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craig

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too many ******* exits.

cant wait for mason coxexit, Brad scottexit, Chris scottexit, but most of all,

the biggest party will be Gil McLexit
Lets not be in a hurry for Gilexit ............that will likely lead to Bennyexit from the RFC ........... and I'm not up for that.
 
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caesar

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2hr 30 min session today culminating in 20 minute 1st half & 15 minute 2nd half MATCHPLAY, (this was the real deal and separates itself from the game simulation drills i have reported on throughout the pre-season).

I'll disregard the regular portion of training as Matchplay trumps what has been covered Ad nauseam throughout.

Teams were set up as:

Mids:

Incumbents: Soldo Prestia Cotch Dusty Marlion Shedda

Hunters; CJ RCD Ross Dow

However you had the best forwards, JR8 Lynch etc lining up on our best defenders Grimes, Astbury etc. It goes without saying that meant the opposing forward line had the lesser forwards vs lesser defenders.

Who stood out:

A lot of the usual suspects : Prestia Dusty Shedda Bachar, (Bachar & Dion really pushing hard with their running, a highlight in itself considering their restricted/managed pre-season)
Soldo running more like a Gizale with menace rather than a lumbering Giraffe, (ok that might be an exaggeration but had it over CJ).
RCD: was really good winning plenty of ball inside and out. Copped a big hit in the 1st half, I think from Soldo?, but got up, played out the game and continued to play well, at one point bringing down Marlion in a tackle who tried to replicate his GF blind turn :) .
Bakes: a lively little bugger, played well even though I think his is one of the spots up for grabs.


Flashes of brilliance : and they were only flashes today came from Shai & Marlion.

Showed something: Thompson Dow seemed to pick up the game plan well and linked up well.

Balta was the most engaged he has been this pre-season.

Other comments: Stackman was quiet but seemed he may have been managed somewhat as he sat out the shuttles and 150's earlier in the session.

Appear to have come out unscathed from session.

We know the status of Nank and Graham but Fraser Turner also did not take part, seems to be labouring with his running in rehab so not sure what the issue is there.

Other than that a pretty healthy list, as far as the media goes no news is good news at this time of year.

PS: Don't ask me where everyone lined up the magnet board has gone missing.
 
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JimJessTorp

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2hr 30 min session today culminating in 20 minute 1st half & 15 minute 2nd half MATCHPLAY, (this was the real deal and separates itself from the game simulation drills i have reported on throughout the pre-season).

I'll disregard the regular portion of training as Matchplay trumps what has been covered Ad nauseam throughout.

Teams were set up as:

Mids:

Incumbents: Soldo Prestia Cotch Dusty Marlion Shedda

Hunters; CJ RCD Ross Dow

However you had the best forwards, JR8 Lynch etc lining up on our best defenders Grimes, Astbury etc. It goes without saying that meant the opposing forward line had the lesser forwards vs lesser defenders.

Who stood out:

A lot of the usual suspects : Prestia Dusty Shedda Bachar, (Bachar & Dion really pushing hard with their running a highlight in itself considering their restricted/managed pre-season)
Soldo running more like a Gizale with menace rather than a lumbering Giraffe, (ok that might be an exaggeration but had it over CJ).
RCD: was really good winning plenty of ball inside and out. Copped a big hit in the 1st half, I think from Soldo?, but got up, played out the game and continued to play well, at one point bringing down Marlion in a tackle who tried to replicate his GF blind turn :) .
Bakes: a lively little bugger, played well even though I think his is one of the spots up for grabs.


Flashes of brilliance : and they were only flashes today came from Shai & Marlion.

Showed something: Thompson Dow seemed to pick up the game plan well and linked up well.

Balta was the most engaged he has been this pre-season.

Other comments: Stackman was quite but seemed he may have been managed somewhat as he sat out the shuttles and 150's earlier in the session.

Appear to have come out unscathed from session.

We know the status of Nank and Graham but Fraser Turner also did not take part, seems to be labouring with his running in rehab so not sure what the issue is there.

Other than that a pretty healthy list, as far as the media goes no news is good news at this time of year.

PS: Don't ask me where everyone lined up the magnet board has gone missing.
Onya, KnifeRack. Knew you had it in you. :clap2
 
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waiting

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2hr 30 min session today culminating in 20 minute 1st half & 15 minute 2nd half MATCHPLAY, (this was the real deal and separates itself from the game simulation drills i have reported on throughout the pre-season).

I'll disregard the regular portion of training as Matchplay trumps what has been covered Ad nauseam throughout.

Teams were set up as:

Mids:

Incumbents: Soldo Prestia Cotch Dusty Marlion Shedda

Hunters; CJ RCD Ross Dow

However you had the best forwards, JR8 Lynch etc lining up on our best defenders Grimes, Astbury etc. It goes without saying that meant the opposing forward line had the lesser forwards vs lesser defenders.

Who stood out:

A lot of the usual suspects : Prestia Dusty Shedda Bachar, (Bachar & Dion really pushing hard with their running, a highlight in itself considering their restricted/managed pre-season)
Soldo running more like a Gizale with menace rather than a lumbering Giraffe, (ok that might be an exaggeration but had it over CJ).
RCD: was really good winning plenty of ball inside and out. Copped a big hit in the 1st half, I think from Soldo?, but got up, played out the game and continued to play well, at one point bringing down Marlion in a tackle who tried to replicate his GF blind turn :) .
Bakes: a lively little bugger, played well even though I think his is one of the spots up for grabs.


