The young gun Sun, Jaeger O’Meara, is laying serious claim to Joel Selwood’s title of “best first year player in recent times”, writes Adam Ritchie in another entertaining Winners and Losers.
A round that saw Majak Daw burst onto the scene and Tom Lynch turn himself into an unlikely trivia answer.
The first rule of Round Six is don’t talk about Round Six. Not because we don’t want anyone to know about it, but because you didn’t even need to witness it to know what happened for 90 per cent of it.
There were loads of talking points to come out of round five. ANZAC Day, an enthralling contest between the Hawks and the Roos, the Tigers stumbling at the death again, West Coast’s ongoing struggles and Port’s ongoing triumphs. There was fierce debate about goal umpire positioning, the review system, and Shane Mumford’s facial hair. ACL [Read more]
Round 4 truly belonged to two players – Joel Selwood and Travis Cloke.
Crows fan Adam Ritchie is contemplating taking up poetry to help him deal with some complex feelings on Justin Westhoff, Port, and what looks like a very complacent Adelaide.
Adam Ritchie gives us his Winners and Losers
You know when directors or actors just make the same movie over and over again? That is what Geelong v Hawthorn is like, only it’s enjoyable every single time. You can see the ending coming from a mile away, and you still look forward to it.
They have an impressive midfield but kicking enough goals to win games is going to be the biggest issue for the Bulldogs this season, writes Adam Ritchie.
Adam Ritchie gets his West Coast preview to us in the nick of time.
You never feel comfortable betting against the Swans, because when the pressure is on, few are better.
The Saints have to decide where they are, writes Adam Ritchie. Can they win a flag within two years with their senior stars, or is rebuilding the major focus?
Since losing the 1982 Grand Final, the Tigers have made the finals twice in thirty years. They have finished ninth more than that. Guess which situation Adam Ritchie thinks will repeat this year?
Particularly poor drafting has contributed to Port Adelaide’s woes since the 2004 premiership, writes Adam Ritchie.
They may have made the finals last year, but the North Melbourne report card hasn’t changed. Good against the bad and middling sides, often found wanting against the better ones.
If the league is going to directly or indirectly influence players joining certain clubs then we may as well not have a competition, says Adam Ritchie.
Safe to say the Demons have been a in a bit of a rut lately. Adam Ritchie looks at why they are where they are, and can they progress.
As you read this, the world’s pre-eminent minds are gathering in an attempt to discover just how it is Hawthorn managed to avoid winning the flag in 2012.
The Greater Western Sydney Giants inaugural year in the AFL will forever be remembered fondly for giving us the vision of a team winning and not knowing the lyrics to their club song.