1. Those Power fans who left early should hang their heads in shame
There was just over a minute and a half remaining in the game and the Power were down by 10 points against St Kilda on Saturday night. This prompted some of their fans to head for the exits and beat the traffic as they thought the game was over. Fast forward just over a minute and Robbie Gray kicks a match-winning goal to cap off a stunning game.
Port Adelaide fans that left should have their memberships revoked!
— Chris Goulding (@ChrisGoulding43) July 29, 2017
It’s disappointing to see fans walk out when they think their team is going to lose. This lot will likely never hear the end of it as the Power did eventually take the four points and they missed a stunning finish to a game of football. Chances are they won’t leave another game early anytime soon.
2. Taylor Garner is a game-breaker and will only get better
North Melbourne have found a gem in Taylor Garner. The 23-year old did some brilliant things on the weekend, and showed he has the talent to be a game-changer in the AFL. He finished with only 17 disposals, but had a great impact, like his chase down tackle on Clayton Oliver.
Throughout the season we’ve seen glimpses of Garner’s magic, and it all points to him being a huge x-factor player for North Melbourne for a long period of time. He has the potential to be a Cyril Rioli-esque player.
3. The Dogs look to be getting back to their brand of footy
It’s been a tough year for the Bulldogs, with questions being raised about them throughout the year. However, on the weekend they looked to be edging back towards their brilliant best.
They won the contested possession count and attacked through the corridor. Their chain handball at times was excellent and they managed to run and gun and kick goals.
Heading into the game few would have expected the Bulldogs score so highly and outscore such a potent opposition forward line. Who knows, maybe there is still hope for Luke Beveridge and his men.
4. A fit Daniel Wells is still an elite player in the league
Facing the best team in the league, the Pies needed someone to stand up. Enter Daniel Wells, who played one of the games of his life, finishing with 34 disposals and three goals.
— AFL (@AFL) July 30, 2017
There has been a number of questions raised over the recruitment of Wells, however, his performance on the weekend reminded everyone of just how good he is. If he can remain healthy, the former Roo will win games for the Pies.
5. The Coleman Medal race is getting super exciting
On Friday night Lance Franklin opened up the door for his competitors, only kicking one goal. Four goals from North Melbourne’s Ben Brown then took him to the equal lead, before Joe Daniher slotted six majors on Sunday to go two clear at the top of the leader board.
As we enter the final stretch, their is another name who is could snatch the Coleman late. West Coast star Josh Kennedy missed five games through the middle part of the year, but has slotted 15 goals in three games since returning. He is four majors behind Daniher and closing fast.
— AFL (@AFL) July 30, 2017
The Coleman is well and truly up for grabs, so who will step up and kick clear before the season is over?