AFL Round 9 Review (Season 2024)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 76.61 points per team, which is fairly low, when taking into account four out of 18 teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 33.89 points per game, which indicates that there were relatively one-sided games. Despite that, surprisingly there were four games had a margin of six points or less, including a draw.
Round 9 (In a Nutshell): Round 9 was entertaining. Check out what transpired.

Game One of Nine

Carlton (77) v Melbourne Demons (76)
Facts and Figures: Carlton took their chances; they had 17 scoring shots, compared with Melbourne Demons who had 21.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Christian Petracca

Game Two of Nine

Geelong Cats (95) v Port Adelaide (101)
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide had just one more scoring shot than the Geelong Cats.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Tyson Stengle
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Willie Rioli

Game Three of Nine

Fremantle Dockers (39) v Sydney Swans (87)
Facts and Figures: Sydney Swans had 22 scoring shots, compared with Fremantle Dockers who had 19. If the Dockers kicked straight then they could’ve won the game.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Jeremy Sharp
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Will Hayward

Game Four of Nine

Hawthorn (58) v St Kilda (53)
Facts and Figures: Both teams had 18 scoring shots.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Karl Amon
St Kilda Game Changer: Rowan Marshall

Game Five of Nine

Essendon (82) v GWS Giants (62)
Facts and Figures: Essendon had 22 scoring shots, compared to GWS Giants
who had 17.
Essendon Game Changer: Ben McKay
GWS Giants Game Changer: Sam Taylor

Game Six of Nine

Richmond (42) v Western Bulldogs (133)
Facts and Figures: Western Bulldogs had 38 scoring shots, while Richmond had 12. It was a comprehensive obliteration. Unfortunately, Richmond have plenty of injuries though.
Richmond Game Changer: No one
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: James Harmes  

Game Seven of Nine

Gold Coast Suns (120) v North Melbourne (52)
Facts and Figures: Gold Coast Suns had 35 scoring shots, compared to North Melbourne who had 17.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Sam Flanders
North Melbourne Game Changer: Charlie Comben

Game Eight of Nine

Collingwood (103) v West Coast Eagles (37)
Facts and Figures: Collingwood had 28 scoring shots, while West Coast Eagles had 12. The Eagle
Collingwood Game Changer: Darcy Cameron
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Alex Witherden

Game Nine of Nine 

Adelaide Crows (90) v Brisbane Lions (90)
Facts and Figures: Both teams had 25 scoring shots. The Brisbane Lions led by three goals in the fourth quarter, but the Adelaide Crows fought back.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Jordan Dawson
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Harris Andrews

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