by Mr. D.
Last week of the bye round, drawn out over four long weeks as it is, and a great game in the West kicked it off with the Eagles proving again it’s either Dr Jekyl or Mr Oh-no-we-have-to-go-to-Melbourne. Home games may bring finals, maybe even home finals, but in the end the season is won or lost on the MCG. Geelong are not really looking quite a top four team, but then, none of the top four looks to have really cleared out from the pack in a season so even that even Brisbane can win a game…
North take on the Saints and both can only be disappointed that it’s a game between 15th and 12th. Smashed by the Crows last week I’ll suggest a six-day break against a team coming off the bye should mean the Kangas can outplay, outlast and out score St Kilda
The in-form teams of the competition are Richmond and Sydney, although a huge gulf of ten spots separates them on the ladder. If the Swannies are any hope of scraping a finals birth they’ll need to win this and, with that incentive, should overcome the Tigers but, if they don’t, maybe it just could be the tigers year.
All those new Power fans in Beijing will be expecting to beat another Queensland team and know from their deep knowledge of the game the Lions should be a gimme. Throw in a deafening g Adelaide crowd against a team used to a deafening silence from scant crowds and it’s the recipe for some flat-track-bully-action as the Power rack up a cricket score.
Last week the Suns ladled a little more misery on Hawthorn, while Carlton staged a huge upset against the premiership favourites. One of these two will get two on the trot and at home, where the silence is golden, the Suns should triumph.
And on Sunday, the quailing Bulldogs, missing the belief of last year, meet a team growing in belief. The ladder says the Dees should win and so does form and that’s how it should go with Melbourne winning a tight one.
It’s bye time for Adelaide and the Giants, top four teams still with a lot to prove. Mid table teams Collingwood , Essendon and Fremantle will enjoy the break before returning to their lottery style seasons with a mix of satisfaction and disappointment from Act 1. And Hawthorn players will enjoy not having to go to work this week, with their demise probably the biggest surprise of the season so far.
Winter Getaway’s, what’s on in SA?
The Ramsay Art Prize is seeking out the next generation of Art History at the ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA,
RAMSAY ART PRIZE
27 May-27 August 2017
At the NGV Gallery
PATRICK POUND: The Great Exhibition at NGV Australia
Festival of Photography until July 30
and at the NGV International
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
A chance to contemplate Our Generation
July 9 – 16 ; Howler Art Space, Brunswick & Longplay Cinema, Fitzroy.
Complicit; One of the documentaries featured
It follows the intimate journey of migrant worker Yi Yeting, a benzene-poisoned victim-turned-activist who takes on the global electronic manufacturing industry. While struggling to survive his own work induced leukemia, he brings his fight against benzene from his hospital room where he helps other workers, to Silicon Valley and the international stage. Against huge odds Yi directly confronts corporate and government interests, while empowering and inspiring the people around him. “Who Pays the Price” explores global brands’ social responsibly and consumers’ role in influencing working standards worldwide, while offering an in-depth look into love, family, Chinese culture, and the people sacrificing everything to make a difference.
Winter in Melbourne.
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Music reporter. A. Woods (Classically trained)
New music reporter JOSH
OZ rules commentary: Mr.D
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