Game Chat – Port v Freo

Written by Motts on April 2 2017

 Venue: Adelaide Oval, 16:10 ACST (don’t forget to turn your clocks back, kids!)

Last 5 Times

R13, 2016, Fremantle 12.14 (86) d Port Adelaide 9.15 (69) at Domain Stadium
R23, 2015, Port Adelaide 18.14 (122) d Fremantle 8.5 (53) at Adelaide Oval
R1, 2015, Fremantle 11.9 (75) d Port Adelaide 10.8 (68) at Domain Stadium
1SF, 2014, Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) d Fremantle 11.17 (83) at Domain Stadium
R23, 2014, Fremantle 16.9 (105) d Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) at Domain Stadium

Game notes: The Power were the surprise packets of the opening round of the competition with a superb victory over Sydney at the SCG. They hunted in packs and beat the Swans at their own game with a tough and tenacious brand of football. Senior players Travis Boak, Ollie Wines and Brad Ebert were outstanding, while Sam Powell-Pepper is the early favourite for the NAB AFL Rising Star. The key now for Ken Hinkley’s men is to back up that performance in front of their supporters in a game they will be expected to win. The Dockers were pretty ordinary against Geelong and will need to improve significantly if they are going to be any chance. Nat Fyfe will be better for the run after his long lay-off, while Stephen Hill, Shane Kersten and Cam McCarthy are still getting used to their new surroundings. It’s a huge challenge for the Dockers if they’re going to get their first win of the season.

Thommo’s Tip: The Power to roll on (unlike Hazelwood). Port by 35.

 

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35 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port v Freo”

  1. Wow the Eddy late inclusion would have killed a lot of teams this weekend using the loophole – along with those who out-and-out C’d Danger, I was lucky to use Strndica/Sandi as my loophole for VC Danger. Cam bloody McCarthy, though…

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  2. QUARTER TIME

    Port Adelaide: 7.3.45
    lead
    Fremantle: 2.1.13

    PORT ADELAIDE
    B. Ebert 41
    R. Gray 38
    O. Wines 32
    J. Impey 30
    C. Dixon 27
    A. Young 27
    S. Gray 25
    J. Polec 25
    M. Broadbent 25
    K. Amon 23
    C. Wingard 22
    B. Eddy 21
    P. Ryder 21
    T. Jonas 19
    T. Boak 17
    J. Westhoff 14
    T. Clurey 12
    D. Houston 11
    S. Powell-Pepper 4
    J. Hombsch 3
    D. Byrne-Jones 3
    J. Trengove -1

    FREMANTLE
    L. Spurr 40
    L. Neale 35
    G. Ibbotson 31
    N. Fyfe 28
    S. Hill 25
    A. Sandilands 23
    D. Pearce 23
    D. Mundy 22
    C. Sutcliffe 21
    M. Johnson 16
    E. Langdon 16
    M. Walters 15
    L. Weller 14
    N. Suban 13
    J. Hamling 13
    D. Tucker 12
    B. Hill 12
    J. Griffin 11
    C. Blakely 7
    Z. Dawson 6
    S. Kersten 3
    C. McCarthy 0

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  3. HALF TIME

    Port Adelaide: 11.8.74
    leading
    Fremantle: 3.3.21

    PORT ADELAIDE
    O. Wines 75
    R. Gray 63
    C. Dixon 59
    B. Ebert 58
    T. Boak 55
    S. Gray 55
    J. Impey 54
    A. Young 53
    C. Wingard 51
    J. Polec 47
    S. Powell-Pepper 46
    M. Broadbent 45
    K. Amon 39
    B. Eddy 36
    T. Jonas 36
    P. Ryder 34
    D. Houston 34
    J. Westhoff 25
    T. Clurey 24
    J. Trengove 21
    J. Hombsch 20
    D. Byrne-Jones 17

    FREMANTLE
    L. Neale 77
    L. Spurr 50
    G. Ibbotson 45
    N. Fyfe 45
    S. Hill 42
    C. Sutcliffe 41
    D. Pearce 39
    B. Hill 39
    A. Sandilands 39
    D. Mundy 38
    M. Walters 37
    D. Tucker 31
    M. Johnson 28
    L. Weller 25
    J. Hamling 24
    E. Langdon 21
    J. Griffin 20
    S. Kersten 17
    N. Suban 16
    Z. Dawson 15
    C. McCarthy 9
    C. Blakely 6

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  4. I can’t say that I’m surprised that Port has improved this year. Over the last couple of years, they’ve done a lot of the important things really well, but they have struggled to retain possession; a reduction in the number of clangers should see them rise up the ladder significantly.

