2016 NAB

Rids Take – NAB that’s a wrap!

  The NAB is over for another year! Time to look at my podiums for the NAB as a whole. Some very impressive performances from some and not so impressive from others. At the end of the day though, NAB games are just practice games. I only ever really use…
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Rid’s Take – NAB week 4

As people would know, I am a footy addict. And I tend to see things differently to most. There is no right way or wrong way to watch these sort of games. Some people like to watch the stats. Some people like to watch the roles. Some people only watch…
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Review: Eagles v Bombers

The Bombers took a stronger team over to tackle last year’s Grand Finalist. They were no match for the Eagles but tried very hard and showed quite a few positives overall.  What we learnt Matthew Priddis: Matt Priddis had a very Matt Priddis like game. He seems to go under the…
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Review: Dees v Saints

Melbourne and St. Kilda met at Etihad Stadium to finalize their preparations for Round 1 with both sides putting their best available on the park. The Demons superior skills were the difference in the end as they came out 24-point winners, but both sides showed great endeavour to hunt the ball and apply pressure….
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Review: Lions v Giants

The type of game in which you were left thinking the future looks bright for both sides. Whilst the weather cleared up just before the siren, it was a dewy footy that perhaps saw a rise in tackle numbers, and maybe exacerbated the difference in skill level between these two…
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Review: Hawks v Roos

Two of the oldest and most experienced lists in the AFL hit the Etihad turf Saturday evening under an open roof and a balmy 23 degrees. The first half proved to be a brutal and hard fought out contest before the Hawks blew the game out early in the third…
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Review: Dockers v Cats

The Cats jumped on a plane with a very strong team and flew west to take on a full strength Fremantle Dockers outfit. It was hot from all reports over the other side of the country. Both teams were heavily rotated and managed through the game due to this. At…
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Review: Pies v Dogs

Collingwood & the Western Bulldogs played each other at Docklands, in a match-up that saw both teams name almost ‘Best 22’s. The Bulldogs stated that this would almost be their Round 1 team and the Pies played everybody in contention who wasn’t injured (Greenwood the exception, who was rested after…
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Review: Suns v Crows

In a humid and muggy game at Metricon a relatively inexperienced Suns midfield held up valiantly in the first half, but the more experienced Crows overran and outclassed the Suns in the second half. Due to the humidity & recent wet conditions on the coast plenty of skill errors from both…
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Review: Blues v Swans

Carlton and Sydney clashed at Etihad Stadium in their final NAB match before Round 1. The match was competitive throughout with both teams electing to field near full-strength sides, however it was the Swans ability to capitilize on their chances that got them over the line in the end.  What we learnt Jacob Weitering: The…
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