Round 23 Mega Post

 

The Crows Game:

Couldn’t Care Less

Adelaide versus West Coast

7.10pm, Saturday 26 August,

Adelaide Oval,

Aidan Hammond

 

For this match I have just played football and want to just relax. I see us scoring a goal, I am not that excited I just think that we will blow them away. Then they get on top, I am still tired. I still don’t care, it’s fine though, thankyou Geelong for beating GWS.

 

Then now in the second quarter the same thing happens. I don’t care, but it would be more enjoyable than this. On the plus side if we lose by more than a certain margin, then West Coast will be in the eight and Melbourne will not get in there.

 

We go to my grandparents house and watch the game. If we verse number 8, it would be in the grand final, and West Coast play horribly at the MCG, and it is Melbourne’s home ground. In this quarter the same thing happens, I don’t care.

 

In the last quarter a bit of the way through it the Crows have a rush of goals, it looks like West Coast might not make the finals. The Stadium goes quite, all the supporters are doubting, but suddenly West Coast get back on top and then win by 29. West Coast are in the 8, Melbourne are out, we lost. I couldn’t care less.

 

WEST COAST      4.1      8.4      13.5    15.10 (100)
ADELAIDE           1.1      5.5      7.10    10.11 (71)    

 

GOALS
West Coast: Cripps 3, Hutchings 2, LeCras 2, Vardy, Redden, Gaff, Shuey, Kennedy, Petrie, Jetta, Darling
Adelaide: Betts 2, McGovern 2, Milera, Smith, Jenkins, M.Crouch, Seedsman, Cameron

BEST
West Coast:
 Mitchell, Gaff, Hurn, Shuey, Priddis, Cripps
Adelaide: M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Sloane, Laird, Jacobs, Hartigan

INJURIES
West Coast: 
Nil
Adelaide: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: D.Margetts, N.Williamson, S.Ryan

Official crowd: 39,367

 

 

 

The Port Game:

1 More Thing

Port Adelaide versus Gold Coast

7.10pm, Saturday 26 August,

Adelaide Oval,

Aidan Hammond

 

I think that if Port win tonight it will be a showdown qualifying final. In the first quarter I realise that this game could be really close after Gold Coast kick 2.1 against 2.3. I was surprised, I thought that Port Adelaide would smash Gold Coast.

 

Then in the second quarter I just realise that Port Adelaide are playing very well and they are scoring quite a lot of goals. They are doing so well and Gold Coast are not doing well, they don’t even kick a goal. It seems like there might be a showdown final.

 

Next in the 3rd quarter Gold Coast are still doing really badly. Gold Coast have had a scoreless half so far. Port Adelaide are doing well and score another six goals. I think that the margin might be better than last time when they versed in China.

 

In the  last quarter I am so proud of Gold Coast, they score 1.1 this quarter and it is so good. That makes their whole score 20. Port Adelaide score six more goals. it is 135 to 20. It is a huge margin so all we need now is Richmond to lose against Saint Kilda to have play a showdown final.

 

GOALS
Port Adelaide:
 S.Gray 6, Dixon 4, Neade 2, Wingard 2, R.Gray, Houston, Westhoff, Ebert, Polec, Marshall
Gold Coast: Wright 2, Lyons

BEST
Port Adelaide: S.Gray, Ryder, Wines, Dixon, Ebert, Houston, Polec
Gold Coast: Wright, Harbrow, Hanley

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Nil
Gold Coast: Ah Chee (thigh)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fleer, Harris, Findlay

Crowd: 34,288

 

 

 Walkerville Game:

2 Sides

Walkerville versus Payneham

9.40pm, Sunday 27 August,

Walkerville Oval,

Aidan Hammond

 

Today it is Walkerville versus Payneham, when the rivalry cant get any bigger we are playing a game to be in the grand final or the prelim, we need to win. That match starts off really well. We score a goal, then they score a goal, it is close.

