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Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Lee on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:35 am

A new era at the Bloods, with Gavin Colville taking over the reins from Mark Mickan.

One or two retirements, but this year will be driven by excitement and some very talented younger players, with a clear focus on the future.

It will be interesting to see if Jono Beech returns and it's obvious West need to reinforce their ruck and midfield stocks, as well as a key position player.

Those to watch:  Obviously the most talented youngster in Australia, Izak Rankine, as well as Isaac Johnson, Patrick Fairlie, Murray Waite and others.

Draft watch:  For a roughie, Chris Burgess, a Flinders Park 'come and try' player, now a key player and some AFL interest.


Prediction?  That's for others, who might say 6th to 9th.

Me? Somewhere between 1st and 3rd Very Happy

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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:08 pm

Well you did that not so long ago.
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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Lee on Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:22 pm

Between us, we've won the last 3 flags, Chambo.

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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Scrappy on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:47 pm

Between us we have won the last 6 premierships ...
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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Scrunch on Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:15 am

Think there's a bit to like about the Bloods. Their crop of exciting youngsters made great strides onfield last season. I know there's some decent outs, but if they can add a couple of proven recruits, keep an eye on them.
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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Scrappy on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:13 am

OUTS

CAIRE
CARGER
helBIG
SCOTT
SCHMIDT
SILVERLOCK


INS

BEECH
EASTMAN
HUPFIELD
KIRK
MILLER
PARELLA


Thats just a few ins and outs
If there are more , please post

Will Jason Porplyzia and Thiele play this season ?

Hard to gauge how WA will go this season
Showed some improvement last season , so might be on the way up ?
From what Ive seen of him as a player, Gavin Colville should become a good coach
From what I know, Westies have got their off field matters in order , which had to be expected with the recently appointed president and club stalwarts Thiele and First Blood around the club

Prediction
5th-9th


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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Bundy on Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:59 am

Scrappy wrote:OUTS

CAIRE
CARGER
helBIG
SCOTT
SCHMIDT
SILVERLOCK


INS

BEECH
EASTMAN
HUPFIELD
KIRK
MILLER
PARELLA


Thats just a few ins and outs
If there are more , please post

Will Jason Porplyzia and Thiele play this season ?

Hard to gauge how WA will go this season
Showed some improvement last season , so might be on the way up ?
From what Ive seen of him as a player, Gavin Colville should become a good coach
From what I know, Westies have got their off field matters in order , which had to be expected with the recently appointed president and club stalwarts Thiele and First Blood around the club

Prediction
5th-9th

HAVE THEY REALLY THINK AGAIN ASK AROUND.
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Re: Back in Red and Black in 2018

Post by Lee on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks for the preview, scrappy

Re the 2 Jasons.

Porps is hoping to play in the next week or two.

Thiele is on standby and is training extremely well.

As for the club, despite the usual suspects negativity, we've turned our finances around remarkably. (as per our published accounts).

First trading profit for many years, no debt problems at all, backed up by the Wolfpack (credit to prior and current Board members) for any contingencies, excellent new coach, women's football much improved, oval improvements planned, community engagement being expanded, Team of the Centuries dinner in 2 weeks filling up fast.

There's still a lot to do, but the Board and staff have the passion to do it.

Happy to answer any questions here or by PM about the club.

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