Time to crown the Crows?
Don’t stone the crows, crown them! The pre-season premiers are shaping up to be strong contenders for the title this year.
Seven down and 15 to go. There’s still a long, long way to go.
But I fancy the Crows. I like their individual body shapes; I like their coach; I like how they have built up.
The Crows made the Hawks look like world beaters in round three, when they lost by over 50 points.
That should have been a defining moment for the Hawks season. Surely it should have stamped in their heads that they could do it, so long as Buddy kicked straight.
Yet the Hawks have been ordinary since beating the Crows.
Those two teams and Carlton, and possibly the Eagles, might make up the top four
Taking a line through form, Adelaide flogged the Eagles in the NAB Cup and beat them pointless when almost all the Eagles players were available.
Carlton came to Perth and almost stole a game off the Eagles with three to doue key players missing.
The Blues looked sharp that day. It was excellent form.
Essendon might find the 22 game journey a test. Sydney may too.
The Dockers are building but might find three to four players not quite up to it.
One injury to Matthew Pavlich or Aaron Sandilands could end their season.
The finals are a long way away, and there is much to be decided.
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