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    AFLW Match Day Thread for 2019

    Round 1: Match Information

    Adelaide Crows v. Western Bulldogs

    Saturday 2nd February

    Norwood Oval, Adelaide

    Gates Open: TBC
    Game Starts: 8:10pm
    Entry: Entry is free. (Entry is subject to capacity.)

    Getting there

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    Limited venue park with approximately 50 parks available.
    There is also unrestricted on street parking nearby.

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    Route H20 (14 mins), H22 (14 mins), H30 (14 mins).

    Broadcast

    Channel 7 8:30pm (AEDT)

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    Follow @BulldogsW for live updates throughout the match.
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    Re: AFLW Match Day Thread for 2019

    Full back L Birch L Spark B Hunt
    Half back N Callinan T Ernst H Scott
    Centreline B Smith
    Half forward N Ferres K Brennan M Conti
    Full forward K McLeod E Mackie A Utri
    Followers K Rennie K Lamb E Blackburn
    Interchange B Toogood C Moody E Brown
    A Gogos D Berry
    Emergencies A McCarthy S Karlson

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    Re: AFLW Match Day Thread for 2019

    A fair number of really good players from last year missing - not familiar with a lot of these names but definitely knew who Kearney, Lochland and O'Connor were. Hopefully the new players can give us half of what we had before.

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    I was looking forward to heading along on Saturday, but alas it clashes with a mini festival that allows attendees to pretend it is 1998 (Jebediah, Spiderbait, Bodyjar, Magic Dirt, etc.).

    I have to say that I won't miss Norwood oval- great location but the ground is a tired, concrete toilet.

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    At last...a f50 entry. Adelaide really dominating but just so wasteful deep in attack.

    Adelaide winning everywhere...how badly are we missing carney?
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Frustrating game so far, they seem to be structuring up better than us, and most of our ball movement has been too slow.

    But Blackburn worked us back into it, and an almost Gubby Allen moment has helped us take the lead.

    I guess the extreme heat might be part of why we've played slow, but we look so much better when we move the ball quickly, to my mind at least.
    Although it broke our hearts it did not break our will

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    Re: AFLW Match Day Thread for 2019

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    At last...a f50 entry. Adelaide really dominating but just so wasteful deep in attack.

    Adelaide winning everywhere...how badly are we missing carney?
    Missing Kearney badly at the moment - she was immense both in winning the contested ball, and in providing run. I worry about our depth, and would like to see Conti run on the ball more after her second half turned the grand final in our favour.

    I think we're also missing Lochland's smarts and pressure up forward, and Bruton was also impressive for us around the ball last year as well.
    Although it broke our hearts it did not break our will

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    Interesting third quarter. We're pretty lucky to be in it, but did play Conti and Utri on the ball, so showed a bit more depth. Hopefully Blackburn was able to get some rest, and can help bring it home in the final quarter.
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    Well we didn't really deserve to win that, but it was a great effort - my initial reading of it is that we tried to conserve energy with the game played at a crazy heat (34C is ridiculous for a night game).

    Not the cleanest display, but lots of positive signs. I'll try and write something more tomorrow (time permitting), but Mackie had a really impressive second half, which she can hopefully build on. As a former elite cyclist, she showed the ability to just keep getting from contest to contest, and gave us the forward pressure that we really needed.
    Although it broke our hearts it did not break our will

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    Great finish, we really opened them up in the last quarter and were full of running. Really don't like some of the special rules, does nothing to enhance the game.
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    Well that was a nail biter. Good to get the win but I'll agree with the rest we miss Kearney.

    How would Sparks go at Half forward? Although we couldn't replace her in the back line.
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    Huge effort to win away from home, against a real contender - enormous in the context of the season
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    I don't care that we fell over the line. We showed composure, smarts and determination to win a game away from home in pretty trying circumstances. That's one game that we can chalk up in the win column that was more than likely going to be in the lose column before the bounce of the ball.


    The girls showed great resilience tonight to hang in there and pinch a win that we probably didn't deserve to win. Go doggies!
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    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
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    I recorded the game and watched it when i got home. Unfortunately it cut off with 5 minutes remaining(yes that old chestnut). Was relieved to see we got away with the win. At 3 qtr time with the teams level i thought the crows were going to win. Our forward line pressure definitely lifted. Always rapt to beat the crows especially over there.

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    How good was Lauren Spark down back taking a new league record of 11 marks.
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