Interesting, and you could be right.Think they want to play Louge down back too and worked out Meek as a forward is useless
Baffles me that people would prefer us to have finished 9th than make the 8. Either we lose first week and it's cost us 1 spot in the draft order, or we win 1 final (or more) unexpectedly again which would be awesome.How good is finals footy?!?
Can’t believe some didn’t want us to make it.
Looking forward to a few beers and watching us make our way through to the G against the Pies next weekend.
Doesn't fill me a lot of hope with West bring out of contract.Looking at the emergency list, suggests we’ve got a few sore talls who are playing. Also looks as though Doc could be removed from the emergencies tomorrow and replaced with someone else.
West must have something going on.
Switkowski (sp) concerns me.The only change I’d make is to bring in an extra runner for one of Cordy or Keath (probably Cordy).
Freo only have Lobb, Logue & Amiss (skinny second gamer) and I doubt there would be any stages of the game where they actually play 3 tall forwards as one would typically be on the bench or playing ruck. I just hope we don’t have a situation where I see Cordy chasing around Schultz or Walters because there’s no matchup.
Over the past three finals series the side has played an opponent late in the year and then again in the finals on 4 occasions and the results have flipped dramatically in all of them
2019: Bulldogs by 61 in round 22, Giants by 58 in the elimination final
2021: Essendon by 13 in round 21, Bulldogs by 49 in the elimination final.
Port by 2 in round 23, Bulldogs by 71 in the prelim.
Bulldogs by 20 in round 19, Melbourne by 74 in the grand final
2022: Freo by 17 in round 22.....
I think there's something to one side being comfortable with what worked and the other knowing they've got to bring something else to the table.