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Title: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 01:22:10 PM
With only a few days left of my holidays I headed down to Punt Road Oval to catch some training :thumbsup

I was only there about 50 minutes because I didn't feel like getting booked >:(

The players were in groups doing different drills. After a period of time they would rotate to the next drill.

Dave Wheadon was taking goal kicking practice, Brian Royal was doing a lot of contested marking drills, David King was taking drill that involved players running, stopping, then side stepping an opponent and then kicking to a target, one of the fitness guys was taking a drill that worked on quick reflex marking and handballing.

Tezza was sitting in the in sun taking notes, still recovering from a bad dose of the flu poor bloke.

Interesting points:

David Rodan is moving very well - very free in his turning and baulking, Showing no signs of any knee discomfort

A couple of our younger blokes will probably need another pre-season in the gym. Muscle definition has improved but they still look lean and small across the shoulders (esp. Meyer).

Andy Raines - seemed bigger in the arms and in the thighs  :thumbsup

Pattison seemed taller but certainly hasn't filled out as much as I hoping for. Good news for him was he is still really mobile and sharp below the knees.

Simmonds - is still a big unit but doesn't appear as big as last year - seemed to be moving alot better, looking more agile especially below the knees

That's it for now as I am heading out again

I'll post some pics later this afternoon

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:08:02 PM
Tiger training cont............

Didn't see:

Brown, Deledio or Chaffey - I believe they were inside doing gym stuff.

Things I've since remembered ;D

Richard Tambling is back from Darwin :thumbsup

Young Dean Limbach seems alot stronger in the upper body but like others will need another season in the gym

Greg Stafford was doing a lot of contested marking stuff with Adam Pattison

I thought Ray Hall looked a lot bigger - all that boxing must be paying off  :bow :thumbsup

Richo? well he just looks like Richo  :cheers He did a lot of goal kicking practice and didn't miss too many  ;D

Dave Rodan was very very vocal on the track as was Gas and Chubba Kellaway.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:10:36 PM
Here's some pics:

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training1_231105.jpg)

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training2_231105.jpg)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:13:21 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/rodan_training.jpg)

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training5_231105.jpg)

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:16:43 PM
Here's an OER exclusive - I hear the dude with nothing on but the AFG sign could be new recruit. Tall and very solid  :thumbsup

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training3_231105.jpg)




Actually the new recruit is so top secret that Dave Rodan was trying to hide him from my camera  ;D

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training4_231105.jpg)

 ;D :rollin ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Razorblade on November 23, 2005, 03:30:56 PM
Whoa that doesn't look like Rodan, not to sound racist or anything, but he looks "lighter" in that last pic then i remember him to be!  :-\

Was Schulzy bludging?  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:34:34 PM
Was Schulzy bludging? :rollin

 ;D Actually Schulzy was working very hard. Gotta say he looks a lot fitter at the moment than he did this time last year. Just going by the King drill - his kicking was much better too :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Razorblade on November 23, 2005, 06:10:25 PM
Was Schulzy bludging? :rollin

Actually Schulzy was working very hard.

 :gobdrop :gobdrop :gobdrop

 ;D

Good to hear!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2005, 02:41:25 AM
Thanks for the report WP :thumbsup. Great stuff although Julz will be disappointed about no close up shots of Richo and Simmo lol.

Good to hear positive news on Sarge, Rodan and Rainesy. We need to get improvement from out 2002-2003 draftees next year as our list won't be too different from this year.

Did you see Harts at training yesterday WP? There's a rumour going around he's injured a quad ???.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 24, 2005, 10:57:39 AM
Did you see Harts at training yesterday WP? There's a rumour going around he's injured a quad ???.

yes I did MT - he was in the group that was just doing the handballing and reflex drills. There were about 6-8 in that group. While I was there that group did no running so I'd reckon they are the ones on modified programs.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2005, 03:26:35 PM
Did you see Harts at training yesterday WP? There's a rumour going around he's injured a quad ???.

yes I did MT - he was in the group that was just doing the handballing and reflex drills. There were about 6-8 in that group. While I was there that group did no running so I'd reckon they are the ones on modified programs.

Cheers WP  :). Let's hope he has a bit more luck injury-wise once he gets over this injury.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on November 24, 2005, 10:51:09 PM
Thanks for the report WP :thumbsup. Great stuff although Julz will be disappointed about no close up shots of Richo and Simmo lol.

Yes I might have to have a chat to Santa about giving WP a big zoom lens camera.  And a few more shirts off please!  Muscles - I want lots of muscles!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 25, 2005, 11:21:50 AM
Yes I might have to have a chat to Santa about giving WP a big zoom lens camera.  And a few more shirts off please!  Muscles - I want lots of muscles!!

 :rollin :lol :rollin

Don't blame me Julz about the shirts being on rather than off ;D The only bloke who was shirtless was young Andy Raines (see above) the rest of them remained clothed ;D :thumbsup

But if you can tee up a new camera with Santa I wouldn't say noooooooooooooooo  :santa
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 13, 2006, 02:38:29 PM
Just got back from watching training this morning at Victoria Park. It was scheduled to start at 10am but I didn't get there till 11am. Finished at around 1pm although they were still out on the ground doing stretches while Paddy Bowden, Limbach and Browny were doing goalkicking practice.

Training today focussed on skills and running. All the squad was there with only Chaffey separate doing 200m runs around the boundary. When I rocked up the squad together were doing sprints in line from the goalsquare at the Yarra Falls end to the edge of the square.

The first skills drill was lining up across the wing and then in groups of 5 (3 yellow shirts, 2 red singlets) they would run and dish off handballs between themselves to the other side of the square where one of the coaches was standing. The 2 reds would stand behind the coach while the 3 yellows were on the other side. The coach would then dish of a handball and the 3 yellows had to run back and carry and handball off to a yellow teammate and then onto the third yellow without the reds stopping them. Standard was ok for January although a few handballs went astray.

The second drill was a lead and short pass session where the squad was split into four on each the four corners of the square. A player would lead to the centre circle while someone from another group short passed to them then themselves pass to a guy leading from another group and so on if that makes sense. You had this going indefinitely. Once again ok but it could of been better.

The third drill was rebounding from defence and counter attacking. The squad was split into forwards (plus markers), midfielders and defenders with the midfielders split into 2 aligning themselves with either Knobel or Simmonds. Cogs, Johnson, Tambling, Krakouer, Foley, White were the ones I remember in the midfield. Up in the forward group was Browny, Lids, Pattison, Stafford with Tuck and Thursfield as a couple of the markers. I'll have to check to thge photos when I get home to remember properly who was where.

The drill would begin in the center with a ruck tap down to a red singleted player (Newman was one of them) who would bomb the ball towards the defenders. Once a defender marked the ball the rebounding would start with a immediate kick or handball and the yellows would have to worked the ball up the field avoiding the red markers and then spot up a leading forward who would shoot on goal. In moving the ball forward we would switch the kicks from one side of the centre square edge (wing) to the other.Getting the ball to about 50m out was mostly well done but the final kick IMO could of been better. A few missed targets.

Terry then brought them in to the centre for a chat and then the test was repeated but without markers on the forwards. They just had to lead and keep presenting. It appeared as part of the plan to have 3-4 guys leading up to the 50m with someone delaying there lead to fall behind into the space. Tambling, Limbach, Browny, Stafford, Simmonds and Paddy Bowden were the forwards. This was done better the longer it went.

Alot of the 1-2 year players were then allowed to go (Casserley, Pattison, Oakley Nicholls) but the rest stayed out for the next drill.

The squad was then brought in and split into two. One group walked up to the Yarra Falls end to do running exercises while the group at the other end where I was sitting were doing leading drills. 5 small cones of different colours were placed in the shape of a 5 like on a dice about 5m apart from one another.

Orange    Yellow

     Blue

White     Green

The trainer would then yell out a colour and the player would have sprint and change direction then after about 5-6 cones the trainer would shout out "lead" and the player would sprint out towards a pass from Kingy and another coach/trainer. There were two of these 5-star cones set-ups side by side. Richo, Browny, Moore, Gas, Kellaway, Rodan, Jackson, Schulz, Graham, Thursfield and Simmonds were doing this drill. Well done overall although Browny is colur-blind :lol and Richo was giving him heaps about it :rollin.

This was then repeated with the players in pairs with one applying physical pressure on the other.     Kingy's passes could of been better lol but overall again well done.

The drill was then repeated again with one applying pressure to the other but this time the trainer would also shout out randomly "drop to the floor" and "wrestle". The wrestling varied from Kellaway and Thursty looking like they were doing more a gentle waltz to Simmonds and Graham getting more into the spirit. Overall the dodging and wweaving was well done but occasionally the leads from the two sets would both run to the centre and get in each others way. Richo copped a footy smack back into his face around his left eye and then slammed his cap down on the ground in disgust. He was holding his face for a minute but then joined in the exercise again.

That took us to about 1pm.

In terms of specific players - Tambling has bulked up quite abit from last year. Oakley-Nicholls now looks like Tambling from last year. Pettifer has beefed up in the upper body and arms. Angus Graham is tall as but very lanky. Browny will be physically capable of playing in round 1 but he's IMO still a bit away from his pre-injury self. That's not unexpected though.

I'll probably remember other things when the pics refresh my memory. I'll put them up on the forum when I get a chance over the weekend. I was sitting near the goals at the station end so excuse the distance shots and ones of players from the side and the back.

Cheers  :cheers,

     MT.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 13, 2006, 06:47:33 PM
Top stuff MT.

And is Vic Park still the same dump it always been  ;D :help ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 13, 2006, 06:59:46 PM
And is Vic Park still the same dump it always been  ;D :help ;D

It's worse :lol. Last year at the intra-club game you could watch from the grandstand along the Lulie St side of the ground. Now that grandstand looks like it'll keel over at any sec. All the supporters watching today (about 100 or so) were at the train station end only. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2006, 05:09:25 AM
Squad photos

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/group4.jpg)
Moore, Pettifer, Hyde and Cogs.

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2006, 05:11:39 AM
Drill 1

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/1drill4.jpg)
Limbach (red), Polo (IIRC), Joel Bowden and Sugar (red)

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The boys lined up on the wing // Limbach, Sugar, Tuck + Polo and Raines

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/thumb_1drill3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/1drill3.jpg)
Moore, Roach, Tambo + Rodan and Howat
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2006, 05:17:30 AM
Drill 2

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/2drill9.jpg)
Jackson, Roach and Lids

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White, Hall and Browny // Simmo, Rodan and Oakley-Nicholls // Graham, Moore and Howat.

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White, Patto, Browny and Roach // Hall, Roach and Browny // Browny

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Limbach, Gas, Krak, Patto and Kellaway // Humm and Hughes // Tuck. Humm and Howat

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/thumb_2drill12.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/2drill12.jpg)(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/thumb_2drill13.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/2drill13.jpg)
Hartigan and Tambo // Pettifer, Tivs and Casserley
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2006, 05:22:11 AM
Drill 3

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/3drill2.jpg)
Richo having a shot

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Tambo, Pat Bowden, Limbach and Simmo // Pat Bowden, Staff, Simmo, Browny, Tambo and Limbach
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2006, 05:27:08 AM
End of training

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Browny, Sarge, Gas amongst others // Casserley and Jarrad Grant(?) leaving the ruins of Vic Park
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 14, 2006, 05:43:42 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_130106/thumb_exit.jpg)

This last pic sums up the state of Vic Park. Left to just rot by the Pies. So much for tradition they harp on about ::).

Good on the Tiges for keeping our base at Punt Rd unlike the Pies and Hawks who have abandoned their spiritial homes. Hopefully we get monies towards the $6.5 million upgrade and by 2010 we'll have one of the best club bases around.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 15, 2006, 10:33:06 PM
Good on the Tiges for keeping our base at Punt Rd unlike the Pies and Hawks who have abandoned their spiritial homes. Hopefully we get monies towards the $6.5 million upgrade and by 2010 we'll have one of the best club bases around.

Talk is MT that the upgrade would be complete by 2008 :o

As for the Pies - haven't you heard Eddie McHead says time and time again that their traditions mean everything to Collingwood - everything :chuck :chuck :chuck

Gee I love this  :chuck smiliey

 :jump
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2006, 01:43:17 AM
As for the Pies - haven't you heard Eddie McHead says time and time again that their traditions mean everything to Collingwood - everything :chuck :chuck :chuck

In the old U19 comp after each match, the home team would put on a spread of sandwiches, sausage rolls, party pies and alike for both teams in a room in their respective social club. Ours use to be held on the ground floor of our current Social club overlooking the oval.

Anyway Collingwood would hold theirs in that stand in the above pic. To get to the food area, you would walk down their race (the same one in the movie "The Club") and on the way you would pass a room to your right that was like a shrine with magpies engraved on the glass doors and wall to wall glass cabinets containing their premierships and other trophies with b&w photos of famous players and teams from the past above them. It's amusing to now hear Eddie harp on about protecting Collingwood's traditions :chuck when that stand, that was so much apart of their tradition, was abondoned for the almighty dollar and left to be condemned. They sold their club's soul to the highest bidder.     
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2006, 06:52:47 PM
As work is not far from Vic Park I went to see the Tiges train again today. Team skills were the order of the day. The session finished around 5pm. I got there about 3.30pm. About 25 or so people were watching.

When I rocked up, we were in the middle of a intra-club scratch match - blacks vs whites. The only guys not in it where Chaffey who was having a kick to kick with Jarrad Grant and Browny and Tivs who were practicing one-on-one marking with a trainer kicking the ball to them. Browny was also kicking the ball back to the trainer with both feet which was a good sign.

The two sides were:

Blacks          Whites

1. Newman      4. Raines
2. Gas         7. Brown
3. Deledio     8. Roach
5. Simmonds    13. Knobel
10. Stafford   14. Polo
11. J.Bowden   16. P.Bowden
12. Richo      19. Limbach
15. Pettifer   21. Tuck
17. Johnson    22. Meyer
18. Rodan      23. Jackson
20. Hall       24. Cogs
25. Schulz     29. Oakley-Nicholls
26. Pattison   32. Tivendale   
27. Krakouer   33. Hartigan
30. Tambling   34. Hughes
31. Hyde       36. Thursfield
35. White      37. Casserley
40. Moore      38. McGuane
41. Foley      39. Kellaway
43. Howat      42. Humm

As was the case on Friday, the boys were implementing Wallace's run and carry gameplan very well but there were a few too many hospital or wishful passes for my liking going into attack. The game itself was pretty full on for January and the 1%ers such as tackling, shepharding, talking, etc were performed well so credit where it's due. Moore limped off at the end and spent the rest of the training session sitting on the boundary line. There didn't seem to be too much of a concern from the trainers so hopefully it was just a knock. Hughes and Casserley also finished up for the day.

Wallace then brought everyone in including Browny and Tivs for a chat before breaking up again for a drill. The drill was designed to work on rebounding from the backline into attack from a defensive throw-in. It was good to see us do this drill as we struggled to set up scoring chances from throw-ins last year. Wallace is obviously well aware of where we fell down statistically in 2005. Once again the squad was split into black and whites with the blacks the rebounding side. A trainer would act as a boundary umpire and the blacks had to win the ball then feed it out to runners on the defensive side of the pack who would run in numbers as a wave and either carry, kick or handball to the open fat side of the ground and then go into attack towards Richo, Staff and Lids. This was pretty well done by all with Hyde almost the main goto man in virtually every passage. Even Simmonds was involved as a runner and snagged a long goal. Being lighter has obviously made him more mobile. Early on in the drill the final kick inside 50 could have been better (wrong option more than poor execution today) but as the drill went along we got much better.

The squad was then broken up into four groups for goalkicking drills with 2 groups at each end of the ground and one either side of the goals on a 45 degree angle. In this drill a kick from the goalsquare would go to about 50m out where a player would mark then handball to a running teammate who would then run and shoot at the goals with the player that handballed the footy to him then becoming a chaser from behind to put on pressure. There seemed to be points on offer to add a little bit of competition to the drills between the groups. Overall the accuracy was pretty good.

The next goalkicking drill was to practice snap shots. Each group would form a circle with a player in the middle. The players on the outside would handball one after the other to the middle bloke who would shoot around his body. Once again pretty well done.

The final goalkicking drill was similar to the first except the ball from the kick-out would be tapped down to a player front and centre and he would then have to run and shoot while the tapper and the guy who kicked the ball in from the goalsquare converged on him to put on pressure. Most of the guys did this well although Knobel's first attempt seemed to be a pass off the side of the boot in my direction around from the goals lol. Polo also had one that went off the side of his right boot. Tambling fumbled a couple of times when the ball hit the ground from the tap. He spent time with the trainer after training working on picking up the ball cleanly and then running on goal. The trainer told him to slow down a touch as he went to pick up the ball. He was ok from then on.

Finally for a bit of fun, everyone was brought in to around 60m from goal for a few long pot shots on goal. It was pretty hard to see who was having a shot from the middle of the group but Knobel's kick went stright through the centre while Pettifer just missed his and he gave a loud groan lol.

The session then finished with Krakouer, Rodan, Tambling, Limbach and Browny having goalkicking practice and a couple of us behind the goals torping any footys that cleared the net back onto the ground. If you ever fancied kicking the footy at RFC training (well just after) now is the time of the year to come down.                   

More photos to come btw. Cheers MT  :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 16, 2006, 08:51:38 PM
thanx mt, these reports are all gr8 to read
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 16, 2006, 11:13:02 PM
Thanks for the pics WP & MT.  :cheers
I usually wait for the intra-club match before I go and watch but you've got me enthused so I'm going to have a look at training next week.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: purepowertiges on January 16, 2006, 11:13:34 PM
Fantastic report mt, it is much appreciated. :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2006, 03:35:15 AM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160106/browny_tivs.jpg)
Browny and Tivs

Scratch match

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Kellaway, Richo, Thursfield, Stafford, Raines, Tambo // Whites and Blacks in their huddles

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Stafford, McGuane, Richo, Kellaway, Jackson and Lids // the whole squad
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2006, 03:56:30 AM
Goalkicking drill 1

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Cogs gets away from Joel and snags a goal

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Patto, Cogs and Chaffs as Tambo shoots at goal // White, Hyde and Patto with Knobel having a shot

Goalkicking drill 2

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Humm, Chaffey, Tambo, Joel, White (centre of circle), Knobel and Hyde // Polo, Foley, Tivs, Tuck, Meyer (centre of circle), Richo and Limbach // Richo lets one fly at goal

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Hyde, Chaffey, Cogs (centre of circle), White, Thursfield and Knobel // Cogs after a snap at the goals
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2006, 04:12:53 AM
Goalkicking drill 3

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A bearded Joel with Tivs, White, Humm, Polo and Limbach // Thursty taps it down to Joel while Knobel, Chaffey, Patto and White look on.

Towards the end of training

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Polo goes the long bomb at goal as the rest of the squad look on // Tambo launches on goal after training
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 17, 2006, 05:46:21 AM
Great work here guys  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2006, 05:31:35 PM
Cheers guys  :cheers. Welcome to OER PPT  :).

Thanks for the pics WP & MT.  :cheers
I usually wait for the intra-club match before I go and watch but you've got me enthused so I'm going to have a look at training next week.

Remember it's at Collingwood so enter at your own risk lol ;D.


Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2006, 01:28:51 PM
Early start for the Tigers at training today. A pretty warm day out in the sun too  :P. I got there just after 10am and the session finished around 11.30am with the Hawks waiting outside for us to finish. No sign of Moore or Browny as far as I saw but everyone else was present. In terms of injuries - Kellaway, Jackson, Tivs and Chaffey were separate from the group. Polo had an icepack on his right quad/inside thigh. Hall and Foley laid on the stretcher table to do some stretching with a trainer after training but both appeared to be ok.

As was the case on Monday, the squad was in the middle of a scratch match when I rocked up. Whites vs Blacks again but this time around the whites had the "name" players. I saw the last quarter and a bit with the whites the dominant side - 5.4-34 to the Blacks 0.1-1. Lids 2, Richo 2 and Raines were the goalkickers IIRC in that time.

In terms of the two sides I might have a couple wrong as Thursty and Razor weren't wearing their usual numbers. Joel had 14 on at the end of training while Rodan looked like he was wearing 38:

Whites         Blacks

1. Newman       
2. Gas         
3. Deledio     8. Roach
4. Raines      10. Stafford
5. Simmonds    13. Knobel
               14. Polo
11. J.Bowden   
12. Richo      19. Limbach
15. Pettifer   
16. P.Bowden   39. Hall
17. Johnson    22. Meyer
18. Rodan     
21. Tuck     
24. Cogs
25. Schulz     29. Oakley-Nicholls
26. Pattison?     
27. Krakouer   33. Hartigan
30. Tambling   34. Hughes
31. Hyde       40. Thursfield
               37. Casserley
               38. McGuane?
41. Foley?     35. White
               42. Humm
               43. Howat
               44. Graham

The whites were very clean today across the ground. Newman, Joel (CHB on Graham) and Gas were strong down back and with Sugar on a HBF set up many attacking rebounds from the backline. Simmonds was running up and down the ground so it definitely looks like we'll be using him in a Dean Cox/Jeff White way. As for the whites midfield - Tucky especially plus Cogs, Hyde, Rodan and Tambling got plenty of it. Nice long running goal from Raines. Lids did as he pleased on the lead up forward while Richo snagged two while I was there - one in the square after receiving a handball and the other after a mark on the lead then playing on. The decision making and passing when going inside 50 was much better today.

The Blacks were attacking towards the end where the crowd was sitting so the ball didn't come down that often. When it did the Blacks were forced to attack from out wide. Oakley-Nicholls got his hands on the ball a few times though. Stafford had their only set-shot after a mark but missed.

The good thing about training today from my perspective was that there were few errors. It's also great to see the Tiges play modern footy with those without the footy running hard into space to create open options. It regularly enabled the switch of play both to the left and right and back again either way as well as straightening up the play down the middle of the corridor. Terry said afterwards it was a pretty good session.

Terry then brought the boys in and they then did some stretching exercises as one group. After that the squad was broken into three groups - one on each wing and the other in the middle. The drills today were about accuracy.

With each group on the wings - four cones were set-up at one end in the shape of a square and Tivs or a trainer would stand inside this square. The rest of the group was then split into two sides - shirts and no-shirts (settle down Julz :lol). From ball-ups and throws-ins they had to battle to win the ball then use the run and carry gameplan to get the footy by either hand or foot to Tivs so he could catch/mark the footy within the square. If they did so precisely without the other side stopping them they got a point. If they missed the square it was counted as an automatic turnover. This was pretty well done by all. The only negative to come out of it was Polo, after marking the ball, deciding to try and get past Cogs and Cogs wrapping Polo up in a perfect tackle and taking him to ground. I'm assuming that's when Polo copped his injury. He was pretty sore when leaving training.

While all this was going on, the middle group had a break from the footy and were playing a game where again the group was split into shirts and no-shirts and one player from each would stand within their square facing each other. The objective was to try and ground this yellow heavy? round ball within your opponents square. If you did your team got a point.

The three groups rotated between the two wings and the centre and after that the whole group was brought into together at the Yarra Falls end to do push-ups and that was the end. Tambling and Limbach stayed to do some goalkicking practice.       

Wallace said the day wasn't finished for them and we had a couple of sessions to come in the afternoon.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2006, 04:54:27 AM
Scratch match photos

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Humm on Raines and Meyer on Newman

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Blacks and Whites huddles // Sugar on Hughes and Joel on Graham in Blacks forward line // Gas on Knobel

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Centre bounce contest // Newman rebounds out of defence // Graham, Howat, Tuck, Gas and Limbach
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2006, 05:09:38 AM
In-between match and drills

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2006, 05:28:49 AM
Precision Drills

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Casserley, Roach, Graham, Joel (#14), Oaks, Howat, Rodan and Staff get ready for the yellow ball game // Accuracy drill on the far wing

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Accuracy drill on the near wing with Tivs in the square of cones // Yellow ball game

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Raines, Roach, Foley, Graham, Knobel and Newman practice their close range reflexes as the trainer kicks the ball.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 19, 2006, 05:57:02 PM
These reports are amazing - making the summer go quicker reading all this  :clapping

Say hi to Rainsey when you're down there next please  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2006, 06:24:15 PM
Say hi to Rainsey when you're down there next please  :thumbsup

Rainesy was right near the supporters doing his stretches on Wednesday. Credit to Wallace and the boys for signing autographs and having photos taken with the kids there and chatting to supporters as they come off the ground. The players are pretty stuffed too after these 2 to 2 1/2 hour training sessions.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 19, 2006, 07:36:38 PM
Bugger it, i might go down and say hi myself - got hols next week  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 20, 2006, 09:17:58 AM
In that case Moi, make sure you do your duty towards the perve society and take plenty of pics. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2006, 02:14:53 PM
Just got back from a hot and blustery Vic Park  :P. One day I might get there when training starts lol but not today. I got there about 11.20pm and the boys trained to around 1pm. Moore and Chaffey were separate from the main group. I didn't notice Chubba out there.

Today was all drill work, mostly focussing on teamwork and Wallace's run, carry and share gameplan.

The drill the boys were doing when I showed up was a switch and run in on goal one. The squad was split into two and each group sent to opposite ends of the ground. The idea of this drill was a player in the goalsquare would kick the ball out to one side. The receiver would then clear the ball outside 50. The play would then change to an attacking one where this player outside 50 would then kick long across to the other side of ground to about the 50 and the receiving player would then either run in on goal himself or handball to a running teammate beside him who would shoot at goal. Within each group the players would rotate through each phase of the drill. Overall it was well done.

The next task was a end-to-end drill where the squad was split and rotated through six spots on the ground - one at each end and the remaining four on the corners of the centre square. The drill would begin at one end with a player kicking to the edge of the square. The receiving player would take the mark then dish off by handball to a teammate running past who would then pass the ball forward to the far end of the square where the mark, handball and pass forward was repeated to the group at the opposite end of the ground. The ball then headed back in the same fashion down the opposite wing. The whole drill repeated over and over with two balls going at once in a clockwise direction. 

        x
      /   \
     x     x
     |     |   clockwise ball movement
     x     x
      \   /
        x

This was fairly well although IMO it could have been done better as a few passes missed the mark. It was blustery though so that would have had some affect.

The squad was then brought in together by Wallace and then split into four groups in the shape of a diamond. One group at each end and the other two on opposite wings. The ball would be moved around the ground in a anticlockwise direction with players running in threes. One of the three players would mark then dish off a handball to one of his other two teammates who would then pass to the next group. Obviously the task was designed to get the boys moving the ball forward in waves with support either side of the ball carrier and then kicking long to a running teammate. Overall fairly well done. The best about this was seeing Browny having no problems kicking long with his right foot :thumbsup.

It was then time for a competitive drill along the lines of the second drill above. The players would have to race two balls around the ground to a spot 30m out where the players there would have a shot. The ball was then passed back to this spot and the same players had to kick the ball along the ground and through for a goal. The first team to do it won while the loser joined the group in the centre of the ground doing running and sprinting work. It took a few grubbers to get it through lol. Krakouer nailed one pretty easily IIRC.

The squad was then split into groups. The first group did end-to-end running at varying their pace between walking, slow jogging, running and sprinting. They would run up and back twice before resting. The last run back would be a sprint from the centre to the goals. Roach won the first one while Tambo the second.

The second group did 10m separated cone work whereby you had to slowly jog to a white cone then the trainer would shout out either green or blue and you had to then sprint to two cones of that colour then to a white on the other side.

That was about it. The younger guys and rookies were allowed to go about half way through. Tambo and Limbach stayed behind after training again to work on their set-shot goalkicking.

No photos from today as I didn't have my camera with me. Sorry Julz and Moi lol.     
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 20, 2006, 02:44:40 PM
I've reported this post to the mods - disgraceful lol  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 20, 2006, 03:12:25 PM
Snappy diagram MT. ;D (who needs pics  8))
I much prefer your Spud gameplan one though.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2006, 03:32:32 PM
I've reported this post to the mods - disgraceful lol  ;)

:rollin

Moi, I'll leave to you taking pictures of half naked men for Julz :lol. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on January 20, 2006, 03:37:10 PM
MT, great report again as usual.

You should put a copyright line at the bottom so that it isnt posted on other forums  ;D :shh
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2006, 03:40:58 PM
Snappy diagram MT. ;D (who needs pics  8))
I much prefer your Spud gameplan one though.

 :ROTFL

You mean this pic FF ;D

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2006, 06:11:12 PM
I forgot to mention  one other thing about Browny. During one of the drills he got bowled over accidentally as Lids flew bye going for the ball lol. He's not meant to do any contact work until Feb but Browny got straight up and back into it  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 20, 2006, 06:18:20 PM
thanx mt, these reports are gr8ly appreciated
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 20, 2006, 07:54:45 PM
So tell me.

How much better is the tactical side and overall quality of training under George Hamilton as opposed to Dummy Frawley?

Everyone knows it starts at training,which is why we did nothing,actually deteriorated inder spuds guidance.

The training ive seen under George seems to be of the professional level one would expect from an afl side.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 20, 2006, 10:48:12 PM
(http://www.puntroadend.com/165246aq.jpg) ....... (http://www.donnyfun.com/George_Hamilton.jpg) .....   UNCANNY ....  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 21, 2006, 05:44:05 AM
 :lol

So tell me.

How much better is the tactical side and overall quality of training under George Hamilton as opposed to Dummy Frawley?

I never went to one of Spud's myself. Watching the actual games on weekends in his last few years was painful enough  :-X.

IIRC when George lol took over he mentioned that we had done alot of plain endurance running under Spud but not game specific stuff such as repeating 200m and 400m runs with only short breaks in between to improve our ability as a team to repeat efforts.

As far as tactics/gameplan goes, Wallace's training methods are so far opposite to how we played under Spud it ain't funny.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 21, 2006, 08:53:26 AM
MT, you got the training schedule for the next 2 weeks please?
Would like to go sometime, just not sure of times they're training.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 21, 2006, 10:25:45 PM
MT, you got the training schedule for the next 2 weeks please?
Would like to go sometime, just not sure of times they're training.

I don't know 100% for sure as the schedule for the upcoming week is only posted on the RFC site each Monday but based on the last few weeks the weekly schedule is:

Monday 2pm
Wednesday 9am
Friday 10am

All training sessions are held at Victoria Park. There's normally plenty of parking space in the surrounding streets.

They have started later than the schedule time most times as Terry likes to chat to the boys beforehand. Each session goes for at least 2 hours if not 2 1/2.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 23, 2006, 09:50:03 AM
MT, you got the training schedule for the next 2 weeks please?
Would like to go sometime, just not sure of times they're training.

I don't know 100% for sure as the schedule for the upcoming week is only posted on the RFC site each Monday but based on the last few weeks the weekly schedule is:

Monday 2pm
Wednesday 9am
Friday 10am

All training sessions are held at Victoria Park. There's normally plenty of parking space in the surrounding streets.

They have started later than the schedule time most times as Terry likes to chat to the boys beforehand. Each session goes for at least 2 hours if not 2 1/2.
Thanx MT  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tiger Spirit on January 23, 2006, 02:55:58 PM
So tell me.

How much better is the tactical side and overall quality of training under George Hamilton as opposed to Dummy Frawley?

Everyone knows it starts at training,which is why we did nothing,actually deteriorated inder spuds guidance.

The training ive seen under George seems to be of the professional level one would expect from an afl side.

Not sure if I can be of any help here fOx.  I’ll leave the tactical side to someone else, but as far as quality of training goes, the difference seems light years apart.

The energy amongst the players and enjoyment shown by them is completely different and so much better.  You almost get the feeling the players are totally confident in the coaches around them and respectful of them.

Obviously I can only comment on what I have seen and one training session I remember, under DF, was in early 2001.  At the time, I thought it was one of the best training sessions (or part of) that I’d seen.  The ball movement by nearly all players was the best I could remember and the energy of that session was pretty high.  This will sound weird, but it was the only time I ever felt like barracking at training.

Despite all that, I left the session feeling a bit flat and with this nagging feeling.  It was nothing to do with training itself, but what had been said afterwards when the players were called into the middle of the ground.  Not sure how to explain what took place after that session, but all of a sudden the body language and manner of players changed from one of confidence to what seemed like bravado.

I don’t know what was said, or who said it, but the difference directly after the players were called in was like someone flicked the switch off.  Part of the speech may have had to do with Krak’s first game, but as for the rest, who knows.

I remember that moment like it was yesterday and it nagged me going into our next game, which happened to be, Round 7 against Essendon.

I remember Joel Bowden, prior to that game, coming out onto the MCG, as he usually did before matches.  Maybe it was just me, but as he went out onto the ground and then headed back into the change rooms, I thought there was no way he could play a competitive game of footy with that sort of body language and I just hoped one of the coaching staff would notice and snap him back into reality.

Anyway, for anyone who needs reminding, we got smashed, with the game effectively over after the first 15 minutes.  It was just luck, or whatever you want to call it, that we weren’t even further behind at quarter time.

After that game, I don’t think I ever had the same confidence in the coaching staff, even though we made the finals that year.

In the latter stages of DF’s tenure, training was often flat and uninspiring.  Of the sessions I saw, some of the drills were often over before they even started and there seemed to be a lack of variety, energy and imagination in the form of training, particularly in the last couple of years.

I sometimes wondered why the players worked and trained as hard as they did yet there was so little reward, in terms of wins.  It wasn’t as if most of them weren’t putting in and not trying, they just couldn’t get the results, despite their efforts.  And you just wished someone would give them some real direction and guidance.

One of the things I noticed with DF was that his level of intensity depended on whether we won or lost.  You could tell in his manner and mood in the press/media during the week that when we won he was more relaxed and didn’t seem as focused.  However, when we lost, he lifted the intensity and seemed to regain his focus.  There must have been some flow on effect to the players, which you could sometimes detect in the way we started some games.

Back to now.  There seems a real difference and a sense of purpose in what the players are doing and a reason for each drill and each session.  Things seem consistent and there don’t appear to be signs of slackening off at any stage, win or lose.

Who knows how things will turn out from here, but at least you can have a lot more confidence to think that things are a million miles from how they used to be.  Under DF, you were always waiting and hoping to see signs of improvement in the coaching staff, so that you could then see some signs of improvement in the players, which never really happened.

Another good sign now is that, in the past you felt there were various divisions or cliques within the playing group, which is an area that now seems to be gradually improving and that in itself is a big step in the right direction and shows we have some people who know and understand how to create a united environment and what it takes to build a winning team.

Most areas of concern, from past years, seem to have been addressed.  Things like overall skill level will need more time to improve, but are being addressed.  Another area that will take time is the confidence levels and self-belief of players.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 23, 2006, 04:31:27 PM
Good one Tiger S.

Great story about the calling into the middle of the ground.
Spud probably told the boys that he was staying for 5 years.
That'd take the wind out of anyones sails :banghead

The guy was and is the WORST  AFL/VFL coach in the history of the game.
WTF were they thinking when they hired him
Hes just a stupid man.

I like George and his staff  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2006, 06:14:57 PM
Back from today's training session. I got there about 3pm and it lasted until around 4.40pm. All Tigers were present with only Chaffey doing separate running and agility work around the boundary.

When I arrived the boys had been separated into small groups aligned in a large circle around the centre square and were in the middle of a fairly simple drill of marking then handballing to a runner who would then kick to someone in another group and then the process was repeated. Virtually every group had a ball so it was pretty no stop and on the whole executed well.

Terry then brought everyone in for a chat before moving onto the second drill which was confined to half the ground. We had a normal forward line set-up at the Yarra Fall ends while in the centre we had four (Y&B) on four (red singlets). Kingy would throw the ball along the ground towards the Y&Bs and they had to work together to get the ball forward past the four reds. It was done ok although now and then it broke down due to either a missed handball, someone taking on the reds isolated or the four Y&Bs staying too close to one another flat-footed instead of running out into space or running from behind to receive the handball on the switch. When the ball was cleared out of the centre the enters into the forward 50 were executed fairly well. Tucky, Sugar, Joel, Casserley and Raines caught my eye as the best in this drill.

The next drill was a full ground rebound task from deep in defence to once again work on our run and carry style. Kingy would from 50 out kick the ball to the top of the square where a Y&B would mark and immediately play on. With the reds and Y&Bs beginning in a huddle on the 50 then breaking clear into 1-on-1s, the Y&Bs had to work the ball up to the forward line. Initially the drill was a bit stilted (such as Gas holding onto the ball too long in the backline instead of getting it moved on quickly). The movement forward was also mainly kick and chip with few players breaking the lines by running past to receive a handpass. Terry and the coaching staff had a few words to those down back and in the centre. After that the drill was better performed as it went along and there was some nice movement of the footy more in line with Wallace's gameplan.

The final drill was much like the third one except the reds would win the footy out of the centre and kick long to the forward line whereby a Y&B would mark then play on. By now we seemed to be performing the drills well.

The training session was then completed with a one quarter scratch match between the yellows and blacks. Browny and Tivs didn't participate and instead worked on 1-on-1 stuff alogn the boundary.

The teams were:

Yellows         Blacks

1. Newman     4. Raines   
2. Gas             5. Simmonds
3. Deledio        8. Roach
10. Stafford    14. Polo
11. J.Bowden 16. P.Bowden
12. Richo       18. Rodan
13. Knobel     19. Limbach
15. Pettifer     20. Hall
17. Johnson    21. Tuck
25. Schulz      22. Meyer
26. Pattison    23. Jackson
27. Krakouer   24. Cogs
29. Oaks         34. Hughes
30. Tambling   35. White
31. Hyde          36. Thursfield
33. Hartigan    37. Casserley
39. Kellaway    38. McGuane
40. Moore        41. Foley
42. Humm       43. Howat             
                       44. Graham


Some of the match-ups were:

Hughes-Gas,  Limbach-Kellaway

Foley-Lids, Simmonds-Knobel, P.Bowden-Hartigan,
Roach-Hyde, Cogs-Howat, Casserley-Sugar, Rodan-Newman

Jackson-Pettifer, Tuck-Patto, Raines-Humm
Hall-Stafford, Thursfield-Richo, White-Tambling

Final Scores for the quarter:

Yellows 2.6-18  (Tambling 1.2, Knobel 1.1, Stafford 0.1, Rushed 0.2) - the wind was holding up the ball at the Station end the Yellows were kicking to. Tambling had one that held up after it looked like it would easily fly through the goals.

Blacks 2.0-12  (Rodan 1.0 and I didn't see properly who got the other but it might have been Rodan again running into goal at the Yarra Falls end).

Simmonds (set-shot) and Stafford (snap) also had chances to score but each kicked the ball out on the full :P.

Sugar and Tuck were their usual class.
Pettifer was very influential running up and down the ground which was great to see.
Liked Rainesy's game today too.
Tambling was just too quick and good out of a forward pocket. He could have had 3-4 goals.
Thursty didn't do too bad on Richo.

The boys then finished off warming-down with stretches while Tambo, Rodan, Krakouer and Simmonds did goalkicking practice. Lids took a ping from about 40m out on a 60 degree angle  and slotted it through the middle giving himself the two fingers as it sailed through ;D.

PS. Photos to come (sorry Moi and Julz - no shirtless ones today lol).   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 23, 2006, 06:17:38 PM
Good one Tiger S.

Great story about the calling into the middle of the ground.
Spud probably told the boys that he was staying for 5 years.
That'd take the wind out of anyones sails :banghead

The guy was and is the WORST  AFL/VFL coach in the history of the game.
WTF were they thinking when they hired him
Hes just a stupid man.

I like George and his staff  :thumbsup

thats a bit unfair! do u know how many stupid ppl u r insulting by putting spud in their group! spud was worse than stupid, he was so stupid that he made every stupid person in the world seem like einstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid ppl have hope , spud has no hope! lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 23, 2006, 06:21:45 PM
Good one Tiger S.

Great story about the calling into the middle of the ground.
Spud probably told the boys that he was staying for 5 years.
That'd take the wind out of anyones sails :banghead

The guy was and is the WORST  AFL/VFL coach in the history of the game.
WTF were they thinking when they hired him
Hes just a stupid man.

I like George and his staff  :thumbsup

thats a bit unfair! do u know how many stupid ppl u r insulting by puuting spud in their group! spud was worse than stupid, he was so stupid that he made every stupid person in the world seem like einstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid ppl have hope , spud has no hope! lol

Well said, X lol  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 23, 2006, 06:27:55 PM
Good one Tiger S.

Great story about the calling into the middle of the ground.
Spud probably told the boys that he was staying for 5 years.
That'd take the wind out of anyones sails :banghead

The guy was and is the WORST  AFL/VFL coach in the history of the game.
WTF were they thinking when they hired him
Hes just a stupid man.

I like George and his staff  :thumbsup

thats a bit unfair! do u know how many stupid ppl u r insulting by puuting spud in their group! spud was worse than stupid, he was so stupid that he made every stupid person in the world seem like einstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid ppl have hope , spud has no hope! lol

Well said, X lol  :clapping

lol, moi, danny the dud spud would have to be the person i hate most in this world apart from someone from another website if u know what i mean  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 23, 2006, 06:39:42 PM
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lol, moi, danny the dud spud would have to be the person i hate most in this world apart from someone from another website if u know what i mean  ;)
Quote
Nope, wouldn't have a clue lol  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 23, 2006, 08:17:58 PM

lol, moi, danny the dud spud would have to be the person i hate most in this world

I hate him more
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2006, 01:46:47 AM
Drill 1

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First drill completed // Wallace has a chat with the squad

Drill 2

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Browny spots Richo on the lead with his right foot  :thumbsup

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Hartigan with Browny, Krakouer and Casserley in a 4-vs-4 against Howat, Knobel, Newman and Rodan // Hughes with McGuane, Simmonds and Jackson in a 4-vs-4 against Knobel, Meyer, Humm and Polo

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/thumb_2drill4.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/2drill4.jpg)(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/thumb_group2.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/group2.jpg)
Hughes, Oakley-Nicholls, Limbach, Tuck, Graham and Jackson // Wallace discusses the gameplan on a whiteboard with the squad
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2006, 01:58:51 AM
Drill 3

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Kellaway, Hartigan, McGuane, Meyer, Humm, Polo, Pettifer, P.Bowden, Tivs and Gas // The boys in the defensive rebounding group line up for their turn

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/thumb_3drill3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/3drill3.jpg)(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/thumb_3drill4.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_230106/3drill4.jpg)
Krakouer sends the ball forward // The centreline huddles outside 50 in readiness for the rebound then breaks
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2006, 02:15:36 AM
Drill 4

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Krakouer gains possession in the centre and clears

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Oakley-Nicholls, Moore, Graham, Kellaway, Limbach, Hughes, Meyer, Tivs, P.Bowden and Polo // P.Bowden, Kellaway, Hughes, Tivs and Polo

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Newman goes long from the centre // Hartigan, Oakley-Nicholls, David King, McGuane, Graham and Limbach

Scratch Match

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Yellows and Blacks' huddles
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 24, 2006, 01:28:50 PM

lol, moi, danny the dud spud would have to be the person i hate most in this world

I hate him more

Oh dear ...... :help :blah

don't tell me I am going to have to referee you two lads over who hates Spud more  :rollin ;D

 :invasion :jump :ROTFL :ROTFL

 ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tiger Spirit on January 24, 2006, 01:48:15 PM
Brilliant detailed reports MT.   :thumbsup

Good one Tiger S.

Great story about the calling into the middle of the ground.
Spud probably told the boys that he was staying for 5 years.
That'd take the wind out of anyones sails :banghead

The guy was and is the WORST  AFL/VFL coach in the history of the game.
WTF were they thinking when they hired him
Hes just a stupid man.

I like George and his staff  :thumbsup

thats a bit unfair! do u know how many stupid ppl u r insulting by puuting spud in their group! spud was worse than stupid, he was so stupid that he made every stupid person in the world seem like einstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid ppl have hope , spud has no hope! lol

Well said, X lol  :clapping

lol, moi, danny the dud spud would have to be the person i hate most in this world apart from someone from another website if u know what i mean ;)

Everybody :invasion, just relax and remember to breathe.  Wasn’t meant to put people in a spin; just relating the differences I’ve seen so far.  Anyway, it’s all in the past now.

Even though the signs are better now, I’m not getting carried away with anything just yet.  Effectively, all that this means is that we’re at least equal with some clubs, and maybe even better placed than others, in terms of coaching experience/nous.  You can probably better assess how things are progressing once things have had time to settle down, in the second and third years of a coach’s stint.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 24, 2006, 04:11:27 PM
 :santa
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ethel Merman on January 24, 2006, 05:57:44 PM
Top effort regards the training snaps one eyed, :thumbsup  the boys look to be moving very nicely.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 24, 2006, 05:57:58 PM
Who needs Herald Sun/Age reports when you get this great stuff - coloured piccies and all  :thumbsup
If you get 'em without their tops, OMG, we're talking Walkley Awards  :clapping :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2006, 06:16:46 PM
If you get 'em without their tops, OMG, we're talking Walkley Awards  :clapping :rollin

I'm fearing next week when Moi may try to turn OER into shirtlessRFC.com lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 24, 2006, 07:51:42 PM
Brilliant  :thumbsup

This site is the primary unofficial website of the RFC.

Even better,there are no dictators,star gazers,imbeciles,pubeless minors,anarchists (maybe one or two)
crack lickers,hypochondriacs,highway pie van bogans or self confessed wanna be board members.

Oh..........it's also ridiculously informative :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on January 24, 2006, 08:05:03 PM
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Even better,there are no dictators,star gazers,imbeciles,pubeless minors,anarchists (maybe one or two)
crack lickers,hypochondriacs,highway pie van bogans or self confessed wanna be board members.

RLMAOOOOOOOoooooo

Maybe MT could be one of our new forward scouts to help cover the loss of Mighty Mick. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 25, 2006, 06:40:44 AM
MT, Friday's gonna be hot i'd say - do they ever call off training in that heat - or maybe they'd change to an earlier part of the day.
In which case, you could rock up and they're not there on Friday.
Do the club post if they're changing times or they just go ahead with training as scheduled?
Was thinking of going Friday with my "pervital" camera lol , but not quite sure now - might leave till next week.


Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Roar on January 25, 2006, 07:12:06 AM
 
 
 
Tigers Training ? On Track!
11:15:11 AM Tue 24 January, 2006
Richmond Strength & Conditioning Coach Matt Hornsby
richmondfc.com.au

With only five weeks remaining before we take on Hawthorn in the NAB Cup, it is pleasing to have a healthy group of players on the training track. With the exception of Mark Chaffey we have all players involved in our main training sessions. Mark missed the last five games of the 2005 season due to osteitis pubis and has worked extremely hard with our medical team and Warren Kofoed (Rehabilitation Coordinator) to overcome the injury. Mark has been progressing through running sessions of increasing duration and intensity and is now only two weeks off joining in training. He will have a reduced pre-season campaign that will allow him to progress to the season proper.

The other player whose rehabilitation has created a lot of interest is Nathan Brown. Like Chaff, Browny?s a highly motivated athlete who has been totally committed to his rehabilitation program. My concern was that he may lose his speed, however our testing in early January showed that there has been no decrease in his speed and power which is a great sign considering this is one of Nathan?s most important assets.

In structuring the pre-season program, the coaches placed a big emphasis on small group sessions that allow players to focus on key areas that are critical to the success of their game. The players have been exposed to the knowledge and experience of our own coaching group plus the likes of Brian Taylor, Dale Weightman, Mick McGuane, Steve Alessio and Joe Misiti. The feedback from the players has been extremely positive and this exposure will certainly assist in fast-tracking the development of our younger players.

The conditioning focus has continued to be one of developing speed endurance, power and strength. The majority of our running sessions are short, high intensity intervals with varying rest periods and also include components of agility. It was really pleasing to see that this power/speed focus related to significant improvements in the speed testing that we conducted two weeks ago. The player?s endurance ability has again been measured by a time trial at ?The Tan?. Considering our focus on multi-paced running versus continuous endurance running, it was great to see that our average time had reduced by 10 seconds compared to this time last year. One of the important factors in this improvement is the intensity and volume of our main training sessions. Our Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking software has indicated that many of our training sessions are pushing players to between 13 and 16 kilometres ? certainly great preparation for the workload required on game day.

Another change to this pre-season has been the addition of a Weight Training Coach, Mark Cera. Mark worked at Tigerland in the mid 90?s and also spent four years at the Saints. He has introduced the players to a number of different exercises, many of which he experienced whilst working at the Guangdong Institute of Sport, China in 2005.

At this time of the year there are 16 AFL clubs talking up their pre-season and certainly at Richmond we?re happy with the way the players have responded to the challenges that we?ve thrown at them so far. However the real test commences March 31 when the home and away season begins.

http://richmondfc.com.au/default.asp?pg=news&spg=display&articleid=243479

By the way great pics one-eyed.
 
 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 25, 2006, 08:31:46 AM
You've gotta go on Friday Moi, especially if its going to be hot.  Just imagine all those shirts off!  You can always run around with a water spray bottle cooling down the players. ;)

On a more serious note, MT & WP I just love these training reports - and not for the obvious.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 25, 2006, 09:05:57 AM
Any requests Julz?  Nah, i reckon i know what you want  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: boxa on January 25, 2006, 10:57:08 AM
Hi All

I have been reading and enjoying the training reports and getting my tigers fix. So I thought I should join up and thank all that take the trouble to do them. Its much appreciated.

Cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2006, 12:56:48 PM
Back from training this morning. I got there around 10am and it went until about 11.30am or thereabouts. Chaffey, Browny and Thursfield were separate from the main group. Browny was on the massage table getting a massage on his right leg then he sat on the boundary with ice around his right ankle. No concern as he later on got up and joined in.

Training today was mainly focussed on kick-ins.

For the first drill, the squad was split into whites versus blacks for a full ground rebound from the kick-in. A huddle at CHB was formed and the players would break in different directions to receive. The side with the ball had to work their way up the field. It was all 1-on-1 stuff and It seemed that part of the drill was to mark then kick to the next lead further up the field as one or two marks were dropped but the mark was still paid. There was also no breaking the lines with teammates running past for the handball. I noticed Newman did a number of the kick-ins. Overall pretty well done by the boys.

The second drill was again a kick-in drill but this time the squad was split into two groups one at each end of the ground and the task restricted to about half the ground each. Within each of these groups the players were split into three teams - whites, blacks and reds (singlets). While two of the teams battled it out the third team rested. I can't remember the teams off the to of my head. I'll wait till I get blow up the photos tonight but from memory (I could have one or two wrong):

Blacks: Richo, Krakouer, P.Bowden, J.Bowden
Whites: Hall, Schulz (#44 I think today), Sugar
Reds: Moore, Jackson, Polo, Oakley-Nicholls

The object of this drill was one team would clear from the kick-in, once again breaking and receiving from a huddle at CHB. They then needed to kick it to an assistant coach who was standing on what would be a HFF. The group at the Station end had to kick it to "Chocco" Royal with Wallace's booming voice telling them to "kick it to Chocco".

Once Chocco got it the other team would become the attacking side and they needed to work the ball back and have a shot on goal. This drill was also designed to get the boys in sync with the new kick-in rule that once a score is signalled by the umpire you bring the ball back in straight away without needing to wait for the flags to be waved. I noticed Bowden and Sugar were doing the kick-ins IIRC.

Alot of 1-on-1 stuff and pretty full-on physically which was good to see as well as entertaining. "Paddo" Bowden got wrapped up in a ripper of a tackle by Razor from memory. Paddo also copped alot of teasing from his brother and Richo when he was shooting for goal lol. Sarge copped a knock to side of his thigh when Richo ran through him. He then sat on the boundary and hobbled off the ground at the end of training but he I think it was just a knock and he should be alright.

The teams finished fairly even at the end of the drill. The Reds got behind early on and Wallace was yelling out "the Reds are in a bit of trouble" but they fought back well by the end. Overall the drill was fairly well executed. Oakley-Nicholls did some nice things and showed off his pace.

Wallace then brought the boys in together for the next task. Browny joined the boys at this stage while the ruckmen (Simmonds, Razor, Knobel, Graham) did some tapwork jumping into a bag at the side. The rest of the squad was then split into whites and blacks.

The whites were asked to do ball-wrestling whereby they would pair up and one player had to get the ball off the other while staying on their feet. Good for a laugh. Jackson copped a ribbing from the coaches for spending "more time on the ground than the grass" lol. Meanwhile the blacks got in threes and played 2:1 keepings off. After about 5-10 minutes the whites and blacks swapped over.

That was then it. A few boys stayed on the ground at the Yarra Falls end to do push-ups and alike. Tuck, Kellaway, Rodan, Raines, Roach, Limbach, Pattison and Stafford worked on their goalkicking. Lids tried a couple shots right on the boundary line at the Station end and kicked one off the side of his boot up onto the roof of Sherrin Stand :lol.

Anyway photos to come. I think there's one that Moi may enjoy of Rainesy lol.       
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2006, 01:03:17 PM
Welcome to OER boxa :).

MT, Friday's gonna be hot i'd say - do they ever call off training in that heat - or maybe they'd change to an earlier part of the day.
In which case, you could rock up and they're not there on Friday.
Do the club post if they're changing times or they just go ahead with training as scheduled?
Was thinking of going Friday with my "pervital" camera lol , but not quite sure now - might leave till next week.

It was bloody hot last Friday and it still went ahead. The Wednesday and Friday sessions are in the morning so maybe that's why last Friday still went ahead. I doubt the Club would post if the times were changed as you've got to guess the Monday one anyway since the training schedule for the upcoming week isn't posted until Tuesday sometimes.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 25, 2006, 01:07:17 PM
Anyway photos to come. I think there's one that Moi may enjoy of Rainesy lol.       
Purely a maternal-type enjoyment, of course  ;)

Another great report MT  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Puntroadroar on January 25, 2006, 04:02:01 PM
Its been a fantastic read guys/ girls

top stuff !!!  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Axel on January 25, 2006, 10:01:05 PM
really nice to meet you today mightytiges :shh
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2006, 01:31:21 AM
Forgot to mention one other thing from training. When Richo took a mark about 20m out from goal basically directly in front, instead of taking the set shot, he played on and was tackled straight away  :stupid. Wallace shook his head and yelled to Richo, "You marked 20m out so you go back and take your kick. When will you learn Richo" :nope.

ps. nice to meet you today too Axel. Welcome to OER.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Razorblade on January 26, 2006, 01:51:36 AM
 :lol :lol

Richo, gotta love him!  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2006, 01:54:42 AM
Drill 1

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Huddle at CHB break en masse // Wallace chats to the squad

Drill 2

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Paddo vs Joel

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The Whites - Hall, Stafford, Kellaway, Schulz and Moore // Patto and the big fella

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Reds vs Whites // The Reds - Tuck, Raines, Polo and Sugar
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2006, 02:07:57 AM
Drill 3

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The big boys practice their tapwork

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Whites ball-wrestling // Blacks playing keepings off

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Whites all fall down  // Blacks turn at ball-wrestling
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2006, 02:14:10 AM
End of training

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Squad walks off the ground // Sit-ups

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Moi's boy with Rodan and Roach
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 26, 2006, 06:11:34 AM
Piccies came up quie nice, O-E  ;) :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 26, 2006, 06:48:49 AM
Thought i'd have a closer look at the one of Richo with his back to us - umm, what was doing O-E?  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2006, 03:17:08 PM
Contemplating  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Razorblade on January 26, 2006, 03:32:38 PM
I might pop down tomorrow for a bit, is anyone else planning on going?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Axel on January 26, 2006, 08:53:28 PM
Forgot to mention one other thing from training. When Richo took a mark about 20m out from goal basically directly in front, instead of taking the set shot, he played on and was tackled straight away  :stupid. Wallace shook his head and yelled to Richo, "You marked 20m out so you go back and take your kick. When will you learn Richo" :nope.

ps. nice to meet you today too Axel. Welcome to OER.
it was also nice to see p.bowdo was awake and made a nice tackle :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Axel on January 26, 2006, 08:59:57 PM
if anyone gets down to training remember when the players are kicking at goal to go out there and have a kick.. it was good to have a kick with one of the admin from this site :bow, and also have tucky call me a gun for a 50 meter kick to his chest :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 27, 2006, 02:40:09 PM
Yep, there was training today.
They kicked the ball around a lot
End of report lol

Highlight:  Browny putting a mongrel tackle on Bowden - Freeza would have been proud of that one.
Lowlight:  Hot

 :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 27, 2006, 02:42:51 PM
LOL @ Moi

Anyway as Moi said it was bloody hot :P at the training session today. The boys didn't get out onto the track until 11am which is good because I didn't show until then lol. They finished around 12.40pm. No sign of Tambling and I didn't notice Casserley out there either. Of the rest once again Chaffey was separate from the main group but he did run with boys in the last drill although he stayed on the outskirts and mainly helped out instead of participate.

Today's drills focussed on stoppages and clearances especially in the second hour.

The first drill was about forward forays. The squad was split into four with two of the groups acting as forwards at either end of the ground and two midfield groups who would alternate goes. The drill then became full on match conditions with yellows vs blacks 1-on-1 with each other (yellows attacking towards the Station end where we were). Some really good contests and some pretty good hits with big Angus Graham copping a pseudo shirtfront from a couple of the smalls while Browny and Joel wrestled for the ball then themselves by the boundary line in front of us (Joel won the wrestle after not appreciating Browny's tackle lol). Hartigan had a good battle with Browny with Browny getting on top in the end with some nice marks on the lead out of a forward pocket. I would say in my eyes it's the first time Browny has moved as freely like his pre-injury self.

The second drill was a standard mark and pass over 30m one. The squad was split into a hexagon with the boys criss-crossing passes between the six groups. Skill level was very good today.
I hardly saw the ball touch the ground.

The third drill was designed to work on clearing from stoppages. Once again the squad was split into two groups at either end of the ground plus two midfields. One midfield would kick to the Station end while the other the Yarra Falls end. The task would move through the main three stoppages in modern footy - the centre bounce, ball-ups around the ground and throw-ins. The latter two were performed on the wing. As with the first drill the boys were set-up 1-on-1 yellows vs blacks. Overall the task was well done and very clean. Some nice peripheral vision too spotting up teammates who had run hard into space for the switch to the opposite HFF. Sugar's work in the middle stood out. I'll need to look at the photos to remember the exact match-ups and teams. IIRC Pettifer was on Thursfield as one of three pairings up forward.

The final drill was just working on clearing the ball from stoppages. The squad was split into four groups with the two groups at either end working on ball-ups close to goal (about 25m out) while the two groups on either wing worked on clearing the footy from ball-ups and throw-ins. Once again it was yellows vs blacks 1-on-1 and within each group each team had to win the ball and clear to a assistant coach nearby (about 20m away). Those groups close to goal would have one team attacking the goals while the other clearing to a asst. coach at CHB. After each passage was complete the groups would rotate to the next task. The idea was to simulate getting to the next contest and reorganizing ourselves strategically during a match. Terry would also bring them into the centre quickly for a quick chat and then have them run back and regroup.

The best pieces of play were one where Thursty (I think) got a terrific tap straight to Lids who dished out a quick handball to a teammate running past for a goal (got a round of applause from the crowd too). The other was Rodan using his arms and hips to spin out of trouble from a couple of opponents so none of them could grab hold of him and break clear for a goal. Overall the groundwork nad skills were clean. The snaps at goal initially could have been better but the boys started nailing them more often as the drill went along.

That was about it. Patto, Polo, Limbach and Tucky did some goalkicking practice after training while Cogs, Raines and Rodan did ball-reflex work in tandem off the vertical trampoline. For a couple of the OER ladies, yes many were shirtless by the end of training but a certain someone with the initial "Moi" had headed off during the last drill and missed out on promised pics for Julz lol.

