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I can't believe this competition is still a 10 week season. Don't pretend that you are providing a serious, professional competition when teams are only playing 50% of the other teams each year.

Why do we only have four home games, and just one in the first six weeks? How is that fair? Late Sunday afternoon games at Casey Fields are going to reduce crowds significantly as well. 

It would be really nice to go to Adelaide in round 1 and get the win, otherwise the Crows become a very big hurdle for us to jump as the losing streak continues.

 

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Only one of the new teams, and the best one at that. Classic rigged draw we always seem to get.

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Play in the grand final and get toughest draw. Even worse than Adelaide but not by much. The only new team we face is Essendon who have recruited gun players from other clubs and who, I am sure , the AFL will want to see play finals.

Wonder what the umpiring will be like at Norwood oval ?

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Tough draw, as expected. BIG game first up.

Not sure why we're playing a home game in Port Melbourne. To give Dees fans on the other side a chance to attend? Nope, Friday arvo, so no one will attend (first week of men's finals explains the time slot but not the venue).

Also continue to find it an amusing quirk that we're still not fixtured to play Geelong. That'll be no match-up for four years and five seasons by the end of 2022.

The teams we play and their 2022(a) ladder position: Adelaide (1st), North (4th), St Kilda (13th), Brisbane (3rd), Carlton (8th), Freo (5th), Western Bulldogs (7th), Gold Coast (10th), Essendon (n/a), West Coast (14th)

The teams we don't play and their 2022(a) ladder position: Collingwood (6th), Geelong (12th), GWS (9th), Hawthorn (n/a), Port (n/a), Richmond (11th), Sydney (n/a)

To put a positive spin on it, we'll have a contest every week and if we get there, we'll have earned it.

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9 hours ago, poita said:

I can't believe this competition is still a 10 week season. Don't pretend that you are providing a serious, professional competition when teams are only playing 50% of the other teams each year.

Why do we only have four home games, and just one in the first six weeks? How is that fair? Late Sunday afternoon games at Casey Fields are going to reduce crowds significantly as well. 

It would be really nice to go to Adelaide in round 1 and get the win, otherwise the Crows become a very big hurdle for us to jump as the losing streak continues.

 

Round2 is a home game . Check your facts .  

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22 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

Tough draw, as expected. BIG game first up.

Not sure why we're playing a home game in Port Melbourne. To give Dees fans on the other side a chance to attend? Nope, Friday arvo, so no one will attend (first week of men's finals explains the time slot but not the venue).

Also continue to find it an amusing quirk that we're still not fixtured to play Geelong. That'll be no match-up for four years and five seasons by the end of 2022.

The teams we play and their 2022(a) ladder position: Adelaide (1st), North (4th), St Kilda (13th), Brisbane (3rd), Carlton (8th), Freo (5th), Western Bulldogs (7th), Gold Coast (10th), Essendon (n/a), West Coast (14th)

The teams we don't play and their 2022(a) ladder position: Collingwood (6th), Geelong (12th), GWS (9th), Hawthorn (n/a), Port (n/a), Richmond (11th), Sydney (n/a)

To put a positive spin on it, we'll have a contest every week and if we get there, we'll have earned it.

Port Melb seems to be where Ess are playing their Home games.

Our North game is either it is an error or Casey isn't available that day.  If that was the case they could schedule the game on another day...

We play Crows and Dockers on their Home turf.  Again.

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On 7/4/2022 at 11:35 AM, Demonland said:

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There is an obvious mistake - we are not playing at Geelong  

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Could have done with a home game against the crows. Why are we playing them away again? Surely fairness says we play them at Casey this year. Rotating home and away is the most basic league format principal

Normally our run home is brutal but this year we have suns, Essendon and the eagles. I suppose we should be thankful for that much. 

 

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Port Melb seems to be where Ess are playing their Home games.

Our North game is either it is an error or Casey isn't available that day.  If that was the case they could schedule the game on another day...

We play Crows and Dockers on their Home turf.  Again.

Good point re: Casey availability. Must be something like that, coupled with the men's season reducing other time slots available. I knows there's talk of moving the Round 1 game between Hawks and Bombers from Port Melbourne due to the small capacity. Obviously that won't be an issue for our game given the time slot.

In general, though, I think they've handled the crossover between the seasons fairly well, with little danger of clashes for likely finals contenders.

Just imagine a proper 17-game H&A season, with home games alternating each year. Super fair. But then what will we complain about? Haha.

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I wonder what has happened to Freo this year.  From PF to being beaten by WCE and thrashed by Geelong where they scored just one point for the whole game.

Mentioning Geelong, I noticed they are on top then saw that we don't play them this year.  Question:  have we played them at all since they entered the competition in 2019?  Even allowing for the 'conference' system, covid interruption and the fixture not pitting newbie teams vs established teams, it would be really weird if we haven't played them.

I wonder if there are other teams (exlc this year's new teams) that we haven't played?

