Speed ​​Dating Perth WA

Women Seek Help, Men Die.

2018.04.09 17:30 prometheuslair Women Seek Help, Men Die.

My name is Luca. I’m 30 years old and although I’m italian, in the last 7 years I have been living downunder, in between Australia and New Zealand. In the last 4 years I have been settling in Perth.
The first time I arrived in Australia (the second one too) I was in a very bad place. I was never diagnosed with it but at some stage I felt depressed and I experienced a couple panic attacks, and if you ever had even one you know the feeling, it’s like someone is sinking their hands in your brain and body and ripping you apart from the inside.
I never took any medication or seek help. Looking back I realise how stupid, dangerous (and selfish) that choice was. It was like carrying dynamite in a backpack thinking ‘nah, I’ll be fine’.
The only people that to this day know what I went through are two friends I travelled with for the past 5 years, friends first, then a couple, then friends again. Quoting Old School, if it hadn’t been for them today I would be ‘face down in a drained pool somewhere’.
‘Frank the Tank’
What I did to shift from that headspace was working on myself daily and stepping out from my comfort zone as much as I could to boost my confidence and social skills.
The night of the 1st of January 2013 I had my first panic attack. I was alone in a hostel in Perth, 13000 km away from my family and anyone I loved and I promised myself I would have done anything in my power to build a strong self and not allow anything like that to happen to me ever again.
Most people, when they look at a chrysalis, they think about butterflies but few of them think about all the individual stages it takes the larva to get there. None of them are as pretty looking as a butterfly.
I’m sharing this piece of my mind because today I feel great. I felt great for many years now. I feel great for my life, for the people I met through my journey and for the choices I made that led me here. I love both the good ones and the bad ones because it was through overcoming painful challenges that I grew the most.
You can’t love the experiences that made you feel great and wish that the bad ones disappeared. It’s like having two twins: one always listens to you while the other one makes you crazy. You love both of them independently.
And because I’m getting closer and closer to the life I want I write this.
When I first arrived in Australia was the 29th of September 2011. A life time ago. They say that during your life your self goes through different stages, expanding either higher or lower, and the transformations you go through can be so deep that looking back you hardly recognise or relate to your past self.
When I first arrived in Australia I was a different ‘self’. By then I spent three years with a girl, let’s call her Penny. We were happily together for two years, then things started fading away and instead of talking and solving our issues we went for what at the time seemed like a better option.
She wanted me to grow more confidence so before we went to Australia she told me I could have had one bonus to meet and have sex with another girl.
If you are in a relationship and you are reading this, DO NOT TRY this at home.
Imagine you are a scuba diver and you are swimming at 8mt depth and since you are running out of oxygen you decide is time to reach the surface. Someone swims by, offering you [add something arousing for you] in exchange of adding 20kg weights to your belt. Would you accept?
Anyway, back then I was an insecure kid with no social skills nor man to woman skillset, so I accepted thinking it would have not happened.
Back then I used to write a blog.
Since I can remember I always wanted to be a writer, a visual creative of any sort and having a professional camera helped. I was writing articles about my everyday’s life and travelling, taking photos and posting them.
Before moving to Australia with no clue on where to go or what to do I wanted to contact someone that already lived there.
The first thing I did was asking my mum if she knew someone. She did. In a matter of few days I was skyping with the niece of one of her friends. She spent 2 years in Sydney and she gave me a great insight of what to do and where to go. The second thing I did was trying to get advice through facebook, so I subscribed to a group called ‘I love Australia’.
Before moving to Australia with her I went on a trip to U.S.A with 4 friends (2 couples and me. I know.) and later on I found out that when I was in Miami she was getting closer (50 shades of grey kind of closer) to someone in her inner circle. That happened in June 2011.
In April 2011 I was browsing through facebook (remember the group “I love Australia”?) and scrolling through the names of its members I saw one that caught my eye. A girl of course. Let’s call her Malin. So I decided to add her in my friends list.
Two days after, she accepts. I’m stuck now, I don’t know what to write her, but before I have the chance to overthink it and write some sugar coated bullshit, she writes me.
She says “Hi Luca! It’s so random you found my name and wrote me! The weekend in Milan was amazing, thank you again.”
In total disbelief and lost in confusion, I wrote her that there was a misunderstanding, I added her because I was looking for some information about australia and I liked her name.
The back story was that the previous weekend she went To Milan for few days, met an italian guy named Luca and after partying with him and without sharing any contact details, she came back home.
After the first awkward exchange of messages she wrote me that she was ok to keep writing. So we kept writing. More and more.
She started getting interested about my blog and about my photos and I knew that, in the back of her head, she was thinking how it would have been to meet in person.
Seven years are gone but I remember this photo and her reaction to it like it was yesterday: https://imgur.com/xfzIx1Z
It’s funny how the mind preserves some memories better than others.
She had some relative in Italy, in a city famous for his sea and for the intensity of its summer parties, Riccione, so she proposed me to meet there so she could see her relatives and meet me.
It was a day of september. The only thing that did not change is my poor sense of direction. I was half an hour late to our ‘date’.
I know what you are thinking: “I thought we were talking about depression and panic attacks! What’s up with this girl’s romance” and “I got clickbaited!”. This story is about depression and panic attacks and how to climb up from that pit stronger than ever.
Have you ever seen a video (just a video hopefully) of a tsunami striking on the beach?
You are staring at the waves rhythmically washing on and off the beach when you feel something is wrong, but instead of running, you keep focusing on the pleasurable feeling of the water touching your finger tips.
Then the water retreats leaving the seafloor naked. Instead of getting concerned you focus on all the shells, crabs and fishes that are now revealed.
When you are looking down in awe, the wave hits you from above. That’s what happened.
Anyway, back to the story.
When I first met her she was a 21 years old brunette/blondish girl with blue eyes. Angry, very angry because I was 30+ minutes late.
Long story short, we spent the day together. We were in Riccione and it was summer, so we went for the most delicious food you can find there, we ate Piadina with something to drink.
(If you don’t know what piadina is, you are missing out).
To this day I remember that as we were sitting down the waiter came to the table and because she was teasing me he playfully, he hit her on her head with a menu. That left her laughing in disbelief and made the two of us having a good time.
We went for a swim at the beach and after that we went in a local pub for a beer.
Back then I was reading and studying a lot of psychology related books and I just finished a book from Allan Pease called The Definitive Book of Body Language
As we were sitting at the table, reinforcing a us mentality with some back and forth jokes and teasing, I saw her body language shift and I could see she was looking at me under a different light.
So I suggest we went somewhere else. Luckily my parents owns a house close to the beach that was 20 mins drive from there. So we drove there. You can imagine the rest.
Everything looked perfect. We spent the morning and the following day together, then she had to go back to her country, but we kept in contact.
My departure to Australia was due in few weeks and she knew it, so before that she invited me for a weekend in Milan. She wanted to see me again.
Meanwhile… I was still seeing my girlfriend Penny that, needless to say, started noticing that something was off.
Looking back at those weeks I can see that my feelings for her were slowly fading, no one of us wanted to take the lead and be honest with that.
Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.
Eventually she found out I met someone and for my weekend in Milan I lied to her telling her I was visiting a good friend she knew, but she felt something was fishy.
The weekend was amazing and I got even closer to the girl. Eventually she started developing feeling for me and because everything felt so good (I was so self focused that I started putting Penny in the background) I did something stupid: I promised her I would have met her again once back from Australia and that we would have kept in contact.
Keeping the hook on someone is the most selfish thing you can do when someone else that has feeling for you is involved. A ménage à trois only works if no one involved has feelings for any of the others (and if the all agree to that beforehand).
The day came and the 27th september 2011 I flew out to Australia with Penny.
We spent 9 months between Sydney, Byron Bay and Mullumbimbi, Melbourne and its countryside, Adelaide and its countryside, Wellington and Rotorua for a week holiday, Perth, Albany, Alice Springs, Uluru and Cains.
The vibe of the time was reaching amazing heights when I was focusing only on her while dropping to frantic depths when I was either writing to ‘Malin’ or when I was being contacted by her. The proportion was 20 to 80.
For 9 months I emotionally disrupted a girl I used to love and I didn’t want to be together anymore, but none of us wanted to take the lead.
Easy choices, hard life.
Penny didn’t want to come back to italy on her own because she hoped we could have fixed our relationship and I didn’t want to set her free.
So we spent 9 months together, stretching the leftovers of a relationship that wasn’t there anymore.
When we came back was the 13th june 2012. I booked the flight back. Later on I found out that on that very day one year before, Penny betrayed me with a guy in her social circle without me knowing for more than one year later. This is just the first coincidence.
Few days after I came back, I went to Malin’s country and I stayed at her house for one week. Needless to say, she was so happy to have me there that she treated me like a king.
The first day we went to a ‘blind restaurant’ where you sit in a dark room where you can’t see anything and you eat whatever blind waiters and waitresses serve you. Mind blowing experience.
I met the family, I ate amazing food, we went to festivals around the area and we kept seeing each other for 3 months.
Meanwhile Penny kept crying her heart out. To this date I’m not proud of what I did and how I treated her but trust me when I say I learnt my lesson.
After few months of bonding and amazing sex I started developing some feelings for Malin but I felt something was missing. I was feeling like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, I missed Australia and I wanted to go back there.
When I told Malin my wish she seemed pretty understanding, hurt of course but understanding that I lacked something and she felt I wasn’t fully happy.
I told her I would have come back in 6/9 months because the main purpose to come back was to study in a school in Sydney or Byron Bay. I’m writing this from my flat in Perth so things didn’t work out as intended. I know I should have written spoiler alert, but keep reading, it gets better.
I flew back to Sydney with my best friend that after less than 1 month came back to Italy unexpectedly. All in a sudden I was on my own.
Me and Malin kept being in contact. One day she wrote me that she loved me, but she was starting to miss sex. That was a good hint. So we decided to set each others free. Then all the overthinking started.
For the first time I was alone. I was in a hostel in Perth when the first panic attack stroke. It was triggered by something ridiculously simple: I had a recording of my ex girlfriend’s voice, Penny, saying something to me, a little song she used to sing for me, and that night maybe because I felt lonely or guilty and in some ways I missed her, I listened to it.
And then it stroke on me. It was the night of the 1st of january 2013. I never felt so bad in my life. I precisely remember the feeling to this day: the heartbeat increasing, tingling rushing from the hands to the arms and spreading all over the body and perceptions being shattered to a point I could not recognise my reflection into the mirror and any sound, even my favourite music, was perceived as a threat and something annoying rather than something calming.
After that event it happened again only twice and way lighter, all within the following six months.
For the following two years I carried with me the burden of ripping someone out of my life in such a rough way, I experienced anxiety and I felt stuck because I did not know how to fix myself and I was too afraid to contact her and apologise.
But that night, when karma stroke back, I promised myself I would have done anything to never feel like that ever again.
In the following years I read and did anything that I thought would have helped me to become more confident, expand my comfort zone and grow physically and mentally.
When I went living in New Zealand in 2014 I started a street photography project inspired by Humans of New York. I used to stop people in the street, have a chat, take a photo of them and publish their story in a facebook group and a website.
When I came back to Australia I kept expanding my comfort zone by doing some challenges inspired by comfort zone crusher’s website, jerome jarre and simple pickup.
Within six month from when I started I developed the habit of talking to any stranger I crossed my path with. That lead to becoming more social and confident, getting rid of my anxiety and improving my dating life.
A lot of people I met made my day and my life better with what they gave me and many of them thanked me for taking my time to talk and open to them.
Today has been more than 5 years since that dark day and I feel amazing. Some mornings I wake up feeling excited for what will come next.
I keep working on myself and for myself daily between my full time job (as I’m writing this I’m in Australia aiming for Permanent Residency) and my passion for photography, filming and editing, that my youtube channel is helping to improve.
By the way, Malin wrote me last october, sending me a picture of her newborn that came to life on the 27th of september, the exact day of the year my ex girlfriend Penny was born. I interpreted this second random coincidence as a small tease the universe wanted to give me after the storm faded away.
If you read till the end, I want you to know that if you come from my same place there is a way out of that headspace, that dark loop of negative thinking and depression you feel will stick on you like a stigma for the rest of your life.
You have to realise that if you are going through a painful stage of your life, a good way to speed the healing process is talk to someone you trust anytime you feel like because holding anything inside for too long turns into poison that consumes you from the inside, and always do whatever you find it’s working for you to improve your current situation. For me was a lot of sport, daily meditation, developing my passions and expanding my comfort zone.
Few weeks ago I was reading a book and I stopped at one line that stated ‘women seek help, men die’. I read it few times. A great representation of what I went through and how lucky I was to find few amazing friends that allowed me to open up.
I hope this post will leave you smiling and with some good energy to get back on the right track or will help you find your way to heal. And avoid doing the same mistakes I did.
Hard choices, easy life.
All the best, L.
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2018.03.04 10:14 WeeWeeChew Serial string parsing (JSON)

Hi guys, I've been trying to get my head around this for a while now, I'm controlling Mediaportal via WifiRemote which is JSON based. I can setup the tcp connection, send an autherisation string and send commands easily in SIMPL with the serial IO symbol but i want to be able to parse the data coming back to the serial port which updates a tleast once a second.
I have created a simpl+ module with a buffer input and 3 serial output's. BUFFER_INPUT WifiRemote[65534]; STRING_OUTPUT Title, CurrentProgramName, NextProgramName;
The strings coming in vary depending on the state of mediaportal but i want to match Title, CurrentProgramName and NextProgramName.
The format is: Fields (TV) MediaType? (string): Type of MediaInfo?, for series always "tv" ChannelId (int): ID of the current channel ChannelName (string): Name of the current channel CurrentProgramId (int): ID of the current program CurrentProgramName (string): Name of the current program CurrentProgramDescription (string): Description of the current program CurrentProgramBegin (DateTime): Start date of the current program CurrentProgramEnd (DateTime): End date of the current program NextProgramId (int): ID of the next program NextProgramName (string): Name of the nextprogram NextProgramDescription (string): Description of the nextprogram NextProgramBegin (DateTime): Start date of the nextprogram NextProgramEnd (DateTime): End date of the nextprogram
Serial data looks like this on the buffer:
{"Type":"nowplaying","Duration":21,"File":"C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\timeshiftbuffer\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer","Position":19,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true,"MediaInfo":{"MediaType":"tv","MpExtId":"8","MpExtMediaType":12,"MpExtProviderId":0,"ChannelId":8,"ChannelName":"Channel 9 Perth","CurrentProgramId":1373299,"CurrentProgramName":"Nine News: First At Five","CurrentProgramDescription":"Nine News: First At FiveSee it first with Nine News; join the team for all the latest in news, sport and weather.","CurrentProgramBegin":"/Date(1520154000000+0800)/","CurrentProgramEnd":"/Date(1520155560000+0800)/","NextProgramId":1373300,"NextProgramName":"Destination WA -New","NextProgramDescription":"DESTINATION WAA visit to two of Western Australia's top national parks; Chrissy adventures to the Ferguson Valley and discovers secret spot Honeymoon Pool, while Trevor heads to Kalgoorlie and then joins Chrissy on a road trip to seaside town Cervantes.","NextProgramBegin":"/Date(1520155560000+0800)/","NextProgramEnd":"/Date(1520157480000+0800)/"}} {"Type":"facadeinfo","SelectedIndex":0,"Count":0,"Visible":false,"ViewType":null} {"Type":"nowplayingupdate","Duration":21,"Position":20,"Speed":1,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true} {"Type":"nowplayingupdate","Duration":22,"Position":21,"Speed":1,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true} {"Type":"nowplayingupdate","Duration":23,"Position":22,"Speed":1,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true} {"Type":"nowplayingupdate","Duration":24,"Position":23,"Speed":1,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true} {"Type":"nowplayingupdate","Duration":25,"Position":24,"Speed":1,"IsTv":true,"IsFullscreen":true}
I know Simpl# would be better but I'm just learning and dont have access the VB software yet, so if someone can point me in the right direction with Simpl+ that would be great.
Subsequently I would like to have a digital output that is high when "IsTv":true and low when "IsTV":false.
Thanks heaps in advance!
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2017.12.31 05:59 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: perth top posts from 2016-12-31 to 2017-12-30 03:18 PDT

Period: 364.08 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 39409
Rate (per day) 2.75 107.96
Unique Redditors 498 3462
Combined Score 68686 190813

