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PREGAME: Rd 12 vs Fremantle



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The Demons head back on the road for the fourth time this season as the travel to Alice Springs to take on the Fremantle Dockers at Treager Park on Sunday afternoon. Who comes in and who goes out?

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I was disappointed in McAdam, but not sure there are better options for his spot. 

Petty probably shouldn’t play - sore shoulder and then the foot issue. But the cupboard is bare for key forwards. Jefferson?

No other changes.

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McAdam was disappointing but still laid 6 tackles. Another game under his belt should hopefully have him primed for Kings birthday.

This will be a pretty tough game. Freo have their contest game back on track again and their ball movement off half back has really killed teams on the offence.

Petty's foot is obviously cooked so it's looking likely that Ben Brown will come in for him being the only change.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

McAdam was disappointing but still laid 6 tackles. Another game under his belt should hopefully have him primed for Kings birthday.

This will be a pretty tough game. Freo have their contest game back on track again and their ball movement off half back has really killed teams on the offence.

Petty's foot is obviously cooked so it's looking likely that Ben Brown will come in for him being the only change.

Goodwin's presser reporting Petty as a rolled ankle. Hopefully that's accurate.

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3 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

No change unless Petty is injured yet again, or Windsor needs a rest. 

I heard someone in the crowd at the game also saying Windsor needs a rest.   Do you mean a Bex, a cuppa tea and a good lie down?   If what is meant is playing at Casey that is a nonsense.  A week off doing tapestry?  Will not happen.

If Petty is out injured - IMO BBB is cooked, Jeffo is too raw though just starting to hit his straps at the lower level, Turner still injured (again), Shack just non competitive, FullArton who knows what, where, why - no good answer for another tall forward option.   How did Verrell go today?

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I mean this game against the Saints has led us in perfectly for Freo. Know when to go fast and when to be patient with the ball once they setup behind it.

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23 minutes ago, monoccular said:

I heard someone in the crowd at the game also saying Windsor needs a rest.   Do you mean a Bex, a cuppa tea and a good lie down?   If what is meant is playing at Casey that is a nonsense.  A week off doing tapestry?  Will not happen.

If Petty is out injured - IMO BBB is cooked, Jeffo is too raw though just starting to hit his straps at the lower level, Turner still injured (again), Shack just non competitive, FullArton who knows what, where, why - no good answer for another tall forward option.   How did Verrell go today?

I don't think he needs a rest and don't think Goody has that philosophy as a coach. He's 18, will have quiet games.

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It's my understanding that Freo have never played at Alice Springs, only Darwin. Happy to be corrected.  This gives us a real 'home ground' advantage.  Unlike last year the weather looks fine.

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4 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Could I get a second opinion please, Dr. Dazzle?  

He does appear to be lacking pace and agility. Like his competitive mongrel though. 

On a similar vein, I was pleasantly surprised by Tomlinson's agility today.

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This is a big game!  Freo are a good team without being outstanding.  very defensive and if its hot and sweaty in Alice it could be very low scoring.

Id say no change at this stage but if it does look like being a slippery ball kind of game, maybe a smaller fwd line is a good idea.  

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27 minutes ago, Travy14 said:

This is a big game!  Freo are a good team without being outstanding.  very defensive and if its hot and sweaty in Alice it could be very low scoring.

Id say no change at this stage but if it does look like being a slippery ball kind of game, maybe a smaller fwd line is a good idea.  

Yep, those kind of conditions don’t sound ideal for either a re-building Petty or a late-career BBB. 

Who else though? 

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6 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

McAdam was disappointing but still laid 6 tackles. Another game under his belt should hopefully have him primed for Kings birthday.

This will be a pretty tough game. Freo have their contest game back on track again and their ball movement off half back has really killed teams on the offense.

Petty's foot is obviously cooked so it's looking likely that Ben Brown will come in for him being the only change.

Please No  as much as I love BBB service  he is cooked.. Jeffo over BBB please. 

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1 hour ago, Mel Bourne said:

Yep, those kind of conditions don’t sound ideal for either a re-building Petty or a late-career BBB. 

Who else though? 

If those conditions are that way i think it would be a JVR and Fritta job with smalls around.  Maybe Petracca has more time fwd.  The team balance will be the issue, Woey doesn't look to be a fwd type so he wont come in, so a Tholstrup or Laurie maybe.  Could be a chance for Seston to get a taste.

 

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Alice Springs next weekend 18 ,- 19 degrees.

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