Showing posts from June, 2020

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

Round 2 AFL Review

Thursday Collingwood 5.6.36 drew with Richmond 5.6.36 In the first game back from an eight-week 'break', Richmond and Collingwood played out their first draw for over one hundred years. The Magpies got off to a much better start than the Tigers, kicking four goals to none in the first quarter, but after that quarter ended, the Tigers seemed to adjust and were the superior team for the rest of the night. After a pretty uninspiring re-start to the season, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the matches go. Friday Geelong 17.6.108 defeated Hawthorn 7.5.47 In this game the Cats brought the Hawks back down to earth with an almighty THUD, going on to win by a very solid 61-points. As can often happen in AFL, it was the midfield battle where Geelong very decisively won this game. To highlight how averse the Hawks were to getting the ball, nine of the top ten disposal winners were from Geelong, with just Tom Mitchell cracking the list for the Hawks. Saturday Bris

Round 2 AFL Preview

  After a few months 'rest' due to the Covid-19 pandemic, footy is coming back to a telly near you, starting this Thursday night. With teams only being able to train together for a couple of weeks, it will be interesting to see how they all go in their first game back. Will players remember who is on their team? Will players be able to run out a match? We will soon find out! Thursday Collingwood vs Richmond @ The MCG - 19:40 In a game between last year's premiers, and a team that most footy 'experts' have in the Top 4, if not the Top 2 for this year, this should be a great start to Season 2020 Part II. While Richmond is looking like they will have a full list of players to select from, minus Houli, Collingwood will be missing one of their big ball-winners, Adam Treloar. Collingwood has a strong midfield and Treloar is one of the reasons. Without him, other players will need to step up. The Pies will also be without Cox, Reid and Langdon. While Richmond