interview with Jason Taylor he mentioned that Caleb Windsor missed a lot of footy in 2022 with a syndesmosis injury and took a while to get going this season as a result but finished the season off strongly.

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 Billing’s top left, McAdam top right and Tom Fullarton 200cm fwd/ruck from Brisbane.

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Braved the elements for half an hour or so, couple of observations.

Sestan did a couple of things that made me raise my eyebrows, in a good way. He’s just a smart, clean footballer who makes good decisions. Just needs to build his tank and there’s a real player there.

The bloke in 26 is definitely Jed Adams. He looks a hell of a lot like Petty, and has filled out to a similar size, hence the confusion. Petty watched proceeedings from the sidelines but isn’t in a moonboot or anything.

Rivers and Woey have gone to new levels physically. Really excited to see where Rivers can get to this year, he was a real standout while I was there.

Sparrow was often fumbly, and annoyed at himself. We need him to step up next season.

Lever is just an outstanding leader. He's got a great mix between barking orders, giving a spray, and putting an arm around players when needed. Great talker too, for me it’s him and Trac as our next leadership duo.

Kept a close eye on Jefferson as I’m really keen for him to him to have a big season, especially if Petty ends up leaving. With the caveat that it was very much not a day for key forwards, I was left a little disappointed. He’s definitely put on a bit of size which is promising but his competitive instincts and follow up play compared to JVR is chalk and cheese. He has a strange posture, sort of hunchbacked, and he just doesn’t seem to relish body contact at all.

Another thing I noticed was when Selwyn Griffith had set up a little 30-40m sprint between cones for players rotating out of a drill. He’d bark at the players to go flat out during that time but was half distracted, getting things prepared for the next drill. So nobody was really watching them to make sure they did it properly.

EVERYONE, including Windsor, Tholstrup etc did this at 100% and really pushed themselves. Everyone except Jefferson, who took a quick first few steps and then cruised the rest.

It probably sounds like nothing, but for me attitude is what often separates the good from the excellent. Hoping I just got him on a bad day, and as I said it undoubtedly was a tough one for the bigger boys.

 

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1 hour 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.” 

 

Was told by a die hard St Kilda supporter colleague that Billings is an outstanding character.

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

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 

Really like this, shows heaps, and I know it’s “only” his age group but it shows,

confidence in himself, strength of character, maturity, leadership, again maturity beyond his age. and he played against seniors last year I think.

hope he can play footy. We might have an absolute gem,   future leadership as well,

 

fingers crossed 

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6 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Was told by a die hard St Kilda supporter colleague that Billings is an outstanding character.

I reckon your colleague is spot on there. He has a really nice vibe about him, very genuine. And he trained so hard but didn’t mind being approached at all afterwards. 

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2 minutes ago, 640MD said:

Really like this, shows heaps, and I know it’s “only” his age group but it shows,

confidence in himself, strength of character, maturity, leadership, again maturity beyond his age. and he played against seniors last year I think.

hope he can play footy. We might have an absolute gem,   future leadership as well,

 

fingers crossed 

Yeah, I feel like Kolt is a born leader. The right kind of leader… he wasn’t bossing the other boys around, nor was he overbearing or condescending. I could hear every word he said to them and was super impressed. The other boys liked the way Kolt was steering things.  He’s really sharp, too. Seems to be well aware of all that’s going on around him. 

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

That's probably the best training report ever produced on Demonland.

 

2 hours ago, Palace Dees said:

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

 

Sorry Andy, didn't realise you'd said exactly the same thing. I should have read all before posting.  I reckon it's confirmed as fact then. 😉

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19 minutes ago, Dee Boys said:

 

The bloke in 26 is definitely Jed Adams. He looks a hell of a lot like Petty, and has filled out to a similar size, hence the confusion. 

 

If we offered him to Adelaide for two first rounders next year do you think they’d notice the difference?

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Thank you WCW for your great efforts in inclement conditions and for getting up close to Shane McAdam and Jack Billing’s those smiles say it all. Great to hear that Clayton was relaxed and responded to you and joined in a warm conversation as well. Very important that he knows how we all feel about him, special thanks for that. Look forward to seeing you catch up with the rest of the new boys during pre-season.😁😁

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

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 [censored] and they never seem to fully go away.

Is the auto-censor having a rostered day off?

Edit: So on Demonland's original post the word remains in all its glory. When I repost it, the auto-censor is back on the job! If you're wondering what the word is, and if you're experienced with cryptic crosswords, I would say that the word is a bit cheeky.

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36 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I think we’ve inadvertently stumbled across our own version of Roaming Brian in you WCW. Keep it going!

 

Uhm… thanks? Or GAGF. Not sure which of those applies.😅

I had to stretch because he was taking the photo and he said I needed to get closer but there was a puddle in between us and I didn’t wanna step in it. I’d already lost feeling in my toes as it was. 😭

 

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7 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Uhm… thanks? Or GAGF. Not sure which of those applies.😅

I had to stretch because he was taking the photo and he said I needed to get closer but there was a puddle in between us and I didn’t wanna step in it. I’d already lost feeling in my toes as it was. 😭

 

Definitely not a dig at you WCW. Not my style. I think you were sat next to me on the late night flight back from Hobart this year. You had a lot of bags and I helped you store some in the overhead. 

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