Photos to come and if we're lucky possibly a movie clip too with original commentary from Moi :rollin.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fwoy3 on January 27, 2006, 02:58:32 PM
MT, were you the photographer in the blue Nike shirt or the brown shirt?  :shh

I was there today as well for my first taste of 2006 football. Saw Moisie with a toyboy :scream

It was too hot to pay too much attention...besides, there was a girl doing a fair impersonation of Rebecca Cartright in the stands  :thumbsup :clapping

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 27, 2006, 03:00:30 PM
MT, were you the photographer in the blue Nike shirt or the brown shirt?  :shh

I was there today as well for my first taste of 2006 football. Saw Moisie with a toyboy :scream

It was too hot to pay too much attention...besides, there was a girl doing a fair impersonation of Rebecca Cartright in the stands  :thumbsup :clapping

Hey dude, why didn't you come and say hello.  The toyboy was MT  :shh  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fwoy3 on January 27, 2006, 03:04:01 PM
MT, were you the photographer in the blue Nike shirt or the brown shirt?  :shh

I was there today as well for my first taste of 2006 football. Saw Moisie with a toyboy :scream

It was too hot to pay too much attention...besides, there was a girl doing a fair impersonation of Rebecca Cartright in the stands  :thumbsup :clapping

Hey dude, why didn't you come and say hello.  The toyboy was MT  :shh  :rollin


Hmmm...in that case, I should have paid more attention. I was giving you space, letting you get your mojo going  :lol,  then you moved to the front and I couldn't be fugged going into the sun.

I was there with Boogs, only two rows behind you.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 27, 2006, 03:06:15 PM
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Hmmm...in that case, I should have paid more attention. I was giving you space, letting you get your mojo going  :lol,  then you moved to the front and I couldn't be fugged going into the sun.

I was there with Boogs, only two rows behind you.

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Dirtbags lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on January 27, 2006, 03:13:53 PM
Anyone else there
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 27, 2006, 03:15:12 PM
Anyone else there
If they were, they were there longer than your five minutes lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fwoy3 on January 27, 2006, 03:17:49 PM
Anyone else there
If they were, they were there longer than your five minutes lol

I was there long enough to see the bearded Bowdo had taken his angry pills, and to see that even Rodan who looks chunky with a top on makes my flab look terrible, let alone Cogs and Rainesy...fuggin models  :banghead
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 27, 2006, 03:22:44 PM
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let alone Cogs and Rainesy...fuggin models 

Thought Cogs was a bit on the skinny side - but definitely looked like he'd been working the weights.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 27, 2006, 04:16:55 PM
MT, were you the photographer in the blue Nike shirt or the brown shirt?  :shh

 Saw Moisie with a toyboy :scream

Neither of the former nor the latter :o :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 28, 2006, 12:28:36 AM
Drills 1 & 2

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(Pic courtesy of Moi): Pettifer, Chaffey, Tuck and Stafford

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Criss-cross short passing drill // Joel, Hughes, Thursty, Browny and Pettifer

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Forward foray drill // Smalls await Hall and Staff's ruck duel
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 28, 2006, 12:52:32 AM
Drill 3

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Throw-in on the wing

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Ball-up on the wing // Stoppage contest in front of goal

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Foley in and under // Raines, Howat, Cogs, Sugar, Moore and Newman await the tap from Hall vs Staff
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 28, 2006, 01:07:57 AM
Drill 4

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Stoppage around goal: Patto, Graham; Meyer, Polo; McGuane, Kellaway; Schulz, Wheadon, Pettifer; Hyde and White

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Hyde side-steps for a goal // ruck contest b/w Simmonds and Knobel as Limbach, Rodan, Krakouer, Schulz, Howat and Humm look on.

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Razor, Staff; Cogs, Sugar; Raines, Hughes; Wheadon; Newman and Roach // Richo and Gas duel in the ruck
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 28, 2006, 01:11:42 AM
After training

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Wallace has a chat with the squad // The boys walk off the ground
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 28, 2006, 09:03:30 AM
That's more like it.  Terry should have made those still wearing shirts to go for a run or something.  Geez Andy Raines has a nice bod.  Who's the guy with the white chest near Rodan?  Rodan looks quite buff.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 28, 2006, 07:02:39 PM
Who's the guy with the white chest near Rodan? 

Not 100% sure but I think it's Roach.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on January 29, 2006, 06:59:04 AM
In that photo you have of Schulz at the stopage (he is wearing a hat) he looks to have improved his upper body strength. He shoulders look big  :thumbsup

Hopefully a sign of things to come.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 29, 2006, 12:33:30 PM
Just off the topic a bit but looking at the numbers on the training tops (easy to read normal shape and size) you've got to wonder how they managed to stuff the match day jumper numbers so badly last season
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2006, 08:48:24 PM
True WP. The old fashioned numbers are easier to read than that thin font we used last year where a 3 looked like a 4 from a distance :help.  There's no sash either :ssh but I love and prefer our traditional full sash guernsey so they could just use a deeper yellow instead rather than the bright fluro to make the white numbers stand out more clearly.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Razorblade on January 29, 2006, 09:23:14 PM
Hey, whats this i hear about Tambling doing his hammy?  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 30, 2006, 03:41:37 PM
Sorry folks no training report today as training was moved to 10am at Punt Road Oval. Might see some of you on Wednesday though  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on January 30, 2006, 04:41:58 PM
Sorry folks no training report today as training was moved to 10am at Punt Road Oval. Might see some of you on Wednesday though  :thumbsup
Pretty slack MT  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 30, 2006, 06:20:42 PM
Pretty slack MT  :lol

lol

Right back at ya  :wallywink

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: PuntRdRoar on January 30, 2006, 10:24:36 PM
All i wanna know is:

do they know how to get the footy?

do they know how to kick it properly?

are the new boys showing good signs of progress?

 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tiga on January 31, 2006, 01:57:57 PM
Great pics guys! In the third pic, Browny looks like he's had 2 broken legs. Good to see him mixing it with the rest.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mini Tiger on January 31, 2006, 02:30:05 PM
Yeah, on SEN today Brian Royal said that Browny had been doing a little bit of competitive stuff and got a little "pressure" on the leg (a little knock or something), it was a little sore but he is o.k. (apparently)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2006, 03:48:54 PM
Yeah, on SEN today Brian Royal said that Browny had been doing a little bit of competitive stuff and got a little "pressure" on the leg (a little knock or something), it was a little sore but he is o.k. (apparently)


Chocco didn't hold back either in calling the new quick kick-in rule a farce. Reckoned we'll now see plenty of coast to coast goals like in basketball.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on January 31, 2006, 06:37:23 PM
really appreciate all this info and pics some of you are surely making  it better for those of us that cant be there  just wondering whats happening with Tiva not a lot of talk about him and get the impression he wont be in TW's starting 22 in past times he was a very good player but lost some confidence playing under certain coaching styles  i reckon theres always room for a great long lefty in any footy side     
eat em alive 06 Tiges feeling lucky
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on January 31, 2006, 08:10:48 PM
really appreciate all this info and pics some of you are surely making  it better for those of us that cant be there  just wondering whats happening with Tiva not a lot of talk about him and get the impression he wont be in TW's starting 22 in past times he was a very good player but lost some confidence playing under certain coaching styles  i reckon theres always room for a great long lefty in any footy side     
eat em alive 06 Tiges feeling lucky
Just as long as he is an accurate kick
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2006, 10:22:34 PM
really appreciate all this info and pics some of you are surely making  it better for those of us that cant be there  just wondering whats happening with Tiva not a lot of talk about him and get the impression he wont be in TW's starting 22 in past times he was a very good player but lost some confidence playing under certain coaching styles  i reckon theres always room for a great long lefty in any footy side     
eat em alive 06 Tiges feeling lucky

I don't know if Tivs is on a slightly modified program to the others but every now and then at training he has trained away from the main group drills such as doing 1-on-1 marking contests with Browny or runs along the boundary.

In any case, Tivs does have an uphill battle given he has no right foot. Other sides have worked him out by blocking his run onto his left so he's forced to do a u-turn or a wide arc which breaks down and slows our attack.  
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2006, 10:35:30 PM
All i wanna know is:

do they know how to get the footy?

The boys seem now at ease and familiar with Wallace's run and carry gameplan.

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do they know how to kick it properly?

There's still those occasional "same old Richmond" moments of passes to the feet or over the head of teammates but last Friday the skill level was very good. Best training session of the lot I've seen so far in that regard.

The real test will be whether the skills now stand up better under full-on game pressure.

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are the new boys showing good signs of progress?

Don't expect a repeat of Lids' 2005 from any of them as they still need to bulk up but no complaints here so far. The next test for Oakley-Nicholls, Hughes, Casserley, White and the rookies is to show what they can do in an actual match. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 01, 2006, 02:20:27 PM
Back from a wet Victoria Park. I got there around 10am and training ran overtime to 12.10pm. A long session today. The Tiges were still finishing up as some the Hawks began doing laps.

No sign of Oakley-Nicholls or Casserley. Tambling, Cogs, Knobel, Moore and Chaffey were separate from the main group doing laps around the boundary and 100m straight runs (not sprints). Knobel and Moore left about half way through training while Tambling, Cogs and Chaffey stayed on to do running kick-to-kicks between themselves. Razor also left early before the final drill/pseudo practice match.

The first drill I saw when I rocked up was one the boys have done before. The squad is lined up along the one wing edge of the centre square and split into groups of five. They run as a group of five handballing between themselves to the other wing then split into a 3-on-2 on the way back with the 3 keeping hold of possession via run and handball and the 2 trying to stop them. All done very cleanly without a ball hitting the ground.

The second drill was also one the boys have done a few times before. They're split into four groups and need to mark and short pass between the groups. To speed the drill up they added two footys per group. Once again overall cleanly executed.

The remaining drills were game based ones whereby the attacking side had to compete and enter inside 50 against greater numbers (2 more defenders to be precise). The squad was split into two and the two groups performed the same task at either end of the ground. Each of these groups in turn were split into a midfield and forward/backline groups with yellows vs blacks. I was mainly watching the drill at the Station end so I'll talk about them.

At our end the yellows were attacking. The drill would start on a flank about 80m out with 3 yellows against two blacks near Wallace who had the ball. Off to the left hand side were 3 blacks and to the right a yellow and black pairing. The teams were:

Yellows: Rodan, Sugar, Tuck and Kellaway
Blacks: Raines, Hyde, Newman, Meyer, Roach, Howat and Polo.

Up forward there would be three pairings: McGuane(B)-Krakouer(Y), Thursfield(B)-Richo(Y) and Schulz(B)-Stafford(Y).

Terry would start the drill by throwing the ball to a yellow midfielder and then the yellows had to get the ball forward inside 50 with the blacks flooding back and the extra blacks filling holes. The idea was for the yellows to not only lead but try to drag their direct blacks opponent out of a space so a yellow teammate could lead into it.

Richo was on fire although the passes to him were spot on particularly from Sugar.

After a dozen or so repeats the two groups went into huddles and a couple of guys changed groups. The drill was then repeated with now the blacks on the offensive.

Blacks: Howat, Roach, Hyde and Meyer.
Yellows: Tivs, Hartigan, Kellaway, Rodan, Tuck and Krakouer.

Up forward: Limbach(19)-Gas(2), Pettifer(B)-White(Y) and McGuane(B)-Joel(Y).

The drill restarted with the same 3 blacks vs 2 yellows set-up in the midfield but this time the coach would short pass to one of the blacks so the drill began from a stationary mark or he would kick high to simulate a pack situation.

Meyer had the cleanest skills of the blacks midfield. Nailed an awesome pass between defenders to Limbach on the lead.

Overall though in both groups the defenders were able to stop the attacks most of the time. Usual it was the final pass that let the attacking team down. The Pass being too "loopy" or not to the advatageous side of the leading forward enabling the ball to be punched away. Having more numbers also allowed the defenders to collect any crumbs from split contested marks.

The squad was then brought in to get ready for a full ground length pseudo practice match. The pseudo part being that centre bounce was moved around the square to simulate pack ball-ups.

Yellows:            Blacks:

2. Gas               1. Newman
3. Lids               4. Raines
5. Simmonds   8. Roach
10. Stafford      14. Polo
11. Joel             15. Pettifer
12. Richo         19. Limbach
16. Paddy        22. Meyer
18. Rodan       23. Jackson
21. Tuck           25. Schulz
26. Pattison     31. Hyde
27. Krakouer    34. Hughes
32. Tivs             36. Thursfield   
33. Hartigan     38. McGuane
35. White           41. Foley
39. Kellaway     42. Humm
                            43. Howat
                       44. Graham

A couple of guys were wearing red singlets for the blacks.

Set-up

Foley-Tivs   Limbach-Kellaway   Jackson-Gas
Hyde-White   Hughes-Joel       Pettifer-Hartigan

Graham-Simmonds, Newman-Rodan,  Humm-Tuck, Howat-Sugar, Meyer-David King (#20)

Polo-Paddy Bowden    McGuane-Pattison     Raines-Krakouer
Schulz-Stafford      Thursfield-Richo     Roach-Lids

When the Yellows were kicking to the Station end I don't remember a goal being kicked and the coaches weren't keeping score anyway. The final kick forward was still an issue with a number of passes being cut off by defenders at both ends. When Wallace brought the boys into a huddle and they swapped ends, the final kick inside 50 was much better executed as the game went alone.

Despite the Blacks kicking the first goal through Hughes after some good work from Limbach, the Yellows rattled on the next 5 goals in a row with Richo on the end of nearly every pass forward. Sugar nailing many of those passes. The game initially was mostly kick and mark stuff but once the boys started to run and link up with handball receives, the movement of the ball was infinitely quicker and of better quality.

Richo, Sugar, Meyer, Krakouer and Hyde were the most prominent and influential IMO.

The Yellows defenders teamed well and set up a number of rebounds.

Jackson and Gas had a good battle out of the goalsquare. Jackson had an up and down game. Mixed good things with the ordinary (such as kicking into the man of the mark after taking a good semi-contested grab on the lead).

Goals:

Yellows 5  (Richo 3, Stafford 1 .... the last one was a quick snap at the other end of the ground so I missed who it was)
Blacks 1  (Hughes)


Training ended with the yellows and blacks doing separate drills. The blacks did some ball-wrestling on the ground where the players would pair up with one player with the ball lying on the ground and the other needing to strip the guy on the ground of the ball. Meanwhile the yellows alos paired up but with the ball on the ground one player had to prevent the other from getting it while keeping their feet. After 5-10 minutes the yellows and blacks swapped. Kingy had a jokingly dig at White because he lost the ball in "record time" ;D.

Photos to come although my camera was playing up today :scream. No shirts off in the cold and wet Moi and Julz.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 02, 2006, 12:07:16 AM
Tambo and Cogs

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Attacking against more defenders drill

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Terry brings his group in for a chat // Raines about send the blacks into attack
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 02, 2006, 12:16:37 AM
Scratch match

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Yellows and Blacks huddles with Browny in the foreground // Patto, McGuane, Staff, Schulz, Lids, Roach, Richo and Thursty.

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Graham and Simmonds contests a centre bounce // Changing ends

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Humm passes across field as Blacks go forward
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 02, 2006, 12:22:29 AM
Wrestling drills

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Blacks take a break // Blacks wrestling for the ball

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Yellows wrestle for the ball while Blacks in background play keepings off
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 02, 2006, 03:14:22 AM
A Hawks fan watched the Tiges train yesterday and gave a summary on HHQ:

http://www.hawkheadquarters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20523&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20 - Second post from the top.

Apart from not realising Browny doesn't train with the main group on Wednesdays and that Tambo has a slight hamstring "niggle", it's a positive report on us.

He even admits earlier in the thread that we're ahead of Hawthorn  :thumbsup.

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Btw, Richmond training session went for 150 minutes!!

And there practice match which was full on went for 60 minutes...IMO they are ahead of us and looked good!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 03, 2006, 03:28:57 PM
Got to training at 11am and caught up with Moi again :thumbsup.

There was a cameraman (possibly from the H-Sun) taking pictures on the boundary so there may be an article about the Tiges in tomorrow's paper.

The boys were just limbering up to start. Another long session with it ending around 1.15pm. No sign of Thursfield, Knobel or Casserley (all injured?). Oakley-Nicholls and Moore ran laps then left. The rest all joined in the drills including Cogs, Tambo and Chaffey. The only new injury was Newman sitting out the scratch match with an icepack on his right upper inner thing/groin. I think it was just a minor thing as he seemed to be walking fine when he left. Chaffey, Browny, Lids and Razor also sat out the scratch match.

The first drill of the day was a ball-skills one. The squad was split into a circle of 6 smalls groups at the Yarra Falls end of Vic Park. The object of the drill was for one player to roll the ball along the ground to a guy coming from another group who would gather on the run and handball to someone in the next group who in turn would roll the ball back along the ground to the same player and this player would then pass to someone on the lead from the next group along. As the drill was at the other end of the ground it was difficult to judge individual efforts but overall it was cleanly executed.

The next two drills worked on decision marking when kicking the ball into the forward 50 and marking on the lead.

The first of these was a fairly straightforward pass and mark drill. The squad was split into two located at either end of the ground and then within each of these three groups were organised with two located on HF flanks and the other in the goalsquare. The guys in the groups on the flanks would then pass to guys on the lead from the goalsquare group. While a couple of passes went over the head early on, the boys got cleaner as the drill progressed. David King reminded them to mark in the hands not on the chest.

The decision making drill began with each group at either end split into Y&Bs (attackers) and red singlets (defenders). The drill began with a 1-on-1 just inside the centre square at CHF and then a 3-on-2 in the forward line with 2 pairs and a free forward. The guy with the ball at CHF had to wait for the dummy leads from the manned forwards and spot a pass to the lead of the free forward. If this forward was too far out they would then continue on just like in a game. To make things harder they then added a couple of more pairings who would run forward from a group at the side.

Overall the passing, timing of the kicks and decision making was of high quality. Very impressive. Just wish they would do the same in actual matches. They were going at 100% for a fair while. I think they ended up with something like 27 hits out of 30 tries which is around 90%. Meyer, Lids and Browny the standouts with the preciseness of their passing.

Wallace then brought the boys in and they set-up for a scratch match between Yellows (and some reds) vs Blacks that went for a quarter.

Yellows                  Blacks

5. Simmonds             2. Gas
8. Roach                     4. Raines
11. Joel Bowden     10. Stafford
12. Richo                  14. Polo
15. Pettifer                17. Sugar
16. Paddy Bowden  18. Rodan
19. Limbach              21. Tuck
23. Jackson              22. Meyer
24. Cogs                   27. Krakouer   
25. Schulz                 32. Tivs       
26. Pattison              34. Hughes
30. Tambling            38. Mcguane                       
31. Hyde                    39. Kellaway
33. Hartigan             42. Humm
35. White                  43. Howat
41. Foley                   44. Graham

Match-ups

Richo-Gas, Jackson-Chubba, Hyde-McGuane

Simmo-Graham, Foley-Howat, Tambo-Polo, Pettifer-Raines, Pattison-Tivs
Roach-Sugar, Cogs-Tuck, Hartigan-Krakouer, Paddo-Meyer, White-Humm

Joel-Hughes, Limbach-Rodan, Schulz-Stafford

Score
Yellows: 4.2-26   (Jackson, Roach, White, Paddy Bowden)
Blacks: 2.4-16    (Rodan, Hughes) - Staff didn't have his goalkicking boots today. Missed twice from set-shots on a 45-50 degree angle.

Best: Hyde (on fire through the midfield), Hartigan, Rodan, Meyer, Krakouer.

Full-on game too and fairly even in general play. Yellows just had the edge through Hyde and on the scoreboard.

After the scratch match, the boys broke into 4 small groups with 3 of them doing 100m and 200m runs while the last group with Richo, Patto, Graham, McGuane, Limbach, Browny, Jackson, Rodan and a couple of others did the cone drill from a couple of weeks ago. 5 small cones of different colours were placed in the shape of a 5 like on a dice about 5m apart from one another.

Red     Orange   

     Yellow

Blue    Double orange


     The trainer would then yell out a colour and a pair of players would have sprint and change direction then after about 5-6 cones the trainer would shout out "lead" and they would sprint out towards a pass from Kingy with one going for the mark and the other trying to stop the other. The drill was then repeated again with one applying pressure to the other but this time with the trainer shouting out randomly "drop to the floor" and "wrestle". With the bigger boys they had 2 trying to stop 1 from reaching the cones and then marking the ball on the lead. One time they had Patto and Graham against Richo and when the trainer shouted out "wrestle" they both nailed Richo to the ground which didn't impress the big fella. Next time Richo was up he only had Graham against him and he threw/pushed Graham to the ground when the "wrestle" call came lol then said the "f" word when he just missed the mark on the lead :lol. That's our Richo. Patto also had 2 smaller guys against him (I think it was Joel and Browny) and did really well manoeuvring and barging through to each cone.

And that was that. Pattison, McGuane and Graham stayed behind to work on their leading with passes from Polo. Rodan, Limbach, Jackson and Tuck did goalkicking practice. David King showed off to Rodan by snagging one from the boundary.

Photos to come and hopefully some other goodies if we're lucky ;).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 03, 2006, 03:41:58 PM
Photos to come and hopefully some other goodies if we're lucky ;).
Not from me i'm afraid MT - but maybe our new best friend will have something nice  ;)
Was the best day i've been at a training session - sun was shining, not too hot like last week.  Was easy just to go down to the boundary line not worrying about melting and perv my little eyes out.
Was good to see Rodan up and about and playing well, as well as Meyer.  We just gotta make sure he doesn't get homesick, because he's all class.
Shame Julz wasn't there because Richo, Staff and Simmo looked in very nice nick  :-* and they were in front of us for most of the session. 
Browny's getting better and better, Hyde was everywhere.

Great report yet again, MT  :thumbsup  Don't know how you retain all that stuff when you have a twit sitting next to you.  I promise, i won't go again lol.  Back to work unfortunately next week  ???

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 03, 2006, 03:52:25 PM
It's good fun just laying back watching some footy and chatting away before heading off to work nearby.

ps. that'll teach you to look through the viewfinder with your dark shades still on :shh.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Darth Tiger on February 03, 2006, 03:56:49 PM
Yeah, on SEN today Brian Royal said that Browny had been doing a little bit of competitive stuff and got a little "pressure" on the leg (a little knock or something), it was a little sore but he is o.k. (apparently)


Chocco didn't hold back either in calling the new quick kick-in rule a farce. Reckoned we'll now see plenty of coast to coast goals like in basketball.

Attacking Solution ... just kick goals

Defensive Solution ... just rush behinds

Easy, Problem Solved ! :shh
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2006, 03:53:46 AM
Drill 2

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Sugar, Chubba, Jacko, Tambo, White, Cogs, Simmo, Krakouer // Hyde, Jacko, Pettifer (in background), Raines, Tuck, Graham and Rodan.

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Simmo kicks forward // Sugar, Staff, Graham, Hughes, Roach, Tuck, Tambo

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Meyer kicks long // Staff, Limbach, Lids, Howat, Schulz, Simmonds
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2006, 03:55:44 AM
Drill 3

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Razor and Tivs

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Tivs passes to a lead with Howat on the mark // Krakouer, Tuck, Polo, Limbach, Gas and Stafford

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Sugar, Rodan, Chubba and Hughes // Polo, Sugar and Hughes

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Browny, Staff, Schulz with Hartigan and Tambo // Kissing dirt - Tambo wraps up Rainesy

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Staff, Schulz, Browny, Raines, Hartigan and Tambo battle and jostle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2006, 03:58:15 AM
Drill 4

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Polo, Chaffey, Hyde, Tivs, Howat and Roach running 100m sets

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Limbach, McGuane, Browny, Paddy Bowden, Chubba and Schulz // Limbach and McGuane while Rodan and Jacko walk past

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Browny and Paddy Bowden // Raines, Hughes, Joel Bowden, White and Sugar

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Meyer, Krakouer, Gas, Hartigan, Humm and Foley // Wallace chats to Sarge while Browny, Graham, Richo (behind Gus), Pattison, Rodan, McGuane, Paddy Bowden (behind Luke), Limbach, Jacko and Chubba rest between sets.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2006, 04:00:23 AM
Close-ups

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Richo (there you go Julz) // McGuane
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on February 04, 2006, 10:39:38 AM
Woohoo :pray :clapping :whistle :wub :yep :woohoo
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 05, 2006, 01:55:39 AM
Training pics courtesy of Moi

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In the middle of a kick and mark drill // On the boundary

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Jacko, Pettfier, Staff, Richo and Lids
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Harry on February 05, 2006, 01:08:15 PM

Best: Hyde (on fire through the midfield), Hartigan, Rodan, Meyer, Krakouer.


The first three mentioned there were last years early season fliers also, untill injury (Hyde - head, Hartigan - hamstring, Rodan - Knee) put a stop to them.  All 3 have taken Wallaces game plan and ran with it.  Good to see Hyde dominating, as fully fit with no adverse effects of the concussion, he will really be good for us.  Very smart player IMO (I'll do a bit of a review on my thoughts on him later).  Also good to see Meyer training strongly as he's been given strong training reviews so far.  Also it's time for krak to lift.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 05, 2006, 11:46:57 PM
The first three mentioned there were last years early season fliers also, untill injury (Hyde - head, Hartigan - hamstring, Rodan - Knee) put a stop to them.  All 3 have taken Wallaces game plan and ran with it. 

At training all three are performing like their pre-injury selves which has been good to see. Hopefully they have a bit more luck this year on the injury front touchwood and can translate their training form into the real stuff over the whole season.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 07, 2006, 02:40:59 AM
With thanks to Moi's handywork with her camera, here's a 48 second movie clip with sound from last Friday's training starring Richo, Simmonds and Lids.

http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/moi/HPIM0472.AVI  (11.6 MB)

ps. if you have dial-up just let it download in the background and come back in an hour.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 13, 2006, 01:15:46 PM
The boys were training at Punt Rd today just before midday. I popped in for a quick look on the way to work but they finished up shortly after anyway. They were all wearing white tops without numbers and doing a simple mark and kick drill between themselves at the Northern (old scoreboard) end then went inside.

From a guy I spoke to there were about 8 blokes in the recovery group but he didn't know who they were. I'm guessing they'll roughly Chaffey, Stafford, Knobel, Oakley-Nicholls, Hyde, Thursfield, Casserley and Moore. Training is scheduled at Vic Park tomorrow at 11am so I'll get a better idea then.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on February 13, 2006, 04:28:46 PM


From a guy I spoke to there were about 8 blokes in the recovery group but he didn't know who they were. I'm guessing they'll roughly Chaffey, Stafford, Knobel, Oakley-Nicholls, Hyde, Thursfield, Casserley and Moore. Training is scheduled at Vic Park tomorrow at 11am so I'll get a better idea then.

thanx champ
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2006, 03:07:29 PM
For the first time in history lol I got to training on time. The boys did a few stretching exercises and runs before they started at around 11.30am. Training finished at about 1.15pm.

Only Casserley and Knobel were absent. The rest of the boys were there with Oakley-Nicholls and Thursfield separate from the main group doing a few runs and close handball drills before heading off about halfway through the session. Hyde had a leg bandage on his upper right leg but completed all the drills while Cogs was in long black tights and towards the end didn't look like he was moving 100% freely. He also participated as instructor in one of the drills (training for future captain?). Joel spent time on the boundary too to write stuff on a whiteboard but he looked fine. Chaffey did all the drills for the first time and there was a ring-in (#45) who also joined in training but I didn't know who it was.

Training today focussed alot on rebounding as a team and linking up through handball receives (player after a mark playing on immediately dishing out a handball to a teammate sprinting past).

The first drill though was a standard mark and kick one. Four groups, one at each corner of the scentre square and passing to one another. Cleanly done as it should of been.

They squad then split into two, one at each end of the ground, to work on crumbing near goal. At the station (Sherrin Stand) end of the ground Cogs was instructing the boys and would kick a ball high to a 1-on-1 contest about 20-25m out from goal and one player would tap the ball down towards another 1-on-1 pairing where the attacker would need to read the ball, collect then run and snap at goal. Pretty well done with Tucky the standout. The media guys behind were chatting away about Browny while this was going on and just as one asked if the others reckoned Browny would be ready for round 1, Browny grabs the ball off the contest spins around on his left and snags a sausage roll. The reply to the question was then "Geez he's f****** good!" lol.

The next drill was a full ground rebounding/handball receiving task. Spread out in a diamond, the ball would be moved around the ground anti-clockwise in groups of three against one opponent in a red singlet. The incoming kick would go to a yellow leading in front of the red and from there he would switch play with a pass towards two free teammates with one marking then handballing to other running past. Once again despite an occasional missed target it was done fairly cleanly. I was watching Krakouer pretty closely in this drill thinking back to the Krak thread and I couldn't fault his running or deliverly. Rodan was also very active in these full ground drills. Hyde and Chaffey were moving freely.

This task was followed by one where a whole swarm of players through the midfield would spread out and call for the ball. Once the ball was marked on a lead, the marker has to dish a handball off to a teammate running past who would then pass forward. Very vocal drill which was good to hear and the boys looked on song with their passes. Saw Tambo, Browny and Sugarr pinpoint passes respectively through an eye of a needle to the teammate they were aiming for.

The final drill was goalkicking on the run. Three groups, one on each flank and at CHF. One guy  would collect the ball then dish off a handball to a teammate sprinting towards goal and firing. Overall not bad but IMO our goalkicking still could be better especially when you consider the new kick in rule could mean kicing points could cost you goals against. Wheadon yelled out to all of them to make sure their planted foot is pointing directly towards the centre of the goals so they aren't kicking across or outside their body :thumbsup. Jacko was getting praise from the boys.

And that was that. A few of the boys remained behind to do some set-shot goalkicking while others like Jacko and Tambo worked on leading out from goal. I noticed Hughes was doing the Lloyd thing of chucking up a bit of grass before having his shot on goal. It went straight through the centre so I don't care if a Tiger does it lol. Lids had a couple of pings from the boundary again.Pettifer kicked one that hit the roof of the stand (which resulted in the usual expletive whenever he misses ;D) but luckily the spin of the ball bounced it back into the ground.

Photos to come.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 14, 2006, 04:32:06 PM
Quote
Jacko was getting praise from the boys.
Where do you reckon he'll play this year?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2006, 04:56:14 PM
Quote
Jacko was getting praise from the boys.
Where do you reckon he'll play this year?

Terry told the media guys before training that we still haven't found Jacko's best position. He's played half-back, wing and in the last couple of weeks up forward where he kicked 3 goals in the intra-club game.

I always thought he'd play in defence then as he matured push into a midfield role but he's doing alot of forward work now. He was practising his leading after training. I can't see him returning to half-back as we have plenty of running half-back options who have better disposal and can pick out better options. It's either wing, HFF or forward pocket.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on February 14, 2006, 05:09:22 PM
thanx mt once again

u r da man!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2006, 03:10:19 AM
Drill 1

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Warm up run // Razor, Tuck, Hyde, Jackson and Hughes

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Meyer, Polo and Lids plus the unknown guy (#45) // Foley, Sugar and Krakouer

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Schulz, Harts, Simmo and Rainesy // Richo, Browny and Tambo
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2006, 03:23:36 AM
Drill 2

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Tambo crumbs the ball in front of Polo // Browny tries to break free from Chaffey

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Pettifer with eyes on the ball with McGuane // Chaffey and Browny tussle

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The newbie with Howat //  Cogs instructing the squad
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2006, 03:25:16 AM
Drills 3,4 and 5

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Krakouer clears

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Meyer awaits the footy after Roach's marking attempt over the bag (held by Staff) // Hyde marks 

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Organised chaos
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2006, 03:27:55 AM
Drill 6

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Lids, Howat, Browny, Joel and Chaffs // Meyer, Browny, Joel and Newman

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Raines, Graham, Tivs, Richo, Patto, Tambo and Schulz // Hughes, Hyde, Krakouer, Richo, Schulz and Raines

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Schulz, Krakouer, Raines, Patto, Paddy and Jacko // Lids, Humm, Foley, Harts, Meyer and Tivs
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2006, 03:29:38 AM
Close up pics of Lids

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Lids front and back
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 15, 2006, 08:39:27 PM
I would have done a report on the training i used to watch down at Port Melbourne beach this year, but selfishly they haven't shown up  :o
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2006, 10:35:45 PM
I would have done a report on the training i used to watch down at Port Melbourne beach this year, but selfishly they haven't shown up  :o

Looking forward to reading these reports of the boys down at Port Melbourne beach during Sunday or Monday morning aftergame recovery in the middle of winter  :rollin.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on February 16, 2006, 08:36:38 AM
So long as it comes with pics ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2006, 02:02:14 PM
So long as it comes with pics ;)

Hate to bring bad news Julz but my digital camera is being repaired and out of action for 2 weeks :(.

If anyone else makes it training or the intra-club game tomorrow with a camera then you're most welcome to post your pics here or email them to us at admin@oneeyed-richmond.com  and we'll post them on here for you :).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2006, 02:04:00 PM
A much shorter training session this morning compared to the norm. I go there around 11.30am (training was scheduled to start at 11am) and it was all over by 12.30am.

A few absentees today as far as I saw - No Chaffey, Knobel, Cogs, Oakley-Nicholls and Casserley. I didn't notice Hartigan or Howat out there either but that might be an oversight. Thursfield was separate from the main group.

Today's training was all focussed on moving the ball and hitting targets inside 50.

In the first drill, the squad was split into two and sent to opposite ends of the Vic Park. Each half-squad was then split into three smaller groups with one on each corner of the centre square and the third group a 4 yellows vs 4 reds matched-up in the forward line near goal.

The two groups on the HFFs would alternate turns going inside 50. The coaching staff would set-up ball-up, mark and handball situations to start the drill and the group would work together to get it to one of them running forward who then would pass to leading forward or have a shot from 40m themselves. They only had 2 of the forward-defender pairings duelling at once while the other two rested. I was happy to see the coaching staff add the running goal as an option into the drill as it's one of the areas we need to do more of in a real game situtation.

In the half-squad at the Station end where I was:

Group 1: P.Bowden, Krakouer, Pettifer
Group 2: Hughes, Browny, Meyer, Tuck
Goal Group: Richo vs Gas, Lids vs Chubba, Rodan vs Foley and Staff vs Schulz.

Gas, Chubba, Foley and Schulz played as defenders and half way through the drill Paddy, Hughes, Meyer and Pettifer swapped roles with Richo, Lids, Rodan and Staff.

Overall it was ok. A mixture of the very good with a couple of overshot passes and dropped marks. The two dropped marks were simply through lack of concentration as the player took it too easy (Lids was one culprit). Meyer took a ripper of a diving mark low on the lead a la Dunstall fashion.

The second and final drill had the squad split into two again with a large group on a HBF/wing and 4 yellow forwards vs 4 red defenders situated at the Yarra Falls end goals. The main group would rotate through 2 yellows versus 2 reds with the 2 yellows needing to team together to get one of them clear running forward and pinpointing a pass to a leading forward. Hughes, Krakouer, Meyer and Limbach (I think) were playing as forwards.

The midfield yellow pairings were able to clear all but 3 times. If they got caught that pairing had to redo the drill again. Polo did a great spin and sidestep to allude a red tackler and break clear (the final pass could of been better though). Add to that it was either he or McGuane who nailed I think Pettifer or Lids in a upstanding bearhug tackle as the latter tried to just run and bust through. The drill was happening on the opposite side of the ground to me so it wasn't easy seeing who was who in a contest. Meyer again took some nice grabs on the lead and I think it was Limbach who took a speccie in front of the point post. Overall fairly well done with good intensity.

While this was going on Staff, Tambo, Richo, Simmonds and Browny were practicing their goalkicking with Tivs kicking the ball back from the goalsquare.

And that was it for the day. Graham stayed behind to work on his ruck-taps while Lids, Rodan, Krakouer, Pettifer and Limbach did goalkicking. Wheadon was critiquing each of Rodan, Pettifer and Krakouer's set-shots. Told them there's an optimal power point where if you cross it any mistake is magnified. He also told Rodan that if you don't exceed this optimal point and keep your action (leg) straight at the goals it'll still float flew straight even if you don't connect perfectly. 

Terry was one of the last to leave as he was interviewed for Ch 9 News tonight (see other thread for details). So watch out for Ch 9's sport report at around 6.20pm tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 24, 2006, 01:10:08 PM
A brief training session today that went for about an hour 11am-12pm at Punt Road Oval. The old girl hasn't looked in better shape. Talk about contrast with the state of Vic Park. Well done RFC :clapping.

Mostly marking, kicking and goalkicking drills today. Nothing too fancy. They also did some close ball work.
 
29 guys were present and they were mostly the NAB squad - Newman, Gas, Lids, Raines, Simmo, Roach, Staff, Joel, Richo, Knobel, Pettifer, Paddy, Sugar, Rodan, Hall, Tuck, Jacko, Cogs, Sarge, Patto, Krak, Blingers, Hyde, Hartigan, White, Moore?, Foley, Humm and Howat.

Knobel was back at training for the first time in a few weeks. He was moving well and kicked a nice goal on the run but as he hasn't played any of the intra-club games you wouldn't think we would play him first up tomorrow.

Pettifer had a glove on his left hand to protect his broken finger and was avoiding using it when taking a mark so he won't play.

Cogs looked ok but they didn't do any running or game drill stuff today so hard to say whether he is 100%. I'd rather we rested him this week given we are taking a no risk approach.

I didn't see Chubba out there today so I think he'll be the fourth omission from the squad of 28.
 
Browny was watching from the race in casuals. Looked very relaxed wearing his 1970s shades lol.

Wallace was interviewed at training by the media scrum so he should be on the Ch 10 news tonight, 3aw and afl.com.au. (see other thread).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: PuntRdRoar on February 24, 2006, 02:37:24 PM
from what i understand we have some major concerns with casserly, oakley-nicholls and tambling re: OP and groins and hammys. Does anyone know the severity of these and finally...is it really necessary to flog all first year players to this degree... no one is gonna run rampant in year 1...maybe wed be better off developing 1st year players with a slightly less rigourous program over the first 2 years of their arrival at Punt Road.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 24, 2006, 03:43:16 PM
Casserly is the one I'm most concerned about. I haven't seen him at training for ages. Oakley-Nicholls and of course Tambo have been around training track recently.

The massive jump from U18 footy to AFL in terms of intensity and number of days training is the main problem. The lighter body types seem to struggle under the extra workload. Maybe we should look at a halfway point for lighter body first year players so the jump isn't so great at once.



Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 24, 2006, 05:13:16 PM
At the CLub80 dinner earlier in the week JON actually made the comment that this is really the first time in his life he's done a pre-season. He said he didn't do one last year because he had a busted collarbone and by the time it healed it was round one and they just played him in the colts and he got his fitness from there. The other thing is he still growing and the body developing. As for Bling it is a bit the same regarding body development.

Casserly was there too but he wasn't really asked about his injury probs but again it seems to have alot to do with them coming from the WAFL comp (in the case of JON & Casserly) in comparison to the kids that come out of the TAC cup comp. The kids ex 'TAC Cup seem much better prepared for the rigours of AFL training
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: PuntRdRoar on February 24, 2006, 10:02:47 PM
Just been having a look at Mitch Clark at Brisbane. I just hope its not gonna be another disaster.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2006, 05:03:27 PM
For those living in the Eastern suburbs that can make it, there'll be a training session tomorrow at Carey Grammar.

Wednesday, March 1 - 11.00am - Carey Grammar, Bulleen Rd, Bulleen

Friday, March 3 - 11.00am - Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2006, 03:45:03 AM
from what i understand we have some major concerns with casserly, oakley-nicholls and tambling re: OP and groins and hammys. Does anyone know the severity of these

According to Wez on Yellow&Black.info (http://www.yellowandblack.info/forums/showpost.php?p=48868&postcount=17) , who went to the members induction night last night, Casserly said he has OP  :( but hopes to start running again within a week. He apparently hasn't had a run or kick for the past month which explains why he hasn't been at training in that time. Mainly been doing weights and bike.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 03, 2006, 01:40:54 PM
Training was at Punt Road today and went for about an hour (11am-12pm).

Absentees were Chaffey and Casserly and I didn't notice Sugar, Moore or Graham out there either.

Browny trained separately with a trainer doing ball skill and kicking practice.

Pettifer still was wearing a glove on his left hand and was avoiding using it when possible.

Oakley-Nicholls or "Jonny be good" as the boys were calling him was back at full training which was good to see. Everyone else looked fit and moved well.

Mostly kicking drills were performed. Wheadon was taking the drills and got the boys to kick in different ways - on the run, stop and prop, firm flat kicks, spinning kicks, targetting specifically the chest and then just above the head in front of the eyes. Not the greatest display of precision kicking you'll see :-\. Our guys still need to learn to kick to a teammates advantage whatever the situation. Most kicks went to a teammate but a number were either too low or too high or to the wrong side. Jacko kicked a couple of shockers near us that missed by metres. If they can't hit targets precisely under no pressure at training then not surprising we see poor skills on matchday like last Saturday.  On a positive note Roachy and Knobel were surprisingly good (although Knobel dropped a couple of straightforward marks) and Lids, Tambo and Meyer were their usual accurate selves.

The squad then switched to a full ground length drill moving the ball from deep in defence, along the wing, to a leading forward. Only the receiver on the wing and the leading forward had an opponent so it was done under little pressure. This was performed well in the main with only one or two kicks that didn't hit their targets.

The squad then finished off with some close in body on body handball work and goalkicking. Joel, Newman, Simmo and Oakley-Nicholls stayed behind for 10 more minutes at the Brunton Avenue end to work on some defensive rebound kicking.

Wallace was interviewed by Ch 10 and others after training. See other thread.

Camera still in the repair shop so sorry Julz no photos.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on March 04, 2006, 01:21:23 PM
Thanks for the report Mighty Tiges :thumbsup Any photos?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2006, 06:51:27 PM
Thanks for the report Mighty Tiges :thumbsup Any photos?

My camera is being repaired so sorry no recent photos Mr Magic (there are ones from earlier training sessions in this thread). Hopefully I'll have my camera back and working sometime this week.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on March 14, 2006, 09:44:45 PM
Anyone know where training this week is and times?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 14, 2006, 10:04:10 PM
Anyone know where training this week is and times?

It's on tomorrow L19, 10.30am at Carey Grammar, Bulleen Rd, Bulleen. It's Carey's sports grounds just off the Eastern Freeway. We play Friday so it's the only one this week.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 12, 2006, 04:17:52 PM
Training today was a Punt Road oval. A fairly long one too as it went for 2 hours (11am - 1pm).

Everyone was present except for Lids who as mentioned was crook with a stomach bug as well as Thursty and Sarge for obvious reasons.

The whole squad started off with a 10-15m agility run through a line of cones followed by a 3-on-2 handball drill over 20m. When a handball or two missed the mark Wallace and then Royal stepped in and stopped the drill and told them all to "watch their skills" and "it's a simple skill". Overall fairly well done by all.

For the next drill the dquad split into two at either end of the centre square for a straight line mark and kicking on the run drill. They performed the drill for about 10 minutes and I'd reckon there was only 6 errors (3 dropped marks, 2 too short kicks, 1 wide kick) which was good to see. Knobel took one off his toes on the run which got applause from Wallace. Overall not perfect by any means as some kicks were low or high which forced the marker to stop and prop instead of staying in motion but it was clean. 

Wallace and coaching staff then put the boys through two quarters of match practice. Kel Moore did runs along the boundary and 3 players waited on the sidelines and rotated during the game. After any score it was a kick-in so it was sometimes hard to tell if a goal or point had been scored. Here's roughly the score:

Yellows   2.1-13 (Tuck, Jacko)
Blacks    3.4-22 (Johnson, Tambling, Meyer).

Meyer took the mark 60m out on a HFF then ran in and around two yellows and sank one from 50m. Very nice goal that received alot of vocal praise and high-5's from his teammates.

Blacks                   Yellows

15. Newman      6.  Chaffey
12. Gas             33.  Browny
27. Raines         8.  Roach
5.  Simmonds   10.  Staff
17. Johnson       -.  J.Bowden               
19. Limbach     2.  Richo
21. Tuck            13.  Knobel
22. Meyer          14.  Polo
26. Pattison       1.  Pettifer
30. Tambling   39.  P.Bowden
31. Hyde           18.  Rodan
32. Tivendale   20.  Hall
7.  Hartigan       11.  Jackson
34. Hughes      24.  Coughlan
 -. Kellaway         4.  Krakouer
42. Humm        29.  Oakley-Nicholls
44. Howat         45.  White
35. Coburg pl.   37.  Casserley
13. Graham       38.  McGuane
                             41.  Foley

Nothing much that was too different from the Saints game. Plenty of run and carry with a few turnovers chucked in. Hyde was very good with some attacking runs through the centre. Foley tried the same a couple of times but got caught twice.

Match-ups:  Richo v Gas; Tambo v Roach; Graham v Hall; Limbach v McGuane; Chaffey v Howat; Pettifer v Newman; Rodan v Tivs; Hyde v Cogs;

Polo went off and inside the rooms. Came out feeling his upper leg. Not sure there's any damage but I overheard the trainer say to Dean if he wasn't right to take a week off. He went back in then came out with an icepack.

After the scratch match, the squad spilt into 3 groups with one doing goalkicking and the other two on the wings working on 6-on-6 ball-up and throw in set-ups and midfield transitional play where each 6 man team worked the footy to a player standing inside of square of cones in each pocket. There seemed to be an emphasis on finding guys with long kicks running towards goal. A number of  "over the top of the opposition" kicks to a teammate on goal side of his opponent. One of Sugar's passes was brilliant. Long to Foley who didn't have to break stride :clapping.

Each group then rotated. Richo interestingly started in one of the midfield groups (where he rucked lol) and hardly did any goalkicking from memory.

And that was roughly two hours.

Photos to come  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 12, 2006, 05:11:32 PM
Polo went off and inside the rooms. Came out feeling his upper leg. Not sure there's any damage but I overheard the trainer say to Dean if he wasn't right to take a week off. He went back in then came out with an icepack.


Disappointing if he's injured - would have thought if we were going to play a couple of the kids this week that Polo would be considered along with JON and Cleve :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 12, 2006, 06:52:18 PM
I forgot to add that David King at the end of training was giving left footers Tivs and Hyde tips on dodging and weaving so they can get on their left and kick a long goal from 50. Tivs was very good in the drills btw. Blingers then came across and started doing the same thing with Kingy on his right foot. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 13, 2006, 03:53:46 AM
Photos from April 12 training

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Agility runs // Wallace chats to the squad

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Yellows and Blacks huddles

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Ball-up setup with Simmonds vs Staff
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 19, 2006, 03:45:08 PM
Training was a Punt Road Oval this morning from 11am to 1pm. A very windy day which affected the flight of the ball. The only guys absent were Thursty and Sarge. Gas, Chaffey and Moore did reflex and short handball drills by the race while Simmonds and Casserly did a few laps and runs before joining the other 3. Simmo also did some bag ruck work with a trainer. Everyone else including Browny was in the main group and completed the whole 2 hours. Someone towards the end of training yelled out to Browny how he was feeling and he gave his usual response - "brilliant".

Training began with a few short agility runs through and around cones at the Brunton Ave end before Wallace brought everyone into a huddle for a chat and to catch up with swollen-faced Roachy. They then did a 3-on-2 handball drill which was done ok but could have been better. Graham's first two handballs missed the mark and he got told off.

The squad then broke up into five smaller groups with the fifth one full of the big blokes in the goalsquare at the northern end (Richo v Joel, Staff v Kellaway and Patto v Graham). I'm presuming that would mean Joel and Chubba will be used in the key-defensive roles this week. The actual drill was simply a pair from each group would run out and one took the mark then quickly dished off to his partner who kicked to the next pairing. After it got to the fourth pairing they would then kick it to a 1-on-1 duel between the bigger blokes up "forward" in the square. Overall ok but a number of passes were sloppy andwent astray. I'm hoping that was more due to the windy conditions :-\. Just for Moi - Rainesy was very clean with his disposal.

The rest of the session was focussed on gameplan drills. The first was a 5 vs 5 goal to goal rebounding and transition drill followed by the same thing but from a kick-in and CHB huddle. It seemed the guys had adjusted better to the wind as this was performed far more cleanly. Wallace did have to remind them that the "ball moves quicker by foot".

The remaining drills concentrated in inside 50s and forward contexts. At the far Brunton Ave end one group would pass deep to 1-on-1 contest. I saw Lids do a couple of ripping firm and low passes that hit their mark. Most of the other guys did well too as they kicked at least to the advantage of the forward which was good to see. The other group at the Northern end close to us worked on crating a 3-on-3 contest with the forwards bringing the ball down to the crumbers. Wallace kept emphasising that there needs to be someone "front and square". Richo was throwing himself in every contest even if he got there before the ball had even arrived :rollin. I was glad to see everyone get up fine in a couple of collisions. I think Richo might have copped a knock to the hip at one stage as he got a massage from the trainer but he was fine afterwards.

The squad finished off with Wheadon kicking to a pack at the top of the square with crumbers doing some quick snaps off the pack. Rodan, Krak, Tivs, Paddy, Tambo and Humm did the main crumbing from what I saw. Richo tried one but it went 15m out on the full in the big fella's enigmatic style :lol. Hughes took some good pack marks just through having such clean hands when going for a mark. The goalkicking from range was generally poor but the wind was creating havoc. I was watching Tuck, Hughes and Rodan having set shots and a straight kick would deviate like anything.

The only other news is that Matt White is bald which isn't a good look lol (looks like Nathan Eagleton but with a slight growth all over). Apparently a mate shaved his head on his birthday last Saturday. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 08:36:14 PM

The squad finished off with Wheadon kicking to a pack at the top of the square with crumbers doing some quick snaps off the pack. Rodan, Krak, Tivs, Paddy, Tambo and Humm did the main crumbing from what I saw.

Boy would I ever like to see us getting crumbing goals rather than watching the opposition rebound easily out of defence

Thanks for the report, I don't get up to the city as much these days :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 20, 2006, 05:14:15 AM
Boy would I ever like to see us getting crumbing goals rather than watching the opposition rebound easily out of defence

Yeah GD it was good to see us yesterday work on our crumbing for about 30 minutes with a couple of different drills. The last time we were any decent at it was when Daffy and Naish were around up forward  :-\.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on April 21, 2006, 05:53:33 PM
Great photos. thanks! :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on April 26, 2006, 05:28:18 PM
Anyone else planning on going to training tomorrow?

As i am still on holidays i am planning on going down. I will have my 2 little kids with me, so if anyone else is there please come and say hello.

I will try and take some photos to post also and a report but dont expect it to be upto MT's standard.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on April 26, 2006, 05:30:55 PM
I am  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 26, 2006, 09:55:29 PM
I'll try to make it to training but no guarantees.

Btw Punt Road Oval was all lit up tonight as I was heading home from work. Does anyone know what was happening there? ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on April 27, 2006, 03:38:19 PM
Training was short and sharp this morning.

Players spent approx an hour out on the track and the main focus from the drills was direct movement of the footy. It appears that we are going to play mainly down the corridor this week against the blues.

The main drill had four groups, one in each end and one on either wing (right on the boundary) the ball would move from one to the wing and then to a leading forward. Staff and Clever were the two leading forwards down my end and i think Richo and maybe Chubba were down the Brunton Ave end (not 100% sure)

The talk amongst the group was fantastic with all the players sounding very upbeat and talking tomorrow's game as a big one in the context of our season. David King and Wheadon conducted most of the drills with a big demand on a high skill level and a high intensity also. Knobel and Krak also trained with the main group, Knobel trained well and looks back on track, Krak was a disgrace and is just too lazy for my liking. He does do some good things, but doesnt seem that interested out there on the track. In particular they performed a drill were they had three lines on either side and the players had to run through and handball under pressure from two guys in red tops who were meant to tackle. Krak was in a red top for a while and i dont think i seen him lay a hand on someone with maybe one exception (he tackled Staff) and he is meant to be our best tackler.

Wallace spoke with Tuck and Deledio at the same time, obviously about their roles for tomorrow night. He also spoke with Hartigan at length and it appeared to me that Hartigans body language changed after that and i think he may be dropped this week. Raines looks great out on the track and his skill level is great. Clever looks to be a great mark and he also seems to be failry confident within himself.

If there is going to be 2 changes, it would more than likely be Knobel and Clever for Hartigan and Pattison.

All in all it was a fairly good session ahead of tomorrow nights game.

I have taken some photos which i emailed to MT and WP, i never have much luck posting them on here.

Got a few close ups of Simmo and Raines, that should keep Julz and Moi happy  ;D

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2006, 03:49:29 PM
Great report Bully  :cheers  :clapping  :thumbsup

David King and Wheadon conducted most of the drills with a big demand on a high skill level and a high intensity also.

That's good to hear. I thought last week we were sloppy at training but then again we won the game when it mattered so there you go lol.

LOL @ Krak coming into the team after Bully's spray  ;D.




Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on April 27, 2006, 03:55:54 PM
I am bewildered MT  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2006, 04:01:58 PM
A quick question Bully - who was absent (Browny?) and who was in the rehab group?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on April 27, 2006, 04:28:49 PM
Browny wasnt to be seen.

The only people i seen out on the ground was Gaspar and one other who i couldnt recognise. They were down the other end of the ground mainly doing some kicking. I was waiting until they came off to see who the other person was but i got distracted and when i looked again they were gorn. Gas appeared to be moving well and was kicking fine.

The other person who was out there and didnt train was JON. He ran a few laps, did some stretching and then some light kicking.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2006, 04:33:47 PM
Browny wasnt to be seen.

The only people i seen out on the ground was Gaspar and one other who i couldnt recognise. They were down the other end of the ground mainly doing some kicking. I was waiting until they came off to see who the other person was but i got distracted and when i looked again they were gorn. Gas appeared to be moving well and was kicking fine.

The other person who was out there and didnt train was JON. He ran a few laps, did some stretching and then some light kicking.

Cheers Bully. The other could have been Casserly (#37).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on April 27, 2006, 05:10:13 PM
You may be right MT, they were only wearing white t shirts so they didnt have a number.

He was a right footer thought with fair hair.

LMAO@ us playing Guess Who  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on April 27, 2006, 05:41:20 PM
Got a few close ups of Simmo and Raines, that should keep Julz and Moi happy  ;D
Julz and i are training you boys well - keep up the good reports lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Miss B Haven on April 27, 2006, 05:44:29 PM
Got a few close ups of Simmo and Raines, that should keep Julz and Moi happy  ;D
Julz and i are training you boys well - keep up the good reports lol
I appreciate them as well  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2006, 06:19:02 PM
You may be right MT, they were only wearing white t shirts so they didnt have a number.

He was a right footer thought with fair hair.

LMAO@ us playing Guess Who  ;D

LOL.  Yep that'll be most likely Cass.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on April 27, 2006, 06:26:14 PM
A quick question Bully - who was absent (Browny?) and who was in the rehab group?



Browny was in the pool
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:26:30 AM
Bully's training pics:

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Group shot // Hartigan // Knobel

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JON // Group // Group
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:28:31 AM
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Royal // Group // Group

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Group // Cogs and group // Group
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:30:09 AM
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Hughes // JON // Joel

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Kellaway // Lids, Tuck and Terry // Simmonds
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:32:10 AM
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Cogs and group // Hartigan // Hartigan, Raines and Patto

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Johnson // Lids // Joel and Tuck
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:33:45 AM
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Razor // Forwards at Northern end goals // Tambo

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Knobel // Rainesy // Newman
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:35:37 AM
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Joel // Hartigan and Richo // Tuck

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Hartigan, Hyde and Tuck // Hartigan, Krakouer and Joel // Raines, Tuck and Johnson
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2006, 02:37:16 AM
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Raines, Tuck and Johnson // Raines and Tuck // Foley and Johnson

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Rainesy // Johnson  // Knobel rucks as Newman and Foley wait to pounce
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on April 28, 2006, 09:14:17 AM
thanks one -eye

always a privelage to read these reports, keep it up.


I am very concerned about Waite and Fev.


The blues strength is our weakness. I think we are gunna be in trouble tonight.

IMHO Waite is a fricken champion!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on April 28, 2006, 02:59:02 PM
thanks one -eye

always a privelage to read these reports, keep it up.


I am very concerned about Waite and Fev.


The blues strength is our weakness. I think we are gunna be in trouble tonight.

IMHO Waite is a fricken champion!
he may be handy but i would classify him a champion yet
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 28, 2006, 05:06:14 PM
I am very concerned about Waite and Fev.

The blues strength is our weakness. I think we are gunna be in trouble tonight.

IMHO Waite is a fricken champion!
he may be handy but i would classify him a champion yet
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Waite is their most talented player IMO. We had Thursty on him last year and about the only time Thursty had his colours lowered. Put Hall on Fev and then either Joel, Chubba or even Rainesy on Waite. Waite's better than Brennan but they play similarly so Rainesy wouldn't be out of his depth.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2006, 02:09:11 PM
Training today was quite a long session for a midseason one. About an hour and a half from 11am to 12.30pm.

Everyone was in attendance. Saw Thursty on crutches in the race with his leg brace on. The rehab group consisted of Moore, Casserly, Browny and Schulz with Rainesy, Tuck and Roachy in and out of the main group.

Moore, Casserly and Roachy (when he was with them) did runs along the boundary then did some kick to kick. Roachy joined the main group in the training drills but stayed out of the scratch match. His face looks much better and swelling is virtually gone.

Browny was doing straight line running (100-200m) at the start of training then joined Schulz in some goalkicking practice then some kick to kick. Sarge did some jostling with a trainer in the kick to kick so his shoulder appears to be coming along nicely.

Raines and Tuck didn't joined the main group until the scratch match.

Knobel and Hall didn't participate in the final drill of the session after the scratch match. Foley stood on the boundary as well.

Sugar only played half (one 10 min quarter) the scratch match they had today before heading inside the rooms. He did all the drills before that and was moving fine.

As for the actual training - it was mainly focussed around game-base stuff. The first drill of the day was close-in tight handball practice bumping off bodies etc. The coaching staff seemed very pleased with the way it was done and the boys gave themselves a round of applause.

Next came the kicking drills. Firstly a standard mark, run and kick 40m one followed by a transitional drill with a player in the middle receiving a 20m pass who then passed 20m to the next guy and back again. All fairly well done.

Tezza then brought the boys in and they separated into Yellows and Blacks for the scratch match which consisted of two 10 min halves. The standard was pretty much in line with what we've seen during the games. Lots of run and carry plus good clearances out of defence and through the midfield. The first half was a normal scratch match while in the second half there was more focus on ball-up and throw-in set-ups. After a goal the ball would be brought back to that teams half-forward line for a ball-up.

Richo was doing as he pleased although McGuane who was his match-up ran forward a few times. Jacko and Hughes presented well and took a couple of good marks on the lead. Our runners - Hartigan, Hyde, Lids, Tivs and Cogs were prominent. I know I'm biased but Meyer is our best passer at the club. If only he got more of the footy he would destroy any opposition.

Scores:

Blacks    1.1   2.3    Hughes 1.0, Lids 1.0, Richo 0.1, Hyde 0.1, Paddy 0.1
Yellows   0.0   0.2    Jacko 0.1 ..

Teams:

Blacks:       Yellows:

1. Newman     2. Gaspar
3. Lids            6. Chaffey
4. Raines        13. Knobel     
5. Simmonds  18. Rodan
10. Staff         19. Limbach
11. Joel           22. Meyer
12. Richo        23. Jackson
14. Polo          26. Patto 
15. Pettifer     27. Krak
16. Paddy       29. JON
17. Johnson    30. Blingers
20. Hall          35. White
21. Tuck         38. McGuane
24. Cogs         39. Kellaway
31. Hyde         41. Foley
32. Tivs          42. Humm
33. Hartigan   43. Howat
34. Hughes    44. Graham
                      46. David King

A few match-ups:

Knobel v Simmo
Gas v Hughes
McGuane v Richo
Meyer v Cogs
Graham v Staff
Chaffey v Hyde
Blingers v Tuck
White v Pettifer
JON v Paddy


After the scratch match the squad completed the session with a full rebound from defence drill which was quite impressively done by the end of it. There was a main focus on the rebounding kick outside defensive 50 being long and over a pack to someone waiting in space forward side of the centree circle then running and passing to a forward. If a forward deep on the lead couldn't be found they would pass to a teammate just on the 50 who then spotted up a leading forward. Up forward we had Richo, Hughes, Pettifer and Paddy with Lids pushing forward from the middle.

