It was really a captains run this morning so sorry not much to report. Few guys were being managed but still had around 40 players out there. Was really simple light skill drills with a lot of goal kicking.
Jones seemed to have done a slight injury to his knee. They were doing the high mark with speccy bag and Jones just took off awkwardly and actually crashed into the bag. Doctor checked it out and pulled him from training. Saw him walking with sight limp after but with no bandage or anything. Think he will be fine.
Think Shiel also did a little niggle to his knee but nothing too serious
At the end the players and staff all sat down in the middle of the oval for 20 mins just to have a lengthy chat. The boys are in good spirits and connected.
Walla is increasingly running better to my eyes. Slimming down also. He is not totally out of round 1 calculation if he can have a few big months… almost has to be perfect though in every thing he does.
Besides that not much to report. Reid, Perkins, Laverde, Hurley and Brand pretty much did not train but were there.
Still early on the new timetable but any ideas/thoughts on which day(s) look the best to get to for a serious training session?
My old man is keen to get down to one but it’s a bit of a drive for a light skills session.
Deeply concerned with Reid. Can’t see him making it now given he has missed so much footy and is over the hill at 19.We may have completely blown another precious top 10 pick. Why did we even need another tall kp defender anyway, shoulda picked up Arlo Draper instead even though he was in a different draft year and every club passed on him twice.
Cox, Jones and Perkins are notable absentees from that group. Also Wright, considering our lack of key forwards.
When they returned after the end-of-season break, every training report mentioned the spirit and intensity of the group. It’s dropped out of the reports lately. Is that because the spirit has dropped off, or because it’s so much a part of every training session that there’s no need to mention it any more.