The Cats’ unbeaten streak ended and we had our first draw of 2013 – Round 8 of the season certainly provided a couple of, to borrow a well-worn cliché, turn-ups for the books. Round 9 sees a significant number of teams go into matches as strong favourites – can the underdogs mount a legitimate challenge? Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham assess the weekend ahead.
The Cats remain undefeated, but the battle for ladder positions behind them will be influenced by a number of Round 8 matches, particularly the two matches on Saturday night. With some intriguing matchups in store, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham preview the upcoming weekend.
Round 7 of the 2013 AFL season is headlined by the battle of the unbeaten teams on Friday night (with the Cats hosting the Bombers at Etihad Stadium) and the Grand Final replay between the Hawks and Swans on Saturday night at the MCG. After an improved showing on the punt last weekend, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham are out to continue the rebuilding phase in this round of fixtures.
After a long weekend with a number of tense finishes to matches, the sixth round of the 2013 season is predicted to provide more lopsided outcomes. Can any of the underdogs put up a major fight, or will it be a week to follow all of the favourites home? Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham return to preview the upcoming round.
Round 5 of the AFL is headlined by a pair of ANZAC Day clashes – the traditional duel between Essendon and Collingwood, and the first ever match played for premiership points outside of Australia when St Kilda ‘host’ Sydney in Wellington. After a disastrous result last week, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham are back to right the ship, as it were.
The Round 4 AFL fixture appears to be headlined by the first three games of the week (which feature teams who have won a combined 15 matches out of 18 thus far) and a West Coast v Carlton match where, for the Blues in particular, a loss could have major ramifications for a 2013 season which commenced with such high expectations. With a few of the fast starters this year squaring off this weekend, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham assess the relevant form lines and give us their tips.
We may only be two rounds into the season, but one club (Melbourne) is already in turmoil, one club (Port Adelaide) who had a tumultuous 2012 is already eyeing off the future in a much more positive light and two preseason premiership fancies (Carlton and West Coast) sit at 0-2 and with a crucial next month ahead of them. With an intriguing slate of Round 3 matches lying in wait, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham give us their verdicts on the weekend ahead.
After an opening week fortnight with its fair share of upsets (where in particular, the Suns and Bulldogs were big winners and the Lions, Saints and Demons have some egg to clean off their respective faces), Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham return to preview the second round of action.
The remainder of premiership footy is back for 2013! After a meagre two matches on the opening weekend, a more intriguing card of seven completes the first round of the season. Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham complete their assessment of each team’s initial foray into the 2013 premiership season in this week’s lines.
Premiership footy is back for 2013! While the opening instalment of Round One only provides two of the nine matches, Greg Oberscheidt and Cliff Bingham have been champing at the bit for far too long to be concerned by such trivial matters. They return for the opening gambit of the AFL Lines for this year.