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7461 points, 1 submission: BOBtheman2000
    1. Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story. (7461 points, 284 comments)
  2. 2808 points, 59 submissions: His_Holiness
    1. Perth the first Australian city where Uber outranks Taxis (151 points, 81 comments)
    2. Driver fined for hogging the right lane (150 points, 127 comments)
    3. Amazing light testing at Perth Stadium tonight (93 points, 24 comments)
    4. Cat Haven WA - Free Adoption of Adult Cats until Christmas Eve (89 points, 13 comments)
    5. Facebook blocks WA's 'grabbable gut' anti-obesity campaign as they may offend fat people (81 points, 37 comments)
    6. Man deliberately drives into oncoming traffic killing one on Bussell Hwy (81 points, 90 comments)
    7. Tenants will soon be able to terminate tenancy agreements and change locks without the landlord's permission if they are victims of domestic violence (80 points, 64 comments)
    8. Town of East Fremantle votes to ban plastic bags (77 points, 33 comments)
    9. Perth considering a 2022 Commonwealth Games bid (75 points, 65 comments)
    10. Seven year anniversary of the Great Storm of 2010 (69 points, 50 comments)
  3. 1666 points, 19 submissions: CarrAndDrone
    1. Overhead shot of bowls at the local bowling club (202 points, 18 comments)
    2. Colours of the Wheatbelt (153 points, 16 comments)
    3. Shades of Blue, North Mole Dr - Fremantle (153 points, 22 comments)
    4. Took this photo out near Moora this afternoon (148 points, 14 comments)
    5. Dowerin's pink lake does not disappoint if anyone is looking for a road trip (134 points, 26 comments)
    6. Perth is pretty awesome (128 points, 15 comments)
    7. North Fremantle last weekend (113 points, 4 comments)
    8. Cheeky photo I snapped this afternoon out near Tammin (93 points, 15 comments)
    9. North Mole Lighthouse (87 points, 19 comments)
    10. So I posted this pic a bit over a week ago, and decided to turn into a canvas after the great response I got (68 points, 5 comments)
  4. 1429 points, 20 submissions: PogingPinoy
    1. We will rebuild. (185 points, 32 comments)
    2. Today while walking back to my car at the Carousel parking lot (150 points, 26 comments)
    3. Victoria Park (Albany Hway cor. Harper St). Now and Then. (147 points, 28 comments)
    4. Dear Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, I'll make sure that you all will arrive safe (and hopefully still warm). Lovelots, Me (133 points, 14 comments)
    5. I ate 4 Bunnings Sausage Sizzles in One Sitting (118 points, 73 comments)
    6. Desk for Sale (105 points, 9 comments)
    7. Me today (95 points, 7 comments)
    8. Food Trucks (84 points, 47 comments)
    9. Who mows the lawn at 4AM in the morning? (50 points, 41 comments)
    10. For those who are looking for Casual Work. V Burger at Elizabeth Key is hiring a Front-Staff. (49 points, 17 comments)
  5. 1252 points, 11 submissions: Agent641
    1. PSA: It's going to be a very hot day this christmas in Perth, so make sure you bring your doggos inside in the AC, give them plenty of water, and make them wear silly hats (237 points, 19 comments)
    2. I took an interesting hike in the Perth hills today, interacted with the wildlife, found some ruins, it was nice (171 points, 30 comments)
    3. Spring in Perth: A Poem (154 points, 30 comments)
    4. I bought a packet of coloured sharpies from the post office today and I think the clerk was flirting with me, because I got a nice compliment on my receipt (148 points, 19 comments)
    5. Between the smoke, stormclouds, and lightning, that was a pretty epic sunset over Perth just now (110 points, 28 comments)
    6. I took on Mt Toolbrunup in the Stirling ranges on Saturday, my second time reaching the summit. (94 points, 20 comments)
    7. The mozzies are getting big. I found this guy trying to carry me off, and when I slapped him, he just got mad (90 points, 10 comments)
    8. Spotted this friendly chap demonstrating proper use of the new merging lanes on Roe highway earlier today (88 points, 28 comments)
    9. SEA-ME-WE3 undersea cable broken between Perth and Singapore, repairs may take two weeks (66 points, 39 comments)
    10. They burned down my favorite hiking spot! (But I ain't even mad) (58 points, 9 comments)
  6. 857 points, 17 submissions: Aushiker
    1. [WA] egg producer penalised $750,000 for misleading 'free range' claims ACCC (110 points, 88 comments)
    2. WA Labor's Metronet gets $1.2b federal kickstart (104 points, 77 comments)
    3. Western Australians don't really want a 'WAxit', they just want a little love (99 points, 85 comments)
    4. Downloadable Route Files - Cape to Cape Track, Bibbulumun Track and Munda Biddi Trail Department of Parks and Wildlife (66 points, 7 comments)
    5. FactCheck: it's true – Western Australia has the nation's highest rate of methamphetamine use - theconversation.com (53 points, 43 comments)
    6. Chinese donations to WA Liberals revealed SBS News (50 points, 27 comments)
    7. Perth wave park clears council hurdle (50 points, 33 comments)
    8. At the going down of the sun .... [Fremantle War Memorial] (44 points, 0 comments)
    9. New safe passing distance laws now in effect (38 points, 149 comments)
    10. Four Nando’s stores now on food offenders list The West Australian (37 points, 13 comments)
  7. 766 points, 11 submissions: clam_chips
    1. I read the bottom bit first and got worried (159 points, 11 comments)
    2. Australian broadband speeds rank 51st in the Developed world (98 points, 47 comments)
    3. Those people who queue up for a 4 cent per litre discount on fuel, why do you even bother? (85 points, 80 comments)
    4. Anyone else getting smashed by hayfever today? (83 points, 55 comments)
    5. At least he's being honest (80 points, 14 comments)
    6. ECU students are the happiest and boast the highest post-degree employment rate in WA according to national survey. (60 points, 57 comments)
    7. Any idea what this wet stuff falling from the sky is? (49 points, 23 comments)
    8. I reckon kids today would benefit from this series of Channel 9 ads from the early 1980s. (48 points, 5 comments)
    9. Morons and bottom feeders on Gumtree (47 points, 77 comments)
    10. Aldi granted licence to sell beer and wine at Harrisdale store (32 points, 19 comments)
  8. 731 points, 14 submissions: flippingtimmy
    1. Oil Rig Off Cottesloe at Dusk. (203 points, 18 comments)
    2. Props to the City of Stirling for the Beautifully Maintained Carine Open Space. Lots of Pictures from a Recent Walk. Post Your Own Local Gems. (67 points, 18 comments)
    3. Citizens of City Beach have Winged Protectors. Here is one in training. (52 points, 16 comments)
    4. Firework Over Perth Last Night (01/12/2017) (52 points, 8 comments)
    5. Rainbow Lorikeet Family (52 points, 10 comments)
    6. Picture Day at King's Park. Didn't Realise How Many Beautiful Plants WA Has. (49 points, 12 comments)
    7. Wilson's Parking Does it Again! (45 points, 47 comments)
    8. Merry Christmas [Spider] Perth! Visit Bungendore Park to Meet Them. (42 points, 18 comments)
    9. Sick of My Photos Yet? These are Birds at Lake Monger. (40 points, 17 comments)
    10. Lake Gwelup & Suburban Birds (29 points, 13 comments)
  9. 728 points, 9 submissions: Aussierob78
    1. The rental crisis has hit Subiaco (149 points, 13 comments)
    2. Awesome sunrise this morning! (114 points, 15 comments)
    3. The Regal Theater (103 points, 38 comments)
    4. Shorehaven Beach - vertical panorama (84 points, 8 comments)
    5. Sunrise at Cottesloe Beach (83 points, 17 comments)
    6. Perth Stadium this morning (67 points, 31 comments)
    7. Yellagonga Regional Park at sunrise this morning (66 points, 13 comments)
    8. Aerial view of a dried up lakebed, just outside of Jurien Bay (35 points, 5 comments)
    9. A new level of stupid hits the streets (27 points, 16 comments)
  10. 717 points, 10 submissions: littleblackcat
    1. I need some (Perth related) dating advice (153 points, 85 comments)
    2. My experience with Transperth (losing my smartrider) (150 points, 61 comments)
    3. I asked about people's experiences with Cat Haven. Thought you guys might like to see the end result of that post. (89 points, 29 comments)
    4. Australian cities get internet ranking: Perth is slow (88 points, 62 comments)
    5. What are your experiences with Cat Haven? (64 points, 84 comments)
    6. Perth peak hour phantom traffic jams caused by nothing, RAC finds (50 points, 54 comments)
    7. I got an... INTERESTING sponsored post on my Facebook feed today. (43 points, 108 comments)
    8. Non alcohol based things I can do (alone) this Friday daytime CBD or SOR? (28 points, 116 comments)
    9. PSA for redditors in vic park/bentley area, we are getting a spudshed on Albany Highway in Bentley (27 points, 30 comments)
    10. 'Being gay just feels normal here': Perth's most popular suburbs for same sex couples to live revealed (25 points, 36 comments)
  11. 697 points, 18 submissions: aussiekinga
    1. Damaged to South Coast Hwy and other roads near Ravensthorpe (80 points, 29 comments)
    2. 21 years since the work began on the "controversial" Northbridge Tunnel (Lost Perth Facebook video) (59 points, 38 comments)
    3. Chemical spill causing Kwinana Freeway chaos (42 points, 6 comments)
    4. New speed camera set up in Greenmount for a trial - can detect mobile phone use (41 points, 41 comments)
    5. Off-grid trial gives WA farming community cheaper, more reliable power (41 points, 2 comments)
    6. WA to push ahead with new laws for cyclists (40 points, 210 comments)
    7. The Narrows Bridge: 60 years of history (38 points, 11 comments)
    8. Electric vehicle charging networks rolled out across WA (37 points, 30 comments)
    9. Joondalup and Mandurah train lines celebrate significant anniversaries (37 points, 14 comments)
    10. FF time! It's nearly 8am and no one has posted it yet - you guys are all the Friday Fuckwits! (36 points, 170 comments)
  12. 592 points, 8 submissions: DewMan001
    1. Well, i finally did check out the Mandurah line [Trackside] (101 points, 55 comments)
    2. Well, i finally did check out the Joondalup/Butler line [Trackside] (98 points, 58 comments)
    3. Well, i did finally check out the Armadale/Thornlie line [Trackside] (96 points, 65 comments)
    4. This concludes our tour. Thank you for joining us. [Trackside] (92 points, 14 comments)
    5. Well, i finally did check out the Fremantle line [Trackside] (69 points, 17 comments)
    6. Well, i did finally check out the Aubin Grove station (55 points, 64 comments)
    7. Well, i finally did check out the Midland line [Trackside] (54 points, 50 comments)
    8. Quick note on [Trackside] (27 points, 17 comments)
  13. 592 points, 8 submissions: Moondyne71
    1. Swan River in flood looking towards the city. (153 points, 9 comments)
    2. Sunset at Windjana Gorge in The Kimberly. (121 points, 6 comments)
    3. Bell's Rapids at full flow....In the summer (taken today). (84 points, 12 comments)
    4. Bayswater Bridge Dude, hit the reset. (67 points, 24 comments)
    5. Some nicer weather - Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough. Xpost /earthporn (52 points, 4 comments)
    6. Ord River Dam, Lake Argyle. (41 points, 13 comments)
    7. Dog stabbed to death in Mirrabooka park (40 points, 48 comments)
    8. Carpet Python with its lunch at Cape Freycinet (Margaret River). (34 points, 5 comments)
  14. 578 points, 7 submissions: StantonInfeld
    1. ABC has just called the 2017 Election for Labor. (253 points, 293 comments)
    2. Let’s all lift a glass in memory of Amnet, the last decent Perth ISP that’s just been assimilated into iPrimus. RIP. (97 points, 64 comments)
    3. PSA: The East Coast is now an hour ahead as of last night, thanks to daylight savings. (77 points, 46 comments)
    4. 'It's a war zone out there': confronting video shows alcohol and drug violence in remote WA (46 points, 32 comments)
    5. Cheap lunch eats in the Perth CBD? (37 points, 80 comments)
    6. Meet Perth's 'Mascot extraordinaire' - the one man who wears the mascot suits for the Eagles, Dockers, Wildcats and Glory. (37 points, 16 comments)
    7. The Hay Street Bridge claims another victim as a southbound truck on the Mitchell Freeway clips its underside (31 points, 9 comments)
  15. 548 points, 4 submissions: ThrindellOblinity
    1. WA Poster finished! (197 points, 58 comments)
    2. 108 St. Georges Terrace under construction, ca. 1985-86 (128 points, 19 comments)
    3. WA Poster design, work in progress...[OC] (115 points, 109 comments)
    4. My WA poster is now available to buy! (108 points, 35 comments)
  16. 535 points, 2 submissions: pasalaska
    1. Spotted at the Bayswater bridge this morning :( (410 points, 21 comments)
    2. There's another truck stuck under the Bayswater rail underpass. (125 points, 34 comments)
  17. 513 points, 5 submissions: kanjoe07
    1. How did this pass as checked luggage? (165 points, 21 comments)
    2. Sunset after the BBL Grand Final on Saturday (153 points, 11 comments)
    3. New $10 banknote enters circulation today (96 points, 45 comments)
    4. Perth Stadium Light Show Promo Video (66 points, 21 comments)
    5. A Drone Eye's View of Perth Airport (33 points, 16 comments)
  18. 492 points, 4 submissions: fletch44
    1. On the card rack in Leederville (311 points, 67 comments)
    2. The garbo that got hit by that speeding green ute on Roe St has died in hospital. (87 points, 39 comments)
    3. Nobody here but us burnt-out grass trees... (69 points, 25 comments)
    4. I don't want to go to work today. (25 points, 44 comments)
  19. 479 points, 1 submission: MikeNizzle82
    1. My experience in Las Vegas (479 points, 102 comments)
  20. 468 points, 2 submissions: mh_16
    1. When you use the wrong cheat code in GTA. (427 points, 22 comments)
    2. Any surfers on /Perth? Trigg point yesterday arvo was pumping! (41 points, 12 comments)
  21. 463 points, 2 submissions: SneakerTreater
    1. The first image on Coles Belmont's google result is a bloke in boardies getting nabbed for shoplifting. (351 points, 21 comments)
    2. May I lental wholechair? (112 points, 14 comments)
  22. 458 points, 5 submissions: how_can_2016_be_real
    1. Perth CBD from the air (#blessed2liveinPERTH) (179 points, 19 comments)
    2. Anyone remember the old jungle gym buses throughout the 90s? (80 points, 36 comments)
    3. Perth driver mauls medium strip shrubbery and ute all whilst chatting on mobile. (72 points, 41 comments)
    4. Aussie (65 points, 75 comments)
    5. Unique view of Perth reddit (62 points, 20 comments)
  23. 445 points, 8 submissions: FIFO_guy
    1. Australia's numbat population boosted after successful breeding in WA (115 points, 8 comments)
    2. Tiny WA council's viral bitumen laying video racks up 14 million views (71 points, 24 comments)
    3. 275-million-year-old starfish-like fossils unearthed in remote inland Western Australia (58 points, 11 comments)
    4. Hunt on for Quokka who escaped Rottnest Island in WA (47 points, 20 comments)
    5. Perth is a heck of a town (47 points, 69 comments)
    6. Guildford residents fight planned McDonald's development in heritage 'island town' (38 points, 46 comments)
    7. A car has gone into the Swan... (37 points, 18 comments)
    8. Matilda Bay Brewery facade collapses, crushing car in Fremantle as strong winds hit WA (32 points, 4 comments)
  24. 431 points, 1 submission: jimjup1
    1. Everyone in my parents street (6025) received this in their letterbox. I cant lie it did make me laugh (431 points, 56 comments)
  25. 426 points, 4 submissions: gattaaca
    1. Weeman in coles gero (178 points, 21 comments)
    2. John Forrest National Park front paged in /wtf (128 points, 19 comments)
    3. Man charged over dog's stabbing death (88 points, 40 comments)
    4. Why do derro looking dudes have pencil thin mustaches and is this a Perth thing (32 points, 30 comments)
  26. 416 points, 9 submissions: CyanideRemark
    1. Rare albino kangaroo photographed on farm in WA (73 points, 12 comments)
    2. Man shot dead by police during traffic stop in Perth (63 points, 15 comments)
    3. Proposal : change the default sub perth by-line "Please Mind The Gap" to "If you're on the road but not me; you're a cunt." (59 points, 32 comments)
    4. Engineer to establish WA's first plastic recycling plant (53 points, 21 comments)
    5. Teen surfer dies after shark attack near Esperance, off WA south coast (38 points, 28 comments)
    6. The $4 billion bet that Perth people will actually want to use public transport (38 points, 93 comments)
    7. Government abolishing 457 visas, PM says (35 points, 96 comments)
    8. sigh the postie just delivered me a jury duty summons. My second one within about 8 years. Would be curious to hear others stories... (30 points, 163 comments)
    9. Woman mauled to death by dogs at Perth boarding kennel (27 points, 28 comments)
  27. 408 points, 10 submissions: Emighty
    1. Perth's Kwinana Freeway will be permanently flooded by 2100, Oceanographer warns (76 points, 63 comments)
    2. WA Education Department told to slash 800 full-time jobs within months (60 points, 89 comments)
    3. Housing still unaffordable for young West Australians (44 points, 87 comments)
    4. WA mining lobby wins again, will households now wear cost of budget repair? (43 points, 60 comments)
    5. Is it me or is the city full of deros and drug addicts these days? (39 points, 114 comments)
    6. Subiaco and Fremantle: The two Perth suburbs predicted to become vibrant communities again (33 points, 89 comments)
    7. The new Perth Stadium: What will WA get for $1.6 billion? (31 points, 56 comments)
    8. Perth public transport use drops again as commuters choose convenience of cars (29 points, 69 comments)
    9. WA tourism industry in the doldrums despite diversification push (29 points, 68 comments)
    10. Perth Children's Hospital's next big challenge — rebuilding public trust (24 points, 7 comments)
  28. 407 points, 4 submissions: WhyArentIHigh
    1. All right, since you guys asked so nicely :) (170 points, 51 comments)
    2. I've been collecting old Perth photos for a long time. These are some of them that I've collected. (140 points, 27 comments)
    3. What can I do about my ex (57 points, 52 comments)
    4. UPDATE: My bike was stolen (40 points, 31 comments)
  29. 402 points, 5 submissions: kevle6
    1. What the fuck is up with people harming Quokkas (119 points, 86 comments)
    2. View of Island Rock from the coast of Kalbarri, Western Australia. [OC] (97 points, 5 comments)
    3. Beautiful sunrise this morning! [OC] (71 points, 5 comments)
    4. One dead, several injured in stabbing and car crash in Canning Vale (67 points, 95 comments)
    5. [Scam] I don't even use NAB... (48 points, 28 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. metao (4569 points, 758 comments)
  2. richo3000 (4531 points, 857 comments)
  3. Agent641 (4457 points, 461 comments)
  4. aussiekinga (4223 points, 623 comments)
  5. CyanideRemark (3705 points, 691 comments)
  6. littleblackcat (3448 points, 730 comments)
  7. Grub-37 (2549 points, 417 comments)
  8. Muslim_Wookie (2282 points, 553 comments)
  9. postingstuff (2186 points, 454 comments)
  10. Captain-Peacock (2101 points, 419 comments)
  11. produrp (2095 points, 269 comments)
  12. omaca (2054 points, 144 comments)
  13. redpillrealised (2047 points, 1493 comments)
  14. leemur (1658 points, 237 comments)
  15. jay1237 (1441 points, 259 comments)
  16. Perthguv (1334 points, 336 comments)
  17. squeeowl (1305 points, 162 comments)
  18. xheist (1241 points, 149 comments)
  19. PogingPinoy (1215 points, 222 comments)
  20. Dr_fish (1203 points, 218 comments)
  21. RedLeader7 (1191 points, 202 comments)
  22. Brewjo (1096 points, 304 comments)
  23. eateggs (1080 points, 172 comments)
  24. The_Valar (1069 points, 184 comments)
  25. Groovesaurus (953 points, 191 comments)
  26. chosenamewhendrunk (920 points, 159 comments)
  27. Muzorra (919 points, 211 comments)
  28. karl_w_w (840 points, 200 comments)
  29. gc1989 (823 points, 179 comments)
  30. dzernumbrd (813 points, 206 comments)
  31. Steamworks_poolboy (810 points, 186 comments)
  32. Geminii27 (791 points, 224 comments)
  33. ShadyBiz (777 points, 157 comments)
  34. xyrgh (766 points, 160 comments)
  35. Dantalion_Delacroix (714 points, 1 comment)
  36. GreyGreenBrownOakova (702 points, 119 comments)
  37. coxymla (677 points, 204 comments)
  38. clam_chips (672 points, 106 comments)
  39. perthguppy (664 points, 128 comments)
  40. crosstherubicon (661 points, 152 comments)
  41. aussielander (660 points, 94 comments)
  42. showmanic (656 points, 148 comments)
  43. gattaaca (656 points, 97 comments)
  44. ToxethOGrady (651 points, 66 comments)
  45. sketchy_painting (641 points, 80 comments)
  46. matthew_lane (636 points, 70 comments)
  47. teslavedison (628 points, 90 comments)
  48. HootWest (598 points, 96 comments)
  49. Dagon (597 points, 110 comments)
  50. DewMan001 (581 points, 136 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story. by BOBtheman2000 (7461 points, 284 comments)
  2. My experience in Las Vegas by MikeNizzle82 (479 points, 102 comments)
  3. Everyone in my parents street (6025) received this in their letterbox. I cant lie it did make me laugh by jimjup1 (431 points, 56 comments)
  4. When you use the wrong cheat code in GTA. by mh_16 (427 points, 22 comments)
  5. Spotted at the Bayswater bridge this morning :( by pasalaska (410 points, 21 comments)
  6. The first image on Coles Belmont's google result is a bloke in boardies getting nabbed for shoplifting. by SneakerTreater (351 points, 21 comments)
  7. Fair call. by AusAtWar (314 points, 33 comments)
  8. On the card rack in Leederville by fletch44 (311 points, 67 comments)
  9. The West Australian fails at ad placement once again. by perthguppy (276 points, 29 comments)
  10. Elizabeth Quay, Perth Australia [5376x3024] by scuba_tom (261 points, 42 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1315 points: omaca's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  2. 714 points: Dantalion_Delacroix's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  3. 439 points: produrp's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  4. 331 points: Go_Forth_And_Die's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  5. 249 points: peekay427's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  6. 230 points: CaptainBallz's comment in We in Washington, USA, hate Western Australia...
  7. 226 points: fdsdfg's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
  8. 200 points: b_r_e_a_k_f_a_s_t's comment in Fuck it's hot
  9. 194 points: metao's comment in We in Washington, USA, hate Western Australia...
  10. 161 points: stay_sweet's comment in Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story.
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2017.11.22 06:19 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: perth top posts from 2010-10-10 to 2017-11-21 06:10 PDT

