Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Coach Pushes Side to Improve; Daily Mercury Whitsunday Miners' Trial

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Coach Pushes Side to Improve; Daily Mercury Whitsunday Miners' Trial

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Byline: Jason Gibbs jason.gibbs@dailymercury.com.au

FOOTBALL: Daily Mercury Whitsunday Miners coach Graham Harvey already has his side hard at work.

The Miners held pre-season trials at the weekend and Harvey used the occasion to put forward his coaching philosophy.

aThe advantage of having played for the Miners for the past two seasons is I know our weaknesses,a Harvey said.

aThere are a few little things I want to really impress on the team and if we can improve in those areas it will improve the team.

aWhen you watch the elite teams in Europe they press the ball high up the pitch.

aNow while we're not at that elite level, it is something we can do and it will make us more competitive.

aWe don't have long before the season starts, but I'm pleased with how things are going so far.a

More than 30 players attended the Saturday session and similar numbers laced up yesterday at Rangers Football Club's home ground.

Despite the heat, Harvey put the players through their paces with a strong focus on attack-minded play. …

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