The session finished with a warmdown while Joel, Lids, Krak, Pettifer, Rodan and others did some goalkicking.

My camera battery needed recharging so sorry no photos from today  :(.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 10, 2006, 02:43:03 PM
Is there anything wrong with Rainsey as to why he didn't participate until the scratch match?  Do you reckon he's feeling the effects of a gruelliing couple of weeks for him?  Doesn't show, but he's still a kid and i'm sure it will take its toll eventually. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2006, 03:01:15 PM
Is there anything wrong with Rainsey as to why he didn't participate until the scratch match?  Do you reckon he's feeling the effects of a gruelliing couple of weeks for him?  Doesn't show, but he's still a kid and i'm sure it will take its toll eventually. 

Rainesy looked fine during the scratch match and he and Tucky spent practically the whole time together chatting away. Just precautionary for the both of them I'd reckon. We did the same with Simmo two weeks back and he hasn't missed a beat.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on May 10, 2006, 05:12:22 PM
He will be there for you Moi :thumbsup

Love him, but don't mother him :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2006, 05:15:34 PM
He will be there for you Moi :thumbsup

Love him, but don't mother him :lol

I don't think mothering is what Moi has in mind lol :nope
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on May 10, 2006, 05:23:12 PM
Oh! and the story is that he is a cherry boy :shh
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 10, 2006, 07:15:04 PM
He will be there for you Moi :thumbsup

Love him, but don't mother him :lol
Well, it's good they're looking after him - saves me going down there lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2006, 09:00:10 PM
Btw forgot to say there were at least 100 people watching training today (bandwagoners  ;D ) including two groups of schoolkids on excursion. Hey why didn't my school have excursions to watch the Tiges?! Ripped off! :rollin

Teacher: "Your assignment today kiddies is on Tigers".
Kids: "At the zoo?"
Teacher: "Nah, Punt Rd"  :thumbsup

LOL @ the teachers justifying this to the Education Department. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on May 10, 2006, 11:18:54 PM
thanks for the report mt
how did chaffey go?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 11, 2006, 04:27:14 AM
how did chaffey go?

Trained with the main group and got through the whole session. Looked to be moving freely during the drills and showed no sign of the calf injury that has kept him out since coming back from OP. He played on Hyde in the scratch match and Hyde would have had far more of the ball through the midfield. Paul Armstrong said on Club Corner on Monday night that Chaff would play some proportion of a game at Coburg this weekend. They haven't decided yet if that'll be for Coburg seniors or their reserves.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on May 11, 2006, 04:07:44 PM
mt,


don't you ever sleep?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 11, 2006, 04:40:37 PM
mt,

don't you ever sleep?

I've been cloned  :shh  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 17, 2006, 01:48:17 PM
Only a short report today as I only saw the last half hour. It would have gone for 2 hours as they were scheduled to start at 11am and they finished around 1pm.

Only about 25 blokes completed the session. The rehab group must have gone inside by the time I arrived.

Present: Newman, Raines, Simmonds, Chaffey, Joel, Knobel, Polo, Pettifer, Paddy, Rodan, Limbach, Tuck, Meyer, Jackson, Cogs, Patto, Krak, JON, Blingers, Tivs, Clever, White, McGuane, Foley, Humm and Howat.

Absent: Gas, Lids, Browny, Roach, Staff, Richo, Sugar (watched from the race in casuals), Razor, Schulz, Hyde, Hartigan, Thursty, Casserly, Kellaway, Moore and Graham.

The last half an hour was on the run goalkicking practice. The squad was split into three groups with one in the square and the other two on opposite HFFs. The ball would be kicked out from the square to someone on 50 who would then handball to a teammate running towards goal. The player running towards goal had to get around an opponent and have a shot at goal from a range of about 30-45m.

Pretty disappointing and Wallace said so himself afterwards. He told Sugar who was standing in the race in casuals that it was good training session apart from the last part. The boys did the goalkicking drill in two goes and the first time they kicked 7 from 17 shots and the second time only 13 from 25. The conditions today were good too. Bright sunshine and only a gentle breeze. So there were no excuses for missing. I couldn't single anyone out individually as it seemed everyone missed at least one. Lack of penetration and balance and not kicking through the ball properly would be my main reasons why shots were missed.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 22, 2006, 11:37:49 PM
On reflection, MT, was there anything from last week that you noticed would have led to how we played on the weekend?
And, if so, should Adelaide sack their forward scout?  :shh
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 23, 2006, 02:47:26 AM
On reflection, MT, was there anything from last week that you noticed would have led to how we played on the weekend?
And, if so, should Adelaide sack their forward scout?  :shh

I only saw the last half hour of training last Wednesday Moi and they were working on running goals - run inside 50, dodge around an opponent then take a ping. It was different to the norm in itself and Newman's goal on the weekend was the drill in practice, but there was no keepings off. The keeping off drills must have been done before I arrived.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 24, 2006, 02:57:50 PM
Training today went for about an hour and 45 minutes starting at 11am. All the squad was in attendance except for Thursfied while only Graham, doing handball drills on bourndary, was not with the main group. Btw Tommy Hafey was there today watching training :thumbsup.

Lots and lots of 1-on-1 stuff today which was good to see as other clubs have found this is way to stop Geelong - man them up and put them under pressure.

The first couple of tasks were straight line short distance drills. The squad was split into four smal groups by the members fence and matched-up 1-on-1. Each player had to first accelerate, lead and mark over a 10-15m distance under pressure from his man behind him. This was followed by picking a rolled ball off the ground under pressure and handballing off. Wheadon kept barking instructions to the "defender" to not go easy on any fumbles by the guy in front. Overall well done.

The whole squad then moved out to work on longer passes over 30-40m. It was basically running kick to kick but the boys were paired up as attacker and defender. The attacker would lead and mark under pressure from his opponent then run forward and pass with his pairing now acting as a teammate telling him his all clear.

The next drill was more game based 1-on-1. The squad was split into a forward line at each end of the ground and two groups of midfields in the centre that would alternate. The drill would begin at HB with the midfielders all huddled in the centre trying to lose their direct opponent. As the huddle split everyone would be man-on-man and the attacking "team" would work their way forward with short passes to leading teammates. The midfield group was roughly 6 vs 6 and every attacker was offering leads to the player with the footy. Most of the passes were forward with a couple sideways to switch the play. Out of interest there were no back passes as we saw on the weekend. On one occassion Wallace said the movement of the footy was outstanding. There were only one or two poor passes that didn't hit their target so overall once again well done.

The squad then had a scratch match. As with the drills earlier it was man-on-man all over the park and the team going forward would hold the ball up to find the right pass inside 50. I can only remember two obvious turnovers so the game was fairly clean as far as disposal went. One error by Tivs when he scrubbed a kick along the ground and the other by the Yellows up at the other of the ground which I couldn't see who it was but he should have had a running shot at goal instead of passing to a 1-on-1 contest. Lids, Richo, Sugar and Meyer stood out with Lids one time running through the midfield and passing to Richo about 45m out on an angle then receiving the pass from Richo directly in front 30 out and goaling. Cogs took a top overhead mark about 15m out and goaled.

Browny and Casserly were the only ones who didn't join in and they spent their time on the boundary doing kick to kick. Moore, JON, Limbach and Paddy rotated on and off the ground.

Teams:

Blacks:          Yellows:

1. Newman       2. Gas
3. Lids         6. Chaffey         
4. Raines       8. Roach
5. Simmo       10. Stafford
11. Joel       13. Knobel
12. Richo      14. Polo
15. Pettifer   18. Rodan
16. Paddy      19. Limbach
17. Sugar      20. Hall
21. Tuck       22. Meyer
23. Jackson    29. JON
24. Cogs       30. Tambling
25. Schulz     33. Hartigan
26. Pattison   34. Hughes
27. Krakouer   38. McGuane
31. Hyde       40. Moore
32. Tivs       41. Foley
35. White      42. Humm
39. Kellaway   43. Howat

Match-ups:

Joel-Hughes
Schulz-Limbach
Chubba-Staff
Newman-Howat

Simmo-Knobel
Tuck-Humm
Tivs-Rodan
Hyde-Chaffey
Sugar-Moore on a wing
Krak-Foley
Lids-Tambo 

Richo-Gas 
Patto-Razor
Pettifer-Polo
Jackson-McGuane
White-Meyer

Scores: Blacks 3.0-18 (Cogs, Richo and Lids) to Yellows 1.0-6 (Hartigan)


The last drill was a 6-on-6 passing game in the centre of the ground. Each 6-team would take turns maintaining possession and moving the ball forward with any mistake immediately being classed as a turnover even if the same "side" maintained possession. There was one backward pass to switch the play but most kicks were forward to leading teammates who had run hard into space. Overall cleanly done with Tambo having a field day running and bouncing with the footy. At least twice he brushed off an opponent at HB ran to HF then dished off by either hand or foot.

And that was it except for some set-shot goalkicking to finish off. Terry told the boys it was an excellent session.

I've got some photos but not many. I'll see tonight if they are worth putting up.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 24, 2006, 03:33:53 PM
Forgot to say Casserly hopes to be playing next week. Presumably with the Coburg ressies. So touchwood, if we don't get any further injuries, we may only have Thursty and Browny on the sidelines in 2 weeks time.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 24, 2006, 05:45:56 PM
Did Tommy talk to any of the players, MT or just looking on?
Great to see he was down there anyway  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 24, 2006, 06:10:35 PM
Did Tommy talk to any of the players, MT or just looking on?
Great to see he was down there anyway  :thumbsup

Not that I saw Moi. Just looking on from the race in shirt and tie, signing a couple of autographs and then walking around to chat to someone sitting down.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 25, 2006, 03:35:22 AM
Photos from Wednesday May 24 training

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Drill 1 with Tuck, Paddy, Hyde, Howat and Tambo // Roach, Browny, JON, Krak, Raines, Staff and Humm

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McGuane, Browny, Humm and Roach // 1-on-1 huddle while the other group wait their turn
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 25, 2006, 03:42:31 AM
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Lids (foreground), Sugar, Cogs, Limbach // A barefoot Richo and Joel discuss the meaning of life without the captaincy this week lol while Sarge looks on.

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The final drill // Casserly lines up for a shot amongst the organised chaos.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 31, 2006, 02:29:51 PM
Training started at 11 but I could only make it to the last hour 12-1pm. Absent were Lids (inj), Chaffey, Knobel, Hall, Krakouer, Hyde and Moore. Richo was watching training by the fence with his arm in a cast.

Barry Rowlings (wearing a Crazy Johns polo) was also watching training from the race. The Crazy Johns mascot was nearby without his mask on and everyone was poking him in the stomach lol. Not sure what was happening with Crazy Johns there but even Flea had a CJ polo on.

The squad was practicing their running goals when I arrived. 2-on-1's where the attacker would take on the defender and either have a shot or if he drew the defender handball off to his teammate who would take the shot. I take it from that we'll be taking Freo on with a running attacking style this week. Nicely done btw.

The squad then split into Black and Yellows for a scratch match. Sarge was the only one to not participate. 

Blacks:             Yellows:

1. Newman       2. Gas
4. Raines          7. Browny
5. Simmomds    8. Roach
10. Stafford       18. Rodan
11. Joel             19. Limbach
14. Polo            23. Jackson
15. Pettifer       25. Schulz
16. Paddy          29. J.O.N. 
17. Johnson      33. Hartigan
21. Tuck           34. Hughes
22. Meyer         35. White
24. Cogs           37. Casserly
26. Patto          38. McGuane
30. Tambling    41. Foley
32. Tivs            42. Humm
39. Kellaway     43. Howat
                         44. Graham

Some match-ups: Pettifer-White, Tambling-Roach, Browny-Meyer, Patto-McGuane, Simmonds-Graham, Tuck-Humm and Kellaway-Hughes. Staff played at FF for the Blacks with Gas FB while Hughes FF for the Yellows. Polo was in a FP minded by JON.

Blacks:   3.1-19  (Polo, Simmonds, Newman). Nice set shots by Polo and Newman (on the "siren") both on an acute angle.
Yellows:  0.1-1

The game was played with very good intensity and full on tackling. Kingy gave Pettifer a wrap for his tackling in holding the ball inside the Blacks forward line. You could clearly hear the hits from the stand. Joel, Tivs, Newman would push forward from defence by passing short then sprinting forward past the mark into space to receive the footy back closer to goal. The Blacks won by being cleaner with their final pass inside 50 whereas the Yellows' passes were now and then chopped off. Best were Joel, Tivs, Newman, Polo, Cogs, Simmonds and Paddy. Hartigan got a fair bit of the footy but turned it over a couple of times. White did ok off a HBF.

As mentioned in the other thread, Browny completed the whole session with the main group including the scratch match and looked pretty good.

The session finished with Kingy acting as a defender and getting the boys to take him on and kick a goal on the run under pressure. White and JON both burnt poor Kingy off with pace. Newman, Tivs, Hartigan and Polo also joined in. Steve Alessio worked with Simmo and Patto with their ruckwork. The rest were practicing their leads and marks with one of the trainers.

And that was it for the day and Wallace sounded pleased with how it went.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 31, 2006, 07:21:47 PM
Barry Rowlings (wearing a Crazy Johns polo) was also watching training from the race. The Crazy Johns mascot was nearby without his mask on and everyone was poking him in the stomach lol. Not sure what was happening with Crazy Johns there but even Flea had a CJ polo on.

Crazy Johns are sponsoring the Legends cup match this season - I think this year it is on as the curtain raiser to the North game on June 10th

Both Bazza & Flea are down to play - any supporter can play if they are prepared to cough up $1500 ;D

After all these years of being a "gonna" CJ's is finally a "doin"
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 07, 2006, 01:42:38 PM
Not a long training session for a Wednesday. It went from 11am to about 12.15pm. Obviously Terry reducing the workload to allow the boys to recover after the trip to Perth and be fresh again for Saturday. I got there a bit late and was listening to Bracks and Andy D press conference then listened to March.

Everyone was in attendance that I saw except for Chaffey and Thursty. Richo has the plaster cast off but there's still a splint/support on his arm and around his wrist and hand. Although he wants to play in Tassie and will travel down their anyway with the team, he won't be back until after the midseason break according to March.

Lids is right to play this week but Krakouer's knee is still a bit sore so is doubtful. Both did the whole training session though and Krak's gallop didn't look restricted.

Browny got through the whole session too and looked fine so yeah he's right to play this week too if he pulls up fine tomorrow without any pain.

Schulz got through too and performed very well in the running drills for a big bloke. There was hardly any physical contact at training today so hard to tell if his shoulder is right for an AFL game. He showed no signs of any discomfort so hopefully he's right to go too.

The order of the day was run and carry drills. The first was a midfield group would huddle in the centre and then break out and work the ball to the forwards (Simmo, Staff). The second one was a full length ground drill of 5 vs 5. The 5-team with the ball needed to run the ball forward and then hit a teammate over the top of his direct opponent while he running inside 50 towards the goals who would take a running shot. Very nicely done down the field with hardly a mistake. Sugar, Blingers and even Knobel  :o pulled off the best pinpoint passes. The running shots on goal were on about par.

Training finished on a lighter note with the squad lined up in two rows about 30-50m out from the Northern end goals and each player taking a set shot while getting a ribbing. Tucky won the day as he hit the Motorola sign dead centre on the netting behind the goals. Worst kick was Krak lol who's kick went off the side of the boot. I would've said 50% of the shots went through the middle so although it was a bit of fun you would hope for better accuracy. Pettifer sangged his shot so no swearing at himself today   ;D.

And that was it. Too finish off Meyer, Cogs, Schulz, Jacko and Rodan did some sprints. Rainesy, Newman and Knobel practiced marking on short leads. Tuck, Humm and JON did handball drills off the trampoline by the fence. The rest either did goalkicking or push-ups.
 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 14, 2006, 02:22:15 PM
Just got back from training today. I only got to see the last 30-40 minutes so only a brief report today.

There were a few absentees when I rocked up. No Chaffey, Richo, Knobel, Jackson or Thursfield as expected as they're all injured. Also missing (or possibly left early before I got there) were Paddy Bowden, Tuck, Jackson, Hyde, Moore and Humm. Johnson and Joel stayed out of the drills and watched on.

Browny completed the whole session which was great news  :thumbsup.

Stength and one-on-one drills under pressure were the order of the day. The squad would get into a circle with a pairing in the centre and one player would have to fight for position to receive a handpass from the boys around the circle then dish it off again while the other tried to block him and steal the footy. Good intensity and it really tested the fitness as some were breathing hard after their turn. Those short of match fitness seemed to be feeling it the hardest (Casserly was stuffed). Funniest pairing was Gas and Staff. Gas early on just kept running around the perimeter of the circle with poor Staff trying to keep up (if Staff had stayed in the one spot he would have had better luck lol). It became more of a contest as Gas got tired. Foley and Cogs was the best duel. Like two dogs fighting over a bone.

While half of group continued to do that, the other half were paired up to wrestle the footy of each other standing up. From memory Newman v Hartigan, Razor v Schulz, Hughes v Chubba, White v Meyer were some of the pairings. Once again plenty of hardness and good intensity. Terry obviously wants them switched on physically this week.

The session finished with some goalkicking. Once again Kingy took the young midfielders through some long running goal practice. Krak and Hughes were practicing kicking torps with Wheadon. Polo, McGuane and Sarge were taking shots from the boundary. The  rest did set shots.

I spoke to one of the fitness staff and they are really happy with how the  young blokes are coming on. Give us 2 more years  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on June 14, 2006, 05:35:16 PM
thanx mt, love reading ur repo :thumbsuprts!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on June 15, 2006, 01:03:30 AM
yep  thanks MT  appreciate the training updates   whats happening with #40  dont seem to hear much about him at all
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 15, 2006, 04:16:14 AM
 whats happening with #40  dont seem to hear much about him at all

Kel Moore has just come back the last week or two from some hip injury. He just hasn't been able to stay away from injury.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on June 15, 2006, 01:00:28 PM
yep  thanks MT  appreciate the training updates   whats happening with #40  dont seem to hear much about him at all

Kel Moore played for the Coburg reserves last week against Frankston.

Spent alot of time up forward, out of the goalsquare, next to Cleve. I missed a fair bit of the second half because I was in the Dolphin Social Club trying to de-frost  ;D but I think he may have gone down back (HBF) in the last quarter
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 28, 2006, 02:24:06 PM
Juts got back from training at Punt Road. A big crowd turn-up with heaps of kids. Not sure why there were so many. I saw a Auskick back-pack so maybe that had something to do with it.

I got to Punt Road about 11.40pm and the squad was about to start a scratch match (two quarters) which took up most of the training session. Absentees were Richo of course getting the pins taken out of his wrist, Thursfield and Cogs. Chaffey, Knobel and Humm didn't play in the scratch match and left early.

Score
Blacks  - 5.2  6.8-44   (Schulz 3, Patto, Krak, Pettifer)
Yellows - 0.3  1.4-10   (Meyer)

Match-ups

Blacks forward line

B:  Lids               Schulz        Krakouer
Y:  McGaune      Kellaway      Raines

B.  Pettifer        Pattison       White
Y:    JON          P.Bowden      Limbach

B.  Hall            Tivendale       Jackson
Y.  Hyde            Roach           Hartigan

B.   Jackson        Moore             J.Bowden   
Y.   Hartigan   Browny/Hughes 

B.  Casserly       Gaspar           Newman
Y.   Meyer        Simmo/Staff     Tambling

B.  Graham               Tuck         Foley
Y.  #20 (Coburg?)   Johnson     Rodan

Yellows forward line

B. Polo
Y.  Howat

Best:

Schulz and Pettifer were shining lights up forward. Good strong leads and marks. If Sarge doesn't play this week then he never will. JON started well in the scratch match picking up heaps of footy through the middle but Petts got the better of the duel for the rest of the game.

Patto carried on from where he left off in the Hawks game. He's still learning but coming along nicely. Nice snap shot for goal out of a pack under pressure too.

Krakouer's attitude was good. Despite one stupid 20m pass straight to a opponent he was involved in the game. Would have had his neck just ahead of Rainsey in their match-up.

Hyde the Yellows best by far. Gots heaps of it through the middle. Not sure why Razor was matched-up against him on a wing  :o.

Tambling and Meyer were clean in everything they did although they didn't get much of it up forward. Blingers moved into the centre towards the end of the game and immediately won a clearance. 

Lids, Sugar and Razor didn't look 100% in their movements. They all got through the whole session though as far as I know. Lids had two set shots and while they were on an angle he scored a point from one and OOF from the other. Mind you the set shot goalkicking in the second quarter often left alot to be desired with a number of misses which sadly is nothing new for us and hurts us in the real stuff given the new instant kick-in rule.

Browny didn't get much of it either.

The rest were fairly even match-ups. The difference between the two teams is one had an effective forward line and the other didn't.
The Blacks were able to isolate the leads of Schulz, Pettifer, Lids, Patto and Krak while most Yellows forward entries were contested pack marks/spoils. Only Tambling and Meyer were able to on occasions get free on the lead.

After the practice match, the squad did a 5 v 5 full-ground rebounding drill. Pettifer and Moore stayed out of it on the boundary. On the whole very well done with clean movement of the footy. Our more quick guys did the best - Tambling (nice sprint and running goal), White, Newman, Hyde, Hartigan.

The session finished off with the squad breaking up into their respective end of training routines - set shot and running goalkicking, push-ups, etc.. .
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 28, 2006, 04:21:54 PM
B.  Graham               Tuck         Foley
Y. #20 (Coburg?)   Johnson     Rodan

Apparently going by BF the kid wearing #20 was Jonathan Lee. I should have known as the kid has the same long straight hair haircut that his Dad had.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on June 28, 2006, 11:31:57 PM
B.  Graham               Tuck         Foley
Y. #20 (Coburg?)   Johnson     Rodan

Apparently going by BF the kid wearing #20 was Jonathan Lee. I should have known as the kid has the same long straight hair haircut that his Dad had.
How did he go?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 28, 2006, 11:51:51 PM
B.  Graham               Tuck         Foley
Y. #20 (Coburg?)   Johnson     Rodan

Apparently going by BF the kid wearing #20 was Jonathan Lee. I should have known as the kid has the same long straight hair haircut that his Dad had.
How did he go?

He was only on for a short while from what I saw L19 and I don't remember him touching the footy. They put him in the ruck against Graham at one stage but didn't allow him to contest it (insurance reasons?). He also called for the footy from the wing on his own but no one passed it to him. It seemed more a case of evening up the numbers and giving one of our guys a rest on the boundary as part of the rotation. So I couldn't judge his skills. His size though was good for a kid who is just 17. He's obviously still too light framed for AFL footy as a ruckman but at a supposedly 196cm and 85kg he's no toothpick. That's why I thought he may have been a Coburg player as size wise he just looked like a Limbach (the real one  ;D  ;) ) or McGuane.

Apparently Lee is going to be down at Punt Road all this week so if you're able to get down to Friday's training session you might see him if he's still training with us.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on June 29, 2006, 02:54:32 PM
i heard today was a closed session, does this  mean this game is our "crunch" game as terry rarely has closed training sessions??
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 29, 2006, 03:34:37 PM
i heard today was a closed session, does this  mean this game is our "crunch" game as terry rarely has closed training sessions??

The public sessions are on Wednesday and Friday at 11am so I don't believe the closed session today is unusual X. Of course you could still be right about this week being the "crunch" game. Makes sense if it is  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gracie on June 29, 2006, 03:43:13 PM
i heard today was a closed session, does this  mean this game is our "crunch" game as terry rarely has closed training sessions??

Wallace has said on several occasions and did so again last night on WLF that he wouldn't have closed training sessions at anytime
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 29, 2006, 03:49:30 PM
Friday's session has been cancelled Link (http://richmondfc.com.au/default.asp?pg=insidetheclub&spg=trainingtimes). Hey X and Gracie you bith might be onto something here  ;).

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on June 29, 2006, 04:35:27 PM
Friday's session has been cancelled Link (http://richmondfc.com.au/default.asp?pg=insidetheclub&spg=trainingtimes). Hey X and Gracie you bith might be onto something here  ;).


maybe!

sen reporters sad on the radio b4 that punt rd training was a closed session today, they said that richo was teh only one outside running laps and everyone else was inside or who knows maybe somewhere else!!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on June 29, 2006, 04:37:29 PM
im getting excited! what has terry got up his sleeve!!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 03, 2006, 03:42:04 AM
im getting excited! what has terry got up his sleeve!!!!

That hunch of yours was on the ball X. A secret training session away from Punt Road to work on wet weather tactics then a war-room meeting back at Punt Road  :thumbsup. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 13, 2006, 01:15:58 PM
Only caught a glimpse of training as they finished after only 30 minutes but I was told Meyer trained so he's over the flu and the big fella was the last to go off the ground due to all the autograph hunters.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 26, 2006, 03:02:11 PM
I only saw the last hour but training went for over 2 hours today 11am-1.10pm at Punt Road. As mentioned in the other thread the crutches duo Newy and Harts were there doing handballs for a shortwhile. Polo, Tuck and Jacko (hammy) were at the ground and in their training gear but didn't participate while I was there and stayed mostly in the rooms. No sign of Gas, Krak or Moore nor the injured ones like Cogs,  Knobel, Thursty and Casserly.

The remaining 30 rotated in 6-vs-6 throw-in and ball-up drills where each team had to win the ball then work it to their forwards to score. Meyer was up one end and Schulz the other from memory. Browny appeared the best at winning heaps of the ball from the taps when he was involved while JON got alot of encouragment from the coaches especially when he left everyone for dead and kicked a long goal on the run. Blingers didn't do much but his smother and intercept of Roach's kick then sprint and long goal on the run was great to watch. Richo and Rodan also got praise for their clean passes. The main critical comments from the coaches was for the guys to work just as hard back without the footy as when they had it and just not walk back.

The squad then had a quarter-long scratch match.

Teams:

Yellows:               Blacks:
Lids                    Chaffey
Raines                Browny
Simmo                Staff               
Roach                 Limbach
Joel                     Pettifer
Richo                  Paddy
Rodan                  Johnson
Meyer                 Hall
Schulz                Foley               
Graham               Patto
JON                     Tivs
White                  Hughes
McGuane            Kellaway
Blingers              Howat             
Humm                Hyde

Scores:
Yellows    2.1-13    - Goals: JON, Richo; Behinds: Schulz.
Blacks     1.5-11    - Goal: Foley;  Behinds:  Browny, Foley, Petts, Hyde, Patto.  From memory Paddy also had a set shot marked on the goal line. Most of the misses were from set shots  :scream.

Blacks in general play looked to have more of the footy but the Yellows made the most of their scoring opportunities.

Some Match-ups:

F Blacks:   Petts             Browny            Meyer
B Yellows:  Raines           JON                 Joel

C Blacks:   Hughes         Patto          Hyde          Foley         Howat       Chubba
C Yellows:  McGuane     Graham      White         Blingers     Rodan       Lids

B Blacks:     Paddy         Richo
F Yellows:    Schulz       Limbach/Hall?

Simmo and Staff only played for a short while.

The scratch-match was not full-on but a decent one for training.
Sugar (best) and Foley got a number of clearances.
Browny and JON had a great duel. Browny had slightly the better closer to the Blacks goal but JON made an effort to push up the ground which resulted in his goal. Browny looked free in his movements so that was a good sign.
Richo's ball-handling appeared better today. Schulz was solid.
Lids got a fair bit of the ball out wide but on occassions tried to feign and dodge around Chubba and although he never got caught and got free, two of his passes where chopped off by Black defenders.
Rodan, White and Meyer did some nice things. Terry gave Danny some praise as they walked into the rooms after training.

They finished with some goalkicking practice. Lids and Browny practising their bananas and Daicos-esque dribbling goals.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 31, 2006, 04:45:54 PM
Training Times this week:

Wednesday, August 2 - 9.30am  :-\ – Punt Road Oval

Friday, August 4 – 11am - Punt Road Oval 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2006, 02:27:40 PM
I only caught the last 20-30 mins of training which was mainly warming down (push-ups) with some guys doing goalkicking - Patto, Krak, Rodan, Tambo, Limbach, Petts, Foley, Casserly, Polo, Tuck, White and Graham. Sarge brought out a "man on the mark' prop and practiced passing to a trainer just over the raised arms of the prop. Rainesy, Rodan and Tivs joined in. Tivs aimed for the prop and hit it in the chest. It'd be nice if his short passes were that accurate during a game  ;).

As training started at 11am it would have gone for just under 2 hours although Foley was still practising inside 50 kicks and chatting with Wheadon after everyone else had gone inside.

With all our injuries it was a small squad at training. Almost easier to name who was there instead of who wasn't  :-\. Present were Lids, Rainesy, Simmo, Chaffey, Roach, Joel, Richo, Knobel, Polo, Pettifer, Rodan, Limbach, Hall, Tuck, Schulz, Patto, Krak, Tambo, Hyde, Tivs, Hughes, White, Casserly, Moore, Foley, Humm, Howat and Graham. I saw Paddy Bowden come out of the rooms at the end to sign an autograph. He had only one upper leg warmer on (his right leg). Hopefully not a sign of a hammy  ???.

As for the goalkicking - Patto is so far ahead of everyone else in terms of his professionalism and nailing his set shots at training IMO. The time is paying off too as he practiced for all the time I was there and missed once only narrowly. Krak, Limbach, Petts, Tambo and Rodan were also doing systematically today although I'd like someone or a prop to act as a man on the mark when they take their set shots. Krak was trying different angles at a time but like on Saturday if he mistimes his kick in any way they struggle to make the distance from 35-40m out.

At the end of training David King got Patto, Krak, Rodan, Limbach, Casserly, Polo and Graham to have a shot from 40m out just inside the boundary with the closest to the centre of the goals the winner. Chocco Royal was on the mark. Polo went first with a round the body kick and got it through. It wasn't a fluke as he did it again. His straight line running set shot though missed. Patto was second last with a proper set shot and it sailed over Kingy's head. Rodan did the same.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on August 09, 2006, 02:42:19 PM
At the end of training David King got Patto, Krak, Rodan, Limbach, Casserly, Polo and Graham to have a shot from 40m out just inside the boundary with the closest to the centre of the goals the winner. Chocco Royal was on the mark. Polo went first with a round the body kick and got it through. It wasn't a fluke as he did it again. His straight line running set shot though missed. Patto was second last with a proper set shot and it sailed over Kingy's head. Rodan did the same.   
Did all shots make the distance?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2006, 02:57:05 PM
At the end of training David King got Patto, Krak, Rodan, Limbach, Casserly, Polo and Graham to have a shot from 40m out just inside the boundary with the closest to the centre of the goals the winner. Chocco Royal was on the mark. Polo went first with a round the body kick and got it through. It wasn't a fluke as he did it again. His straight line running set shot though missed. Patto was second last with a proper set shot and it sailed over Kingy's head. Rodan did the same.   
Did all shots make the distance?

Graham had two shots. One went across the face and bounced 10m out while the other went through for a goal which he was quite happy with lol. Everyone else from memory made the distance with their shot.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on August 09, 2006, 03:03:44 PM
At the end of training David King got Patto, Krak, Rodan, Limbach, Casserly, Polo and Graham to have a shot from 40m out just inside the boundary with the closest to the centre of the goals the winner. Chocco Royal was on the mark. Polo went first with a round the body kick and got it through. It wasn't a fluke as he did it again. His straight line running set shot though missed. Patto was second last with a proper set shot and it sailed over Kingy's head. Rodan did the same.   
Did all shots make the distance?

Graham had two shots. One went across the face and bounced 10m out while the other went through for a goal which he was quite happy with lol. Everyone else from memory made the distance with their shot.
Must have had a gale behind them  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2006, 03:21:09 PM
At the end of training David King got Patto, Krak, Rodan, Limbach, Casserly, Polo and Graham to have a shot from 40m out just inside the boundary with the closest to the centre of the goals the winner. Chocco Royal was on the mark. Polo went first with a round the body kick and got it through. It wasn't a fluke as he did it again. His straight line running set shot though missed. Patto was second last with a proper set shot and it sailed over Kingy's head. Rodan did the same.   
Did all shots make the distance?

Graham had two shots. One went across the face and bounced 10m out while the other went through for a goal which he was quite happy with lol. Everyone else from memory made the distance with their shot.
Must have had a gale behind them  ;)

It was windy  ;) but more right to left. It didn't help Krak when he mistimed his kick  :nope.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 23, 2006, 01:50:44 PM
Not much to report today other than who was there and who wasn't.

I only saw the last half an hour so unless they left early Tivs and Chubba were absent which might mean both are doubtful to play. No sign of Razor either.

JON came out of the rooms to do laps around the boundary. Although his arm and shoulder were free, he would hold his right arm close to his body so no weight was being beared on the collarbone as he ran. One of the assistants told him to not use the arm as he was running past.

Moore came out of the rooms in his tracksuit for a little while. Poor guy can't escape injury.

Those who completed training were Lids, Raines, Simmo, Chaffey, Roach, Staff, Joel, Richo, Knobel, Polo, Petts, Paddy, Sugar, Rodan, Limbach, Tuck, Schulz, Patto, Krak, Blingers, Hyde, Hughes, White, Casserly, McGuane, Foley, Humm, Howat and Graham.

McGuane did this absolute ripper inside-out torp from the boundary line that split the middle. You had to see it to believe it. David King was so impressed he tried to copy Luke and sprayed it by miles lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 01:03:34 PM
I made it to the end of training today thanks to morons nicking copper from the overload power lines on the Epping line :P so not much to report in terms of what the squad did today.

All the coaching staff as well as Miller were present at training. It was a HUGE squad with a few unfamiliar faces but most Tigers were there from who I saw. For the OER ladies, yes Richo, Browny and a few others were topless. Browny looks in top shape already. Casserly and Moore are competing for most peroxide in their hair.

I took a couple of photos which I'll put up when I get home tonight but I'll need to blow them to remember what I took. Most are squad photos but I have pics of Tambling, Polo and Tuck as well.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on November 22, 2006, 05:48:49 PM
For the OER ladies, yes Richo, Browny and a few others were topless. Browny looks in top shape already.
Woohoo! :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 06:04:08 PM
For the OER ladies, yes Richo, Browny and a few others were topless. Browny looks in top shape already.
Woohoo! :clapping

I hate to disappoint ya Julz but there's no photos of the above. I hear Moi based on the above info will be attending training very soon lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on November 22, 2006, 07:27:42 PM
For the OER ladies, yes Richo, Browny and a few others were topless. Browny looks in top shape already.
Woohoo! :clapping

I hate to disappoint ya Julz but there's no photos of the above. I hear Moi based on the above info will be attending training very soon lol.
Have you got the summer schedule, MT lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 09:25:09 PM
Some pics from training today.

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 09:29:17 PM
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 09:33:26 PM
Have you got the summer schedule, MT lol

As far as I know.....

Mon  Morning Punt Rd
Wed 10am Vic Park
Fri 10am Vic Park
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on November 22, 2006, 11:12:06 PM
For the OER ladies, yes Richo, Browny and a few others were topless. Browny looks in top shape already

Damn!  :o I gotta go to training! :outtahere
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on November 23, 2006, 08:38:21 AM
C'mon MT - you can't tempt us like that and not deliver the goods!  Seeing X is away, I wanna see lots of flesh and muscles!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2006, 05:44:05 PM
C'mon MT - you can't tempt us like that and not deliver the goods!  Seeing X is away, I wanna see lots of flesh and muscles!!!

I'll leave that sort of photography Julz to the expert Moi  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 29, 2006, 04:11:03 PM
It's cliche but Browny on the SEN news said we're the fitess he's ever seen us. We'll taper off training leading up to Christmas then pick it up again when the squad comes back in early Jan.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 06, 2006, 02:41:26 PM
I think training began at 10 am but I got there half an hour later. A long session too that went for about 3 hours. I left just before 1pm and they were just beginning their warm-down.

As mentioned in the injury thread, the rehab group consisted of Cogs, Thursfield, Hartigan and Simmons. Newy was present also but I only saw him leave. Alot of the squad were wearing different numbers than normal so I'll need to check the photos when I get home and blow them up but I didn't notice Knobel, JON, Hyde or Petersen at training. The new draftees trained separately from the main group and mainly worked on their fitness around the boundary and then did a couple of handball games towards the end.

There were a few non-Richmond guys. Of those that I knew were Kingsley, Limbach, Jake King from Coburg and Zac Hier. There were about 3 others but I didn't know who was who or which was which.

Training today mainly focussed on running hard into space from a kick or winning the ball from a ball-up in the centre  and then working the ball inside 50 to the forwards. The squad was split in two (Blacks and Whites) and mini plays were done over and over again in either half or full ground drills. The match-ups were rotated throughout the session but some I noticed were:

F: (Black)       25. Schulz          23. Jacko               
B: (White)       5. Gas                22. Raines

HF: (Black)    13. Richo          22. Meyer         32. Krak
HB: (White)    12. Polak          23. Polo            35. White

HB: (Black)    34. Hughes       
HF: (White)    44. Graham       37. Browny

B: (Black)     40. Moore            38. McGuane
F: (White)     19. Limbach        10. Kingsley

In the middle Foley (W41) was initially matched up against Tambling (B33), Lids (W3) vs Jake King (B18) and it looked like Petts (I think he was B11) up against Sugar (W19). Razor and Patto did the ruckwork. Later on Blingers moved forward with White on him and Tuck played FF against Rainesy. Howat moved onto Foley.

Some individual observations:

Foley - It's only December but Axel was on fire today. Running all over the place up and down the ground and wither winning the footy himself or running past teammates to receive the handball then bursting forward. Looks like he has bulked up more in the upper body too.

Lids - Tank. Nothing special today but solid and clean.

Polo, Paddy and Rainesy appear to have added size to their upper body as well.

Polak - Played back and was very good defensively. Was up against Richo and regularly was able to force a contest and get a fist to the ball to spoil. Rawlings was regularly praising "Polly" for his efforts. I would say pleasantly surprised although if he is to play CHB he would need to add perhaps more offense/rebound to his game.

Jacko - played at FF on Rainesy and did well timing his leads and marked cleanly. FF seems his best possie but he'll have limited chances to play there in an actual game.   

Tivs - shame X is in Italy as he didn't make a mistake today lol. Did a ripper of a flat hard pass to the leading forward at the other end of the ground. Casserly showed his skill too with a similar effort.

White - was prominent when in the middle.

Meyer - Danny got a fair bit of the pill which was good to see. Solid.

Hughes - Played mainly at CHB which was interesting. He was mainly up the other end of the ground so I didn't get a good look at him today. Same goes for Razor, Patto, Graham and Tuck.

Kingsley - so-so. I wouldn't say based on today you would say draft him in the PSD.

The session finished with the main squad doing 200m runs (not sprints) from goal to goal in groups of three. The RFC trainer seemed happy with the times. 31-34 secs seemed to be the average time. Foley and Howat seemed to do it easy and cleared ahead of their respective group. Browny looked "knackered" lol.

I've taken photos so I'll post them when I get home tonight. Hopefully they turn out as most were of moving players.    I took one of the four newbies (Edwards, Connors, Collins and Riewoldt) also.

I've forgotten a fair bit so fire away with any questions.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:09:57 AM
Just a few  ;) pics from Wednesday training. First our new boys - Riewoldt (8 ), Connors (39), Edwards (35) and Collins (43).
 
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:13:15 AM
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Main Squad photos

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Rehab group - Cogs (bandaged knee), Thursty, Harts and Simmo
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on December 07, 2006, 12:14:25 AM
Thanks for the pics again, one-eyed.  :)
I gather from the first one that White won't be 35 any more and Howat won't be 43.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:16:46 AM
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Polo, Polak and Raines // Schulz, Gas, Raines and Jackson

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Meyer, Richo, Polak (obscured) and Jackson // A couple of trainees (#41, #34) with Tivs and co.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:18:42 AM
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Patto and Clever // Jake King (#18) with Lids

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McGuane with Kent Kingsley // Moore and Limbach
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:20:03 AM
Settle ladies  :wallywink

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Foley, White and Lids // Meyer, Howat and Tivs

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Tuck, Paddy and Rainesy // Jake King, Krak and Browny
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:22:07 AM
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Jake King and Browny // Browny takes best position before taking a mark

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Polak with Richo and White with Krak // The boys between 200m runs (Rainesy and Lids are the ones shirtless btw Julz, Moi and Steph)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 12:34:45 AM
Thanks for the pics again, one-eyed.  :)
I gather from the first one that White won't be 35 any more and Howat won't be 43.

Howat and White wore their usual numbers too. Edwards and Collins wore the opposite strip to White and Howat respectively.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on December 07, 2006, 12:43:02 AM
Thanks. There goes that theory out the window.  ;D
Noticed a few others wearing unfamiliar numbers (Richo13, Rainesy 22, Gas 5). Maybe the spies think Trent Knobel has gained a couple of yards.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on December 07, 2006, 11:03:20 AM
thanks for the pics guys
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on December 07, 2006, 11:53:11 AM
jesus h christ

foley is fucvking huge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on December 07, 2006, 12:02:54 PM
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Jake King and Browny // Browny takes best position before taking a mark

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Polak with Richo and White with Krak // The boys between 200m runs (Rainesy and Lids are the ones shirtless btw Julz, Moi and Steph)

Thank-you!   ;D :thumbsup
So when is the next training session? :whistle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gracie on December 07, 2006, 12:13:38 PM
Is that Casserley third from the left in the last group photo? Seems a good size.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on December 07, 2006, 12:16:20 PM
Is that Casserley third from the left in the last group photo? Seems a good size.

THATS A GOOD QUESTION.

i dont think it is casserly,

who is it
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 07, 2006, 01:04:55 PM
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Jake King and Browny // Browny takes best position before taking a mark


If Brown took a mark from that postition under the "rules" it should be a free kick to Jake King for over the shoulder :thumbsup ;D

Jake King for the RFC rookie list I say :cheers ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 03:22:53 PM
Is that Casserley third from the left in the last group photo? Seems a good size.

THATS A GOOD QUESTION.

i dont think it is casserly,

who is it

That's one of the trainees (#34) chasing a rookie spot. Not sure if it's Zac Hier(?).

Cass wore the #38 white guernsey yesterday and was solid to good. His foot skills are excellent  :thumbsup. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2006, 03:35:26 PM
So when is the next training session? :whistle

Friday at Victoria Park. Not sure if it starts 9 or 10am so best to ring the Club to confirm.

They train Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Wednesday's session goes for 3 hours.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 07, 2006, 03:40:12 PM
jesus h christ

foley is fucvking huge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep he's bulked up in the arms and torso and absolutely flying. You're meant to be a bit rusty at this time of year but Foles could play this weekend if a game was on.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 02:22:12 PM
Just got back from training at Vic Park. A long long session today in very smokey conditions  :P.

Training went for about 3 and half hours - 10am to 1.30pm. From the time I arrived at around 10.40am they played two quarters of a full scale practice match on top of the usual training drills. Everyone was in attendance today.

In the rehab group was Hyde, Razor, JON and Petersen. Sadly Schulz will be joining them for the next 2-3 weeks after doing a hammy on a lead right in front of us in the first 5 minutes of the practice game.

Cogs and Thursty joined in the ballwork drills but stayed out of the practice match (obviously not to risk twisting and turning with their knees). They then joined Edwards in doing some 100m sprints. Connors and Collins also didn't join in with the main squad. Riewoldt and Clingan trained with the main group and played one quarter. Tas needed to fetch for the ice after he was done.

Newman was with the main squad today and got through the whole session and practice match which was great to see. He didn't get much of the ball but no surprise if he's rusty.

Today's drills were about run and carry. Moving the ball the length of the ground with 2 players in support. Very well done with the ball hardly toughing the ground in a clean display.

Then the squad split into Blacks and Whites for the practice match. Some of the match-ups were:

White forward line: 
Riewoldt - Hughes (first qtr)       Richo - Polak       Pettifer - Paddy
      Schulz - Moore          Browny/Tuck/Tambling v King

Black forward line:

Jackson - Raines        Kingsley - Joel           Hughes - Gas (2nd qtr)

Midfield (lots of rotations today):
Graham - Pattison (Simmonds only rucked for the first 10 minutes or so)
Tambling - Clingan/Lids
Casserly - McGuane and Hartigan - Newman on opposing wings.
Foley - Johnson
Polo - Meyer
Browny - Krak
Howat had a few opponents.
Tuck and Petts also had runs switching between playing forward and midfield.

As I said the match-ups were constantly rotated.

Rough scores: (missed some goals and goalkickers at the Yarra Falls end)

Blacks:   4.2     6.3     (Goals: Simmo from 50m on the run, Meyer snap and Jacko. 2nd qtr Hughes got both)
Whites:   4.1     8.1    (Goals: Richo 2, Tambling 2, Browny, Pettifer, Tuck)

Best:

Tambling - on fire in the centre. Either won he's on footy or ran hard for a handball receive and created his open space.  Kicked two goals as well working hard pushing forward.

Howat - was very good too in the middle. He got a round of applause at the end. Sounded as though he got the best today from the coaching staff.

Tucky - did some nice things today. A couple of top passes to Jacko and Richo on the lead.

Riewoldt for his first hitout I've seen was impressive. He backed up his reputation for being a good clean mark. He said to us that he's been pumping it in the gym and hopes to add a couple of more kilos by the start of the season. Also hopes he can get a game next year. As for the points system he's down near the bottom as all of the newbies are.

Schulz - as mentioned he did his hammy. The poor bloke seems to cop a injury just when he's starting to look good.

Polak and Richo finished fairly even as did Joel and Kingsley although Raines also spent time in Kingsley.

Gas - hope he doesn't throw out those boots as his kicking was probably the best we've ever seen.

Overall a good standard although it was a pretty open game with not many stoppages.   

That's about it. Fire away any questions.

Nice to catch up with Wez and Axel from Y&B again and to meet Tambo. My camera was out of action so Wez kindly took one of Petersen for us. I'll also post the one of Tas Clingan from last week now that I know what he looks like.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 02:25:41 PM
Tas Clingan is the one on the left:
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 05:43:02 PM
Forgot to mention some of the boys had a game of cricket prior to training. From memory Wez said Kingsley was bowling and he was so all over the shop that the rest of them started calling him Harmison  ;D.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 20, 2006, 04:22:14 PM
Back from training at smokey aired Vic Park  :P. The session went for about 3 hours and everyone was present except for Gas who apparently has gastro.

The rehab group contained JON with a foam velcro brace around his right leg (shin splints), Hyde (groin), Cogs (knee), Thursfield (knee) and Schulz (hammy). Collins, Edwards and Petersen also trained with the rehab group doing handball and boxing drills and running laps. I was surprised to see Schulz do some running but he seemed fine so perhaps the hammy wasn't as bad as first thought. Hyde and always smiling Petersen just did jogging around the boundary. JON was the only rehab member to skip the running and left early.

Riewoldt and Connors did most of the training with the main group except for the pseudo practice match quarter where they trained with the rehab group as well. Jack wants to do all the main squad stuff but I think they are not trying to throw him in all at once. 

Training began with the squad breaking into a few smaller groups. Tambo, Krak, Lids, Petts, Tucky, Jacko, Browny and Meyer did goalkicking practice which was mostly snapshots on the run and across the body. On the wing Richo, Graham and McGuane were doing kick to kick but without moving their planted foot. Basically off one step. They looked awkward to begin with but they soon got the hang of it. The rest did plain kick to kick in the centre of Vic Park.

The first drill was practising giving off quick short handballs in a tight space. The squad was split in two and groups of 3 vs 2 (blue singlets) would team their way from one group to the other and back again. Pretty well done with only two errant handballs I saw plus a handful of good wrap-up tackles by the guys in blue singlets.  Clever nailed a couple of nice tackles in a row.

The second drill was end to end rebounding from one half-back line to the other and back again along the wings in a clockwise fashion around Vic Park. One team (blacks/whites) would attack with the blues defending then they would switch when going the other way. Rebounding out of defence along the wings forced the guys to practice running hard into space to receive the footy kicked out of defensive 50. They also worked on running hard to support in numbers so if a spilt from a marking contest, the supporting player swooped on the loose footy and kept the ball moving forward. Cleanly done by everyone with Tambo and White probably the stand outs for mine.

The third drill was an extension of the second. Starting from a midfield contest (either ball-up or thrown in) the blues would need to win the footy and kick long inside their 50 and then the blacks/whites would take a mark then rebound using the full width of the ground and try and kick to goal. After that the midfielders would have to sprint along the boundary back back to the wing. Lids, White, Krak and Polo (for his defensive efforts) received prasie from Terry. Plough did yell at them once - "What do you do when we have a big bloke chasing the footy?! - get around him". Mostly good although we sometimes lapsed into overcooking the passes. There were also a couple of times when the player with the footy, after taking a mark just outside attacking footy, would hold onto the ball just a tad too long so the pass to his leading teammate was marked in the pocket instead of within the "vee". Tivs was very good today as he has been in all training sessions I've seen so far but that was one thing Tivs erred on. Tivs, Blingers is too quick across the ground to hold up the pass that long  ;).

The squad then took their half-time break and when they returned for a game simulation blacks/whites vs blues, Riewoldt and Connors joined the rehab/youngster group on the boundary for some boxing drills. The "game" only went for a quarter and it was mostly focussed on the blacks/whites attacking from what I saw but I could be wrong. Anyway the match-ups up forward where we were sitting were:

Krak - Polo    Richo - Polak    Meyer - Newy
Kingsley - Joel     Hartigan - Raines.

Kingsley and Richo swapped CHF and FF positions halfway through as did Krak and Harts. Meyer and Newy played on a half-forward flank.

A couple of individual mentions who often get bad wraps:

Tivs: Running and carrying the ball forward more. A nice long goal from 50 which is something we haven't seen since much of 2001.

Krak: Worked hard today. He seemed to be making more of an effort to run hard to create an option for his teammate with the ball.       

Tucky: More like his 2005 self.

Harts: Played forward pocket and felt right at home. Even n converging packs he kept his eye on the ball and took a couple of strong grabs under pressure. He was on Rainsey who copped a spray from Plough on one occasion for not gut running hard enough to get back on Harts. Plough brought up Riccuito from last year.

Now up to all four to perform well in the real stuff and not just at training.

In the 5th drill the squad was split up into about 5 smaller groups each doing a different task and then rotating. Each segment comprised on 1-on-1 wresting, keepings off, holding up hand-held weights for 5 minutes with outstretched arms, 1-on-1 receiving a handball then dishing off under pressure of a opponent and finally plain stretching. And that was it.

I took some photos so I'll post them up when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 05:36:54 PM
The Tiges are apparently having a game of cricket (not sure where) and a run of the tan tomorrow before finishing up for the Christmas break.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 10:24:28 PM
Some pics from training today. Apologies for the smokiness  :P

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Rehab/youngster group: JON (white 29), Petersen (black 29), Hyde (31), Edwards (1), Cogs (23), Collins (41)

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Richo, Lids, Tambo // Simmo, Kingsley, Browny, Richo, Riewoldt, Lids and Patto
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 10:26:16 PM
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Kick to kick

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Schulz, Simmo, Kingsley, Richo, Patto, Browny, Petts, Riewoldt, Lids // Tambo, Lids // Lids, Browny and Krak

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Harts, Krak, Tuck and Tambo // Jacko, Lids and Meyer
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 10:27:51 PM
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Browny, Meyer and Tambo // Tambo

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Group shots from 1st drill 

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Thursfield // Paddy, Richo, Patto, Sugar, Howat
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 10:29:35 PM
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Paddy, Kingsley (back), Polo, Riewoldt, Tambo (back), Harts, Casserly // Rehab group with Hall foreground

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Richo, Joel, Patto, Paddy // Richo, Sugar, Joel, Patto, Paddy

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Richo, Sugar, Joel, Patto, Paddy // Howat, Tambo, Moore, Tuck, Lids, Foley
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 10:31:25 PM
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Tuck, Moore, Lids, Howat // Krak, Meyer, Knobel, Polak, White, Casserly

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Umm.... we're a closeknit team lol :whistle // King, Petts, Clingan, Simmo, Newman, Polo

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Riewoldt, McGaune, Harts, Graham, Kingsley, Raines // Rehab group and extras having a break in between boxing

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Rehab group and extras having a break in between boxing
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on December 21, 2006, 12:52:24 AM
I see Simmo's got his top off for Julz  ;) :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2006, 03:18:15 AM
JON's shin splints injury is a bit concerning. He's had it for a while and he's still hobbling about. Likewise Hyde who has a groin problem but someone I spoke to while watching training thinks he might have the dreaded OP :(. Let's hope not.

The rest of the boys on the comeback trail from injury are progressing well.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on December 21, 2006, 11:40:33 AM
I see Simmo's got his top off for Julz  ;) :lol
Woohoo :clapping :woohoo
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 21, 2006, 06:47:39 PM
The Tiges are apparently having a game of cricket (not sure where) and a run of the tan tomorrow before finishing up for the Christmas break.

Ch 10 news said Howat finished first in the tan run.  Craig Mottram did the run with 'em too.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2006, 11:46:39 PM
The Tiges are apparently having a game of cricket (not sure where) and a run of the tan tomorrow before finishing up for the Christmas break.

Ch 10 news said Howat finished first in the tan run.  Craig Mottram did the run with 'em too.

Mottram gave the boys a 2 1/2 minute start and still beat them easily. He then told them to be good boys over the Chrissy break fitness wise.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on December 26, 2006, 11:20:15 AM
Tivs - shame X is in Italy as he didn't make a mistake today lol. Did a ripper of a flat hard pass to the leading forward at the other end of the ground.   


hey MT, im back! just been reading a few threads, from what it sounds like we drafted some good kids and imho KK will be handy 4 us. it als sounds like we are the pre pre-season premiers, training the "house down"

but lets get serious, and not jump the gun, just cos tiv is tanned up and hitting targets at training does not mean much at all. the guy will struggle to get a game after rnd 6 next yr, he may hit targets at training but on a pressured game day, he cant hit a barn!

lets just take a breath and wait b4 we get excited abouts tives skilll level.

i just read about krak and his mean tuff bashing in WA. whats next, Tiv will be charged for ripping up a pitbull with his bare hands. hey if krak can all of a sudden be a tuff guy, why cant tiv get tuff too!
lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2006, 05:44:52 PM
Welcome back X. Yep never a dull moment at Tigerland  :-\. After all the positive buzz with the new draftess and record membership at this stage I don't reckon the Club will be all too happy at the minute.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on December 26, 2006, 07:51:49 PM
There not ! :(
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 10, 2007, 12:04:13 PM
I just got back from a scorching  :P Punt Rd Oval. Training began at 9.30am and went for about an hour and a half.

Off the top of my head most of the squad was present although I'll have to recheck my photos as I don't recall Foley, Tucky or Meyer. The rehab group consisted of Cogs, Hyde, JON, Knobel and Petersen. Hartigan was also with them . Knobel and Cogs were doing kick to kick while Hyde, Petersen and JON did 100m and boundary runs. First time I've seen JON do some running this preseason so hopefully his shin splint problem is on the mend although he was still wearing that brace around his lower leg.  Richo only joined in on the running. It was good to see Newy and Thursty do the whole session with the main squad.

Krak was there by the way and had a good session. No visible signs of any mental distraction that detracted from his training. Newy put his arm around him at one stage as they were coming back onto the ground after they had gone off to change from boots to runners but then again it was probably me noticing something that was nothing. 

Given the cricket pitch in the middle of the ground there was no practice match. Just mainly foot passing drills whereby the squad would split in to four smaller groups and run, pass and mark to each other. I was chatting to another Tiger supporter so wasn't paying heavy attention but it looked clean and crisply done. The boys as did some short passing where you have have someone in the middle of two groups to simulate a short option. Once again cleanly done and lots of talk and enthusiasm which was good to see especially in the heat.

The session was finished with some pacey 200m runs. Basically 30 secs to run it then 30 secs rest. From memory there were 10-15 repetitions. The whole group did the first half dozen or so then about half pulled out (Polo, Krak, Blingers were in that group) and stretched while encouraging the remaining others. Jacko, Casserly and Tivs were in the front  group so I noticed them the most. Jacko was the quickest. Did one run in 29secs and with Cass no too far behind they left poor Tivs in his wake. The very next run David King was pushing Cass and Cass finished level with Jacko. Most of the squad did the 200m in 30-31 secs each time. Terry gave Gas some praise when he lead his threesome.

That was about it. They all looked totally buggered by the end not surprisingly. Browny, Newy and Graham stayed  on the ground to do some extra work. Browny practiced his marking on the lead with one of coaches putting on some minor pressure. He then joined the others for some reflex marking work.           

Photos to come later tonight when I get home. Certain OER perverts lol would have enjoyed today. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 10, 2007, 09:12:16 PM
Some pics from today's training.....

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 10, 2007, 09:13:58 PM
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 10, 2007, 09:15:30 PM
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on January 10, 2007, 09:35:22 PM
Is plough gonna run them through a session tomorrow?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 10, 2007, 09:58:15 PM
Is plough gonna run them through a session tomorrow?

Next session Ramps is on Friday, 9.30am at Punt Rd.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 10, 2007, 10:55:04 PM
Someone should have yelled out to Simmo to take his shirt off.  Do they need anyone to help put sunscreen on themselves?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on January 10, 2007, 10:59:37 PM
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Nurse Stephanie is here, need any help with rehab boys?  ;D
Let Stephanie take care of you and everything will be fine  :whistle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 10, 2007, 11:07:02 PM
She says (pushing Stephanie out of the way):  "I've got a Diploma in Swedish & Therapeutic Massage!"
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 10, 2007, 11:16:49 PM
You could have asked Richo yourself today Julz if you didn't live interstate. He was right by us for a little while and said hello  ;).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 15, 2007, 05:50:18 PM
Training today was at Gosh's Paddock (next to where the Storm use to train) and went for nearly 2 hours. The whole list was present with Hyde, JON, Cogs and Collins in the rehab group when I first arrived. They were later on joined by Petersen, Edwards, Connors, Thursty and Riewoldt (The latter two did most of the session with the main squad). The rehab group did mostly running with Hyde and Cogs doing agility and change of direction drills around hats towards the end. Chaffey had come down to watch and was talking to a trainer.

Gosh's Paddock has no cricket wicket so the boys did a few session of game based drills. In the first drill the squad was split into whites and red singlets with forward set-ups at each end while two rotating groups of midfielders would practice winning the ball from contests (ball-ups/ throws-ins) and delivering it to their respective forwards. Most impressive IMO were Meyer (exquisite foot skills) and Blingers (sheer pace). Both will slice open oppositions this year if they get enough of the footy. Interesting was seeing Simmo, Patto, Thursty and Schulz all playing in defence at once initially and they performed well. Under Tezza even the big blokes are expected to run and carry.

The next drill was setting up an a attack from half-back. Most of the squad all huddled on the far half-back flank while one forward set-up remained around the goals near us. Rawlings was the coach in charge of instructing and changing the forward set-ups telling guys to go high or stay close to the goalsquare. From the huddled group a handful against a few red singlets would work the footy to the forwards. Kingsley latched onto the first couple of pinpoint passes with Richo whether by plan or by accident being a decoy.   

A couple of the forward set-ups were (from memory):

1)  Richo-Polak, Kingsley-Gas, Schulz-McGuane, Browny-Moore, Petts-Raines. Initially the big guys were in the goal sqaure with the smalls 20m in front. Rawlings then pushed Richo out to the 50 on his own with the others back. This is the drill when Schulz did his hammy.

2)  Patto-McGaune, Riewoldt-(I think it was Moore?) ,Petts-Raines with Joel loose man in defence. Petts and Raines were getting quite frisky with each other at times lol.

The final drill was just a non stop run and carry drill back and forth between half-back lines. It got a touch monotonous watching it and I think some of the boys were getting a bit tired by then as Rawlings told then to keep their talk up at a high level. The vast majority of it was clean both by hand and foot with good support from everybody. The only occasional stuff up occurred when someone tried to optimistically take a opponent on and got caught unable to break the tackle.

