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Death Riding Fremantle 2023 - Feathered Cap Edition


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2 hours ago, biggestred said:

If we ended up with say, 5, 16 and 23 from freo finishing 13th and us 3rd there's no way we wouldnt be talking to whoever finishes last and seeing if they want to trade 1 for a couple of first rounders.

3 picks inside top 25 would be phenomenal. If we were to lose other players that were fringe or wanting more $$$ after our 2nd premiership, that could be 4-5 in the first 2 rounds in a super draft. That would keep us in the window for the next 10 years…. Just imagine. 

 

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1 hour ago, ElDiablo14 said:

How can that be !! AFL fixturing is a joke. Freo played in a semi-final last season. Yet they get a bottom 4 type fixture 🤦🏻‍♂️

Just look at Sydney’s fixture. First four weeks, aside from us, they get Gold Coast, Hawks and Port (who look good this round but didn’t make the 8 last year).

Made the grand final and lost, so let’s give them an armchair ride into another grand final. 

Watch them get to a percentage of 300 next week after they slaughter Hawthorn. 

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

I believe they have one of the harder fixtures...it's just their first five or so rounds or considered easy ones 

They had an " easy one" today how did that go?

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17 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

This is why I'm riding this train on its journey around the 2023 AFL season - not the 'LJ Thing' (he's forever in my memory for his part in Bang Bang Bang); rather, it's the draft bounty.

It's just the reality.

While in a sense I'm not that personal about it with LJ and share your positive sentiments for his contribution to our flag (along with a whole bunch of players who played a bigger part IMHO), I'd also like it if he can provide a good example to others of what it can look like to leave a team with huge potential for imeediate sucess for other aspirants where that on-field sucess may turn to carp and all they are left with is money and living in their 'home state' of birth.

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15 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Just look at Sydney’s fixture. First four weeks, aside from us, they get Gold Coast, Hawks and Port (who look good this round but didn’t make the 8 last year).

Made the grand final and lost, so let’s give them an armchair ride into another grand final. 

Watch them get to a percentage of 300 next week after they slaughter Hawthorn

Every cloud has a silver lining.

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2 hours ago, TRIGON said:

Every cloud has a silver lining.

But is every silver lining surrounded by cloud?   (Just a philosophical question).

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

But is every silver lining surrounded by cloud?   (Just a philosophical question).

If it's a pessimistic eye that you're casting over it then the answer is yes.

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I really thought that I might be able to avoid this death ride stuff but, on Sunday afternoon/evening, I found myself drawn to the St Kilda vs Fremantle game and was actually trying to will St Kilda to the 4 points.

In the end, the willing side of things was unnecessary because the Dockers lost it all on their own with an insipid display against a depleted outfit operating on 50% rat power. 

I’m sure the Freo brains trust is searching for answers but it looked to be quite simple - their depth is being sorely tested. 

Fremantle traded heavily in order to fit Jackson onto their list. They traded away Blake Acres (Carlton), Rory Lobb (Western Bulldogs), Griffin Logue (North Melbourne), Lloyd Meek (Hawthorn) and Darcy Tucker (North Melbourne). They also lost David Mundy to retirement. Apart from Mundy, none of the players the Dockers lost were household names but each of them individually was a player who gave the team additional options in terms of placing and performance. 

The Dockers’ gains during the trade period were Jackson and Jaeger O'Meara. On Sunday, the latter was okay and promises to be handy but Jacko was sluggish and presented no danger to the Saints. I question his fitness. Fyfe appears to be a shadow of his former shadow. 

it was only game one but they were, along with the Hawks, the round’s biggest losers.

 

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23 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I really thought that I might be able to avoid this death ride stuff but, on Sunday afternoon/evening, I found myself drawn to the St Kilda vs Fremantle game and was actually trying to will St Kilda to the 4 points.

