We need to take every chance in semi-final

We need to take every chance in semi-final

The Tigers have lost just three games all season, including to East Fremantle on the weekend, so we’ll be looking at how their opponents achieved those wins.

That said, we also need to be true to our own style of play when we line up at Claremont Oval for the second semi-final on Sunday.

We wasted a lot of forward line opportunity in our 18-point loss to the Swans at Bassendean Oval.

The players must take every chance they can get against the Tigers.

Our two losses to Claremont this season came about in different ways.

We were in contention for the majority of the first encounter, but then they ran away with it.

The second match we had a terrible second quarter, but came back late and got within a goal.

So we draw some positives from both games, but we’re also under no illusion that it’s going to take our very best to earn a grand final berth this weekend.

Senior players Michael Pettigrew and Luke Tedesco are still a week away from playing league.

Pettigrew is a strong chance to play reserves, while Tedesco will most likely be held back.

I’m expecting Claremont to be at full strength, excluding their long-term injury players.

Fremantle’s Nick Suban is a chance to play, as well his Dockers’ teammate Alex Silvagni.

I’ve heard West Coast’s Pat McGinnity won’t be playing due to post-season surgery.

Tigers captain Andrew Browne is expected to return from a shoulder injury.

So they could have some significant ins from the side that lost to East Fremantle.

There’ll be little room for error.