And that was it. About half the squad stayed behind as I left to do some extra work on goalkicking and passing (mostly the younger guys). Sorry no photos as I didn't have my camera today.

Some individual notes:

Newy - Did the whole session and when they had the game set-ups going he played in his usual possie across half-back. Got a bit of the footy too. I didn't notice as restrictions from his healed broken leg. Hopefully with some luck he'll have a better time of it then Browny did last year.

Gas - his field kicking was again surprisingly good over distance.

Rainesy - I though it was probably his best session this preseason. Seems now he's catching up to the others after the delay from the IR series.   

Simmo - Injured ankle.

Riewoldt - fitting into our structure extremely well for a first year player. I can see why Miller said he sees him playing 12 senior games or so this year.

Graham - did alot of the ruckwork against Knobs.

Knobel - did the whole session.

Meyer - based on today he'll definitely be in our best 22. Initially started at FF in the first drill and took a couple of marks on the lead. Then moved into the middle for the ball-ups and first contest hit Browny leading on the chest.

Patto - I think some people will be surprised by his mobility this year. Rawlings praised him for using his head when he took a mark tight on the boundary line and then spotted Browny infield.

Tambo - just burns everyone else off. When he gets goal side of his opponent it's goodnight with the coaches getting all excited telling Blingers to kick the goal even when he's still 60-70m out because they know no one will catch him.

White - good again today. I'm still not use to the mop on his head after last year's shaved noggin. Confuse him with Jacko at times.

McGuane - did some nice defensive work today reading the play and picking off any errant passes.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on January 15, 2007, 07:26:41 PM
thanks for the report MT  good to get some indepth info  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on January 15, 2007, 08:32:27 PM
Sorry no photos as I didn't have my camera today.
That's just not good enough, shame on you, you've let the team down :P

Petts and Raines were getting quite frisky with each other at times lol.
Oh, if only I could trade places with Petts :pray
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 15, 2007, 09:45:02 PM
Sorry no photos as I didn't have my camera today.
That's just not good enough, shame on you, you've let the team down :P

The OER perverts society obviously isn't happy  :lol  :wallywink.

I forgot to mention that the surface at Gosh's paddock is excellent. Perfect for footy.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2007, 11:10:07 AM
I only popped in for last minute look at Vic Park today on my way to work at about 10am as the squad was leaving. They started at 8.30am. A good idea to beat the main heat of the day but a bit too early for me to get to :P. I didn't see anyone hobbling or bandaged up as they were leaving so hopefully we got through today with no further injuries to anyone else  :pray. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2007, 04:32:21 PM
Training is at Vic Park at 10am tomorrow if anyone is interested in going.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2007, 02:05:03 PM
Just got back from a wet Vic Park. Training went from 10am to about 12.30pm. Everyone was present including the injured Tigers. Simmo popped in for a quick hello on crutches with a leg cast up to just above his knee. In the rehab group were Schulz (hammy), Kingsley (hammy done Wed), Hyde (OP), JON (stress fracture foot/leg), Cogs (knee) and Petersen.

Tambo arrived late (we presumed he just got back from Darwin from visiting his sick grandmother). He didn't participate in the drills and did straight line running and kick to kick with the trainer instead. He then joined the main squad in the half-game scratch match and looked fine (in fact he was flying  :thumbsup).

To start off the sqaud was split into 3 groups. The group at the Vic Falls end did foot passing to each other; the second group  on the wing practiced contest work around throw-ins; the third group near us at the Sherrin stand end were practising their speccies over a teammate wearing a big padded bag. Richo, Browny, Krak, Pettifer, Hartigan, White, Meyer and Patto were in the final. Best speccie went to White standing upright on the bag. Worst went to one by Petts when he mistimed his leap and ran into the bag :lol. He obviously saves his best ones for the real stuff.

Next drill was a criss cross handball one at pace with everyone in small groups around the edge of a circle and running from one group to another. Very well done. High intensity, good loud talk and very clean. I'd reckon I only saw only error in the whole time they were doing the drill.

Next up was a foot passing drill. The squad split up into 8 groups, 4 on either side of the centre square (25-30m apart) and a player from each group running, marking then passing across the square. Each side then moved back say 10m to practice their longer kicks (over 40m). More errant passes crept in in the longer distance kicks (I counted about 5 miskicks) but overall it was relatively clean.

Training then finished off with a two quarter scratch match between yellow and white tops with the second quarter played in the rain. The yellow team won comfortably with the likes of White, Tambo and Lids being the stand-outs through the midfield. The yellows seemed younger and faster. Others who impressed were Moore, Krak, Jacko and Riewoldt.

Scores:   
Yellow   3.2   5.2-32    (Goals: Jackson 1.1, Riewoldt 1, Tivs 1, Moore 1, Tambo 1, Sugar 0.1
White   0.2   0.3-3     (Goals: Nil...   behinds: Polo, Browny? and one I think was rushed at the Vic Falls end)

The game began with 2 points from Polo and Sugar and a out of bounds on the full from Tivs. Wallace wasn't amused and stopped the scratch match and made the whole squad do a 400m as punishment. Nothing like some old fashion training method lol. Thankfully for the boys the goals came after that with Riewoldt nabbing first after a ripper of a strong pack mark. The boy is good  :thumbsup. Later on even Razor got in on the act with a top mark floating back and across an opponent.

Match-ups:

Yellow FB:      Gas             Moore
White FF:     Hughes        Browny

Yellow CHB:   Joel            Polak        Raines      Connors                 
White CHF:   Knobel        Richo         Meyer      Pettifer

Midfield:  Graham - Knobel, Tivs v Foley, White v Tuck, Tambling v Edwards/King, Hartigan v Casserly

Yellow CHF:    Krak           Patto
White CHB:     King         McGuane

Yellow FF:     Jackson          Riewoldt
White FB:     Thursfield        Newman

Others:

Yellow: Lids, Paddy, Razor
White:  Polo, Howat, Clingan

The session finished off with goalkicking practice. Set shots, shots on the run directly in front from 50m and then pings from the boundary with David King joining in with a rugby place kick. Lids nailed most of his with his usual aftergoal celebration.

I'll post photos either later tonight or tomorrow when I get time.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2007, 02:31:23 PM
Forgot to add that in Simmo's absence the ruckwork was shared between Gus, Knobel, Patto and Razor.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 19, 2007, 03:53:11 PM
Thanks MT.
How's Cleve Hughes coming along?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2007, 04:06:32 PM
How's Cleve Hughes coming along?

I can't say he's been prominent in any of the scratch matches so far but he has been training well and he's bulked up a bit from last year which is pleasing. He's spent a lot of his time in defence this preseason although today he stood at FF for the Whites. Not sure if that means he'll be tried as a defender this year or it's just part of his footy education to learn by playing on other forwards. IMO Clever will still spend most of this year with Coburg with probably a handful of Richmond appearances depending on how many injuries we have.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: crackertiger on January 19, 2007, 11:16:04 PM
Good report MT!

You forgot to mention the speckie that Reiwodlt took, this boy will be a player no doubt about it.

Yes MT that was me you were talking to today, I'm sure we will catch up soon!

 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2007, 11:40:22 PM
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Richo speckie // Browny going for a speckie // Squad warming up

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Criss-cross handball drill // Rehab group - Schulz, Cogs, Kingsley, Hyde, Petersen (obscured) and JON.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2007, 11:47:09 PM
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Squad after 400m "punishment"

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Clingan, Riewoldt, Paddy and Richo // Polo, Browny, Foley and Petts

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Hughes // McGuane and Jacko chatting to McRae
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on January 19, 2007, 11:48:16 PM
What injury does Peterson have?
When did he do it  ???

Thanks for the photo's  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2007, 11:49:00 PM
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Foley, Krak and King // Lids

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Jacko and Meyer // White and Foley

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Graham and White // Graham
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2007, 11:57:19 PM
What injury does Peterson have?
When did he do it  ???

Petersen has O.P. apparently Steph. He's had it all summer and will head into the year without a preseason behind him.



 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on January 20, 2007, 12:06:12 AM
Oh ok  :-\  Must of missed hearing about that  :P

Geez Angus Graham is a bit of a runt  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2007, 12:43:54 AM
Good report MT!

You forgot to mention the speckie that Reiwodlt took, this boy will be a player no doubt about it.

Yes MT that was me you were talking to today, I'm sure we will catch up soon!

Small world crackertiger  :D. I'll probably bump into you at training again in the upcoming weeks.

I had some doubts before we drafted Riewoldt but yep since watching Jack this preseason I've definitely jumped on his bandwagon. I mentioned briefly the grab he did today ;):

"... Riewoldt nabbing (the) first (goal) after a ripper of a strong pack mark. The boy is good  :thumbsup" 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 20, 2007, 12:24:36 PM
Thanks for the pix. :)

Meyer still looks very slight, although may have bulked out a little bit.

Foley, Tambling, Deledio, Jackson & Hughes are the guys who have most noticably put on mass since last year.

Polak looks considerably fitter too since he arrived which is good.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on January 20, 2007, 12:43:48 PM
The game began with 2 points from Polo and Sugar and a out of bounds on the full from Tivs. Wallace wasn't amused and stopped the scratch match and made the whole squad do a 400m as punishment. Nothing like some old fashion training method lol.

 good ole tiva  :lol   providing some motivational team building
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2007, 05:13:17 PM
Foley, Tambling, Deledio, Jackson & Hughes are the guys who have most noticably put on mass since last year.

One of those gettyimages pics shows off the veins popping out of Foles massive arms  :o. I would add Matty White to your list as well Magic  :thumbsup. Another one to look out for as a big improver this year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on January 20, 2007, 11:49:48 PM
Great Pics MT :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 22, 2007, 05:38:52 PM
Good friends of mine just rang me up before as they are in Melbourne and were at the MCG and saw Richo and Browny (sans shirts I believe) and rang me up to rub it in.  The whole irony is that they are Essendon supporters :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 22, 2007, 06:35:06 PM
Training today was at Gosch's Paddock from about 3pm to 4.40pm. Everyone was present except Simmo of course.

Pattison is another tall who has joined the rehab group  :(. I don't know what's wrong but he was doing laps with Schulz and Kingsley and as well as kick to kick with Sarge so I'm hoping it's not too bad whatever it is. JON and Petersen didn't do any running at all. Just reflex drills on the spot with a trainer. Hyde, Cogs and Collins did the first few drills then disappeared to the old Melbourne Storm training oval next door with a trainer for some running footpasses while the scratch match was on. Only Cogs returned for the final drill.   

The main squad after warming up got into the drills. For the first drill the boys lined up in a row split into blacks and whites across the HF line facing the goal. Then groups of 5 with 2 wearing singlets would handball their way towards a assistant coach then on the way back the 3 guernsey players would have to run and handball their way back while the 2 singletted players dried to stopped them. David King kept emphasizing throughout the drill the need to keep the intensity and pace up. The blacks were closest to me so I kept an eye mostly on them. Lids, Meyer, White and McGuane were the most impressive in their decision making and execution. Overall pretty well done.

Next up was a kicking undr pressure drill. The blacks and whites were split up again and each group broke in to four smaller groups occupying the corners of small square (about 20x20m) with two players in the middle. The players in the middle had to put pressure on and tackle the kicker who could foot pass to any other corner. Each time  a player made an error he would swap with the guy in the middle who put him under pressure. Poor Jake King was stuck in the middle for ages and was buggered by the time he finally got out. Wayne Johnson walked over to him and said "It's sh*t in there isn't it" lol. Most impressive were Riewoldt both with passing for a biggish guy and his effort in the middle which included a full on smother and Meyer of course with his silky skills. Polak and Gas who aren't known for their foot skills both didn't end up in the middle. I hope Plough uses that drill again as it's good to watch.

The third drill was just a straightforward mark and foot pass one over 40m between lines of two groups. Cleanly done.

Next up was a two 15min quarter scratch match. Cogs, Hyde and Collins as mentioned above left to go over to the oval next door with one of the trainers.

Scores:

Whites   1.1    6.3
Blacks    3.3    3.3

Whites:
Goals: Richo 3, Jacko, Foley, Tuck
Bhds: Krak, Browny, rushed.

Blacks:
Goals: McGuane 2, Howat
Bhds: Riewoldt, McGuane, Meyer

Matchs-ups:

Black B:    Polak       Gas/Polak      Raines
White F:    Tuck         Richo             Pettifer/Browny

Black HB:  Newman      Gas          Polak            King
White HF:  Pettifer        Razor         Jackson       Krakouer

Black mid:   Paddy      Howat      Lids       Polo   Cass      White                         
White mid:   Sugar      Foley        Tuck      Tivs     Tambo   Sugar/Connors/Tambo

There were heaps of rotations while Cass and King changed sides at half-time.

Black HF:   Hartigan    Riewoldt            Meyer
White HB:   Moore        Hughes        Connors/Clingan

Black F:      McGuane
White B:      Thursty

Black Foll:  Graham/Polak
White Foll:  Knobel/Razor


It was game of two halves (or quarters to be precise). The Blacks were dominant in the first quarter through midfield efforts of Howat (had the ball on a string), White, Lids and with Joel sweeping up across half-back and Riewoldt and McGuane presenting well up forward. A few positional changes at the break saw a complete turnaround in the game. Petts moved behind the ball collecting most of his possies behind centre. Browny played further up the ground and kicked backside. Seriously he must have had the ball 10 times in the space of 10 minutes. Richo worked his butt off running everywhere. Waited and waited to lead to the HFF then got the pass. After dishing off with a sidewats kick to Browny he then sprinted to the opposite FP and took mark. To Polak's credit he kept up with the big fella. Sugar and Foley started to get a bit of it in the middle. Knobel got a lovely forward tap to Krak (who also moved into the centre) at the centrebounce who hit Browny on chest IIRC. Another who I'm pleased with is Moore. He's had a pretty good preseason so far in defensive roles on our midsized forwards. 

Overall a fairly Richmond standard. The very good mixed in with a few turnovers which Plough would discuss with the offending player. The intensity was good for January.

After the scratch match. Newy, Thursty and the young draftees headed off. The remaining squad worked on rebounding from the defence to the forwards in a game scenario of guernseys vs red singlets. The midfield group was split into two and alternated.

Midfield group #1: Lids, Krak, Foley, Tambo, Tuck, Meyer, Howat, Graham and Tivs.
Midfield group #2: Sugar, Razor, Gas, Joel, Cogs, Polo, White, Jacko, Hughes and McGuane.
Forward group: Petts v Cass, Richo v Polak, Browny v Moore, Hartigan v King,

Harts spent most of the session in game based play up forward either in a pocket or a flank.

The first two "attacks" didn't get past the HB line   :-\. Petts nailed Gas in tackle who was left isolated and the second one was a knocked down handpass. The standard was pretty average to begin with with passes to the leading forward landing a metre in front of them but it improved markedly as it was repeated. By the end the execution was pretty good. Still Richo is the big man to go to. Browny and Petts the smalls.

And that was it with only some goalkicking practice to finish off as they warmed down.

I'll post the photos I have later tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 22, 2007, 06:38:37 PM
Forgot to add the highlight of the day was Richo nailing a along the ground goal a la Daicos in the scratch match from the forward pocket  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2007, 11:19:22 PM
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Petersen, JON & White // Meyer, Joel  // Meyer, Polak, Joel, Tambo with Lids, Edwards, Razor and Raines in the background.

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Hughes, Moore, Clingan (obscured) & Foley // Squad warming up // Royal explaining the first drill to the squad.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2007, 11:20:54 PM
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Boys lined up for first drill // Polak, White (obscured), Riewoldt, Graham & McGaune // Rainesy, David King, Newy, Jake King, Paddy & Lids

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Polo gets a handball away from a tackle // Gas, Riewoldt, Newy, Paddy & Raines // Lids, Howat, White, King & Rainesy
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2007, 11:22:29 PM
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Squad in b/w drills // Close up of back of preseason guernsey - Hartigan, Meyer & White

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Joel, Polo, White & Paddy // Graham, Edwards and Rainesy
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2007, 11:24:09 PM
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Jake King, McGuane, Lids & Richo // McGuane, Newy as Polo avoids Jake King

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Cogs, Connors, Hyde, Foley & Jacko // Tuck, Browny, Sugar & Collins
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: DallasCrane on January 23, 2007, 01:30:19 AM
excellent report MT  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2007, 01:46:55 AM
Not a prob DC and thanks :cheers

Gosch's paddock is a great place to watch Monday training as you're close to the action. The ground surface is in superb nick too.

The next training session is on Wednesday 10am at Vic Park if anyone is interested is popping down to watch.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 23, 2007, 01:50:43 AM
Good photos too, one-eyed.  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 23, 2007, 09:11:55 AM
Sorry MT but can you explain for us ex-pat Vics or interstaters, o/s what actually is Gosch's paddock and where it actually is?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 23, 2007, 09:19:53 AM
Sorry MT but can you explain for us ex-pat Vics or interstaters, o/s what actually is Gosch's paddock and where it actually is?

Gosch's Paddock is on the corner of Punt Road & Swan St in Richmond. It is the first oval in the precinct along Swan st as you head towards Olympic park.

Have no idea why it's call Gosch's Paddock  ;D

If you come out of Punt Road Oval, turn right and head along Punt Road under the rail line to the next set of lights (Swan St) you're there  :thumbsup One would think they players would run/jog there  :clapping

Are the boys training Friday? If so do we know where
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on January 23, 2007, 09:38:34 AM
This is where the new stadium will be built for the Melbourne Victory and Storm
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 23, 2007, 10:24:06 AM
This is where the new stadium will be built for the Melbourne Victory and Storm

I think unless they increase the capacity of the new stadium it will be Storm only  ;D :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 23, 2007, 10:33:45 AM

Are the boys training Friday? If so do we know where

Well I've managed to find an answer to my own question ;D

Pre-season Training Times

This week's training sessions:

Wednesday, January 24 10am  Victoria Park

Friday, January 26   8am  :gobdrop :gobdrop  Victoria Park

http://richmondfc.com.au/default.asp?pg=insidetheclub&spg=aroundtheclubdisplay&articleid=312484
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on January 23, 2007, 11:06:48 AM
This is where the new stadium will be built for the Melbourne Victory and Storm

I think unless they increase the capacity of the new stadium it will be Storm only  ;D :thumbsup

The government shouldnt be wasting taxpayers dollars on that stuff. I would have thought $200 million could build a few schools and put more nurses and doctors into the health system to cut down waiting lists. Its a disgrace. The government could just go down to Albert Park and pump $20 million into Bob Jane Stadium and make it a Hindmarsh replica and save the taxpayers a bundle...Its a joke, a and a disgrace.
 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 23, 2007, 12:03:07 PM
Gosch's Paddock used to be a tip (which could explain why the gov't wants Collingwood there).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2007, 01:53:19 PM
Here's a map Julz. The Tiges train on the one called Gosch's Oval on the map.
http://203.26.235.226/permits/parks/printpage.cfm?pid=149&pop=true

Gosch's Paddock used to be a tip (which could explain why the gov't wants Collingwood there).

 :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2007, 02:07:00 PM
This is where the new stadium will be built for the Melbourne Victory and Storm

I think unless they increase the capacity of the new stadium it will be Storm only  ;D :thumbsup

The government shouldnt be wasting taxpayers dollars on that stuff. I would have thought $200 million could build a few schools and put more nurses and doctors into the health system to cut down waiting lists. Its a disgrace. The government could just go down to Albert Park and pump $20 million into Bob Jane Stadium and make it a Hindmarsh replica and save the taxpayers a bundle...Its a joke, a and a disgrace.
 

Bob Jane stadium wouldn't be the home of South Melbourne Hellas be any chance Ramps  :D.

Seriously unless they increase the capacity to 30,000 then as WP said it'll only be used by the Storm which defeats the purpose it was meant to be built for which was a multi-purpose stadium for soccer, rugby and rugby league.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 23, 2007, 02:08:28 PM
Awesome report & pics. :bow

Is Browny showing signs at tr aining that he might be getting back to his best?

Also how is Newman going?

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 23, 2007, 02:15:24 PM
Thanks MT & WP.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2007, 04:02:21 PM
Awesome report & pics. :bow

Is Browny showing signs at tr aining that he might be getting back to his best?

Also how is Newman going?

Thanks. :)

Ta Magic.

The real stuff will test Browny's body out properly when he needs to recover on a weekly basis but going by his second quarter yesterday when he had the ball on a string and the preseason training he has done so far he is definitely getting back to near his best IMO. He looks in top physical condition, he's moving freely dodging and weaving, and he's doing a full week's training with the main squad unlike last year when he could only train once a week. He also doesn't have the rod in his leg anymore which helps. There's nothing to say that he won't be back starring again shifting between forward and midfield roles.

Newy is joining in for most of the drills with the main squad. Probably doing about 85% of each session on average. Yesterday he did the first 3 drills and played in the scratch match. He only missed the last drill and that's probably only due to the Club being cautious with his recovery as he played fairly well in his usual HBF rebounding role. Although he's well ahead of where Browny was this time last year and he may play quite of bit of senior footy, I'm not expecting too much from Newy this year just because he's had a modified preseason. Look out 2008 for mine. Once again we won't know how Newy will really go until the real stuff starts but it's just great to see him out there again.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 23, 2007, 06:14:33 PM
Awesome report & pics. :bow

Is Browny showing signs at tr aining that he might be getting back to his best?

Also how is Newman going?

Thanks. :)

Ta Magic.

The real stuff will test Browny's body out properly when he needs to recover on a weekly basis but going by his second quarter yesterday when he had the ball on a string and the preseason training he has done so far he is definitely getting back to near his best IMO. He looks in top physical condition, he's moving freely dodging and weaving, and he's doing a full week's training with the main squad unlike last year when he could only train once a week. He also doesn't have the rod in his leg anymore which helps. There's nothing to say that he won't be back starring again shifting between forward and midfield roles.

Newy is joining in for most of the drills with the main squad. Probably doing about 85% of each session on average. Yesterday he did the first 3 drills and played in the scratch match. He only missed the last drill and that's probably only due to the Club being cautious with his recovery as he played fairly well in his usual HBF rebounding role. Although he's well ahead of where Browny was this time last year and he may play quite of bit of senior footy, I'm not expecting too much from Newy this year just because he's had a modified preseason. Look out 2008 for mine. Once again we won't know how Newy will really go until the real stuff starts but it's just great to see him out there again.   

Thanks again MT.
These almost forgotten heroes will be like a couple of new recruits in 07.
However ironically it's these guys missing that exposed plenty of our juniors to senior footy last year which as we know many thrived on.
There seems far more depth at the Tigers leading into this season than I can remember for many years. There is plenty of pressure on all players to perform including the seniors. 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2007, 06:37:13 PM
There seems far more depth at the Tigers leading into this season than I can remember for many years. There is plenty of pressure on all players to perform including the seniors. 8)

Say that again Magic  :thumbsup. It's tough to come up with an obvious 22 now.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2007, 02:50:56 PM
The is the second half of today's training report as my computer crashed  while typing the first bit :scream. I'll post the first half later.

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Next up was three 15min quarters scratch match. The standard skill-wise was much higher than the average one on Monday which was good to see. Good intensity, pressure and tackling too. No new injuries to report which is the main thing.

Plough tried some guys in positions you wouldn't expect them to play for the whole game.

Lids played in defence on a HBF or as a sweeper/loose man for the Yellows; Swapped with Polo and Joel in those roles.

Connors was used for a while in a similar role at the other end for the Whites.

Tuck played FF;

Riewoldt played FB/CHB on Richo in a tough lesson. Got the run around up to half-time trying to keep up with Richo but in the third quarter got the footy a couple of times and rebounded well.

Clever played in defence (played for both teams) yet was able to push forward and kick 2.1 goals. The line "who's on Clever" was yelled out after his second. Was more productive once he switched to the whites.

It looked like Thursty was tried for a while at FF.

Raines and Browny spent most of the time in the middle. Rainesy had a blinder in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Only blemish was his goalkicking (1 goal, 2 behinds and 1 OOTF). Browny was solid but not as influential as on Monday.

McGuane once again played forward and showed he has improved. Kicked 2 goals in the first quarter.

Moore looks like he has put his hand up for the third tall defender role this year taking over from Chubba. Once again a solid game from him.

Howat was put on a HFF in the third quarter.

Bests

Yellows: Foley (no wonder he's leading the NAB top 15 thingy), Richo, Moore, Polo, Sugar, Lids.

Whites: White, Rainesy, Petts, Paddy, Hughes (after quarter time).

The yellows seemed to have more possession yet they held it up and chipped more. The whites had far more scoring attempts but were off-target.

Scores

Yellows:  2.0   7.1    9.1-55
Whites:   3.2   5.4    7.9-51

Scorers

Yellows:
Goals: Richo 3 (one wasn't a goal as he was 1m across the goalline lol but it was given despite the protests lol), Polo, Foley, Hartigan, Moore, Lids, Jacko. Hughes 0.1

Whites:
Goals: McGuane 2, Hughes 2, Pettifer, Krak 1.2, Raines 1.2 (plus one OOTF). Howat 0.1, White 0.1, Tivs 0.1, Edwards 0.1. Rushed 0.1

Match-ups:

Once again heaps of rotations today across every line; not just the midfield so I didn't get a lot of them but here are some:

White B:   King       Thursty                       Hughes
Yellow F:  Browny     Hughes (as a yellow)/Jacko    Jacko

White HB:  Clingan    Riewoldt        Connors - loose man
Yellow HF: Harts      Richo

White Mid:  Tivs         Raines/White   King    Howat   Krak         White   Paddy/Cass
Yellow Mid: Polo/Meyer   Browny         Tambo   Foley   Meyer        Sugar    Razor

White HF:  Pettifer     White/Rainesy       Krak/Howat
Yellow HB: Newman       Lids                Moore

White F:   McGuane           Tuck
Yellow B:  Polak/Hughes      Gas/Polak

White Foll:  Graham
Yellow Foll: Knobel/Patto


After the scratch match, the draftees went off and Knobel, Browny, Patto, Razor and Newy broke away from the main squad to do reflex marking exercises. The rest of the squad completed the final drill which was the same one as Monday where two groups on midfielders in guernseys vs singlets would rebound from defence to the group of forwards/defenders waiting at the other end.

Mid group #1: Graham, McGuane, Polo, White, Raines, King, Jacko.
Mid group #2: Krak, Tambo, Foley, Paddy, Tivs, Howat, Meyer, Hughes.

Forward group:  Petts v Moore, Richo v Gas, Tuck v Lids, Harts V Joel. Polak would rotate the loose man role with Joel and Lids.

Overall very well done. One of their best drill sessions. Field foot and hand passing and running to receive was very crisp clean. Only blemish was the goalkicking towards the end.  For every miss the forwards as a group had to go for a run to the wing and back. One of the assistant shouted out "if the goal is kicked we finish up". Jacko had the ball and missed completely lol. Then Pettifer kicked a point followed by Richo who brought up his 5th loud "F---!" for the day. Thankfully Clever ran through the midfield and dobbed one from 50 directly in front on the run to put everyone out of their misery.

And that was it. The warmed down and finished with some goalkicking practice. I'll post some photos later tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2007, 03:11:56 PM
Training today was at Vic Park from 10am to about 1pm. Initally it wa breezy and it was spitting but it finally cleared to a lovely sunny day. The only absentees were Simmo, Sarge, Kingsley, Hyde and Cogs. In the rehab group were just JON and Petersen. Both again didn't do any running and just did reflex and handballs drills between themselves as well as push-ups. Patto was back doing the main session which was good to see.

Training began with the squad split into 3 groups with two at either end of the ground working on their leads while the midfielders worked on throw-in and ball-up contests. Lids always stands out when he grabs the foooty and accelerates out of the pack into space :thumbsup. The group down at our end containing Richo, Browny, Harts, Meyer, Jacko, White and Krak, worked with Jade Rawlings on forward set-ups and freeing up teammate into space inside 50 which most of the time was White. They also again tried practising their speccies but the incoming kicks were most of the time off-target from the bag so only Richo got a decent grab. Meyer had the best leap and hangtime but he and ball were nowhere near each other :p.

The next drill was a standard full ground length rebounding drill going back and forth between ends. Half-wa
y through the groups at either end would swap by sprinting to the opposite end of the ground. In the sprint
towards the Sherrin stand end Newy came first :thumbsup followed by Tivs. On the whole cleanly done. I only
saw a couple of stuff-ups (two handballs fumbled because they went behind the receiving player plus one pass
 to Richo that landed a metre in front. That brought out the first "F---!" for the day). Foley, White, Lids
and Meyer were the standouts.

I forgot to add before that during the scratch match, someone broke the team rules by, as an attacker, standing inside 50. Browny and Richo were yelling out get out there and after the play had stopped Browny went ape - "what the eff are you doing in there if you're not doing anything. Get the eff out of there".
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 24, 2007, 04:06:16 PM

Yellows: Foley (no wonder he's leading the NAB top 15 thingy), Richo, Moore, Polo, Sugar, Lids.



according to jade rawlings, howat is on top now. he said on sen on sunday that howat was on top and snuck past foley, 3rd is lids and 4th tambo.

but foley may have snuck back on top after this effort  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on January 24, 2007, 05:05:08 PM
there probably all  trying to orchestrate a tie lol...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2007, 06:31:16 PM
according to jade rawlings, howat is on top now. he said on sen on sunday that howat was on top and snuck past foley, 3rd is lids and 4th tambo.

but foley may have snuck back on top after this effort  :thumbsup

Cheers X  :)

Howat was very good in the scratch match at Monday's training.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2007, 09:39:14 PM
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The boys during the second drill // Riewoldt, Petts, King, Tambo & Patto // Boundary throw-in during scratch match

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Rawlings tutoring Jacko, Thursty, Riewoldt & Richo // Paddy, Tuck, Foley and co go. off at half-time of the scratch match
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2007, 09:45:42 PM
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Edwards and Polo run back on // Newy & Browny // Patto, Knobs, Razor, Browny & Newy

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Patto, Knobs, Razor, Browny & Newy // Connors, Edwards & Clingan
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2007, 09:50:29 PM
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Richo, Gas, Lids & Harts // McGuane takes a top diving mark // Sugar, Meyer, Tambo and Clever run back on the ground for the third quarter with McRae
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2007, 03:58:30 AM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/thumb_pic13.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/pic13.jpg)

It's only his second preseason but Clever is filling out nicely.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on January 25, 2007, 08:32:08 AM
Why is Tambling the only one wearing white shorts. Was this some sort of punishment or something.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2007, 02:40:07 PM
Why is Tambling the only one wearing white shorts. Was this some sort of punishment or something.

Maybe he left his black ones at home in the wash and he had to borrow white ones from the club  :shh.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on January 25, 2007, 07:51:43 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/thumb_pic13.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/pic13.jpg)

It's only his second preseason but Clever is filling out nicely.

his legs yes, but his upper body still needs much more work
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on January 25, 2007, 10:40:45 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/thumb_pic13.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/pic13.jpg)

It's only his second preseason but Clever is filling out nicely.

his legs yes, but his upper body still needs much more work

He's our Adam Hunter
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 26, 2007, 01:55:22 PM
 :'( :'( :'(

Alas as Jonty, Max & I got there this morning they were packing up to go ...  sorry folks

So the doggies and I headed to the beach for a walk instead :thumbsup :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2007, 02:23:03 PM
:'( :'( :'(

Alas as Jonty, Max & I got there this morning they were packing up to go ...  sorry folks

So the doggies and I headed to the beach for a walk instead :thumbsup :clapping

Jonty and Max would've been happy. The Beach or Condemned Park. Hard choice lol.

Did you see any of the players WP or was it just the trainers collecting up all the gear?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 26, 2007, 05:23:14 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/thumb_pic13.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_240107/pic13.jpg)

It's only his second preseason but Clever is filling out nicely.

his legs yes, but his upper body still needs much more work

Actually another pleasing aspect of this pic is Danny Meyer. Though still slight, he's finally starting to get some muscle on those bones. 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2007, 07:22:31 PM
Danny needs to improve his endurance further IMO. He'll be most useful to us with his silky skills behind the footy across half-back or in the midfield hitting teammates further up the field laces-out. But to play those positions you need top be able to run all day. So far he's been stuck in deadman's corner on a HFF or at Coburg playing as a CHF  ???.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 26, 2007, 07:32:59 PM
Jonty and Max would've been happy. The Beach or Condemned Park. Hard choice lol.

Did you see any of the players WP or was it just the trainers collecting up all the gear?

Saw players getting into thier cars so I thought it's over... we're outta here ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2007, 07:00:29 PM
Training today was at Gosch's Paddock. I got there about 3pm and they were already into a drill. It finished up around 4.30pm.

The only absentees were Simmo and Thursty.  In the rehab group were Schulz, Richo, JON and Petersen. Kingsley, Hyde and Cogs joined the main squad for the drill they were doing when I arrived but then left once the scratch match started. Knobel had his ankle looked at and restrapped. He then rejoined training. Clever had some stretching treatment on his thigh/hip/groin region at the end.

The first drill was a combined rebound from defence / enter forward 50 one. The sqaud was split into 4 with a group at either end of the oval and then two groups on the wing. Each group at the ends would lead, mark the incoming pass then run and kick long to the other where the process was repeated. The players on the wing would start from a mark situation in the centre of the ground with a coach on the mark and pass to the leading player. There were a couple of stray kicks but overall mostly done well.

Next up was a scratch match between Yellow and White shirts. They played two quarters and then what looked like a golden goal as each side had kicked 5 goals each. After the second quarter the teams huddled then lined-up again. When Tambo slotted a goal they ended the game.

A pretty scrappy affair to be honest with a number of turnovers under pressure. The pressure and intensity as Wallace mentioned in his interview was good. Tackles stuck and there were a number of smothers. It seems a number of the guys tried to do too much . They were a bit too unselfish trying for that extra handball or delaying their possession when a first option would have been the best.

Anyway there were a few postives.
Polo was very good again in the clearances.

Krak was lively and in one of his on-song days. Got plenty of the pill and used it well.

Jacko was probably the best forward on the day although he failed to make the most of his scoring chances kicking 2.3.

McGuane chipped in again with a couple of early goals playing at FF.

Casserly's passing over Hb was very good.

I thought it was Clingan's best effort so far this year. Got a reasonable amount of the footy.

The usual standouts - Lids, Foley, White, Paddy and Sugar had good solid games.

Scores:

Whites:   3.3    5.6    6.6
Yellows:  2.3    5.5    6.5

Scorers:

Whites:
Goals:    Jacko 2, McGaune 2, Lids, Tambo
Behinds:  Jacko 3, Knobel, Meyer, rushed.

Yellows:
Goals:  Hartigan (intercept gift from your boy Moi lol), Krak, Browny, Graham, Paddy. 
Behinds: Browny 2, Foley 2, rushed.

Some Match-ups:

Yellow B:    Hughes         King
White F:    McGuane      Jacko

Yellow HB:   Casserly     Connors
White HF:      Collins       Edwards

Yellow mid:   Joel         Tuck            Foley          Polo         Paddy     Hall/Clingan           Clingan/Krak
White mid:   Howat     Sugar           White          Lids         Tivs           Meyer                      Tambo

Yellow HF:   Patto/Graham            Harts/Krak     Harts
White HB:     Polak                          Rainesy         Newy

Yellow F:     Riewoldt              Browny
White B:       Gas                     Moore/Newy

After the scratch match they finished up with another drill. The squad was split into about 4 groups of guernseys vs red singlets. One of the groups would act as forwards containing Krak vs Rainesy, Browny vs Moore and Patto (I've forgotten for the moment who was his minder). The other groups would take turns initially maintaining possession via handball within a square at the far end of the oval until the whistle blew and they would then breakout and rebound to the waiting forwards. The skills level in this drill was a marked improvement on the scratch match. In fact it was excellent. Krak had the ball on the string with his leading. Lids and Sugar received praise for their defensive blocks and smothers.

And that was it. About half the squad left while Krak, Tambo, King, Mcguane, Tivs, Howat and a few others practiced their goalkicking. Graham and White worked on ruck-taps to a rover with Royal.

Photos to come later tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 30, 2007, 12:17:41 AM
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Connors, Collins, Petts, Patto, King, Graham and Rawlings // Cogs, Gas, Casserly, Lids, Rawlings and Knobel // The Squad

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Wallace going through tactics with the boys // Boundary throw-in with Knobel vs Graham 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 30, 2007, 12:19:01 AM
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Lids, Petts, Meyer, King, Newy and Harts // Lids, Moore, Browny, Petts, Krak and Rainesy // Patto, Jacko, Gas, King, Meyer and Polak

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Patto, Moore, Jacko, Browny, Polak and Gas // Lids, Harts and Krak
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 30, 2007, 12:20:23 AM
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Sugar and Richo // Clever gets treatment from the trainers

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Graham and Matty White work on tapwork and rovering
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on January 30, 2007, 07:27:37 AM
  gents
thanks for the report and the pics   :bow
 looking forward to seeing young Casserole out on the paddock early in the season :gotigers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2007, 02:30:22 PM
Just got back from training at a sunny Vic Park. A good day to be relaxing in the sun watching some footy. Training was meant to start at 10am but Terry and the coaches had the squad in a conference for ages going through presumably set-ups for the drills and team structure. I got there at about 10.30 and they didn't start training until 11. Today they did heaps of work on their set-ups around stoppages(ball-ups and throw-ins).

The rehab group contained JON, Petersen, Casserly, Razor, Richo, Schulz, Kingsley and Cogs. Hyde did just over about half the session with the main squad then joined rehab. I don't recall Thursty being there and Simmo popped down to watch for a little while.

For the first drill, the squad split up into groups of six spread around the ground. Each ground practiced ball-up and throw-in structures with the senior player within each group as instructor and the tallest bloke the ruckman tapping to the smalls. The closest two groups near us were Joel's and Gas' with Graham and Clever doing the tapwork respectively. With Joel's group they worked on defensive aspects.

The second drill was a foot passing one from one end of the ground to a short option in the middle who in turn passed it to someone at the opposite end and then repeated. The drill wasn't done at any frenetic pace but it was clean done by everybody with only one noticable errant kick from what I saw. 

Next up was more work around stoppages with the squad split into 4 groups of yellows vs whites with two on each wing and the others 20-30m out from goal at either end.  Not only did they work on ruck taps to rovers from ball-ups and throw-ins but also encouraged a third man to come in and punch the ball into space for a teammate to run onto. Riewoldt showed his footy smarts by timing his punch perfectly to Moore in space who then drilled a goal  :clapping. Good intensity and talk from the boys in this drill and fairly physically. Polak and Patto had a good duel going in their fairly even ruck contests. Tambo as he was going to ground snatched the ball away from Petts just a Kayne thought he had it in his hands (a loud "eff" could be heard lol) then had the composure and awareness to dish off a long handball to a teammate in space on the outside of the pack   :clapping. Others who did well with the clearances were Tuck, Foley and White. Lids played as a defender in this drill.

After that drill had been completed a search began for Clever's mouthguard. I presumed they found it as he later played in the short scratch match. As the next drill started Hyde joined the rehab ground. Midway through it Collins came off with a knock to the knee which needed a ice pack.

The next drill was an extension to the previous one. The idea being to use the knowledge they gained in a more game like situation. From a stoppage on the wing, each side (yellows vs whites) competed to get the footy down to their 3 forwards. The forward line for the yellows down our end were Petts vs Joel, Riewoldy vs Polak and White vs King. This drill was very well done IMO. Highly skilled and with good intensity. Of the newbies Edwards received praise for a pinpoint pass to Riewoldt while Jack himself showed what good hands he has on the lead under pressure. Of the regulars Tucky had one of his best training sessions. All this stoppage work was right up his alley. Browny although just another solid session from him is showing he's ready to fire.

To finish off about half the squad joined the rehab group (Mostly the newbies and older guys - Joel, Sugar, Tuck, Knobel, Gas, Browny plus Moore) to stretch and warm down while the remaining guys had a quick two 5 minute quarter 10 vs 10 scratch match. It was a shame it was only short as having fewer players on the park made for a quick attacking game with hardly any stoppages. Lids almost repeated his goal he kicked against Adelaide this year when he collected the game from the tap, put on the afterburners and ran and bounced his way to 50. Sadly he missed (he kicked the ball straight but his body (and hence leg) was facing the right behind area so it sailed in for a point. Lids spent the first quarter at FF then moved into the centre for the second. Tambo also enjoyed the extra space running hard all over the ground while Petts continuedly provided good leads. Polo was best in the clearances overall followed by Foley.

Match-ups (Yellows vs Whites).

Yellow F: Petts        Jacko         Harts
White B:  Newy       Clever       White

Yellow mid:   Patto          Tambo      Foley     Polo
White mid:    Graham      Krak          Tivs       Howat

Yellow B:  McGuane      Raines       King
White F:     Polak             Lids           Meyer

Scores

Yellows 3.2   (G: Petts, Jack, Tambo)
Whites  0.2   (B: Lids, Meyer)

And that was it. For the OER Ladies, Richo and Cogs were showing off their beach muscles at the end. What a shame my camera battery had ran out by then  :outtahere.

I'll post what photos I have later tonight. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on January 31, 2007, 07:29:33 PM
Fantastic reports everyone, thanks ver much. Sounds like the boys are pretty fit.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 31, 2007, 09:57:06 PM
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Squad warms up with a run // Gas taps to White with Collins and Moore in wait // Sugar goes for the punch alongside Tuck, Graham, Krak and Foley.

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Clever guides the ball down to Connors, King and Clingan // Lids, Harts, Connors, Paddy, Jacko and Sugar
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 31, 2007, 09:58:22 PM
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Richo goes for a torp // Paddy and Polly fight for the ball alongside Hyde, Polo, Meyer, Newy, Browny and Howat //  Graham and Knobel contest the ball-up

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Paddy pounces chased by Tivs, Graham, Tuck, Knobel, Lids, Foley and Tambo // Matty White surrounded by the pack.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on February 01, 2007, 12:53:42 PM
Superb reports and pics gentlement. :bow :gotigers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 01, 2007, 02:54:42 PM
For those interested, training starts at 10am tomorrow (Friday) at Victoria Park.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on February 01, 2007, 03:05:46 PM
Fantastic pics MT, as well as the reports.

I have my doubts on Danny Meyer, I believe he is being very pedestrian and may in fact be looking for a ticket back to one of the SA clubs.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on February 01, 2007, 05:57:07 PM
Youd want an equivalent pick to what we paid. A top 12 pick but fundamentally Im against trading him.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2007, 01:41:53 PM
Training today was at a hot and increasingly dusty Vic Park. It was meant to start at 10am but I didn't get there until 11 and only saw the last hour. Cogs, Hyde and all the newbies did the whole session from what I saw. Richo still stayed on the sidelines helping out as a marking target in the drills, doing kick to kick and 1-on-1 marking contests at the end of training. Also in rehab were JON, Schulz and Thursty. Cleve was also doing some running away from the main squad. I didn't see Kingsley, Gas or Petersen there but they may have left early.

No scratch match today. Only drills.

The first drill was the same as one they did on Wednesday with the squad split into 4 groups of yellows vs whites with two on each wing and the others 20-30m out from goal at either end.  Each group worked on stoppages - mainly ball-ups today. Good intensity and tackling and overall fairly highly skilled. Vic Park needs some water as when White hit the turf in a tackle a cloud of dust rose around him. No real standouts although the highlight was a quick snap for goal by Collins who got the ball to his feet quickly under pressure.

For the second drill they worked on running and carrying the ball and goalkicking on the run. Once again the squad was split into 4 groups in a diamond shape (one at each end and on each wing). The objective was to move the ball around the ground in groups of threes, first anticlockwise and then clockwise, with the final player shooting from about 30-40m on the run. If there were two misses in a row then everyone had to do a lap which was then reduced to half a lap. The first couple of goes were scrappy and results in misses so off they went on their lap. After a few hands on heads they started up the drill again. A mixture of goals and points followed so off they went again on half a lap. Howat and Cogs finished well in front of their respective groups while Foley, White, Lids, Tambo and Sugar finished close to one another in the remaining groups. Hydey was left behind in most runs but he may have been told to only jog. 

After those runs and the boys looking fairly stuffed, they clicked into gear with the movement of footy from one group to three to the other and at one stage they kicked about 10 or 11 goals straight. After one miss and David King yelling out you've got to get this one or around you go again, the boys slotted another 6 or 7 in a row followed by around 8 in a row. By the end of the drill they were going at around 80-90% rate of conversion which was pleasing to see and didn't have to doing anymore half-laps which the boys yelled out in joy. Nothing like fear to motivate lol. Krak, Meyer, Tivs  :o, Sugar, Lids and Edwards didn't miss from what I saw.

And that was it. Half the squad warmed down with stretching and left while the others stayed for more goalkicking practice both set shots and one the run starting from the centre of the ground. Lids, Browny and Riewoldt (yep the shy ones lol) were taking pot shots from the boundary. Jack also was practising turning off one step around his body about 25m out on a more open angle. All went through  :o  :thumbsup. 

Photos to come later tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: capnblood on February 02, 2007, 02:44:44 PM
Thanks for the comprehensive update,

Good to see the guys are working their asses off, hopefully it will pay off late in the season.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2007, 03:28:20 PM
No worries capnblood. Welcome to OER.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 03, 2007, 12:15:16 AM
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Thursty // Edwards skips away // Tambo third man over the top

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Tuck and Foley lead the pack to the footy // McGuane, Meyer, Polo and Schulz // Richo and Tuck
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 03, 2007, 12:17:07 AM
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Riewoldt closeup // Cogs, Harts, Lids, Petts and Browny // Riewoldt, Lids and Cogs 

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Lids // Lids again shooting for goal // Patto and Richo
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 03, 2007, 04:42:58 PM
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Edwards is one we'll have to wait a couple of years on but appears to have already the polish and brains to make it. Just a natural clean finisher.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on February 03, 2007, 07:10:10 PM
Great reports guys, can't wait for the report from today (Saturday) and the NAB 25 update.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2007, 07:23:08 AM
The Tiges will be down Phillip Island way this week for their community camp with a full-scale intra-club match on Wednesday in Wonthaggi.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2007, 04:41:35 PM
Just got back from a hot  :P Vic Park. An unusual training session today with half the list training first for approximately 50mins followed by the remaining half. In all the session went from 1.45pm to about 3.15pm. No scratch match; just footpassing and goalkicking drills. Obviously a lighter session given the full-scale intra-club game on Friday.

JON was the only one to do the whole 1.5 hours session with both groups. Presumably unlike the others he needs to get work into his legs after missing most of the preseason with his stress fracture. No sign of any lingering problems with that which was good to see. He trained very well too.

There was no rehab group as such although Thursty ran a few laps on his own after his training group had finished. Absent today were Simmo, Cogs, Razor, Petersen and White.

In the first training group were Newy, Gas, Lids, Polak, Browny, Riewoldt, Edwards, Knobel, Petts, Tucky, Meyer, Schulz, Patto, JON, Hyde, Tivs, Thursty, McGuane, Foley, Howat and Clingan. After their warm-up, they split into two groups, one on each HB line, and passed the footy to a player in the middle who in turn would pass it to the other group. This was repeated back and forth. Rawlings then told them to step back a further 20m and repeat the drill. Good talk from all involved and the drill overall was done okay. I was watching JON mainly as this was the first time I've seen him train with the main squad and he was very crisp with his disposal.

They then added handball in the next drill to simulate run and carry and working in 2's and 3's. A few sloppy handballs that went behind players as they were running past but the drill improved as it went along. Afterwards I overheard Tucky and Riewoldt discussing the comedy of errors in one instance.

The final drill for this half of the list was a full length of the ground rebound. Basically circle work around each wing with a straighening up pass into the centre corridor. The execution was significantly better than the previous two drills so this group finished off strongly. They warmed down with some goalkicking practice and some slips and high ball catching with a tennis ball and racket. They game of choice for everyone today lol. Tambo could have made a great slipper going by his quick hands. Like plucking apples off a tree for him.

The rest of the list - Raines,  Joel, Richo, Polo, Paddy, Sugar, Kingsley, Jacko, Krak, JON, Tambo, Harts, Hughes, Casserly, Connors, Moore, Collins, Graham and King - then came onto the ground and started their training. Richo and Harts had been watching the first group in the grandstand. Wallace joked to Richo that at his age sitting in the stands doesn't look out of place lol.

For the second group's first drill they did some in close handball work followed by the same second and third drills as what the first group did. Richo, Kingsley, Schulz and Jacko acted as forward targets in the third drill. The second group's skill level was pretty much faultless from what I saw. From memory the ball only hit the ground once or twice in 50 mins of training. They finished off with a half-ground circle work drill with Rawlings blowing a whistle and the player ending up with the ball had to take a running shot on goal. The only one to miss his shot was Tambo (kick through the ball and you won't hook them to the left Richie). Joel had a long set shot to finish the session and nailed it. They then also finished off with some goalkicking practice and slips and high ball catching with a tennis ball.

Terry, Sugar and Tambo did a short video after training for some Tiger supporter overseas celebrating his bucks night.

Photos to come later to tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: F0551L on February 14, 2007, 11:37:25 PM
 :cheers MT
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2007, 04:18:40 AM
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Group One // Knobel doing some tapwork as Meyer, Foley (obscured), McGuane, JON, Browny, Lids and Edwards wait for their turn in a drill.

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Howat, Knobel, Clingan, JON, Riewoldt, Hyde, Tuck, Meyer, Browny and Lids // Jedi master Tambo signals the tennis ball towards himself alongside Polo, Collins, Richo and Sugar.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2007, 04:21:29 AM
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Connors with Petts and Polak in the background // Polak having a set shot at goal
 
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Petts having a set shot on goal // Lids watches the ball on its path towards goal as Thursty runs past
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2007, 04:23:38 AM
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A capless Lids // Drill 2

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Krak, JON, Connors, Schulz, Graham, Tambo and Polo // McGuane, Tuck, Foley and Clingan warm down // Group Two
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: LondonTiger on February 15, 2007, 05:14:05 AM
Good to see Jay have his mind on the job in the last photo.   ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on February 15, 2007, 12:08:57 PM
Good to see Jay have his mind on the job in the last photo.   ;D

Lol. Can't blame him really. :o

Thanks for the reports and pics. :)

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 15, 2007, 03:04:36 PM
good job guys ...

pictures are great ...

to me Brett looks like he has put some muscle on ...

want to know how Meyer, Jackson, Hartigan, Moore, Hall and Tivendale are going ...

i guess tivendale is going good since he is in the top 10 for the NAB ... but i am not a key fan of his but i just hope he has a good finish

from now to the end of his career ... i see he on a wing ... thats all!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2007, 05:10:13 PM
want to know how Meyer, Jackson, Hartigan, Moore, Hall and Tivendale are going ...

i guess tivendale is going good since he is in the top 10 for the NAB ... but i am not a key fan of his but i just hope he has a good finish

from now to the end of his career ... i see he on a wing ... thats all!

At this late stage of his career we won't see any major change to the Tivs we've known once the real stuff starts but for all the criticism he cops he is one of our the hardest trainers and his body stands up to it. His preseason has been faultless. Our future will be bright if our youngsters with far more natural footy talent than Tivs follow his lead on the training track. 

Hartigan started behind the others given he was coming back from a broken foot he copped last year. He was in the rehab group prior to Christmas but has joined the main squad since. In the scratch matches so far he has been moved forward to a FP or HFF position. He looks to have regained that run and dash he had prior to his hammy problems. He'd be on his last chance you'd think as this is his 4th year in the system so he needs to a big year.

Jacko has played mainly as a FF/FP over the preseason. You can't fault his endeavour especially this summer but where do we play him? He'd be vying for the same possies as Browny, Petts and Krak but unlike these three he hasn't been someone you can move further up the ground as part of a midfield rotation. More a pinchhitter up forward off the bench.

Meyer has been Meyer. Skill level has been exceptional but he doesn't appear to be naturally athletic.  That's not to say he's not doing the work on the track as he wouldn't be in the top 25 but you won't see him finish first in a run or yet dominate a scratch match compared to Howat, Foley, Tambo or Lids say. So to go to the next level he needs to work hard improving his fitness. Still he's only about to start his 3rd year so I'm prepared to give him time as we did with Petts. Class is something that has been rare at Tigerland so you don't just throw it away because results haven't been instant.

Razor like Tivs is someone who we've probably seen what we are getting but like Tivs his work ethic and training has been very good over the preseason up until the past few weeks when he's picked up an injury of some kind and hasn't trained (my guess a groin?). There's also the Jacko question of where does hit fit? He's had hit and misses as a key defender, he can't ruck and he doesn't have the nouse to play a rebounding role off HB. His position bodytype wise is probably as a tall wingman a la Brett Burton but once again he doesn't have the footy nouse or sheer athleticism for that role.

Moore is one of my smokies for this year along with Matty White. He needed some luck on the injury front and touchwood so far he has gotten through this preseason unscathed. He's played BP on both Browny and Petts in the scratch matches and seems to have now rediscovered the confidence in his body to stand up and compete each week as a third defender. Let's hope for his and our sake this continues as we'll gain a better skilled and footy smarter version of Chubba. 

ps. Btw welcome to OER torch  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2007, 05:17:50 PM
Good to see Jay have his mind on the job in the last photo.   ;D

Lol. Can't blame him really. :o

Amazing what the camera sees that the eye doesn't  ;D.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 16, 2007, 10:15:13 AM
when is the next training ???

looking forward for the review and pictures ... LMAO ... thats quaility stuff !
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Harry on February 16, 2007, 11:21:52 AM
MT

Great reporting.

Thursfield looks to have bulked up in the upper body.  How is his training form, more importantly how is his mobility and pace?  Is he doing all the running with ease, and how is his taking off speed and change of direction?

I've only seen Thursfield once, last year when he got injured, and was mega impressed with him - he killed Riewoldt, absolutely killed him and Riewoldthad no answers.  His closing speed for a big man was awsome and his close checking and spoiling was great.  Had he not got injured we would have won that game.

He along with Moore are vital to our setup.  They are tall, quick and smart footballers.  They will compliment Gaspar and Polak really well, and give Bowden, Raines and Newman further freedom to create.  They are skillful and smart enough to create themselves, but tight and quick enough to be tight checking if required, especially Thursty.

Fingers crossed Thursfield has completely overcome his knee injury because he is a player we have been looking for for a long long time.  Someone that can shut down those quick, tallish, slippery forwards like Riewoldt, O'Loughlin, Hunter etc.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2007, 01:46:22 PM
Thursfield looks to have bulked up in the upper body.  How is his training form, more importantly how is his mobility and pace?  Is he doing all the running with ease, and how is his taking off speed and change of direction?

Fingers crossed Harry the knee hasn't robbed his mobilty. During the drills he does them without any signs of discomfort or hinderance. Last week or it might have been the week before Thursty, along with Hyde, worked with a trainer running and turning from cone to cone. They both didn't have any trouble doing it. As for speed I haven't seen him do any full-out sprinting at training. The best chance to see it will be in actual games. Thursty hasn't been involved in too many of the scratch matches so in a game situation he still needs to be tested. In the one or two times he has played he's looked rusty but that may be more due to not having played footy for 12 months rather than any loss of pace.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 16, 2007, 07:28:29 PM
great reporting, MT :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 16, 2007, 10:50:29 PM

Thanks MT for the welcome ... just hope we have a good year ... (finals!)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 19, 2007, 01:50:17 PM
I couldn't make the main training session today but I popped into Punt Road on the way to work and Richo was practising his set shots from distance and at various angles with Jade Rawlings on the mark doing the whole wavey arms thing to distract Richo. After each shot Rawlings would discuss with Richo his kicking action. The big fella was pretty much on song too. Had about 10 shots and didn't miss one although the last one went through about waist height.

Someone I know at training said some of the boys were a touch sore from Friday's intra-club match so didn't train (sorry no names) but everyone who played on Friday would be right for Wednesday's training.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on February 19, 2007, 08:26:43 PM
Oh Dear, Jade Rawlings taking Richo for goal kicking. ::)
Jade Rawlings is the worst kick you will ever see.
Didnt he kick 7 points straight in a game at the doggies ?
Why wouldnt you get someone like eg  Tony Lockett, Gary Lyon,Tony Modra,Alistair Lynch etc. Players who had SOME idea on how to kick goals.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 19, 2007, 09:21:19 PM
Well they are now related lol.

Is Richo still the T@FE teacher of goalkicking?  :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on February 20, 2007, 07:47:26 AM
Everyone was laughing 2-3 years ago when rawlings went to the Dogs, saying what a crap trade it was, then he went to Kangas and spent most the year in the two,s
If Richo would take his brother in law seriously ::)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on February 20, 2007, 10:01:00 AM
Everyone was laughing 2-3 years ago when rawlings went to the Dogs, saying what a crap trade it was, then he went to Kangas and spent most the year in the two,s
If Richo would take his brother in law seriously ::)
just bec one cant kick does not mean he has no idea when seeing a kicking error.  u dont have to be a gr8 player to be a gr8 coach, hafey was a pathetic player but a genius coach
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on February 20, 2007, 12:08:12 PM
Jade Rawlings did have a terrible kicking action, thus his inability to be accurate in front of goal.
Half the reason they tried to play him down back,never mind!

If you have a look at Richos tapes back to 1995, his action has changed dramatically
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 20, 2007, 09:34:07 PM

when do we train next ???

i want to see us !
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2007, 02:18:09 AM

when do we train next ???

i want to see us !

Today at 2pm at Gosch's Paddock (Cnr Punt Rd and Swan St, Richmond)

Friday, 2pm at Punt Rd Oval.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on February 21, 2007, 12:59:38 PM
Jade Rawlings did have a terrible kicking action, thus his inability to be accurate in front of goal.
Half the reason they tried to play him down back,never mind!

If you have a look at Richos tapes back to 1995, his action has changed dramatically

richos action changed dramatically after he wrecked his knee at the scg.
yes he came back and kicked a bag of goals, but playing as a roaming fwd not kpp.
on the run he rarely misses , his sets shots are his problem, why, maybe he thinks and tries too hard, but a free running open goal or goal on the run is more instinctive 4 him
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gracie on February 21, 2007, 02:05:47 PM
Jade Rawlings did have a terrible kicking action, thus his inability to be accurate in front of goal.
Half the reason they tried to play him down back,never mind!

If you have a look at Richos tapes back to 1995, his action has changed dramatically

richos action changed dramatically after he wrecked his knee at the scg.
yes he came back and kicked a bag of goals, but playing as a roaming fwd not kpp.
on the run he rarely misses , his sets shots are his problem, why, maybe he thinks and tries too hard, but a free running open goal or goal on the run is more instinctive 4 him

I would back him everytime from set shots 45 m out on a 45 degree angle on his left as he faces goals. Hardly ever misses those harder shots
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 21, 2007, 02:34:28 PM

i reckon the problem with richo's kicking is the gliding of the football to boot

he releases the football to high ...

he needs to kick over the ball ... and not kick leading back ... needs to get his body behind the ball ...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 21, 2007, 04:45:49 PM
Looking forward to this training report.
If you don't come up with the goods, MT  ;) there will be tears  :P
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on February 21, 2007, 04:55:07 PM

i reckon the problem with richo's kicking is the gliding of the football to boot

he releases the football to high ...

he needs to kick over the ball ... and not kick leading back ... needs to get his body behind the ball ...
Good luck, torch.
The likes of Peter Hudson and Michael Roach have tried and failed.  ;D

I'm happy with him, warts and all.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2007, 06:08:41 PM
Looking forward to this training report.
If you don't come up with the goods, MT  ;) there will be tears  :P

There'll be tears from the perverts society. Mostly long distance shots  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2007, 06:58:53 PM
Training today was at Gosch's Paddock from 2pm to about 4.30pm. Slighty windy at times but mostly a (very) warm sunny day.

Absent today from training were Kingsley, Hall, Petersen and of course Cogs. As mentioned in the injury update thread Simmo, Patto and Knobel were in the rehab group. Collins joined them  during the scratch match quarter. Everyone else including Thursty, Schulz, JON and Hyde trained for the whole 2.5 hour session.

