Round Review – Round 9, 2011 – Revival Round for Richmond and West Coast, while Carlton’s giant mistake cost them a victory

Round 9 could not have begun and ended with more differing story lines. Kicking off Friday night at the MCG, the Carlton Blues took on the Geelong Cats and proved why they are a legitimate top four threat in 2011. The Cats and Blues fought out a spirited battle, with the Blues being a wobbly […]

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 […]

Round Review – Round 7, 2011 – Demons surge, the Swans get lucky and a rivalry is born

Round 7 featured the first of what will prove to be a fierce Northern rivalry, with the Gold Coast Suns facing off against the “bigger brother” Brisbane Lions in the unfortunately-coined Q-Clash while Port Adelaide seemed determined to prove to the football world that they aren’t an absolute basket case. Well, determined for a half, […]