We Bleed Purple
ROUND 1
Fremantle v Geelong
4:40pm (Perth time) Sunday March 26, Subiaco

Weather Forecast: (@ time of posting) 24° Possible shower.
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before turning southerly 20 to 30 km/h later. Source

Odds: (@ time of posting) Fremantle $2.80 Geelong $1.45 Source

Past Five Times
R17, 2016, Geelong 11.12 (78) d Fremantle 9.7 (61) at Domain Stadium
R2, 2015, Fremantle 15.14 (104) d Geelong 9.6 (60) at Simonds Stadium
R20, 2014, Geelong 12.9 (81) d Fremantle 11.13 (79) at Simonds Stadium
R9, 2014, Fremantle 13.18 (96) d Geelong 9.10 (64) at Domain Stadium
2QF, 2013, Fremantle 12.15 (87) d Geelong 9.18 (72) at Simonds Stadium

Match Preview

Key times
2.30pm – Gates 8 and 19 open
3.10pm – Remaining gates open
4.40pm – Bounce down
Approx 7.10pm – Final siren

Starlight Purple Haze Game
This year marks the 15thannual Starlight Purple Haze Game, proudly supported by Fremantle Ports. Fans are encouraged to wear as much purple as they can and donate to the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the entry gates.

Purple play-off
The five best-dressed purple fans will be invited on to the ground at half-time to take part in the purple play-off.  Be crowned best dressed by the crowd and you’ll win a double pass to Fremantle’s Doig Medal Presentation Dinner. All finalists win a $100 Crown voucher. Simply register your purple outfit at the hit92.9 Hit Squad registration station at gate 8 before the game and you will be in a chance to get the call up at half-time. More information.

More Match Day Info
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The Squad for Sunday's Game:

 Fremantle Squad Round 1 v Geelong
 BDawsonHamlingSpurr
 HBIbbotsonJohnson
Sutcliffe
 CS Hill
NealeB Hill
 HFD Pearce
McCarthyLangdon
 FWaltersGriffinKersten
 RSandilandsFyfeMundy
 Interchange from
Blakely
Crozier
Sheridan
Suban
TabernerTucker
Weller 

In: No Change

New: Hamling, B Hill, McCarthy, Kersten

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Purple Heart
I think it will be Tabs, Tucker and Suban who will be cut from that list.

Given that Geelong only just got over the line with their win over us last season, and the fact that we were a basket case, I really think we've got this one. The injection of new blood and the fact that we are starting to gel as a team seems to me to add up to one thing, and that's a win.

Dockers by 18 points.
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Docker Fay
It would be a great start to the season PH,  to have a win first up.
Anything less would send shudders I would think, but I feel we will be ok with this game.
We have matched up alright with Geelong for awhile now.
Just hope it continues for us.

                                                     Dockers  by 23pts
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The final 22:

 Fremantle Team Round 1 v Geelong
 BDawsonHamlingSpurr
 HBIbbotsonJohnsonSutcliffe
 CS. Hill
NealeB. Hill
 HFD. PearceMcCarthyLangdon
 FWalters
GriffinKersten
 RSandilandsFyfeMundy
 Interchange
BlakelySubanTuckerWeller
 Emergencies
SheridanCrozierTaberner 

In: No Change
New: Hamling, B Hill, McCarthy, Kersten

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gtar58
Dockers by 15 points!!
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anchorman

Where is everyone!!!!! Opening game for us tomorrow and every one still in Christmas mode!!!!.
I give us a great chance tomorrow.Missing for heaps of last season,Fyfe, Johnson, and Sandilands.They played less than 20 games for us I think.A huge number of games missing in that trio.All back tomorrow, plus McCarthy, Hamling,Hill and Kersten.A vastly different side from last time we played Geelong here. 

I have tipped us to win, maybe by around 3 goals.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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I think Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season will probably go down as the upset round. There have been some big names who have missed out on the four points so far this weekend.

We can only hope the trend continues tomorrow and we prove the pundits wrong the same way that Port Adelaide, Essendon, Melbourne and Brisbane did today.

I think the Fyfestar will have an absolute blinder tomorrow. It's our 500th game and it's Fyfe's first game as our Captain. He will get us over the line, or he will kill himself trying.


GO DOCKERS!!!!!!!!!!
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Docker Fay
Watching the first half, all i can say is GEEEEEEEEE.
I can only hope Lyon makes a few changes in the side at half time.
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Vandy
Usual bloody turnovers cost Freo another game.
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FREMANTLE  2.2    4.6    6.9    10.13 (73)
GEELONG    5.1   11.3   14.5   18.7 (115)

GOALS
Fremantle: Langdon, Suban, Neale, S.Hill, Fyfe, Walters, B.Hill, McCarthy, Blakely, Pearce
Geelong: Hawkins 3, McCarthy 3, Dangerfield 3, Motlop 3, Menzel 2, Murdoch, Tuohy, Duncan, Cockatoo 

BEST 
Fremantle: S.Hill, Spurr, Fyfe, Mundy, Sandilands, Langdon
Geelong: Dangerfield, Duncan, Selwood, Hawkins, McCarthy, Henderson 

INJURIES 
Fremantle: Nil
Geelong: Nil 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Dalgleish, Meredith, Williamson

Official crowd: 34,638 at Domain Stadium

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Uncle Wally
That was bad.
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gtar58
This is going to be a very long year based on that , My mainly Eagles supporting family now have plenty of ammo!
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