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Round 6 AFL Preview

Thursday
Geelong vs Brisbane @ The SCG - 19:40

Geelong will join Brisbane in Sydney for their first game within the NSW Hub this Thursday night; I believe this initial stint in Sydney is planned to go for two weeks. Both of these teams had good wins last weekend, where the Cats clawed the Suns in the last quarter and the Lions used bigger claws to shred the Power by 37 points. In a boost for the Lions, they may get Zorko returning to the line-up after he surprised the doctors with a quick recovery from a calf strain. On this small ground, the Cats should be able to curtail some of the Lion's run but...
Brisbane by 13 points

Friday
Collingwood vs Hawthorn @ Giants Stadium - 19:50

Two teams who suffered losses last round meet at GIANTS Stadium on Friday night this round, as Collingwood takes on a Hawthorn who got towelled up by the Giants last round. While the Hawks will be hoping Patton comes up for this important match, they will be without Luke Bruest for around a month. When these tea…

Round 5 AFL Review

Thursday Carlton 8.7.55 defeated by St. Kilda 11.7.73
I don't know what the Carlton team are doing pre-match, but it sure doesn't involve caffeine or any form of music that gets you jumping around! In another match, the Blues let their opponents jump out to a solid lead during the first quarter and this time their opposition, being the Saints, was good enough to keep that lead while going on to win their third match of the season. This takes the Saints to 4th spot on the ladder, as their improved play has taken them past the Bulldogs, Tigers and Blues.

Friday
Collingwood 7.6.48 defeated by Essendon 10.3.63

The Collingwood Magpies have joined the other proclaimed Top 4 contenders to be playing poorly since the re-start of Season 2020, this time going down to the Bombers by 15 points on Friday night. After the Bombers lead by 28 points early in the last quarter, the Magpies hit back hard, getting the deficit to just three points. Just as it was looking like Collingwood w…

Round 5 AFL Preview

Thursday
Carlton vs St. Kilda @ Marvel Stadium - 19:40

In our first match of the week, we have the Blues taking on the Saints at Marvel Stadium, on what will probably be another chilly night in Melbourne. Both of these teams have shown that they have taken big strides this season and will be keen to get another win on the board. Both of these team's strength is their midfield, with Carlton probably having an edge up forward, while St Kilda has some speedy players attacking the goals, making things hard for their opponents. If you like watching footy, this should be a good contest.
Carlton by 11 points

Friday
Collingwood vs Essendon @ The MCG - 19:50

Both Collingwood and Essendon had very close losses last round and should be highly motivated to resume their annual (usually on Anzac Day) battle this weekend. While Collingwood was narrowly beaten by the Giants, the more important outcome from that match is the injuries the team suffered, and how those players will come up fo…

Round 4 AFL Review

Thursday
Sydney 5.9.39 defeated by Bulldogs 10.7.67

While the Swan's Tom Papley did his best to get his team into the game, it was all the Bulldogs at the SCG on Thursday night. After getting off to a terrible start, where they kicked a solitary point in the first quarter, the Swans just had nothing up forward as the Doggies kept their defence tight to repel the Swan's forward forays. Luke Parker was great for the home team, while the Bulldog mids shared the workload around to wear their opponent down on their way to a solid 28-point win on the road.

Friday
GWS Giants 10.6.66 defeated Collingwood 9.10.64

After missing last week's defeat, the Giant's Toby Greene put in a best-on-ground performance to help his team withstand another last-quarter blitz by Collingwood, to get a 2 point win on Friday night. The Giants lost Phil Davis and Zac Williams in the last quarter, while important Magpie defender Howe went down with a nasty looking knee injury, also in the fou…

Round 4 AFL Preview

Thursday
Sydney vs W. Bulldogs @ The SCG - 19:40

At the SCG this Thursday night the Swans and Bulldogs look to keep the wins coming as they face off under lights. The Swans did well to get an away win over the Roos last round, while the Bulldogs put in a much-improved effort to beat the Giants in a low-scoring contest. With both teams playing a tough, effort-filled style of footy this should be a very willing contest and one that will be good to watch if you loved 80's football. It will be interesting to see who lines up for the Swans, and we hope Tom McCartin makes a quick recovery.
Bulldogs by 5 points

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

In their match against Collingwood at home this weekend, the Giants will need to show a solid reversal of form if they are to keep up with the improving Magpies, even at home! The Magpies bounced back from the ordinary match against the Tigers, to beat St. Kilda by a solid 44 points. Pies fans would have been extra …

Round 3 AFL Review

The Essendon vs Melbourne game scheduled for Sunday afternoon was postponed as a medical precaution, after Essendon player Connor McKenna tested positive for Covid-19. It will be interesting to follow what happens next, though as far as tipping goes the game has been removed from round 3, which has been scored on the basis of eight games.

Thursday
Richmond 5.9.39 defeated by  Hawthorn 11.5.71

After their poor showing against the Magpies last weekend, most expected the Tigers to bounce back and make some inroads into their 2019 form. Nope! Hawthorn took control of this game right from the get-go, leading by 32-points at the first break after keeping Richmond to just 1 point for the quarter, and kicking five goals themselves. While the game never hit any great heights, especially with the shortened quarters, the Hawks were a class above the Tigers, and came away with a deserved win.

Friday
Bulldogs 7.8.50 defeated GWS Giants 4.6.30

Before the ball had even bounced for the Friday…

Round 3 AFL Preview

Thursday
Richmond vs Hawthorn @ The MCG - 19:40
While the Richmond team looked suitably flat after their draw with Collingwood last weekend, Hawthorn would have been made to 'feel the pain' by coach Clarkson after their disappointing efforts in the 10 goal loss to the Cats. The Tigers should be able to pick Caddy, after getting no injuries from their last match, while the Hawks will be looking forward to welcoming O'Meara's speed and grunt through the midfield. While most people are expecting a comfortable Richmond win in this one, I think it will be closer than expected.
Richmond by 8

Friday
W. Bulldogs vs GWS Giants @ Marvel Stadium - 19:50
After their very lacklustre performances last weekend, both the Bulldogs and the Giants will need to inject a large amount of enthusiasm into their efforts this week, if they are to do more than play out a "scrabble" version of Aussie rules. The Doggies will be looking forward to Easton Wood making his return ASAP…