This is where we are at right now... a round of football over 11 days, and 5 separate days of the week involved. Get used to it, as it is what happens in other codes around the world.
Anyway, enough of the Orwellian dogma-style droning... Completing the 11 day stretch of games are the final 7 matches as below.
* You heard it here first folks... maybe.
Three close games this week, all under 7 point margins.
One game a 2 goal result and another by 3 goals.
Only the one blow-out predicted, the Sydney Shitfight... sorry the "Battle of the Bridge". Not that you could tell from the promotional poster/flyer.
"Battle of the Bridge" Giants/Swans - promo contains no reference to 'bridges' nor graphical images #fail @aflnswact twitter.com/aflnswact/stat…
— FootyMaths Institute (@AFLFootyMaths) March 24, 2013
The Mezzoculo Index* for past form and predicted future looks a little like this. The bigger bubbled teams (Hawks, Blues, Magpies and Tigers) all look set to start the year well.
* A teams position on the rungs above indicates how they have gone in the last 5 weeks... if a team is higher on the scale, its been on fire. If a team is at the bottom, they have cooled off and lacking form.
The size of the team marker indicates how we think they will run for the next 3 games... the bigger the marker, the more likely to win.
Nothing like a bit of opening round 'sustain' from the AFL... can you hear it? Can you?