Training To hell and back but we never actually left hell (Preseason thread)

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Proper Gander

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We brought in 2 of the best kicks in the draft with our first picks - particularly Bowey apparently.

Rosman is a project type that we probably won’t see in the senior side for a year or 2 at best.
My PT is apparently best buddies with Bowey.

When I say PT, I mean the cruel smiling millennial that I have strangely decided to pay to torture me a couple of times in the past week in pursuit of my goal of f knows what or why :(
 

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My PT is apparently best buddies with Bowey.

When I say PT, I mean the cruel smiling millennial that I have strangely decided to pay to torture me a couple of times in the past week in pursuit of my goal of f knows what or why :(
Im told he’s a great kid who will fit right in quickly.

Your PT doesn’t sound very nice though.. why are they all so nasty?
 

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As long as you have the cash they'll have a 10 week program for that.
My wife is a PT, a pretty successful one who solely focuses on women, usually mothers. She regularly passes on stories from her clients who've gone to gyms, and various other PT's who likely got into the profession because they like going to the gym and looking at themselves in the mirror. Some of the advice they apparently give out is hilarious. One of the highlights is advising a "healthy meal" of bbq sausages ...

But anyway, Proper Gander I'm more than happy for you to continue with this one as long as you get bi-weekly updates on the inner workings of the club.
 

Proper Gander

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My wife is a PT, a pretty successful one who solely focuses on women, usually mothers. She regularly passes on stories from her clients who've gone to gyms, and various other PT's who likely got into the profession because they like going to the gym and looking at themselves in the mirror. Some of the advice they apparently give out is hilarious. One of the highlights is advising a "healthy meal" of bbq sausages ...

But anyway, Proper Gander I'm more than happy for you to continue with this one as long as you get bi-weekly updates on the inner workings of the club.
Yeah he honestly seems okay. But fu** it can be hilarious with a really young, super fit and enthusiastic young guy try to work his head around the appropriate strength program for a slightly angry middle aged woman. He’s doing an amazing job of keeping up the encouraging thing when I manage to at least lift my gaze
 

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My PT is apparently best buddies with Bowey.

When I say PT, I mean the cruel smiling millennial that I have strangely decided to pay to torture me a couple of times in the past week in pursuit of my goal of f knows what or why :(
Reminds me of the Dave Graney line: Slave to an unnamable half forgotten ambition
 

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Did he really? wow that is impressive. It also makes me want to give an almighty spray to the rest of the plodders on our list that just got beaten by the new kid.
I don't reckon it's the others being unfit, fitness was one of our strengths last year and Burgess wouldn't let them come back fat. Tmac has lost a lot of weight and is apparently the fittest he's ever been, so big props to Rosman for beating him. I would give ANB credit but he should've been delisted.
 

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Did he really? wow that is impressive. It also makes me want to give an almighty spray to the rest of the plodders on our list that just got beaten by the new kid.
He may well be an exceptional runner and perhaps also engaged in middle distance running along with football. They were talking about the 2km time trial on the radio today and said an elite time for AFL footballers is anything from 6:00 to 6:30. The world record for an u18 is under 5 Minutes and the Australian u18 record is 5:15, so maybe it’s just good genetics.
 

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Did he really? wow that is impressive. It also makes me want to give an almighty spray to the rest of the plodders on our list that just got beaten by the new kid.
man the 1 thing we took him for was he's a boss runner who's tall as fu** who can take that other wing. it's why I said he'll play round 1 it just depends on his footy smarts
 

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I think I heard on the radio today that Goody split from his Mrs, not good for focus with stre like that in the family.
Meh, when i split from my wife a number of years ago, I've never been more focused on work in my life. Plus, if he's been unhappy or in an unhappy relationship, maybe this is something that could spark creativity or shake that robot like demeanour he has going on. Don't think it's necessarily a bad thing..
 

