Let’s not ignore that final quarter…
Any win is soured when you are dominated in the final term, but how bad was it? The -26 point differential was Fremantle’s equal fifth worst final term in a win. The worst was the 2015 derby against West Coast, while
one of Freo’s most famous wins – the David Mundy after the siren game against Richmond – had a -28 point differential in the fourth.

OPP

DATE

VENUE

FREO Q4

OPP Q4

Q4 MARGIN

FINAL MARGIN

West Coast

19-Apr-15

Subiaco

8

38

-30

30

Richmond

14-May-17

M.C.G.

7

35

-28

2

Carlton

30-Jul-06

Docklands

10

37

-27

18

Sydney

17-Jul-11

S.C.G.

7

34

-27

11

Essendon

9-May-15

Subiaco

2

28

-26

28

Port Adelaide

3/7/22

Optus Stadium

7

33

-26

8

Brayshaw on track for Freo record
A desperate final quarter tackle on Jeremy Finlayson was arguably the match winning moment for Fremantle, turning what looked like a goal scoring play for Port Adelaide into a turnover that led to Lachie Schultz kicking a goal down the other end.

That tackle was one of Brayshaw’s 11 against the Power, a season-high for the midfielder.
The record for the most Freo tackles in a season (including finals) is Matt de Boer in 2013 with 145.
The highest average tackles per game is also held by de Boer in 2012 with an average of 6.0 per game.
This year, Brayshaw is on track to break both records with 93 tackles, running at an average of 6.2 per game.

Player

Year

Games

Avg Tackles

Total Tackles

Andrew Brayshaw

2022

15

6.2

93

Matt de Boer

2012

23

6

138

Michael Barlow

2013

24

5.92

142

Matt de Boer

2013

25

5.8

145

Chris Mayne

2015

22

5.55

122

David Mundy

2013

22

5.45

120

Aish the goal-scoring mid
After kicking one goal in his first 48 games for Fremantle, James Aish has now kicked four in his past four games, highlighted by his two goals and 29 disposals against the Power.
Aish’s 29 touches was the most by a Fremantle player who have kicked multiple goals this season. The next most recent was Caleb Serong in the 2021 RAC Derby where he had 31 disposals to go with his two majors.

Logue the difference?
Any listener of Old Bull, Young Buck would know that Griffin Logue has tickets on himself, but the numbers don’t lie in this instance.
Moving Logue forward has been seen as a masterstroke, despite the fact that the 24-year-old has only kicked two goals from those four games.
By creating a contest, Logue has created opportunities for those around him, with five goal assists since moving forward – including three against Port Adelaide.
And the numbers show that Fremantle this season are 21.3 points better off with Logue as a forward, and the backline is 15.9 points better off when his is used as a defender.

 

Freo For

Freo Against

Logue forward

96.8

78.5

Logue back

75.5

62.6

Backs on fire
According to AFL Player Ratings, Jordan Clark has had back to back career-best games and is in career-best form alongside two fellow young defenders.

Clark’s 29 disposals was two better than his previous career-high, as was his seven inside 50s, four intercept marks and 24 effective disposals.

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Sean's launches
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