AFL Round 19

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! 

 

SUNDAY TWILIGHT
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. 

Essendon fans think that perhaps there’s an agenda…

SUNDAY ARVO:
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?

There was a sighting of Plugger! Somebody get that man a Zinger box from Kentucky Fried.

Old mate Kenny behind the goals at the SCG is a footy institution.

SUNDAY EARLY
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.

Ross Lyon…from where you’d rather be.

SATURDAY NIGHT:
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.

The review of the game summed up in one tweet by commentator Andy Maher.

But at least the Port coaches could still see the humour in it all.

SATURDAY NIGHT:
St.Kilda 15-14 (104) def. Melbourne 13-7 (85) 

It’s official – Melbourne is crap.

 

In tough times, this Dees fan knows what to do to cheer himself up.

As a disappointing season comes to end, you’d hope the Dees at least have a crack.

The poor old Dees can’t even win a wooden spoon.

 

Quite possibly the worst free-kick of 2019.

SATURDAY TWILIGHT:
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.

SACK THE CARETAKER COACH (or at least see what other options are around) 

Big Josh Kennedy bagging six and getting his 600th career goal. A fine effort that!

Everyone could do with a Rioli in their life. 

SATURDAY ARVO:
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.

 Sam Walsh. The kid can play.

It’s crisis time at Adelaide, not only are fans microwaving memberships, they are taking to burning their footy jumpers! 

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

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!

 

SATURDAY ARVO:
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!

Drop the F-Bomb Fages! 

DARE TO BEAT THE BEAR.

This stat has got us thinking – should we get in the line for Grand Final tickets now?

FRIDAY NIGHT:
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.

As is Dylan Grimes.

That kid Dustin Martin also goes alright.

And this tweet was an absolute zinger.