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Deveraux

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I encourage you all to watch the Nth Melbourne press conference from tonight and Mitch Robinson's podcast with Lachie.

It's becoming clearer by the minute how poisonous and disgusting some of the media are getting.

Scott directly called out David King, and Tom Morris got a deserving serve in the conference.

The last few weeks has been evident with players and coaches starting to call some of this **** out.

For so long the media have been the only one with a voice, with social media now there's a balancing of the scales a little with a lot of calling out bs and I love it.

I'm hoping it can create a shift from needing to be first to needing to be accurate.

It's people like Hagdorn & that snake Barrett who don't realise if they report accurately and fairly without bias they may get better access instead of a blacklisting. They then have an axe to grind and the cycle deepens and no one wins.

I honestly think we are seeing a shift, I hope I'm right.
 

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I encourage you all to watch the Nth Melbourne press conference from tonight and Mitch Robinson's podcast with Lachie.

It's becoming clearer by the minute how poisonous and disgusting some of the media are getting.

Scott directly called out David King, and Tom Morris got a deserving serve in the conference.

The last few weeks has been evident with players and coaches starting to call some of this **** out.

For so long the media have been the only one with a voice, with social media now there's a balancing of the scales a little with a lot of calling out bs and I love it.

I'm hoping it can create a shift from needing to be first to needing to be accurate.

It's people like Hagdorn & that snake Barrett who don't realise if they report accurately and fairly without bias they may get better access instead of a blacklisting. They then have an axe to grind and the cycle deepens and no one wins.

I honestly think we are seeing a shift, I hope I'm right.
The problem with this thread and the actual media is the narrative here is all because there is negative media

Have a look back at early season especially the win over North and the media was overly positive

Give the media something to be positive about
 

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The problem with this thread and the actual media is the narrative here is all because there is negative media

Have a look back at early season especially the win over North and the media was overly positive

Give the media something to be positive about
Eh?

I'm not seeing anything overly negative against Freo other than the usual offenders.

My comment by and large was regarding media in general, not even just sports media.

I was just using examples that I know of, that happen to be AFL related.
 

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It’s not like a west coast supporter is going see to much wrong with the west coast centric media we have in this town. Start with 7 West Media.
We cop our fair share of bad media when we are doing bad.

Unsure how the media can be positive if a team is doing bad. Especially continually.
 

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Hagdorn wanted West Coast to get rid of Simpson midway through 2017 when he called that they wouldn't win enough games to make the 8, and wanted Sumich to be appointed (familiar theme) as replacement because if they didn't appoint him, Sumich would be taking the vacant coaching position at Gold Coast. Nice intel Kim.
 

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https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/braden-quartermaine-time-to-gamble-on-harley-bennell-ng-b881211376z

This article doesn't make sense. His conclusions do not logically follow the points he makes.

I know its hard to come up with new articles week in, week out. But gee... This is an example of going to far with expansive thinking. "up is down, old is new" etc.

His premise is that because Bennell's injury has been treated carefully and it hasn't resulted in a lot of game time, lets stop being careful.

His logic treats the physical issues as if they are a complete unknown. But Harley's calves are real - with a real condition. Its not a chookwheel.
 

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https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/braden-quartermaine-time-to-gamble-on-harley-bennell-ng-b881211376z

This article doesn't make sense. His conclusions do not logically follow the points he makes.

I know its hard to come up with new articles week in, week out. But gee... This is an example of going to far with expansive thinking. "up is down, old is new" etc.

His premise is that because Bennell's injury has been treated carefully and it hasn't resulted in a lot of game time, lets stop being careful.

His logic treats the physical issues as if they are a complete unknown. But Harley's calves are real - with a real condition. Its not a chookwheel.
I didn't read the article (resisting giving the Worst a click), but Harley's calves are good to go by dint of him playing WAFL. There's a fair point that the cautious slow build hasn't worked so far and there's always many variables with human anatomy, a different approach might just be the ticket.
 

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https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/braden-quartermaine-time-to-gamble-on-harley-bennell-ng-b881211376z

This article doesn't make sense. His conclusions do not logically follow the points he makes.

I know its hard to come up with new articles week in, week out. But gee... This is an example of going to far with expansive thinking. "up is down, old is new" etc.

His premise is that because Bennell's injury has been treated carefully and it hasn't resulted in a lot of game time, lets stop being careful.

His logic treats the physical issues as if they are a complete unknown. But Harley's calves are real - with a real condition. Its not a chookwheel.

Factoring-in time gives sense to their logic. He will be 27 years old in October this year. Although this is not "old", a footballer's time in the AFL is limited, and that window of time is getting narrower and narrower for him as time passes.

Also, the clock that is measuring his time as an AFL player may be running faster than for others. With age his body's time to recover from injury will be longer and his ability to completely recover his form becomes harder.

He's fortunate that he is a player gifted with "footy smarts", so he can change how he plays the game to exploit that, even though he may lose a metre of two in speed. But, time will catch-up with him as it does to us all.

How long do you continue to manage him as we have done, with very limited return - another few months, a year, two years ... ? There comes a point in time where the harsh reality needs to be faced - either he is fit enough to play AFL or he isn't.
 

