2019 Training Reports

Purpletown

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We should not be bringing in Hill this week. If you're gonna play him play him at Peel for a couple of weeks so we know for sure he actually has match fitness before returning to the main squad.
I agree he should not play this weekend. Missing 2 games for a player who has had chronic leg injury problems for the past 2 years is asking for more of the same if he plays too early (i.e. this weekend)
 

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prpl_jss

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Saturday 13 July



Summary





Min -1


Max 12




Morning frost. Partly cloudy.



Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm



Chance of any rain: 30%






Launceston area



Partly cloudy. Frost and areas of fog in the morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.
I wouldn't let Shill play. Those are Hami snapping temps
Pffft. 12 is T-shirt weather.
 

Cesoir

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An article on The West website says Luke Ryan and Sonson where withdrawn from training for special fitness tests.
Both involved in the match simulations when I was watching, as was Stephen Hill. Man Stevie will make a huge difference to our ball movement if we can get him on the park. Most of the guys' skills were good to fair, but it's not about "most" - it only takes one crap kick to turn the ball over and we get burned.

Special mention to Bailey Banfield whose kicking was atrocious, followed very closely by Travis Colyer and Lachie Schultz. If we are having to play any of these guys then we are really at the trailing edge of our depth.

On the other hand, both Taylin Duman and Ryan Nyuis seemed able to hit good targets working through congestion - really should be playing in the backline in preference to Connor and Reece, who should be in the middle.
 

Dale147

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Both involved in the match simulations when I was watching, as was Stephen Hill. Man Stevie will make a huge difference to our ball movement if we can get him on the park. Most of the guys' skills were good to fair, but it's not about "most" - it only takes one crap kick to turn the ball over and we get burned.

Special mention to Bailey Banfield whose kicking was atrocious, followed very closely by Travis Colyer and Lachie Schultz. If we are having to play any of these guys then we are really at the trailing edge of our depth.

On the other hand, both Taylin Duman and Ryan Nyuis seemed able to hit good targets working through congestion - really should be playing in the backline in preference to Connor and Reece, who should be in the middle.
Yeah, I noticed a lot of that also, was surprised to see a bit of skills stuff being done with what appeared to be a lot of the First and second year players.
 

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They were watching a different session to me, both were out there for the duration.

Luke Ryan was told to shut up the whinging by Ballas.

Ross surprised by Nyhuis's overlap run during a move the ball from defence drill.

Ross bemoaned the fumbling and missed targets at one stage.

Liked Jason Carter's kicking.

Sturt given a reminder to hustle a couple of times, both approaching the ball and in defence.

Two brief sessions of casual goal kicking.

Eastaugh mentioned to another coach Sean Darcy's handballing issues are due to a lack of footwork.

Jesse and Brennan did a lot of speed controlled run throughs. Followed by a small amount of kicking, and Jesse finished with some zig zag (more like a wave)running, then short sharp ball work/marking.
 

BlueE

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They were watching a different session to me, both were out there for the duration.

Luke Ryan was told to shut up the whinging by Ballas.

Ross surprised by Nyhuis's overlap run during a move the ball from defence drill.

Ross bemoaned the fumbling and missed targets at one stage.

Liked Jason Carter's kicking.

Sturt given a reminder to hustle a couple of times, both approaching the ball and in defence.

Two brief sessions of casual goal kicking.

Eastaugh mentioned to another coach Sean Darcy's handballing issues are due to a lack of footwork.

Jesse and Brennan did a lot of speed controlled run throughs. Followed by a small amount of kicking, and Jesse finished with some zig zag (more like a wave)running, then short sharp ball work/marking.
Was the casual goal kicking just take pop shots in a break from other drills like in the past? Any dedicated goal kicking drills?

Was Austin Robertson there to give feedback and on kicking techniques like he's been asking the club last year and this year to do?

Is Ross with his extremely poor record in this area or the club so arrogant that we don't think we need to address this skill in a comprehensive manner?

I notice there is an article on Percy Johnson in today's Worst that someone in charge needs to take note of when we blatantly disregard legends of the game being available for the club! I got Percy's age wrong, it's 86 years old not 82 like I said in an earlier post. It's not only his knowledge in goal kicking but helping Goddard out with centre taps at Claremont that they value and that has made a measurable difference in the few years that Percy has been contributing.
 

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Deveraux

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2 goals 19 mate. Dont disrespect the old fellas!
No disrespect, just being real. Maybe he can teach our fwds to run 2kms a whole game and take shots unfatigued and without social media oppression hanging over their heads.
Obviously we have an issue there but it's nothing a 90yo hall of famer can help with.
 

awaremind

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No disrespect, just being real. Maybe he can teach our fwds to run 2kms a whole game and take shots unfatigued and without social media oppression hanging over their heads.
Obviously we have an issue there but it's nothing a 90yo hall of famer can help with.
Id agree if all the players ran straight at the goals and kicked straight through the ball with consistent technique.
 

BlueE

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Be serious. He would add nothing
Too late, Percy Johnson's taken. In the three or so years he's been working with Claremont players have a record of huge improvement in set shots for goal, especially for those players who in the past were more than likely to miss.

He was in the Worst for working with young Jeremy Goddard with his ruck work this year and an acknowledgment of the improvement Percy has helped him make. His knowledge has only made him a valuable asset to Claremont with age not an issue.

It's Austin Robertson we've been discussing with his Post article printed here, where he dissects some of our players technique (Hogan, but he'd already done an article on Tabs) that the club seems to have the same arrogant and dismissive attitude as you with.

Total arrogance and disrespect to say we don't need a legend of the game who's been offering for two years publically to help with kicking technique because we are not correcting and improving ourselves.

Technique is only one part of the equation and different training drills that can replicate the perceived pressure of set shots and kicking for goal on the run is the second part. We need both and are doing neither. I've given examples of this in past posts.
 
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