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Sydney Stack

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Its really his first preseason for a while where there have been no non football issues to sort out (covid - imprisonment etc). He has 4-5 full months to put in a monster pre season.
 
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only seen Syd live twice , Swans Etihad , one of his real early games ,
I was WOW , this kid can play , reads the play , has composure
the next game was Dees ANZAC eve and that Viney bump , I had a birds eye view :)

now the challenge is to play to that level consistently

there are times on both TV and live you can see he is focused and determined

my fingers are crossed

Go Stackman
 
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Interesting to see Peter Burge give Sydney Stack a decent and very public whack in the Herald Sun today.
He deliberately didn't mince his words; said Stack needs to commit to working on his conditioning.
Not what we wanted to hear, but certainly some tough love being metered out to Stacky by our fitness guru.
Oodles of talent; question remains as to whether he can get the most out of himself.
I guess the positive is that he is being given a mini rocket in late November, rather than March.
 
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Interesting to see Peter Burge give Sydney Stack a decent and very public whack in the Herald Sun today.
He deliberately didn't mince his words; said Stack needs to commit to working on his conditioning.
Not what we wanted to hear, but certainly some tough love being metered out to Stacky by our fitness guru.
Oodles of talent; question remains as to whether he can get the most out of himself.
I guess the positive is that he is being given a mini rocket in late November, rather than March.

Hoping to get down to PRO next week for a perve .... copious amounts of chundering are now expected!
 
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Wildride

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Interesting to see Peter Burge give Sydney Stack a decent and very public whack in the Herald Sun today.
He deliberately didn't mince his words; said Stack needs to commit to working on his conditioning.
Not what we wanted to hear, but certainly some tough love being metered out to Stacky by our fitness guru.
Oodles of talent; question remains as to whether he can get the most out of himself.
I guess the positive is that he is being given a mini rocket in late November, rather than March.
What did he say for those of us without a HUN subscription?
 
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caesar

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Interesting to see Peter Burge give Sydney Stack a decent and very public whack in the Herald Sun today.
He deliberately didn't mince his words; said Stack needs to commit to working on his conditioning.
Not what we wanted to hear, but certainly some tough love being metered out to Stacky by our fitness guru.
Oodles of talent; question remains as to whether he can get the most out of himself.
I guess the positive is that he is being given a mini rocket in late November, rather than March.

So all you guys that get on my case when I make comments on Syd's running and immediately jump to his defense have just got a dose of Burge's first hand reality so you can stop shooting the messenger.
In individual needs session again today Syd was trailing MJR by so far it wasn't funny, I were not going to put it any training report, as I have mentioned it previously, I were just going to let Syd work on it a few weeks to see where that got him but as Burge commented on it directly it again becomes relevant.

**A funny aside today, Syd was already being paced by one of the other fitness guys and Peter Burge, ( unbeknownst to Stacky ), was prowling the center watching when Burge cried out FFS Stacky! as Syd bent down pretending to do up his shoelaces :ROFLMAO:, someone should tell Syd that trick never works.

I haven't read above article but it sounds like Stack has not put in the running work during the break :confused:
 
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What did he say for those of us without a HUN subscription?
Alongside the main article on slim Dusty, there were a half dozen updates on the fitness of players who had suffered major injuries last year, or those like Stacky who Burge clearly wanted to single out.
I've paraphrased the main point, which essentially was he needs to commit to conditioning his body on an on-going basis, with the inference being not just when he comes back for pre-season.
caesar's track reports have already highlighted he is being distanced in the endurance running.

Interestingly in the six players I was hoping to get an update from Burge on Broady, but he was not mentioned. I suspect that this is because he is the original low-key player, but hoping its also because his ankle is fine and not worthy of an update.
Soldo had an arthroscopy during the break after experiencing knee soreness at the end of last year. Sounds like a slow build-up to 2022 for the big man; no guarantee he'll be leaping for the opening bounce R1?

ps i don't have a Hun subscription and never will. Read it in a coffee shop. Had to sanitise my hands after, and that wasn't a Covid precaution.
 
