Sydney Swans secretly soar to where AFL air is clear
THE AFL RUBDOWN | Well, well, well…what have we here then? It seems that all of a sudden without anyone even realizing, the Swans of Sydney not only have been playing matches all season, they’ve managed to win enough to be on top of the FREAKING ladder!
With Will Denton
WELL, well, well…what have we here then? It seems that all of a sudden without anyone even realizing, the Swans of Sydney not only have been playing matches all season, they’ve managed to win enough to be ON TOP OF THE FREAKING LADDER. There’s a whole lot of ‘blue collar’ action going on down at the Swans, proving that a team of hard working blokes with unmemorable names can crack in, have a dig and get the job done. As was the case on Sunday, when John Longmire’s men fronted up to a full house in the West, with top spot up for grabs and a chance to get a wee bit of media coverage this week back home.
Standing in their way was the Eagles, who are unfortunately more undermanned than a lesbian nightclub at the moment. Normally these contests between the two rivals are pretty close, however, the Eagles simply got overran by the Swans and the margin in the end was a gargantuan 52 points. The Eagles are definitely going to feature heavily in September, so plenty of redemption for them, provided they can manage to stop getting injured. The Swans on the other hand, were mostly fighting fit and even weeded the garden beds outside the ground whilst waiting for the team bus.
The other massive match that got a big build up was the Pies/Cats game, although quite possibly the golden era for Geelong is coming to a close as they got completely smashed by Collingwood. The Cats are now unlikely to even make the eight, given their tough run home. Oh well, surely three flags in five years is enough for anyone. Oh and what about Karmicheal? You can’t make this stuff up. Mr Hunt – the league convert – played out every kids dream by kicking a goal after the siren to win a game. Richmond, ironically, were the last team to lose to the Gold Coast, and were looking for payback and more importantly, to keep their season alive. Well, it’s pretty much buried now, as the Suns kicked three goals in two minutes, including one after the siren and leaving Tigers coach Damian Hardwick speechless and stunned. He should be used to this by now, after all, he is the coach of Richmond.
So, in a nutshell, these teams are GORN: Giants, Suns, Dees, Port. Expect this list to grow next week. For the rest, it’s still game on…