There are only four matches this Saturday but you can still watch AFL all day long, from 1.45pm, all the way up until 10.30pm. That makes it a Super Saturday!
Game 1: St Kilda v Sydney
In Round 8, Sydney destroyed North Melbourne and St Kilda wanted to destroy Carlton, but decided to sledge Carlton’s captain, Mark Murphy, about the women in his life. Lame, St Kilda, very lame. Sydney are almost back to their 2016 almost-premiership form. St Kilda, when they are not sledging, can play some very good football, still a bit of inexperience, but still very good. But they’ll be taught a bit of a football lesson at the Docklands, where the Swans have won 11 of their past 12 matches there. The Saints won’t be marching in, Sydney to continue their good form. #AFLSaintsSwans
- Eddy Jay – Sydney, 23 points.
- Lintang Enam – Sydney, 31 points
Game 2: Greater Western Sydney v Richmond
How will Richmond respond after their after-the-siren loss to Fremantle? How will Greater Western Sydney respond after their almost-after-the-siren victory against Collingwood? Close games are needed in AFL, especially if the game is not of a high standard. Did you know that there have only been 49 after-the-siren victories in AFL history? There should be a special cup provided to the losers. Richmond will be psychologically damaged from their loss last week, and Greater Western Sydney will inflict some more damage. #AFLGiantsTigers
- Eddy Jay – Greater Western Sydney, 37 points.
- Lintang Enam – Greater Western Sydney, 55 points
Game 3: Brisbane v Adelaide
Asleep at the football? That’s understandable, as it’s only Brisbane. This great club has fallen into a heap, the legend of the 2001, 2002 and 2003 premierships now a very distant memory. What happened to Brisbane? We do know that they were at the wrong end of a 138-point defeat when they last played against Adelaide, but that was at the Adelaide Oval. This result won’t be as severe, but the Crows are not in hot form either. They’ve lost their last two games, just as the engravers finished etching ‘Adelaide’ onto the premiership cup. They’re April/May premiers, but Adelaide should win big time. #AFLLionsCrows
- Eddy Jay – Adelaide, 63 points.
- Lintang Enam – Adelaide, 39 points
Game 4: Collingwood v Hawthorn
If this match was played five years ago, it would be the hottest ticket in town, standing room only at the MCG and Melbourne would come to a standstill. But it’s not five years ago; it’s 2017 and both of the AFL’s biggest teams are languishing at the bottom of the ladder. Interestingly, Nathan Buckley has never coached Collingwood to a victory over Hawthorn, their last victory being the classic preliminary final in 2011. No reminders that it was Mick Malthouse coaching that day, the man that Buckley replaced. Regretting that decision by any chance, Mr McGuire? This is Collingwood’s best chance – Hawthorn have been decimated by injury and have not been playing well all year, as their 3–6 record and 76% suggests. Collingwood haven’t been that much better than Hawthorn, but enough to carry them over the line. Just. #AFLPiesHawks
- Eddy Jay – Collingwood, 11 points.
- Lintang Enam – Collingwood, 6 points