Don't understand why Cerra wasn't used in the middle more. We clearly got destroyed on the centre clearances and should have tried other alternatives such as Cerra and Conca. Also, Walters lacks defensive accountability making him useless in the middle. He's better off replacing either Matera or Ballas in the forward and adding class to a pretty stagnant forward line.
The main thing I took out of this game is we look very one paced as a team Eagles have some real line breaking speedsters. Even Cerra who looks good with ball in hand looks pretty slow. The couple of guys with speed in our team have poor skill by foot.
Our ball use by hand is pathetic......how many handballs missed the mark? Lobb looks like our best ruck. I thought Darcy was poor even Jones showed more in his limited game time.
I'm not normally a pessimist with Freo but I feel like I have turned a blind eye for too long regarding the rotten support staff, skills, and team structure. We do well for the first quarter, hiding poor skills with immense pressure, but as soon as the opposition begins to mount that pressure back onto us or our players tire, everything goes to ****. It's like a bloody rotten shed, kick in the door and the whole thing collapses.
It's starting to look like if you're from WA and you want to come home, then we'll trade for you, whether there's a need or not. The other three from last year - all good trades. Year before - Hamling tick, Wilson tick, Matera - he's gone backwards, and Kersten... ummm why (apart from he's Hammer's BF).
They need to be more strategic with who they're trading for. Were they worried the weags were going to get in first? And what?
Keep giggling like an idiot at the list of soft tissue injuries that is twice as long as the next worst club.
I guess you believe Switkovski injured his mouth last week? Cox copped a big knock to his leg and was hobbling around afterwards. Should have been taken out of the game last week and was clearly mismanaged this week.
We don't look like much chop this pre season, it is only pre season but the signs are bad. Fumbling everything, struggling to take basic marks, kicking the ball on top of the forwards head nearly every time, running into congestion yet again, poor accuracy for goals and hitting targets. The skills look worse than every other club, no work rate after 20 minutes of footy. Very concerning.