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PRESEASON TRAINING: Monday 12th February 2024



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Clint Stanaway on Channel 9 approx 1845h from Seymour. My guess is that, with hot weather predicted, they changed training time to beat the heat.

Clarrie very popular in Seymour (looking at clip).

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4 hours ago, DubDee said:

thanks for the report

anyone know when our first ‘official’ practice match is?

 

3 hours ago, FTB said:

Sunday against Richmond at Casey.

This Sunday’s match isn’t an official practice match. It’s a scratch match. The official practice match is at Ikon vs Carlton on Wednesday, February 28. 

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

 

This Sunday’s match isn’t an official practice match. It’s a scratch match. The official practice match is at Ikon vs Carlton on Wednesday, February 28. 

Yes, the match against Richmond is not an intraclub though which I believe the original poster was referring to when they wrote ‘official’.

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25 minutes ago, M_9 said:

Clint Stanaway on Channel 9 approx 1845h from Seymour. My guess is that, with hot weather predicted, they changed training time to beat the heat.

Clarrie very popular in Seymour (looking at clip).

 

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1 hour ago, BangBnagBang said:

If anyone has earned a walk up start its Clarry.

Superstars dont fall far from trees Imagine him deep forward with a licence to go where he wants... Matchup Mayhem🤪

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38 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Superstars dont fall far from trees Imagine him deep forward with a licence to go where he wants... Matchup Mayhem🤪

I've heard sillier ideas - moving May forward et al

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Round 1 is going to be a tough game. With Tomlinson doing so much hard work, Salem back etc, our back and half back line looking stacked, I wouldn't mind the experiment of May forward. I picture him doing a Hawkins, oops I'm sorry didn't mean it clumsy wrecking ball. Meanwhile while Tomlinson is not the equal of May, he has definitely earnt some trust and reports on his renewed mobility and fitness are endearing. 

Thinking out of the box, Swans are extremely mobile forward but not stacked with big defenders (I thought they had an injury concern but couldn't find it with a quick google). This is why I think could be worth a go with May as well. 

Oliver plays, he doesn't need any silly hoops or second guessing, he's fit in mind and body he plays.

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5 hours ago, FTB said:

Have it on good authority that Tom is tracking along really well and a chance of featuring in our practice match against Carlton on Wednesday February 28.

That would be an amazing recovery.

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12 hours ago, FriendlyFellow said:

Oliver – completed his 2km Time Trial pre-session and was fully integrated with the main group for match-sims (so yes, first session back with the group). Was on a modified running session program separate to the others. Had plenty of the ball in match sims. Was great to see close to the start of the season.

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Time to learn up on Sebastianism for those into tea leaves. 

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11 hours ago, The Jackson FIX said:

I choose to read this as ‘Dees back 6 as frugal as ever’

I like that they are training with a congested forward line. The best teams do that to us now because they know they can't go with a standard setup. We need to work out ways to get through this. I think getting the ball in Billings, Salem, Rivers, Bowey and Spargo's hands is the first step!

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1 hour ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

I like that they are training with a congested forward line. The best teams do that to us now because they know they can't go with a standard setup. We need to work out ways to get through this. I think getting the ball in Billings, Salem, Rivers, Bowey and Spargo's hands is the first step!

and McVees hands

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15 hours ago, M_9 said:

Clint Stanaway on Channel 9 approx 1845h from Seymour. My guess is that, with hot weather predicted, they changed training time to beat the heat.

Clarrie very popular in Seymour (looking at clip).

...and, more particularly in this case, the fires risk? Possibly 'on advice', too.

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17 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

and McVees hands

100% agree. All those guys are either above average or elite kicks.

The issue we have is that our biggest ball winners, Trac, Viney and Oliver are probably below average kicks.

Gawn also needs to focus on handballing off whenever he gets a mark, especially in the backline!

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4 hours ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

I like that they are training with a congested forward line. The best teams do that to us now because they know they can't go with a standard setup. We need to work out ways to get through this. I think getting the ball in Billings, Salem, Rivers, Bowey and Spargo's hands is the first step!

Has there also been an element of us willfully ignoring, or just plain missing, the uncongested parts?

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8 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Has there also been an element of us willfully ignoring, or just plain missing, the uncongested parts?

I don't think we ignore it, I just think we need to get better at working our way through it.

This is one of the reasons a lot of teams prefer to score from counter attack, because it is the only way to get an open forward line.

If you watch what Collingwood did, they let us get to half forward but then flooded back and then all spread quickly forward. Hence it isn't always the best game plan to lock it in your forward line as it can be difficult to score.

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20 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

I don't think we ignore it, I just think we need to get better at working our way through it.

This is one of the reasons a lot of teams prefer to score from counter attack, because it is the only way to get an open forward line.

If you watch what Collingwood did, they let us get to half forward but then flooded back and then all spread quickly forward. Hence it isn't always the best game plan to lock it in your forward line as it can be difficult to score.

Thanks, DJ, but I meant have we ignored (or missed hitting) uncongested areas that we've created?

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18 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Thanks, DJ, but I meant have we ignored (or missed hitting) uncongested areas that we've created?

I think there's two issues, 1. a lot of our mids haven't been great at hitting targets regularly and 2. our forwards aren't great at creating these areas of space by working together as a unit.

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