- Sep 21, 2017
- AFL Club
Well it's Rnd 9 and what a rollercoaster it's been so far this year.
Disappointment at unlucky injuries, jumpin off my seat at incredible stuff, crackin the sad's at some preformance's, feelin hard done by with tribunal decisions, pessimistic and bloody proud.
It's just like old times.
This weekend's game could be a cracker with both teams coming off their best win of the year.
Clarkson has used the media and Roughhead to put his team on notice and there's been a bit of talk about Hawthorn that maybe the natural cycle of things has caught up with them, they can't avoid the pull of gravity now after so many years of missing high draft picks, are they too old now, might they fall away?
Who gives a sh.t?
There's a lot of teams I really enjoy beating but there's only one that I take a bit of satisfaction from seeing the supporters faces that lose against us.
I was in primary school in the 70' and 80's and I don't begrudge the Hawks their success then or the 90's or their threepeat later on, what has always given me the sh.ts is for decades being treated like the poor cousins in the family and them feeling generous about it, them not having to stick by the club through sh.tty times.
The BBq convo.
"Who do you barrack for?"
"Richmond, mate. I love my Tiges"
" Ohh...you guy's were competitive last week" or "It's funny how you guy's play well against us" "It was good to see you guys win".
They're just a great shower of wnakas and having 14 thou turn up on Sunday to watch em just shows what a bunch of bandwagon campainers they are.
Where are the Tiges at?
I couldn't be arsed pulling up oppo posts but we know the narrative..
Richmond can't win away.
Richmond don't have injuries.
Lynch is a liability.
No Dusty no Richmond.
If their big four don't fire they can't win.
We are a GREAT club thats taken it in the nuts this year and still we are in the mix.
We won the flag two years ago and brought in one of the best forwards in the comp, like HeadandShin posted. This year we've got the talent to potentially have 5 rising star nomm's that we've developed from the draft.
That's bloody awesome.
So suck it up all you oppo flogs who bagged us and for your years of patronising backhanded comments, especially all you dirty brown and yellow bas.ards who haven't had to fight they're way up through the ladder, we are one of the big four and I hope you enjoy eating your sh.t sandwiches on the way down.
Anyway, on with the game.
This is the concern I reckon.
The Hawthorn kicking game was up and running against GWS, not only can they keep hold of the ball, they are a really good contested mrks team they are also a high tackling team.
Sicily, Gunston, MacEvoy are very good over-head.
Do we bring in Vlas and send Broad to Sicily, try and get in his head and play a negative def role on him? Dunno, but the way we brought the ball into the fwd fifty against Freo is something we are going to need to do again.
MacEvoy is a quality Ruckman who does drift forward and kick goals. I don't think any of us expected Nank to win the hitouts against this bloke but now we don't have him I'd like to see Soldo get a run and see if he can follow him into the def fifty.
We scored more goals last week from stoppages than we have all year and if there's less chance of turnovers then we are going to have to do it again.
The player I hope we put time into is Henderson, he looks about 47 and doesn't hardly tackle but he is a real link up player and about 70% of their scores come through him or he's part of it.
They might lose Frawley due to suspension and get back Smith and we'll have to replace Nank and Ross.
The one thing about the keepings off kicking game is it's a lot harder to do when your behind on the scorecoard and wanting to hurry up.
I hope we get a good start but regardless I think our best is better than theirs.
Tiges by 7 goals.
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