Hey Reboot, I have been permanently scarred by watching that Sydney prick Rohan pick up Marty Gleeson and throw him to one side, resulting in that loss to Sydney. I just cannot unsee it.
I am surprised you can see anything up there Humble.
Devon gave a presser at Coffs.
He’s going well with his pre-season and looking good for round 1.
The rest is just business as usual.
and no journos had to be put back in their place - learnings.
Midfielder Devon Smith says he’s eyeing off Essendon’s opening round clash against Fremantle as his return to senior football.
Smith, who required season-ending surgery last year after injuring his trochlea in the round eight match against Sydney, has participated in every pre-season session after successfully rehabilitating his troublesome knee.
Speaking from the Bombers’ first day of pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour, Smith said barring any setbacks, his focus was firmly on donning the sash for the first match of 2020.
“Yeah, I’ll be good to go from day one,” Smith said.
“I’ve completed all the sessions and I’ve got my eyes on round one.
“This is probably the most of a pre-season I’ve completed since 2016, so I’m actually feeling pretty good.”
The 2018 Crichton Medal winner will look to bounce back from an injury-riddled year and become a key member of the club’s push up the ladder in 2020.
While Smith found it personally frustrating to watch the 2019 season from the sidelines, one positive which came from the midfielder’s misfortune was the opportunity it presented to a host of young players.
“It’s never fun, and I’m not someone who likes watching football especially at the time when we weren’t going too well,” Smith said.
“There are obviously injuries in our game, it’s just the reality, there’s forty-odd on a list and you need troops to step up.
“We got games into guys last year who can hopefully come on in leaps and bounds (and we can also) get those important players back out and playing good football.”
With the Bombers now firmly entrenched into preparing for the 2020 season, the side will spend the rest of this week in Coffs Harbour on pre-season camp.
Smith said the team’s time in the Northern NSW town will be a perfect opportunity to sharpen the side’s consistency on the training track in preparing for pre-season matches which are now only a month away.
“It’s a strange one, because every (other side) says we’re the fittest and strongest we’ve ever been,” he said.
“But we’re all about our process and being consistent with training and trying to get better every day.”
and there’s a photo gallery with 34 photographs to peruse.
Brayden Ham’s in there giving Paddy “Daley Thompson” Ambrose a real contest in the running.
Ham might be our Stanton replacement on the wing. I have already seen it in games. He has a massive tank for a kid.
Yeh, I don’t think many have Brayden Ham in their best 22. He does have 2 important attributes that make it possible. Endurance and being a natural football player. But hey, lets see who gets picked come Round 1. Its not for me to judge.
From BF, Joe and Frang watching on from Coffs, I thought he wasn’t going and was off to Ireland, time must have allowed some time with the group.
Edit seen in the Joe thread
I preferred the photo with Lav out the front as well with Ambrose and Ham, but I assume he dropped off a litte, looks like hes behind Mutch and Shiel there.
Smith said that Joe is spending a couple of days at the camp and then flying on to Ireland.
Please don’t be ■■■■ this year.
There are some extra photos to view over here at the aflol photos site.
So Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller OP treatment is to eat spinach and down hipster beer?
I swear that movie has a gif or quote for every occasion
And so it begins, hat: forward or back?
Seems Franga did a hammy strain which is a shame was mentioned last week by cal that he was touching the hammy when he came off