Round 13 – Fearless 2015: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Pies and Tigers earn it this week.



Collingwood travelled to Domain Fyfe-dom to play Freo as part of the Thursday experiment. Ideally a win was the prize. A 7pt loss probably earned the Magpies some major respect from the doubters within the broader AFL community. A last quarter surge saw the home side prevail, despite the Pies leading for much of the game. A Jesse White shot on goal went wide with 3 minutes left. What if? Son Son 4.


At the main break at the SCG Sydney led by 5 goals over a disappointing Richmond. Then the olde garde referred to it as the Premiership quarter. The Tigers stung into action, a 7 goals to 2 quarter kicked off by leaders Cotchin, Deledio and Riewoldt. The Tiger faithful sprung to life. Swans stars Franklin and Tippett were on report and the Swans productivity had faltered. Rance had muzzled Buddy, Jack 6. Tigers by 18.


The Bombers were spirited against Hirdy’s favourite team to hate the Hawks. That spirit lasted for a half. After the main break, the Hawks pulled away in a manner that indicates the difference between the two teams. Sam Mitchell apologises after a injecting motion towards Bombers’ players…meanwhile Roughie collects stats like a 194cm midfielder. Carlisle 3, a good job forward, McKernan 21 stats. Poops gets 4.


Adelaide got a shock as the Brisbane Lions came to play at Yo Gabba Gabba. A 4 goal lead by the Lions underscored this at 3 /4 time. 6.3 to 0.2 in the last indicated the Crows went up a cog or the Lions ran out of puff. Either way, Lion’s coach Leppa can take heart with a tinge of disappointment. Crows coach and resident art critic Walshoi, the Hamilton bogan, can breathe a sigh of relief. 4pts away. Crows by 13.


How a game can end at 56-62 under the roof at Etihad on Saturday night is still beyond me? However the intensity and pressure of both St.Kilda and Bulldogs must’ve been impressive as the 7 commentary team said. Dogs withstood a fast Sainters’ finish led by Joey, Rooey and Caitlyn Bruce with 3. Dogs home by a goal.


Carlton completed bye weekends’ action by taking a half to get on top of the Suns at Etihad. The renewed Blues’ enthusiasm was assisted by spread of goalkickers. Casboult, Everitt 3, Henderson and Armfield 2. Gold Coast’s Lynch 4 and Dixon 3 held up, but too much shade on the Suns’…not just defender Henry Schade, a great name for a Suns’ player. Confidence, Gazza and a Rocket needed. Carlton 34pts, 2 in a row.



  1. Todd Allison says

    Having just done a later predictor, it appears the Magpies are unlikely to make the 8. So far this year, they have had a great draw, but every result has gone according to script. They are about the 9-12 range and have beaten everyone who will end up below that and lost to everyone who will end up above. They should wind up in 9th or 10th unless they can snare a couple of major scalps along the way.

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