Haiku Bob – Round 8 – blindsided

The Round 8 haiku is in – here’s Haiku Bob’s latest.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2018 Round 8: Onward and upward

It wasn’t the result Collingwood was looking for on the weekend but Cam Hooke has found the positives for his Pies as they look forward to next week – as well as wrapping up the rest of the results for all the Magpies’ teams.

Round 8 – Fearless: Happy Mother’s Day for the largely unsung members of the AFL community

Fearless wraps Round 8 with musings on Joel Wilkinson, Mark Neeld and what is going on in the Essendon coaches’ box.

Round 8 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Ups and Downs

Yvette Wroby is running out of words for this season. Three images say it all for the St Kilda men’s team this year. All aboard. [Wonderful use of your beautiful art Yvette – Ed]

Showdown 44: Fans: are they fierce or fickle?

Showdown is to South Australian footy as State of Origin is to rugby league. Inter-Stater Ian Hauser goes along to Showdown 44 and comes away bemused by the fickle nature of the supposedly loyal fans of the Power.

The 2018 Perky Girl Cup

The Voice f Perky Girl has some observations of recent footer – and Mother’s Day.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Moments

Stainless emphasises a few of the key moments from the Tiges’ win over the ‘Roos and asks what might have been if Dusty had been wearing blue and white.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide: A Showdown for the Ages Reignites Past and Present Hostilities

Port and Adelaide don’t really get on. Chris Michaels provides the back story to Ken Hinkley’s animated post-victory response.

Round 8 – Carlton v Essendon: Drought Breaker

‘The palpable mix of joy and relief on the faces of the Blues’ players in the moments after the final siren, reassured Carlton fans that the players do care.’ Peter Fuller’s Blues are finally on the board for 2018.

Round 8 – Collingwood v Geelong: It’s not looking good…

Doug Wilson and Frank Taylor wrap up Collingwood’s Round 8 efforts for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 8 – Collingwood v Geelong: None the wiser

It was cold in the breezy shade of M51 at the MCG and there wasn’t enough excitement in the first half to warm the crowd. But there were things to observe and food to eat. E.Regnans and the Buds were there, with some Geelong friends.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: A perfect storm

As the heavens opened up over the Apple Isle and gifted Joe Moore a long weekend, his Swans stood up in clearing conditions in the Garden State, registering an impressive fourth away win on the trot

Round 8 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Inexperienced to beat scandal

Yoshi is kind of glad that he missed seeing any of the Freo-Saints game live

Round 8 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Macrae the Marvellous

Alex Docherty shares his comprehensive analysis of the closely-contested win for his Dogs over a competitive Lions

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: The Unpredictability of footy and life!

Jan is rapt! Who could have planned for a 20-year old rookie, in just his third game, to have carried out such a remarkable performance. Ronke is his name – Ronks his nickname. Seven goals, ten tackles in any game is a best on ground performance, but to do it in his first game at the G, against a team such as Hawthorn, is a feat he will never forget. The coach/coaches won’t forget, the opposition won’t forget, and the fans won’t forget.

Round 8: Sal’s thoughts and selections for this round of footy

Sal expects a number of unpredictable games to select winners from this round, and with the predicted weather conditions that have not been seen this year will make selections even more difficult. 

Bombers, Blues and the wood!

Certain teams have the “wood” over the Bombers and the Blues are no exception. Col is hoping this won’t be the case this week when his Bombers take on nemesis Carlton.