Period: 2598.79 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 37873
Rate (per day) 0.38 14.57
Unique Redditors 585 4389
Combined Score 96577 177906

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7460 points, 1 submission: BOBtheman2000
    1. Recently, I shitposted my way onto the news. This is my story. (7460 points, 284 comments)
  2. 1830 points, 23 submissions: His_Holiness
    1. Perth the first Australian city where Uber outranks Taxis (152 points, 81 comments)
    2. Driver fined for hogging the right lane (146 points, 127 comments)
    3. WA Police to wear body cameras from early 2016 (119 points, 37 comments)
    4. Transperth rated the best rail network in Australia (112 points, 107 comments)
    5. Amazing light testing at Perth Stadium tonight (96 points, 24 comments)
    6. Man deliberately drives into oncoming traffic killing one on Bussell Hwy (84 points, 90 comments)
    7. Facebook blocks WA's 'grabbable gut' anti-obesity campaign as they may offend fat people (83 points, 37 comments)
    8. New laws will allow cyclists to legally ride on footpaths (81 points, 59 comments)
    9. Perth considering a 2022 Commonwealth Games bid (79 points, 65 comments)
    10. Uber giving 20% discount to Suburbs affected by the Armadale Line Shutdown (79 points, 15 comments)
  3. 1470 points, 13 submissions: CarrAndDrone
    1. Overhead shot of bowls at the local bowling club (201 points, 18 comments)
    2. Colours of the Wheatbelt (157 points, 16 comments)
    3. Shades of Blue, North Mole Dr - Fremantle (154 points, 24 comments)
    4. Took this photo out near Moora this afternoon (146 points, 14 comments)
    5. Dowerin's pink lake does not disappoint if anyone is looking for a road trip (133 points, 27 comments)
    6. Perth is pretty awesome (125 points, 15 comments)
    7. North Fremantle last weekend (116 points, 4 comments)
    8. Cheeky photo I snapped this afternoon out near Tammin (93 points, 15 comments)
    9. North Mole Lighthouse (88 points, 19 comments)
    10. So I posted this pic a bit over a week ago, and decided to turn into a canvas after the great response I got (71 points, 5 comments)
  4. 1072 points, 10 submissions: Agent641
    1. I took an interesting hike in the Perth hills today, interacted with the wildlife, found some ruins, it was nice (172 points, 30 comments)
    2. I bought a packet of coloured sharpies from the post office today and I think the clerk was flirting with me, because I got a nice compliment on my receipt (153 points, 19 comments)
    3. Spring in Perth: A Poem (138 points, 29 comments)
    4. There's a flaw in your plan... (115 points, 19 comments)
    5. Between the smoke, stormclouds, and lightning, that was a pretty epic sunset over Perth just now (111 points, 28 comments)
    6. The mozzies are getting big. I found this guy trying to carry me off, and when I slapped him, he just got mad (88 points, 10 comments)
    7. I took on Mt Toolbrunup in the Stirling ranges on Saturday, my second time reaching the summit. (87 points, 20 comments)
    8. Spotted this friendly chap demonstrating proper use of the new merging lanes on Roe highway earlier today (85 points, 28 comments)
    9. SEA-ME-WE3 undersea cable broken between Perth and Singapore, repairs may take two weeks (64 points, 39 comments)
    10. Relevant local concerns expressed in a responsible, eloquent way in Fremantle (59 points, 10 comments)
  5. 977 points, 12 submissions: sickmate
    1. Drugs message from West Coast Eagles star (184 points, 25 comments)
    2. A new movie filmed in Perth was just released on Netflix - OtherLife (105 points, 38 comments)
    3. Coles in Raine Square (97 points, 81 comments)
    4. Driver charged for buckling up beer instead of children (82 points, 38 comments)
    5. PerthNow sinks to a new low. (78 points, 26 comments)
    6. Man freed after falling between train and platform at Stirling station (76 points, 51 comments)
    7. Troy Buswell caught plagiarising big sections of report justifying travel (71 points, 36 comments)
    8. Main Roads is considering a "Turn Left on Red" rule (61 points, 45 comments)
    9. Gina Rinehart euthanised after Melbourne Cup fall (57 points, 16 comments)
    10. Australia's first electric highway links Perth to South-West (56 points, 13 comments)
  6. 914 points, 9 submissions: kanjoe07
    1. How did this pass as checked luggage? (167 points, 21 comments)
    2. Sunset after the BBL Grand Final on Saturday (149 points, 11 comments)
    3. Emirates A380 at Perth Airport with the city skyline in background (127 points, 23 comments)
    4. Good morning... (104 points, 6 comments)
    5. New $10 banknote enters circulation today (93 points, 45 comments)
    6. Perth Stadium Light Show Promo Video (70 points, 22 comments)
    7. New $5 banknote enters circulation today (69 points, 49 comments)
    8. You had one job Centro Galleria... (68 points, 6 comments)
    9. You only have to be Goodenough to enter Federal politics... (67 points, 15 comments)
  7. 840 points, 7 submissions: PogingPinoy
    1. We will rebuild. (188 points, 32 comments)
    2. Dear Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, I'll make sure that you all will arrive safe (and hopefully still warm). Lovelots, Me (140 points, 14 comments)
    3. I ate 4 Bunnings Sausage Sizzles in One Sitting (120 points, 74 comments)
    4. [UPDATE] My builder was a bit pissed that I'm having someone inspect the house on my PCI. (117 points, 66 comments)
    5. Desk for Sale (102 points, 10 comments)
    6. My builder was a bit pissed that I'm having someone inspect the house on my PCI. (90 points, 79 comments)
    7. Food Trucks (83 points, 47 comments)
  8. 813 points, 9 submissions: Aussierob78
    1. The rental crisis has hit Subiaco (147 points, 14 comments)
    2. Awesome sunrise this morning! (116 points, 15 comments)
    3. The Regal Theater (98 points, 39 comments)
    4. Sunrise at Cottesloe Beach (86 points, 17 comments)
    5. Shorehaven Beach - vertical panorama (85 points, 8 comments)
    6. Boats at Mindarie Marina (84 points, 3 comments)
    7. Perth Stadium this morning (70 points, 31 comments)
    8. Yellagonga Regional Park at sunrise this morning (70 points, 13 comments)
    9. Ocean Reef Marina (57 points, 16 comments)
  9. 790 points, 9 submissions: clam_chips
    1. I read the bottom bit first and got worried (160 points, 12 comments)
    2. TIL Kookaburras are not native to WA. They were released into the wild by Perth Zoo around 100 years ago. (100 points, 18 comments)
    3. Australian broadband speeds rank 51st in the Developed world (98 points, 47 comments)
    4. Those people who queue up for a 4 cent per litre discount on fuel, why do you even bother? (88 points, 80 comments)
    5. Anyone else getting smashed by hayfever today? (86 points, 55 comments)
    6. At least he's being honest (83 points, 14 comments)
    7. I think I discovered the inspiration behind Perth Arena (64 points, 18 comments)
    8. ECU students are the happiest and boast the highest post-degree employment rate in WA according to national survey. (60 points, 57 comments)
    9. I reckon kids today would benefit from this series of Channel 9 ads from the early 1980s. (51 points, 5 comments)
  10. 758 points, 8 submissions: pjmcshane
    1. Sad to say goodbye to one of Perth's best cheap lunch spots :( (143 points, 66 comments)
    2. Just typical... another big thing not to come to Perth (135 points, 9 comments)
    3. This "meal special" is apparently worth $20 in Joondalup (101 points, 55 comments)
    4. 3 years ago this shot of a Perth beach was posted. Still looks the same today. (91 points, 7 comments)
    5. Perth is so small sometimes.. it blows my mind (87 points, 53 comments)
    6. Only in perth (81 points, 87 comments)
    7. Who else's family faced bankruptcy at the hands of the Perth Zoo carousel? (65 points, 37 comments)
    8. Aviary bar is being evacuated. Police on site (55 points, 26 comments)
  11. 699 points, 5 submissions: mh_16
    1. When you use the wrong cheat code in GTA. (431 points, 22 comments)
    2. Kayak on the swan, this is winter ? (74 points, 15 comments)
    3. WAs mining boom seems to be going ok (70 points, 6 comments)
    4. Our city at sunset (67 points, 8 comments)
    5. Went for a run this morning.. Joondalup bird park offering a great sunrise! (57 points, 5 comments)
  12. 689 points, 9 submissions: Aushiker
    1. [WA] egg producer penalised $750,000 for misleading 'free range' claims ACCC (108 points, 88 comments)
    2. WA Labor's Metronet gets $1.2b federal kickstart (105 points, 77 comments)
    3. Western Australians don't really want a 'WAxit', they just want a little love (96 points, 85 comments)
    4. Interesting take on customer feedback - Positano's Northbridge (not my emails) (83 points, 52 comments)
    5. PSA: 40 km/h School Zones Back In Play Monday (73 points, 2 comments)
    6. Downloadable Route Files - Cape to Cape Track, Bibbulumun Track and Munda Biddi Trail Department of Parks and Wildlife (64 points, 7 comments)
    7. What a surprise, not: Western Australian is reporting that there is more traffic as freeway lanes added (60 points, 75 comments)
    8. Perth wave park clears council hurdle (52 points, 33 comments)
    9. Stirling refuses to hand over Scarborough, Trigg bush for roads (48 points, 2 comments)
  13. 623 points, 5 submissions: StantonInfeld
    1. ABC has just called the 2017 Election for Labor. (252 points, 293 comments)
    2. As seen at the WA Imports meetup/cruise last night, a friendly reminder to keep a safe distance between the car in front of you! (143 points, 72 comments)
    3. WA to get cash-for-cans recycling scheme from mid-2018 (96 points, 52 comments)
    4. PSA: The East Coast is now an hour ahead as of last night, thanks to daylight savings. (78 points, 46 comments)
    5. Welcome to Monday - Trains on all lines delayed due to a 'Technical Issue' (54 points, 20 comments)
  14. 604 points, 8 submissions: nachoman-au
    1. Transperth - insert your Windows install disc and fix this please (107 points, 34 comments)
    2. Good news and bad news - Mt Lawley (93 points, 31 comments)
    3. Still funny... everytime it happens (85 points, 15 comments)
    4. A big Saturday night in Mt Lawley (82 points, 6 comments)
    5. Welcome to Perth Arena, hungry? (65 points, 54 comments)
    6. Beaufort and Walcott St Mt Lawley is now no right turn in all directions, at all times (60 points, 20 comments)
    7. Perth's new hip bus stop (58 points, 33 comments)
    8. RIP Seventh Ave bridge Maylands (54 points, 36 comments)
  15. 601 points, 7 submissions: tadpole64
    1. Assorted Photos of Perth 1985-95 (170 points, 48 comments)
    2. A guide to University, for those starting this week. (87 points, 53 comments)
    3. TIL: the Health Department names and shames the worst resteraunts. Here is the list so far. (87 points, 67 comments)
    4. Picture of diesel Transperth trains after electrification in 1991 (72 points, 20 comments)
    5. Wembley couple's verge garden destroyed by council twice due to "complaints" despite being within council guidelines. (68 points, 32 comments)
    6. Found a photo of the Shanghai Food court from the 1990s (63 points, 19 comments)
    7. Artists Impression for a Perth City Link Proposal made in 2003 (54 points, 24 comments)
  16. 585 points, 7 submissions: obzelite2point0
    1. we doing lightning shots today? (117 points, 7 comments)
    2. perths bigger skyline (103 points, 21 comments)
    3. my friday fuckwit arrived early (102 points, 69 comments)
    4. the nicholson road crash monday morning (77 points, 43 comments)
    5. fuck her right in the pussy (69 points, 17 comments)
    6. rose vs gina (61 points, 7 comments)
    7. aliens off the starboard bow. (56 points, 14 comments)
  17. 577 points, 6 submissions: sweetpineapple
    1. Shoutout to Mirrabooka Police for retrieving my laptop that I lost 3 years ago to a house break in. (124 points, 11 comments)
    2. Remember to lock your doors even when you're in! (116 points, 35 comments)
    3. Depressing to see kids behaving like this.... (102 points, 143 comments)
    4. Update: The Wall Art has been Erased. :( (97 points, 49 comments)
    5. Cunts. This wall art was fine for many months up till today. How does one even fix this since it isn't a solid colored wall that can be easily painted over? (70 points, 46 comments)
    6. Didn't even last 3 months... (68 points, 34 comments)
  18. 571 points, 7 submissions: DewMan001
    1. Well, i finally did check out the Mandurah line [Trackside] (104 points, 55 comments)
    2. Well, i did finally check out the Armadale/Thornlie line [Trackside] (97 points, 65 comments)
    3. Well, i finally did check out the Joondalup/Butler line [Trackside] (96 points, 58 comments)
    4. This concludes our tour. Thank you for joining us. [Trackside] (89 points, 14 comments)
    5. Well, i finally did check out the Fremantle line [Trackside] (73 points, 17 comments)
    6. Well, i did finally check out the Aubin Grove station (56 points, 64 comments)
    7. Well, i finally did check out the Midland line [Trackside] (56 points, 50 comments)
  19. 540 points, 5 submissions: littleblackcat
    1. My experience with Transperth (losing my smartrider) (153 points, 61 comments)
    2. I need some (Perth related) dating advice (149 points, 85 comments)
    3. I asked about people's experiences with Cat Haven. Thought you guys might like to see the end result of that post. (90 points, 30 comments)
    4. Australian cities get internet ranking: Perth is slow (88 points, 63 comments)
    5. What are your experiences with Cat Haven? (60 points, 85 comments)
  20. 526 points, 5 submissions: 404NotFounded
    1. Guy accidentally dobs his mate in to the WA Police on social media for drug supply & distribution. (255 points, 20 comments)
    2. Creepy as. Taken from Garrett Rd Bridge this morning. (95 points, 11 comments)
    3. Most men report having few or no friends... (64 points, 77 comments)
    4. How the West Australian government made every wrong decision with the mining boom. (58 points, 41 comments)
    5. One of our paramedics needs your thoughts & prayers. Fighting for his life after serious on-the-job motor vehicle accident in the early hours of Monday morning. (54 points, 10 comments)
  21. 517 points, 7 submissions: aussiekinga
    1. Is Mordor somewhere along the Armadale line? (110 points, 24 comments)
    2. Gumnut Fountains in Forrestfield - New art installation this morning (78 points, 17 comments)
    3. Time lapse video of underpass being installed under Roe Highway over Easter long weekend (75 points, 23 comments)
    4. Damaged to South Coast Hwy and other roads near Ravensthorpe (74 points, 29 comments)
    5. Elizabeth Quay Changes tracked by Nearmap - as promised in a post last week (66 points, 31 comments)
    6. 21 years since the work began on the "controversial" Northbridge Tunnel (Lost Perth Facebook video) (58 points, 38 comments)
    7. PSA: Bottle Shops are not open tomorrow. Buy up today if you think you will need it. (56 points, 18 comments)
  22. 507 points, 7 submissions: CyanideRemark
    1. Google & Landgate have published a Perth Metro Aerial Survey from March 1965. Punch in your address or point of interest and zoom in for overlays from then and now. Back from the days when Asbestos was just something else you could sprinkle on your weetbix. (93 points, 74 comments)
    2. the mentality of Gozzy crims (92 points, 15 comments)
    3. Rare albino kangaroo photographed on farm in WA (74 points, 12 comments)
    4. Perth Observatory reopens with volunteer astronomers (69 points, 24 comments)
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2017.05.25 02:05 kevlarmonkeynuts I (F30) feel taken advantage of by my bf (M28) of 2 years- long and complicated.

