Training 2020 Pre-Season

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austinnn

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Do you really need the interview? I’ll save your time for the rest of your life:
They’ll always be “training the house down”.
They’re always “came back in great shape”
It’s always “great to have last years injured players out there with the boys”
and don’t forget “the boys are itching for round 1”
There’s always a few guys each year “setting the standard”
Don't forget the "look forward to earning the respect of my teammates" classic for the noobs.
 

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CursingFijian

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Howard has all the makings of being a genuine GOAT replacement.
All the really great players finish last in the time trials. He's ticking all the right boxes. The Goats always run inside the cones and the blue lines too. Because you can, when you know nobody has got the guts to drop you.
 

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All the really great players finish last in the time trials. He's ticking all the right boxes. The Goats always run inside the cones and the blue lines too. Because you can, when you know nobody has got the guts to drop you.
The big change this year is our depth , past years we kept playing Weller , Newnes , Acres etc because we had nothing else.
This year totally different if most of the team stays fit.

Geary - Howard - Wilkie
Roberton - Carlisle - Webster
Billings - Hannebery - Hill
Butler - Battle - Jones
Gresham - Membery - King

Marshall - Steele - Hunter Clark

Ross / Ryder / Sinclair / Dunstan / Paton / Kent / Long / Bytel / Austin / Lonie / Parker / Hind / Langlands / Phillips / Marsh / Clavarino / Joyce / Mayo / Brown / Savage

we now have plenty of options
 

MOLTEN GANGLANDS

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The big change this year is our depth , past years we kept playing Weller , Newnes , Acres etc because we had nothing else.
This year totally different if most of the team stays fit.

Geary - Howard - Wilkie
Roberton - Carlisle - Webster
Billings - Hannebery - Hill
Butler - Battle - Jones
Gresham - Membery - King

Marshall - Steele - Hunter Clark

Ross / Ryder / Sinclair / Dunstan / Paton / Kent / Long / Bytel / Austin / Lonie / Parker / Hind / Langlands / Phillips / Marsh / Clavarino / Joyce / Mayo / Brown / Savage

we now have plenty of options
like it! don't know how jones goes forward, might have to rotate him with billings imo, but otherwise I'd be pumped to see this side round 1
 

Drake Huggins

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Or even a richer mans ex Geelong guy who came to us. He was that forgettable I’ve forgotten his name
Please feel free to share your enormous contribution to the club's recruiting. Doing ok is Peakey, down at Geelong. Perennial finalists. Built their premiership winning dynasty, which is why we recruited him in the first place.

Over saw our premiership tilts. What was your contribution again? Oh that's right, nobody knows nor cares.
 

CursingFijian

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The big change this year is our depth , past years we kept playing Weller , Newnes , Acres etc because we had nothing else.
This year totally different if most of the team stays fit.

Geary - Howard - Wilkie
Roberton - Carlisle - Webster
Billings - Hannebery - Hill
Butler - Battle - Jones
Gresham - Membery - King

Marshall - Steele - Hunter Clark

Ross / Ryder / Sinclair / Dunstan / Paton / Kent / Long / Bytel / Austin / Lonie / Parker / Hind / Langlands / Phillips / Marsh / Clavarino / Joyce / Mayo / Brown / Savage

we now have plenty of options
100% agree. And I welcome it. The strategy only works though if everyone is being picked on merit, and that raises some very interesting questions.

  1. Will Captain Geary be gifted a spot if his biggest strength which is his tenacity through running power is diminished due to injury? I think Paton may be front running for his position.
  2. Will Brown be consigned to be depth only? He seems to be having a career best pre-season. If he's good enough should he play? I think he may have Howards measure right now. But, I think they're both depth behind Carlisle and Battle if both are fit.
  3. Will Ryder be gifted games, because Marshall is the future? Does the better tap ruckman get the main gig? Do we even play both?

Paton - Carlisle - Wilkie
Savage - Battle - Webster
Jones - Hill - Sinclair
Hannebery - Membrey - Billings
Butler - King - Lonie

Marshall - Steele - Ross

Clark - Dunstan - Ryder - Langlands/Coffield

Howard / Roberton / Geary / Kent / Long / Austin / Parker / Hind / Phillips / Marsh / Clavarino / Joyce / Mayo / Brown
 

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The big change this year is our depth , past years we kept playing Weller , Newnes , Acres etc because we had nothing else.
This year totally different if most of the team stays fit.

Geary - Howard - Wilkie
Roberton - Carlisle - Webster
Billings - Hannebery - Hill
Butler - Battle - Jones
Gresham - Membery - King

Marshall - Steele - Hunter Clark

Ross / Ryder / Sinclair / Dunstan / Paton / Kent / Long / Bytel / Austin / Lonie / Parker / Hind / Langlands / Phillips / Marsh / Clavarino / Joyce / Mayo / Brown / Savage

we now have plenty of options
DEPTH? Dont forget one mans depth is next years discards......one can only make that call regarding depth when a vast number of these players prove their worth...although i'm truly excited about the pace of change there is still only one or two that have shown signs and we may still be pretty shallow when push comes to shove. Having said that I do really want to get carried away with it all. Stuck on the razors edge staring into the abyss....torn between the exhilaration of unbridled hope and the unbearable gravity of reality.....hic up!!! @@%$%# look allow me to show you perfect control....buuurp! oops sorry!!
 
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CaptainRisky

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What form were you judging those sides on so early in the year though? At that point in time 2018 was the truest form guide we had.
I was using actual form , the Bombers got flogged by 70 plus points the week before , Hawthorn were missing their best mid plus an ageing list , Everyone knew GCS were going to be bottom so nothing to be excited by beating them and the Demons have been our bunnies for years except for the rare win by them.
The point is we were just not ready or good enough this year to do any real damage , i dont think we will be next year either but in 2021 i expect massive improvement .
 
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mightymalaka

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I was using actual form , the Bombers got flogged by 70 plus points the week before , Hawthorn were missing their best mid plus an ageing list , Everyone knew GCS were going to be bottom so nothing to be excited by beating them and the Demons have been our bunnies for years except for the rare win by them.
The point is we were just not ready or good enough this year to do any real damage , i dont think we will be next year either but in 2012 i expect massive improvement .
The Captain going Back to the Future with his predictions! I like the lateral thinking man
But does that mean we have to reappoint bloody Watters then for the 2012 season?
 

plugger66

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Please feel free to share your enormous contribution to the club's recruiting. Doing ok is Peakey, down at Geelong. Perennial finalists. Built their premiership winning dynasty, which is why we recruited him in the first place.

Over saw our premiership tilts. What was your contribution again? Oh that's right, nobody knows nor cares.
Glad he helped Geelong. Unfortunately he didn’t help our club.
 

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The Captain going Back to the Future with his predictions! I like the lateral thinking man
But does that mean we have to reappoint bloody Watters then for the 2012 season?
Risky tried to get back to 1966 however fell somewhat short.

To be fair, he lacks a bit of the budget, technology and brain power of the fella who managed to zap back several decades 😉

 

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