The 2013 AFL Lines – Round 1 Part 2 : Makingthenut

"By killing their enemy, I became the Alpha Crow." - 2015 Adelaide Football Club Preview.

Adelaide Football Club

Home Guernsey
Away Guernsey
Home Ground The Adelaide CrOval
Twitter Hashtag: /#gocrows
Club Leaders:
Captain: Taylor (Tex) Walker
Leadership Group: Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo and Daniel Talia
Coach: Phil Walsh

A New Era:

The Crows go into the 2015 with a lot of changes from where they were 12 months ago. A new CEO, new Coach, new Captain and more. The Crows have underperformed for 2 years and are doing everything they can to change that, in the words of Terry Wallace:
"I have no doubt that [the most under-performing side] is Adelaide. Powerful midfielders and strong key position forwards and the potential of 4-5 All-Australian options in their lineup. Something had to change."

CEO:

The controversial figure of Steven Trigg is gone, replaced as CEO by Andrew Fagan. Trigg was the man primarily responsible for the Tippet saga, after inheriting the illicit dealings from John Reid and hiding it from members of the board. Fagan is a former CEO of the ACT Brumbies before becoming the ARU's general manager of national teams and competitions.

Coach:

With Trigg gone his coaching pet Sanderson was quickly shown the door. Two years of failure to develop key talent, bad tactics, poor match day decisions and key stars playing below their best made this decision absolutely necessary. In his place the Crows have appointed Phil Walsh, the man regarded as Port’s Tactical mastermind.

Captain:

Nathan Van Berlo missed 2014 due to an unfortunate training incident during the pre-season making 2013 his last season as captain of the Crows. While never really noticed outside of Adelaide he has always been a fierce competitor and fan favorite during his time at the Crows; He was an excellent captain who simply had to make way for the new generation.
While the Crows were widely expected to appoint Sloane or Dangerfield to the leadership position coach Phil Wash instead gave the captaincy to Taylor Walker. A surprise to many outsiders but not as much to Crows fans who knew he was very much the heart and soul of the playing group. Walker’s return from injury midway through 2015 saw a remarkable uptick in fight and drive from the team even before he regained his dominating forward form. The Crows have opted to abandon the idea of a vice-captain, instead letting the entire leadership group fill that role.

Stadium:

For years the Crows has been the cash cow of the SANFL, injecting huge amounts of cash into the state league. Last year both Adelaide and Port made their first moves to sever their obligations to the SANFL by buying out their licenses and moving to a new stadium that has seen record breaking attendance for both clubs. Unfortunately it wasn't all good news, while many were calling Adelaide Oval the best football experience in the nation the financial benefits were not flowing into either club the way they should; However with the intervention of the AFL and the SA Premier it is looking like a new stadium deal will be reached with a much greater benefit to both SA clubs.

List Changes:

Additions and promotions:

Player Position Source
Kyle Cheney Defender traded from Hawthorn
Luke Lowden Ruck/Forward) traded from Hawthorn
Charlie Cameron Forward promoted rookie
Jake Lever Defender draft
Harrison Wigg DefendeMidfield draft
Harry Dear Ruck/Forward draft
Mitch McGovern Forward draft
Reilly O'Brien Defender Rookie
Keenan Ramsey Defender Rookie
Anthony Wilson DefendeMidfield Rookie

Delistments and retirements:**

Player Position Source
Angus Graham Ruck Senior
Lewis Johnston Forward Senior
Luke Thompson Defender Senior
Ben Rutten Defender Senior
Shaun McKernan Ruck/Forward Senior
Jason Porplyzia Forward Senior
Jared Petrenko Forward Senior
Alex Spina Defender Rookie
James Battersby Defender Rookie

Summary:

Retirements & Delistings:

Ben Rutten was the first to announce his retirement after 11 years as a Crow. Originally taken as a Rookie forward he kicked a goal with each of his first three kicks. Shortly afterwards he was shifted into the back line from where he would kick just 5 more goals over the next 10 years, however he left the game as he entered, kicking a goal in his final game of AFL football, with his final kick. Rutten was a champion of our club, an excellent lockdown defender and a general in the back lines.
Our other retirement was Porplyzia, a talented forward who could have done great things but was never able to reach his best thanks to a horror run of injuries including two complete shoulder reconstructions. Despite being at the Club for 10 years he managed to play every game in a season just once, in 2009, where he lead the Crows goalkicking and was given the coaches award.

Draft

The Crows started off the draft with an absolute steal in Jake Lever. Lever was considered a potential #1 draft pick before a knee reconstruction saw him miss the 2014 season, even afterwards he was considered a probable top 5 draft pick. Lever is a natural leader, having captained Vic Metro in 2013 before moving on to a coaching role during his 2014 year while injured. The Crows back line has been their weakness over recent seasons and they took a big step to resolving this by taking the best key defender in the draft.
Pick 35 continued the Crows form of getting absolute gold for rather mediocre draft picks. Harrison Wigg was part of the Under-18 All Australian team in 2014 as well as being nominated as SA's MVP. A small defender with strong rebounding skills averaging 78.3% kicking effectiveness and 18.8 disposals during the under-18 championships.
Picks 43 and 58 were Mitch McGovern and Harry Dear, both project forwards who could pay dividends down the line.
In the Rookie draft Adelaide focused on project players and local talent overlooked in the national draft. O'Brien was viewed by the Crows as the best ruckman during the TAC cup. Ramsey was a surprising non-selection during the national draft, having been the only player to record a perfect score in the kicking test at the Draft Combine, The Crows had intended to take him but ran out of selections. Finally Anthony Wilson was the final pick, a midfielder who is "probably the quickest player outside the AFL".

Trade

The Crows were able to bring in Cheney and Lowden from Hawthorn. Walsh has already declared Cheney is in our best 22 and his inclusion will help bolster an extremely young defence. Lowden meanwhile is a project ruck/forward.

