There is still fight left in the young Dogs
After a devastating three-point loss last week, the Doggies finally had some luck go their way and broke a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a two point win over the Cats. When Harry Taylor had a kick after siren, it felt like déjà vu for the Dogs, however luckily Taylor missed the shot and the Dogs won in a thriller.
They celebrated like they’d won a final, however they deserved the win and showed the footy world that the Dogs’ best footy is good enough to beat anyone!
It’s going to take an almighty effort to stop the Tigers from going back to back this year!
The Tigers showed that there is no grand final hangover from last year and they are well on the way to making another decider this year. In an epic top of the table battle with the Swans on Friday night it was the Tigers who prevailed with a 26-point win.
The scary part for opposition sides was that last year’s Brownlow Medallist, Dustin Martin was well held by George Hewett so there is plenty of upside for the Tigers. They have a number of different scoring options and their midfield and defence is elite, the grand final replay against the Crows next Friday night is another good challenge to see who can knock off the Tigers.
Charlie Curnow has the potential to be one of the game’s greatest ever key forwards
Blues fans and fans of footy in general are starting to see just why Charlie Curnow has been touted as one of the AFL’s best key forwards of the future. Curnow kicked three goals last week and took a couple of brilliant marks against Collingwood and against Port Adelaide he was superb again with four goals, nine marks and 17 disposals.
Curnow has just signed on for another three years and if they can keep their other young star in Patrick Cripps, then the future is definitely bright for Blues fans.
The Crows showed some real guts after a tough month
The Adelaide Crows bounced back from a 27-point deficit in the third quarter on Saturday against West Coast to win by ten points. Led by inspired skipper Taylor Walker, the Crows kicked six goals in the last term to run all over the Eagles.
The win was made even more sweet for the Crows who had previously lost four games in a row, have had a horror run with injuries and have copped a hammering in the media after the Gold Coast pre-season camp.
The Cats and Dees both had shock losses that may come back to haunt them
Geelong had the chance to win the game with an after the siren set shot by Harry Taylor but the pressure got to the big man and he missed the goal, handing the Dogs the win.
Despite a 7.3 to 4.1 final quarter by Melbourne they weren’t able to beat the Saints and suffered a two-point loss.
With vital chances to keep themselves in the top four race, both sides are now in a battle just to keep their September hopes alive.