Round 19 of the AFL had it all.
Missed score reviews, injuries to stars, underperforming teams with high hopes, people jumping back on the bandwagon of one time strugglers and umpires finding love.
There was plenty to tweet about over the weekend and we’ve got it all covered in another epic edition of Around the Tweets!
Gold Coast Suns 15-6 (96) def.by Essendon 16-10 (106)
The Package may have saved the day for Essendon but SHOCK! The score review missed something.
Perhaps Twitter should get a job in the new AFL “bunker” or whatever it will be called.
The AFL are lucky Essendon won otherwise they may have been confronted with the reality of their umpiring department stealing 8 premiership points off them this season #AFLSunsDons
— Ronny Lerner (@RonnyLerner) July 28, 2019
— Ricky Mangidis (@rickm18) July 28, 2019
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) July 28, 2019
Essendon fans think that perhaps there’s an agenda…
The #60Mins episode last night was a dud.
— Albert Thurgood (@AlbertThurgood) July 28, 2019
— Bryce Parker (@bryce_parker26) July 28, 2019
Sydney 12-8 (80) def.by Geelong 16-11 (107)
A sluggish start but a much needed 27 point win on the road by the Cats over the Swans at the SCG yesterday.
More goal review problems. Who’d of thought?
We have the 'AFL Edge' technology at Marvel Stadium but not at the SCG. Whatever the AFL chooses to use for its goal review system, it must be consistent at every venue. #AFLSwansCats
— Adam White (@White_Adam) July 28, 2019
There was a sighting of Plugger! Somebody get that man a Zinger box from Kentucky Fried.
— 7AFL (@7AFL) July 28, 2019
Old mate Kenny behind the goals at the SCG is a footy institution.
— Kenny Williams (@Kenny_SCG) July 28, 2019
Western Bulldogs 16-17 (113) def. Fremantle 9-12 (66)
The Doggies easily accounted for Freo and are knocking on the top eight’s door but it was an injury to veteran Dale Morris that had Twitter talking in this match.
Opposition players and umpires made a beeline to shake Moz’s hand after the game. Such is the immense respect for the man of steel. Our warrior.
— Carmen Petropulo ❤️⚪️💙 (@Mansfield_Petro) July 28, 2019
— Danny McGinlay (@dannymcginlay) July 28, 2019
— Michael Willson (@MichaelCWillson) July 28, 2019
— Wayne Ludbey (@WLudbey) July 28, 2019
Ross Lyon…from where you’d rather be.
— J o (@Aussie_Jo) July 28, 2019
Port Adelaide 7-13 (55) def. GWS Giants 8-8 (56)
The GWS fan at Adelaide Oval was up and about as the Giants held on in a thriller against the Power in Heath Shaw’s 300th.
— 💧Redv6 💧 (@REDV6) July 27, 2019
The review of the game summed up in one tweet by commentator Andy Maher.
Fatigue kicks in.
Numbers can’t get to contests.
Ball pings all over the joint.
Players lift heroically.
The sluggish get exposed.
Those who dig deep stand out.
It’s often not pretty.
But that last 10 minutes was bloody great stuff.#AFLPowerGiants
— Andy Maher (@AndyMaherDFA) July 27, 2019
But at least the Port coaches could still see the humour in it all.
— Jack Hudson (@jhudson_10) July 27, 2019
St.Kilda 15-14 (104) def. Melbourne 13-7 (85)
It’s official – Melbourne is crap.
Tonight Melbourne had 14 players from its prelim final side + Jake Lever.
— Mitch Cleary (@cleary_mitch) July 27, 2019
In tough times, this Dees fan knows what to do to cheer himself up.
Might watch a couple of episodes of Chernobyl to lighten to mood #AFLSaintsDees
— ralph horowitz (@rtralphy) July 27, 2019
As a disappointing season comes to end, you’d hope the Dees at least have a crack.
— Brian Peel (@Brian_Peel) July 27, 2019
The poor old Dees can’t even win a wooden spoon.
Melbourne probably won’t get past the Suns but this season has been a fair effort to try and be the worst team in the competition. #AFLSaintsDees
— Titus O'Reily (@TitusOReily) July 27, 2019
Quite possibly the worst free-kick of 2019.
