2018 Pre Season Discussion


#281

I think you may spot Francis running on the oval in the video. Maybe the case where he really works on his fitness b4 christmas and be on a seperate program.

Therefore he joins full training in Jan in AFL condition which gives him the best chance to survive the intensity of the season


#282

Endurance is great, and I’m really excited for the kid. But the question remains what his AFL position will be.

I think he has to make it as an inside mid. That being the case, I think 2018 is too early for him.

Great signs though… great signs.


#283

He could always start as an outside mid and then graduate to inside in 2019.


#284

As long as he beat Ryder.


#285

Yep, I agree with all of that


#286

Patrick Ambrose - Ran a PB, but nothing surprising here he is Crossfit.

Kobe Mutch - Encouraging pushing for a spot in the midfield, at least he will have engine for defensive actions

Dylan Clarke - Encouraging pushing for a spot in the midfield, at least he will have engine for defensive actions

Mason Redman - Bit of a surprise for me Good news he has been professional in his standards.

Kyle Langford - Big surprise the laconic kid is beating guys like Parish and Zakka at his size, doing hard yards to become our inside mid.

David Zaharakis - Par, letting a couple of kids beat him, but only early TT

Josh Begley - good news for Midfield aspirations and the Hype around the Mini-Bar will build.

Martin Gleeson - Featus very encouraging, his final game last year still burns bright, this could be a breakout year for the young man, altho it feels as though he has been around forever.


#287

Clarke and Mutch both drafted as midfielders with elite endurance . Clarke was 3rd with a 9.52 over 3km at the 2016 Draft Combine and equal 4th in the beep test. I am not surprised those guys did well over 2km.


#288

Yeah but did they run hard in BOTH directions?


#289

Well not talking and saving your breath would help you run better


#290

The AFL website reporting we have a new 2km time trial king. Not new, he beat Stants as far back as Feb 2015.

Its nice to get recognition on the AFL site though !


#291

For those of us feeling starved of footy over the off-season, this is a good little watch. Skipworth interview (describes Francis as ‘ripped’ :grin:), some training footage and general fluffery.


#292

Pfft!

As long as he beats the IT guy!!


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#299

Definitely looking trimmer.

Looks like footballer.

His development next season will be exciting.


#300

And he out ran all of them