Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

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Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Brucetiki on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:02 pm

West v South
Friday 7 April
City Mazda Stadium

Reserves: 4:30pm
League: 7:10pm

It's last year's wooden spooners taking on a side many expect to be on the decline in 2017. Will West start 2017 with a win, or will South defy the predictions for at least one week.

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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Lee on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:47 pm

How would fans rate West if their remaining premiership olayers regained their 2015 form and confidence?

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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by bayman on Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:51 pm

West would be odds on if that were the case, I still think West will win as I expect (with respect to him) South to drop with the new coach & could add a loss of a player or two, West by 5 goals
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by blueandwhite on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:31 am

I've seen a couple of Souths trials and to be brutally honest, I was underwhelmed, especially vs the Eagles last Saturday.
On our current form West will be too good.
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Southee on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:20 am

blueandwhite wrote:I've seen a couple of Souths trials and to be brutally honest, I was underwhelmed, especially vs the Eagles last Saturday.
On our current form West will be too good.

Agreed. Something this year seems different with us but I'm not feeling a good vibe.

If the trials are anything to go by we need to dramatically improve to beat Westies.

Should be a pretty even contest and very much looking forward to footy being back .
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Wolf Pack on Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:57 pm

South to win easily.
Westies have lost Porplyzia for the year and Schmidt will miss 8 weeks.
By far Westies two most talented players.
Going to be tough now for the bloods to climb the ladder I think......
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Lee on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:54 pm

I think there's a new group of talented players coming through and we might be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Wolf Pack on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:22 pm

I really hope so Lee.
Feeling a bit flat today like most Westies supporters I would think.
Terrible luck for Porps.
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Lee on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:46 pm

Yes it's devastating for Jason and all of us.

We'll all get around him and I'd say he has a bright coaching future ahead when he stops playing.

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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by saintal on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:18 am

In last year's two games between the clubs, Brett Eddy (15 goals) nearly knocked off West (16 goals). Will be interesting to see how the South forward line functions this year. Need big years from Overall and recruit Davis to fill the significant void.
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by oldfella on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:42 am

I may be over optimistic but i feel we blooded a group of good young players who are ready to take up the challenge also have recruited well -- westies by 7
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by blacky on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:25 am

On a side note tonight's game is the first time in 42 years that a member of the Harradine family has not been involved in the match side of a game
One is now president
One has given it away and will be in the past player's room having a beer or two
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Lee on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:14 pm

And the one having a beer or several deserves it after 40 years of working for the club.


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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:30 pm

It's unbecoming for Presidents to walk around with mud on their shoes! Laughing
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Bundy on Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:11 pm

Panthers by 6 goals.
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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by Lee on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:26 am

Good to see much improved lighting at City Mazda last night.

Nearly all of the lights had been fixed.

The ground was in immaculate condition. One of the positives from hosting AFL games is that all SANFL grounds are in really good condition now.

As for the footy, South looked well drilled and their field kicking was far superior to West's and we started very slowly. We fought back well, but lost most centre clearances and often started from defence after a centre bounce.

The attitude and endeavour was good, but South were better and we've got work to do.

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Re: Round 1: West v South - Friday 7 April @ City Mazda Stadium

Post by blueandwhite on Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 pm

A win by South, but....IMO opinion West were severely undermanned and played a lot of young inexperienced players-who performed pretty well. No 64 a blonde heade fellow on the wing impressed me.
- South looked disorganised and coughed up the ball too often under pressure. Adapting to the new game plan will clearly take a while and its clearly a work in progress. Souths players often looked in two minds and confused. new recruit Abe Davis looks a player and performed admirably in his debut. Sam Overall looked very impressive up forward and has the size and hands to be a dominant SANFL forward in the future. All in all happy to get the points but a long way to go..
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