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Round 10 AFL Preview

Monday, August 3
Port Adelaide vs W. Bulldogs @ Adelaide Oval - 19:10
On Monday night we have a Port Adelaide team that is coming off a big win over the Demons last round - a few days ago. On the other side of the coin, the Western Bulldogs were run into the ground by a Richmond team that was starting to play as they did in 2019. With both teams sitting on three wins from their past five matches it could be easy to think this is an even match, but the Power is playing at their home ground, and have been in better form across the past month and a bit. The Bulldogs have some real quality across the ground, especially in the midfield, but the Power team looks to be able to match them, and then get ahead up forward.
Port Adelaide by 19 points

Tuesday, August 4
Richmond vs Brisbane @ Metricon Stadium - 19:10

At Metricon Stadium on Tuesday night we see two teams playing quality football meeting in what should be an entertaining match between the two kings of the jungle, the Tigers and Lions. With…

Round 9 AFL Review

Wednesday, July 29
Western Bulldogs 7.7.49 defeated by Richmond 13.12.90
As they came up against a form team, in the Bulldogs, at Metricon Stadium on Wednesday night, the Richmond Tigers, for the first time this year, started to look like last season's premiers. Having won four of their last five matches, the Bulldogs would have been forgiven for feeling positive, about their chances, heading into Wednesday's match. That wouldn't have lasted too long as the Tigers were intent on making sure everything the Doggies did was under pressure as the Tigers romped on their way to a 41-point win on the Gold Coast. Richmond's coach must be very happy with his team's performance, especially considering how many inexperienced players took the field.

Thursday, July 30
Melbourne 4.8.32 defeated by Port Adelaide 12.11.83

Having come so close to tasting the joy of victory last round, the Demons were looking to continue their improved play as they came up against a Port Adelaide outfit …

Round 9 AFL Preview

Wednesday W. Bulldogs vs Richmond @ Metricon Stadium - 19:10
In a battle of two Melbourne teams on Queensland's Gold Coast, we see the Western Bulldogs playing host to the Richmond Tigers in a match that both teams need to win if they are to keep their place in the Top 8 as we begin the second half of the 2020 season. Coming off their narrow win over the Suns last week, the Bulldogs will certainly be starting as favourites, especially after the Tiger's poor showing in their match against the Giants. The Tiger mids will have their hands full, while the Doggie's forwards will need to work especially hard to get away from a quality Richmond backline.
Bulldogs by 9 points

Thursday
Carlton vs Hawthorn @ Optus Stadium - 17:40

On Thursday night at Optus Stadium, we have two teams on very different trajectories when a resurgent Blues play host to a struggling Hawthorn outfit that has lost its last four matches with barely a whimper. A hurdle the Blues will need to face for …

Round 8 AFL Review

Thursday
Gold Coast 6.10.46 defeated by Western Bulldogs 7.9.51
At Metricon Stadium on Thursday night, the Western Bulldogs won a scrappy game against the Gold Coast Suns. In a match that never got too far into double-digit deficits, and in spite of the Suns having more Inside 50s, Clearances and Marks, the Doggies managed to paw their way in front of the Suns and keep their noses there during a tense last quarter where Gold Coast looked like they may be able to make up the bad start to the quarter to get the win. After his being outing last round, the Sun's Izak Rankine wasn't able to shine so brightly, and it wasn't just because of the rain! With four last quarter shots on goal, he couldn't get any to go through the big posts.

Friday
GWS Giants 9.8.62 defeated Richmond 6.14.50

In a match where both teams were missing a number of regular starters, the GWS Giants have managed to get some pay-back against Richmond for their Grand Final belting in 2019, by winnin…

Round 8 AFL Preview

Again we have a round taking place over 5 days, with the rumour that after round 8 we may have a game every day of the week as the AFL 'condense' the fixture and play 33 games in just 19 days.
Thursday Gold Coast vs W. Bulldogs @ Metricon Stadium - 19:40
Our first match of Round 8 sees two teams coming off good wins last round, as the Suns take on the Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Thursday night. Against the Swans, the Suns had 27 scoring shots to their opponents 15, showing that they pretty much dominated the match, and could have won by an even bigger margin if they had kicked straight. For the Bullies, once they got rolling, they demolished the Bombers to run out 42-point winners. While Essendon won the hit-outs, the Bulldogs won just about every other area of the ground for a big win.
Western Bulldogs by 23 points

Friday
GWS Giants vs Richmond @ Giants Stadium - 19:50

In our Friday night fixture, we have an inconsistent GWS Giants team coming up against a Tigers o…

Round 7 AFL Review

Thursday
Geelong Cats 5.5.35 defeated by Collingwood 8.9.57
In his first game back from suspension, Collingwood's Jordan DeGoey proved the difference between the two teams as Collingwood kicked off their stint in the WA Hub with a 22-point win at Optus Stadium on Thursday night. At the other end of the ground, the Pies defence again showed that they are the tightest backline unit in the AFL this season. To make matters worse for the Cats, skipper Joel Selwood left in the first quarter with a hamstring concern, while up-and-coming Jordan Clark went off with a shoulder injury in the third. Things may have been different with those two players on the field, but either way, the Pies got the job done.

Friday
Essendon 7.9.51 defeated by Western Bulldogs 14.9.93

On the back of a second-half eight-goal to three effort by the Western Bulldogs, they have brought the Bombers back to the turf with their 42-point win on Friday night on the Gold Coast. The Bomber's brain trust wil…

Round 7 AFL Preview

Thursday
Geelong vs Collingwood @ Optus Stadium - 20:10

In our first game of the week, the Geelong Cats take on Collingwood in the new WA Hub on Thursday night. After both teams had good wins over quality opponents, this game is shaping up as a quality match to watch. Collingwood changed things up last weekend, largely as omissions forced their hand, and it worked! The Magpies went on to give the Hawks a fair lesson. For the Cat's fans, while they had to wait until the second half of the match, their team didn't disappoint, outscoring Brisbane by eight goals to two for a 37-point win.
Geelong by 14 points

Friday
Essendon vs W. Bulldogs @ Metricon Stadium - 19:50

As the Bombers meet the Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Friday night, Essendon will be looking to keep their winning ways going, while the Bulldogs will need to put their last game behind them, and find new avenues to goal; while the Doggies had heaps of the ball, they couldn't convert them into goals. The B…