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  1. Harry Reems

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    Kim Hagdorn just said that in one week we have gone from having 8 players in the rehab group to 12 and that the club is now going to launch an investigation into the amount of soft-tissue injuries that we currently have.

    Hmmmm....Didn't he just say the same thing last week?
     
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  2. Tayl0r

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    Rehab group is a misnomer*, players are all on individual programs. You've noticed by now that our senior players are being eased into it... that's not because they are all suffering from general senior soreness.


    *misnomer means an inaccurate name or designation. - For Kim.
     
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  3. Arcassius

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    By instinct ballas meant play in a way where everybody has an awareness of one another and they don't need to 'think' - hence instinct

    A better descriptor would be that they are aiming to get the whole team in a state of flow

    Either way - get too caught up on arguing over semantics and you've missed the whole point of what they are saying
     
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  4. Okinakashi

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    I assume so.
     
  5. Monument Hills

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    I admit that I haven't yet had my caffeine for the morning, but first look I somehow read that as genital soreness :oops:
     
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  6. Monument Hills

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    I know right. But still gave a few an opportunistic segue to blame Ross again
     
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  7. MadDocker

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    Roger Hayden running the training so far this morning. Skills based with emphasis on quick decision making and kicking. Everyone looking good.
     
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    Was going to make an appearance this morning, but you know, cricket on the telly n stuff.:)
     
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  9. MadDocker

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    Best session I've seen from B.Hill. Sharp with everything and very vocal. Wilson, Logue, Ryan, Darcy, Bennell, Banfield all doing nice work. Lobb moves great for a big guy, will be a weapon for us.

    Tab, Sandi & Ballas all with the restricted group. Hamling on the far side of the ground doing run throughs.
     
  10. MadDocker

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    Bennells work Gathering ground balls and delivering is really something to see. He's extremely talented, more so than the hype I reckon. Hope he gets on the park this year he's looking really good.
     
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  11. Alfonz

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    Whether Hagdorn is full of shit or not, the investigation should have been launched many years ago. Our injury management/prevention/recovery has been dreadful for many years. Cost us at least one and maybe 2 premierships, and also kept us down a lot further on the ladder over the last few years. We are not going to rise up the ladder until there is a complete overhaul of the medical department.
     
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  12. MadDocker

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    Wilson just blitzed past a defender then delivered a 60m bullet to the advantage of Tabs in the match sims. Was an amazing bit of play.
     
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    Ballas kicking and decision making in match sims is beyond shit. He's done.
     
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    Guys doing match sim exiting back line, turn overs happening from a few players a number of times. Ballas, in particular just as well he’s not in the backline. Toby also and Conca.


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    Anyone claiming Logue doesn't have footy smarts and is only an athlete is in for a nice surprise round 1. He's a specimen, cuts through traffic, bodies up well on forwards when defending and kicks really well.
     
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    Yeh its amazing how a one of comment on here becomes fact.
     
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    Hogan doing a fair amount of running and kicking. Great signs.
     
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    What was his instinct like though?
     
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    Fit. Available. On the same page.

    Ballas version of instinct is just being on the same page. Although, in his case, maybe instincts just means running to a contest and falling over! :oops:
     
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    Book him in for surgery next week! :'(
     
  21. Danny82

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    I popped down quickly and was suprised with that also. I think he could train fully if he wanted to, just being held back. For around 30 minutes he and Darcy tucker were doing a kick to kick, including hogan launching for marks etc.. and going on very short leads
     
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    We looked like rolled gold when everyone was playing for each other in late 2012 through 2013 and the start of 2014. What that team lacked was a second dominant KPF to provide a foil for Pav, and better kicking skills from our bottom few players. We had too many soldiers and not enough skill so players like Suban or DPearce were frustrating.

    The team played well *because* they were well drilled and knew where the support was and who's turn it was to go in. We've seen that fall apart really quickly with the new kids - either seeing everyone going in and we get burnt on the outside of a contest, or nobody going in and we get torn through the middle

    Overall - I think we have better balance now, and better skills and running power. What we lack is depth in our midfield, and experience with our young cohort. Our position now is similar to 2012 where it took time for our team to gel, and it really started coming together in the back end of the reason. I expect to see the same again this season, especially with Lachie now out and B1 and B2 stepping in.

    What I look forward to is seeing a well drilled team playing for one another - except this time having more skill
     
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    Can confirm Logue being fit and available... Dixon running laps, Meek looks fit, interesting to see how they use him this year.

    Conca’s foot skills are very ordinary.

    Carter still seems to be bothered by his wrist/thumb issue, saw a low rolled ball pickup and he was shaking it afterwards.

    Tobe Watson turned over a few, as did Duman in the exiting back line drills.

    Lobb looks mobile and fit, looking forward to him in action this year.

    Anyone see North, I find it difficult to recognise him.

    A skinny indigenous kid had silky skills, not sure who he was.

    Blakey is bulked up ready for midfield bull mode.

    Bewley looks a steel.. ready for action now SHill is sidelined.
     
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    Overall drills were being done with more intensity than last year, and other than the predictable poor disposal offenders the bulk of the kicking skills look improved from last year.

    As mentioned by others, long kicking and fast ball movement is the flavour of the month.
     
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    The highlight of the session was Sandi drilling Carter in a tackle and then rubbing his head while they were on the ground.
     
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