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AFLW PREGAME: Grand Final vs Adelaide



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Change the Umps. Watched the last quarter and it was appalling. A Crow forward got a free kick and goal for pushing her opponent square in the back. 

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No change for mine.

We missed out on watching Jonsey and Jetts lift the cup.

I'd really love to see Daisy and Paxy do it. They thoroughly deserved a flag.

I take Taylor Harris' quiet game as a bit of a positive in that we won without much input from her.

Love watching Goldy down back.

Shame we gotta go to Adelaide but I think we can go pretty close with the team that played today.

 

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No change surely they played a great game looking forward to the grand final. How good is Bannon?

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9 hours ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Watching the two games, thee crows/freo game did not seem as intense as ours.  Far less pressure, but the. crows setup around the ball really well.

Crows have a lot of very strong girls in their team and more than a few players who handball really well out of packs. They will be hard to beat.

Taylor Harris didn’t get much from umpires, seemed to get blocked, held, pushed all game.

Hopefully Demons have a day out like against Freo and bring home the chocolates!

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I don't see any reason to change this team. Shelley Scott has been down on her usual high standards this year but she still competes hard and at least halves contests in F50. Similar to TMac in the mens team. Plays a role. She stays in

The Crows are brutes around the ball in particular Marinoff and Hatchard. We have to try and match them as best we can and get on the outside. Bannon is the key. If we can find her in space she will burn off the Crows defenders

It will take a mighty effort to win this one but i have faith

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15 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

Change the Umps. Watched the last quarter and it was appalling. A Crow forward got a free kick and goal for pushing her opponent square in the back. 

Our game was just as bad.  HTB rules changed in this match from that which was applied for the whole season.  Non decisions...play on...play on.  We need umpires who umpire.

Lily Mithen was necked by Davidson, lifted then rag-dolled into the ground.  That would incur a multi week suspension in Rugby League, yet all we heard was ...play on!

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36 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Our game was just as bad.  HTB rules changed in this match from that which was applied for the whole season.  Non decisions...play on...play on.  We need umpires who umpire.

Lily Mithen was necked by Davidson, lifted then rag-dolled into the ground.  That would incur a multi week suspension in Rugby League, yet all we heard was ...play on!

Mithen plays for frees, but as you say above, Davidson twice her size, put UFC move on her and no free or report. After KKJ in press during the week that no report for rugby tackle was pathetic!!

HTB is shocking, out in play take two steps get grabbed ball spills out, your done! However try and take on a few players around or through a pack, get tackled just drop ball or one handed throw like Lions in girls or Dogs in AFL, nothing to see here. Definitely most annoying interpretation.

Other one for me is seeing player push someone out of marking contest while ball is 20 metres away and just waved on.

Umpiring incredibly tough job, as only see a bit over half the action/vision, but the above and frees in the ruck drive me nuts!

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The umpiring is very erratic in ALFW but at least the bad calls go against both teams evenly. There is no obvious bias as opposed to the ridiculous free ride the doggies mens team get from the umps

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No change in personnel. But maybe some role shifts.

I reckon Zanker could do a quick 2-3 minute job on ball at the start of quarters just to hit some bodies and be physical. Before a break then her ruck minutes. The Crows have big bodies and we might need to just match fire with fire especially early. 

Maddy Gay might be needed down back earlier in the match too, Zanks on ball could free her up just for a short rotation maybe to settle the backline early. If she takes some backline minutes they could throw Sherriff forward to provide another speedy runner, allowing Banno to sit deeper and hopefully snag a few out the back. 

And they just aren’t getting enough from a talented player in Hore who could have a go on ball if they take a risk.

That’s a lot of moves. But I think it’s paramount that we’re flexible and organised for a really strong crows start. We played the Brisbane game just about perfectly by keeping it tight early until our running game got a chance. Adelaide are stronger and at home, we have to be even better to keep it tight. 

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10 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Our game was just as bad.  HTB rules changed in this match from that which was applied for the whole season.  Non decisions...play on...play on.  We need umpires who umpire.

Lily Mithen was necked by Davidson, lifted then rag-dolled into the ground.  That would incur a multi week suspension in Rugby League, yet all we heard was ...play on!

I think the umpires seemed top go by the mantra of "putting the whistle away" in finals.

I get the idea of letting the game flow but there were some obvious ones that needed to be given.

All they did was end up with a congested game that wasn't helped by the conditions.

As for the spectacle, if we weren't playing and I didn't have an emotional attachment I wouldn't have got more that 5 mins in before turning off.

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Have to be prepared for a lift in physicality, a both giving it and taking it. Adelaide have tended to outmuscle us of late.

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Montana lost her 1 game suspension appeal.  Understandably she is shattered that she isn't playing on Saturday.

Adelaide have the option to appeal further, presumably to a non-AFL court...?

Anyone know what impact her absence may have on the Crows team?

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