In the end, the willing side of things was unnecessary because the Dockers lost it all on their own with an insipid display against a depleted outfit operating on 50% rat power. 

I’m sure the Freo brains trust is searching for answers but it looked to be quite simple - their depth is being sorely tested. 

Fremantle traded heavily in order to fit Jackson onto their list. They traded away Blake Acres (Carlton), Rory Lobb (Western Bulldogs), Griffin Logue (North Melbourne), Lloyd Meek (Hawthorn) and Darcy Tucker (North Melbourne). They also lost David Mundy to retirement. Apart from Mundy, none of the players the Dockers lost were household names but each of them individually was a player who gave the team additional options in terms of placing and performance. 

The Dockers’ gains during the trade period were Jackson and Jaeger O'Meara. On Sunday, the latter was okay and promises to be handy but Jacko was sluggish and presented no danger to the Saints. I question his fitness. Fyfe appears to be a shadow of his former shadow. 

it was only game one but they were, along with the Hawks, the round’s biggest losers.

 

This was pretty much my thesis for thinking/hoping that they might miss finals. A few more injuries and they’ll be in trouble. 

Surely they will take care of north this week though.

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20 hours ago, godees said:

This was pretty much my thesis for thinking/hoping that they might miss finals. A few more injuries and they’ll be in trouble. 

Surely they will take care of north this week though.

No way GD.  Norf are on a roll !  

 

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23 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I really thought that I might be able to avoid this death ride stuff but, on Sunday afternoon/evening, I found myself drawn to the St Kilda vs Fremantle game and was actually trying to will St Kilda to the 4 points.

Welcome aboard the deathride WJ. 

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25 minutes ago, rumpole said:

Looking at how LJ presented himself for his first game in his new colours, I reckon he might be hoping that the Fremantle Doctor specializes in diet control. 

Darcy also looks heavy and bulky but not in a muscular sense.  I wonder if that is how Freo prefer their ruckmen and have bulked up Jackson. Doubt that being bulky would help their speed or endurance.  Especially in today's high speed game.

They remind me of how Steven May arrived at the club, seemingly fit but bulky.  It took a season to change his body shape and he learnt to run and chase.  Became a different player.

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I'm not entirely sure the reason why they went for Jaeger O' Meara in the off season.

29 year old who's banged up with knee issues and he looked pretty underwhelming on the weekend with only the 19 touches. 

Just on Jackson regarding fitness. Jackson use to source out a pretty popular PT guru in Perth by the name of Bodymajic. The guy that runs that works with several other AFL Perth based players and was the key catalyst for setting up Jacko's fitness levels heading into the 2021 season.

Since he's moved back to perth I didn't see much footage of Jacko on the instagram page which probably means he stopped going. 

Could be the reason why he looked sluggish on the weekend.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I'm not entirely sure the reason why they went for Jaeger O' Meara in the off season.

29 year old who's banged up with knee issues and he looked pretty underwhelming on the weekend with only the 19 touches. 

Just on Jackson regarding fitness. Jackson use to source out a pretty popular PT guru in Perth by the name of Bodymajic. The guy that runs that works with several other AFL Perth based players and was the key catalyst for setting up Jacko's fitness levels heading into the 2021 season.

Since he's moved back to perth I didn't see much footage of Jacko on the instagram page which probably means he stopped going. 

Could be the reason why he looked sluggish on the weekend.

Do you think he went pre 2021 as part mfc's fitness program?  And the flipside: do you think he stopped going as part of Freo's program?  I would guess most players' off-season program is endorsed by their club...

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Just now, Lucifers Hero said:

Do you think he went pre 2021 as part mfc's fitness program?  And the flipside: do you think he stopped going as part of Freo's program?  I would guess most players' off-season program is endorsed by their club...

Not entirely sure.  Pur fitness program would have played a bigger role. 

I was more talking about the off season when he was in Perth. Jacko took his fitness levels pretty serious and I think that set himself up well for the season.

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