Teams: Portugal NT ,Maritimo & Fremantle Dockers
Terry Wallace is all the rage here & thats who everyone wants, though ther have been murmurs about Robert Shaw.
What has happened at Freo is a sad story. Damien Drum took on a team of good players, but they don't do the team things. Neesham the coach before had a very strange style & that took a whole season for Drum to get the players out of. The 2nd year we saw a mass culling of experienced players , they had to go they were keeping the young kids out of the picture, they won 8 games I personally beleive they over acheived that season . This season , I don't think anyone can explain what has happened. We got our new training facility , Our team looked better on paper & I beleive we are playing better than any other time in our history & yet we are 0 - 13. Damien Drum was a victim of an incompetant club board. A lot of people don't know this but the same people who own the Dockers , own the eagles. The Fremantle community have many times tried to get the liscence off them but they won't budge. The WAFC is that owner , they are a discrace they are that bad a few years ago they were going to shift the dockers to & base them in Subiaco. So what they wanted Was 2 AFL teams traing at the same venue, ther offices at the same venue. There was an uproar.The Off field management was made to make Drum the scapegoat. There is to much of a conflict of interest in WA football.
No doubt this summer the dockers will sack the entire board and coaching staff, and start fresh. The WAFC are $35mil in debt and the word is they are going to sell the Dockers off.
So after trying to explain this to you as quickly as possible , I still got to say , Freo has the cattle All it needs is a club who will let the coach do his job properly. feel free to ask a question if you wan't more explanation.