Round 14 Mega Post

 

The Crows Game

Us Not Them

Adelaide vs Hawthorn

7.20pm, Friday 22 June,

Adelaide Oval,

Aidan Hammond

 

The hype is up. I go to 2 adelaide games each season, I have already been to Adelaide v Richmond. I am playing in all the other friday night games, so I have to go to one of the thursday games. This is the only one for the Crows. Hopefully the Crows win by a lot.

 

At school I can’t concentrate for most of the day. I am so excited for the Crows match, they should win. I go home and get everything for the Crows match. Then I have tennis coaching I go to that then get my Crows gear on and the tickets.

 

We go to the O-bahn busway paradise hub and we wait for grandma and grandpa, we are going to the footy with them tonight. Dad and I were stressing for nothing, we were planning to meet at 6, we were 10 minutes early grandma and grandpa arrive and we get on.

 

On the bus ride I have to sit on Dad’s lap to give other people room. We ride and at the end when we are in the city it is horrible. Frome road took more than half of the trip. King william road was also horrid. Someone pressed next stop on King William Road.

 

We finally got out and then we walked down King William Road. We see the casino. Kind of Close. The festival theatre. Getting closer. River Torrens and the bridge. Super Close. Ah, The flying saucer, I mean the Adelaide oval. We are here.

 

We look at the tickets and it says front gate. We hope it is the east gate but it is not so we have to walk around again. We go up five levels then go into row Z we sit down in our seats and see we have a Hawthorn supporter next to us. And above us.

 

The match starts off with Hawthorn and I am worried. Depends how early, the first 20 seconds and my Dad is already worried, I am not. I am when they get an uncontested mark. The Crows come back in the second bit of the quarter. It is level.

 

At quarter time Don Pyke should be telling them how they need to get their defense to do better. They are just letting Hawthorn players go free. It is us not them. We go better in the 2nd quarter and are doing well. We end up  leading by 18.

 

In the 3rd quarter I know that it is either going to be the Hawks just staying in this or the Crows blowing them out. I hope the Crows blow them out. They don’t it is low scoring. The Crows don’t score until late in the quarter Tex does an outside 50 bomb.

 

In the last quarter the Crows still have the lead. If they win this this is another step to winning the premiership. That will show that they are clutch. They lose by 3 goals.  After the game for 10 minutes I go for Geelong. I’m depressed. Next Morning I go for Crows.

 

ADELAIDE     4.2   9.4  10.6  12.10 (82)

HAWTHORN  4.2   6.4   9.7   14.12 (96)

 

GOALS

Adelaide: Jenkins 3, Walker 2, Greenwood 2, Cameron, B.Crouch, Betts, Lynch, Otten

Hawthorn: O’Brien 2, Burton 2, Puopolo 2, Henderson 2, Roughead, Langford, O’Brien, Hartung, Mitchell, Burgoyne

BEST

Adelaide: M.Crouch, Greenwood, Laird, Talia, Lynch

Hawthorn: Henderson, Mitchell, Burgoyne, Birchall, Burton, Hardwick

INJURIES

Adelaide: Milera (knee), Brown (ankle)

Hawthorn: TBC

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, Margetts, Meredith

Official crowd:  45,312

 

 

Port Adelaide Game

In It and We Know It

Port Adelaide versus Collingwood

1.45pm, Saturday 24 June

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Aidan Hammond

 

When I woke up I knew that I would win tennis. I woke up and I didn’t want to get out of bed. I realized that I had to win my tennis. First we played doubles and we won 6-0 and I played in that. We also won the singles 6-3 and 6-2. We are top of the ladder. I chill out for the rest of the day until the Port game.

 

In it and know it. People know it. If Port win this game they are in it. At the start of it it is all Port, Travis Boak is playing really well in the first quarter. They are pretty inaccurate from one pocket and could be winning by a lot more, they are doing well.

 

At quarter time Nathan Buckley would be telling his Pies to keep up with the power and stop Travis Boak. Ken Hinkley would be telling his power and Boak to keep up work, Jarman Impey as well. In the second quarter it seems like Nathan Buckley had the more voice.

