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If you think the final eight is done and dusted, think again

Moggo new author
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24th June, 2019
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Moggo new author
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24th June, 2019
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Let’s have a look at the games shall we?

First off the Eagles looked pretty convincing against Essendon despite the Bombers narrowly leading at the first break and a good fight back in the last quarter.

The fact is the boys from the west are on a mission – and are doing a good job at it.

On Friday night Sydney started really well and lucky they did because Hawthorn fought back strongly through the second and third quarters. Even after losing Buddy Franklin with a hamstring injury, the Swans held on to prove they are not a one-man team.

This was a great game to watch as the fierce rivalry between these two stalwarts continues to thrill us all.

Melbourne won but only just over Fremantle and it’s fair to say that injuries to the Dockers may have played a part in the outcome.

Fremantle’s biggest problem is that their skills pool is very shallow and it doesn’t take much to drain it with a few injuries to key players.

Brisbane is out there and they are sending us all a very clear message,” Do not underestimate the Brisbane Lions”.

As for their hapless opponents this week the Saints, All I can say is keep an eye on the positions vacant column because it is my belief there will be another coaching position coming before the end of this season.

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Who would have bet their life savings on Port not only beating the flag favourites Geelong but they did it in style by leading almost the entire game.

Let’s analyse this for a moment, yes the game was played in Adelaide and yes top teams tend to lose a game or two away from home. However come finals time it would only take one single game like this to oust the Cats from the finals.

Food for thought.

Okay the Magpies beat the Western Bulldogs but seriously this game could have gone either way.

All the stats were very even except for hitouts.

Collingwood smashed the Dogs 56 to 17. During the second quarter the scoring was pretty even with the Dogs holding the majority of lead time but come the third quarter and the Magpies turned up the heat and took control however in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter the Dogs fought back.

Sadly though it was a case of too little too late.