I have been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years. I love him very much. We live together with my 2 dogs in my apartment in Melbourne, Australia.
A bit of background: Before I met him, I lived alone in a centrally located area. I have always been very independent. I pay my own bills and do not have any debt. We met on POF and hit it off. He moved in after 2 months of dating as it was close to his work and it worked well.
I cheated on him last year. Once. And was immediately found out after he read my private online diary where i was distraught an hating on myself. It was a horrible thing to do, and after I am a horrible person for doing so. We talked it out, and he decided he wanted to stay with me. He did, however, get very paranoid, and I caught him often trying to guess the passcode to my phone and reading my written diary to check up on me.
4 months later i was contacted out of the blue on via social media by the man I cheated with. He was begging me to talk to him. Wanted me to hear him out. I did not go straight to my boyfriend with this information- I know I should have, as it would have made things easier. I wanted for the guy to say his piece and go away, on my terms for once. My bf saw the guys name pop up looking at my phone over my shoulder and freaked out. Tried to get my best friend to give him more information (that she didn't have) and convince her to let him spring a break-up on me.
My friend told me, I contacted him. We broke up. It was messy. His reaction to anything he did not like was always aggressive. Never wanted to talk -heavy on insults (to me) and threats (to guy I cheated with). While I know that is not ok, I felt his reaction was understanable and justified. I apologised, and damn near grovelled to have him back. After a few weeks we realised we still loved each other and have been working on things.
Late last year he quit his job. He was working for his uncle as a apprentice panel-beater. He was given this job with great benefits and pay, largely due to nepotism. He could take as many sick days and holidays as he wanted provided he wasnt being crazy and gave notice. He was a lackluster employee- took naps in the bathroom, on his phone more than he should have been, didn't complete the necessary training on shedule, showed up late frequently, etc. At this stage, he was living with friends as we had broken up.
Well more than 6 months on, he is back working for his uncle at 1/2 the pay for the same amount of work. When he quit he ended his salary contract. He was expecting a lump sum payment for holidays unused (he expected 3 out of 4 weeks a year for 2 years of holiday pay to be due. He was due only 1/4 per year IMHO). He has been getting payments of 500 every 2 weeks on top of his pay for work for the last 2 months.
When he first moved back in, I agreed to let him run a tab with me- only 1/3 rent and 1/2 every shared grocery bill. I felt this was fair, and to be honest, I was happy to have him back. Now.... its wearing very thin.
And now we are up to Current Events: He works part-time now. Makes less than $300 a week. But due to his own laziness, he is now not elligible for Centerlink (welfare) assistance. He started applying when he first quit months ago, but never followed up. So he has limited income. He gets payments every 2 weeks, but he has a high credit card balance, overdrawn savings accounts, and fines in the thousands that eat up most of his income.
He owes me $1800 so far, and it accrues each week.
My bf told me that he wanted to move to Perth to live with his mother for a few months. To get some space and perspective. The paranoia my infidelity caused is still heavy on his mind. He sprung this on me 2 months ago. And until last week I was under the impression he was leaving at the end of this month. He has aparently been telling all his friends he was staying til the end of June at least. He told.me he wants to break up when he moves, but wants to enjoy his time with me now.
He now live in my apartment, not paying any rent at the moment, using and complaining about the high-speed internet I had installed at his request and pay for, and in essence treating me like a housemate he occasionally has sex with. He says he loves me. But he doesnt want to contribute to housework. Complains about me not wanting to drive him places, and generally is passive agressive about not wanting to do stuff he doesn't want to do.
He spends most evenings after work gaming with his friends eating takeout (I dont know how he afford it). I have to persistently bef his to have sex with me- and even then he goes right back to gaming. He only leaves the house to visit his friends- where he gets stoned and games, and goes to work. I told him no drugs in my house since he OD'ed on acid last year, and had developed a nasty weed habit. He has lied and brought drugs home twice. I have been ok with him smoking outside in the past, but he decided to smoke it indoors recently (when he lied about having it) and left the paraphernalia around.
My mum recently pointed out that he was taking advantage of me. I had never thought of it that way, but now that the idea is here in my head it is persistent. I now feel like he is staying with me because he gets to live out of home, with fast internet and gets to eat and do what he wants with minimal overhead. He wouldn't want to move back in with his dad as it would be a lifestyle change he would find distasteful.
I don't know if I should end things now. I love him so much and I keep holding onto hope that he will want to stay and things will change. But I have also been preparing myself for him leaving. Getting together documentation of his debt to me, paying off accounts so I can continue to afford my lifestyle. Being more social so I have a support network when he goes.
If he stays, I don't think anything will change and I will be stuck carrying our relationship while he gets to live a lifestyle beyond his means.
TL:DR: Together 2 years. Infidelity on my part. Reconcilled but with paranoia on his part. He is not working, not contributing, but happy to live a lifestyle I subsidise, while treating me like a roommate. What do?
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2017.04.18 04:47 nikolaisbanjo Car registration

I just moved to Melbourne, from Perth, 8 weeks ago. Since then I've successfully changed my drivers license over to the state of Victoria. However, my car is still registered for the state of WA until August 2017 and as such I do not wish to register it to VIC until the registration expires.
I've been browsing both the department of transport websites for WA and VIC and cannot seem to find a way to change my address for my car, unless it involves registering it for the state of VIC.
Does anyone know how to change your address for your car registration without renewing registration?
I just want to make sure that I keep up to date with my car, things like toll roads and speeding fines I want mailed to my new VIC address.
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2017.02.05 03:17 aditrs I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain; I only wanted to one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain - The 2017 Fremantle Dockers preview

Fremantle Football Club

Motto: "Forever Freo" (logo)
Established: 1994 (entered AFL in 1995)
Home Ground: Domain Stadium (Formerly Subiaco Oval, capacity: 43,500) and Cockburn Central (Training and Administration)
Highest ladder position: 1st, 2015
Finals series reached: Seven (2003, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Biggest winning margin: 113 points - 24.13 (157) vs. Greater Western Sydney 6.8 (44), Patersons Stadium, 11 August 2013
Longest winning streak: 9 games (Round 14 – Round 22, 2006; Round 1 - Round 9, 2015)
Highest score: 28.12 (180) vs. Collingwood 10.8 (68), Subiaco Oval, 8 May 2005
Chairman: Dale Alcock
CEO: Steve Rosich
Coach: Ross Lyon
Assistant Coaches: Mark Stone (stoppages and training coordinator), Michael Prior (backline), Anthony Rock (midfield), Simon Eastaugh (midfield), David Hale (forward line), Marc Webb(senior development coach), Brent Guerra (development coach), Roger Hayden (development coach)
2016 Captain: David Mundy
2016 Doig Medalist: Lachie Neale
2016 Leading Goalkicker: Michael Walters (36)
Position Last Season: 16th
2016 Membership: 51,889
2015 Average Attendance: 31,416
Club Song: Freo, Way to Go (official)
Mascot: Johnny "The Doc" Docker
Would U let me dress U I mean, help U pick out your clothes

2016 KITS

HOME JUMPER
AWAY/CLASH JUMPER
2016 INDIGENOUS JUMPER
TRADITIONAL SLEEPWEAR

2016 in Review

Plenty has already been said about the lows, lows and more lows of 2016, so lets’ just focus on the positives -
Shock-a-Lachie boom!
The emergence of Lachie Neale was the light at the end of the tunnel for a lot of Fremantle fans this year. Watching him tear up the midfield in a way that we hadn’t seen from him before, or at least hadn’t noticed from him in the past. Hiding in the Fyfe-Sandilands shadow, his skills emerged to break records (737 Disposals in a H&A season), win the club B&F (Doig Medal), win medals most don’t even know about (Geoff Christian Medal, a Perth Media award for the best Docker or Eagle in a season, with votes allocated 3-2-1 by ABC720s panel of Football pundits), and give us hope for his potential when it came out at the end of the year.
So young and beautiful
Some of our younger (1st-2nd-3rd year players) really shone in 2016, with the likes of Lachie Weller, Connor Blakely, Alex Pearce and Ed Langdon showing what they have the potential to become. The stronger emphasis on youth in 2016 has given us a little glimpse of what the future could hold, with Lachie Weller and Connor Blakely earning Rising Star nominations and the likes of Ed Langdon and Darcy Tucker putting in consistent performances that included important performances in Peel Thunder's premiership season.
Cause nothing compares, nothing compares to you
Pavlich retiring has to be the biggest retirement in the short-ish history of our club. 16 years, 353 Games, 700 goals, 6x All Australian, 6x Doig Medallist, 8x Freos leading goalkicker, 9 years as Captain, 3x Geoff Christian Medals, 3x Ross Glendinning Medals, Freo Life Member from 2006, AFL Life Member from 2013, and holder to the key to our hearts, the man is one in a million. Going out in a winning game against the eventual premiers is the way you most deserved to go, Champ.
/AFL Fremantle 2016 Review Thread
23 positions in a one night stand

2017 List

Number Name Number Name Number Name Number Name
1 Hayden Ballantyne 14 Lachie Weller 27 Lachie Neale 28 Brady Grey
2 Griffin Logue 15 Ethan Hughes 30 Zac Clarke 39 Josh Deluca
3 Zac Dawson 16 David Mundy 31 Aaron Sandilands 42 Matthew Uebergang
4 Sean Darcy 17 Hayden Crozier 32 Stephen Hill 43 Ryan Nyhuis
5 Garrick Ibbotson 18 Darcy Tucker 33 Cam Sutcliffe 44 Taylin Duman
6 Danyle Pearce 19 Connor Blakely 34 Lee Spurr 45 Luke Strnadica
7 Nat Fyfe 20 Matt Taberner 35 Michael Apeness
8 Nick Suban 21 Joel Hamling 36 Brennan Cox
9 Bradley Hill 22 Shane Kersten 37 Michael Johnson
10 Michael Walters 23 Cam McCarthy 38 Luke Ryan
11 Tommy Sheridan 24 Harley Balic 40 Sam Collins
12 Jon Griffin 25 Alex Pearce
13 Harley Bennell 26 Ed Langdon
List Changes
In Out
Trade/Free Agency National Draft Rookie Draft Retired Trade/Free Agency Delisted
Bradley Hill Griffin Logue Taylin Duman Matthew Pavlich Chris Mayne Michael Barlow
Joel Hamling Sean Darcy Luke Strnadica Shane Yarran Matt de Boer
Shane Kersten Brennan Cox Tendai Mzungu
Cam McCarthy Luke Ryan Clancee Pearce
Alex Silvagni
Jack Hannath
Tanner Smith
Anthony Morabito
Sean Hurley
For the first time in 17 years, the Fremantle Football Club will start a season without having Matthew Pavlich on its list. While the great man is irreplaceable, Freo have traded well to land another two young tall forwards in Cam McCarthy and Shane Kersten who will compete for spots with the emerging Matt Taberner and Michael Apeness. Bradley Hill's pace and class is sure to improve Fremantle's sometimes stagnant midfield, while Joel Hamling's inclusion adds another level of rebounding power to the backline.
Perhaps unsurprisingly in a rebuild year, most of the (national) draftees look quite likely to debut. Griffin Logue already has the physique, poise and athleticism to vie for a place in the half-back line, while Luke Ryan's VFL experience can offer some skill and composure coming out of defence. In the case of Sean Darcy, he may be thrust onto the big stage whether he likes it or not, given that Sandilands, Griffin and Clarke are all under injury clouds.
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

The Best 22 in a Pavless future

FB: Spurr, Hamling, Johnson
HB: Weller, A Pearce, Ibbotson
C: B Hill, Mundy, S Hill
HF: Walters, McCarthy, Bennell
FF: Ballantyne, Apeness, Kersten
R: Sandilands, Fyfe, Neale
I/C: Blakely, Sheridan, D Pearce, Logue
Depth: Crozier, Langdon, Suban, Sutcliffe, Clarke, Griffin, Taberner, Dawson, Collins, Tucker
The loss of club champion Matthew Pavlich starts a new era for the club and leaves a 700 goal hole in the Freo forward line. A rare influx of trades in by the club, coupled with star players returning from injury not only leaves the team well placed to fill this gap, but will also generate a fierce competition for spots in the 22.
"Best 22 Here" (Assuming all players are available)
Backline:
The start of the pre-season had Dockers fans salivating over an exciting new look backline. The returns of Pearce and Johnson from injury coupled with the coup of signing newly minted premiership winning full back Joel Hamling, suggested the Dockers would be fielding a backline with flair missing from previous seasons. A few months later and injury, a mistimed loss of pants (and mind) and an unexpected bout of food poisoning have put fans expectations on hold. No doubt Dawson and Collins are serviceable alternatives for the KP posts, but until their disposal improves it's hard to see them being first choice.
Expect stalwarts Spurr and Ibbotson to retain their spots in their side after solid finishes to last season, but it would not be surprising if their were changes down the track for a more rebounding defender. Weller should start off the back flank after showing some dash over the last month of the season and don't be surprised to see first pick Logue offer support from the bench. Crozier and Sutcliffe offer willing replacements if needed.
Midfield:
In a full strength Freo side the midfield pretty much picks itself and what a midfield it is. A returning Fyfe nestled between two Hills is always an exciting prospect and Doig medal winners Neale and Mundy are more then handy support. Blakey offers a solid inside game off the bench, whilst Sheridan should look to get an early go after showing promise with run with roles late in the season. D Pearce's flexibility to play as both an inside and outside mid should get him the initial nod, but players like Langdon, Suban and Tucker will offer stiff competition.
Sandilands is the obvious first choice ruckman, but recent injuries leave the spot up for grabs. Griffin and Clarke will be competing for the spot over the rest of the pre-season as it's likely Apeness will be playing the role of the second ruck.
Forward:
A Dockers forward line without Pav was always going to be a strange prospect for Freo fans, but the club's recruitment of Cam McCarthy promises to make that transition a little easier. It's expected that him and Apeness will get the first crack at the forward spots, but don't be surprised to see Matt Taberner get a go as he show signs of slow improvement each year. Kersten looks to get an early run in the side replacing Mayne, his spot in the side will be strongly linked to the amount of forward pressure he maintains though. Walters and Ballantyne, as always, will get the nod in the pockets, Ballas form will be closely watched, with Langdon in the primary spot to replace him. All going well Bennell rounds out the 6 offering a dangerous option up forward as well as handy rotation through the middle. Fyfe looks to being the major beneficiary of this, so expect to see him up forward a bit this year.
You're filthy cute and baby you know it

