AFLW Round 6 Discussion - 2021 AFLW season

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Teen Wolf

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All times are local. In addition to the free-to-air television coverage noted below, all matches are broadcast live on Fox Footy and streamed live-and-free on the AFLW website/app.

Richmond (1-4, 11th) v North Melb. (3-2, 6th)
Friday 5.10pm, Swinburne Centre

GWS Giants (2-3, 10th) v Brisbane (4-1, 2nd)
Saturday 3.10pm, Manuka Oval
7mate (Syd/Bris)

Adelaide (4-1, 4th) v Gold Coast (0-5, 13th)
Saturday 4.40pm, Norwood Oval
7mate (Bris/Adel)

Melbourne (3-2, 7th) v St Kilda (2-3, 9th)
Saturday 7.10pm, Casey Fields
7mate (Melb/Adel/Perth)

Carlton (2-3, 8th) v Geelong (0-5, 14th)
Sunday 12.40pm, Ikon Park
Seven (Melb) and 7mate (Syd)

C'wood (5-0, 1st) v W. Bulldogs (4-1, 5th)
Sunday 2.40pm, Victoria Park
Seven (Melb/Adel/Perth) and 7mate (Syd/Bris)

West Coast (1-4, 12th) v Fremantle (4-1, 3rd)
Sunday 1.40pm, Optus Stadium
Seven (Perth)



TEAMS

RICHMOND
B:
R.Miller 15 H.Cordner 23
HB: S.D'Arcy 12 P.Monahan 2 I.Ross 21
C: H.Burchell 9 S.Hosking 7 T.Lavey 37
HF: C.Wakefield 8 E.McKenzie 22 K.Brennan - C 3
F: T.Stahl 24 S.Frederick 14
Foll: G.Seymour 28 K.Jacques 10 M.Conti 4
I/C: A.Makur Chuot 34 K.Dempsey 19 S.Dargan 17 S.Molan 1 M.Brancatisano 5
Emerg: C.Bernardi 6 L.McClelland 16
No change

NORTH MELBOURNE
B:
D.Hardiman 31 T.Randall 16
HB: N.Bresnehan 12 J.Duffin 27 A.Gilroy 8
C: K.Ashmore 10 E.Kearney - C 9 J.Bruton 35
HF: D.Bateman 11 G.Campbell 43 I.Eddey 3
F: G.Hammond 44 S.Abbatangelo 1
Foll: E.King 60 J.Garner 25 A.Riddell 7
I/C: D.Bannister 2 K.Gillespie-Jones 5 J.Grierson 19 E.Gavalas 22 M.King 23
Emerg: A.O'Loughlin 6 B.Lynch 20
In: G.Hammond, J.Grierson
Out: T.Nestor (injured), V.Saad (suspension)



GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
B:
G.Garnett 17 P.Randall 21
HB: A.Lister 14 L.Steane 20 J.Dal Pos 7
C: E.Bennetts 22 B.Tully 36 A.Eva - C 2
HF: H.Zreika 24 C.Staunton 13 K.Smith 4
F: T.Davies 16 A.Schmidt 11
Foll: E.McKinnon 23 A.Parker 3 R.Beeson 6
I/C: L.Graham 37 J.Allan 39 E.Goodsir 1 T.Mackrill 32 N.Barr 8
Emerg: E.Todd 25 J.Hicks 5
In: L.Steane, A.Schmidt, L.Graham
Out: T.Evans (omitted), R.Privitelli (omitted), L.Stephenson (omitted)

BRISBANE
B:
S.Campbell 20 N.Grider 10
HB: E.Zielke - C 8 K.Lutkins 13 B.Koenen 3
C: O.O'Dwyer 9 C.Svarc 25 S.Conway 12
HF: G.Bodey 15 D.Davidson 14 C.Hodder 21
F: J.Wardlaw 30 L.Arnell 16
Foll: T.Hickie 24 I.Dawes 17 E.Bates 1
I/C: J.Ellenger 5 A.Anderson 18 J.Wuetschner 23 I.Tahau 26 T.Smith 31
Emerg: M.Moloney 28 R.Lugg 11
No changes



