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Don Freo

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Stringer and Jordie would either fight each other for the same ball or be an unbeatable magic act.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

It won’t get down there unless Maxi gives the mids first use.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

My ladder predictor has Freo on top with 18 wins and 126%. Hmmm.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

They have the Hawks’ measure. Their first win.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Most are not soft tissue injuries. There have been broken legs, fingers, shoulders, ankles…all collision or twisting injuries. Just a few hammies and calf twinges.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

All but Banfield and he is proven AFL depth as other fall. If we can’t call on him, we are into the rookies.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Breaking agreed community laws. Citizens have no trouble complying with agreed standards (no public drugs, no fighting).

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

It’s not much of a point though. The point you make is that the only measure of a life well lived is to have coached a premiership.

No thanks.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Yeah. That’s probably an over-estimation of what we’d lose. I’m thinking more like…none.

We have the personnel. As they get back on the park, we win and keep on winning.

Simples!

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Kimmy? Played seconds for Claremont.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

Mind you, nics, I hope Rioli’s return is slated in for the same date as intended. If the authorities had not taken so long to make a decision and Rioli was allowed to train or, more to the point, access club support resources, he would not have been in this position.

The one thing he needed from his workplace was support and guidance. The fact that opportunity was denied him means his employers, the club and the AFL, would be culpable for the abandonment which leads to the end of his career and earnings from that careers. He must be kept on the list or I hope he sues the pants off everyone.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

That list is not the quantity of outs; it is the number of Best 22 outs. All of them are quality. WC sit behind a lot of teams, unless these “tests” miss again.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Here’s the current list of injuries to best 22 players from most to least:
10 – NM, GWS, Freo (plus 1 test)
6/7 – GC and PA
5/6 – WB (plus 4 tests)
5 – AC, Carlton, C’Wood, Ess, St Kilda, Richmond (plus 1 test)
4 – Sydney (plus 1 test), WC (plus 4 tests), Geelong, Brissy
3/4 – Melbourne
2 – Hawthorn (plus 4 tests)

Those with “tests” are those likely to be playing but have a little niggle. I’d say WC can’t really count Rioli and Richmond can’t really count Bolton. They were both choices to stop playing footy.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

You’re the one responding to me. If you don’t like it, you might be calling for the wrong “trap” to close.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Good to see you resign. When you have no substance to your argument, that’s the only course of action left for you.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

So, why even mention him?

If you mention player who have come back after being injured, Freo could add to their 10 best 22 outs with: Wilson, Crowden, Henry, Walters, Schultz, Lobb, Tucker, Duman, Cox Logue, Watson.

You are listing players who had an injury once and are now playing but also adding players who have not missed a game but will soon (by being unprofessional and uncitizenly).

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

We will have a home final. Top 4.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

How do you think of these retorts? (I can guess your age from that!)

I’m not sure what you mean by “got out” but the answer could be 8 or 9…depending on what you mean. I did bowl Kim Hughes in juniors and had him caught behind in a Veteran’s game. I’m sure he would have won a cricket Premiership with Subi-Floreat.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

With Richmond having less out than most clubs, we can confidently say that this is what you’ll get. There will be less improvement from Richmond than from sides with more to return.

11-11 season or 12/10 at best.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

Nup. Just preferred over Clarkson. You obviously didn’t read the second part of my post (it was only 3 words).

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

I’d stick with Bucks…or Sammy Mitchell.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

That’s only 6. Dusty is playing…just badly. Vlastuin is playing. Fancy claiming player who are playing as unavailable! Bolton hasn’t missed a game at all…you can’t claim that one but if that’s all you have, I can imagine why you’d clutch at that straw.

By comparison, NM has 14 out. They don’t have many good players but they certainly have more than your 6 best 22 out. Easily one of the sides with closest to a full list. Maybe depth is your problem.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

Have you seen the injury list at NM, Freo, WC…”injuries to key players”…pfff.

Richmond is one of the least affected by injury.

Is this the end of Richmond's dynasty?

Interesting Hawthorn comment. Those players were finished anyhow but all played on with significant impacts at their 3 clubs. It has certainly hurt Hawthorn and tarnished the Clarkson aura.

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed

Freo losing to a “vastly understrength” Eagles side is hardly a sign of “flakiness” when the Freo side was even more understrength. The same in the Carlton loss.

Freo has more upside than all teams in the comp when you look at who is to return from injury. They are still 4-4 despite that with an extra home game, armed with that returning defense (and an armful of mids).

After a third of the season, each AFL team reviewed