Who else is still buzzing from the SWEET Dockers win last week?!
A fresh-faced Fremantle Dockers line-up had an amazing win over the reigning Premiers last weekend, securing a 16-point victory over the Western Bulldogs. After the first two rounds of the season, Freo’s Coach Ross Lyon made some much needed changes to the Dockers squad, changes that well and truly paid off! Ross brought in six new faces, including debutants Griffin Logue and Harley Balic, and there was a noticeable difference in the energy surrounding the team with the young guns getting their time to shine.
There were some standout players in the Dockers V Dogs clash, one of which was new Freo recruit Joel Hamling, who really stepped it up a notch in defence against his old Bulldogs side. One of the six inclusions was Brady Grey, who had a great game, he is a strong body and was calm, cool and collected around the ball and didn’t have any trouble getting his hands on it.
I was also impressed with debutant Griffin Logue. He, Hamling and veteran Michael Johnson gelled so well in defence and really made it look like they had been playing together for years. Stephen Hill was impressive too, reminding us of his incredible agility and precision with the ball.
This week, an unchanged Dockers outfit faces the Melbourne Demons at the MCG, with hopes of getting their first win on the road for the season. If Freo are going to get a win at the MCG I think this will be the game. The Demons will be without three of their best players; Jesse Hogan and Jordan Lewis are on the sidelines due to suspension and their ruckman Max Gawn is out with a hamstring injury. Going into this game without their number one ruck option, I can’t see Melbourne having an answer for three-time All-Australian ruckman Aaron Sandilands, and the Sandilands/Nat Fyfe combo.