Players to Watch

"The Three Amigos"
As previously mentioned, 2014 National Draft alumni Lachie Weller, Connor Blakely and Ed Langdon all had cracking 2016 seasons and 2017 looks to be a year of expanding skillsets for the three of them. For Weller (who, let's not forget, is among the handsomest in the league), it's to use his elite kicking to help Freo transition out of defence while building his midfield game. Simpson medallist Blakely still needs an improvement in his endurance and to find a niche to complement his already well-rounded inside game, while Langdon would do very well to improve the disposals he makes after breaking away from packs with his incredible speed. Associate member of the gang Darcy Tucker, one year their junior, is also one to look out for as he improves his outside game to relieve the likes of Stephen Hill.
"Tall Timber"
Griffin Logue is Freo's first top 10 draft pick since Morabito in 2009, who we all hope has a bit more luck. He has come to Freo basically AFL fit, strong athlete, tall and a good kick. Touted by the more optimistic Dockers fans to grow into the David Mundy mold. Michael Apeness, the big guy with a awesome name, has had rotten luck with injuries but has shown glimpses of something impressive. A good contested mark who can clunk a goal, crash packs and do some ruck work, if he can stay fit and build up that tank should fit nicely into Freo's forward line. And yeah nah Cam McCarthy looks ready to make up for his two years off the field by #trainingthehousedown. Born on the day of Freo's first ever game, he is clearly the chosen one - no pressure.
"Long-awaited Returns"
Nat Fyfe is the big one. Fyfe has had a thus far uninterrupted pre-season and is in amazing physical condition as usual, prompting more than one post on /AFL marvelling at his physique. He and Freo fans alike would love nothing more to see him hit the ground running this season and remind everyone who the best player in the comp is, especially that punk-ass Dangerfield. Michael Johnson took the unorthodox approach of proving his fitness by assaulting a couple of people at a kebab shop. Looks in good condition given how effortlessly he threw those teachers around. No football must have made him something something.
Let's see, who else?
Alex Pearce... Um, watch this space I guess
Harley Bennell... plz
Shane Yarran

Players on notice

"If I gave you spoils and clangers, would you be a happy Ross Lyon? If I could I would give you the Premiership, but all I can do is just offer you my love.. AND MY FIST."
Despite failing to ever meet the required skill standard to play AFL football, Zachariah "The Golden Fist" Dawson has done exceedingly well in becoming the first AFL player to become a ‘meme’. Zac is an inspiration to young boys and girls all throughout Australia proving you don’t need to be ripped to be an AFL player, nor do you necessarilly have to be very fast, or intelligent, or even learn how to kick a ball; as long as your biological dad is your coach and feels guilty for running out on you under the pretense of “getting a pack of smokes” leaving you abandoned at the local petrol station - you too can become an AFL footballer.
Anyway, to the point, Zac attack will be 31 this year and out of a contract at seasons end. With a new emphasis on playing the kids for the sake of the team’s future, competition for spots have never been more hotly contested and priority will be placed with the less experienced players (or even a straw scarecrow that would probably be a better key defender than Zac) sadly leaving old mate Golden Fist on the outer. I only see him getting a game if he breaks the leg of our young, promising key defender Alex Pearce. Oh fuck.
"A body like yours oughta be in jail ’cause it's on the verge of being illegally bad at football.”
In an alternate universe Nick Suban comes home with a premiership medal that he means to hang on his wall but gets distracted and instead jumps on the bed for 5 hours while his wife reluctantly flicks on and off the lights, a feat which is met with much wonder and awe from the 8 year old trapped in a 26 year old's body. Despite a damaging left boot and all the heart in the world, Suban tends to go missing while in the midfield and often looks a little out of place during the game. With players such as Blakely, Langdon, Tucker, Weller I don’t see Suban getting a game this year, even if he does bleed purple.
"Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing, not different than the weekend before."
Did you know that as well as being a professional sportsman Danyle Pearce is actually the World’s greatest hide-and-go-seek champion, a skill he often displays during many of Freo’s matches? After kicking an impossible goal on the run from 65m out Danyle likes to strip off his clothes and paint himself green, only allowing himself back into the game when someone from the sidelines exclaims “I’ve found you, you dirty rascal!” A trait Ross found charming for 5 years, but one some of the fans are getting a little tired of. Pearce is undoubtedly talented but is inconsistent with when he displays it. More inconsistency in 2017 should see him on the outer.
Honourable Mentions:
  • Hayden Ballantyne - About as charming as Donald Trump on The Bachelor, the infamous small forward has caused quite a stir over the past 12 months, particularly with his rumoured request to be traded to cross town rivals West Coast, as well as the loss of his 2014 All-Australian form. Must perform if he's any chance to win back the Freo faithful
  • Cam “Spudshed” Sutcliffe - The speedy backman provides a bit of X-factor down back but is ultimately let down by his atrocious disposal efficiency while on the run and a real inability to shut down his opponent. While he has room to grow, competition from Crozier, Luke Ryan, Weller, Tucker, Sheridan, and Logue may well force him out of the side.
  • Zac “I love getting injured at festivals” Clarke - The polarizing ruckman proved what he is capable of in 2013 when he took the no. 1 rucking duties from an injured Aaron Sandilands, but has been affected by a drop in form and recurring injuries since destroying his knee at the Falls Festival directly following his breakout year. Surgery at the end of 2016 and more rehabilitation should see him become a dominant ruckman in the gam- aaaaannndddd, he’s injured again.
  • Matt Taberner - Perhaps a tad harsh including him here, Tabs will find it hard breaking into the forward line over Apeness, Kersten, and McCarthy this year. This season will be make or break for the young key forward, and the question remains whether he can get his mindset right to be the consistent contributor the team desperately needs.

Concerns

Team chemistry and new faces - “The kind you buy in a second-hand store”
With a bunch of new faces from other clubs and three of the more popular clubmen in recent times pulling on rival colours this season, the club's personnel is undergoing a tough period of change. Incidents such as Shane Yarran's alleged Facebook post certainly don't help. On top of the off-field matters, how Hamling, Kersten, McCarthy and Brad Hill will fit into the team is another big question mark for Ross and the other coaches. For most of the club's history, Pav has been the focal point of the forward line, and of the team. How Apeness, Taberner, Clarke, Kersten and McCarthy will fit together with Ballantyne, Walters, Bennell, Weller, Langdon will surely keep the coaches awake at night.
At the other end of the ground, the defense lacked leadership last year with Johnson out injured so much and McPharlin retiring. The coaching group needs to bond the existing players together with the newbies to form a cohesive unit to play the style of football needed to win more than four games in a year. Collins was a good find in 2016 and should play more football in 2017 with Alex Pearce missing a great deal of football. Crozier and Luke Ryan can add some much needed skill of halfback, but it will be up to Johnson and Spurr to make sure all the new faces find their rhythm quickly.
Ross Lyon - “It's time we all reach out for something new. That means you too”
More than once this year, and probably next, plenty of people will question whether Ross Lyon is the man to not only coach the team, but capable of rebuilding the team. His win/loss record with Fremantle and St Kilda certainly buy him a fair chance to do so, but whether he can remains to be seen.
Of late, Fremantle's gameplan seems more devised by Bill Shorten than by Bill Belicheck. Without wanting to get into an in-depth political discussion, in 2013 Fremantle's gameplan was as much a brand as it was the game plan. After the Grand Final loss, it seems the gameplan has drifted between “how to beat Hawthorn” and “how to emulate Hawthorn”. Neither of these have been successful, and teams that have been winning over the past two seasons (Bulldogs, WCE, Adelaide, Sydney, Hawthorn) have been doing so by playing a style that suits their players, and finding players that suit that style. Fremantle kicked off 2015 with nine wins on the back of playing a pressuring game style and strangling the opposition. In round 23 of 2016 they knocked of the eventual premiers by doing the same. Maybe that's something worth exploring.
Questions will be asked of Ross many times, as they have throughout his career. It's time for him to answer them with performance, and show he is the coach his record should belong to.
Underperforming players - “Believe it or not, I started to worry and wonder if (they) had enough class”
2016's appalling season helped shine some light on which players were playing poorly, and which were poor players. Few players finished the season with enhanced reputations, and while DeBoer, Mzungu and Barlow found homes elsewhere, some of the underperformers are still in purple this season. Experienced players like Danyle Pearce, Cam Sutcliffe, Nic Suban, Zac Clarke, Garrick Ibbotson and, most frustratingly, David Mundy all had very lacklustre seasons. Mundy is the best bounce-back candidate in that group and, whether or not he is captain, he will need to lead the team on the field and the training track.
The other concern around these players is many of them performed strongly at WAFL level. Maybe this is an indication of the gulf in class between the WAFL and AFL, maybe it's because the players are used differently for Peel than they are for the Dockers or maybe it's because the players lack confidence when playing in the firsts. Maybe it's some of each. Whatever the reason, it's concerning to have experienced players who can't make it happen when they need to.
Nat Fyfe leaving - “It's a such a shame our friendship had to end”
Just kidding. He's going nowhere.
If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl? If I could I would give you the world, but all I can do is just offer you my love

Expectations

Freo fans are eternal optimists. What else can we be after more than 20 years in the competition and only a minor premiership to show? Speaking of which, that Mcclelland Trophy won in 2015 turned out to be a poor barometer for success in the 2016 season. Fremantle had the biggest fall from grace on record for a former minor premiership team. The retirement of veteran fullback Luke McPharlin, and long-term injuries to the likes of NatFyfe, Michael Johnson, Aaron Sandilands and Alex Pearce also hurt like hell. The only bright side was getting game time into the newer Freo brigade, such as Weller, Blakely, Langdon and Tucker, which better places the regenerated list for this year.
So where does that leave us for 2017? It’s difficult to gauge Fremantle after such a disastrous past season. The fixture seems reasonably kind for a team which won only four games. Freo will twice play the Eagles, Bombers, Cats, Roos and Tigers. The long trips to Darwin, Hobart and the Gold Coast are gone, and there are only four six-day breaks.
The return of Nat Fyfe also has fans significantly erect. Securing McCarthy and Kersten gives Freo forward options it hasn’t had for about four years. Hamling, Collins and Logue should help stich up the holes in the key defensive stocks, with A. Pearce set to return from a minor injury. Then there’s Bennell and the Hill brothers running opposite each other which could add significant pace and smoothness to Fremantle’s outside run. Questions still circle around the Docker’s ruck stocks. Other than Sandilands, Griffin and Clarke are both returning from some soreness, and Apeness still has a way to go before managing full time ruck duties. Draftee Darcy may get a call up but is more likely to wait a year until he reaches match fitness.
It’s also worth noting the Fremantle Dockers now have arguably the best training facilities out of any team in the competition, with its new digs in Cockburn Central. While the jokes about the Cockburn Dockers are already in abundance, there’s no denying better facilities will make an impact on the training and recovery of the playing group.
Some are seeing Fremantle catapulting back into finals contention, some even as high as a top-four finish. We think this is a little too euphoric, even for us Freo fans. Ross has mentioned how the Dockers “lost their way” this year, with some interpreting this as the significant change in game plan in 2016. We're not sure the return to Ross’ defensive-heavy tactics is a good thing. Regardless, it’s hard to discount the return and recruitment of several key players.
We tip Freo to win about 8-12 games and miss finals. With the likes of St Kilda, Melbourne, Collingwood, Richmond and Port all pushing for a finals berth, it’s difficult to see Fremantle dipping their toes into the finals pool. It’s even more difficult to gauge what Ross has planned, how Freo’s veterans will hold up, and how the new recruits and draft picks will fit into the bigger picture. We also suspect Freo will continue to prioritise game-time into newer and building players to get better depth across the team.
Are we optimistic about 2017? You're damn right we are. But let’s face it; anything better than four wins for the season would fill Dockers fan’s with hope.
And with the very start of the AFLW season...
“Girl you excite me so”

Fremantle Womens Football Club

Established: 2016 (entered AFLW in 2017, at league inception)
Coach: Michelle Cowan
Assistant Coaches: Paul Hasleby (Former Fremantle Player), Martine Pearman (WAWFL Coastal Titans Senior Coach 2016), Tony Walters (South Fremantle Reserves coach), Craig Thomas (West Perth Colts Senior coach)
2017 Captain: Kara Donellan
Vice Captains: Kirby Bentley, Kiara Bowers
Leadership group: Amy Lavell, Dana Hooker
Others to watch: Ebony Antonio (Defender), Gemma Houghton (Ruck)(Basketball background, karmaplsthx), Hayley Miller (Mid/Defender)
2017 AFLW No. 1 Ticket Holder: Neroli Meadows
Player Profiles
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The Dockers have been hyped up as one of the teams to beat this season, given they boast some of the best talent Western Australia has to offer and perhaps the best female coach in the land in Michelle Cowan.
Kara Donnellan is a household name in WA and it comes as no surprise that she is named the captain of the Dockers for the inaugural season. She is courageous, smart with ball in hand and will be a key part of a talented Fremantle midfield that also possesses the likes of Dana Hooker, Brianna Green, Kirby Bentley, Melissa Caulfield and and Hayley Miller.
Look out for Ebony Antonio to be the nucleus of the Fremantle defence. Her courage, athleticism and skills with the ball won’t go unnoticed, while down the other end there will be Amy Lavell, who is a proven goal-kicker, leading all women in the goal-kicking in the WAWFL last year.
But the big question though, is can the Dockers go all the way without one of their marquee signings in Kiara Bowers after she injured her knee last year and will miss the entire season? A four-time best and fairest winner in the WAWFL, Bowers has elite speed and endurance with a willingness to take the game on at every opportunity.
Round 1 match review:
Unfortunately our one game to date did not go the way we would have liked, but with a few moments of greatness and lack of experience it's all uphill from here. A sellout crowd and our first home game next week means more fans and a bigger Freo atmosphere could be all the difference. A promising start to a fledgling league.
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2017.02.05 02:58 aditrs I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain; I only wanted to one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain - The 2017 Fremantle Dockers preview

Fremantle Football Club

Motto: "Forever Freo" (logo)
Established: 1994 (entered AFL in 1995)
Home Ground: Domain Stadium (Formerly Subiaco Oval, capacity: 43,500) and Cockburn Central (Training and Administration)
Highest ladder position: 1st, 2015
Finals series reached: Seven (2003, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Biggest winning margin: 113 points - 24.13 (157) vs. Greater Western Sydney 6.8 (44), Patersons Stadium, 11 August 2013
Longest winning streak: 9 games (Round 14 – Round 22, 2006; Round 1 - Round 9, 2015)
Highest score: 28.12 (180) vs. Collingwood 10.8 (68), Subiaco Oval, 8 May 2005
Chairman: Dale Alcock
CEO: Steve Rosich
Coach: Ross Lyon
Assistant Coaches: Mark Stone (stoppages and training coordinator), Michael Prior (backline), Anthony Rock (midfield), Simon Eastaugh (midfield), David Hale (forward line), Marc Webb(senior development coach), Brent Guerra (development coach), Roger Hayden (development coach)
2016 Captain: David Mundy
2016 Doig Medalist: Lachie Neale
2016 Leading Goalkicker: Michael Walters (36)
Position Last Season: 16th
2016 Membership: 51,889
2015 Average Attendance: 31,416
Club Song: Freo, Way to Go (official)
Mascot: Johnny "The Doc" Docker
Would U let me dress U I mean, help U pick out your clothes

2016 KITS

HOME JUMPER
AWAY/CLASH JUMPER
2016 INDIGENOUS JUMPER
TRADITIONAL SLEEPWEAR

2016 in Review

Plenty has already been said about the lows, lows and more lows of 2016, so lets’ just focus on the positives -
Shock-a-Lachie boom!
The emergence of Lachie Neale was the light at the end of the tunnel for a lot of Fremantle fans this year. Watching him tear up the midfield in a way that we hadn’t seen from him before, or at least hadn’t noticed from him in the past. Hiding in the Fyfe-Sandilands shadow, his skills emerged to break records (737 Disposals in a H&A season), win the club B&F (Doig Medal), win medals most don’t even know about (Geoff Christian Medal, a Perth Media award for the best Docker or Eagle in a season, with votes allocated 3-2-1 by ABC720s panel of Football pundits), and give us hope for his potential when it came out at the end of the year.
So young and beautiful
Some of our younger (1st-2nd-3rd year players) really shone in 2016, with the likes of Lachie Weller, Connor Blakely, Alex Pearce and Ed Langdon showing what they have the potential to become. The stronger emphasis on youth in 2016 has given us a little glimpse of what the future could hold, with Lachie Weller and Connor Blakely earning Rising Star nominations and the likes of Ed Langdon and Darcy Tucker putting in consistent performances that included important performances in Peel Thunder's premiership season.
Cause nothing compares, nothing compares to you
Pavlich retiring has to be the biggest retirement in the short-ish history of our club. 16 years, 353 Games, 700 goals, 6x All Australian, 6x Doig Medallist, 8x Freos leading goalkicker, 9 years as Captain, 3x Geoff Christian Medals, 3x Ross Glendinning Medals, Freo Life Member from 2006, AFL Life Member from 2013, and holder to the key to our hearts, the man is one in a million. Going out in a winning game against the eventual premiers is the way you most deserved to go, Champ.
/AFL Fremantle 2016 Review Thread
23 positions in a one night stand

