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Round 14 Frankston v Collingwood

Frankston 13.4 (82)
Collingwood 19.9 (123)

Frankston: Fox 3 Gardiner 2 Pickess 2 Newman Beech Pongracic Hockey Cavarra Post
Collingwood: Close 4 Greenhough 4 Moore 2 Cox Gray Karnezis Hellier Moloney Blair Matheson Manteit Goodyear

Frankston: Gray Buchan Hockey Cavarra Newman Valles
Collingwood: Dwyer Karnezis Close Wallace Marsh Goodyear

Havent seen the Dolphins for a month or so, and was pleasantly surprised by the improvement since the massacre handed out to them by Carlton seconds..Although the Pies obviously are only middle of the road,Frankston played well had a real four quarter crack and showed some glimpses of brilliance. Two or three passages of play were outstanding, coast to coast stuff with great running, overlaps and precision passes. What Patrick Hill wouldnt give for 2 or 3 big bodied key position forwards. They have a good spread of small/medium runners and a top notch midfield. Cavarra, Hockey Pongracic and the emerging ruckman Post are probably the equal of any midfield in the comp. Plenty to look forward to next year for the Dolphs. Hopefully, finances will permit some decent recruiting.
Dwyer dominated for Collingwood and big Close had a day out with numerous big marks and 4 goals.Darcy Moore did a couple of brilliant things but was relatively quiet.


Really happy with the way the club is going. Good challenge up in Ballarat on Saturday.


The Dolphs actually won the second half on Sunday, which is the first time this season, so that's a notch on the belt to lift spirits, for sure.

The big step now obviously is to be competitive in the first half when the game is hot. On average Frankston are 42 points behind at half-time this season, meaning you don't give yourself a chance to win and the players aren't getting the chance to develop in competitive situations.

As a fan, I'd rather see them right in the contest at half-time and then the game blows out because they've spent their petrol tickets, than be out of the contest at half-time and hold their own later in the game.

The next three games are a great chance to make some progress in this regard - Nth Ballarat away, then Geelong and Coburg at Frankston Park. Obviously it would be great to see a win or two, but if they could at least be in front at half-time (or within a couple of goals) it would give some real heart to supporters that this hasn't been a wasted year.

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Id like to think Frankston have a good chance against Coburg. If they can get a couple of players back from injury (Wilsen, Wood) its a winnable game for them. Pauls on the money...slow starts are a real problem-especially their first quarters.
Another major problem is lack of goal kickers. They seem to get it forward enough but dont have the personnel to cap it off. Id like to see them play Corey Buchan at full forward. Fantastic overhead mark and a good kick. I think he was a full forward at the Stingrays so worth a try.