Round 5 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: An impressive Port show dims Carlton’s hopes

Nick Kossatch was hoping to see Port Adelaide, and specifically Robbie Gray, dominate the Blues once again. He got his way, as Gray and a raft of other young Power players ran riot on the MCG.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: Extremely disappointing and devastating loss

It was a tough time for Yoshi, who saw his Saints get crushed by Richmond on Thursday night footy. Bemoaning his side’s inadequacies, Yoshi calls for a tougher response against Port Adelaide next week.

Round 5 – West Coast v Sydney: There’s been a long time between drinks!

Cathi Johnston was nervous about her Eagles’ poor start to 2020. A massively improved performance on Saturday against Sydney gave her reason to hope that a return to Optus Stadium could kickstart West Coast’s season.

Round 5 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Cats in their Heaven

Stephen Alomes (and fellow crowd members) is captivated (and moved to voice) by Gary Ablett as he writes in this report of the Round 5 match between Hawthorn and Geelong.

AFLW Round 5: Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: A birth of something special

Yvette Wroby welcomes her new drafted grand-daughter Emelia, who kindly doesn’t interfere with the women’s short AFLW season. Come Friday night, all are well and in their appropriate places, Emelia home with family and Nanna Yvette in front of the TV watching the footy. The world is good.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Conversion of S.Jordan

P. Grindlay and co survive a ticketing blunder to give one of their mates his first look at footy in “this magnificent city”.

Round 5 Preview – A sad week for footy

Sal Ciardulli offers thoughts after the sad death of Patrick Cronin. [Condolences to family and friends – Ed]. And casts his eye over the form for Round 5 – check it out tipsters.

Round 5 – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Hostile Hawks Bounce the Blue Roos

Responsible family man Bradley Thomas chose to stay home to watch his Hawks on Saturday night. Unfortunately, “demon superstitions” and a typically feisty clash against the Roos meant his wife and children had to hastily reassure him that all would be okay, which it was, because Hawthorn won.

Carlton’s Most Important

Dan Campbell considers the role of Carlton forward Lachie Henderson upon whose shoulders Blues hopes rest..

AFL Round 5: Winners and Losers

There were loads of talking points to come out of round five. ANZAC Day, an enthralling contest between the Hawks and the Roos, the Tigers stumbling at the death again, West Coast’s ongoing struggles and Port’s ongoing triumphs. There was fierce debate about goal umpire positioning, the review system, and Shane Mumford’s facial hair. ACL [Read more]