It’s Round 21 and in our latest AFL podcast, we discuss all the big issues of the day. And the smaller issues too, because no stone should remain unturned in this classic 2017 season in trying to determine who will win the flag.
In this AFL podcast episode of The Protected Zone, Eddy Jay and Lintang Enam discuss:
- All the great games from Round 20, and who is coming out tops. We think it’s down to just a few teams for premiership possibilities. But which ones?
- Adelaide and Port Adelaide. Yes, we left the game knowing that one is a contender, the other one is a pretender. A score of 1.3 at half-time? That might have been a winning score in 1897, but not now.
- Can games be so bad that they are actually good? Maybe. But the Fremantle–Gold Coast was so bad that Rodney Eade decided to give up coaching. Can football be this bad?
- Tackling is the big issue, so we add our part to it as well. Players shouldn’t almost have to die on the ground before the AFL looks at this. It’s not Brodie’s fault, he’s a gun graffiti artist, but he has been let down by the game.
- The World Cup that we don’t know about (actually, it’s called the AFL International Cup). Australia invented the game, but is not playing in this tournament that the AFL has kept as a well kept secret. What’s going on?
- We preview the big Round 21 feature games: Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney, Geelong and Richmond, and the game between the two Magpies teams. And our quick tips for all the other games. Another big round to salivate over.
- And we go out with a Devo song which epitomises Round 20. Gut punching and slappy happy.