7 Fremantle Players Who Won’t Be At The Club In 2019

REBUILDING is a term that has been and will be used at the Fremantle Football Club for seasons to come. We’ve seen the veterans struggle and the fringe players capitulate, and if the fans want to see good football in the near future it’s these 7 players who will unfortunately be moved on.  After a highly successful era at the Dockers that spanned from 2010-2015 they have since become battlers after the retiring, delisting or trading of club stalwarts. At the mid-point of the season after the bye I list 10 players who will not be wearing purple next season.

1. Hayden Ballantyne

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It will be unlikely we’ll see this man in his dear purple next season. After spending 10 seasons at the club, it’s time to see one of the best small forwards Fremantle has produced move on. Unfortunately for Hayden his body is catching up with him and he’ll be 31 on the 16th of July. We as fans and observers can see he just doesn’t have his famous mongrel about him anymore, and when ‘Ballas’ cheek is gone for good you know he’s overstaying his welcome. Unless he can do a Mark LeCras and reinvigorate himself over the next half of the season and in the pre-season his AFL career is done. However if he is moved on, he can certainly provide his assets at the ground he has a wing named after him at, Rushton Park, the home of Peel where he won a Sandover medal at.

2. Michael Johnson

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It’s the truth and it’s the painful truth for Michael Johnson. A great running half-back, who was integral in the clubs ‘golden’ period, he’s played close to 250 games for the Dockers since he was drafted in 2004. However we can all see he is struggling to keep up on the field. He looks slow, tired and behind the game. He’s playing in the WAFL and was suspended playing for Peel which is not good signs for the veteran. He has served the club very well but his time has most certainly come to retire.

3. Cameron Sutcliffe

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Most Fremantle fans would not have noticed but Cameron Sutcliffe has played 101 games for the Dockers. A player who I have personally liked over the years for his consistency, he has served Fremantle well in a defensive role for the club. He played in the 2013 Grand Final and played most games during their most successful period between 2013-2015. However he has also been suspended in the WAFL like his teammate Michael Johnson and hasn’t played since round 1 in the away loss to Port Adelaide. He will go out quietly at the end of the season as he does not look like coming back from the WAFL anytime soon, however I hope he gets a shot later in the season.

4. Lee Spurr

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Lee Spurr has been the most underrated Fremantle player ever in my opinion. Since 2012 when he was drafted as a 25-year-old from South Australia he has managed to notch up 120 games. He unfortunately has been struck by injury this season and hasn’t been able to get a game at all. He has been as consistent and as hard as they come, battling the big guns for 7 seasons as a Docker. Spurr will be 31 in July along with Hayden Ballantyne and his time unfortunately is running out to get a game in purple as age is a factor. He will be remembered by me for his stellar effort in the clubs greatest ever win in 2013 vs Geelong in the Qualifying Final in Geelong.

5. Danyle Pearce

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It is sadly time to go for Danyle Pearce. One of three Pearce’s to play for Fremantle, he has played 258 games, 104 of them for Fremantle. Since arriving as a free agent at the Dockers from Port Adelaide in 2013, he just kept notching up the games for the Dockers playing 93 games in 4 seasons, a remarkable effort. He has most certainly served the club well,  but has lost his way since 2017, only playing 8 games since his 250th in round 1 in a loss to Port Adelaide, sound familiar Cameron Sutcliffe? He will most likely be delisted or retire at the end of 2018 when his contract runs out.

6. Brady Grey

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What is it with struggling Fremantle players and Port Adelaide? Brady Grey made his debut in 2015 in a famous selection debacle that saw the former minor premiers rest 13 senior players and debut four new players. Grey will be very stiff but since he’s been injured he has not been able to play a senior AFL game since round 20 last year. He has once been delisted, after last season, where the Dockers showed the faith by re-drafting him in the rookie draft of that year. I can’t see Grey making it back this season and his time at Fremantle may have just expired.

7. Ethan Hughes

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Took the famous number #15 after Ryan Crowley was delisted in controversial circumstances at the end of 2015. A super athlete, statistically the fastest player in the AFL, was drafted as a rookie at the end of 2015 from Swan Districts. Hughes has managed 25 games in three seasons and has been very serviceable. Last year he played 18 games and cemented his spot. Since last year he has struggled to be honest, only playing one game. He is now a fringe player and at 23, he has made way for younger talent. If he doesn’t get a game from here, expect him to be delisted at the end of the season.

