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It's called Fremantle putting the cue in the rack and desperately trying to avoid any injuries.

Tend to agree.. Whilst i think we did show a little more effort after qtr time its hard not to think that it was mostly due to freo taking the foot off the pedal.

In saying that, it had trainwreck written all over it 5 mins into the 2 nd qtr so im OK with the end result. Gee we need some clean ball users over the coming trade n draft period, our skills are abysmal.

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Sadly, Michie and Newton can't run. Big ground exacerbated the issue. Riley has always been my favourite of the three but his engine is also a concern. I'm a little confused by the Footy Dept thinking here. ANB, Stretch and Brayshaw, however, know how to cover the ground and will all make it. They all crack in, all use it pretty well and have superior engines to the recycled trio above. We've been burnt before but I'd be putting my faith in the draft again as opposed to looking for recycled second and third year mids who are currently outside the best 22 of their respective teams.

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Sadly, Michie and Newton can't run. Big ground exacerbated the issue. Riley has always been my favourite of the three but his engine is also a concern. I'm a little confused by the Footy Dept thinking here. ANB, Stretch and Brayshaw, however, know how to cover the ground and will all make it. They all crack in, all use it pretty well and have superior engines to the recycled trio above. We've been burnt before but I'd be putting my faith in the draft again as opposed to looking for recycled second and third year mids who are currently outside the best 22 of their respective teams.

The running is a huge problem.

As you've said, the mids who are going to make it are the ones who run. Michie, Riley and Newton either cannot, or will not, run (Michie can, but doesn't do it weekly).

M Jones, as untalented as he is, runs, which is why he keeps getting games (the more so when we're down in talent).

Off-season recruiting must target midfielders who can, and are prepared to, run. I'm sure we'll draft one or two, but we shouldn't exclude bringing in midfielders from other sides. We just need to identify the right talent - Riley, Michie and Newton haven't worked out as well as we would have liked, but doesn't mean we can't keep trying.

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He got kneed majorly in the head and incredulously got a free kick against. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief.

Well, he fumbled the ball under little pressure and then took the legs of an opposition player. It's a stupid rule, but the free against was there, IMO.
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Basically don't have enough quality players.....

Good core of young talent but our mid to senior players are far off the pace....

Poor kicking skills... All top teams have excellent field kicking skills... Can't have your own players kicking the ball to other team or on the full with no pressure.... Basic fundamental of our game... Makes you wonder what these recruiters were looking at when drafting these players... Hard to teach a player to kick @ 19 after it becomes a habit .....

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A red hot go?? "Tell him he's dreamin"

I thought he did his ankle, not concussion?

10 Goals to Nil is a Red Hot Go according to the Captain.

That obviously means they all made the flight on time. Can't be anything else!

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why the long face...

Basically don't have enough quality players.....

Good core of young talent but our mid to senior players are far off the pace....

Poor kicking skills... All top teams have excellent field kicking skills... Can't have your own players kicking the ball to other team or on the full with no pressure.... Basic fundamental of our game... Makes you wonder what these recruiters were looking at when drafting these players... Hard to teach a player to kick @ 19 after it becomes a habit .....

agreed. what the [censored] has happened to Bernie Vince the past few weeks

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What's your excuse for delusion picket?

Do you reckon the players had a "Red hot go today"?

First quarter clearly a "Standout"

Or are you under the same Delusional Illusion of "Red hot Go"?

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Do you reckon the players had a "Red hot go today"?

First quarter clearly a "Standout"

Or are you under the same Delusional Illusion of "Red hot Go"?

What did you want him to say "thanks to my teammates for being a giant steaming pile of talentless turds?"

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Surely Matt Jones' days in the AFL are numbered. The left foot OOF, followed by the right foot OOF, both times under no pressure - and in the space of 5 minutes was laughably bad. I bet we'll see him again by Round 6 next year though.

Goodness me, I had this Freo supporter directly behind saying "haha, no pressure and look at these Melbourne idiots."

Besides wanting to strangle him, I found myself agreeing with him.

If Matt Jones is kept on the list next year I'll be flabbergasted.

Preparing now.

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Goodness me, I had this Freo supporter directly behind saying "haha, no pressure and look at these Melbourne idiots."

Besides wanting to strangle him, I found myself agreeing with him.

If Matt Jones is kept on the list next year I'll be flabbergasted.

Preparing now.

Any idea who was supposed to be playing on Danyle Pearce?

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