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2024 Preseason Training Thread


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When are they back training at Gosh's paddock? Looking forward to doing a report.

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On the same topic I also spoke last week when in Melb to Christians Dad while  at their very popular North Rd. Cafe. 

Very encouraging report on Christians health and fitness. Let’s say he is winding back his  effort after a huge start to balance out the pre season. Is well above last 2 pre seasons and back in 2021 territory.

Let’s hope he can return to that as he was very instrumental in our success as part of that superbly tuned backline that kick started our attack. We need that back again to connect down field successfully in 2024. 

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Training resumes on Monday, January 15th at Gosch’s. 

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35 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Training resumes on Monday, January 15th at Gosch’s. 

Coincidentally that’s when my leave finally starts and I’ll start sinking cans like a madman. 

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11 hours ago, Jontee said:

was in North Point 2 weeks ago, and dint know

 

It was hard NOT to know in 2021. All through the finals series - and way beyond - the joint was decked out in red and blue.

One of Christian's brothers also has a cafe in Church Street Brighton towards the Nepean Highway end. The premiership cup turned up there one time. The family resemblance is unmistakeable.

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8 hours ago, Beetle said:

Coincidentally that’s when my leave finally starts and I’ll start sinking cans like a madman. 

Why wait?

Incidently when does training start at "Slithera City"?

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12 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Training resumes on Monday, January 15th at Gosch’s. 

So does that mean only like 4 or 5 weeks to the first practice game   that's not long   thought the first couple of mickey mouse games were late Feb,  Can anyone put these dates up,    been imbiding too much over Xmas and my head is not working. Footy's about to start, the year is over, just give us the cup and save a lot of heart ache !

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13 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Training resumes on Monday, January 15th at Gosch’s. 

This is when training officially starts.

Most of the players have chosen to train privately in the meantime. For example, Fritta caught up with Salo a couple of days ago and they went for an early morning run on the beach.

The players know what they can and can’t do in terms of training because they run everything by the Club beforehand. 

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23 minutes ago, Ugottobekidding said:

They get plenty of holidays for professionals 

Except they don’t. It may seem that they do, but in reality they don’t get much “free” time at all. It just seems that way from the outside. Even in the off-season they’re very often attending charity events, visiting sick children in hospital etc. You’d be very surprised to know how much time is devoted to behind the scenes stuff that they do. Even during their downtime pretty much everything they do has to be approved by the Club. I’ve said it before, the Club owns them. 

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4 hours ago, picket fence said:

Why wait?

Incidently when does training start at "Slithera City"?

I’m guessIng Wednesdays will be at Casey, commencing on January 17th. Anything I hear from my all-things-training go-to guy I’ll post on here. 👍🏽

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6 hours ago, pitmaster said:

It was hard NOT to know in 2021. All through the finals series - and way beyond - the joint was decked out in red and blue.

One of Christian's brothers also has a cafe in Church Street Brighton towards the Nepean Highway end. The premiership cup turned up there one time. The family resemblance is unmistakeable.

The other cafe is in Bay Street, North Brighton and is called Rock Salt. Very well run place too.

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15 minutes ago, Dee Dee said:

The other cafe is in Bay Street, North Brighton and is called Rock Salt. Very well run place too.

The Salems have sold Rock salt and have got the lease on a new restaurant opening up in the newly built Life saving club at Dendy St beach.Brighton.

Told by Christian’s dad Alex last week.

Opening in a couple of months.

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2 hours ago, Dee Dee said:

The other cafe is in Bay Street, North Brighton and is called Rock Salt. Very well run place too.

Thanks for the correction. Clearly I don't know Brighton as well as I thought.

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5 hours ago, Dee Dee said:

The other cafe is in Bay Street, North Brighton and is called Rock Salt. Very well run place too.

The Salem family have sold Rock Salt and it is now under new ownership. A mate went recently and wasn't impressed with the new setup.

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22 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Training resumes on Monday, January 15th at Gosch’s. 

Let's see how long it takes for that information to be available on the Clubs website.......perhaps the work experience kids aren't back in school yet?

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16 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

You mean the SLSC with the temporary fencing that’s taking forever to build?

Yes - l think the initial builder went belly up and they had to find another one

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