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Post by Thiele on Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:41 pm

STURT
Sturt has called upon a premiership bigman for its contest against West on Sunday.
Former Geelong rookie Tom Read has been rewarded for his strong form in the Reserves last week after playing his return game from a serious calf injury.
Read had 16 disposals, seven marks, six tackles and four clearances to suggest he is ready for elevation.
Utility Joel Thiele, who had 26 disposals, eight tackles and a goal in the Reserves, has been included on the five-man extended interchange bench.
League
F: M. Evans, Patullo, Riley
HF: J. Hone, Sutcliffe, Greenslade
C: Pearce, Colquhoun, Crocker
HB: Sumner, Stephens, Carey
B: Illman, F. Evans, Edmonds

R: Read, Kirkwood, Battersby
INT: Slimming, Fahey-Sparks, Munn, Thiele, Penfold
IN: Read, Thiele
Reserves
M. Lochowiak, T. Hone, Condon, A. Lochowiak, Shute, Trenorden, Parker-Boers, Grivell, How, McEntee, Voss, Burrows, Wills, Borlase, Coomblas, Weeks, Mitchell, Allan, Coombe, Thornton, Richards.
Under-18
F: H. Ferrari, Holland, Doyle
HF: Fahey, Howe, Crane
C: Laycock, Liddy, Wingard
HB: Carruthers, Matteucci, Thiele
B: Starr, Paddick, Britten-Jones
R: Zevenboom, Kennett, Allan
INT: Bilsborow, Sims, Staples, Bawden
EMG: Adams, J. Ferrari, Field, Becker.
WEST
A settled West Adelaide side could name an unchanged line-up to face Sturt on Sunday.
Coming off a stirring two-point win, the Bloods have added four players to their 25-man squad including possible RAA Rookie Sam May, a 19-year-old from Mitcham FC.
May has been joined on the extended interchange bench by Conor Noonan, Kyle Kirk and Connor Fairlie, the latter aiming to play his his first League game for West since crossing from South Adelaide.
League
F: G. Turner, Cleeland, Schmidt
HF: Karpany, Willsmore, J. Evans
C: Batley, P. Fairlie, Waite
HB: Hill, Keough, Levicki
B: Agostino, Hupfeld, Dunkin

R: Parrella, H. Haysman, K. Stevens
INT: Noonan, Thilthorpe, Laube, Wasley-Black, C. Fairlie, May, Kirk
IN: Kirk, Noonan, May, C. Fairlie
Reserves
Anderson, Pillion, R. Stevens, Inglis, Gallaway, Lynch, Wooldridge, L. Evans, Majok, Caruso, S. Bentley, Kelsh, Morrish, Gutsche, Rana, Day, Chamberlain, Sinderberry, Moore, G. Haysman.
Under-18
Pearce, Harkins, Ebert, O’Connor-Dawkins, Boughen, Westley, Iuliano, Bailye, Kelly, Kelsh, Fielke, Sherlock, Morelli, Van den Berg, Nield, Laudato, Gilbert, Stakic, Sareen, Henty-Smith, Groom, Pederick, Bock, Forbes, Nunan, Chamberlain.

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Post by mikeme on Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 am

Ok guys lets get loud at Unley on Sunday.

Playing against Sturt I can't stand the guy's singing songs about their players when they are in front (there should be a law against it). Get in Front and it all goes away.

After an Ugly win last week lets get to Dog Poo Park and support the boys like it's a grand final.
Can you imagine the Euphoria around the place if we go Back To Back and leap into 8th place on the ladder.

Remember the old saying Too much Support is Not Enough.

Go The bloods.
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Post by blackandred on Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:19 pm

It seems we may have got a little carried away with our second win last week. An article in today’s paper indicated we ‘are heading in the right direction’. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Today at Unley we were comprehensively smashed by a terrific team effort by the Sturt FC which clearly established the yawning gap between our club and the top SANFL teams. You can hardly blame the coach for being optimistic but today was a big dose of reality.

