Biggest game of the round looks to be either
- Hawthorn vs Sydney. But as pointed out in the last blog post, the Hawks are running flat this year, and Sydney have come off a loss, or
- the real excitement machines that are the GWS and the Bulldogs. Yeah, it's this one. Unexpected by the AFL and scheduled away in the mid afternoon Sunday slot.
Now the "if's" of the week -
IF... Collingwood were playing well (as some in the media who are attracted to 'shiny things' thought pre-season), then a game vs Geelong would be a belter.
IF... the other SA team that was a finalist and the talk of the league a mere year and a half ago were playing well, then a game against 2016 runner-up would also be huge.
IF... 2015 runner up and 2016 minor premier Fremantle AND preseason top 4 candidate Richmond were playing to form, then your Saturday night in front of the telly would be locked-in even though you had to suffer through a 2 hour stint with Basil Z in your ear.
|Port Adelaide||-20||v||1||West Coast||Adel||West Coast||by||12||pts|
|North Melbourne||-2||v||34||Carlton||Dock||North Melbourne||by||38||pts|
|St Kilda||15||v||-31||Essendon||Dock||St Kilda||by||10||pts|
Can anyone argue against the form indicator highlighting that GWS and Geelong are the two best teams just at the minute?
Does it also show that Sydney are able to win in Melbourne? And it also highlights Carlton cound push North Melbourne as well.