AFL Round 4: It’s official! The Tigers have a finals hangover.

FEARLESS 2014 RD 4: It’s official! The Tigers have a finals hangover.

Reduced skills of Magpie and Tiger players were at the wet MCG on Friday. Media on Travis Cloke predicted him turning green and doing the Hulk-smash. The Pies mastered the wet better and Hulk-smashed the Tigers by 38pts. Beams BOG, White 3, Arnot & Lloyd = finds for the Tigers. The last qtr: glimpses of the 2013 Tigers or not?

* Jumping Jack – where r u? The Dimmer switch & media ban ain’t working!!

Carlton hosted Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday. Chris Dawes’ return to the Melbourne forward line finally gave the Demon faithful something to cheer about. A focal point, Dawes provided everything the Blues lacked. Journeymen forwards Ellard and Bail tried hard for their teams. Demons by 23pts. The Grand Old Flag flew high.

Port returned to the Adelaide Oval to host Brisbane, who’s season has been derailed by injury so far. A good start by Brisbane soon fell by the wayside as Port’s Schulz kicked 7 goals and the skipper Boak (41 stats) as Port won by 113points. Port’s Sam Gray kicked 3 on debut but more Lions injuries to Leuenberger and Irish Hanley.

StarTrek Oval at Manuka saw GWS host the Bulldogs on a sandy surface that scribe Craig Hutchison would’ve once referred to as Death Valley. The Dogs were slow to start as the GWS got to a 4-goal lead at the first break. The Bulldogs hit their straps after the half. Crameri, Boyd and Macrae inspired a 27pt win. 7000 Vulcans attended.

West Coast came to night footy at the Cattery in style as they kicked 4 goals to trail only by 2pts at the first change. Geelong’s ongoing evolution saw names such as Guthrie, Duncan and Horlin-Smith make the best player’s list, alongside the usual suspects (Bartel, Selwood). The Eagles didn’t kick another. Cats win big by 75pts.

Hawthorn travelled to Club Metricon to take on the Sunnyboys as potentially a danger game. A good Suns’ start was followed by a slow and gradual disintegration, as the Premiers applied the blowtorch to the Sunnyboys. Gold Coast melted even with Gazza getting a stack of it. Gunston 5, Roughy 4. Hawks by 99 and looking the goods.

Operation bogey removal headed to the SCG. North tried to overcome its nemesis of the past 7yrs where it hadn’t won in 10yrs. Constant rain governed the contest. Scott Thompson was keeping Buddy away from the ball and collecting plenty. The concrete twins, Cunnington and Greenwood, bashed through the Swans’ pillars. Roos by 43.

A murder of Crows flew east to Etihad to take on the Saints under the roof on Sunday, searching for the first 2014 win. Coach Sando was struggling to grow back his hair but would’ve been delighted by what he saw. A listless Saints outfit fell early to Crow pressure that never relented. Mackay and Jenkins led the Crow charge. Crows by 86.

The gun-metal grey Bombers flew west to the Dockers on a 32 degree Perth day. The Dockers suffered a rare pantsing the week before and sought to wreak havoc after an even first half. The Bombers’ lost Goddard (subbed out) when Mundy got collected by teammate McPharlins’ buttocks. Pow! Evened it up – sort of. Dockers by 53.


  1. Ben Footner says

    The missus pointed out Sando’s hairline to me on the weekend, it’s certainly beating a hasty retreat this season!

  2. the Sunnyboys. I love it! Permission to use it in conversation?

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