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Patrick Hargreaves

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I disagree that there is a hint of tactical mastery to Arnold’s pressure game, it was hardly anything to what Melbourne Victory do and I don’t think Sydney attack has gelled at all. There was hardly any consistency from that Sydney attack besides some individual forays. Well, that Brosque 1-2 was a treat, but one of those touches was a definite accident.

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Brisbane aren’t as bad what’s being thrown around, sure the attacking third had less guided direction than MH370’s flight path and at times their defence looked to have been recruited from a prison – plenty of shanks & ill advised offences, however there midfield walked over Sydney’s. Brattan can still pick a pass and for the majority of the game they held the ball comfortably. All they need to do is translate Petratos’ random outbursts into Albanian and they will be fine.

They might train at Moore Park, but that was Smash n’ grab straight outta Cabramatta for Sydney.

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How to follow sport.

1.Read experts opinion to whats going to happen
2. All experts wrong, which shocks you, because you believed they were experts who must usually be right.
3. Everyone exclaims how exciting the sport is and how ‘anything can happen’
4. New season, read experts opinion.

2014 AFL Grand Final: Expert tips, predictions

Freo are the only top 4 team who I’d like to see make the final. All the others may as well just repeat the last 5 years and just photoshop out collingwood.

AFL finals: Fremantle cut down to size ahead of the finals

With Indigenous Australians at fullback, but not in the constitution.

Why Janek Speight is wrong

I also wrote an article in a similar vain, so I won’t repeat for myself but: if these clubs are not in the top tier (they never will be anyway), and they’re based in a suburb or area with a strong ethnic community, then the football clubs should be able reflect their communities, as they are the ones the clubs are playing “for”. Sorry, I do not buy into selling out these clubs identities to conform to the “Australian” way.

“But they make me feel uncomfortable”… So does travelling, it’s called culture shock.

Why Janek Speight is wrong

FULL TIME.

Swans too good today, with St Kilda always a few kicks away. They’ve lost Kennedy for at least 2 weeks which is ithe only negative out of today. The win will be a boost to their percentage points, they’re set to finish 1st.
St Kilda had glimpses of good play, but they can’t beat the forward press of the Swans.

Lance Franklin 9.4 – 58
St Kilda 8.8 – 56

Sydney Swans 19.13 – 127
St Kilda 8.8 – 56

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Weller has kicked 40 metres in to the crowd.

McVeigh runs along the wing and goes inside 50 to Franklin. He has one last chance to kick his 10th.

It’s a horrible kick, out on the full.

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Hannebury tries to find Franklin but he does his best but it’s out of bounds.

Consecutive throw ins inside the Swans 50.
McVeigh peels off and marks with a grin that is surely salt into the Saints wounds.

Just under 2 minutes to go.

Can Buddy kick his 10th?

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Stanley with a smart kick to Riewoldt, he passes it, the next guy doesn’t want the responsibility so Stanley finishes what he started from 55.

Sydney 127
St Kilda 56

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Newnes with a brave mark in the Swans forward 50.

Shenton marks outside 50 and finds Riewoldt.

Nick Riewodlt kicks his third to reduce the margin.

Sydney 127
St Kilda 50

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Tippett is caught high and plays on, kicks his third.

Sydney 127
St Kildan 44

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Saints players run backwards, turn around, and the kick inside 50 is intercepted by Malceski.

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Sam Fischer does well to punch the ball through for a rushed behind. Crowd is growing in decibels.

Ray with a clever kick to Shenton but the saints can’t break through.

Jack creates the turn over and hit’s Franklin, right on 50.

It’s touched on the mark so it won’t count.

Laidler smothers Montagna’s kick. Schnieder takes two bounces, decides against going for goal and non chalantly Stanley kicks high and accurately.

Sydney 120
St Kilda 43

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Rowan breaks through the pack and bombs in forward for Towers to run onto.

He believes his volleyed into the crowd for a goal. Goal review is being used. Just pay it!

The review was inconclusive, so it’s umpires call. The wonders of technology.

Sydney 119
St Kilda 37

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Parker runs into free space after turn over, goal.

Sydney 113
St Kilda 37

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Rowan marks in Sydney’s defensive 50, whilst also ducking the saints late punch.

Tippet marks outside 50 kicks to Lance Franklin one on one. No other option but a Buddy mark.

His set shot for his 10th goal is an absolute degenerate.

Swans by 70 with 14 minutes to go.

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St Kilda activate their sub, Shenton on for Qwilt. Not sure if it’s an injury concern, but I feel there saints more deserving of an early break.

Tippett marks and misses to the right. Not sure if he couldn’t the see the sticks through Buddy’s shadow.

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Start of the third quarter here. Lenny Hayes marks in the circle, he hits Steven.

His kick is poor and Rowan managers to dribble the ball like a basketballer through the middle, ball falls to Franklin.

He steps one, realises he’s on live tv and stesp the next poor bloke, and kicks his 9th.

Sydney 105
St Kilda
37

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Delaney handball is intercepted by Jetta and his quick shot hits the post.

St Kilda kick out of defense is parried out of bounds.

Three quarter time:

Sydney 99
St Kilda 37

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Goodes has been pinged for “Unrealistic marking attempt”, which is subjective judgment umpire.

Riewoldt marks and then falls over.

Steven battles against 2 swans, the bounce goes his way and he pokes it through for a cheeky goal.

Sydney 98
St Kilda 37

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Delaney as a child always wanted to be a truck, he relives his childhood dream and crashes through the pack.

A sneaky free kick leads to the Swans 14th goal through Kurt Tippett.

Sydney 98
St Kilda 31

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Lance Franklin juggles the ball like me fielding in the slips.

His 10th mark inside for leads to his 8th goal!

Sydney 92
St Kilda 31

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Saint Kilda clear the ball quickly, the Sydney defense still confused at why the ball isn’t down the other end are caught out.

Goal for Armitage

Sydney 86
St Kilda 31

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Saint Kilda seize on some lacklustre defensive work by the Swans, Weller misses from 35 though.

Gilbert gets onto the ball and handballs to Montagna, his shot is disguised as a pass to Riewoldt who marks 15 out on a tough angle.

But it’s a goal!

Sydney 86
St Kilda 25

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