Finals upsets, fires, hashtags and All Australian squads – footy news week 17

The highlight

Three finals won by lower ranked teams.

First it was Fremantle getting under the skin of Geelong, well Ryan Crowley getting under the skin of Steve Johnson from opening bounce until after the final siren and Zac Dawson throwing his weight around before the ball was bounced. Ross Lyon’s Dockers were simply too good and didn’t allow the Cats to score a goal in the final quarter. The team effort was highlighted by the class performance of Michael Barlow who had 21 possessions and kicked three goals.

There were some unusual sights down at Geelong on Saturday: Aaron Sandilands played in a helmet, Stephen Hill manufactured a sliding doors moment at the interchange gate to pounce on a loose ball and set up a goal and in his 250th match Paul Chapman took the coin toss wearing the green substitutes vest. Even stranger still Geelong have never won a final at their home ground fortress, Kardinia Park, or won a final under the leadership of captain Joel Selwood. Selwood’s finals captaincy record stands at two losses to Fremantle and zero wins and he for one will be looking forward to taking on a different opponent this week when Geelong face Port Adelaide in a semi final.

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Come on click on the link. All the funny stuff including decoupage, bonfires and hashtags is in the link. Also a grumpy Ross Lyon and dodgy All Australian selections.

Go on click the link.


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