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Death Riding Fremantle 2023 - Feathered Cap Edition


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17 hours ago, Action Jackson said:

If North get up this weekend in Perth I'll start reading about the top 5 prospects in the upcoming draft...

🎼So join in the chorus, and sing it one and all...🎼

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Surprised Freo lost to an injury ravaged Saints on the weekend, but not surprised they played poorly.

I predicted in the offseason that they'd slide and miss finals this year as a result of the players they lost. Guys like Logue and Lobb are no world beaters, but they filled key posts in their structure and played their roles. With Lobb gone, they have no other tall forward who kicked more than 10 goals last season. Their poorly performing forward now is now somehow worse. They're reliant on a broken down Fyfe and Jackson as key forwards this season. Their forward line is a recipe for disaster. They'll struggle to score most weeks this season.

Let's enjoy the high picks we got for Jackson.He won't be improving their team at all in the short term! 

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2 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Darcy also looks heavy and bulky but not in a muscular sense.  

I thought the same thing. 

At the Saints praccy match i was on the boundary right near where the dees players came on and off. And up close Max and Grundy looked incedibly fit. Even with their jumpers on you could see how little fat they were carrying.

Not wanting to fat shame or anything, but Darcy and Jackson looked barely comparable.

Given the amount of running the role demands that is a big issue for freo.

As we know if a player starts the season in non optimal shape there is basically no way of ever reaching optimal condition in that season - unless they do something dramatic lie they did with Weed and BB and do a mid season 4-6 week re boot camp (which involves not playing senior footy). 

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I didn't get to see this game but it looks to me like Freo's defence was just playing kick-to-kick on their own while Ross Lyon had St Kilda doing the the Ross Lyon thing clogging up the options further up the ground.

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Those four players shared 2000 meters gained at 90% disposal efficiency.

I'm not much of a fan of Ross Lyon as a character but he is a master at knowing what opposition activity to not care about.

Alas, Saints might have to be taken pretty seriously once they have a few players back, particularly King for the second half of the season.

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27 minutes ago, binman said:

I thought the same thing. 

At the Saints praccy match i was on the boundary right near where the dees players came on and off. And up close Max and Grundy looked incedibly fit. Even with their jumpers on you could see how little fat they were carrying.

Not wanting to fat shame or anything, but Darcy and Jackson looked barely comparable.

Given the amount of running the role demands that is a big issue for freo.

As we know if a player starts the season in non optimal shape there is basically no way of ever reaching optimal condition in that season - unless they do something dramatic lie they did with Weed and BB and do a mid season 4-6 week re boot camp (which involves not playing senior footy). 

That they are both bulky is what makes me think that is how Freo want them.  But that build is of an old fashioned style ruckman.  Today's ruckman are much leaner, faster and more agile.  I can't think of many other ruckmen today, with that build/bulk.

I was pretty confident Freo would be found out this year for the lack of cohesion/synergy from their list and position changes.  Reckon I can add lumbering ruckmen to their vulnerabilities.  

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3 hours 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. 

I didn’t see the game and he isn’t in any highlights. Is he looking heavy and unfit?

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You would expect a response form Freo against North but i won't be surprised if they lose. There are big problems are there. no forward line and a game plan not fit for purpose. We'll know more post the North game but another loss and I can see a Melbourne 2019 season unfolding for them.

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17 minutes ago, BDA said:

You would expect a response form Freo against North but i won't be surprised if they lose. There are big problems are there. no forward line and a game plan not fit for purpose. We'll know more post the North game but another loss and I can see a Melbourne 2019 season unfolding for them.

inject it into my veins!!

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I genuinely fear how these two will be able to keep up with Gawn and Grundy 😳

 

 

1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

That they are both bulky

That’s not bulky, that’s chunky 

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Darcy is genuinely carrying a spare tyre around his waist, Gawn will absolutely run him ragged. Jackson looks to have put on a bit more muscle but also looks more doughy than before. I'd be a bit concerned if I were a Freo fan.

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I don't think we need to death ride Fremantle. they've just let too many players walk out the door, upset their chemistry and i've heard a lot of people over there aren't stoked that LJ is one of their highest paid players given how inconsistent he will be for the next 2-3 years at least. 

This is Peter Bell trying to stroke his Ego but it's IMO upset a club that was otherwise building nicely 

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6 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I don't think we need to death ride Fremantle. they've just let too many players walk out the door, upset their chemistry and i've heard a lot of people over there aren't stoked that LJ is one of their highest paid players given how inconsistent he will be for the next 2-3 years at least. 

This is Peter Bell trying to stroke his Ego but it's IMO upset a club that was otherwise building nicely 

Long may Peter Bell reign at Freo!

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26 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I don't think we need to death ride Fremantle. they've just let too many players walk out the door, upset their chemistry and i've heard a lot of people over there aren't stoked that LJ is one of their highest paid players given how inconsistent he will be for the next 2-3 years at least. 

This is Peter Bell trying to stroke his Ego but it's IMO upset a club that was otherwise building nicely 

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42 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I don't think we need to death ride Fremantle. they've just let too many players walk out the door, upset their chemistry and i've heard a lot of people over there aren't stoked that LJ is one of their highest paid players given how inconsistent he will be for the next 2-3 years at least. 

This is Peter Bell trying to stroke his Ego but it's IMO upset a club that was otherwise building nicely 

I didn't buy this for nothing Dwight!

 

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If North win this weekend, any semblance of dignity will fast slip away as I chortle at the thought of winning a flag and having a first round top 10 draft pick in the same year.

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