General Bombers Talk Preseason 2019 - 2020

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Thought I'd put this up for general convo about preseason training stuff.

Read the interview with Sean Murphy. Didn't realise he was from Hawthorn. Automatically wondered if Cale Hooker will now play an extra five years and release his inner Burgoyne.
Liked that he mentioned Caracella and game plan in the same sentence - no mention of John. Also liked that he liked the fitness the youngsters returned with and his willingness to include skills training in his program.
Reserving judgment, but a good intro. Somewhat interested in next year now.
People on Blitz concerned no Joey sighted. Well, also no Heppell, Shiel, Smith, McKernan, Stringer, Hurley etc. Steady as she goes I'd say.
 

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Who was there outside the first to third year players? From memory it should be Guelfi, Mutch, McGrath, Begley, BZT, Clarke, Draper, Ridley, Ham, Gown, Mosquito, McQuillan, McBride.
 

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Photos on the website showed Francis, Phillips, Hooker, Cutler, Tippa, Redman were there.
Phillips and Cutler are standard, nearly everyone traded goes to the first session. Hooker's a training freak, Francis is a great sign and I love the last two going as well. A tad surprised that Ambrose wasn't there.
 

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Phillips and Cutler are standard, nearly everyone traded goes to the first session. Hooker's a training freak, Francis is a great sign and I love the last two going as well. A tad surprised that Ambrose wasn't there.
Ambrose may well have been, just not in a photo.

Hooker training is a boon for the younger players. How he isn't in the leadership group is mind boggling.

EDIT: Saad and Langford there as well
 
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First to fourth years should be there. First years being new draftees that we don’t have yet, McQuillan✅ and McBride.
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Second years are the 2018 batch: Ham✅, Gown✅, Mozzie✅, Snelling✅.
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Third years are 2017 batch: Zerk-Thatcher✅, Guelfi✅.
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And the fourth years are 2016 draftees: McGrath✅, Ridley✅, Begley✅, Mutch✅, Clarke✅, Draper✅.
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Ambrose may well have been, just not in a photo.

Hooker training is a boon for the younger players. How he isn't in the leadership group is mind boggling.

EDIT: Saad and Langford there as well
I think when it comes to guys like Hooker and Hurley it doesn't matter so much. It's an empty title. If you're a leader you'll do it anyway, whether or not you're part of the "Leadership group".
 

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Added pics for Howie but it capped me at 10 attachments 😢

Ridley, Mozzie and Gown are definitely there, they’re in the video but not the photos. Looks like Gown got a haircut.

Not sure about McBride, I think maybe he’s still moving over from Ireland..?

Redman and Parish are in the background a few times as well.

New trades: Cutler✅, Phillips✅
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Others: Hooker✅, Saad✅, Parish✅, Francis✅, Redman✅, Walla✅, Langford✅

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McGrath looks in top condition, feel he'll take a big step next season.

I expect Andy, Redman, Frang, Langers, Parish to go up a gear, It's time they took the reigns a little more in close/big games.
 
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About the only thing to be gleaned from. Preseason photos is who will get sunburnt or not. The new Irishman looks like he's in trouble
 

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It was interesting listening to Xavier Campbell’s spiel on the FB page about the clubs position in 2020. Just before the 3 minute mark he speaks about the players working with the new coaching structure. Caracellas name gets mentioned first, a slight pause, then Rutten and finally Woosha. Theres probably nothing in it but just the way he said it I get the feeling Caracella will be having a massive influence on the way things work this year.
 

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It was interesting listening to Xavier Campbell’s spiel on the FB page about the clubs position in 2020. Just before the 3 minute mark he speaks about the players working with the new coaching structure. Caracellas name gets mentioned first, a slight pause, then Rutten and finally Woosha. Theres probably nothing in it but just the way he said it I get the feeling Caracella will be having a massive influence on the way things work this year.
Caracella is the new toy that brings hope; they'll be plastering his name on everything to sell 2020 as a (potential) successful year while he's still carrying the aura of success.
 

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It was interesting listening to Xavier Campbell’s spiel on the FB page about the clubs position in 2020. Just before the 3 minute mark he speaks about the players working with the new coaching structure. Caracellas name gets mentioned first, a slight pause, then Rutten and finally Woosha. Theres probably nothing in it but just the way he said it I get the feeling Caracella will be having a massive influence on the way things work this year.
Daniher staying could be strongly influenced by Sean Murphy initially, and Caracella if Joe does get over the OP. I hope Caracella has a huge influence.
 

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"Michael Hurley, Devon Smith, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and Jake Stringer were among the experienced players making an early start, with Essendon's full list set to train together for the first time on November 25."


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Devon Smith back in training :hearteyes:

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Walla
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Hurley with Mozzie
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And our new forwards line coach (Dan Jordan, our old VFL head coach) in action:
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