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  1. That's probably what Geelong supporters said about Mark Blicavs in the 2012 pre-season.
  2. Good eye - It's the confident strut that says that "I believe in myself and I'm going to make it"
  3. Good eye Earl. He's my surprise packet tip for this year - He just has a class and confidence about him that suggests he has a good chance of spending more time on the "G" this year than at Casey fields.
  4. Final points from today and then I'll sign off from Maroochy headquarters. In hindsight I'd describe today's session as a slow burn. It turned into the kind of training session that not only highlights the training camp but is also one to build the season upon. *Not sure if it was mentioned elsewhere but Jetta was at the camp today training in the rehab group, but Garlett and Johnstone were still away. *More sport specific and game style specific conditioning on display today - I expect our game style to go to a new level of physicality this year, with bodies hitting hard *From the sound and looks of it they have got the endurance running stuff out of the road really early in the piece and now are really honing in on perfecting the details - Already fit enough. *I haven't seen any of the other sessions but the Hulk is really putting his best foot forward this year. Really excited to see what he can do. * All of the ex Basketballer talents emerging in football terms are another highlight for me. * If we can keep most of our key players fit and healthy throughout the year, look out because other teams are going to have their hands full with the Dees - which is nice to be able say for a change. Bring on the season - catch you next year.....maybe.
  5. Really good team spirit at the end of training. Very impressed with the efforts to encourage some of the strugglers. A draining session with really good signs for the year. Particularly like the way Weids finished off the session and he is trending really well. He's a lot stronger and fitter a year on
  6. The boys are finishing off the session really well now which is suprising. Really impressed with their grapling and competitive work in drills. Most of them absolutely spent which is good to see. FINALLY
  7. JKH showing a bit of improved intensity, skill and composure today. This session has gone down a notch now.
  8. Not sure what it is I like about Maynard? Hasn't done anything special today but I see he has a bit of a late to start Pendles about him - Watch this space.
  9. Wattsy is looking like having a ripping year this year. Strong chance to lead goal kicking IMO.
  10. Done a few good things. Definitely a strong greatness candidate. Big game player.
  11. Hogan marking well, kicking well and looking fit and sharp. Big year ahead.
  12. Training standard slightly better today, although the intensity is only ratcheded up to full gas for a select few minutes. Few standouts for me at this stage are Tracca for competitiveness and polish, Hunt for game breakingness, Viney for mongrel and Hannan for marking. Other guns are a tad quiet so far.
  13. Ethan, I thought I saw you over at the Hotdog stand loading up on the Hot-sauce. Was that you mate?
  14. Looking forward to see how some of the newer faces perform today. In particular: - Keen to see if Hannan gets out of the Rehab group for a bit today to see him in more of a game setting. - Keep an eye on how both the past Bombers guys are tracking. - If the indigenous guys are going to make it to training, in particular like to see how Dion Johnstone goes amongst the group if so. - If Kent is doing any training at the moment. - If it's possible to train at 110% intensity in 32 degree heat and 61% relative humidity. - Any signs of greatness.
  15. Rehab group obviously. In my opinion, looked a bit proppy despite running at a good clip.
  16. Your suggestion was the inspiration though. Grinding doesn't cut it nowadays - all the pro's are spinning Just ask this guy
  17. Could be right there mate. Perhaps they are keeping the scheduling close to a normal routine. Didn't see much craft today though. I can picture this Saturday being more match practice with a lighter buildup throughout the week. That is either a change from the Roos era or it's because we are a week later into pre-season this year. I can recall past camps being draining sessions all through the week.
  18. Thanks for the suggestion guys but it's now too late - I've had a name change.
  19. Not bad...I'll give it some consideration. I can tell you that within 3 weeks, 3 nights and 3 hours I will have changed my name.
  20. Not a lot to report from today's session. My guess is that today's training whilst designed to be one of 3 main sessions for the camp, was never meant to be full gas like some that I have seen up here over the past 3 years, where they were monitoring body temps etc. It was a bit lackluster in my book. Either they are: still acclimatizing / still hungover from Australia Day / have already been thrashed over the last 2 days. Take your pick? I'm expecting Saturday's session to be the one to be at to get a better reflection of how things are tracking. Here's some observations from today session for what it's worth: * Maynard and Tim Smith both caught my eye. Both impressed me with their mobility for big guys and impact around the ground. Smith looks to me like he has worked hard on his game and will contribute something to the seniors. Maynard's swagger reminds me a bit of watching Petracca for the first time 2 years ago. Smith a focal point up forward and I think Maynard a back/mid at a guess. * Slightly different vibe about training from the past 3 years. Couldn't put a finger on what it was. Perhaps the best way to describe it is it was a little more chilled out. Not sure if that is good or bad but it was noticeable. * Surprised at some of the different faces being vocal and taking leadership roles. Vandenburg & Bugg among them. * Won't bother listing the rehabbers, if anyone wants to know I'm sure they'll ask. I can say that all of them are not far off the pace and in good nick considering. * Just realized none of the indigenous boys were there. Maybe training with the Boomerangs or something? Just guessing. * Clarry provided the highlight of the session for me, making a tackle that I'm still shaking head at and wondering how he made it. * Jason Taylor watching on. Was good to see him still taking an interest in how the newer recruits were travelling. * The Hulk looking confident with his goal kicking. Still waiting for some signs that some of that greatness is kicking in - Lets wait and see what Saturday brings.
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