Women's Footy Rd 3 v Adelaide in Adelaide

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Preview - analysis - predictions (winner, margin, bog, most goals, whatever). Let’s keep it in here and out of the main thread.

Heavyweights going head to head deserves its own thread!
 

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It will be interesting to see what they do with Randall this week. She’s been playing forward, do they keep her there for a match up with Cuthbo, or send her back to try and contain Houghton?
And who goes to Phillips? You can’t stop her, you just have to try and curb her influence somewhat.
Hatchard and Marinoff v Bowers and Miller will be an interesting game within a game.
 

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It will be interesting to see what they do with Randall this week. She’s been playing forward, do they keep her there for a match up with Cuthbo, or send her back to try and contain Houghton?
And who goes to Phillips? You can’t stop her, you just have to try and curb her influence somewhat.
Hatchard and Marinoff v Bowers and Miller will be an interesting game within a game.
Pugh played a lockdown role a few times last year so they may do that again if she plays predominantly forward?
Would love to see Bowers and Phillips go head to head, it would be like Fyfe and Dangerfield those years ago (if Phillips plays mid) :hearteyes:
Have to be careful with her though from what i've seen she is quite protected, when they played eagles she got a free every time they went near her so don't want to be caught in that trap.
Last time we played crows in a practice match last year they scored really quickly on us out the back and that seems to be how everyone scores on us, Adelaide will make us pay if we aren't tight on that.
Im excited but, will be a phenomenally higher quality game than yesterday whoever gets the points :)
 

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Pugh played a lockdown role a few times last year so they may do that again if she plays predominantly forward?
Would love to see Bowers and Phillips go head to head, it would be like Fyfe and Dangerfield those years ago (if Phillips plays mid) :hearteyes:
Have to be careful with her though from what i've seen she is quite protected, when they played eagles she got a free every time they went near her so don't want to be caught in that trap.
Last time we played crows in a practice match last year they scored really quickly on us out the back and that seems to be how everyone scores on us, Adelaide will make us pay if we aren't tight on that.
Im excited but, will be a phenomenally higher quality game than yesterday whoever gets the points :)
I also think Pughy's best game last year was against Geelong, as a defensive forward on Meg Mac, just tell her to follow Randall wherever she goes.
 

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Adelaide with Phillips back will be a challenge.
And Randall. They are strong across every line, and have a very evenly balanced team. And now with Randall playing a swing role they’ve become quite unpredictable.
I think we can at least contain Phillips in the middle - not stop her, she’s pretty much unstoppable - and their ruck will be giving them first use imo. She is better than Strom (at this point in Storm’s career), so she’ll struggle I think.
Phillips will be most dangerous against us when she goes forward. She has such incredible footy smarts, is agile and puts her head over the footy. I think our smaller backs will struggle to go with her.
 

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I’m nervous. I don’t have a good feeling about this. But then I’m always nervous. 😞
I think Adelaide looked very good against the giants, we will have heavier legs and playing away. I reckon they'll do us easily unfortunately - I can see a 20-30 point loss coming up personally.
I would say with Phillips though, I don't care how good she is, when you're 35 years old and played a lot of sport over many years you're sore everywhere. We just needs to line her up at every opportunity, legally of course
 

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I’m nervous as well. But sometimes a loss shows you where your weaknesses are. Hopefully they pull one out but it won’t be the end of the world if they don’t.

Seems like AFLW is slightly leaning Crows.



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I think Adelaide looked very good against the giants, we will have heavier legs and playing away. I reckon they'll do us easily unfortunately - I can see a 20-30 point loss coming up personally.
I would say with Phillips though, I don't care how good she is, when you're 35 years old and played a lot of sport over many years you're sore everywhere. We just needs to line her up at every opportunity, legally of course
I would put Ebony Antonio on Phillips.
 

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got an inkling that this round may not go ahead this weekend. word from Melb is they are expecting to go into a hard lockdown and WC can't get into QLD.
 

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I have that inkling too but if it does go ahead, we are going to struggle against Adelaide.

Which is good. I suspect our team thrives on being discounted. They turn it into fuel that enables them to tackle the living bejesus out of everything in sight. Over and over again.

Before I read the thread, the one thought I had was that Ebony Antonio has been a little quiet so far. I would give her a job. And a big part of that job would be to ensure Phillips doesn't take what she likes and, if she somehow does, then she pays.

Apparently it's "Howton" and my feel, my gut instinct, born of a deep and possibly unhealthy fascination with how fast and dangerous she is, is that Gemma will fu**en annihilate some people this weekend. Just go up in a blaze of insane self-belief, flailing limbs and ponytail, doing unbelievable stuff at unbelievable speed.

God bless you, girls. Get over there and tear some sh*t up.
 

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I have that inkling too but if it does go ahead, we are going to struggle against Adelaide.

Which is good. I suspect our team thrives on being discounted. They turn it into fuel that enables them to tackle the living bejesus out of everything in sight. Over and over again.

Before I read the thread, the one thought I had was that Ebony Antonio has been a little quiet so far. I would give her a job. And a big part of that job would be to ensure Phillips doesn't take what she likes and, if she somehow does, then she pays.

Apparently it's "Howton" and my feel, my gut instinct, born of a deep and possibly unhealthy fascination with how fast and dangerous she is, is that Gemma will fu**en annihilate some people this weekend. Just go up in a blaze of insane self-belief, flailing limbs and ponytail, doing unbelievable stuff at unbelievable speed.

God bless you, girls. Get over there and tear some sh*t up.
I’m not sure struggle is the right word. I’d say we will be severely tested.

Adelaide are the only team to have beaten us at full strength in the last two years - both in the 2019 H&A and in 2020 preseason, but as last year showed they are very reliant on their guns. Whereas we have some guns, I believe we have a greater depth across the team.

They are the strongest team, we are the quickest team and the Roos are the most skilled. If all three teams can remain fit, then it will be an interesting test of the three philosophies. I’m hoping it follows the men’s game where the quickest teams (Tigers and Lions), have typically got it done against the strongest (Port and Geelong) and the most skilful (Eagles and GWS).

It will be a cracking game.
 

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Really? To make Phillips more accountable? Otherwise it would rob us of a potent attacking player.
Phillips starts in the middle and then runs forward plays as permanent forward.

Crows high forwards move up the ground.

Ebony isn’t in awe of Phillips and will make life difficult.

Plus she can run over when we are counter attacking.
 

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Sounds like everyone is on the plane to Adelaide except Evie Gooch (who won't be travelling due to DFES commitments)
 

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Sounds like everyone is on the plane to Adelaide except Evie Gooch (who won't be travelling due to DFES commitments)
In that case, I hope we bring KJ into the guts (where Adelaide are very strong) and shift EAntonio into the back line. I quite like the idea of her going to Phillips - she's about the only girl in the squad with the height and strength to go with Phillips.
 

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