Training Friday 8 February


#328

McGrath will be a stand out this year. Pure Gun!


#329

HP Elitebook/ Telstra NBN no problems.


#330

They’re all playing pic location :sunglasses:


#331

Don’t stress the whingers. Empty can rattles the most, etc


#332

…so you keep all the stuff to yourself?


#333

I don’t know what we’re paying Guelfi but I think he’s worth double.


#334


#335

TASTY


#336

Just the “good” stuff.


#337

I didn’t mention but should have, I was super impressed by Ben Rutten. His direction, enthusiasm and encouragement was really obvious. And you can see the boys respect him a lot. At different stages, particularly at drink breaks or as they walked from one oval to the next, I observed the likes of Hurley, Ambrose, McKenna and Myers all talking to him at different stages.


#338

Fogdog, I want to say a massive thank you for your on going contabution to the body of work that is Bomber Blitz.

I have read this forum for years and only recently established a profile. However I have always trusted and looked forward to your comments.

Utmost respect to you mate.

Keep up the great work & remain deaf to the idiots and never suffer the fools.

Go Bombers!


#339

Thank you to Nackers, Deckham, Fogdog & the others for bringing together another awesome unpaid training report.

Your dedication to the cause is unquestionable. I love reading everything you write. You all keep me going in some very dark hours!


#340

Outstanding reports. Love the detail, the inside goss, all of it.

It’s very much appreciated - I can’t effing wait for the season to kick off!


#341

Lots are gonna be even more surprised with him this year.


#342

Are we expecting that neither Redman/Gleeson will be available for round one?

Methinks it’s down to Ridley or Guelfi to fill in at half back if that’s the case.

eg:
B: Francis Hurley Saad
HB: McKenna Hooker Guelfi/Ridley

IMO, Ambrose is more of a third tall type (ie competing with Francis or backup for Hurley/Hooker if needed).

For those of you who follow training, is this a fair assessment? And if so, who would you choose for that backline role out of Guelfi/Ridley?


#343

I join with others in saying a huge thank you to all those who provide training reports & other news. We’re very lucky on Blitz.


#344

This is probably the most exciting development outside of Shiel for us, for mine. Rated him as a player, never gave up and probably made more of his gifts and weaknesses than a lot of players. Clearly had a big impact at Richmond. Him and Kelly, excellent to have. I was pretty disappointed when Goodwin left, very happy to have a couple of serious footy heads join us in these massively important roles.


#345

Worsfold was away most of January, and Skippy was handed the baton, to run the preseason training for the whole list. Kelly and Rutten are flavour of the month ( well deserved) . It seems Skippy is not.


#346

I’m all for Hayden, the vague sense we plebs can get from training reports and official releases is that he’s been a consistent factor in our improvement. I’m very happy that we’ve added a couple of blokes who not only played at the highest level but displayed leadership on the ground when they did. I reckone we had a pretty theoretical coaching panel there for a while.


#347

Hmm, I think we have enough drive out of defence that Amborose>Ridley. Also Francis is playing more positional in defence compared to running with an opponent. Ambrose can run with anyone which is advantageous.
I think they’ll try and fit Guelfi in at all means necessary. Hard to determine whether they would start him back as he’s been covering a wing because of Hep and Merrett sidelined.