TOPIC: AFLW

Walter the baker AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #1

Walter the baker
The winning streak ends .... sad face emoji
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TheColonel AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #2

TheColonel
Have you ever seen RL in the same room as Craig Starcevich?
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Noddy AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #3

Noddy
Beaten by a better team on the day in our style of play. Freo players looked liked they had walked back to Perth from the GWS game.
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pollyanna AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #4

pollyanna
Slaughtered - gutted.
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CaptSnooze AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #5

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High pressure game that stifled our play on all lines, flooding and goalline defender keeping us scoreless. Other teams will adopt this blueprint so it will be interesting to see if the team - and coach - can come up with a response. It does look like the ladies game is evolving quickly. If what the commentators were saying is true about the 'quick hands' throwing not being called in the last quarter, are we seeing the first example of gamesmanship being coached into the game, and the umpires job getting infinitely harder?
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Walter the baker AFLW 1 month 3 weeks ago #6

Walter the baker
I think the current rapid evolution and skill development In this competition will make our game plan obsolete very quickly.
During a time of poor skills, experience and decision making, it made sense to go for meterage with each play. Run and gun, chaos balls into an open forward line etc etc. It continues to work (especially against new teams) but it will become less effective against teams with solid defences that can control the ball (as was the case yesterday). Brissie regularly had passages of play that strung together multiple passes and also have some players who can intercept mark and can match it with our more athletic players.
We’re still a strong chance for this year (and this may have been a good wake up call) but we have to continue to develop or we will quickly be run over by other clubs.
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Noddy AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #7

Noddy
We were half baked from a great start to the season and we’ll bounce back.

Given the intensity of games now, teams need to know when their physical and mental energy will be low and will not be to plan for when they are playing top sides, as was the case yesterday. We might have beaten a more lowly side yesterday but Brisbane were 4th and had something to play for, beating the top side.

Easy in hindsight but after the win against GWS training at the beach during the week or something different to refresh may have been better than the usual approach.
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freo00 AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #8

freo00
We have been winning badly lately which doesn't lead to improvement and change , we have stopped and others are finding a way . I hope I am wrong !
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pollyanna AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #9

pollyanna
Our game play seems to be largely determined by the synergy in the group and the instinctive manner that they play football. This is what makes them such a joy to watch - and, almost impossible for the opposition to plan against. Brisbane just looked at the big picture (ie the fast movement forward) added in a deep defender with nouse and backed their skill to kick and mark. Yesterday it worked for them - but today it may not have, and who knows what will happen next week. Go Freo.
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Noddy AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #10

Noddy
Cooper said they didn’t train well during the week and the signs were there that they were mentally more than physically fatigued.

Bowers tackle count being lower than the usual was indicative of what seemed a slower and tired Freo team.

Credit to Brisbane, we got a taste of what our best efforts look like.

I thought Strom had a great game in the circumstances.
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CaptSnooze AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #11

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I disagree that we have been winning badly.
In most matches the other teams sometimes bring a Brisbane style to the defence, but are broken after halftime and we score heavily - often in behinds.
This time a big and durable team had numbers at the contest, and at our next receiver, for four quarters.
Our defence was actually quite solid, so we were still in it until late, so I'm a little bit in Polly's camp here, with a bit of luck the girls will have something to prove and will bounce back. And, if Brisbane keep the foot down against WCE let's see how quickly they fold.

Changes. Do we need changes? Possibly rotate someone through the midfield. I wonder how close is KJG? I can't help feeling she would make a decent difference to our first quarters in particular.
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kidmaple AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #12

kidmaple
Gooch will be back in next match, not sure who will miss out. Maybe Bianca Webb? She had a pretty quiet game, although she wasn't alone.

Should be ready to tear into the Weagles next week. What a great bit of fixturing to meet them after this loss!
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rogerrocks AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #13

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Brissie were better at marking, which allowed them to move it quickly down the ground. They also were better at getting the ball clear from stoppages - something that we are usually pretty good at.
But the difference came down to a couple of scoring shots, and anyone who watched the 2nd quarter would have thought that we were far better than them.
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purple kit AFLW 1 month 2 weeks ago #14

purple kit
Spot on RR, the 5 straight behinds in the second qtr killed us, had just one of them been a goal we would have gone into the second half in front and it’s a different game, with Brisbane needing to score they wouldn’t have been able to keep flooding out forward line all day like they did.
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