It’s tough to see all of these players go but if the Dockers are to be be a force in three years time, they have to. 5 of the 7 of these players were rookie drafted or arrived via free agency and I grew up watching them so it’s a shame. 803 is the combined number of games that will go out of the side for most likely, younger talent or interstate players. We wish them well in their future endeavours.

Honourable mentions for players just keeping their spot in the squad:

  • Shane Kersten
  • Tommy Sheridan
  • Cam McCarthy
  • Ryan Nyhuis
  • Darcy Tucker
  • Harley Bennell
  • Michael Apeness
  • Sam Switkowski
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  • Luke Strnadica

KELSEY TRUSCELLO

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Real Life Mario Kart Racing is coming to Perth

Get super pumped Perth Real life Maria Kart Racing is on its way to our city where you can dress up as your favourite Nintendo characters and shell the hell out of the person coming first, right at the last minute, even if it’s your best friend.

If you or anyone you know has travelled to Japan in the last few years then you’d know that Mario Kart Racing is one of the most popular activities to take part in while on holiday there.

But now, the real-life racing is making its way down under, first along the east coast, and then over to Perth as soon as this November.

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According to the Mushroom Racing’s website, the go-karting will be a nostalgic experience that combines your favourite characters, friends and new friends for a driving experience that will take you back in time.”

After fighting over which player you want to be (shotgun yoshi), you will race your mates in up to 20 laps and even have the chance to win a cash prize.

On the race day, you’ll be able to pick your favourite character, drive a custom go karting track dressed as them including a $1000 Cash prize if you complete the track in 40 seconds.

Could Kim Kardashian be the new first lady in 2020?!

So it’s no secret that Kanye West has taken to twitter to say he wants to run for president in 2020.

This has sent the internet into a frenzy because if Kayne West becomes the new president, that means tafe 12Kim Kardashian West will be the new first lady! It is rumored that she is already making plans for herself in this role, and with visiting the white house just a few weeks ago, it’s no wonder she can imagine herself there.

Just think of what kind of laws she would implement, like mandatory selfies, contour kits for all the ladies, and Yeezy shoes for the men. What do you think? Would Kanye and Kim triumph this status, or should they just stick to what they know and keep being reality T.V stars and rap for a living?

 

The Queer Eye guys are all going down… Under

 

queer yass.pngWell it’s been just over a week since the drop of the second season of Queer Eye and people are already gagging for more from the boys.

While we eagerly wait for the third instalment, the fab 5 surprised the world with a little trip down under to the small Australian country town Yass, to film a one-off online special. The boys give Aussie farmer George a life makeover, and tackle the issues of masculinity in Australia.

Like the majority of the episodes of the show, it warms your heart to watch the group transform someone’s life. However, this episode feels extra relevant for many Aussies as we see George dealing with his struggles over physical connection, affection and opening up to others. These are very typical behaviours of your typical Aussie bloke, and it’s a massive problem. Isolation from the people around you and an unwillingness to show emotion and share physical contact are damaging to a person’s mental health.

The fab 5 give George a quick makeover but also manage to get him to open up. At the end of the episode he proves to his family that he cares and loves them. George takes the fab 5’s advice on board and makes a commitment to his family.

The tear jerker moment comes when George’s son sees his transformation and they hug and engage in a heart to heart conversation.

You can watch the full Aussie Queer Eye transformation on YouTube below:

 

Kanye West Drops A Bomb!

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Kanye west drops a bomb! And by “bomb” I mean unexpected new album!

It’s titled “Ye” and pronounced like “Yay”. This is an album I feel you definitely need to listen to a couple of times to start vibing it. At first I thought what am I listening to, has Yeezy lost the plot? But after giving it chance it really starts to grow on you and you can hear little audio pieces that sound like the old Yeezy we know and love. I would rate this album a 7/10! It’s not his best work, but there are some real and raw lyrics in there, and definitely catchy tunes.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS BIRTH BY SLEEP

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Kingdom hearts Birth By Sleep is an amazing game that tells us the amazing yet sad story of how this great game series came to be. Now before I begin writing about the game I must warn you that Kingdom Hearts is a series that mixes Disney with Final Fantasy but don’t fret because it is done really well and it suits the story really well.

