AFL Round 21 Positives for every team
Five of nine games were relatively close for the second week in a row with the biggest margin of those five games just fourteen points in the game between the Giants and the Crows. There isn’t much wrong with the game at the moment, the rules shouldn’t change much as footy is an exciting sport to watch as a spectacle.
Friday Night Game
Bombers v Saints
Bombers: The Bombers managed to perform well, despite having no rotations in the last quarter due to losing four players through injury.
Saints: Sebastian Ross continued his good form with forty-three possessions, while Jack Steele also put in a solid display with thirty-one possessions and played his role for the team.
Hawks v Cats
Hawks: It was a quality display from the Hawks. It was difficult to find a player who didn’t play to their capability.
Cats: Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett, Sam Menegola and Joel Selwood all had good games. The Cats did well to work their way back into the game and nearly got over the line in what was a good comeback, irrespective of the fact that they didn’t claim the four points.
Suns v Tigers
Suns: The Suns had seven players with thirty disposals or more.
Tigers: The Tigers controlled the contest from start to finish. Jack Riewoldt was a stand out.
Power v Eagles
Power: Ollie Wines, Tom Jonas, Brad Ebert and Jasper Pittard were stand outs for the Power.
Eagles: Luke Shuey and Mark Lecras were back in top form.
Saturday Night Games
Magpies v Lions
Magpies: It was a team effort from the Magpies, every player played their role for the team.
Lions: Dayne Beams, Alex Witherden and Luke Hodge played to a good level for the Lions.
Giants v Crows
Giants: The Giants are now in with a chance to finish in the top four thanks to an outstanding performance.
Crows: The Crows were competitive against an in form, rampaging Giants outfit.
Kangaroos v Bulldogs
Kangaroos: The three big forwards for the Kangaroos, in Jarrod Waite, Mason Wood and Ben Brown kicked eight goals between them.
Bulldogs: Three Bulldogs had forty possession, which is a rare occurrence. The Bulldogs have something to work with in preseason, at the very least their morale will be high.
Demons v Swans
Demons: The Demons had twenty-eight scoring shots to the Swans twenty-two. Clayton Oliver and Angus Brayshaw worked hard defensively with nineteen tackles between them.
Swans: The Swans managed to win the game even though Lance Franklin only kicked two goals. The Swans had six players with twenty possessions or more.
Dockers v Blues
Dockers: Lachie Neale, Ed Langdon, David Mundy, Tarlin Duman and Nathan Wilson were all outstanding playing to an optimum level.
Blues: Patrick Cripps, Dale Thomas and Sam Kerridge all played extremely well. Matthew Lobbe, Charlie Curnow and Harry Mackay all played to an optimum level.