Round 10 Review: Salute to Sir Doug Nicholls, Pastor, Legend…AFL Indigenous Round by Fearless

North travelled north to the SCG to face a form team in Sydney at the G. By the end of the 1st qtr, a 4 goal lead to the Swans indicating a tough ask for the unbeaten Roos. Lindsay Thomas drew social media ire for allegedly ducking but the more pressing issue was the dominance of the Swans midfield. A lesson in pressure coupled with the Buddy show gave North its 1st loss. Swans by 26pts. Mitchell 41.


Brisbane stuck close to the Hawks at the Gabbatoir for 3 qtrs. In a showing that would’ve brought a smile to coach Leppa. However a 9.2 final term by the Hawks took the margin to 48pts at the end. Cyril 5.0 and the Big Boy proving a good foil with 3. Brisbane’s forward setup of the future took stage with Bell 4, Taylor 3 and Schache and Zorko 2. Hawks too good as expected. Jordan Lewis 42 stats in 250th.


Melbourne might rue the home games in the NT in years to come as yet again a financial windfall might’ve come at the cost of 4pts. Port were definitely not to their Prelim Final status of 2014 but with new recruit Dixon kicking 5, the Power began to assert the Power from the 2nd qtr at Traeger Park in the Alice. Good on Melbourne for taking the game to Central Australia. Port’s stop start 2016 on again.


Ross Lyon gave his Dockers a fair old spray at qtr time against the Saints on Saturday twilight at Etihad. A 0-10 start potentially kickstarted Freo in the 2nd qtr as a 16pt deficit became a 13pt lead at the last change. Future Freo captain Neale led the charge as did veteran Barlow. Just as suddenly it stopped. The Saints piled on 8.2 to 0.3. Saints fwd 50 of St.Nick, Bruce and Membrey kicked them to a 34pt win.


Sheedy’s brainchild of the Dreamtime game took place on Saturday night at the G and Richmond won by 38pts after an impressive display of dancing, singing, lighting and Dusty Neck Tatts. The Essendon team was valiant as usual as Woosha has had them for most of this year. Promising signs with Parish and MCD-T (Eddy Grant) stormed ahead as he rocked down to Electric Avenue. Deledio, Vickery 3.


Something in the water down there at Ikon/Optus/Princes Park to see Kreuzer and Casboult back into the team after predictions of longer went silent. Carlton took on the Cats at Etihad and the most impressive “in” was the team pressure, despite losing Murphy and Sumner. The highly fancied Cats had no answers. Bryce Gibbs led Blues charge showing the pedigree Sticks saw earlier. Blues 19pts.


Magpie fans had been lamenting injuries as part of a season so far. It didn’t seem to effect them early against the Bulldogs at the G on Sunday. Collingwood’s pressure was working well then slowly Toovey got concussed, Adams, Fasolo and finally Moore left the Pies with an empty bench. Bulldogs got the opportunity to regroup and run over the top, winning by 21pts. Pups Dunkley, Redpath & Dickson 2.


The Coast is Toast! And so it was with West Coast hammering Gold Coast on the western seaboard of our big wide brown land. Rocket gave his boys a rocket but would’ve been secretly pleased that Gazza showed some of his finest form of recent months. Sorely needed in a struggling team with the officially worst injury list in the AFL. West Coast did what they required Kennedy 5, Darling 3, Eagles by 77pts.






  1. Peter Fuller says

    Re your observation about the miracle of Casboult and Kreuzer:
    In 1979 David Williamson was living in Sydney and was still a third generation Pies fan (he flirted with the Swans some time later). He was commissioned by the Age to write an account of that glorious day in Blues history, the Grand Final. On seeing Marcou, Sheldon, Buckley and some other Carlton smalls, he speculated that the Blues had a crooked chemist in the bowels of Princes Park cloning them. Perhaps that bloke has been kept on the payroll.

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