FEARLESS 2022 – Round 13: The Big Freeze – pushing MND into the foreground of awareness

Hi all, even though his daughter Bec is now Neale Daniher’s voice, there’s a large spectre hanging over MND as his name is Neale. How many people contract a disease and not only refuse to go willingly but turn around to raise funds on a massive scale to defeat the illness?

All we can do is salute. And Cheer. For all those that suffer now and into the future, Neale has your back, and likewise his family and the entire Daniher clan. Another $2.5 million raised towards research into the Beast.

Well done. Keep Going…blue beanies are everywhere, a symbol of the ongoing fight. All would say hope you can slay The Beast!


Round 13 

BYE: Adelaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, Sydney Swans, West Coast and Western Bulldogs

 After a week off Richmond hosted Port Adelaide at the MCG on Thursday night. Port got off to a good start in the 1st before debutant Judson Clarke ignited the Tigers roaring back into the game with 2 goals. What ensued was a tight battle between two teams just outside the 8. Intent was good, although when Jonas and Butters bashed heads, that’s not good as teammates! Tiger trier Liam Baker sparked the Tigers 12 point win, as did his Port counterpart Karl Amon. Port’s Marshall 3. Both sides improving but Tigers had edge.

What was normally a blockbuster played in drizzle was not quite when Essendon hosted Carlton at the MCG on Friday Night. The Bombers were boosted by the Package’s return. However, Jake Stringer was returned to sender by the end of the night…a tough night for the Bomber matchwinner. The Blues underlined their improvement all night by holding all the aces. A last quarter where the Bombers had to score 5 goals was defended by the improved Blues easily. A 26 point Carlton win. McKay 3, evergreen Docherty 33.

A spirited Hawthorn got off to a good start against Fremantle at Optus Oval on Saturday twilight. A 3 point lead at 1/4 time became a 10 point lead at the 1/2. O’Meara and Mitchell were taking it up to their more fancied rivals. A 6 goal 3rdquarter by Freo did enough to restore the lead and be enough to defend to a 13 point win. It wasn’t easy though, a Luke Breust goal put the Hawks within a kick nearing time on in the last. Andrew Brayshaw capped off a stellar night with the sealer and 37stats to be Nat Fyfe’s hair/heir-apparent!

Coming to the Gabba, the Saints had been in good form near the top of the ladder and by the 1/2 were 2 goals up against Brisbane on Saturday Night. Covering for injured skipper Jack Steele, Sinclair, Ross and Crouch were setting the standard for Coach Ratten. The Lions got going in the 3rd led by Neale and McBags as they racked up the stats and put on the afterburners. Both sides afflicted by inaccuracy, although it seemed to kill the Saints’ spirit more. Lions ran away with a 21 point win, despite 3.8 in the last. Daniher 3, Neale 37.

@13000. Crowd figure for North hosting GWS at Marvel as the only game on Sunday. A dire prediction was made about crowd size in the media, however the rusted on Roos’ fans turned up, despite the dire season that was 2022. A 49 point win to GWS not really much cause for celebration for Roos fans but the GWS continued their post-Leon resurgence under Mark McVeigh. North didn’t help their cause by showing up to kick 0.3 in the 1st to 5.3. GWS 30 point ¼ time lead didn’t blow up too much further but gulf in class obvious.

Collingwood and Melbourne own the MCG for The Big Freeze QB Monday. Once the dust/icy blast settled, the Dees hit the ground running to start well and take a 10 point lead into the 1/2 time break. Coming off two rare losses, the Demons found themselves in unusual circumstance, but managed to hold sway in the 3rd to turn at the last with a 2 point lead.  Nerves led to mistakes and the Magpies swooped to kick 6 goals to 2 in the last to runout 26 point winners, led by a multi-pronged attack. Mihocek 4, Elliott 3. Mason Cox 21stats.BOG.


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  1. Yea and amen to your salutation, FEARLESS!

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