The Return Of The AFL Power Forwards. #33

The AFL Protected Zone Podcast

The 2018 AFL season is moving along just fine – we’ve only had two rounds, which constitutes 9.5 per cent of the home and away season, but it’s still anyone’s guess for how this season will pan out.

In our fantastic weekly podcast, we review the big games of Round 2, where we had a few surprising results – Port Adelaide for one – and yet another classic game between Hawthorn and Geelong. Not as great as the 1989 VFL Grand Final match between these two teams but, come on, it’s only Round 2, so we can’t expect too much.

But with every yin, there is yang, and that happened on Good Friday, where football was crucified at the Docklands Stadium. North Melbourne and St Kilda on 2.10 each at half-time. It was so bad that it was almost like football was not being played, possibly some other game with different rules and different skills. Wow. It was the worse game since St Kilda and Sydney had an 8.8 draw match back in 2002 under the roof, which itself was the worst game ever in the history of the universe.


In our great podcast, we also focus on:

  1. The return of the AFL power forwards. Lockett, Dunstall, Ablett Snr, Sumich. The big power forwards from the 1980 and 1990s. Have they returned or are we being premature?
  2. Umpires under the pump.
  3. Coaches under the pump.
  4. Our suggestions for clearing up bad injuries in the AFL, after we witnessed a player attacked by a goalpost.

We preview the third round of this season and give our big tips and, in our Song of the Week, we pay homage to the power forward: Power To The People, from John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Listen in and power up!

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