Preview Annual Len Hall Game, Fremantle vs North Melbourne

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  1. Freomaniac

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    If Alex Pearce wasn't injured, he would be on Ben Brown this week
     

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    If freo draft Ben brown he will be playing forward /ruck for freo loh.
     
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    Or we could of got him in the 2012 draft
     
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  4. Silent Alarm

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    Well we didn't and he's playing against Fremantle.

    A pretty good player but he was dropping a few too many last week, could barely hold a mark and did a few silly things like overlook shepherds. Bad for Freo, but he's someone who'll probably come out and quietly vindicate himself with four goals.
     
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    Nah 2011draft same year as croz and sherriden .
     
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    I'm responding to Scham which will help clue you in to the debate.
     
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    We could quite easily be in the 8 after next week, if we win and some of the other games go our way which quite conceivably could after having a look at them. People would be saying " who would have thought" after our first 2 games.
     
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  9. Silent Alarm

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    Taberner as a defender is a scary, scary thought. Collins has only played 15 odd games and he's been pretty good in them; bring him back in I say.
     
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    Our forward line is functioning well enough with rotating mids without changing things up forward.

    Not sure how an extra resting ruck our backline will have to defend especially if Johnno is rucking too. I would assume pushing Crozier as a spare man or having a tall mid push back like Fyfe or Mundy. Either way I think it levels out with our speed and pressure.
     
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    Agree on Tabs back being a potential disaster, but not sure Collins will add anything in his current form. He was well beaten by a no name at WAFL level on the weekend.

    I'd rather stick with a smaller, more mobile defense and use Collins as backup for Johnno or Hamling.
     
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  12. Unique Name

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    Why?

    Our backline has looked 10x better since we went smaller. Why would you want to bring in another KPD?

    If anything I would be wanting to bring Tucker in for Ibbo. Ibbo was the spare defender for most of the game and had very little impact.
     
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    We change our B22 to be fast and mobile and we go from two terrible losses to two great wins, and now some people want to go back to a slower line-up to compete against a team currently 0wen Four (or is it his brother Norton Four)? We need to win the midfield battle and use our speed and mobility on the outside like we have the past two games against better opposition. If we don't, whichever KPDs we have in our line-up won't matter as they won't contain Brown, Goldstein, Preuss if there is no pressure on the delivery.
     
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    Post of the goddamn year!
     
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    This.

    I wouldn't be against bringing in some more pace.

    Ibbo > Tucker
     
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    What game plan will Brad Scott implement against us? I'm thinking he'll opt for a high scoring contest.Pretty relieved that Waite isn't available for this clash.
     
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    Excellent write up Square Peg and that was an amazing story Dump Truck thank you for sharing it with us!

    I'm quite optimistic about this one. North are looking terrible, and the confidence that our kids will take into this from the last two games will be a powerful thing. I'm still in the "I'm happy as long as we try hard" boat, but getting closer to the "we should win this" wagon
     
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    I think we're underestimating North a little, as their opposition have been higher tier than ours and they were unlucky (and mentally frail) to lose two. They also historically seem to play us at Domain fairly well, and their fans have a reasonable presence in WA which negates the crowd factor somewhat.

    We were lucky to win vs a depleted Melbourne away, but the Bulldogs win was certainly fairly emphatic at home. Two very running intensive games, and we have a young team still building fitness. It will be interesting to see how we back that up.

    I'm always a glass half full kind of person, so I think that North will account for us - just - but I certainly think we will be in this game up to our eyeballs and will be disappointed if I don't see that next week.
     
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    To be fair Harvey, Wells, Wright have been the ones to tear us a new one and all of them are out.

    Our outside run should be enough.

    If our defense can bring the ball to ground I'm confident we can sweep it forward quickly.

    McCarthy is building for a break out 5 goal match.

    McCarthy to kick 5 and Freo by 40.
     
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    Really, I thought North have looked fairly decent in their outings so far this year. Could have quite easily been 2-2.

    I was confident tipping us against the Dees. This game I feel uneasy about. The first time we've been favourites for quite a while.
     
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    A fast start like vs. the Bullies a must. We're a confidence team at the moment, so that will set us up nicely.
     
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    Waite is total rubbish; I'd rather him out there instead of Ben Brown.
     
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    Interesting suggestion to play Taberner as a defender, but not the one I would make, but kudos to you for coming up with the idea. Logue has played a significant percentage of game forward, and MJ has played ruck. I would leave them in defense and give Taberner those roles.

    Play Collins and we slow significantly, plus have too many tall defenders.
     
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    Really? It's one change Gav, and Collins for Logue is not like swapping Brad Hill for Sean Darcy.

    Collins isn't Usain but he's no sloth either. We'd still have plenty of pure pace in the team, Hill, Hill, Weller, Langdon, Shero, Grey, Highes, Spurr etc, etc are all still there?
     
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    Don't fall into a trap trying to counter the fact that North play 2 rucks. We will more than make up for it with our run, the issue will be not bombing it so that Tarrant, Thompson and Hansen get cheap marks all day.
     
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