The session began with the squad breaking up into three groups. The main action centred around group nearest to us on the wing under David King involving Newy, Jake King, Clingan, JON, Rainesy, McGuane, Thursty, Joel and a couple of others I've forgotten. David King would kick a high ball (poor Tas copped on in the jaw misjudging one) and then they would handball and pass to each other until David King blew a whistle. They then had to run and pass (avoiding the tackles of a trainer) and pass to the leading player from the group in the goalsquare. JON was the most exciting one to watch with his pace. Some excellent passes by JON, Joel and Rainesy.

For the next drill the whole squad lined up in two rows about 20m apart facing one another. They (in teams of white and black) then had to work from one side to another with handball in groups of 4 or 5 against the other team. Initially it was a bit scrappy and Rawlings pulled them up and told them to "lift your skill level boys". Which they did as the drill was done very cleanly and smartly from that point onwards. For the OER perverts society this is when the boys had their tops off. I can see Moi cancelling her diary and turning up to training this Friday lol.

Next up was a handball receive and footpassing drill. Eight groups in a square with two groups per corner. One player would mark the incoming pass then dish off a handball to a running teammate from the other group on the corner who would kick to the next corner. Mostly well done although a number of the incoming passes at one corner kept overshooting the receiver. Not sure if that was due to the wind but it was only happening at one corner. Our best foot passes - Lids, Meyer and Casserly - always stand out in these drills.

After that the squad has a one quarter pseudo scratch match betweens blacks and whites. The pseudo part comes from the game stopping and starting again from a ball-up for every turnover. Also there would be kick-ins even if a goal was kicked. I thought I was going blind at the start when Meyer kicked a goal and they then had a kick-in ..doh!

Scores:

Whites  4.2-26   G. Meyer 2, Moore, Joel. B. Tivs, rushed. Tambo's set shot didn't make the distane.

Blacks   3.2-20   G. Krak 2 (Both long bombs from the square), Cleve. B. Cleve, rushed. I thought Cleve kicked 2 but the trainer said touched.

Turnovers:

Whites 2   (one was by White)
Blacks  5   (one was a combo by Browny and JON).

Some Match-ups:

W B:   Gas      Rainesy
B F:   Cleve     Browny

W HB:  Lids      Polak      Joel
B HF:   Harts    Richo     Rawlings

W mids:  Foley        Sugar      Howat    Hyde          Tuck
B mids:   Edwards   Casserly  Clingan     Pettifer      Riewoldt

W HF:   Moore     Tambo
B HB:    Schulz    McGuane

W F:   Meyer      Jacko
B B:     King      Thursty

Best:

Sugar - collected heaps of possies and hit his targets
Meyer - probably the most influential Danny has been in a scratch match. Marked everything on the lead that came his way and was directly responsible for the 4 Whites goals - 2 of his own and two assists passing off.
Krak let go with some nice bombs from centre clearances.
The usual names - Howat, Joel, etc were solid.

For the last drill the squad split into two groups (even mix of blacks and whites) and each group as Blacks vs Whites would in turn have about 5 minutes to scores goals from a centre bounce. If there was a turnover, the game would start again at a centre bounce. It got pretty competitive towards the end with some of the Blacks in the group waiting their turn, in a huddle pointing out who should be marking whom when Tambo on the Whites side marked all by himself in the goalsquare. For the record the Whites won 4.0 to 1.1.

Teams:
Gr 1:
Whites:  Gas  Hyde  Howat  Foley   Ploak  Tivs Moore
Blacks:   Browny   McGuane  Krak  JON  Jacko Hughes Cass  Connors

Gr 2:
Whites:  Newy  Lids Rainesy  Polak Joel Polo Sugar  Tuck  Meyer Tambo Hyde
Blacks:  Riewoldt Edwards  Richo  Petts  Schulz   Harts Hughes  White  Clingan King

The session finished off with some goalkicking practice. Firstly receiving a handball on the run and firing away and then set shots. Fairly accurately done.

Photos to come later tonight.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2007, 07:03:09 PM
Forgot to say Graham wasn't there also. Anyone here want to volunteer to be the Richmond ruckman this weekend  :-\.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 21, 2007, 07:05:25 PM
Looking forward to this training report.
If you don't come up with the goods, MT  ;) there will be tears  :P

There'll be tears from the perverts society. Mostly long distance shots  :wallywink.
I'm speechless lol  :banghead :banghead :banghead
 :'(
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2007, 11:36:49 PM
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Patto and Simmo in rehab // First drill - Clingan, Raines, JON, McGuane, Gas, Riewoldt

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Rainesy // JON
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2007, 11:38:08 PM
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Richo // Browny
 
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Handball drill with Lids showing off his abs // Sugar with footy in handball drill
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2007, 11:39:37 PM
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Harts with footy in handball drill // Riewoldt gets the tap against Tucky in the ruck

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End of training // Petts // Petts and Clever
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on February 22, 2007, 08:43:07 AM
Very impressed with Lids :bow
Good to see Richo getting in the act too.  Jackson has nice pecs as well. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gordon Bennett on February 22, 2007, 09:36:04 AM
I know it's been said before, but that's brilliant work MT.Your training reports and photo's are the best in the business. Three cheers for MT!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on February 22, 2007, 11:03:36 AM
Very nice pecs, I mean pics
Good work  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2007, 01:07:57 PM
Cheers guys   :cheers.

I love Tucky's "I'm not a ruckman" expression on his face  ;D. Also keep your head up Petts.





Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Harry on February 22, 2007, 01:10:39 PM
MT - in the photo with Johnson with the ball, what exactly are they doing in the drill?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2007, 01:39:31 PM
MT - in the photo with Johnson with the ball, what exactly are they doing in the drill?

A group of 3 or 4 so players needed to run and work the ball by hand from one side to the other while others tried to stop them. When they started handballing just that touch longer to players on the move the skill level rose to a decent quality level and no balls hitting the ground. No more short 1m nothing handballs. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tiga on February 22, 2007, 04:57:18 PM
Great pics and report MT! Did you work for the CIA or something. Your attention to detail is outstanding. I reckon you could get a job with the club spying and reporting on opposition training and tactics.  8) Shhhh secret squirrel.  :lol

Lids physique reminds me of Bruce Lee in his prime. All toned muscle and not an ounce of fat on him.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2007, 05:32:55 PM
Great pics and report MT! Did you work for the CIA or something. Your attention to detail is outstanding. I reckon you could get a job with the club spying and reporting on opposition training and tactics.  8) Shhhh secret squirrel.  :lol

 ;D
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Lids physique reminds me of Bruce Lee in his prime. All toned muscle and not an ounce of fat on him.

If we hear a Tigers fan yell out "go dragon" we'll know it's you tiga lol.

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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on February 22, 2007, 05:33:59 PM
No way, tiga.  ;) Then he'd have to watch teams other than the one he wants to. His report on Collingwood would consist of two words - deluded duds.  ;D
Better just keep watching the tiges and reporting here.  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2007, 05:45:13 PM
His report on Collingwood would consist of two words - deluded duds.  ;D

I can think of a few others too  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 23, 2007, 07:24:15 AM
Training today is on at 2pm at Punt Rd Oval.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 23, 2007, 04:22:44 PM
Just got back from training at Punt Rd. A short session today that went for just on an hour 2-3pm. The only absentees today were Kingsley, Razor, Petersen and Cogs.  Knobel, Patto and Graham worked on their tapwork while Simmo was doing so kick to kick. Patto also did some running. Schulz did the whole session again so we must be just being cautious with him so he doesn't do another hammy. Thursty and Hyde also got through the whole session.

The session began with a full length of the ground circle work thanks to the pitch in the centre of Punt Rd. Basically running, carrying, handballing and passing the footy around. Good talk an enthusiasm from the boys and cleanly done as well.

Next up was goalkicking on the run after receiving a handpass. The drill began with 3 misses in the dozen shots or so, so Plough stopped the drill and told them to stop trying to be too fancy and getting off-balance. Just run at the goals. Most went through and Thursty and White both hit the Motorola sign in the middle of the goals near the top. I still think the team's goalkicking accuracy needs to improve and be more consistent though.

And that was it. Some of the squad - Richo, Browny, Petts, Cleve, McGuane, Polo, Tuck, Jacko, White, Krak and a few others I've forgotten worked on their set shots at goal. Riewoldt worked with the coaches on his leading and then re-leading. Made him run to one wing then run back to the staff in the middle of the oval then run up the centre then back and then across to the other wing where he marked the ball on the lead.

While all this was going on it seemed our backline for Sunday was in heavy discussion. Joel, Polak, Gas, Rainesy, Lids, Newy, Moore and Cleve were in a huddle for quite a while together chatting away.   

Wallace was interviewed by a couple of female journos from the Herald-Sun. They asked him about Browny, Polak and either Newy or Thursty. With the one of the later (I think Wallace meant Thursty) Plough said he's on track for round 1 provided everything continues to go right and at the moment he's done mostly straight line running stuff so he still needs to get through more twisting and turning work to be sure. Plough also said although we'll be aiming to win, the main aim for us in the NAB Cup was to focus on getting our structures right for the season as it's a long 12 months.

Photos to come (although only a couple as the session was short).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 24, 2007, 04:29:52 AM
Just checked my photos and JON was at training today.

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Collins, Harts, Foles, Polly, Rainesy, Hyde, Jack and Thursty // Graham, Knobel and Patto practice their ruckwork

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Gas, Tuck and Jacko during the running goalkicking drill // The squad come together after the drill
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 24, 2007, 04:34:13 AM
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Browny and Richo contest for the footy // Our backline for Sunday in a huddle
 
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Tambo puts it through the eye-diddle-diddle at the motorola sign hanging b/w the goals // The squad walking off at the finish
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2007, 05:07:59 PM
This week's training sessions:

Tuesday, February 27, 10am at Punt Road Oval
Wednesday, February 28, 2pm at Gosch’s Paddock



Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2007, 01:08:16 PM
Just got back from training. Not a long session compared to others previously. About an hour and a half's worth. Everyone was present apart from Cogs although the rehab group was almost as large as the actual squad.  About 15 in it at one stage IIRC - Richo, Simmo, Paddy, Kingsley, Gas, Edwards, Joel, Knobel, Sugar, Hall, Patto, Krak, Petersen, JON and Thursty - and all they did was muck around with the footy and tennis ball for most of session. Everyone seemed in good spirits still. I didn't notice Plough or David King there today either.

For the rest they focussed on foot skills and passing for about an hour.... no surprise after Sunday's effort although the kicker was under no pressure. The squad split into four groups in a diamond shape and passed the footy clockwise and then anticlockwise both short passing (20-25m) and longer (40m). In between the drill they were made a couple of times to run from one goal to the other. I think it may have been punishment if someone stuffed up their pass although Polak missed a target once and they kept going. Overall it was cleanly done with only 3 missed targets but as I said the kicker and the receiver were under no pressure.

Next up the squad was split into two groups for a best of 5 foot passing race from one goal to the other and back again. Each group had a couple of players at each goal and at HF and HB lines. I'll need to check my photos to see who was in each group exactly but the group with Tambo, Riewoldt and Tivs lost 2-3 after leading 2-0. The disposal was clean apart from one mistake. The losing team had to do 30 push-ups and 50 sit-ups in front of the winners.   

After the race the boys did some set shot goalkicking. Pretty much followed on from the weekend's accuracy which was good to see. Then Royal told them to get into their T@FE groups which for the main squad was practising kicking goals from stoppages (ball-ups and throw-ins) inside forward 50. The rest watched Schulz, Jacko, McGuane, Rainesy, Clever and JON practice their speccies over a bag. Also, as mentioned in another thread, Rawlings worked with them on what is and isn't allowed with the new rule interpretations.

The players as a whole finished off training with a few having shots at goal with everyone else on either side on them. Lots of woohoos with each goal kicked.

One of the tv news services (might have been Ch 10) was at training filming so there might be something on us on one of the news services tonight. Mark Robinson from the Herald-Sun was also watching with one of RFC officials and had a quick chat with Browny afterwards.

Photos to come later tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 27, 2007, 02:48:05 PM
we need to train in pressure situations !

and to carry the ball into the forward line ...

and our forwards not to lead outside the 50 metre mark !

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2007, 04:28:19 PM
we need to train in pressure situations !

and to carry the ball into the forward line ...

and our forwards not to lead outside the 50 metre mark !

They do the latter two at training most times even if they forget to do them during a game  ::) but I agree with your first point torch. There's a difference between having 5 seconds to make up your mind and hit a target to a real game scenario where you often have just a split second. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2007, 04:27:34 AM
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Riewoldt shows off a party trick // teams get ready for the goal to goal race
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2007, 04:28:50 AM
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Winning group watch losing group do 30 push-ups // Hyde collects the tap from Simmo during the T@FE work
 
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Former umpire Rowan Sawers watches Thursty and Schulz in a one-on-one contest // Rowan Sawers explaining the finer points of the new no hands in back rule.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on February 28, 2007, 01:08:16 PM
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it is just me or does richo look like his has breasts ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on February 28, 2007, 01:23:06 PM
It's just you.  ;D

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on February 28, 2007, 02:31:53 PM
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it is just me or does richo look like his has breasts ???

Nah, they are called pecs  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 28, 2007, 04:35:34 PM
Report from the training guru, Casserly has hammy tightness  :banghead

So do I lol - more stretches, I reckon  :help
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on February 28, 2007, 04:51:41 PM
Any update from him on Richo's jugs?  8)

I was looking forward to Casserly getting a run this week.  :(
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2007, 05:21:44 PM
A lovely warm sunny day to watch training at Gosch's paddock today. A pretty long and tough session (Browny said so himself afterwards) that went over 2 hours.

Most of the boys were in the main squad today except for Simmo and Paddy in rehab. No sign of Richo, Kingsley or Petersen. Apparently Kingsley re-hurt his ankle on Friday. As Moi kindly posted there was one casualty with Casserly going off with hamstring tightness during the scratch match. The trainers worked on his lower back and stretching exercises his hammys. Cass also did a jog but then left. I would say it was on par with what Richo did. Not a bad one but will keep him out for a week or two. The poor kid just can't take a trick.

Simmo and Paddy did heaps of running around the boundary at decent pace. Simmo escorted by a fitness trainer. Simmo also did some running on the spot with high knee rises. He said after training his ankle is coming good and he's hoping to play in a practice match in two weeks. Fingers crossed.

Jackstar will be pleased to know that a 60-year long Tiger fan reckons we train too hard before Christmas as well :shh.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2007, 06:54:38 PM
Onto what they did today. To sum up they certainty worked on the things they didn't or wouldn't do on Sunday. The coaching staff must have read torch's post as there was plenty of drills working on our disposal under pressure; not that we suddenly stopped making the same skill and decision making errors as on Sunday :P.

When I got to Gosch's paddock around 2.30pm, the squad was split into 3 groups.

The first group were working on passing and marking inside our forward 50. Each midfielder would in turn start from just behind the centre of the ground and then try to spot up a lead from 3 choices. Schulz, Riewoldt, Jacko, Browny, White and McGuane were some of the forward/defender pairings. Mostly clean although there were a couple of kicks that fell short of the target. JON didn't bother passing as his pace took him to 50. A replay of the Essendon game.

This group then split into two with one heading down with David King at the far goals separated in two teams playing keepings off inside the 50 arc. Good talk and workrate and the execution was quite good. In this group were King, Thursty, Connors, Polak, Moore, Cass, Clingan, Cleve, Meyer, Rainesy and JON. The remainder did ste shot goalkicking practice.

The second group was on the wing with Brian Royal working on set-ups and structures at centre bounces (there's a centre circle on the wing at Gosch's paddock). In this group were Graham doing the tapwork with Sugar, Tuck, Foley, Tambo, Howat, Lids, Edwards, Polo and Tivs as midfielders. Simmo and Knobel watched on while Patto held the jumping bag. Graham and 3 of the midfielders would huddle to discuss their set-up then the 3 midfielders would pair up against another 3. Graham then would jump on a bag and his 3 teammates had to win the clearance from the tap. Good to watch as it was right by the fence railing and you got a close up view. They still need to work on their off the ball skills such as blocking to open up a corridor for a teammate. Tivs ran into his teammate Sugar at one stage :wallywink. 

Next up the squad came together to form two rows for the handballing under pressure drill Harry asked about last week. The standout today was Jack. Everything he did both with the ball and his defensive pressure and reading the play was excellent. You could hear the coaches praising him for his defensive efforts. Probably intercepted the footy about 3 times. As for the drill overall it was a mixed bag although the difference in pressure applied by us today and Sunday couldn't have been more poles part. The trick to the drill is to not overdo the handpassing. No different to getting in a muddle during a real game by going back and forth spirialing towards an inevitable mistake and turnover.

The next drill was about kicking and footpassing under pressure. The squad formed two separate squares with about 3 or 4 on each corner and a couple in the middle of each. The players on the corners had to footpass the ball to each while those in the middle tried to intercept or cause a miskick. Whoever made a mistake would go into the middle and become the chaser. About halfway through the sqaures would move out so the passes needed to be longer. Watching from the other side of the ground it looked like the drill was done fairly well. One obvious mistake was when Gas as a chaser almost copped one flush in the face (bounced off his shoulder). The coaching staff obviously thought like us that our skills under pressure are still bloody ordinary and need working on.

Next up was another footpassing drill where the kicker wasn't under pressure but they had to hit the receiver who had someone on his tail. This drill more than any other shows up where we need to improve and get to to become a highly skilled team. Even when a pass makes it to teammate it really should be classed as a potential turnover if the receiver has to stop, prop and wait for the pass or needs to change direction late to mark the pass. In a real game these passes would more often not result in our turning over the footy.

The boys then then split into white and yellow teams for a one quarter scratch match. The 4 of us watching had our radar out on skill and decision making mistakes and there were a few especially when passing inside 50 or when cutting inside. It's still only February but we need to iron out handballs that a slightly behind the receiver scotting pass into space and kicks inside or around the outskirts of the 50 arc to flatfooted teammates that are telegraphed and intercepted. It's those things that cost us goals in games. On a positive note the intensity and vocalness was good and it was a fairly evenly matched contest.

Scores:

Whites 1.5-11    G: Petts,   Bhds: Patto, Tivs, Tambo, Sugar and Petts
Yellows 2.2-14   G: White, Collins (lovely long running goal), Bhds: Krak 2

* Sugar and Browny were everywhere and got heaps of it. Foley was also good.
* Meyer played in a BP.
* McGuane and Patto played FF respectively for each side.
* Joel played on a HFF up against Newy.
* Edwards run was impressive. Ran to the right spots that benefitted his yellow team. Set up the long goal by Collins and kicked deep inside 50 that resulted in a snap off the pack from Krak.
* Collins seems to have gained more confidence after his good game for Coburg on Sunday.

The session finished off with some more run and carry drillwork. I was chatting away with someone by this stage so didn't pay too much attention. They then warmed down headed off back to Punt Rd.

Sheesh this post is long lol. Just shows how much they did today.

Photos to come.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on February 28, 2007, 07:49:00 PM
Report from the training guru, Casserly has hammy tightness  :banghead

So do I lol - more stretches, I reckon  :help

Haha, I've strained my hammy, and I'm being a sook and won't stop complaining about it lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on February 28, 2007, 08:03:17 PM
Report from the training guru, Casserly has hammy tightness  :banghead

So do I lol - more stretches, I reckon  :help

Haha, I've strained my hammy, and I'm being a sook and won't stop complaining about it lol
Pilates.
Not from someone who does it, but that's what they reckon lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on February 28, 2007, 08:28:05 PM
Report from the training guru, Casserly has hammy tightness  :banghead

So do I lol - more stretches, I reckon  :help

Haha, I've strained my hammy, and I'm being a sook and won't stop complaining about it lol
Pilates.
Not from someone who does it, but that's what they reckon lol
Nah, not into that. I'd look like a d**khead trying to do that stuff... I'd rather complain... I want sympathy  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2007, 09:25:05 PM
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Rainesy breaks clear // Harts nabs White during the handball drill
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2007, 09:26:28 PM

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Sarge gets in the clear // Krak weaves away from Gas and JON
 
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Riewoldt dives in vain to smother Tivs kick // Rawlings talks set-ups with the forwards group
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2007, 09:52:43 PM
The second group was on the wing with Brian Royal working on set-ups and structures at centre bounces (there's a centre circle on the wing at Gosch's paddock). In this group were Graham doing the tapwork with Sugar, Tuck, Foley, Tambo, Howat, Lids, Edwards, Polo and Tivs as midfielders. Simmo and Knobel watched on while Patto held the jumping bag. Graham and 3 of the midfielders would huddle to discuss their set-up then the 3 midfielders would pair up against another 3. Graham then would jump on a bag and his 3 teammates had to win the clearance from the tap.

Aftering checking the photos Patto also did some of the tapwork in the drill so hopefully we'll have a few ruckmen to choose from for this weekend with Patto, Graham and Knobel.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on March 04, 2007, 06:45:53 PM

when is our next training session ???

we should WORK ON OUR GENERAL KICKING !

 :pray
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 05, 2007, 10:37:49 PM
when is our next training session ???

This wednesday at 8am at Punt Road Oval.

Yep that's a 8am start :gobdrop
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 07, 2007, 11:49:13 AM
Training today was at Punt Rd. Started at 8am (a bit too early for MT :yep so I got there at 9.15) and it finished around 10.15-10.30.

Absent were Simmo, Kingsley, Hall, Cogs, Casserly and Howat. I don't know why Howat wasn't there. In rehab was Petersen who spent most of the session riding a bike near the boundary. During the session all the squad went over and crowded around him egging him on. Towards the end of training Schulz did some runs along the boundary but he looked fine.  Thursty also towards the end of training got some work done on his legs by a trainer before going inside.

The session today focussed on winning the ball out of congestion with a new drill which was pleasing to see since we are probably one of the worst sides at blocking and sheparding for each other at stoppages. In groups of 4 vs 4, the attacking team would start huddled together with the footy while the other team of 4, each wearing a special shoulder padded black top, surrounded them. The attacking team then had to work together to clear the ball into space and finally go for goal. The boys learnt fairly quickly after a few goes at it that all 4 had to get moving and work as a unit to clear the congestion otherwise you got nailed. The skill level was surprisingly very clean today. 

Next up was the standard footpassing and goalkicking and then they broke up to do their own thing before going inside to do a weights session in the gym.

Joel, Petts, Thursty, Patto and Polly worked on 1-on-1s out of the goalsquare. David King spent time with Hyde, Foley, Tas, Lids, JON and Polo on taking on an opponent and evading him by changing direction. Run hard one way then switch to the other and once you've decided on a direction do it explosively otherwise you end up waddling back and forth going nowhere and in a standoff (trouble). Sounded simple but quite a few of them still waddled though which King picked them up on. Basically told them to think through the options in their mind - 1) create the space, 2) if you have space to bounce then go for goal, 3) if you can't goal hit the forward, 4) if there's no forward then pass off (backwards) and start the process again.     

The rest of the squad finished off with set shot goalkicking practice.

Photos to come later tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on March 07, 2007, 12:02:09 PM
Nice.  Thanks MT, good report.  Hope Howat is alright.  :pray
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 07, 2007, 11:37:59 PM
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Newy breaks away from White, Connors and Paddy // White gets a piece of Tambo's guernsey

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Lids, Tas, King, Collins and Joel talk tactics as Hyde, JON, Petts and Newy wait // Squad goes for a jog
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 09, 2007, 11:28:34 AM
Cops at training again today  :(
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on March 09, 2007, 11:54:32 AM
Cops at training again today  :(
Any idea why? Could it have to do with Krak?  ??? :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 09, 2007, 12:00:35 PM
More than likely - isn't his case coming up soon?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on March 09, 2007, 12:13:55 PM
Yeah next week I think
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 09, 2007, 12:27:26 PM
Cops at training again today  :(
Any idea why? Could it have to do with Krak?  ??? :-\

I don't know why the cops were there but the Club could have had its computers nicked again  ::).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 09, 2007, 12:34:14 PM
Cops at training again today  :(
Any idea why? Could it have to do with Krak?  ??? :-\

I don't know why the cops were there but the Club could have had its computers nicked again  ::).
That is just plain farcical  :banghead
I think they need to get a couple of Rottweilers to patrol that joint at night  :wallywink
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 09, 2007, 01:20:28 PM
Sunny day at Punt Rd again. Only a light session that started at 11am and went for 45 minutes. All Tiges were present except for the injured guys Razor, Kingsley, Richo and Casserly. Simmo was the only Tiger in rehab doing ball-handling stuff and kick to kick with one of the trainers. Blingers was at training so they must be resting him tomorrow.

Not much to report today. Mostly standard non-contact run and carry and passing drills. They started with a full length of the ground circle work followed by passing from just outside 50 to a forward leading from the goalsquare. They then finished off with some goalkicking on the run. All of it mostly clean as you would expect under no physical pressure.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 09, 2007, 09:45:51 PM
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Petts after the handball from Patto // Knobel receives a handball from Tucky

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Sugar gathers the squad at the end of training
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on March 10, 2007, 03:53:45 PM

it is 3 weeks to Carlton ...

i think simmonds and richo will be right !
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 13, 2007, 04:42:02 PM
Next training session is tomorrow (Wednesday), 2pm at Gosch’s Paddock
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 14, 2007, 05:45:00 PM
Training today was at Gosch's paddock. It was meant to start at 2pm but the boys were held back in a meeting back at Punt Road for another 50mins. Once underway it went for about an hour and 15 minutes.

Absentees were Simmo, Kingsley, Razor and Cogs. I don't remember seeing Knobel either but I might have missed him. Richo, Thursty and Casserly were doing runs along the boundary in the rehab group. Thursty is apparently returning from a groin strain. Cass pulled up for a short while and the trainer asked him if he was okay. He said he was and he joined in again with Richo and Thursty.

Lids, Rainesy and Connors have cropped their locks with a no. 1.

A mixture of things today as far as drills went.

1. Handballing under pressure. The squad would split into two rows facing each other about 30m apart and in between a small group had to work the ball from side to the other by hand  as others with bags tried to block and force errors.

2. The usual mark, handball give/receive and kick drill between 4 groups on each corner of the square. The boys seemed to be more focussed with their kicking today. You could notice them steady themselves more before kicking. 

3. Non-stop rebounding from one goal to the other through the corridor and back again.

4. Attack from defence and goal. A mixture of rebounding, run and carry and hitting targets inside 50. The squad was split and paired into two teams. One attacking (non-pads) and one defending (padded shirts). Patto and Graham with start the drill with a ruck contest deep in defence and the attacking side would have to work the ball towards the goal at the other end. If the padded shirts scored a turnover then they would then go on the attack.

5. Running and set shot goalkicking.

Overall it was one of the better sessions and everyone was in good spirits. The skill level on the whole was better which probably isn't saying much giving last Saturday but it was. In saying that we still need a lot more improvement polishing our skills but at least the ball was kept moving forward and their was flow to our movement of the footy rather than stop start.

Overhead a trainer say they couldn't care less about preseason scoreboard results as we don't want anymore injuries before round 1.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 14, 2007, 09:29:30 PM
Any pics of our Romper Stomper kids?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 15, 2007, 03:24:21 AM
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Handballing under pressure drill

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The whole squad
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 15, 2007, 03:25:49 AM
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Browny and Lids 1-on-1
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Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on March 15, 2007, 03:01:23 PM
Great pics and report. Thanks.
Who had the upper hand? Lids or Browny? 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 15, 2007, 06:49:24 PM
Great pics and report. Thanks.
Who had the upper hand? Lids or Browny? 8)

Cheers Magic. Lids probably had the edge most of the time but whenever Browny won a tussle, Plough and David King would have go at Lids about losing to a bloke 2 inches shorter to egg him on. Plough would also tease Browny about giving away free kicks.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on March 16, 2007, 07:50:57 PM
Ta MT.
I thought Lids would have the upper hand.
Might be a different result if Lids was minding Browny on a HBF.

Good matchup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 19, 2007, 02:41:16 PM
Training times this week for those interested ....

Wednesday, March 21 2pm     Punt Road Oval
Friday, March 23         1pm     Gosch’s Paddock
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on March 20, 2007, 10:47:12 PM

4 more training sessions until Carlton ...

it is like the new year is soon !
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2007, 04:13:22 PM
Just got back from a sunny Punt Rd Oval. A light session today that went for about an hour 2-3pm. The only absentees I noticed were Cogs obviously and Connors.

In rehab was Simmo, Knobel, Thursty, Razor, Kingsley (with a brace boot around his right ankle), Petersen and Browny. Browny was probably just having a rest today.

Harts, Newy and Schulz went off early. I'm hoping Sarge is okay but he left with a trainer halfway through a drill after a few stretches. I'm hoping it's not a groin  :-\.

Richo and Casserly were back in full training.

Not much to report in terms of the drills done as they were the standard running, passing and marking ones plus goalkicking practice done in the past few weeks.

What I would say is the foot skills were on the whole on song today as they should under no physical pressure. Kicks went to the advantage side of the receiver. The only times the drill lost momentum was when a Tiger lost concentration and dropped a simple mark which happened a couple of times. 

Petts, Krak, White and Collins worked on their crumbing goals.

Polak joined Patto and Graham in ruck practice. Maybe a prelude to what we will do round 1.

Francis Jackson said he hopes Tas makes it and sticks it up a few people in years to come as not one club even offered him an invitation to a screening training session. Petersen has added some muscle but still a long way off before he plays.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 22, 2007, 05:06:20 AM
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Rehab group // Close up of Kingsley's ankle/foot brace

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Skinheads United - Lids and Clever // Richo joins in full training

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Wednesday's squad
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on March 22, 2007, 01:40:39 PM
Thanks for the pics & reports again. 8)

I know it's been said many times already this pre-season but in that squad pic, Foley is looking magnificently fit.
The guy looks like a mini Hulk!

Hopefully his obvious hard work off the field transcends to success on it.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 22, 2007, 05:21:59 PM
This is an amazing thread, MT
Started off so well by WP and then MT took over and has just been sensational.
To get as many words out of a session of kick-to-kick is mind boggling lol, but you never let us down  :bow
I saw the criticism and I'm gobsmacked to be hearing it come from someone who rarely attends a game let alone a training session  :wallywink
I'm very appreciative and I'm sure many others are as well at your highly "original" and fantastic reports.
 :clapping

The nerve  ;)

 :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 22, 2007, 05:54:01 PM
"To get as many words out of a session of kick-to-kick is mind boggling lol"  :rollin

Thanks for the kind words Moi  :cheers. You've got to laugh at some sad people's wild imagination, insecurity and jealousy :sleep. Anyway moving right along and back on topic  :shh. We couldn't care less :yawn.

Tomorrow the Club is having a intra-club scratch match at Gosch's paddock at 1pm so a good time to come down and watch if anyone is free and interested.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 22, 2007, 05:57:29 PM
Keep it up MT.  Anyone can see it's a labour of love and not a game of oneupmanship, as I'm sure it isn't for the other bloke who does them as well.
The ppl on his site appreciate what he does, and I'm sure ppl here do as well if someone can fill them in with news they haven't heard before.
But for someone to criticise either him or you, you really need to have something better to come up with rather than taking cheap snipes at someone else's hard work.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 22, 2007, 06:04:54 PM
mt

i have read b/w the lines and have worked out what moi is on about

dont stress, your reports are the best by a mile, not that i read any others lol

but iirc, a certain top bloke who used to be called "df1on1"  :lol, got the ball rolling re/ training updates on another site.

must admit, "df1on1" is dearly missed , esp by a certain ppl  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 22, 2007, 06:13:33 PM
Appreciate the kind comments guys but seriously as we've said numerous times WP and I couldn't care less what is said/done elsewhere. We only care about OER :thumbsup. Let's talk about the footy. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 22, 2007, 06:16:29 PM
Appreciate the kind comments guys but seriously as we've said numerous times WP and I couldn't care less what is said/done elsewhere. We only care about OER :thumbsup. Let's talk about the footy. 
Well where is today's training report hmmm??
Pathetic effort, MT  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 22, 2007, 06:18:15 PM
Well where is today's training report hmmm??
Pathetic effort, MT  :rollin

 :lol

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 22, 2007, 06:57:55 PM
Appreciate the kind comments guys but seriously as we've said numerous times WP and I couldn't care less what is said/done elsewhere. We only care about OER :thumbsup. Let's talk about the footy. 
Well where is today's training report hmmm??
Pathetic effort, MT  :rollin


moi knows what i mean
 :thumbsup

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on March 23, 2007, 12:03:38 AM
edit

When's the next training session on. 

Tomorrow I think I read?  Anyone heading down for a look?

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 04:40:09 PM
A hot and bloody windy day today. More like blowing a gale actually at Gosch's paddock :P. Despite needing to do a detour with all the turmoil due to the tragic tunnel accident :( I got there on time.

A few absentees today. No Browny which may get a few tongues wagging again. No Simmo, Knobel, Kingsley, Hall, Tuck, Schulz, JON, Harts, Thursty, Cass or Connors. I hope Sarge isn't injured again after Wednesday  :scream.

Meyer wasn't allowed to be involved in any contact drills today so he's carrying something as well  :(. He did one of the rebounding drills and then some marking and kicking with the fitness coordinator. During which all the fitness coordinators notes were blown out of his clipboard folder and across Gosch's paddock. Thankfully every sheet of paper was found and retrieved.

Jack Riewoldt left half way through the scratch match but I didn't notice anything wrong and he was running back to Punt Rd.

The session began with the handballing under pressure drill they've done before whereby the squad would plit into two facing each other and in groups of about 4, each group had to handball their way to the other side avoiding tacklers wearing padded tops. This way followed by the usual run, mark and pass drill around the centre square. Skill level was fairly decent given the conditions.

The final drill before the scratch match was a full ground rebound into attack and goal drill.   The squad was split into 2 two teams of whites vs yellows. Rawlings would start the drill from one goalsquare to a player just inside defensive 50. Then that team has to work their way towards goal. One down the other end the teams would swap attacking and defensive roles then they would rest while the other two teams did the same thing if that makes sense. I kept count of turnovers today as the drill was stopped whenever there was turnover. Plough and the coaching staff must be reading OER  ;D. The drill was done about 20 times or so and there were 9 turnovers  :-\ although maybe we can forgive them today with the gale blowing. Richo had 2 (dropped mark and a hail mary kick), Patto (holding the ball), Petts (dropped mark. He then pumped the ball at goal in disgust lol), Meyer (a bit stiff as I thought the defender gave away a free taking away the arms). Paddy, Jacko and Howat  passes were intercepted. Moore's pass looked good but then the breeze came up and took ball way over a teammates head for a point.

One other time Howat ran into an open goal and not one player from the other team chased him. So Plough went crook as the drill was about working hard both ways. He made them defend again straight way. Edwards got told off around the start of the drill by David King for not leading hard enough. Good on Shane for lifting his workrate  for the rest of the drill.

The session finished with a roughly 10min 4 quarter scratch match b/w whites and yellows. Yellows started well early in the first quarter but after that the whites were the more dominant team mainly due to having tall options up forward.

Best

Tambo (B.O.G.) - It was only a fairly open scratch match but Blingers brought his A-game today. He was everywhere and his workrate was first class. One minute he'd be in a contests on one wing and then as his team swtiched the play to the other side you'd see him in space on the opposite wing receiving the footy. He also took mark of the year when running back he leaped straight up on Howat(?)'s shoulders. Just couldn't quite hold on. The most pleasing part of that was that he landed like a cat back on his feet and won the footy on the ground in the next contest  :clapping. Another Blingers highlight was him seeing Richo falling off the back of the defence as he was running off half-back. Let rip with a 70m torp with the breeze right over the defensive line and down Richo's throat who kicked a goal.

Richo - hammy what hammy. A few times when he had to stetch for the mark you crossed your fingers but the big fella got through fine. Kicked 3 goals and was ever present with his workrate.

Polo - Another good solid display by Marco working hard with and without the footy working up and down the ground. Only blight was he should have kicked the set shot he missed.

Howat - Was prominant especially in the first half. Probably on par with Blingers as best on ground in the first half. Got plenty of the footy.

Foley and Lids - solid games again. Nice awareness from Lids when he was surrounded  yet was able to dodge and weave to stay clear for long enough to then pass back to a open teammate. Lids played forward in the first half then in the guts for the rest of the game. Foley got a fair bit of it as well.

Moore - Didn't get much of the footy but kept Petts quiet.

Hyde - did fairly well. Looked like he was playing at CHF for the yellows. Better in the first half.

Graham and Patto - Fairly even and good contest in the ruck from what I saw.

Polak - Solid. Played CHF in the first half and presented well. Had a chance to kick 2 goals but missed both 40m set shots. He moved around a bit in the second half.

Both Edwards and Collins did some nice cameos playing on each other.
   

Scores

Whites:   2.2   3.4   5.5    6.7-43
Yellows:  2.0   2.0   3.0    3.2-20

Scorers

Whites:
Goals: Richo 3, Polo, Paddy, McGuane (assist from Paddy)
Behinds: Polak 2, Paddy, Lids, Krak, Polo, rushed.

Yellows:
Goals: Jackson, Edwards, Howat
Behinds: Hyde, Gas
OOTF: Riewoldt (quick snap off balance)

Match-ups

Yellows forwards:   Riewoldt     Jackson      Hyde (CHF)
Whites backmen:     Hughes     White/King   King/McGuane

Yellows mids:  Graham   Edwards   Tivs    Foley        Howat    Clingan
Whites mids:   Pattison    Collins   White  Polo/Krak    Sugar     Tambo

In the 2nd half the centre bounce line ups were (with plenty of rotations):
Yellows: Graham, Howat, Foley, Tivs
Whites: Patto, Lids, Tambo, Sugar

Yellows backmen:  Gas      Joel             Raines   Moore   Newy
White forwards:    Richo  Polak/Hughes    Lids     Petts    Paddy


Sorry no photos today as I didn't have my camera with me.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on March 23, 2007, 04:43:36 PM
Richo - hammy what hammy. A few times when he had to stetch for the mark you crossed your fingers but the big fella got through fine. Kicked 3 goals and was ever present with his workrate.

Good news  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on March 23, 2007, 05:30:15 PM
Great report mt :clapping

Although out of a 40 minute game only scoring 3 goals is pretty bad.  :scream

Good news about Tambo.  :clapping

Perhaps all those who missed will play for Coburg tomorrow.  Possibility?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 23, 2007, 05:33:50 PM
nice work mt

starting to get worried about brown though

i hope the tigers are not bs here  and are just resting him because his preseason started much earlier than everyone else.


schulz is a worry too, if he has another injury plagued yr, its time to cut our losses and trade him off or delist him
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 06:22:24 PM
Perhaps all those who missed will play for Coburg tomorrow.  Possibility?

WP mentioned that yeah JON, Casserly and Thursfield will play tomorrow.

It was blowing a gale today. Made kicking for goal very difficult. For instance Krak gathered the ball in a pocket and centred a high ball (not sure if he was going for goal). There were 3 yellows waiting underneath for it to come down. Polo was the only white about 20m away but you could see him going "I'm not going to get to this", "I'm not going to get to this", "I'm not going to get this", "oh got it!"  ;D.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 06:24:56 PM
nice work mt

starting to get worried about brown though

i hope the tigers are not bs here  and are just resting him because his preseason started much earlier than everyone else.


schulz is a worry too, if he has another injury plagued yr, its time to cut our losses and trade him off or delist him


No sure about Browny X myself but the way Sarge was testing himself out before heading into the rooms on Wednesday with a trainer I reckon he might have hurt himself again (either a quad or groin by the way he was stretching and trying it out). It didn't look planned that's for sure.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 24, 2007, 04:14:28 AM
From the Herald-Sun

Quote
Wallace said a handful of senior players including Nathan Brown, Jay Schulz, Shane Tuck, Trent Knobel, Troy Simmonds and Will Thursfield did not complete yesterday's main session.

But those players will do a double-up session today. Wallace said Brown's program included one week's rest every four weeks.

"Browny works through a program where about every four weeks he has virtually a week off his legs," Wallace said.

"We do that pretty regularly with him, and he started that on Wednesday, so he'll probably go until next Tuesday before he gets back on the track."

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,21436278%255E19742,00.html

On Sports Tonight last night, they asked the RFC about Browny and we said he's fine.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on March 24, 2007, 09:11:23 AM
nice work mt

starting to get worried about brown though

i hope the tigers are not bs here  and are just resting him because his preseason started much earlier than everyone else.


schulz is a worry too, if he has another injury plagued yr, its time to cut our losses and trade him off or delist him

I thought you like Schulz X.  But I agree, anymore injuries and its ciao baby.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on March 28, 2007, 11:56:18 AM

didn't we have training this morning ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 28, 2007, 12:42:06 PM

didn't we have training this morning ???

Yep. It was a closed (no public) session though.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 28, 2007, 01:34:43 PM

didn't we have training this morning ???

Yep. It was a closed (no public) session though.

where do they have these
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 28, 2007, 01:44:13 PM

didn't we have training this morning ???

Yep. It was a closed (no public) session though.

where do they have these

Carey Grammar, Bulleen.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 28, 2007, 01:59:27 PM
cheers mt
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 30, 2007, 05:27:10 PM
Just got back from a overcast and damp under foot Punt Rd. Quite a good sized crowd watching too.

Only the squad for Sunday training today. As mentioned in the other thread Meyer trained with them so he must have been added to the squad. The only concern, outside all our known injuries, is Knobel. Knobs spent most of the session on the boundary just handballing back and forth with a trainer. He only joined in for the goalkicking practice at the end. Everyone else looked fine. Edwards and Petersen were watching in casuals from the race.

Not too much to say as the session was only a light one and only went for 45 minutes. Mostly the standard handballing, kicking and goalkicking drills. The standard wasn't too great to be honest so I hope we play better then we trained although it did pick up towards end of training. The notable exceptions were Tambo, Lids and Sugar amongst a couple of others who looked switched on and ready to go.

The highlight of training today was Lids was practising his torps from 70m out and every single one of them sailing clear through the middle  :o. I wouldn't mind seeing him do that during a game. It would just lift the side and crowd  :thumbsup.

No tactical tricks for Sunday going by today. Richo and Schulz to be a two pronged attack. Meyer played forward as well in the rebounding drills.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 30, 2007, 05:31:49 PM
thanx mt

i think knobs wont play

and anything tactically woudl ahve been done and discussed on wed closed session

your right about lids, he should use his torp more often and i cant wait to see blingers burn teh mcg turf

meyer should play imho
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on March 30, 2007, 05:36:49 PM
your right about lids, he should use his torp more often and i cant wait to see blingers burn teh mcg turf

It just shows that we have blokes in our side that can kick accurately for goal from long distance. Why risk passing 20m to a leading forward under pressure when you can just bypass everyone and kick the goal. The only real thing that annoys me with the way we play. The whole point to winning the game is to kick goals; not play cute footy.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on March 30, 2007, 06:46:41 PM
i hear ya
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on March 30, 2007, 08:20:41 PM
A legacy from the Spud days.  Chip kicks and short passes instead of grabbing the ball from the centre and quickly bombing it to the forwards.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on March 30, 2007, 11:06:38 PM
Thumbnails: (Click to enlarge)

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/thumb_pic1.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/pic1.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/thumb_pic2.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/pic2.jpg)
In-close handball drills 

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/thumb_pic3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/pic3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/thumb_pic4.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_300307/pic4.jpg)
Schulz goes for a speccie // Lids in fluro skins gets advice from David King
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on March 31, 2007, 11:25:43 AM

i hope they play Meyer ...

f*** Chris Hyde ... why waste your time on him for ???

he had his go and didn't do anything !

Hyde is in for Brown i heard !

so i hope Meyer and King play too
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 02, 2007, 02:19:32 PM
Training times this week...

Wednesday, April 4    Closed session  Punt Road Oval
Friday, April 6           11am             Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Jackstar on April 02, 2007, 07:42:03 PM
Interesting at Punr road, would like to see that
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on April 06, 2007, 10:27:10 PM
 no report guys ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 07, 2007, 02:07:17 AM
no report guys ???

Didn't go. Ch 10 news showed a clip of the boys training yesterday including Richo running around so the 22 picked look set to go  :gotigers. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 17, 2007, 05:37:31 PM
Just got back from a sunny mild day at Punt Rd where the boys trained for about an hour and a half. They mostly worked on physicality and run and carry today.

Absent altogether were Browny, Razor, Meyer and Moore.
It was a surprise to see Cogs come out in his training gear but he just stood and watched.
A few of the guys either stood in the race very briefly or did a little handball work - Collins, Clingan, Connors (left thing tapped), Clever, Cass, Howat, Kingsley, Knobel, Petersen.
Others like Simmo, Sugar, Foley, Riewoldt, Edwards only did part of the main training with the squad and the rest doing their own thing.
Simmo, Patto, Graham and Polak with the help of Newy worked on their ruckwork for a bit.

The only concern to come out of training was Rainesy doing separate work with a trainer. He was running baulking from side to side. Perhaps he's carrying something which might explain his slow start to the year.

For the first half an hour of training we had Robbie Kearns from the Storm down to work on physical and tackling drills. Riewoldt was very vocal pumping the boys to be hard at training. At least our young guys seem to understand what's required  ::). A bit of stand-up wrestling to start with followed by some 2 on 2 whereby the tacklers had to stop the ball being cleared by hand and force the attackers across the boundary line. They also did a couple of other handball/tackling combo drills. At one point David King yelled out "where's our **** leaders" to get the boys more vocal during it. They finished off with some 1 on 1 fighting for the ball with Royal rolling it along the ground. Lids and Tambo were great to watch. Lids probably slightly ahead as they went along. Other contests were Krak and Hyde, and McGuane and Petts from memory. Thankfully everyone got through without injury although a couple of boys   got up gingerly from tackles but were fine a minute latter. They were wearing padded training tops.

After Robbie Kearns left they then worked on some run and carry drills. The first drill seemed new. Most of the squad gathered at one end and then 4 players at a time had to work together to run and carry past two lines of tacklers - one at CHB and one a CHF - and then either pass to Richo up against McGuane or kick the goal themselves. The good thing about this drill was you saw the same mistakes we make during a real game. Guys turning themselves into trouble and handball errors. It was also to test our tackling from a defenders viewpoint which was pretty good. Best at it today were Lids, Tambo and Hyde although Tambo once left the ball behind when he was bouncing it at full pace.     

The final drill was a rebounding from defence one and targetting our forwards - Richo (v McGuane) at FF plus Schulz (v Gas) and Petts at CHF. Each time a player lead and marked in the midfield David King would yell out for everyone to sprint.

And that was about it. During the session when they were huddled as a squad there were two big distinct cheers so maybe a possible sign of two changes or two newbies?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on April 17, 2007, 07:25:54 PM
nice work mt!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on April 17, 2007, 08:31:26 PM
For the first half an hour of training we had Robbie Kearns from the Storm down to work on physical and tackling drills. Riewoldt was very vocal pumping the boys to be hard at training. At least our young guys seem to understand what's required  Roll Eyes.

I wanna see more input from league players like kearns at the club.
He should be doing 2 days a week there.

As for jack pumping the boys up  :thumbsup

I bet it was honest too mt,unlike the feigning of leadership and inspiration we get from our bloodsucking seniors
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 17, 2007, 11:53:26 PM
I wanna see more input from league players like kearns at the club.
He should be doing 2 days a week there.
Might have quite a few tired Tigers by the weekend if we did that lol ;).

As for jack pumping the boys up  :thumbsup

I bet it was honest too
He was loud and proud :thumbsup. Great to see a first year player with such confidence, thinking about the team and not needing to be told to be vocal.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 18, 2007, 12:45:22 PM
Pics from yesterday's training from aflphotos. Thanks to Wez on Y&B and FF.

http://www.aflphotos.com.au/search/results/?q=collection:AFL%20-%20Richmond%20Training%20170407%20(LC (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/search/results/?q=collection:AFL%20-%20Richmond%20Training%20170407%20(LC)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 18, 2007, 01:08:37 PM
Rainesy copped a knock to the knee from big Puff Puff Rocca last Friday night but is fine :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: ilovelids on April 23, 2007, 07:36:05 PM
hey just wondering if anyone knew the training times for this week?
the richmond site hasn't updated them yet!
cheers :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 23, 2007, 08:57:03 PM
hey just wondering if anyone knew the training times for this week?
the richmond site hasn't updated them yet!
cheers :cheers
Wednesday, April 25         10am TBC
Friday, April 27        11am      MCG

       
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: ilovelids on April 23, 2007, 09:21:22 PM
what and were is TBC??? :help
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 23, 2007, 09:35:29 PM
what and were is TBC??? :help
To Be Confirmed  ;)

It could be at Punt Rd or it might be a closed (no public) session at either the 'G or Carey Grammar. Then again they might head to St Paul's to pray for a miracle lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: ilovelids on April 23, 2007, 10:14:29 PM
haha oh To Be Confirmed oh i knew that all along  :lol
i was really looking forward to going 2morrow BUMMER :banghead
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 24, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
hey just wondering if anyone knew the training times for this week?
the richmond site hasn't updated them yet!
cheers :cheers
Wednesday, April 25         10am TBC
Friday, April 27        11am      MCG

Tomorrow's training session is a Gosch's Paddock at 10am.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2007, 01:14:32 PM
Just got back from a overcast MCG where training was held. The session went for about an hour or just a bit more. The centre square was closed off by rope which I would've thought defeats the purpose of training there but I guess the Eagles will have to put up with the same thing.

The whole squad including emergencies for tomorrow's game were present plus Kingsley. Everyone looked to be moving freely so I don't expect any late change. Kingsley wouldn't be too far away from getting a game with Coburg.

Not much to report about the drills as they were the stock standard ones we do every session - close intight handball, short foot passing, full ground run and carry circle work and finally both running and set shot goalkicking.

There were tv cameras filming the session and one of coaches (might have been David King) did a short press conference by the race. So there might be some report about it on Ch 10 news tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on April 27, 2007, 01:24:19 PM
well done mt

btw, have a feeling kingsley will be a big surprise for us after round 10
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2007, 02:07:14 PM
The problem is the season may be long gone by then and from a drafting perspective it won't be in our long-term interests to win a few games and move up the ladder in the second half of year if we have no chance of making the Eight. That's how the stupid system works. Either challenge for a flag or tank  ::).

I forget to add as well it's Sugar's right hand that's strapped up.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on April 30, 2007, 12:22:43 PM
Training times this week:

Wednesday, May 2      2pm     Punt Road Oval
 
Friday, May 4             2pm     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 01, 2007, 03:25:19 PM
Tomorrow's session has been changed to a close session. So either someone is having a fitness test (Browny?) or Terry might have something tactical up his sleeve given we are playing at the Dome.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 04, 2007, 04:07:24 PM
Training today was at a sunny but breezy Punt Rd. The session went for roughly an hour.

Plenty of media folk at the ground packing up their stuff after Gas announced his retirement. As you can imagine there was lots of chatter amongst the crowd who turned up to watch training as a result with one oldish bloke wanting to know why we got rid of Kellaway.

Anyway I got there about 10 minutes into training and there was no sign of Gas. In the rehab group Browny and Knobel were handballing to each before heading inside to get on the bike: Peterson and Collins did some straight line runs as well as some running kick to kick with Simmo and a trainer. Simmo was rested today.

Absent were Gas, Polo, Paddy, Kingsley, Razor, Cogs, Patto, Krak, Tivs, Thursty, Cass, and Connors. Clingan and Harts came out for a look before heading back inside.

The named squad trained minus Gas but plus Jack  :thumbsup and Graham.

As it was a short session they didn't do much today but the first drill was interesting as there was emphasis on running hard in numbers to the flanks on the switch of play. I think Terry has woken up to the fact that we haven't done that or at least to the level required in the past. We would get the ball defensively in the corridor then kick to a free man running hard on the flank to keep the switch of play moving rather than getting bogged down.

For the rest of the session they did their usually run and carry cricle work and goalkicking practice. Even in the breezy conditions Clever didn't miss one shot  :bow.  It's still work in progress with Sarge although he wasn't fading them to the right like he did against the Eagles.

It looks like JON will be used in the midfield rotations. Royal took Graham, Simmo (to hold the bag lol), Sugar, Lids, Tambo, Rainesy, JON, Edwards, Howat and Tuck to the other end of Punt Rd oval and he and Sugar went through midfield set-ups with the younger guys.

That's pretty much it. Any questions fire away. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on May 06, 2007, 11:42:09 PM
whats the point of training ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 07, 2007, 08:41:24 PM
Training times this week:

Wednesday, May 9   2pm   Punt Road Oval
 
Friday, May 11  4pm     AAMI Stadium
 

whats the point of training ???
This week should be to get them to make up for the 2 hours of work they didn't do on Sunday  ::).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 09, 2007, 05:30:24 PM
Training today was at an overcast Punt Rd oval. The session went for rough 1.5 hours and included a one quarter scratch match. I missed the first bit of training so I'll only comment on what I saw.

Most of the list was in attendance which is probably the most we've had training together for 6 months before all the injuries kicked in during preseason training. In rehab were Browny, Harts, Schulz, Knobel, Simmo, Paddy, Cogs and Tambo. Peterson only did half the session and then did some running, kick to kick and goalkicking with Tambo. Collins and Sugar also only did half the session and Foley didn't participate in the scratch match. Browny and Harts also did laps. Hopefully a good sign that Browny's leg is finally showing some signs of improvement. Tambo has his shoulder strapped but didn't seem to limited in his movement. Basically didn't train with the main squad to avoid contact. He whacked it  a few times in front of the trainer and Sugar also gave it a tap so it doesn't sound as though it is too bad a shoulder. Schulz has his right thigh strapped all the way around. As far as the other rehabers went, Cogs did some bike work on the boundary line.   

Now onto the training. When I arrived the group were running around as one big group encouraging each other to be more vocal. Jack is the standout as he's the extrovert of the group. He never shuts up lol. During the whole session when it got a bit quiet the coaches would sing out that they wanted to hear some talk and then the noise levels rose again.

The group then split into two with each rotating during the drill whereby we were working on our movement of the footy from one end to the other including "hitting-up"  and out to the flanks to provide an option. One time no one made a definite lead out of about 6 1-on-1's and Wallace stopped the drill and brought them. A few loud "arghhhs" today after mistakes and Joel told a certain much maligned senior player who missed a open Matty White and kicked the ball out on the full that he has to be better than that  :shh

The scratch match went for about a 15min quarter between blacks and yellows. The Blacks won 4.1 to 1.1. Clever, Petts, Richo and Tivs kicked the goals for the blacks plus one rushed behind. Howat kicked the solitary goal for the yellows.

Standouts were Joel, Polo, Howat, Petts. 

I might have a couple on the wrong team but from memory it was something like the following:

Black backs:   Joel, Polak, Newy, Raines and Lids.
Yellow forwards:  Jack, Kingsley?, Meyer

Black mids:  Patto, Polo, Tivs, Hyde, JON, Cass, Clingan, King
Yellow mids: Graham, Connors, Tuck, Jacko, Krak, Howat, Edwards,

Black forwards:  Richo, Hughes, Petts
Yellow backs: McGuane, Thursty, Moore

After the scratch match they broke into smaller groups. Richo was practising his ruck technique: Meyer, Connors, Howat, White and Cleve were with McRae working on collecting the ball off the ground and repeating second, third, fourth efforts as well as doing it while bumping into a player (Danny with a pad). Another group with Newy, Tivs, Tuck, Edwards were with David King where two footys were placed side by side 80m out and they would have races to see who could kick a goal the fastest. The other groups were practising their crumbing goals at either end of the ground.

That was about it. Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on May 09, 2007, 07:37:42 PM
.......open Matty White and kicked the ball out on the full that he has to be better than that  :shh

That was about it. Any questions just fire away.

ok mt, who was it, was it sugar , tiv, krak....., no harm in letting us know.

if u dont wanna post it, pm me, i will keep it hush
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on May 09, 2007, 07:52:41 PM
Foley didn't participate in the scratch match.

hey mt, why did foley miss the scratch match, do you think its because he is our only midfielder having a dip thus was rested, or was there another reason?

also how did lids go, and how was his attitude?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 09, 2007, 09:23:24 PM
Foley didn't participate in the scratch match.

hey mt, why did foley miss the scratch match, do you think its because he is our only midfielder having a dip thus was rested, or was there another reason?

also how did lids go, and how was his attitude?
I didn't notice anything wrong with him. He did the other drills both before and after the scratch match and stood and watched the game with Sugar and a trainer.

Lids started across HB, played a solid game and pushed forward to mark and kick a goal. The coaches were pushing him today. Not that he was doing anything wrong, they would just yell out "go Lids".
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 09, 2007, 09:28:20 PM
.......open Matty White and kicked the ball out on the full that he has to be better than that  :shh

That was about it. Any questions just fire away.

ok mt, who was it, was it sugar , tiv, krak....., no harm in letting us know.

if u dont wanna post it, pm me, i will keep it hush
Just say he isn't the captain and he's not indigenous  ;). Mind you he wasn't the only won who made a dumb mistake. Most turnovers were due to floating kicks to teammates that sat up and were spoiled.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 09, 2007, 10:51:42 PM
I forgot to mention that a tallish kid (sorry I don't know his name) in Richmond training gear we had down at training today just kicking the ball around with some other kid was someone Francis Jackson pointed out while talking about junior footy with someone. I don't know if he is our NSW apprentice or maybe a kid we are interested in down the track. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on May 10, 2007, 12:50:24 AM

After the scratch match they broke into smaller groups. Richo was practising his ruck technique: Meyer, Connors, Howat, White and Cleve were with McRae working on collecting the ball off the ground and repeating second, third, fourth efforts as well as doing it while bumping into a player (Danny with a pad). Another group with Newy, Tivs, Tuck, Edwards were with David King where two footys were placed side by side 80m out and they would have races to see who could kick a goal the fastest. The other groups were practising their crumbing goals at either end of the ground.


What are your thoughts on Brian Royal at this point MT.?

What role is he playing at training? It concerns me that our skill levels are still so ordinary. :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 10, 2007, 05:01:20 AM
(http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,5477609,00.jpg)
Soft? ... not us: Tiger cubs Will Thursfield and Jack Riewoldt bare their claws at training yesterday. The Tigers have turned to spearhead Matthew Richardson to solve their ruck crisis against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. Picture: Norm Oorloff

10 May 2007   Herald-Sun
Gareth Trickey

The Tigers were in a bubbly and playful mood throughout a physical two-hour session.

Armstrong said the tight-knit group had rebounded from a sombre start to the week.

"What can you do? You can't run and hide," he said.

"You've got to come out and give a good account of yourself the next week.

"We've said to our guys the test will be how they react after last week."

Injured forward Nathan Brown (leg) looked sharp, joining Richard Tambling and skipper Kane Johnson for sprint drills.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,21703518%255E20322,00.html
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: letsgetiton! on May 10, 2007, 07:28:52 AM
thanx mt, and fingers crossed tivs does not get a call up, he has to earn his spot and so do all the players
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on May 10, 2007, 07:59:20 AM
With our depleted ruck stocks, how did Simmo look?  And Knobel? Patto?  And do you think Kingsley will be playing for the seniors very soon?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2007, 02:08:48 PM
What are your thoughts on Brian Royal at this point MT.?

What role is he playing at training? It concerns me that our skill levels are still so ordinary. :-\

At training Royal concentrates more on centre bounce and midfield set-ups. Towards the end of training he often chats 1-on-1 with some of the younger players.

I've said before that I don't believe we are strict enough on skill errors at training.

We've had the same assistant coaches for 3 years. McRae is the one newbie as development coach. Probably a good time at the end of year to get some fresh ideas into the Club and move Royal and King on. Not sure who should replace them though. Voss' name stands out but you have to keep in mind that a great player doesn't always make a great coach. For every Matthews, Sheeds and Worsfold there's a Watson, Spud and Hart. I wonder if we would have Micky McGuane back.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 10, 2007, 02:16:47 PM
With our depleted ruck stocks, how did Simmo look?  And Knobel? Patto?  And do you think Kingsley will be playing for the seniors very soon?
Simmo and Knobel didn't do much. Just some handballing with the others in the rehab group.