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8 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I wonder what has happened to Freo this year.  From PF to being beaten by WCE and thrashed by Geelong where they scored just one point for the whole game.

Mentioning Geelong, I noticed they are on top then saw that we don't play them this year.  Question:  have we played them at all since they entered the competition in 2019?  Even allowing for the 'conference' system, covid interruption and the fixture not pitting newbie teams vs established teams, it would be really weird if we haven't played them.

I wonder if there are other teams (exlc this year's new teams) that we haven't played?

We haven't played Geelong yet. No idea why not because we've played West Coast once, and the rest of the newbies regularly

 

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6 minutes ago, BDA said:

We haven't played Geelong yet. No idea why not because we've played West Coast once, and the rest of the newbies regularly

In a way we have a de facto conference system where newbie teams play each other rather frequently than the better teams hardly at all.

As a result, I wouldn't be surprised to see a newbie team or two in the finals.  Just hope it isn't at the expense of a top team as happened in the 'conference' system year.  Or worse keep a top team out of the top 4.

Hopefully, the cream rises to the top.

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5 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Hopefully, the cream rises to the top.

It'll be between us, The Crows and the Lions again this year

Huge game v the Lions in Rd 4 at Casey. I wonder if it could be switched to the G as a prelim curtain raiser if we win through? That would be great

Freo have fallen off a cliff. They have lost some players to expansion clubs but not enough to explain the drop off

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On 9/4/2022 at 7:49 AM, Lucifers Hero said:

I wonder what has happened to Freo this year.  From PF to being beaten by WCE and thrashed by Geelong where they scored just one point for the whole game.

Mentioning Geelong, I noticed they are on top then saw that we don't play them this year.  Question:  have we played them at all since they entered the competition in 2019?  Even allowing for the 'conference' system, covid interruption and the fixture not pitting newbie teams vs established teams, it would be really weird if we haven't played them.

I wonder if there are other teams (exlc this year's new teams) that we haven't played?

Freo lost two of their most experienced leaders on the eve of the season to injury (the Antonios). Losing Houghton to Port has greatly diminished their scoring power. Tbh, despite their result last season, I think they might have been about to plateau anyway.

Check out their games experience for R2 compared to the other 'original 8'. Even Carlton who've leaked players for years had more experience.

 

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We are nearly half way through the season and I'm watching it go down the gurgler because we can't kick straight and don't play four quarters.  We make a great start with accurate kicking and then it stops. 

In our 3 winning games we have kicked 15.26 squandering precious opportunities to build % while other teams capitalise.

I fear we are going to miss a double chance or Home Finals.

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

We are nearly half way through the season and I'm watching it go down the gurgler because we can't kick straight and don't play four quarters.  We make a great start with accurate kicking and then it stops. 

In our 3 winning games we have kicked 15.26 squandering precious opportunities to build % while other teams capitalise.

I fear we are going to miss a double chance or Home Finals.

Will hopefully improve with the addition of Duffy this week.  A genuine forward. 

Harris has moved up the ground.  Daisy is not a forward, and we have depended on Kate Hore and the mids to put score on the board. 

Critically % will be a big factor with this biased fixture.  If your team is fixtured to play the new sides in the competition you will get big % boost.  With only 10 games, there will be a log-jam at the top and second rate sides will get a finals gig, same as when they ran the conference system before.

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

We are nearly half way through the season and I'm watching it go down the gurgler because we can't kick straight and don't play four quarters.  We make a great start with accurate kicking and then it stops. 

In our 3 winning games we have kicked 15.26 squandering precious opportunities to build % while other teams capitalise.

I fear we are going to miss a double chance or Home Finals.

Thought we hung in last week bravely without Tayla especially but vs Saints   and North after 1/4 time we bungled our shots at goal as you said.

Let's  see if we straighten up and our forward line can become a real strength in the next 2.3 weeks. 

I still believe the loss of Krystal Petrevski hurts us both in 2022 and this season 7. 
We need a small buzzing busy forward with goal sense to complete our forward line.

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30 minutes ago, BDA said:

That will be Sabreena Duffy

Looking forward to seeing how she goes tonight!  🤞🏼 

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On 9/5/2022 at 4:43 PM, Dees_In_October said:

Freo lost two of their most experienced leaders on the eve of the season to injury (the Antonios). Losing Houghton to Port has greatly diminished their scoring power. Tbh, despite their result last season, I think they might have been about to plateau anyway.

Check out their games experience for R2 compared to the other 'original 8'. Even Carlton who've leaked players for years had more experience.

 

I know this makes us look like an older team, but after Daisy and Paxman (34 and nearly 34) the next oldest that week was Ivey (29).

This week Goldy (32) was third oldest, and we had Gay (26), Hore (27), Pearce (29) as the only other players older than 25.

Given Paxy and Daisy have been playing an increasingly secondary role (as Purcell, Hanks, and West step up), I feel like we are pretty well balanced to be a strong team over the next 5 years.

I just hope we can win one for Daisy and Paxman!

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