My, how the mighty have fallen.
Final week, the main present consecutive video games participant Justin Westhoff was dumped by Port Adelaide of their profitable try to beat the Cats.
This week, his substitute on high of the checklist – Jack Newnes – was dumped by St Kilda of their failed try to beat Richmond. The honour of being the main consecutive sport participant now falls to Jack Crisp, who’s at the moment on 111 and is now the one participant over 100.
Additionally this weekend, the present participant who had scored objectives in probably the most consecutive video games, West Coast’s Josh Kennedy, failed to attain after booting a serious in every of his earlier 68 video games.
The highest of the tree now belongs to Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey at a a lot much less imposing 15 video games.
The leads to Spherical 15 confirmed that the ultimate eight was removed from determined, though the premiership might already be, because it’s laborious to see any actual contenders within the bunch following far behind the excellent Cats.
Within the weekend’s first match, Essendon confirmed a few of their greatest kind to beat Better Western Sydney who – regardless of their excessive degree of expertise – seem like lacking an important ingredient in excessive stress conditions.
The Bombers could be the wild card within the finals, in the event that they make it. In a busy final quarter, Essendon coach John Worsfold moved Cale Hooker to the ahead line, little doubt remembering the three objectives Hooker kicked in opposition to Richmond in Spherical 22 final yr.
These three objectives had taken Hooker to inside one main of becoming a member of the Bombers’ high 100 goal-kickers of all time however this yr his providers have been wanted in defence, so he had not added to his whole in 2019.
In a frantic final quarter, Hooker kicked two objectives to not solely guarantee victory for Essendon however to leapfrog previous the three gamers sitting in a really crowded sizzling seat: Jason Winderlich, Adam McPhee and Scott Cummings.
Geelong accounted for the Crows by over 4 objectives on the Cattery and are trying increasingly like successful grand finalists.
The third sport noticed the West Coast Eagles simply beat Hawthorn, doing nothing to counsel they’re prone to be premiers.
The Swans ultimately ran everywhere in the Suns as anticipated, and the Bulldogs, Kangaroos, Lions and particularly the Blues confirmed what will be achieved with robust dedication and a willingness to do the laborious one-percenters and persevere. Collingwood have been pathetic.
Richmond performed the type of soccer wanted to make the ultimate eight in opposition to a staff that wants a transfusion of expertise, and the Dockers simply didn’t do the job they needed to do in opposition to a staff that might muster just one purpose in additional than 30 minutes of soccer. Marc Murphy and Kade Simpson, take a bow.
All in all, a spherical of soccer that threw the shape information out the window and left followers of quite a few golf equipment nonetheless dwelling in hope, however solely Geelong supporters really proud of their staff and their prospects.