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Well done to the West Australian for burying the Cousins drug and DV story on page 40 of Saturdays paper
According to the West He is a former AFL player.
Funny no mention of The West scum Eagles whom he was previously the spititual leader of..
Oh yes thats right, the West Australian are major sponsors of the Eagles
Keep up your Hypocritical ways West ... it's what we expect
I am Happy that it is on page 40 , As a football fan i am over it . Although i believe that had he played for the dockers maybe more fuss and page 1-12 , But a very old rehashed story. The latest developments are just a sad fact of what this drug reduces people to.
 

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Couldn't care less about the West Coast stuff.

As a woman basher he should be outed for the utter sub human that he is. Every woman in society should be able to find out what kind of a horrible human he is.

Domestic abusers (male & females) should be on a data base like paedophiles should be.

It is a national crisis and the sooner we address it as a society the better.
I totally agree , Domestic violence is scourge on our society. The greatest scourge on our society is drugs and alcohol and directly feeds domestic violence.
 

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He is a sick man who shouldn't be put in the paper at all, needs to be out of the spotlight and get some help.

Who cares who he played for anymore, this is a destroyed life
Fully agree, he is a very sick man with lots of problems.

Reckon there is a person at the West, who every couple of weeks re-edits his obituary, ready just in case.
 
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Haha! The work experience guy has dialed it in on Christmas Eve.
Work experience guy "what do you want me to write?"

Senior guy heading out the door for Christmas " just make something up"

Work experience guy "ok, done and I'm out of here too"
 

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Can anyone access HUN content for their 2019 Freo season preview?

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...9/news-story/5a24e1a413bccd5a2203f25323137e41

EDIT: all good, figured out a way to bypass the pay wall. Nothing new in the article though.

Eight reasons why Fremantle should be excited about season 2019
Chris Cavanagh, Herald Sun
January 3, 2019 2:00pm
Subscriber only
This is a new era for Fremantle under Ross Lyon.
A younger squad, a fitter Nat Fyfe and finally landing a key forward are some of reasons Dockers fans can be excited about this season.
MORE PREVIEWS:
FLAG TALENT STILL LEFT ON DOGS LIST
FAGAN’S LIONS CUBS READY TO EXPLODE
CAN CHARLIE INSPIRE A BLUES RISE?

