Round 21 has come and gone with a few very one sided games and a couple of close results. We had four people who managed to pick all nine winners with another 32 picking eight. Of those that managed to pick nine Steve Greenwood (Class of 1982) was closest (but still a long way off) to picking the margin in Hawthorn’s thrashing of GWS in the snow in Canberra. Congratulations Steve that’s $100 coming your way!
With regard to overall standings and with only two rounds to go, Paul Van Luxemborg and Natasha Watts are our joint leaders on 123, Helen Murnane and Kenneth Hall (Class of 2002) sit just one behind on 122 and there are another two people on 121. Looking ahead to Round 22 there are up to eight games that could go either way so this will be a defining week.
What a blockbuster round of footy lies ahead of us with only one game appearing to be a one sided contest:
Melbourne v Sydney – Both these sides are in pretty ordinary form having only won one game between them since Round 15;
Carlton v St Kilda – The clash of the sides being led by caretaker coaches, so plenty on the line;
Brisbane v Geelong – The top two will battle it out in what should be a great game;
Adelaide v Collingwood – The tough games keep coming, Adelaide fighting for a finals berth while Collingwood hope to get into the top 4;
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide – North’s form has dropped away a little of late but they will still provide a stern test to a Port side clinging to eighth spot by percentage only;
Fremantle v Essendon – Fremantle’s season is over after a heart breaking loss to St. Kilda while Essendon has an enormous injury list but simply must win if they want to stay in the eight;
Richmond v West Coast – 3rd v 4th and this should be a classic, some people are even suggesting this could be a Grand Final preview;
GWS v Western Bulldogs – Another intriguing contest with huge ramifications for both sides; and
Hawthorn v Gold Coast – The Suns haven’t won since Round 4 and that run of outs is unlikely to change.
Good luck and thanks for the support!
Mazenod Old Boys Committee