Prediction 2017 Predictions

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by wayToGo_, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
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    Fremantle
    Oct 11, 2004
    14,104
    Bali
    In terms of win/loss, there won't be a lot separating those positions this year.

    Plus, if clubs like Hawthorn, Geelong, WC and Adelaide are top 4 contenders, we are a show as well.
     

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  2. Sweetback

    Sweetback Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Dec 23, 2014
    3,491
    Realistically, I think we'll finish 6-10. If we finish in the 8, we might get into a semi.

    In dream world, we'd have a run through the finals like the Dogs did last year.
     
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  3. Lach72

    Lach72 Bam!

    Fremantle
    Other teams:
    Freo and Bulldogs, ManU
    Sep 30, 2005
    38,237
    Perth
    You're still a dickhead I see
     
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  4. Cayman Docker

    Cayman Docker Debutant

    Fremantle
    Jun 6, 2015
    80
    Cayman Islands B.W.I
    Last year I predicted us for minor premiers. So logically I'm ditching that this year and predicting us for the spoon - reverse psychology or somethin lol
     
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  5. Unique Name

    Unique Name Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
    Apr 16, 2014
    5,775
    We have more What if's than any other club in the comp making things very unpredictable.

    I'm thinking between 7th and 12th, but anything could happen. Hard to be too optimistic after last season. I think we have the personnel, just not sure we have the gameplan.
     
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  6. Purple dynamite

    Purple dynamite Senior List

    Fremantle
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    Bayern munich
    May 22, 2016
    250
    Between 6th and 12th for me. Transition the youth ie logue, cox, darcy, ryan and tucker into afl in the second half of the season. Finish with around 10 wins. Another great trade and draft. Setup for a 2019-2021 3peat.
     
  7. E Shed

    E Shed Fremantle Obsessive

    Fremantle
    Sep 10, 2006
    16,133
    Perth WA
    Hard to tell, the form is all on paper at the moment. I believe we have a pretty good squad that has been rejuvenated and should be led well by Fyfe but there are too many unknowns at this point and there are plenty of other teams with good squads on the march.

    GWS, Sydney, Dogs, Eagles, Hawks, Crows all have a claim to being better than us while I believe Collingwood, Melbourne and Saint Kilda have lists as good as ours and would be expecting to start laying claim to finals berths. Port could do anything and I don't expect Carlton to be easy beats much longer.

    For whatever reason I don't think the planets are aligning for us just yet, the continued absence of Bennell and the injury to Alex Pearce, who I rate as important as McCarthy (and Bennell) to our youth led revival have taken the gloss off what has otherwise been a productive and positive off season. I'm not sure we will see much of A Pearce before the middle of the year and with Bennell we simply don't know.

    I'll be pleased with being competitive and around the middle of the pack. GWS are about to enter their prime for the next couple of years anyway and will be close to unbeatable till salary cap & list management normality brings them back to the pack.
    I'll be looking to around 2019 for our maiden GF win :)
     
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  8. DudleyDocker

    DudleyDocker Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    NE Patriots
    Oct 3, 2011
    2,958
    Perth
    Anything less than a flag this year is a fail, and will see both Fyfe and Lyon at Carlton next year.
     
  9. salim malik

    salim malik Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jan 14, 2008
    10,567
    Paradise on Earth.
    Fyfe,Sandi,Johnson,Hill,Mcarthy,Hamling,Kirsten,Bennell,Logue and later on Pearce are important inclusions on last seasons playing list. All are experienced and incl a Brownlow ,2 all Australians and possibly in Bennell one of the best in the comp.. Throw in Connor,Tucker,Weller.Langdon,Tabs ,Apeness ,Collins, Sheridan, Crosier with another pre season under their belt and the experience of S Hill,Mundy,Spurr etc I can't see Freo not making the finals.The argument will be they all need to stay on the park but that applies to all sides . Finals for sure for Freo.
     
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  10. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,229
    Fyfe to blue and Lyon assistant to bolton .;)
     
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  11. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,229
    All sides except GWS , Taranto already impressed in their win . their rookies gu look handy.
     