2017 List

Number Name Number Name Number Name Number Name
1 Hayden Ballantyne 14 Lachie Weller 27 Lachie Neale 28 Brady Grey
2 Griffin Logue 15 Ethan Hughes 30 Zac Clarke 39 Josh Deluca
3 Zac Dawson 16 David Mundy 31 Aaron Sandilands 42 Matthew Uebergang
4 Sean Darcy 17 Hayden Crozier 32 Stephen Hill 43 Ryan Nyhuis
5 Garrick Ibbotson 18 Darcy Tucker 33 Cam Sutcliffe 44 Taylin Duman
6 Danyle Pearce 19 Connor Blakely 34 Lee Spurr 45 Luke Strnadica
7 Nat Fyfe 20 Matt Taberner 35 Michael Apeness
8 Nick Suban 21 Joel Hamling 36 Brennan Cox
9 Bradley Hill 22 Shane Kersten 37 Michael Johnson
10 Michael Walters 23 Cam McCarthy 38 Luke Ryan
11 Tommy Sheridan 24 Harley Balic 40 Sam Collins
12 Jon Griffin 25 Alex Pearce
13 Harley Bennell 26 Ed Langdon
List Changes
In Out
Trade/Free Agency National Draft Rookie Draft Retired Trade/Free Agency Delisted
Bradley Hill Griffin Logue Taylin Duman Matthew Pavlich Chris Mayne Michael Barlow
Joel Hamling Sean Darcy Luke Strnadica Shane Yarran Matt de Boer
Shane Kersten Brennan Cox Tendai Mzungu
Cam McCarthy Luke Ryan Clancee Pearce
Alex Silvagni
Jack Hannath
Tanner Smith
Anthony Morabito
Sean Hurley
For the first time in 17 years, the Fremantle Football Club will start a season without having Matthew Pavlich on its list. While the great man is irreplaceable, Freo have traded well to land another two young tall forwards in Cam McCarthy and Shane Kersten who will compete for spots with the emerging Matt Taberner and Michael Apeness. Bradley Hill's pace and class is sure to improve Fremantle's sometimes stagnant midfield, while Joel Hamling's inclusion adds another level of rebounding power to the backline.
Perhaps unsurprisingly in a rebuild year, most of the (national) draftees look quite likely to debut. Griffin Logue already has the physique, poise and athleticism to vie for a place in the half-back line, while Luke Ryan's VFL experience can offer some skill and composure coming out of defence. In the case of Sean Darcy, he may be thrust onto the big stage whether he likes it or not, given that Sandilands, Griffin and Clarke are all under injury clouds.
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

The Best 22 in a Pavless future

FB: Spurr, Hamling, Johnson
HB: Weller, A Pearce, Ibbotson
C: B Hill, Mundy, S Hill
HF: Walters, McCarthy, Bennell
FF: Ballantyne, Apeness, Kersten
R: Sandilands, Fyfe, Neale
I/C: Blakely, Sheridan, D Pearce, Logue
Depth: Crozier, Langdon, Suban, Sutcliffe, Clarke, Griffin, Taberner, Dawson, Collins, Tucker
The loss of club champion Matthew Pavlich starts a new era for the club and leaves a 700 goal hole in the Freo forward line. A rare influx of trades in by the club, coupled with star players returning from injury not only leaves the team well placed to fill this gap, but will also generate a fierce competition for spots in the 22.
"Best 22 Here" (Assuming all players are available)
Backline:
The start of the pre-season had Dockers fans salivating over an exciting new look backline. The returns of Pearce and Johnson from injury coupled with the coup of signing newly minted premiership winning full back Joel Hamling, suggested the Dockers would be fielding a backline with flair missing from previous seasons. A few months later and injury, a mistimed loss of pants (and mind) and an unexpected bout of food poisoning have put fans expectations on hold. No doubt Dawson and Collins are serviceable alternatives for the KP posts, but until their disposal improves it's hard to see them being first choice.
Expect stalwarts Spurr and Ibbotson to retain their spots in their side after solid finishes to last season, but it would not be surprising if their were changes down the track for a more rebounding defender. Weller should start off the back flank after showing some dash over the last month of the season and don't be surprised to see first pick Logue offer support from the bench. Crozier and Sutcliffe offer willing replacements if needed.
Midfield:
In a full strength Freo side the midfield pretty much picks itself and what a midfield it is. A returning Fyfe nestled between two Hills is always an exciting prospect and Doig medal winners Neale and Mundy are more then handy support. Blakey offers a solid inside game off the bench, whilst Sheridan should look to get an early go after showing promise with run with roles late in the season. D Pearce's flexibility to play as both an inside and outside mid should get him the initial nod, but players like Langdon, Suban and Tucker will offer stiff competition.
Sandilands is the obvious first choice ruckman, but recent injuries leave the spot up for grabs. Griffin and Clarke will be competing for the spot over the rest of the pre-season as it's likely Apeness will be playing the role of the second ruck.
Forward:
A Dockers forward line without Pav was always going to be a strange prospect for Freo fans, but the club's recruitment of Cam McCarthy promises to make that transition a little easier. It's expected that him and Apeness will get the first crack at the forward spots, but don't be surprised to see Matt Taberner get a go as he show signs of slow improvement each year. Kersten looks to get an early run in the side replacing Mayne, his spot in the side will be strongly linked to the amount of forward pressure he maintains though. Walters and Ballantyne, as always, will get the nod in the pockets, Ballas form will be closely watched, with Langdon in the primary spot to replace him. All going well Bennell rounds out the 6 offering a dangerous option up forward as well as handy rotation through the middle. Fyfe looks to being the major beneficiary of this, so expect to see him up forward a bit this year.
You're filthy cute and baby you know it

Players to Watch

"The Three Amigos"
As previously mentioned, 2014 National Draft alumni Lachie Weller, Connor Blakely and Ed Langdon all had cracking 2016 seasons and 2017 looks to be a year of expanding skillsets for the three of them. For Weller (who, let's not forget, is among the handsomest in the league), it's to use his elite kicking to help Freo transition out of defence while building his midfield game. Simpson medallist Blakely still needs an improvement in his endurance and to find a niche to complement his already well-rounded inside game, while Langdon would do very well to improve the disposals he makes after breaking away from packs with his incredible speed. Associate member of the gang Darcy Tucker, one year their junior, is also one to look out for as he improves his outside game to relieve the likes of Stephen Hill.
"Tall Timber"
Griffin Logue is Freo's first top 10 draft pick since Morabito in 2009, who we all hope has a bit more luck. He has come to Freo basically AFL fit, strong athlete, tall and a good kick. Touted by the more optimistic Dockers fans to grow into the David Mundy mold. Michael Apeness, the big guy with a awesome name, has had rotten luck with injuries but has shown glimpses of something impressive. A good contested mark who can clunk a goal, crash packs and do some ruck work, if he can stay fit and build up that tank should fit nicely into Freo's forward line. And yeah nah Cam McCarthy looks ready to make up for his two years off the field by #trainingthehousedown. Born on the day of Freo's first ever game, he is clearly the chosen one - no pressure.
"Long-awaited Returns"
Nat Fyfe is the big one. Fyfe has had a thus far uninterrupted pre-season and is in amazing physical condition as usual, prompting more than one post on /AFL marvelling at his physique. He and Freo fans alike would love nothing more to see him hit the ground running this season and remind everyone who the best player in the comp is, especially that punk-ass Dangerfield. Michael Johnson took the unorthodox approach of proving his fitness by assaulting a couple of people at a kebab shop. Looks in good condition given how effortlessly he threw those teachers around. No football must have made him something something.
Let's see, who else?
Alex Pearce... Um, watch this space I guess
Harley Bennell... plz
Shane Yarran

Players on notice

"If I gave you spoils and clangers, would you be a happy Ross Lyon? If I could I would give you the Premiership, but all I can do is just offer you my love.. AND MY FIST."
Despite failing to ever meet the required skill standard to play AFL football, Zachariah "The Golden Fist" Dawson has done exceedingly well in becoming the first AFL player to become a ‘meme’. Zac is an inspiration to young boys and girls all throughout Australia proving you don’t need to be ripped to be an AFL player, nor do you necessarilly have to be very fast, or intelligent, or even learn how to kick a ball; as long as your biological dad is your coach and feels guilty for running out on you under the pretense of “getting a pack of smokes” leaving you abandoned at the local petrol station - you too can become an AFL footballer.
Anyway, to the point, Zac attack will be 31 this year and out of a contract at seasons end. With a new emphasis on playing the kids for the sake of the team’s future, competition for spots have never been more hotly contested and priority will be placed with the less experienced players (or even a straw scarecrow that would probably be a better key defender than Zac) sadly leaving old mate Golden Fist on the outer. I only see him getting a game if he breaks the leg of our young, promising key defender Alex Pearce. Oh fuck.
"A body like yours oughta be in jail ’cause it's on the verge of being illegally bad at football.”
In an alternate universe Nick Suban comes home with a premiership medal that he means to hang on his wall but gets distracted and instead jumps on the bed for 5 hours while his wife reluctantly flicks on and off the lights, a feat which is met with much wonder and awe from the 8 year old trapped in a 26 year old's body. Despite a damaging left boot and all the heart in the world, Suban tends to go missing while in the midfield and often looks a little out of place during the game. With players such as Blakely, Langdon, Tucker, Weller I don’t see Suban getting a game this year, even if he does bleed purple.
"Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing, not different than the weekend before."
Did you know that as well as being a professional sportsman Danyle Pearce is actually the World’s greatest hide-and-go-seek champion, a skill he often displays during many of Freo’s matches? After kicking an impossible goal on the run from 65m out Danyle likes to strip off his clothes and paint himself green, only allowing himself back into the game when someone from the sidelines exclaims “I’ve found you, you dirty rascal!” A trait Ross found charming for 5 years, but one some of the fans are getting a little tired of. Pearce is undoubtedly talented but is inconsistent with when he displays it. More inconsistency in 2017 should see him on the outer.
Honourable Mentions:
  • Hayden Ballantyne - About as charming as Donald Trump on The Bachelor, the infamous small forward has caused quite a stir over the past 12 months, particularly with his rumoured request to be traded to cross town rivals West Coast, as well as the loss of his 2014 All-Australian form. Must perform if he's any chance to win back the Freo faithful
  • Cam “Spudshed” Sutcliffe - The speedy backman provides a bit of X-factor down back but is ultimately let down by his atrocious disposal efficiency while on the run and a real inability to shut down his opponent. While he has room to grow, competition from Crozier, Luke Ryan, Weller, Tucker, Sheridan, and Logue may well force him out of the side.
  • Zac “I love getting injured at festivals” Clarke - The polarizing ruckman proved what he is capable of in 2013 when he took the no. 1 rucking duties from an injured Aaron Sandilands, but has been affected by a drop in form and recurring injuries since destroying his knee at the Falls Festival directly following his breakout year. Surgery at the end of 2016 and more rehabilitation should see him become a dominant ruckman in the gam- aaaaannndddd, he’s injured again.
  • Matt Taberner - Perhaps a tad harsh including him here, Tabs will find it hard breaking into the forward line over Apeness, Kersten, and McCarthy this year. This season will be make or break for the young key forward, and the question remains whether he can get his mindset right to be the consistent contributor the team desperately needs.

Concerns

Team chemistry and new faces - “The kind you buy in a second-hand store”
With a bunch of new faces from other clubs and three of the more popular clubmen in recent times pulling on rival colours this season, the club's personnel is undergoing a tough period of change. Incidents such as Shane Yarran's alleged Facebook post certainly don't help. On top of the off-field matters, how Hamling, Kersten, McCarthy and Brad Hill will fit into the team is another big question mark for Ross and the other coaches. For most of the club's history, Pav has been the focal point of the forward line, and of the team. How Apeness, Taberner, Clarke, Kersten and McCarthy will fit together with Ballantyne, Walters, Bennell, Weller, Langdon will surely keep the coaches awake at night.
At the other end of the ground, the defense lacked leadership last year with Johnson out injured so much and McPharlin retiring. The coaching group needs to bond the existing players together with the newbies to form a cohesive unit to play the style of football needed to win more than four games in a year. Collins was a good find in 2016 and should play more football in 2017 with Alex Pearce missing a great deal of football. Crozier and Luke Ryan can add some much needed skill of halfback, but it will be up to Johnson and Spurr to make sure all the new faces find their rhythm quickly.
Ross Lyon - “It's time we all reach out for something new. That means you too”
More than once this year, and probably next, plenty of people will question whether Ross Lyon is the man to not only coach the team, but capable of rebuilding the team. His win/loss record with Fremantle and St Kilda certainly buy him a fair chance to do so, but whether he can remains to be seen.
Of late, Fremantle's gameplan seems more devised by Bill Shorten than by Bill Belicheck. Without wanting to get into an in-depth political discussion, in 2013 Fremantle's gameplan was as much a brand as it was the game plan. After the Grand Final loss, it seems the gameplan has drifted between “how to beat Hawthorn” and “how to emulate Hawthorn”. Neither of these have been successful, and teams that have been winning over the past two seasons (Bulldogs, WCE, Adelaide, Sydney, Hawthorn) have been doing so by playing a style that suits their players, and finding players that suit that style. Fremantle kicked off 2015 with nine wins on the back of playing a pressuring game style and strangling the opposition. In round 23 of 2016 they knocked of the eventual premiers by doing the same. Maybe that's something worth exploring.
Questions will be asked of Ross many times, as they have throughout his career. It's time for him to answer them with performance, and show he is the coach his record should belong to.
Underperforming players - “Believe it or not, I started to worry and wonder if (they) had enough class”
2016's appalling season helped shine some light on which players were playing poorly, and which were poor players. Few players finished the season with enhanced reputations, and while DeBoer, Mzungu and Barlow found homes elsewhere, some of the underperformers are still in purple this season. Experienced players like Danyle Pearce, Cam Sutcliffe, Nic Suban, Zac Clarke, Garrick Ibbotson and, most frustratingly, David Mundy all had very lacklustre seasons. Mundy is the best bounce-back candidate in that group and, whether or not he is captain, he will need to lead the team on the field and the training track.
The other concern around these players is many of them performed strongly at WAFL level. Maybe this is an indication of the gulf in class between the WAFL and AFL, maybe it's because the players are used differently for Peel than they are for the Dockers or maybe it's because the players lack confidence when playing in the firsts. Maybe it's some of each. Whatever the reason, it's concerning to have experienced players who can't make it happen when they need to.
Nat Fyfe leaving - “It's a such a shame our friendship had to end”
Just kidding. He's going nowhere.
If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl? If I could I would give you the world, but all I can do is just offer you my love

Expectations

Freo fans are eternal optimists. What else can we be after more than 20 years in the competition and only a minor premiership to show? Speaking of which, that Mcclelland Trophy won in 2015 turned out to be a poor barometer for success in the 2016 season. Fremantle had the biggest fall from grace on record for a former minor premiership team. The retirement of veteran fullback Luke McPharlin, and long-term injuries to the likes of NatFyfe, Michael Johnson, Aaron Sandilands and Alex Pearce also hurt like hell. The only bright side was getting game time into the newer Freo brigade, such as Weller, Blakely, Langdon and Tucker, which better places the regenerated list for this year.
So where does that leave us for 2017? It’s difficult to gauge Fremantle after such a disastrous past season. The fixture seems reasonably kind for a team which won only four games. Freo will twice play the Eagles, Bombers, Cats, Roos and Tigers. The long trips to Darwin, Hobart and the Gold Coast are gone, and there are only four six-day breaks.
The return of Nat Fyfe also has fans significantly erect. Securing McCarthy and Kersten gives Freo forward options it hasn’t had for about four years. Hamling, Collins and Logue should help stich up the holes in the key defensive stocks, with A. Pearce set to return from a minor injury. Then there’s Bennell and the Hill brothers running opposite each other which could add significant pace and smoothness to Fremantle’s outside run. Questions still circle around the Docker’s ruck stocks. Other than Sandilands, Griffin and Clarke are both returning from some soreness, and Apeness still has a way to go before managing full time ruck duties. Draftee Darcy may get a call up but is more likely to wait a year until he reaches match fitness.
It’s also worth noting the Fremantle Dockers now have arguably the best training facilities out of any team in the competition, with its new digs in Cockburn Central. While the jokes about the Cockburn Dockers are already in abundance, there’s no denying better facilities will make an impact on the training and recovery of the playing group.
Some are seeing Fremantle catapulting back into finals contention, some even as high as a top-four finish. We think this is a little too euphoric, even for us Freo fans. Ross has mentioned how the Dockers “lost their way” this year, with some interpreting this as the significant change in game plan in 2016. We're not sure the return to Ross’ defensive-heavy tactics is a good thing. Regardless, it’s hard to discount the return and recruitment of several key players.
We tip Freo to win about 8-12 games and miss finals. With the likes of St Kilda, Melbourne, Collingwood, Richmond and Port all pushing for a finals berth, it’s difficult to see Fremantle dipping their toes into the finals pool. It’s even more difficult to gauge what Ross has planned, how Freo’s veterans will hold up, and how the new recruits and draft picks will fit into the bigger picture. We also suspect Freo will continue to prioritise game-time into newer and building players to get better depth across the team.
Are we optimistic about 2017? You're damn right we are. But let’s face it; anything better than four wins for the season would fill Dockers fan’s with hope.
And with the very start of the AFLW season...
“Girl you excite me so”

Fremantle Womens Football Club

Established: 2016 (entered AFLW in 2017, at league inception)
Coach: Michelle Cowan
Assistant Coaches: Paul Hasleby (Former Fremantle Player), Martine Pearman (WAWFL Coastal Titans Senior Coach 2016), Tony Walters (South Fremantle Reserves coach), Craig Thomas (West Perth Colts Senior coach)
2017 Captain: Kara Donellan
Vice Captains: Kirby Bentley, Kiara Bowers
Leadership group: Amy Lavell, Dana Hooker
Others to watch: Ebony Antonio (Defender), Gemma Houghton (Ruck)(Basketball background, karmaplsthx), Hayley Miller (Mid/Defender)
2017 AFLW No. 1 Ticket Holder: Neroli Meadows
Player Profiles
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AFLW SEASON PREVIEW COURTESY OF ZEROHANGER HERE
The Dockers have been hyped up as one of the teams to beat this season, given they boast some of the best talent Western Australia has to offer and perhaps the best female coach in the land in Michelle Cowan.
Kara Donnellan is a household name in WA and it comes as no surprise that she is named the captain of the Dockers for the inaugural season. She is courageous, smart with ball in hand and will be a key part of a talented Fremantle midfield that also possesses the likes of Dana Hooker, Brianna Green, Kirby Bentley, Melissa Caulfield and and Hayley Miller.
Look out for Ebony Antonio to be the nucleus of the Fremantle defence. Her courage, athleticism and skills with the ball won’t go unnoticed, while down the other end there will be Amy Lavell, who is a proven goal-kicker, leading all women in the goal-kicking in the WAWFL last year.
But the big question though, is can the Dockers go all the way without one of their marquee signings in Kiara Bowers after she injured her knee last year and will miss the entire season? A four-time best and fairest winner in the WAWFL, Bowers has elite speed and endurance with a willingness to take the game on at every opportunity.
Round 1 match review:
Unfortunately our one game to date did not go the way we would have liked, but with a few moments of greatness and lack of experience it's all uphill from here. A sellout crowd and our first home game next week means more fans and a bigger Freo atmosphere could be all the difference. A promising start to a fledgling league.
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2014.11.09 14:44 bat21 Sleep Apnea or Narcolepsy?

