This Week has been one of the most emotionally draining and of course physical weeks in recent AFL memory with the sudden brain fade of Andrew Gaff marring the win by the West Coast Eagles in Western Derby 48 on Sunday Afternoon.
This brain fade has cost him 8 weeks in his first ever report of his career as well as ending young Freo Midfielder Andrew Brayshaw’s season with a broken jaw. But there is something else that I want to mention that has gone unnoticed. The coaching future of Fremantle Dockers coach Ross Lyon.
The Dockers have now lost over 8 games by more than 50 points and there confidence is close to getting to it’s lowest point of the season. They scored more than 80 points for only the fourth time this year and this rebuild might take time but when there is no Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands, Freo just don’t show up and they have only won one game without them. They can’t keep on relying on the same style and same players.
This weekend is the Dockers chance for a win but can they do it. They have a young, developing Carlton side with some major senior returns and I can see an upset taking place. Last weekend, they were lucky to not have been blown out of the water with the Eagles having 37 scoring shots compared to their 19 and whilst the Blues might not have much fire power either, I could see the Blues being able to run over the top at Optus Stadium.
Freo were questioned when they signed Ross Lyon to such an extensive contract and personally, I think that it has bit them in the arse. This weekend, it could be Carlton in the upset and if it is, Ross Lyon might see out the year, but it will definitely be bye, bye for Ross Lyon.
Ross Lyon is contracted until the end of 2020 and is at the midway mark of his long term deal plan, he has had year full of controversy with not one but two sexual harassment cases against him.
Please Note: This article is the view of the author and does not depict the views of the entire BOOM Radio Team.