Game Chat – Fremantle v Brisbane

Written by Father Dougal on May 26 2019

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 3.20pm AWST 

Last time they met: Optus Stadium, round 15, 2018: Fremantle 9.10 (64) lost to Brisbane 18.11 (119)

Things started going downhill for Fremantle before the opening bounce when Aaron Sandilands suffered a calf strain, and it didn’t get better with Nat Fyfe tearing a hamstring in the second term. In Sandilands’ absence, Lions ruckman Stefan Martin dominated in the club’s first road victory in a year.  

What it means for Fremantle: The Dockers have tumbled from second to ninth after three-straight losses and, with Collingwood at the MCG to come before the bye, another defeat at home would be a major blow to their finals aspirations.

What it means for Brisbane: Only one of the Lions’ six wins has come outside Queensland – and that was against battling North Melbourne in round two. Victory in the west would not only boost their top-eight chances, but also fuel belief they are good enough to play in September.

How Fremantle wins: The Dockers are averaging 88.4 points from five games at Optus Stadium and will create enough chances to kick a winning score, but they have got to be more efficient going inside 50 and take their opportunities. 

How Brisbane wins: The midfield needs to stand up against Fyfe and co. Brisbane has enough quality in Lachie Neale, Dayne Zorko, Hugh McCluggage and ruckman Stefan Martin to win the onball battle and put the brakes on Fremantle’s scoring.

The stat: Neale’s League-best 305 disposals is the most by a Brisbane player after nine rounds, with Craig Lambert’s 266 touches in 1996 the next best, according to Twitter statistician @sirswampthing.

The match-up: Nat Fyfe v Lachie Neale

Fyfe is the second-best footballer in the competition, according to the AFL Player Ratings, and Neale is coming with a bullet – climbing from 12th to seventh this year alone. The former Freo duo might not go head-to-head, but both average eight clearances and will have a major say on the outcome.

It’s a big week for: Lachie Neale

The two-time Doig medallist would have circled this fixture before the season and couldn’t be returning to Perth in better form after racking up a season-high 39 disposals with 12 clearances in the one-point cliffhanger against Adelaide.

Father Dougal’s Tip: Dockers by 10 points.

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33 thoughts on “Game Chat – Fremantle v Brisbane”

  1. SUPERCOACH

    Q time
    Fre 3.4.22 – 5.2.32

    L. Ryan 38
    C. Cameron 47
    A. Cerra 37
    D. Rich 31
    A. Brayshaw 33
    O. McInerney 30
    B. Hill 29
    D. McStay 29
    M. Walters 29
    H. Andrews 27
    N. Wilson 25
    H. McCluggage 26
    A. Pearce 22
    N. Answerth 24
    R. Conca 22
    D. Zorko 24
    R. Lobb 22
    J. Walker 22
    N. Fyfe 20
    C. Rayner 18
    B. Bewley 20
    L. McCarthy 18
    B. Cox 19
    J. Lyons 16
    D. Mundy 18
    L. Neale 14
    T. Duman 15
    L. Taylor 13
    E. Langdon 14
    D. Gardiner 12
    J. Hogan 13
    S. Martin 12
    C. Blakely 11
    R. Lester 12
    S. Switkowski 7
    M. Robinson 11
    B. Matera 5
    M. Hinge 10
    D. Tucker 5
    E. Hipwood 7
    J. Hamling 4
    L. Hodge 6
    E. Hughes 3
    A. Witherden 3

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  2. SUPERCOACH

    1/2 time
    Freo 5.6.36 – 5.7.37

    L. Ryan 75
    D. Rich 67
    R. Lobb 67
    D. Zorko 58
    N. Wilson 58
    J. Walker 54
    A. Cerra 55
    M. Robinson 47
    N. Fyfe 53
    C. Cameron 47
    B. Hill 49
    H. McCluggage 46
    M. Walters 48
    D. McStay 44
    A. Brayshaw 45
    J. Lyons 42
    R. Conca 43
    H. Andrews 40
    D. Mundy 41
    D. Gardiner 40
    A. Pearce 34
    L. McCarthy 39
    B. Bewley 30
    N. Answerth 38
    B. Cox 27
    A. Witherden 35
    B. Matera 27
    O. McInerney 35
    J. Hamling 25
    L. Taylor 35
    J. Hogan 25
    L. Neale 32
    T. Duman 22
    C. Rayner 31
    E. Langdon 22
    M. Hinge 30
    S. Switkowski 19
    S. Martin 28
    C. Blakely 17
    R. Lester 24
    D. Tucker 14
    L. Hodge 15
    E. Hughes 12
    E. Hipwood 12

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  3. Lobb about to crack the tonne and that is great news for the Tech team. My actual team means absolutely nothing now after my tech team has outscored it like 4 times in the last 5 rounds. Might hit up Chips Ahoy! next year and get him to make me another team to work with because that seems better than me trying to make my own.
    If this tech team outranks my actual team come season end i am really going to reconsider my SC plans for 2020

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  4. SUPERCOACH

    3/4 time
    Freo 9.7.61 – 10.9.69

    N. Fyfe 101
    D. Zorko 103
    L. Ryan 99
    H. McCluggage 87
    R. Lobb 96
    J. Lyons 85
    N. Wilson 82
    D. Rich 75
    B. Hill 81
    H. Andrews 73
    A. Brayshaw 71
    D. McStay 69
    D. Mundy 69
    O. McInerney 61
    M. Walters 60
    L. Neale 59
    B. Cox 55
    C. Cameron 59
    A. Cerra 55
    M. Hinge 59
    R. Conca 50
    J. Walker 58
    J. Hamling 49
    C. Rayner 54
    A. Pearce 46
    L. Taylor 54
    T. Duman 42
    D. Gardiner 53
    S. Switkowski 36
    L. McCarthy 51
    B. Bewley 36
    M. Robinson 50
    D. Tucker 35
    S. Martin 50
    E. Langdon 34
    A. Witherden 44
    B. Matera 29
    N. Answerth 42
    E. Hughes 26
    R. Lester 41
    J. Hogan 25
    L. Hodge 34
    C. Blakely 24
    E. Hipwood 9

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    1. Disagree. Freo dumps it long inside 50, lions win contest and clear it back out to the freo wall. Rinse and repeat for 10 minutes

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  5. last Q too hot for neale , just watched from the out side & hoped
    here comes the price drop everyone was waiting for
    fyfe’s best game of the year

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  6. SUPERCOACH

    full time
    Freo 10.13.73 – 10.12.72

    before scaling

    L. Ryan 131
    H. Andrews 118
    R. Lobb 128
    D. Zorko 118
    B. Hill 127
    J. Lyons 109
    N. Fyfe 126
    D. Rich 100
    N. Wilson 121
    H. McCluggage 98
    M. Walters 109
    L. Neale 79
    D. Mundy 92
    M. Hinge 73
    A. Brayshaw 83
    D. McStay 70
    A. Pearce 72
    R. Lester 70
    S. Switkowski 71
    C. Rayner 67
    E. Langdon 70
    M. Robinson 66
    C. Blakely 68
    L. McCarthy 65
    B. Cox 65
    O. McInerney 64
    T. Duman 64
    N. Answerth 63
    E. Hughes 57
    C. Cameron 63
    D. Tucker 56
    J. Walker 61
    A. Cerra 54
    D. Gardiner 59
    R. Conca 53
    L. Taylor 59
    J. Hamling 51
    A. Witherden 54
    B. Bewley 48
    S. Martin 52
    B. Matera 44
    L. Hodge 51
    J. Hogan 38
    E. Hipwood 14

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