Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
Geelong
17
16
0
1
1,969
1,298
64
151.69
W8
Western Bulldogs
17
13
1
3
1,980
1,608
54
123.13
L2
Hawthorn
17
13
0
4
1,840
1,495
52
123.08
L2
Sydney
17
10
1
6
1,605
1,338
42
119.96
L1
Kangaroos
17
9
1
7
1,598
1,634
38
97.80
W3
Collingwood
17
9
0
8
1,828
1,611
36
113.47
L2
Adelaide
17
9
0
8
1,563
1,472
36
106.18
W1
Brisbane
17
9
0
8
1,779
1,690
36
105.27
L1
St Kilda
17
9
0
8
1,588
1,578
36
100.63
L1
Richmond
17
8
1
8
1,781
1,831
34
97.27
W3
Carlton
17
8
0
9
1,713
1,785
32
95.97
W1
Essendon
17
7
0
10
1,686
1,960
28
86.02
W1
Port Adelaide
17
5
0
12
1,607
1,746
20
92.04
L1
Fremantle
17
4
0
13
1,517
1,653
16
91.77
W2
West Coast
17
3
0
14
1,302
1,940
12
67.11
W1
Melbourne
17
2
0
15
1.309
2,026
8
64.61
L3
ROUND 18 MATCHES
(Michael Shillito's tips in bold - Season to date 84/136):

Friday 1st August
Collingwood v Hawthorn (7:40pm, MCG)
Saturday 2nd August
Essendon v Melbourne (2:10pm, MCG)
Adelaide v Carlton (3:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
Geelong v Richmond (7:10pm, Telstra Dome)
Kangaroos v Brisbane (7:10pm, Gold Coast Stadium)
Sunday 3rd August
Western Bulldogs v Sydney (1:10pm, Manuka Oval)
St Kilda v Port Adelaide (2:10pm, Telstra Dome)
Fremantle v
West Coast (4:40pm, Subiaco Oval)

All times shown are Sydney time.
The trip across the Nullabor resulted in heartbreak for the Saints, when they were upset by West Coast by
17 points at Subiaco. With Nick Riewoldt leading the way up forward, the Saints were on top early, leading
by 14 points at quarter time. But the Eagles pegged them back to cut the margin to a point at half time, and
hit the front late in the third term. Going into the last quarter, a 70m torp from Quentin Lynch, followed in
quick succession by goals to Brent Staker and Scott Selwood, put the Eagles in an unbeatable position
and St Kilda's finals position in jeopardy.
West Coast                    2.3        6.5        9.11        15.13 (103)
St Kilda                            4.5        6.6         9.9          12.14 (86)
Goals : West Coast -
LeCras 4, Ebert 3, Staker 3, McKinley, Lynch, S. Selwood, Seaby, Nicoski. St Kilda -
Riewoldt 5, Milne 2, Goddard, Montagna, Ball, Armitage, Gram.
Best : West Coast - Ebert, Staker, LeCras, Lynch, Braun, Cox, Seaby, McNamara. St Kilda - Riewoldt,
Hayes, Goddard, Fisher, Montagna, Eddy.
Injuries : West Coast - Cox (cramp). St Kilda - Hudghton (calf)
Reports - Nil. Umpires - Nicholls, Kamolins, Ellis.
Crowd - 34,037 at Subiaco Oval.

Richmond again proved themselves to be masters of the close encounters when the Tigers got up in
another thriller, this time by 3 points over Brisbane at Telstra Dome. It wasn't looking that way for most of
the night, and when the Lions led by 25 points at the last change they were looking good. But the Tigers
weren't beaten yet, and with an 8-goal burst in the last term the game was to go down to the wire. Joel
Bowden, who made the headlines for his defensive actions against Essendon in the previous game, this
time was the hero up forward; kicking 3 goals in the last quarter to get the Tigers over the line.
Richmond                       2.2        8.4        10.7        18.9 (117)
Brisbane                         3.6        7.8       13.14      16.18 (114)
Goals : Richmond -
N Brown 4 J Bowden 4 M Richardson 3 J Riewoldt 2 B Deledio T Simmonds J Schulz
M White M Morton.
Brisbane - J Brown 3 D Bradshaw 3 J Sherman 2 T Johnstone 2 J Brennan A Corrie J
Charman S Black R Copeland J Drummond.
Best : Richmond - M Richardson J Bowden B Deledio K Johnson S Tuck N Brown. Brisbane - J
Drummond J Brown J Patfull T Johnstone S Black B Dalziell.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, H Ryan, S Ryan.
Crowd - 31,275 at Telstra Dome.

