2021 Freo Predictions

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theGav56

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 11, 2004
22,278
18,230
Bali
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Fremantle
Finish 7th
Doig Fyfe
Coleman- Tabs
Rising star- Sturt
Predictions- a much improved performance in the forward line driven by continued growth in the young midfield and a rotation of Fyfe, Mundy and Acres through the midfield and forward creating havoc for the opposition.
Debuts - not a lot of opportunities for the newbies, but both O’Driscoll and Chapman chalk up 3 games, and Valente finally gets a debut and plays 10. Meek ekes out 4.
 

Bastyy

Premiership Player
Sep 18, 2015
4,250
7,892
The Hippodrome
AFL Club
Fremantle
Finish: 8th (Strong start to year, fall off/tough run at the end)
Doig: Cerra
Leading goal kicker: Tabs
Best First Year: Western
Biggest Improver: Sturt


Not sure about a slider, majority of our group is young and on the up, if I had to pick it would be one of Pearce/Hill/Wilson, but Pearce has been out for so long, Hill has already slid and Wilson looked good at the end of the year after a run of games
 

Jezzitizle

Club Legend
Aug 17, 2009
2,438
2,551
AFL Club
Fremantle
Ladder finish: 4th
Doig Medallist: Fyfe
Rising star: Young
Most goals: Walters
Best 1st year: Chapman (don’t expect any to play AFL).

Expect the young stars to take a big step forward, heaps of pressure from beneath.
 

freo1997

Premiership Player
Jul 6, 2011
3,460
3,362
munster
AFL Club
Fremantle
Ladder finish: 4th
Doig Medallist: Fyfe
Rising star: Young
Most goals: Walters
Best 1st year: Chapman (don’t expect any to play AFL).

Expect the young stars to take a big step forward, heaps of pressure from beneath.
4th...big call. Would of thought making up the numbers in the 8 would be best case scenario.
 

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Marc85

Draftee
Nov 12, 2020
13
27
AFL Club
Fremantle
Ladder Finish: 7th-9th
Doig Medallist: Brayshaw
Rising Star: O'Driscoll
Most Goals: Taberner
Best 1st Year: O'Driscoll

I'm expecting O'Driscoll to come in early, and look at home straight away.
 
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Square Peg

Premiership Player
Jul 20, 2014
4,726
10,152
Fremantle WA
AFL Club
Fremantle
4th...big call. Would of thought making up the numbers in the 8 would be best case scenario.
We have an excellent draw, a hungry team and are coming off a reasonable season despite injury derailments. I too reckon 4th is realistic as long as we actually get to play the home games we're scheduled to play instead of hubbing again. And injuries improve. I don't think we're ready for a serious flag tilt but 4th is achievable
 

CapitalA

All Australian
Nov 18, 2017
956
1,520
AFL Club
Fremantle
Ladder finish: 4th
Doig Medallist: Fyfe
Rising star: Young
Most goals: Walters
Best 1st year: Chapman (don’t expect any to play AFL).

Expect the young stars to take a big step forward, heaps of pressure from beneath.
If we don't see a draftee we're in trouble. Even premiership teams debut fresh draftees....at least the teams that stay good for a period of time.
 

pK75

Rookie
Dec 6, 2020
36
54
AFL Club
Fremantle
If we don't see a draftee we're in trouble. Even premiership teams debut fresh draftees....at least the teams that stay good for a period of time.
Not entirely sure about that, tigers and cats often have players on their list for a year or two before they debut, for us Valente and Meek should get an opportunity this year, the 5 new draftees will need to prove themselves in the WAFL before they break into the starting 22. Our depth is going to be a real strength this year, we have plenty in our top 30 who can rotate through the starting lineup without weakening our team much.
 

theGav56

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 11, 2004
22,278
18,230
Bali
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Fremantle
If we don't see a draftee we're in trouble. Even premiership teams debut fresh draftees....at least the teams that stay good for a period of time.
We should expect debuts from Valente and Meek, and significant games into Sturt, Henry and Young. Any draftee getting a debut will have earnt it.
 
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Jezzitizle

Club Legend
Aug 17, 2009
2,438
2,551
AFL Club
Fremantle
If we don't see a draftee we're in trouble. Even premiership teams debut fresh draftees....at least the teams that stay good for a period of time.
Chapman & O’Drisc don’t look physically ready to me compared to the rest of the team.

Not sure the others are good enough to break in.

4th...big call. Would of thought making up the numbers in the 8 would be best case scenario.
Yeh, but teams do it from time to time, and if you look at our b22 it’s actually quite strong.

I think it’ll be a real logjam from about 3rd to 10th this year.
 

Van_Dyke

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 7, 2015
24,355
32,763
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Chelsea, Glory, Warriors, NOLA,
Finish: 5th (hot start to the season, fall out of the top 4 towards the end)
Doig: Brayshaw
Goals: Walters
Beacon: Young just ahead of Sturt
Improver: Darcy (continue to build around the ground), Sturt, Henry
Slider: Conca (suspect some time at Peel is coming for him)
Best 1st year: Western, think he could do some damage up forward
 

Van_Dyke

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 7, 2015
24,355
32,763
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Chelsea, Glory, Warriors, NOLA,
We have an excellent draw, a hungry team and are coming off a reasonable season despite injury derailments. I too reckon 4th is realistic as long as we actually get to play the home games we're scheduled to play instead of hubbing again. And injuries improve. I don't think we're ready for a serious flag tilt but 4th is achievable
this, if we have the season as fixtured, think there’s every chance we’re towards 4th or so. suspect not much will seperate 4th and 9th or so, think we’re every chance.
 

CapitalA

All Australian
Nov 18, 2017
956
1,520
AFL Club
Fremantle
Not entirely sure about that, tigers and cats often have players on their list for a year or two before they debut, for us Valente and Meek should get an opportunity this year, the 5 new draftees will need to prove themselves in the WAFL before they break into the starting 22. Our depth is going to be a real strength this year, we have plenty in our top 30 who can rotate through the starting lineup without weakening our team much.
Huh? Balta, Stack, Higgins, Bolton, Clark, Miers are a few.
 

pK75

Rookie
Dec 6, 2020
36
54
AFL Club
Fremantle
Huh? Balta, Stack, Higgins, Bolton, Clark, Miers are a few.
Can’t be bothered doing more research as the very first of your examples spent all of 2018 playing in the reserve team.
“Noah Balta; is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League. He was drafted by Richmond with the 25th pick in the 2017 AFL national draft and made his debut for the club in round 1 of the 2019 season.”
 

showemhowtorock

Club Legend
Jun 18, 2019
1,003
2,920
AFL Club
Fremantle
Can’t be bothered doing more research as the very first of your examples spent all of 2018 playing in the reserve team.
“Noah Balta; is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League. He was drafted by Richmond with the 25th pick in the 2017 AFL national draft and made his debut for the club in round 1 of the 2019 season.”
same with Miers, drafted 2017 debut 2019
 

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