And with three weeks plus finals to go, it will be a close run thing to achieve target.
As to the Olympics - Enjoy your plucky Aussies treading water, running out in the heats and being bundled out in the semi's of your favourite event.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|North Melbourne||by||3||pts||W Bulldogs/FFC||by||14||pts||W Bulldogs/FFC||+5||North Melbourne||-10|
|St Kilda||by||7||pts||St Kilda||by||81||pts||Carlton||-23||St Kilda||+32|
|West Coast||by||35||pts||West Coast||by||46||pts||Fremantle||-21||West Coast||+4|
Four blowouts this week... this moves the season total up to 42 blowouts (60pts or more) this year and on track to defeat the 2015 record set of 48. Only need 7 more in the 36 games remaining needed.
So where do we really rate Hawthorn out there if footy consumer world?
The loss against Melbourne could cost them dearly, and games against North, West Coast (at Subi) and Collingwood on the return from WA will stretch them and could eat away at the now single game lead.
Richmond score a handy 'against expectation' win and drop a spot. Typically Richmond you say, but bah, its all because of St Kilda doing so well against Carlton.
The Saints are still in the hunt for the top 8 of the AFL ladder, as too are Port Adelaide. Port's loss this week makes that scenario very precarious though.