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Post by brodlach on Tue 11 Jul - 19:26

Well, as Meatloaf once sang 'Two out of Three ain't bad'.

I think we might get over an injury riddled Crows to make it three out of four and within reach of handing over the spoon
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Post by Lee Harradine on Tue 11 Jul - 19:51

Izak Rankine should be back and Jake Wilson got through last week OK.
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Post by Wolf Pack on Tue 11 Jul - 21:59

Looking at some stats today and I couldn't believe that our highest goal scorers this year are Middleton and Green with a paltry 11 majors each.
That is less than a goal a game...

However, I think we can jag another win this Saturday and keep our chances of avoiding another spoon alive.
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Post by Thiele on Thu 13 Jul - 19:03


West Adelaide has regained excitement machine Izak Rankine for its contest against Adelaide on Saturday.
Awarded an All-Australian jumper for his campaign at the AFL U18 National Championships, Rankine has been named to start in the forward pocket.
The speedy teenager has been joined in the 23-man squad by key defender Jake Wilson and Oliver Johnson, listed on the extended interchange bench.
Wilson, recruited from Werribee, has been named at full back after not playing since injuring his knee in Round 3.
Former Geelong rookie Zac Bates couldn’t be considered due to a knee injury.
League
F: Rankine, Pillion, Green
HF: Turner, Middleton, Karpany
C: Batley, K. Stevens, Hill
HB: Agostino, Burgess, Wasley-Black
B: Caire, Wilson, Favretto
 
R: McPherson, Schiller, Schmidt
INT: Silverlock, Fielke, J. Noble, Haysman, O. Johnson
IN: Rankine, Wilson, O. Johnson
OUT: Bates (knee)
Under-18
Nunan, Moore, Gutsche, Caruso, May, Baker, Fairlie, Walton, Geddes-Ryan, Boots, Jones, Gibson, Avery, Thilthorpe, Hay, Laube, Milde, Sinderberry, Smithson, Stidiford, Heitmann, Rana, Woolridge, Westley, Satanek, Dunkin, Hannagan.

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Post by Thiele on Fri 14 Jul - 23:05

18s got up by 4 points tonight against Centrals at Elizabeth

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Post by brodlach on Sat 15 Jul - 17:27

Good win. Kicked 8 goals in a row after being about 4 goals down to race away.

Big game against South next week, big chance to get off the bottom
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Post by Oldfella on Sat 15 Jul - 17:43

Brodlack --- keep putting up the games

Taars --- stay overseas

Great win

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Post by nigelfab on Sat 15 Jul - 18:07

Great spirited win. Glad I made the effort to go. I thought it was a pretty entertaining affair. Middleton's marking a hight light, just needs to kick better for goal. Love beating the glam Crows...Something to build on for next year.
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Post by Thiele on Sat 15 Jul - 19:49

Great win by the boys. Now if you all can be quiet and bang the fence louder that would be great thanks

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Post by The Axis on Sat 15 Jul - 20:03

This is very amusing 

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/local-footy-sa/sanfl/west-adelaide/adelaide-crows-allegedly-ask-six-west-adelaide-fans-to-stop-banging-the-fence-during-bloods-victory/news-story/5ed957754835b44808edcec9f7bd8530

Perhaps if The Crows authorities approached their players to not allow so many goals against them there wouldn't have been as much banging on the fence.

Looking at the footy budget our men have an average age of 23.1 yrs. 
Those Crows boys average age 22.3 yrs. 

I think we were just better than them. End of thought!
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Post by Lachlan on Sat 15 Jul - 20:26

A very pleasing win today given we trailed by 25 points early in the 3rd quarter.
Kaine Stevens was absolutely brilliant today and was best on ground by a long way.
Daniel Caire has had a wonderful season he would be high in our B&F.
He is back to full fitness and it's very important he plays on next year.

Greenie Kicking 5 goals was also very important and having Jake Wilson
back in defence was pleasing to see.

A very good team effort today let's hope we can back it up against South.
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Post by blackandred on Sat 15 Jul - 22:16

Wonderful win by the Bloods today against the Crows Reserves running out clear winners 14.13 to 12.4 by 21 pts. Never has the phrase ‘all played well’ been more applicable. It was a terrific team effort and, at last, some long and direct footy. We took the game on, defended well and kicked to an open forward line where opportunities suddenly appeared.

Still, a very strange game. The Crows took out Beech and Gallucci but had Scott Thompson in the middle. Pillion didn’t play for us. The first half was a bit of an arm wrestle with the Bloods grimly hanging on but with some poor kicking for goal. The Crows threatened to blow the game apart but everytime they did we seemed to hit back with a goal.

Then after half time the Crows took complete control. They kicked the first 3 goals of the 3Q and with no reply from us they led 11.2 to 6.9 late in that Q and the contest was turning into circle work for the AFL reserves team. At the 18 minute mark Schiller booted a goal followed by a couple more from Green and Caire and we were hanging in at 3Q time.

You would imagine that the professional Crows would be far fitter than the amateur Bloods but we ran away from them in the last booting 5 goals to their one (at the 26min mark) to run out emphatic winners. We had booted 8 goals straight to dominate the game. Some of our forward movement over this 30 minute period was simply brilliant as we outran and outmarked the Crows.

Hard to pick best players but Green with 5 goals, Stevens (36 touches), Middleton with 9 strong marks (but only 3 behinds), Karpany, Caire and Hill were outstanding. Again, McPherson won the ruck with 33 HOs although his opposite, Hunter, was better around the ground. Schiller and Fielke had 17 tackles between them.

Well done boys.
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Post by Oldfella on Sun 16 Jul - 11:31

Have been following the silly issue reference cheer squad and wanting bottled water.

I was not there but understand that back at the after match presentation the club made its support for the fans involved and the clubs attitude to the matter very clear in a very public and professional manner -- well done to all involved

Player, volunteer staff, professional staff, coaches, board, supporters are just role titles --- we are one we are west adelaide and actions like this cement the bond to each other

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Post by LukeO9 on Sun 16 Jul - 12:36

Just to add to the compliments of particular players (though all played well) with Wasley-Black, who accurately delivered into the forward 50, and Burgess, just because of his consistent good play every week.
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Post by brodlach on Sun 16 Jul - 17:00

Interesting tweet from Adelaide

"There was no official complaint on the day and there will not be one made going forward either"
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Post by Thiele on Mon 17 Jul - 15:34


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