The games so far:
Round 1: Hawthorn defeated Essendon by 1 point
Round 2: Geelong defeated Brisbane by 1 point
Round 3: Brisbane defeated Collingwood by 1 point
Round 4: Sydney defeated Essendon by 3 points, Port Adelaide defeated Richmond by 2 points
Round 5: GWS defeated Sydney by 2 points
Round 6: Hawthorn defeated Adelaide by 3 points
Round 7: Sydney defeated Geelong by 2 points
On the verge, you say
Full credit to this bloke going early on Movember
Say, is that James Hird behind him?
The performance of the Bulldogs’ key forwards, summed up by Aaron Naughton
That was a slice so big, Ash Barty stood up and took notice.
I think the favourite horse of the Magpies cheersquad was ‘Mihgt And Power’
The fastest goal in the history of the Gold Coast Suns – 15 seconds by Chris Burgess
Shane McAdam, summing up why Adelaide kicked 4.15 and lost by 11 goals
Mark Ricciuto describing a collision he didn’t even see
Jason Dunstall boiling under the surface at a crap dribble kick
Hunter Clark, the one-man army
Falcon Watch: The clean shot through the back of the head from Marcus Adams
The only thing more painful than that was watching Port Adelaide.
Alastair Lynch gets away with a blatant incorrect disposal
Tom Papley wins the Gary Rohan Cup for the Swans
Surely Matty Nichols could’ve tried to cover his arse and claim the Jeremy Cameron non-mark was touched off the boot instead of the now incorrect Not 15 call
When you kick 1 goal from 5 shots and your team loses by 2 points despite pretty much dominating the game
Well, Joel Selwood does now hold a VFL/AFL record, and it doesn’t involve free kicks
The last time Melbourne ended a round on top of the ladder was Round 3, 2005
To give you an idea how long ago that was, Nathan Jones hadn’t debuted, and the Demons, who defeated Geelong on the Friday night, only had the fourth-longest premiership drought at the time:
The Swans were a few months away from ending the record 72 year drought that began with South Melbourne.
The Western Bulldogs were in the midst of a 51-year drought since the flag of 1954, which eventually ended a mere 11 years later.
And the third-longest drought was their opponents on that Friday night in the Cats, who were in year 42 of the 44-year flag drought, just one year ahead of the Demons, who now enjoy the longest reign of futility at 57 years.
It was great to see a high-scoring entertaining game between two traditional rivals on Sunday afternoon
… And West Coast vs Fremantle
The Zac Langdon goal that summed up Fremantle’s luck in the Derby
The good news for the Eagles is that they can recycle this Shannon Hurn video for next week
And finally, a demonstration from the Eagles on how to sing a club song with a mask on during these disturbing times
Well, the slight muffle has actually made their monstrosity of a song sound better.