Round 8 AFL Preview
Last Week 7/9 Season Total 45/63
It’s been a big week for the AFL. Finally, a new AFL CEO has been
appointed. It’s funny that a year-long
comprehensive and global search, leaving no stone unturned to find the absolute
best possible person out of the 7.9 billion people on the planet, finds out the
best person was in the office next door.
It’s hardly surprising really.
Allegedly in interviews, Dillon simply said he was a lawyer, and you
have some legal issues coming up and when they interviewed Gary Quan, rice
farmer from outback
The 19th team has created concern amongst the great unwashed on the need for a bye (although I remind everyone that we have a bye already). The AFL should know that prime numbers never work well for fixturing. A number of people have already proposed that there should be a 3rd team from WA. I guess anything would be better than what they have at the moment!
Carlton vs Brisbane Marvel Stadium Friday Night
Hawkins kicked a bag of 8 goals to steer
Gold Coast vs
Gold Coast put together a good game against
GWS vs W. Bulldogs Manuka Oval Saturday Night
This match is at Manuka Oval and to me this just seems like some kind of cruel and unusual punishment. To schedule this game at night when temperatures are forecast to get down to 0 is just mean. I’ve seen it before, in fact I’ve experienced it. You need to drink at least 6 beers to numb yourself from the cold and then you wee your pants just to keep warm. But beware, you have to get up and move around before you freeze yourself to a seat. This match is either punishment or a testament to human capacity for misery. This game could go either way. Time to stake a flag in the yellow snow. Footscray by 12 points. Unless there is a last gasp effort by Toby again.
Fremantle vs Hawthorn
No bones about it, this is an important
game for Freo. The media wolves are
starting to circle (they’ve been doing that a lot this week). And what was
built as a promising season has all but slipped away now. Hawthorn have been better in recent weeks
than earlier in the season with young players throwing caution to the wind and
playing some relatively exciting football.
The home turf of Perth Stadium offers little places to hide for Hawthorn
though and Fremantle will be dialing the defibrillator up to maximum to
resurrect their season before writing it off this week. Fremantle by 21 points.
Essendon started off the season well and
then hit Collingwood and
As that old saying goes…revenge is a dish
best served by staff writers looking to make stories out of nothing. Look, I’m sure that Collingwood can use last
years Preliminary final as a bit of motivation for this game, but the reality
of Revenge is a far cry from a round 8 match up.
You know when you’ve been doing a lot of
work and running around all day, and you still have lots to do but decide to
take a 2-minute break by sitting down on the couch to watch some footy. Then your partner walks in and you’ve kind of
settled into a position that would only look more complete with a couple of
half-crushed, empty beer cans on the side table, a few deceased and haphazardly
discarded chip packets with accompanying crumbs down your front and evidence of
unslurped saliva rolling out of your mouth.
You get a look that can only be interpreted as, “You lazy little…” Not sure why I bring all that up, but my
Sunday afternoon is planned. St
Kilda by 34 points.