 

At half time the coaches will try to give their voices a shout. Nathan Buckley saying to do the second quarter again and Ken Hinkley to say first. Well none of the coaches are heard Collingwood did it under. Port Adelaide did it over and do well.

 

At 3 quarter time the coaches will need to say something. Something inspiring. Like “You know how much you need to win this game, it is to keep your season alive” said by Nathan. Or for Ken “Come on the Power, put them away”.  They both didn’t Collingwood won the last quarter, Port won the game. Port are in it and we know it.

 

COLLINGWOOD    1.0    4.3    6.7       9.8 (62)
PORT ADELAIDE   4.3    6.8    11.11   13.15 (93)

 

GOALS
Collingwood: Moore 3, Fasolo 2, Brown, De Goey, Crocker, Reid
Port Adelaide: R.Gray 5, S.Gray 2, Impey, Neade, White, Wingard, Wines, Dixon

BEST
Collingwood: Pendlebury, Treloar, Fasolo, Sidebottom, Goldsack, Reid
Port Adelaide: R. Gray, White, Powell-Pepper, Wingard, Wines, Hartlett, Jonas

INJURIES
Collingwood: Nil
Port Adelaide: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Dalgleish, S.Ryan, B.Ryan

Official crowd: 35,933 at the MCG

Walkerville Game:

The Great One

Walkerville versus Salisbury West

10.40pm, Sunday 25 June,

Walkerville Oval, Adelaide

Aidan Hammond

 

I wake up and then I get ready. Socks up. Shorts on. Top on. Boots tied. Bottle filled. Mouthguard in. I go to Walkerville Oval and we get a sneaky park up the back. We get our team photo taken then a talk given to. I am on the wing and will try and sweep at the centre bounces.

 

So for the centre bounce I do what I need to do. I sweep up and then I pick up the ball and run and break free from tackles and then I go up and then I bring it inside forward 50. We keep it inside forward fifty and get lots of switch plays. We only score 1.3. I have a shot on goal that I could have scored. I passed it off but he dropped it.

 

At quarter time I look at the board and I am on the bench. Then the coach tells us about our game. We played pretty bad with our skills and our targeting, and positioning. In the second quarter from the bench I see a six brilliant six goal quarter. At one point we had 19 on the field but we got away with it.

 

At half time Phil tells us that we are doing way better than we did the first quarter.We go up to our line coaches and get told to keep the second quarter going. I am on the wing again and I do a bit more of the same thing except I get more stoppage action and I build a wall on the 50 to keep the forwardline open. We kick away.

 

At 3 quarter time they get a handicap. They start off with a free kick at the centre bounce. That was one the umpires called. The second one that our coach called was that we had to handball the whole time except. Switch kick. From full back. For goal. We kicked 2. We win by 83. I get the best player award. I then have a grill’d burger at lunch.

 

Walkerville 13.7 83

Salisbury 0.0 0

 

My Tipping:

Melbourne 92 Sydney 96

Western Bulldogs 89 West Coast 102

Carlton 46 Adelaide 148

Gold Coast 89 North Melbourne 100

Greater Western Sydney 89 Geelong 98

Port Adelaide 89 Richmond 72

Essendon 123 Brisbane 73

Hawthorn 90 Collingwood 83

Fremantle 90 Saint Kilda 103

 

My Tipping Results:

Tipping/Results

Adelaide 135 Hawthorn 73 / Adelaide 82 Hawthorn 96 L

Sydney 103 Essendon 125 / Sydney 86 Essendon 85 L

Collingwood 104 Port Adelaide 100 / Collingwood 62 Port Adelaide 93 L

Brisbane 92 Greater Western Sydney 72 / Brisbane 86 Greater Western Sydney 146 L

North Melbourne 98 Western Bulldogs 86 / North Melbourne 106 Western Bulldogs 107 L

West Coast 76 Melbourne 100 / West Coast 96 Melbourne 99 W

Geelong 78 Fremantle 65 / Geelong 74 Fremantle 72 W

Richmond 89 Carlton 76 / Richmond 84 Carlton 58 W

Saint Kilda 84 Gold Coast 90 / Saint Kilda 103 Gold Coast 72 L

3/9

 

My Brownlow Medal

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My Premiership Favourites

This is a little thing that I used to do when I was younger to see who I would think would win the Premiership. Who I think will win the premiership will change throughout the season. I will do an update every time it changes. I know it is not a very good method and it is not reliable, but here goes.

