So last week Adelaide wins a game by playing well in one quarter; critics said they’d need to put in a four quarter effort if they wanted to win again. In an attempt to disprove that cliché, the Crows again played well in only one quarter and they… lost.
In footy, there’s something to be said for clichés.
In the first few rounds of the season Fevola looked to have fitted in nicely with the Lions. Some people were thinking, maybe he’s changed his spots, maybe having Jonathon Brown in the forward line has got him to straighten up and fly right – Carlton supporters were all thinking, just wait, just wait. On the weekend, Fev might have been injured, we guess… but he played like Carlton supporters knew he would eventually. My bet is they don’t miss him.
Collingwood beat the Dockers in a top of the table, and now have another top of the table clash with the Cats. With all due respect to the Dockers, this feels like a real top of the table clash. In fact it feels like the Grand Final preview – and will get a crowd around 90,000 if it doesn’t rain. In a season, where for the firs time in quite a few years, there is no one team that looks like dominating the minor season, this match will decide which team will be the benchmark.
A few jumps around the top of the Power Rankings – the Bulldogs make a big jump, but to be honest it feels like a very weird season that hasn't quite settled down yet.