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FreoRicci

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 22, 2011
18,305
17,344
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Liverpool FC, Washington Wizards
Whoever made the decision to match Carlton's bid for Henry needs to take a good hard look in the mirror. Not Henry's fault, but after 19 games across 2 years averaging 8.4 disposals per game he obviously isn't good enough. What a waste of pick 9 in the draft when there were tall forwards available who could kick straight.
Awful post. Henry looks like a kid and is going to develop nicely. He had no pre season first year he was drafted. Another pre season and putting on 5-10 kgs and he’ll blossom.
Imagine having to play your first few games in the absolute joke of a forward line at Fremantle. Yikes
 

Dockeroo

Premiership Player
Nov 1, 2019
3,581
7,814
AFL Club
Fremantle
I gotta admit I’m a bit worried about Henry.
With a fully fit list he is nowhere near B22 in my opinion. I hope he can improve his tackling and pressure in the pre season - that’s mainly attitude and desire.
needs to put an extra 5kg of muscle on at least.
He needs to improve his decision making in possession. I realise this comes with gametime but he sometimes over complicated things.
he also often doesnt seem to kick through the ball with real power and conviction? Its like looking at a child floating passes to other guys in slow motion.
finally - how quick really is he? Certainly not what you’d call a speedster like say - Travis Colyer or the likes.
I think he can be a really good player but there is a hell of a long way to go. At the moment he’s a boy playing a mans game.
Clearly was bid on far too early by those tossers at Carlton 😡
 

Reginald Perrin

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 19, 2010
17,370
21,297
On the precipice
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
South Fremantle
Oh, were you the Freo supporter there, Reggie ?

What an awful game at an awful venue with awful camera angles and Dwayne Russell.
There were a few more than just me. A group of kids below me were chanting and cheering all day, poor buggers.

First time at Hobart. It's an OK suburban venue, not up to capital city standard. Never. Going. Again.
 

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anchor man

Club Legend
Apr 6, 2001
1,806
854
Success WA
AFL Club
Fremantle
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Dynamic Dockers &South Fr
There were a few more than just me. A group of kids below me were chanting and cheering all day, poor buggers.

First time at Hobart. It's an OK suburban venue, not up to capital city standard. Never. Going. Again.
Thanks for turning up to show the support.
 

JBMAN

Debutant
Aug 8, 2016
78
528
AFL Club
Fremantle
I gotta admit I’m a bit worried about Henry.
With a fully fit list he is nowhere near B22 in my opinion. I hope he can improve his tackling and pressure in the pre season - that’s mainly attitude and desire.
needs to put an extra 5kg of muscle on at least.
He needs to improve his decision making in possession. I realise this comes with gametime but he sometimes over complicated things.
he also often doesnt seem to kick through the ball with real power and conviction? Its like looking at a child floating passes to other guys in slow motion.
finally - how quick really is he? Certainly not what you’d call a speedster like say - Travis Colyer or the likes.
I think he can be a really good player but there is a hell of a long way to go. At the moment he’s a boy playing a mans game.
Clearly was bid on far too early by those tossers at Carlton 😡
I am also concerned with Henry. I know he is young and needs some weight but he doesn't seem to have a good awareness and his disposal is terrible. He has been gifted games all year so I really hope he comes good because at the moment he is not contributing much at all.
 

Unique Name

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 16, 2014
9,869
22,255
AFL Club
Fremantle
I gotta admit I’m a bit worried about Henry.
With a fully fit list he is nowhere near B22 in my opinion. I hope he can improve his tackling and pressure in the pre season - that’s mainly attitude and desire.
needs to put an extra 5kg of muscle on at least.
He needs to improve his decision making in possession. I realise this comes with gametime but he sometimes over complicated things.
he also often doesnt seem to kick through the ball with real power and conviction? Its like looking at a child floating passes to other guys in slow motion.
finally - how quick really is he? Certainly not what you’d call a speedster like say - Travis Colyer or the likes.
I think he can be a really good player but there is a hell of a long way to go. At the moment he’s a boy playing a mans game.
Clearly was bid on far too early by those tossers at Carlton 😡
Agreed. Miles off it. 2 seasons in and he hasn't show much at all.

Far too timid, poor fitness. He clearly isn't a forward as he has very little goal sense. The bigger worry is his skills, his disposal is ordinary and his decision making isn't that much better.

He's got a great attitude and sounds like he's got his head screwed on so I'm hoping he gives it everything this off-season.
 

Bicco

Premiership Player
Jun 23, 2013
4,316
6,242
Hobart
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
East Fremantle, Socceroos
There were a few more than just me. A group of kids below me were chanting and cheering all day, poor buggers.

