Training Preseason chat 2022

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SloppyJoe

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Most foward at Allens height aren’t KPF but his leap and reach allow him to play taller. We still need to look at getting a guy close to 200cm in that forward line
He's about 194cm which I would say puts him in the lower-middle range of KPF height. Low being the Darling types (191cm) and high being the Max Kings (202cm). Middle is JK height (196cm).
 

matt_bas

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In honour of the start of preseason..In the absence of Keys I went down for a trundle this morning to check them out on return. Just a few random notes I took down... - A lot of running work again, clearly a focus even in the heat. - Duggan looked on and was hitting targets left and right. Set for a huge 2022. - Giles went up against Vardy in the ruck contests and I'd say that Giles has the inside running at the moment. - Mitchell looked a class above the other midfielders bar Priddis. Just knew how to find the footy and wouldn't miss a target all session. Shuey was very quiet and seemed to be taking direction from Mitchell. Doesn't bode well for his captaincy credentials, maybe he doesn't want the gig? - Won't say too much about it in case I was just reading too much into it, but Rioli looked as though he'd enjoyed the Christmas break a bit too much. A few of the coaches pulled him aside and they were having quite an animated conversation before Rioli was sent to do laps for the rest of the session. Good news for Le Cras, I suppose. - Sheed kicked on his right foot for 80% of the session, I reckon. Nice to see players working on their non-preferred so readily. - Petrie looked like he was doing a great job 'coaching' the younger forwards in between the drills. Darling in particular seemed to be following him around. - Gee Venables has some skills. He mainly jogged laps before spending the last half hour or so on set shots - curled a few beauties from behind the boundary line at the end for a bit of fun. Hardly saw him miss a kick. - What interested me the most was that McGovern split his time between the defenders and the forwards, could be seeing a swingman role in 2022. He was his usual dominant self down back in some match simulation drills before going head-to-head with Mackenzie in a forward role. - Bayok is very fast - Cripps was in most of the drills with him and couldn't keep up. - Nelson is pale as buggery and still doesn't really have the body shape you'd expect of an AFL player. - There was a big bloke who pulled up next to me and I could have sworn it was Suma, but I'm sure I was wrong... - Masto was the player picked to kick the goal at the end today and nailed it. Celebrations were huge. - No sign of Cole, Parto or Hill. Couldn't tell you why. Will upload pics later if I have time. Let me know if you have any questions!
 

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Astro7

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Aug 6, 2017
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In honour of the start of preseason..In the absence of Keys I went down for a trundle this morning to check them out on return. Just a few random notes I took down... - A lot of running work again, clearly a focus even in the heat. - Duggan looked on and was hitting targets left and right. Set for a huge 2022. - Giles went up against Vardy in the ruck contests and I'd say that Giles has the inside running at the moment. - Mitchell looked a class above the other midfielders bar Priddis. Just knew how to find the footy and wouldn't miss a target all session. Shuey was very quiet and seemed to be taking direction from Mitchell. Doesn't bode well for his captaincy credentials, maybe he doesn't want the gig? - Won't say too much about it in case I was just reading too much into it, but Rioli looked as though he'd enjoyed the Christmas break a bit too much. A few of the coaches pulled him aside and they were having quite an animated conversation before Rioli was sent to do laps for the rest of the session. Good news for Le Cras, I suppose. - Sheed kicked on his right foot for 80% of the session, I reckon. Nice to see players working on their non-preferred so readily. - Petrie looked like he was doing a great job 'coaching' the younger forwards in between the drills. Darling in particular seemed to be following him around. - Gee Venables has some skills. He mainly jogged laps before spending the last half hour or so on set shots - curled a few beauties from behind the boundary line at the end for a bit of fun. Hardly saw him miss a kick. - What interested me the most was that McGovern split his time between the defenders and the forwards, could be seeing a swingman role in 2022. He was his usual dominant self down back in some match simulation drills before going head-to-head with Mackenzie in a forward role. - Bayok is very fast - Cripps was in most of the drills with him and couldn't keep up. - Nelson is pale as buggery and still doesn't really have the body shape you'd expect of an AFL player. - There was a big bloke who pulled up next to me and I could have sworn it was Suma, but I'm sure I was wrong... - Masto was the player picked to kick the goal at the end today and nailed it. Celebrations were huge. - No sign of Cole, Parto or Hill. Couldn't tell you why. Will upload pics later if I have time. Let me know if you have any questions!
Haha, got me...just chomping at the bit for a new training thread and all the info and updates - won't be long now! Good sign that apparently the players are all itching to get back into a new preseason!
 
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Spoon_Man

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In honour of the start of preseason..In the absence of Keys I went down for a trundle this morning to check them out on return. Just a few random notes I took down... - A lot of running work again, clearly a focus even in the heat. - Duggan looked on and was hitting targets left and right. Set for a huge 2022. - Giles went up against Vardy in the ruck contests and I'd say that Giles has the inside running at the moment. - Mitchell looked a class above the other midfielders bar Priddis. Just knew how to find the footy and wouldn't miss a target all session. Shuey was very quiet and seemed to be taking direction from Mitchell. Doesn't bode well for his captaincy credentials, maybe he doesn't want the gig? - Won't say too much about it in case I was just reading too much into it, but Rioli looked as though he'd enjoyed the Christmas break a bit too much. A few of the coaches pulled him aside and they were having quite an animated conversation before Rioli was sent to do laps for the rest of the session. Good news for Le Cras, I suppose. - Sheed kicked on his right foot for 80% of the session, I reckon. Nice to see players working on their non-preferred so readily. - Petrie looked like he was doing a great job 'coaching' the younger forwards in between the drills. Darling in particular seemed to be following him around. - Gee Venables has some skills. He mainly jogged laps before spending the last half hour or so on set shots - curled a few beauties from behind the boundary line at the end for a bit of fun. Hardly saw him miss a kick. - What interested me the most was that McGovern split his time between the defenders and the forwards, could be seeing a swingman role in 2022. He was his usual dominant self down back in some match simulation drills before going head-to-head with Mackenzie in a forward role. - Bayok is very fast - Cripps was in most of the drills with him and couldn't keep up. - Nelson is pale as buggery and still doesn't really have the body shape you'd expect of an AFL player. - There was a big bloke who pulled up next to me and I could have sworn it was Suma, but I'm sure I was wrong... - Masto was the player picked to kick the goal at the end today and nailed it. Celebrations were huge. - No sign of Cole, Parto or Hill. Couldn't tell you why. Will upload pics later if I have time. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Dot points or GTFO..
 

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navi_

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honestly goes a long way to explaining his form drop off this year. felt like he'd be the kinda guy to play good footy late into his career as a medium defender similar to corey enright, so his for dropping away was pretty surprising to me
 

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