Derby hype sometimes overblown

Derby hype sometimes overblown

They can’t afford to lose too many more games as it’s a close fight for spots in the middle of the ladder.

A lot of the huff and puff of derbies is blown out of proportion.

Yes, they’re keenly contested matches, but there’s more riding on it for the fans than there is internally.

The hype comes from the supporters, not from the players.

It doesn’t matter who we’re playing on the weekend, our preparation is exactly the same.

Rohan Kerr will miss this week with a bad cork to his thigh, but he could be replaced with Mark Hutchings, which would be a boost for the side.

We head into the game with confidence coming off one of our better wins of the year.

We were unsure how we would go against Perth as they had been playing some really good football and we were coming off a two-week break.

It was great to see us hit the game with energy.

Our second quarter and first 20 minutes of the third quarter were outstanding and set us up for the 17.13 (115) to 12.7 (79) victory at Arena Joondalup.

We’ve got an interesting mix inside our forward line that continues to evolve.

It was effective last Saturday, helping us to 11 more scoring shots than the Demons, despite the fact we went inside 50 just six more times.