- Jan 19, 2014
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
The Dees hopes of heading into next Friday’s top of the table clash as the undefeated and undisputed May premiers were dashed on Saturday by a plucky Crow’s outfit and a courageous umpire.
Instead, it’s the Dogs who’ve ridden the wave of momentum all the way back to the top since rediscovering their mojo in Q4 against a hapless Blues, and the Dees are once again No.2.
And whilst the Dogs comprehensive victory over the Saints was little more than a training drill with witches hats, the fluidity on attack and commitment to defence was undeniable.
However, expect the Dees to turn up ready to go in the more comfortable surrounds of Melbourne, as while the Adelaide Oval isn’t for everyone, this year’s media darlings will be smarting from the defeat handed to them by last year’s wooden spooners.
With a week for Bevo’s brains trust to digest and analyze the information out of Adelaide, and in what shapes as an absorbing and energy sapping struggle in the guts, the Dogs should just be able to squeeze out a stubborn No.2 on Marvel Stadium.