God I love Diesel. There's no fluff when he talks, just straight down the line. Hope the young fellas soak up as much as they can from this legend of the game.
Thanks for the report.Gee we are close to a full squad these days. CC and McKay the obvious outs. Owies not training. Murph rest day maybe. Kreuzer on his often restricted duties. Just manage him these days I think. Goddard, Marchy doing intervals. LOb and macreadie mostly intervals. Dow did about half the session then intervals. Fish did half the session then like a 5km run. Newman intervals (a lot).
The rest trained I think.
Firstly my observations from the group intervals. Maybe 8 x 150-180? 30-45 rest.
A few groups. Interestingly Cripps pushes himself into the first group. Ed and Cottrell. Just in front of setters (flying) and Walshy. Then Cunners, Kennedy and Crippa. I don’t think other than the first 4 there is too much to read into group structure. Cripps is career best running I think.
Next group contained Doc, McG, sos (all going well).
Dow seemed to handle the intervals better today (in group) and ran more on his own. I’m sure I overheard him saying he was managing something. Lob def managing a lower back/hammy. Just tightness? Fish the same I think. Just being careful.
The big guys (Pittonet, Weiters, Casboult, TDk) rain with the first years on the other side. First years again didn’t do much.
Running wise I am stunned at setters. He’s had a massive off season. Ed seemed intent on beating Cottrell today (and did).
Lots of in close work early in training. The usual suspects showed out. Walsh Cripps Setters.
The full ground activity (3 groups taking each other on 2 at a time) was great. Kicking is very good. Better than last year. Gee Cunners can kick the ball. And is so fast. I love him as a half forward. You see in the intervals he can’t really repeat run like Walsh etc. So he’s best kept to half forward and bursts on ball.
Fisher and MCG are in great shape. MCG is flying. I can’t believe he is the same guy who got pulled out of training to run intervals with Ben S and couldn’t keep up.
Sam Walsh must be the fastest runner when leaning at 45 degrees in the history of ever....
Jones looked fantastic. Was a boss out there. He and Weitering are a brick wall. Like amazing.
Willo, Stocker and Martin all really ‘punch’ the ball when kicking. In fact it seems to be a focus. A lot are doing it. Cripps. Cunners. Walsh. Much more than the past. Great to see.
Matty K’s hands below knees are oft missed and ignored. Truly a freak for his size. Or any size. Like the way they are bringing him on.
TDk is a wonderful mover. May be a long slow burn but I can’t wait to see him in game.
COshches report: Teague in the thick of it. And also ran laps on his own. Stanton tan with Fish for support. Russell very attentive to every athlete. Every minor adjustment to program. Wanted more (and got it) from dow.
Love the feel of the place. They seem very happy.
Just further to this:How are kennedy and JSOS doin?