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No 2019 draft thread yet so I thought I would post this here:

"while Chayce Black, the son of former Docker and Saint Heath, can only be drafted by Fremantle as a father-son choice."
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-02-06/2019-fatherson-prospects-whos-eligible-for-your-club

Anyone got info on Chayce's prospects? I can't remember reading anything about him until this article

He is #10 for Eastern Ranges

His stats for this game were 5 kicks, 10 handballs, three disposals ineffective.

Eastern Ranges have had him playing in both the 2017 and 2018 TAC Cup so far, but I don't know anything about his style.
 
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From the HS today.

Why two-year Docker qualifies for free agency
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Western Bulldogs premiership defender Joel Hamling has become the AFL’s test case for free agency for life after only two seasons at Fremantle.

The AFLPA has confirmed any player who has been delisted in their career then moves to another club becomes a free agent when their contract expires.

NEW TIGER: LYNCH STILL HOPES TO BE FIT FOR ROUND 1

TIME OUT: STEVEN TO STEP AWAY FROM FOOTY

Hamling was delisted after three seasons and zero games at Geelong, became a Dogs premiership player in his two years there then moved to Fremantle on a lucrative three-season deal worth around $1.2 million.

Under previous player rules he would have been out of contract in October but the Dockers would hold the whip hand because they would need to trade him if he wanted out.

Now he has leverage to leave or extract a superior deal because he becomes attractive to clubs that don’t have to give up a draft pick to secure the 25-year-old defender.

Champion Data rated Hamling’s 2018 season the best of his career, saying he had the ninth-best defensive rating of any key defender.

He was ranked top two at Fremantle for intercept marks, intercepts and spoils, successfully defending the second-most leads of any player in the competition.


Joel Hamling will be a free agent when his contract expires even though he has been a Docker for only two seasons. Picture: Getty Images
Sydney’s Daniel Menzel also becomes a free agent under the same rules because he was delisted by Geelong then secured by the Swans.

AFLPA player relations general manager Brett Murphy confirmed the league had ticked off free agency for life for players after selecting it as one of three options for 2019.

“Any player who has ever been a delisted free agent before will be a free agent again at the end of their current contract,’’ he said.

“So the next time his contract expires, he becomes a free agent again irrespective of how many years he has served with his current club.”


The same free agency for life rules apply to new Swan Daniel Menzel. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Any player who has been a free agent is now a free agent again once their current contract expires, regardless of the time spent at the club.

The AFLPA would prefer free agency that kicks in at six years for restricted free agents and eight years for unrestricted free agents.

The current free agency terms are locked in until 2020, but both parties can agree upon a change.

The player union is aware if it did successfully lobby for six-year free agency it would need a long run-in time before its introduction given clubs plan so far ahead with list management and free agency.
 

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From the HS today.

Why two-year Docker qualifies for free agency
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Western Bulldogs premiership defender Joel Hamling has become the AFL’s test case for free agency for life after only two seasons at Fremantle.

The AFLPA has confirmed any player who has been delisted in their career then moves to another club becomes a free agent when their contract expires.

NEW TIGER: LYNCH STILL HOPES TO BE FIT FOR ROUND 1

TIME OUT: STEVEN TO STEP AWAY FROM FOOTY

Hamling was delisted after three seasons and zero games at Geelong, became a Dogs premiership player in his two years there then moved to Fremantle on a lucrative three-season deal worth around $1.2 million.

Under previous player rules he would have been out of contract in October but the Dockers would hold the whip hand because they would need to trade him if he wanted out.

Now he has leverage to leave or extract a superior deal because he becomes attractive to clubs that don’t have to give up a draft pick to secure the 25-year-old defender.

Champion Data rated Hamling’s 2018 season the best of his career, saying he had the ninth-best defensive rating of any key defender.

He was ranked top two at Fremantle for intercept marks, intercepts and spoils, successfully defending the second-most leads of any player in the competition.


Joel Hamling will be a free agent when his contract expires even though he has been a Docker for only two seasons. Picture: Getty Images
Sydney’s Daniel Menzel also becomes a free agent under the same rules because he was delisted by Geelong then secured by the Swans.

