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No Opposition Supporters The Melt Thread

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by jedi mind tricks, Mar 27, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. aussieviking

    aussieviking All Australian

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    When I compare our list to Gold Coast I realise we are a long way off top 8.Melbourne and Collingwood have more young talent than us by miles. None of our young talent has really excited me. Weller and Langdon are OK but compared to others from that draft they will never be A graders. Apeness is very over rated . McCarthy may or may not cope with pressure of AFL life. Alex Pearce will struggle to play effective football this year. Sheridan continues to disappoint. Crozier continues to disappoint. I just can't see which new players on our list are going to jump up and become B and A grade players. Bennell would help us but I doubt his calves are going to let him reach his potential.

    I think we are in for another long season unless some players jump up and surprise us all.
     
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  2. Wally Walpamur

    Wally Walpamur Premium Gold

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    Take off your purple tinted glasses :oops:

    (I agree with pretty much everything you've said, as a supporter it's just really hard to accept.)
     
  3. blue shark

    blue shark Club Legend

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    Our list looks fine to me, its more about our style of play, coaches pets, game plan than what is available to put on the
    park.
    If you don't get excited by Weller, Langdon, Tucker, Balic, McCarthy, A Pearce, Logue, Darcy, Hamling, these guys should be at
    least A-B grade.
    You don't win the wafl grand final, against a solid team without class, skill.
    Then add Hughes, Nyhuis, Collins, and the kids who haven't played but come highly rated in Cox, Ryan.
     
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  4. freoextra

    freoextra Premiership Player

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    Yet Brady Grey can and has some real intent and cant even crack the main squad. This will do my head in if we continue to jog behind the opposition forwards this year.
     
  5. Ragtooth

    Ragtooth All Australian

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    I don't think we'll make the eight but i do expect our young guns to make more of an impact. Its never as good or as bad as it seems....and i expect this season to have more of an upside than it being 'a long season'...

    The bolded players have been given chances and failed to take it to the next level agree, however our younger guys look more promising. Weller and Langdon are good, and i say at this stage they are just as good as most of the plays in that 2014 draft, except for Brayshaw, Caleb Daniel and probably Issac Heeney. Blakely is quite good and Neale is still only 23! McCarthy is promising, B.Hill is an upgrade, Hamling is an upgrade...Fyfe is fit! Meanwhile i'm looking forward to what the rookies Grey and Strnadica can bring and how Balic can go in a whole year.
    Combine this with a fit Sandi, Mundy with more support around him, Johnson to play more games, and the team having a (at this stage) less interrupted injury preseason, its not all that bad.

    However we are on the back of a rebuild, most of the team haven't played a lot of games together and it appears we're already set up for a four year plan. So i expect it to be a better year but not a 2013-2015 year.
     
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  6. Nickos66

    Nickos66 Brownlow Medallist

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    Tucker, Logue & Blakely's development will be one of the most interesting things to watch this year from a young developing talent POV.
     
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  7. UFO Tatsu

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    McCarthy will be more interesting for me. Can he re-capture the form he displayed couple of years back after 1 year out?
     
  8. Nickos66

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    Yep, provided he gets the support he needs down forward.
     
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  9. Righteo

    Righteo Purple Campaigner

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    Who is Connor Blakely. No need to be so disingenuous even if you're ranting.
     
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  10. Righteo

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    Yeah those are the 3 youngsters I'm most keen to watch this year. Absolutely gutted we can't add Alex Pearce's name in there though, was tipping something special from him this year.
     
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  11. Steinfreo

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    Our Midfield looks so small now.
    Connor has good size.
     

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  12. TheLoris

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    Yeah ok, he shows promise....I'm now ever so slightly more optimistic. Also much cheerier.
     
  13. Righteo

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    Fantastic :thumbsu:
     
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  14. meima

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    D.Pearce and b.hill will give the support CaM Mac need.
     
  15. Nickos66

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    Fixed.
     
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  16. blue shark

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    I also know where you are coming from with Sherro, Crozier, its make or break for these two, but it also
    appears Ross doesn't know what are their best positions.
    The upside is that the new breed are already looking better at an earlier age, Tucker and Logue are
    the opposite of skinny flankers, add Darcy and Cox, we could actually physically dominate teams.
    I'm pretty sure after last year Ross knew we didn't have enough height, muscle on the list.
     
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  17. TheLoris

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    Yeah, I would love to see both Croz and Sherro step up this year, would be massive for us, but they're running out of chances. Like you say, they'll be overtaken soon by Tucker, Logue, etc
     
  18. Purpletown

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    This is what Ross said last year when his contract was extended for another 4 years. Best to set the agenda before the media scum start a sack the coach drum beat.
     
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  19. ydraw

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    Crozier was a revelation at HBF last year. Are you saying hes running out of chances based on a single practice match?
     
  20. wild side

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    Ross sets the narrative. He's a master at it, master coach (jury is still out)
     
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  21. Dirty_banchez

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    It will take him about 10 games. He is extremely talented.
     
  22. freo84

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  23. M_rash

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    Just a subtle bump before this thread falls off page 1.

    Team selection has got me riled up already. Will only take a poor opening 10 minutes to push me off the edge.

    Melt or marvel - what will the team dish up today :rolleyes:
     
  24. FreoMonocle

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    End of q1 against the pies and we aren't playing like a train wreck in motion. Damnit, how are we supposed to microwave our cards if they do this to us!

    3 quarters left to revert to form I guess...
     
  25. M_rash

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    Punctured lung for kersten???

    I'll melt to that (if that's what it is)