2015 outlook:

The Crows have the frame around which a premiership team could easily be built; That frame is headed by Captain and power forward Tex Walker, supported by elite small forward Eddie Betts. The midfield is centered around the trio of Jacobs, Sloane and Dangerfield; while the back line has the #1 lockdown defender in the competition in Talia and All Australian rebounding defender Brodie Smith.
The question over the Crows is if they have the talent to support that sturdy frame of stars. Despite being a team once famed for developing its B-grade players under Craig, the Crows have failed to develop crucial talent in the past three years. This will be the test for the Crows in 2015, can Walsh get some of our lesser known players to live up to their potential?
Champion Datas analysis has predicted the Crows are likely to have a strong resurgence in 2015 and many betting agencies have declared their own analysis shows the Crows are likely to push for a top 4 finish. These are big expectations and only time will tell if Walsh and his new look Crows can deliver after two years of let downs.

Players to look for in 2015:

Brad Crouch: Runner up in the 2013 Rising Star, Brad Crouch has already shown glimpses of brilliance. 2015 will be his first complete, injury free, preseason, expect him to burst onto the stage in a big way in 2015.Highlights
Matt Crouch: Regarded by some betting agencies as the favorite for the 2015 rising star, Matt Crouch underwent ankle surgery before Christmas. It will be tough for him to recover and get into the midfield but if he does watch out.Highlights
Rory Atkins: Atkins has yet to play a senior game despite pushing hard for selection at the end of 2014. Averaging 19 possessions at 80% efficiency in the reserves Atkins is another player likely to force his way into the senior squad and have an immediate impact.
Jarryd Lyons: Coming in as a small forward/midfield archetype, Lyons has been at the club for about 4 years or so. Never cementing his place in the side, he has done well when playing but never seemed to be a favourite of Sanderson. But now with Walsh in, we might see players like Lyons clamming up those final spots and impressing.Highlights
Josh Jenkins: Jenkins has been a player that has frustrated Adelaide fans for a number of years with the biggest question mark being over his work ethic. In 2014 he took a big step forward averaging 2 goals a game and improving his supporting ruck work; If he continues to develop 2015 could be his breakout year Highlights
Charlie Cameron: Made an electrifying debut against Collingwood at Adelaide Oval in Round Nine. A groin injury limited the speedy forward to seven AFL games, but he showed enough to earn a new two-year contract and promotion to Adelaide’s primary list. Highlights

Players on notice in 2015:

Brent Reilly: Already discarded by the previous coach, Reilly is seemingly without a place in the first team. This year could be his last chance at AFL level football.
Rory Atkins: Drafted in 2012 and yet to make his debut, he is a skillful player who had some maturity issues to get over, he had a good season in the SANFL in 2014 but he needs to show he can be an AFL player this year.
Sam Siggins: In the same boat as Rory Atkins, he is a key defender who has been on the list for 3 years without challenging for the senior side, needs to show some signs he has what it takes in 2015.
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This Round in Football: The Finals, Week One

