While the NRL was having its International round the AFL was putting on a show of its own. This week has seen a crazy amount of underdogs come up with the goods against short priced favourites.
The weekend started with the Giants going down to the Saints in what many thought was the value lock of the week. The Giants had only been beaten by the Crows who were at the top of the ladder up to that point.
The Saints convincingly overcame the Giants in the 3rd quarter and booted 10 of the last 13 goals in the process.
Up next, who would’ve thought the Crows, who were priced as low as $1.17 in some books ended up falling by a whopping 60 points to the Kangaroos! Jarrad Waite starred with a mammoth six-goal effort in his return for the Roos.
Myself and many others tuned in at the quarter mark to find the Kanga’s up 64-0. You kind of knew it was curtains from that point.
Over 70,000 spectators were at the MCG to witness the Pies go from hero’s to zero’s. After surprising the Cats last week, the Pies fell to the Blues in a reversion to their usual form. The Pies seemed outhustled, outplayed and weren’t able to match Carlton’s composure.
Buckley may have dodged a bullet last week, but his seat keeps getting hotter.
West Coast ruined a fair few multis over the weekend by leading Port Adelaide from start to finish. Not much to report from this one. Eagles took the lead early, never got too far ahead, but managed to keep the Power at bay as they made their way to a victory on Saturday night.
Big wraps on Barass who managed to stifle a number of Port Adelaide attacks.
Geelong has hit a bit of a hurdle in their push for dominance. After falling to the Pies last week, the Cats managed to lose to the lowly regarded Suns in what should’ve been a bounce back game.
Geelong got as close as 5 points from the Suns before they pulled away to make the score line more convincing.
As we can see, multi killers all round this week in the AFL. The bookies have been having a right giggle at our expense. But it’s a long season and any punters who backed some dirty dogs this weekend I tip my hat to you.
By Nik Hatzi