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    1. It’s probably just the live scores playing silly-buggers again. He’s up to 24 hitouts and 47 DT points.

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    2. Ryder all over him at the moment. Just jumping into/onto him every chance he gets. Has already been paid a free or two for blocking against sandi purely because of the style of rucking Ryder is using.

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      1. I think we may have forgotten how good of a ruckman Ryder can be (even if his scores don’t always show it).

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  5. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Port Adelaide: 18.9.117
    lead
    Fremantle: 7.4.46

    PORT ADELAIDE
    O. Wines 117
    R. Gray 110
    C. Dixon 90
    B. Ebert 87
    S. Gray 78
    C. Wingard 75
    J. Polec 74
    T. Boak 73
    J. Impey 70
    S. Powell-Pepper 70
    K. Amon 63
    M. Broadbent 61
    D. Houston 61
    A. Young 61
    T. Jonas 55
    B. Eddy 50
    P. Ryder 48
    J. Westhoff 47
    J. Trengove 40
    T. Clurey 35
    J. Hombsch 26
    D. Byrne-Jones 26

    FREMANTLE
    L. Neale 104
    N. Fyfe 79
    L. Spurr 70
    D. Mundy 69
    C. Sutcliffe 58
    B. Hill 56
    A. Sandilands 55
    S. Hill 54
    G. Ibbotson 53
    D. Pearce 51
    M. Walters 49
    L. Weller 48
    D. Tucker 44
    J. Hamling 43
    S. Kersten 41
    M. Johnson 38
    E. Langdon 37
    J. Griffin 33
    N. Suban 28
    Z. Dawson 23
    C. McCarthy 14
    C. Blakely 9

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  6. I’m confused… SPP has 22 disposals, 3 of which were clangers, yet he’s listed at 95.5% DE. Is there something I’m missing here?

    EDIT: Match feed says 21 of his disposals have been effective. Does this mean that Champion Data will sometimes consider a clanger to still be an effective disposal?

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    1. 21/22 disposals effective = 95% DE

      1 probably was a direct turnover = 1 clanger
      2 free kicks against = 2 clangers

      An ineffective disposal doesn’t directly translate to a clanger though.

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  7. Glad I held onto Eddy. Knew he would have a few good games.

    Never trade rookies after one game people, learnt from that mistake a long time ago!

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      1. I know Thommo but I go through the lists for job security and Eddy was unlucky to get dropped for Amon who isn’t the same type of player. He was always going to come back in when they struggle to score in a few games or if Dixon or young etc go down

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  8. FULL TIME

    Port Adelaide: 22.13.145
    defeated
    Fremantle: 8.8.56

    PORT ADELAIDE
    R. Gray 161
    O. Wines 144
    B. Ebert 119
    C. Dixon 109
    T. Boak 98
    S. Gray 98
    S. Powell-Pepper 92
    J. Impey 87
    C. Wingard 84
    M. Broadbent 83
    D. Houston 82
    J. Polec 82
    A. Young 81
    K. Amon 78
    B. Eddy 77
    P. Ryder 76
    T. Jonas 65
    J. Trengove 61
    J. Westhoff 56
    T. Clurey 50
    D. Byrne-Jones 44
    J. Hombsch 37

    FREMANTLE
    L. Neale 131
    N. Fyfe 117
    D. Mundy 93
    L. Spurr 89
    B. Hill 85
    D. Pearce 77
    S. Hill 74
    A. Sandilands 72
    C. Sutcliffe 71
    L. Weller 69
    G. Ibbotson 64
    M. Walters 63
    S. Kersten 57
    D. Tucker 56
    J. Hamling 54
    J. Griffin 54
    E. Langdon 50
    M. Johnson 49
    N. Suban 41
    C. McCarthy 29
    Z. Dawson 28
    C. Blakely 13

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