Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - With Bill Mon­aghan

SOUTH Fre­man­tle has qual­ity all over the park.

While we could or­gan­ise spe­cific match-ups for a num­ber of their play­ers, we’ll only be con­cen­trat­ing on one or two of them at Fre­man­tle Oval on Satur­day.

If we stick to match-ups too richly, most teams can ma­nip­u­late us, so we’ll be back­ing our de­fen­sive mech­a­nisms to do the job.

The Bull­dogs have plenty of match win­ners on their list and are dan­ger­ous in tran­si­tion, but I be­lieve we have the abil­ity to slow them down.

De­spite last Satur­day’s 13.9 (87) to 11.10 (76) loss to Su­bi­aco, there weren’t too many con­cerns com­ing from the match at Arena Joon­dalup.

It was a 10- or 15-minute patch in the third quar­ter that cost us, with Su­bi­aco kick­ing a hand­ful of unan­swered goals.

We were ahead in most of the im­por­tant stats in the first half and fought hard late but couldn’t hit the score­board.

Luke Mead­ows was slightly re­stricted af­ter cop­ping a knock on his hip early in the game as well as be­ing ham­pered by a bruised toe.

But we’re con­fi­dent he’ll get up this week.

In the re­serves, ruck­man Chris Ke­unen was close to a re­turn to the league side but chipped a bone in his knuckle, which re­quired an op­er­a­tion. The in­jury will put him out for four or five weeks, which is a dis­ap­point­ing hin­drance to his aim for se­nior se­lec­tion.

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