Round 9 Results

Home TeamAway Team
Geelong3.35.611.814.1195Port Adelaide8.212.514.815.11101
Hawthorn4. Kilda3.
Essendon1.24.69.912.182GWS Giants4.
Richmond0. Bulldogs3.69.1313.1519.19133
Gold Coast2.45.1210.1417.18120North Melbourne1.
Collingwood4.411.814.1115.13103West Coast1.
Adelaide3.56.99.1113.1290Brisbane Lions4.
  • Essendon’s Strategic Formations:
    • Essendon showcased its best performance in years, with Brad Scott’s strategic player movements proving effective.
    • Kyle Langford moved forward, Nic Martin shifted back, and Archie Perkins slotted into midfield, enhancing team dynamics.
    • Zach Merrett’s consistent midfield performances are driving the team’s success.
  • Port Adelaide’s Tactical Win at Geelong:
    • Port Adelaide identified and exploited a rare tactical weakness in Geelong’s game plan by speeding up play.
    • This strategy disrupted Geelong’s defensive setups, contributing to Port’s significant early lead in the game.
  • Western Bulldogs Showing Form:
    • Displayed a clean, efficient style of play reminiscent of their peak performances.
    • Key midfielders, including Adam Treloar and Marcus Bontempelli, were crucial in orchestrating the play and creating opportunities.
  • Highlight on Mental Health:
    • The AFL community mourned the loss of Cam McCarthy, bringing attention to mental health challenges faced by players.
    • The incident served as a reminder of the pressures associated with professional sports and life challenges.
  • St Kilda’s Offensive Struggles:
    • St Kilda struggled offensively, only managing seven goals against Hawthorn.
    • Despite their own scoring difficulties, Hawthorn managed to secure a win through sheer determination and grit.
  • Gold Coast Suns’ Opportunity:
    • Following a strong performance against the Kangaroos, the Suns are set for an important match against an undermanned Geelong.
    • The Suns have performed well at Marrara Oval and look to capitalize on their momentum in the upcoming game.