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elsleevador

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I had a look today.

Bennell is an interesting one. He looks absolutely amazing in the drills! His silky hands in close are second to none with his pick-ups and evasiveness a highlight. He doesn’t take part in any of the running. When the players do their warm up with various run-throughs, he just stands around on his own which seems weird. I’d like to see him at least engage with one of the coaches and do some sharp skills work instead of strolling about juggling footys.

Hogan looks very close to getting into it. His hands are marvelous. Strange kicking style with how he holds the ball but very effective nonetheless.

I saw a great moment where hogan was leading for the ball and clunked a good grab before going back for a kick for goal outside 50. Directly behind Jesse was Rory Lobb who stopped what he was doing and gazed on like a kid in a candy shop whilst his group continued around him for 30 seconds. It looked like love!

My other highlight was seeing Nathan Wilson kick it 65 metres to Langdon running away from him at full speed. Eddy didn’t break stride as he took the ball on his chest. I briefly resembled the South Park photo above!
 
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I had a look today.

Bennell is an interesting one. ... He doesn’t take part in any of the running. When the players do their warm up with various run-throughs, he just stands around on his own which seems weird.
Could it be that all his calf issues...are due to him just not doing his warm up stretches before playing????? o_O
 

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I had a look today.

Bennell is an interesting one. He looks absolutely amazing in the drills! His silky hands in close are second to none with his pick-ups and evasiveness a highlight. He doesn’t take part in any of the running. When the players do their warm up with various run-throughs, he just stands around on his own which seems weird. I’d like to see him at least engage with one of the coaches and do some sharp skills work instead of strolling about juggling footys.

Hogan looks very close to getting into it. His hands are marvelous. Strange kicking style with how he holds the ball but very effective nonetheless.

I saw a great moment where hogan was leading for the ball and clunked a good grab before going back for a kick for goal outside 50. Directly behind Jesse was Rory Lobb who stopped what he was doing and gazed on like a kid in a candy shop whilst his group continued around him for 30 seconds. It looked like love!

My other highlight was seeing Nathan Wilson kick it 65 metres to Langdon running away from him at full speed. Eddy didn’t break stride as he took the ball on his chest. I briefly resembled the South Park photo above!
Im happy. We might be onto something this year . Eeek
 

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Interesting the list of players training with the midfield group

Mundy, Brayshaw, North, Ed, Harley, B Hill, Blakey

Fyfe running laps, and Cerra, Conca training with the D Fence.

Fyfe was finning laps with someone I didn’t recognise, but it might have been Valente.. if someone else could confirm!
Far out we are going to have one of the sweetest and most skillful backlines in the AFL with Wilson, Ryan, and Cerra moving the ball out of there.
 

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Thanks for that info.

A little concerned about Bennell and Walters shaping up for the midfield, and hope we can have others dominating the midfield time. I think our forward line is supper exciting if they can play together with our talls and function as a unit. But perhaps there is enough confidence in the likes of Switkowski, Matera, Schultz, Sturt etc to allow that to happen.

Was the Big Boss Ross in charge today, or were the cobblers running the drills?
Concerned that Bennell would play mid? Why? That's his best position?
 
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