Women's Footy AFLW Round 2 2020 - West Coast v Fremantle - Optus Stadium. Saturday 15 Feb 2019, 4:10pm AWST

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Irony - Women beat the men to Freo's first flag in AFL.
Fremantle Football Club won a few in the last decade of the 1800's, but nobody recognises that.
Even though all those Melbourne based AFL clubs can call their VFA flags as part of their trophy cabinet.
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AFLW: Fremantle Dockers cement big sister tag in inaugural AFLW derby with emphatic win over West Coast Eagles
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Braden QuartermaineThe West Australian
Saturday, 15 February 2020 6:01PM
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After a quarter of a century as little brother, it took just one quarter for Fremantle to remind West Coast they were big sister.

The Dockers didn’t let up in today’s historic AFLW western derby at Optus Stadium, cruising home 9.6 (60) to 2.3 (15) to mark a new chapter of an old rivalry with a record-breaking win.

The 45-point drubbing made it the biggest winning margin in Fremantle’s short history and their tally only narrowly fell short of their highest score of 10.7 (67).

A hard-nosed Dockers outfit assumed control from the outset, out-tackling their opponents 33-13 in the first stanza to set an aggressive tone. An inspirational Kiara Bowers laid 11 of them, before finishing with 18 tackles.
The Dockers kicked the first five goals of the match before West Coast defender McKenzie Dowrick kicked her side’s first just before half-time.
The Eagles were left sore and sorry, with star pair Emma Swanson and Dana Hooker both forced from the field in the final term after clashes with Fremantle midfielder Katie-Jayne Grieve.
Playing against her former club, Hooker copped a stray boot to the face while Swanson was left dazed following a head clash.
Mim Strom competes in a ruck against Danika Pisconeri during the AFLW match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.

There was little Bowers didn’t do as she made up for lost time by stamping her authority on the first derby.
Having missed the first two AFLW seasons with knee injuries, the relentless on-baller led from the front at the coalface to claim the first derby medal in a unanimous decision.
The medal is yet to be named.
She finished with 13 disposals, four clearances and 18 tackles, missing the chance to seal her outing with a goal when she hit the post after a daring run.
In the thick of the action throughout, Bowers also shirt-fronted an animal rights protestor who interrupted proceedings during the second term, doing what the bouncers couldn’t.
A streaker invades the field and is stopped by Kiara Bowers during the AFLW match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.
A streaker invades the field and is stopped by Kiara Bowers during the AFLW match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos
Dockers forward Gabby O’Sullivan earned a slice of history of her own, kicking the first goal in a women’s western derby when she slotted a 20m set shot from a tight angle four minutes in. Fremantle’s Peter Miller kicked the first goal in an AFL western derby in 1995.
ALL IN ON THE ACT
West Coast defender Belinda Smith kept last weekend’s match-winner Sebreena Duffy in check for most of the match, but the Dockers found a host of avenues to goal on the back of their territory dominance (30-19 inside 50s).
Exciting teenager Roxy Roux and midfielders Grieve and Jasmin Stewart each kicked two goals.
Duffy was well held but would not be denied, bobbing up with a set shot major early in the final term.
BY THE NUMBERS
The crowd of 35,185 fell short of setting a record for a women’s sporting match in WA, set when 41,975 came to watch the Dockers play Collingwood two years ago when the new stadium was a novelty.
The attendance also fell short of the crowd at the first men’s western derby in 1995, when 40,356 fans at Subiaco Oval saw the Eagles win by 85 points.
The AFLW crowd record remains 53,034 for last season’s grand final, when Adelaide defeated Carlton at Adelaide Oval.
 

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If your talking about that exhibition game about 4 years ago, there was no West Coast or Fremantle teams they were selected at random from the local women's league teams for 1 game!
No but we’d long been preparing for the AFLW putting a lot of time into it, all we needed was the licence. Freo swooped in, snapped up the licence and all the good players that came with it.

My original comment was in response to how hard it would’ve been to build a list. As with the rest of the powerful teams in the women’s.. it’s not that hard to literally grab all the best ones when there’s 8 teams in the league. Going on like the list was built over 5 years in a very advanced setup. Compensating for the failed belief in the men’s “rebuilds” over all those years perhaps?
 

