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Somewhat unrelated but was at the park with my kids the other day and there was a young hawthorn player training by himself.  

It’s incredible what these players can put themselves through without their coaches and teammates to push/guide them.

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3 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Somewhat unrelated but was at the park with my kids the other day and there was a young hawthorn player training by himself.  

It’s incredible what these players can put themselves through without their coaches and teammates to push/guide them.

Any idea who he was?

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Just now, samcantstandya said:

Is it an open training session?

It’s how it usually is at Casey… behind the fence. 

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16 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

Cheers I've never ventured to Casey, Gosch's is closer and Caulfield will be a dream.

You’re not missing anything having never ventured to Casey. Watching training at Gosch’s is the best. 

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14 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

You’re not missing anything having never ventured to Casey. Watching training at Gosch’s is the best. 

Results however will tell the tale of Casey being the major training ground with about 20 advantages over Goschs In our drought breaking 2021 premiership. 

The facilities at Casey recently only upgraded are second to none for professional footballers and not just a field made out of open space like Casey.

And the size of the ground and its surface plus dimensions of the MCG which no doubt assists our AFL boys adjust to training and moves on the same size. 

About the only advantage of Goschs is location which some Club supporters allow to blinker judgement on Casey for any little event that is played or held let alone the historic playing home ground advantage to both the AFL and VFL teams.

An hours drive into the country was the privilege of our immortal 2021  heroes and could well be again in 2024 if we lift the flag again. 

Yes it would be nicer if we could actually gain admission to the ground to watch our heroes on occasions. Mr Picket excluded also unfortunately. 
 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, 58er said:

Results however will tell the tale of Casey being the major training ground with about 20 advantages over Goschs In our drought breaking 2021 premiership. 

The facilities at Casey recently only upgraded are second to none for professional footballers and not just a field made out of open space like Casey.

And the size of the ground and its surface plus dimensions of the MCG which no doubt assists our AFL boys adjust to training and moves on the same size. 

About the only advantage of Goschs is location which some Club supporters allow to blinker judgement on Casey for any little event that is played or held let alone the historic playing home ground advantage to both the AFL and VFL teams.

An hours drive into the country was the privilege of our immortal 2021  heroes and could well be again in 2024 if we lift the flag again. 

Yes it would be nicer if we could actually gain admission to the ground to watch our heroes on occasions. Mr Picket excluded also unfortunately. 
 

 

 

I was speaking from the point of view of fans attending matches and watching training at Casey. 

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18 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I was speaking from the point of view of fans attending matches and watching training at 

sorry but we don’t have matches at Goschs only at Casey. 
Probably best not to say anything but really you just don’t like Casey Fields 

 

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Emailed the club today to find out training dates, but alas, the office is closed until Jan 18. The club seems unconcerned about fans wanting to support our team at training. The only message on the website is from last year advising that all training would be at Casey due to works at Gosch's Paddock. I'm keen to take my grandkids to a session before they go back to school.

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15 hours ago, The Reverend said:

Emailed the club today to find out training dates, but alas, the office is closed until Jan 18. The club seems unconcerned about fans wanting to support our team at training. The only message on the website is from last year advising that all training would be at Casey due to works at Gosch's Paddock. I'm keen to take my grandkids to a session before they go back to school.

Good morning Rev, nice to see you are still part of the band. Only advice I can give you is that as soon the AO starts they go to Casey. So after tomorrow all sessions are at Casey. They then return to Goschs. Unless you can make it tomorrow put the idea on hold for 2 weeks.  

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2 hours ago, The Reverend said:

Thanks OD. I'm still around, but since I retired, I've found more productive things to do than sitting at the keyboard. Says a lot about my commitment to my job! What's AO?

Australian tennis Open. i.e. AO.

 

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On 07/01/2024 at 17:16, Roost it far said:

Sestan looks to have lost substantial weight. Could he be the smoky?

I reckon he could.

Sestan has some real x factor about him and like Mcvee, who is another Taylor special, his point of different is his foot skills. But like Mcvee needs an AFL tank and body - which he looks like he is working on.  

Sestan has the ability to kick those across the body on the 45 kicks that players like Daniel, Miers, Guthrie, Crisp and Nick Daicos are so good at hitting.

With all teams employing zones and and all team defence having players with that skill has become increasingly important to cut through congestion and find free players. 

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