Statscloud: Fremantle v Sydney

Numbers...you can't trust them. The Romans knew what numbers were up to and wouldn't have a bar of them. You can put your faith in a nice sturdy X but a 10, it's shifty. The only thing more iffy than a number is a statistic, they'll cut you open and rob you of your kidneys before you can say "aren't you supposed to drug me and put in a bath of ice first?". Unfortunately we're hooked on numbers though, we need them to work out how many kicks David Mundy had this week...and probably some other stuff too. The Dockerland Labs spent the summer pondering the problem and eventually, when the cricket was over, the fridge was empty and the clicker broke in everyone's pen, they came up with a solution - the stats cloud. A quick glance and you'll pretty much know everything about a game of football that there was to know, at least all the boring bits about it. The bigger the player's name, the more kicks, or marks, or tackles he had compared to his teammates. 

disposalcloud
Cameron Sutcliffe Danyle Pearce Zac Dawson Aaron Sandilands Nick Suban David Mundy Nathan Fyfe Tendai Mzungu Hayden Ballantyne Paul Duffield Chris Mayne Michael Barlow Luke McPharlin Lachie Neale Michael Johnson Lee Spurr Michael Walters Matt De Boer Stephen Hill Matthew Pavlich Ryan Crowley Zac Clarke
 
kickscloud
Danyle Pearce Michael Johnson Zac Clarke Nathan Fyfe Matthew Pavlich Luke McPharlin Stephen Hill Zac Dawson Nick Suban Ryan Crowley Lee Spurr Chris Mayne Tendai Mzungu Cameron Sutcliffe Hayden Ballantyne Matt De Boer Paul Duffield Aaron Sandilands David Mundy Michael Barlow Lachie Neale Michael Walters
 
handballscloud
Ryan Crowley Nathan Fyfe Matt De Boer Michael Barlow Stephen Hill Lee Spurr David Mundy Tendai Mzungu Lachie Neale Zac Dawson Michael Johnson Hayden Ballantyne Zac Clarke Nick Suban Matthew Pavlich Paul Duffield Danyle Pearce Cameron Sutcliffe Chris Mayne Aaron Sandilands Luke McPharlin Michael Walters
 
markscloud
Lee Spurr Michael Walters Aaron Sandilands Hayden Ballantyne Matthew Pavlich Michael Barlow Tendai Mzungu Chris Mayne David Mundy Nathan Fyfe Nick Suban Lachie Neale Michael Johnson Zac Clarke Paul Duffield Luke McPharlin Danyle Pearce Stephen Hill Matt De Boer Ryan Crowley Zac Dawson Cameron Sutcliffe
 
scorecloud
Nathan Fyfe Tendai Mzungu Cameron Sutcliffe Michael Walters Michael Barlow Stephen Hill Lachie Neale David Mundy Lee Spurr Chris Mayne Michael Johnson Aaron Sandilands Paul Duffield Matthew Pavlich Ryan Crowley Zac Dawson Hayden Ballantyne Danyle Pearce Luke McPharlin Matt De Boer Zac Clarke Nick Suban
 
ratingcloud
Cameron Sutcliffe Luke McPharlin Paul Duffield Zac Clarke Zac Dawson Matt De Boer Danyle Pearce Lachie Neale Matthew Pavlich Nick Suban Chris Mayne Michael Johnson Aaron Sandilands Tendai Mzungu Lee Spurr Ryan Crowley Nathan Fyfe Stephen Hill Michael Walters Michael Barlow David Mundy Hayden Ballantyne

We're In The Bloody Grand Final!

We’ve been hoodwinked! All this time everyone’s been telling us that Grand Finals are hard to get into but Fremantle have just waltzed into one against Hawthorn, barely raising a sweat to roll the Swans after putting on a clinic in Geelong a couple of weeks before that, with a weekend off in the middle. It turns out it’s harder getting into Sandrino.

The Dockers showed a few nerves early in the game, not so much because they were playing for a spot in the Grand Final but it was quite windy and there are a lot of sharp metal things poorly attached to Subiaco Oval, the result was that Sydney still had hope at quarter time. That didn’t last long. Fremantle had put a fork in the Swans’ season by halftime and locked up a spot in the Grand Final.

Next week they’ll head over to Melbourne for the last game of the season. Apparently the locals like to make a bit of an event of the thing but Fremantle will just fly in, take the bloody cup off them and fly out again.



fremantle 2.9 7.11 11.12 14.15 14.15
sydney 2.1 2.2 5.5 11.8 74
fremantle Goals
M.Walters 3
M.Pavlich 2
N.Fyfe 2
N.Suban 2
R.Crowley 1
P.Duffield 1
L.Neale 1
M.Barlow 1
H.Ballantyne 1
sydney Goals
G.Rohan 2
H.Cunningham 2
L.Jetta 1
L.Parker 1
J.Bolton 1
K.McGlynn 1
M.Pyke 1
D.Hannebery 1
J.McVeigh 1
Clinton Wolf Medal Votes
David Mundy 3Ryan Crowley 2Aaron Sandilands 1
InjuriesSpurr (cut head), Johnson (calf), Pearce (shin)
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Rate The Players: Fremantle v Sydney

Have your say on how the Dockers players performed on the weekend by rating each player from zero to five or just pop in and have a look what everyone else had to say about the team.