This Round in Football: The Finals, Week One Sorry this is late- Been absolutely hammered with Uni work and this was fucking big as well. Well here we go- Week one of September!
1986- Mick Conlan sinks Essendon
Fitzroy played their last finals series in 1986 under David Parkin, but the financially handicapped Roys made their last finals series a memorable one.
First up they played the Bombers at Waverley, who were trying to complete the first hat-trick of premierships since Norm Smith and the Demons in 1955-57. In a low scoring tussle thanks to wet conditions, the Dons led by 5 points with a minute left, only for a stalwart of the Roys, Mick Conlan (Who had been shut down by Bomber Thompson), to mark a Leon Harris kick inside 50, play on and kick a goal from the pocket to put the Lions up by a point.
Ultimately it was the final margin, as the Lions ended Essendon’s reign as the champions, sparking wild celebrations, including a ground invasion. Unfortunately for the Bombers, it was another case of “Eliminitis” as Lou Richards dubbed it- The Dons had now lost the 1972, 73, 75, 79, 81, 82 and 86 Elimination finals.
They followed it up the next week by knocking out the Swans, winning yet again by under a goal, which was their last finals victory before the 1996 merger.
The dying stages
1990- The Macedonian Marvel
In 1990 the AFL took off, and it proved to be a memorable opening week of the finals series- Melbourne shut down Hawthorn's forward line, and at Waverley, Collingwood and West Coast played one of most memorable finals games ever.
Late in the 4th quarter, Peter Daicos kicked one of the most memorable goals ever seen- Getting a handball from Darren Millane, Daicos was forced onto the boundary line, where he quickly kicked on the outside of the boot, which ended up being one of the greatest finals goals ever kicked, putting the Pies 8 points up.
Ultimately in the dying seconds, Peter Sumich had a chance to win the game for the Eagles in the pocket, but his kick went across the face for a behind, tying the scores at 90 apiece with the siren going just five seconds later. The two sides would have to come back next week, in what would be the last replayed final for 20 years.
The draw also completely changed the 1990 finals series- As a result, the Bombers had to wait a total of 3 weeks to play their first final, in which Collingwood handily beat them.
Also it was Brian Taylor’s last game of VFL/AFL football.
Pies vs Eagles
1991- The finals leave Victoria
Prior to 1991, the only final that had ever been played away from Melbourne was all the way back in 1897 at Corio Oval in Geelong. Then 94 years later, with the competition becoming national, giving them the right to host the first final ever played outside of Victoria.
Finals fever gripped WA, as tickets for the game sold out in record time, and the gameday attendance was 44,142, still a record for the shitheap that is Subiaco.
Ultimately the game didn’t totally go as the Pro-Eagles crowd wanted it, despite perennial villain Dermott Brereton hurting his knee, the veteran Hawks upstaged the Eagles by 23 points, handing them their only loss in Perth for the entire season.
The game was best remembered for the performance of Hawks ruckman Steven Lawrence, who finished best on ground by a mile, with 30 disposals, 30 hit-outs (Some list it as 26), 14 marks and a goal.
It would also be 10 years until another Victorian team won a final interstate, which coincidentally was the Hawks in Adelaide.
1994- The Final 8 debuts
1994 marked the first season of an expanded finals series, moving from 6 to 8 teams, though critics including Mike Sheahan were opposed to the move, preferring to see it stay at 6.
But it was one of the greatest weekends of finals football possibly ever, with every game either incredibly tense or an upset. At Waverley on Saturday, North Melbourne and Hawthorn tussled all day, and the siren ended with the scores tied- Though David King had the ball 60 out for the Roos, but his kick fell just short of being forced through for a score. Since replayed finals matches other than the Grand Final had been abolished after 1990, they played out Extra Time, and it was "The King" Wayne Carey who saw the Roos home, as they were the only ones who scored (3.5 to nothing).
Then that night at the MCG, Billy Brownless had probably his greatest moment as a Cat, when he kicked 'That goal' after the siren against Footscray, which got the Cats home by five points. On Channel 7 after the kick, Sandy Roberts exclaimed, "Billy, you are king of Geelong!" And Gerard Healy "The Monkey's off the back Billy!" Brownless was mobbed by every Cats player, and coach Malcolm Blight jumped on. Just two weeks later the Cats were kicking after the siren again.
Then on Sunday at the MCG again, there was a major upset, as 7th placed Melbourne upended 2nd placed Carlton in the 2nd half to win by 27 points. Sean Charles kicked 5 goals, Martin Pike kicked 4 and "The Ox" David Schwarz kicked 4.
Over in Perth there was nearly an even bigger upset at the WACA, as Collingwood (8th) took on the Eagles (1st). Despite the Eagles leading by 4 goals at the last break, the Pies made a charge in the last term, kicking 6 goals to 2. And they could have had a shot after the siren inside 50, but Mick McGuane dropped a mark with just seconds remaining. The Eagles won by 2 points. It was the 313th and last last game for Pies skipper Tony Shaw, who was filled with tears as he walked off the ground. It was also Collingwood's last finals appearance for 8 years.
1996- The Bears win a final- By the bearest of margins
In 1996, the Brisbane Bears finally clicked and nearly won the minor premiership, just a few months before they would merge with Fitzroy.
And their first final ever at the Gabba was an absolute thriller against the Bombers, with Leppitsch and Lynch (Playing his first final) kicking 4 apiece, but the Bombers went toe to toe with the Bears all night. In the dying seconds, a high ball to the goal square fell off hands to Gavin Wanganeen, who had already kicked 3 goals in the second half, but he got rushed into his kick, and the snap hit the post, reducing the Lions lead to a point with 17 seconds remaining. The Bears saw out the final seconds and won a final after 9 years of existence, and left the Bombers at risk of being knocked out if Sydney or North lost- Neither of them did.
