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PRESEASON TRAINING: Wednesday 31st January 2024


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I am just pleased as punch.  That that man is back in training.   And he is smiling at onlookers.   I don’t care whether he is a touch over weight or under done. 
he is back, smiling, and with his club mates.

 

our window has just opened wider again. 
GO DEES

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9 hours ago, The Jackson FIX said:

How is Clarry interacting with the players? 

I thought they were quite subdued. Appeared to be giving him plenty of space. Perhaps they said welcome back, in the sheds. There were some individual chats going on with him.

As he was running with Salem they were chatting away.

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27 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Hope the hospital visit was not too difficult and the outcome is positive. 

What pregnant ?

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10 hours ago, ANG13 said:

In an otherwise [censored] morning driving to the Alfred, it was bloody awesome seeing Oliver out there. 

Yes, I saw this post on one of my regular fortnightly visits to Concord Hospital here in Sydney… a great spirit lifter!

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Think a lot of people a reading into players "resting or going to rehab"

How often in these reports are players joining the "rehab" group only to be fully training again the next week or even later in the training session.

It's work loads and management, the same thing was happening this time last year and everyone was carrying on then.  If in 3 weeks we are still managing players, then you worry!

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Have seen some recent photos of Harrison Petty at training, to me he looks like he's put on some upper body size??

Yes can confirm Dazz, from what I have witnessed he definately looks bigger and dare I say it very very solid!

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35 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Yes can confirm Dazz, from what I have witnessed he definately looks bigger and dare I say it very very solid!

Thanks Pickett. 

Just hope the extra weight doesn't put enormous stress on his foot.

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

Thanks Pickett. 

Just hope the extra weight doesn't put enormous stress on his foot.

Yep agree, I might be able to attend at Casey this Friday and if so, will update his scenario!

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Pickett, do they practice 6 forwards and backmen plus midielders as in flooding the forward line and getting the forwards to find space and separate till they can find someone and i'm not talking about match sim just using the half forward line only.

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22 hours ago, kev martin said:

Plenty out early, Rucks all drilling together, a few of the smalls drilling fast steps and shimmies around mannequins. Many are goal kicking. Tomlinson and TMac drilling together.

No Sparrow.

Rehab include, Petty doing mainly bike work, Melksham strolling around, Fullaton exercising with a trainer, BBB and Hunter very light duties. Jefferson training with an assistant.  Starting numbers of full training was about 31 players, no run-ons (Yze, Mentha).

We ended with about 27, 28 fully fit players. A bit of a worry given we are 5 weeks out. Viney was tackled between a player and the ground, shorts were ripped on one side, and he was limping. Kept playing, then left for some run throughs but couldn't complete them. Cork to the hip, I reckon. May ran some laps, as did Salem, who partnered Clarry in numerous laps. McAdam had some laps, though returned to the sim. Hore ran laps before the end of sims. Verral seems to have a running program going, fitness I reckon.

Warms ups were the same as usual, 3 stations, one funny walk, the other handballs and third was short kicks. They then do some run throughs, Tholstrup putting in more than the others.

They then go to more dynamic kicking drills, one precision, one lead to long kick to behind the player. A third was also used, (didn't observe well). They were boisterous, and playfully in the approach to each other.

Off to the handball games, which became interspersed with the sims.

They were still running many players through the on-ballers, Spargo, Billings, Bowey, Laurie, Viney, Gus, Tracc. The wings had some young players, K.Brown, Windsor, Woey, as well as Langdon there. At one stage they put Tholstrup down back up against Rivers who was forward. Jed Adams was looking good. Spargo ran the legs off the others, Kossie was playing a little selfish, Howes kicking was elite a few times. McAdams loves getting out the back for a goal. JVR holding some marks and getting on the lead. Fritta is back.

