Fearless Round 8 Review – Bucks, Ross and Dimma sing Spandau Ballet

FEARLESS 2016 Rd 8 –  Bucks, Ross and Dimma sing Spandau Ballet: I don’t need this pressure on…

The former Adelaide idol returned to the City of Churches as an opposition player. The Geelong Addy ran a funny front page on the differences between the two cities to herald Danger’s return to Adelaide. A Friday night classic-in-waiting fizzed out as the locals had no answers for the errant Cats – 33 scoring shots to 17. Hendo held Tex and the Cats might’ve won by more than 26 if accurate. Guthrie 36.

It would be a disservice to the Bombers to say that North played a half of footy and got the 4pts. Leading by 52pts early in the 3rd, the Roos had restricted the Dons to 0.4 in the 1st half. It would be also a disservice to the Roos to say they went at a canter in the 2nd half. They didn’t but the Bombers kept coming. To think a 14pt win was treated like a loss by the Roos discredits all that the Dons did.

Meanwhile the Dockers flew to Launceston for their annual (almost!) visit to Aurora Stadium to be greeted by bongos, the Hawks and a footy loving crowd out to enjoy the day. Freo meant business and it showed with a 2pt lead at the main change. Neale and Walters were leading the charge but after the break, the Hawks put Freo to the sword, an 8.7 to 0.2 3rd qtr on the way to a 41pt win. Breust 3.

How does a Giant eclipse a Sun? With a massive moon. Classy jokes aside, it was a total eclipse of the Suns at the Rooty Hill Reserve on Saturday. The Mango and Charcoal Army were out in full force (all 8000) to watch GWS crush the other new kid on the block en route to taking 3rd on the ladder. Shiel, Cornholio, Williams were ably assisted by Jacob Hopper who got 32 in his 1st game. A Giant 91pt win.

Bucks took the trip with his Pies players on a weekend away to rediscover themselves in a warmer climate in Queensland. Mission accomplished, the game against Brisbane turned out to be a training drill for the black and white army. Danger game? What danger game? New Pie hero Treloar had 36 stats and kicked 3 and the big Yankee Doodle Cox kicked 4. Brisbane’s roar muted. Pies home by 78pts.

Dimma’s Tigers took on the Swans at the G on Saturday night and were desperate as ever for a win. Hannebery, Buddy and Captain Jack had the Swans on target for the win. The Tigers were far from spent. Riewoldt, Dusty Neck Tatts and Big Boy Griffiths having a night out, kicking 5. When the final siren sounded Tiger Sam Lloyd had the shot every kid dreams of and it sailed thru. A Tigers 1pt win.

Whilst Carlton continually fought back at Etihad, Port found ways to kick clear thru Wines, Hartlett and youngster Karl Amon. Sam Docherty led the Blues resistance after key forward Levi Casboult crashed to earth with a broken tibia 7 mins in. Sam Rowe filled in forward, but Kreuzer kicked Bolton’s Blues to a memorable 2pt win, coming back from 17pts down with 6 mins left. Carlton 4 wins in a row.

From the outset of Sunday’s big BCN Pink game between the Dees and the Dogs on Sunday, it seemed apparent the Dogs were a better side. A 32pt win by the Doggies must be frustrating for the Zen-master in Melbourne coach Paul Roos, as consistency will come to the Dees as they get more experienced. Libba Jnr led a tackling clinic with 19. Dogs The Package and Redpath dominated forward. The other highlight was Rex Hunt’s call of the game on AFL Live. Rex hasn’t lost it at all. Stellar form!

West Coast returned to the comfortable surrounds of Domain Stadium and proceeded to demonize the Saints from the outset. Josh Kennedy had 5 by qtr time, surpassed by Le Cras’ return to form with 6 and Gaff’s 36 touches. The Saints had a day to forget. Joey Montagna had 33 and had a few mates but 3.11 will kill you, especially when the opposition kicks 20.12. Eagles flat-tracked Saints by 103pts.

 

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