Opinion Round 1 Changes vs. Geelong

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  1. Wally Walpamur

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    If the season goes tits up early, i'd like to see Ross play Fyfe play 50% forward 50% in the guts. If Fyfe improves his set shot he has the potential to be one of the best CHF in the comp. He already has the size, strength and marking ability.
     
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    Dunno about that Moo, I've seen Mundy be a beast on the inside personally. I'll never forget when he took the GF on in that 3rd qtr. Almost single handedly got us back in the game.
     
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    Hey guys just wanted to here your opinion on ballas being out for an extended period , is it goin hurt us , r we gonna lose games footy because of his absence? Is crozier a no brainer as a replacement?
     
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    1. yes
    2. potentially, probably
    3. no, he'd be my first in line but i wouldn't be surprised to see Suban, Shez or even Grey come in
     
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    I'm not doubting his ability to be inside just in my view Neale & Connor aren't breaking any lines where Mundy doesn't mind that wind in his hair occasionally
     
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    Blakely kicking is nowhere near fyfe ,Neale,mundy ,s.hill quality and his defensive side game still need some work.
     
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    QUOTE="DaveLister, post: 49133922, member: 170341"]1. yes
    2. potentially, probably
    3. no, he'd be my first in line but i wouldn't be surprised to see Suban, Shez or even Grey come in[/QUOTE]
    Whats going on with shez he had a good game against bontempelli last year at pavs fair well kept him accountable, and now he seems to be on the outer?
     
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    Whats going on with shez he had a good game against bontempelli last year at pavs fair well kept him accountable, and now he seems to be on the outer?[/QUOTE]
    If you are thinking about fantasy points , select sherriden is a must. Come Afl season ross will select him regardless of form .
     
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    Not sure, but every time I see him all I can think is "soft". He doesn't seems to run hard, he doesn't seem to tackle hard and doesn't seem to hit the play hard. I had great hopes for him, because when he is running and carrying the ball he looks great, but I just don;'t think he is "tough" enough.

    He could do with working with Brady Grey for a few months.
     
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    Yeh I like grey not sure how he lost his spot last year
     
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    He reminds me of a Wet Toast midfielder, vanilla.
     
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    I can only think of Tom swift.
     
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    Dunno if T-Train would make much of a fist of medical studies.
     
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    A game of footy is 80 minutes + time on, so lets say there's 240 minutes available in the midfield (the 3 midfielders combined). Lachie clearly plays his best footy onball, so lets allocate 70 minutes there. I'd split the other 170 minutes evenly between Fyfe, Mundy, Hill and Blakely, so that they all spend roughly half the game on-ball and half the game in other roles (Fyfe and Blakely forward, Hill on the wing, Mundy on a HBF).

    Starting a quarter with Sandilands, Mundy, Fyfe and Blakely in the middle is pretty imposing. What's the height/weight average there, around 195cm and 95kg??
     
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    I was just reading AFL top 50 players as voted by players. I really feel it is time that Stephen Hill dominated a season to get into that top group of players. At this stage of his career I don't think he has consistently imposed his considerable skills and talent onto the competition.

    I am hoping this will be the year and that both Hill brothers drive each other to the next level. If it happens our time in bottom 8 will be very short as we will have the best mid field in the competition. ye ha happy days coming
     
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    Agree. How often does Stephen scream down the wing to HF, then slow down looking for a non-existent forward target. Take the game by the throat and kick the damn goal young man!

    Remember Geelong in '13 - what a thing of beauty.

    Hopefully Brad will bring Stephen out of his shell a little bit. Stephen with the arrogance of Brad would be scary...
     
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    Hilly's team work rate and general contribution have long been underappreciated.Naturally we will see further improvement in him with better players around him providing options and other targets for the opposition.Already forging a very healthy combo with Billy.
    Remember he lived with a permanent hard tag from the age of 18.
    Most teams would come in against us with 'STOP STEPHEN' strategies.I'm happy for him to continue developing the way he is but to take the shots on goal when they are there.
    I expect him to be quite damaging on the counter this season after winning his own ball.Pace,evasiveness and playmaking from the inside is a real weapon.
    I still don't believe his team running and defensive work are really appreciated.
    I may be off the track 'cos I've always rated his contribution.
    I know he was runner up for the Doig last year but I imagine he's always got votes.
     
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    He's definitely got the right environment to shine, now. He doesn't have to do as much 'lifting' as he used to, with Fyfe, Neale and Mundy in the middle and Billy on the other wing (and hopefully Bennell rotating through the middle and forward), the opposition really do have to prioritise who they pay close attention to, while the others run rampant (hopefully). Hilly has also learned to cope with a tag and win his own ball so he can drag his opponent in the middle and hopefully his teammates can put a block on for Hilly to win the ball.
     
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    Teams often shutdown an inside player and also an outside player. Our inside player is clearly Fyfe, our outsider is clearly Stephen. Moving Stephen inside is clever, he won't be sat on, And I think Brad can outrun most taggers on the outside.
     
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    Billy gets his kicks blowing up tags:thumbsu:
    Even when they catch him he just giggles round them:cool:
     
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    To be fair Crosier has had an interrupted pre season, was in rehab for a fair while. Probably needs time in the WAFL to catch up on his fitness.
     
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    Afl website chose this Freo side for round 1...

    http://www.fremantlefc.com.au/news/2017-03-15/aflcomau-picks-freos-round-one-side

    B: Lee Spurr, Hamling, Dawson
    HB: Sutcliffe, Johnson, Weller
    C: B Hill, Mundy, S Hill
    HF: Langdon, kersten, D Pearce
    FF: Walters, McCarthy,Griffin
    Foll:Sandi, Fyfe, Neale

    Bench: Blakely, Ibbo, Tucker, Crozier.

    That isn't a bd side to be honest. Actually Switch Weller and Dan Pearce around and that would be the 22 I want.
     
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    Pretty close to that side. Same 22 or squad which I think is fairly obvious now, just the actual positions are up for debate.
     
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    Same squad as I had, except for Croz and Sherro.

    I think we all have a pretty good idea now, just a matter of switching a few players which we all agree are interchangeable.
     
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    B: Lee Spurr, Hamling, Dawson
    HB: Sutcliffe, Johnson, Weller

    If that backline isn't the most average going around I don't know what is.

    Weller is a good kick, Johnson can be a good kick and Hamling is adequate.

    The other three are turn over city
     
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