I am still trying to determine what it is I exactly have and it is driving me crazy to the point where at my worst times, I feel like it is no longer worth it to keep living. In my recent sleep test, I was recorded with having 67 apneas per hour with 63 on my back and 4 on my side. From what my sleep specialist tells me, anything above 30 is considered bad. In the past 3 years, I have tried Provent (rubbish) the sleep modulater that forces you to sleep on your side and 5 different CPAP (or CRAP) machines along with 15 plus masks. all with NO success. The device to make me turnover was the best by a small margin but I have had three back operations along with 3 ops on my shoulders and find that unless I lay on my back all night, I can barely walk the next morning. Needless to say, I spend most of the next day napping and it is killing me! I haven't been able to work for the past 12 months. I have been trialling the ResMed S10, the so called ground breaker for the past week but to date, it has also been rubbish. I struggle to stay awake and now tend to stay indoors to avoid being putting myself in embarrassing situations.
The problem is I feel no one is taking me seriously in particular my 2 GPs and my wife/family. The sleep profession here in Perth WA seems to be more of an industry created to make a lot of people rich and their only course of action seems to be the $2.5k CPAP macines along with $350 masks. It seems the only time I can stay awake is when my back is extreemly sore and I take an OxyContin which for whatever reason, keeps me from falling asleep. However these are extremely hard to get in WA and of course, not made for the purpose of keeping people awake. I have asked about other awareness drugs but the sleep pro and my doctors say no. I have even thought about illicit drugs such as speed.
This is really killing me and I am at the very end of my tether. Has anyone got any suggestions?
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2014.10.23 08:18 DeCoYDownUnder [A3][Request] Looking for a tactical/milsim/goofing around unit for missions in a Perth (+8GMT) timezone friendly area.

Hey. Looking for something within my timezone and not too fussed on what it is i'm just really over the invade and annex servers. There are a few aus milsim units to join but most are at 1930-2000 AEST start times during the week. With Daylight savings that's 5PM here in WA and i don't finish work till 5 (get home 5:45).
A bit about myself then. 28 yr old male living in Perth WA. Been playing arma since OpFlashpoint. Arma 2 pre-CO plus Dayz mod, Epoch, Overwatch, Overpoch and now primarily (almost exclusively) Arma 3. Been pubbing around on the public servers but finding it really hard to stay motivated when 90% of the time the invade an annex servers are just a bunch of guys sitting on a hill 1.5kms away with NWS scopes and picking off targets at a safe range.
About 6 months ago i got into Dslyexi's Shack tac vids and can say ive probably seen almost every one of his plus others in the unit. Then i discovered there were other groups, more importantly Australian groups. I really really want to get involved in this commnity however my timezone really hinders the availability. id be looking at about 6pm week nights and most hours on random weekends depending on dates. Thats 2100 AEST onwards.
I've ordered my TrackIR5 and its due to be delivered tomorrow so id love to get a full use out of it. I'm a seasoned Heli pilot that spends my spare time flying around maps practicing landing in the most ridiculous places at stupid speeds. That being said, if i were to get into a unit id understand it would require time, training and availability in order to be a pilot so im more than happy to just be a foot grunt playing my part.
If you know of or are willing to let a poor Perthie into your group with timezones all day sat/sun and anytime after 6pm WA time the please let me know. Im desperate to join a group of like minded fellas. :)
Cheers, Decoy
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2014.08.19 02:01 tabledresser [Table] IamA Toxinologist (a dude that works with venomous animals) at james cook univeristy in australia AMA!

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What dangerously venomous animals are often overlooked? On the flip side, what animals are not as dangerous as they are hyped up to be? Ok, lots of questions here. I'll start with the poison/venom bit. Think of it differently. Poisonous and venomous plants and animals have toxins. If you have to ingest the toxin (ie eat it or absorb it through your skin) then that animal or plant is poisonous eg poison arrow frog. If the toxin is inject via some type of structure (eg a fang, a barb, a sting a nematocyst ) then its a venomous plant or animal. So these toxins USUALLY but not always operate on ion channels. So whats an ion channle, well in the simplest view, think of it as a doorway into a cell. If you open that door it lets things in, if you close it it keeps thinsg out. So toxins may open a closed ion channel let molecules in that the cell is trying to keep out. One example is a sodium ion channel. Sodium is used to send nerve impulses along your nerves. they are open and closed at different times, so if i have a toxin that permantely opens the ion channle I can stop the impulse. At the other extreme I can permantently close the channel and that stops it as well.
How does animal poison actually kill you? As for the most overlooked, I'm going with jellyfish, mainly as one of the species I work on, Chironex fleckeri can kill you in under 2 min! Most epople just go, "its just a jelly". hmm JUST a jelly, not really!
At what age did you know that this is what you wanted to be doing? And what caused the interest in the first place? Hmmm, Id say the venom interest side didn't come till about 20 yrs ago (yer Ok, I'm old, I turned 50 this year!). As to why, well long story but... Im actually an entomologist (insect guy) by trade. Did my PhD on parasitoids (think Aliens but much smaller!) which are little wasps that lay their eggs in caterpillars. At any rate I got interested in why insects went into diapause (scientific name for hibenation!). Well when you go to funding body and ask for funds to study why crickets in the rainforest are not around during the winter time, its often a hard sell! HOWEVER, the worlds most venomous animal, the big box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, is highly seasonal, ie it is not around in the winter time (It actually dies off). Now ask the same question but pitch it this way "whay is the most venomous animal in the world not around during winter" and well, its a lot easier to get funds. As I said before, I'm just in love with learning, so to be honest, its the question thats important to me not the animal. (having said that I do love jellyfish!)
Of what consists the average day of a VENOMOLOGIST? Well today it involves sitting at a computer screen answering reddit questions fo like 5 hrs :-) ok, standard day get to work at about 0700hrs, check the aquarium, make sure its all running aok, 0800 do a quick chek of emails etc. usually a meeting with the group or indiviuals to look at research data, etc. Get a little bored so go down to the aqaurium and see what is going on. If there is any filming happening, stick my nose in to see what is going on. ABcdk to the lab to set up an experiment or two, then bck to the office to write a grant proposal, work up some data. Sneek out and get some lunch, then more meetings with studnets about research issues. Occasionally a lecture or two if its a teaching week, then back down to the aquarium to see whats happening. More email answering then as everyone goes home I get some quality time to do my stuff, ie dream up new experimenst etc. Then head home, usually off to indoor criekct for a game or two, then back home to write up papers till baout 2am in the morning then sleep :-)
Two questions! Would you ever want to study somewhere else, like South America or Africa? Or is Australia pretty much the place to be when studying venomous nasties? What's your go-to story when people ask you to tell them crazy stuff about your job? What's that thing that happened that's always fun to tell about? I SO love australia, but having said that, if some said, hey I have a free ticket to south america Id be on the next flight out. Actually to be honest, if some one said here is a free ticket to anyhwere in the world to study venomous animals for a short period, Id' jump at it! the go to story. hmmm tough one not sure that is was fun, but lloking back it is pretty funny. We were doing a doco called menacing waters. My mate was filming it and the scene was me getting a small sting on the fingers and then describing the pain. Well we did it once and I thought it was pretty good, but as is always in the movies, its like, "that was ok, but lets do it again and see if we can do better". Well after about eight takes, i spat the dummy, walked off set and said if we had a decent camera man we would have had it on the first take! teh repl "we did, we just wnated to see how many times you woudl sting yoursefl"!
Based on this quote by Isaac Asimov The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny..." What is your "That's funny" moment in your career so far? Ok, the most funny, lots, but one that sticks in my mind was when a mate of mine and I were filming stone fish. He is a emmy winning underwater videography and knows his stuff about fish. At any rate I was handling the fish, making sure I stayed away from the venomosu spines on the dorsal side of the animal. What my mate fAILED to tell me was there are a series of non venomous projections on the side of the naimal that are really sharp. Yep, you guessed it I got nailed by them. As I was yelling in pain, he wnadered over, and said words like "good fish, Good fish". It then flicked, my mate tried to grab it and he got stung! I laughed so hard AND we caught it all,on film! Probably make sme a bad guy, but it was so KARMA!
Based on the videos I've seen of you, you seem to get a lot of joy out of your work, which lets you go a mile (or 1.6 kilometers) a minute pretty much all the time. How do you translate that energy when you are teaching students who don't have the passion you do for your subject? Great question. I was once told by some one that the studenst they were teaching were bad students (ie idiots). My rely was "no, you are just a bad teacher". That did not go over well. What I meant was that ANY student can be taught, you just have to find the right trigger. Interestingly that same poerson came back to me some time later and said, yes, I was right, they just changed the way they taught and the students started to learn. Sooo, I've yet to meet a group of kids.adults etc who I could not get passionate about the topic, and not just venomous animals. I think the key is to have GENUINE enthusiams for what you are doing and thay will bubble across to the audience.
Why does Australia have something like 6 of the worlds most venomous snakes? What's the evolutionary reason for that? Great question and the answer varies depending on which scientist you ask... my belief, well australia is a TOUGH palce to earn a living as a predator. A lot of the native things you wnat to eat as a snake, ie little marsupial beasts etc are not her in huge numbers or ou may not come across them all that often. As such you wnat a seriously toxic venom so that if you do come across one, you can make sure it will definately die if you envenom it Sort of a short answer, but I hoep that sort of explains it
What moment in your career made you feel most enthusiastic, beside taking a closer look at jelly fish needles with an high speed camera? Most enthusiastic, WOW, thats a tough one. No one time I dont think. Its like a daily adventure. I mean I come to work and usually, but not always, find out somehting new EVERY day. That to me is such a buzz! and they pay me to do it! Yer, there are days when I have to do the boring day to day stuff, BUT... when it all gets to much I just I just walk down to my aquarium facilities Link to imgur.com and have some fun.
Is there another similar thing in the world of venomous animals, that we don't really know about yet? What is your favourite venomous animal and why? Favorite venomous animal, hmmm Well its not snakes, thats for sure! Going to have to go with the irukandji jellyfish, carukia barnesi!
When you were young and still studying as an undergrad, when was the moment you knew the branch of science you were most passionate about? There are so many types and studies of science, what influenced you in pursuing toxinology? Thank you in advance from the other side of the country (Perth, WA!) I think it came well before uni. Its was pretty much in my blood. Grew up on a river, had a set of parents who let me do anything and fostered my love for all things animal and all things aquatic. I sort of just fell in love woth learning, so when I got to uni, it was like a pandoras bxo, for example I did a double major in zoology and marine biology but did a heap of computer subjects, physics, biochem, geology basically anything they would let me do I did. At the time I was just doing ti cause I loved learning but BOT has it helped me now!
If you were to kill someone, what animals venom/poison would you use to do it so that it is LEAST traceable? Seriously, you wnat me to answer that? the federal police will be all over me, trust me on that one! We did a conference many years ago were we asked that exact question. we had a panel of us ansewing questions. All the australians gave like really indepth questions then when the americans were asked it was like "no comment". Smart move on their part as the rest of us got quizzed by the federal police after that :-)
What was it like working with Destin from SED? Also, what is the coolest thing that you are currently working on? Thanks for showcasing all the awesome science that gets you excited every day to work. Working with the GREAT Destin was an absolute joy. My one dissapointment is he is in the other hemisphere! Hopefully if the stars align I can do some more work with him! Coolest thing I'm working on at the moment, tough one, to be honest there are so many, but... i think the stuff we are doing looking at how venomous animals cvan change their venom composition in a very short space of time ie weeks, is pretty cool!
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2014.04.08 17:46 tabledresser [Table] IamA 7th Generation Australian Circus performer, now world class flying trapeze artist AMA!