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Dockerland Budget: Fremantle v Sydney


To save people forking over their hard earned money to the AFL in exchange for a magazine that gets bigger every week, making it harder to get to the only part you actually want - the names of the players, we've introduced the Dockerland Budget.

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Fremantle Add All Australian Defender

A battle weary Sydney team have limped into Fremantle this week where they’ll be challenging the Fremantle Dockers for the right to go over to Melbourne and collect a flag from the Victorians. It’s a big week for the Swans but for the highly professional and down to earth Dockers, it’s just Round 26 of the season and a chance to consolidate the process against a reasonable opposition. It’s been a difficult road to the Grand Final for Fremantle in that they’re yet to be tested against a really good side but you can only beat who they send you and, be it Melbourne, GWS or Geelong, Fremantle have stayed focussed on the process and not the outcome. This week the process has involved dropping Tom Sheridan and bringing in a handy player by the name of All Australian Michael Johnson. The Swans have lost Tippet and Tom Mitchell to leg joint injuries and have brought in Gary Rohan and Ben McGlynn to improve the mobility of their deckchairs.

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You Be Ross: Fremantle v Sydney

Ross Lyon has his sights set on the flag this year but he's the sort of bloke who loves to get feedback from the general public, good or bad. So if you really want to be a true supporter of the club, then make sure you shout stuff out to him at the ground and give him some pointers on how to get this coaching caper done. But before you do your duty as a member and hurl advice in the direction of professional coaching staff, make sure you know what you're talking about or they might just right you off as a nutjob and miss out on some choice advice. Work the board, move the magnets around and when you think you've got it sussed, start practising yelling "Hey Ross! Ross! Put Sandilands in the goal square for a rest!"

 
     
Michael Johnson
Zac Dawson
Paul Duffield
Jesse White
Mike Pyke
Luke Parker
     
Lee Spurr
Luke McPharlin
Danyle Pearce
Craig Bird
Jude Bolton
Daniel Hannebery
     
David Mundy
Ryan Crowley
Tendai Mzungu
Nick Malceski
Kieren Jack
Andrejs Everitt
     
Hayden Ballantyne
Chris Mayne
Nathan Fyfe
Nick Smith
Heath Grundy
Jarrad McVeigh
     
Zac Clarke
Matthew Pavlich
Michael Walters
Shane Biggs
Ted Richards
Dane Rampe
     
Aaron Sandilands
 
Shane Mumford
Michael Barlow
 
Josh Kennedy
Stephen Hill
 
Ryan O'Keefe
Lachie Neale
Cameron Sutcliffe
Ben McGlynn
Nick Suban
Matt de Boer
Gary Rohan
Alex Silvagni
Tom Sheridan
Lewis Jetta
Jack Hannath
Jed Lamb
Harry Cunningham
Brandon Jack
Lewis Roberts-Thomson

StatsCloud: Geelong v Fremantle

Numbers...you can't trust them. The Romans knew what numbers were up to and wouldn't have a bar of them. You can put your faith in a nice sturdy X but a 10, it's shifty. The only thing more iffy than a number is a statistic, they'll cut you open and rob you of your kidneys before you can say "aren't you supposed to drug me and put in a bath of ice first?". Unfortunately we're hooked on numbers though, we need them to work out how many kicks David Mundy had this week...and probably some other stuff too. The Dockerland Labs spent the summer pondering the problem and eventually, when the cricket was over, the fridge was empty and the clicker broke in everyone's pen, they came up with a solution - the stats cloud. A quick glance and you'll pretty much know everything about a game of football that there was to know, at least all the boring bits about it. The bigger the player's name, the more kicks, or marks, or tackles he had compared to his teammates. 

disposalcloud
Danyle Pearce Luke McPharlin Zac Clarke Matthew Pavlich Tom Sheridan Aaron Sandilands Stephen Hill Tendai Mzungu Ryan Crowley Paul Duffield Hayden Ballantyne Cameron Sutcliffe Michael Barlow Nathan Fyfe Lee Spurr Lachie Neale Zac Dawson Michael Walters Chris Mayne David Mundy Nick Suban Matt De Boer
 
kickscloud
Tom Sheridan Hayden Ballantyne Michael Walters Zac Clarke Matt De Boer Cameron Sutcliffe Michael Barlow Lachie Neale Chris Mayne Danyle Pearce Matthew Pavlich Tendai Mzungu Lee Spurr David Mundy Nathan Fyfe Paul Duffield Zac Dawson Luke McPharlin Ryan Crowley Aaron Sandilands Nick Suban Stephen Hill
 
