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NorthPort
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Williamstown's 150th year...How will it fare?

The Seagulls are bettee prepared to standalone, having seen bith Port Melbourne and Bendigo return to standalone clubs.

They have good depth and have had minimal numbers of Bulldogs in their side this year, after setting a cap on AFL listed players. They have had good development depth fir maby years now and having more senior spots should make them an attractive option for potential recruits.

I believe despite the massive change and the need to appoint a new Senior coach, that the club will be competitive.

I'm picking them to finish 10th.

Anyone care to take a punt on where the Seagulls will finish in the 16 teanm comp?

billythekid

Lets hope they make a big deal of this milestone in the clubs history as there are not a lot of clubs still going around that are 150 years old and 130 years in the one competition VFA/VFL

The VFL or should I say AFL Victoria (sic) should also make sure this remarkable achievement by the famous Williamstown Football Club dosent go by without proper recognition

Lets hope the Villagers/Seagulls finish in the top 4

Borough1874
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A commemorative jumper I've heard.

Borough1874
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A commemorative jumper I've heard.

vfa
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Williamstown will finish much higher than 10th spot. My prediction they could finish in the top 4. If they can recruit a couple of quality players as well as bringing up some of the reserves players they will do well.

Borough1874
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Vfa I sent you a pm.

digs

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Northport 8th -10th a fair call on Williamstown in 2014. Even thought they limited Bulldogs players,most of the goals kicked in their games were kicked by the likes of Stringer,Jones,Veszpremi and a few more Bulldogs guys. There may be a few ganes where the Seagulls players kicked the majority of goals,but not many games.

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Will they finish higher than the arch enemy ???

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

jb

Too early to call, until we see what changes happen in other clubs. There's no doubt Williamstown relied on the Bulldogs for height this season, but will benefit from a more stable line up week to week. Whatever happens, will be exciting being stand alone again, and looking forward to a 'derby' against Footscray, and hopefully a trip to Punt Rd Oval next year also.
As an aside, ironically i thought the Bulldogs worked well with Willi this year, and the endeavour and effort by a lot of its players when playing for 'town was the best i've seen.

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[quote=digs]

lauschie wrote:

Northport 8th -10th a fair call on Williamstown in 2014. Even thought they limited Bulldogs players,most of the goals kicked in their games were kicked by the likes of Stringer,Jones,Veszpremi and a few more Bulldogs guys. There may be a few ganes where the Seagulls players kicked the majority of goals,but not many games.

Will they finish higher than the arch enemy ???

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That's quite possible. I would have thought they would have a comparable number of changes to their list. It will also be determined to an extent by their senior coach selection.







Mustang

Certainly Williamstown has prepared itself to go it alone better than either Port Melbourne or Bendigo, both these Clubs finished last in their first year as stand alone. It has good depth on its VFL list with 5 or 6 Development players at least ready to play VFL in 2014.

I think they will finish in the bottom half of the eight, 5th to 8th.

As for Coburg, at this stage the silence is deafening. I think there is a real chance Coburg won't even make the starting line for 2014.

burraburger

Willys current list would have them make the 8 no dramas at all. I think where VFL teams really feel the strain is when injuries hit. Without having the luxury of the AFL listers I think the Willy supporters will get a greater appreciation of how good the comp is having their own side. And enjoy the wins more!

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