Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekend football ....

Super XV
  • The Hurricanes restart their loss-win sequence, with an impressive win over the Melbourne Rebels in Melbourne. 
  • Not really a fan of the split rounds in the AFL season..  especially when it feels the season has no momentum already.
  • Great win by the Swans. To be honest, even with the Hawks having a few players out, I didn't think they'd win, and perhaps the result could have been a lot more comfortable than it was. Yes Franklin was inaccurate (he kicked 2.7), but probably his best performance for Sydney so far. Tippett, Jetta, Hannebery and Kennedy were also standouts.  
  • A first for the AFL - the Goal Umpires at both ends of the Demons v Bulldogs game are women.  Worth reading this piece by one of the umpires, Chelsea Roffey.
  • Impressive wins by Port Adelaide and West Coast
  • There's a game tomorrow night too - St Kilda play Carlton, should be a fun game :)
  • After last weekends' break, the NRL is back this weekend.  The Roosters look like they are back now with an impressive win against the Tigers (who were travelling alright). 
  • Great to see Benji Marshall back, and hope he produces the football he is capable of at the Dragons, and judging from the Dragon's performance today, they need him.
  • For a neutral, the Manly - Melbourne game from Saturday night was the match of the round.
  • Really tight competition this year, with the 12th placed Dragon's 2 points behind the fourth place Roosters. Though, the top eight is starting to look a little bit more like how it will finish at the end of the year. Will be interesting to see the havoc the State of Origin will cause.
  • Final round of matches held tonight ... Manchester City are almost certain to win the title unless they lose to West Ham & Liverpool beat Newcastle.  The FA Cup will be played next weekend, and the UEFA Champions League (Real Madrid v Atlético de Madrid) and Europa League (Seville v Benfica) finals follow before next month's World Cup. 

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