AFL Round 16

Boring games, thrilling finishes, blaming the umps, beltings and fashion statements.

Round 16 of the AFL delivered plenty of material for everyone on Twitter dot com this weekend and we bring it to you in a nice little package known as “Around the Tweets” 

Sunday Twilight
GWS Giants 11-8 (74) def.by Brisbane Lions 14-10 (94) 

The Brisbane Lions (Proudly sponsored by Neds) made a statement to the AFL world about the fact, they are indeed BACK-IN-TOWN with a rousing 20 point win over the Giants on their home deck. 

Footy Twitter clearly has a second favourite team (before winning becomes the norm and everyone hates the Lions again)

The Lions chairman has never been so proud of his boys

“Brisbane Lions premiership player Luke Hodge” sounds good, doesn’t it?

Fages coach of the year, Lachie Neale for Brownlow, Charlie Cameron for Norm Smith and Noah Answerth for Rising Star. You know it makes sense.

Despite the loss from the Giants, they still know how to do an awesome “gameday experience” for the fans.

SUNDAY ARVO:
North Melbourne 17-10 (112) def. St.Kilda 11-7 (73)

There was plenty to be tweeted about, but this is quite possibly the winner of the tweet of the year.

Hello, darkness my old friend.

North’s Jasper Pittard going with the long sleeves, great fashion areas.

Tarryn Thomas better live up to his name. 

SUNDAY EARLY:
Carlton 15- 10 (100) def.by Melbourne 15-15 (105)

A Frustrating game with an insane ending and plenty of material for Twitter in the Blues v Dees clash yesterday.

 Carlton seems to be staging brave comebacks every single week, but it’s unlikely people will have a soft spot for them anytime soon. 

Like many games this weekend, the first three quarters didn’t make for easy viewing. Enough so that someone was happy to get the Behavioral awareness officers to pay them a visit.

I’m no genius but Carlton’s strategy of coming back from five goals down at three-quarter time every week is probably not sustainable moving forward.

Saved by the bell was a popular sitcom in the 1990s, it was also the case for the Melbourne Football Club yesterday.

If you just watched the last two minutes of the Carlton v Melbourne game, you’d think it was amazing.

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Fremantle 2-19 (31) def.by West Coast 19-8 (122)

West Coast has arrived big time and what better way to do it than completely demolish cross-town rival Freo in the local Derby?

Thrashing aside, everyone on Twitter seemed to be fixated on Tom Barrass’s shorts-up fashion statement.

Good point. Perhaps make the West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs the new Western Derby if Freo doesn’t want to show up and play on the big stage.

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Western Bulldogs 10-11 (71) def. Geelong 7-13 (55) 

In another low scoring affair, the Dogs came from behind on Saturday night to beat the top of the ladder Cats. 

Are Cats Twitter the biggest sooks on the social micro-blogging platform? Dogs fans seem to think so.

They really took the loss well. 

We’re told Steve Hocking and the AFL commission has read Jaseee23’s tweet and will now be rewarding the four premiership points to Geelong.

SATURDAY TWILIGHT:
Adelaide 5-14 (44) def. Port Adelaide 15-11 (101) 

The Power continued their unreliable and untrustworthy season by knocking off their bitter rivals by 55 points in the showdown.

After beating the ladder leading Cats two week ago, they were soundly beaten in the wet last week at home against the Dogs.

They are now back in the eight and have leapfrogged the Crows into seventh. For now.

Robbie Gray is the Showdown specialist.

Some were claiming the Crows were mentally weak.

SATURDAY ARVO:
Gold Coast 9-4-58 def by. Richmond 23-12-150

Richmond had a much-needed percentage boost against a hapless Gold Coast side on Saturday afternoon on the Gold Coast.

The Tigers had kicked a century of points by half-time which was made even more impressive by the wet conditions.

Twitter came for Suns blood

The Tiger army was out and about despite the poor weather.

That will fix the problem!

 

SATURDAY ARVO: 

Essendon 11-10-76 def. Sydney 9-12-66

The Bombers sit just outside the top eight after a critical win over the Swans at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

There was nothing flashy or dominant about the win but it sets the Bombers up for a good shot at extending their season past August.

To say Swans fans were not happy with the standard of umpiring would be an understatement.

The misery continued for Swans fans.

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Hawthorn 9-13 (67) def. Collingwood 9-9 (63)

Nathan Buckley’s woes continued after his Magpies suffered their second loss in as many weeks against the Hawks on Friday night.

The Pies led for the entirety of the match until Mitch Lewis put the Hawks in front 14 minutes into the last quarter.

They are a happy team at Hawthorn.

Chasing the Cats seems a tough gig right now.

Before a dramatic finish, there wasn’t a lot to like about the brand footy on display.