AFLPA player relations general manager Brett Murphy confirmed the league had ticked off free agency for life for players after selecting it as one of three options for 2019.

“Any player who has ever been a delisted free agent before will be a free agent again at the end of their current contract,’’ he said.

“So the next time his contract expires, he becomes a free agent again irrespective of how many years he has served with his current club.”


The same free agency for life rules apply to new Swan Daniel Menzel. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Any player who has been a free agent is now a free agent again once their current contract expires, regardless of the time spent at the club.

The AFLPA would prefer free agency that kicks in at six years for restricted free agents and eight years for unrestricted free agents.

The current free agency terms are locked in until 2020, but both parties can agree upon a change.

The player union is aware if it did successfully lobby for six-year free agency it would need a long run-in time before its introduction given clubs plan so far ahead with list management and free agency.
Oh crap, we are going to have to give Kersten another year now
 

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It's an early call but it seems that the JLT is confirming the suspicion that center clearances are now easier to dominate with the additional time and score from due to the 6-6-6 rule. Size and strength in the center as well as ruck dominance and penetrating kicking to talls in 1v1 situations is a potent combination.

Best case scenario for Fremantle: We get a full season out of Sandilands, Fyfe, Mundy and Banfield/Blakely/Cerra and crush centre clearances to Hogan, Lobb and Taberner causing marks or crumbs for scoring opportunity.

Reasonable scenario: Less than a half a season out of Sandilands coupled with the continued improvement of Darcy (soon to strongest at the club), Mundy plays large mid minutes until Blakely and Stephen gets back, Fyfe in browlow contending form, Walters spending too much time mid, improvement from Banfield, Cerra, Brayshaw and maybe a cameo from a Hogan or even Bennell.
 

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Shame Sandi isn't fit. He is probably worth 2 goals a game with that rule.
Yeah it's a shame that , the other downer is I doubt centre square will ever be Darcy's strong suit and the league seems to want to make his bread and butter ( boundary throw-ins ) as few as possible


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Player's heights and weights have been updated on the freo website, bit of fun to go through but not a whole lot to take out of it

A number of boys have grown, most outstandingly Logue is now 101kg up from his last measurement of 95, Fyfe is 96kg up from 92kg and 192cm up from 190, and Mundy is now 1cm and 3kg heavier at age 33.
our budding KPPs, Cox and Dixon have both grown 2cm and added a few kg (Cox and Hogan are both 195cm 99kg but completely different bodies). Cerra grew 2cm and added 3kg to 188 & 84, Banfield up 2cm and 4kg to 190 & 92, Duman is up 1cm and 4kg to 193 & 83 and Luke Ryan is now 187cm and 92kg which is up 1cm 4kg as well.
Pearce is closing in on his ideal body weight, up 3kg to 101 while Sturt lost 2kg down to 72 making him the lankiest player on the list. Fyfe and Logue need to teach Sturt how to eat.

Or maybe one of our 4 210+ kg rucks could show him now, Meek is anything but now having gained 6kg putting him into the ULTRAWEIGHT category at 211 he's still the lightest of the 4. In 3rd weighing in at the same weight of this sea lion 213kg is Sean Darcy. Even heavier, and continuing our quest to obtain all odd numbered weights between 210 and 220, weighing the same as this 215kg pygmy hippo is Scott Jones. Lastly The largest man on any list, also the 2nd oldest listed AFL listed player Aaron 211 119 Sandilands.

Lastly Stefan Giro is the hardest working player in the world, if he doesn't make the grade it wont be for lack of trying. Giro has gained 6kg to 77kg all the while bettering his personal best 2km time trial which was already the best at Fremantle, no wonder he got that contract extension.
 