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FREMANTLE DOCKERS
Fremantle Dockers need spread to help stars, says Michael Waltershttps://thewest.com.au/profile/jordan-mcardle
Fremantle Dockers improving
After-the-siren hero Michael Walters believes the only way is up for Fremantle in the second half of the season.The Dockers snapped a three-game losing streak with a one-point victory over Brisbane on Sunday, with Walters kicking the match-winning behind to send the Optus Stadium crowd into raptures.
The star forward, who finished with 25 disposals and two goals, said it was encouraging to see an even contribution after too much being left to too few in recent weeks
“We can’t just rely on the senior players or the leadership group, we need to make sure that everyone steps up and plays their role,” Walters said.
“Everyone stepped up."
You could feel it among the group before the game.“The way we came together at the end of that game was unbelievable, something I haven’t felt in a long time.“I feel like we’re finally starting to click. Our chemistry is there.
At times we’re inconsistent, but I feel pretty good.“It’s good to enjoy victories like that. Coming off a three-week losing streak, it’s tough, especially on a young group. They start doubting themselves. I feel like we had a strong focus coming into the match and the coaching staff led us well from the start.”
 

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FREMANTLE DOCKERS
Fremantle Dockers need spread to help stars, says Michael Waltershttps://thewest.com.au/profile/jordan-mcardle
Fremantle Dockers improving
After-the-siren hero Michael Walters believes the only way is up for Fremantle in the second half of the season.The Dockers snapped a three-game losing streak with a one-point victory over Brisbane on Sunday, with Walters kicking the match-winning behind to send the Optus Stadium crowd into raptures.
The star forward, who finished with 25 disposals and two goals, said it was encouraging to see an even contribution after too much being left to too few in recent weeks
“We can’t just rely on the senior players or the leadership group, we need to make sure that everyone steps up and plays their role,” Walters said.
“Everyone stepped up."
You could feel it among the group before the game.“The way we came together at the end of that game was unbelievable, something I haven’t felt in a long time.“I feel like we’re finally starting to click. Our chemistry is there.
At times we’re inconsistent, but I feel pretty good.“It’s good to enjoy victories like that. Coming off a three-week losing streak, it’s tough, especially on a young group. They start doubting themselves. I feel like we had a strong focus coming into the match and the coaching staff led us well from the start.”
Honesty I feel the below quote is most important here!

“I feel like we’re finally starting to click. Our chemistry is there.
At times we’re inconsistent, but I feel pretty good.“
 

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Honesty I feel the below quote is most important here!

“I feel like we’re finally starting to click. Our chemistry is there.
At times we’re inconsistent, but I feel pretty good.“
The sentence before he says you could feel it among the group before the game. We were down in the Medallion Club where you can watch the players warm up through a glass wall and my partner & I commented how switched on and focused they looked but also how happy, lots of smiles and encouragement, Belly was down there talking to players and Fyfe was in command running the drills, leading by example.
I think the indigenous focus in the buildup made a difference, players like Wilson, Hill & Walters just blitzed.
Wilson's game on its own was practically the difference between the teams, the way he charged forward at every opportunity, something we've been crying out for. He's looked really timid all year and suddenly he came flying out of the blocks. When he, Ryan & Pearce are running through the centre taking ground it makes everyone else better.
So what Walters says is true, we need everyone to step up.
 

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The sentence before he says you could feel it among the group before the game. We were down in the Medallion Club where you can watch the players warm up through a glass wall and my partner & I commented how switched on and focused they looked but also how happy, lots of smiles and encouragement, Belly was down there talking to players and Fyfe was in command running the drills, leading by example.
I think the indigenous focus in the buildup made a difference, players like Wilson, Hill & Walters just blitzed.
Wilson's game on its own was practically the difference between the teams, the way he charged forward at every opportunity, something we've been crying out for. He's looked really timid all year and suddenly he came flying out of the blocks. When he, Ryan & Pearce are running through the centre taking ground it makes everyone else better.
So what Walters says is true, we need everyone to step up.
Also, noticed Walters changed his flopping approach. Took the game on, ducked and weaved. Maybe he got told to give his theatrics a rest after Essendon game. But he’s a lot harder at the ball and intent when he’s not worrying about flopping
 

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The sentence before he says you could feel it among the group before the game. We were down in the Medallion Club where you can watch the players warm up through a glass wall and my partner & I commented how switched on and focused they looked but also how happy, lots of smiles and encouragement, Belly was down there talking to players and Fyfe was in command running the drills, leading by example.
I think the indigenous focus in the buildup made a difference, players like Wilson, Hill & Walters just blitzed.
Wilson's game on its own was practically the difference between the teams, the way he charged forward at every opportunity, something we've been crying out for. He's looked really timid all year and suddenly he came flying out of the blocks. When he, Ryan & Pearce are running through the centre taking ground it makes everyone else better.
So what Walters says is true, we need everyone to step up.
I’d like to think we set ourselves a standard there.
 

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Kudos to VFL360 this week. Slobbo and Pencil neck have talked about Freo 3 times this week.

Didn't realise WA was on their radar!
I don't have Foxtel so was hoping you could expand on "talked about". Positive or negative? Any interesting facts?
 
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