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WC have had an interrupted preseason with their key backs (McGovern, Barrass), and a new midfield with Kelly in there that may take time to gel. Last year we flew to the Gold Coast then to Perth on a 6 day turnaround and should have beaten them despite our injuries and poor form.  This year we have no excuses. We won’t get a better chance to win over there than round 1.

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2 hours ago, Watson11 said:

WC have had an interrupted preseason with their key backs (McGovern, Barrass), and a new midfield with Kelly in there that may take time to gel. Last year we flew to the Gold Coast then to Perth on a 6 day turnaround and should have beaten them despite our injuries and poor form.  This year we have no excuses. We won’t get a better chance to win over there than round 1.

I agree Watto also West Coast have looked underdone in both Essendon and Freo games.  I think we will lead in close game at half time and run over them in second half by 8 goals +

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My only glimmer of hope that we could pull a win out of our backsides is that from memory the weagles don’t always start the season well. 
 

So heres hoping. 

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An empty Optus stadium in round one would be a sight to behold! 
If the game could also be umpire free even better!

Then you’ve removed two massive Eagle advantages!

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25 minutes ago, D4Life said:

An empty Optus stadium in round one would be a sight to behold! 
If the game could also be umpire free even better!

Then you’ve removed two massive Eagle advantages!

You omitted the third advantage: the non-retribution from Christian in the post-game, 'fair-play' wrap-up after Clarry has his head knocked off once again by deliberate action of a beaten opponent from the Weagles.

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West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Oscar Allen  Ankle  Test
 Jarrod Cameron  Pubic bone  6-8 weeks
 Tom Cole  Thumb  6-8 weeks
 Jack Darling  Cheekbone  Test
 Luke Foley  Pubic bone  TBC
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 10

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"Will Schofield says the Eagles are prepared to face Melbourne without a crowd to cheer them on"
 
Of course he's gonna say that to the media  ...........  in the full knowledge that he and his team mates are already making a disproportionate contribution to the national shortage of toilet paper.
 

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12 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:
"Will Schofield says the Eagles are prepared to face Melbourne without a crowd to cheer them on"
 
Of course he's gonna say that to the media  ...........  in the full knowledge that he and his team mates are already making a disproportionate contribution to the national shortage of toilet paper.
 

Seriously? I'd heard that to compensate for the zero supply of toilet paper over in WA that they had come up with their own solution to the worsening problem: the Weagles have had a brainwave, selecting across the board to use Tally Ho cigarette papers instead of reaching for the Sorbent. Apparently, it saves on wasted paper, as well. 

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Melbourne to win the first five game and then the season to be cancelled. You know it will happen.

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1 minute ago, 58er said:

No sound !

Or movement of video at all 

 

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1 minute ago, 58er said:

No sound !

BT is in quarantine...

 

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1 minute ago, rjay said:

BT is in quarantine...

 

Thanks but no thanks  Keep him there 

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4 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Seriously? I'd heard that to compensate for the zero supply of toilet paper over in WA that they had come up with their own solution to the worsening problem: the Weagles have had a brainwave, selecting across the board to use Tally Ho cigarette papers instead of reaching for the Sorbent. Apparently, it saves on wasted paper, as well. 

However they'll have to use additional hand sanitiser to remove the smell from their fingers

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You can’t build a fortress without fans 👏: How every AFL team’s form could be affected by lockout >>> You can’t build a fortress without fans: How every AFL team’s form could be affected by lockout

AFL HOME GROUND ADVANTAGE (Courtesy of Champion Data)

Winning percentage 2015-2019

Geelong @ GMHBA Stadium: 83%

West Coast @ Optus Stadium/Domain Stadium: 80%

GWS @ Giants Stadium and Manuka Oval: 74%

Richmond @ MCG: 76%

Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval: 71%

Western Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium: 67%

Sydney @ SCG: 62%

Hawthorn @ MCG and Tasmania: 62%

Port Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval: 54%

Fremantle @Optus Stadium / Domain Stadium: 52%

Collingwood @ MCG: 51%

North Melbourne @ Marvel Stadium: 49%

St Kilda @ Marvel Stadium: 48%

Melbourne @ MCG: 45%

Essendon @ Marvel Stadium & MCG: 43%

Brisbane Lions @ Gabba: 35%

Gold Coast@ Metricon Stadium: 29%

Carlton @ Marvel Stadium & MCG: 26%

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On 3/15/2020 at 10:21 PM, Deeoldfart said:
"Will Schofield says the Eagles are prepared to face Melbourne without a crowd to cheer them on"
 
Of course he's gonna say that to the media  ...........  in the full knowledge that he and his team mates are already making a disproportionate contribution to the national shortage of toilet paper.
 

Hopefully no soft tissue injuries...........

 

 

 

 

I'll see myself out...

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West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Oscar Allen  Ankle  Test
 Jarrod Cameron  Pubic bone  5-7 weeks
 Tom Cole  Thumb  5-7 weeks
 Jack Darling  Cheekbone  Test
 Luke Foley  Pubic bone  TBC
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 17

Early prognosis

Allen was part of the 'A' team during Friday's match simulation and is now looking likely to play in round one. Darling was best on track in that session, according to Luke Shuey, and also looks set for the season-opener. Cameron is expected to miss up to eight weeks with the pubic bone stress injury that has hampered him previously. Cole's fractured thumb is a medium-term concern, but the defender will be able to maintain fitness during his rehab. - Nathan Schmook

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