Round 7 – Fearless 2015: A Saturday of shellackings and a Sunday of shocks…


North entered the flight plan or the hangar, whatever Essendon’s marketeers and Sheeds have concocted. A battle between two evenly-matched teams ensued complete with errors, pressure, intensity and alleged umpiring bias and mistakes. North won because it had more composure and hangers from Thomas and Higgins.

The Saints flew to the City of Churches to take on the Crows. Eddie Betts picked up from his vacation to the Gold Coast as the Saints started competitively. Betts 6.2, the Saints were level a qtr time before the gap in class became apparent. St Bruce kicked 5 and Nick Riewoldt avoided major damage. Not so Crow Jaensch. Crows by 46pts.

Hawthorn hosted Melbourne and might have considered playing on one leg such was the competitive nature of the Demons. Roughy got 30 stats and kicked 4 goals as he strolled across the MCG turf. The Hawks on the rebound, nasty and purely clinical. Cam Pederson set example for the Demons, showing spirit with 3.1. Hawks 105pts.

Carlton wrung the changes, eager to take on the GWS Giants at Etihad and resurrect the season. Much has been made of what needs to take place at Carlton. Judging by this performance that slowly went south from early in the first qtr, spirit is lacking and self-preservation sets in. The young Giants dined out on the doubt. GWS 78pts.

The Terry Techno Glo-Sticks Cup between West Coast and Gold Coast was a fitting reward to two party clubs. Gold Coast welcomed back 4 cast members from the Hangover Pt 4, but all to no avail. The rejuvenated Eagles gave the Sunnyboys a lesson, a 92pt win. Kennedy 4, Yeo 4, Masten 43. Rocket gave Suns a rocket…yeah!

Geelong headed to Homebush to take on fierce rivals Sydney and gave a good account of themselves in the first half. Young Cats Gregson, Duncan and Blicavs led the charge before Duncan got a nasty injury and Stevie J confused the ball with McVeigh’s aggots. Luke Parker set the tone as the Swans powered to a 41pt win.

Freo headed east to Etihad to take on the Doggies after generously offering $1million to the Doggies to host the game in Perth, giving soccer a free kick in AFL heartland. Bevo’s Bullies nearly took the chockies too, but for stellar efforts from Pavlich and Fyfe. Old Haileybury’s Tory Dickson kicked 7 for the Dogs. A classic game.

Richmond sent an SOS to its leaders and they came answering in the last qtr. Defender Troy Chaplin put some acid on his teammates before the Collingwood game. The young Pies started well. The Tigers found their groove and the Pies restored the lead before Cotchin, Deledio, Jack and Vickery stood tall. Tigers by 5pts.

Port built its restoration on being the hardest working team in footy. That must’ve disappeared on the flight to Brisbane as the Lions ended up by winning by 6 goals. Lion behemoth Stefan Martin led the charge assisted by the little fatties (according to Aker) Green and Christensen. Mitch Robinson played his best game for Brisbane.


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