AFL Round 1, 2014 Reports

AFL Round 1 reports can be found here.

AFL Round :1 Fearless’ Review – Vale Dean Bailey. Now the six month roller coaster begins….

A look back a very long round 1 (includes possibly the first reference to Simpson’s Donkeys – sure to appear on tabloid back pages in the weeks to come)

AFL Round 1 (and 2): The Hindsight Wrap

The Wrap has been busy thinking and writing. Epic discussion of the ladder and Round 2. (Includes two digs at soccer and reference to the high standard of ethics insofar as choosing host countries for major sporting tournaments is concerned)

Round 1 – Eagles v Bulldogs: Hot, Hot, Hot

Peter Baulderstone reckons his Eagles, the weather and the TV money obsessed AFL are all hot, hot, hot. Bulldogs supporters may need the cold shower again in 2014.

AFL Round 1- St Kilda v Melbourne: NICE

All is good and NICE with the world in Yvette Wroby’s heart following the Saints fighting win over the Demons.

AFL Round 1: The View From Shepparton

Peter Schumacher gives a Wrap (again) for Round 1 and a rap to the AFL. Covers all this weeks footy news, and a few hit-outs to boot. Give us your notes on what you have seen at the end of the longest first round ever.

AFL Round 1 – North Melbourne v Essendon: First Essendon game on the outer

Joefloh is wavering. He loves his Bombers players. He hates what the club did. Watching last night’s impressive win was torture. Will he or won’t he?

Round 1 Completion Preview – C is for Cricket

Sal, forever the allrounder, on cricket, footy, local footy and racing. He landed the quaddie last week, so the pressure is on.

AFL Round 1 – Gold Coast v Richmond: Suns bogey hits Tigers again!

Kent Winzer makes the trip to the Gold Coast for the Tiger debacle.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Half Review

I think ‘Mopsy’ is becoming the Emerald City’s Wrap. Nice observation on Round Half from Earl the Whirl. [Includes some fashion advice for journos – Ed]

An off-Broadway opening

Veni, Vidi, Vici. “I paid, I saw, I didn’t like” writes Carlton diehard John Butler. Beware the Ides of March?

Some Might Say

Franc de Borges urges caution in analysing the first four matches of the AFL season.

We Will Never Surrender: Why Saturday’s AFL result was a Giant Deal

Fantastic analysis of the place of the Giants in Sydney Australian footy culture, and in the broader football life of the city. Preston Towers has lived it, and thought about it, and argues a very clear case.

The View from Shepparton : AFL Round 1 (part one)

Peter Schumacher reckons that so far this has been the best ever opening to an AFL season, with Fremantle’s dominance and upsets by the emerging young clubs. Blues, Maggies, Tigers and Swans may beg to differ.

AFL Round 1 – GWS v Sydney: Oh, What a Night!

Steve Duffy has seen the storms part and arrived at the promised land. David’s slingshot has felled the Swans’ Goliaths.

AFL Round 1 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Humbled Pies (Floreat Pica Society)

Paul Taylor runs the ruler over his Pies in Round 1 and finds them coming up short. Are the Pies that bad, or are the Dockers that good?

The (Welcome Back) Pre-Wrap: for the philosophical Marngrook Follower

If they don’t play footy in Heaven, John Mosig’s not going. Divine return from the hibernating columnist. [I love you Wrap. Many a good line in edition one means the pressure is on. Ed]