AFL Saturday Night Round 23 Preview


Power v Suns My Preview
Hopefully this game proves to be more competitive than the game played in China earlier this year. Port can still make the top 4 mathematically and the Suns will be playing for pride and morale. The Power have played some consistent footy this year, which is substantiated by their ladder position. Patrick Ryder has benefited immensely from being the number one ruckman. The Power have reaped the rewards of playing a running team. Travis Boak and Robbie Grey have been instrumental in the Power featuring in September; they have both been midfielders capable of hitting the scoreboard. The Power have played a quick brand of footy; their late resurgence in the clash with the Saints was indicative of this. Like Collingwood their coach is in the last year of his contract; Despite this the players continue to play for the coach and their endeavour hasn’t wavered.

The Gold Coast Suns have been one of the biggest disappointments of the 2017 season. They have lacked continuity with the likes of Gary Ablett and Tom Lynch missing patches of the season. They will be lacking a ruckman on the weekend with Jarrod Witts and Daniel Currie both on the injury list. Peter Wright and Kegan Brooksby should shoulder the ruck work. Once again list management decisions are being made for the teams in the bottom half of the ladder and the Suns will be no different. Its difficult to see choices being made over one game, but it’s a fine line between success and failure. The Suns have lost Tom Lynch, Sam Day and Michael Barlow to season ending injuries, so there is an excuse for their performance. Hopefully the Suns will show endeavour and give their fans something to cheer about.

Power Game Changer: Justin Westhoff
Suns Game Changer: Pearce Hanley
My prediction: Power

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