AFL Round 11- What Did We Learn?

Fremantle finally won their first game 

It took up to round 11 but Fremantle finally won their first game after defeating Essendon in Perth by 79 points. A lot of their seniors players stood up led by skipper David Mundy who had 33 disposals. Lachie Neale continued his form with 42 disposals while Michael Walters, Matthew Pavlich and Chris Mayne kicked 3 goals each.

This win will give the club confidence and now face the substandard Brisbane Lions at the GABBA. Now with the weight off their shoulders after claiming their first win of the season, they can now concentrate on winning two games in a row which can definitely happen this week. 

 

Richmond need to make changes to their current side 

There was no doubt that Richmond were decimated by injury last game but they were soundly beaten by North Melbourne by 70 points.  They were not tough enough for long enough and there needs to be some changes to this side if they want to be in contention for finals as coach Damien Hardwick believes.

They face Gold Coast at the MCG and this is their chance to get on the winners list and with changes certain, they need to bring in some fresh faces. It’s time to see unknown names get a chance to see if they are cut out for AFL and may find some gems that can help the club move forward. 

 

Travis Cloke’s comeback to AFL wasn’t the best but a start

Collingwood were not able to contain Port Adelaide as they went down by 67 points. They do have injuries which did not help their cause but they also played poorly on the weekend.

Forward Travis Cloke returned from his stint in the VFL but was not at his best. He was kept goalless but his effort was there and should see coach Nathan Buckley persist with him for a little while at least. 

It is a start for Cloke and should be selected for the Queen’s birthday clash with Melbourne. It is a big match and if he gets pick, Collingwood fans hope that Travis Cloke can return to his best and kicks some goals. 

 

Crows need to do everything they can to keep Josh Jenkins 

Another bag of goals for Josh Jenkins soars him into 4th place in the Coleman Medal race with 34 goals. He kicked 7 goals in their win against St Kilda and was the dominant forward this weekend. This adds to his other bags of goals he has kicked including 4 against Port, 5 against North Melbourne and 8 against the Western Bulldogs. 

There had been talks about clubs including the Brisbane Lions, looking to lure him away from the crows with a big offer. It is up to Adelaide to make sure he stays at the club because he has now become an important part of this forward line. 

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