We Bleed Purple
ROUND 5
Fremantle v North Melbourne
5.40pm (Perth time) Saturday April 22, Subiaco

Weather Forecast: (@ time of posting) 24° Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the hills in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm about the hills in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southwesterly during the morning. Source

Odds: (@ time of posting) Fremantle $1.48 North Melbourne $2.66 Source

The Last Five Times
R4, 2016, North Melbourne 20.12 (132) d Fremantle 14.17 (101) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2015, North Melbourne 14.10 (94) d Fremantle 12.11 (83) at Etihad Stadium
R8, 2015, Fremantle 17.13 (115) d North Melbourne 5.12 (42) at Domain Stadium
R6, 2014, North Melbourne 10.14 (74) d Fremantle 8.13 (61) at Domain Stadium
R13, 2013, Fremantle 10.7 (67) d North Melbourne 4.5 (29) at Domain Stadium

Match Preview

Len Hall Tribute Game Key times
2.45pm – Gates 8 and 19 open
2.55pm – Curtain Raiser bounce down (Year 11 Freo Partner Clubs – Freo City Dockers, Ellenbrook Dockers and Secret Harbour Dockers)
3pm – Merchandise vans at gates 8, 10, 19 and 26 open
3pm – Membership van at gate 12 opens
4.10pm – Remaining gates open
5.30pm – Pre-game observance ceremony
5.40pm – Bounce down
Half time – Special tribute (Veterans lap of honour and lighting of Flame of Remembrance)
Approx 8.10pm – Final siren

More Match Day Info
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Frosty29
Starting favorites this week. Our biggest test this year so far in my opinion. Win this week and we go into the derby 3 on the trot. Very very important as derbies are very physical.
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We Bleed Purple
The team:

 Fremantle Team Round 5 v North Melbourne
 BHughesHamlingSpurr
 HBIbbotsonJohnsonBlakely
 CS. Hill
NealeB. Hill
 HFWellerMcCarthyLangdon
 FWalters
KerstenGrey
 RSandilandsFyfeMundy
 Interchange
LogueSheridanCrozierTucker
 Emergencies
GriffinTabernerSutcliffe 
In: Tucker
Out: Balic (Hip)
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anchorman
Only a forced change.Sad to see Balic miss with an injury.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Purple Heart
A good swap - like for like with Tucker returning to the team because of Balic's injury.

I hope Darcy goes well on Saturday. It will be interesting to see how he goes in our new rejuvenated team. Certainly he will notice an increase in pace from his first two games.

I am really pleased that Lyon seems to sticking with the same team unless someone is injured.

It should be a good game.
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anchorman
Is any one here going to the pre game function?

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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We Bleed Purple
anchorman wrote:
Is any one here going to the pre game function?



Yes, I'm going.
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anchorman
I am as well, going with my daughter.Should be a good afternoon.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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We Bleed Purple
Great!! Might see you there.
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Docker Nan
I'll be at the pregame function as well .can't wait!
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MCleody
anchorman wrote:
Is any one here going to the pre game function?



If you haven't been to one before, it isn't great.

Awful food , far too expensive and over crowded. 
The drinks are outrageously priced.
And as the cup goes up hear the shouting
Freooo, Freo.
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Purple Heart
I notice that most sports commentators are picking us to win this one.

I think I like it better when they write us off than when we are favourites.

Still, it demonstrates that we have managed to change their perceptions of us in just two short games.

Well done Freo.
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Goby
I can't see any reason why Freo can't win this one based on recent form and North's lack of. 

I'm enjoying the effort of the team. A complete team with all the blokes giving great effort. I'm enjoying the progression of Hamling, Cam and Kersten. 




 
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