TOPIC: Reasons & Excuses

shane Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #15

shane
None of what you said is true.
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Straddo Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #16

Straddo
This thread was just the positivity boost I needed to get through the rest of the morning.
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The_Yeti Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #17

The_Yeti
DBTS, we did recruit tall forwards.

Cam McCarthy - delisted
Jesse Hogan - placed into the bargain bin and sold for 5/8s of bugger all.

Lobb - injured
Treacy - in form but unused

How many first round picks did we burn trying to short cut the system?

edit: Oh and Tabs usually gets two defenders not three. The spare is the one taking the unopposed intercept mark when we bomb it in over the heads of our forwards.
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expat Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #18

expat
Supporting Freo is like a marriage. When you think about the future it looks all rosey, you have some good weeks and then out of nowhere sh!t hits the fan and you're on a rollercoaster for weeks on end... hoping for a bye (fishing trip with your mates)...
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Awake Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #19

Awake
So that's been the problem. The demons are being exercised not exorcised.
Bloody Harvey.
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Raglan Matt Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #20

Raglan Matt
Maybe we should get Webber to exercise the demons, & then we wont need the Archbishop to exorcise them.
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Docker by the Sea Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #21

Docker by the Sea
Sorry should’ve said drafted.
We traded for Lobb, McCarthy and Hogan. Sorry two direct opponents and a third taking the intercept mark.
I don’t know what images others are watching but I very clearly see 3 opposition back men in frame with Tabs our target.
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NPK Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #22

NPK
Why are teams so inconsistent between playing at home and away. Simple. They are paid the same. In a workplace some days you work had and other days you daydream. Last week we were in daydream mode. We need our players to develop a passion for the purple jumper. Otherwise they just don’t give a toss whether they lose from week to week.
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Snail Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #23

Snail
I’m torn between examining the clubs culture, one that seems to be more on spin and excuse rather than cold hard facts and expectations; and the apparent reliance by players upon the incredible support generated by club members.
If we compare the culture at Sydney, West Coast , Hawthorn...etc... with that of Fremantle, North Melbourne and maybe Gold Coast the successful clubs take a talented player and mold him into the clubs standards, systems and expectations... a cog in the club machine.
I think Fremantle is a club desperate for success without producing the bricks and mortar necessary to produce a winning culture. We winge about the umpires, injuries, bad luck, poor draft picks.....but when an average player leaves Freo they reinvent themselves and produce brilliant footy.... turn the page on brilliant players joining Freo and becoming below average results... rant over
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Raglan Matt Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #24

Raglan Matt
Give us some examples, Snail. And as for the eagles producing a talented player and molding him into the clubs standards, systems and expectations... a cog in the club machine. given what they have produced, as far as players go, I would prefer to be a Freo supporter.
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Snail Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #25

Snail
This is exactly the culture cringe mentality Freo has.... denigrate the club with 3+ premierships... don’t accept their success as a performance bar... yeah that’ll work.
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hypen Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #26

hypen
I think at the moment Snail a favourable injury list would see us knocking on the door of a top four place.

I went and watched a team on Saturday who knew how to play football. Hate them or not. Cripps blocking for Oscar Allen. Kennedy blocking for Darling, three talls instinctively spreading cause Hinkley went in too small. They worked as a team.

I'm not convinced half of our lads have been fully introduced to one another. It's a game of instinct born out of familiarity. Just can't get game time together...
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shane Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #27

shane
Oh, did you go to the footy on the weekend? Sheesh, stop banging on about the Eagles. I'd say get a room but everything is booked.
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Corporal Agarn Reasons & Excuses 1 week 4 days ago #28

Corporal Agarn
Examples......

Us-good/regular player elsewhere, average or worse here. McCarthy, Hogan, Bennell, Acres, Aish, Wilson, Lobb, Colyer, Conca
Slime-hmm. Jetta.

Us-as good as/improved. Hamling
Slime-Yeo, Redden, Cripps, Kennedy, Kelly, Hutchings, Jones.
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