 

We have played well in the first quarter and we need to continue our game. This quarter is so good, and it is so close. The supporters are screaming. Little did I know that Gary Macintosh was one of the people on the sidelines. He may have played at the right club just down Stephen/Osmond terrace and the parade, in Norwood, but he supported the club down Lower Portrush and Payneham Road. I live closer to Payneham but knew Walkerville was the right club.

 

In the third quarter it is literally the same thing but we have a lot more of the ball, but we only get 1 point from all the effort. I am playing a good game and so are my team, I think that my team can win, if we don’t we still get a second chance.

 

In the last quarter my team is all really pumped and we score a goal, we are 9 points ahead. Payneham score a goal. We are up we need to win and hold on. 1 minute left one on one with a player*. He drops it falls to ground then the Payneham player scores a goal, we lose. But it is okay, we will see them in the grand final.

 

*I won’t mention the players name because of identity reasons.

 

Walkerville 2.3 15

Payneham 3.0 18

 

 

My Tipping Results:

Hawthorn 91 Western Bulldogs 98/Hawthorn 99 Western Bulldogs 90 L

Collingwood 74 Melbourne 90/ Collingwood 99 Melbourne 83 L

Brisbane 90 North Melbourne 89/Brisbane 79 North Melbourne 130 L

Sydney 145 Carlton 67/Sydney 138 Carlton 57 W

Geelong 92 Greater Western Sydney 79/Geelong 103 Greater Western Sydney 59 W

Port Adelaide 123 Gold Coast 71/Port Adelaide 135 Gold Coast 20 W

Essendon 90 Fremantle 34/Essendon 107 Fremantle 92 W

Richmond 100 Saint Kilda 67/Richmond 122 Saint Kilda 81 W

West Coast 86 Adelaide 103/West Coast 100 Adelaide 71 L

5/9

 

My Tipping:

Adelaide 105 GWS 73

Geelong 98 Richmond 89

Sydney 90 Essendon 95

Port Adelaide 90 West Coast 75

 

 

My Brownlow Medal:

 

I’ve made an all Australian team based on premiership votes and extended the results, as well as a club best and fairest.

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My Premiership Favourites:

This is a little thing that I used to do when I was younger to see who I would think would win the Premiership. Who I think will win the premiership will change throughout the season. I will do an update every time it changes. I know it is not a very good method and it is not reliable, but here goes.

 

The reigning premiers start off as favourites then whoever beats them are favourites then whoever beats them are favourites and so on. Western Bulldogs start off as favourites and they have only had one team beat them which is Fremantle and that was in Round 3. Fremantle lost against West Coast so that means that West Coast are favourites. West Coast lost to Essendon so that makes Essendon favourites. Essendon lost to Richmond so that means Richmond are favourites. Richmond lost to Sydney and Sydney lost to Hawthorn, Hawthorn lost to Richmond so Richmond are favourites. Richmond lost to Geelong so Geelong are favourites.

 

This is a more complicated version of it. So the reigning premiers are the favourites and whoever beats them are favourites. If the favourites have been beaten before the round that they got beaten on then the team with highest winning margin on them and so on.

 

Western Bulldogs start favourites, the only team that has beaten them are Fremantle, Fremantle have lost 2 games. One against Geelong by 42 and the other one against Port by 89. So Port are the favourites. They have lost 2 games, 1 against Crows by 17 and 1 against GWS by 31. Therefore GWS are the favourites. GWS have only lost 1 game and that was against the Crows. The Crows have lost 1 game and that was against North Melbourne North Melbourne have lost 5 games the most against West Coast by 43.

 

West Coast have lost 2 games, the most by 50 against Hawthorn. Hawthorn have lost 5 games, the most by 86 against Gold Coast and Geelong. Gold Coast have lost 4 and Geelong have lost 2. Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29. Collingwood have lost 5 games, the most by 29 against Geelong.  Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29, we have already been down that path and it would go on a endless loop so the other team they lost to is Gold Coast.

 

Gold Coast have lost by 4 games the most by 102 against GWS. GWS have 2 games, the most by the Crows by 56, we have already been down that path so it will be on an endless loop so the other game they have lost was against St Kilda by 23. St Kilda have lost 3 games, the most by 38 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 3 games and 2 have been mentioned already, the other game was against Essendon.