I mean seriously. Melbourne's now in front because of that?
— Nate (@Natskis) July 27, 2019
West Coast 18-13 (121) def. North Melb. 10-12 (72)
The Eagles are well and truly back in the hunt and the “Boo Factory” at Optus Stadium is well and truly back in business.
Neil Armstrong: That’s one small step for man…
West Coast supporters: BOOOOO #AFLEaglesNorth
— Gee Money (@1GMFC) July 27, 2019
SACK THE CARETAKER COACH (or at least see what other options are around)
— Ross Payne (@RossPayneAU) July 27, 2019
Big Josh Kennedy bagging six and getting his 600th career goal. A fine effort that!
👏👏Josh Kennedy needed 6⃣ goals today to reach 6⃣0⃣0⃣ in his career.
— SuperFooty (AFL) (@superfooty) July 27, 2019
Everyone could do with a Rioli in their life.
— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) July 27, 2019
Carlton 13-9 (87) def. Adelaide 9-6 (60)
It’s a case of Bluementum. They’ve got the best coach in the Teague. Carlton have won three in a row with a comfortable 27 point win over Adelaide at the G on Saturday.
Turns out the saviour for Carlton is this man’s, new baby.
So my daughter is 3 weeks old and still hasn’t seen a Carlton loss #AFLbluescrows
— Josh Pierpoint (@Pierie19) July 27, 2019
Sam Walsh. The kid can play.
Sam Walsh reached 30 disposals in a game for third time today. He's played every game and only once he hasn't reached 20 disposals and averages he 25.4 disposals a game. It has become one of the most impressive, consistent and composed debut seasons of all time.#AFLBluesCrows
— Adam White (@White_Adam) July 27, 2019
It’s crisis time at Adelaide, not only are fans microwaving memberships, they are taking to burning their footy jumpers!
— Chris Allen (@ChipDawg23) July 27, 2019
— jules (@juleslivingston) July 27, 2019
Don’t you hate it when that happens?
This feels as bad the time I got blackout drunk and traded two first round picks for Bryce Gibbs to tag in the SANFL. #AFLBluesCrows
— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) July 27, 2019
But the story from this game wasn’t the match itself, it was love and this from boundary umpire Dillon Tee proposing to Eleni Glouftsis in the middle of the MCG after the game.
Congrats guys, it makes us all want to believe in love again!
As wholesome as it gets. https://t.co/uEQvAmyeU9
— AFL (@AFL) July 27, 2019
Hawthorn 7-18 (60) def.by Brisbane Lions 13-9 (87)
THE BRISBANE LIONS (proudly sponsored by Neds) ARE GOING TO PLAY FINALS IN 2019!
They did it with a fine 27 point win over the Hawks in Tassie.
Lions fans, the chairman has spoken – GET TO THE GABBA!
A great month for @brisbanelions with three great road wins. Next three games at the Gabba, looking forward to our supporters getting along and making plenty of noise! Thanks to all those supporters who travelled to Launceston and supported us. #uncaged #GoLions #AFLHawksLions
— Andrew Wellington (@AJWellytweet) July 27, 2019
Drop the F-Bomb Fages!
I can’t wait for Fagan to let the F-word rip post-game…these Lions are playing finals! #AFLHawksLions
— Oliver Caffrey (@ollycaffrey) July 27, 2019
DARE TO BEAT THE BEAR.
— Matt (@Mattys123) July 27, 2019
This stat has got us thinking – should we get in the line for Grand Final tickets now?
— Quentin Hull (@QuentinHull) July 27, 2019
Collingwood 9-12 (66) def.by Richmond 14-14 (98)
Make no mistake, It’s Tiger Time.
Hot take – Tom Lynch is good at Football.
— Richmond FC 🐯 (@Richmond_FC) July 26, 2019
As is Dylan Grimes.
— Mitchell Scott (@MitchellBScott) July 26, 2019
That kid Dustin Martin also goes alright.
— Richmond FC 🐯 (@Richmond_FC) July 26, 2019
And this tweet was an absolute zinger.
Bronx cheer for Mason Cox is outrageous.
He’s from Texas. #AFLPiesTigers
— Ares Mars (@AresMarsFlack) July 26, 2019