AFL Round 2 Review

JTH considers his recent investment strategies.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood: an extra second

It’s all Pendlebury; all Collingwood.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood

Luke Reynolds revels in the duel pleasures of sporting redemption and indoctrinating his kids in the way of the Magpie.

Barrie Robran

It’s been a big week for South Australia. Words and photo from Peter Argent.

AFL Round 2: The Punt Road Wrap

The Wrap divines the false and true gold in AFL Round 2. His hands got a bit shakey late on Thursday night, but he still reckons the Tiges have found the mother lode. The Beckhams and the Hirds can’t decide who is being slandered.

AFL Round 2 (at last) : The View From Shepparton

Peter Schumacher celebrates the Big Nicks – Riewoldt and Maxwell – and the renewal of Adelaide as a premium sporting venue. He is keeping the faith with his Lions (for now).

Something Stirs in the East

Nick Gibson with an uncommon description of pre-match at VFL Park.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 75 – The Hand of Frog (2009)

Dennis Gedling tells how the qualifiers for World Cup 2010 were mired in controversy. The French (predictably) underperformed while the Irish cried ‘we wuz robbed’.

Crio’s Q: Plucked unknowns who haven’t made it

Crio’s thoughts turned to the high pick, plucked from relative obscurity, who hasn’t made it. (Any sport – Ed)

Barnsley Football Club: The Tykes find some breathing space

Rod Oaten looks for divine intervention to help his Barnsley FC survive relegation from the Championship League again this season.

AFL Round 2 – Fremantle v Gold Coast: Aunty Mary

A good win for your team covers all sins. John Burmej finds it in his heart to forgive son Nicholas for forgetting to pack the jacket on the first rainy day in Perth for 4 months. Nat Fyfe brings a smile to all faces.

AFL Round 2 – Brisbane v Geelong: Leppa’s glass is half full

Qldpies35 (?) offers a ripper summary of the Lions first Gabba home game for the season against the Cats. His description of the surrounding fans is worth the price of entry.

The John Barker Line — Carlton’s Dismal Forwards

Damien Little clinically analyses the Blues inability to create goals from their scoring opportunities in recent years. An oasis of sanity in a storm of Litza and TRobb.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 76 – Argentina’s 25 Pass Wonder Goal (2006)

A thing of beauty: Cambiasso’s memorable goal for Argentina.

AFL Round 2 – Melbourne v West Coast: Another dismal day for the Demons

Stephen Whiteside loves a day at the footy but admits it would be a lot more fun if his Dees weren’t copping a belting every week.

AFL Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Or, the Griffin-dogs need a new boy wizard

Nicko and his daughter channel Harry Potter and his Bulldogs trapped in the Goblet of Fire. Does coach McCartney need to leave behind the Philosopher’s Stone and visit Charlie Sutton’s Chamber of Secrets? (Top imagery – Ed.)

Dazzling Demons spoil Miller milestone

Les Everett summarises Round 2 in a closer than predicted WAFL competition. Great effort by Fremantle (East & South) stalwart Kris Miller to tally the 300 game milestone.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood: Bring ’em home Bucks

Andrea McNamara is actually considering keeping Collingwood at arms-length in 2014. Can they claw her back? It’s an ugly, gutsy, often shambolic, unskilled and heart-in-mouth display, but yes – they can.

AFL Round 1, 2014 Reports

AFL Round 1 reports can be found here.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood: And the curse is broken

Danni Eid’s note to self: never stay home from a family do.