Round 10 AFL Preview
Last Week 7/9 Season Total 59/81
Before we get into the AFL stuff this week, one clever number cruncher noted that my tipping score was wrong. Looks like I forgot to carry the one (well, actually, I did carry it…twice). This tipping caper is so much easier when you just make up your own numbers, but fair is fair…I guess I’ll put it back to where it should be. Thanks John.
This week is Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which is the annual round where we celebrate the contribution of indigenous players and staff at footy clubs and in the community. I would hate to think what our game would be like if we didn’t have any indigenous players running around so get out there and enjoy them!
In other news, it looks like the Tassie
team has the wobbles already. I get
where they’re coming from. It does seem
a bit decadent to spend $715M on a stadium when there are so many other
problems around at the minute. Coupled
with the fact that $715M will probably end up being $1.5B and Gillon rubbing it
in saying “you don’t get one without the other,” it has turned into a bit of a
tinderbox subject. I say lean into
it. If the government can spend $100B+
on a few submarines they should plough $5B into
The other big news for the week was the dacking of a Giants player by a Collingwood player. I’ve heard much commentary on the subject and the takeaway for me from the experts is that we are ok with dacking, but booing is not on. In my day, a good dacking was a classic schoolyard prank, but I understand times have changed. I guess the writing was on the wall even in my day, as I was told the girls didn’t really want to see my willy, so I was heavily encouraged to stop dacking myself.
Yartapuulti vs Narrm Adelaide Oval Friday Night
For those not up with the indigenous
renaming for the week this is Port Adelaide vs
North Melbourne vs
The pressure has been heaped on
It was a circuit-breaker that was much
needed for Walyalup (Fremantle) last week against
The pinnacle match in Sir Doug Nicholls
Round is Dreamtime at the G and I’ll be keenly watching this, mostly for the
pre-game show, but also these two teams’ form seems to be about equal at the
same time, so I expect to see fireworks on the field. Trying to find a case for Essendon in a match
they have not won since 2014 is made a little easier in that they seem to have
a bit more pep in their step this year.
Hawthorn vs West Coast UTAS Stadium Sunday Afternoon
This is the big battle. It’s the
biggest tank battle since the
They say rivalries don’t get much bigger
than this. With the exception of Tonya
Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, I’d tend to agree.
What does all this history mean for the two
Saint Kilda get, what