Patto did the whole session and rucked against Graham in the scratch match. He played okay. Field passing is still an issue though  :-\.

Kingsley is over his injury and did the whole session as well. I still reckon he'll play for Coburg this week. There would be an uproar if he came in to replace Schulz ahead of Jack given the total youth path we are going down now. Jack has earnt a call-up after good form at Coburg over several.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on May 11, 2007, 05:09:55 PM
Voss' name stands out but you have to keep in mind that a great player doesn't always make a great coach. For every Matthews, Sheeds and Worsfold there's a Watson, Spud and Hart. I wonder if we would have Micky McGuane back.   

Who is an absolute mongrel star midfielder who had to train twice as hard as anyone just to make it. We need someone like that.

Kirky, lets get Brett Kirk.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 11, 2007, 05:49:29 PM
Who is an absolute mongrel star midfielder who had to train twice as hard as anyone just to make it. We need someone like that.

Kirky, lets get Brett Kirk.
I like the way Kirk plays too and he has reached the holy grail but not sure if I want to watch us play the way the Swans do 22 weeks of the year  :P.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on May 11, 2007, 10:28:39 PM
Why don't we get Browny and Wallace to tempt Scotty West to Richmond?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 11, 2007, 11:56:06 PM
Why don't we get Browny and Wallace to tempt Scotty West to Richmond?
I think doggie fans hate us enough Julz lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on May 14, 2007, 01:19:04 PM
Tuesday, May 15      2pm     Punt Road Oval

Thursday, May 17  4pm     AAMI Stadium
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 15, 2007, 04:52:06 PM
A overcast day at Punt Rd but the rain held off until just before the end of training. The session went for about an hour and 20 minutes.

The session began by the squad splitting up into its 4 skill groups - defenders, midfielders, forwards and rucks.

Defenders: Newy, Rainesy, Polak, Joel, JON, Thursty, McGuane, King
The defenders under David King worked on their switching of play and kicking out to the opposite wing.

Midfielders: Lids, Tambo, Edwards, Polo, Sugar, Tuck, Jacko, Tivs, White, Foley, Howat
Rucks: Patto, Graham
The midfielders split in two teams and worked under Royal and Monkhurst on clearances from stoppages (ball-ups)

Forwards: Riewoldt, Richo, Petts, Meyer, Schulz, Krak, Hyde, Hughes
The forwards under Rawlings practiced their leading and passes inside 50. They would often switch across the HF forward line to free up a lead to the other side.

In the Rehab group were:  Simmo, Browny, Knobel, Paddy, Harts. Just did handballing.

In the rooms: Peterson, Cass, Connors, Moore

Absent/didn't see: Kingsley, Hall, Cogs, Collins, Clingan   

When the whole squad rejoined together Joel just did some running. Joel said there's nothing wrong. It's a short week so he didn't have to do the whole session.

The rest of the session concentrated on rebounding, running and passing drills. Players encouraged to run hard forward in numbers and play a more direct style of footy through the centre switching to a teammate on the other side of the square in space. Of course a lot easier to do with no opposition but the skill level was actually very good. Blingers was on fire.

They finished off with some goalkicking both on the run and set shots. Jack and Lids worked on their contested marking at the end. Maybe a sign Lids may play more forward this week.

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 21, 2007, 02:46:10 PM
Training times this week:

Wednesday, May 23   2pm   Punt Road Oval
 
Friday, May 25  TBC   

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 23, 2007, 03:52:22 PM
I think MT's given up on footy and gone to watch the polo.
Cos I got this strange SMS saying Polo training lol

More to come I guess  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 23, 2007, 04:22:40 PM
I think MT's given up on footy and gone to watch the polo.
Cos I got this strange SMS saying Polo training lol

More to come I guess  :thumbsup
You card  :lol  :wallywink
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 23, 2007, 04:45:53 PM
Training today was at a Sunny but coolish Punt Rd. I got there a touch late and there was no rehab group so they may have gone inside. Didn't see Simmo, Browny, Richo, Knobel, Paddy, Razor and Cogs. I didn't notice Cass out there either.

Polo (that's Deano lol) and Hyde trained strongly. As did Collins, Peterson and Kingsley.

The drills today involved plenty of run and carry and playing on quickly at all times. Defensively it was one-on-one. They had a end to end rebound and hit-up drill with black guernseys vs orange tops. Cleve was against McGuane at one end and Jack vs Thursty at the other. Lids was used more as a defensive rebounder today along with Joel. Edwards was running around up against Sugar. The rest rotated through the midfield and between HB and HF lines.

On specific things - there was work on crumbing from a forward contest and quick snaps at goal.

As far as the ruck went, Monkhurst was doing some separate work with Tucky as well as Patto and Polak. Don't be surprised if Tucky does the rucking at boundary throw-ins.

Kingsley practised his set shots away from the main group with a trainer up the Brunton Avenue end.

Training finished up with longer distance foot passing to leading targets and goalkicking.

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on May 23, 2007, 04:56:08 PM
Were there any indications who will come in more likely, Cleve or Kingsley this week?

How does Peterson look?  Does he finally look fit?  How's that jump quality he's so well known for going?

How was our kicking?

Any sign of JoN?

Who won more often out of the two duels? (Cleve vs Mcguane and Jack vs Thursty)

Who were the players working on crumbing?

Cheers MT.  :clapping



Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Life goes on on May 23, 2007, 05:15:44 PM
Training today was at a Sunny but coolish Punt Rd. I got there a touch late and there was no rehab group so they may have gone inside. Didn't see Simmo, Browny, Richo, Knobel, Paddy, Razor and Cogs. I didn't notice Cass out there either.

Polo (that's Deano lol) and Hyde trained strongly. As did Collins, Peterson and Kingsley.

The drills today involved plenty of run and carry and playing on quickly at all times. Defensively it was one-on-one. They had a end to end rebound and hit-up drill with black guernseys vs orange tops. Cleve was against McGuane at one end and Jack vs Thursty at the other. Lids was used more as a defensive rebounder today along with Joel. Edwards was running around up against Sugar. The rest rotated through the midfield and between HB and HF lines.

On specific things - there was work on crumbing from a forward contest and quick snaps at goal.

As far as the ruck went, Monkhurst was doing some separate work with Tucky as well as Patto and Polak. Don't be surprised if Tucky does the rucking at boundary throw-ins.

Kingsley practised his set shots away from the main group with a trainer up the Brunton Avenue end.

Training finished up with longer distance foot passing to leading targets and goalkicking.

Any questions just fire away.

Yeah I have one.
meet anyone interesting down at punt road :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 23, 2007, 05:23:22 PM
Were there any indications who will come in more likely, Cleve or Kingsley this week?
Hard to tell. Cleve was with Schulz up against Joel, McGuane, Lids and I think Polak as defenders. At the other end Jack was with Kingsley up against Thursty. We know Jack is definitely playing so does that mean Kingsley will play also or will Cleve and Schulz be our two main forwards as they were up against most of our first team defenders.

Personally tigersalive, I just have a feeling Kingsley will play purely based on having some experience and a bigger body in the forward line.

How does Peterson look?  Does he finally look fit?  How's that jump quality he's so well known for going?
Peterson did the whole session so he looked fit. Match fit is of course a whole different question. They had a bag for leaping up and knocking the ball down to the ground and crumbers and the one time I saw Peterson do it he did it easily. The boy doesn't need to use his knees.

How was our kicking?
Mostly clean today but that needs to be taken in the context that there was no physical pressure. 

Any sign of JoN?
JON did the whole session. His kicking still needs work.

Who won more often out of the two duels? (Cleve vs Mcguane and Jack vs Thursty)
They didn't work on inside 50 passing today. It was mainly one "side" rebounds from deep in defence and run and carry to the HF line and then bombs a up and under to a contest and the other "side" gets the ball and repeats the process the other way. The FFs didn't have a chance to mark the ball. More a case of bringing the ball down ground front and square.

Who were the players working on crumbing?
Krak, Tivs, Edwards, White, Tambo, Jack were a few from memory.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on May 23, 2007, 05:28:05 PM
Any sign of JoN?
JON did the whole session. His kicking still needs work.

Interesting, he could be a charity pick for the Dreamtime yet.  :shh

I hope not but it woulod be a very Terry thing to do.  :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 23, 2007, 05:29:42 PM
Yeah I have one.
meet anyone interesting down at punt road :lol
Yeah, some bloke wearing dirty dog sunnies who didn't get kicked out lol ;) :outtahere
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 23, 2007, 09:41:51 PM
Yeah I have one.
meet anyone interesting down at punt road :lol
Yeah, some bloke wearing dirty dog sunnies who didn't get kicked out lol ;) :outtahere

Where's bloody security when you need 'em  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 25, 2007, 02:24:08 PM
Richo and Polo at training so I hear.
More to come  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on May 25, 2007, 02:39:43 PM
Richo and Polo at training so I hear.

According to the bumbers they're only going to worry about what they can control.  :)

They did a great job of controlling Richo last time.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 25, 2007, 02:49:45 PM
At training:

Newy, Lids, Raines, Polak, Browny, Jack, Edwards, Joel, Richo, Polo, Petts, Sugar, Kingsley, Meyer, Jacko, Patto, Krak, Tambo, Tivs, White, thursty, Foley, Tuck, Howat, King.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 25, 2007, 02:54:53 PM
Simmo, paddy in rehab.  Tuck is resting, doing some handballs with a trainer.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 25, 2007, 03:14:01 PM
Richo still needs medical clearance to play.  Plough said they're going inside to find out.  If he gets the all clear, he plays.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: cub on May 25, 2007, 03:34:52 PM
Just had a look - Would say Side will be unchanged.
Polo and Richo did all the work evryone else did.
TW had a word early on to KK and he seemed to go a bit quite after that ?
Like Moi said Tuck just stayed out of it and did handball work.

At the end of the main drills Captain peeed of to the rooms while the rest split up - with KK Richo Jack and petts heading down one end for some shots seperately.

First time seen Jack in flesh and he seems to be a bubbly confident chap (something the side could do with)
Lets see what he is like on Sat night  :thumbsup

Would say team would be as named, can any frequent visitors to traing tell me if tuck standing out is unusual (probably only doubt)

Cub reporting from Punt Road  :gotigers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Life goes on on May 25, 2007, 04:03:44 PM
Tuck hasnt trained all week.
He didnt even do basic drills today, would be very doubtful.
No doubt White is playing.
He and Plough had a long chat  alone. All smiles.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 25, 2007, 04:29:27 PM
Plough acted dumb when asked by a Journo about Tucky. "Didn't he train?" lol.

They asked him about Polo but I couldn't hear properly what was said. It sounded as he would play but don't hold me too that. I saw Polo raise his arms during the inclose handball drill so he's probably more probable than not. Only Kingsley and White were there as emergencies (no Hydey). The rest of the squad are apparently playing now with Coburg in today's practice match.

It was a real media circus down at Punt Rd today. They followed Richo everywhere. LOL when Richo went down one end of the ground to do goalkicking practice and by the time the photographers had got down there he then ran back to warm down  :lol. After the media left heaps of Tiger fans wanted a photo with Richo in his current state too lol. The right eye still looks a touch swollen but not too bad. He has black rings under both eyes.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 25, 2007, 04:38:11 PM
Plough also gave Jack a big hug from behind as they were walking up the race into the rooms.

As for training itself, it went for about an hour. The drills were Inclose tight handball, short and long footpassing and then finished off with some set-shot goalkicking.

Browny stayed out for about 15 minutes longer after everyone went in and did some goalkicking. He also hopped on his right formerly broken leg a couple times during training. Maybe to show it's now okay. Let's hope so.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on May 25, 2007, 04:52:19 PM
Browny stayed out for about 15 minutes longer after everyone went in and did some goalkicking. He also hopped on his right formerly broken leg a couple times during training. Maybe to show it's now okay. Let's hope so.

Cheers for the reports all.

MT did Browny do all the work of the other guys or is he on a reduced program?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 25, 2007, 04:57:06 PM
MT did Browny do all the work of the other guys or is he on a reduced program?
Browny did it all plus the extra 15mins.

Btw there should be training reports on Ch 10 news as well as Ch 9. You may hear heavy breathing in the background of the Ch 10 report as the camerman had to run from where Richo was goalkicking back to the race where Plough was interviewed lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on May 25, 2007, 04:59:14 PM
MT did Browny do all the work of the other guys or is he on a reduced program?
Browny did it all plus the extra 15mins.

Thanks MT. Can't wait to see him back out there.
Fingers crossed. :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 25, 2007, 05:01:07 PM
Richardson trains but still set to miss
May 25, 2007 12:00am
Article from: Agence France-Presse

RICHMOND forward Matthew Richardson successfully completed training but still looks set to miss the Tigers' AFL clash with Essendon tomorrow night.
Richardson is nursing a fractured eye socket sustained when a teammate's boot collected him last weekend, but has been named in the Tigers' side to play at the MCG.

Richmond coach Terry Wallace said medical staff would decide later today on whether the Tigers spearhead would play against the Bombers.

But with heavy bruising still clearly evident on his face as he trained today, it appears more likely Richardson will miss the match so as to not risk further injury.

Former Geelong forward Kent Kingsley is likely to make his debut for the Tigers if Richardson is withdrawn.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21792591-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 25, 2007, 06:36:34 PM
Photos of today's training from aflphotos.com.au

http://aflphotos.com.au/search/results/?q=collection:AFL%20Media%20-%20Richmond%20Training%20250507%20(LC)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 25, 2007, 06:42:20 PM
(http://aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/main/7627.jpg)
"Learn the power of the dark side of the force"  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on May 25, 2007, 10:16:09 PM
Lmao, when did he get that tatt? I've never noticed it before  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Life goes on on May 25, 2007, 10:55:47 PM
He has had it for about 4 years
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 25, 2007, 11:09:44 PM
He has had it for about 4 years
If it's a symbol to ward off bad passes from midfielders he should ask for his money back lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on May 26, 2007, 08:26:08 AM
Richo looks like Jon English's love child :lol

Wow - looking at all those bulging biceps.  Foley's are especially impressive.  Cam Howat needs to do more weights.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Officer Barbrady on May 26, 2007, 08:46:06 AM
Hey guys, I'm new here so go easy  ;D

Love the training reports, that's the reason I joined up, they are sensational!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Bulluss on May 26, 2007, 09:19:07 AM
Welcome to OER Officer Barbrady
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on May 26, 2007, 09:44:53 AM
Hey guys, I'm new here so go easy  ;D

Love the training reports, that's the reason I joined up, they are sensational!
Thanks, mine are great aren't they?  :rollin
Welcome to OER  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 26, 2007, 05:48:21 PM
LOL Julz  :lol

Hey guys, I'm new here so go easy  ;D

Love the training reports, that's the reason I joined up, they are sensational!
Thanks, mine are great aren't they?  :rollin
Welcome to OER  :thumbsup
You have a mighty source Moi  :wallywink.

Welcome aboard OER Officer Barbrady  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on May 27, 2007, 08:46:01 AM
Hey guys, I'm new here so go easy  ;D

Love the training reports, that's the reason I joined up, they are sensational!

Welcome to the forum  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on May 28, 2007, 05:12:48 PM
Training this week:

Wednesday, May 30   2pm   Punt Road Oval

Friday, June 1  11am     Punt Road Oval         
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 30, 2007, 05:11:33 PM
Training today was a coolish but sunny Punt Rd. It was a full list training session with only Paddy, Razor and Cogs absent. I didn't notice Harts out there either but I might have missed him. Polo, Tambo and Browny did the whole 1.5 hours session.

In rehab were Simmo, Cass, Knobel and Patto and Thursty. It looked like they were only giving the latter two a rest. Knobel and Cass did some straight line running on the Punt Rd side of the ground before joining the others for some handball and kick to kick. We asked the fitness coordinator about Cass and he said he has a low grade hammy which should only see him miss a week. He said it was a shame as Cass had a few setbacks during preseason but before the latest hammy he had had 9 good weeks straight.

Not too much to report training wise. Basically similar to last week. Some rebounding run and carry and foot passing and some one-on-one over the ground work. Probably the only notable difference was there seemed to be more emphasis on the defensive side of our game as team with focus on players pushing back to fill the space of the opposition's key forward. Maybe a plan for Jonathan Brown. If I'm not mistaken I think Monky was acting as the forward. David King would yell out to the defenders to work as a team. I noticed Edwards got told once what was he doing and to get back and he hurrily ran back into defence to the spot between the ball coming in from the wing and the forward. Apart from that the gameplan for this week looks pretty similar to last week - keep the ball moving quickly and take them on. 

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on May 31, 2007, 05:42:30 AM
Training today was a coolish but sunny Punt Rd. It was a full list training session with only Paddy, Razor and Cogs absent. I didn't notice Harts out there either but I might have missed him. Polo, Tambo and Browny did the whole 1.5 hours session.

In rehab were Simmo, Cass, Knobel and Patto and Thursty. It looked like they were only giving the latter two a rest. Knobel and Cass did some straight line running on the Punt Rd side of the ground before joining the others for some handball and kick to kick. We asked the fitness coordinator about Cass and he said he has a low grade hammy which should only see him miss a week. He said it was a shame as Cass had a few setbacks during preseason but before the latest hammy he had had 9 good weeks straight.

Not too much to report training wise. Basically similar to last week. Some rebounding run and carry and foot passing and some one-on-one over the ground work. Probably the only notable difference was there seemed to be more emphasis on the defensive side of our game as team with focus on players pushing back to fill the space of the opposition's key forward. Maybe a plan for Jonathan Brown. If I'm not mistaken I think Monky was acting as the forward. David King would yell out to the defenders to work as a team. I noticed Edwards got told once what was he doing and to get back and he hurrily ran back into defence to the spot between the ball coming in from the wing and the forward. Apart from that the gameplan for this week looks pretty similar to last week - keep the ball moving quickly and take them on. 

Any questions just fire away.
Knobel must be closer to playing than Simmonds
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 31, 2007, 01:37:05 PM
Knobel must be closer to playing than Simmonds
For some reason that doesn't fill me with confidence  :-\.

I don't have a problem with us being extra cautious with Simmo. We should've done it the first time with Simmo instead of rushing him back for the Pies game.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on May 31, 2007, 07:42:01 PM
Knobel must be closer to playing than Simmonds
For some reason that doesn't fill me with confidence  :-\.

I don't have a problem with us being extra cautious with Simmo. We should've done it the first time with Simmo instead of rushing him back for the Pies game.
Players with height are at a premium with Richmond at the moment.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on May 31, 2007, 09:31:41 PM
Knobel must be closer to playing than Simmonds
For some reason that doesn't fill me with confidence  :-\.

I don't have a problem with us being extra cautious with Simmo. We should've done it the first time with Simmo instead of rushing him back for the Pies game.
Players with height are at a premium with Richmond at the moment.
To win a game at the moment that's very true Mopsy but we're not going to make the finals so no point bringing Simmo back early only for him to break down again. More important that he's ankle is 100% right for preseason training and 2008.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mopsy on June 01, 2007, 03:50:42 AM
Knobel must be closer to playing than Simmonds
For some reason that doesn't fill me with confidence  :-\.

I don't have a problem with us being extra cautious with Simmo. We should've done it the first time with Simmo instead of rushing him back for the Pies game.
Players with height are at a premium with Richmond at the moment.
To win a game at the moment that's very true Mopsy but we're not going to make the finals so no point bringing Simmo back early only for him to break down again. More important that he's ankle is 100% right for preseason training and 2008.

I agree with you entirely MT. I am sure that is the feeling at the club also. I expect Knobel will be back into the side before Simmo.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 01, 2007, 02:33:57 PM
SEN just said everyone got through training this morning and got the all clear. So Browny will play tomorrow for Coburg ressies.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 01, 2007, 09:28:22 PM
Yes Channel 10 showed Browny training with the main group.  Big focus also on Richo (don't know about those black tights though :-X)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 02, 2007, 05:37:16 AM
Big focus also on Richo (don't know about those black tights though :-X)
It's part of our West Side Story gameplan.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 02, 2007, 08:48:05 AM
Who gets to be Maria?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 02, 2007, 03:36:45 PM
Who gets to be Maria?
You need to be a Latino to get that part Julz  :wallywink. Does Richo drive around in a beefed up monaro with fluffy dice lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 04, 2007, 04:27:50 PM
Training times this week:

Thursday, June 7   10.30am   Punt Road Oval
 
Saturday, June 9  4pm     WACA
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 12, 2007, 04:13:55 PM
Training times for the week beginning 11/06/07 are:

Wednesday, June 13      11am     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 13, 2007, 12:52:15 PM
I caught the last bit of training today. The time was changed to 10am and they only did a light session (about an hour if that).

Browny got through and was practising his goalkicking after everyone had gone inside. So he seems to have got through another game without any problems. Craig McRae reckons he's right for a return to AFL.

Simmo was given a good run around after training too. David King, Rawlings and one of the trainers got him doing some ruck taps, contested marking, kick to kick running around. Looks to me that he is ready to go again. It's probably good we have the midseason break now. Simmo can play for Coburg this weekend and depending on how much gametime he gets and how well he pulls up he could even be close to playing against the Dees. If not then definitely the week after going by how he was moving today.

Knobel too got through training. Probably another playing for Coburg this weekend. Not sure how Coburg will go with 4 ruckman lol - Simmo and Knobel joining Ronaldson and Gus.

Newy was in casuals watching from the race. Obviously told to rest this week with his ribs/back injury.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 18, 2007, 02:12:44 PM
Training times this week:

Tuesday, June 19          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Thursday, June 21         2pm     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 19, 2007, 04:41:49 PM
Just got back from a cold and wet Punt Rd. Training went for about an hour and 40mins.

Absent: Knobel, Hall, Paddy, Cogs and Collins.

Connors, Moore and Cass were in rehab. Connors had a noticable limp. Moore looked like he had one too walking up the race. Clingan was in his training gear as well but didn't join the main group.

Polo was training so he hasn't had his op yet. Didn't do any contact stuff so I'm not sure what's happening with him. He, Newy, Kingy and those that played a full game with Coburg on Sunday only did half the session.

As for main training they began with handball drills in lines of 4. The ball was rolled along the ground and then each line of 4 had to handball from one to the other across the line. I don't think the boys were use to cold wet weather as there was a few fumbles to begin with but the drill improved as they went along. They then remained in their 4 rows for short passing kick to kick.

For the next drill they stood in groups on the corner of the centre square and ran in pairs diagonally. While one player passed the footy, the other had to sprint to get front and sqaure to the marking player and then receive and dish off a handball to the next pair.

Those that played a full game on Sunday then went their separate ways.  The remainder played a two 10-min quarter 11 vs 11 scratch match. I didn't keep scores but it was about 2 goals each. Petts and Krak for the blacks and Richo and Sugar (I think) for the yellows.

In one forward line we had Raines on Browny, Polak on Kingsley and Lids on Petts. The other had Richo and Hughes up forward against Joel and Thursty. Simmo and Patto contested the ruck. The rest rotated through the middle.

After the scratch match, Simmo and Patto joinedd Graham to do some ruck practice with Monkhurst. The rest then did a rebound drill and hitting a lead from the goalsquare. I had to head off so I didn't much of this.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 19, 2007, 05:48:50 PM
Forgot to mention as showed on Ch 10 news that Patto piffed a footy at Richo as a gag and got him square on the honker giving the big fella a blood nose. Richo is okay though. Lucky he didn't get hit in the crook eye.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 19, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
Is that the "scare for Tiger Matthew Richardson" they are mentioning on Sports Tonight?  Stupid Pettifer - hope Richo biffs him one.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 19, 2007, 11:32:44 PM
Is that the "scare for Tiger Matthew Richardson" they are mentioning on Sports Tonight?  Stupid Pettifer - hope Richo biffs him one.

Yep that's the one Julz. And it was Patto not Petts  ;). Richo slung Patto by the guernsey to the ground in a tackle and Patto responded by piffing a ball back as Richo walked away. Richo turned around and "whack" on his nose :wallywink. Everyone else saw the funny side of it except Richo who was reaching for a towel to stop his blood nose.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 20, 2007, 07:42:45 AM
Begging Pettifer's pardon. But a ball in the face hurts at the best of times, least when you have a fractured eye socket and broken nose.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: cub on June 21, 2007, 02:14:16 PM
So anyone do training on tue or today - what's the story with Polo - is he training ...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 21, 2007, 04:27:04 PM
Just got back from training today.

Squad of 25:
Newy, Lids, Raines, Simmo, Polak, Browny, Edwards, Joel, Richo, Petts, Sugar, Kingsley, Tuck, Jacko, Patto, Krak, Tambo, Hyde, Tivs, Hughes, White, Thursty, Foley, Howat and King.

No Polo.

Training went for about 30-40 minutes. They were meant to start at 2pm but didn't get onto the track until nearly 3pm.

Pretty much did the same things as on Tuesday. Handballing across in lines, handballing in tight and kick to kick passing over short and long distances. A fairly standard training session.

Royal was interviewed afterwards. There should be news reports by all main tv and radio stations. Royal said Simmo despite training today will still play with Coburg this weekend. Browny right to go and will start on the ground. A journo asked if Terry was extra excited this week seeing Browny is back. Royal replied in what way?  ;D. He then said we're all excited to have him back. Between Joel, Polak or Thursty on who gets Robertson. They asked about Pickett and will our mids match the physicality. Royal said yes and Pickett will have to chase one of our young guys around too.

Any questions just fire away  :).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 22, 2007, 02:55:03 AM
Some pics from yesterday's training

http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?phrase=richmond%20tigers%20june%2021 (http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?phrase=richmond%20tigers%20june%2021)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 25, 2007, 01:07:00 PM
Training time this week

Wednesday, June 27        2pm     Punt Road Oval 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on June 26, 2007, 08:49:07 AM
Training time this week

Wednesday, June 27        2pm     Punt Road Oval 

Only 1 session on a 8 day break.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on June 26, 2007, 12:48:54 PM
Training time this week

Wednesday, June 27        2pm     Punt Road Oval 

Only 1 session on a 8 day break.  :-\ :-\
They've added a Friday session now on the RFC site

Wednesday, June 27        2pm     Punt Road Oval 

Friday, June 29        11am     Punt Road Oval 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on June 26, 2007, 02:50:50 PM
That's better!  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 02:35:55 PM
Went and had a quickish look at training. Boy it was cold.  :help
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on June 27, 2007, 02:36:50 PM
Petts left training early.  Struggled to keep up with the running - may be injured
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 27, 2007, 03:22:15 PM
You know, there is a thread already for training.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 03:24:34 PM
You know, there is a thread already for training.

thanks your majesty.  :pray
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 27, 2007, 03:27:53 PM
Here's the link - just to help you ;D
http://oneeyed-richmond.com/forum//index.php?topic=2565.615 (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/forum//index.php?topic=2565.615)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
you actually think your'e important don't you?  :whistle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on June 27, 2007, 03:32:24 PM
No, actually I was trying to be nice and help you.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on June 27, 2007, 03:34:47 PM
Bloody freezing where I am today.  Cold, wet, blowing a gale!  :banghead
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 03:55:16 PM
working on how to beat the flood. Literally.

julzqld if you were thank you.  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 27, 2007, 04:54:24 PM
Training today was from a cold and very wet Punt Rd oval. Normally Wednesday training goes for an hour and a half but given the weather it was cut down to about 30 minutes and no footys were involved. Just running. No point practicing in the wet and someone doing a hammy when we're playing at the Dome on Saturday Night. Better off training indoors.

All they did was a few straight runs from one goal to the other and then a couple of laps around the boundary. It was during this that Petts struggled to keep up and was trailing badly off the back of the group in last place. He could do no more than a jog. Petts went over to the trainer and they walked off into the rooms. They way he was moving he looks in doubt this week. All depends if he trains Friday.

As for who was there. Most of the senior players were absent. Simmo only did some ruckwork practice. Lids, Raines, Polak, Edwards, Riewoldt, Petts (before injured), Kingsley, Tuck, Jacko, Peterson, Hyde, Hughes, White, Casserly, Connors, Moore, Foley, Howat, Graham and King trained. As they were heading into the rooms after training, Whitey and Kingy entertained the rest of the group body-sliding in the mud  ;D.

JON and Connors then came out for some kick to kick after the others had finished.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 04:59:47 PM
thank you. Connors is a bit of show pony. Like his aggressive nature. Jon will be good in time. Petts is no real concern even if he is out.  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stephanie on June 27, 2007, 05:00:50 PM
Whitey and Kingy entertained the rest of the group body-sliding in the mud  ;D.

 :lol

Any word on what Petts has done? :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 05:02:12 PM
general soreness Steph.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 27, 2007, 05:12:38 PM
Any word on what Petts has done? :-\
It's not a hammy as he kept jogging and completed the boundary run. If it is general soreness then they probably would chuck him in an ice bath  :-X.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: evaluator on June 27, 2007, 05:24:02 PM
yep: That will test his heart the scarecrow that he is.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gordon Bennett on June 27, 2007, 06:07:21 PM
yep: That will test his heart the scarecrow that he is.
Scarecrows can keep pests away. That can be useful at times.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on June 27, 2007, 06:13:46 PM

Scarecrows can keep pests away. That can be useful at times.

Yeah, and sometimes their brains made of straw can be proven superior on the odd occasion.  :)
And I do mean odd.

ps Thanks for braving the elements to keep us informed, mt.  :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on June 27, 2007, 06:21:32 PM
Scarecrows can keep pests away. That can be useful at times.


 :invasion :jump
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mandingo on June 27, 2007, 06:28:39 PM
Hows Clingan coming along. Killed em in the finals last year. A Dean Laidley type they believe. Good contested mark for his height.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Moi on June 27, 2007, 06:35:57 PM
I'll delete this later, MT, so that your training report thread (the best in the business) is not overrun by vermin, sorry, I meant extraneous material.
My fault Gordon, I posted a link to OER on Bigfooty lol  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 27, 2007, 06:42:00 PM
Hows Clingan coming along. Killed em in the finals last year. A Dean Laidley type they believe. Good contested mark for his height.
Playing Coburg ressies at the moment as he's still light-on. There's a couple of people here who rate him highly. It didn't look like Tas trained today. Connors was wearing #45 IIRC.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on June 29, 2007, 01:10:04 PM
Training today was at a then sunny Punt Rd Oval. Only a short session on Fridays. Went for about 45 minutes.

Most of the list was in attendance. Only the injured boys were absent - Knobel, Polo, Paddy, Hall, Cogs, Krak and Collins. Pettifer and McGuane did the whole session so they're fine. Browny, Simmo and Sugar did about half the session but they're okay too. Just pacing their bodies.

Royal said Browny pulled up well from last week's match and they are hoping by round 22 Browny will have gained enough match fitness to play a full game as well as playing further up the ground.

They did mostly run and carry stuff running in 2s and 3s today. Obviously done with the Dome in mind. Finished off with goalkicking on the run.

Joel in having a shot accidentally hit a kid standing behind the goals flush in the head. He watched for a while as the kid's dad picked the kid (in tears) up then ran down and checked if the kid was alright and patted him on the head. The kid was back smiling by the end of training so Joel saved the day.

The comic relief of the day was provided by Jade Rawlings who decided to go for a speccie over the bag after Richo and Patto had had a go and went for a sixer  ;D  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 02, 2007, 01:18:08 PM
Training times this week

Wednesday, July 4        11am     Punt Road Oval 

Friday, July 6        2pm     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 04, 2007, 02:19:30 PM
Just got back from a sunny but cold Punt Rd Oval. Training started at 11am and went for about an hour and a half. The centre wicket area was such a mudheap that it was almost like a skating rink. You could see the boys watching their feet so not to end up in it.

The actual training was of quite a high standard especially as there was a number of pressure drills rather than the usual circle work. Not all good news though. Hyde hobbled off with some sort of leg/knee injury midway through. Richo is still hampered by that ankle he twisted late in the St Kilda game. He was doing some jogging kick to kick but midway through the session he too limped off into the rooms. He came back out 15 minutes late but couldn't jog and only did some handball work with Wayne Johnston before watching the remainder of the session.

In the rehab group were Knobel, Cogs and Collins. Cogs and Knobel just did some handball with  Collins and Patto for about 20-30 mins. Cogs was swamped by the mass of kids watching training as he went up the race. Collins also did some boundary running. The only absentees were Razor and Polo. Krak didn't train. He appeared briefly and was still limping due to his ankle injury. Don't think he'll be back this week.

As for the main group they did a number of drills today. They firstly had Robbie Kearns down from the Storm again for some tackling practice as well as handballing under pressure drills. The senior players weren't required to do this so Sugar, Newy, Simmo, Richo, Kingsley did some non-contact running kick to kick and handball receiving. They were joined by Browny and Cass. Next up was the usual run and carry in 3s drills except today each group had a "defender" putting pressure on them. Good stuff. They finished off with stoppage work (ball-ups and throw ins) with the squad split in two on each side of the ground and each group subsequently split into opposing teams. Each team had to work the ball and eventually kick it to or through a marked square. Once again pretty well done and good to see pressure based drills on our kicking and handballing in our training. Overdue. Obviously designed with North in mind this week who are a physical side. Just a note on Danny here. He actually trained well and his work in tight in the stoppages was very clean and smart and he didn't wait off the pack for a soft possession either. Maybe at Coburg they should try him as a inside player instead of on a HFF and see how he goes.

The highlight of the day was a friendly stouch between Newy and Howat. After Howat got Newy a bit high in a tackle and brought him to ground, Newy rolled on top and pinned Cam to the ground with his arm. As they got up Cam kept hold of Newy's jumper and then picked up his cap and chucked a Newy. Nothing malice in it but it gave everyone a laugh  :lol.

Any questions just fire away  :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 04, 2007, 02:22:29 PM
Here's some pics from training. They say Richo slipped over before limping off.

http://aflphotos.com.au/search/results/?q=collection:AFL%20Media%20-%20Richmond%20Training%20040707%20(LC) (http://aflphotos.com.au/search/results/?q=collection:AFL%20Media%20-%20Richmond%20Training%20040707%20(LC))
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: DallasCrane on July 04, 2007, 02:25:07 PM
Once again a great report MT, thanks.
 :bow
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 04, 2007, 02:30:42 PM
Cheers DC  :)

I forgot to mention that there was a round of applause when Terry had the boys huddled together at one stage. Not sure if that means any unforced changes this week.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Babsky on July 04, 2007, 02:39:32 PM
Any whispers re: Harts getting up this week?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on July 04, 2007, 02:52:04 PM
Just a note on Danny here. He actually trained well and his work in tight in the stoppages was very clean and smart and he didn't wait off the pack for a soft possession either. Maybe at Coburg they should try him as a inside player instead of on a HFF and see how he goes.

Good to hear that  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on July 04, 2007, 02:53:15 PM
MT you need to get into Terry's ear about Meyer, your solution might be exactly what he needs
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on July 04, 2007, 03:04:08 PM
Cheers DC  :)

I forgot to mention that there was a round of applause when Terry had the boys huddled together at one stage. Not sure if that means any unforced changes this week.

Or someone making their debut?

Cass?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 04, 2007, 03:32:07 PM
Any whispers re: Harts getting up this week?
Sorry I didn't hear any whispers of ins Babsky. Just the round of applause and Hyde and possibly Richo under a cloud at this stage. Craig McRae praised virtually every RFC player who played at Coburg in the EOTT section on the RFC site.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Babsky on July 04, 2007, 03:34:21 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 04, 2007, 03:35:16 PM
Cheers DC  :)

I forgot to mention that there was a round of applause when Terry had the boys huddled together at one stage. Not sure if that means any unforced changes this week.

Or someone making their debut?

Cass?
It won't be Cass. Only played a half for Coburg ressies on the weekend and Craig McRae said they plan to build up his fitness levels so he'll play a full game for Coburg ressies this week.

It might be Peterson making his debut for Coburg seniors but that would be just a guess. I don't know.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 04, 2007, 03:42:47 PM
MT you need to get into Terry's ear about Meyer, your solution might be exactly what he needs
There are still rumours flying around that Danny is unhappy with the coach and wants to head back to SA. I heard it again today from a supporter who said she heard it from 3 or 4 other people. But there was no signs today of him being unhappy. McRae praised his tackling pressure for directly leading to two Coburg goals in EOTT so why not chuck him in the guts (in spurts if need be if he can't last there a full game).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 09, 2007, 06:41:53 PM
Training times for the week beginning 9/07/07 are:

Wednesday, July 11          2pm     Closed

Friday, July 13        TBC

Training times can be changed at the last minute, so please call the Club on 9429 5333 to confirm times.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 12, 2007, 12:36:52 PM
Friday's training is at Punt Road Oval at 11am
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 13, 2007, 12:56:07 PM
Training today was at a overcast Punt Rd. The session went for about an hour. School holidays meant there were heaps of kids there. Probably a crowd of around 150 all up. Richo and Browny stayed 10 minutes stuck in the race after training signing autographs. Poor buggers lol.

I didn't notice any rehab group today. Connors mainly and Clingan did some training on their own. Simmo did half the session. None of the full length of the ground rebounding drills; just the shorter handball and foot-passing ones.

Newy, Rainesy, Simmo, Polak, Browny, Jack, Edwards, Joel, Richo, Petts, Sugar, Tuck, Meyer, Jacko, Sarge, Patto, JON, Tambo, Hyde, Tivs, Harts, Thursty, McGuane, Moore, Foley, Howat and Kingy trained. So the squad of 25 plus JON and Meyer.

Nothing much to report training wise. Just the standard drills.

David King was interviewed after training but it was hard to hear much of it from the other side of the fence and what I did hear wasn't anything new anyway.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 16, 2007, 03:03:58 PM
Training times this week

Thursday, July 19          2pm     TBC
Saturday, July 21          10am     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on July 16, 2007, 04:30:21 PM
the worst thing abot being the worst run club in the afl, and having the worst on field record for the last 25 years is the fact that I have lost interst in this shambles, I would usually look to go to training, but to be honest, at the moment, I could spend my time better elsewhere

What a fricking joke of a club we are!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 18, 2007, 10:19:45 PM

Thursday, July 19          2pm     TBC
Saturday, July 21          10am     Punt Road Oval


Thursday's session is at Punt Road I believe :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 19, 2007, 06:00:24 PM
They were deciding b/w Punt Rd and Gosch's Paddock up until the last moment but eventually by 2.50pm decided on Gosch's paddock. A sunny day but cold. The Session went for about an hour and a half.

Quite a big squad. Lids, Cogs and Collins were in rehab. All did some ball work and running. Knobs was around the place too. Lids had a blue plaster bandage around the base of his thumb. The only absentees were Polo and Razor. I can't remember seeing Kingsley but I was chatting away with a couple of people during the session so I may have missed him out there. Most of the boys were wearing different numbers to what they usually wear too.

The squad did a number of different drills today. While McRae went through some specific things such as weaving with our younger mids - Tambo, Edwards, Meyer, Jacko, JON, Harts, White, Howat IIRC - on one wing and Tuck and a couple of others on the oppositie wing, the rest of the squad worked in their inside 50 passing from a huddle defensive side of the centre.

Next up were a few handball drills. The first repeatingly getting your arms up and free as you got tackled and then dishing off. They then redid it with picking the ball off the ground then dishing off while being tackled. They then spread out into two groups either side of the square and ran lines of 3 on 1 handball with emphasis on a give and go handball. They spreaded out between goallines next to add a kick on the chain of handballs through the centre. Skill level so far was pretty clean IMO although it should be under no physical pressure.

The squad then finished off with a mini scratch match of sorts. Best thing I could say of this is we trained the way we played   :-\.

If you have any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gordon Bennett on July 19, 2007, 06:28:32 PM

 I can't remember seeing Kingsley but I was chatting away with a couple of people during the session so I may have missed him out there.
Really MT, that's not good enough. We want total dedication and focus! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Birdman on July 19, 2007, 06:43:38 PM
MT

I am interested to know when the last time you saw Ray Hall at training?

I know its forgone that he will be given the flick, but there is obviously more to the story with this one.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Passionfruit on July 19, 2007, 06:47:13 PM
Ray Hall is gone you will find
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 19, 2007, 07:00:41 PM
Jack is right. Razor has a chronic hip problem. He's gone but he hasn't retired so we can put him on the long-term injury list and keep Kingy from going back onto the rookie list. Remember Peterson is now off the long-term injury list and playing. Our long-term injury list and corresponding rookie promotions are Cogs -> Howat, Hall  -> Kingy, Polo -> Graham.

Really MT, that's not good enough. We want total dedication and focus! ;D ;D
  ;D

Some good frank discussion about where we are at too  ;). At time makes Jack here seem like an enternal optimist  :lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 19, 2007, 09:25:00 PM
Some good frank discussion about where we are at too  ;). At time makes Jack here seem like an enternal optimist  :lol.


That is a worry  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on July 23, 2007, 12:56:47 AM
why go to training sessions you can watch it live on tv  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on July 23, 2007, 08:05:18 AM
I heard we play better at training ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 23, 2007, 05:10:55 PM
Training times this week:

Wednesday, July 25          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Friday, July 27          4pm     SCG
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Babsky on July 25, 2007, 05:04:02 PM
Did anyone get down to training this afternoon...MT?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 25, 2007, 05:24:13 PM
Yep I did Babsky.

Training today was again at Gosch's Paddock as Punt Rd Oval was too wet to train on. The session lasted around 75 minutes. Sheesh it was blowing a gale. To kick a goal at the end of the training the players had to aim their kick at the left point post (as opposed to goalpost) to float it through for a goal. Richo was still able to hit the right goalpost   :wallywink.

Cogs, Kingsley and Collins were in the rehab group. Absent were Knobel, Polo, Razor, Tuck, Meyer and Tas.  I was again in deep discussion about our list so my attention was distracted. I think we had half the list going by the end of training ;D.

Not much to report in terms of the drills. The fairly usual circle work today. McRae was spending time with our younger mids.

Hutchy was there from Channel 9 so there'll probably be some grab on the news tonight.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Babsky on July 25, 2007, 05:26:41 PM
Cheers for that - where is Gosch's Paddock?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on July 25, 2007, 05:30:22 PM
Tuck injured then???

Maybe he wont play against Sydney?  :woohoo

Connors, Cass and Graham all training, any indication of debuts??

JoN as well?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 25, 2007, 05:56:36 PM
Cheers for that - where is Gosch's Paddock?
Off the Cnr of Swan St and Punt Rd. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 25, 2007, 06:07:16 PM
Tuck injured then???

Maybe he wont play against Sydney?  :woohoo

Connors, Cass and Graham all training, any indication of debuts??

JoN as well?
Tuck has been carrying a niggle/injury all year apparently.

Wallace walked off talking away to Tambo. No indication of any debuts. A bloke I know at training asked Plough a couple of questions but Terry was guarded and wouldn't give anything away. They travel up to Sydney Friday morning and train that day. Connors, Cass and JON all trained. Cass looked really sharp. I don't remember seeing Gus (hard to miss you'd reckon lol) but as I said I was chatting away.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on July 25, 2007, 06:11:25 PM
Tuck injured then???

Maybe he wont play against Sydney?  :woohoo

Connors, Cass and Graham all training, any indication of debuts??

JoN as well?
Tuck has been carrying a niggle/injury all year apparently.

Wallace walked off talking away to Tambo. No indication of any debuts. A bloke I know at training asked Plough a couple of questions but Terry was guarded and wouldn't give anything away. They travel up to Sydney Friday morning and train that day. Connors, Cass and JON all trained. Cass looked really sharp. I don't remember seeing Gus (hard to miss you'd reckon lol) but as I said I was chatting away.



He's still fighting that niggle!?  :o

jeepers give guy a week or two off then to get it right and give Krak a real midfield crack!

Good to hear Cass was sharp.  I really hope he plays.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on July 26, 2007, 08:08:37 AM
Why persist with players who are not 100% fit, especially if they aren't playing well either?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on July 26, 2007, 12:43:51 PM
cause Wallace is going down the Geishein path of playing injured players & damaging thier careers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 26, 2007, 05:02:36 PM
Why persist with players who are not 100% fit, especially if they aren't playing well either?
We'd only just a fill a squad of 25. Simmo and Browny are clearly underdone, Tuck's got a niggle, Tambo plays with a strapped shoulder plus all those either coming back from injury or out.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on July 30, 2007, 05:39:07 PM
Training times this week

Wednesday, August 1          2pm     Punt Road Oval (closed session)

Friday, August 3          11am     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on July 30, 2007, 06:10:40 PM
They must be going to blockade off Punt Rd. The only way you could have a closed session there  ???.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 03, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
Training today was at a overcast Punt Rd Oval. The session as usual for Fridays before a game was short. About 45 minutes to an hour long. Not much to report as far as drills. The senior squad of 25 trained first to about noon then those playing with Coburg followed afterwards. They were still going when I left.

Lids did the whole session so I reckon he'll play and there'll be no late changes as far as I know.

Cogs, Knobel, Collins, Tas and Polo were in the rehab group. Polo was doing boundary laps while holding his right arm (the shoulder that had the surgery) immobile and close to his body. Tas was wearing one of those moonboots on his right foot. Mostly did some handball with Knobel. Cogs and Collins were moving around. I was told by someone today that on Tuesday Cogs was kicking the footy with his right foot (his right knee is the reco one) so that's a good sign. Remember he was using his left a fair bit before he did his knee the first time due to his OP.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 03, 2007, 02:17:33 PM
I forgot to mention that some Tiger supporter from a company in Ascot Vale called visual concepts IIRC has done this incredible painting of Richo marking on his chest on a lead. A mate of his brought it to training today and got Richo to sign it. Not sure if it'll be put up for auction but everyone watching training wanted to take it home with them lol. The guy that got it signed said there's also a painting of Petts taking a screamer. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on August 03, 2007, 10:50:13 PM
cheers for the update MT  :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 06, 2007, 01:24:14 PM
Training times this week:

Tuesday, August 7          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Thursday, August 9          2pm     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on August 07, 2007, 03:18:38 PM
save your energy going to training ya'll see it live on Friday Night 8.30pm channel 7
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: {X} on August 07, 2007, 03:56:01 PM
save your energy going to training ya'll see it live on Friday Night 8.30pm channel 7


 ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 07, 2007, 04:49:59 PM
Not sure where Caro got her info last night on footy classified but there was no torrid training session today. Just probably a couple of drills with more intensity and pressure on the bloke with the footy but overall you're usual training with the assistant coaches taking different drills.

I'll post more soon.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: cub on August 07, 2007, 05:00:48 PM
For anybods interested.

2 and a dingbat watching training, and no I wasn't the dingbat  ???
Got there at 14:00 and sat in the cold wind for 30 minutes or so and watched half a dozen come out and stretch, play kick to kick.
Collins JON Schulz Peterson White Newman and Coughlan.

14:40  All come out a squad of 37.
Newman Tuck Johnson and McGaune stay out of main sessions and just handball drills.
Newman dissappeared sometime before 15:15, not to return while I was there.

Others split into three groups and Do various handball tackling drills under pressure.
One group lining up opposite each other.

The other 2 divided into orange/green and simulated handball drills.

Groups swapped around after 10 or so minutes.

Not bad a lot of loud talk.

15:15 Squad divided into 4 groups positioned on edge of square with 3 in the middle, where the middle group had to try and intercept while the outer groups passed.
Pulled out to the boundaries in the end with 7 in the middle.

15:20 Cogs had dissapeared but turned up again and hopped on a bike fro the rest of the time I was there.

Coaches got out the board and had, by the looks of it definite matchups they wanted.

Squad divided into 4 groups 2 Orange and 2 Richmond. 1 squad in the centre with Richo and Joel in the square at one end and Tambling and someone else the other (couldn't make it out as I was to far away), while the other squad did runthroughs. The squad in the middle did match simulation. Passing into the forwards at either end.

Funny thing was Joel was not tagging or trying to spoil Richo but leading for the mark, having a couple of shots at goal also ?

03:40 Had to get back to work as the group teamed of for some type of kick to kick.
Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called over Polak. Hmmmmm

Sorry couldn't srtay any longer, but that's what I saw.

Not quite an OER wrap, but I try my best  :whistle

Ohh - a few seemed to go up and give collins a pat at the start of the session.


Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: cub on August 07, 2007, 05:07:07 PM
Not sure where Caro got her info last night on footy classified but there was no torrid training session today. Just probably a couple of drills with more intensity and pressure on the bloke with the footy but overall you're usual training with the assistant coaches taking different drills.

I'll post more soon.

So u were there, thought maybe not with the amount of ppl there  :)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 07, 2007, 05:15:21 PM
It was a overcast and windy day at Punt Rd. The session was meant to start at 2pm but didn't get underway until 2.40pm. Whitey, JON and Peterson came out first for some goalkicking with the ball swinging a fair way left to right. The first few shots were floaters so us by the fence near them were yelling out to kick low and through the ball. We spoke to one of the trainers prior to the sqaud coming out and he said you could cut the air with a knife inside the rooms so perhaps Plough leaves his blasts for behind closed doors.

In rehab today were Simmo, Newy, Sugar and McGaune. Mostly they did some handball with Sugar and McGuane doing some light running as well. Presumably all carrying something and having a light week. Simmo hurt his shoulder 2 weeks ago so that may explain why he was away from the main group.

Cogs was on the bike for a while on the boundary. They only other absentees were those on the injury list.

They main squad split in two first of all. Royal took one group for the drill where they roll the ball along the ground and the player who picks it up gets his arms up and free from the tackler and handballs away. The other group under King and Rawlings wore lime and orange tops and contested as teams playing keepings off via handball. A few nice tackles but everyone got through it without incident.

They then came together for the footpassing drills with players in the middle trying to put pressure on the kicker. Richo's first one went flying off the side of his boot lol. A couple of stray kicks which isn't a surprise but at least the kicking was done under some applied pressure rather than the no-pressure circle work which was too follow for the longer kicks and handball receiving.

Lids looked like he dislocated a finger on his left hand but was fine after some treatment from a trainer . 

Mark Robinson from the Herald-Sun was there watching training. A bloke I sometimes watch training with asked him if we had any chance this week. Robinson said nup, Collingwood plays with spirit.

The only naturally vocal Tiger is Jack. You can clearly hear his voice from the stands encouraging the group to be more vocal.

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 07, 2007, 05:20:10 PM
So u were there, thought maybe not with the amount of ppl there  :)
I was with our small group where by the end of training we have about 35 players going at the end of the year  :lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 07, 2007, 10:06:21 PM
So u were there, thought maybe not with the amount of ppl there  :)
I was with our small group where by the end of training we have about 35 players going at the end of the year  :lol.

35 eh ???

I'm scared to ask who you've got staying ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: pattersonmiller on August 07, 2007, 10:13:15 PM
So we belted each other at training. Tackled fiercly and pressured the ball carrier. Its looking up. 



 :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep :sleep
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 07, 2007, 10:46:49 PM
Funny thing was Joel was not tagging or trying to spoil Richo but leading for the mark, having a couple of shots at goal also ?

03:40 Had to get back to work as the group teamed of for some type of kick to kick.
Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called
over Polak. Hmmmmm
Polak FF and Richo FB = us accused of tanking  ;D

Quote
Not quite an OER wrap, but I try my best  :whistle
Great report CUB  :clapping  :bow
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 08, 2007, 12:44:16 AM
I forgot to mention that the assistant coaches and especially David King were yelling out to the boys during one of the footpassing drills to be more daring and to take more risks. Sounds as though we'll go head to head with the Pies this week. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 08, 2007, 02:36:17 AM
(http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,5600819,00.jpg)
Tired Tiger: Jay Schulz and teammates were feeling the pain at yesterday's training session. Picture: Andrew Tauber

Wallace losing patience
08 August 2007   Herald Sun
Mark Robinson

RICHMOND coach Terry Wallace says he's not feeling the pressure, but unquestionably he's feeling the frustration.

One win and a draw from 18 games finally took its toll on the coach on Saturday, and it's believed several senior players were firmly in his sights post-match.

His anger has subsided somewhat as he prepares for Collingwood on Friday night, but, still, yesterday's training session wasn't a walk in the park.

It wasn't the gut-buster tipped, but testing nevertheless. Wallace allowed his assistants to run the program, while he moved among his players for one-on-one discussion.

Pained faces were mixed with plenty of enthusiasm, and only skipper Kane Johnson, Chris Newman and Troy Simmonds were spared the rigours. They didn't train.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,22207464%255E20322,00.html
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2007, 04:05:45 PM
Just goit back from training at a overcast Punt Rd Oval. A very short and light session that went from 2pm to about 2.40pm.

Present at training were the 22 from last week plus Patto, Hyde, Krak, Jacko and Moore. As mentioned in the changes this week thread Hyde was doing a fitness test after training. Moore was part of the backline group with Joel discussing things with Newy, Raines, Polak, Kingy, McGuane and Thursty.

Others there in rehab were Cogs, Collins, Tas (no moonboot) and Harts (with moonboot on right foot).

As far as training goes, expect a fairly open game tomorrow night with less handball. Today they were  kicking to each by foot then dishing one handball to a teammate running past at pace who would then footpass to someone leading up further up the ground. It might have taken until 4 week to go but the K.I.S.S. policy might come into force tomorrow night. The remainder of the session was goalkicking with Simmo, Patto and Gus working on ruckwork with Monkhurst.

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 09, 2007, 07:46:00 PM
There's been talk MT about Simmonds carrying a bit of a shoulder - any news there
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2007, 08:41:57 PM
There's been talk MT about Simmonds carrying a bit of a shoulder - any news there
The only thing I know WP is that Simmo has been carrying a shoulder for the past couple of weeks and was in the rehab group on Tuesday and didn't do much today.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on August 10, 2007, 08:57:22 AM
Great work MT  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: cub on August 12, 2007, 10:51:21 AM

Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called over Polak. Hmmmmm




Nice little get that one - I must say  :whistle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 12, 2007, 05:54:08 PM

Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called over Polak. Hmmmmm




Nice little get that one - I must say  :whistle
Good get CUB  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Passionfruit on August 12, 2007, 07:10:34 PM

Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called over Polak. Hmmmmm






Pretty dumb i reckon. If the average supporters can pick that up, the oppositions spies have little trouble identifing that ::)

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: 2JD on August 12, 2007, 07:19:56 PM
Good job CUB :clapping
Eat your heart out Craig Hutchison lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 12, 2007, 07:55:15 PM
Just as I was leaving Rawlings called in the forwards (usual suspects) but also called over Polak. Hmmmmm

Pretty dumb i reckon. If the average supporters can pick that up, the oppositions spies have little trouble identifing that ::)
Obviously the Pies' spies didn't  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: 2JD on August 12, 2007, 08:08:05 PM
Maybe CUB is your "above" average supporter 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 13, 2007, 02:25:58 PM
Training times this week:

Wednesday, August 15          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Friday, August 17          4pm     Subiaco
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 15, 2007, 04:54:54 PM
Training today was at a sunny Punt Road oval. The session wasn't as long as usual midweek sessions. Started at about 2.30pm and when for just over an hour. A much happier mood amongst supporters after a win too.

In the rehab group were Harts (still with moonboot), Polo (didn't use his crook arm), Cogs (although he later joined the main group), Thursty, McGuane and Sugar. Cogs, Polo, Thursty and McGaune did laps. Tas also appeared from the rooms later on. No sign of Meyer. I was told he was still on crutches yesterday so hard to see him back again this year if true :(. Of course no Simmo, Gus, Razor or Knobel. I don't remember Kingsley being out there either.

The drills were pretty much the standard ones. Some team orientated contesting stuff first followed by full ground and back run and carry with goalkicking to finish off. Cogs joined the main group in the latter two.

As for clues to the Eagles game we'll pretty much try to copy the way we played against the Pies. Plenty of focus on accountable 1-on-1 work and longer direct kicking. Mark, dish off handball to someone running past and bang.

Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on August 16, 2007, 12:44:30 PM
Thanks as always for the report MT.

Danny Meyer has gotten injured at the wrong time of the season.
Hard to see him staying at Richmond next year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 16, 2007, 01:32:42 PM
Thanks as always for the report MT.

Danny Meyer has gotten injured at the wrong time of the season.
Hard to see him staying at Richmond next year.
Being out of contract at Oct 31 means we could lose him for nothing in return. You'd reckon Danny will only survive if he wants to stay and because he's still young and there are others ahead of him on the chopping block who are older.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on August 16, 2007, 02:53:15 PM
Thanks as always for the report MT.

Danny Meyer has gotten injured at the wrong time of the season.
Hard to see him staying at Richmond next year.
Being out of contract at Oct 31 means we could lose him for nothing in return. You'd reckon Danny will only survive if he wants to stay and because he's still young and there are others ahead of him on the chopping block who are older.

I couldn't care less if he walked out. 
Good luck to a Sth Aussie club if they can get anything out of him.
Doesn't have the drive that Rodan showed IMO
What a wasted of a draft pick. :(.

I think he's finished playing AFL and I'll be surprised if another club picks him up.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 16, 2007, 06:13:39 PM
Thanks as always for the report MT.

Danny Meyer has gotten injured at the wrong time of the season.
Hard to see him staying at Richmond next year.
Being out of contract at Oct 31 means we could lose him for nothing in return. You'd reckon Danny will only survive if he wants to stay and because he's still young and there are others ahead of him on the chopping block who are older.

I couldn't care less if he walked out. 
Good luck to a Sth Aussie club if they can get anything out of him.
Doesn't have the drive that Rodan showed IMO
What a wasted of a draft pick. :(.

I think he's finished playing AFL and I'll be surprised if another club picks him up.
You may be very well right Magic but I've just got a feeling that unless Danny tells the club he's out of here he'll get one more chance and rocket. Once you take Gas, Hall, Knobel, Kingsley, Moore and Hartigan (that's 6 already) Meyer will be competing along with other iffys Howat, Paddy, Krak and Schulz to stay. He's the youngest of 5 iffys and given the lack of depth of the draft it'll be hard to see us delist say more than 8 players.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on August 17, 2007, 12:27:01 AM
Once you take Gas, Hall, Knobel, Kingsley, Moore and Hartigan (that's 6 already) Meyer will be competing along with other iffys Howat, Paddy, Krak and Schulz to stay. He's the youngest of 5 iffys and given the lack of depth of the draft it'll be hard to see us delist say more than 8 players.   

Don't agree on this one MT.
He was given a one year deal as a rocket at the end of last season.
Do we want to do that again on what he has/n't show this season?

He had a pathetic preseason and it's continued through to the season proper.

He has gone backwards when he should have been progressing and shown zero signs of improvement or desire. Been over taken by first year players easily.

He does not deserve another contract on the basis of potential.
We have been down that road with Krakouer(and burned) and he showed infinitely more ability at a similar stage than what DM has to date.

The only rocket Meyer will get is if he's delisted.
Only then might he show some desire to get his career back on track and unfortunately that will be with another club if it happens at all which I seriously doubt.

Personally I don't think he's got what it takes to be a quality AFL player.
Wallace would have been bending over to play him yet he's been unable to force his way into the wooden spoon side which also happens to be one of the worst Richmond teams ever.

He's skinny(still). Can't win the footy. Shows little hunger. Don't know what position he's best at. Barely dominated a a game at the lower level. ???????????

Sometimes you just have to cut your loses and admit to a mistake.
If we can't trade him I hope the pretender gets punted.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 17, 2007, 01:45:12 PM
No probs disagreeing Magic. I would say nearly everyone here would agree with what you've said about Danny and the reasons why he should be given the flick.

Sometimes you just have to cut your loses and admit to a mistake.
This is true but it could also be the very reason why the club won't want to delist him unless he wants to head back home to SA. Clubs don't like to admit mistakes with their first round picks. Remember Petts did sweet bugger all in his first 4 years and Fiora was given 5 years before traded.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on August 17, 2007, 02:30:03 PM
What's the go with Patrick Bowden and Kent Kingsley?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on August 17, 2007, 02:54:19 PM
What's the go with Patrick Bowden and Kent Kingsley?

Pat's not fit enough.

Kent is injured.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on August 17, 2007, 03:19:06 PM
No probs disagreeing Magic. I would say nearly everyone here would agree with what you've said about Danny and the reasons why he should be given the flick.

The only thing that might save him is the number of players that would go before him.
Still that's not much of a reason.