And after they lost the Prelim to Sydney by a stick, they had the unfortunate distinction of losing two finals by a point in the same season.
2002- Collingwood shuts off the Power
Going in to a game interstate without your skipper, who just happens to be your best player would probably mean you would be in one word, fucked. However Collingwood completely defied that in 2002.
Just 3 years after they won the wooden spoon, and 8 years after their last final, the Pies were back in the Top 4, up against Port Adelaide who were expected to win comfortably (they had won 5 more games than the Pies) against them. Collingwood's odds before the bounce were 5/1.
But the Pies went blow for blow with the Power by playing one on one around the ground, denying the Power certain goals through desperation (Such as Peter Burgoyne being run down in the goal square) and leading at every single change, and ultimately sealed the game deep into time on in the 4th, when Leon Davis roved a goal off the pack, securing a 13 point win, and cementing Port's place as the AFL's chokers (In their 4th finals match, it was their 4th loss). It also sealed Mick Malthouse as THE man at Collingwood.
In the absence of Buckley, Paul Licuria played sublimely, gathering 40 disposals and holding Brownlow fancy Josh Francou to 27.
Collingwood also became only the second Victorian team to win a final interstate.
2006- O’Loughlin vs the Eagles front row
2006 was the peak of the Eagles-Swans rivalry of the 2000s, and it climaxed with two epic finals, including a Grand Final.
The Swans raced out to a handy lead in the first half, and led by 22 points early into the third quarter. However the Eagles kicked 5 goals in the third to take the lead briefly, and reduce the gap to 3 points at the last change. The last quarter turned into a goal for goal marathon, first Cousins kicked a goal, then the Swans responded, and it went on, until Armstrong’s goal just before the five minute warning put the Eagles up by 4 points. The Swans counter attacked in time-on, when Drew Banfield spoiled the ball in the defensive ball right into the path of Michael O’Loughlin, who slammed it home from the goal-square, and then exchanged pleasantries with the front row of the Eagles cheersquad, including “Slim Daniel” as he is now known after his weight loss.
Barry Hall was massive for the Swans, kicking 5 goals. But on Grand Final day, Darren Glass totally shut him down and held him goalless.
The Swans won by a point, but the Eagles met them again in the Grand Final- and won by a point.
Eagles vs Swans
2007- The Magnificent Seven
Buddy Franklin well and truly sealed his place in the hearts of the Hawthorn faithful in 2007, when he finished 2nd in the Coleman Medal, then in their first finals appearance in 6 years, kicked 7 goals as they knocked off the more experienced Crows in a thriller by 3 points.
The Crows led for pretty much the entire game, and despite a Hawk fightback, the Crows retook the lead with Jason Torney kicking a bomb from outside 50 in time-on. With just seconds remaining, Scott Thompson kicked the ball out on the full, giving the Hawks the ball back for one last chance, which Ladson worked to Franklin on the edge of 50.
And with under 10 seconds left, Franklin lined up for his 7th goal, and absolutely nailed it, sparking absolutely joyous pandemonium amongst Hawks supporters, who had absolutely no idea how much time was left- As it turned out, none.
It was also the last game for the great Mark Riccuito, who played his 312th and last game. And at the same time, Richie Vandenberg lasted another week.
It was truly a sign of things to come.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCsurykGIZA
2013- Favourite Wipe Out
Just before we begin, here’s Tom Harley’s immortal prediction for Week 1 of the 2013 finals
As it turned out, it was the total opposite of what would happen- the Hawks would be the only betting favourite to win that weekend.
On Saturday, the massive debate over the AFL awarding Geelong a final at Kardinia Park (The first time a final would be played in Geelong in 116 years) was all ignored as Fremantle were made to hop on the plane and travel down the highway (It was also Paul Chapman’s 250th game for Geelong). But with an enormous advantage of having Aaron Sandilands and Zac Clarke in the ruck against Blicavs and Vardy (Freo’s ruckmen both had more hitouts than what Geelong finished with- 16), Fremantle mowed down the Cats in the midfield (Mundy, Fyfe, Barlow and Spurr all played superbly with Crowley shutting down Johnson), and their backline stood up after an early onslaught by the Cats. The Dockers won by 15 points, destroying Geelong’s season for the second straight year and achieving the rare feat of holding the Cats goalless in the last term at Kardinia Park (Which if I’m correct hadn’t been achieved since 2005).
At the MCG, Port Adelaide weren’t expected to be that great against Collingwood, who had years of finals experience compared to the Power making their first appearance since the now legendary 119 disaster. But they kicked 5 of the first 6 goals, then withstood two Pies fightbacks, including when they took the lead in the 4th term, before they flicked the switch and kicked the last 4.6 of the game to win by 4 goals. On the same night that Labor got dumped out of Government, Collingwood got dumped out of the finals (And both of them haven’t been back since).
And then poor old Richmond copped the worst one of all, having returned to September for the first time since 2001. Because of Essendon being dumped out of the 8, they ended up playing arch rival Carlton, who they had one win against in 5 years. But they got out to a 5 goal lead in the 2nd term, only for Carlton to mow them down in the 2nd half, kicking 12 goals to 4 and knocking them out of September. A great joke that everyone dreamed about for a week had actually managed (By some miracle) to become reality- Richmond losing a final to 9th place.
Though fortunately for Tiger fans, this is the last time Carlton has beaten them.
And Hitler KB wasn’t too happy about it!
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AFL Trade Period Overview

