Preview The 2022 Pre Season Training Official Thread

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Schoenberg was close to strong enough last season imo. Was pretty strong in the contest. Should only improve this season. He's a nugget with a good tackling technique.

I just hope his fitness is at a level now where he can spend the majority of his time around the ball.
I can't wait to see Harry's progression this year. Feel like his next step is to go from rotational mid with obvious talent, to consistent midfielder who gets 2 or 3 clear BOG performances under his belt throughout the season.

He does that and he's right on track for me.
 

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Supposedly Doedee had something but journos didn't bother with a whole of team injury update question from Adam Kelly the other day.
I reckon Doedee has had multiple finger surgeries or treatments. Had it looked at post season 2021 and the most recent training photos still has it all strapped up to keep it stabilised.

Im just glad it looks like his ankle is okay which is what we were concerned about.
 

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I reckon Doedee has had multiple finger surgeries or treatments. Had it looked at post season 2021 and the most recent training photos still has it all strapped up to keep it stabilised.

Im just glad it looks like his ankle is okay which is what we were concerned about.
Hand looks alright!
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Did Jimmy have that jawline last year?

They weren't joking when they said he's been putting in the work.
in that photo it looks like he’s lost a hell of a lot of weight even in his face..

maybe the Rochele pick.. along with the half a dozen other small mid/forward types we grabbed in the draft.. has really put the wind up him..
 

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in that photo it looks like he’s lost a hell of a lot of weight even in his face..

maybe the Rochele pick.. along with the half a dozen other small mid/forward types we grabbed in the draft.. has really put the wind up him..
Players think they are really fit and then they join an AFL program and discover what really fit means.

Similar changes to body shape in the early days by Matty Crouch and Smurph.
 

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in that photo it looks like he’s lost a hell of a lot of weight even in his face..

maybe the Rochele pick.. along with the half a dozen other small mid/forward types we grabbed in the draft.. has really put the wind up him..
Hope so, as he is a talented young lad. If he can get his fitness to where it is required we may be in for some very pleasant surprises, including the odd burst in the middle.
 

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Did Jimmy have that jawline last year?

They weren't joking when they said he's been putting in the work.

I noticed a change when they returned for pre-season training in November, and he’s clearly continuing working hard over the Christmas break. Great to see.
 

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"tell us who you want to see photos of" on the crows Facebook.

Someone says Ned McHenry as their new favourite player after David Mackay left. Can't even fathom how Mackay could end up your favourite player.
 

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"tell us who you want to see photos of" on the crows Facebook.

Someone says Ned McHenry as their new favourite player after David Mackay left. Can't even fathom how Mackay could end up your favourite player.

Maybe someone with very little skill ability who is athletic and can run and carry all day.
 

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If you had 45 Ned McHenry's at the club you'd be in great shape.
DMac gives us all hope that any one of us can become 200 game AFL players.
Don't even need to spend one minute in the gym so less work that most players.
 

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Everybody at the club always raved about his preparation standards. He just has a body type which isn't conducive to building a lot of muscle bulk.

Or the style of play to want bulging muscles.

Mackays issue was his game was less then the sum of its parts. That said, being out of the era, there is certainly enough there for a club that was obsessed with preparation (to the point it was a detriment) getting sucked into.
 

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