Game Chat – West Coast v Fremantle

Written by Father Dougal on August 5 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Optus Stadium, Sunday, August 5, 2.40pm AWST

The Eagles remain a game clear in second spot on the ladder despite being beaten up by North Melbourne in Hobart last round, but they have a tricky run to September and can’t afford to slip up in Western Derby 48 against Fremantle. The Dockers have endured an ordinary five weeks – apart from a shock win over Port Adelaide – and are struggling to hit the scoreboard, but could rush back spearhead Matt Taberner after his return at Peel and Harley Bennell is in the mix for his long-awaited comeback. Freo could derail the Eagles’ top-two ambitions with an upset but will be more desperate to end a run of six successive losses in the WA showcase. The occasion will be marked by the handing out of retrospective Ross Glendinning Medals, while the first Glendinning-Allan Medal will be awarded to best afield after the Dockers fought for recognition on the award in a bitter stoush before the round six derby.

R6, 2018, West Coast 13.11 (89) d Fremantle 12.9 (81) at Optus Stadium
R17, 2017, West Coast 11.8 (74) d Fremantle 5.14 (44) at Subiaco Oval
R6, 2017, West Coast 16.7 (103) d Fremantle 9.8 (62) at Subiaco Oval
R20, 2016, West Coast 17.8 (110) d Fremantle 9.10 (64) at Subiaco Oval
R3, 2016, West Coast 12.20 (92) d Fremantle 8.11 (59) at Subiaco Oval 

FD’s Tip: Eagles by 10 points.

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26 thoughts on “Game Chat – West Coast v Fremantle”


    West Coast: Nil
    Fremantle: Joel Hamling replaced in selected side by Michael Johnson


    West Coast: Liam Ryan, Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy, Tom Cole
    Fremantle: Andy Brayshaw, Mitchell Crowden, Darcy Tucker, Cam McCarthy


    1. Thanks Chaos, was waiting for the late changes as looped Giro to take Mitchells 150 as capt and if Giro was a late in would have had Kelly’s 200 sitting on the pine


  2. My son needed LRyan to be a late out to get Buddy’s 175 to count.

    He thought LRyan might have a point to prove after letting his team mates down and in the derby in front of a sell-out. Let’s face it, Buddy has been toilet the last few weeks.

    I think my three-year old may have overthought it 😉


  3. Oh my…. first of all I benched Hurn to take Billings 110 and he is pumping a great score, then Gaff pumps his fist into Brayshaws face and will now have to use my last trade on moving him on this week. Could miss rest of home and away season for that.


    1. Biggs got 6 weeks, this might be similar.

      He could potentially miss the first game of next year, miss a GF, or come back for a GF depending on how the Eagles go in the finals!


      1. The footage I just saw showed one trainer pointing to her own teeth whilst worriedly looking at the other, so it definitely looks that way.


      1. Am hoping they show some sense. 5wks. 4wks with an early plea and his record to date. It’d be ridiculous for him to miss the big one should WC get that far.


        1. He’s broken Brayshaw’s jaw, allsaints. Even if Gaff’s a good guy by all accounts the AFL can’t let him off lightly.


            1. 2472 – so I came second.

              No matter what I could have done would I have reached that score.

              Far too many of my POD’s spudded it up. No Buddy (Ahern) and no Grundy(Goldy) sealed my fate.

              Fortunately had the double chance in 7 out of my 9 leagues.

              Congratulations. Well played Sah!!



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