AFL Round 23 – Fearless: X Files Round…cos the truth is out there…



Hawthorn travelled to ANZ Stadium, roughly as the same distance as VFL Park from the CBD…is that why they felt comfortable enough to beat the Swans? Has Roughy kicked his way to the Coleman? 4 goals might be enough. Is Buddy’s bump going to get him rubbed out? The truth is out there and the Hawks impressed with a 12pt win.


Agents Scully and Mulder made it to Etihad to see Freo’s colts cough up a 71pt loss to the Saints? What was Ross Lyon thinking? Did he almost cough up a home final? Was he sympathetic to three retiring 200+ gamers from his St.Kilda days? Why didn’t Clive Waterhouse play? Milne, Kosi and Blake end. Milney’s CV the best –572 goals.


Further down the highway, had the Cats taken a leaf from the Pakistani playbook? Did they back against themselves to fund the end of season trip? Most thought the Lions had no chance. But for a Chappy fist they might’ve headed into finals action. Brisbane brave in a great ad for potential coach (Vossy?), a1pt loss. Ash McGrath 6.


Port’s prison bar jumper made a return to action for their last game at AAMI? Does anyone know what a jumper clash looks like? Suddenly the game that looked gone was a fight to the death. The Blues kicked 3 in a half, 4 in the 3rd qtr and 8 in the last. Murphy silences critics as the Blues get their finest 2013 win. Did Micky M smile?


The Bombers headed onto the MCG to take on the Tigers. Who was more motivated? The Bombers playing for pride? The Tigers playing to impress the coach for next week? Aaron Edwards yelled the loudest “pick me” in the absence of Jumping Jack. Tiger White hurt his hammy. Ouch-poor timing! Tigers by 39pts. Edwards, Vickery 4.


Eagles hosted Crows for the now defunct outside chance to make the finals. Would Woosha coach Eagles next year? Could a return to Subi make the Eagles more competitive? Eagle Premiership veterans Embley, Adam Selwood retire. Eagles fall to a Dangerfield masterclass, 3 goals, 29 touches. Otten, Grigg 3. Crows easily by 86pts.


Gold Coast hosted the GWS. Did anyone care? How many got free tickets? Was the crowd figure accurate or bumped up? Would Gazza get 40+ stats? Would J Cameron win the Coleman by kicking 15? A Giant eclipse of the Suns? Is the Gold Coast Australia’s answer to Las Vegas? Does Warwick Capper have a brain? Suns by 83.


North went to the MCG to play against the KISS Army? Which North would turn up? Could Collingwood win by 20 goals to get a home final against Carlton? Could North hold on in a tight one? Could Cloke win the Coleman? A below average tackle count from both teams confirmed the Pies had finals in mind. North by 11pts. Cloke, Reid 5.


Bulldogs hosted Melbourne at Etihad. Would the Demons fans get lost again en-route to Etihad? Would the Bulldogs supporters boost the crowd after some great form? Were both teams playing for their coaches? Would that peanut who sang “Who Let the Wogs Out?” be back on the trams again (true story!). It’s Dogs you idiot, by 20.


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