  1. The Main Characters

Now to begin I will tell you about the three playable characters – they are Terra, Ventus and Aqua. All three have a different story and a different play style. Terra is an arrogant and reckless young man who is in constant pursuit of strength and almost never listens to his heart and this is evident in his slow paced heavy combat style that deals a lot of damage. Next is Aqua who is my personal favourite character in the trio. Unlike Terra, Aqua Doesn’t care much for power and always listens to her heart because it never leads her astray and helps her to do what is right and in her play style she is very nimble, light and favours magic over strength which can be very useful in a tight spot. Finally we come to Ventus the third and final character of the Game. Ventus is known to be a broken boy because he has almost no memory of his past and isn’t the strongest mentally. This can be seen through his almost childish actions, however when we come to his gameplay style Ventus has an equal mix between strength and magic not favouring one or the other.

2. The Story
The story starts in a world called the Land of Departure, where the two characters Terra and Aqua are taking their mark of mastery exam. If they pass, they will be qualified as Keyblade Masters. During the exam something goes wrong and Terra starts emanating darkness and due to this the Trio’s Teacher, Master Eraqus (voiced by Mark Hamill), passes Aqua but cannot pass Terra due to the darkness inside him. Shortly afterwards a masked boy named Vanitus corners Ventus in his room and he tells Ventus that he will do terrible things to Terra and Aqua. However, while this is going on a siren is going off and Terra and Aqua have gathered in the hall where Master Eraqus is talking with a former Keyblade master named Yen Sid (The Wizard from Fantasia). We then find out that the seven Princesses of Heart (read my review of the first Kingdom Hearts game to find out about the Princesses of Heart) are in danger and it is then that Master Eraqus decides to send Terra to the different Disney worlds to protect the seven princesses. Just before Terra leaves, Ventus tries to tell him something and Terra doesn’t listen to him so Ventus leaves right behind him and Aqua is tasked with bringing Ventus back home. And so the Trio leaves the Land of Departure and the three of them all eventually find themselves in a twisted plot. I wont get into that now – you need to find that out yourselves.

3. The Gameplay
The gameplay for Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep is different to the Usual style of Kingdom Hearts because instead of there being a classic magic meter you have command bars. You can equip these with different Magic like Fire, Blizzard, or Thunder. You ou can also equip them with different attack commands like Blitz, Sonic Blade, or Zantetsuken, which is an attack where you burst past your opponent destroying them with one giant clean slash. Now once you use a command, you have to wait for it to recharge in order for you to use it again but the wait times are relatively short and are usually about 20 seconds at the most. Now you can create stronger commands by melding 2 commands together eg: fire + fire = fira which is a stronger version of fire and you can meld these with crystals that give you new abilities and stat bonuses. For example, melding two thunder spells and a soothing crystal will give you thundara and HP plus which increases your maximum HP. That’s enough about the confusing command system, let’s talk about the actual fights because these can either be extremely fun or extremely frustrating. During Terra’s first boss fight you can just stay on the offensive and you won’t have a problem but for his final boss if you leave the defensive even once you will almost instantly lose. The good news is if you are having a really hard time with enemies then you just need to take a minute to go back and do some level grinding then reattempt the fight and you can win pretty easily with almost no problems.

4. Platforms and Review
All of this is just a rundown of what the game is about so if you enjoyed this and want to have a go at it for yourself then head out and grab a copy. You can get it on the original PSP, the PS3, and the PS4 and I can’t recommend it enough because it really is a great game.

 

written by Callan Western

25/6/2018

MTV’s animated TV series “Daria” is getting rebooted

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Friendship goals – Daria Morgendorffer & Jane Lane

The 90’s fav animated Teen Hero, Daria Morgendorffer is back with her best friend Jane Lane, with no premier date yet, the tension will cause excitement.

Daria the highly intelligent and cynical type, tenacious to walk hard in her own right. Although I did personally like to party more, as well as most other teens.

Along with other inspiring characters Jody Landon AKA home girl, valedictorian and Vice President of Lawndale’s High school student council.

Daria was the rare teen hero who never faulted through any exposure of pressure by others, she said everything you only say in your head, you know like when you’re talking to the polly plastics. Daria made her first appearance in “The Bevis and Butt- Head” series, but it wasn’t long before she had her own show on MTV.

Twenty years ago, the narrative around Lawndale’s High school was really ahead of its time. With a Teen’s spirit animal being somewhat closest to the house-hold cat in my opinion, you know when they not being assholes of course! Although not so domesticated.

