Kicking Balls: Cats shred Port Adelaide!

1 10 2007

Geelong 24.19 (163) – Port Adelaide 6.8 (44)Kicking Balls

Geelong handed Port Adelaide an absolute thrashing… the biggest winning margin in the history of the game, 119 points. From beginning to end, I cannot think of a winner the Power had, so complete was the Cat’s victory.
At the first change, Port were down by 23 points, and a bud of mine stated that if the Port coach – Mark Williams – didn’t change something, then Geelong would run away with this one. ‘Choco’ Williams didn’t, and Geelong did indeed run away with the game.

Gary Ablett Jr does dad proud…It made a complete joke of both the preliminary final that Geelong won over Collingwood by 5 points, and of the last meeting these two teams had – in round 21 where Port beat the Cats by 5 points.

Geelong had plenty of winners, and you could’ve raffled the Norm Smith medallion for best afield. Steve Johnson took it, but it could just as easily gone to Matthew Scarlett, Gary Ablett, Paul Chapman, Cam Mooney… the list could go on and on. Read the rest of this entry »


Kicking Balls: That one day in September

28 09 2007

Kicking BallsAFL Grand Final: Geelong vs Port Adelaide

One day in September… and it’s here.
And who will win?

It’s hard to look beyond Geelong. They’ve been the benchmark all year, and their destruction of the Kangaroos was phenomenal. But that was nothing new – they’ve won matches like that all year… and they are yet to lose a game by more than 20 points thus far this year – they are always in the contest.

The ever-dangerous Shaun BurgoynePort are a different kettle of fish. They too destroyed the Roo-boys: to the tune of 87 points last week. They started the year slowly, but built up a damn good record by the end of the year, finishing very strongly. Their forwards have been the goods during this period, but their backline has been fragile. The Power have put up big scores, but have also have big scores put up against them. This may well suit Nathan Ablett, who has struggled somewhat this finals series. Read the rest of this entry »

Kicking Balls Special: isc-daws is a daddy!

28 09 2007

new bub joins the Dawson family!Just a lil’ bit of info to share with any AFL fans who read this blog & are wondering where the hell the regular AFL writer isc-daws is.

On the 19th of September, his first child was born. Kimberly joined the world at 5:41pm, weighing in at 2.9kg, and 49cm. Mother & bub are fine, Dad’s trying to remember what a full night of sleep’s like.
Direct quote: “The next person who uses the phrase “slept like a baby” in my presence shall receive a swift kick to the nether regions…”

Kicking Balls: Grand Final to be Cats vs Port!

24 09 2007

Kicking BallsSo the Grand Final’s decided post the weekend’s matches… two very different games with the Cats just getting (clawing?) home against the Pies, and the Roos getting drummed out of a game again.

Geelong 13.14.92
Collingwood 13.9.87
And what a game this was. The lead changed hands so many times, I sat & watched the game with a Collingwood supporter, so my ears are still ringing! Ye gods, but the Pies certainly have been entertaining this finals series, and they can hold their heads high as they exit stage left. They matched well with the Cats, chasing hard, defending well. Alan Didak was in particular very good, as was Travis Cloke. Read the rest of this entry »