History repeating

History repeating

Again, our skills were poor and we failed to execute effectively.

I thought the endeavour was there and we worked well defensively, but our ball use let us down as it has done for much of this season.

Jordan Jones injured the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee, so he’ll be out for the rest of the season.

We are waiting to hear whether he needs surgery.

Now that we are out of finals contention, we know the remaining rounds will serve as the last matches of Anthony Tsalikis and Dan Hunt, who are retiring.

They are both life members and great servants at the club.

Anthony, at his peak, is one of the best marks I’ve ever seen at WAFL level.

He’s among the top all-time goalkickers at West Perth, which is a fantastic achievement from a guy who didn’t take up the game until he was 16.

Dan has been in career-best form this year, but work and family commitments have taken precedence.

He often battles out of his weight division against the opposition’s power forward, but has always held is own. Both players will be a big loss.

We face Peel at Rushton Park on Saturday, where there could be up to three or four changes to the team.

The reserves have been in good form and we could see a league debut from Corey Chalmers, Ben King or Aidan Lynch.

The Thunder have been playing well, so hopefully Fremantle won’t bring too many of its players back through the WAFL this weekend.