AFL Power Rankings – Round Nine

With not all wins created equal the AFL ladder doesn’t always get it right. To right this wrong the Pinch Hitters attempt to provide a more accurate picture of where each team stands with our very own Power Ranking formula.

Friday Forethought – Round Nine

Round Nine of the AFL Season is upon us. Who are the sure things? Who has the most on the line? Find out this and a whole lot more as The Pinch Hitters team make their calls for the round ahead.

AFL Power Rankings – Round Eight

With not all wins created equal the AFL ladder doesn’t always get it right. To right this wrong the Pinch Hitters attempt to provide a more accurate picture of where each team stands with our very own Power Ranking formula.

Friday Forethought – Round Eight

Round Eight of the AFL Season is upon us. Who are the sure things? Who has the most on the line? Find out this and a whole lot more as The Pinch Hitters team make their calls for the round ahead.

The Hawthorn Chronicles: Against the Old Enemy

Hawthorn vs Essendon always evokes some strong emotions and visuals, the latest being the from the incident in 2009 where Matthew Lloyd flattened Brad Sewell. Every time I watch Essendon play us, that is the image that comes back to mind, and I still fume. Safe to say that a win against them is more…

AFL Power Rankings – Round Seven

With not all wins created equal the AFL ladder doesn’t always get it right. To right this wrong the Pinch Hitters attempt to provide a more accurate picture of where each team stands with our very own Power Ranking formula.

The Hawthorn Chronicles: Rebuilding the fortress

For years, Launceston was considered a fortress for Hawthorn, and for good reasons. The Hawks hadn’t lost a game in the UTAS stadium between Round 8, 2012 and Round 19, 2016. The Saints ended that streak last year, thumping the Hawks by 75 points. To add injury to insult (pun intended), the Hawks also lost…

AFL Power Rankings – Round Six

With not all wins created equal the AFL ladder doesn’t always get it right. To right this wrong the Pinch Hitters attempt to provide a more accurate picture of where each team stands with our very own Power Ranking formula.

AFL Power Rankings – Round Five

With not all wins created equal the AFL ladder doesn’t always get it right. To right this wrong the Pinch Hitters attempt to provide a more accurate picture of where each team stands with our very own Power Ranking formula.

The Hawthorn Chronicles: Rude awakening

Last week, Hawthorn were irresistible in their comeback, and beat Melbourne despite being down by 4 goals at quarter time. On the back of that solid win, they were tipped to be overwhelming favourites against North Melbourne. To me, it was always going to be a danger game. For some reason, we never match up…

The Hawthorn Chronicles: Banishing the Demons to hell

On a wet Sunday afternoon, Melbourne got an early jump on Hawthorn, and it looked ominous. This is where Melbourne supporters might need to look away, because it doesn’t make for happy reading if you are one. Hawthorn fans on the other hand will relish the fact that their side fought their way back and…