Training Monday 11/2/19


#103

Is that green circle in the middle Adam Saad?


#104

WTAF??
What witchcraft is this?
EVERYONE knows all our kick-outs are 40m to the right by MICHAEL HURLEY!


#105


#106

I assumed Nino just scanned it from the inside cover of one of his school books.


#107

Yep, Hurley took 52 kick ins and 19 of those resulted in a mark.

He gets unfairly criticized at times does Hurls.


#108

Of those 19 how many were short to the “Back Pocket”


#109


#110

Took the question out of my mouth.
In particular short to BJ in the pocket.

So stats - Hurley kicks 19 short to BJ in pocket, 2 long to the left, and 30 odd long to a pack on the right boundary?


#111

Deckham that’s sensational. Do you reckon you put together a set of “Greatest moments in EFC history” drawings? Baker’s spin in '84 … Longy’s run in '93 … the Zacka goal on ANZAC Day … etc

Back to the Hurley discussion, I always found that if he didn’t get the kick off right away then he just bombed it to a point about 60m from goal and about 10m in from the boundary. The painful part being the process:

  • look around and pretend he’s thinking of kicking it to some other point on the field
  • all Essendon talls start drifting towards the point 60m from goal and 10m in from the boundary
  • all Essendon opponents start drifting towards the point 60m from goal and 10m in from the boundary
  • Hurley has one more look around to see if he can think of something else
  • Pretty much the entire team and their opponents have now camped 60m from goal and 10m from the boundary
  • Hurley kicks to a point about 60m from goal and 10m in from the boundary

#112

Are you referring to the “Nino Pocket”?


#113

The greatest tragedy of the Old Blitz data disaster is that my depiction of the Wallis - Hanna bump from the 93 GF is lost forever…


#114

I thought it might have been that new zone thingummy the training observers have reported on.


#115
  1. Nino blows a head gasket. :grin:

#116

11 - and then blames Jackets


#117

…on an anonymous Bombers footy forum.


#118

fixed


#119

From what I can gather kicking to 60m out on the boundary is least likely to result in a turnover and goal.

I think most clubs would go to that area if a simple pass to a teammate looked unlikely.


#120

INSTABAN!!!


#121

Since we’re talking about it…
Is it play on the moment the player steps out of the square?


#122

You mean bombs to the Nino pocket?