Game Chat – Port vs Fremantle

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 24 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, March 24, 4.05pm ACST

LAST FIVE TIMES
R2, 2017, Port Adelaide 22.13 (145) d Fremantle 8.8 (56) at Adelaide Oval
R13, 2016, Fremantle 12.14 (86) d Port Adelaide 9.15 (69) at Subiaco Oval
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 Subiaco Oval
1SF, 2014, Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) d Fremantle 11.17 (83) at Subiaco Oval 

SUMMARY
This is the first chance to see if the Power’s off-season recruiting spree will pay dividends. Former Melbourne utility Jack Watts is coming off a six-goal haul against Adelaide in the JLT Community Series, ex-Geelong speedster Steven Motlop added pace to the midfield while Tom Rockliff will boost the Power’s on-ball brigade. After returning to the finals last year, the expectations on the Power are to be a genuine premiership contender, providing their recruits can take them to the next level. Being without the suspended Robbie Gray is a major blow to their attack. For the Dockers, they couldn’t have asked for a much tougher start to their season. Captain Nat Fyfe looks primed for a big year and many have tipped him to recapture his Brownlow Medal form of 2015. After finishing 16th and 14th in the past two seasons, it’s essential for the Dockers to start the season strongly if they’re to return to September action.

Schwarz Suggests: Port by 23 pts

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  1. Port Adelaide v Fremantle at Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACDT

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Port Adelaide: Sam Powell-Pepper, Todd Marshall, Dom Barry, Dan Houston
    Fremantle: Danyle Pearce, Andrew Brayshaw, Bradley Hill, Shane Kersten

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  2. QTR TIME
    Port Adelaide: 4.3 (27)
    Fremantle: 1.4 (10)

    POWER
    R.Bonner 47
    J.Westhoff 35
    D.Howard 33
    S.Motlop 32
    C.Wingard 28
    P.Ryder 27
    D.Houston 26
    T.Boak 23
    J.Watts 23
    T.Jonas 22
    H.Hartlett 21
    B.Ebert 20
    J.Polec 18
    O.Wines 18
    C.Dixon 18
    T.Clurey 13
    D.Byrne-Jones 12
    S.Powell-Pepper 12
    T.Rockliff 9
    S.Gray 4
    T.Marshall 1
    D.Barry 1

    DOCKERS
    L.Neale 30
    A.Brayshaw 29
    D.Mundy 29
    C.Blakely 25
    B.Banfield 24
    L.Ryan 24
    M.Walters 23
    N.Wilson 20
    B.Matera 20
    E.Langdon 18
    C.McCarthy 16
    A.Sandilands 16
    N.Fyfe 15
    C.Sutcliffe 14
    B.Hill 14
    M.Johnson 14
    M.Taberner 13
    D.Tucker 13
    A.Pearce 8
    H.Ballantyne 8
    D.Pearce 5
    S.Kersten 3

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    1. Last minute decision to go Brayshaw to Heath Shaw but then went for a later last minute decision to go Bonner.
      In addition last minute decision to put Barry on the bench (and Holman on)
      Most unlike me to make decision that actually come off!!

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  3. HALF TIME

    Port Adelaide: 8.7 (55)
    Fremantle: 5.4 (34)

    POWER
    R.Bonner 77
    J.Westhoff 74
    C.Dixon 63
    D.Howard 61
    B.Ebert 58
    P.Ryder 53
    T.Boak 53
    O.Wines 52
    C.Wingard 49
    S.Motlop 44
    D.Byrne-Jones 42
    D.Houston 41
    T.Jonas 40
    H.Hartlett 35
    J.Watts 34
    J.Polec 33
    S.Powell-Pepper 32
    S.Gray 31
    T.Rockliff 28
    T.Clurey 22
    D.Barry 11
    T.Marshall 4

    DOCKERS
    L.Neale 57
    A.Sandilands 54
    D.Mundy 47
    L.Ryan 46
    B.Matera 40
    N.Fyfe 38
    M.Walters 36
    A.Brayshaw 36
    C.Sutcliffe 35
    B.Banfield 35
    C.Blakely 33
    D.Tucker 28
    M.Johnson 28
    E.Langdon 26
    N.Wilson 25
    A.Pearce 24
    C.McCarthy 23
    B.Hill 23
    H.Ballantyne 22
    M.Taberner 21
    D.Pearce 19
    S.Kersten 12

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    1. So did most of the Freo side.

      To the coach of the Frenchy Bombers.

      I told you not to pick 7 Freo players!

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      1. lol, this is first round , wait for the Furl effect…I expect 140points next round from Fyfe and Neale, when a 1/3 of punter would have dropped them. I knew Freo will be up and down, just check their average points per season…0ver 1800 (check how many teams have that) so I rather they stuff up now ..

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  4. Looks like the Bonner hype wasn’t just smoke. Will probably need to use a corrective trade and get him in.

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    1. Give it another week first.

      There’s also the issue of what happens when Pittard comes back.

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      1. He’s out for 6 weeks I heard. Plenty of time for him to reach an upgrade price, or if he maintains this form then to keep!

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  5. If Ryder is out for a while, Billy Frampton (RUC/FWD, $123,900) could become very relevant. Unless Port wants to turn someone into a makeshift ruckman, they won’t really have any other option.

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