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I was going to step in and defend her, but then she just ran under the ball for no reason whatsoever allowing her opponent to run onto it. That piece of play was ******* atrocious, it looked like she'd given up.

This last quarter is season breaking stuff. A loss wouldn't be that bad, but a huge loss is a disaster. We need to smash the Bulldogs next week to make up for it.
Gooch has been consistently one of our best, so please leave her alone.
 

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I’ve no doubt she tries but she shouldn’t be in defence besides kicking the ball in after a behind she’s a liability, way to slow and I reckon five of Adelaide’s goals were through her mistakes or letting her apponent lead her to the ball.
Just to reiterate, she’s probably been our best defender before that game. She copped a huge hit last week which looked like it would have left a massive bruise. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was playing under duress.
 

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Playing only one undersized ruck finally caught up with us. Hit out and clearance numbers told the story. No supply for our forwards.

Hitouts 5-29
Clearances 9-28
Inside 50s 22-43
In a nutshell, it was this. Their ruck delivered the ball to their advantange and to counter it, our mids had to be superior (against a quality team) - or to conjure up some scoreboard pressure somehow when the ball was only getting to i50 five times per quarter.

We actually weathered that game well for three quarters given that their forwards had supply and ours were starved.
 

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Playing only one undersized ruck finally caught up with us. Hit out and clearance numbers told the story. No supply for our forwards.

Hitouts 5-29
Clearances 9-28
Inside 50s 22-43
1/4 of the blame on the ruck. Heaps of teams concede the ruck and don’t get obliterated at ground level. The midfield wasn’t great. I actually thought they should of abandoned some of our midfielders and put Ebony Antonio and Gemma Houghton in their to give us some size. Erin Phillips could literally walk through Donnellan, Hooker and Bowers as she pleased.
 

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Yes me personally but I don't get to chose my clients
Can you get in the ear of the person who does? ;)
Also - on a serious note, did she make a big deal about being a weags supporter, or play it close to her chest like most. I guess what I’m getting at - did you get the feeling Freo are just a stopover to the weags as her intended destination?
 

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1/4 of the blame on the ruck. Heaps of teams concede the ruck and don’t get obliterated at ground level. The midfield wasn’t great. I actually thought they should of abandoned some of our midfielders and put Ebony Antonio and Gemma Houghton in their to give us some size. Erin Phillips could literally walk through Donnellan, Hooker and Bowers as she pleased.
Last week Laurie basically just provided a contest in the ruck, and then was pretty much an extra midfielder at ground level. 16 possessions, 5 clearances and 4 votes in the coaches’ award. This week the rest of the midfield got smashed because she couldn’t go with the Adelaide ruck. But really it was our ‘star’ midfielders, as you say, of Donnellan, Hooker, and to a lesser degree Bowers who got completely towelled up. Missed Miller also.
And like I said before - Phillips is next level good. She’s like the female combo of Fyfe, Danger + Dusty with a bit of Pendles chucked in. She’s a freak. It’s no wonder anyone she plays on gets their backsides handed to them.
 

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Last week Laurie basically just provided a contest in the ruck, and then was pretty much an extra midfielder at ground level. 16 possessions, 5 clearances and 4 votes in the coaches’ award. This week the rest of the midfield got smashed because she couldn’t go with the Adelaide ruck. But really it was our ‘star’ midfielders, as you say, of Donnellan, Hooker, and to a lesser degree Bowers who got completely towelled up. Missed Miller also.
And like I said before - Phillips is next level good. She’s like the female combo of Fyfe, Danger + Dusty with a bit of Pendles chucked in. She’s a freak. It’s no wonder anyone she plays on gets their backsides handed to them.
Did you want North to beat Melbourne for our finals chances?

I agree with you on Erin. But it didn’t seem we had plan 3/4/5. I would of thrown Gemma Houghton or Ebony Antonio as a tag. We looked dangerous whenever we got the ball forward. It’s just we couldn’t get it forward at all in the 2nd half.
 

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Did you want North to beat Melbourne for our finals chances?

I agree with you on Erin. But it didn’t seem we had plan 3/4/5. I would of thrown Gemma Houghton or Ebony Antonio as a tag. We looked dangerous whenever we got the ball forward. It’s just we couldn’t get it forward at all in the 2nd half.
I agree - Houghton on her I think would have made things interesting. Or Cain. But I also find it odd that our three best mids all had such a shocking day at the same time. No one able to shark a tap, or read it off the hand at all.

And I find that a very strange question re finals chances. I want whoever needs to beat whoever for our finals chances - whoever that might be... that would go without saying. 🤔
 

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Can you get in the ear of the person who does? ;)
Also - on a serious note, did she make a big deal about being a weags supporter, or play it close to her chest like most. I guess what I’m getting at - did you get the feeling Freo are just a stopover to the weags as her intended destination?
She said straight away that she's an Eagles supporter but now a Freo player so she'll support Freo. Hard to get a read on it.

My mate thought she was into kickboxing when she sporteda black eye. He's a Kiwi and doesn't care for AFL.

The quoters find the clients. I don't think we have an AFL relocation contract but we've moved Cox to Sydney. Pav to his new place and Jack Hannath back to Vic.
 

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I agree - Houghton on her I think would have made things interesting. Or Cain. But I also find it odd that our three best mids all had such a shocking day at the same time. No one able to shark a tap, or read it off the hand at all.

And I find that a very strange question re finals chances. I want whoever needs to beat whoever for our finals chances - whoever that might be... that would go without saying. 🤔
You’re right on the finals front. The only way we make finals now is to beat North at home in the final round, while also beating WB, Geelong the next 2 weeks. The latter game off a 6 day break. I don’t think 5-2 makes it to be honest.
 

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You’re right on the finals front. The only way we make finals now is to beat North at home in the final round, while also beating WB, Geelong the next 2 weeks. The latter game off a 6 day break. I don’t think 5-2 makes it to be honest.
Bloody conferences... 😡
 

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North plays Adelaide next weekend.

Freo win, North win = we are #2 again
Freo win, Adelaide win = we stay #3

We lose every remaining game = we finish 4th
 

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I can’t see us finishing higher than 3rd. If we win, which we should, and North win which imo is 50/50, then we’d still have to beat north to get back to #2. Even with home ground advantage I think that’s a big ask. I’m seeing a North v Adelaide GF. Copping a shellacking and killing our percentage like that has done nothing to help our chances.
 

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Personally I think Adelaide beat North, the only game they lost was a game they were incredibly inaccurate and should have won. I think they are the best team. They’ll prove it this week by beating North. If we can beat Bulldogs and Geelong, we’ll set up an amazing last round decider for the 2nd spot in the finals.
 

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There can be only one...
Adelaide have North, Giants and Melbourne.

Giants pushed Brisbane... Melbourne maaaybe.

Oh well :(
If we can beat Adelaide in Melbourne next then I think it will be a pretty close 3 way competition for the second spot between Crows. I think if will be harder for team outside the top 2 atm if we allow the Crows to get to 16 points by round 5 and both to have a pretty high percentage.
 

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The quoters find the clients. I don't think we have an AFL relocation contract but we've moved Cox to Sydney. Pav to his new place and Jack Hannath back to Vic.
Sure hope he knew thats where you were moving him to, considering he was from SA and plays in the SANFL!
 
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