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Sweet Jesus

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Ah well , you never sucked me into declaring us

Just order some uber eats and celebrate the win champo
I'll wash my dinner down with the tears from the Freo board.

Meanwhile you should enjoy a serving of just deserts.

Do you have any "kitchen table" analogies you'd like to share?
 
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JackOutback

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We’re a good chance in the next five games but away to GWS doesn’t look quite as easy as it did a few weeks ago. Obviously 9-3 is the dream but 8-4 is not the end of the world.
 
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Hawthorn will beat us next week because away.

Pure and simple really.

They'll he tougher at the ball and we'll go back to our usual away shtick.

Hope we win but yeah.

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If Hawthorn beat us it will have nothing to do with venue, it will be due to tactics. Clarkson will work out a strategy he thinks can beat us, and if we don't adapt we will lose. Even with players out we will have a stronger 22 but they have players capable of winning centre clearances. Our biggest issue has been teams taking away centre square dominance and then capitalising on our lax pressure around the ground.
 

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Tom Morris is half right on Fox. It's true, no one learned much about WC today. 10 goal win, but we've played better footy against better opposition this year.

What we need to do is back it up week to week and cut out the quarters and halves where we just go to sleep. Right now we are 4-0 at home and 0-3 away which is an easy 'hur hur can't win away from Perf' headline but we've played 3 finalists from last year away and 2 at home. If you watched the WB game or the first half of the St Kilda game you wouldn't call WC a team that can't play away from Optus Stadium.
 

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Tom Morris is half right on Fox. It's true, no one learned much about WC today. 10 goal win, but we've played better footy against better opposition this year.

What we need to do is back it up week to week and cut out the quarters and halves where we just go to sleep. Right now we are 4-0 at home and 0-3 away which is an easy 'hur hur can't win away from Perf' headline but we've played 3 finalists from last year away and 2 at home. If you watched the WB game or the first half of the St Kilda game you wouldn't call WC a team that can't play away from Optus Stadium.
True but realistically, we should've won both those games.
 

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Tom Morris is half right on Fox. It's true, no one learned much about WC today. 10 goal win, but we've played better footy against better opposition this year.

What we need to do is back it up week to week and cut out the quarters and halves where we just go to sleep. Right now we are 4-0 at home and 0-3 away which is an easy 'hur hur can't win away from Perf' headline but we've played 3 finalists from last year away and 2 at home. If you watched the WB game or the first half of the St Kilda game you wouldn't call WC a team that can't play away from Optus Stadium.
It was really the fade-out against the Saints that made the difference.

If we'd won that, as we should have, we'd be 5-2 and in reasonable shape despite the flogging in Geelong, with the draw opening up and key players to come back.
 

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If Hawthorn beat us it will have nothing to do with venue, it will be due to tactics. Clarkson will work out a strategy he thinks can beat us, and if we don't adapt we will lose. Even with players out we will have a stronger 22 but they have players capable of winning centre clearances. Our biggest issue has been teams taking away centre square dominance and then capitalising on our lax pressure around the ground.
If Hawthorn beat us all that will matter is the venue.

100% all that will be reported on.

Yes tactics etc will do it but no one will care about that.

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the lack of self awareness of freo supporters is next level

you support freo but you try and troll a real club like West Coast

delusional
It's the chip on the shoulder that I find bizarre.

They continue to define themselves by this rivalry. How's that going?

WC fans don't seem to be anywhere near as concerned about Freo as vice versa.
 

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Scotland Forward Press Numero Uno Altum Volantes HurleyHepsHird here's an exercise for you.

Pick WC's best 22 with no one born before 1993.

You can have Yeo but no one older.

Where do you pick Brander? Are we still saying CHF?
An interesting exercise. After a cursory glance at Footywire...

B: Rotham Barrass Nelson
HB: Cole Brander Witherden
C: Sheed Duggan XON
HF: Ryan Allen Langdon
F: Rioli Waterman Petrucelle
R: Williams Yeo Kelly
Int: Jones Ah Chee Cameron Jamieson

Surprisingly we're in okay shape for the first 18. Of course, the midfield depth as usual is the big issue.
 

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Hawthorn will beat us next week because away.

Pure and simple really.

They'll he tougher at the ball and we'll go back to our usual away shtick.

Hope we win but yeah.

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Nah, Hawks are toast now, you will win quite easily, then you will flog Adelaide at home before dropping the away game against GWS. You will beat Essendon at home but then drop one you shouldn't against Carlton at the G.

3 wins 2 losses in the next 5.

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An interesting exercise. After a cursory glance at Footywire...

B: Rotham Barrass Nelson
HB: Cole Brander Witherden
C: Sheed Duggan XON
HF: Ryan Allen Langdon
F: Rioli Waterman Petrucelle
R: Williams Yeo Kelly
Int: Jones Ah Chee Cameron Jamieson

Surprisingly we're in okay shape for the first 18. Of course, the midfield depth as usual is the big issue.
Why do you think Brander at CHB?

I'd be moving Barrass to CHB and hoping Edwards can develop at FB.

Not sure Jakey Waterman is a legit KPP. More a hard-running Embley utiity/spare parts player.
 

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Why do you think Brander at CHB?

I'd be moving Barrass to CHB and hoping Edwards can develop at FB.

Not sure Jakey Waterman is a legit KPP. More a hard-running Embley utiity/spare parts player.
Mainly because there were enough talls up forward and Rotham and Barrass need the help. As good as Oscar was today, going down back should not be his permanent thing.

I am also not convinced on Waterman but I had to make the team work somehow. Edwards has a sample size of two so I'm holding off for the time being, obviously we all hope he can come on.
 

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Mainly because there were enough talls up forward. As good as Oscar was today, going down back should not be his permanent thing.

I am also not convinced on Waterman but I had to make the team work somehow. Edwards has a sample size of two so I'm holding off for the time being, obviously we all hope he can come on.
Have you seen anything from Brander to suggest CHB?

I think he's going to make it but I still have no real idea about his best position.

I think I'd still pencil him in at CHF, basically because of workrate, athleticism and field kicking. No idea if he can take a contested mark in F50.
 

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