Saturday, June 18, 2016

Round 12

We're in the middle of a busy period here on the grounds...

This week saw another Collingwood match-- this time against Melbourne. It was Queen Elizabeth's birthday, so we got Monday footy.

The Demons are on the back end of a supplement scandal that had center stage a few years ago. They were closer to the basement the last couple of seasons, but they're in the middle of the pack right now. Collingwood doesn't seem to be playing all that well right now, and Melbourne spanked them by 46 points. Mason Cox kicked two goals for the Pies, but they're just not a very good side right now. 104-58 was the final for Melbourne.

Geelong-North Melbourne was one of the better matches of the week. North had some injury concerns during the game, which affect substitution patterns and fatigue sets in later in the game when guys don't get the in-game rest they need. These injury look to be a problem for the Kangaroos as they go forward. The Cats played well in disposing of North by 31 points.

The Kangas stay a game clear on the top of the AFL ladder, as the GWS (Greater Western Sydney) Giants beat second-place Sydney. GWS is a new side, having come forth within the last five years. They were in sixth place at the start of the round, and beating a quality Swans side can only help their confidence going forward.

Coming up this week... North Melbourne's rough patch of scheduling continues as they meet reigning premiers Hawthorn, and Port Adelaide meets Fremantle. I haven't seen Freo play since early in the season. They lost in the preliminary final last season but lost their first ten matches to start 2016.

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