Round 2 – Fearless Review: Sport is the original reality tv

FEARLESS 2015 RD 2 – As Denis Cometti said: Sport is the original reality tv.


The Josh Kennedy trade came back to bite Carlton on the backside on Friday night at Domain Stadium in Perth. Yep Chris Judd has been a great servant of Carlton, but what the Navy Blues desperately need is what ex-Blue Kennedy served up as an Eagle, a 10 goal solo effort as a key forward. Eagles cruise past erratic Blues by 69pts.


The game between the Doggies and Tigers was on the field and in the crowd. Slowly the AFL’s policies on equalisation for all have taken effect but racist calls to Bulldog Lin Jong and homophobic remarks to Tiger Rance remind us that the job’s still to be done. Bevos Bullies led their more polished Tiger opponents all day to win by 19pts.


Nearly 8,000 Vulcans went to Star Trek Oval Canberra to see whether the Demons could continue their good form. The locals hoped the mango and charcoal GWS could do same. They got both. Melbourne started well to the half and GWS killed it off with 9 goals to 3pts in the 3rd. GWS 45pts. Young guns Hogan 2, McCarthy 3.


Walshy’s Adelaide travelled to Etihad to see if they could continue their positive start to 2015 against the Magpie Army. An emphatic 37pt lead at ½ time suggested that answer was yes. The lead shot out to 56pts at the last break before Bucks Pies managed a few junk time face savers, 6:1 in the last to be sure. Crows’ home by 27.


Sydney Swans flew to the City of Churches to see if it could consign Power to the workshop for another week. A lethargic home team didn’t exactly help themselves in the process. The much vaunted Port attacking style only managed 6.8. Sydney’s relentless pressure led to a solid 48pt away win. Buddy and Tippo led tackle count.


Meanwhile on the Gold Coast, near movie world, the sequel to “They Call Me Bruce” was filmed. St Josh Bruce kicked 6, Saints unveiled a much required goal scorer not named Riewoldt. With sleeve-tatts Membrey’s radar a bit off, Bruce eclipsed the Suns. Saints’ 28 pt win, led by Chesty Bonds Armitage. Suns given a – Rocket yeah!


Many pundits have Freo’s Nat Fyfe as the 2015 Brownlow Medallist. On Sunday at Cat Park he gave all a lesson why. 36 touches, 3 goals, 3 marks and silence from the Geelong faithful. Don’t know that the great Cat Jim Bartel and Steve Skinful Motlop would’ve done much to bridge the gap, such was the Docker domination by 44pts.


Denis Cometti said it all as the Bombers rose from their last half lapse to concede the lead to the reigning Premiers. For all that the Bombers achieved in the first half, namely a 22pt lead at the main break, it was almost déjà vu in the dying minutes until Colyer goaled and Hooker ran Hirdy’s set play to steal a 2pt win. Is Don Is good.


North returned to Etihad with a chance to atone for rd1 sins in the City of Churches. Brisbane came to Melbourne without midfield guns Rockliff, Hanley (long term injured) and Aish. A promising Lions start became a Roos’ 8 goal to 1 2nd qtr. New Roo Waite, 7 goals, Sideshow Ben Brown 3, Goldstein led the Roos to an 82pt win.


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