COMPLETED TRADES

Trades that have been finalised and AFL sanctioned - Last updated: 11 October 2013:
PLAYER FROM TO DETAILS
* Ben McEvoy First round draft pick #17
* Shane Savage First round draft pick #17
Lance Franklin Nine year agreement at $10 million
Dale Thomas Four year agreement at $700,000 a season
Eddie Betts Four year agreement at $2m
Colin Sylvia -
Shane Mumford Three year agreement
Matt White Three year agreement
Shaun Hampson -

DRAFT PICKS: CLUB BY CLUB

The latest draft picks table - Last updated: 11 October 2013:
CLUB DRAFT PICKS FREE AGENTS
ADELAIDE 42, 60, 78, 96, 114 -
BRISBANE 7, 25, 41, 59, 77, 95, 113 Simon Black and Jonathan Brown
CARLTON 12, 29, 47, 65, 83, 101, 119 Heath Scotland
COLLINGWOOD 10, 27, 45, 63, 81, 99, 117 Dale Thomas
ESSENDON 44, 62, 80, 98, 116 -
FREMANTLE 16, 33, 51, 69, 87, 105, 123 -
GEELONG 15, 32, 50, 68, 86, 104, 122 Joel Corey
GOLD COAST 5, 18*, 23, 39, 57, 75, 93, 111 -
GWS 1, 9*, 19, 35, 53, 71, 89, 107 -
HAWTHORN 17, 34, 52, 70, 88, 106, 124 Xavier Ellis
MELBOURNE 2, 20, 36, 54, 72, 90, 108 -
NORTH MELBOURNE 8, 26, 42, 61, 79, 97, 115 -
PORT ADELAIDE 13, 30, 48, 66, 84, 102, 120 -
RICHMOND 11, 28, 46, 64, 82, 100, 118 -
ST KILDA 3, 17†, 21, 37, 55, 73, 91, 109 Nick Dal Santo
SYDNEY 14, 31, 49, 67, 85, 103, 121 -
WEST COAST 6, 24, 40, 58, 76, 94, 112 -
WESTERN BULLDOGS 4, 22, 38, 56, 74, 92, 110 Dylan Addison
  • *: Priority Pick, †: new draft pick from trade peroid

AFL TRADE PERIOD: DAY FIVE

Last updated: 11 October 2013
  • It may take some time yet before Essendon forward Stewart Crameri finds his way to the Western Bulldogs. Crameri's manager Paul Connors admitted on Friday that the 25-year-old was all but certain to leave the Bombers. It's believed Essendon are striving to get more than the Bulldogs' No.22 draft pick in exchange for the reliable goalkicker.
  • Seemingly not content with those high picks, the Saints have admitted they want the No.1 pick overall. "We have approached GWS on pick one, but they are reluctant to trade this selection."
  • Dal Santo's manager Tom Petroro on Friday had no choice but to answer questions about the silky-smooth runner on Friday. He says a decision on the player’s future could be some days away.
  • North Melbourne fullback Scott Thompson has been rewarded for the best season of a burgeoning AFL career with a contract extension running until the end of 2017. The All-Australian fullback was already locked away for 2014. He joins Ben Cunnington and Aaron Black who also agreed to extensions until 2017 and forward Lindsay Thomas, who penned a new deal until 2016.
  • Bernie Vince has met with Melbourne as the club continues to explore options to bolster its midfield. The talented 28-year-old Adelaide midfielder has been a constant subject of trade discussions, even after winning the Crows best and fairest in 2009.
  • Xavier Ellis did a medical for Fremantle today, with the Dockers one of the clubs considering him.