handballscloud
Nick Suban Lee Spurr Zac Clarke Nathan Fyfe Tendai Mzungu Matt De Boer Hayden Ballantyne Cameron Sutcliffe Ryan Crowley Michael Barlow Luke McPharlin Danyle Pearce Paul Duffield Zac Dawson Aaron Sandilands Michael Walters Stephen Hill Matthew Pavlich Chris Mayne David Mundy Tom Sheridan Lachie Neale
 
markscloud
Matthew Pavlich Luke McPharlin Stephen Hill Cameron Sutcliffe Paul Duffield Aaron Sandilands Hayden Ballantyne Lachie Neale Chris Mayne Tendai Mzungu Ryan Crowley Tom Sheridan Michael Walters Zac Dawson Matt De Boer David Mundy Zac Clarke Danyle Pearce Nick Suban Michael Barlow Nathan Fyfe Lee Spurr
 
scorecloud
Lee Spurr Tom Sheridan David Mundy Danyle Pearce Stephen Hill Zac Clarke Michael Walters Zac Dawson Michael Barlow Nathan Fyfe Lachie Neale Tendai Mzungu Aaron Sandilands Ryan Crowley Chris Mayne Matt De Boer Matthew Pavlich Nick Suban Hayden Ballantyne Cameron Sutcliffe Paul Duffield Luke McPharlin
 
ratingcloud
Zac Clarke Paul Duffield Aaron Sandilands Chris Mayne David Mundy Michael Barlow Danyle Pearce Michael Walters Tom Sheridan Zac Dawson Hayden Ballantyne Ryan Crowley Matthew Pavlich Nick Suban Matt De Boer Luke McPharlin Stephen Hill Lee Spurr Nathan Fyfe Lachie Neale Cameron Sutcliffe Tendai Mzungu

Two More Wins And They Give Us a Flag

Never before have so many Fremantle supporters been so happy to not get to see their footy team play next week. The Dockers are through to the second last week in September, earning a week off and a home Preliminary final after knocked over the Cats on their own crap heap.

After a month of sweeping up leper clubs, Fremantle took a little while to adjust to the tempo of finals football (and Geelong umpiring) and went into the first break with some work to do. And work they did. Michael Barlow went football crazy, running rampant and embarrassing the previously highly regarded Geelong team. With a run of 5 unanswered goals, the Dockers took the lead and the locals turned feral. Well, fereler. Thankfully for the safety of the Fremantle people who’d made the trip east, Geelong regrouped and managed to make a bit of a contest of it for a while but the Dockers crushed them in the last term, seeing the Geelong goal factory go the way of all of Geelong’s other factories - shut down. Chris Mayne and Stephen Hill kicked a couple of sealers in the last and Fremantle left, under police escort, 15 points the better team.

fremantle 4.6 6.11 9.13 9.18 72
fremantle 2.5 7.9 10.12 12.15 87
fremantle Goals
J.Podsiadly 3
S.Johnson 2
J.Corey 1
N.Vardy 1
S.Motlop 1
M.Duncan 1
fremantle Goals
M.Barlow 3
M.Pavlich 2
S.Hill 2
M.Walters 1
H.Ballantyne 1
L.Spurr 1
A.Sandilands 1
Clinton Wolf Medal Votes
Michael Barlow 3Aaron Sandilands 2Lee Spurr 1
InjuriesNik Suban (busted leg)
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Rate The Players: Geelong v Fremantle

Have your say on how the Dockers players performed on the weekend by rating each player from zero to five or just pop in and have a look what everyone else had to say about the team.

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To Do List: Crush Cats. Win Flag.

Fremantle have re-grouped after sending the B side over to Melbourne last weekend, packed up their gear and headed off across the country to some place called Geelong for the first of their warm up games before the grand final. The local Geelong team have offered to provide an opposition team to take the Dockers through their paces, apparently the locals even intend to make a bit of an event of it. Unfortunately for Fremantle they’ve lost a couple of players in all the hullabaloo and Michael Johnson will miss this week with a very minor bit of calf soreness that will definitely probably only keep him out for a week. Clancee Pearce has also caught the calf injury virus that’s been going through the team but he’s not expected to be back this year. Luke McPharlin was seen getting onto a plane but must have struggled with the leg room because he hasn’t been named in the side, after picking up a minor calf injury sometime in early July. It’s still a good looking list of ins though (as well as Zac Dawson) - David Mundy, Lee Spurr,, Hayden Ballantyne, Nik Suban, Stephen Hill, Chris Mayne, Michael Walters, Zac Clarke and Nat Fyfe. Surprisingly, Geelong were happy with the team that tripped over the line against Brisbane, just making the one change of Vardy for West.

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NEXT GAME
FREMANTLE PLAY NORTH MELBOURNE AT SUBIACO OVAL. ANZAC DAY AT 6:45PM
LAST GAME
SYDNEY DEFEATED FREMANTLE BY 17 POINTS.