Fearless Round 11: Bye round and the evenness of the comp makes the bye very handy

FEARLESS 2017 Rd 11 – Bye round – and the evenness of the comp makes the bye very handy.

(BYES TO: Brisbane, Carlton, Melbourne, St.Kilda, Sydney, Western Bulldogs)


At half time, Port was 9.8 to the Hawks 0.3. Port quite easily could’ve stop stop stopped as they’d gotten on top top top of the Hawks in the 1st half. The Hawks had recorded their lowest score since they were the Mustard Pots and/or the Mayblooms. Winning margin of 51pts suggests that Port had lost the 2nd half to the Hawks but that is of little consequence to either Alberton or Glenferrie. Charlie Dixon kicked 4 and redeemed his ways from that brainfade. Jimmy Toumpas, like Lewis Jetta, is back.


Geelong completed its Cattery Season Opener 2017 trifecta with a 22pt win, this time against ladder leaders Adelaide on Friday night. Crows had not won there since 2003. Danger took on his old mates and gave them a 31 stat, 3goal serve and Tomahawk took on the jumper punch spotlight and lost! The Selwoods ramped up the controlled aggro and Adelaide were found wanting. A few junk time goals saved the Crows some face but they came too late to get the visitors any chance of a win. Menzel 3.


The Coaster Cup was at Club Metricon on Saturday arvo. Suns welcomed back Mr Freeze (Ablett) as the Eagles took the field without gun forward Josh Kennedy. Kung Fu Darling would’ve filled the breach along with ex-Roos veteran Petrie, Eagles coaching staff had hoped. Instead, the collective experiences of Shanghai and the Alice consolidated within the Suns team mindset, enabling them to hold its nerve in the dying minutes with 2m Peter = two sealers. Gold Coast by 3pts. Harbrow had a blinder after it.


Essendon travelled to Spotless to play the still-injury-depleted GWS and got off to a flyer through Hooker, McKenna and Green. A 12pt lead at the 1st break became a 7 goal quarter by the home team to take a 16pt at the half. Whilst the Bombers stayed in touch after that, they couldn’t quite bridge the gap enough to cause an upset. GWS home by 16pts, led by rising champ Kelly with 38 stats and young defender Williams, Greene and Scully 3 goals each. Josh Green’s AFL renaissance continued with 3.


The Dusty Neck Tatts Cup was played at Etihad on Saturday between Dusty’s current team Richmond and one of Dusty’s potential suitors at North. Dusty did everything to up the asking price with 38 stats and 2 goals. For the Tigers the Roo hoodoo had been lifted. A win against North not a regular occurrence in the Boomer daze, but the Tigers showed a maturity that has been a hallmark of 2017 thus far. The Roos couldn’t keep pace after half time, contributing thru sheer stupidity. Tigers 35pts.


The AFL equivalent of the Kiss Army flew far west to Freo to take on the Dockers. For all the negativity that coach Bucks has received so far, there’s a bit to like going forward. Collingwood kept the lead for most of the game, despite losing three players and going in as underdogs. The Magpies midfield was well led by Treloar, Sidebottom and Smith. Freo sent their Harbour Masters thru the ringer. A 20pt Hot Pie win. Ross went purple with anger, Ross’ reno stalled and Eddie nearly went purple with pride.



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