Friday, 18 July 2014

18a. Makin' Up A Mess Of Fun

The 2014 AFL Schedule continues to be the planning decision from hell.
This year we have had
- the 'soft opening' that sent everyone to sleep over 9 days in March,
- the triple threat of three 6 game rounds that engulfed May
- and the AFL-admitted 'experimental' Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights of footy.

This has been a schedule to forget for HQ.

And now, just as the AFL finals are on our doorstep, and all the fan and media interest is in who can (and can't) make the finals, the craziness continues as we hit round 18, another tedious split round.

Someone at AFL HQ devised this schedule, and they need either a stern talking to, or whatever they are taking, taken from them.
Because we suspect what they were 'taking' might have come from the same era that brought you "Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork".

Go on, click that link!
See if you can tell WTAF was happening on Saturday mornings in the late 60's and early 70's.
And if you can, maybe you know why we have the schedule we have this year.

Or maybe the AFL should not contract out the fixture arrangements to Sid and Marty Krofft again.
"Makin' up a mess of fun,
makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone"


No real interesting games here other than the Bulldogs vs Dons game. Even then a 3 goal margin is predicted.

Saints and Demons also falling away towards seasons end, and 10 goal defeats predicted for them.


Using the form indicator above we can allow leeway into those tips by saying...
- St Kilda may even be battered worse than 10 goals.
- Melbourne should do better than a 10 goal loss.
- Both Essendon and the Western Bulldogs have very similar form lines, so it will really depend on how both teams are mentally.
- the Giants at home are tipped for a 47 point loss, but with their good recent form and Geelong down, it might be a tighter contest.

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