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AFL: 5 magical moments of season 2013, from the Beyond Realisation desk

Jeremy Howe of Melbourne flies high over Heath Grundy (photo: Triple M)
Jeremy Howe of Melbourne flies high over Heath Grundy (photo: Triple M)

Where to begin?  The season is still going through finals, but AFL fans have seen some spectacular moments that will be embedded in the history books of 2013.

From the screamers to the howlers, the bombs to the flops, and the fabulous dashes across the field, there is no doubting the league has seen a plethora of highlights amidst controversies.

Not every amazing moment from the season will make this list, but here are five occasions where the AFL world stopped, and stared. Continue reading AFL: 5 magical moments of season 2013, from the Beyond Realisation desk

AFL: Essendon v Brisbane Lions: Round 8 Preview

Essendon Football Club
Essendon Football Club (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Overview

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.

Have a look at the Lions, and recent weeks have had “danger” written all over them.  There is huge potential on the list, but not being able to stay with opponents for a full game and being caught in defence has caused Michael Voss‘ tenure to become somewhat fragile.
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AFL 2012: Geelong Season Review

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

AFL: Finals review: Fremantle v Geelong


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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.
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