Round 20 Mega Post

 

Showdown 43:

Eating Apricot Slices, while knitting, reading the rulebook and drinking chardonnay

Adelaide v Port Adelaide

4.10pm, Sunday 7 August

Adelaide Oval

Aidan Hammond

 

I finally got there in time for the pregame show, I missed a bit of it. I was looking, I saw the Port Adelaide banner. It had a fan checklist. They had ticks to Apricot Slices, Chardonnay, Knitting Needles and Rulebook. It had crosses on bang on fence. If the Crows win I bet that they will photoshop the banner. The first quarter starts off well, In a way. We get 2 free kicks before the someone kicks it. We get a lot of points and then Port scored a goal, they were leading.  We scored a goal 1.1 to 1.9 that is not good kicking.

In the second quarter we were doing a lot better, especially because we kicked better. Port Adelaide only kicked 2 points, it seems like I will be bragging to my teacher, my uncle is over. Eddie Betts scores another freak goal against the wind and he kicks a banana kick, then he goes  I am so happy, we get a free kick 15 metres out, Josh Jenkins is kicking. No, don’t let him! He misses it, oh no! Port could make a comeback!

My mum, my uncle, and I go to my grandparents house to see my grandparents and my uncle and aunty, plus my 2 cousins like we do every monday. We normally don’t see the Crows then but this time we get to, and we get to see them demolish Port Adelaide. In the last quarter we stretch it out to the highest margin in showdown history, we see the photoshoped banner, Crows fan checklist, Chardonnay, 4 Points, Highest Showdown Margin Ever, Win count 22-23.

 

ADELAIDE              1.9   5.15  12.18   18.22 (130)

PORT ADELAIDE     1.1   1.3     4.4       7.4 (46)

GOALS

Adelaide: Jenkins 4, Betts 4, Walker 3, Jacobs 2, Laird, Greenwood, B.Crouch, Lynch, Sloane

Port Adelaide: Dixon 2, Westhoff, Polec, R.Gray, Ebert, Hombsch

BEST

Adelaide: Jacobs, Walker, Sloane, B.Crouch, Lynch, Laird, Betts, M.Crouch

Port Adelaide: R.Gray, Boak, Dixon

INJURIES

Adelaide: Mackay (corked thigh), Talia (groin)

Port Adelaide: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Stevic, Stevens, Dalgleish

Official crowd: 45,028

The Walkerville Game:

No Worse

Walkerville versus Angle Vale

1.20pm, Sunday 7 August

Walkerville Oval, Adelaide

Aidan Hammond

 

We are playing on a cold Sunday against 3rd on the ladder who we beat by 1 point last time. At the start of the first quarter I did a tackle that was very fare but the umpire called it high, then he paid a fifty, that player got a goal assist. They kick 3 goals to one.

In the second quarter I am off and we are getting the play and it starts well, but we can’t get a goal, we just get a point, they kick a couple of goals, in the 3rd quarter it is one goal to two. We need 4 goals to win, 3 to draw. I am moved at half forward the ball is almost 5 kilograms. I get the first 2 assist and Sam Robran gets the first 2 goals. We get one more goal. The ball is in our forward fifty for something like 5 minutes, we can get it over. We draw.

Walkerville 5.3 33

Angle Vale 5.3 33

My Tipping:

Western Bulldogs 78 Greater Western Sydney 89

Sydney 89 Fremantle 60

Geelong 90 Richmond 93

Brisbane 90 Gold Coast 113

Essendon 89 Adelaide 121

West Coast 134 Carlton 69

Melbourne 89 Saint Kilda 108

Hawthorn 89 North Melbourne 90

Port Adelaide 100 Collingwood 70

My Tipping Results:

Geelong 88 Sydney 86/Geelong 61 Sydney 107 L

Greater Western Sydney 90 Melbourne 89/Greater Western Sydney 97 Melbourne 62 W

Essendon 99 Carlton 81/Essendon 84 Carlton 76 W

Brisbane 39 Western Bulldogs 60/Brisbane 89 Western Bulldogs 103 W

North Melbourne 90 Collingwood 89/North Melbourne 57 Collingwood 111 L

Fremantle 90 Gold Coast 90/Fremantle 90 Gold Coast 67 L

Saint Kilda 103 West Coast 60/Saint Kilda 103 West Coast 95 W

Richmond 90 Hawthorn 78/Richmond 93 Hawthorn 64 W

Adelaide 112 Port Adelaide 89/Adelaide 130 Port Adelaide 46 W

6/9

 

My Brownlow Medal:

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My Premiership Favourites:

This is a little thing that I used to do when I was younger to see who I would think would win the Premiership. Who I think will win the premiership will change throughout the season. I will do an update every time it changes. I know it is not a very good method and it is not reliable, but here goes.

 

The reigning premiers start off as favourites then whoever beats them are favourites then whoever beats them are favourites and so on. Western Bulldogs start off as favourites and they have only had one team beat them which is Fremantle and that was in Round 3. Fremantle lost against West Coast so that means that West Coast are favourites. West Coast lost to Essendon so that makes Essendon favourites. Essendon lost to Richmond so that means Richmond are favourites. Richmond lost to Sydney and Sydney lost to Hawthorn, Hawthorn lost to Richmond so Richmond are favourites.

 

This is a more complicated version of it. So the reigning premiers are the favourites and whoever beats them are favourites. If the favourites have been beaten before the round that they got beaten on then the team with highest winning margin on them and so on.

