Training 2017/2018 Pre-season Thread

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Crouch, Nov 14, 2017.

Put it out there
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Who will be our most improved for 2018?

  1. Brad Crouch

    14.9%
  2. Riley Knight

    1.8%
  3. Hugh Greenwood

    13.6%
  4. Paul Seedsman

    1.4%
  5. Jordan Galluci

    8.1%
  6. Myles Poholke

    4.1%
  7. Tom Doedee

    22.2%
  8. Mitch McGovern

    6.3%
  9. Wayne Milera

    12.7%
  10. Alex Keath

    4.1%
  11. Jake Kelly

    0.9%
  12. Curtley Hampton

    5.4%
  13. Rory Atkins

    0.5%
  14. Harry Dear

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Ben Davis

    1.8%
  16. David Mackay

    0.9%
  17. Matthew Signorello

    1.4%
  1. Wayne's-World

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    What you are & many overlook is that there's a mix required for a midfield unit ......can't have too many slow mids, too many inside mids, or outside ....too many sub 180cm or +192cm

    Graham & others maybe very good players in isolation ......but do they compliment our mix ?
     
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    What in Pyke's selection policies makes you think he would (or should) have dropped Greenwood?
     
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    I guess it is more I think there is the diff between looking at how good our drafting has been at finding good players, and how good it has been at leading to players being good for us
     
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    Fair enough - I wasn't taking it personally - good discussion is good.
     
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    That's a long bow to draw .....amazing that no-one was bemoaning the non drafting of Graham b4 the Grand Final ?

    Hindsight makes us all experts
     
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    We sat through multiple games with the likes of Hampton, Mackay, Seedsman, JJ, Otten and CC all playing poorly because Pyke prioritized structure and consistency over short term form.
     
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    Geez I miss open training sessions..

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  8. Redleg Crow

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    When did Seedsman have multiple bad games? He played Rd 18, got dropped, then played in the last round - did well. Did ok in the final against GWS, and again in the PF. Shit GF, but take a number there.
     
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    In 2016 he had a few. Still stayed in the team.
     

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    Anyway, anyone going to the AGM on the 1st of March? Jamo having his board position up for renewal too, though I dunno if anyone is going to run against him this time.
     
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    Rinse repeat


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    When does the season start? Silly season silly as ever.
     
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    If you want to consider how terrible a SA only recruiting policy would be, just compare a present day potential SA State of Origin team with one from the 90s.
     
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    Simple question, every year there are 18 first rounders, how many of them come from a basketball background and only 1 year of organised football since they became a teenager? The league wide stats on first rounders is completely irrelevant to Doedee's likelihood of playing games.
     
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    Stats are stats, they are fine for providing some insight into the norm. But they don't provide insight into situations that don't fit the norm. Doedee's background is so far from that of the ordinary first rounder, that the statistics being quoted are completely meaningless. He's a square peg amongst hundreds of round holes.
     
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    And this is the point that you fail to comprehend. Our coaching group is not the the same as the Richmond coaching group. We preferred to play an injured Greenwood. Had our selectors had some bravery, we might be hailing Hampton, Poholke or even Milera as having stood up on GF day and performed ahead of expectations. But we'd rather go with nice guy, good story Otten and an injured Greenwood. When you hear the coaches mention the word 'continuity', do you actually know what it means and how that impacts selection?
     
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    Nothing to suggest he would. Hugh's minute management and obvious injury is the reason that he should have not been selected.
     
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    Lever got his shot in round 6 of 2015. Hartigan was dropped for the showdown in round 5, we went with Talia and Cheney as our tall defenders. We played Gold Coast in round 6 and Lever earned his call up. I'm wondering if the injuries to JJ, Dougie, Hendo and CEY had anything to do with it though. The other players that came in that week were Grigg, Lyons and M Crouch elevated from the sub position. I'm not really sure it's a glowing endorsement of your, "saw talent" and played claim. More like circumstances paved the way for the kid to get a crack and he took his chance. And then, this talent that was recognised, was dropped for the elimination final after playing round 23. Hartigan was back in the side by then and it was Cheney who came back in after not having played at AFL level since round 13. They're the type of selection decisions that have been repeated over and over. When the chips are down, we play safe, no way Graham gets a go in our side as the year reaches the pointy end.
     
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    Problem was we had no one else to replace him with. McKay and Otten were already in the yeam and our safe selection policy throughout the year meant no one else had game time under their belt
     
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    So you're now stating that every team has a list of equal quality. That's an interesting turn of events, but not surprising, you're not really a deep thinker. Remember when you were convinced that Thommo was the solution to our midfield last year. Remember that Marty, do you think that Pyke didn't know what he was doing when he didn't select Thommo?
     
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    We prefer injured continuity ahead of actual ability to run out a game of football. Mackay elevated from a shit sub game into the 2015 semi final where he played his worst ever game. The selection of injured players in the 2016 semi and then again throughout last year's final series. It seems to be a very strongly held belief that continuity is more important than anything else. The issue with this is that it's not something that can change, so it's not an area that we can actually improve in.
     
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    You can go further back than the 2016 semi, remember Petrenko and his injured shoulder? I think the Petrenko incident highlights two things: first the belief the club has transcends individual head coaches, meaning that it's an ingrained belief at a culture level, and second that the belief is so strong that even players of lesser importance are viewed as indispensable in maintaining continuity and team cohesion.

    I think it's something that needs addressing because it has cost us dearly in the past, and it's likely to continue to do so. Going into finals with injured players is bad enough, but if you then get another injury during the game, it becomes almost impossible to win.
     
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