FEARLESS 2020 Round 4: The costly injuries round – Howe, Stewart, Ziebell, Fyfe…

Hi all, what can be said about John Kennedy Snr that hasn’t been said already. Not much. Maybe the game on Sunday night between the Hawks and the Roos wasn’t a fitting tribute in reality.

 

A premiership coach, a player, an administrator, a teacher, a father, a grandfather…generally speaking a man of great values and a life well lived.

 

There’s not much more that needs to be said really. I’m sure it would be the hope of everyone to live a full life and achieve as much in their chosen field. Time catches up with everyone. However your legacy lives on…

 

What a great role model.

 

Enough said.

 

2020 FEARLESS RD4 the costly injuries round – Howe, Stewart, Ziebell, Fyfe…

 

The Bont show came to the SCG and walked away with the 4pts. Proof of how even the season is. First costly injury of the round was Swan ruck Naismith with another knee reco, 2 in 2 years…ouch! The Swans were never really in the hunt, second to the ball all night as the Bont led his Doggies, ably assisted by ruck Tim English (with the Napoleon Dynamite hairdo). Papley 4 for Swans, only winner on the night.

 

GWS hosted Collingwood in a rematch of 2019’s pulsating Prelim, despite what Bucks says. 6’10 Cox roared back to prominence late in the game with a couple of big marks, just as Jeremy Howe’s knee got smashed sideways. Ouch…costly injury #2. A close game all night, Toby Greene reminded the AFL world of his abilities (good and bad) – 3 goals and a silly free. GWS hung by 2pts on after Cox’s late goal.

 

Queensland Hub Game Number 6: Palm Beach Power hosted the Eagle Heights Eagles and despite reducing the margin to under 20pts just after half time, the Eagles really didn’t look like unplugging the Power of Charlie Dixon with 6. Eagle frustrations best summed up by the headbutt of Will Schofield, to which coach Simmo told his defender it was “f…ing b…sh.t!” Actions or team? Powering on, 8 goal win.

 

Dan Butler and his Ned Flanders hair went up against his old team for the first time in Maddie’s Match at Marvel. The Tigers are strangely listless at present and the Saints were in no mood for sympathy, nor Butler with 3. Ratten’s Saints are showing some real ticker and led for the majority of the game. The return of Dusty didn’t quite work wonders as expected, Saints home by 26pts. Membrey 3, Billings 25.

 

Essendon and Carlton have played some ring-a-ding games of late, as Lou Richards used to say. Saturday night at the G was no different. An errant Merrett fist to the ribs of Silvagni sent him writhing to the bench, galvanizing the Blues thru Casboult and McGovern up forward. Dons were rusty – not an excuse, but equally not helpful. 1pt Carlton win saved umpires’ scrutiny thanks to a Betts’ 50m free turned 70m.

 

Queensland Hub Game Number 7: Matt Brownlow Rowell went head to head with Nat Brownlow Fyfe, until Fyfe’s hamstring went pop. The Gold Coast continued to win against a Freo side that hasn’t been too bad but still hasn’t chalked up a win under new coach Longmuir. Even at ¾ time with scores level, the Dockers looked likely.  The Suns kicked 2.2 to 0.1 to win and enjoy life near the ladder’s top.

 

Queensland Hub Game Number 8: Brisbane hosted the Adelaide Crows side, like Freo, looking for a win for their new coach. When the final score is 10.23 to 7.4, it could be viewed as being closer than it actually might’ve been. Adelaide got to within 18pts in the third, largely due to the kids and Tex. Neale 0.6 and McLuggage 1.5 might’ve saved the Crows some face. A 37pt Lions win saw Cameron fly high.

 

The Clash of Traditional Private Schools took place at the MCG on Sunday as Melbourne hosted Geelong. When they manage 44 to 47 in four quarters, both sides could be excused for being a bit rusty. Melbourne hadn’t played in 12 days and Geelong weren’t at GMHBA…no, not really an excuse. Tom Stewart’s collarbone injury rates alongside Howe’s in importance. Cats by 3pts. Menegola 25 (Tim who?)

 

Hawthorn hosted North in the last game, the Kanga Kennedy Clash, hopefully a fitting tribute to the great man who had history with both clubs. Clarko’s outburst re game quality at the end of the game wasn’t really necessary. The Hawks were better, made less mistakes and defended North’s attacks too easily. Wingard 3, Ziebell ankle and knee. A 4 goal burst in the last nearly swung it the Roos way but not quite!

 

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