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We Bleed Purple

FREMANTLE           3.3      3.5      4.9      7.11 (53)                  
HAWTHORN           5.2      8.6      14.8    17.10 (112)           

GOALS
Fremantle: Darcy, Banfield, Langdon, Mundy, Brayshaw, Tucker, Ryan
Hawthorn: Breust 4, Gunston 2, Mitchell 2, Schoenmakers 2, Puopolo, Roughead, Shiels, Miles, Burgoyne, Hardwick, O’Meara

BEST 
Fremantle: Mundy, Neale, Langdon, Brayshaw, Wilson
Hawthorn: Mitchell, Breust, O’Meara, Stratton, Shiels, Burgoyne

INJURIES 
Fremantle: Cam Sutcliffe (left hamstring)
Hawthorn: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, Haussen, Dalgleish

Official crowd: 41,845 at Optus Stadium

http://www.fremantlefc.com.au/news/2018-07-29/hawks-too-good-for-freo

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Uncle Wally
That was a wasted afternoon out, just terrible to watch. I don't think that I could be bothered with watching next week's derby. It's hard to get excited about that.
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Goby
Contested marks 12 to 4.  That's a bit of a worrying stat isn't it or is it a stat that highlights the inexperience in the team?

Freo was convincingly beat all over the ground but Hawthorn to have good players in all positions so I wasn't expecting a win.  I did expect a competitive game which is what we didn't get. 

Alex Pearce I think is way down in form and as far as I could see did little in the backline when the ball was in there often enough.  Having been out of the game for so long he has some legitimate excuses. 

If Mundy, Cox and Giro nailed some of those shots on goals it probably wouldn't seem as bad as it does right now. 










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adam kiwi
OMG I've snuck out of the conference and jump on my computer. That was a bad result. The highlights package was depressing. 

Well I guessed we'd get thumped again this season. Reading the reports of the AFL website, wow, just wow.  We going to get another year of this, by the looks of it. Well at least it not as bad a carlton. 


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anchorman
I have never been in a morgue, but if the feeling I got at Optus yesterday is any thing like being in one, then I hope I never get to visit one.
I have never heard such a quiet and restless crowd of Fremantle supporters in the time the club have been in the AFL.Over 41,000 and other than the constant chant from the Hawks supporters, it was deadly silent.
I have never walked out on any game of football, but gee I was close yesterday.
All aside, the kids, missing players etc, where were the supposed senior players to guide the kids? I take of Sutcliffe and Sheridan!!!!Two players who have been at the club long enough to be mentors and senior players.Neither did a thing.
I liked Lyons message to other players about how hard Hamling has it down back.He is a super man. He never fails to give give give.
I am a bit worried about Alex Pearce, he seems to me to be running on glass shards.I wonder if he is having leg problems again.
At time we showed some promise , but it was far too seldom.
As a bright note, many may not agree, but I thought after half time Scott Jones showed something.He contested hard.He hit a few packs and took a couple of strong marks.Made a couple of good strong tackles.Maybe he is worth persevering with for the rest of the season.
Far too many players who were down to bag them so will leave it at that.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Frosty29
Unfortunately, I had to work, so fortunately, I missed the game. Oh how fortunate. Did have it recorded, but when I found out the score I said uh uh, not sitting through that, It's 9:30 at night and I'm RS. Hard to get enthused about our current predicament, It's becoming a little repetitious again. I suppose that's the way it is with a rebuild. makes me wonder how teams like Sydney and Geelong seem to be able to avoid it and remain very competitive. I really hope we can turn up next week with one big hercules performance left in us. I'd rather lose to Carlton.
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anchorman

I know we can only dream, but add Sandilands, Fyfe, Logue Blakely and Taberner tot hat side.Take out five kids to learn at WAFL level and maybe we wouldn't be talking like we are.
I am still hurting from yesterday, but have thought it through a bit more and see a lot of light at the end of the tunnel.

 

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Goby
Frosty29 wrote:
Unfortunately, I had to work, so fortunately, I missed the game. Oh how fortunate. Did have it recorded, but when I found out the score I said uh uh, not sitting through that, It's 9:30 at night and I'm RS. Hard to get enthused about our current predicament, It's becoming a little repetitious again. I suppose that's the way it is with a rebuild. makes me wonder how teams like Sydney and Geelong seem to be able to avoid it and remain very competitive. I really hope we can turn up next week with one big hercules performance left in us. I'd rather lose to Carlton.


Sydney and Geelong I don't believe have traded or delisted the number of players Fremantle have over the last few years. Geelong started years ago to stagger their retirements of older players. Sydney seems to have a very good development program and also are trade in the skills they need.  Sinclair would be a good example of that. WestCoast didn't seem to be able to see the potential and Sydney did. It also helps when you can call up a Franklin .  Not that either teams haven't made mistakes but they absorb it.  Apart from Pavlich and McPharlin Fremantle had a bunch of role players who they got the best out of.  Lyon got the best out of Duffield and the likes of Ibbotson,  Mzungu, Mayne, Barlow or Suban were never going to carry the team through to the finals with a top up of anything but stars and unfortunately stars are not available to Fremantle. 

Fremantles mistakes are they pushed for finals when their window had closed and that decision has set them back quite a bit.  That 2015 prelim, not sure if you went but our boys were cooked. They were done all year. 

They went through the years where GWS and GC pillaged the drafts. They didn't put nearly enough resources into development as they needed to.

There was something fundamentally wrong with their recruitment over a number of years There's just too many misses in their drafting and they cannot land enough ligament A grade players. 

We only acquired Wilson last year and Hamling the year before.  Hill is an icing on a cake type of player. 

They need to find a way to get more out of McCarthy, Kersten, Matera since they traded them in for a reason and Bennell needs to stop the ballet lessons and get on the park.  Sutcliffe, Tucker, Hughes and Sheridan are just trending water. 

It looks to me this rebuild is going to take longer than they thought but next season there should be a marked improvement or I think they need to answer some questions. 





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Vivian
Matera's legs to total height are too short and he doesn't run fast enough, nor has the stamina to keep on running.  I put Crowden in the same category - although Crowden has much more muscle bult, too much for a small player IMO.

And yes Goby, Matera is played out of position but he's no solo orphan. McCarthy and Son Son; just to name a few at the moment.

Vs the Hawks was a disaster, but I'm stating the bleeding obvious. We were totally outcoached and outclassed. Absolutely demonstrated the difference when a team has a strong focus and goal to aim for - finals for the Hawks. Lack of confidence and total lack of onfield leadership for this game. Geez, it was Wilson trying to give the defenders a pep talk when it was needed.

And while I'm being negative, why was Bailey put on Tom Mitchell in the end - a first year player. How much further can you go to dent a young players confidence. Why was Lachie Neale not put on Mitchell???  It was after half time Ross made the move so the game was over anyway and Neale would have been the perfect one to shut down that smirky Mitchell.

Wonder whether our woeful form will dent the attendance of loyal supporters - to the Derby? 
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