2016 NAB

Review: Blues v Bombers

The less said about this affair the better. Carlton trundled out their B-Team and their B-Team probably doesn’t belong on a VFL field let alone the top competition in Australia. Predictably the skills, decision making and down right competency of the players were all brought into question. Whilst Essendon enjoyed…
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Review: Tigers v Hawks

A near full strength Richmond team took on a youthful Hawthorn team at Holm Park Recreation Reserve at Beaconsfield. The Hawks had some very key players out in Sam Mitchell, Luke Hodge, Luke Bruest, Jack Gunston, Isaac Smith and Jarryd Roughead and at times it showed in this one sided…
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Review: Power v Dees

Port flew out of the blocks in the first half only to be overrun by a very smooth looking Melbourne outfit in this game. Hard to take much out of many of the NAB games so far this preseason and this game was no different. There was one thing that…
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Review: Cats v Pies

For the first time in 20 years, both teams scored more than 120 points in a pre-season match. Despite stadium work going down at Geelong, which can often cause havoc with the wind and shots at goal, both sides were strangely accurate too, including the Pies (who have been somewhat…
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Review: Giants v Dogs

A near full strength Western Bulldogs traveled into my territory last night to take on the very young but super talented GWS Giants. This game was possibly the most important for me so far in the NAB. We got to see rookies. We got to see premiums. We got to…
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Rid’s Take – NAB week 1

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: Lions Vs Suns

Brisbane and Gold Coast travelled north to the Moreton Bay Sports Complex for a match where ball use was severely hampered by sweeping winds across the ground. Both sides fielded inexperienced lineups with the Lions holding a slight lead at the first break before the Suns slowly pulled away in the final…
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Review: Crows Vs Eagles

In a stinking hot day well over 30 degrees at Unley Oval we got our first look at the Eagles and the Crows. A relatively young Eagles side was missing regular best 22 players in Josh Kennedy, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff, Jack Darling, Jack Redden, Sharrod Wellingham, Jamie Cripps, Luke Shuey…
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Review: Swans Vs Port

Sydney and Port Adelaide faced off at the Blacktown International Sports Park in a match that was played in extremely difficult conditions, particularly in the final quarter where rain flew sideways across the ground. The Swans near full-strength side was too strong in the end for the Power, who elected…
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Review: Saints Vs Kangaroos

  The Saints and Kangaroos made the trip down the Hume Highway to the Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta. It was a beautiful day for the footy and the 2 teams didn’t disappoint. They played free running and bruise free footy. I liked what I saw from both teams in…
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