EIGHT REASONS WHY FREMANTLE CAN GET EXCITED

1. JESSE HOGAN
The Dockers have been screaming out for quality a key forward for years, particularly since Matthew Pavlich retired in 2016. Now they have finally got one in former Melbourne star Jesse Hogan. The 23-year-old was one of the biggest talents to change colours during the trade period on the back of a 47-goal season for Melbourne. In four years at the Demons, Hogan kicked 152 goals from 71 games, a more than respectable average of 2.1 a game. The Dockers ranked 15th for total goals last season at an average of just 10.2 a game and scored from only 41.2 per cent of inside-50 entries, also ranked 15th. Hogan adds structure and goalkicking ability which will make a huge difference in 2019.
Can Jesse Hogan make a difference? Picture: AAP
2. EASIER FIXTURE
Despite finishing 14th on the ladder in 2017, Fremantle ended up with what Champion Data deemed to be the hardest fixture in 2018, with double-up matches against West Coast, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Collingwood and Carlton. The Dockers finished 14th again, but their 2019 fixture is much more kind. Fremantle faces double-up matches against West Coast, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Western Bulldogs and St Kilda next season. Only the Eagles made finals in 2018.
3. HIDDEN GAINS
In both 2017 and 2018, Fremantle finished 14th on the ladder and won eight games. But there were a few inroads made last season if you dig a little deeper. There was only one 100-plus-point loss in 2018 after three in 2017 and defensively the Dockers only had 100 or more points scored on them nine times, two less than the previous season.
Adam Cerra is among the promising youngsters the Dockers have drafted. Picture: AAP
4. YOUNG STARS
After three years of bottom-five finishes, Fremantle has picked up some seriously talented young players through the draft. Andrew Brayshaw (pick No.2, 2017), Adam Cerra (pick No.5, 2017) and Griffin Logue (pick No.8, 2016), as well as lower 2016 selections Brennan Cox and Sean Darcy, have all shown signs they can be stars of the future. Logue missed 2018 with a foot problem but Cox and Cerra were both Rising Star nominees, while Brayshaw averaged 15.9 disposals a game in his debut season and Darcy averaged 33.3 hitouts. With those five alone, coach Ross Lyon has plenty to work with.
5. MORE FYFE
Nat Fyfe hasn’t had much luck on the injury front over the past three years. In 2016, he was restricted to five games due to a broken leg, while a high-grade hamstring meant he played just 15 games in 2018. However, during those 15 games, Fyfe was back to his 2015 Brownlow Medal form, averaging 28.7 disposals and 6.7 clearances. The Dockers will be hoping their skipper can stay on the park for longer next season and continue to produce such numbers.
The Dockers need Nat Fyfe on the park. Picture: Getty Images
6. OTHER ADDITIONS
Besides Hogan, the Dockers picked up a few handy players at the end of last season. Rory Lobb returns home to Perth from Greater Western Sydney, where the 207cm giant showed he could be anything but struggled to find consistency in games and from week to week. At 25 though, Lobb still has time to find that. Reece Conca joins from Richmond and adds a hardened body and some depth to the midfield. Travis Colyer crosses from Essendon and, while he didn’t have the year he would have liked because of a foot injury, he is a capable pressure forward who can push into the midfield when fit.
7. MORE HILL(S)
There is not exactly a plethora of speed in the Fremantle playing list. Much of it comes from two players — Stephen and Bradley Hill. However, between them the pair played just 23 of a possible 44 games last season due to and quad and knee issues respectively. Both players averaged more than 20 disposals a game in 2017 and kicked 17 goals between them from a combined 40 games that season. If they can stay fit, they will give the Dockers midfield a big boost in 2019.
Stephen Hill’s speed was sorely missed last season. Picture: Getty Images
8. SETTLING DOWN
The Dockers seemingly couldn’t get settled last season, with wholesale changes made to the side between games on a number of occasions. Twice during the year, coach Ross Lyon made six changes, only two of which were forced through injury each time. On a further three occasions, four changes were made, none of which were forced on one of those occasions. The Dockers ended up using 37 players for the season, less than some clubs but a lot more than North Melbourne (31) and West Coast (33). Expect a more settled line-up next season, which can make a big difference.
TAB ODDS
Premiership: $61
Top-8: $4
Most losses: $15
TRAJECTORY
2014: 4th (16-6, semi-final)
2015: 1st (17-5, preliminary final)
2016: 16th (4-18)
2017: 14th (8-14)
2018: 14th (8-14)
THE NUMBER: 16
This is the youngest side Ross Lyon has coached in his 12 years. The Dockers have the 16th rated list in the competition. Losing the fourth best midfielder, Lachie Neale, has really hurt them.
Source: CHAMPION DATA
 
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Not a bad article, until the ending. The Hills aren’t the only source of speed, though. Langdon had a good year in 2018, and with Colyer, should be good cover if either Hill gets injured.

To finish 16th, more teams would have to improve more than Freo, and none go down. I can’t see it happening, based on the st of the article.
I also think that Neale’s importance has been overblown. But that might be optimism.
 

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Can anyone access HUN content for their 2019 Freo season preview?

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...9/news-story/5a24e1a413bccd5a2203f25323137e41

EDIT: all good, figured out a way to bypass the pay wall. Nothing new in the article though.

Eight reasons why Fremantle should be excited about season 2019
Chris Cavanagh, Herald Sun
January 3, 2019 2:00pm
Subscriber only
This is a new era for Fremantle under Ross Lyon.
A younger squad, a fitter Nat Fyfe and finally landing a key forward are some of reasons Dockers fans can be excited about this season.
MORE PREVIEWS:
FLAG TALENT STILL LEFT ON DOGS LIST
FAGAN’S LIONS CUBS READY TO EXPLODE
CAN CHARLIE INSPIRE A BLUES RISE?

