FEARLESS 2021 Round 3: Covid Strikes again! Fixturers beware – it might happen again.

Paul Thompson was ill last week, so he’s playing catch up with his round reviews. There was plenty to talk about in Round 3, played across the Easter period, though Roos fans may choose to look away.

Balcony Banter: The End of the Richmond Era (Again!)

In a recent post on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’, Dave Campbell recorded his thoughts on the Round 3 clash between Richmond and the Swans.

Almanac (Family) Life: ‘Hamilton’ in Sydney

ER and family travelled to Sydney to see, on stage, the musical which has dominated their domestic soundtrack for ages – ‘Hamilton’. There was a game of footy in there somewhere too.

Round 3 – Essendon v St Kilda: Realising the importance of the balance in many fields

Yoshi tuned in, during the third quarter, to hear his Saints take on Essendon and was shocked to find the boys eight goals down! [Some insights into Covid in Japan too – Ed]

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Class of 1925

Neil Anderson loves his Bulldogs and they did not let him down with their Round 3 annihilation of North Melbourne.

Almanac Footy (and Life): A sense of perspective

Patrick O’Brien’s two favourite teams, Arsenal and St Kilda, endured horror Easter weekends on the field. He was distraught but two pieces of reading recalibrated his thoughts and challenged him to take a new perspective.

Round 3 – GWS v Melbourne: Sunday Night Lights

On a warm (for Autumn) Canberra evening, with Manuka a picture, William Westerman sees the emerging Dees deal with the battling Giants.

Round 3 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Made a nightmare of it

Like many Collingwood supporters, Danielle Hakim was stunned by the Lions goal after the siren to pinch the game away from the Pies. Danielle expresses her thoughts and frustrations in her report.

The Unsung – Round 3: Sam Wicks and Harrison Jones

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ third weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Sam Wicks and Harrison Jones.

Round 3 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Two Tribes – Easter Monday With The Nevilles

On Easter Monday the footy tribes were out in force and provided a backdrop for Danny Russell and his musings on the match.

Round 3 – Geelong v Hawthorn: From the Ponsford Stand.

Marcus Holt witnessed another thrilling Easter Monday game between the Cats and the Hawks, and the Cats did not let him down!

Round 3 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: A Nic Nat tapping extravaganza

Nicholas Kossatch wasn’t sure of Port Adelaide’s ability to win the game against the Eagles from the get go, and Saturday’s result proved him right.

Round 3 – Essendon v St Kilda: Electrifying Essendon’s best win in years

Against the wall and against all odds, Caspar McLeod’s Bombers pulled a performance for the ages out against St Kilda.

Who’s the Furphy?

Old Dog looks at how stats are often a furphy, and don’t tell the real story, and takes up Brodie Grundy’s 64-4 win in the ruck on Thursday night to illustrate his point. [Fine analysis – Ed]

Round 3 – Richmond v Sydney: Bloody Amazing! We’ve just strangled Richmond!

Jan Courtin was not expecting her Swans to have a win against the Tigers but they did, and is she rapt!

Round 3 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Floreat Pica Society Match report

Peter Butler presents the Floreat Pica Society’s report of Collingwood’s heartbreaking loss to Brisbane.

Round 3 – Collingwood v Brisbane: A week like no other for the mighty Lions

A week is a long time in footy according to Sam Evans and for Brisbane FC that has certainly been so. The after the siren win eases the pain of the past week for Brisbane.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 3 Review – Round 4 Preview

In what must have been a devastating loss for Collingwood true believers Cam Hooke reviews the Round 3 match against the Lions, and looks forward for a better outcome with his Round 4 preview against GWS.

Round 3 – Sal’s Preview – An optical illusion

Sal Ciardulli offers his thoughts on coach behaviour before moving on to his tips for this week’s AFL and horseracing.

Round 3 – AFL Footy Fixture

Not certain who your team is playing, where and when, then check out our Round 3 fixture for details.