Flashes of brilliance : and they were only flashes today came from Shai & Marlion.

Showed something: Thompson Dow seemed to pick up the game plan well and linked up well.

Balta was the most engaged he has been this pre-season.

Other comments: Stackman was quiet but seemed he may have been managed somewhat as he sat out the shuttles and 150's earlier in the session.

Appear to have come out unscathed from session.

We know the status of Nank and Graham but Fraser Turner also did not take part, seems to be labouring with his running in rehab so not sure what the issue is there.

Other than that a pretty healthy list, as far as the media goes no news is good news at this time of year.

PS: Don't ask me where everyone lined up the magnet board has gone missing.
Thanks again Julius.
Hail to you one more time oh great leader of training reports.
 

Jonesracing82

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Probably belongs elsewhere, but has the club lost its media department? Been bugger all coverage over the pre-season.

I don't have a problem with the cross promotion of the woman's team, however it seems the media resources don't have the bandwidth to cover the men's. And I certainly would prefer to watch highlights of training or an intraclub game than a miced-up Jayden Short during the team photo day.
More than happy for the also rans to pump up thier own tyres, a few of them will look very silly unless there is rapid improvement.
 

Tigers of Old

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Such great news that RCD is making good progress. We need some young mids coming through. Hopefully sees a a fair bit of senior footy this year.
 
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daniel30

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I reckon Dow is going to suprise a few this kid has talent. How were the Qld boys we drafted and Biggie and Chol.Spewing that Turner is injured could push for best 22 this year.
 

caesar

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Once again caesar, thanks very much.
How did Ross look?
Ross didn't catch my eye which doesn't necessarily mean he didn't do anything, with half the list wearing bibs and plenty of hats for sun protection easy to miss stuff when you have 40 players to watch rather than the usual 22 in only 35 minute matchplay.
As far as how Ross looked, think PRE members will be rapt when they see him live and the shape he has come back in.
 
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caesar

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Our security man Steve was lax yesterday ;) had a Herald Sun journo a few paces down from me that watched the whole session.

Have read his report, (which you can't see paywalled here), and it was a pretty accurate account except for not including RCD and Jack Ross in our "exceptional depth"

He even mentioned Baker's performance as i did so kudos to him for not getting blinded solely by the stars.

 
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Tigerfan

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Our security man Steve was lax yesterday ;) had a Herald Sun journo a few paces down from me that watched the whole session.

Have read his report, (which you can't paywalled here), and it was a pretty accurate account except for not including RCD and Jack Ross in our "exceptional depth"

He even mentioned Baker's performance as i did so kudos to him for not getting blinded solely by the stars.

If it’s the Steve I think you mean, he would have been all over it.
if he didn’t show him out, there would be a reason.
right Taz?
 

caesar

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If it’s the Steve I think you mean, he would have been all over it.
if he didn’t show him out, there would be a reason.
right Taz?
No, Steve wasn't even present roaming the fences that is why i said he was lax.
 

Dont Argue

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Clean bill? Premiers to hit 2020 in fine fettle

Jay Clark
Herald Sun
February 13, 2020 6:08pm

In a warning for the rest of the competition, the Tigers were missing only three senior players as they completed 35 minutes of match simulation in hot conditions at Punt Rd on Thursday.

Other than ruckman Toby Nankervis (groin), hard nut Jack Graham (shoulder) and rebounding defender Kamdyn McIntosh (ankle) all the big guns were out there with Dustin Martin playing about 70 per cent forward.

In the opening passage of play, skipper Trent Cotchin burst out of the centre square and hit the dual Norm Smith Medalist on the chest 30m out.

Even goal sneak Jack Higgins, who had a second bout of brain surgery last year, continued his remarkable recovery completing the whole session largely in the midfield.

Things are looking good for an early return for Higgins.

Grand Final hero Marlion Pickett showed he has more tricks than a brilliant blind turn, pulling out a wicked sidestep on another darting run down the middle early on in the piece.

Looking completely comfortable on the wing and in the centre square, the mature-age revelation looked like a man set to play 20 games in his second season of AFL in 2020.

What an incredible story he is, playing in a premiership in his only senior match.

But this year, Pickett seems almost certain to become a regular member of the senior team.

That’s despite the club’s ridiculous depth.

Sydney Stack and Shai Bolton both showed flare in the forward half yesterday, while livewire Liam Baker was another who was prominent off half back, seemingly taking up some of the slack from departed flanked Brandon Ellis.

Key defenders David Astbury, Nathan Broad and Dylan Grimes had things sorted down back as part of a defence which will be once again missing superstar Alex Rance.

Twin towers Jack Riewoldt and Tom Lynch led the forward set up alongside Martin, while Ivan Soldo took charge in the ruck as Nankervis completed run-throughs on the sidelines.

Nankervis and Graham are expected to be back in full training in coming weeks.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/afl-premier-richmond-enters-2020-with-nearclean-bill-of-health/news-story/6db2f72c4436f3414ce788ffbea7513f
 
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