 

The reigning premiers start off as favourites then whoever beats them are favourites then whoever beats them are favourites and so on. Western Bulldogs start off as favourites and they have only had one team beat them which is Fremantle and that was in Round 3. Fremantle lost against West Coast so that means that West Coast are favourites. West Coast lost to Essendon so that makes Essendon favourites. Essendon lost to Richmond so that means Richmond are favourites. Richmond lost to Sydney and Sydney haven’t lost since then so sydney are favourites.

 

This is a more complicated version of it. So the reigning premiers are the favourites and whoever beats them are favourites. If the favourites have been beaten before the round that they got beaten on then the team with highest winning margin on them and so on.

 

Western Bulldogs start favourites, the only team that has beaten them are Fremantle, Fremantle have lost 2 games. One against Geelong by 42 and the other one against Port by 89. So Port are the favourites. They have lost 2 games, 1 against Crows by 17 and 1 against GWS by 31. Therefore GWS are the favourites. GWS have only lost 1 game and that was against the Crows. The Crows have lost 1 game and that was against North Melbourne North Melbourne have lost 5 games the most against West Coast by 43.

 

West Coast have lost 2 games, the most by 50 against Hawthorn. Hawthorn have lost 5 games, the most by 86 against Gold Coast and Geelong. Gold Coast have lost 4 and Geelong have lost 2. Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29. Collingwood have lost 5 games, the most by 29 against Geelong.  Geelong have lost 2 games, the most against Collingwood by 29, we have already been down that path and it would go on a endless loop so the other team they lost to is Gold Coast.

 

Gold Coast have lost by 4 games the most by 102 against GWS. GWS have 2 games, the most by the Crows by 56, we have already been down that path so it will be on an endless loop so the other game they have lost was against Saint Kilda by  23. Saint Kilda have lost 3 games, the most by 38 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 3 games and 2 have been mentioned already, the other game was against Essendon.

 

Essendon have lost 4 games, the most by 65 against Crows. Crows have lost 2 games but we have already been down one of those paths, the one that we haven’t been down through was against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 29 against Geelong. Geelong have lost 4 games and we have been down 3 of lose paths. The other one is against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths. The most by 61 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games, the most against the Crows but we have already been down that path so second is against Collingwood for 38. Collingwood have lost 7 games, the most by 29 against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games, the most by 90 against Port Adelaide.

 

Port Adelaide have lost 5 games, The most by 70 against Essendon. Essendon have lost 6 games. We have been down 2 paths so the 3rd the most losing margin is against Fremantle by 37. Fremantle have lost 6 games the most by Crows by 100. The Crows have lost 3 games the most by North Melbourne but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is against Melbourne. Melbourne have lost 5 games the most by 29 against Geelong but we have already been down that path so the second highest margin is 14 against North Melbourne.

 

North Melbourne have lost 4 games, the most by 43 against West Coast but we have already been down that path, so the second most is by 42 against Sydney and GWS, the highest score out of them, was Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, the most by 42 against GWS. GWS have lost 3 games we have been down to of the paths so the only path left is against Carlton. Carlton have lost 7 games we have already been down 1 of the paths so the second highest margin is against Richmond. Richmond have lost 5  games the most by 76 against  Adelaide.

 

Adelaide have lost 3 games we have been down 2 of those paths so the only path left is against Geelong. Geelong have lost 5 games and we have been down all of those paths except against West Coast. West Coast have lost 5 games we have been down 2 of those paths. The third most is against Richmond.

 

Richmond have lost 5 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest path is against Sydney. Sydney have lost 6 games, we have already been down one of those paths so the second highest is against West Coast.

 

West Coast have lost 5 games and we have already been down 3 of those paths so the fourth highest margin is against GWS by 8. GWS have lost 3 games and we have been down 3 of those paths so GWS are favourites.

 

If Greater Western Sydney and Sydney don’t lose anymore games from here they will stay favourite.

 

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