There weren’t many positives that could be taken out of Fremantle’s defeat to Sydney on Saturday night, especially in the first half. The team were as flat as I had seen them, fumbled the ball consistantly, couldnt take a mark, and their defence was definitely not at the levels i know they can play at, especially after how they played last week.
40 points down at half time, I was almost scared to think how big the margin would be at the end of the game. To their credit though, the boys came back in the second half a completely different team. Maybe it was the inclusion of Michael Barlow or maybe it was a spraying from the coach, but they came out searching for blood and began what was to be a massive comeback.
Despite going down by 13 points, I think Ross Lyon would be a lot less angry then he otherwise would have been if they had continued to play shit football for the entire match. The team can now look to rectify with a game against the Brisbane Lions at Patersons, where old versus new in Mark Harvey and Ross Lyon will go head to head for the first time in what is bound to be a ripper game.