Round 10 Fearless Review – Indigenous Round: a celebration of the past, the present and the future.

FEARLESS 2017 Rd 10 – Indigenous Round: a celebration of the past, the present and the future.

  • Credit where it’s due – most Indigenous inspired jumpers looked good and told a story but special mention to the Hawks, Dees, Eagles and Giants.
  • 1967 – 50 years since voting extended to include Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Some players wore 67 and 50 in order to honour this event.


A remembrance of Peter Burgoyne kicking the winner in 2007, 10 years since Port had won at the Cattery. A final margin of 2pts indicated that Port had got close, only to fail due to a chance encounter with the footy and Patty Dangerfield’s foot through a slightly open Port smother. A finals-like intensity saw J Selwood lead the Cats to win. Charlie Dixon might be better off watching the clock – costly error.


67 was worn by Buddy and Silk Burgoyne for their opposing sides as the Hawks took on the Swans at the SCG. Both players ended up being their sides’ best players in a classic. Buddy kicked 5, Silk had 2 and 26stats. Both led from the front but cometh the hour, cometh the man. A captain’s goal was no better shown to all than by Roughy in the dying minutes, leading the Hawks to a 6pt win. Breust 3.


Western Bulldogs hosted St.Kilda on Saturday at Etihad. Both sides were vying for finals this year but had not been consistent. The Package announced his return with 5 against the Rooey-less Saints, forwardline effectiveness a key gauge in the Dogs 40pt win. A ping to BOB’s hammy was the only sour note to the Dogs. The Saints lacking again for the second week in a row. Montagna 34, Newnes 35.


A tale of two halves in Alice Springs as Melbourne’s Dreamtime Demons hosted the Shanghai’d Suns. Gold Coast showed no ill-effects from the trip to China early on, but then enter Jeff Garlett with 5. Nathan Jones led the Demon resurgence from a 30pt Suns lead to a 35pt Demon win. A 9 goal last qtr illustrated the Dees have come far in 2017 and the Suns still have some accountability work ahead.


The Dreamtime Game at the G saw the Tigers regain a spot on the winners list by 15pts, led by Dusty, the free agent wanted by all. Zaka led the Bomber charge with 35 stats. 85000 saw a close contest starting off with high scoring followed by a defensive slog. After qtr time, the Bombers kicked 4.6 to 7.11. Tigers retain hoodoo over the Bombers and the Sheedy/Long dreamtime message spread far.


Adelaide’s message to Fremantle was very simple – we’re better. Guess what they were right, winning by 100pts at the Adelaide Oval. Ross’s reno of Freo had just hit a major snag. However, they won’t be alone in season 2017 with that. Interestingly Nat Fyfe, Freo skipper, led the clanger count. Even the great ones have off nights! In the words of SEN’s Nicky Dal, Freo players can expect a torrid week!


Collingwood went into Sunday’s MCG game against Brisbane as warm favourites with tipsters and punters alike. With Sidebottom and Adams leading the stats count, the Pies got home by 45pts, but only after the Lions provided nuisance value for three quarters. Ex-Pie turned Lions skipper Beams D led from the front with 28 and 3.1. Fagan’s boys are young – the Lions still have the hard yards ahead.


Under the Etihad roof, the weather escaped the Roos and the Blues clash. North started well pushing out to a 45pt lead into the 2nd qtr, led by emerging forward Taylor Garner. Suddenly the Blues came alive through Gibbs (38, 3 goals) and Docherty. The lead slashed quickly and momentum shifted to where the Blues were in front and then back to the Roos through 2 Mason Wood goals. North home by 17pts.


An injury depleted GWS flew to the western seaboard to take on the Eagles, who had their own injury woes, Luke Shuey a late out. As expected the Eagles started well, led by Gaff, Yeo and a returning faded star in Lewis Jetta, who finished with 28 and 2 goals in a pleasing display. Ward, Kelly and Greene provided the GWS spark in the 2nd half, the Giants recording their 1st ever win over the WCE by 8pts.


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