ADELAIDE
B:
N.Gore 7 M.Rajcic 32
HB: N.Allen 8 S.Allan 39 S.Thompson 14
C: J.Mules 23 A.Hatchard 33 A.Foley 3
HF: H.Button 6 C.Randall - C 26 R.Martin 5
F: E.Phillips 13 A.Woodland 24
Foll: R.Metcalfe 11 E.Marinoff 10 C.Scheer 4
I/C: L.Whiteley 22 D.Varnhagen 9 T.Charlton 25 A.Considine 16 D.Ponter 15
Emerg: C.Gould 1 J.Sedunary 19
In: R.Martin, R.Metcalfe, D.Varnhagen, A.Considine
Out: C.Gould (omitted), J.Sedunary (omitted), E.Jones (injured), H.Munyard (injured)

GOLD COAST
B:
D.Heslop 25 J.Pregelj 42
HB: E.Keaney 30 L.Ahrens 7 C.Hammond 29
C: K.Howarth 23 A.Drennan 33 D.D'Arcy 20
HF: L.Single 13 H.Dunn - C 24 P.Parker 1
F: T.Groves-Little 3 S.Virgo 22
Foll: L.Bella 2 S.Watson 14 J.Stanton 17
I/C: J.Hickey 4 L.Kaslar 11 W.Randell 15 S.Riley 8 K.Surman 26
Emerg: J.Baird 18 B.Perry 16
In: T.Groves-Little, S.Virgo, L.Kaslar
Out: M.Levi (knee), S.Perkins (knee), G.Bevan (shin)



MELBOURNE
B:
G.Colvin 32 L.Birch 9
HB: D.Pearce - C 6 S.Lampard 8 B.Tarrant 20
C: C.Sherriff 18 M.Gay 3 E.McNamara 22
HF: J.Parry 19 K.Hore 10 S.Scott 12
F: E.Zanker 29 S.Heath 30
Foll: L.Pearce 15 K.Paxman 4 T.Hanks 5
I/C: C.Emonson 11 L.Magee 26 L.Mithen 14 T.Cunningham 1 A.Bannan 16
Emerg: N.McEvoy 17 M.Fitzsimon 24
In: B.Tarrant, L.Magee
Out: S.Goldrick (injured), N.McEvoy (omitted)

ST KILDA
B:
T.Lucas-Rodd 18 A.Brown 2
HB: J.Van Dyk 36 B.Jakobsson 8 T.White 29
C: C.Phillips 35 H.Priest 14 T.Meyer 34
HF: D.Guttridge 5 N.Exon 15 C.Greiser 17
F: K.McCarthy 9 K.Shierlaw 12
Foll: R.Watt - C 7 G.Patrikios 21 T.Smith 6
I/C: T.Luke 22 C.Whitfort 4 I.Shannon 11 R.Dillon 25 N.von Bertouch 28
Emerg: A.Burke 3 P.Kelly 16
In: N.Exon, K.McCarthy
Out: R.Saulitis (omitted), J.Vogt (injured)



CARLTON
B:
V.Laloifi 8 M.Guerin 18
HB: C.Wilson 20 K.Harrington - C 9 G.Pound 6
C: G.Gee 19 M.Prespakis 4 L.Brazzale 12
HF: K.Loynes 2 N.Stevens 21 D.Vescio 3
F: M.Hill 10 S.Gibbs 33
Foll: B.Moody 16 A.McKay 5 L.McEvoy 13
I/C: G.Egan 1 J.Hosking 11 E.O'Dea 46 N.Plane 32 A.Downie 30
Emerg: J.Edwards 25 C.Hammans 17
In: M.Prespakis, K.Loynes
Out: T.Harris (managed), D.Walker (managed)

GEELONG
B:
M.Brown 19 M.McMahon 24
HB: J.Ivey 5 M.McDonald - C 11 D.Taylor 28
C: S.Van De Heuvel 27 R.Webster 21 G.Rankin 10
HF: D.Higgins 2 P.McWilliams 23 D.Moloney 4
F: O.Barber 15 R.Cranston 30
Foll: A.O'Connor 14 A.McDonald 3 J.Crockett-Grills 6
I/C: R.Goring 44 M.Keryk 45 R.Garing 12 R.Caris 1 N.Garner 22
Emerg: L.Gardiner 18 M.Boyd 26
In: D.Moloney, O.Barber, R.Caris
Out: M.Boyd (omitted), O.Purcell (knee), S.Williams (omitted)



