Tuesday, 21 February 2017

NWL: 4- TIMED OUT

Comment:

Last week's post was about the respect that the AFLW will instill in the youngsters coming through our school systems. Where girls and boys can see equal achievements among themselves through their schooling, and will now also see that reflected in society, principally via the AFL.

But still there are old heads out there that need changing, but one suspects never will.
For example - the comments in this article
AFL investigating introduction of mother-son rule to allow sons of AFLW players to play for their clubs
Second thoughts, better off not reading the comments.

And then there is the sports radio station, that delighted in switching its chat hours straight over to men's preseason games, giving ample time and weight to any preseason game. Games that are basically proving grounds for youth on the cusp or strategies and plans.
A competition where you had a much lauded premiership coach disinterested in winning. Chat about this competition took precedence over a genuine (albeit fledgling) premiership season.

Worse still, hours were devoted to the regulation Timmy from Thomastown talk of "how do you think the Magpies will go this season, Mr Leonard?". All earnest chat about a preseason game when the women's team had a do-or-die must-win game coming up. Because 'priorities', right?

And there was also a few veiled references to the 'its good to have footy back' meme, with the unspoken 'real footy' inferred in tone but unsaid.
Closest most got were to say "its good to have 'high scoring' footy back". Thanks Spud. So close to the edge again.


And then you also have this commentary...


Respect, hey?

Didn't last very long.

[footnote: as much as that is a slight at SEN, they do at least broadcast the games and have a few presenters who stand up for the women's game - fair's fair]




Week 3 Wash-up:

This weekends results have again filtered the better teams out, with two undefeated teams and three without a win.

PREDICTED RESULTACTUAL RESULTRATINGS ADJUSTMENTS
GWSby8ptsGWSby0ptsGWS-10Fremantle+2
Brisbane Lionsby14ptsBrisbane Lionsby4ptsBrisbane Lions-4Collingwood+3
W Bulldogs/FFCby1ptsMelbourneby14ptsW Bulldogs/FFC-10Melbourne+7
Adelaideby8ptsAdelaideby3ptsAdelaide-2Carlton+9


Also, as the standard issue FMI ratings are predicting with more accuracy, and the ranking table is more reflective of the current standings, the pre-adjusted ratings have been scrapped.

So the current rankings are:

RANKINGSPre:R 4
TEAMPTSΔPTSΔRK
1Carlton10389+1
2Adelaide1037-2-1
3Brisbane Lions1022-4-
4Melbourne10057-
5W Bulldogs/FFC987-10-
6Fremantle9753+1
7Collingwood9674+1
8GWS967-9-2


Tips For Week 4:

All the tips are here and again, barring any venue change will remain current for the weekend.

HOMEAWAYVENUEPREDICTED RESULT
RND 4
Melbourne0v0CarltonCaseCarltonby4pts
Brisbane Lions0v0GWSSoutBrisbane Lionsby13pts
W Bulldogs/FFC0v0CollingwoodWhitW Bulldogs/FFCby3pts
Fremantle0v0AdelaideFremFremantleby1pts

Big games coming up, as Melbourne and Carlton have to win to keep a finals spot alive, and so too the Bulldogs. Those three are also calling on GWS and Fremantle to play hard and win their first game against Brisbane and Adelaide, and in doing so open the finals door a touch wider.

A big weekend for AFLW, possibly its most important games to date.

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