AFL TRADE PERIOD: DAY FOUR

Date: 10 October 2013
  • Newly retired Hawthorn premiership ruckman Max Bailey has joined the Richmond football department.
  • Melbourne is denying that it has agreed to part ways with ruckman Mark Jamar.
  • St Kilda is the focus of the action today, with the gasp-inducing move of Ben McEvoy to Hawthorn. List manager Ameet Bains discussed the McEvoy trade, but then went on to give fans hope that favourite sons Nick Dal Santo and Leigh Montagna will remain. On Dal Santo, Bains said: "Ultimately, the club has put a position to North, if we can't get in what we feel is an adequate swap, we won't do the deal. There's a very big chance he'll still be at St Kilda, no doubt."
  • Hawthorn has grabbed hold of highly promising St Kilda ruckman Ben McEvoy as a ready-made replacement for just-retired ruckman Max Bailey, with Shane Savage heading to the Saints, as well as Hawthorn's first round draft pick at number 17.
  • As a consequence of this deal, Lions ruck prospect Billy Longer, previously considered by Hawthorn, will now be more likely to remain in Brisbane.
  • Gold Coast Suns List manager Scott Clayton says his club's "planned, methodical" approach in previous years means it will not be a big player in the 2013 trade period.
  • Hawks list guru Graham Wright has denied that dual premiership hero Brad Sewell is on the market.
  • Leigh Tudor has joined North Melbourne as a senior assistant coach, after missing out on the interim coaching role at Essendon.
  • The Herald Sun are saying Mark Thompson will be named interim Essendon coach tomorrow, with Neil Craig as senior assistant. [5]
Rumors & Speculation
  • Fitzroy will be rejoining the AFL in 2014 (Source). The Fremantle Dockers will forever be known as the only side to be beaten by Fitzroy in their last season.
  • Speculation is flowing that six-year Bulldog Jarrad Grant, who finally began to deliver on his promise in the final eight games of 2013, is weighing up a possible move after being offered an incentive-based contract.
  • SEN is also discussing the future of robust Demons ruckman Mark Jamar, with speculation that Melbourne will allow him to leave, entrusting their ruck division to Jack Fitzpatrick, Max Gawn and Jake Spencer.

AFL TRADE PERIOD: DAY THREE

Date: 9 October 2013
  • Essendon assistant coach, Dean Wallis, the latest to be sacked.
  • Dale Thomas is now officially a Carlton player, as Collingwood has not matched the offer made to the premiership midfielder by the Blues.
  • Geelong veteran Joel Corey has retired, making it four high-profile Cats to have departed
  • Despite some reports to the contrary, SEN reports that North Melbourne is NOT offering pick 26 as part of a deal for St Kilda midfield star Nick Dal Santo.
  • Adelaide list manager David Noble has confirmed his club is interested in delisted Geelong key forward James Podsiadly as it seeks to "re-establish the firepower" in its forward line. He mentioned Essendon tall Scott Gumbleton as another possible target, but emphasised the club's priority remained securing disaffected young Lion midfielder Jared Polec. Noble told SEN radio that former Crows best and fairest winner Bernie Vince was not "on the table" and is contracted, and said utility Ricky Henderson was a required player.
  • Carlton football manager Andrew McKay has confirmed his club's interest in former Cat Paul Chapman, saying the Blues would be mad not to consider the three-time premiership veteran. "He's someone we'll consider definitely," McKay said. Carlton has spoken to Hawk fringe midfielder Shane Savage, but salary cap issues and the desire to have four national draft picks may constrain a deal. McKay said James Podsiadly "may suit us" in the short term, but negotiations to nab the marking target are in the very early stages. The story is the same with Lions backman Sam Docherty, who is not a free agent, so a deal would have to be done with Brisbane. However, in Carlton's favour is that Docherty is keen to join the Blues. McKay said Carlton would "want something pretty good" to let go of young talents Josh Bootsma, Levi Casboult or Kane Lucas.
  • Highly regarded GWS midfielder Taylor Adams remains a key figure in the trade period, with Collingwood supposedly leading the chasing pack.
  • Docker fringe player Josh Mellington, a small forward, is reportedly being assisted by the Dockers to get a trade back to Melbourne. Teammate Viv Michie may also attract attention.
  • MUCH speculation has surrounded Hawthorn veteran Brad Sewell but the dual premiership player is contracted next year and not looking to move.
Rumors & Speculation
  • A temporary Essendon coach would be named this afternoon, but Thursday seems a better bet.

AFL TRADE PERIOD: DAY TWO

Date: 8 October 2013
  • Lance Franklin will be a Swans player by the end of the week after the AFL officially approved Sydney's extraordinary offer after a week-long investigation into the bona fides and the ramifications of the deal. Hawthorn now has three days to consider the Swans' nine year $10 million offer and whether they will match it.
  • Greater Western Sydney has slammed a report that it has offered Heath Shaw a $4 million deal as a ''wild exaggeration'' and ''simply wrong''. News Limited reported that the Giants, desperate to land experienced players, had made a bold play for the disgruntled Magpie by offering him a contract ''believed to be around $800,000 a season for five years''.
  • North Melbourne has moved to lock away two key players, with the AFL's best goal-kicking small forward and one of the league's top clearance midfielders both re-signing on long-term contracts. Goalsneak Lindsay Thomas has agreed to remain at the club for the next three seasons, while emerging on-baller Ben Cunnington has inked a new four-year deal that will tie him to the Roos until 2017.
  • Fremantle is still deciding whether to advance its interest in Hawthorn free agent Xavier Ellis, the club's football manager Chris Bond confirmed to afl.com.au. Speaking on Trade Radio on Tuesday, Bond said the Dockers had spoken to the management of the uncontracted 25-year-old.
  • The Dockers are busy this trade period as they make inquiries with the Brisbane Lions about talented utility Elliot Yeo. afl.com.au reports Fremantle has joined West Coast in the race for the young West Australian. The Eagles remain the frontrunners to secure Yeo, who has been offered a three-year deal to join the club. The Dockers, however, appear poised to make an offer should negotiations between West Coast and the Lions break down.

AFL TRADE PERIOD: DAY ONE

Date: 7 October 2013
Allies of World War I Population (millions) Military deaths Direct civilian deaths (due to military action) Excess civilian deaths (due to famine, disease & accidents) Total deaths Deaths as% of population Military wounded
Russia 175.1 2,254,369 500,000 1,000,000 3,754,369 2.14% 4,950,000
Serbia 4.5 275,000 150,000 300,000 725,000 16.11% 133,148
Romania 7.5 250,000 120,000 330,000 700,000 9.33% 120,000
France 39.6 1,397,800 40,000 260,000 1,697,800 4.29% 4,266,000
Greece 4.8 26,000 150,000 176,000 3.67% 21,000
Italy 35.6 651,000 4,000,585,000 1,240,000 3.48% 953,886
United Kingdom 45.4 886,939 2,000 107,000 995,939 2.19% 1,663,435
New Zealand 1.1 18,052 18,052 1.64% 41,317
Belgium 7.4 58,637 7,000 55,000 120,637 1.63% 44,686
Portugal 6 7,222 82,000 89,222 1.49% 13,751
Australia 4.5 61,966 61,966 1.38% 152,171
Canada 7.2 64 976 2 000 66
Newfoundland 0.2 1,570 1,570 0.65% 2,314
Montenegro 0.5 3,000 3,000 0.60% 10,000
United States 92 116,708 757 117,465 0.13% 205,690
India 315.1 74,187 74,187 0.02% 69,214
Japan 53.6 415 415 0% 907
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2014 Preview: Fremantle Dockers