COLLINGWOOD
B:
L.Butler 23 S.Casey 22
HB: S.Chiocci 17 S.Livingstone 12 J.Allen 6
C: R.Schleicher 18 J.Lambert 13 M.Cann 25
HF: A.Sheridan 14 S.Alexander 24 J.Lin 20
F: C.Molloy 2 A.Moloney 40
Foll: S.Norder 1 B.Davey - C 3 B.Bonnici 8
I/C: A.Porter 9 A.Newman 16 T.Brown 26 E.O'Dea 50 E.Fowler 15
Emerg: B.Smith 19 M.Shevlin 35
In: A.Moloney
Out: J.Membrey (knee)

WESTERN BULLDOGS
B:
N.Ferres 16 E.Gamble 14
HB: A.Guest 19 K.Lynch 10 E.Brown 9
C: S.Hartwig 15 E.Blackburn - C 2 B.Hunt 21
HF: E.Georgostathis 17 I.Huntington 4 B.Lochland 1
F: B.Toogood 8 K.McLeod 6
Foll: K.Rennie 24 J.Fitzgerald 23 K.Lamb 27
I/C: D.Marshall 26 C.Moody 13 H.Scott 22 I.Pritchard 20 G.Newton 5
Emerg: B.Gutknecht 18 G.Lagioia 12
In: I.Pritchard
Out: D.Berry (knee)



WEST COAST
B:
A.Ward 33 C.Perera 27
HB: M.Collier 8 L.Gauci 26 C.Guard 4
C: M.Bowen 1 A.McCarthy 11 I.Lewis 6
HF: A.Atkins 9 I.Cameron 19 M.Caulfield 10
F: K.Gibson 2 G.Kelly 15
Foll: P.Laurie 25 E.Swanson - C 13 H.Bullas 24
I/C: N.Kelly 12 A.Janz 37 K.Orme 32 B.Smith 14 D.Liddle 23
Emerg: K.Pope 29 S.Davison 28
In: C.Guard, A.McCarthy
Out: T.Bresland (injured), K.Pope (omitted)

FREMANTLE
B:
A.Stannett 4 J.Cuthbertson 29
HB: M.Sergeant 23 E.O'Driscoll 3 L.Pugh 32
C: E.Antonio 12 J.Stewart 7 S.Cain 20
HF: K.Antonio - C 15 R.Roux 17 G.O'Sullivan 22
F: G.Houghton 27 S.Verrier 5
Foll: M.Strom 21 K.Bowers 2 H.Miller 19
I/C: M.Hyde 28 T.Haynes 33 P.Seth 18 S.Duffy 6 K.Grieve 13
Emerg: B.Webb 26 A.Sharp 1
In: M.Hyde, K.Grieve
Out: B.Webb (omitted), A.Sharp (omitted)
 
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Teen Wolf

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With a 4-0 record, Brisbane's "rivalry" with GWS is the most lopsided in the league's short history. It is one of only two all-inaugural-club head-to-heads in which a team is yet to win at least once (the other also involves the Giants, with their 0-3 record against Carlton).

On the other end of the scale, Adelaide will meet Gold Coast for the first occasion. The two clubs were meant to play each other in Round 7 last year in Southport. The Suns would have been a red hot chance to win that, but time has not been kind to this initial encounter.

Also, take note of the irregular starting times of some matches this weekend. Particularly the Friday "night" game at 5.10pm, but also Sunday's games starting 30 minutes earlier than what has been typical practice.
 

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Dory_77

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Wary of the Saints game. Could be a 10 goal win given St Kilda's outs and Melbourne wanting to bounce back, but wouldn't be surprised to see another slog of a game where we kick ten times more behinds to goals and go down narrowly.

Will need to slot the first couple straight and hopefully the confidence comes back.
 

Teen Wolf

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Well I should lay off the potential mozz statements, but can't help myself: Melbourne do have a much better record in front of goal at Casey Fields, where they've scored a total of 80.66 at 55% accuracy (which includes that time they had 10 straight at 3QT against Fremantle). At all other grounds, they've scored 94.136 at 41%.

