Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Weekend footy..

The round feels like it went on and on..   Some quick thoughts,

I know its round one, but gee Hawthorn look ominous this year. There's just an apparent chemistry about the team in how they are playing with and for each other.

Sydney's performance was what you expect from them in round one, a little below par, but then again, the last quarter was something special.

Was happy to see the Demon's win, and the wins from Richmond, Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs should give their fans an optimistic vibe about what the season will bring.

The biggest talking point from the League round over the weekend was around the treatment of the referee by the crowd and players. It is good to see it being clamped down on. It looked ugly, and we should expect better from club captains. Again, the bottom line is, in sport decisions go against you, you need to cop it on the chin and move on, some days the rub of the green goes your way, and others it doesn't.

Quite the nightmare tipping round - I picked two winners, but just goes to show the form line early in the season is difficult to read. The Guardian had this beaut line: 'Storm beat the Warriors who beat the Raiders who beat the Sharks who beat the Roosters who beat the Raiders who beat Manly. The Tigers beat the Eels who beat Souths. The Cowboys beat the Panthers.'

Super Rugby
The Hurricanes are 7-0, which I still find staggering for a team whose general character is inconsistency. A win against NSW at home in their next match, will equal the best start in the competition's history, and will also be a club record.  Not that we're getting ahead of ourselves ;)

The other really great read over the week was this piece about All Black captain Richie McKaw.

On the horizon.. 
With the Cricket World Cup over, next attention moves to the Football World Cup (hard to believe the 2018 Qualifiers have started too), the Netball World Cup and the year finishes up with the Rugby World Cup...

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