 

Western Bulldogs start favourites, the only team that has beaten them are Fremantle, Fremantle have lost 2 games. One against Geelong by 42 and the other one against Port by 89. So Port are the favourites. They have lost 2 games, 1 against Crows by 17 and 1 against GWS by 31. Therefore GWS are the favourites. GWS have only lost 1 game and that was against the Crows. The Crows have lost 1 game and that was against North Melbourne North Melbourne have lost 5 games the most against West Coast by 43.

 

West Coast have lost 2 games, the most by 50 against Hawthorn. Hawthorn have lost 5 games, the most by 86 against Gold Coast and Geelong. Gold Coast have lost 4 and Geelong have lost 2. Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29. Collingwood have lost 5 games, the most by 29 against Geelong.  Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29, we have already been down that path and it would go on a endless loop so the other team they lost to is Gold Coast.

 

Gold Coast have lost by 4 games the most by 102 against GWS. GWS have 2 games, the most by the Crows by 56, we have already been down that path so it will be on an endless loop so the other game they have lost was against St Kilda by 23. St Kilda have lost 3 games, the most by 38 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 3 games and 2 have been mentioned already, the other game was against Essendon.

 

Essendon have lost 4 games, the most by 65 against Crows. Crows have lost 2 games but we have already been down one of those paths, the one that we haven’t been down through was against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 29 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 4 games and we have been down 3 of lose paths. The other one is against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths. The most by 61 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games, the most against the Crows but we have already been down that path so second is against Collingwood for 38. Collingwood have lost 7 games, the most by 29 against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games, the most by 90 against Port Adelaide.

 

Port Adelaide have lost 5 games, The most by 70 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games. We have been down 2 paths so the 3rd the most losing margin is against Fremantle by 37. Fremantle have lost 6 games the most by Crows by 100. The Crows have lost 3 games the most by North Melbourne but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 5 games the most by 29 against Geelong but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is 14 against North Melbourne.

 

North Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 43 against West Coast but we have already been down that path, so the second most is by 42 against Sydney and GWS, the highest score out of them, was Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, the most by 42 against GWS. GWS have lost 3 games we have been down to of the paths so the only path left is against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games we have already been down 1 of the paths so the second highest margin is against Richmond. Richmond have lost 5  games the most by 76 against Adelaide.

 

Adelaide have lost 3 games we have been down 2 of those paths so the only path left is against Geelong. Geelong have lost 4 games and we have been down all of those paths except against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games we have been down 2 of those paths. The third most is against Richmond.

 

Richmond have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest path is against Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest is against West Coast.

 

West Coast have lost 5 games and we have already been down 3 of those paths so the fourth highest margin is against GWS by 8. GWS have lost 4 games and we have been down 3 of those paths so the only path left is against Sydney. Sydney have lost 7 games, we have been down 2 of those paths so the 3rd highest margin is by 28 against Port.

 

Port have lost 6 games, we have been down 2 of those paths, the next match is against Adelaide by 17. Adelaide have lost 4 games, we have been down 3 of those paths and the only left is against Hawthorn. Hawthorn have lost 9 games, we have been down one of those paths so the second highest margin is against Geelong, Geelong have lost 45 games and he have been down all of those paths except 1 and that was against the Crows, the Crows have lost 4 games but we have been down all of these paths so Crows are the favourites.

 

If Crows and Richmond don’t lose anymore games from here they will stay favourite.

 

About Aidan Hammond

I'm the Junior Adelaide correspondent and I am an 11 year old boy who goes for Crows and Redlegs, I play for Walkerville Cats in football and cricket and is the nephew of Dave Brown, and the 1st Cousin twice removed of the AFL hall of fame person, Bob Hammond. I enjoy watching Australia beat England in the Ashes and is waiting for a decent Australian Tennis player to come up who doesn't throw tantrums. I play my tennis for ETKG. I represent my school in several SAPSASA events and when i'm not playing footy and video games, doing homework, at the footy, watching the footy, Modern Family, big bang theory, life in pieces or have you been paying attention I am writing my Almanac Reports. That's me, I hope you enjoy my reports.

Comments

  1. Dave Brown says:

    What happened to the Walkerville game, Aidan? I hear switching a key player to centre half forward at three quarter time enabled the mighty Cats to salvage a draw from a long way back in horrendous conditions.

    As for the Crows, a very good performance bar the kicking. While he may not win goal of the year, surely no-one has ever put together a better package of goal, point and goal assist (either the Sloane or the Jenkins one) in a single game than Eddie did.

  2. Anna Brown says:

    That Walky game was hard to watch let alone play in!

  3. Dave Brown says:

    Hammond to Robran – goal. Not the first time that’s been called in SA I’d wager

  4. Thanks Guys!
    Yes Dave, Eddie was magnificent, soon everyone would be asking to have their appendix removed.
    Playing in the Walkerville game was almost torture.

  5. Adam Sheridan says:

    What a great write up Aidan.

    Wasn’t it great to see the connection between Sam Jacobs and his midfielders. Not only did he just win the taps, but his midfielders were structured in exactly the right spots to take advantage.

    The run and carry and the linking handball made for exciting footy.

    Keep up the good work

    Go Crows

  6. Thanks Adam !

  7. Good stuff Aidan what was the 50 metre penalty paid for ?

  8. Thanks Rulebook, I’m not even sure.
    I think the umpire might have though I stepped over the mark from his angle.
    But I know I stepped sideways.
    Anyway complaining will make it worse I guess!

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