AFL Round 13 Reports 2014

All the reports from Round 13 2014

AFL Round 13 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Staggering to the Line

Once a Bloods man always a Bloods man. Don Meadows takes the tram to the Rising Sun in South Melbourne to take in the gripping top of the table clash between his Lakesiders and the Adelaide wharfies.

When the Weight of Expectations Overwhelms the Power of Belief.

‘To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect’ (Jane Austen). To run free – whether at the Gabba or the Castelao Stadium – is not as simple as merely stepping onto the grass. Gregor Lewis takes us from the national to the international reminding us of the smothering weight of expectations.

The Fearless Files – AFL Round 13: The Statement Round

Paul ‘Fearless’ Thomson reviews all the action from Round 13

AFL Round 13 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Etihad Blues

Luke Reynolds mans up and reports on a disappointing loss for his Magpies. Are the young Bulldogs finally coming of age?

AFL Round 13 – Review: We’ve got the close ones

Four tight finishes in a round of exciting footy. JTH enjoys the idea of the pillars of society dropping their guard in the evening cold in the MCC Members, and reckons Port have nothing to fear.

AFL Round 13 – West Coast v Gold Coast: Eating my Hat

Peter Baulderstone has stopped caring about his Eagles performances this season. The reduced pressure on players and spectator alike produced encouraging results on Saturday.

Coleman’s Likes & Dislikes: Round 13

Round 13 was the round of the underdog: Bulldogs, Demons, Giants and Liam Jones. But where to from here for the Saints? And how much longer for the Bombers?

AFL Round 13 – Geelong v St Kilda: Saints hit rock-bottom at the Cattery

Braham Dabscheck reviews his Saints performance against the Cats. The only way is up.

AFL Round 13 – Richmond v Fremantle: We shouldn’t have let ’em play

John Green is hanging in there (just) with his Tigers. Still at least the Socceroos put up a fight and Australia’s latest boxing champ is a Tigers supporter. Small mercies.

AFL Round 13 – Geelong v St Kilda: On Being a Cellar Dweller – for this moment in time

Yvette Wroby laments the decline of her Saints in recent years, but is still making lemonade from lemons. The scattering of her friend’s ashes today at Whitten Oval were the uplift that the Bulldogs and Yvette needed.

AFL Round 13 – Adelaide v North Melbourne: Western Democracy and the Wally Grout Snack Bar

Mickey Randall is home. Home to dark suburbs and mellow reds. Elegant Cover Drives (red and whites varieties) and Moreton Bay figs. His Crows welcome him home with a sterling win over the Kangaroos.

AFL Round 13 Preview – Bring back the Giesch!

Sal Ciardulli has words of advice for the umpires and for tipsters. Lets hope Wayne Campbell is listening.