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  12. salim malik

    salim malik Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jan 14, 2008
    10,567
    Paradise on Earth.
    Why not GWS? Injuries to key personal will cripple any side incl GWS.
     
  13. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,229
    I can't disagree or agree with you until GWS face this situation .
     
  14. E Shed

    E Shed Fremantle Obsessive

    Fremantle
    Sep 10, 2006
    16,133
    Perth WA
    The big difference with GWS is they could field a 2nd 22 with more pedigree than most sides best 22.


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  15. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
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    Fremantle
    Oct 11, 2004
    14,104
    Bali
    Exactly. McCarthy is going to lead the charge for us this year but would be depth for them.
     
  16. salim malik

    salim malik Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jan 14, 2008
    10,567
    Paradise on Earth.
    Nah,they didn't move heaven and earth to keep him as depth. The kid is a serious talent.
     
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  17. Big Animal

    Big Animal Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    Cockburn Doctors
    Nov 29, 2011
    2,271
    i think all this but reckon it will take a year to click as the young guys build experience and size, and the new guys get to know how their team mates play and learn the structures.

    12 for me this year. back into the 8 in 2018 provided our injury curse has lifted and bennell gets on the park.
     
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  18. schnoods

    schnoods Club Legend

    Fremantle
    May 21, 2012
    2,197
    Warn(a)bro
    Im hoping for a big change in on field performance more than results, With the ruck rules changing, our inside mids being fit and the extra leg speed we have on the outside, i would be hoping for some blistering quick transition attacking and some more efficiency.

    My expectations is Making the 8 this year, a few of our younger players hitting next level development whilst our recruits and veterans develop a chemistry that can be effective.
     
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  19. Unique Name

    Unique Name Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
    Apr 16, 2014
    5,775
    Deledio Cameron Greene
    Lobb Patton Johnson

    McCarthy would be a 3rd tall for them probably coming off the bench.
     
  20. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Other teams:
    Fremantle
    Oct 11, 2004
    14,104
    Bali
    That is barely incremental improvement. Winning a couple more games per year, nothing more. I think Fyfe alone is more or less worth us moving up to 12th.

    I will predict 6-10th next year. Missing the 8 is fine by me if we do not actually have a show of getting anywhere and decide to focus on developing youth. Otherwise I want us pushing hard for finals, then give everything in the finals. Nice learning curve.
     
  21. blue shark

    blue shark Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Aug 15, 2009
    1,703
    perth
    I think Hamling is super important to our success, and could be similar to McPharlin in terms of controlling the oppositions leading forward. Our defense could be
    really solid this year, and if we can find a couple of decent half backs, I don't see teams scoring easily against us.
    Our midfield should win enough contests, but would love to see another Crowley type running around in purple, just to absolutely strangle teams, break their spirit.
    The forward line may take time to gel, but looks the best we have ever had, especially if Bennell is running around.
    7-8 on the ladder is a pass for me.
     
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  22. Simmofreo

    Simmofreo Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
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    GWS
    Sep 8, 2012
    7,369
    Sydney
    That gave me a chill thinking of that possibility

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  23. kingswood71

    kingswood71 Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    West Perth.
    Jul 18, 2010
    2,145
    The Mid-West
    I am actually quite keen for this season to start!!....I think we have some something exciting happening down at Cockburn :)
    I predict 5th place.
    Fyfe for his second Brownlow.
    (Dawson to play 18 of the best games of his long and industrious career ;))
     
  24. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,229
    Dr Fist is right up there ;)
     
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  25. clivenator26

    clivenator26 Premiership Player

    Fremantle
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    Aston Villa
    Jun 17, 2009
    3,000
    Latex Condo
    The good - more wins than last year with 8, Bennell stringing the last 8 games together, Hamling showing he can hold down FB. Blakely becoming a first choice on. Weller and Fyfe kicking 30 goals in stints forward.

    The bad - the forward line still struggles with Taberner & Ape not coming on & Kersten struggling. McCarthy shows some positive signs with one 6 goal bag but struggles for consistency.

    The ugly - Ballantyne leaves the club and causes a bit of a stir on the way out after being sent to Peel mid-season.
     
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