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cats_09

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With our "youngsters" returning to the club for the start of pre-season training, thought it would be a good option to discuss all news, things & updates related to the pre-season

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The preliminary finalists are still enjoying some time off, with players due return to the club for meetings and screenings on Monday before the start of training for first-to-fourth-year players on Tuesday. Trade acquisitions JACK STEVEN and JOSH JENKINS will return early with those younger players, along with injury-prone forward NAKIA COCKATOO who has played just two AFL games in two years. MITCH DUNCAN, who missed Geelong’s last two finals with a minor, but untimely, knee injury, will be another on the track before he needs to be. Duncan expects to miss a week in December with a baby on the way. The rest of the Cats’ senior players are expected back on December 2 for a two-and-a-half week block before the Christmas break. GARY ABLETT has been showing off his skateboarding skills on Instagram this week, while TOM HAWKINS enjoyed some time at the Spring Racing Carnival and MARK BLICAVS holidayed in the United States.
 

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Ratcat

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Want to see Steven join up with big personality Jenkins and Dangerfield this pre, he's a fantastic player when confident and happy.
Good on you Jack.
 

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cats_09

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Article mentions both Brownless & Abbott as training with the club - especially with Abbott that makes me think that either other teams haven't approached him in regards to DFA signing or that he has indicated he's committed to the GFC for next year, even if it's as a rookie

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dazbroncos

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I think its important for players to get their time away.
I get they are well paid to play a game.
I get they can always do more.
I want to win flags every year.

But with the pressure and scrutiny that the game brings now... a 5th year player not turning up for the 1-4 year training schedule is ok for mine.

But then when its go time... they must be ready.

Thats the trade off IMO.

GO Catters
 

00VicWard001

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Surely this puts a bit of pressure on some of the youngsters who have returned for pre-season - here you go guys, how can you match up with Danger to start the pre-season

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What a legend to come early to train with one of his best mates (Jenkins) and welcome him into the team.

Also, pinching myself that we have a seriously good match winning midfielder in Jacob Stevens in our team.
 

CatToTheFuture

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Not sure I've seen it in any press release, but do we think the numbers on the training tops match their new numbers?

Steven - 11
Jenkins - 9

If I've missed something about the new numbers apologies
Could just be jumpers no one was using but i wouldn't say no to them taking up the single digits for the next 2 years
 

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