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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 4 days ago #218511

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i will take the win.looked like two bottom four sides out there today .we have to improve a lot.field kicking apart from stan was ordinary.swans exited out of our backline too easy..positives were brayshaw,sparks ((thought he might have cost us the game with that miss on goal).kuek competed well and hopefully it will do his confidence the world of good.thought it was a even performance.biggest negative was taylor.was he playing injured?if not he should play twos.next week.we have some winnable games over the next two weeks .after that it will be a lot harder.

Chaddy unfortunately you are clearly quite clueless,as Swans were dead stiff to lose the first semi at Joondalup and are in my view a top 5 side,and we have a huge  upside heading into the rest of the season,so please stop making these nonsensical statements as your embarrassing yourself.

swans  won't make top 5 this year  and i doubt we will either.i expect subi souths,claremont and joondalup and also peel if they stay covid and injury free  to be the five in no particular order..i will  be pleasantly embarrassed if we make the five.still waiting on our two  star recruits  to get on the field in randall(when?) and  wallis(injured).we don't need upside we need  improvement  like being able to hit targets by hand and foot and a decent key defender.boble with 5 goals nearly won the game  for swans and i fear it will be our achiles heel especially when we come across better teams with key forwa

Randall and Wallis as key recruits??????no one other you considered them to be make or break signings,although WALLIS  is ready to resume in the reserves,and everybody[other than you]knows whats happened to Randall at ASADA, and they were players brought in to bolster the midfield,like Hamish Brayshaw who was one of our best today,and a player like Medhat who shows he can take a grab,is a much more important signing. As far as as the Bulldogs being certainties to finishing top 5 puts an exclamation point on your total ignorance, as they have a lot of key outs for this upcoming season,so please desist from posting this mindless drivel.

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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 3 days ago #218517

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Well that did turn out to be a great Friday, Sorrento was very nice for my walk and swim and the a day at leederville watching three good and at times very good games of football between two teams that I really enjoy watching!  Interesting quick read of the comments so far and all it proves is that like RR's holes (oops another ban perhaps) everyone has them!

The futures game was good to watch with a lot of talent out there, I could not find a team list at the game and the WAFL app doesn't have the teams so I can't tell you who played well or not, EP won but Swans never game up and showed the grit they are renowned for but our boys weathered it and finished well.

The scores in the colts game show that EP were able to dominate Swans at times but that was not the case watching the game, it was that we were better able to capitalise on our chances better. It is easy to see why Jedd Busslinger is gettiing a lot of attention he was for much of the game the standout player although he did seem to drop off towwards the end of the game, fitness but that will come as it will for all the boys it was the first game after all. For EP I really liked Mitch Millers game (great name as well), Brooks and Baker also impressed, Brooks plays on a HBF and looks like he could easily move into the mids. For swans Hardeman (who looks like he could step up to the ones quite easily) Jones, Screagh and Durack all did well not just through possessions but just playing well, a good game played hard and fair.

I did not stay for the ressies so no comment other than from the scores it looks like swans ran over us.

The anticipation for the main game was quite high in the Social hall with supporters from both teams confident of a win and as it transpired both teams had their chances and it was a case of who made the most of theirs! The thing that impressed me most from an EP view was that our game plan has been altered to move the ball forward at all costs and it made us a much more direct team, none of that kick backward crap as a first thought in the backline. I know that I champion the back line and also know that others complain abt this played and that one abt height etc but it is not abt possessions even tho' some get good stats but it s abt their cohesiveness and understanding. Msando and Eaton where impressive for me but the standout was Stan Wright whose kick was mostly elite, his ability to kick the ball over distance to a man was great and it was this that at times caught Swans out. The forward line was good, Medhat looks like he can give us a good focal point, his work off the ball was good. Kuek looks ok but like others needs to hold the marks presented to him, flying high is ok if it comes off but the bread and butter marks is what sets good players apart from average players. 6 goals from key forwards will not win us many games and thanks to the 6 from our mids. In talking to my mate we both commented that Jones was not being as dominat as he should have been but this turned around in the second half where it seemed he got over Germs who battled hard and is a good prospect for Swans. For Swans you have to be pleased with Noble, 5 goals is a great return, there were may good players for you and I reckon it should be an ok season but you need someone to step up in the mid field, you seem to have a little dominance there.

