AFL Round 23

It was an amazing final week of the Home and Away season.

Will Alf survive his heart attack? What next of the River Boys? How will Mr.Fisher express his feelings for Marylin and will Angel and Shane finally kiss? 

Oh, sorry, wrong Home and Away season.

It was the final round of the AFL Home and Away season before the finals get underway and Footy Twitter was in fine form.

We have it all covered in another edition of Around The Tweets. 

SUNDAY TWILIGHT
Port Adelaide 15-20 (110) def. Fremantle 10-7 (67)

Port Adelaide got the job done over Freo by 43 points as two clubs that had a season to forget finished off in a boring dead-rubber. Freo didn’t even live to expectations of sacking the coach and winning the next week.

Never tear us apart.

Next year is going to be the best narrowly missing out on the finals ever!

What a battle Port v Freo turned out to be!

SUNDAY ARVO:
Richmond 12-10 (82) def. Brisbane Lions 8-7 (55)

The Tigers got the job done over the Lions to secure a top-four finish, but Brisbane made sure they didn’t beat them by 10 goals or more to secure a week-one home final against Richmond.

Let’s do this again in two weeks.

Brisbane Lions fans might want to watch this passage of play in the incognito tab on their browser.

Richmond playing at the MCG is now a problem now that they win.

Brisbane could go on and win the flag and people would still think they aren’t in the mix.

SUNDAY EARLY
Western Bulldogs 18-13 (121) def. Adelaide 13-9 (87) 

The Bulldogs belted Adelaide, putting the Crows out of their misery and ensured their top-eight finish with a 40 point win in Ballarat.

Game. Set. Match.

The Doggies players bloody love their sponsor’s product. (Take note Brisbane Lions)

It’s just a little airborne, it’s still good – it’s still good.

Meanwhile, at Hawthorn, they needed the Crows to win in order to play finals.

 

…annnnndddd it’s gone.

 

The atmosphere in Ballarat was electric yesterday. Perhaps this concept of playing footy at local suburban grounds in the afternoon could really take off?

SATURDAY NIGHT
West Coast 9-13 (67) def.by Hawthorn 16-9 (105)

 

Alistair Clarkson conjured up another stroke of coaching genius as for a good 12 hours the Hawks were in the eight and upset West Coast denying them a top-four finish.

AC You’ve Done it Again!

 

They literally are a happy team at Hawthorn.

When Eagles fans have run out of things to Boo, it’s best to head home early and beat the traffic.

Now that you put it that way…

SATURDAY NIGHT
Gold Coast 7-13 (55) def.by GWS 20-7 (127)

GWS got everything they wanted on Saturday night – some much-needed confidence on the eve of the finals, Jeremy Cameron booted nine to get the Coleman Medal and the Gold Coast got to put their miserable season out of its misery. In a way, everybody won. 

Rohan, change the channel mate! 

One big day out against the Suns, win a Coleman Medal! What a deal!

 

The hottest ticket in town.

SATURDAY TWILIGHT:
Geelong 19-15 (129) def. Carlton 8-13 (61)

The Cats got top spot on the ladder with a solid 68 point win over the Blues at their home ground.

The Geelong banner wasn’t up to scracth. 

Punters who backed Paddy Dangerfield for the first goal have never been this satisfied in nine seconds, well…

Zero impact from Dangerfield.

Hats off to Daisy Thomas, a fine career!

SATURDAY ARVO:
North Melbourne 13-10 (88) def. Melbourne 12-11 (83)

Melbourne finished off an awful 2019 season in style by going down to North Melbourne in the last minute in Hobart.

Dees fans are truly glass-half-full people.

No doubt these blokes will be enjoying a well-earned refreshment on Mad Monday. Congrats on a fine career gents!

SATURDAY ARVO:
Sydney 17-7 (109) def. St.Kilda 8-16 (64)

This game was nothing but a Buddy Frankin/Jarrad McVeigh/Kieran Jack tribute match. 

But really, it was just a testimonial match.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Collingwood 10-11 (76) def. Essendon 10-5 (65)

It was a thriller on Friday night as the Pies and the wounded Bombers fought it out, but Twitter was all about Team USA being in attendance. 

OMG AMERICANS ARE WATCHING FOOTY!!! THEY MUST LIKE US!!! 

HE DID THE GOAL UMPIRE SIGNAL AND WORE A COLLINGWOOD JUMPER. AFL HAS MADE IT TO THE INTERNATIONAL BIG TIME!

PERHAPS THEY’LL PLAY FOOTY ONE DAY. 

Could be the same said for Domestic T20 Cricketers as well.

 

Meanwhile, Pop is happy to speak to 3AW.

But wasn’t having a bar of BT.

At least the Wog Boy could come up with yet another zinger!