AFL 2019: Round 22 – Learned, Liked and Disliked

Our man Monkey goes through what there was to Learn, Like and Dislike in Round 22.

Melbourne v Sydney

Learned: The AFL needs the floating fixture for the last three rounds. This game had Sunday twilight written all over it.

Liked: The way Sydney keeps bringing these young kids in, each having an immediate effect.

Dislike: From premiership favourite to almost wooden spooners. What went wrong? Perhaps 2018 was nothing more than an abberation.


Carlton v St Kilda

Learned: Public opinion can sway even the footy boss to sign a coach with training wheels

Liked: Two bottom sides drawing a crowd of 50k plus. Good signs for both clubs

Disliked: Saints inability to bury sides and over use of the ball.


Brisbane v Geelong

Learned: How good is Charlie Cameron?

Liked: Billed as blockbuster and lived up to the hype. The Lions are the real deal.

Disliked: was only 30k to watch it but was a great game


Adelaide vs Collingwood

Learned: Pies are going to be scary when at full strength.

Liked: A remnant of memories of ‘kick a Vic’, South Australian teams on their knees brought a smile to the face.

Disliked: Tex Walker’s form, he should be dropped.


North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Learned: Todd Goldstein still has it and North are crazy not to sign him on a two year deal.

Liked: A reminder of the good days when forwards kicked bags.

Disliked: What to make of Port, fantastic one week pathetic the next.


Can’t get enough Footy? Be sure to check out who we nominated as the players of Round 22.

Fremantle vs Essendon

Learned: Home ground advantage means nothing when you’re no good.

Liked: The bombers stood up when they had to to book a finals spot.

Disliked: Fremantle as a club they can’t kick scores and have an outdated game plan.


Richmond vs West Coast

Learned: Was this the Grand Final preview?

Liked: Tigers back to their best and beat someone who will go deep.

Disliked: Josh Kennedy. Beats up on lesser team can’t kick goals against decent defenders.


GWS v Western Bulldogs

Learned: Giants Stadium is no fortress for GWS.

Liked: The Dogs are coming and made the Giants look slow

Disliked: The Giants, they look likely to fall a long way short of the multiple flags they were predicted to win.


Hawthorn vs Gold Coast

Learned: Percentage will play a massive role next week when deciding finals positions. You need to bury sides like the suns and not give them easy goals.

Liked: There is still romance in football with Roughead getting a farewell game.

Disliked: The Suns. What more can you say?


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