Who has made my top and bottom four for this week? Read below to find out.
THE TOP FOUR
1. SENSATIONAL SAINTS – St.Kilda has kept on its winning way in 2009 with another victory on the weekend over a fancied Adelaide Crows team. The Saints now sit on 16-0 and it will not be long until speculation will begin on if they can go through 2009 undefeated. The Saints continue to win and win well and most teams who we think will give them a real run fail. What are the chances for the perfect Saint season?
2. HAWK SURGE – The Hawthorn football club are beginning to turn a corner in 2009 after defeating Collingwood over the weekend. The Hawks have found themselves in my bottom four a couple of times now but are starting to recapture some form and are looking a dangerous prospect. They face the Cats this weekend and will be looking to claim a big scalp and move into the top 8.
3. 150 YEARS AND COUNTING – The Geelong Football club is in the process of celebrating 150 years as a football club. The weekends match against the Demons marked the beginning of the celebration with many events planned. The Cats donned a 150th Anniversary Guernsey that lists each player who has ever pulled on the blue and white hoops.
4. PLANET TEAL – On the topic of Guernsey’s the Port Adelaide football club wore on the weekend a design from a 7 year old that has impressed many in the football world. The Club is now considering using the jumper as an away strip in the future. Personally I liked the jumper a lot more than what they usually wear. What do others think of the “Back in Black” jumper?
THE BOTTOM FOUR
1. DRAW DEBATE – It is a debate that is sparked every time there is a draw in the AFL and after the Richmond vs. Kangaroos game it has ignited again. Should extra time be used to decide drawn matches? My opinion is they draw is something I enjoy even though it may leave supporters and teams feeling strange after the match. A draw indicates that nothing separated the two teams and on the weekend this rung true. Neither Richmond nor the Kangaroos really played enough football to win. To draw or not to draw?
2. GET OFF THE DRINK! – In an issue that always arises in an AFL season players, alcohol and clubs and pubs. Des Headland and Michael Walters are currently caught up in a police investigation after an incident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. Without talking about the incident I do want to say that surely these players who are on big money in all major sports can fight the need to constantly go out to pubs and clubs. If they haven’t yet noticed they will generally be targeted whether they like it or not. Once you add alcohol into the mix something is always likely to occur. At what point in time is it not worth players going out especially during a season?
3. SICKENING CLASH – The game between Carlton and Sydney on the weekend produced a very serious injury to Ted Richards of the Swans after a collision with Brendan Fevola. The clash happened in play has left Richards with a punctured lung and a broken rib. The resulting vision showed blood pouring from Richards mouth and had many fearing the worst. Richards is set to miss the remainder of 2009 with the injury.
4. COACHING TALK – I am slowly becoming more and more irritated with the constant speculation of who will be coaching who in season 2010. While I am interested in who may get the job at Richmond and The Kangaroos I don’t really want to hear and read about it on a constant basis until there is some actual facts to the stories. Buckley is the most talked about but until he signs I would prefer a little less speculation for example the radio labeling Sunday’s clash as the Buckley cup.