Essendon and the Lions are sitting at polar opposite positions on the ladder. The Bombers have found a rejuvenated strength and belief in 2013, culminating in six victories in the first seven rounds, losing only to powerhouse team Geelong. The Lions just have not found the gear that they shifted into during the pre-season, and it has proved costly.
Running the ball down the ground, and an incredibly solid backline have been key assets to the Bombers roaring start to the season. By finding space and not giving their opponents a chance, there is a huge belief in the red and black army.
Of all the teams to finish in the top eight, the Geelong Cats threw up the most questions in terms of their dominance, ability and chances.
After a slow start early in the season (the Cats were 4-4 after eight rounds), just three more losses saw them finish a respectable sixth on the ladder. The 5 years before had yielded four grand finals, three flags and preliminary final. Continue reading AFL 2012: Geelong Season Review→
In a dramatic finals series, Fremantle has pulled off an incredible upset, defeating Geelong by 16 points at the MCG last night.
Outplayed at almost every turn, and stunned by a five goal to none first quarter, the Cats never really looked like they would threaten to produce a massive turnaround. However, despite a spirited five goal last quarter, and a three goal burst early in the second quarter, the Cats could not contain a Fremantle outfit which was helped immensely by the Cats squandering numerous chances. Continue reading AFL: Finals review: Fremantle v Geelong→