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Meh, when i split from my wife a number of years ago, I've never been more focused on work in my life. Plus, if he's been unhappy or in an unhappy relationship, maybe this is something that could spark creativity or shake that robot like demeanour he has going on. Don't think it's necessarily a bad thing..
Well he has grown a beard. Different man already.
 

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Meh, when i split from my wife a number of years ago, I've never been more focused on work in my life. Plus, if he's been unhappy or in an unhappy relationship, maybe this is something that could spark creativity or shake that robot like demeanour he has going on. Don't think it's necessarily a bad thing..
If Goodwin suddenly becomes a highly successful AFL coach following his marriage breakdown, divorce lawyers around the nation are going to be working 25 hours a day to keep up with demand.
What idiot would stay married when that kind of life turnaround is possible post-divorce.
 

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If Goodwin suddenly becomes a highly successful AFL coach following his marriage breakdown, divorce lawyers around the nation are going to be working 25 hours a day to keep up with demand.
What idiot would stay married when that kind of life turnaround is possible post-divorce.
You must be a lucky man to have never been in a loveless relationship or an abusive one. It's no coincidence that a lot of people turn their lives around after a relationship ends. I have no idea what Goody's situation is, but hopefully it's freeing for him and not restricting. Clearly getting divorced for a reason, so maybe a happier coach equals better coach..
 

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You must be a lucky man to have never been in a loveless relationship or an abusive one. It's no coincidence that a lot of people turn their lives around after a relationship ends. I have no idea what Goody's situation is, but hopefully it's freeing for him and not restricting. Clearly getting divorced for a reason, so maybe a happier coach equals better coach..
It’s not like it can make the old chap any worse so I think we are safe!

very eloquent post on divorce in all seriousness
 

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Anyone else have a bit of an 'out of sight, out of mind' feeling with the club currently? Just tumbleweeds coming from the media dept at the moment.

Makes it hard to build any excitement for the coming season ahead, just my opinion though.

Edit - also the obvious lack of training reports doesn't help, with the boys being in exile over at Casey.
 

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Anyone else have a bit of an 'out of sight, out of mind' feeling with the club currently? Just tumbleweeds coming from the media dept at the moment.

Makes it hard to build any excitement for the coming season ahead, just my opinion though.

Edit - also the obvious lack of training reports doesn't help, with the boys being in exile over at Casey.
Yup, never had so little interest in the club over off season..
 

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Anyone else have a bit of an 'out of sight, out of mind' feeling with the club currently? Just tumbleweeds coming from the media dept at the moment.

Makes it hard to build any excitement for the coming season ahead, just my opinion though.

Edit - also the obvious lack of training reports doesn't help, with the boys being in exile over at Casey.
Crickets. Literally nothing coming out of the club. Mind you, besides Jono Patton and him sending his weiner to every chick in town, there has been little to no news about any AFL. Very strange...
 

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You must be a lucky man to have never been in a loveless relationship or an abusive one. It's no coincidence that a lot of people turn their lives around after a relationship ends. I have no idea what Goody's situation is, but hopefully it's freeing for him and not restricting. Clearly getting divorced for a reason, so maybe a happier coach equals better coach..
Only been in one relationship that was serious and am still in it 25 years later so I guess I fall into the lucky category.
 

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Anyone else have a bit of an 'out of sight, out of mind' feeling with the club currently? Just tumbleweeds coming from the media dept at the moment.

Makes it hard to build any excitement for the coming season ahead, just my opinion though.

Edit - also the obvious lack of training reports doesn't help, with the boys being in exile over at Casey.
The activity in this thread says it all and I think the club are also trying to avoid another 'to hell and back' stupid move.
 

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Anyone else have a bit of an 'out of sight, out of mind' feeling with the club currently? Just tumbleweeds coming from the media dept at the moment.

Makes it hard to build any excitement for the coming season ahead, just my opinion though.

Edit - also the obvious lack of training reports doesn't help, with the boys being in exile over at Casey.
Probably a combination of cost cutting and the doco last season probably would get laughed at this season (Even though I love behind the scenes stuff).
 

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