Comes the needed commentary about teen life. The T.V series that got incredibly real – and relatable for myself, and teens of a whole generation. Daria effortless quips of Sarcasm and her and apologetic opinions that got so real there what a millennial would describe as High key shookith

Daria tells it how it truly is, a realist at heart. I believe it possibly might be fair to say in my own opinion the most woke show of the 90’s along with The Simpson’s subliminal woke messages.

I believe now also a grown woman Daria will cover some important Controversial subjects gender, social classes, culture – and why it’s not your friend, Big Pharma, education, poverty, slavery, consumerism. But… obviously with her world class mockery and realism.

I’m incredibly excited, it’s going to be twenty years later, will Brittney and Kevin still be high school sweethearts, will Quinn have YouTube subscribers.

Will Janes wise BF Trent be a struggling musician balancing his artistic statement. Will Daria be some sort of carry Bradshaw writer, or some kind of Feminine activist. Has Jane sold a painting.

I guess we will have to find out what Grace Edwards (writer-Inside Amy Schumer) has for our favourite 90s animated T.V series I now as a 30 somethingish bad ass feminist can’t wait for Daria to return. Lots of love from Fan P.S Dying with Anticipation. P.S Sad Sick World

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Australia On The End Of Record Crushing Defeat

The Australian’s went to Trent Bridge with the series on the line and needing to win. They went in with the one change of Billy Stanlake in for the rested Kane Richardson. Australian skipper Tim Paine won the toss and elected to Bowl first on a flat wicket where they wanted to see what sort of score was par. England made one change with regular ODI (One Day International) skipper coming into the side for Sam Billings.

England couldn’t have asked for a better start with the openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy putting on 159 for the first wicket, before Roy got run out in the 19th over. This didn’t slow the England side down as they continued to 2/310 off 34 overs with Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales making huge hundreds. The fun for England just didn’t stop as captain Eoin Morgan joined the party making the quickest ever 50 by an English player in One Day cricket, he achieved the milestone in 21 deliveries. More records were still to be broken as they passed the highest ever ODI (One Day International) score of all time (444) to post a ridiculous 6/481.

The Australian bowlers were absolutely walloped and the England batsman cashed in from the word go. Jonny Bairstow ended up with 139 and Alex Hales with 147 along with captain Morgan who made 67 off a fiery 30 deliveries.

The Aussie Innings did not amount to much as they crumbled trying to go for the quick runs being all out for 239 with Travis Head top scoring with a well made 51. I think for the Aussies with the series gone it is now time to play the young kids and see what they can dish up for the final One Day matches, or at very least try something different.

Next Game is Thursday 21st of June at Riversdide Ground, Durham

My England XI for Game 4:

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Alex Hales
  4. Joe Root
  5. Jos Buttler (WK)
  6. Eoin Morgan (C)
  7. Ben Stokes
  8. Moeen Ali
  9. David Willey
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Adil Rashid

 

My Australian XI for Game 4:

  1. Alex Carey
  2. Darcy Short
  3. Shaun Marsh
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Marcus Stoinis
  6. Travis Head
  7. Tim Paine
  8. Jack Wildermuth
  9. Michael Neser
  10. Billy Stanlake
  11. Mitch Swepson

MATT ARROWSMITH

Video Game Flashbacks- Resident Evil

In the wake of the Resident evil 2 game being rereleased as a remake I decided to delve back into the original Resident Evil 1 as it was genuinely one of the games that scared the living hell out of me. I started playing this game at the age of 6 I can tell you it was not a great decision and left me with many sleepless nights. Overall the game itself upon older age reflection was a classic of it’s time.

Pulling out the old PS1 you had the characters of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine who were the main protagonists in this adventure. You could choose to ply as either one with both having their own unique abilities. The story begins in an extremely creepy mansion and is about the two characters trying to escape and kill zombies who have been infected by the Umbrella corporation. The aim of the game is essentially to survive and escape the mansion.

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There are 4 seperate endings in the game that could happen. This is determined by who you rescue in the game and of course the decisions you make. Overall this is a game I would recommend for enjoyment but make sure you have some courage because I know it scared the crap out of me. I gave this game a 6.5 out of 10 for fun and of course the scare factor, SO be Careful!!

 

Peter Halleron