Training 2021 - Preseason Thread

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JoshWoodenSpoon

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Tempering is fine but be careful you can OVER TEMPER one's expectations. This is BAD and can be harmfull to yours and others mental health, especially to younger fans who expect and demand instant gratification.

So please be careful....... ;) o_O:$:cool:
You heard Obeanie1Kenobi, RookiePick - temper your tempering.
 

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Cuzz09

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I really dont know what to think about 2021.

Theres definately zero hype.

The first few rounds are always blended together I reckon the season will be at round 6 before everyone wakes up and realises theres a season going on.... round 6 already... geez
 

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I'd rather injuries hit in the tough start when we are realistically only 50-50, than when we face the mid table teams where we should beat them 60-40. We missed top 4 last year not as much because we dropped away games to Port, Brisbane and Richmond (in hindsight, a damn tough draw) but more because we lost to gold Coast and bulldogs.
OP didn't say tough start, they said though start. I guess I shouldn't be too tough though.
 

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Says a lot about Edwards in the ruck when Vardy of all people can jump all over him looking like Naitanui.
From all reports Vardy has had an uninterrupted preseason for what, the second time in his whole career. Would prefer Bailey getting games, but getting Vardy back to his late 2018 form would still a big improvement on wasting Allen in the ruck.
 

Obeanie1

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Redden is 30. Only A graders really play well 30+. Redden is well past his best and to be honest, wouldn’t be surprised he finds himself out of team (unless there are tagging duties).
Not with Yeo unavailable.

Not like we have the midfield depth like the Bulldogs and it is a long season.......normally anyway.
 

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Yeah our luck and/or medical department really hasn't done our squad any favours this offseason.

As Keyser pointed out, i reckon this is one of the shittest overall pre seasons we've had. Feel like all our key players have missed due to one injury setback or another. Seeing very few of the stock standard AFL articles about X youngster flying on the track or Z veteran feeling as good as he's ever felt having completed an entire pre season.

Even some youngsters who have the opportunity to step up (Bailey, Jamieson) are injured.



Going to be interesting seeing how far off the mark we are vs Cockburn. Club could be folded come sunday.
 

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Meanwhile the club is kicking goals when it comes to managing our website and the players on our list... 🤦‍♂️


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Not only is that Callum... the bloke is literally wearing a Brisbane Lions guernsey, and this made it onto our club website.
 

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Astro7

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Agreed, I'm genuinely more excited for this season than the last few. I'm not sure if it's just because last year was a complete disaster but west coast have a lot to be optimistic about. Witherdon and Langdon coming in, Jones essentially a new recruit too. Some very promising draftees will be getting a full year of development in the WAFL (hopefully). Sure the injury list doesn't look too good on paper but most best 22 barring Yeo should be good to go for round 1. Some tinkering to the game plan will also be an interesting watch.
Yes, I just want to watch some footy, been a long 6 months - I'll take it anyway it presents itself, tough draw and injuries included - and any improvements!?
Am sure I'll temper my temperance by round 6 and tamper with the adjustments to my early expectations...once the reality of oppo teams improvements and the covid travel agenda sets in?
 

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Yes, I just want to watch some footy, been a long 6 months - I'll take it anyway it presents itself, tough draw and injuries included - and any improvements!?
Am sure I'll temper my temperance by round 6 and tamper with the adjustments to my early expectations...once the reality of oppo teams improvements and the covid travel agenda sets in?
I couldn't get into it last year with the short 1/4's so this year im just looking forward to proper games.
 

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