Interview with Brayden Sier

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After training this morning, I asked Brayden Sier if he'd give me a few minutes for a short interview. He very kindly agreed. Here is the transcript.

Neil: Brayden there was a picture posted on BigFooty last night of you at a training camp in Thailand. Can you tell me about that?

Brayden: Was there? I was on a Tiger Muay Martial Arts course in Phuket.

Neil: How long were you there?

Brayden: Just a week. I got put onto that by my girlfriend’s brother - he does it a fair bit. He reckons it was grouse so I reckon it was probably the most fun I’ve had and the whole thing made me completely stuffed.

Neil: What else did you do over the break?

Brayden: The off-season was pretty short and I basically haven’t really stopped to be honest. The only break I had was over in Thailand doing the Tiger Muay thing.
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Neil: There’s an awful lot of interest in you amongst Collingwood supporters. You haven’t played a game yet and you had a shocking run with injury, so where to from here? What’s the goal for the coming season?

Brayden: I’m hoping for a clean run. I’m probably the fittest I’ve ever felt at the moment. Touch wood nothing happens again, but I think I’ve had my fair share of bad luck.

Neil: Apart from the face fracture, what were the major issues last year?

Brayden: The preseason was, well, I didn’t do much. Pretty much I missed 80% of it because I’d had back surgery over the break, so that put me back about 10 months behind everyone and so, I just started coming back and sort of hit a little bit of form towards the end of the year and then just ran out of time. So just thought I’d keep up with all my running and all that sort of stuff, so I’m feeling pretty good I guess, so I want to carry the form into next year.

Neil: Assuming you have an injury free summer and everything being good, where do you see yourself playing?

Brayden: In the middle. Inside mid.

Neil: You’re big enough to almost be a Key Position now aren’t you?

Brayden: Yeah, well, I don’t mind it up forward (laughs) but yeah, midfield forward. I think I’m quick enough to sort of play up forward and I’m strong enough to play in the midfield so, (laughs) that’s the plan at least.

Neil: Thanks for taking the time Brayden. I’ll let you get back to the others. Good luck.
 

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I’m getting really excited to see what this kid produce this year. He is a beast.
 

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I'd love to see him tried as a hard tackling third tall up forward. He has the strength and explosiveness to do well there I reckon.
 

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After training this morning, I asked Brayden Sier if he'd give me a few minutes for a short interview. He very kindly agreed. Here is the transcript.

Neil: Brayden there was a picture posted on BigFooty last night of you at a training camp in Thailand. Can you tell me about that?

Brayden: Was there? I was on a Tiger Muay Martial Arts course in Phuket.

Neil: How long were you there?

Brayden: Just a week. I got put onto that by my girlfriend’s brother - he does it a fair bit. He reckons it was grouse so I reckon it was probably the most fun I’ve had and the whole thing made me completely stuffed.

Neil: What else did you do over the break?

Brayden: The off-season was pretty short and I basically haven’t really stopped to be honest. The only break I had was over in Thailand doing the Tiger Muay thing.View attachment 435903

Neil: There’s an awful lot of interest in you amongst Collingwood supporters. You haven’t played a game yet and you had a shocking run with injury, so where to from here? What’s the goal for the coming season?

Brayden: I’m hoping for a clean run. I’m probably the fittest I’ve ever felt at the moment. Touch wood nothing happens again, but I think I’ve had my fair share of bad luck.

Neil: Apart from the face fracture, what were the major issues last year?

Brayden: The preseason was, well, I didn’t do much. Pretty much I missed 80% of it because I’d had back surgery over the break, so that put me back about 10 months behind everyone and so, I just started coming back and sort of hit a little bit of form towards the end of the year and then just ran out of time. So just thought I’d keep up with all my running and all that sort of stuff, so I’m feeling pretty good I guess, so I want to carry the form into next year.

Neil: Assuming you have an injury free summer and everything being good, where do you see yourself playing?

Brayden: In the middle. Inside mid.

Neil: You’re big enough to almost be a Key Position now aren’t you?

Brayden: Yeah, well, I don’t mind it up forward (laughs) but yeah, midfield forward. I think I’m quick enough to sort of play up forward and I’m strong enough to play in the midfield so, (laughs) that’s the plan at least.

Neil: Thanks for taking the time Brayden. I’ll let you get back to the others. Good luck.
That was great. Thanks
 

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Well I hope not. I didn't ask anything compromising at all and I was mindful that I would need to report sensitively. But you may be right Old Spice, players are very strictly managed these days.
 

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Awesome work. I knew he had back issues over the previous preseason but it's easy to forget when a lesser known player misses a preseason. It's always well known when Treloar hardly had one like the lead up to 2016 for example.

Really hope he makes it.
 

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Another Very good report Neil.
Hoping that the kid stays injury free, and pushing for selection by half way through the season.
 
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Well I hope not. I didn't ask anything compromising at all and I was mindful that I would need to report sensitively. But you may be right Old Spice, players are very strictly managed these days.
I'll join you next time and we'll bring a huge butterfly net and bag a few for further questioning in the back of our media van.
 

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Great job, thanks!

Hoping this kid can really have that clean run he wants, for his and our sakes.
 

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Gredat work Mazzarjo. Really appreciate your efforts with you training write-ups. Was working in Collingwood myself yesterday and would have loved to have dropped in for a look, but 6.45 seems to turn into 3.00 without even blinking it seems. But you never disappoint. Keep em coming good sir.
 

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Neil: You’re big enough to almost be a Key Position now aren’t you?

Brayden: Yeah, well, I don’t mind it up forward (laughs) but yeah, midfield forward. I think I’m quick enough to sort of play up forward and I’m strong enough to play in the midfield so, (laughs) that’s the plan at least.
Reckon this might be the clubs plan too? Play him high half forward? Or at least have him as an option to do so?
 

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Reckon this might be the clubs plan too? Play him high half forward? Or at least have him as an option to do so?
Hope they are working on something, Richmond showed you don't necessarily need the 4 keys and ruck, you can develop a game plan to suit your personnel
 

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Hope they are working on something, Richmond showed you don't necessarily need the 4 keys and ruck, you can develop a game plan to suit your personnel
That's what prompted the questions, it seems we have options and it's a case of if, when and where the club executes - the club is deafly quiet by the way. This gives me confidence
 
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