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P.F Happy to bring readers of Demonland my latest installment of Training at Casey, interesting sign as seen today!!! Don’t worry if there are any Daleks here the Slitheras will take care of them I’m Sure someone’s having a lend I think But wait what is that sound????
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzrrrrrrrrwwhhhhhhhhhooooshsdawoooooooooshes dink dink dink dink, zwwwwwwshhhhh.
P.F as shape suddenly materializes and it is a Police Box, and out comes Dr. Who 4th Incantation AND LEELA!!!
P.F “Doctor!! So good to see you again, Hello Leela
Doctor “P.F Would you like a Jelly Baby? You look well!
P.F Yes you you haven’t aged a bit Time Lord Legacy?”
Leela “P.F Good to see you again ( Gives me the sevateam Indian death lock greeting)
P.F “What are you doing here”?
Doctor “Well the Randomizer locked on to this place for some reason and the White Guardian said I had to take care of some unfinished Business here on earth. Since you and I last kicked the last of the Cybermen’s Khyber’s back to the far reaches of the the Galaxy a new menace has again arisen. The scourge of Humanity again is threatening all that we know about about freedom”
P.F You don’t have to worry about the Magpie army Doctor, they have just added another Denture Clinic in Lulie st Panic has been averted, no more frightening aliens!
Doctor “Its far worse than that Fence”
P.F Nar you also don’t have to worry about the Bombers either they have more injuries than a Robbers one legged dog that has had his ears torn of and is blind in one eye and answers to the name of “Lucky.”
Doctor “No far worse”!
P.F “Kitty litter land Buying all players a share in over the water retirement Villages”?
Doctor. “Fence what I talk of is the DALEKS!! They are back and hellbent on taking over the earth. Apparently, they have been following the rise of your football Team in the last few years and they want to build a Battalion of Cybermen with the characteristics of Big Maxi, Clarry, Tracc, Maysie, Jakey and Jack V!! In fact they want to clone the whole team!!
P.F Hang on a minute Doctor I thought you said DALEKS, You just mentioned CYBERMEN???
Doctor “ Oh Sheeeit Fence I’m reading next episodes script!! APOLOGIES ! Anyway will you help??
P.F Oh not those OVERSIZE Salt and Pepper Shakers again?? Only If I can take LEELA on a scenic tour of Melbourne when we are done!
Doctor ”I don’t know about that”!!!
LEELA “I am a warrior of the sevateam Doctor I can care of myself “ (BEAMING SMILE in P.F Direction)
Doctor “Ok but only with a Chaperone”
P.F “Ok I’ll take Uncle Bitter and WCW with us as well!!!!!?
P.F Ok Doctor but first I gotta get this training report outa the way!
TRAINING MONDAY 30/1/2023
JACK VINEY, MATT JEFFERSON, CHRISTIAN SALEM. Also did not see ADAM TOMLINSON
INJURIES MODIFIED DUTIES
MAX, JOEL SMITH, ANB, AMW,( NO 47 Not sure who ) and during training CLARRY ( More on this latter)
SKILLS , DRILLS AND MANOUVERS
After warm ups and Run Throughs, players broke of into 3 Groups doing a variety of
Close in Handball through traffic to hit clean target with players pressuring.
One on one groundhog day ground ball gets
Telescopic Talls in Marking contest situations
Pressure the ball carrier, two meters away closing fast to kick to a lead
Dodge through stick men and kick for goal ( Forwards only)
Greg Stafford masterclass for Rucks but specific emphasis on newbies Will Verrall and Kyah Farris-White ( Gee what a huge unit he is)
Half ground transitioning including stoppage work on both boundary side wings and emphasizing manned positioning and quick breakaways using precise handballs to break out of traffic and finding leading player on lead or further handball, chip kicks to favored positions to free up play and present scoring options closer to goal.
Highlight is always the full ground Match Simulations and today Two Official Umpires were in charge of proceedings adding to the Life like and professional dimensions of this aspect.
Firstly, a downside. CLARRY Is clearly still hampered by his hand/thumb injury to the extent that after one drill he went to the medico’s on the boundary and disappeared to get treatment strapping and was then on modified duties running light ball work drills but he did not play in match sims. FWIW I would be totally keeping him away from all ball work for a week or two to avoid any further damage. He is far too an important player at this point of time, but the Medicos must know what they are doing!
GRUNDY put on a masterclass in ruck after being pitted against Josh Schache and Will Verell. What he also provides is run and carry, he uses handball well and is pretty good below his knees.
The other standouts for me were -
JAKE BOWEY, who was pitted against Kyle Chandler. He mopped up at will and was instrumental in launching attacks time and again with that precisity of kicks for which he has become adept at delivering.
BAILEY LAURIE was involved in a couple of excellent passages of play and perhaps he may still be in calculations for game time this year. He was creative, smooth with maneuvering and fired creative handballs to advantage.
BAYLEY FRITSCH was opposed to Pig and toweled him up kicking the Blues 3 out of 6 goals . He looks more or less on song for another standout season.
PIG was good with a few good marks and line breaking run but overall Bailey got the chocolates.
LACHIE HUNTER is my pick for a most important role this year. He just continuously bobs up in dangerous positions and gets plenty of the ball and sets up forwards with precise kicking and canny running. He was on TAJ WOEWODIN for a time and he got a bit of the ball as well but was no where near as damaging.
TOM SPARROW Impressed me greatly today with style and flair, he looks like “He Belongs” and is gaining confidence in all aspects, a dasher with speed, he posses flair and takes the game on, His kicking to position has also improved.
Although WILL VERRALL was beaten in the ruck, he showed on a couple of occasions a turn of speed when he got it and the flair which he played reminded me a bit of David Schwartz with those flashy run bys.
BLAKE HOWES did a few nice things and seems to be gaining confidence, as did DEAKYN SMITH off half back and thereabouts who intercepted well on a couple of occasions and delivered to a target.
I thought JAMES HARMES was very very good today in match sims and set up play after play as we know he can and does do.
JOSH SCHACHE ATTACKEY took a brilliant pack mark and goaled from 40 and was busy and will no doubt come into calculations, particularly if Max is not right (incidentally, Max completed many running drills almost at 3 /4 pace and I would say he will be right back to full training next week)
LUKE DUNSTAN gets his fair share of the ball, isn’t dynamic or damaging with it but is always reliable and dependable.
TRACC was Trac and KOZZY was Kozzy and he looks like he will be given more midfield time this season. Same with MAYSIE and PETTY.
That about wraps it up for me and I can see the Doctor and Leela coming my way
Till next time cheers to all Demonlanders P.F