2nds 2017 - Peel Thunder

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by Unique Name, Dec 20, 2016.

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  1. meima

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    I used to be against Ross non selection of new draftee , but now I am comfortable if they are overlooked, their time with peel is not wasted .
     

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    Tucker, Weller, Langdon and Blakely are locks for B22 at this stage - all four were solid during pre-season and they'll only be dropped if they lose form/need a rest. Balic should win his way into the team after a few rounds at WAFL. The problem is knowing who comes out to make room, and also to make room for Harley Bennell whilst at it. Both would likely come in to play at half forward (pinch hitting in the middle) and we are a bit light on there atm so crossing fingers we can bring both in. I'm confident Balic will see plenty of AFL game time if he continues his WAFL performances - he is a class above state footy.
     
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    I agree , but maybe a win is more important start of the season . Compare to last week practice match this game is a bit tight . Part of it I think is due to Tab focus in WAfl game.
     
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    Im not sure anyone lowered their eyes the whole game entering fifty. Exactly the issue the senior side has.
     
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    Didn't get to c the game was he playing mid and would he be able to replace ballas as a defensive forward?
     
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    Good to hear, is a duman a good kick?
     
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    Yeah, he doesn't seem that far off. The way people were talking on here I thought he probably wouldn't be considered until mid-year.
     
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    More on the flank back of centre.

    No don't see him as a Ballas replacement defensive forward; if you wanted to add defensive pressure the player to bring in is Grey. The problem is that you would be trading off for below-average skill level; for mine Langdon is the right combination of speed, defensive tackling and goal sense to replace Ballantyne in the short term; whilst Bennell is probably the longer term solution if he can get his hamstrings right.
     
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    I thought grey was gonna be a star last year, seriously don't know why he got dropped. Pretty harsh for a youngster yet blakely and langon had a quiet few before they came good
     
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    Not sure , I give up putting his case up . Is not like croz and other don't have enough time to prove themselves. Well at least the upside is I can enjoy peeling opponent more.
     
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    I think it was a couple years back he played on winggard kept him goalless and picked up 20+ disposal pretty impressive
     
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    :thumbsu:like it and think you're right.
    I thought they might be too youthful and inexperienced at Peel this season but last night showed there is actually a very potent mix brewing up at Rushton.
    Best of our youth look very promising,some look quite classy.
    Very reassuring display last night.
     
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    Hard to analyst, as winggard look pretty poor nowadays.
     
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    Brady broke him.
     
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    Nah it was when wingard was in his aa year or coming of that aa not sure a few year's ago anyway
     
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    Yeah it was Rd 23 in 2015 when we rested most of our B22 vs Port. Barlow was pretty much our only senior player and dominated, Grey spanked Wingard, and Hughes was astonishing in his debut. We got thumped after running out of puff but the youngsters were pretty impressive.
     
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    Forget to mention, Ethan do very well yesterday compare to last week , maybe having logue help.
     
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    Yes, I really enjoy the local boy also , gelling well with freo players, if the trends continue I think freo will draft one or two of them in the future.
     
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    Hughes is quite a solid player he's on our senior list yet ,I don't c him getting much minutes this year as I don't c who he's going to dislodge in our back 6
     
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    Have you read the recent long interview with Lyon by Mark Duffield? He talks about how last season Freo went away from controlling the things they can and tried to focus on skills at the expense of effort. We tried to be Hawthorn and you can't unless you have a dozen or so left footers that can put the ball on a dime 55M away. Similarly while other teams this year will be trying to emulate Western Bulldogs manic handball game or the Eagles web Freo have gone back to basics - effort, intensity consistency at the contest because those are the things we can control. They are the things that got a team with players like Clancee Pearce, DeBoer, Mzungu, Suban into a Grand Final, demolishing Sydney and tossing Geelong on their own deck against all the odds.

    The players themselves empowered Ross Lyon with their feedback that that is what they want to get back to.

    Personally I was incredibly impressed by the consistency of effort and intensity over 4 quarters in the first game for points on a slippery deck under lights. A team with a lot of young and inexperienced players simply outworked and outmuscled a team with a fair bit more AFL experience.

    If the seniors bring that in to round 1 we are a lot better chance than I've previously rated us. As for skill, it will come when the players carrying and moving the ball are Hill, Hill, Bennell, Mundy, Tucker (I rate him), Weller etc and they are kicking at McCarthy, Walters and a few more like that.

    In 2013 we had the effort but not enough skill, I think we've brought a lot of skill in over the last couple of years, if we can get the effort and belief back to where is was we will have something.

    Like Salim said, for a bunch of untried kids I've never been happier about a Peel performance. I can't believe how excited I am about Darcy, a big strong, mobile, skilful, Intelligent ruck like him can carry the next generation after Sandi hangs it up.
     
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    I fully expect to see a long queue of bigfooty posters down at Cockburn offering to shout the admin and recruiters a few shandies!!
     
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    Yeah......that's going to happen.
     
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    I don't disagree with what you've said about Langdon and Bennell but I'd make the point that Ballantyne is as much about effort as he is about skill. He can do some neat things at times but he falls over, A LOT, fumbles, makes hasty decisions, rarely marks. I actually think Brady has him well covered for his evasive skills in traffic, vision and decision making and no one, no one is going to give more effort at the contest.
     
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    Balic in reality is a first year player, missing the most of 2016 with that wrist injury. How much improvement is there
    with him?
    Was talked about as a top ten pick before that wrist problem, we have taken a gamble, that should payoff big time.
     
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    I would be very comfortable with Balic taking Ballantyne's spot for round 1 after that performance, was the best of the Freo players in my opinion.
     
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