Sunday, May 18, 2014

AFL Power Rankings: Round 9 2014


The schizophrenic Roos move up to fifth (barely) after thrashing the Brisbane Lions. As said before here, North Melbourne looks to have taken a slight step back from last season, but they are getting over the line for the win more often and look well-placed to get the finals spot they missed out on in 2013.


Richmond loses half a dozen ranking points and its spot in the top eight after kicking every shot it had on goal last week through the behind posts. Its 2013 form is what keeps the Tigers in ninth spot – based on 2014 form alone they would be ranked in twelfth spot.

(That bitterness you can detect is me as a Tigers supporter finally getting tired of football. Crisis blah blah crisis blah crisis crisis. Who even cares? I would rather pull out all of my toenails with a toothpick than watch Footy Classified tomorrow night.)   

Fremantle take back second spot from Geelong after beating the Cats in Matthew Pavlich’s 300th game. The Dockers have faced some tough opposition early on in 2014 and their performances actually have not been as ‘mediocre’ as their coach recently claimed.


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