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Formerly AdelaideDocker (AD). Based in Adelaide. Live blogger, 2018/2019/2020 AFL Power Rankings columnist and Freo fan.

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By some on this forum especially, yeah.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

And I’m gonna assume the one game you’ve seen of us this year is the Cats clash last weekend? You know, our worst performance of the year.

Fyfe has been nowhere near his best this year, that is true, but that has allowed Brayshaw and Serong to really continue their development. Add in Darcy – who is phenomenal in the ruck – and Cerra (who is looking more and more likely to leave us, granted) and I cannot see how we can be considered anywhere near the worst midfield in the competition.

It isn’t the best – not even close, despite the, uh, claims of some – but I’m not comfortable with taking the opinion of someone who saw us at our worst and that’s the norm not the exception.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

Might be a response to the time Disnick lost a Freo related bet to me and had to sit through one of our losses (oops).

Wouldn’t blame him for still being resentful towards us..

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

I know it’s obviously a bait, but … worst midfield in the comp? 😂

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

I mean, that’s the perennial Freo worry.

The wet weather will likely make it a scrappy contest, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a particularly high scoring clash!

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Yeah, there’s certainly reasons to be optimistic. I definitely think we’re a chance, I’m just a jaded Freo fan.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

It was clearly a pretty sardonic statement in my tips! I’m the only one who’s tipped ya’ll anyway.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Fairly similar to me. Re: the Dogs, I have a feeling the Suns will keep it close for a while but the Dogs will be much too strong in the end.

Freo’s a brave tip, too. I’m praying beyond hope we’ll win but just couldn’t bring myself to tip ’em. Would be a huge win for us – a big, big boost to our finals chances.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

“Freo by 43 points.”

I’ll take things I’d love to see but won’t for $500, Alex

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Again, there only think I haven’t liked from Freo’s loss is … Freo’s loss. We’d be in a more comfortable position if we’d won that game.

(For what it’s worth, I’ve been writing for The Roar for a few years now, criticism is part and parcel of the gig.)

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

I’d care more if Carlton win! As you say, would throw yet another grenade into the finals mix.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Okay, technically, yes. You’ve beaten us twice, but if we’re being pedantic, you’ve only beaten one team in the eight (Freo) which is the same number as us (we beat Sydney).

'Who can do the best Bradbury?' Six mediocre teams fighting out two finals spots

Freo at their very, very best – and kicking straight – would be a phenomenon. We just almost never show it, and that’s the crappy thing.

'Who can do the best Bradbury?' Six mediocre teams fighting out two finals spots

Carlton ain’t gonna get the wooden spoon. I’d say it’s the Hawks to lose – North look spirited enough to win at least one more game this season.

'Who can do the best Bradbury?' Six mediocre teams fighting out two finals spots

If you’d beaten any one or multiple of those teams, people’s perceptions of their chances against Geelong would be different. You and I both know that.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

Beyond these threads? Nah, I’ve predominantly seen frustration AT Freo losing (from Freo fans) and Blues fans treating the win (and the Crows’ win) as better than they were.

Fwiw I quite like the Blues, and while I’ve tipped Geelong my heart is screaming for you to win.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

Sigh

It’s a salient point, but it’s not the only point. I have nine games to tip in only a limited amount of words, and Carlton failing to beat a top eight side this season is a more succinct and valuable argument than the Blues beating Geelong at the ‘G a few times over a decade ago.

And yes – if Freo had won last week, you’d technically have beaten a top eight side and I’d have phrased it differently.

But Geelong is the better tip – and I’d be backing them irregardless of last week’s result. As you somewhat indirectly have in a comment on this thread.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

I’m speaking for myself here, but absolutely none of that is anywhere close to factual, Macca.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

I’d still be tipping the Cats, if that’s what you’re asking.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

… thanks for that entirely obvious comment?

The Blues would be closer to the eight if you didn’t absolutely bottle it against the West Coast seconds

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

He’s debuting, it’s confirmed.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

No, we weren’t.

GWS’ win sent them into the eight – our game being a few hours later meant we never got the chance to head into the eight.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

I mean, you’re not wrong, and if we played the same anywhere the result wouldn’t have changed.

But it’s still frustrating we had to lose a SECOND important Saturday night fixture at Optus and then have to go to choice #3 in terms of alternatives.

Six talking points from AFL Round 16

Because it would’ve been a neutral ground, rather than being at Carlton’s home ground.

Six talking points from AFL Round 16

Nah, the Tassie government prohibited our travel there as they considered Perth a hotspot.

Six talking points from AFL Round 16

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