The quote of 27 fit players made me decide to put a list of who we haven't got from last year.   That is who is in or out of rehab, injured, missing, retired or transferred out from the players that played last year, or reasonably expected to play this year

Forwards - Fritsch, Brown, Jefferson, Petty (in defence list as well), Smith, Fullarton, Melksham, McAdam

Mids - Hunter, Sparrow, Grundy, Clarrie, Jordon, Billings, Brayshaw

Backs - May, Lever, Petty, Salem, Hibberd

That's nearly a whole side and I might have missed a couple who came back late after off season surgery .

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8 hours ago, stinga said:

The quote of 27 fit players made me decide to put a list of who we haven't got from last year.   That is who is in or out of rehab, injured, missing, retired or transferred out from the players that played last year, or reasonably expected to play this year

Forwards - Fritsch, Brown, Jefferson, Petty (in defence list as well), Smith, Fullarton, Melksham, McAdam

Mids - Hunter, Sparrow, Grundy, Clarrie, Jordon, Billings, Brayshaw

Backs - May, Lever, Petty, Salem, Hibberd

That's nearly a whole side and I might have missed a couple who came back late after off season surgery .

Sorry Stinga totally confused list with JJ and Grundy still listed but Harmes not and Hibbard retired but listed still.

To be frank all we are focused on are the 44 that have received jumper no’s for 2024.

Of course we wish some old favourites well at their new clubs and hope Hibbo enjoys his new club at the lower level. 

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10 hours ago, demon3165 said:

Pickett, do they practice 6 forwards and backmen plus midielders as in flooding the forward line and getting the forwards to find space and separate till they can find someone and i'm not talking about match sim just using the half forward line only.

Yes it appears that they are practicing a similar scenario of "Escapism" from forwards defence pressing and maintaining space AND territory

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On 31/01/2024 at 18:06, DeeZone said:

Thought that myself wwsw the arms folded always trigger that response in me, still we have been on the back foot since seasons end.

That's ok didn't shed any light on anything 

Looks like he is going through the motions to me

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On 31/01/2024 at 20:09, kev martin said:

I thought they were quite subdued. Appeared to be giving him plenty of space. Perhaps they said welcome back, in the sheds. There were some individual chats going on with him.

As he was running with Salem they were chatting away.

Why wouldnt tyey be excited to have no 13 back in full training? Dont understand the comment!

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46 minutes ago, Kent said:

Why wouldnt tyey be excited to have no 13 back in full training? Dont understand the comment!

Just my observation as the players entered the field, on Wednesday. I am not going to write stuff that fits an agenda. Others watchers at training could have responded to the question about the players group interactions with him, from the Jackson FIX. How is Clarry interacting with the players? 

An observation is easy to understand, or perhaps I missed stuff.

Oliver was one of the first ones out there, and none made a beeline towards him other than Goody.

My guess is they wanted his return to be low key, or/and welcomes were done in the sheds.

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5 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Just my observation as the players entered the field, on Wednesday.

Oliver was one of the first ones out there, and none made a beeline towards him other than Goody.

My guess is they wanted his return to be low key, or/and welcomes were done in the sheds.

I would assume that most welcome backs were done in the change rooms. The Goody interaction might have occurred on the field because Goody might not have been in the change rooms with the players.

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59 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Just my observation as the players entered the field, on Wednesday. I am not going to write stuff that fits an agenda. Others watchers at training could have responded to the question about the players group interactions with him, from the Jackson FIX. How is Clarry interacting with the players? 

An observation is easy to understand, or perhaps I missed stuff.

Oliver was one of the first ones out there, and none made a beeline towards him other than Goody.

My guess is they wanted his return to be low key, or/and welcomes were done in the sheds.

In Robbo’s article it said Clarrie returned to the group on Tuesday at Casey. That helps explain the response on Wednesday.  Kev’s observation was quite right, very low key response on Wednesday. 

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2 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

In Robbo’s article it said Clarrie returned to the group on Tuesday at Casey. That helps explain the response on Wednesday.  Kev’s observation was quite right, very low key response on Wednesday. 

Clarry returned to the club privately late last week to discuss navigating the aus day long weekend and set out plans for training Wednesday when the cameras would be out. 

Richo was filmed Tuesday afternoon for the pre-season update. 

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