Win over Bulldogs will be huge

Win over Bulldogs will be huge

A win will put us a game clear of the Bulldogs with a game in hand; it�s an absolutely crucial match.

That said, it won�t be the end of our season if we lose, but an opportunity missed.

South Fremantle have been really good with their defensive efforts this year.

They were strong in the backline against Subiaco last week despite losing the match.

When they beat us in the first round, they ran harder and used the ball more effectively.

We�ll need to defend really well, but move the ball with pace once we win it on the outside. An efficient balance of inside and outside work will win us the match.

Given it�s the Garlic Munchers Cup, we�ll be recognising our European migrant connections.

It�s important for us to keep those links alive and strong, particularly since our move from inner Perth, where our strong base of Italian and eastern European support originated.

There won�t be many changes to the side that defeated Peel in round 11.

We�ll have one forced change with Rohan Kerr out of the side with a back injury.

There are a number of reserves players who deserve a league call-up and we�ll have to give them an opportunity at some stage.

Will that be this week?

It�s hard to tell until we look at the match-ups with the Bulldogs and make a judgment on the weather, which is meant to be clear this weekend.