EIGHT REASONS WHY FREMANTLE CAN GET EXCITED

1. JESSE HOGAN
The Dockers have been screaming out for quality a key forward for years, particularly since Matthew Pavlich retired in 2016. Now they have finally got one in former Melbourne star Jesse Hogan. The 23-year-old was one of the biggest talents to change colours during the trade period on the back of a 47-goal season for Melbourne. In four years at the Demons, Hogan kicked 152 goals from 71 games, a more than respectable average of 2.1 a game. The Dockers ranked 15th for total goals last season at an average of just 10.2 a game and scored from only 41.2 per cent of inside-50 entries, also ranked 15th. Hogan adds structure and goalkicking ability which will make a huge difference in 2019.
Can Jesse Hogan make a difference? Picture: AAP
2. EASIER FIXTURE
Despite finishing 14th on the ladder in 2017, Fremantle ended up with what Champion Data deemed to be the hardest fixture in 2018, with double-up matches against West Coast, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Collingwood and Carlton. The Dockers finished 14th again, but their 2019 fixture is much more kind. Fremantle faces double-up matches against West Coast, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Western Bulldogs and St Kilda next season. Only the Eagles made finals in 2018.
3. HIDDEN GAINS
In both 2017 and 2018, Fremantle finished 14th on the ladder and won eight games. But there were a few inroads made last season if you dig a little deeper. There was only one 100-plus-point loss in 2018 after three in 2017 and defensively the Dockers only had 100 or more points scored on them nine times, two less than the previous season.
Adam Cerra is among the promising youngsters the Dockers have drafted. Picture: AAP
4. YOUNG STARS
After three years of bottom-five finishes, Fremantle has picked up some seriously talented young players through the draft. Andrew Brayshaw (pick No.2, 2017), Adam Cerra (pick No.5, 2017) and Griffin Logue (pick No.8, 2016), as well as lower 2016 selections Brennan Cox and Sean Darcy, have all shown signs they can be stars of the future. Logue missed 2018 with a foot problem but Cox and Cerra were both Rising Star nominees, while Brayshaw averaged 15.9 disposals a game in his debut season and Darcy averaged 33.3 hitouts. With those five alone, coach Ross Lyon has plenty to work with.
5. MORE FYFE
Nat Fyfe hasn’t had much luck on the injury front over the past three years. In 2016, he was restricted to five games due to a broken leg, while a high-grade hamstring meant he played just 15 games in 2018. However, during those 15 games, Fyfe was back to his 2015 Brownlow Medal form, averaging 28.7 disposals and 6.7 clearances. The Dockers will be hoping their skipper can stay on the park for longer next season and continue to produce such numbers.
The Dockers need Nat Fyfe on the park. Picture: Getty Images
6. OTHER ADDITIONS
Besides Hogan, the Dockers picked up a few handy players at the end of last season. Rory Lobb returns home to Perth from Greater Western Sydney, where the 207cm giant showed he could be anything but struggled to find consistency in games and from week to week. At 25 though, Lobb still has time to find that. Reece Conca joins from Richmond and adds a hardened body and some depth to the midfield. Travis Colyer crosses from Essendon and, while he didn’t have the year he would have liked because of a foot injury, he is a capable pressure forward who can push into the midfield when fit.
7. MORE HILL(S)
There is not exactly a plethora of speed in the Fremantle playing list. Much of it comes from two players — Stephen and Bradley Hill. However, between them the pair played just 23 of a possible 44 games last season due to and quad and knee issues respectively. Both players averaged more than 20 disposals a game in 2017 and kicked 17 goals between them from a combined 40 games that season. If they can stay fit, they will give the Dockers midfield a big boost in 2019.
Stephen Hill’s speed was sorely missed last season. Picture: Getty Images
8. SETTLING DOWN
The Dockers seemingly couldn’t get settled last season, with wholesale changes made to the side between games on a number of occasions. Twice during the year, coach Ross Lyon made six changes, only two of which were forced through injury each time. On a further three occasions, four changes were made, none of which were forced on one of those occasions. The Dockers ended up using 37 players for the season, less than some clubs but a lot more than North Melbourne (31) and West Coast (33). Expect a more settled line-up next season, which can make a big difference.
TAB ODDS
Premiership: $61
Top-8: $4
Most losses: $15
TRAJECTORY
2014: 4th (16-6, semi-final)
2015: 1st (17-5, preliminary final)
2016: 16th (4-18)
2017: 14th (8-14)
2018: 14th (8-14)
THE NUMBER: 16
This is the youngest side Ross Lyon has coached in his 12 years. The Dockers have the 16th rated list in the competition. Losing the fourth best midfielder, Lachie Neale, has really hurt them.
Source: CHAMPION DATA
How did you get around the paywall?
 

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Quick warning. Do not read Nick Rynne's latest article in The West. If you do read it, just remember I warned you. For someone trying to make sense of statistics he makes a really good... journalist. If you have even a slightly analytical brain his ramblings might make your head explode.

In case you or one of your colleagues read this Nick... When you are doing percentages it generally helps if you consider the number of games played for each player ;) Either stick to averages (per game) or look at their proportion of the stat in ONLY the games they played. Not as a proportion of the total in the season because that is just plain dumb analysis.
 

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Quick warning. Do not read Nick Rynne's latest article in The West. If you do read it, just remember I warned you. For someone trying to make sense of statistics he makes a really good... journalist. If you have even a slightly analytical brain his ramblings might make your head explode.

In case you or one of your colleagues read this Nick... When you are doing percentages it generally helps if you consider the number of games played for each player ;) Either stick to averages (per game) or look at their proportion of the stat in ONLY the games they played. Not as a proportion of the total in the season because that is just plain dumb analysis.
For those interested in not reading the article... it can be found here!

https://thewest.com.au/sport/freman...u-think-in-fremantles-midfield-ng-b881075947z
 
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