Fearless’s Round 10 Review

FEARLESS 2019 RD10:  Sir Doug Nicholls Round…Indigenous Round


Began with Daniel Wells kicking 3 goals on return from a 12 month injury at the SCG before going down injured again…oh for some luck! And then Buddy returned also…both had a positive effect. Then BT got his Aliir’s and Majak’s confused! Swans nearly won but Pies know how to steady. Pies by 7 points. Sam Reid 6, Grundy 64 hitouts.


Port flew south to Tassie to take the Hawks down at U-Tas. Except for Norman Gunston they might’ve been successful. R .Gray and T. Jonas returned for Port, but Gunston kicked 6 and the Hawks won by 31 points. Veterans Henderson and Broadbent led the stats charge. Port inaccuracy costly. Hawk big man Pittonet back in, more hitouts than Ryder.


Tumultuous coaching moves aside, North were hosted by the Bulldogs at Marvel. It didn’t seem to impact the North players who managed to keep the focus to win by 25 points. Bulldogs yoyo season continues. North’s yoyo season also. Up then down. Finals not out of the question, consistency the issue. Goldstein 58 hitouts, 28 stats – awesome.


By sheer quirk, Adelaide’s Indigenous jumper looked like West Coast’s home jumper as the AFL multitnationals squared off on Saturday twilight. Fortunately the Eagles wore yellow and despite the Crows’ 5 goal lead the main break, the Eagles IP in Adelaide got them home by 12 points. Shuey-led Eagle fightback aided by a solid fwd50.


Gazza returned to Club Metricon and whilst punching Anthony Miles wasn’t part of the pre-game…three strikes. A 27 point win by the Cats probably showed improvement by the Suns who were only 2 points behind at the last change. 0.2 to 4.3 showed the Cats are capable of breaking hearts anywhere in Oz. Tim Kelly 35..keep him!!!! Tomahawk 4.


Dreamtime at the G saw Tiger Sydney Stack participate in the traditional dance. Tom Lynch looked saturated and the ball hadn’t even been bounced! The game went to plan for most punters. Bombers looking injury-hit and couldn’t keep pace. Tigers go from strength to strength, not being full strength, by  23 points. Bachar brilliant, Baker good too.


GWS had to exorcise their Demons at the MCG, both literally and figuratively. Melbourne managed 1.3 to the 1 /2, trailing by 35 points. Leon Cameron’s Ferrari had fired at footy’s home ground. A 6 goal GWS 3rd term buried the Demons, a 57 point lead at 3 /4. In the last, the Ferrari spluttered as the Dees kicked 7 goals to 2. GWS still won 26 points.


Carlton entered Marvel against the Saints with as good a chance of winning, such is the close nature of the season. Forget last week Baggers! Competitive efforts get most sides to within range of a win. Carlton lost but returned to the respectable category. Not that Blues supporters wanted to hear that. Gresham led the more polished Saints by 13 points.


The Lachie Neale Cup took place on Sunday night at Optus in Perth. Fremantle’s former star wore Lions colours for the first time. The newly-found maturity of the Lions stood them in good stead, leading by 8 points. 0.3 however ain’t going to get you the choccies even if the others kick 1.6. Ryan flyin’ 32, Micky Walters the winning point. Freo by a single point.




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  1. george smith says

    I would kill for a centre half forward like Sam Reid. except for one thing or two…

    We already have his not quite so talented brother, a bit like having Geoff Ablett in your team.

    That not so talented brother, Ben, played in a premiership side. Then I checked, Sam has a premiership medal too!

    In spite of their premiership credentials, both brothers have been bested by Mr Injuries. They also have a relative called Bruce Reid who could have dominated the Australian bowling attack, except he was always getting injured. Sam has not dominated the comp, but only given us glimpses of his greatness.

    So while I appreciate Sam’s heroics on Friday night, I think us Magpies will have to be content with brother Ben.

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