Hey, I'm called Old Mate and these are my random thoughts about each game in Round 1 of the AFL...
Carlton beat Richmond by 56 points @ MCG
Surely the AFL won’t make us sit through this as the season opener again next year. Neither side has done ANYTHING for 15 years. Richmond suck, Carlton look promising, what’s new?
Geelong defeated Essendon by 31 points @ MCG
Couldn’t work out whether this was the old Geelong, just doing what they needed to do to win or whether they’re going to be beatable this year. Either way, Essendon will be part of some great games again this year.
Hawthorn defeated Melbourne by 57 points @ MCG
Melbourne really are no good at anything.
St Kilda beat Sydney by 8 points @ ANZ Stadium
Can’t see myself spending too many more Saturday nights at home watching St Kilda grind out another defensive win. Although that does imply I have a ton of other options for my Saturday nights.
Brisbane beat West Coast by 32 points @ Gabba
If you’re not scared of facing the team with the Brendan Fevola / Jonathan Brown double then either you’re an arrogant Geelong fan or you didn’t see this game. Brown only got going in the last quarter and Fev kept missing. They still won Brisbane the game though.
Port Adelaide beat North Melbourne by 14 points @ AAMI Stadium
Better be up front: I’m a Port fan…. Cameron Hitchcock is a superstar, not to mention all the other debutantes…you stopped reading at ‘Port’ didn’t you?
Collingwood beat Western Bulldogs by 36 points @ Etihad Stadium
Say this to your Collingwood mates today: Yep, this will be your year. It’s in the bag. Collingwood Premiers 2010. (Makes it better when they fall in the Prelim.)
Fremantle beat Adelaide by 56 points @ Subiaco
The Purple Haze have arrived, the Dockers are back, just like the glory YEAR of 2006 when they won ONE final.
Fev versus Carlton this week. Bet ya this pic makes the paper at some point during the week.