AFL Round 17 Review – The Vice Presidential Edition

It felt like a long weekend of footy this weekend. We started on Thursday night, again, when 42,000 plus showed up to watch the Swans bottle it against #freekickhawthorn at the SCG. Big Horse Longmire cleverly alluded to his sides “lack of discipline” when he raised the free kick differential in the post match press conference – pointing out a 13 to 3 difference at three quarter time. TV umpires around the country once again took great delight in pointing out the number of goals received from free kicks and 50 metre penalties to the Poos and Wees as they try and find reasons for Hawthorn winning that don’t contain the words “better than the other team”.
Hawthorn 11.9.75 def
Sydney 10.10.70

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Round 15 Review – Bye Bye, Byes.

AFL Round 15 Review

All teams have now completed their byes, and the log jam on the ladder continues. The Hawks top the tree – but waiting for a slip up right behind them are 6 teams – just a game back, separated only by percentage. This shapes to be the most exciting finish to a season in many years – and there is still no clear premiership favourite. Incredibly – early season ladder leaders North Melbourne could be in 8th place next week if they lose to West Coast, and we look on course for the first ever September Battle of the Bridge.

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AFL Round 10: Flat Cats and Soaring Swans

Nearing the halfway point of the season, and I’ve gotta say that I have no bloody idea who’s going to win the flag. 2 weeks ago, Geelong were my premiership favourites (more on them later), with Sydney a close second, and I was preparing to write the Hawks off. I still don’t rate North Melbourne a chance – and was not surprised that Sydney ended their unbeaten streak. Maybe Sydney are my new flag favourites? They have the big bodied midfield, they have the gun forwards, and solid defenders. I’m confident they’ll finish top 4, and I’m confident that if Buddy turns it on in September, they’ll be thereabouts.

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