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  1. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
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    Fremantle
    Oct 11, 2004
    14,105
    Bali
    MacPharlin.

    We have drafted plenty of uninjured players who have not worked out.
     

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  2. Sweetback

    Sweetback Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Dec 23, 2014
    3,491
    I was being a little disingenuous in light of recent handwringing around Apeness.
     
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  3. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
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    Fremantle
    Oct 11, 2004
    14,105
    Bali
    Yeah I didn't think you were in the gloom brigade.
     
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  4. SHill Shall

    SHill Shall All Australian

    Fremantle
    Aug 22, 2009
    909
    Melbourne
    He's going to have enormous upside given his natural skill and ability. i worry about whether he is "fitting in" to Freo's culture or has the right attitude. There was some quite negative vibe coming from the first and second year player's camp from what i was reading.

    Would be a tragedy if we couldn't work through any issues (if they in fact exist) and have another Darcy Tucker on our hands to replace players like DP, Sutcliffe or cover any injuries to non key position players.
     
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  5. DannyTheDoorman

    DannyTheDoorman Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    South Fremantle, Hajduk Split
    Apr 24, 2015
    1,742
    Please send me details via Conversation facility of what you read or rather point me to the article about the negative vibe coming from the first and second years camp. I would be most interested in what they said about Harley Balic.
     
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  6. DudleyDocker

    DudleyDocker Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    NE Patriots
    Oct 3, 2011
    2,958
    Perth
    Had a quick look at the Eagles WALF forum and there is a lot of doom and gloom there. Admittedly they do have a few spuds in there (baa), but I'd love to have a guy as good as Tom Barrass battling it out for a key defender position, and young Watson could be a real find if he sticks with it.

    I think Redden was a dumb pickup for them (poor man's Priddis), but Pretty sure Duggan will find some form with a few more games under his belt.

    Overall though, I think we can safely say we have a mile better midfield depth than them, and if Josh Kennedy goes down I think they might really struggle to kick scores - which makes their front-running shootout style a real problem for them.

    It was a crap game last night, but some real bright spots for us.
     
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  7. Harry Reems

    Harry Reems Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Aug 28, 2010
    3,901
    Perth
    I just watched the TV replay after seeing the game live. Both teams played a typical round one type game, and the skills all night were terrible.

    Jetta hadn't played for a year, nor was he even able to train with Peel, so 4 goals against an AFL quality backline was very good.

    The fact that Sean Darcy at 18 years of age beat an experienced 3 club ruckman was fantastic.

    I'm surprised that Sam Collins has been given more credit for keeping East Perth to just one goal for 3 quarters.
     
  8. Unique Name

    Unique Name Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
    Apr 16, 2014
    5,775
    Where did you watch the replay? Can't find it online anywhere yet.
     
  9. Carnthedockers

    Carnthedockers Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Aug 31, 2010
    2,044
    Perth
    Just had the same argument with an eagles mate. How does a team that is joint favourites for the flag, not have the depth to knock off our seconds? To add to that,we have more injuries than them. They have a very solid 22, thats it. Is anyone surprised we didnt give more of our guys a run?
     
  10. more_of_bito

    more_of_bito Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Jan 23, 2011
    1,364
    Watched Balic struggle a few times after his kicks, seem to hobble a bit throughout, he had his calves strapped and saw him ask to come off unexpected (gray came on 3 seconds after coming off). Surprised he had 30 touches tbh, looked like he was a little lame or has an odd running style.
     
  11. Carnthedockers

    Carnthedockers Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Aug 31, 2010
    2,044
    Perth
    Where were you reading that? Balics kicking still worries me. Every game I have watched, he simply "danyle pearces" the ball down the line.
     

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  12. ilikepotatoes

    ilikepotatoes Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
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    May 27, 2011
    6,135
    Australia
    I think 'Danyle Pearcing' the ball down the line is a tactic that the coaches like for whatever reason.
     
  13. Carnthedockers

    Carnthedockers Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Aug 31, 2010
    2,044
    Perth
    Strange considering we arent blessed with talls.. makes no sense
     
  14. ilikepotatoes

    ilikepotatoes Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
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    May 27, 2011
    6,135
    Australia
    Makes more sense as to why Danyle has never been dropped however.
     
