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AFL team is caught blindfolding its players in bizarre training drill as coach says ‘I was hoping you wouldn’t ask me about that’

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Western Bulldogs stars spotted training blindfolded in bizarre scenes
  • The Western Bulldogs blindfolded their players during a training exercise
  • Luke Beveridge attempted to explain the logic behind this.
  • He was not happy that the media caught the drill.

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The Western Bulldogs were seen carrying out a strange training exercise during press conference day on Thursday.

Cameras captured the blindfolded players’ vision as they were put through their paces at Whitten Oval in unusual scenes.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge then faced reporters and received a couple of softball questions about Rory Lobb and Ed Richards before getting the question on everyone’s lips.

“I was hoping you wouldn’t ask me about that,” Beveridge said.

“Josh Piterman, the Phantom of the Opera (star), said he concentrates even more when he puts the mask on, so we thought if we had both eyes closed, our guys would concentrate a little more,” he said. before quickly adding: “I’m taking the p***, obviously.”

Western Bulldogs stars spotted training blindfolded in bizarre scenes

Western Bulldogs stars spotted training blindfolded in bizarre scenes

Beveridge admitted that the timing of the media arrival and the drill was unfortunate, but he attempted to explain the left field concept.

“When I saw (the camera operator) standing there with the camera, I told (assistant coach) Matty Spangher the timing couldn’t be worse,” Beveridge said.

“So there are bits that Johnno (goal kicking specialist coach Brad Johnson) and Matty Spangher (forwards coach) are doing with the forwards just to get them thinking about different things.

“Obviously it goes against logic, you’re actually looking at the ball in your boot on a set shot, so significantly it helps you remember to do it.”

‘You know, it’s very difficult to kick when you’re blindfolded…’

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge attempted to explain the strange drill to reporters.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge attempted to explain the strange drill to reporters.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge attempted to explain the strange drill to reporters.

Elsewhere, doubts are growing over Lobb’s future at the Bulldogs, with the club expected to prioritize keeping hold of fellow ruckman Tim English over the former Dockers star.

“If Tim English stays, I hope other clubs get tough with Rory Lobb,” Seven journalist Mitch Cleary said on Talking Footy.

He was linked to St Kilda a couple of seasons ago when he initially moved to the Kennel, so watch this space for Rory Lobb.

“At the age of 31, I think he has some football left in him and I think rival clubs will start to ask themselves the question of a player of his quality.”

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