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Training Pre-season 2024 - Hump Daddy #19 Hype Thread! Dawn of Dimma

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Jen2310

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Surprised you have the same return dates, as those that played in the GF.

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RETURN DATES

First to four year players - November 27

Others - December 4

WHO IS FIT?

Defender Sam Collins finished a very respectable 25th in the Noosa Triathlon earlier this month as he rounded into excellent physical shape.

WHO IS STARTING ON TIME?

Nick Holman missed the final round of the season with a knee injury but should be fit to get into training from the start.

WHO WAS IN FOR SURGERY?

Tom Berry had shoulder surgery when the Suns finished their season but was expected to be fit to start pre-season. Runner Lachie Weller remains away from the main group but is progressing well after knee surgery.

NEW FACES

The most important new face by some way will be new coach Damien Hardwick and the standards he will introduce to his first pre-season on the Gold Coast.
 

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Surprised you have the same return dates, as those that played in the GF.

GOLD COAST

RETURN DATES

First to four year players - November 27

Others - December 4

WHO IS FIT?

Defender Sam Collins finished a very respectable 25th in the Noosa Triathlon earlier this month as he rounded into excellent physical shape.

WHO IS STARTING ON TIME?

Nick Holman missed the final round of the season with a knee injury but should be fit to get into training from the start.

WHO WAS IN FOR SURGERY?

Tom Berry had shoulder surgery when the Suns finished their season but was expected to be fit to start pre-season. Runner Lachie Weller remains away from the main group but is progressing well after knee surgery.

NEW FACES

The most important new face by some way will be new coach Damien Hardwick and the standards he will introduce to his first pre-season on the Gold Coast.
Surely that's incorrect, just wrong copy and paste by article author? I guess we will find out soon :) Essentially all non-finalists start on Nov 13 except Adelaide and WB (Nov 20).

Is Hardwick making sure that the team already feels like playing finals? :p
 

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Yeah not sure why we would be waiting that long to start. Dimma and the boys should be chomping at the bit to get out there.
 

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Yeah not sure why we would be waiting that long to start. Dimma and the boys should be chomping at the bit to get out there.
And no other non finalist team starts that late. But there has been nothing on social media. Unless it'll be the 20th instead. Only Crows and Dogs are starting next week, the other non finals have started today. Would be unusual for someone in the bottom half of the ladder to start the same time as the teams that played in the GF
 

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And no other non finalist team starts that late. But there has been nothing on social media. Unless it'll be the 20th instead. Only Crows and Dogs are starting next week, the other non finals have started today. Would be unusual for someone in the bottom half of the ladder to start the same time as the teams that played in the GF
Strange. We would have already had some posts by the club. Surely next week (as Crows and WB).
 

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Might be a couple of reasons for a late start.

It is 1-4 year players.
We have not got that many players in the 2-4 years group to start with. And of that group, a few played in the VFL finals series (Davies, Jeffrey, Moyle, Johnston) and probably should have the extra break, plus Hollands got traded.

And the four academy 1st years won't need any settling in period, which is what some of that early start for the younger players is for.
 

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Might be a couple of reasons for a late start.

It is 1-4 year players.
We have not got that many players in the 2-4 years group to start with. And of that group, a few played in the VFL finals series (Davies, Jeffrey, Moyle, Johnston) and probably should have the extra break, plus Hollands got traded.

And the four academy 1st years won't need any settling in period, which is what some of that early start for the younger players is for.
I completely forgot about VFL finals. It makes sense now.
 

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The list of guys in the 1-4 years who didn’t finish later with the VFL would be:

Rosas
Humphrey
Andrew

Later start makes sense, although I am sure most of them would already be unofficially back and Walter etc. would already be well and truly underway with their 1st pre-season.
 

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These guys have been flogged to death by our previous coaches in preseason. Sometimes less is more. I think it's deliberate to get their minds relaxed for a big season.
 

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These guys have been flogged to death by our previous coaches in preseason. Sometimes less is more. I think it's deliberate to get their minds relaxed for a big season.
I like the thinking but probably just CBA rule about how much break players have to get after long finals run even if it's only VFL.
 

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Spilt milk festival at HBS and on the austworld training ground tomorrow. Doubt the boys are training there on Monday…


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Spilt milk festival at HBS and on the austworld training ground tomorrow. Doubt the boys are training there on Monday…


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Is there another training ground near by? Otherwise they'll have to seek another venue.
Maybe the one where they generally do the 2K time trial?
 

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Is there another training ground near by? Otherwise they'll have to seek another venue.
Maybe the one where they generally do the 2K time trial?
They could just start the preseason at the indoor training centre with weights, ball drills and swimming cardio etc., especially since it’s not the full team.

But yeah, isn’t great timing for training—but good for the stadium. Been a bunch of big events there this year.
 

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Is there another training ground near by? Otherwise they'll have to seek another venue.
Maybe the one where they generally do the 2K time trial?
Yeah, they usually start with 2K time trial at Bond University. There is also 3rd oval next HBS.
 

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Looks like
Oskar 1st
Flanders 2nd
Collins 3rd
Noah 4th
Read 5th
I think you can squeeze Tsitas into 2nd place. Looks as though he was there to welcome that next group across the line. Huge effort from Collins especially when he wasn't even required back yet.
 

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Sammy Flanders finishing up with running machines Noz, Collins, and Read is a fair effort. Shows just how hard he has worked himself over the last couple of years.

Interested to see how he goes this year where he starts the preseason in the best 22 for sure and with a new 4 year contract.
Confidence would be high after a strong preseason last year and then finishing the year extra strong when given a good crack in the midfield.

Potential for another jump in class this year. A good start, turning up in super nick.
 

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