The end of Daylight Saving
Don’t get me wrong, I love daylight saving but Western Australia doesn’t have it. Sometimes we try it and put it to a vote and then all these people who like the sun to come up at
Perth metro is largely in
Anyway – there are some useful factoids for you, they won’t pass the Google test (or any sort of factual analysis), but it was fun wasn’t it? When football season starts while daylight saving is still in effect, night games start at
Carlton vs Sydney
That’s actually a lie. I’m not looking forward to this at all. Even Andrew Pri
What happens in the midfield? Do Kennedy and Cripps go head to head? There are some good kids here too Walsh, Hayward, Fisher, Blakey
It would be good to see some of what Mitch McGovern was recruited for, especially in light of the injury to Curnow and the omission of Fasolo. There won’t be anyone getting in his way this week
GWS vs Richmond
You don’t wish injuries on any club. Despite Richmond not having one player miss a game through injury for seventeen years we want to see Rance, and to a lesser extent Jack, running around for the Tigs. Alas neither of them are and the team and the fans are not taking it well.
All of a sudden, Tom Lynch, the top up the Tigers needed to make the 2019 premiership a formality, is a replacement. He’s a good replacement though and has shown enough improvement in two weeks at Punt Road that he alone can cover the loss of Jack and add a couple of tricks of his own.
The problem for the Tigers is covering Rance, Rance is more than just a full back, he’s the backline glue, he covers one and a half players because he reads the ball so well and can help out a teammate by leaving his man at the perfect juncture. This is hurting the Tigers GWS
GWS by 30+
Brisbane vs Port Adelaide
Two teams performing above expectations this year and will be an interesting match. Both teams move the ball quickly but Brisbane’s ball movement has been breakneck speed in two rounds and great fun to watch.
Last year this could have been the Jared Polec Cup but if social media and Erin Phillips have taught us anything it’s that no-one wants to have a cup named after someone who is still playing. So it is fortuitous that Polec has moved on to North Melbourne so the loser of the contest can be awarded the “We Hate Jared Polec More Cup”. The irony of all this is Polec has moved to greener pastures twice now.
His first club is sitting second, the second club third and his third club … sixteenth.
Ollie Wines a big in for Port but first game for the year might take a while to get up to speed. Lachie Neale has more than offset the loss of Dayne Beams but makes you wonder how good the Lions would have been with both of them
Collingwood vs West Coast
Collingwood fans are looking to forward to this game like reading a Clementine Ford article – it won’t be a comfortable experience but in the end, it’s probably the truth. Eagles fans
Don’t expect it to happen again. The Eagles don’t have Lycett this year and Hickey is improving but not enough to go with Grundy, even with Vardy to help out. Collingwood midfield will be too strong and the Franken Forward line will get too much supply