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Wait, did you just say you train handstands for a couple hours? I will get into handstand go onto each arm for about 5 seconds each, then come down, rest. Pretty much do that for a couple of hours, been lazy lately though, havent been practicing much at all, need some hand balancing motivation!
Have you got any advice for a young British guy about to join the circus? I've been offered a job as a clown and have been told the last one was very good. I've got some very big shoes to fill. I would say if you want to do it, go for it! However clowing is hard man, i have never done it, ive always been an acrobat, but making people laugh is hard! Haha, i would say watch some youtube videos of clowns, Big Apple Circus always have good clown gags and clowns, Also Ringling Brothers. Unfortunately i don't know that much about clowning so i cant be of much help :( Good LUck!! (just scrolled through again and saw the pun, i lolled pretty hard) Hahha.
Did you ever feel like it was possible to take a different path with your life? Or was performing always your goal from youth? I think about it all the time to be honest, not because i dislike circus life, i love it, but because i am curious what a "normal" life would be like. My parents always said to my brother and if we didn't want to do this we don't have to and they would support our decision fully, my father always wanted us to have a good education so we could do something else easily if we wanted too. At the moment i am happy performing so if and until that changes il keep flying :)
What makes a world class trapeze? how do you know that you are a world class performer? There are certain tricks that the top flyers can do consistently. If you can do a triple and a double double consistently, you are considered top tier, the only better tricks than that are a quadruple, which is maybe done by 2 people around the world at one time, 3and a half catch by legs, or full twisting triple, these tricks are very rare and if you can do them than you are top of the world class guys. I will probably practise a full twisting triple or a quad next! :) I mean there are a couple of other tricks aswell but they arent very common, like a triple cutaway half, and a triple twisting double layout, but most just go straight for practising a quad or full twisting triple.
Thats all cool but dont forget retirement. cant fly forever. I havent forgotten, ive got plans in place :)
Has there ever be a time you thought you might die while preforming? Or anyone else might? Umm, There was a moment when i caught the catcher then we slipped, which is usually fine except i fell through the apron, which is the bit of netting to stop you hitting the ground when you are at the catchers end, anyways for a split second i was a bit worried but the elevated seating kind of broke my fall and i was ok, landed next to some audience members, haha. I was about 12 at the time.
Have you ever threatened your parents by saying you'll run away and get an office job? Haha no i haven't, i don't think they will believe me, due to my inability to get up early. Lol.
How'd you get into your profession ? Like what steps (pun intended) did you take to get into this and be good at it ? or was it all hard training in the family business ? I was born into it, Literally, I went from the hospital straight back to my parents caravan and started travelling, longest i have lived in a house is about 2 weeks. lol. Grew up with circus equipment and family who knew all different skills, so you are always learning something :) I always wanted to do Flying Trapeze, so when i was about 15 i started training that very hard! before that i was just doing many other acts, one of them a hand to hand balancing act with my father, which i became to heavy for at around 14 years of age. Lol
Whats it like being on the move all the time ? schooling etc, internet access all that stuff, friends ? I find it a bit annoying, but when we do country runs it is nice to see the country side. The kids do Correspondence and have a professional teache tutor to help them with that, so they have 1 teacher for just 4 of them. We all use mobile broadband, before that was invented we couldnt have internet, and now its fast enough for online gaming!! Hahah.
As the general public moves away from circuses that feature animal performers and more towards human only circuses (like Circus Oz and Cirque du Soleil) have you noticed a drop in circus attendance? I haven't noticed a drop, we are a family show and i know the kids love to see our horses and dogs perform with us. Our animals are extremely well looked after and loved, and i think the people can see that when they come to our show:)
Is it possible for kids without a circus background to join a circus? And, if you wanted to be an acrobat at what age would you start? Are you always on the road? Where do you think of as home?? Ofcourse! there are a few circus schools in Australia, the biggest being NICA in Melbourne. My family mights start one up in WA soon :) If you are really interested in a certain act ie, juggling, or hand balancing, you can practice the basics at home, and then if you stil want to, find someone who teaches it in Australia. As i was saying NICA teach alot of different skills.
On a scale from 1 to 10, how concerned are you that you'll fall from the trapeze directly, and comically into the mouth of a yawning lion? 20, considering we Dont have any lions, I would say the chances are extremely high. :)
How much action do you get being in the circus? Hahahah. Well i have a girlfriend and shes beautiful:)
How does that work on the road? Like did you meet them in the circus (did you grow up together?) or does she come on the road with you? Or how do you meet people when you're part of such a busy organization? She comes and visits me wherever we are when she isnt working and vice versa. Luckily we have been staying pretty close to the city so its never longer than an hours drive to see her. :) i met met her while standing in line at a club. She was by herself in the line and so was i :)
What are some crazy stories you can tell us from behind the scenes in the circus? Hmm crazy stories, there are alot, il just pick one. This one comes to mind because its probably the funniest, my cousins who are brothers, one of them was performing the wheel of death, however they can both do it, anyways he fell out in the middle of his act and hurt himself, the brother dragged him through the curtain and pulled his shoes off, (he couldnt use the ones he was wearing because if u are walking the wheel of death you need boots with alot of grip) and put them on himself, walked back out into the ring and continued his brothers act!! haha.
Are there any tricks that are deemed "undoable" but artists as yourself strives to be able to do one day? If so, can you tell us about them? Well on flying trapeze no one has ever caught a quintuple somersault, thats 5 somersaults. Very Very few have ever caught a Quadruple even. So i would say thats considered undoable. If i could catch a Quad, at my weight, (im quite heavy and tall for a flyer) i would be extremely happy!! I might start training that and try to catch it one day :)
I learnt a bit of flying trapeze last summer, helping at a camp. I really enjoyed it but couldn't get my take-offs correct :( But my question is...do you pee on your hand calluses? The guy teaching us told us its an old circus trick, was he lying? I have heard that aswell actually. Haha. I dont do it though. Occasionally my hands rip. And i just deal with it. Kinda have to. My hands are always really tough and callousy, because i dont wear grips.
Hey! I saw you guys this year at the big top tease in perth! Such a funny show, you guys were amazing! What was your training like? do you ever get scared that somethings going to go wrong? You never think about getting hurt. It just something that shouldnt be going through your head when you are about to do a trick. I trust myself, the safety equipment and the people i perform with so not scared :)
Are your parents also trapeze artists? If so and there was some horrible accident, how quickly would you turn to crime fighting? Hahaha, My father is my coach, he used to fly but he was very unlucky and at age 16 he injured his shoulder badly and had to start catching instead, he is my catcher now, hes very good. My mother also flies, she has been doing the same trick for about 20 years, its called a hox, i always tease her about it because i reckon she has caught more hoxes than anyone in the world. HAHAHA.
What's your fav trick on the ft ???(bullet drop??)mine is half turn but I just can't seem to get it right any tips? Hahahah, my favorite trick is the Double Double, double twisting double layout, its harder than the triple somersault in my opinion :) Just keep at it man!!
Hi Jordan, since I've never been to the circus, what would you say to inspire me to come and visit a performance? :) I would say when you see someone, whether it be a hand balancer, juggler, trapeze artist perform right in front of you, live there is nothing like it, especially when the act they are performing has an element of danger!
When did you transition from holding on with your hands to holding on with your feet/legs? Flying trapeze you always hold on with your hands, until you need to let go and do your trick across to the catcher. You are thinking of solo trapeze where they do all those kind of tricks, but they do not do tricks actoss to a catcher, its a totally different act :)
Thanks for the reply. So is it typical to specialise in only one act for a whole life time? I.e. "I'm a flying trapeze artist and I will never be a solo trapeze artist". Also - as a super-fit athlete who basically is a real life superhero, what do you think of obese people? (serious). I currently do 3 acts in the show, a knockabout acrobatic act with my brother, a teeter board act, and the Flying trapeze, Usually if you grow up in a circus family you perform many acts, but you specialize in 1, usually your favorite:) Umm my grandfather is obese and he was a very fit circus performer in his day, just stopped performing, kept eating alot of fatty food and got lazy, I dont really have an opinion, if they are happy with themselves then thats cool, if they are not they should try everything in their power to change that, ie exercise and dieting.
I see Ashton come through my town every year or so, haven't been yet myself. I think you've got lions etc in your circus, how do you feel about the non-animal circus' (such as cirque de solais) craze sweeping the globe? We only have Horses and Dogs performing in our show. I like most Soleil Shows, Bare in mind they have about 30. Im not that into the theatre shows, and Soleil does have alot of that sort of stuff in alot of their shows, im a bit more old school and i find myself just wanting to see the actual circus acts that are in their show haha. but there is alot of people do love that aspect of soleil, so it just depends what you like. But as i said i have nothing against, i guess they call it "contemporary circus" The last Soleil show i saw, i thought was very good :)
What would job/interests would you pursue if you weren't in the circus? I have always been interested in computers, so maybe something in IT. If i was to leave now though i would probably teach flying trapeze and run classes :)
Absolutely no disrespect intended here, just genuine curiosity. Are circus families generally as "weird" as the stereotype says? I mean it is a very very unusual line of work and i assume that this is reflected in the personalities and lifestyles of the people who choose to pursue it. Care to elaborate on the dynamics of circus "home life"? One of the things our friends say is just how normal we are because they just assumed we would be weird haha. I think its like anything. Some circus people are a bit weird/eccentric and some arent. We are just normal people except we move every 4 weeks and we are used to living in vans, and ofcourse we perform as a job. :)
That's pretty cool. But it can't exactly be considered a 40h a week job, right? I mean it's more a lifestyle? Yeah its a lifestyle for sure. There is alot of labor work sometimes. Because in a family show we put the tent up and down ourselves. This is my least favourite part and if you ask any of my family they will tell you how bad good i am at looking like i doing something but not doing anything when it comes to tent put up and pulldown. Hahah.
I have been living half of my live in a circus(altough i didn't perform) The thing i most liked about it was to see people smile and be amazed...(and the popcorn) what's your favorite thing about it? Weirdly enough i had to be watching a circus to realise what my favourite part about circus was. I was watching Big Apple circus in NYC in December. I was holidaying in USA with my gf. And there was a father and son who was about 5 behind me. And the. Kid laughed like crazy and was so vocal when he was amazed. "Like WOOAHHH daddy" and it was so nice to hear a young kid really have great time watching live entertainment. Thats what i love about it.
I used to train for the trapeze with TSNY until I blew out my shoulder, hoping to get back to it this year as I was really close to landing my double. I actually dont fly with grips. However i definitely should, i just havent ever felt safe with them. I just need to try different ones until i find ones that feel nice. Might make my own out of leather.
Two questions: 1) Do you fly with grips? If so, what type? 2) How do you deal with blisters and protecting your hands, I've been told vitamin E works great and have tried it, but my hands always got trashed. I havent tried vitamin E tablets so im unsure about that. If you fly like 3 times a week eventually your hands will harden to the point where they are so tough they dont rip as often. Just start to sting like hell after a long training session.
I actually have a lot of questions about traveling circuses. I used one as the setting for a book I was/am working on. The main character is a girl born and raised in a circus. Yeh sure add me on facebook.
What other acts have been in your family? Bareback horse riding is an act that my family is know for. Unfortunetly we havent had one in a while but we are practising one at the moment :)
Do you ever look for world class stunts, let's say like Pierre Petit did with the WTC towers? Edit: name. Im not really sure what you are talking about, sorry :(
What's your opinion on the pressure of being in the business? Do you feel pressure of being a great performer? I dont really feel pressure, however i do get mad at myself if i make a mistake and miss a trick. I feel like i let the audience down. But other than that, not really.
How did your parents meet? Is it common to date and marry within the circus? Alot of circus people often do end up marrying someone from another circus family, obviously because they have alot in common already.
Members who do not choose the circus life, what do they do? I have a cousin who left who is studying literature at Oxford University in England. They pretty much do whatever they can, usually if they leave its because they have something else they want to do in mind. If all else fails become a truck driver, we all have our truck drivers licence. Hahah.
Did you feel pressured into being a performer at a young age, or was it something you'd always known you wanted to do? We start so young that we are used to being infront of a crowd early. Its just something that is apart of who i am. I never felt pressured :) i always knew i wanted to be a flyer. So i guess yeh its something i always knew i would be if i trained hard.
Now that technology has allowed you to have high speed internet, what games do you play in your free time? Shooters, Warcraft, League of Legends, etc.? Starcraft 2 is my main multiplayer game i play, i'm a diamond Terran. I also have a ps3 and 4. Just finished "the last of us" awesome game. MGS4 is my fav game i think, Dishonored was awesome aswell! Im wating for another really good shooter to come out on pc, i havent been into a shooter since CodMod2!
Where do you currently live/live throughout the year? We are currently showing in Rockingham Western Australia. I live in my own caravan and go wherever we show. At the end of the year we stop for bout 5weeks around December. We find somewhere where the animals can have heaps of space and camp there until we show again. This is when we have time to go on a holiday or something. :)
So they're always caravan parks that you stay? That must have been alot of a fun as a kid, always having a different backyard. Not usually caravan parks. Usually someones property that we know. The equestrian centre in WA has been really nice and let us stay there for the past few years. Its tons of fun as a kid:)
What's the income like for circus performers? I truly have no idea how much the circus itself takes and how much you make in salary. Its probably about average, as a performer. But you dont have to pay rent water electricity etc. Definitely a lifestyle.
How many people all up travel with the circus? Do you have other crew besides those who perform? Is everyone family, or do you also employ other people? I always kind of just assumed Joseph Ashton was the guy who started it, but I had no idea it was still in the family. That's really cool. Also what's your favourite part of Australia, and which place has the best crowds? There is about 20 of us here. There are 7 non family members. Joseph is my father and he still performs, hes my catcher and also does the wheel of death, only person to do a forward somersault on the outside of the wheel in Australia. I love Perth, all of my friends are here and i pretty much grew up here from the age of 13. Best crowds, Butler in WA was crazy, we had sold out every show so we had to add extra and sold them out aswell!
Do you have children? If you do, do you want then to continue the family tradition or would you give them their own choice to decide? I don't have children but i would want them to be happy, so whatever they decide would be fine by me :)
I'm not familiar with your specific circus, but I'm curious about the animals! If there are any or if you have a (perhaps exotic) pet yourself? I don't have any pets, on our show we only have horses and dogs, pretty much everyone except me has a pet dog, and my younger cousin Dante just adopted a kitten that was going to be put down.
Is there an 8th generation in the works? I'd have to ask around...Hahah jjks, Not at the moment no. Lol.
Got any Youtube clips of your performances? Yeah i have vids up of most of my flying tricks. I think there is also one of the knockabout act with my brother. My youtube channel is jordo73no.
Does working with your brother come naturally, because you've each other for the rest of your lifes, than with other people? I think you can just your brother or another family member alot faster than if you had to work work with someone who wasnt related, where you would have to build up that trust.
Do carnys in Australia have as a big a meth problem as the ones here in the USA? Circus people arent Carnys, well atleast the word carny here in AUS means a carnival person, someone that works rides and joints at royal shows and carnivals. I don't know anyone in circus that does Meth, i actually don't know anyone at all that does Meth. Haha
The people who run the rides and stuff are still carnys though right? Do you look down on them because you're a class above? I don't really look at it like that at all, i know some great people who run rides and stuff at carnivals, however there are a fair few dodgey ones!
Did you feel a ton of pressure to follow the family business? Did you ever think of doing something else, or has anybody in your family chosen not to join in? I try not to think about far into the future too much, i see how much my Dad has to do in regards to paper work and keeping the business going and its not something i want to worry about now. I just want to focus on performing and being the best i can be. I think about what "normal" life would be like all the time but i am enjoying what i am doing now so thats all that matters.
That's so amazing, thank you for answering my question. I'm in Austin, TX but I'm really regretting not being around your area to see you! Do y'all sell dvd's? I'd totally buy one. We don't unfortunately, there is some vids up on my youtube if you want to watch. My channel name is jordo73no. PS id love to come to Texas one day!
What do you think of cirque du soleil? I have pretty much answered this already if you scroll up. Thanks :)
Do you ever do any static trapeze? And as someone who's training to perform what are some pointers you can give a noob? By static do you mean solo, or solo without swinging ? is that what you mean? My cousin and her mother do solo trapeze. But i don't know enough to give you tips, just point your toes and be neat!
What's the best thing about Circus in your opinion? I havent seen them all, but i really enjoyed Big Apple Circus in NYC they always have a great show! Also Arlette Gruss in France, they have a beautiful show. There are some other shows i know of in EU that are supposed to be amazing like Circus Roncali and Krone, but i havent seen them.
You misunderstood my question. What is the best THING, as in what are the things you find awesome in your daily life? I would say that being able to sleep in most days is pretty cool. Hahah.
What is the worst injury you have had because of the trapeze. What is the worst injury you have seen? Ive been very lucky with Flying injuries, pretty much just scratching my face up bad and biting my tongue, the occasional popped rib. Which isnt bad at all, when i was little i fractured my collar bone, but that was practising hand to hand balancing with my father.
I don't mean this is any kind of ignorant/rude way, but is your family gypsy/roma? (Not sure if either of these terms are pc.) I always thought circus performers were. Im not sure what roma means, but no i don't think we are gypsy. Travelling comes with the job if you are going to be in a traditional travelling circus i guess.
Are you a net guy or a no net guy? Im a net guy, no one isnt a net guy when it comes to flying trapeze, and i have used the net many, many times. Hahah.
Whoa, when you say 7th generation Australian circus Performer, you just mean 'Australian-circus', right? You don't mean 7th Generation Australian, do you? As in, you and your 6 ancestors before you were all Australian born? Cause that would be extremely rare by itself, wouldn't it?? On my fathers side i am 7 generations Australian. James Henry Ashton, who is my grt grt grt grt grandfather came over as a convict. However on my mothers side i am quarter Polish.
It seems like every single trapeze act I have seen has a gag where the performer misses and falls to the net on an especially hard stunt then gets up and successfully completes the jump on the next try. I'm sure it creates danger and tension in most audiences but always seems fake to me. Does your act involve that gag? If i ever miss, its not on purpose! haha. Although sometimes i will miss by accident and throw it again and catch, i can see how some people may think thats fake, i know of a flyer that used to miss a triple on purpose just he he would get a better reaction the second time!
Scariest moment ever? Hmm. Well i mentioned one earlier. But i saw our old tent get blown over by a 140km wind. No one was hurt but that was a crazy thing to see.
What's the worst injury you've gotten, if any? Fractured my collar bone when i was young, so not that bad luckily.
I did not know Australia bred Circus performers. How exactly did they enforce such a scheme for 7 generations? I dont think it was mandatory. Haha.
How did you handle education while training and touring? I know some Aussie kids can attend schools that will accommodate, and even focus on, circus training (like the flying fruit flies in Albury NSW) I answered this earlier, Kids do correspondence, which is government curricula and we have a professional teache tutor to help with it, so there is 1 teacher for 4 kids.
Why did you choose Flying Trapeze? My father did it, and its usually always the last act in a circus, i just loved how it can look beautiful if done well.
Do you float through the air with the greatest of ease? Hahah is that from the song? And i try my best! Haha.
Hi, I'm an amateur juggler (primarily diaboloist, though I'm far, far from notable in skill level sadly!), and I'm hoping to join a circus school (specifically the National Centre for Circus Arts, formally known as Circus Space, in London) after I graduate from university. I'm really rather nervous because I don't have a clue what the required skill levels are (like, they don't really have grades for diabolo, afterall xD)! Do you have any advice for a budding circus performer looking to enter that world as a juggler? I saw a diablo act at the Monte Carlo circus festival, that i loved, it was probably one of my favorite acts at the festival. The guys name is Prenay Werner, look him up on youtube, he would be up there for as good as it gets for diablo, if its a school then they are supposed to teach you so i wouldnt worry about your current skill level, but with diablo you could get quite good from practising yourself at home and the internet, that what Prenay did i think. Hope this helps.
Has there ever been a "bearded lady" somewhere along your circus family genealogy? Not that i am aware of. Lol.
What was it like performing in front of a crowd for the first time? I can't remember i was like 18months old. Haha.
Have you ever met Ben Hawkins? No i have not. I'm not sure who that is. :(
Where do you have your mail sent? Like to a P.O. box, family friend, or do you even get mail? So much can be done online now, especially with bills. We have a PO box and also a family friend who lets us use their place. We do alot of online shopping so that would be like 60 percent of the stuff sent to us. Haha.
Since nobody else has asked it, would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized trapeze artists or a trapeze artist-sized duck? Trapeze artist sized duck, because most trapeze artist are short and light. Haha.
How is dating like for you. Do you mainly mess around with those traveling with you? I have a girlfriend atm, we have been dating almost a year, its going great :)
I just started learning with TSNY and can't wait to pick it back up this summer. Thanks for the inspiration :) PS - Your youtubes look great -- please post some more! Thanks:) yeh most of those videos are old, i just put one on today though, the Double Double :) GoodLuck with flying!
Hey Jordan! I remember playing against you in cricket a few years back in the 17's club league, I was a member of the other south Perth cricket team, you were a bloody fantastic batsmen! Great to see you're still a part of the family business :) Thanks man! I try to play as much cricket as i can, but its hard with our show times. :(
Hey Jordan! Just wanted to say thank you, as my family came to see your show for my sister's birthday and loved it! I hope that the local councils around Perth ease up on you next time around though! :( Thanks, yeah hopefully they stop putting the prices up aswell :( Glad you enjoyed the show!!
If you are always traveling, how does that work with relationships? do you just fuck whatever happens to be in that city? Since you are a 7th generation performer, it means that somewhere along the line people in your family did mate. How does something like that come to be in a circus setting? I currently have a girlfriend. Its pretty easy, she just drives and sees me when she can and vise versa. We have been staying pretty close to perth for a long time so il never longer than an hours drive to her house :) My mother met my dad and loved him so she joined the circus and took up the lifestyle.
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