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Round 6 Wrap

April 28th 2008 01:56
This Rounds Results:

COL 154v ESS 81
Collingwood had the ball all day, Essendon never had a chance.

FRE 88v GEE 89
Who wouldn't have loved to see Fremantle get up? The time keepers made sure Freo didn't win by wasting 8 to 15 seconds before the siren. I can't believe it isn't done by computers! Never the less they were 6 goals up but tried to play tempo football, which is impossible against Geelong no matter how well you tag out Gary Ablett. Everyone seems to be out raged that he is getting so much attention., when realy you'd be stupid not to tag him out of the game. Joel Selwood stepped up as Fremantles obvious goal was to stop Ablett, Bartel & Corey.

The Fremantle crowd cheered off Fremantle, which proves they are still (after many many years) accepting mediocrity, and nothing will change unless thier supporters get angry over the fact that they lost a game they should have won. Yes it was Geelong, but 6 goals is 6 goals! Just as Tigers fans should be pissed over the draw last round.

CAR 81v ADE 111
Carlton didn't look to shabby, but were mising Thornton in the back line after he suffered a leg injury, he'll miss 4 to 6 weeks. Big bad Fev only had the one goal and Judd wasn't the most influential player ever. Adelaide simply ran over the top of them and were clearly the better side. I still think Carlton are further ahead than anyone can give them credit for and I see them making the 8 this year or at least coming damn close, they will beat West Coast next week.

WB 134v WCE 74
Again with tagging on everyone's mind, I'm sick of it. Daniel Kerr is a champion and of course he is going to be taged. It happens to all the good midfielder, the only hard thing for Daniel is he was used to getting the 3rd best tagger (obviously the first two went to Judd & Cousins). Danielle Kerr (as I like to call him) will need to toughen up, the only thing you can do if your being tagged is try to win your own foty, and run run run. He also headbutted an Bulldog so he'll probably miss next week at least given his record, should make it easy for the Blues to notch up thier 3rd win.

Western Bulldogs were much too good for the Eagles, and just annhilated them. Brad Johnson had little to do with the win and I can't believe he wasn't rested. Scotty West was pretty poor in his return game and Cooney was a star from what I could see through the bottom of my empty pint!

POR 82v STK 61
Didn't get to see any of this game but was suprised (I don't know why) at the result. St. Kilda are in real trouble and I think they will not play finals this year even though they are classed comehow as a top 4 team. Thier suppporters aren't really passionate and why would they be. Gehrig played in the VFL this week and I am sure the Saints will bring him back, which would be a terrible decision. Port are starting to climb back now after a shocker of a start to the season, I think they are on track to play finals football. Cornes played a great game even after suffering a broken & dislocated (at the same time!) finger.

BL 137v MEL 85
Brisbane should have won by way more than they did, but Melbourne to thier credit did start to show something towards the end. Alot of people would applaud the effort of Melbourne. Even though they were smashed for most of the game, they still fought back and ran out the whole game at a very hot & hard Gabba.

Melbourne will win at least one game this season, not sure who but if Fremantle don't bring thier very best this weekend they will struggle.

ROO 64v SYD 64
A second draw in just as many weeks, the Kangaroos were incredibly lucky to get 2 points out of this, with what was a certain goal being called touched on the line in the dying seconds. Brent Harvey and Rawlings celebrated before actually seeing the scoreboard. No doubt they will cop it for a while. If the game had gone on another 5 minutes, the Swans might have won by 5 goals. Although they missed about 4 goals in the last 5 minutes which would have easily had them home. Not suprising to see Sydney involved in another low scoring game, I can't stand watching them play at all and I feel sorry for the people that did and still didin't get a result. Keeps the arguement about what to do with draws alive. I for one fully support an extra 2 quaters (3 or 4 minutes each). At least then the bored fans could have had 8 minutes of excitement. Or maybe even just don't blow the siren until there is a winner.

HAW 106v RIC 94
One of the ugliest games I have seen, and definately Hawthorn's ugliest this season. I was at the game on a very cold Sunday evening. The Hawks started well getting the first major, but when Roughhead missed one dead in front something seemed off. Hawthorn in fact had every player wearing big clown shoes covered in grease. No of course this wasn't the case but it seemed as if it was, Hawthorn need some sort of excuse for kicking twice as many behinds as goals. The score was not a fair re-interpretation of the game itself. Hawhtorn was in control, and the Tigers fired off the 4th most handballs of any team - EVER. Hawthorn's constant pressure meant the Tigers had no choice.

Richmond had a spare player aroud Franklin almost 80% of the game, this meant the Hawks never really had to much trouble stopping the Tigers going forward. If the Hawks had kicked accurately the margin would have been 3 digits. But due to both teams having poor hand disposal the implied pressure got to both teams. Throughout the ground you heard whispers turn to shouts of "****ING KICK IT!"

Hawthorn are happy to take 4 points, but if they bring the same game against Collingwood next week, it may see an end to thier undefeated season. Richmond on the other hand ran out the game fairly well, but if Hawthorn didn't keep them in it - everyone would be calling for Terry Wallace's head again. He said his strategies worked well, but it was more a case of Hawthorn trying as hard as they could to lose the game.

Buddy only got one goal (about half a metre out), but still had 8 shots against two opponents, so at least he was still getting the ball even if he left his kicking boots at home. Roughead came to the rescure with 5 goals - steadying the ship as they say.

All In All:
It was a pretty average Anzac round, they didn't bother with the minutes silence or even the Australian anthem @ at the MCG Sunday, usually the Anzac round results in 8 battles of 16 teams of dedicated troops. But this round l;ooked more like the opening round of the NAB cup. I am looking forward to some blockbuster stuff next week, keep an eye out for the following:

Chris Judd to face his old team and old fans @ Subiaco with the Blues Friday Night.

Hawthorn in a thriller v Collingwood Saturday (come to the MCG even if you don't follow either club).

Melbourne to maybe notch thier first win against a Fremantle side which never plays well in Melbourne.

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Comment by Tyronne

April 28th 2008 23:51
Who would have thought that Freo would almost beat Geelong! Just goes to show, there is no such thing, as a sure thing.. What a great game.

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