Women's Footy Fremantle Women's Team

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  1. Kram

    Kram I'll brik u

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    lol, the bloke that plays F grade is just jealous they are on TV and deep down knows they are of a far higher skill level.
     

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  2. Joeltownsmith

    Joeltownsmith Debutant

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    Disappointing girls please at least show heart when wearing the purple jumper, the great thing about footy though is that thiers always next week to atone.
     
  3. Frank J Moose

    Frank J Moose Club Legend

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    Really good quality game today. Adelaide a great team to watch in the women's game.
     
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  4. scon

    scon Brownlow Medallist

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    #1254 scon, Mar 19, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
    Just turned it on and may I be struck down for saying the stinking magpies are passable too.

    Correction:They've reverted to type.
    Crows deserving winners.
     
  5. wehavethepassion

    wehavethepassion Club Legend

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    Thoroughly agree. also another poster suggested the wages should be increased so players can be fulltime. Netballers in new league get min $67K yes there is a smaller roster but in AFLW when your two marquee players are only getting $25K training. Make it $50K for Marquee players, min wage $25K and increase season to 14 games ie twice each and have a final four format. More training at the elite level will increase skill level.
     
  6. FD2646

    FD2646 Club Legend

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    I think good on them for having a go, but after watching all our games I gradually lost interest....combination of poor results and skills playing a part. I wish we could watch more colts and u18 footy.
     
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  7. scon

    scon Brownlow Medallist

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    Undoubtedly will improve as the comp goes on but the main thing is to have it up there and available as an option to play or watch.
    I enjoyed the spectacle.
     
  8. Joeltownsmith

    Joeltownsmith Debutant

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    TeX Perkins is a beast!
     
  9. Ressies runner

    Ressies runner Club Legend

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    Damn i missed it, what a shame
     
  10. Tonga Bob

    Tonga Bob Club Legend

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    We were southern end of the ground, halfway between the the goals & the main stand, sitting on the grass. I was the one explaining to the 7 year old girl what was happening.
     
  11. Allikat

    Allikat Aunty Allikat

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    May 13, 2014
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    Oops I must've walked straight past you. We were making up the 4 person cheer squad
     

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  12. Allikat

    Allikat Aunty Allikat

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  13. jatz14

    jatz14 Premiership Player

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    All Australian squad members picked.

    From Freo
    Kara Donnellan, Ebony Antonio, Kirby Bentley, Dana Hooker

    Think Kara and Ebony make it in, Dana a maybe, Kirby a no.
    Only other real contender for a spot in the squad was Lara Filocarmo. Would have had her before Kirby imop.
     
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  14. Frank J Moose

    Frank J Moose Club Legend

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    Amazed Bentley was nominated. Can't remember any time she has more than a cameo impct on the game. Nice reward for a career but not on the seasons effort.

    Donellan is a lock. The others are no chance.
     
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  15. jatz14

    jatz14 Premiership Player

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    Ebony might make the bench, and Bentley wouldn't make my top 6 at Freo.

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  16. Frank J Moose

    Frank J Moose Club Legend

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    Antonio never had a 4 quarter game. I just can't see a spot. I think she should be full time CHF next season. Give the forward line some presence. Ler her settle in the position. Cowan went chasing the game too much and moved the players all over the shop when some stability was needed.

    As for Bently top 6 one you go through Donnellan, Antonio, Hooker and Filacamo there was very little else. Not saying Bentley deserves top 6, just little competition.
     
  17. jatz14

    jatz14 Premiership Player

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    I would have her behind Houghton and the full back who's name escapes me as well, and neither of them were anything more than serviceable.

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  18. Frank J Moose

    Frank J Moose Club Legend

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    Tayla Bresland. Was OK in a purely stopping sense. Houghton also suffered from being played everywhere. Needed to let her learn the game.
     
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  19. rgauci

    rgauci Norm Smith Medallist

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    In the pregame on the radio, may have been Steve Harris being interviewed, he said the AFL over estimated the depth in WA and allowed us to be raided.

    I vaguely remember the AFL needing to sign off on Marquee players. Clubs needed to nominate preferences and AFL gave them the tick of approval. I guess they ultimately controlled who went where.

    Adelaide could potentially have been denied either of their WA girls, similarly Brisbane their ruckman, but they weren't. Leading to our dismal season.
     
  20. Allikat

    Allikat Aunty Allikat

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    This is true. There's some super talented WA players, but past that they'd be less skilled than like their VIC counterparts - as you could see from how the competition went. So many teams took WA marquees that there wasn't really enough left for us to field a competitive team - especially after ours went down injured
     
  21. rgauci

    rgauci Norm Smith Medallist

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    So essentially the AFL guessed who were the strongest and tried to equalize the competition. Screwing us and handing Adelaide a flag. I wish they would have kept to themselves and allowed the naturally stronger teams to succeed.
     
  22. Allikat

    Allikat Aunty Allikat

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    Yep. I bet the AFL are devastated they couldn't have gotten that flag to VIC or GWS
     
  23. Frank J Moose

    Frank J Moose Club Legend

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    WA did beat Victoria in the last true interstate clash 2 years ago. WA players dominated the exhibition series, apart from the few big Vic names. It was reasonable.

    However he issue with Freo is not just about the talent in WA but who was selected, the game style and the general issues around female football in WA.

    Selection wise there would have been half a dozen girls in the Freo side who were very fortunate to be in the side.

    As for female football in WA, over the past two years the other states, SA in particular have taken steps to advance female football. WA has a half arsed academy which is one day a week over summer and is poorly run. Some players receive little or no feedback. Favourites are aplenty.

    WAWFL clubs are unsupported, although i tip my hat to West Perth who have enbraced it this season. Policies for the advancement of the game are lost in club self interest. Like players being told to move clubs (usually to the state officials club) if you want state selection. Then the same clubs whinging that the other teams aren't competitive enough!

    Some of the clubs in the WAWFL where draftees are meant to come from are treated worse than boys under 13 in terms of ground access and facilities.

    Then there was the choice of ground for the finals last season. On the substandard surface Forth and Bowers did ACLs.

    I was hoping for improvement this year but based on happenings so far I'm not hopefull.

    BTW the WAWFL starts on Sunday. I would encourage support but it's on at the same time as Freo.
     
  24. Tundrawolf

    Tundrawolf Club Legend

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    Also doesn't help when players don't play for the club or jumper.

    Half of the women were not Freo supporters when drafted and even after the first season still aren't.
     
  25. freo_leo29

    freo_leo29 Club Legend

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    meh, wouldn't have any effect whatsoever, these girls just wanted to play AFL

    You think the girls from the melbourne draft all supported the 1/4 clubs they got picked up by? when there are 10 clubs in melbourne to support...

    ditto with the other states who would have had the same "problem"
     

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