Our second Q, where we failed to score, saw us play, possibly, our worst footy of the year. We stopped tackling, fumbled, coughed up the ball, were slow, lazy, outworked and displayed a total lack of basic footy skills. Our third Q was a lot better but we were overrun in the last to record a very sad loss.

Schmidt worked hard but ended the game on the bench with an icepack on his knee. Karpany went off early and so our rotations from that point were severely affected. Jack Evans also looked to be injured and on the bench at the end so we had only 18 fit players with Sam May looking pretty wobbly. Young 19yo May copped a brutal introduction to senior footy when crunched by a Byron Sumner hip and shoulder late in the game. May came into the team for Gibson Turner.

Kaine Stevens his usual reliable self. Logan Hill stopped Zane Kirkwood. He would have been annoyed when sent off under the blood rule only for Kirkwood to kick a goal seconds after Hill left the field.

Keough was useful up forward in the second half and Thilthorpe booted 3 goals in his second game. Willsmore played well. Our endeavour could not be faulted but our skills are dreadful. How long have we been saying this?

In our last ten games we score on average 7 goals a game. All season, we have only scored more than ten goals, once. We cannot seem to kick a winning score. With Centrals and North both winning this week we are staring at the wooden spoon.
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Post by Lachlan on Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:01 pm

Our endeavour for the contest has been good for most of the year.

The fact is we simply don’t have enough quality league players.

Even when we had our strongest side on the field earlier in the year we weren’t winning games.

We need to find 7 or 8 quality players to be competitive.

If we had the best coach coaching us today the result would have been the same.
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Post by aldo russian on Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:37 pm

Schmidt and Stevens were good contributors, Hill did a good job on Kirkwood, Levicki made a lot of important spoils, Willsmore was busy and kicked a great goal, Thilthorpe showed glimpses of high quality and Keough's second half was his best for some time. That's about where the positives end.

It's concerning that we continue to look poorly organised so often, whether at stoppages, in defence or when going inside our forward 50. The number of scoring shots we concede from stoppages in our defensive 50 is really frustrating and it hasn't got any better as the year has gone on. At one stoppage, Riley, who was already causing us a lot of problems, had no opponent, just ran unmarked through the pack and gave it off to a teammate resulting in an easy goal. How is that allowed to happen? (I think it's also interesting that they often had a player running through or just outside the stoppage, making it easier to break away, whereas our mids are all static at stoppages.)

Our structure never makes us look difficult to score against, and in fact we seem incapable of stopping opposition momentum. And no other side seems to have as many poor kicks as we do.
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Post by bruce cameron on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:47 pm


In our last ten games we score on average 7 goals a game. All season, we have only scored more than ten goals, once. We cannot seem to kick a winning score. With Centrals and North both winning this week we are staring at the wooden spoon.
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I agree blackandred. It's all well and good to talk about stoppages, clearances and structures, but the reality is you win football games by scoring more than the opposition. Coaches often state that if a team gets the structures right and players contribute towards the one percenters then the rest (scoring) will take care of itself. Nothing takes care of itself. You must plan to kick a winning score.
If our players are lacking foot skills and can't improve this area of their game then why try and hit targets, particularly when players are stationary. Kicking to advantage is a much easier skill to master.
We need to be working on this area. Players carrying the ball through the centre need forward options, at least three and preferably not all leading forward. Defenders feel the pressure much more when the ball gets out the back.
When Collins was coaching, we kicked a lot of low scores, but then we had a defence which could defend low totals. Not now.
With the season long gone we have the opportunity to try a few things. Playing some of our younger players has worked well and given them valuable experience. Why not modify/change the game plan in an effort to improve our scoring capability. Game plans become predictable if there is no variation. Of course this would be easier to achieve if we were able to recruit a couple of big bodied forwards. Restore our full salary cap and get us some compensation for the players lost in the mid season draft.
Important game next week against Centrals. Not finishing bottom is important.
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Post by Lee Harradine on Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:53 am

I wonder if those in charge of the PA system at Unley Oval ever think patrons might like one or two quiet periods at the breaks in play, instead of full volume repeats of 'Shotgun'?

