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Death Riding Fremantle 2023 - Feathered Cap Edition


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We would get pick 6, if the season ended today, in a so called super draft. I could see us ending up with pick 5. We would be laughing if that occurred, as we would get a good 2nd rounder too, plus their last year’s 1st rounder too. Plus a swap of Dogga for Grundy. It’s looking like a very good trade at the moment. Especially with JT doing our drafting. He doesn’t get too many wrong

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1 hour ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Do you think North could also be a chance? I need to check out their draw.

Unlikely, of the remaining 18 games they have only 6 against current bottom 7 sides.

  • 2 * GCS
  • 1 * GWS
  • 1 * Rich
  • 1 * Hawks
  • 1 * WCE

And they have already played Hawks and WCE; two of their double up teams.  Other double ups:  Ess, Saints, GCS.

With the rise of Ess and Saints (to play them twice) what looked like an easyish draw now looks much more challenging.

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4 hours ago, The Jackson FIX said:

That’s why I hope we don’t boo Jacko.  
 

We booed Tom Scully when we were awful and Freo supporters reminded me of us back then - an unsuccessful side who has to boo a player to feel better.  Let’s not go back there, Premiership-winning supporters are better than that.

I will never boo Jacko, we are a Premiership Club now with Premiership standards, we have to rise above the haters.

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5 hours ago, The Jackson FIX said:

That’s why I hope we don’t boo Jacko.  
 

We booed Tom Scully when we were awful and Freo supporters reminded me of us back then - an unsuccessful side who has to boo a player to feel better.  Let’s not go back there, Premiership-winning supporters are better than that.

I will be booing . In fact I may just look to smuggle into the G one of those Viking era bullhorns to get a bit of extra bass into it. 

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3 hours ago, Vipercrunch said:

I thought Baker was only boo’d sarcastically because the Dogs supporters had already boo’d Hunter several times, and at least where I was sitting, there was as much laughter at the pantomime as there was booing.

Time will tell re: Jackson and boos.

He also had a brief scuffle with Max Gawn, perhaps that contributed...

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I’m taking a different tack. I’ll be cheering LJ. He helped win us a flag and then sacrificed himself by going to Fremantle and delivering us a promising KPF and a first and second round draft pick for this year. And to garnish the deal he’s not exactly helping their cause is he? 

What more could we ask of him?

Having said all that it’s a long year and I note the significant egg that has been plastered on certain posters faces with the “What they’re saying” threads from the Brisbane and Essendon games. 
 

What I don’t get is the angst LJ is getting for leaving whilst at the same time being derided as an ordinary player. It’s a win win for us, let’s thank him for that and cheer!

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1 minute ago, Gorgoroth said:

Libba has entered concussion protocol. So if cited Brayshaw will miss the next few. 
Just going to depend on wether they think his “bump” connects. 
I must admit I’ve not seen a close up of the vision.

Can Serong on his own keep them competitive in the midfield? Fyfe back in the guts.

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7 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

I’m taking a different tack. I’ll be cheering LJ. He helped win us a flag and then sacrificed himself by going to Fremantle and delivering us a promising KPF and a first and second round draft pick for this year. And to garnish the deal he’s not exactly helping their cause is he? 

What more could we ask of him?

Having said all that it’s a long year and I note the significant egg that has been plastered on certain posters faces with the “What they’re saying” threads from the Brisbane and Essendon games. 
 

What I don’t get is the angst LJ is getting for leaving whilst at the same time being derided as an ordinary player. It’s a win win for us, let’s thank him for that and cheer!

And 3 cheers for Peter Bell as well. He's had a very positive influence on our recruitment and list management over the past few years.

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Booing LJ ? You're kidding right. We should all be cheering him very loudly!!!.

Grundy, Jefferson and something like picks 6 and 24 in a mega draft. Who's booing that. 

By time we play Freo in rd 11 they are likely to be 3-8. Their games up to then are Lions at Gabba, Hawks Home, Swans SCG, Cats Home, then us at the G. It doesn't get a lot better after that. Tigers H, GWS A, Dons H, Dogs A, Blues H, Pies A, Swans H, Cats A, Lions H, Eagles, Port H, Hawks A. 

I could see them ending up with 5-8 wins. Last year 6 wins = 16th. 8 wins = 14th & 13th. We've got to be a real show of getting something between pick 3 to 6 and picks 21 to 24 not adjusted for academy picks etc. 

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When the Wiz played his first game for Freo against us at the G a lot of our supporters booed him and he just looked at the members with a hurt look on his face and his arms out wide. It was one of the worst feelings I've had at the football.

If Kossi leaves us I'd hope that the same isn't repeated.

Dogga is a big kid and he is happier at home with his mates, mum and family. Good luck to him and even better luck for us. We have come out of this better off and his efforts last year showed he wasn't as good as we hoped he'd be, long term anyway. 

Look back to what he was doing before he took up football over basketball, why did he do that, maybe to be close to his family, no moving to the US, a couple of hours away from home at worst playing football.

I have no issues with that I only hope he falls to the bottom of the well with FREO, nothing personal only self interest.

I don't boo anyone but Umpires and opposition players that do harm to Melbourne players.

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Anyway, if Dogga helps Freo bottom out, it may convince Brayshaw Junior to move to a successful club and join his brother. That's if he isn't happy to remain on the bottom for the next, how many years.

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13 minutes ago, Dante said:

When the Wiz played his first game for Freo against us at the G a lot of our supporters booed him and he just looked at the members with a hurt look on his face and his arms out wide. It was one of the worst feelings I've had at the football.

If Kossi leaves us I'd hope that the same isn't repeated.

Dogga is a big kid and he is happier at home with his mates, mum and family. Good luck to him and even better luck for us. We have come out of this better off and his efforts last year showed he wasn't as good as we hoped he'd be, long term anyway. 

Look back to what he was doing before he took up football over basketball, why did he do that, maybe to be close to his family, no moving to the US, a couple of hours away from home at worst playing football.

I have no issues with that I only hope he falls to the bottom of the well with FREO, nothing personal only self interest.

I don't boo anyone but Umpires and opposition players that do harm to Melbourne players.

The circumstances are completely different.

Everyone is entitled to chose their own workplace. However LJ (most likely at the direction of his manager) played the game and put us a significant disadvantage (granted at the time it was an unders deal).


In my book any compassion a departing player shown is almost 100% based on the terms of which they depart and LJ couldn’t have done it much worse … I mean there is always thiu who shall not be named but that is just a different league of betrayal.

Those calling for cheering him… BOOOOOO

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3 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

Bemused by all the nostalgia and sentimentalism on here...

Andy Brayshaw playing with Angus

Jackson returning to the Dees

none if that will happen.

Brother or not, Andrew Brayshaw is an excellent player. I’d be very happy to welcome him into our midfield. Good age profile too. 
Same goes for Sarong. 
Just have a feeling that the trading relationship between Freo and Melbourne isn’t a good one. So doubt it’ll happen. 

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