First time at Hobart. It's an OK suburban venue, not up to capital city standard. Never. Going. Again.
I reckon that was my boy and his mate.😂 Was it Freo Dockers to the tune of 'we will rock you'?
 

wakojako

Club Legend
Nov 15, 2020
1,699
2,145
AFL Club
Fremantle
I gotta admit I’m a bit worried about Henry.
With a fully fit list he is nowhere near B22 in my opinion. I hope he can improve his tackling and pressure in the pre season - that’s mainly attitude and desire.
needs to put an extra 5kg of muscle on at least.
He needs to improve his decision making in possession. I realise this comes with gametime but he sometimes over complicated things.
he also often doesnt seem to kick through the ball with real power and conviction? Its like looking at a child floating passes to other guys in slow motion.
finally - how quick really is he? Certainly not what you’d call a speedster like say - Travis Colyer or the likes.
I think he can be a really good player but there is a hell of a long way to go. At the moment he’s a boy playing a mans game.
Clearly was bid on far too early by those tossers at Carlton 😡
Let him build up a tank, put on 5kg and throw him on a wing next to Freddy. Than we'll see what he's really made of.
 

thewiz0033

Debutant
Feb 18, 2016
121
322
Fremantle
AFL Club
Fremantle
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I am also concerned with Henry. I know he is young and needs some weight but he doesn't seem to have a good awareness and his disposal is terrible. He has been gifted games all year so I really hope he comes good because at the moment he is not contributing much at all.
Henry beds to spend the off season watching videos of Kosie Picket. His work ethic off the ball is great.
 

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Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
14,263
25,455
QLD
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Fremantle
Are we at risk of becoming a feeder club for the rest of the competition, or are we already there?

Discuss...
We only feed the **** clubs though. The good clubs don't want our players.

Weller -> GC
Neale -> Brisbane (finished 14th or whatever that year)
Hill -> Saints
Cerra -> Carlton?

Don't get drafted to us if you just want us to be a stepping stone to a good team.
 

Tonga Bob

Formerly 'Tiger Bob'
Oct 26, 2013
12,890
28,824
Upper Creek
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
SFFC, LFC, ADO, CI Warriors
We only feed the **** clubs though. The good clubs don't want our players.

Weller -> GC
Neale -> Brisbane (finished 14th or whatever that year)
Hill -> Saints
Cerra -> Carlton?

Don't get drafted to us if you just want us to be a stepping stone to a good team.
Langdon -> Melbourne (finished 17th that year)
Crozier -> Dogs (finished 10th that year after winning GF year before)
 

wayToGo_

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 24, 2015
15,256
48,164
AFL Club
Fremantle
We only feed the **** clubs though. The good clubs don't want our players.

Weller -> GC
Neale -> Brisbane (finished 14th or whatever that year)
Hill -> Saints
Cerra -> Carlton?

Don't get drafted to us if you just want us to be a stepping stone to a good team.
Langdon -> Melbourne (finished 17th that year)
Crozier -> Dogs (finished 10th that year after winning GF year before)
So we should definitely ask for their future 1st then? :) Could be pick #1?
 

Van_Dyke

Spec Moderator
Jun 7, 2015
25,596
36,072
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
can we just fast forward 2 months to after trade period. this seems like it’ll be the main deal of the trade period and i really don’t want it to drag on and all the sh*t chat around it
 

Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
14,263
25,455
QLD
AFL Club
Fremantle
can we just fast forward 2 months to after trade period. this seems like it’ll be the main deal of the trade period and i really don’t want it to drag on and all the sh*t chat around it
I don't want to miss out on this year's equivalent of "Soap? For tradies?" on trade radio. We're gonna do the whole thing nice and slow.
 

Van_Dyke

Spec Moderator
Jun 7, 2015
25,596
36,072
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
I don't want to miss out on this year's equivalent of "Soap? For tradies?" on trade radio. We're gonna do the whole thing nice and slow.
but then we get months of nuffies proposing 3 team trades that will go along the lines of
Fremantle
In: Some sh*t/mediocre WA player/s
Out: Cerra

Carlton:
In: Cerra
Out: Pick 6

Side the caller supports
In: Pick 6
Out: sh*t/mediocre WA players

my brain may explode after 2 months of this
 

Madas

Club Legend
Aug 16, 2020
1,769
2,406
AFL Club
Fremantle
Are we at risk of becoming a feeder club for the rest of the competition, or are we already there?

Discuss...
Totally yes I think
My greatest fear as a supporter .
If we rise it has to be quick , like 3 years window quick and all the planets need to line up .
That’s why we all need to understand that success ( of any sort) at this club means a hell of a lot more than most others .
Pretty much every other club other than maybe the SA ones has either had a hand up , money in the bank , history , location , contacts , network...... you name it go their way .
We are truly grass roots , love it or leave it . I’ve never really liked the well worn path so I’m sticking true.

( is this the positivity thread ?)
 

bfff

Club Legend
Jun 6, 2006
1,586
729
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Are we at risk of becoming a feeder club for the rest of the competition, or are we already there?

Discuss...
There is a worrying pattern of not being able to identify which players are willing to stay here long term. The club needs to accept that we don’t offer good long-term prospects for some players. Whether it’s location, prestige, post-career opportunities, we haven’t been able to provide sufficient incentive to retain some high quality players. If we are honest we need to accept that we will never be that club. We are not in Melbourne, we do not have the power of WC and the ability to change either of these circumstances is for the former impossible and for the latter so highly improbable that it might as well be impossible.

So as far as I can see it the way forward is to focus heavily on development and accept that we will lose some players. This can be mitigated by cutting out the terrible trades in and being more careful in gauging the prospect of players being retained.
 

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