It wasn't pretty, a relentless battle of flooding and hard tackling, but Adelaide snapped their 5-match losing
streak when they continued their run of success against Sydney with a 24-point win at the SCG.
In each of the first 3 quarters there were no goals scored for the first 15 minutes, shaping the match as a
low-scoring slog. But the Crows took the advantage late in the second term, with Andrew McLeon and Ben
Rutton strong in midfield; and in the absence of Brett Burton, Jason Posplyzia put his hand up with a bag of
5 goals - worth their weight in gold on a night when goals were hard to come by. The Crows maintained
their lead by reducing the third quarter to a goal-less term, and frustrating the Swans' forward line to an
inaccurate 6.17 for the night.
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Adelaide                          3.6        8.7        8.10        11.11 (77)
Sydney                             2.3        4.9        4.12          6.17 (53)
Goals : Adelaide -
J Porplyzia 5, S Goodwin 2, B Campbell, N Gill, D Mackay, B Symes. Sydney - D Jolly, L
Ablett, C Bird, M O’Dwyer, B Hall, B Mathews.
Best : Adelaide - J Porplyzia, B Rutten, A McLeod, B Vince, C Knights. Sydney - R O'Keefe, B Kirk, T
Kennelly, C Bird.
Injuries : Adelaide - K Massie (virus) replaced in selected side by B Moran, N Van Berlo (concussion).
Sydney - N Malceski (calf) replaced in selected side by B Mathews, H Playfair (hamstring), A Goodes
(groin).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - Armstrong, McInerney, Vozzo.
Crowd - 26,260 at SCG.

Six unanswered goals to Fremantle got the Dockers off to a flying start, and from there Port Adelaide never
looked like getting back into the contest during the early Sunday game at AAMI Stadium. In the absence of
Matthew Pavlich, normally Fremantle's focal point up forward, the Dockers shared the spoils around, with
16 Fremantle players getting on the scorers' list. For Port Adelaide, despite a second quarter burst from
Justin Westhoff which prevented the match from blowing out any further, it was a disappointing afternoon
which has surely ended whatever finals hopes the Power had held.
Fremantle                       6.3        8.6        15.9        20.9 (129)
Port Adelaide                 0.3        6.5        11.6       15.11 (101)
Goals : Fremantle -
Mark Johnson 3, McPharlin, Crowley, Carr, Grover, Sandilands, Murphy, Head, Mayne,
Mundy, Ibbotson, Tarrant, Peake, McManus, Palmer, Thornton.
Port Adelaide - Tredrea 4, Westhoff 4,
Cassisi 2, Motlop 2, Brogan, Pearce, S Burgoyne.
Best : Fremantle - Palmer, Crowley, Schammer, Sandilands, Mark Johnson. Port Adelaide - Westhoff,
Tredrea, K Cornes, Cassisi, Pearce.
Injuries : Fremantle - Pavlich (knee) replaced in selected side by Palmer. Port Adelaide - Salopek
(Achilles), Tredrea (shoulder), Chaplin (ankle).
Reports : Port Adelaide - Lower for making head-high contact with Peake during the third quarter .
Umpires - S. Stewart, R. Chamberlain, S. Jeffery
Crowd - 19,072 at AAMI Stadium.