Our mid field was impressive and yes like everyone else Brayshaw was a difference between last year and this but it was the work of Greaves, Scott and Ameduri (Swans seemed to put a bit of work into him) that gave us the opportunity to win what was a close game. 

One thing I forgot was young Ginbey might not of had a big influence but he is worth watching in his development journey cos I reckon we want much of after seasons end.

As for the umpiring I must be different to many cos frankly I pay little or no attention to it, using a common catch phrase 'it is what it is'.
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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 3 days ago #218525

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Good day at the footy. Hard to pick a winner all day. Good effort by both clubs. 
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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 3 days ago #218533

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Is Stan Wright number 7? If so his game was elite. Gotta love a nuggety attacking small defender who can kick it on to a dime. He hurt us massively all day with his dash and precision. For mine your #7 was the standout on the park yesterday!

Well that did turn out to be a great Friday, Sorrento was very nice for my walk and swim and the a day at leederville watching three good and at times very good games of football between two teams that I really enjoy watching!  Interesting quick read of the comments so far and all it proves is that like RR's holes (oops another ban perhaps) everyone has them!

The futures game was good to watch with a lot of talent out there, I could not find a team list at the game and the WAFL app doesn't have the teams so I can't tell you who played well or not, EP won but Swans never game up and showed the grit they are renowned for but our boys weathered it and finished well.

The scores in the colts game show that EP were able to dominate Swans at times but that was not the case watching the game, it was that we were better able to capitalise on our chances better. It is easy to see why Jedd Busslinger is gettiing a lot of attention he was for much of the game the standout player although he did seem to drop off towwards the end of the game, fitness but that will come as it will for all the boys it was the first game after all. For EP I really liked Mitch Millers game (great name as well), Brooks and Baker also impressed, Brooks plays on a HBF and looks like he could easily move into the mids. For swans Hardeman (who looks like he could step up to the ones quite easily) Jones, Screagh and Durack all did well not just through possessions but just playing well, a good game played hard and fair.

I did not stay for the ressies so no comment other than from the scores it looks like swans ran over us.

The anticipation for the main game was quite high in the Social hall with supporters from both teams confident of a win and as it transpired both teams had their chances and it was a case of who made the most of theirs! The thing that impressed me most from an EP view was that our game plan has been altered to move the ball forward at all costs and it made us a much more direct team, none of that kick backward crap as a first thought in the backline. I know that I champion the back line and also know that others complain abt this played and that one abt height etc but it is not abt possessions even tho' some get good stats but it s abt their cohesiveness and understanding. Msando and Eaton where impressive for me but the standout was Stan Wright whose kick was mostly elite, his ability to kick the ball over distance to a man was great and it was this that at times caught Swans out. The forward line was good, Medhat looks like he can give us a good focal point, his work off the ball was good. Kuek looks ok but like others needs to hold the marks presented to him, flying high is ok if it comes off but the bread and butter marks is what sets good players apart from average players. 6 goals from key forwards will not win us many games and thanks to the 6 from our mids. In talking to my mate we both commented that Jones was not being as dominat as he should have been but this turned around in the second half where it seemed he got over Germs who battled hard and is a good prospect for Swans. For Swans you have to be pleased with Noble, 5 goals is a great return, there were may good players for you and I reckon it should be an ok season but you need someone to step up in the mid field, you seem to have a little dominance there.

Our mid field was impressive and yes like everyone else Brayshaw was a difference between last year and this but it was the work of Greaves, Scott and Ameduri (Swans seemed to put a bit of work into him) that gave us the opportunity to win what was a close game. 

One thing I forgot was young Ginbey might not of had a big influence but he is worth watching in his development journey cos I reckon we want much of after seasons end.

As for the umpiring I must be different to many cos frankly I pay little or no attention to it, using a common catch phrase 'it is what it is'.

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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 3 days ago #218534

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Yep DW Stan is 7 and I just thought he was great coming out of defence with a LONG kick.
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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 3 days ago #218539

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a couple of Royals players who caught my eye were Medhat who looks to have good goal sense and Sebit Kuek who competes well and seems to have potential.
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This weeks game against Swans 4 months 2 days ago #218572

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Thanks, satan311, and a gritty win yesterday by the Demons.
It sets up a potentially great clash at Lathlain next Sunday. 

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