Monday, September 14, 2009

AFL Preliminary Finals

The best game of AFL I can remember seeing was in Round 14 this year between the Cats and the Saints. I want to see it again on Grand Final day. So hopefully the Dogs and the 'Pies co-operate this weekend. St. Kilda have the extra burden of my hard earned cash so hopefully they get off to a good start tonight. The only way the Dogs could win this is by getting on top in the mid-field. Beating up on a depleted and sloppy Lions mid-field is probably not the greatest preparation for taking on the likes of St.Kilda who were clinical in beating the 'Pies in week 1 of the finals. The Saints have talent all over the park and if they can deliver the ball quickly into Riewoldt, there simply is no-one in the league who can defend him; it comes down to whether he's got the kicking boots on. The Dogs will need to somehow manufacture plenty of goals against a defense that doesn't give up many.

It was a big comeback win by Collingwood against the Crows last week but I got the feeling that was their grand final. If Geelong can come out with the same intensity they showed early against the Bulldogs, they could have the 'Pies done by half-time. Still, you can never underestimate Collingwood and their band of bogan supporters led by this clown:

"I'm Captain Assclown, King of all Bogans"

If you're looking for a sound bet, the St. Kilda (1-39)/Geelong (1-39) double is around the $5 mark.

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