Even before this year, they had only managed 14.22 at Whitten Oval from 3 games, and 3.8 in one game at Victoria Park.

That said, they have had one real off-target day down in Cranbourne before, kicking 4.10 in a must-win Friday night match against Brisbane in 2018. Nevertheless, they did win that match.
 

robo_1

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On the other end of the scale, Adelaide will meet Gold Coast for the first occasion. The two clubs were meant to play each other in Round 7 last year in Southport. The Suns would have been a red hot chance to win that, but time has not been kind to this initial encounter.
Could be a nasty score for Gold Coast being 5th away game against red hot Adelaide I am fearful of the winning margin if they get their way

Also, take note of the irregular starting times of some matches this weekend. Particularly the Friday "night" game at 5.10pm, but also Sunday's games starting 30 minutes earlier than what has been typical practice.
Is this to do with the men’s AAMI community series starting this weekend?
 

Teen Wolf

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Is this to do with the men’s AAMI community series starting this weekend?
Yes, though I'm not sure why the scheduling for Saturday's games is still business as usual.

But I do know Gill and co. have been wanting to test a few different fixturing arrangements in relation to men's matches for a while now, such as the early Friday slot for AFLW as a lead-in, so there'll be more irregularities when the AFL premiership season gets underway.
 

Teen Wolf

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Teams for tomorrow:
Bernardi still listed as an emergency for Richmond after kicking 3 in the VFLW. There are similar selection conundrums for other teams, such as Tarrant (kicked 5 for Casey), Barber (kicked 3 for Geelong) and Matin (kicked 3 for the Saints).

Also, updated FTA TV details for the 5 major capitals in the OP, but here's a tabular summary:

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Also note that games on Saturday and Sunday will be on Fox Sports 257/503 instead of Fox Footy 504.
 

cats_09

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It shouldn't be a conundrum for Geelong - omit Boyd and play Barber

I know it was only the VFLW in which Barber kicked 3 goals last week, but in her 13 games across 3 seasons for Geelong, Boyd has kicked a total of 4 goals

Look to the future and give a youngster a chance - I know she's only kicked the 1 goal this year, but she's looked more likely to get in the scoreboard this year than Boyd
 

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John Who

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I must say, this year has definitely improved in standards for most clubs. The disposal skills have picked up and I’m seeing more dare and dash. I also like the revamped Finals system, with the top 6 vying for the major rounds. No doubt the most competitive season we’ve had, and a GF where we can say both teams would be well deserved to participate in!
 

BallaratBulldog

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I must say, this year has definitely improved in standards for most clubs. The disposal skills have picked up and I’m seeing more dare and dash. I also like the revamped Finals system, with the top 6 vying for the major rounds. No doubt the most competitive season we’ve had, and a GF where we can say both teams would be well deserved to participate in!
They just need to allow everyone to play each other once in future.
 

cats_09

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They just need to allow everyone to play each other once in future.
At the end of this season I believe that Geelong will have played 23 official matches, and in 3 seasons of AFLW we're yet to play Melbourne in an official match

There's just something kinda crazy about that, and the sooner we play every team once per season or at least once every 2 seasons the better
 

theyellowsash

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not saying this just cause my team is losing, but this sort of result occurring weekly is very bad for the womens comp. they cannot expand until this kind of game becomes an occasional occurrence rather then 1-2 times a week.
 

Teen Wolf

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51 marks to 9 at half time. Richmond, a little/lot slow to react when the ball is turned over, but overall they've been trying to move the ball with good intent and they might get a bit of reward for that in Q4, pending persistence and some luck.
 

Teen Wolf

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That might have felt like a contest to see which team could incite more We Suck Again gifs, but it was quite a good game of football from siren-to-siren, regardless of the one-sided scoreboard at times.
 

Teen Wolf

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And another thing, late inclusion Christina Bernardi tonight kicked multiple goals in an AFLW game for the first time since 16th Feb 2019.

Could she have possibly found a bit of form and confidence via the VFLW last week, even though she was merely playing for Port Melbourne? Feel like it's worth asking the question, given that Richmond supposedly sh*t on women's football by not fielding a standalone reserves team.
 

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