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Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by Righteo, Feb 7, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Grape Bear

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    Congratulations, Seppo! Make sure you have the indoctrination curriculum ready so he doesn't get seduced by a big Vic club! :)
     
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  2. gaskin

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    Congrats mate.
     
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  3. Schauermann

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    Congrats.

    But was going to say, pretty interesting how many great hopes for our forward line didn't come around, still we do pretty well:

    Walters (probably everybody agreed he would have to kick a major part of our winning scores)
    Yarran (gone)
    Ballanytne (him back to AA form would have been nice)
    Apeness (not yet again, but a lot had him in the best 22 before Kersten or Taberner)
    Bennell (was/is likely to start more a forward and at his best should be dangerous)
     
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  4. Nickos66

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    True, who predicted we'd be 5 from 6 games with none of these players having an impact in our forward line..
     
  5. danstar

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    Anyone else get the same feels as what happened in 2012. 2011 being a horror year, slow start to the year in 2012 than it turned into a pretty good year maybe 2018 we make the grand final and win than maybe?
     
  6. salim malik

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    Hypothetically if Hill, Balla's , Balic and Bennell are all fit and ready to go after the bye and we are in the running for a finals berth [we should be 8 and 4 at the bye and only need to win 4 out of the last 10] :D who goes to make way .
     
  7. meima

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    Good luck , as for me I am not asking too much a few afl game here and there for those inexperienced players. When injuries ,suspension and players management come they are good enough to fill the gap.
     
  8. Nightrain

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    Hypothetically, you missed A Pearce.

    Tough calls. The only obvious one is D Pearce out for S Hill. I would hate for Grey to be dropped for Ballas as Grey has been giving us some grunt and pressure in the forward 50 (how good was that tackle on Cotchin). Maybe Tabs for Ballas but concede Tabs has been ok the last 2 games and has been used as the 2nd ruck.

    I can see Croz being dropped for Bennell.

    Balic is going to have to fight it out with the likes of Langdon for a spot.

    Who gets dropped for A Pearce? Sutcliffe would be first cab off the rank. As much as Spurr cops it around here I still think he is a very important cog in our defence. He needs to stay in.

    Tough decisions to be made by our coaching staff potentially, but happy to let the cobblers do the cobbling.
     
  9. salim malik

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    I think you can write off Pearce for this season.
     
  10. Nightrain

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    Even hypothetically? Still, will be a decision they will need to make next year.
     
  11. Sweetback

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    If we can get the right combo of players together anything can happen. After last year's abomination we have a pretty good fixture for this year. If we're thereabouts, and with the bye before finals...who knows?
     
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  12. Nightrain

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    I was thinking the same thing and how it took the loss to Carlton at home to turn the season around. Then I looked at the fixture to see who we had for this week and went and had a cold shower.

    I am just enjoying the ride this season. Finals is a bonus but think we'll just miss out.

    I've watched the last 21 seconds of Sunday's game about 50 times now. Obviously, the vision of the ball leaving Mundy's boot and sailing through the goals will forever be etched. It was a great kick and awesome result but the thing that brought a tear to the eye was watching the Dockers fans behind the goals rise, then jump about and scream at the top of their lungs. It made me wish I was there. I have been to a lot of Dockers games, including almost all finals in our history bar one, but Sunday's game and the final in Geelong in '13 are 2 games I would give anything to be able to wind back the clock and be there. What it must have felt like for those at those games.
     
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  13. Nickos66

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    You'd have to think the first few would be Sutcliffe & Pearce, given that they're 2 from the early rounds that managed to squeeze back in due to injuries. Ibbo would be looking over his shoulder too.
     
  14. Unique Name

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    If Alex Pearce gets back to 100% fit by say round 15ish. He plays a game or 2 at Peel and gets through unscathed. He's a gun and Ross loves him so he'll be back in. Does this look good?

    Nyhuis - A Pearce - Hamling
    Weller - Johnson - Ryan
    + Hughes


    Maybe Spurr holds his spot over Nyhuis but I think if Nyhuis gets a shot he won't be dropped.
     
  15. scon

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    Anyone notice how Sam Petrevski-Seton went on the weekend.I honesty can only remember seeing him a couple of times but maybe that was because he wasn't in Purple??
     
  16. gaskin

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    Reading the Carlton board they are saying he did nothing.
     
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  17. scon

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    Thought that might've been the case:thumbsu:
    I'll have a look at the recording at some stage purely for the gloating.
     
  18. Unique Name

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    Carlton board saying he needs to be rested. Had a poor game.

    Only time I noticed was when him and Neale had a bit of a push and shove.
     
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  19. PurpleEyes

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    He had 5 possessions in the 2nd qtr ... that was his standout qtr for the day ... just one in each of the others for a total of 8 disposals.
     
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  20. freo_leo29

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    He didn't do much but he is very smart and smooth with the footy, just little daft touches and lookaway handballs straight to his teammate, lightning quick grab and passes too.

    Really really wishing we had got him
     
  21. danstar

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    im expecting SPS to go off the rails at some point and he wont last in the AFL system more than a few years
     
  22. Clems Knee

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    On what basis?
     
  23. scon

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    Do you base this expectation on anything at all???
     
  24. danstar

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    no basis at all, just a hunch
     
  25. ImperialPurple

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    Just want to profess my love for Joel Hamling here. So I wrote a poem.


    A Haiku for Hammer.

    Joel - you are so cute.
    You play a lot like Elvis.
    I like your big marks.