A wonderful time for football, and well done to the AFL for recognizing Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls and naming the round after him.
Also, speaking of footy and its indigenous links, Dugald Jellie has done another wonderful piece for the Richmond website.
As tweeted - it my have Richmond around the edges, but it is, in characteristic Dugald style, its more than a footy tale. There are elements of change, as well as struggle and acceptance.
The best footy writer in town.
This week has also seen additional work for the blog, to be rolled out soon. Its taken a while to perfect and, thanks to @MatterOfStats, its come to shape nicely.
All revealed soon enough.
But onto matters footy and this weekend:
|Melbourne||37||v||-6||Port Adelaide||Trae||Port Adelaide||by||21||pts|
|St Kilda||10||v||-38||Fremantle||Dock||St Kilda||by||2||pts|
|Collingwood||14||v||1||W Bulldogs/FFC||MCG||W Bulldogs/FFC||by||19||pts|
|West Coast||-7||v||-66||Gold Coast||Subi||West Coast||by||74||pts|
Until St Kilda defeated Essendon, this game was picked for the Dockers. So lets call it a flip of the coin game.
Sydney with HGA should defeat North Melbourne, but who can be sure.
Port Adelaide get the nod against Melbourne (who are allocated no HGA). Melbourne are travelling OK, Port a touch scratchy.
Adelaide and GWS will be interesting. The HGA working to Adelaide's favour, and are GWS going t be intimidated playing in front of a crowd five times bigger than at home?
Enjoy your fotty, chose your own tips and remenber what David Letterman would say - no wagering.