This.Skills, skills, skills…
Better skills mean better accuracy in front of goal.
Better skills mean better quality forward 50 entries.
Better skills mean better ball control under fatigue.
Better skills mean that there’s less of a need to exert additional energy and effort.
There’s nothing more disheartening than giving great effort, then burning the ball time and time again.
We may as well be pushing sh*t uphill.
Two years ago, he was doing great as a tagger.You're spot on with your comment regarding Blakely. We had arguably the best midfield in the competition when he was drafted, so Ross tried turning him into a HBF to get him in the team. Now it seems like he's been pigeon-holed into that role and he's not great at it. His development as a midfielder has suffered too because of this.
100% we had some really great games in the red and white as well. I was going to get the new retro one from yesterday but I just went nope in the end. To much bad juju, looked nice on the ground yesterday though.Fremantle football club has a history here from the 1800's, I'd rather we were associated with that than our past
That is our tradition, with red, white and blue, or Bulldogs, Old Easts colours rotated every year, or who the opposition
We have a proud heritage and it would be good for the community to acknowledge this.
My son was thrilled to see the old jumper in action live as he'd never seen it before - it was nice in some sense.100% we had some really great games in the red and white as well. I was going to get the new retro one from yesterday but I just went nope in the end. To much bad jewjew, looked nice on the ground yesterday though.
Maybe looked worse on TV, but I didn't mind Duman's game overall. He had some bad moments (who didn't? Even Hamling for e.g. had some mind boggling stupid moments), but he was clearly instructed to keep taking some risky options in both position and ball use - and I'm glad he did. We were so easy to defend with the slow non-movment, and he's got to back himself for his own development and the team's sake.I agree with the first 2, not sure about Duman though. He is playing some horrible footy atm, but I reckon there is something there to work with.
Yeah embarassing. The Eagles would never do something like that even if Kennedy, Hurn, McGovern and Naitanui retired in the same game.One other thing.. Singing the club song, after a loss, is a big no no. Sure two greats retired. But that's such a losing culture. We're so prideful in celebrating our players. Not after a loss. That was pathetic tbh
I watched Sturt in Peel game v. Swans yesterday. Whatever he may become, he is presently slight, easily lost in a scrimmage and nowhere near AFL yet.This is the post game equivalent of 'just kick the thing' as if that is the solution to everything. Sturt started the year a fair way from AFL ready, then had two concussions and has been cotton-wooled since then, only getting to full speed enough for WAFL in recent weeks let alone AFL. What we had out there was basically as good as it gets.
The "young fella" would have been just as lost as half the other players out there, and there was pleanty of "spark" available given the occasion. We just weren't good enough.
I'm pro-Duman at this point despite the occasional bad decision. He has a bit of run and creativeness about his game and his kicking (when target choice is right) is usually effective.Maybe looked worse on TV, but I didn't mind Duman's game overall. He had some bad moments (who didn't? Even Hamling for e.g. had some mind boggling stupid moments), but he was clearly instructed to keep taking some risky options in both position and ball use - and I'm glad he did. We were so easy to defend with the slow non-movment, and he's got to back himself for his own development and the team's sake.
Needs to put a few kgs so he can impact contests a bit more, but overall, he's effectively playing his 2nd season, I think he's OK at this stage.