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No but we’d long been preparing for the AFLW putting a lot of time into it, all we needed was the licence. Freo swooped in, snapped up the licence and all the good players that came with it.

My original comment was in response to how hard it would’ve been to build a list. As with the rest of the powerful teams in the women’s.. it’s not that hard to literally grab all the best ones when there’s 8 teams in the league. Going on like the list was built over 5 years in a very advanced setup. Compensating for the failed belief in the men’s “rebuilds” over all those years perhaps?
Oh, a bit like the Freo men's team?
West Coast got the pick of the state & Freo got the best of a second tier competition 8 or 9 years later!
Jog on mate, your talking shit.
 

Coasters7

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Oh, a bit like the Freo men's team?
West Coast got the pick of the state & Freo got the best of a second tier competition 8 or 9 years later!
Jog on mate, your talking shit.
You guys had plenty of opportunity to build a decent list but poor trade/draft choices led to the next 20 years. Completely different to a national comp with literally only a handful of good players so far (hopefully more in the future) and being thrown in 3 years after they’ve all been snapped up.
 

Taylor

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I noticed a lot of tired running efforts from the eagles. That's not unexpected but it's going to be the way of things while the pool of AFLW players expands and the women involved move onto the harder running programs that take a few years to build the motor to put it in all game.

You guys had plenty of opportunity to build a decent list but poor trade/draft choices led to the next 20 years. Completely different to a national comp with literally only a handful of good players so far (hopefully more in the future) and being thrown in 3 years after they’ve all been snapped up.
This poster has been thread banned
 

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No but we’d long been preparing for the AFLW putting a lot of time into it, all we needed was the licence. Freo swooped in, snapped up the licence and all the good players that came with it.

My original comment was in response to how hard it would’ve been to build a list. As with the rest of the powerful teams in the women’s.. it’s not that hard to literally grab all the best ones when there’s 8 teams in the league. Going on like the list was built over 5 years in a very advanced setup. Compensating for the failed belief in the men’s “rebuilds” over all those years perhaps?
Blame your club for putting in a very weak application in the first place.

They didn’t take the women’s competition seriously enough.

By the way, their are reports that West Coast has given no respect to their women’s team at this moment.
 

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Harry Reems

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You guys had plenty of opportunity to build a decent list but poor trade/draft choices led to the next 20 years. Completely different to a national comp with literally only a handful of good players so far (hopefully more in the future) and being thrown in 3 years after they’ve all been snapped up.
What about when you have a 2 year moratorium over a very healthy WAFL competition in 1986 and 1987 and were allowed to take the best players from each WAFL side to build a state team from without having to compete for players or using a single draft prick?

Follow that up with a good old fashioned stock market listing and a steroids program, theres success on a plate for ya’s.
 

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No but we’d long been preparing for the AFLW putting a lot of time into it, all we needed was the licence. Freo swooped in, snapped up the licence and all the good players that came with it.
I love it when the massive sense of entitlement endemic in your club and supporter base bites you on the arse.
 

Scham

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You guys had plenty of opportunity to build a decent list but poor trade/draft choices led to the next 20 years. Completely different to a national comp with literally only a handful of good players so far (hopefully more in the future) and being thrown in 3 years after they’ve all been snapped up.
Adrian, you’ve been in the media too long.


You’re leaving out big chunks of fact to twist the narrative to suit your view.
 

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No but we’d long been preparing for the AFLW putting a lot of time into it, all we needed was the licence. Freo swooped in, snapped up the licence and all the good players that came with it.

My original comment was in response to how hard it would’ve been to build a list. As with the rest of the powerful teams in the women’s.. it’s not that hard to literally grab all the best ones when there’s 8 teams in the league. Going on like the list was built over 5 years in a very advanced setup. Compensating for the failed belief in the men’s “rebuilds” over all those years perhaps?
Bulldust.

When the licences first came up for grabs, it was acknowledged that the Eagles application was very lack lustre.
 

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