Rd 14 2012 FEARLESS: To Tweet or not to tweet – that is the question?

Meanwhile back to 9 games in this The Multicultural Round!

Carlton hosted Hawthorn on Friday night at the G, meaning that the Hawks got to wear their best away uniform yet. Having said that, I didn’t realise that Navy and white clashed with brown and gold. The Hawks were well served by their forwards Gunston, Franklin and Roughy – 10 goals. A blue night for Carlton, Hawks  by 50pts.

Richmond flew to Adelaide to take on the Crows in the “Multicultural Mullett-off”. Walker Taylor v Ivan Maric to see who’s mullet reigned supreme. The Tigers started well, leading by 5 goals at qtr time. The Crows took until the last qtr to get the lead and keep it. Crows by 19pts.Walker 5 goals, Porplyzia 100th game, back to his best.

Having led Fremantle to a drought-breaking MCG win a few weeks earlier, Matthew Pavlich took to the G, knowing Collingwood would be a tough ask. Made easier by the substitution of Cloke, the Dockers stuck to the task manfully, even though Dane Swan made sure a Freo win was never likely. Swan 43 touches, Pies home by 29pts.

The competition is not that even – game 1: the winless Gold Coast flew to Perth to take on the Eagles. Despite a gallant loss last week, the Eagles were in no mood for backslapping.  14.11 to 1.2 in the 2nd half took a 49pt ½ time West Coast lead and blew the game out to a 126pt win. That GC learning curve just turned very steep.

The competition is not that even – game 2: Essendon hosted the Western Bulldogs and the most amount of interest was in Michael Hurley’s glove. Was it a Wolverine prop? That may explain his 5 goals! Serial sledger Will Minson returned to kick 3 for the Dogs. Dons by 84pts led by El-Jobe who kicked 4 and had the ball on a string.

The competition is not that even – game 3: Credit to Swan Kieran Jack who, when interviewed this week said the Giants would be good for the AFL in NSW. Having grown up in non-AFL NSW, Jack was well-placed to comment. Walking away with the B.O.G. medal, Jack helped GWS lose by 94pts. Sheeds can spin that however…

Had the Sunday game between Geelong and an injury-plagued Port been in the years 2007-11, it would have been part of the Cats’ 32pt bonus for playing 8 games at the Corio fortress. The home ground advantage remains, but where both teams are in 2012, Port was serviceable and tried hard but Geelong did enough to get the points.

It is a measure of how fast Brisbane has turned around 2012 that a game against Melbourne at the Gabbatoir gave them a chance to get to within a game of the top 8. Big Johnno Brown led the charge kicking 3 as did Ash McGrath. The Demons started well enough, but soon got exposed as the Lions roared away to a 10-goal home win.

If there is any truth in the rumour that big Kosi was ill and played, it proved costly for St.Kilda against North at Etihad. Given game-ending injuries to Blake and Stanley, the Saints were short a player for the last quarter. North’s sub Matt Campbell ran amok, following Wells’ example. A 33pt North win a Rood awakening for the Saints.

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