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Or maybe one of our 4 210+ kg rucks could show him now, Meek is anything but now having gained 6kg putting him into the ULTRAWEIGHT category at 211 he's still the lightest of the 4. In 3rd weighing in at the same weight of this sea lion 213kg is Sean Darcy. Even heavier, and continuing our quest to obtain all odd numbered weights between 210 and 220, weighing the same as this 215kg pygmy hippo is Scott Jones. Lastly The largest man on any list, also the 2nd oldest listed AFL listed player Aaron 211 119 Sandilands.
210kg+? wtf? Are they each carrying a backpack with 100kgs in it?
 

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This may sound like a dumb but I’m really struggling to figure out how to select tickets for this weekends game using my Flexi membership. All I get is that there is “nothing on sale now” but when I try to buy individual tickets there are heaps left?
 

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Anyone remember the 2015 season? Freo had a few early wins and were scoring well. Then the scoring slowed. The articles started to come out that we couldn't win because we weren't attacking enough. The wins kept piling up but the articles didn't stop. Of course, we finished minor premiers before losing in a prelim to Hawks.
That season, one of the things that I don't think was acknowledged was that after ~round 9 we played in wet and/or windy conditions almost every week. I was thinking this after watching us play in near perfect conditions on Saturday that if we get lucky enough to have great conditiions this year, it will go a long way to dispelling the media driven narrative.
 

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Anyone remember the 2015 season? Freo had a few early wins and were scoring well. Then the scoring slowed. The articles started to come out that we couldn't win because we weren't attacking enough. The wins kept piling up but the articles didn't stop. Of course, we finished minor premiers before losing in a prelim to Hawks.
That season, one of the things that I don't think was acknowledged was that after ~round 9 we played in wet and/or windy conditions almost every week. I was thinking this after watching us play in near perfect conditions on Saturday that if we get lucky enough to have great conditiions this year, it will go a long way to dispelling the media driven narrative.
If memory serves we correct, we were smashed by injury. Fyfe, McPharlin, Sandi among others.
 
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Anyone remember the 2015 season? Freo had a few early wins and were scoring well. Then the scoring slowed. The articles started to come out that we couldn't win because we weren't attacking enough. The wins kept piling up but the articles didn't stop. Of course, we finished minor premiers before losing in a prelim to Hawks.
That season, one of the things that I don't think was acknowledged was that after ~round 9 we played in wet and/or windy conditions almost every week. I was thinking this after watching us play in near perfect conditions on Saturday that if we get lucky enough to have great conditiions this year, it will go a long way to dispelling the media driven narrative.
We were going well until Mitchell put his knee into Fyfe and it restricted him for a fair amount of time- was dominating until that point of the season . That prelim was lost on the back on stupid free kicks against ballas and Sheridan killing our momentum with a dropped mark and the ensuring goal to Rioli 😩
 

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I'm not a huge fan of the AFL Player Ratings but I still check it out to see if I learn anything after each round.

Walters is the #2 highest rated AFL player this season so far (after Cripps) - so based on 5 rounds (he's also the biggest mover of all players, up to #22 spanning his last however many performances they base it on). He has been exceptional playing in the midfield and drifting forward. What I loved about the GWS game was I don't think he played for a free kick once and just got on and played the game and killed it. Keep doing that and he will be massive for us all season.

What is perhaps more interesting is Matera is rated #10 in the AFL for the 5 rounds (all players, not just small forwards). Like others I was skeptical he'd turn things around but shut my mouth (unlike some :p) thinking he might be a lot better when played in his proper position (small crumbing forward). He's certainly exceeded all expectations so far. He's still doing plenty of work than just kicking goals but he's an absolute dead eye in front of the sticks, both from set shots and in general play. Massive inclusion for us working with Switta and at the feet of our many tall forwards.

We haven't seen the best of Fyfe yet (sitting at #23 for the year). Mundy #28, Lobb #41, McCarthy #63, Hill #67, Ryan #82, Tucker #114. That's a lot of players around the top 100 - and a good sign the whole team is improving.

Langdon, Hogan, Pearce, Taberner are all trending upward as well and all are capable of being rated in that top 100 . Pretty much all our players that are playing AFL are trending upwards. Wilson the only exception of those playing I think - and he was better against GWS imo so hopefully he's turning a corner.

Please can we keep it up?!!!
 
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