Fremantle Football Club * /FremantleFC * www.fremantlefc.com.au
2014 Fixture
Founded: 1994 (20 years baby woo)
Song: Freo Way to Go
Mascot: Johnny "The Doc" Docker and his sister Jenny
Ground: Pattersons stadium, Subiaco. Also Fremantle oval for training and administration.
Captain: Matthew Pavlich
Senior Coach: Ross Lyon
Coaching Staff: Brett Kirk, Michael Prior, Peter Sumich, Simon Lloyd, Mark Stone
Review of 2013/Preview of 2014
Season: 3rd (Regular season) 2nd (Finals) (16 wins, 5 losses, 1 Draw, 66 points, 134.06%)
Courtesy of unitofpermeability from his column at unambitiousus.com
What a season we saw from Freo! The stalwart defence that this team has become known for over the Ross Lyon era almost delivered the team its very first premiership. The Dockers managed a 16-5 record, finished 3rd, beat Geelong down at Simonds Stadium, knocked off reigning premiers Sydney at Subiaco and then went down in a heartbreaking loss to the form team Hawthorn in front of 100,007 people at the MCG.
In terms of losing players, Fremantle were incredibly quiet. The six players that were delisted played a total of 27 games between them, with Haiden Schloithe and Alex Howson not making their AFL debuts. Jesse Crichton was the only player with a decent number of showings, 18 in total.
The sad story coming out of the purple haze is the forced retirement of Jayden Pitt. Pitt retired at just 21 due to a diagnosed heart irregularity, the midfielder having played 10 games in his three seasons. While he may not have been a massively influential player in his time at Freo, it is always sad seeing someone forced into retirement.
Promising youngster Viv Michie was traded to Melbourne for pick 54 in the Trade Period, after appearing only once in his three seasons at the club. This is mostly due to the fact that he has been injured for long periods of time. At Freo, Michie has suffered two stress fractures in his right foot (in 2011 and 2012, respectively), and tore the meniscus in his right knee playing in the WAFL in August 2013. However, he dominated WAFL play beforehand, averaging 26 disposals in 16 games with the Peel Thunder. His clearance work will be extremely valuable to a Demons team ranked 18th in clearances per game in 2013, and 18th in clearance per game difference (an average of -9.4 per game). Even though Fremantle ranks 12th in clearances per game, they also rank 5th in clearances allowed per game and still hold a +0.6 differential per game. Regardless, it is unlikely the Viv Michie trade is a regrettable one for the Dockers.
The most significant addition to the Dockers’ list is former Demon Colin Sylvia. The 28-year-old midfielder played 157 games over ten seasons at Melbourne, and whilst being taken at pick 3 in the 2003 draft, Sylvia hasn’t been able to find his consistency. In July 2013, Sylvia declared that although being an unrestricted free agent, he wanted to remain a one-club man and was confident he and Melbourne would reach a deal. New Coach Paul Roos described Sylvia as a ‘required player’, and although the Dees made an offer to Sylvia, he accepted a three-year deal with Fremantle instead, even though Melbourne’s offer was reportedly ‘of similar terms’ to the Fremantle deal.
Purely from a business perspective, this deal is a no-brainer for Sylvia and his management. Melbourne have been through some dark times in the past half-decade or so, and he has an opportunity to start over at a Grand Finalist that isn’t done trying yet. However, taking loyalty into account – especially the comments he made – and it’s a little bit of a head-scratcher. Based on talent, he’ll play Round 1 in 2014. Sylvia has decent height (186cm), and his experience coupled with his developed body and tough nature will be valuable for gaining contested possessions. If Sylvia is to slot into the team either in the guts, on the wing or on the half forward line, it is likely that a younger player will lose their spot, perhaps someone like Lachie Neale in the forward line, or Cameron Sutcliffe and Thomas Sheridan in the midfield.
Fremantle also picked up oft-injured Essendon forward Scott Gumbleton in exchange for pick 55. Freo were after another forward in the Trade Period to help out Matthew Pavlich, and it should be no surprise that the key to Gumbleton’s success is his own health. The Dockers will need to keep him in cotton wool and make sure the lanky forward doesn’t injure himself in preseason. If he’s healthy, he will probably line up for Round 1, especially considering the injuries of Kepler Bradley (Torn ACL in April 2013) and Zac Clarke (Injured knee at a music festival…really?).
Moving to the draft, and Fremantle’s highest selection – pick 17 – was used on 199cm ruckman Michael Apeness. The Vic Metro giant is known for his superior tap work, and coming from a rugby background, you can bet that the hustle and bustle of the bigger ruckmen will not faze him. Apeness also spent time playing as a key forward for the Eastern Rangers, displaying a strong contested mark. His physical nature will stand him in good stead for his AFL career, and he might have a chance of a few games depending on Aaron Sandilands’ health and the return of Zac Clarke.
With pick 37, the Dockers drafted Tasmanian tall forward Alex Pearce, who, weighing in at 87kg (for 199cm), shows a quick first step and good agility. Freo’s final two picks were used on small midfieldeforward and all-round sportsman Brady Grey (pick 58) and a Rookie Elevation of Michael Taberner. Turning to the rookie draft, and Fremantle picked up local boys Michael Wood (Subiaco) and Thomas Vandeleur (South Fremantle), as well as Vic Metro’s Jacob Ballard.
The scarce number of moves made by the Fremantle Football Club is evidence that this team only needs a couple of tweaks to rise back up to the last Saturday in September again. Their losses were minimal, and Ross Lyon and co. were able to bring in a forward with potential and a 150+ game midfielder. Both still have room to improve, but if they can play their roles it’ll be another great season for the Dockers.
2014 Squad
Traded to Fremantle:
  • Pick 58 for Viv Michie (to Melbourne)
  • Scott Gumbleton (from Essendon) for pick 55
Free agent recruits:
  • Colin Sylvia (from Melbourne)
2013 National draft
  • 17: Michael Apeness, Eastern Ranges
  • 37: Alex Pearce, Ulverstone/Devonport
  • 58: Brady Grey, Burnie Dockers
Rookie elevation:
  • 73: Matt Taberner
Pre-season draft
  • None
Rookie draft:
  • 16: Michael Wood, Subiaco
  • 32: Tom Vandeleur, South Fremantle
  • 47: Jacob Ballard, Northern Blues
Retired
  • Jayden Pitt
Delisted:
  • Jesse Crichton
  • Peter Faulks
  • Alex Forster
  • Alex Howson
  • Josh Mellington
  • Haiden Schloithe
Uncontracted players/Free agents lost
  • None
Traded away:
  • Viv Michie
  • Pick 55
Credit to MyFriendsCallMeSir, unitofpermeability and the subscribers of /FremantleFC for their combined input into this preview. Also thanks to the many authors of the 16 previously submitted reviews for ideas for formatting and layout.
Full Fixture:
Round 1: Friday, March 14 Collingwood v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 7:50PM
Round 2: Saturday, March 29 Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns Patersons Stadium, 4:40PM
Round 3: Friday, April 4 Hawthorn v Fremantle MCG, 7:50PM
Round 4: Sunday, April 13 Fremantle v Essendon Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 5: Saturday, April 19 Sydney Swans v Fremantle SCG, 4:40PM
Round 6: Friday, April 25 Fremantle v North Melbourne Patersons Stadium, 6:40PM
Round 7: Sunday, May 4 West Coast Eagles v Fremantle Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 8: Saturday, May 10 Port Adelaide v Fremantle Adelaide Oval, 1:10PM
Round 9: Saturday, May 17 Fremantle v Geelong Cats Patersons Stadium, 5:40PM
Round 10: BYE
Round 11: Sunday, June 1 Western Bulldogs v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 3:20PM
Round 12: Sunday, June 8 Fremantle v Adelaide Crows Patersons Stadium, 2:10PM
Round 13: Saturday, June 14 Richmond v Fremantle MCG, 1:45PM
Round 14: Saturday, June 21 Fremantle v Brisbane Lions Patersons Stadium, 5:40PM
Round 15: Saturday, June 28 Fremantle v West Coast Eagles Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 16: Saturday, July 5 Melbourne v Fremantle TIO Stadium, Darwin, 7:10PM
Round 17: Sunday, July 13 Fremantle v GWS Giants Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 18: Saturday, July 19 St Kilda v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 4:40PM
Round 19: Thursday, July 31 Fremantle v Carlton Patersons Stadium, 6:10PM
Round 20: Saturday, August 9 Geelong Cats v Fremantle Simonds Stadium, 7:40PM
Round 21: Sunday, August 17 Fremantle v Hawthorn Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 22: Sunday, August 24 Brisbane Lions v Fremantle Gabba, 1:10PM
Round 23: Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31 (TBC) Fremantle v Port Adelaide Patersons Stadium, TBC
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/r/afl 2014 preview