  15. DMan 11

    DMan 11 Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Apr 3, 2012
    2,315
    Freo
    IMO Balic was BOG.
    Really loved his work in close - his first instincts are high quality, his brings others in nicely and seems to find space where there isn't any. Everything he does is AFL quality except maybe his long kicking.
    He'll play at some stage this year in the 1's.
    Agree with others about Collins. Is Very handy depth and can see why Silva was moved on - quite similar playing styles .
    I'm not frothing as much as others over Sean Darcy. He definitely appears a natural ruckman, good body nous already but I think he has limitations. Happy to watch his development over the next couple of years, think I need 2 years to come to grips with Sandi not being the number 1 ruck.
    Duman showed some signs which was pleasing.
    Crozier did what he needed to do. As an AFL semi-regular if he wasn't dominating wafl I'd be concerned.
    Was good to see Brennan Cox at wafl level, he moves well - can't wait to see him grow confidence at this level.
    Loved the strong mark of Stradnica, I think he'll go well playing forward given the height, reach and leap he'll have over a teams second tall defender ( the first going with tabs).
    Finally, loved to watch Brady Grey go about it. I'm not sure he's Afl quality but he's the very de beor like in that he won't let you down as a team mate once the white line is crossed
     
  16. Gussman

    Gussman Team Captain

    Fremantle
    Oct 14, 2016
    560
    How would you guys feel if Balic got Balla's position? He obviously won't be expected to play as a pressure small forward, but he could be quite damaging off half-forward.

    Could even put him in a rotation with Fyfe, to give Balic some midfield time too.
     
  17. Okinakashi

    Okinakashi Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    Sep 18, 2013
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    Bell might be a Freo man, but Adam Simpson is his best mate.
     
  18. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,233
    Forget his two flag with Simpson help.
     
  19. DMan 11

    DMan 11 Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Apr 3, 2012
    2,315
    Freo
    I don't think deep forward is his forte' and I'd guess his fitness base may not be there yet.
    Personally I don't see it, think he's suited better elsewhere
     
  20. Dirty_banchez

    Dirty_banchez Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Apr 15, 2013
    2,548
    A few more thoughts:

    -Why are the lights at Leederville so rubbish? You cannot see what is happening in close on the other side of the ground. It really is below standard.

    -How do I get on the Freo media team? Those girls sent me into cardiac arrest.

    -I hope the rules are changed soon so players are forced to keep some structure. The game on Saturday was ugly to watch with the scrum of players chasing the ball.

    -I'm sick of seeing our team just bomb the ball into our fwd50. Do our players just see this:

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    And think "Yep, that's how we'll score our goals"
     
  21. Clems Knee

    Clems Knee Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
    Aug 15, 2009
    5,608
    Perth
    And when they change the rules, you'll be the first to whinge and complain that the rules are always being changed.
     
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  22. Keys

    Keys Not Bitter

    West Coast
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    Oct 11, 2006
    43,399
    Yelling at Clouds
    Agree with the lighting. I found it really difficult to make out players on the opposite side of the oval and the overly congested style of game didn't help one iota

    Only other WAFL venue I've watched a night game at was Fremantle Oval and the lights there weren't any better
     
  23. FreoRicci

    FreoRicci Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
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    Sep 22, 2011
    6,429
    Perth
    Yeah it is a concern, that with Pav retired still bombing it to a 2 or 3 on 1 contest and expect results.
    The exact tactic against Geelong last year infuriates me, given that the forwards have good leads and midfielders just don't freaking lower their eyes. That's the difference with top teams. The elite such as Bontempelli, Pendlebury make the forwards like A class players with their penetrating kicks. No point winning clearances, when the opposition's defenses win it back often. Not sure whether it's Ross' directive, but it cannot happen often this season with the forwards we have. None are Pav, and Tabs/McCarthy love it on the lea and will hardly win contested 1on1. Josh Kennedy doesn't kick 70+ goals with winning the long bombs. He's always getting it on the lead and low. Is it the skills of our current players? Not sure.
     
  24. Kram

    Kram I'll brik u

    Fremantle
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    Chicago Bears, de Boer
    May 2, 2007
    43,664
    WA
    The lights are rubbish because it's a WAFL ground, they aren't gonna spend a heap of money on high quality lighting for the occasional night game.
     
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  25. gaskin

    gaskin Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
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    LFC, Glory, Wests, Seahawks
    Aug 19, 2009
    11,103
    On board the Cam train
    While not the greatest, the lights at Freo are miles better than at Leederville Oval.
     

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