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Justin Longmuir going into isolation caused the AFL’s version of The Opposite from Seinfeld

If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right!” – Jerry Seinfled

On the Thursday before the Western Derby last weekend, Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir went into isolation as a close contact and ultimately tested positive, forcing him to miss the Dockers’ last 2 games, as undefeated super genius Jaymie Graham coached the team in Longmuir’s place.

In the first 2 games, Fremantle, who were the least-accurate team of 2021, kicked a combined 19.24 (44.1%), once you include rushed behinds.

Conversely, the Western Bulldogs, who have absolutely nothing to do with the Dockers, had kicked a combined 24.17 (58.5%), although it should be noted they’d kicked 22.10 through the first 7 quarters of the season, before kicking 2.7 in the last quarter against Carlton to cost themselves any chance of a comeback.

Now, since Longmuir went into iso and Graham took over, Fremantle kicked 15.12 and 13.10 in Rounds 3 and 4, a combined accuracy of 56%, which means they’ve also jumped up to 50% accuracy in a season for the first time in 18 months, and are now in 3rd place on the ladder.

Conversely, the Western Bulldogs, now riddled with goalkicking yips, kicked a pissy 9.17 and 7.19 in Rounds 3 and 4, a combined accuracy of 44.4%, and are stuck down in 14th with a 1-3 record, having kicked 40.53 (43.0%) this year.

Don’t you see what’s happened?

THE WESTERN BULLDOGS HAVE BECOME FREMANTLE.

Luke Beveridge once he reads this

In fact, Fremantle have started doing The Opposite so successfully, they’ve started getting Western Bulldogs-esque free kick counts:

Now I’ll just have to figure out who would be the Even Steven of this scenario….

Probably Essendon.

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