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bullus_hit

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So all you guys that get on my case when I make comments on Syd's running and immediately jump to his defense have just got a dose of Burge's first hand reality so you can stop shooting the messenger.
In individual needs session again today Syd was trailing MJR so far it wasn't funny, I were not going to put it any training report, as I have mentioned it previously, I were just going to let Syd work on it a few weeks to see where that got him but as Burge commented on it directly it again becomes relevant.
I haven't read above article but it sounds like Stack has not put in the running work during the break :confused:
Old habits die hard. this is exactly the same issue as his draft year when he lobbed up to state training with poor skinfolds (and subsequently got dropped for the first match).
 
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only seen Syd live twice , Swans Etihad , one of his real early games ,
I was WOW , this kid can play , reads the play , has composure
the next game was Dees ANZAC eve and that Viney bump , I had a birds eye view :)

now the challenge is to play to that level consistently

there are times on both TV and live you can see he is focused and determined

my fingers are crossed

Go Stackman
I was in a great position to witness that bump too, but i wouldn't call it a 'bird's eye view'!

Stacky hit him that hard, i reckon Viney had a birds eye view of me. :LOL:
 
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TigerFurious

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Disappointing but not entirely unexpected based on training reports.

Another wasted pre-season ahead for Stack just trying to get back to the level of conditioning he should have started in. Will be given yet another chance because of his immense talent but surely the club is losing patience.
 

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Old habits die hard. this is exactly the same issue as his draft year when he lobbed up to state training with poor skinfolds (and subsequently got dropped for the first match).

didnt Sumich then declare him the best player out of WA ever after the 2nd match?
 

caesar

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Alongside the main article on slim Dusty, there were a half dozen updates on the fitness of players who had suffered major injuries last year, or those like Stacky who Burge clearly wanted to single out.
I've paraphrased the main point, which essentially was he needs to commit to conditioning his body on an on-going basis, with the inference being not just when he comes back for pre-season.
caesar's track reports have already highlighted he is being distanced in the endurance running.

Interestingly in the six players I was hoping to get an update from Burge on Broady, but he was not mentioned. I suspect that this is because he is the original low-key player, but hoping its also because his ankle is fine and not worthy of an update.
Soldo had an arthroscopy during the break after experiencing knee soreness at the end of last year. Sounds like a slow build-up to 2022 for the big man; no guarantee he'll be leaping for the opening bounce R1?

ps i don't have a Hun subscription and never will. Read it in a coffee shop. Had to sanitise my hands after, and that wasn't a Covid precaution.

Broady has been back with the 1-4 year players and I were surprised not to see Soldo but your post explains that. Samson might be required earlier than we think. that's a few athro's for Soldo now :confused:
 
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Disappointing but not entirely unexpected based on training reports.

Another wasted pre-season ahead for Stack just trying to get back to the level of conditioning he should have started in. Will be given yet another chance because of his immense talent but surely the club is losing patience.
Last chance.
We cant force him, There would be 10000 kids hanging to be in his position.
Talent can only get you so far before the lights get switched off
 

bullus_hit

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didnt Sumich then declare him the best player out of WA ever after the 2nd match?
But Sumo couldn't articulate what role he would be best suited for, that's the issue with promoting a 177cm player with an average tank, this is really Stack's best shot at a lengthy AFL career, he can look to Jarman Impey as some sort of role model but he needs to bust a gut from here. That position requires some serious gut running, the best are clocking 15km a match, not sure Stack fully grasps the work required.

Height - 177cm

Smart Speed 20m Sprint – 3.006 sec

Smart Speed Agility – 8.515sec

YoYo IR2 Level – 20.4

2km Time Trial – 7min 0sec

Would love to see how much he's improved on these numbers, that will tell a significant tale.
 
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Interesting to see Peter Burge give Sydney Stack a decent and very public whack in the Herald Sun today.
He deliberately didn't mince his words; said Stack needs to commit to working on his conditioning.
Not what we wanted to hear, but certainly some tough love being metered out to Stacky by our fitness guru.
Oodles of talent; question remains as to whether he can get the most out of himself.
I guess the positive is that he is being given a mini rocket in late November, rather than March.
commented a few weeks ago saying hoped Stack was working his arse off as the offseason was critical for him. Did the club give him a program and someone to train with as he's obviously a slack trainer and left to his own devices will take short cuts? Disappointing that instead of using the pre-season to find peak fitness and explode into the season, he'll just use it again to get any kind of fitness base.