Training 2022 pre-season

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caesar88

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New jumper numbers:

2 - Hayden McLean (previously 41)
15 - Sam Wicks (previously 45)
19 - Peter Ladhams
29 - Angus Sheldrick
34 - Matt Roberts
37 - Corey Warner
41 - Lachie Rankin

Can only assume Chad and Tom didn't want to be next to their brothers Corey and Paddy respectively, since both numbers were available. (Who could blame them? Imagine sharing a locker with the person you grew up with!)

Also have to assume that we've given up trying to find the perfect candidate for the 37, which is probably worthwhile, since the first choice to wear it post-Goodes ended up a shocker anyway.
 

Kiama Chris

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Nowadays 400m is closer to a prolonged sprint than an endurance distance. Think it fits well with how he gets up and back when on the wing. His 3/4 pace is quicker than most.
New jumper numbers:

2 - Hayden McLean (previously 41)
15 - Sam Wicks (previously 45)
19 - Peter Ladhams
29 - Angus Sheldrick
34 - Matt Roberts
37 - Corey Warner
41 - Lachie Rankin

Can only assume Chad and Tom didn't want to be next to their brothers Corey and Paddy respectively, since both numbers were available. (Who could blame them? Imagine sharing a locker with the person you grew up with!)

Also have to assume that we've given up trying to find the perfect candidate for the 37, which is probably worthwhile, since the first choice to wear it post-Goodes ended up a shocker anyway.
Like Wicks in Kizza's number.
Angus taking 29 could be an omen.
 

mitch820

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New jumper numbers:

2 - Hayden McLean (previously 41)
15 - Sam Wicks (previously 45)
19 - Peter Ladhams
29 - Angus Sheldrick
34 - Matt Roberts
37 - Corey Warner
41 - Lachie Rankin

Can only assume Chad and Tom didn't want to be next to their brothers Corey and Paddy respectively, since both numbers were available. (Who could blame them? Imagine sharing a locker with the person you grew up with!)

Also have to assume that we've given up trying to find the perfect candidate for the 37, which is probably worthwhile, since the first choice to wear it post-Goodes ended up a shocker anyway.

Why no 39 or 40?
 

SeanM

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I am not sure when the team breaks for Christmas/New Years.

But there was apparently an open fan session on Wednesday morning. So it might have been the last or 2nd last session of the year. Given that Christmas is next week and some interstate guys will fly home.
 

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SSwans2011

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Genuinely hard to remember such a gun that's been so great and had so much time for children.

Buddy's a legend and regardless of whether we win a Premiership with him, it's been such a pleasure and privilege to have him play for the club.
 

BruceFromBalnarring

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Longmire early in the vid: Top 4 teams for contested ball were the 4 teams in the prelim final, that's where we got to get to...


2.05 - 2.10 in that vid there's a blonde rooster who moves beautifully. Great separation to make space then a nice switch of hands to give off.

Not sure if it's Corey Allegory or maybe Stephens.
 

caesar88

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Hopeful that Will is impressing. Otherwise the screen time is just cruel

Gould was one of the ones who got a lot of attention last season, right before he spent the entire year in the reserves, barely even making the senior emergencies.

The issue with pre-season coverage is that it's so often not indicative of how one's season will go. Every year we hear names who are killing it in the pre-season and they get hyped up big time, only to put in middle of the road seasons when the real deal starts. Meanwhile the players who take the biggest strides forward and/or have the biggest impact in the actual season are the ones who barely get a mention over the summer.

Appreciate the club has an obligation to keep us informed and highlight the players most catching the eye, and anything is better than nothing, but their updates about individuals are almost completely pointless.
 

anotherletdown

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Gould was one of the ones who got a lot of attention last season, right before he spent the entire year in the reserves, barely even making the senior emergencies.

The issue with pre-season coverage is that it's so often not indicative of how one's season will go. Every year we hear names who are killing it in the pre-season and they get hyped up big time, only to put in middle of the road seasons when the real deal starts. Meanwhile the players who take the biggest strides forward and/or have the biggest impact in the actual season are the ones who barely get a mention over the summer.

Appreciate the club has an obligation to keep us informed and highlight the players most catching the eye, and anything is better than nothing, but their updates about individuals are almost completely pointless.

Hmmm... anyone else remember the pre season Marsh was going to become the next Kennedy.. there is spin and then there is delusion...
 

caesar88

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Geez one minute we complain that all the focus is on Buddy, JPK, and Parker then when an up and comer gets some media it's unjustified hype.

Not complaining about it at all. I've been vocal that I'd rather see and hear from players like Gould than the usual suspects, because pre-season is basically the only time we get to (let's face it, our coverage of the reserves during the season is awful.)

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take any of the info with a grain of salt.
 

Grand Uncle Horace

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Not complaining about it at all. I've been vocal that I'd rather see and hear from players like Gould than the usual suspects, because pre-season is basically the only time we get to (let's face it, our coverage of the reserves during the season is awful.)

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take any of the info with a grain of salt.

the product of salt mines really... (apols not really to any salty Carlollies fan who reads this)
 

BruceFromBalnarring

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Not complaining about it at all. I've been vocal that I'd rather see and hear from players like Gould than the usual suspects, because pre-season is basically the only time we get to (let's face it, our coverage of the reserves during the season is awful.)

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take any of the info with a grain of salt.

Well we now know the thing (or have had confirmed the thing) that was keeping him back was his weight. He confirmed it.
 

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