5 things I liked from Round 20 Stephen Milne: The St. Kilda Football Club has done an absolutely miraculous job to force their way back into the top eight after a dreadful start, where they won just 2 games in the first 9 rounds. With a lot of senior players getting back into form over [...]
Round review – Round 19, 2011 – Demons bail on Dean, Razor Ray gets in the way and more thoughts from this week’s games!
Round Review for Round 19, 2011 What a whirlwind 48 hours it has been for all involved at the Melbourne Football Club. After the players served up an abominable performance against a raging Cats outfit down at Skilled Stadium, the entire football world felt pity toward the Demons. I think even Port Adelaide would say [...]
Round Review – Round 18, 2011 – The Adelaide Woes, Air Walker, and 10 other quick-hit thoughts from Round 18!
Adelaide are in trouble I’ve said enough about Port Adelaide and their woes in my time as a contributor here at AFL Space so, seeing as they had the bye, I’ll give them a reprieve. Not so lucky, though, is the Adelaide Football Club. In what was easily the least-exciting round of season 2011, what [...]
Round Review – Round 12, 2011: Collingwood heat up, the Demons are a deesgrace and 10 other thoughts from Round 12
That’s how I like my footy to be In contrast to the lifeless, near effortless display we saw on Friday night, Saturday nights clash between Geelong and Hawthorn was fantastic viewing. With so much history between these two sides and with both sitting inside the top 4 with 18 combined wins to start the [...]
Generally around this point of the season, where teams have played half their games and players are either finding form or have been in form for weeks, media commentators start to rattle off their mid-year All-Australian line-ups. Here at AFL Space, we’ve decided to take a different approach. We’ve decided the best course of action [...]
Round Review – Round 11, 2011: Bombers fizzle out, Melbourne win in a rout and the Hawks finally get some love
Rumours of Essendon’s rise have been greatly exaggerated With the return of golden boys and former premiership captains James Hird and Mark Thompson, the Essendon faithful had the fireworks of the finals dancing in their heads. Their blind faith was replaced with disillusionment this week, as the Bombers from Matthew Knights’ last season at the [...]
Round Review – Round 10, 2011 – Collingwood hit top form, Fremantle slip up, and more thoughts from the football world
With the season approaching it’s halfway mark, and many teams now becoming identifiable as a hard-working unit (Hawthorn), not living up to their potential (Western Bulldogs) or simply not being interested in the game (not looking at anyone, Melbourne), it’s the time of year where football becomes very intriguing. Teams are starting to reach their [...]
Round Review – Round 9, 2011 – Revival Round for Richmond and West Coast, while Carlton’s giant mistake cost them a victory
Round Review – Round 8, 2011 – Second steals First, Hawks show their grit, and ten other quick-hit thoughts on Round 8
Round 8 was billed as one with great bookend games, kicking off with a top-of-the-table clash between Collingwood and Geelong on Friday night at the hallowed MCG, and finishing over in the West with the derby between Fremantle and a surprisingly resurgent West Coast Eagles. Sandwiched in between these blockbusters were the games where Melbourne [...]