 

Essendon have lost 4 games, the most by 65 against Crows. Crows have lost 2 games but we have already been down one of those paths, the one that we haven’t been down through was against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 29 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 4 games and we have been down 3 of lose paths. The other one is against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths. The most by 61 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games, the most against the Crows but we have already been down that path so second is against Collingwood for 38. Collingwood have lost 7 games, the most by 29 against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games, the most by 90 against Port Adelaide.

 

Port Adelaide have lost 5 games, The most by 70 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games. We have been down 2 paths so the 3rd the most losing margin is against Fremantle by 37. Fremantle have lost 6 games the most by Crows by 100. The Crows have lost 3 games the most by North Melbourne but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 5 games the most by 29 against Geelong but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is 14 against North Melbourne.

 

North Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 43 against West Coast but we have already been down that path, so the second most is by 42 against Sydney and GWS, the highest score out of them, was Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, the most by 42 against GWS. GWS have lost 3 games we have been down to of the paths so the only path left is against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games we have already been down 1 of the paths so the second highest margin is against Richmond. Richmond have lost 5 games the most by 76 against Adelaide.

 

Adelaide have lost 3 games we have been down 2 of those paths so the only path left is against Geelong. Geelong have lost 4 games and we have been down all of those paths except against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games we have been down 2 of those paths. The third most is against Richmond.

 

Richmond have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest path is against Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest is against West Coast.

 

West Coast have lost 5 games and we have already been down 3 of those paths so the fourth highest margin is against GWS by 8. GWS have lost 4 games and we have been down 3 of those paths so the only path left is against Sydney. Sydney have lost 7 games, we have been down 2 of those paths so the 3rd highest margin is by 28 against Port.

 

Port have lost 6 games, we have been down 2 of those paths, the next match is against Adelaide by 17. Adelaide have lost 4 games, we have been down 3 of those paths and the only left is against Hawthorn. Hawthorn have lost 9 games, we have been down one of those paths so the second highest margin is against Geelong, Geelong have lost 45 games and he have been down all of those paths except 1 and that was against the Crows, the Crows have lost 5 games but we have been down all of those paths except against Sydney.

 

Sydney have lost 8 games, we have been down 3 of those paths. So the 4th highest margin is against Western Bulldogs. Western Bulldogs have lost 11 games but we have already been down one of those paths, so next is by 59 against the Crows. The Crows have lost 6 games and we have been down those paths except against West Coast.

West Coast have lost 10 games and we have been down 4 paths, the next margin is Port Adelaide. Port Adelaide have lost 8 games and we have been down 3 of those paths, the next is against the Crows. The Crows have lost 6 games and we have been down all of those paths.

 

If Crows and Geelong don’t lose anymore games from here they will stay favourite.

About Aidan Hammond

Walkerville footy and cricket, ETKG Tennis. Go Crows, Redlegs, Strikers, Andy Murray, Manchester United and Australia in every sport. Adelaide, SA.

Comments

  1. Grand Final is now yours to take Aidan. Hopefully the Crows get the job done on Thursday night

  2. Daniel Saunders says:

    Crows should get over GWS. I think the prospect of Sydney winning is not one to be sneezed at, as are the chances of Richmond and West Coast beating Geelong and Port respectively.

  3. Aidan eagerly await on your next report re Wilkie’s progress

  4. Thankyou Guys,
    Yes hopefully we can win the grand final. It is at The Parade. (I can’t believe it).
    Yes I think I could get that one wrong, but I tried to tip an upset.
    I am about to finish my tennis and footy finals report.

  5. Anna Brown says:

    Go Crows, go Walky, go Hardball! This week is going to be Epic!

  6. Anna Brown says:

    As team manager I get to strut around Coopers stadium like I own it. Excited!

  7. At the Parade – that is so cool!!! Will be cheering from the western stand

  8. Thankyou guys.
    This week is going to be epic, definitely. I am excited too Anna.
    Dave, my dream has come through, thank you for going to go.

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