FEARLESS 2018 RD 5: Statement Round – statements abound over 6-day round

FEARLESS 2018 RD 5: Statement Round – statements abound over 6-day round.


Adelaide travelled to Sydney led by Sheriff Tex Walker who made a big statement: I’m the boss. With 4 goals and 16 stats, Tex backed up his big call. Adelaide Crows made a statement we can win away and our forward line can function away from S.A.  Jenkins 3, Atkins 3. Sydney’s statement…the SCG is not so much a fortress.


Draw between Saints and Giants. Umpires made a statement – head is not sacrosanct, despite AFL directives as such. Clearly, a free to Carlisle, despite the failed mark. The Saints made a statement: we’re not dead yet. GWS made a statement too, inaccuracy is a killer! 9.19! Cameron and Coniglio 3points each.


Carlton hosted West Coast at the MCG. Eagles made statement a rare win on the MCG, despite inaccuracy. Blue young gun Patrick Cripps a statement…the leadership sits well on my shoulders. 34stats a good reason to believe. Carlton unearthed another forward with Harry McKay kicking 4 in only his 4thgame.


Geelong at Port Adelaide. The Cats a statement, a win away. Port a statement…home isn’t a fortress. Horlin-Smith a statement. I can play at the level. 2 goals and 26 stats to prove it. Port powerless in SA. Lindsay Thomas hasn’t changed ways, KO’s younger Selwood by going past the ball. Parsons 2. Cats 34.


Freo a statement…we are hard to beat at the new ground. Doubled the Dogs score: 108 to 54. Nat Fyffe a statement…back to Brownlow best, 43 stats. Dogs a statement 2016 is a long way away. Walters, a statement, 5.1. McCarthy a statement, new haircut, same wayward boot. And as for Ballantyne…he’s back! Doggone in WA!


North a statement, 57 points up at the main break. Hawthorn, a sluggish statement, gotta be up each week to climb the ladder. Jacobs, a statement, taggers are still relevant to the modern game. Higgins, a statement, a day is a long time in footy and life. Roos home by 28pts, despite the Hawks 2ndhalf challenge. Breust 5.


The AFL a statement, Q-clash= banal marketing-speak. At least Tropic Thunder was funny! Brisbane, a statement…the Gabba makes us better but the Gold Coast a statement…we can win anywhere. We have to, we have no home ground for another month. Suns held on, despite Lions late charge. An away win OverDew!


Melbourne a statement…we’re not as good as we think we are. Richmond a statement a last quarter is enough to bring your a-game. For three quarters, the Tigers toyed with the Dees like a mouse and then in the last…well a painless death! A 3 goal lead at 3 /4 time becomes a 46pt win. Newbie Higgins 3, Melksham 4.


Collingwood, a statement, consistency of effort and Bucks’ finally getting what he wants. Essendon, a statement, Is Don Is Average. Pies by 49pts. Steele Brownlow Sidebottom continuing fine season, as is Copeland Treloar. The Big Yank looks more at home and BJ is working on his body language. Woosha’s worries exposed.



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