Well I intended on seperate articles for the two rounds however was very sick last week with the flu and barely moved from the couch at all...
Lets get started with Round 22 with the trip to Sydney to tackle GWS:
I was really pleased to see Aaron Edwards get another chance, he is a real force to have on our side as the third scoring option - I think he needs to be a regular if we are to be a team to go further in the finals than just the first round.
Alex Rance was superb down back keeping one of the Coleman favourites goalless, Troy Chaplin was his partner in crime taking many marks down back and rebounding nicely. Dusty Martin, off the back of one of his worst games as a Tiger put in a real solid effort and for most was best on ground, Ellis and Conca were great in patches.
Cotch was subbed off in the 3rd quarter which was a wise move, why risk the captain when we are so far infront...
Best for me was Rance, Martin, Conca & Edwards
Really, most will agree, the Tigers weren't in full flight, most of the time they moved the ball around slowly like a training drill. It looked very half pace at times as they moved the ball with ease - almost resembling a circle work drill we do at trainings!
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 3.0 3.1 6.4 6.6 (42)
RICHMOND 4.4 15.9 19.10 25.13 (163)
Greater Western Sydney: Jaksch, Greene, Sumner, Shiel, Scully, Adams
Greater Western Sydney: Adams, Scully, Shiel, Tomlinson
Richmond: Martin, Conca, Grigg, Houli, Maric, Edwards, Rance, Chaplin, Vickery
Greater Western Sydney: Liam Sumner (Achilles)
Official crowd: 12,314 at Skoda Stadium
Round 23 - Richmond v Essendon
No finals, $2m fine and some other small smacks over the backside. Hird is out for 12 months but in true AFL fashion they went soft, allowing him to coach if they make the finals in 2014. Noticeable thing was Hird is not banned from the club like they did to Trigg from the Crows.
What annoys me is Watson retained his Brownlow despite his admissions and the fact the AFL had evidence of the drugs used the year he won it. To me, he should have been stripped.
Ok enough of the Bombers and the sad state they are in.