Friday, August 31, 2012

AFL Preview Round 23

AFL Preview Round 23

Meanwhile back at the AFL: So it was farewell to Brett Ratten as Carlton coach but the use of the coach as a scapegoat for a team’s performance can seem to be a bit unfair. However, in this case, I don’t think he was the right man for that job but then the Carlton football team also lacks a few key players. Is Mick Malthouse the answer? Well if he still has the passion it would be worth it for Carlton to sound him out but don’t expect a premiership next season. And Cloke to go to Carlton too? He needs to lift his game or nobody will want him.

Hawthorn V West Coast at the MCG Friday night

A final before a final. West Coast needs to win to ensure a top 4 finish and a home final so they will be desperate against this strong Hawthorn team. There are good match ups in the centre and really, across the ground the teams are pretty even. If the game was in Perth the tip would be the Eagles but at the MCG I favour the Hawks.

Hawthorn by 18

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bob Jones 28, Athens 7

, August 23, 2012 9:32 p.m.

MADISON, Alabama -- Bob Jones was on the losing end of the field position battle for the bulk of the first half of Thursday night’s Madison Bowl against visiting Athens.
Three possessions netted the Patriots only 33 yards, much of which came deep in their own end. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, spent time in Bob Jones territory on each of their first three drives.
But the Patriots’ defense didn’t break, and eventually, it created some opportunities for the offense. Bob Jones recovered fumbles on consecutive Athens possessions -- the second of which led to the game’s first touchdown -- as it went on to a 28-7 victory at Madison City Schools Stadium.
“Sometimes all it takes is one play by one player to give everyone some confidence,” Patriots coach Kevin Rose said.

FOOTBALL: Panthers start slow but heat up against Aztecs


VAN HORN Permian started sluggishly in its scrimmage against El Paso Dorado on Friday and trailed the Aztecs for the most of the evening.
As the night wore on, though, the Panthers gradually got stronger.
Permian, after being outscored 3-1 in the untimed portion of the scrimmage, dominated the live quarter that capped their day at Eagle Field. The Panthers’ defense forced two turnovers on downs deep in its own territory, got a late interception by Chase Miller and pitched a 12-minute shutout, while Jack Wilkins threw a pair of touchdown passes for the offense.
“I feel like we finished strong,” Permian receiver Matthew Molinar said. “We started off a little slow, but I feel like we picked it up at the end and did good.

Legends Say Goodbye

Next week, we say goodbye to Nathan Hindmarsh...and Luke Burt, possibly to Petro Civoniceva. Last round of 2012 NRL and these legends have told us that this is their last season.

Personally, I love Nathan Hindmarsh. Never been an Eels fan or a Blues fan but I've loved what this bloke brought to the game. The game will be much sadder without him, lacking some personality, hunour and general all round good bloke.....the NRL will be sadder for him not running around.

He always had a crack......Love ya Nathan...and to every other legend saying goodbye. Thank you so much. We will miss you.

Monday, August 6, 2012

AFL Review Round 19

ALF Review

Round 19

Teams 7, 8 and 9 are all on 44 points with just percentage separating them. St Kilda and Carlton, after their weekend losses may have missed the boat to the finals. Over the remaining rounds there will no doubt be some shuffling going on between teams placed 1 to 9 and in the balance are home finals and second chances.

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