I have zero expectations that he will ever do anything at Richmond.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 17, 2007, 04:45:00 PM
What's the go with Patrick Bowden and Kent Kingsley?

Pat's not fit enough.

Kent is injured.
Yep. Paddy playing for Coburg this weekend.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on August 18, 2007, 09:09:36 AM
What's the go with Patrick Bowden and Kent Kingsley?

Pat's not fit enough.

Kent is injured.
Yep. Paddy playing for Coburg this weekend.
Would it be right to assume MT that Paddy became incredibly lazy whilst injured??

It shouldnt take a bloke that long to return to match fitness, even minimum for AFL.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 18, 2007, 03:28:45 PM
What's the go with Patrick Bowden and Kent Kingsley?

Pat's not fit enough.

Kent is injured.
Yep. Paddy playing for Coburg this weekend.
Would it be right to assume MT that Paddy became incredibly lazy whilst injured??

It shouldnt take a bloke that long to return to match fitness, even minimum for AFL.
Paddy was dropped from the side at the start of the season and then copped the hip injury a week or two after that. So the "laziness" came before the injury. He was out injured for almost 3 months (mid April - early July) so that would effect his match fitness. Despite a bag of 4 goals at Coburg since returning he hasn't deserved in his 4 games at Coburg a call up to Richmond. Not consistent enough.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on August 19, 2007, 10:44:46 AM
Delist at the end of the year?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on August 19, 2007, 11:20:36 AM
Meyer should stay for another 12 months. Stick the kid on a hbf. Atleast we know he can use the footy properly.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 19, 2007, 05:19:36 PM
Delist at the end of the year?
Paddy or Danny Julz?

Both will be on their last chance if they are lucky enough to survive. Most Tiger supporters would have Magic's view of Meyer with Paddy not far behind.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on August 19, 2007, 10:54:47 PM
Both will be on their last chance if they are lucky enough to survive. Most Tiger supporters would have Magic's view of Meyer with Paddy not far behind.

Not fearful of Meyer doing a Rodan if delisted.
DRod always had the drive to suceed, you'd have to stick Danny with a hot poker to get him interested.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on August 20, 2007, 11:18:42 AM
the difference is Rodan is a duel Morrish Medalist  best & fairest AFL U18's
Meyer is not AFL standard but is a good footballer
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 20, 2007, 05:19:09 PM
Training times for this week:

Thursday, August 23          4pm     Punt Road Oval

Saturday, August 25           10am     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 20, 2007, 11:10:27 PM
Paddy spent a bit of time down back on the weekend. Certainly looks more dangerous up forward for the Burgers IMHO

In his defence - his injury was severe - couldn't really train at all for 2+ months. Then every time he tried to up the tempo at training the hip injury would flare again

Will interestng to see what they do with him - personally I reckon they'll keep as a backup forward

As for Danny - really don't know what to do there
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on August 22, 2007, 04:52:53 PM
if i had to delist 1 player out of ... Meyer, P Bowden or Jay ...

it will be P Bowden ...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 22, 2007, 08:25:33 PM
if i had to delist 1 player out of ... Meyer, P Bowden or Jay ...

it will be P Bowden ...

I wouldn't be de-listing any of them until after trade time  ;)

Jay's contracted (I think) so as a de-listing he'd be safe

The other 2 out of contract - MEyer is tradeable, Bowden P, not so sure
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 22, 2007, 10:58:15 PM
if i had to delist 1 player out of ... Meyer, P Bowden or Jay ...

it will be P Bowden ...

I wouldn't be de-listing any of them until after trade time  ;)

Jay's contracted (I think) so as a de-listing he'd be safe

The other 2 out of contract - MEyer is tradeable, Bowden P, not so sure
Let's hope Sugar keeps his gob shut at the B&F this year so the don't lose any trade value they have :lol  :wallywink
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 23, 2007, 05:08:33 PM
Training today was at a sunny Punt Rd Oval. A good day to stand and watch training which went for 2 hours.

Sugar, Foley, McGuane, Cogs and Simmo were initially in rehab before the first four joined the main group after the tackling drills. Harts, Collins and Tas also made an appearance later on. Harts didn't have his moonboot on. The only absentees were those injured - Kingsley, Hall. Edit: I didn't see Meyer but he must have been out there as he's been named this week.

A bloke from Melbourne Storm was there to go through some one-on-one tackling drills. The remainder of the session was based around run and carry and a fair bit of goalkicking on the run. 

Our little group had a long talk with Greg Miller so I wasn't paying to much attention to training today. More on that later in other threads.

Sounds as though Schulz is in but we'll find out in a few minutes anyway.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 27, 2007, 07:05:44 PM
Training times this week

Wednesday, August 29          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Friday, August 31              11am     Punt Road Oval
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on August 27, 2007, 11:27:46 PM
Training times this week

Wednesday, August 29          2pm     Punt Road Oval

Friday, August 31              11am     Punt Road Oval


Might attend Friday morning.  :thumbsup

how long would it take to walk from Spencer st to Punt Road Oval, I assume that the city tram can take me some of the way??  Its been a while since I've been over to Melbourne.  :-[
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 28, 2007, 12:25:16 AM
Might attend Friday morning.  :thumbsup

how long would it take to walk from Spencer st to Punt Road Oval, I assume that the city tram can take me some of the way??  Its been a while since I've been over to Melbourne.  :-[
Better start walking now tigersalive  ;D

Just catch the train from Southern Cross (old Spencer St station) to Richmond and then it's a 5 minute walk to Punt Rd Oval.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on August 28, 2007, 08:19:44 AM
Might attend Friday morning.  :thumbsup

how long would it take to walk from Spencer st to Punt Road Oval, I assume that the city tram can take me some of the way??  Its been a while since I've been over to Melbourne.  :-[
Better start walking now tigersalive  ;D

Just catch the train from Southern Cross (old Spencer St station) to Richmond and then it's a 5 minute walk to Punt Rd Oval.

Heh I must've been fit when I ran from the edge of the city tram to Punt Road Oval like it was nothing a few years ago.  :lol   I got slack so I wont be doing that again.  I'll go with your suggestion if I manage the time.  Thanks.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 29, 2007, 04:35:43 PM
Training today was at a Sun covered Punt Road oval. A pretty short and light session for a Wednesday one. It only went for about an hour. The squad basically did some close-in handball work under pressure followed by the usual full ground run, kick, mark, dish off rebound and attack work with passing to a leading forward in space. Lids hurt his shoulder tackling little Edwards but was okay after a couple of minutes and a few swings of the arm.

In Rehab today were Simmo, Collins, Cogs, Kingy, Thursty and Polo. Harts was there at the start but I didn't notice him after that. Kingy was chatting to a trainer and his ankle, pressing it into the ground and discussing how he felt. Friday's session will tell more if he is right to play. The rest did some kick to kick and Cogs did some 200m runs. Tucky didn't do any of the contested handball drills.

On bikes towards the end of training were Gus, Clingan, Meyer and Collins. Cass and Peterson were outside someone told me and Peterson caught a cab. The RFC players with Coburg train later tonight. Only saw Hyde and Paddy from last week's Coburg game training with Richmond.

Training finished off with goalkicking. Tucky was practising his torps. Got onto a couple of them too.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 30, 2007, 03:18:26 PM
I forgot to mention yesterday at the end of the lighthearted training session all the coaches were have sprint races against each other, even Plough. Mad Monday starting early  :yep. Monky just grabbed Chocco by the back of his top as they were running and pulled him back lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on August 30, 2007, 04:15:27 PM
who won?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on August 30, 2007, 05:20:29 PM
who won?
It looked like McRae did.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 31, 2007, 01:56:22 PM
Training today was at a windy Punt Road Oval. Only the squad of 25 trained today and only a light session for about an hour. As mentioned in the other thread Connors was training instead of Sarge. We sat near the St Kilda spy so we started talking about who we would like to pick up from the Saints  ;D. He wouldn't have seen anything  out of the ordinary anyway. Pretty much we're sticking to the 1-on-1 running gameplan of the past month.

Royal did a short media interview so that may be on the news tonight. We were too far to hear what was said.

We bumped into Knobel who was watching training in his casuals and he said he's off to Queensland the day after the Grand Final.  We also saw JON and wished him luck in the VFL finals. He said he and those at Coburg are looking forward to it. You forget how tall he is until he's standing next to supporters.

Our little group of supporters had a little pow-wow by the race. I don't think those inside liked what we were saying as they shut the door  :lol. Even Richo had a peak through the window. He must have thought bloody lunatic supporters lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on August 31, 2007, 02:00:21 PM
Training today was at a windy Punt Road Oval. Only the squad of 25 trained today and only a light session for about an hour. As mentioned in the other thread Connors was training instead of Sarge. We sat near the St Kilda spy so we started talking about who we would like to pick up from the Saints  ;D. He wouldn't have seen anything  out of the ordinary anyway. Pretty much we're sticking to the 1-on-1 running gameplan of the past month.

Royal did a short media interview so that may be on the news tonight. We were too far to hear what was said.

We bumped into Knobel who was watching training in his casuals and he said he's off to Queensland the day after the Grand Final.  We also saw JON and wished him luck in the VFL finals. He said he and those at Coburg are looking forward to it. You forget how tall he is until he's standing next to supporters.
Our little group of supporters had a little pow-wow by the race. I don't think those inside liked what we were saying as they shut the door  :lol. Even Richo had a peak through the window. He must have thought bloody lunatic supporters lol.

must be because he is so damn skinny  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on August 31, 2007, 02:45:26 PM
Maybe I missed it if he had it last week before but Cam has gone for the No 1. shaver up top.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on September 02, 2007, 08:41:23 PM
Training has been suspended until further notice

only TW will be down on the ground spanking all the players with our new wooden spoon

if you feel the need to be spanked go down  ;D  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on September 03, 2007, 05:57:01 PM
only TW will be down on the ground spanking all the players with our new wooden spoon
Your jest Tigermonk is not too far from the truth  ;). Some fringe Tigers would've been told today by Terry that they won't or most likely won't be at Tigerland next year. Today was the players 1-on-1 "chat" with Plough at Punt Rd.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gordon Bennett on September 03, 2007, 06:20:37 PM
only TW will be down on the ground spanking all the players with our new wooden spoon
Your jest Tigermonk is not too far from the truth  ;). Some fringe Tigers would've been told today by Terry that they won't or most likely won't be at Tigerland next year. Today was the players 1-on-1 "chat" with Plough at Punt Rd.
Would he tell the players still involved  in the Coburg finals, do you think?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on September 03, 2007, 06:29:33 PM
only TW will be down on the ground spanking all the players with our new wooden spoon
Your jest Tigermonk is not too far from the truth  ;). Some fringe Tigers would've been told today by Terry that they won't or most likely won't be at Tigerland next year. Today was the players 1-on-1 "chat" with Plough at Punt Rd.
Would he tell the players still involved  in the Coburg finals, do you think?
That's a good question GB. Terry has said in the past he doesn't like leaving players waiting to know about their future if they will be cut so they can get on with their lives (Gas might beg to differ though). However with Coburg in the finals he may wait before making a final decision. We won't know anyway unless there's a leak (by the player directly or indirectly) or a certain captain blabbers it out at our B&F lol :wallywink. No decision needs to be made until Oct 31 and usually clubs keep quiet with trade week coming up in a month's time in case they can score a useful trade.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on September 03, 2007, 08:09:24 PM
only TW will be down on the ground spanking all the players with our new wooden spoon
Your jest Tigermonk is not too far from the truth  ;). Some fringe Tigers would've been told today by Terry that they won't or most likely won't be at Tigerland next year. Today was the players 1-on-1 "chat" with Plough at Punt Rd.

 ;D  :thumbsup


 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on October 12, 2007, 04:13:13 AM
Richmond has asked its players with one to four years' experience to resume on October 25. The rest of the list will resume on November 7.

Bullies start on Monday. Players are allowed an eight-week break under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, but the Dogs coaching staff has asked the bulk of its list back early.

Bombers are back on November 7.

Link. (http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,22570974%255E19742,00.html)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on October 12, 2007, 08:32:28 AM
the spanking will be up in 2 weeks
Terry Wallace has broken the spoon on Kane Johnson & his toothless soldiers  ;D
Octoberfest starts 25th at Tigerland ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on October 12, 2007, 12:31:45 PM
the spanking will be up in 2 weeks
Terry Wallace has broken the spoon on Kane Johnson & his toothless soldiers  ;D
Octoberfest starts 25th at Tigerland ;D

Isn't that considered child abuse? ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Officer Barbrady on October 24, 2007, 05:09:08 PM
Anyone going along to watch tomorrow?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on October 24, 2007, 06:58:16 PM
Anyone going along to watch tomorrow?
Trying to find out exactly when and where it is on.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on October 25, 2007, 10:37:38 AM
Some of the players are returning today, but officially all the players return to the club on the 12th of November.

They will be training from now on but the trainings aren't for the Public to attend just yet. When Public Training sessions available they will be posted on our Website. But at the moment they are all closed training sessions.


Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on October 26, 2007, 07:04:56 PM
if you a trainer just turn up
l hope they train hard on them weights  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on October 27, 2007, 01:03:33 AM
Most likely training at the moment is fitness tests, skinfold test and a tan run to test to see if the boys have came back from their season-break in good shape. After last year you'd hope so.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on October 27, 2007, 07:56:01 AM
if you a trainer just turn up
l hope they train hard on them weights  :thumbsup

Yes please :pray
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on October 29, 2007, 12:34:25 PM
if you a trainer just turn up
l hope they train hard on them weights  :thumbsup

Yes please :pray

there that chic thing again comming out  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on October 29, 2007, 06:30:33 PM
OMFG that avatar is soooo bad tigermonk. It's so stuffen ugly, I can only hope it's not a self portrait.  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Tigermonk on October 29, 2007, 09:51:08 PM
OMFG that avatar is soooo bad tigermonk. It's so effen ugly, I can only hope it's not a self portrait.  :lol

adorable hey
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 01, 2007, 08:25:36 PM
Our younger to mid-age blokes have been doing tan runs and training at Punt Rd including some ball work.

There were 5 blokes doing some 100m and 200m runs at Punt Rd today but they didn't look like any of ours and weren't wearing Richmond gear. Looked more like 17-18 year olds from Hailebury and Brighton Grammar by the jumpers they were wearing.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 12, 2007, 02:11:31 PM
Here's a preseason training report (last Wednesday) from BF:

Not really a report as such, but just some tidbits for any rabid Tigers fans out there.

Strolled down and had a look at the Tigers doing some pre-season work last Wednesday.

- No sign of Richo or Brown.

- Raines looked incredibly fit.

- Foley spent the entire time I was there (about 40 mins), sprinting from one end of the ground to the other. Seemed to have about 1 min rest in between. He was under the watchful eye of a running coach who was giving him advice about spending too much time on his right leg whilst running.
He looked really, really fit.

- Joining him was Kayne Pettifer. He was about 60 metres behind him each time and was really battling. Perhaps Wallace wants to push him up into the midfield this year?

- David King appeared to run the session.

- They were very vocal and seemed pretty serious.

http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9455508&postcount=1
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 12, 2007, 04:51:42 PM
- Raines looked incredibly fit.
That'll make his sponsor on here happy  ;).

- Foley spent the entire time I was there (about 40 mins), sprinting from one end of the ground to the other. Seemed to have about 1 min rest in between. He was under the watchful eye of a running coach who was giving him advice about spending too much time on his right leg whilst running.
He looked really, really fit.
Good to hear Axel's not resting on his laurels and still working hard as ever to improve further. Poor Petts lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 12, 2007, 04:56:30 PM
Well now that i am back and have another 2 weeks before I have to go back to work I'll try and get to training and get back into footy

I am currently addicted to the sport of Ice Hockey :thumbsup ;D  :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on November 12, 2007, 04:58:23 PM
Well now that i am back and have another 2 weeks before I have to go back to work I'll try and get to training and get back into footy

I am currently addicted to the sport of Ice Hockey :thumbsup ;D  :clapping


can you call it a sport, don't they spend half the time belting the crap out of each other  ;D :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 12, 2007, 05:01:59 PM

can you call it a sport, don't they spend half the time belting the crap out of each other  ;D :lol

they don't actually - there's a fair bit of skill involved

But seeing all the biff has been taken out of the AFL - it's nice to see it remains in some sports
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 12, 2007, 05:06:21 PM
Well now that i am back and have another 2 weeks before I have to go back to work I'll try and get to training and get back into footy
Who are you?  :rollin





Welcome back from holidays WP  :thumbsup  :cheers. The site's still in one piece  ;D.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 12, 2007, 05:12:51 PM
Who are you?  :rollin





Welcome back from holidays WP  :thumbsup  :cheers. The site's still in one piece  ;D.



Yes I can see everything is like it always is  ;) ;) I am just catching up on some reading.

Glad I missed trade week but home in time for the draft  :thumbsup

I also found a new Tiger team to support while I was away.

The Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL (Canadian Football League - gridiron). Finished bottom of the ladder and won only 2 games this season - sounded familar so I had to jump on their bandwagon :cheers :clapping ;D

 :gotigers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 12, 2007, 07:04:19 PM
Glad I missed trade week but home in time for the draft  :thumbsup
You missed all the fun  :help  ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 13, 2007, 08:58:24 AM
Glad I missed trade week but home in time for the draft  :thumbsup
You missed all the fun  :help  ;)

I didn't miss it completely ;D

Received SMS updates - thanks again MT  :cheers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 13, 2007, 01:39:29 PM
No probs WP  :thumbsup :cheers. I couldn't believe it was cheaper to SMS North America than to SMS from Learmonth near Ballarat  :o  ???.

Just on training - all the players are back for preseason training this week but they are non-public sessions.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 13, 2007, 04:07:32 PM
No probs WP  :thumbsup :cheers. I couldn't believe it was cheaper to SMS North America than to SMS from Learmonth near Ballarat  :o  ???.

Just on training - all the players are back for preseason training this week but they are non-public sessions.

So is training closed to international jetsetters too  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 15, 2007, 10:51:35 PM
I drove past Gosch's Paddock and a team was training there but I am not sure who it was  :rollin

Pretty incisive  :thumbsup

 :gotigers
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 15, 2007, 11:31:32 PM
I drove past Gosch's Paddock and a team was training there but I am not sure who it was  :rollin

Pretty incisive  :thumbsup

 :gotigers
Might have to wash down and disinfect the car WP if it was Collingwood  ;D.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 17, 2007, 05:23:41 AM
According to Nick's Pies' forum, Richmond trained at Victoria Park yesterday morning.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 19, 2007, 10:03:47 PM
Was told today that there'll be no public training sessions prior to Christmas (excluding the fans' night). They want to give the players their privacy.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on November 19, 2007, 11:28:41 PM
Was told today that there'll be no public training sessions prior to Christmas (excluding the fans' night). They want to give the players their privacy.

 ::)   ::)

Wow how generous of them.

THe fans should be able to see how their wooden spoon side is recovering from their poo year and being shown they're working harder than ever.

Bloody stupid imo.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 20, 2007, 02:36:54 PM
Was told today that there'll be no public training sessions prior to Christmas (excluding the fans' night). They want to give the players their privacy.

Rofl @ privacy.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 20, 2007, 03:33:56 PM
Was told today that there'll be no public training sessions prior to Christmas (excluding the fans' night). They want to give the players their privacy.

 ::)   ::)

Wow how generous of them.

THe fans should be able to see how their wooden spoon side is recovering from their pooh year and being shown they're working harder than ever.

Bloody stupid imo.
Agree tigersalive. Next week would've been a good chance to show off the newbies picked up in the draft.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 21, 2007, 10:13:00 AM
Seems strange to me

But maybe they want to keep the poor fans away so the players don't receive too much adulation ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 21, 2007, 10:00:58 PM
Seems strange to me

But maybe they want to keep the poor fans away so the players don't receive too much adulation ;D
lol

or keep the fans away from interrogating club officials  :D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on November 22, 2007, 07:01:21 AM
To be fair, if I was a club official I'd be a bit sick of some of the supporters. Justifiably too. After last season I'm sure they could do without the agro. The supporters need to take some responsibility for shaping the way the club treats and interacts with us. It's a two way street and most of us are old enough and ugly enough to take responsibility for our actions. I know I am (especially the ugly bit  ;D ).

This is not a criticism of anyone specifically or any of the posters on this board.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on November 22, 2007, 08:59:51 AM
To be fair, if I was a club official I'd be a bit sick of some of the supporters. Justifiably too. After last season I'm sure they could do without the agro. The supporters need to take some responsibility for shaping the way the club treats and interacts with us. It's a two way street and most of us are old enough and ugly enough to take responsibility for our actions. I know I am (especially the ugly bit  ;D ).

This is not a criticism of anyone specifically or any of the posters on this board.

Im not sure what you mean because I cant make it to trainings, Im a tad too far away, but surely One private session and one public would suffice.

Why punish the few bad eggs for all the other supporters who just want to see how their team is coming along?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on November 22, 2007, 09:59:58 AM
Im not sure what you mean because I cant make it to trainings, Im a tad too far away, but surely One private session and one public would suffice.

Why punish the few bad eggs for all the other supporters who just want to see how their team is coming along?

I mean that a lot of what they say and do is criticised and they have been hung drawn and quartered by some for being too open at the beginning of last year. The media also like to get stuck in too. I am not surprised that they may want to just get on with it without having to justify every move they make. I agree it is a shame that a few wreck it for the rest of us but that's just how it is. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to turn up to work and the next day see a whole lot of criticism about the job I did in the paper and on the TV with 50 so called experts having an opinion about the program I just wrote. Admittedly software development doesn't attract the same media scrutiny as footy, nor do I expect many bulletin boards to be set up about the software package I develop or expect to see many "RROFO has no idea how to design a class hierarchy" threads. I also doubt anyone will dump a load of chicken poo on my companies doorstep if I introduce a bug in the software. I count myself lucky.  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2007, 02:30:05 PM
To be fair, if I was a club official I'd be a bit sick of some of the supporters. Justifiably too. After last season I'm sure they could do without the agro. The supporters need to take some responsibility for shaping the way the club treats and interacts with us. It's a two way street and most of us are old enough and ugly enough to take responsibility for our actions. I know I am (especially the ugly bit  ;D ).

This is not a criticism of anyone specifically or any of the posters on this board.
You rarely see club officials at training though. Miller, Francis Jackson and the Flea would make brief appearances now and then. It was only one time towards the end of the season that we got to question Greg at length which was good of him.   

I feel sorry more for the players who get swamped after every training session especially from "fans" who just want to collect signatures for ebay  ::). So I can understand the "privacy" line from that respect. Still I've never seen any abuse towards the players at training (unlike after actual games) and next week I'm sure supporters would've liked to have seen the new kids picked up in the draft running around at training.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2007, 01:10:53 PM
The club might want to keep preseason training sessions quiet but nothing stops our intrepid OER reporters from getting to watch preseason training  ;D.

The session went well and Terry was pleased with it. Most of the senior list were present from what I saw.

Newbies
I didn't recognise a number of the extras but I did see Fanning (5), Zomer (20 -  KPP from Eastern Ranges), Silvester (16), Horne and Collard. Richards was there also I think. There were about 3 others i didn't recognise (1 tall wearing 48 and 2 smalls)

Not a newbie but Howat was there also.

Cotchin (wearing 38) and Putt (wearing 13) were there also. A mate I watch at training with mentioned if he didn't know who Cotchin was he would've thought he'd been in the system 3-4 years already. 

Rance I believe is flying to Melbourne tonight and will be at training Wednesday. 

Here's a link to what Zomer looks like and his profile:   http://rangesfc.com.au/content.aspx?page=PlayerProfile&Player=258

Injury/rehab update

* Simmo was in casuals sitting with legs up on one of the benches watching and talking to Wallace and Miller.
* Connors is wearing a moonboot. Not sure what exactly for but we believe it's due an ankle op(?).
* Hyde has a bandage around his knee.
* Cotchin was limited to handball of course as he's coming back from that broken foot he did in the TAC Cup PF.

Regulars

Lids, Clever, Whitey look bigger in the upper body/arms.

Sarge has put a bleach through his hair.

Cogs is moving freely with just a piece of tape around his knee. He completed full training so fingers crossed  :pray.

Polo is in full training too. Just has some light strapping on his right shoulder.

Richo (in a tank top Julz) and  Browny just did goalkicking while I was there while the main squad trained.

Jack snapped a goal across his body from the pocket during one of the drills which got a big roar from him and his teammates.

Still getting use to Jordie in a Richmond top. 

I'll try bringing my camera next time and take a few snaps. Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 26, 2007, 02:49:11 PM
Awesome report MT :clapping

Out of interest was Hartigan anywhere to be seen? Some rumour we may look to re-rookie him..

I hope to the heavens that Simmo & Cogs are 100% this year. Will have a huge bearing on our season.

Also did Schulz, Meyer and Hughes show good intensity?

Thanks again. 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: bluey_21 on November 26, 2007, 03:17:08 PM
cheers for the report MT  :cheers

Also did Schulz, Meyer and Hughes show good intensity?

same here
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2007, 03:17:52 PM
Cheers Magic.

I went today expecting to only see the new kids so I didn't pay too much attention to the oldies to be honest unless they were right in front of where we were sitting. Most of more intense training was done at the opposite end of the ground. I'll have a better look next time. Clever, Danny and Sarge were as intense as the others from what I saw. There was a #33 running around but as I wasn't expecting Harts to be there so I didn't put 2 and 2 together. Interesting if we are going to rookie him. That must mean Harts and Cam are fighting over the same rookie spot.

Just as an aside, Lids was chatting about not being about to afford $1,000 for something or other and Richo quipped back  "you're the richest 20 year old I know"  :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 26, 2007, 03:27:50 PM
Just as an aside, Lids was chatting about not being about to afford $1,000 for something or other and Richo quipped back  "you're the richest 20 year old I know"  :lol

Cheers MT.
Certainly not confirmed about Harts but I have heard that he is still around the club, so it makes for interesting gossip.
Would make sense if he was fighting it out with Howat...

Funny re Lids. :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2007, 03:52:42 PM
One thing that stood out at training today was the extra height. Perhaps Plough has been converted lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: ilovelids on November 26, 2007, 04:43:25 PM
has anythign about training been up on the site?  can someone let me know training times id like to get back to going i just dont know when haha thanks ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on November 26, 2007, 05:00:51 PM
Just as an aside, Lids was chatting about not being about to afford $1,000 for something or other and Richo quipped back  "you're the richest 20 year old I know"  :lol

Cheers MT.
Certainly not confirmed about Harts but I have heard that he is still around the club, so it makes for interesting gossip.
Would make sense if he was fighting it out with Howat...

Funny re Lids. :lol

Good to see the players in good spirits. They should hang in. Even if we have 1 more bad season next year, itll set up the club, especially if we have 2 early picks and 3 inside 20. Next years draft is a doozie. Set us up good for 2011 and 2012.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 01:19:05 PM
Just got back from watching training this morning. I popped in at around 10.45 but they actually trained from 9-12. No rehab group today although Connors did appear with his moonboot still on. Julz, Moi and Steph would have been happy. A warm day means shirts off.

Mostly tackling and close in work today. The NRL guys were helping out with the tackling drills. A couple of new and odd drills too. In one drill one player had to lie down on the ground while another laid on top with his shoulder pressing down and him rotating around. Miller said it's designed to build-up strength. Another drill was where they would pair up joined by an elastic rope tied around their waist. One player had to evade while the other tried to catch him. Greg said this was designed to improve their agility. While they were paired up they were also doing one where they would face each other and press their shoulders into each other alternating between left and right shoulders.

David King was taking groups through close-in kicking and handballing.

Later on the session Royal took Graham, Patto and the midfielders to work on ball-up set-ups. Foley, Tuck, Cogs, Edwards, Blingers, Cotchin, Collins, Hyde were some of the mids involved IIRC. I'll need to check my photos when I get home tonight.

Fanning, Putt and Sullivan (I think he was one wearing #48) did ruck practice with Monkhurst.

As for the newbies, Cotchin, Rance and Putt all trained. Putt has the Southern Cross (Aus flag style) tattooed on his back. Rance has a blonde streak at the back of his head. Looks a good size already. About Jack Riewoldt's height and solid looking. He looked comfortable at training. Showed no sign of first day nerves or anything. Very clean skills.

Silvester and Callinan were at training too. I didn't notice the others today that were on the permission to train list. No sign of Richards or Pfieffer. I was told a rumour that the club thought Richards was too slow. Another rumour has it Lachlan McKinnon broke his toe so that's why he no longer isn't training with us.

I didn't see the older blokes - Richo, Browny, Sugar and Joel so they either may have left early or didn't train today.

I took a couple of photos. Hopefully some are close-up as most of the time the squad trained away from us. I'll post them sometime tonight when I get home. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 28, 2007, 01:58:32 PM
Always look forward to and appreciate the reports MT. Great stuff. :thumbsup

Mostly tackling and close in work today. The NRL guys were helping out with the tackling drills.

Pleasing. Pleasing. Pleasing. Our poor tackling is my pet hate. My sig tells the story.

Foley, Tuck, Cogs, Edwards, Blingers, Cotchin, Collins, Hyde were some of the mids involved IIRC.

How's young Collins looking? has he bulked up at all and do you think he might play any senior footy this year?
Also any noticeable increase in size in Shane Edwards? I love this kid. Reckon he'll be a gun.

No sign of Richards.... I was told a rumour that the club thought Richards was too slow.

That'll please the masses if true.

Was Gourdis there today? if so how did he look?

Cheers again Mighty one.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 02:11:50 PM
How's young Collins looking? has he bulked up at all and do you think he might play any senior footy this year?
Also any noticeable increase in size in Shane Edwards? I love this kid. Reckon he'll be a gun.

Was Gourdis there today? if so how did he look?

Cheers again Mighty one.
I didn't really notice any major change in either Collins or Edwards to be honest Magic. Perhaps Edwards is a fraction bigger in the upper arms/body but nothing that would make you go wow he's bulked up. I took photos of both so I'll post them later tonight when I get home from work.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 28, 2007, 02:18:56 PM
I didn't really notice any major change in either Collins or Edwards to be honest Magic. Perhaps Edwards is a fraction bigger in the upper arms/body but nothing that would make you go wow he's bulked up. I took photos of both so I'll post them later tonight when I get home from work.

Cheers MT.

I know it takes time but I hope these youngsters are hitting the weights as hard as they can.

Any idea of how many weights sessions they do per week?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 02:31:40 PM
I didn't really notice any major change in either Collins or Edwards to be honest Magic. Perhaps Edwards is a fraction bigger in the upper arms/body but nothing that would make you go wow he's bulked up. I took photos of both so I'll post them later tonight when I get home from work.

Cheers MT.

I know it takes time but I hope these youngsters are hitting the weights as hard as they can.

Any idea of how many weights sessions they do per week?
Not sure Magic. I remember when Terry first got the job and he was talking about our players having tennis legs, he said we only did 3 sessions and he wanted to make it 11. IIRC it ended up being a compromise say 7 sessions.

I forgot to say before Tucky had some tape or something on his ear. Perhaps a result of some sparring in the ring.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 28, 2007, 02:36:55 PM
Not sure Magic. I remember when Terry first got the job and he was talking about our players having tennis legs, he said we only did 3 sessions and he wanted to make it 11. IIRC it ended up being a compromise say 7 sessions.

I forgot to say before Tucky had some tape or something on his ear. Perhaps a result of some sparring in the ring.

Ta.

IMO all of these guys are undersized for AFL footy.

McGuane, Thursfield, Meyer, Collins, Hyde, Schulz, Oakley-Nicholls, Polak, Collins, Edwards, Riewoldt.

Must strengthen up and get weight and muscle on these footballers bones as much as possible.
We just don't intimidate opposition teams at all. :-\
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on November 28, 2007, 02:51:11 PM
MT great stuff ... i hope you took a picture of the "strength" work done ... as you explained earlier ...

it just sounds weird ... must see ... ROFL ...

and ...

who is your (MT) tip, we will draft in the PSD and which 4 we will rookie ... just your tip !
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 02:54:31 PM
Not sure Magic. I remember when Terry first got the job and he was talking about our players having tennis legs, he said we only did 3 sessions and he wanted to make it 11. IIRC it ended up being a compromise say 7 sessions.

I forgot to say before Tucky had some tape or something on his ear. Perhaps a result of some sparring in the ring.

Ta.

IMO all of these guys are undersized for AFL footy.

McGuane, Thursfield, Meyer, Collins, Hyde, Schulz, Oakley-Nicholls, Polak, Collins, Edwards, Riewoldt.

Must strengthen up and get weight and muscle on these footballers bones as much as possible.
We just don't intimidate opposition teams at all. :-\

Schulz has been told there's a position for him in the backline and he needs to finally get AFL fit.

Simmo has been doing specialist speed training btw. I presume similar to what Foley did last year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 28, 2007, 03:08:36 PM

Schulz has been told there's a position for him in the backline and he needs to finally get AFL fit.


Interesting. You can see that there is a spot there for him too. Polak, Thurst and Bowden just isn't enough size in defence.

I think Sarge could make a decent tall defender but the big issue is his stamina. There are massive question marks over his focus and ability to run out a game. I am also unconvinced by him at ground level.

Last chance for Jay Schulz.
He'd better get serious as his once promising career is fast slipping away..
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 03:09:09 PM
MT great stuff ... i hope you took a picture of the "strength" work done ... as you explained earlier ...

it just sounds weird ... must see ... ROFL ...

Quote
and ...

who is your (MT) tip, we will draft in the PSD and which 4 we will rookie ... just your tip !

No obvious clues as yet. It wouldn't now surprise me if we took Fanning in the PSD now. I'm guessing the ruck choice will come down to either Fanning or Sullivan (if that was him today). Sullivan is just as young and raw if not more so than Gus, Patto and Putt in the ruck so it probably makes sense if we go for the ready-made ruckman as back-up for Simmo who may be underdone match-fitness wise due to him being on Wafarin and unable to do any contact work until February.

Rookies are harder to guess as all 16 clubs get a go. We have picks 1, 17, 33 and 49. Silvester (backman), Gourdis (forward), Collard (mid) and Callinan/Howat (mid) could be the 4 but that's only me guessing. For all we know those 4 or 5 may be gone in the first round of the rookie draft.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 03:16:13 PM

Schulz has been told there's a position for him in the backline and he needs to finally get AFL fit.


Interesting. You can see that there is a spot there for him too. Polak, Thurst and Bowden just isn't enough size in defence.

I think Sarge could make a decent tall defender but the big issue is his stamina. There are massive question marks over his focus and ability to run out a game. I am also unconvinced by him at ground level.

Last chance for Jay Schulz.
He'd better get serious as his once promising career is fast slipping away..
Agree Magic. Sarge needs to work on getting to a level of fitness where he can make second, third, fourth efforts at a contest and last out an AFL game otherwise he'll be gone by this time next year.

In hindsight if the Club knew that Rance would slip to pick 18 then Schulz would probably be at Port Adelaide training now and we'd have whoever we wanted at pick 28 as there'd have been no need to ask for picks 16 and 18 to be swapped which is what in the end stopped the trade going through. The little quirks, swings, turns and roundabouts of the trade-draft system.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Beren on November 28, 2007, 03:30:46 PM
Did you notice Gourdis at all, seems quite a big lad. (He was at Club 80 last night)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 03:37:10 PM
Did you notice Gourdis at all, seems quite a big lad. (He was at Club 80 last night)
Nah Beren, I didn't notice either Gourdis (I'm presuming he's just a forward and doesn't ruck) nor Collard today. Like I said I turned up halfway through the session so some players could have gone home or gone inside by then.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tiga on November 28, 2007, 05:48:52 PM
Excellent reporting as usual MT!  :clapping :bow :cheers

Looking forward to the pics.  :thumbsup

With the journalistic prowess you are displaying you deserve a catch phrase like "Peter Harvey...............Cannnnberrraaaa"
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 28, 2007, 09:23:34 PM
Photos from Wednesday's training

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(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic1_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic1.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg)
JON, Rance, Kingy, McGuane, Polo, Collins, Cogs with David King // Fanning and (I think) Will Sullivan with Monky and Rawlings. Meyer looks on.

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic3_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic4_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic4.jpg)
Putt, Cotchin, Jordie & Hyde // Collins, Connors, Rance, Kingy, Putt, Polo, Royal, Cotchin & Hyde
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 28, 2007, 09:25:15 PM
Thumbnails: (Click on each pic to enlarge)

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic5_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic5.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic6_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic6.jpg)
Putt, Fanning, Monkhurst, Callinan and (I think) Will Sullivan // Hyde, Tambo, Patto, Polo, Collins, Edwards, Foley, Graham with Royal and Flea

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic7_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic7.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic8_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic8.jpg)
Patto, Polo, Tambo, Collins, Edwards, Foley, Graham with Royal // Tucky, Whitey, Cogs & Jacko
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on November 28, 2007, 09:47:48 PM
Excellent and concise reporting MT.
Luv your work.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2007, 10:39:23 PM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic5_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic5.jpg)  (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg)
Can anyone confirm that #48 is Will Sullivan?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on November 28, 2007, 11:03:32 PM
"mightytiges" great stuff ...

but to me they look the same size ... arms and body width ...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mini Tiger on November 29, 2007, 12:03:53 AM
Thanks for the report.

Gee Gus looks like a massive boy.

Senior players are not due back until Monday I think? Training wise anyway.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on November 29, 2007, 09:00:01 AM
Note to Terry:  please do not allow your players to take their tops off unless they have decent pecs and abs ala Brett Deledio.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on November 29, 2007, 09:16:34 AM
Note to Terry:  please do not allow your players to take their tops off unless they have decent pecs and abs ala Brett Deledio.

Guss is a stud and can do what he likes.  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on November 29, 2007, 10:55:44 AM
How did you know what time it was on?

I want to go next week but im not sure what time to turn up.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on November 29, 2007, 11:24:24 AM
Some are looking stronger in the upper body but there's still plenty of chicken legs about.
Kingy is the exception.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 29, 2007, 08:08:41 PM
Thanks for the report.

Gee Gus looks like a massive boy.

Senior players are not due back until Monday I think? Training wise anyway.
That's what I was told too.

And yep Gus is starting to fill out. Cleve looks a bit bigger in the upper body too.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 29, 2007, 08:19:08 PM
Senior players are not due back until Monday I think? Training wise anyway.
That's what I was told too.

And yep Gus is starting to fill out. Cleve looks a bit bigger in the upper body too.


Yeah that what Tezza said at Club80 - but he mentioned that some of the older blokes have been lurking around the place this week
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 29, 2007, 10:17:16 PM
Thanks for the report.

Gee Gus looks like a massive boy.

Senior players are not due back until Monday I think? Training wise anyway.
That's what I was told too.

And yep Gus is starting to fill out. Cleve looks a bit bigger in the upper body too.


Hey MT, great reports on the training, unfortunately it's the only time I come onto the site lately as I am flat out on another Tiger site and a few motorbike one's as well. I will try to get on more this year though, by the way any chance of a few pics of Cleve just to see how he has developed, next time. Also I noticed that Meyer has got some serious biceps going on now, he did need to bulk up though.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on November 29, 2007, 11:03:16 PM
You need to start a site for Richmond supporting bikers who see training, WAT.  ;D Would have to be good to match mt's reports though. :cheers

If I see anyone at training on a moped I'll try to recruit for you.  8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on November 30, 2007, 08:41:03 AM
Note to Terry:  please do not allow your players to take their tops off unless they have decent pecs and abs ala Brett Deledio.

Guss is a stud and can do what he likes.  ;D
How do you know?  Still room for improvement.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 08:44:22 AM
You need to start a site for Richmond supporting bikers who see training, WAT.  ;D Would have to be good to match mt's reports though. :cheers

If I see anyone at training on a moped I'll try to recruit for you.  8)

Sounds good FF we could call it "Tiges on Bikes" ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on November 30, 2007, 10:31:47 AM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg)
JON, Rance, Kingy, McGuane, Polo, Collins, Cogs with David King // Fanning and (I think) Will Sullivan with Monky and Rawlings. Meyer looks on.

Who is the Hulk in the background?

In between Rawlings and number 48.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 10:41:32 AM
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg)
JON, Rance, Kingy, McGuane, Polo, Collins, Cogs with David King // Fanning and (I think) Will Sullivan with Monky and Rawlings. Meyer looks on.

Who is the Hulk in the background?

In between Rawlings and number 48.

We are talking about him on another site I am on, it could be Gourdis, Sylvester or Schulz?? MT might be able to answer.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on November 30, 2007, 10:53:00 AM
I reckon it looks like Newman, from what there is of his face not obscured.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on November 30, 2007, 10:56:31 AM
I reckon it looks like Newman, from what there is of his face not obscured.

I reckon you might be right.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 10:57:37 AM
I reckon it looks like Newman, from what there is of his face not obscured.

Yeah his name was mentioned as well........ come on MT who is it??
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 10:59:30 AM
What about Matty White??
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on November 30, 2007, 11:01:04 AM
It's Newman, absolutely no doubt about it.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on November 30, 2007, 11:40:58 AM
Newy could handball about 70 metres with those arms, let alone launch torpedoes that far.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 12:54:05 PM
C'mon MT where are you with the confirmation mate, who is the masked man??
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2007, 01:30:37 PM
I reckon it's Newy too. Hey I just take the photos lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 01:36:52 PM
I reckon it's Newy too. Hey I just take the photos lol.

Oh MT and I was so counting on you.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on November 30, 2007, 01:46:02 PM
Newman
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2007, 01:54:08 PM
A nice but warm and sunny day at training today. I popped in again at about 10.45am but was told some blokes had been training/running since 8.30am. Training finished around 11.45am so it was a long session for some.

No sign of the older blokes - Richo, Browny, Joel, Sugar and Simmo as they start next week - but pretty much everyone else was present. Connors still had his moon boot on but occasionally went for a short job with a limp to fetch a footy.

As for the newbies - Cotchin, Rance and Putt were there again today as was Silvester, Gazzo, Horne, Collard, Callinan, Fanning, Sullivan and a couple of smaller blokes I couldn't put a name to the face. Callinan is small but he's a dead-eye-dick around the goals. I think Zomer was there too (No. 12? for anyone else who went). Greg and Francis spent a fair bit of time watching training. I forgot to ask if Gourdis was out there  :-\.
 
As for the old hands - Moore looks like he's been on the 'roids in one photo  :o. Lids is a well-oiled machine (I'll leave that for Julz, Moi and Steph to judge).

As for the drills I saw, the first was just long kicking circle work around the oval which was finishing up as I arrived. In the next drill they worked on clearances from packs. One player would stand in the middle of about other 8 players paired up in teams (attacker and defender (orange singlets)). David King would roll the ball along the ground to the centre player and then the attacking "team" had to clear the footy and pass it to the forwards (with defenders on them) near the goals. It looked like Jack was the forward with McGuane on him. The whole squad would rotate through the drill in these groups of 8. Foley and Blingers stood out. Blingers weaving in and out and then accelerating clear was good to watch. The biggest cheer was for Kel Moore who ran around the back of the pack to receive the footy then burst clear on a bouncing 80m run, a quick one-two handball with Jack and then banged it home from 5m out.

Any questions just fire away. I'll post some photos either later tonight or tomorrow.  
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on November 30, 2007, 02:07:44 PM
How is Collard looking MT?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2007, 02:14:55 PM
How is Collard looking MT?
He looks a good size for a mid (solid not skinny). A pretty decent and natural looking kicker of the footy and accurate set-shot goalkicker too. He stands out with his bleached blonder hair. There's no scratch matches so it's hard to tell much else about him in terms of other things like accountability, reading of the play, awareness, etc...
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 30, 2007, 03:08:00 PM
From the RFC site:

Richmond’s pre-season training regime is in full swing and Wallace was pleased to report the club’s medical facilities – stretched to near-breaking point at the same time last year – were enjoying a much quieter preparation.
 
“Probably the difference for us this year is that we’ve got blokes up and running,” he said.

“The same time last year we probably had half a dozen blokes who were coming off long-term injuries that we were fighting against time to try and get them right for the year. That’s not the case this year.

“Chris Hyde’s had a minor knee surgery but he’s really about the only one who’s not able to do what he needs to do. From that point of view it’s been good but the proof is always in the pudding isn’t it?”

Important duo Nathan Brown (leg) and Troy Simmonds (ankle) were two players who laboured through pre-season last time around, but Wallace gave both a clean bill of health.

“Brownie’s back to full health and fitness,” he said.

“Troy had those problems late in the year when he had that blood clot, but he’s overcome all those problems and his ankle's fine now as well. I’ve got a full squad to pick from which is what every coach wants.”

http://richmondfc.com.au/Season2007/News/NewsArticle/tabid/6301/Default.aspx?newsId=53942
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WA Tiger on November 30, 2007, 03:29:16 PM
I reckon it's Newy too. Hey I just take the photos lol.

It's gotta be Schulz.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on November 30, 2007, 03:42:39 PM
G'day everyone. This site seems to be a great find. Great to hear about training. Thanks MightyTigers!

A few questions if you would be so kind -

How is Cogs looking?

Where is Meyer training?

Is Lids training exclusively with the forwards?

How does Rance rate defending against our current forwards?

Any noticable size changes?

Are they spending more time working for each other - laying shepperds/blocks etc rather than looking for the receive? (sorry personal beef)


Thanks for your help

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2007, 06:34:45 PM
How is Cogs looking?
Cogs is looking good Stripes and is doing full training with the rest of the squad. No noticable effects from the knee so far  :pray.

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Where is Meyer training?

Is Lids training exclusively with the forwards?

How does Rance rate defending against our current forwards?
They haven't really done a lot of that sort of specific group training as yet. More circle and in-close work. The senior players start back next week so at the moment our two main forwards Richo and Browny aren't training with the main squad yet. Lids did spend some time with the forwards on Wednesday but most of the training sessions have been done as a whole squad. Meyer has been with the mids as far as I can tell. Rance has looked clean with his disposal so far.

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Any noticable size changes?

Graham, Hughes and Moore look bigger in the upper body.
Lids is like he has been carved out of stone. Straight out of one of those late-night home-gym commercials lol.
JON looks a fraction taller than what he was listed at the start of the year.
The rest don't look too different.

Quote
Are they spending more time working for each other - laying shepperds/blocks etc rather than looking for the receive? (sorry personal beef)
They had the NRL boys down to training on Wednesday to work on tackling and today as I said in the report they did some in-close clearance work. Yep our sheparding and blocking is pretty poor. Work in progress I guess.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: peggles on November 30, 2007, 10:42:31 PM
A nice but warm and sunny day at training today. I popped in again at about 10.45am but was told some blokes had been training/running since 8.30am. Training finished around 11.45am so it was a long session for some.

No sign of the older blokes - Richo, Browny, Joel, Sugar and Simmo as they start next week - but pretty much everyone else was present. Connors still had his moon boot on but occasionally went for a short job with a limp to fetch a footy.

As for the newbies - Cotchin, Rance and Putt were there again today as was Silvester, Gazzo, Horne, Collard, Callinan, Fanning, Sullivan and a couple of smaller blokes I couldn't put a name to the face. Callinan is small but he's a dead-eye-dick around the goals. I think Zomer was there too (No. 12? for anyone else who went). Greg and Francis spent a fair bit of time watching training. I forgot to ask if Gourdis was out there  :-\.
 
As for the old hands - Moore looks like he's been on the 'roids in one photo  :o. Lids is a well-oiled machine (I'll leave that for Julz, Moi and Steph to judge).

As for the drills I saw, the first was just long kicking circle work around the oval which was finishing up as I arrived. In the next drill they worked on clearances from packs. One player would stand in the middle of about other 8 players paired up in teams (attacker and defender (orange singlets)). David King would roll the ball along the ground to the centre player and then the attacking "team" had to clear the footy and pass it to the forwards (with defenders on them) near the goals. It looked like Jack was the forward with McGuane on him. The whole squad would rotate through the drill in these groups of 8. Foley and Blingers stood out. Blingers weaving in and out and then accelerating clear was good to watch. The biggest cheer was for Kel Moore who ran around the back of the pack to receive the footy then burst clear on a bouncing 80m run, a quick one-two handball with Jack and then banged it home from 5m out.

Any questions just fire away. I'll post some photos either later tonight or tomorrow.  

thanks for that mate....greatly appreciated...

i really want someone to post a definitive confirmation that Gourdis is here training with us.....to put my mind at ease...in the previous 2 training posts...no one was able to confirm....i know it's been reported that he's with us..even on the club's own website..but....it would make me feel a lot better knowing that he's with us......perhaps we're just hiding him from the prying eyes of other clubs..
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 30, 2007, 11:22:41 PM
Photos from Friday's training

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Connors, one of the rookie chances?, Thursty, Rance and Hyde // Rainesy with Moore and Patto on his tail

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic3_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic3.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic4_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic4.jpg)
End of the clearance drill // Tuck, Collins, Patto, Morton and Connors lead the way to drinks

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic5_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic5.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic6_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic6.jpg)
Collins, Connors, Cogs and Newy walk off with the rookie chances // Hughes and Collard
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on November 30, 2007, 11:24:33 PM
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(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic7_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic7.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic8_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic8.jpg)
Moore, Flea, McGuane and Riewoldt // Lids, Morton, Howat, Petts and Schulz

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic9_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic9.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic10_thumb.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic10.jpg)
Casserly with Foley, David King and Horne behind him // The training squad with the assistant coaches
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on December 01, 2007, 12:41:39 AM
Moore looks like the hulk!

Noticeable body changes in Deledio as well.

The Tigers look fit!

Great reports and pics MT & OT.

Fantastic stuff. Thank you for the effort. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on December 01, 2007, 09:29:56 AM
Brett Deledio - now that's what I'm talking about! :clapping :bow :thumbsup

Boy how white is Riewoldt?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Infamy on December 01, 2007, 12:07:58 PM
It's Newman, absolutely no doubt about it.
There's definitely some doubt, it's Schulz
You can see in the latest photo of him without his shirt on that he's much bigger, none of our mids should be bulking up that much, it reduces mobility.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on December 01, 2007, 12:42:22 PM
There's definitely some doubt, it's Schulz
You can see in the latest photo of him without his shirt on that he's much bigger, none of our mids should be bulking up that much, it reduces mobility.

Schulz has packed it on too. Good signs.
Hopefully he recognises he's on his last chance and finally makes something of himself.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on December 01, 2007, 12:45:32 PM
It's Newman, absolutely no doubt about it.
There's definitely some doubt, it's Schulz
You can see in the latest photo of him without his shirt on that he's much bigger, none of our mids should be bulking up that much, it reduces mobility.

 ;D Newman's always been a big boy. I didn't think of Schulz though. That's the only other possibility, absolutely no doubt about it.  ;)

Just went back and had another look. I still reckon it's Newman.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2007, 04:31:09 PM
The boots looks like Newy's not Sarge's so that's why I think it's Newy.

Wednesday:
http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_281107/pic2.jpg)

Friday:
http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic5.jpg (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_301107/pic5.jpg)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on December 01, 2007, 04:41:49 PM
......and the daggy shorts.

Newman.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2007, 04:59:43 PM
thanks for that mate....greatly appreciated...

i really want someone to post a definitive confirmation that Gourdis is here training with us.....to put my mind at ease...in the previous 2 training posts...no one was able to confirm....i know it's been reported that he's with us..even on the club's own website..but....it would make me feel a lot better knowing that he's with us......perhaps we're just hiding him from the prying eyes of other clubs..
If I get to a training session this week then I'll try to find out if I see Miller around. We could be hiding him.

Boy how white is Riewoldt?
His nickname should be Ghost  ;D

Moore looks like the hulk!
2008 will be his last chance so hopefully he can build on his late form this year and this bulking up is a sign of it. At the start of August I thought he was gone but he saved himself from the cut for another year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 02, 2007, 02:27:01 PM
thanks for that mate....greatly appreciated...

i really want someone to post a definitive confirmation that Gourdis is here training with us.....to put my mind at ease...in the previous 2 training posts...no one was able to confirm....i know it's been reported that he's with us..even on the club's own website..but....it would make me feel a lot better knowing that he's with us......perhaps we're just hiding him from the prying eyes of other clubs..
If I get to a training session this week then I'll try to find out if I see Miller around. We could be hiding him.

Gourdis is definitely training at Richmond
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on December 02, 2007, 02:29:11 PM
the issue is ... is he doing enough at the moment on the track, anyone want to give us a clue as to how the young man has gone about his business.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on December 02, 2007, 07:13:38 PM
Anyone know training times for this week?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: peggles on December 02, 2007, 09:13:23 PM
thanks for that mate....greatly appreciated...

i really want someone to post a definitive confirmation that Gourdis is here training with us.....to put my mind at ease...in the previous 2 training posts...no one was able to confirm....i know it's been reported that he's with us..even on the club's own website..but....it would make me feel a lot better knowing that he's with us......perhaps we're just hiding him from the prying eyes of other clubs..
If I get to a training session this week then I'll try to find out if I see Miller around. We could be hiding him.

Gourdis is definitely training at Richmond

cheers mate..that's great to hear the confirmation....
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on December 03, 2007, 01:22:11 AM
i haven't heard of Polak ?

is he training ?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 03, 2007, 04:26:11 AM
i haven't heard of Polak ?

is he training ?

Yep Polak is in full training.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on December 03, 2007, 01:29:19 PM
Gourdis is definitely training at Richmond

Thanks.
How has he been looking at training seeing as he's shaping as our #1 PSD selection..
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: True Thylacine on December 03, 2007, 02:24:16 PM
A couple of years ago I was a big rap for Ian Callinan and hoped we would rookie him at least but wasnt to be.  The kid is enormously skilled, possibly the best kick either foot I've seen but is now 2 years older.  I am sure Rawlings had something to do with him training with us.  Anyone seen him in action or have any idea what his chances might be?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2007, 06:06:17 PM
A couple of years ago I was a big rap for Ian Callinan and hoped we would rookie him at least but wasnt to be.  The kid is enormously skilled, possibly the best kick either foot I've seen but is now 2 years older.  I am sure Rawlings had something to do with him training with us.  Anyone seen him in action or have any idea what his chances might be?
The only thing going against Callinan is his height or lack of and whether he has the pace for AFL footy. He's obviously a gun at VFL and SANFL level. His foot skills are still as good as you've described TT and he is a dead-eye-dick kick for goal be it crumbing or a set shot. I watched him the other day and he missed only one shot and that was one where the ball slipped off the side of the boot. I don't think the club would have brought or asked him over from SA and kept him training with us for so long if they weren't seriously looking at him. He's obviously one of the final 5 or 6 Miller mentioned in the paper last week. I'd rather give him a rookie spot than say Howat.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on December 03, 2007, 07:40:25 PM
The only thing going against Callinan is his height or lack of and whether he has the pace for AFL footy. He's obviously a gun at VFL and SANFL level. His foot skills are still as good as you've described TT and he is a dead-eye-dick kick for goal be it crumbing or a set shot. I watched him the other day and he missed only one shot and that was one where the ball slipped off the side of the boot. I don't think the club would have brought or asked him over from SA and kept him training with us for so long if they weren't seriously looking at him. He's obviously one of the final 5 or 6 Miller mentioned in the paper last week. I'd rather give him a rookie spot than say Howat.

I have heard of a small player with exceptional skills who is impressing at training and is looking in line for a rookie position. This is a whisper from another site, I have no hard facts to support this, but it sounds like Callinan may be the player from your description.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2007, 10:58:26 PM
I have heard of a small player with exceptional skills who is impressing at training and is looking in line for a rookie position. This is a whisper from another site, I have no hard facts to support this, but it sounds like Callinan may be the player from your description.
We can pick him up as our one mature-aged rookie.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: True Thylacine on December 04, 2007, 02:42:35 PM
A couple of years ago I was a big rap for Ian Callinan and hoped we would rookie him at least but wasnt to be.  The kid is enormously skilled, possibly the best kick either foot I've seen but is now 2 years older.  I am sure Rawlings had something to do with him training with us.  Anyone seen him in action or have any idea what his chances might be?
The only thing going against Callinan is his height or lack of and whether he has the pace for AFL footy. He's obviously a gun at VFL and SANFL level. His foot skills are still as good as you've described TT and he is a dead-eye-dick kick for goal be it crumbing or a set shot. I watched him the other day and he missed only one shot and that was one where the ball slipped off the side of the boot. I don't think the club would have brought or asked him over from SA and kept him training with us for so long if they weren't seriously looking at him. He's obviously one of the final 5 or 6 Miller mentioned in the paper last week. I'd rather give him a rookie spot than say Howat.

Many thanks MT, sounds pretty promising.  I agree with your comment re Howat as I think Callinan brings something different and desperately needed in a genuine goal sneak albeit not super quick or exactly as tall as we may prefer.  Howat, Tiv and Hyde all seem to be competing for the one spot for mine.   His ability to deliver pinpiont either side of his body wont go astray either and the kid has always had his head on straight which is a bonus.   Maybe I am just biased and want another Taswegian.....lmao
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on December 04, 2007, 04:26:59 PM
id have callinan purely because i know what im gonna get from tiv,howat and hyde. a fresh scapegoat ... i mean face would a nice change  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2007, 12:36:59 AM
Howat, Tiv and Hyde all seem to be competing for the one spot for mine.   His ability to deliver pinpiont either side of his body wont go astray either and the kid has always had his head on straight which is a bonus.   
Yep TT. Howat, Tivs and Hyde only use their non-dominant leg and foot for standing on. Tivs at least has tried to be more "inside" this year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2007, 01:13:26 PM
Just got back from a warm day at training. Only about a third the squad trained fully today. Mostly the senior players  - Lids, Polak, Browny, Joel, Richo, Polo, Petts, JON, Tambo, Tivs, White, Thursty, Foley and Kingy. Rance was the only newbie who did the main training.

Hyde jogged a fair few laps (coming back from a knee injury)
McMahon did 100m straight semi-sprints and did a few laps.
Sugar, Newy and Cass did a few 200m runs together.
Howat, Collins and Gus were also doing some running on their own. Gus is looking superfit and bigger in the upper body.
Simmo did some ruck practice (non-contact) which was good to see along with Patto and Gus.

I saw Rainsey in the race for a sec. I was told Rainsey and a few others were out there when training started but they had gone inside.

No sign of any of the PSD/rookie trainees today. So I still haven't seen Gourdis.

As for drills, they were doing some agility work again when I rocked up. The players were paired up with a rope or elastic cord tied between them. With cones about 1m apart they would move sideways back and forth facing each then turn and run/sprint 100m. Not sure how hard the others were running but sheesh Rance is quick going by today's training and not just for his size either. He's quick to accelerate to high speed. He was teamed up with poor old Joel first and dragged him along  :lol then comfortably kept ahead of Whitey who is no snail.

After that Thursty, Polo, Kingy and Richo went for some kick to kick while Newy joined the main squad for tackling practice with the NRL guys. First up was some 1-on-1 wrestling on the ground. Um Richo showed some of his "bedroom" moves when he was on top of Rance  :whistle. Welcome to the AFL Alex  ;D. Next up was some 1-on-1 basic tackling. They finished with each player having to lay on the ground and then jump up and tackle someone trying to run past them. Polak copped it in the nether region when he tackled Rance and had to have some time out. Rance found out that Foley and a few others have some tricks in their bag to avoid being tackled. He got a bit ticked off with himself but the others walked over and gave him a encouraging rub on the head and tap on the back.

Training overall has been in good spirits and as someone I sit with mentioned to me Plough isn't training them into the ground after what happened last year with all the injuries we copped with that NAB 15 idea.
 
I only took a couple of photos today which I'll post later tonight. Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on December 05, 2007, 01:52:41 PM
Sounds like Rance was trying to kill a few of the old fellas. Good to hear Richo asserted his dominance in the tackling practice, though I have a very unsavoury mental picture after your  description MT. Thanks for that, going to take me a few days to get over it. The Dog Whisperer would be impressed.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on December 05, 2007, 01:56:47 PM
Rance seems to have made a bright start- good attitude, works hard, self analysis, seems to have other players trying to educate him ... not a bad start at all.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 05, 2007, 11:22:25 PM
Pics from Wednesday's training. Apologies in advance for them not being crystal clear.

