Onto the footy...
Some one more famous than me once said 'if at first you fail then try, try again'. The Dee's get another chance to post a win on Friday night this time their task won't be any easier against the Bombers who come off a bye after their loss to the tiges the week before. The Dee's have been branded marshmallows, & will have to swallow a few cups of quick-set & harden the f*ck up if they are to have any hope. Do it for Jimmy, do it for Olivia, do it for anyone! Come on - pull ya fingers out boys! We love it when your winning.
The Dogs make the short trek down Geelong Rd to Skilled Stadium the home of the highly skilled Geelong Pivotonians. This clash could be a beauty but these old dogs are far from convincing this year & will need to learn a few new tricks unless they want a complete flogging from the pussies who haven't lost a game at home since Brownless was a pup.The Weagles are the real deal this year & will teach the Suns a lesson or two on Saturday arvo. Perhaps not the ideal way for Gaz to celebrate his 200th. Bad luck Gaz, but congratulations anyway! Oh & by the way Gaz, you are right, your old man was a freaky genius!
The Saint's have finally forgotten about their summer hijinks & have got their mind back on the game & are B.I.T! Still don't love em, but it is good to see them back in the winner's circle after a beating the Dockers on their own turf last week. However, despite their lovable & whacky coach, the Pies are a formidable outfit. Saints to beat the Pies. Yeah right. As Carbon Caton aka Darryl Kerrigan once said, "Tell em they're dreamin' ".
According to the bookies, the Swans are fairly evenly poised on about a buck ninety each to win this one at the Jabba. Must be some home ground advantage! Vossy has already said his boys aren't a hope in hell to play finals, which could be a bit of smoke screen, but I think he's he's on to something! Great to see bustling Browny back into the action for the Lions, but I reckon the Swans will get this one!
On Sunday the Dockers head across the Nullabor to the hallowed turf of the MCG to meet the Hawks who were red hot last week aginst the doggies. No Sandilands no Freo. Hawks to dish out a big bowl of pain to the Dockers.
Does 13th vs 14th qualify for match of the round? Doubt it! Nice to see the Roos going in as favourites for a match for once though. But can they beat the Crows?? The pressure is on for both teams to retain a bit of pride. Hard to split & hard to get too excited about this one!
And to wrap up the weekend, the Blues head over to the AAMI amphitheatre to take on the powerless Port. The Tiges deserve 3 weeks off, not just this one, for losing to Port last week. There will be no one there to throw Port another lifeline this weekend. Port to win two in a row.
Tell em they're dreamin!