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2017 NAB AFL Women’s Competition – Round 6
Adelaide Crows v Melbourne
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Saturday 11 March, 5.40pm

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Melbourne AFLW team: round five

Backs: Jasmine Grierson, Mia-Rae Clifford, Katherine Smith

Half Backs: Daisy Pearce, Laura Duryea, Richelle Cranston

Centres: Harriet Cordner

Half Forwards: Karen Paxman, Alyssa Mifsud, Lily Mithen

Forwards: Sarah Lampard, Shelley Scott, Cat Phillips

Followers: Lauren Pearce, Mel Hickey, Elise O’Dea

Interchange: Emma Humphries, Maddie Boyd, Aliesha Newman, Ainslie Kemp, Deanna Berry, Elise Strachan

Emergences: Sarah Jolly, Jessican Anderson

In: Scott, Strachan

Out: Anderson, Jolly

Unavailable/injured: Stephanie De Bortoli, Meg Downie, Brooke Patterson, Pepa Randall

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Was apprehensive about this week's preview after Round 5's loss to GWS, but it brings me great joy to say that Carlton lost against Freo. This is the first step in our last attempt at making the granny. If Adelaide lose in Round 7 and we win against freo then we will have made it to a Grand Final position.

We MUST outshine our performances in Rounds 2, 3 and 4 and really bring it to Adelaide otherwise we are officially done for the season and next week's match against Fremantle won't count for much.

Adelaide are a good team, we all know the hype surrounding Erin Phillips and Sarah Perkins. I've got the feeling though that with their backs against the wall, Daisy & Co will take it up a level and get the chocolates. Dais is much better than Erin and I hope to christ she puts this on display for the National TV audience on a Saturday night. Perkins is a good forward, so I'm not sure the best defensive approach for her. Expose her lack of fitness or put either a Duryea or Rocky on her and curb her impact? Must also watch out for Chelsea Randall, she's like their Karen Paxman.

We don't play well in the wet, but this will be muggy conditions and I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the players wearing gloves.

Shelly Scott is back in the team this week after she stuffed her shoulder, we really missed her last week. We're also going to play Elise Strachan, hope to see some of that brilliant kicking action.

It's a big event for Adelaide in that a large number of their list actually live in Darwin and don't train week to week with the rest of the players in Adelaide. They will want to put on a show in their 2nd home town, but I think this is their biggest weakness. While Bec Goddard may have been coaching well up to this point, that group surely would not have the close, tight-knit bond that the Dees girls do and we might just have that added edge of wanting to play for each other just that bit extra.

Melbourne to get the win over the Crows. Hopefully by a large amount to boost percentage.

Go Dees - let's keep the premiership hopes alive.

P.S. Great videos of Irish and Rocky this week on the website.

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2017-03-10/breakthrough-stories-richelle-rocky-cranston

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2017-03-06/breakthrough-story-laura-duryea

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We are back in it, the endeavour is great but gee the skill level is E grade suburban. 

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Sometimes I find myself wondering just how different a game it will be even as soon as next season. There'll be twice as many players to pick from, a full year of development and ambition, clubs will now know the value they can get from it, the investment will be much greater... the games will likely open up a lot more as the share of terrible kicks and mishandlings gets cut back.

More immediately, I'm just hoping that the second half will be unrecognisably improved for us, compared to the first!

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Talk about rubbish umpiring we have pinged twice for so called incorrect handballs under pressure in a minute. Each time the player got hand to ball. 

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How good is the little pocket rocket Newman for us! Her run down tackle that wasn't paid is an absolute joke!

She has got some serious wheels. Enjoying this game. Jazzy Griersen gets better every week

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So many dropped chest marks! 

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32 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Umpires are a [censored] joke!

It's been a disgraceful display to 3/4 time dazzle. So many throws and incorrect disposals not paid against the Crows

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5 minutes ago, DemonAndrew said:

i much prefer watching the aflw to the jlt.

I agree DA its been a breath of fresh air

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