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(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic1_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic1.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic2_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic2.jpg)
Gus and the rest of the squad training in background // Howat, Sugar, Newy and Casserly

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic3_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic3.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic4_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic4.jpg)
Browny, JON, Lids, King, Joel, Petts, White, Rance, Richo, Foley, Polak and co. // The boys all tied up

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic5_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic5.jpg)
Wednesday wrestling
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on December 06, 2007, 10:30:28 AM
Come on guys. This is one of the best threads on the board IMO. Lets not fill it up with rubbish. Plenty of other places you can have a go at one another.

Looks like my concern has been addressed. My post doesn't make much sense any more. Thanks mods.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on December 06, 2007, 12:08:44 PM
Come on guys. This is one of the best threads on the board IMO. Lets not fill it up with rubbish. Plenty of other places you can have a go at one another.

 :clapping

I second that!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on December 06, 2007, 12:25:24 PM
Pics from Wednesday's training. Apologies in advance for them not being crystal clear.

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(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic1_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic1.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic2_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic2.jpg)
Gus and the rest of the squad training in background // Howat, Sugar, Newy and Casserly

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic3_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic3.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic4_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic4.jpg)
Browny, JON, Lids, King, Joel, Petts, White, Rance, Richo, Foley, Polak and co. // The boys all tied up

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic5_thumb.JPG) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_051207/pic5.jpg)
Wednesday wrestling
Thank you, thank you, thank you. :clapping :bow
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 07, 2007, 01:41:17 PM
yes the topic....

Tiger training


I believe the Tigers may have did some of this today :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 07, 2007, 02:34:06 PM
yes the topic....

Tiger training


I believe the Tigers may have did some of this today :thumbsup
They weren't training on the oval when I went past Punt Rd today but I saw Matty White get out of his car with his bag and then go back to the car twice because he had forgotten something lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 07, 2007, 07:35:20 PM
They weren't training on the oval when I went past Punt Rd today but I saw Matty White get out of his car with his bag and then go back to the car twice because he had forgotten something lol.

In the gym I'd think - weights, boxing etc

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on December 16, 2007, 12:12:16 PM
when is our next training session ?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 16, 2007, 05:57:32 PM
when is our next training session ?
They must be finishing up soon for the Christmas break.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on December 17, 2007, 02:43:57 PM
A caller just rang SEN saying Whitey ran the Tan in 13.03 last week.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on December 17, 2007, 03:12:00 PM
A caller just rang SEN saying Whitey ran the Tan in 13.03 last week.
Yeah, was posted on y&b today as well.

http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/forum/showpost.php?p=134123&postcount=86
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on December 17, 2007, 03:51:29 PM
are you serious ???

that means it is the record ???

Craig ran it in 13:10 ???

well done White !!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 17, 2007, 06:30:54 PM
Mottram holds the record at 10.12 (officially) and 10.08 (unofficially when running against Richmond this time last year). Whitey now holds the record for an AFL footballer  :clapping.

The Tan

There is a 3.8 km running track parallel to the perimeter fence of the Botanic Gardens. Officially termed The Tan Track as it has a surface of tan bark, it is more commonly and affectionately known as The Tan.

The Tan originally served as a horse track for Melbourne's well-heeled, and is now one of Melbourne's most frequented locations for joggers. Locals, visitors and famous alike now share the space as its international reputation has grown. The Tan is often used in training by professional athletes, such as AFL footballers, particularly during pre-season time-trials. Running greats such as Hitcham El Guerrouj, Steve Ovett, Cathy Freeman, and Sonia O'Sullivan have all rubbed shoulders with the general public on The Tan.

The quickest lap of the Tan has been held by such notable Australian runners as Robert de Castella and Steve Monaghetti (10:41, 2003). The current record is 10 minutes and 12 seconds, run by Craig Mottram in 2004. On the 21st of December, 2006, Craig Mottram unofficially broke his personal best time around the tan, running a scorching 10 minutes and 8 seconds [1] while running with the Richmond Football Club during their pre-season training. He gave the footballers a two-and-a-half minute head start and still managed to beat them comprehensively.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Botanic_Gardens,_Melbourne#The_Tan
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on December 18, 2007, 12:00:13 AM
ohhhh got my results wrong big time !

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on December 21, 2007, 03:28:46 PM
this page has been stuck on page60 for awhile. sadly i think its gonna stay like that till next year oh well...waiting......waiting................
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 21, 2007, 04:31:27 PM
this page has been stuck on page60 for awhile. sadly i think its gonna stay like that till next year oh well...waiting......waiting................

My report is this ....

Training has finished for 2007 they will be back sometime around the 2nd week of January 2008
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2007, 05:34:49 PM
this page has been stuck on page60 for awhile. sadly i think its gonna stay like that till next year oh well...waiting......waiting................
Thought I give the sleep and food deprivation a miss and wait until the new year ;)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on December 21, 2007, 05:50:54 PM
can we at least try to tip it over to the 61st?  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on December 21, 2007, 06:30:50 PM
why its only training lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 22, 2007, 12:06:08 AM
why its only training lol

Jake KIng told the AGM he did 305 push ups in row at the Camp
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on December 22, 2007, 09:20:37 AM
why its only training lol

Jake KIng told the AGM he did 305 push ups in row at the Camp

 on one finger too :o.... almost there ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on December 22, 2007, 04:18:32 PM
I am still amazed that Lids at 20 is the strongest players on our list. Incredible! Not sure if he is the fastest though?

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 22, 2007, 04:37:46 PM
I am still amazed that Lids at 20 is the strongest players on our list. Incredible! Not sure if he is the fastest though?
Lids would be close to the fastest if he isn't. Kingy won the GF sprint and Axel came second? after Fev was given a Flemington straight start. Whitey's got toe and Blingers and JON are meant to be super quick although they don't use it to their advantage during games. McMahon should be up there too. At training Rance showed he is pretty quick and he's 193cm tall.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 23, 2007, 05:04:49 PM
Training re-starts on January 2nd 2008
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: peggles on December 23, 2007, 11:30:44 PM
I am still amazed that Lids at 20 is the strongest players on our list. Incredible! Not sure if he is the fastest though?
Lids would be close to the fastest if he isn't. Kingy won the GF sprint and Axel came second? after Fev was given a Flemington straight start. Whitey's got toe and Blingers and JON are meant to be super quick although they don't use it to their advantage during games. McMahon should be up there too. At training Rance showed he is pretty quick and he's 193cm tall.

also let's not forget Gourdis....he's super quick also
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on December 24, 2007, 09:46:11 AM
and we made it to 61  :jump :jump :jump
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on December 24, 2007, 10:39:12 AM
I am still amazed that Lids at 20 is the strongest players on our list. Incredible! Not sure if he is the fastest though?
Lids would be close to the fastest if he isn't. Kingy won the GF sprint and Axel came second? after Fev was given a Flemington straight start. Whitey's got toe and Blingers and JON are meant to be super quick although they don't use it to their advantage during games. McMahon should be up there too. At training Rance showed he is pretty quick and he's 193cm tall.

also let's not forget Gourdis....he's super quick also
It's going to be exciting in a couple years time watching these quick talls we've picked up create havoc.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: T2 on December 25, 2007, 04:20:23 PM
kind of makes up for the fact jack and cleve are on the slow side

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 01, 2008, 11:13:23 PM
I think it's back to work for the Tigers on Friday  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: sabartooth on January 02, 2008, 10:25:32 PM
Training re-starts on January 2nd 2008
was there any training done today or is this report incorrect :whistle
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 02, 2008, 10:37:03 PM
Training re-starts on January 2nd 2008
was there any training done today or is this report incorrect :whistle
They may have had a Tan time trial today. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: sabartooth on January 02, 2008, 10:47:48 PM
thanks mt anyone know about the results . l thought howat was the fastest last year around the tan now it seems whitey is striding out quite well    :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 02, 2008, 11:10:51 PM
Hopefully they all came back in good shape and stayed away from the Christmas pudd. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 03, 2008, 08:21:00 AM
Training re-starts on January 2nd 2008
was there any training done today or is this report incorrect :whistle
They may have had a Tan time trial today. 

Sorry I got my dates wrong  ;D not the 2nd, the 4th

Tan run around is Friday
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on January 04, 2008, 08:21:38 PM
how did the Tan go ?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2008, 09:18:42 PM
how did the Tan go ?

Nothing on Ch 10 news about it. Only showed the boys in the David Mandie pool.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 05, 2008, 05:54:38 AM
from the Herald-Sun

The players chose a bad day to resume training after the Christmas break with the temperature already nudging 30C and a compulsory fitness assessment time trial lap of the Tan awaiting them yesterday morning.

Cameron Howat was the first Tiger to complete the 3.8km course in about 13 minutes.

Daniel Jackson and Chris Hyde were next home, about 40m behind Howat. Star forward Matthew Richardson took around 14 minutes.

(http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,5828510,00.jpg)

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,23007917%255E20322,00.html

Richmond preseason training resumes Monday.
Community camp in Echuca from February 5-7.
NAB Cup v St Kilda, Telstra Dome, February 15.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/the-sweat-science/2008/01/04/1198950074526.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: sabartooth on January 05, 2008, 02:53:34 PM
simmo looks buggered ::)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2008, 04:36:34 PM
At least it's good to know Simmo is running as far as his ankle goes. Hopefully for his and our sake the blood clot problem is behind him too and he can get off the Warfarin soon.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: sabartooth on January 06, 2008, 12:57:49 PM
At least it's good to know Simmo is running as far as his ankle goes. Hopefully for his and our sake the blood clot problem is behind him too and he can get off the Warfarin soon.
whats warfarin doc ?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 06, 2008, 01:43:39 PM
a blood thinner for clots
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 06, 2008, 02:26:52 PM
Careful who you're calling a clot, Simmo's got a black belt in karate.   :whistle  8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ox on January 06, 2008, 03:18:30 PM
lmao
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 06, 2008, 08:46:47 PM
on the gear myself actually. 10mg (2x5mg tabs) everyday for the term of my natural life. They want to keep my I.N.R. (blood viscosity) at 2.7 to 3.0 which just means 2.7 to 3.0 times thinner than normal thickness.

doesnt really affect your natural physical ability in any way just if you bleed from a cut or something it takes a tad longer for it to clot up.

I also notice in high altitude i tend to get out of breath a tad quicker than i normally would.

He's coming off the warfarin soon and it wont be a problem at all. I'd say he's on it now purely for safety's sake.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 06, 2008, 09:46:40 PM
on the gear myself actually. 10mg (2x5mg tabs) everyday for the term of my natural life. They want to keep my I.N.R. (blood viscosity) at 2.7 to 3.0 which just means 2.7 to 3.0 times thinner than normal thickness.

Do you have to have regular blood tests blx so they can monitor your INR levels?

Incredible drug Warfarin - contains Rat sack ;D. We used to give Ma Powell heaps about taking rat sack :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 06, 2008, 11:11:57 PM
All this talk about warfarin - sounds like an episode of House!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on January 06, 2008, 11:44:42 PM
would House have a diagnosis on the Richmond Football Club ???
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 12:27:22 AM
would House have a diagnosis on the Richmond Football Club ???
In a self-induced coma for the past 25 years but now slowly coming out of it  :pray  ;).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on January 07, 2008, 06:28:40 AM
i reckon our players should be made to drink straight goats milk  ;D
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Rodgerramjet on January 07, 2008, 06:17:22 PM
i reckon our players should be made to drink straight goats milk  ;D

W00t straight from the teat.  :gobdrop
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 10, 2008, 07:33:31 AM
on the gear myself actually. 10mg (2x5mg tabs) everyday for the term of my natural life. They want to keep my I.N.R. (blood viscosity) at 2.7 to 3.0 which just means 2.7 to 3.0 times thinner than normal thickness.

Do you have to have regular blood tests blx so they can monitor your INR levels?

Incredible drug Warfarin - contains Rat sack ;D. We used to give Ma Powell heaps about taking rat sack :thumbsup

yeah regular blood tests at varying times. average about 1-2 a month.

Rat Sack hey, sounds like an band name from the 80's.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 10, 2008, 10:21:36 AM
Miller said Simmo won't be allowed to do any contact work until February but apart from that no problems. Cogs going very well too. Thankfully no serious injuries so far (touchwood  :pray).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: julzqld on January 11, 2008, 09:06:59 AM
Surely with all the heat in Melbourne, there should be plenty of pics of shirtless players training?  On Chan 10 news the other night, they had Freo players trainingn in speedos.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Fishfinger on January 11, 2008, 10:03:40 AM
Was it a story about a bird smuggling operation?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mjs on January 11, 2008, 01:09:23 PM
Surely with all the heat in Melbourne, there should be plenty of pics of shirtless players training?  On Chan 10 news the other night, they had Freo players trainingn in speedos.

HB julz - I see I started that birthday thread years ago  :lol

Re speedos - I'm pretty sure I can get some photos of Little Jackie doing his thing around the block if you're keen  :help
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 11, 2008, 03:42:50 PM
Surely with all the heat in Melbourne, there should be plenty of pics of shirtless players training?  On Chan 10 news the other night, they had Freo players trainingn in speedos.
They sure come up with some odd training drills over in the west. First the Eagles training blindfolded and without footys and now Freo the other day.

You'll have to contact the club Julz and say you're a biomechanics expert if you want that sort of thing  :wallywink.

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tiga on January 16, 2008, 09:20:59 AM
Surely with all the heat in Melbourne, there should be plenty of pics of shirtless players training?  On Chan 10 news the other night, they had Freo players trainingn in speedos.
They sure come up with some odd training drills over in the west. First the Eagles training blindfolded and without footys and now Freo the other day.


I think the blindfolds are for them to get used to the sensation of solitary confinement. Well the club did say they were going to have more involvement in supporting their players off-field issues.  The blindfold apparently also helps in finding your stash on the car floor when it falls off the back seat whilst trying to avoid the local constabulary! :lol
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2008, 01:02:25 PM
First training report of 2008  :thumbsup.

Training today was at Vic Park  :P. Went for about 2.5 hours but I only saw the last hour.

Howat has done ligament damage to his ankle is on crutches and Connors has re-hurt his ankle  ::). Gus had one ankle tapped but he did the whole session. Collins also looked to have hurt himself at one stage but he completed the session. It was hard to see who was in the rehab group but I presume Cotchin was one as he didn't do all of the drills (he was walking freely though). Also McGuane told a friend of mine that he had OP over the past year and is just now getting over it. 

On the positive news front I was told Simmo was involved in some of the contact drills. So hopefully that means he's off the Warfarin (blood thinner) and is ready to go. Cogs said he's happy with how things are going. Meyer is also apparently pain-free.

The drills that I saw were inside 50/forward line drills. Basically pairing up as 1-on-1 attackers/defenders from the centre and forward lines and the attacking team needing to score. The other one was mainly lead up work from the goalsquare.  The skill level was decent but I wouldn't say they weren't going hundred miles an hour in training today.   

As far as match-ups:  Rance on Richo/Hughes, Raines on Lids, King/Jordy on Collard, Silvester on Putt. Petts, Edwards and Polak were also forwards. Foley was ripping it up and probably the standout of today.

I've taken some photos so I'll post them tonight. Not a hot day today so sorry Julz.

Any questions fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 16, 2008, 01:24:51 PM
Connors has re-hurt his ankle  ::).

Thanks as always MT. :thumbsup

Very disappointing news about Connors re-injured ankle. :(
Given Cotchin's ongoing lower leg problems as well it is some reason to worry.

These two exciting prospects are where I'd hoped some improvement to our team might come from this year but interrupted pre-seasons are not going to help them one iota during the '08 season.

A few questions..

How did Rance look against Richo?

Is Schulz lining up in defence or attack during the drills?

How freely is Meyer moving?

Cheers


Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2008, 01:46:18 PM
Connors has re-hurt his ankle  ::).

Thanks as always MT. :thumbsup

Very disappointing news about Connors re-injured ankle. :(
Given Cotchin's ongoing lower leg problems as well it is some reason to worry.

These two exciting prospects are where I'd hoped some improvement to our team might come from this year but interrupted pre-seasons are not going to help them one iota during the '08 season.

A few questions..

How did Rance look against Richo?

Is Schulz lining up in defence or attack during the drills?

How freely is Meyer moving?

Cheers
Rance was only on Richo for a little while to be honest and there wasn't any vigorous defending today from anyone. The defenders were more there to clog space and most passes went to those who lead out on a 45 degree ankle than straight up the ground. Rance is a good size for a first year tall kid but Richo is massive compared to him.

We were watching the group nearest the Sherrin stand end so I didn't notice much of what Schulz did. When Rawlings had all the forwards around him Schulz wasn't one of them. I forgot to say Jack was playing as a forward too. Connors and Cotchin listened in to so perhaps a clue where they might be spending there time this year once they get right.

I saw Danny at the end walking past but it was a friend at training who told me he was now pain-free. She thought he had bulked up a bit too.

Speaking of bulk, Gourdis is a big lad. Incredible he is also the fastest  :o.

Oh and I forgot to mention on the photo front that I inadvertently captured in the background a certain senior leadership player "rearranging the furniture" through his shorts. I doubt I'll post it but it's amazing what the camera picks up  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 16, 2008, 01:48:32 PM
Thanks again MT.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 16, 2008, 09:33:01 PM
Photos from today's training

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Collard, King, Raines, Lids // Forward group with Rawlings (Petts obscured leads the discussion)

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The whole squad // Hyde, Hughes (obscured), Edwards, Petts and Collard
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 16, 2008, 09:42:44 PM
Thumbnails: (Click on pic to enlarge)

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Lids, Polak // Rance, McGuane, King

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Gus, Cogs, Tivs, Polo and Putt, Patto // poor Cam on crutches
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 16, 2008, 09:50:55 PM
Thumbnails: (Click on pic to enlarge)

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/thumb_pic9.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/pic9.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/thumb_pic10.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/pic10.jpg)
Simmo // Moore and Tuck

(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/thumb_pic11.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/pic11.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/thumb_pic12.jpg) (http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_160108/pic12.jpg)
Lids // Casserley
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Dud free zone on January 16, 2008, 11:02:06 PM
Thanks MT for the report.  What's the prognosis on Connors' ankle?  Will it affect his availability for NAB cup?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2008, 11:10:12 PM
Thanks MT for the report.  What's the prognosis on Connors' ankle?  Will it affect his availability for NAB cup?
Not 100% sure. He's reinjured the same ankle but he was still able to walk around on it barefoot (he straight away took the shoe off). Hopefully it's not too bad.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 16, 2008, 11:33:39 PM
good to see polak in the forward group. I hope they use him deep near the goals, FF.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on January 17, 2008, 08:56:15 AM
Thanks MT for the report.  What's the prognosis on Connors' ankle?  Will it affect his availability for NAB cup?
Not 100% sure. He's reinjured the same ankle but he was still able to walk around on it barefoot (he straight away took the shoe off). Hopefully it's not too bad.

So he hurt it at that training session?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigersalive on January 17, 2008, 09:51:21 AM
Geez Collard is a stocker little bugger.  :rollin
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: richmondrules on January 17, 2008, 11:53:39 AM
Geez Collard is a stocker little bugger.  :rollin

Yeah, he's kind of funny looking. His hair doesn't help either. Hope he can play football, that's all I care about.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2008, 04:31:18 PM
Thanks MT for the report.  What's the prognosis on Connors' ankle?  Will it affect his availability for NAB cup?
Not 100% sure. He's reinjured the same ankle but he was still able to walk around on it barefoot (he straight away took the shoe off). Hopefully it's not too bad.

So he hurt it at that training session?
I didn't see him do it but he apparently re-injured it yesterday.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2008, 04:32:32 PM
good to see polak in the forward group. I hope they use him deep near the goals, FF.
As mentioned in the Polak thread, he apparently will be playing FF this year.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Gracie on January 17, 2008, 06:12:22 PM
good to see polak in the forward group. I hope they use him deep near the goals, FF.
As mentioned in the Polak thread, he apparently will be playing FF this year.

That is good news. MT how does Rance look compared to Polak body shape wise. Just interested how far away you see Rance from playing consistently in the top side. Other reports have him not far off
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 17, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
good to see polak in the forward group. I hope they use him deep near the goals, FF.
As mentioned in the Polak thread, he apparently will be playing FF this year.

That is good news. MT how does Rance look compared to Polak body shape wise. Just interested how far away you see Rance from playing consistently in the top side. Other reports have him not far off

i have no doubt rance is ready to go the only thing is i think as the season goes on fatigue will be the biggest factor. Needs to be monitored.

Cotchin should also be eased into the season especially with his ankle. Give him a taste this year to make sure he's honky dory for next years preseason then release the Cotch on the world fully fit and ready to go.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: 3121 on January 17, 2008, 08:47:01 PM

Cotchin should also be eased into the season especially with his ankle. Give him a taste this year to make sure he's honky dory for next years preseason then release the Cotch on the world fully fit and ready to go.


I agree with ya about easing in Cotch, but he'll need at least 1, if not 2 full uninterupted pre-seasons before he leaves the nest.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 17, 2008, 10:24:12 PM
Gee I reckon D-ick Smith will be hoping the new Reebok stuff turns up soon - we are still wearing last years training tops with the Motorola logo on them
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2008, 10:33:37 PM
That is good news. MT how does Rance look compared to Polak body shape wise. Just interested how far away you see Rance from playing consistently in the top side. Other reports have him not far off

i have no doubt rance is ready to go the only thing is i think as the season goes on fatigue will be the biggest factor. Needs to be monitored.
Agree with blx. No reason Rance can't play a number of AFL games this year as body-wise he's fairly developed already for a 18 year old.  Even Terry said last night that Rance will play in the NAB Cup at some stage. Polak's taller than Rance. Alex is 192cm tall.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 01:00:28 PM
Just got back from training today at a very warm Vic Park. I got there at 10.40am so they would've have started a lot earlier. Finished up at midday. Today was the first mini scratch match of the year. Basically a 25-30 min quarter. Lots of goals for a change.

On the injury front, in rehab were Connors, Howat, Gus, McGuane and Meyer. They basically did handball and in close reflex stuff near the boundary. Cotchin, Simmo and Cogs trained with the main squad before stepping out of the practice match. It seems Cotch is allowed to run and do handball drills at this stage but no kicking based on today. Gus, McGaune and Meyer were able to run to and from the boundary to the huddles when Terry wanted a chat so hopefully it's just niggles and we're being precautious. McGuane as I mentioned on Wednesday is starting to get better from OP he had last year. Howat was off the crutches but still limping. Sugar and Collins needed attention for blisters.

When I arrived they were in the middle of a handball drill they also did last year. In groups of 6 they would handball between each other until they reached Rawlings or McRae who would knock the ball down and then it would become a 3 on 3 task where one side would need to maintain possession  until the got back to the main group.

The next drill was a full ground kick and run and carry. 4 groups in each pocket and you needed to pass the ball to the someone in the centre, who'd dish it off back to you and you pass it again to the opposite pocket. All cleanly done.

Terry commented that the enthusiasm and workrate was very good. They were a touch rusty in the hands but overall he was pleased with things so far this preseason. Happy to have basically everyone on the training track.

After a drink which was treated like a quarter time break it was time for the scratch match. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 01:55:39 PM
continued.....

The squad was split up into Yellows and Whites. David King had Cotch set up with a camera in the Sherrin stand behind the goals to take footage of this end's match-ups. I might not have everyone in theri right position as there were many rotations and it was hard to see what was happening at the Yarra Falls end. Today was a good guide as to wear certain players will be playing this year.

Match-ups

Yellow backs:      Tuck    King       plus    Raines, Gourdis, Thursty, Morton 
White forwards:  Richo   Collard     plus    Jordy, Patto, Browny, Collins

Yellow mids:  Cartledge   Hyde   Tambo    Foley/Polo   Newy   White       
White  mids:  Putt         Tivs     Edwards  JON/Sugar  Jacko   Casserly

Yellow forwards:  Petts      Riewoldt   Hughes  Polak  (more CHF)  Polo   Lids (in goalsquare)
White backs:      Bowden    Moore     Rance    Schulz                JON    Silvester

Score

Yellows:  7.5-47
Whites:  4.4-28

Goalkickers

Yellows:
goals - Hughes 2, Foley, Newy, Raines, White, Lids.
bhds - Lids 2, Tambo, Petts, Morton (all set shots)

Whites:
goals - Richo 2, Browny 2
bhds - 2 were rushed off the pack. I couldn't see who kicked the other two.

Special mentions

It was mostly a free flowing game. Lots of midfield rotations and only a couple of minding jobs (looked like Sugar and JON had them). Sugar took the kick-ins too for the whites. The yellows pretty much dominated fair chunks of the quarter and looked the more dangerous side. They were a lot cleaner going forward and their forwards teamed very well which set up numerous scoring chances. They could have kicked 10 goals if their set shot radar was better. The Whites comitted 2-3 clear turnovers going forward which caused Plough to yell out. I was surprised the difference was only 3 goals at the end although possession wise there wasn't too much difference.

Hughes: Most impressed by Cleve today. Really presented himself well on the lead and was rewarded with two goals. His attitude has been questioned in the past but you couldn't fault him today. His first goal started him off. After going for the ball in a pack with Jack he got the handball from Jack and nailed it on the run from an acute angle  :clapping. Cleve had the better of Rance (it's only his first hitout) although Rance rebounded well out of defence 3 times (fluffed one kick).

Lids: Played close to goal all game and could have had 3 goals if he had kicked straight. No fault of Silvester as he was effective and on Lids' shoulder most of the time but when someone can vertically jump high unaided and mark the ball in his fingertips as well as mark a footy one-handed under his armpit at full pace he's a bit hard to stop ;).

Jack: Didn't kick a goal but look dangerous every time the ball went near him.

Raines played well and kicked a nice running bouncing goal. Collected the ball in the midfield and then bounced his way to 50 and fired. He said afterwards he had just run back after intercepting a turnover so after 3 bounces he was "f*****" and he hoped it would just go through  :lol.

Newy played in the midfield from what I saw. He was told to man up once but apart from that was effective in combo with Foley and Tambo and Hyde on a wing. Another nice running goal from the other pocket. Tambo had the better of Edwards.

Jacko was probably the whites best midfielder. Singlehandedly set up one of Richo's goals. Richo pretty much stayed inside 50. Browny only once twice ventured further up the ground.

Out of the newbies - Jordy and Collard didn't do much although it was hard to see the other end from where we were. Jordy was played strangely forward for most of the game. He only came down to the defence end once to receive a kick-in and he looked so much better behind the ball. A 50m kick straight to teammate on the wing.
 
Morton did okay as did most of the yellow defenders. Not sure why Tucky was down there  ???.

Cartledge had the better of Putt IMO but once again that's not expected given the experience and age difference.  It was good to see the ruckmen working both ways up the ground and deep.         

Forgot to mention there was also a kid wearing 48 in white who might have been one of the AIS trainees but I'm not sure.

I didn't have my camera unfortunately so no pics today. Any questions just fire away.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: wayne on January 18, 2008, 02:01:00 PM
Great report MT  :clapping

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 02:06:47 PM
Cheers wayne. It was good to finally see some footy played  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 03:19:54 PM
I forgot to mention Thursty copped it in the guts at one stage which he apprently brought up (at the Yarra Falls end) and was winded but he's okay too. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 18, 2008, 11:16:36 PM
These reports are pure gold MT. Always appreciated. 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: crackertiger on January 18, 2008, 11:43:04 PM
Thanks MT :clapping

Tell us more about Jon and Jackson?

Do you know when they will be training again?


cracker   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 12:42:02 AM
Thanks MT :clapping

Tell us more about Jon and Jackson?

Do you know when they will be training again?


cracker   
JON started on Polo on a HBF and then spent time chasing after Foley around the midfield before moving back onto Polo. I didn't actually see him get a possession  :-\ apart from a good punch away from Polo. It looked like he was tagging both as he wasn't chasing the footy himself although he didn't shut down either Polo and especially Foley.

Jacko played the whole time in the midfield. It looked like he was given freedom to win the footy as he wasn't tagging or playing anyone too tightly. Probably got a handful of possessions in total and did a couple of nice things. His decision making and execution was very good going forward. Watching him you felt the ball was in good hands when he did have it. His best moment was winning the ball from the centre bounce and hitting Richo on the chest which set up the White team's first goal.

Not sure when or where training is next week yet. PM me next week CT and I'll see if I can find out. The club is still saying they aren't public sessions.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Infamy on January 19, 2008, 12:58:37 PM
Top stuff MT
You know the season it getting close now the practise matches are starting.
Under a month to go!!!
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: 3121 on January 19, 2008, 01:39:51 PM
Thanks for the report MT.

Can you tell us, how did Edwards play?  Did he show any silky skills?  What was his kicking like?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 02:04:45 PM
Thanks for the report MT.

Can you tell us, how did Edwards play?  Did he show any silky skills?  What was his kicking like?
Edwards played the whole time in the midfield and was fairly quiet possession wise (perhaps 2-3 possessions). He played on Tambo who had the better of him (Tambo was very good) except for once when he left Tambo for dead with a clever blind 360 degree turn and then bursted away. Kicking was fine although as I said he didn't get much of it to judge properly. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: crackertiger on January 19, 2008, 09:44:45 PM
I hope that Jacko gets a chance to play as a midfielder free of the tagger role this year. I'm sure he's learnt a lot over the last couple of years. Jacko has the toughness of Tucky but with more pace and better evasive skills imho. I think he would hit targets inside 50 better then Tucky could. Tuck wins the ball and blazes away inside 50. Jacko looks for a target and is learning how to find them. It's time to move Jon into Jacko's old role as a run with player and let him learn the game. Tuck could play as a tough half forward or half back changing with Jacko through the middle.       
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 10:19:21 PM
Agree on Tucky CT. We won't improve until we find and add a number of classy A-graders into our midfield.

If JON is to become a run with player he's going to have to learn he can't allow his opponent to be 20m off him.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigerfan1961 on January 20, 2008, 05:55:55 PM
How was the Schulz/Polak contest? Seems like Polly did not get a goal, which possibly augurs well for Schulz as a defender this year?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2008, 06:44:15 PM
How was the Schulz/Polak contest? Seems like Polly did not get a goal, which possibly augurs well for Schulz as a defender this year?
A strange contest that one. Polak started high up (more CHF) but they were really bypassed as the Yellow mids were able to run forward of centre and kick deeper towards Hughes, Jack and Lids. In the couple of contests they were involved in it was a pack situation and Sarge was able to spoil.

For me the issue Sarge is going to have to deal with is the same one he has when he plays forward himself. He's got stay in contest when the ball spills from the pack and hits the ground. Those second and third efforts especially need to be there if he is going to play defence.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on January 20, 2008, 07:40:18 PM
Well done Mightytigers! Great insightful reports. A pleasure to read especially during a footy drought. :)

I'm very interested in how the players who are playing in new roles went such as Casserly, Newman, Lids, Polak and Cogs (2 years absent).

I think Newman in the midfield will be a masterstroke as will Lids and Polak in the forwardline. The only problem I have with this is that I thought McMahon and possibly McGuane/Moore/Rance/Silvester would be played in the backline in free up Newman and Polak but McMahon in the forwardline seems to throw out this theory.

Casserly could be a great find for the midfield given his size, skills and speed but this depends on his ability to remain injury free which to date has proved his bugbear.

Cogs - expectations are unrealistically high from my end even though I know this year will be a rebuilding (confidence, skills and speed) year more than likely for the young fellow. Any information on him would be extremely appreciated though.

Once again thankyou for your reports MT

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2008, 08:34:45 PM
Cogs is training fully with the main squad as far as drills go but didn't play in the practice match. Likewise Simmo didn't either. Plough said on 3aw that Cogs wouldn't be ready for the first NAB Cup game so they are rightly being cautious with him and not rushing things.

Newy was very good. Apart from one time when he was told by a teammate to man up in the midfield, he provided good run through the midfield and along one wing, got a heap of footy and pushed forward to nail a nice goal from a tight angle which he was pretty happy about.

I didn't notice Cass too much. A couple of possessions that I saw but not too much influence on the game.

I mentioned Lids in the main report. Played FF starting deep in the goalsquare with Hughes and Jack 20m in front of him. Would use his explosive pace, leap and sticky hands to take marks about 30m out within the "vee". Really should have had 3 goals but missed two set shots.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on January 20, 2008, 08:38:23 PM

Newy was very good. Apart from one time when he was told by a teammate to man up in the midfield, he provided good run through the midfield and along one wing, got a heap of footy and pushed forward to nail a nice goal from a tight angle which he was pretty happy about.

I didn't notice Cass too much. A couple of possessions that I saw but not too much influence on the game.

I mentioned Lids in the main report. Played FF starting deep in the goalsquare with Hughes and Jack 20m in front of him. Would use his explosive pace, leap and sticky hands to take marks about 30m out within the "vee". Really should have had 3 goals but missed two set shots.

Disappointing to hear about Cass but Newy and Lids sound the goods. Could we be witnessing the start of a new forwardline structure here?

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2008, 08:49:45 PM
Disappointing to hear about Cass but Newy and Lids sound the goods. Could we be witnessing the start of a new forwardline structure here?

Stripes
Hopefully but we should wait till we see them perform against real AFL opposition before getting too excited. When you think about it they were only playing against Coburg's backline :shh.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on January 20, 2008, 09:23:52 PM
Newy was outstanding in the midfield during the International Rules series while playing for Sheeds. I was always surprized when he wasn't played in a similiar role for our team there-after. With McMahon moving back into the backline (potentially) this would allow Newman the freedom to finally take up this role and add a strong bodied player with plenty of skills straight into the area. From what you said though he needs to become more accountable though while playing there which surprizes me considering that he has had to be nothing but accountable as a defender for years.

You are right about the forwardline and there opponents but I do have high hopes for Lids in particular and Jack just has a nack of creating goals, for himself or his teammates, whenever he gets the ball. Problem is he just didn't seem to get the ball enough for our Tigers last year. I still think Richo is unintentionally holding back our young forwards at the moment but that is for another thread isn't it ;)

Thanks once again MT

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2008, 10:10:24 PM
I wouldn't be too concerned about Newy's accountability based on being pulled up once in a scratch match. On Friday I would've been pointing the finger more to whoever was matched-up against Newy. A coach won't mind if it's his player who is the more influential and damaging.

I still think Richo is unintentionally holding back our young forwards at the moment but that is for another thread isn't it ;)
LOL and an emotive one at that  ;).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on January 21, 2008, 04:18:17 PM
Anyone know training times for wednesday?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Z-28 on January 21, 2008, 04:30:54 PM
lids will always look dangerous if they keep playing snails like sylvester on him, if they are serious about turning him into a forward then put thursty on him for a bit and then we'll see what he's made of

thanks for the report MT
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 21, 2008, 07:46:26 PM
1st Richmond Tigers Public Training Session for 2008

10am Friday 25th January at Gosch’s Paddock on the Corner of Swan St and Punt Rd
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blx on January 21, 2008, 09:37:50 PM
1st Richmond Tigers Public Training Session for 2008

10am Friday 25th January at Gosch’s Paddock on the Corner of Swan St and Punt Rd


that basically means get there at 8:30-9am if there past times are anything to go by.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 21, 2008, 10:23:04 PM
Terry usually talks to them for 20 minutes before they start.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Smokey on January 22, 2008, 02:48:49 PM
I just want to say thanks to all those who take the time to attend training and write reports back to the forum.  It helps make the interminable summer go quicker and keeps all of us unable to attend, informed and whether the information is good news or bad news it helps maintain a 'connection' with the club and other supporters.  Keep up the good work.

 :clapping :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2008, 03:40:47 PM
I didn't think I could go today but luckily at the last minute I was able to head down to training. It was at bright sunny and warm Vic Park this morning. They started the session around 9.15am and the session went for about two and half hours.

Six Tigers were in rehab - Cotchin, McGuane, Meyer, Thursty, Howat and Graham. Thursty had a bandage around his right knee. They all basically did aerobic boxing drills while the main squad trained. Cotch and McGaune could pack a good punch but Gus was hilarious. The trainer made them box with one arm for about 10 minutes straight. By the end of it Gus would've struggled to knock over a feather (and copping a good ribbing for it too) lol. Connors and Simmo only did half the session all up. Gourdis stayed out of the tackling stuff with the Melbourne Storm boys to work on his kicking.

As for the main squad there was actual no scratch match today but they did do match-like drills first up. The squad split up into two teams with one side wearing our black claw preseason guernseys and the other wearing greeny singlets over theres. The midfielders paired up into attacking and defensive mids would start at different positions around the ground at a stoppage (ball-up in the centre, defence or throw-in on a HBF) . The attacking side would then need to work the ball forward. If they scored a goal it was a win for them; if there was a turnover then it was a win for the defenders. Once again the forwards and backs were pretty much as they were on Friday. Everyone stayed within their forwards and backs grouping but match-ups were rotated and only 6 forwards/backs were on the field at once.

F:  Richo    Polak    Riewoldt  Patto    Browny   Collard  Hughes  Petts      Edwards  Lids
B:  Tuck    Schulz    JON       Rance   King      Moore   Morton   Bowden   Polo    Silvester

Mids:  Cartledge and Putt dueled in the ruck. Rotating through the midfield were Jordy, Foley, Tambo, Tivs, Sugar, Newy, Raines, Jackson, Cogs, Hyde, White, Casserly, Collins.

Terry was up in the Sherrin Stand videoing proceedings. Rawlings had the forwards, Royal the mids and King the defenders.

Special Mentions:

Tambo - impressive again at the stoppages as an "attacker" as well as working hard to get back and help the defenders and cut off a pass. We spoke to Chocco and he's rapted with Blingers' progress this preseason.

Browny - good to see him moving so freely and being heavily involved. Made one stuff up (a kick across the forward 50 was intercepted by JON) but was buzzing around and took several marks on the lead.

Hyde, Tivs and Sugar are much maligned but they played well today. Tivs also kicked one of his trademark long left foot goals. I wish he do it more in the real stuff.

Collins got praise from Joel for his efforts in the centre. Edwards was handy to inside 50 and kicked a goal.

Morton off a HBF should please supporters with his field kicking if today is anything to judge by. One of the trainers commented that he's a good kick. Another trainer quipped back that at least we've got one :ssh.

Everyone loves Kingy because he's a little mongrel who annoys the heck out of his opponent lol. Richo one time shoved him away ;D.

Cogs didn't have a starring role by any means but it was good to see him finally back in the midfield. He had an icepack on his knee after training but it looked only precautionary as he didn't seem too fussed about it and walked off the track fine.

Jordy said after training you can judge how we're going in round 1. 

Overall the midfield and defensive work was very good today. Clean possessions and delivery over distance. Probably the only criticism was some of the final passes to the leading forwards were still too Richmond-like (going over heads or leading at a leading forwards feet). 

After the match simulation drills, Robbie Kearns from the Storm came by and took the squad through some tackling and wrestling drills. Simmo didn't participate and did some kicking on his own with a trainer and then Gourdis. For the first drill the players had to pair up to wrestle starting on their knees. Next one player had to tackle a whole line of players one at a time running at him. Richo loved this as he would dump everyone to the ground lol. For the final drill you had to try and stop them getting past you. Poor Rance still struggles at this when he has to tackle the nimble Foley and Polo.

The remainder of the session was then a run-a-thon for about 30 minutes. Whitey, Edwards and Tambo were first home most times. The boys not surprisingly were pretty stuffed afterwards.

I took some photos today so I'll post them up later. Not sure how they'll turn out as it was very glarey.

Any questions just fire away. I'll try to answer them when I get a chance. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2008, 03:47:38 PM
Chocco mentioned that during Friday's public training session at Gosch's paddock there will a two quarter scratch match starting at around 10.15am. A good day to come down and watch training if you're planning to do so. It'd great to get different OERite opinions on how we're travelling :).

There'll probably be another one the following Friday before they head up to Echuca for a full intra-club. Then it's NAB Cup time. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: DallasCrane on January 23, 2008, 04:09:26 PM
Once again MT, thanks for the report, great stuff, almost too good, the club might ban you from training soon for writing such detailed reports!
 :clapping
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Stripes on January 23, 2008, 04:58:43 PM

Six Tigers were in rehab - Cotchin, McGuane, Meyer, Thursty, Howat and Graham. Thursty had a bandage around his right knee. They all basically did aerobic boxing drills while the main squad trained. Cotch and McGaune could pack a good punch but Gus was hilarious.

What is wrong with Graham? I thought Meyer was injury-free? I most concerned about Thursty - I hope it is a very minor injury.

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F:  Richo    Polak    Riewoldt  Patto    Browny   Collard  Hughes  Petts      Edwards  Lids
B:  Tuck    Schulz    JON       Rance   King      Moore   Morton   Bowden   Polo    Silvester

I'm curious about how Tuck, Schulz and Polo went as defenders. How did they match up?

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Mids:  Cartledge and Putt dueled in the ruck. Rotating through the midfield were Jordy, Foley, Tambo, Tivs, Sugar, Newy, Raines, Jackson, Cogs, Hyde, White, Casserly, Collins.

How did Cartledge and Putt ruck? Does Putt show any promise? Is Cartledge a ready made ruckman or is he barely beating a new recruit?



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Tambo - impressive again at the stoppages as an "attacker" as well as working hard to get back and help the defenders and cut off a pass. We spoke to Chocco and he's rapted with Blingers' progress this preseason.

Exciting to hear. Now he just needs on field consistency.

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Browny - good to see him moving so freely and being heavily involved. Made one stuff up (a kick across the forward 50 was intercepted by JON) but was buzzing around and took several marks on the lead.

Any chance he will regain his '05 form? :pray

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Morton off a HBF should please supporters with his field kicking if today is anything to judge by. One of the trainers commented that he's a good kick. Another trainer quipped back that at least we've got one :ssh.

Harsh...but fair.  :-\  I thought Morton would be a forward but obviously not.

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Cogs didn't have a starring role by any means but it was good to see him finally back in the midfield. He had an icepack on his knee after training but it looked only precautionary as he didn't seem too fussed about it and walked off the track fine.

Hopefully he will add depth and size to our midfield this year. I'm not expecting him to star.



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Poor Rance still struggles at this when he has to tackle the nimble Foley and Polo.
Why did he struggle so much compared to the others. Is he slow, weak or easily confused?



Thanks as always for the indepth report MT. You are a God-send!

Stripes
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Ramps on January 23, 2008, 06:51:46 PM
considering that Rance is 6'3 and weighs 93kgs its fair to say that foley and polo are quicker on there feet.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 23, 2008, 07:34:37 PM
No non public session you certainly have no problems getting in MT ;D

Do they not consider you a member of the public ;D

Are they training Monday - if they are I'll be there  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2008, 09:50:13 PM
Pics from today's training

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Silvester, King, Browny, Collard, Richo // Edwards, Hughes, Tuck, Patto & Lids // Rance, Richo, Silvester, Hughes

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Riewoldt, Tambo, Tivs, Petts, Jordy, Lids, Cartledge & Putt // Cogs and Petts on their way to drinks   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2008, 09:51:49 PM
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Lids & Riewoldt // White, Jordy, Collins, Polo, Tivs, Sugar, Cotchin & Putt // Drinks
 
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More drinks // Tuck, Moore, Casserly, Rainesy, Silvester & JON in green singlets head for a drink
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2008, 09:53:16 PM
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Meyer, Morton, Schulz, Gourdis and Tuck // Cotchin, Gourdis, Collard, Thursty & Putt box on // More drinks (Rance #18, Silvester #36, Gourdis #45)

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Rehab (Meyer, Graham, Thursty, Howat & Cotchin)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2008, 09:54:49 PM
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Robbie Kearns takes the squad through a wrestling drill

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Tackling drill // Rehab (Meyer, McGuane, Thursty, Graham, Howat and obscured Cotchin)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Limbach_19 on January 23, 2008, 10:37:57 PM
Thanks for the report.

How did Hughes train?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 23, 2008, 10:46:57 PM
I thought Meyer was injury-free?

I've heard on another forum his hip is very bad. Just rumour but it doesn't look good. :-\

How's Casserly looking this pre-season MT? Hopefully can stay injury free and offer plenty.

Good to see Connors running again. :)


Pleased to see plenty of work going into the tackling!!



Are you feeling good about the sides prospects.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 05:49:36 AM
What is wrong with Graham? I thought Meyer was injury-free? I most concerned about Thursty - I hope it is a very minor injury.
With Danny apparently it's his hip. He had an op post-season last year but I don't know the current prognosis. I'm not sure what's wrong with Gus.

I'm curious about how Tuck, Schulz and Polo went as defenders. How did they match up?
Once again Polak and Schulz were pretty much bypassed. Sarge mainly got his hands on the footy deep in defence when the ball hit the ground and the greenies were trying to clear from defence. He didn't make a mistake under pressure.

Polo wasn't as noticeable as he was on Friday.

Not sure why Tucky has been playing on Richo the last few times. Whether that's just out of necessity with McGuane and now Thursty in rehab I'm not sure.

How did Cartledge and Putt ruck? Does Putt show any promise? Is Cartledge a ready made ruckman or is he barely beating a new recruit?
Hard to say at this stage. The NAB Cup will be a better guide on Cartledge. Putt is still a raw youngster.


Any chance he will regain his '05 form? :pray
:pray

Even if he get to 80% of that form it'll be a bonus.

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Poor Rance still struggles at this when he has to tackle the nimble Foley and Polo.
Why did he struggle so much compared to the others. Is he slow, weak or easily confused?
As Ramps says Foley and Polo are smaller and quicker on their feet.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 06:11:39 AM
How did Hughes train?
Cleve played higher up yesterday which was deliberate. Many of the stoppages were started in the defensive 50 so as one of the CHFs he had to push up into the centre square to make himself a marking option. Not bad again but probably not as prolific as he was on Friday.

How's Casserly looking this pre-season MT? Hopefully can stay injury free and offer plenty.

Are you feeling good about the sides prospects.
Cass isn't tearing it up by any means but I guess the positive for him is he has so far (touchwood) got a full preseason under his belt. He does look to have added on some size and muscle since last year.

I'm positive we'll do much better than last year (that's not too hard though) just from the personel available we didn't have last year but I'll wait for the real stuff to properly judge our prospects. We're only playing against ourselves and we at times still make mistakes we really shouldn't.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 06:27:27 AM
No non public session you certainly have no problems getting in MT ;D

Do they not consider you a member of the public ;D
LOL

There was only 3 of us at the start and it ballooned to a whopping 7 by the end of the session. Most a regulars.

I don't think the club minds a handful of supporters who just sit and watch and take a few snaps. I'm guessing after finishing last they just want to get on with training without distractions. When it's a public session you get a heap of kids turning up and they all want autographs and photos with their heroes and then you also have some older fans asking players to sign guernsey after guernsey and whatnot. Plus of course the media pop in wanting interviews and something they can write about.   
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 24, 2008, 02:51:12 PM

Once again Polak and Schulz were pretty much bypassed. Sarge mainly got his hands on the footy deep in defence when the ball hit the ground and the greenies were trying to clear from defence. He didn't make a mistake under pressure.


Sorry to harp on these guys but what do you think Schulz's chances of making a CHB are?

Despite his critics he has very good skills for a big man and could be a real boost for our defence if it works out. ???
Unlike Polak do you think he's capable of playing tight enough on the big guys?

Sarge is a crucial player for us because he's got genuine size and mongrel.
You can see why Wallace has told him there's a place there in defence if he wants it.
It would make us far better side if Jay could play on the big guys effectively which we so lacked last season.

I want him to succeed. :pray


* As always appreciate the reports MT.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: {X} on January 24, 2008, 04:07:20 PM
jay should have played at chb last season, wallets plans at the beginning of his contract was to convert jay into a chb, and he didnt persist with his plans
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: tigerfan1961 on January 24, 2008, 08:08:28 PM

Six Tigers were in rehab - Cotchin, McGuane, Meyer, Thursty, Howat and Graham.





Anyone know when Cotch and Danny are going to get into the full match practice regime? I am getting worried that they are going to start too late and spend half the season at Coburg just getting match fit.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2008, 09:14:45 PM
Anyone else planning to go to tomorrow's public training session?
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 10:54:02 PM
Sorry to harp on these guys but what do you think Schulz's chances of making a CHB are?

Despite his critics he has very good skills for a big man and could be a real boost for our defence if it works out. ???
Unlike Polak do you think he's capable of playing tight enough on the big guys?
Sarge will need to show more desperation and second and third efforts than he did playing FF if he is to succeed as a key defender. He'll struggle if he has just a good first and bit quarters before going missing for the rest of the game as he has done so in the past. He needs to get "AFL" fit over this preseason.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 11:02:23 PM
Anyone know when Cotch and Danny are going to get into the full match practice regime? I am getting worried that they are going to start too late and spend half the season at Coburg just getting match fit.
I think Cotch will be fine. He doesn't look too far away. I just think we are being cautious knowing he has a long career ahead of him. 2008 won't be when we need him to star. Danny on the other hand seems to be the greater concern simply because we as supporters don't know precisely what's happening with him and his hip.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Dud free zone on January 24, 2008, 11:52:30 PM
Thanks MT for the reports - your reports are like the rain in a drought of information about the Tigers this pre-season.  Once the NAB cup starts we'll be able to see for ourselves how we are going.  In the meantime thanks heaps.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: torch on January 25, 2008, 01:58:26 AM
MT ...

some questions ...

is it just me or has Deledio put on more muscle around his arms ???

same as Coughlan ... obviously he has had more time in the gym ???

when Jay was in defence was he matched-up ??? also Polak ???

how was the talk volume ??? on the ground ???

did you say before that Johnson, Tivendale and Hyde played similar roles ??? if so ... was Jackson playing that tagging role ???

i have read many times that we get someone from The Melbourne Storm to come and help us tackle ...

i guess take note when they play in today's 2 quarter match the tackling ...

who matched-up on Gourdis ??? and did Gourdis beat that player ???

Richardson looks a bit thinner in the body and bigger in the shoulders ??? maybe it is just me ...

how was his running and "strech-out marking" ??? is he still marking on his chest out on the lead ???

Riewoldt ??? played up forward i guess ... how did he go and who took him ...

i love your training reports like everyone else MT ... just great stuff champ !!!

The Age or Hearld Sun should have a word with you ...

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 12:29:15 PM
Just got back from the scratch match.

Scores

Blacks    6.1    13.4-82
Yellows  4.6    10.6-66

Goalkickers

Blacks:  Polo 2, Petts 2, Hyde 2, Putt, Tivs, Jackson, Edwards, Schulz, Browny. We couldn't see who kicked the Blacks first goal (snap over the head) but it looked like it was either Browny or Petts.

Yellows:  Collard 3, Riewoldt 2, Tuck, McMahon, Foley, Sugar, Collins.

Teams

Yellows:          Blacks:
4. Raines         6. Polak
8. Riewoldt      7. Browny
12. Richo        10. Edwards
28. McMahon   14. Polo
17. Sugar        15. Pettifer
19.  Putt         18. Rance
Morton            23. Jackson
21. Tuck         24. Cogs
26. Patto        25. Schulz
27. Collard      29. JON
30. Tambo      31. Hyde
33. Collins       32. Tivs
36. White        34. Hughes
40. Moore        37. Cass
41. Foley         42. Gourdis
                   20. Silvester
                     Cartledge
                    46. Kingy
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: blaisee on January 25, 2008, 12:36:57 PM
just got back

highlights

JON played the best game he has ever for coburg/richmond

still fluffed the ball at times, but playing on HBF was very prominant, got alot of the ball, alot, and used his pace and evasive ability very well..took a big step forward today

Shultz played KP backman, was very solid. left his man and ran away and used the ball well

Jordy looked very classy

Brown was back to his best, absolute class act

Polo played very well

Collins showed something in the guts

Rance looks like he belongs in the AFl allready, was being tutored by mcguane ;)

Negatives

Pattison barely had an effective possession, butchered ball



I will let MT do a thorough report and will help answer questions from there

NOt a bad hit out

Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 25, 2008, 01:12:13 PM
Thanks MT great stuff. :clapping
look forward to an in depth report. 8)
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 01:13:50 PM
Lids and Simmo were boundary umps.
I didn't see newy or Joel out there.
Howat, Gus, Connors, Cotch were doing the stats.
No Thursty, NcGuane or Meyer either.

Tambo was the only casualty from today (see other thread).

Hydey and Rainesy said it was bloody hot out there which isn't surprising as it was hot just standing in the sun watching.

Individuals

Rainsey - liked what he did today. Ran hard and got a heap of it but more importantly he "gived and goed" instead of holding onto the ball for too long.

Polak - Quite in the first quarter but took a couple of good marks in the second presenting from CHF. Made a goal saving tackle in the back pocket too which resulted in a coast-to-coast goal to his blacks.

Browny - A typical browny game getting a fair bit of footy and kicked one (maybe two himself) and set up a couple of others.

Riewoldt - Kicked a couple of goals but one was a gift from Richo who should have gone back and kicked it himself.

Edwards - I didn't notice him too much today. Kicked a nice goal.

Richo - A typical Richo performance. The good with the "what are you doing Richo!". Missed a couple of set shots himself but gave off two goals to teammates. Also played on when he shouldn't have and stuffed one up. 

McMahon - Got better as the game went along and was more influential in the second quarter rebounding of HB and setting up attacks.

Polo - Excellent first quarter. Started in the midfield and had 2.1 to his name and a fair bit of the pill. Was less noticable in the second.

Petts - Good game from Kayne. Presented hard on the lead and was getting the footy not only in the forward line but also pushed up to the wing. Another forward who had a short spurt in the midfield. Ended up with 2 goals.

Sugar - Solid game from the captain. Got his share of footy.

Rance - Started on Jack at CHB. Promising display. Did some nice work setting up teammates to run through the lines via handball and did a great difficult spoil on Richo near the end.

Putt - Was soundly beaten in the tapwork by Cartledge which isn't too surprising. Still raw.

Morton - I didn't notice him too much today. Did a nice couple of passes to the forwards.

Tuck - Not a real influence on the game. Looked like he started forward today and kicked the Yellows first goal.

Jacko - Solid. Nice goal.

Cogs - Got through the game which was great news. Got a few possessions and was running well but no real influence.

Schulz - Thought he did alright today. Started in defence once again and produced a courageous mark running back with the flight in front of Richo. Pushed forward in the second quarter to kick a goal.

Patto - Typical Patto game. Works hards, got his fair share of footy but his kicking can be hit and miss. Played CHF and as a follower around the ground. Had a short spell in the ruck.

Collard - up there with the bests today. Kicked 3 goals and had about 8 possessions if I head correctly. Skill level and finishing very good. Played mostly forward for the Yellows with a spell in the midfield. We were saying shame he's only a rookie.

JON - My God! He may be a footballer after all  ;D. One of the bests today. Was everywhere and I overheard he had 10 possessions. Most of all his kicking was pretty good albeit he was in space and he actually ran to the right spots and just did things right 95% of the time. Played on Gourdis on a HBF as well as spells in the midfield.

Tambo - Solid in the midfield. Worked hard inside. Sadly copped what looked like an ankle injury.

Hyde - Another much maligned player in the bests today. Ran the lines well setting up inside 50s and collected 10 possessions. Only criticism is the usual one - no right foot. Stalled a centre clearance because he couldn't keep running out on his right and had to stop and cut back on his left.

Tivs - Solid game. Kicked one of his trademark goals on the run.

Collins - Not bad. Played on a wing and midfield. Probably more noticeable in the second quarter.

Hughes - I didn't notice Cleve too much today. Passed off a goal to Browny.

White - Was against Hyde on a wing.

Cass - Solid. Got a fair bit of it running through the lines and kicking long into the forward line.

Moore - Was on Browny who probably won the 1-on-1 duel today. Moore still had a few rebounds and runs out of defence.

Foley - Solid in the midfield as we've come to expect from Axel.

Gourdis - Had a couple of possessions and one snap at goal which missed quite badly. Still very raw.

Kingy - Started like a house on fire. Less noticable in the 2nd quarter. He started in defence but also spent a fair bit of time in the midfield and didn't look out of place. Love the little mongrel in him lol.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 01:33:35 PM
Forgot Silvester - Played mainly on Richo for most of the game. I only saw him have one kick but I guess when you forward opponent doesn't kick a goal you've done your job.

Match-ups (I didn't write these down so apologies if I don't remember them all)

Yellow forwards:   Richo         Riewoldt     Gourdis     Patto     Collard 
Black  defenders:  Silvester      Rance       JON         Schulz     King

Blacks forwards:  Browny/Petts   Hughes and Polak were the tall timber
Yellow defenders: Moore/Rainesy           Putt spent some time in defence   McMahon

The mids were heavily rotated and there were some surprises - Rainesy, Kingy, Collard had time in the centre. Hyde and Whitey on one wing spent the game on each other. Cartledge and Putt did most of the respective centre bounce ruckwork.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 01:46:26 PM
As far as the overall game went the teams were fairly evenly matched so credit there to the coaching staff. A much better idea than the probables vs possibles intra-club games of the past which were mostly one-sided. The Blacks got off to a flyer thanks mainly to Kingy, JON and Polo and kicked the first 3 goals. The game then evened out and the Yellows were actually finishing the stronger in the first quarter but missed a number of gettable shots. The Yellows had the better of the second quarter initially as Collard, Foley, Sugar and Tambo started to win some footy out of the centre and they got out to a 8 point lead. However the Blacks were able to get back the momentum through lifting their workrate summed up by Polak's tackle and Rance's spoil and the Blacks finished with the last 4 goals.

In terms of gamestyle it was pretty much direct and similar to the way we played the last 4 games of last year. Lots of rebounding from defence, running the lines and then a long kick forward. We still make a number of mistakes especially when entering our forward 50s but I thought the standard improved as the game went along. Initially a few marks were dropped so hopefully that's just a sign that they are rusty. 
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: one-eyed on January 25, 2008, 01:48:54 PM
Cheers for the report blaisee. I'll merge the reports so they are all in the one thread and keep this one just for news on Tambo's ankle  :).
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: Mr Magic on January 25, 2008, 02:07:09 PM

Polo - Excellent first quarter. Started in the midfield and had 2.1 to his name and a fair bit of the pill. Was less noticable in the second.

Schulz - Thought he did alright today. Started in defence once again and produced a courageous mark running back with the flight in front of Richo. Pushed forward in the second quarter to kick a goal.

Collard - up there with the bests today. Kicked 3 goals and had about 8 possessions if I head correctly. Skill level and finishing very good. Played mostly forward for the Yellows with a spell in the midfield. We were saying shame he's only a rookie.

JON - My God! He may be a footballer after all  ;D. One of the bests today. Was everywhere and I overheard he had 10 possessions. Most of all his kicking was pretty good albeit he was in space and he actually ran to the right spots and just did things right 95% of the time. Played on Gourdis on a HBF as well as spells in the midfield.

These reports are most pleasing. Schulz, Polo and JON particularly.
A little more on these guys would be appreciated. 8)


Cogs - Got through the game which was great news. Got a few possessions and was running well but no real influence.

Patto - Typical Patto game. Works hards, got his fair share of footy but his kicking can be hit and miss. Played CHF and as a follower around the ground. Had a short spell in the ruck.

Hughes - I didn't notice Cleve too much today. Passed off a goal to Browny.


A little more concerned about the guys above.

Patto's disposal seemingly hasn't got any better. :-\

Cogs is unlikley to have much early influence.

Cleve? Meh.
Title: Re: Tiger Training
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 02:55:53 PM
These reports are most pleasing. Schulz, Polo and JON particularly.
A little more on these guys would be appreciated. 8)
I've been one of JON's biggest critics but you wouldn't have thought it was same player seeing him live today. He was in control whenever he had the footy and looked more natural in his movements. He wasn't all gangly and looking like he had no idea like he did last year at Coburg. His run off the ball to support teammates and handball receive was excellent. He was hitting targets by hand and foot and using his height and pace to advantage