anchorman

Watching the game yesterday was a nightmare I reckon.
We started well, then once again fell in a hole.But the boys fought back late to take the four points.
In a game that was filled with young talent, our boys stood tall.
Some much maligned players,Brayshaw, Cerra, Tucker, Logue ,Hughes all stood up.
Logue to me was the best of them, but the others all stood firm throughout.

Yep we want more from them an a more consistent basis, but they have needed time.Hard to compare apples and oranges.
Look at Logue,recruited in 2017, our number one pick.Many were bemused by the choice.But in his first year played little,one game I think,His next season was a wipe out, not playing a game.He played very well last year, basically his first full season.He was not recruited as a KPP.Now he has matured and is holding down our key back position.Both Hamling and Pearce will have to fight hard to remove him from a key back position.
We were also served very well late in the game by both Mundy and Walters.I thought both were quiet in the first half, but as true champions do, they lifted.
We also had three kids, Sturt, Serong and Young ,who contributed through out the game.All will be big time players for us for many years to come.
To me it was a big team effort,all did their bit when 

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Docker Fay
It was great getting our first win for our new coach, watching his face each time we kicked a goal was a little sad .
I think I wanted a win more for him than for myself as corny as that may sound.
I think our kicking has improved a lot not only for goals but they are finding their team mates chest high .
We slumped in the 2nd and 3rd qtr but still came away  with the win.
One more in the hub and we are back on home turf and hoping to add more wins with a bit of luck.
I am so impressed with Sturt , what a player he is going to be.
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Purple Heart
Yes Logue put in a ripper game anchor.  Griffin and Luke Ryan are really getting some symmetry going in our backline.   Andy Bradshaw played one of his best games IMO and Darcy Tucker’s aggression on the ball and goal kicking was first rate.  Both players seem to have really taken a giant step forward. 

For me, Sturt is rapidly becoming one of those players where you can breathe a sigh of relief when he has the ball in his hands. He shows maturity in his decision making and positioning beyond his years, and he will clearly be one of our club’s great stars.

The second and third quarters were pretty abysmal, but to their credit, the lads stopped the rot in the last quarter, and put in a much better effort.    

I agree with you DF about Justin Longmuir.  He looked pretty pleased (and relieved) with the win.  He’s one of those guys who wear their heart on their sleeve, which is kind of refreshing when you think about it.  

I really hope to see that winner’s grin a lot more often in the future.
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Frosty29
Always good to win, doesn't matter how, just good to win. Not sure how many more we may get, we are a long way off most of the other clubs, but we are competitive, which is pleasing. Things may be a little different when the troops get back, especially Pearce and Hamling. No expectations...No disappointments. 
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tip tops
I couldn’t watch the game as the wife had other plans but listening to the middle (worst part from a Freo perspective) part of the game it sounded terrible and I had that sinking feeling that after a good start again they would slowly see a win slip through their fingers but luckily Adelaide couldn’t kick straight and Freo dug in the final quarter and got their first win of the season.
My little positive spin on what I heard was that although Adelaide are a basket case at the moment the previous week in the second half they started to get their act and running game going and this week obviously kept it going bar their terrible kicking at goal but any team that has Sloan laird and the crouch brothers running through the centre are going to be hard to stop so well done Freo.
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Purple Heart
Yes we let ourselves down for the second and third quarters, but as you say tip tops, the number of big names in the Adelaide side meant that they weren’t going to gift us the game.

One of the main things that is standing out for me is the improvement in disposal efficiency across the board.  Once again, in the first quarter it was a case of three set shots on goal for three goals.  That was unheard of once upon a time for us!!

The next step we need to take is better decision making and more use of the corridor to get the ball into the forward line.  With the improvement in disposal efficiency we can now pull it off.  That last kick into the forward line is letting us down over and over again.  Forget the long, high bombs to a pack near the side boundary, and aim for the chest of a player dead in front who is making a lead.  

It’s what the WCE’s Kennedy has been doing for years.  
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anchorman

PH, the forwards need to work on the chemistry to get that happening.
To me we need Lobb as the deepest forward, close to the square.Hogan (when fit) the decoy.And Tabs the wandering forward.

 

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Vandy
I thought I heard Logue & Hogan were injured, is that right ? or is it more B/S from 6pr.
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