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Adelaide v Fremantle Trial Game Notes

The Crows and the Dockers played a trial game at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. I have put together some comments from the Crows and Dockers websites as well as from my man on the ground, Max Phillips.

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crouchUnfortunately I wasn’t able to get along to the Crows v Dockers trial game at AAMI Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.  However, I did ask Max Phillips (@maxiphillips) to send me some notes.  Below is what he was able to send me through.  One thing to note though is that it was around 35-37 degrees throughout the entire game and some guys only played half a game.

Max’s notes:

Brown & Jaensch impressed racking up posessions in the back half in the race for Doughty’s spot.  Tambling and Laird good also.

Wright’s stocks continue to rise with DPP status and plenty of the ball in the first half.  Sloane also prolific.

Fyfe did not find massive amounts of it, but everything he touched was golden, including characteristic pack marks. (Fyfe didn’t play the first quarter)

Crichton looks to have stepped up another gear, found a heap of it across half back for Freo.  Crozier and also impressed.

Barlow got a heap of it around the contests too, definitely consider.
Here are some of the Champion Data stats from the game for the Crows players from

Brad Crouch: four kicks, 14 handballs, five marks, four clearances and two inside 50ms (pictured above)

Matthew Jaensch: 15 kicks, three handballs, eight marks, one clearance and three rebound 50ms

Matthew Wright: 10 kicks, six handballs, two clearances and three inside 50ms (first half only)

Ricky Henderson: 11 kicks, four handballs, eight marks, three inside50ms and 1.0 (second half only)

Rory Sloane: eight kicks, seven handballs, three clearances and one inside 50m (first half only)

Sam Kerridge: eight kicks, four handballs, one clearance and four rebound 50ms

Patrick Dangerfield: six kicks, five handballs, five clearances and three inside 50ms (second half only)

Luke Thompson: eight kicks, three handballs, seven marks, one clearance and two rebound 50ms

Ian Callinan: four kicks, two handballs, two clearances, three inside 50ms and 1.1 (second half only)

Taylor Walker: five kicks, one handball, four marks and one inside 50m (first half only)

Josh Jenkins: seven kicks, three handballs, two marks, 12 hit-outs, three inside 50ms and 2.1


Some of the comments for the Fremantle guys from

Michael Barlow was his usual tireless self, collecting 27 disposals in the midfield, while Tendai Mzungu and Hayden Crozier both kicked two goals.

David Mundy also made a successful return to competitive action after a minor ankle injury had kept him out of the intra-club and first NAB Cup

Jon Griffin rucked most of the game to finish with nine disposals and 27 hitouts, while 21-year-old recruit Jack Hannath had four touches and nine hitouts in a back-up role.

There were also heartening signs from Jesse Crichton, who had 19 disposals running out of defence, and Zac Clarke, who looked strong and fit in gaining 15 disposals, seven marks and a goal.

Nat Fyfe didn’t play the first quarter, but he put on a midfield master-class in the second term, amassing 10 disposals (six contested), four clearances and a goal.

The 21-year-old star ended up with 19 disposals (11 contested) and six clearances.


Were you at the game?  What have you heard?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks heaps to Max for the comments and the websites for the reports.

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    February 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Fyfe didnt play the 1st quarter and then in the 2nd quarter got 10 possessions (6 contested), 4 clearances and a goal.

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    February 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Fyfe in. Crouch in. Watch: Wright.

    No Sandilands no Freo?? Interesting to see Griffin was good & Z Clarke,

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      February 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      The no Sandlinds no Freo myth was put to bed last year. Griffin should be a good smokey for the first few rounds at least.

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      February 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Dockers led all the way til the last quarter, they were about 35 up at the half I believe.

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        D Day

        February 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Yes but Adelaide played 6 extra players. Huge advantage in that heat.

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      February 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Stupid call

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    February 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Ablett & L Ball … OR … A Swallow and N.Fyfe?

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      February 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Ablett & Moloney buddy

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    Sherin Bandito

    February 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Cheers Dunny but youve just summed up what i posted this morning in the my teams section

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      February 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Oh, sorry mate, didn’t see that. Cheers

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    February 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Awesome notes guys! Thanks!

    Any idea where Richard Tambling played? Massively on my radar now for $200K. Could be a great pick if he’s in the 22.

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    February 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    On the Adelaide website – 18 possessions – 2 clearances from the wing and halfback.

    I love how everyone hates on this guy and thought people everyone would continue to ignore him.

    I was hoping he’d stay under the radar a bit more – my mate from Adelaide was raving about him a couple of weeks ago so I slipped him into my backline. No point with the stupid Shhhh now :(

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      February 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Yeah that was supposed to be a reply to Warnie about Tambling.

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      February 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      I’m still not a believer. i want to see more and NAB 3 and 4 will be the key for me when they go out with pretty much a full strength side in a dress rehearsal for R1

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    February 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Did Nick Suban play?

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