The Reserves were awful. We've been running out of players for a while now, due to injury, drafts & leavers and it showed in this game. Jye Sinderberry didn't have his best game, but came within a reasonable bounce of the ball to scoring his second goal in 2 games from a back flank. Mark him down for later.

As usual, we started the main game in good nick. Kicking with a nice breeze, we had a couple on the board early, with Riley Thilthorpe then kicking a lovely, skilled goal. We then lost the ascendancy and didn't kick another goal until the third quarter. We got smashed in centre clearances and our defence struggled against Sturt's repeated quick entries and our second quarter was disastrous, 7 goals to zip.

We lifted in the third quarter, kicking 3 goals, but again lost the momentum. Chris Schmidt had been good, Kaine Stevens lifted and played it out right to the end, Elliott Dunkin was generally good all day, Nathan Batley did some good things, Tom Keough battle against the odds and kicked 3 goals and Dallas Willsmore continues tio settle in and contribute well, with 2 goals from a wing. We only had 3 goalkickers.

Logan Hill did a good job on Kirkwood, but we finished with Jack Evans and Logan coming off injured.

We've lost Snelling, Noble, Middleton, Bates, Schiller, Beech and others for various reasons, from a side that needed them all playing, and it shows.

Recruiting is vital for next season and is in full swing, as we desperately need a lift in several areas.

Centrals at home next week, a must win.

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Post by mikeme on Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:32 pm

[quote="Lee Harradine"]I wonder if those in charge of the PA system at Unley Oval ever think patrons might like one or two quiet periods at the breaks in play, instead of full volume repeats of 'Shotgun'?

I am sure that all people at all grounds could use some Guidance (including ours).

The average age of attendees to a SANFL game is well over the age limit for most of the songs played on through the PA system.
We need more of Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Elvis...the list goes on.
Something that you listen too and yet talk to the person next to you with out shouting.
Okay Perry Como and Tony Bennett may be a bit of a stretch but you all know what I am talking about.

Lets hope we get the win on Saturday and get the only song that we want to hear and played LOUD.

Where a Happy team at Westies......
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Post by RODH2 on Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:10 pm


Yes, I think Perry Como and Tony Bennett are a bit of a stretch................ Shocked
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Post by Lee Harradine on Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:33 pm

Yes, even I would baulk at tht.

Perhaps a nice little Mozart interlude  Very Happy


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Post by bruce cameron on Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:08 pm


I am sure that all people at all grounds could use some Guidance (including ours).

Agree Mikeme. How many years did we have to put up with Copperhead Road, Boys Light Up and Khe Sanh played far too loud through a PA which should have been replaced when we converted to decimal currency. I really don't think patrons want to listen to distortion during the breaks. It would be nice to have a conversation without having to shout at each other.

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Post by LukeO9 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm

mikeme wrote:We need more of Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Elvis...the list goes on.
At Westies they play "Audio Distortion".
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Post by RODH2 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:49 pm

I remember the time Doug had to wander on to the ground with a cow-bell, 'cos the siren went.....away to somewhere else!! Razz (not sure where they got a cow-bell from!)
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Post by blacky on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:38 pm

RODH2 wrote:I remember the time Doug had to wander on to the ground with a cow-bell, 'cos the siren went.....away to somewhere else!!  Razz  (not sure where they got a cow-bell from!)
Have always had the cows bell was always keep in the property room
Think they have a air horn now
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Post by RODH2 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:06 pm

Well, I am not sure we have the "cattle" atm, given our Salary Cap restrictions!! bounce
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Post by mikeme on Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:05 am

RODH2 wrote:Well, I am not sure we have the "cattle" atm, given our Salary Cap restrictions!!  bounce


I like it. rendeer
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