So I noticed that there wasn't one of these sets up for our beloved men in purple yet. (or if it happened I missed it, feel free to point me that way and I can delete this).
I'm not a great writer but I'll have a crack at a rough copy over the next few days. Feel free to rewrite my attempts in the comments. I copied a season review/preview from another website, if anyone wants to write something for them?
I'm also going to blatantly steal from the existing ones and edit them, but lets just keep that between us.
Fremantle Football Club * /FremantleFC * www.fremantlefc.com.au
2014 Fixture
Founded: 1994 (20 years baby woo)
Song: Freo Way to Go
Mascot: Johnny "The Doc" Docker and his sister Jenny
Ground: Pattersons stadium, Subiaco. Also Fremantle oval for training and administration.
Captain: Matthew Pavlich
Senior Coach: Ross Lyon
Coaching Staff: Brett Kirk, Michael Prior, Peter Sumich, Simon Lloyd, Mark Stone
Review of 2013
Season: 3rd (Regular season) 2nd (Finals) (16 wins, 5 losses, 1 Draw, 66 points, 134.06%)
Courtesy of unitofpermeability from his column at unambitiousus.com
What a season we saw from Freo! The stalwart defence that this team has become known for over the Ross Lyon era almost delivered the team its very first premiership. The Dockers managed a 16-5 record, finished 3rd, beat Geelong down at Simonds Stadium, knocked off reigning premiers Sydney at Subiaco and then went down in a heartbreaking loss to the form team Hawthorn in front of 100,007 people at the MCG.
In terms of losing players, Fremantle were incredibly quiet. The six players that were delisted played a total of 27 games between them, with Haiden Schloithe and Alex Howson not making their AFL debuts. Jesse Crichton was the only player with a decent number of showings, 18 in total.
The sad story coming out of the purple haze is the forced retirement of Jayden Pitt. Pitt retired at just 21 due to a diagnosed heart irregularity, the midfielder having played 10 games in his three seasons. While he may not have been a massively influential player in his time at Freo, it is always sad seeing someone forced into retirement.
Promising youngster Viv Michie was traded to Melbourne for pick 54 in the Trade Period, after appearing only once in his three seasons at the club. This is mostly due to the fact that he has been injured for long periods of time. At Freo, Michie has suffered two stress fractures in his right foot (in 2011 and 2012, respectively), and tore the meniscus in his right knee playing in the WAFL in August 2013. However, he dominated WAFL play beforehand, averaging 26 disposals in 16 games with the Peel Thunder. His clearance work will be extremely valuable to a Demons team ranked 18th in clearances per game in 2013, and 18th in clearance per game difference (an average of -9.4 per game). Even though Fremantle ranks 12th in clearances per game, they also rank 5th in clearances allowed per game and still hold a +0.6 differential per game. Regardless, it is unlikely the Viv Michie trade is a regrettable one for the Dockers.
The most significant addition to the Dockers’ list is former Demon Colin Sylvia. The 28-year-old midfielder played 157 games over ten seasons at Melbourne, and whilst being taken at pick 3 in the 2003 draft, Sylvia hasn’t been able to find his consistency. In July 2013, Sylvia declared that although being an unrestricted free agent, he wanted to remain a one-club man and was confident he and Melbourne would reach a deal. New Coach Paul Roos described Sylvia as a ‘required player’, and although the Dees made an offer to Sylvia, he accepted a three-year deal with Fremantle instead, even though Melbourne’s offer was reportedly ‘of similar terms’ to the Fremantle deal.
Purely from a business perspective, this deal is a no-brainer for Sylvia and his management. Melbourne have been through some dark times in the past half-decade or so, and he has an opportunity to start over at a Grand Finalist that isn’t done trying yet. However, taking loyalty into account – especially the comments he made – and it’s a little bit of a head-scratcher. Based on talent, he’ll play Round 1 in 2014. Sylvia has decent height (186cm), and his experience coupled with his developed body and tough nature will be valuable for gaining contested possessions. If Sylvia is to slot into the team either in the guts, on the wing or on the half forward line, it is likely that a younger player will lose their spot, perhaps someone like Lachie Neale in the forward line, or Cameron Sutcliffe and Thomas Sheridan in the midfield.
Fremantle also picked up oft-injured Essendon forward Scott Gumbleton in exchange for pick 55. Freo were after another forward in the Trade Period to help out Matthew Pavlich, and it should be no surprise that the key to Gumbleton’s success is his own health. The Dockers will need to keep him in cotton wool and make sure the lanky forward doesn’t injure himself in preseason. If he’s healthy, he will probably line up for Round 1, especially considering the injuries of Kepler Bradley (Torn ACL in April 2013) and Zac Clarke (Injured knee at a music festival…really?).
Moving to the draft, and Fremantle’s highest selection – pick 17 – was used on 199cm ruckman Michael Apeness. The Vic Metro giant is known for his superior tap work, and coming from a rugby background, you can bet that the hustle and bustle of the bigger ruckmen will not faze him. Apeness also spent time playing as a key forward for the Eastern Rangers, displaying a strong contested mark. His physical nature will stand him in good stead for his AFL career, and he might have a chance of a few games depending on Aaron Sandilands’ health and the return of Zac Clarke.
With pick 37, the Dockers drafted Tasmanian tall forward Alex Pearce, who, weighing in at 87kg (for 199cm), shows a quick first step and good agility. Freo’s final two picks were used on small midfieldeforward and all-round sportsman Brady Grey (pick 58) and a Rookie Elevation of Michael Taberner. Turning to the rookie draft, and Fremantle picked up local boys Michael Wood (Subiaco) and Thomas Vandeleur (South Fremantle), as well as Vic Metro’s Jacob Ballard.
The scarce number of moves made by the Fremantle Football Club is evidence that this team only needs a couple of tweaks to rise back up to the last Saturday in September again. Their losses were minimal, and Ross Lyon and co. were able to bring in a forward with potential and a 150+ game midfielder. Both still have room to improve, but if they can play their roles it’ll be another great season for the Dockers.
2014 Squad
Traded to Fremantle:
  • Pick 58 for Viv Michie (to Melbourne)
  • Scott Gumbleton (from Essendon) for pick 55
Free agent recruits:
  • Colin Sylvia (from Melbourne)
2013 National draft
  • 17: Michael Apeness, Eastern Ranges
  • 37: Alex Pearce, Ulverstone/Devonport
  • 58: Brady Grey, Burnie Dockers
Rookie elevation:
  • 73: Matt Taberner
Pre-season draft
  • None
Rookie draft:
  • 16: Michael Wood, Subiaco
  • 32: Tom Vandeleur, South Fremantle
  • 47: Jacob Ballard, Northern Blues
Retired
  • Jayden Pitt
Delisted:
  • Jesse Crichton
  • Peter Faulks
  • Alex Forster
  • Alex Howson
  • Josh Mellington
  • Haiden Schloithe
Uncontracted players/Free agents lost
  • None
Traded away:
  • Viv Michie
  • Pick 55
Credit to MyFriendsCallMeSir, unitofpermeability and the subscribers of /FremantleFC for their combined input into this preview
Full Fixture:
Round 1: Friday, March 14 Collingwood v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 7:50PM
Round 2: Saturday, March 29 Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns Patersons Stadium, 4:40PM
Round 3: Friday, April 4 Hawthorn v Fremantle MCG, 7:50PM
Round 4: Sunday, April 13 Fremantle v Essendon Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 5: Saturday, April 19 Sydney Swans v Fremantle SCG, 4:40PM
Round 6: Friday, April 25 Fremantle v North Melbourne Patersons Stadium, 6:40PM
Round 7: Sunday, May 4 West Coast Eagles v Fremantle Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 8: Saturday, May 10 Port Adelaide v Fremantle Adelaide Oval, 1:10PM
Round 9: Saturday, May 17 Fremantle v Geelong Cats Patersons Stadium, 5:40PM
Round 10: BYE
Round 11: Sunday, June 1 Western Bulldogs v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 3:20PM
Round 12: Sunday, June 8 Fremantle v Adelaide Crows Patersons Stadium, 2:10PM
Round 13: Saturday, June 14 Richmond v Fremantle MCG, 1:45PM
Round 14: Saturday, June 21 Fremantle v Brisbane Lions Patersons Stadium, 5:40PM
Round 15: Saturday, June 28 Fremantle v West Coast Eagles Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 16: Saturday, July 5 Melbourne v Fremantle TIO Stadium, Darwin, 7:10PM
Round 17: Sunday, July 13 Fremantle v GWS Giants Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 18: Saturday, July 19 St Kilda v Fremantle Etihad Stadium, 4:40PM
Round 19: Thursday, July 31 Fremantle v Carlton Patersons Stadium, 6:10PM
Round 20: Saturday, August 9 Geelong Cats v Fremantle Simonds Stadium, 7:40PM
Round 21: Sunday, August 17 Fremantle v Hawthorn Patersons Stadium, 2:40PM
Round 22: Sunday, August 24 Brisbane Lions v Fremantle Gabba, 1:10PM
Round 23: Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31 (TBC) Fremantle v Port Adelaide Patersons Stadium, TBC
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