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We might be demoralised and distraught but… the weather forecast is in our favour. It’s the Restump’s review podcast of yesterday’s highs and lows in the clash and carnage against the Bulldogs.
From our perspective, we’re talking the positives. While we have a fair way to go, we were running the Bulldogs to the wire. Obviously the horror soul destroying 90 seconds of injury carnage stopped us in our tracks and….. striking blokes in the Cody ‘Weightmans’ doesn’t help the cause!
Yes sure, we might have been a bit fortunate as the Dogs kicked at goals like they were challenging us for the inaccuracy record, but we made the most of it. We brought the effort and that held us in pretty good stead.
The great Sean Darcy is taking the ruck by storm, Liam Henry's lightning flashes are increasing and, topping off the weather report, we saw the arrival of the Cyclone!
And what was that foreign straight as a dye drop punt kicking style Josh Treacy was displaying? We got a taste of what the Cyclone will be delivering over the next decade in purple and there isn’t a Freo fan alive that isn’t going back numerous times and getting a plate load from that buffet.
You just had to be in awe of Fyfe’s 3rd quarter, we need a bunch of players to take a leaf out of Caleb Serong’s angry niggle and competitive spirit book and Andy Brayshaw may never kick a better goal.
There are plenty of negatives but the negatives, while important, have been done to death and we all know what they are. Some are a continual work-in-progress and others can only be rectified by modern medicine and surgical procedures.
Our season may well be deep in the mulligatawny but we’re focusing on the positives and realising that through adversity comes opportunity. The young Freo brigade get the opportunity to taste league action and we all get the opportunity to see how they go. There is nothing like the debut of draftees to reignite supporter enthusiasm.
Speaking of medicinal practises, bang this hour of purple palaver in your ears and you’ll never need a sleeping pill again! We probably should caution about listening while driving.