The Kangaroos were the hottest of favourites when taking on Melbourne at the MCG, and kicking the first
seven goals it was looking like a blowout. Lindsay Thomas was in devastating form up forward, while
veteran midfielder Brent Harvey was also in fine touch. But Melbourne showed considerably more fight
than they have in some games earlier this season, slowly but surely pegging the deficit back; and when
Colin Sylvia played on and goaled at the 10 minute mark of the last quarter, the margin was cut back to just
19 points. But that was as close as North would allow the Demons to get, with steadying goals to Thomas
and Corey Jones putting the result beyond doubt.
Kangaroos                      7.3        9.6        11.9        14.14 (98)
Melbourne                       1.3        3.4          6.8        10.10 (70)
Goals : Kangaroos -
Thomas 5, Jones 4, Harvey 2, Petrie, Hale, Campbell. Melbourne - Miller 3, Newton 2,
Davey, Valenti, P. Johnson, Sylvia, Morton.
Best : Kangaroos - Harvey, Hale, Jones, Thomas, Gibson, Simpson, Rawlings. Melbourne - Buckley,
Jones, Valenti, Davey, McDonald, P. Johnson.
Injuries - Nil.
Reports : Melbourne - Dunn for striking Harvey in the third quarter.
Umpires - McLaren, Fila, Hendrie
Crowd - 21,330 at MCG.

A round of upsets was completed in the twilight fixture at Telstra Dome when Carlton came from behind to
shock the Western Bulldogs by 28 points. The Bulldogs led by 26 points at half-time, and were still
comfortably ahead late in the third term, but the Blues gained the initiative with 3 goals in time on in the
third and went on with the job in the last quarter with 6 unanswered goals. Chris Judd and Nick Stevens
were dominating possession, while Brendan Fevola continued to establish himself as a valuable
presence up forward with 6.5.
Carlton                               2.4        5.8        12.13        18.18 (126)
Western Bulldogs           3.3       10.4        15.6           15.8 (98)
Goals : Carlton -
Fevola 6, Wiggins 4, Kreuzer 3, Betts, Judd, Murphy, Stevens, Scotland. Bulldogs - Hahn
3, Johnson 3, Harbrow 2, Hill 2, Boyd, Giansiracusa, Gilbee, Minson, Murphy.
Best : Carlton - Judd, Stevens, Fevola, Murphy, Wiggins, Carrazzo, Scotland, Waite. Bulldogs - Cross,
Cooney, Gilbee, Boyd, Johnson, Griffen.
Injuries : Carlton - Nil. Bulldogs - Addison (knee),  Williams (shoulder) replaced in selected side by Everitt.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - Kennedy, Meredith, Avon.
Crowd - 37,879 at Telstra Dome.
The long-awaited Hawthorn v Geelong game saw a massive crowd of over 86,000 rock up to the MCG, and the
game lived up to the hype with an exciting and fast-moving contest.
The Cats made the early front-running, kicking the first five goals of the game and leading by 19 points at quarter
time. Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright and Joel Selwood were dominating the midfield, and the Hawks found
themselves taking a long time to hit their straps. But after the early onslaught, the Hawks slowly worked their way
back into the contest, and trailed by just 4 points by the last change.
And within seconds of the restart, a quick snap by Mark Williams had put the Hawks in front; and the lead could
have been extended by another goal had Rick Ladson not sprayed a shot wide that he should have kicked. Instead
a long bomb by Jimmy Bartel restored the lead for the Cats, and when Max Rooke drifted forward to mark and goal
from 40 metres out, the Cats had a 2-goal lead that they were able to sit on for the remainder of the night.
Geelong                             6.3        8.10        9.12        12.16 (88)
Hawthorn                          3.2         6.5           9.8         11.11 (77)
Goals : Geelong -
S.Johnson 3, Chapman 2, Bartel 2, Stokes, Mooney, Gamble, Rooke, Enright. Hawthorn -
Franklin 4, Roughead 2, Williams 2, Brown 2, Bateman.
Best : Geelong - Bartel, Enright, Corey, Chapman, Stokes, Selwood, Gamble, D. Johnson, Ottens. Hawthorn -
Mitchell, Williams, Bateman, Croad, Rioli, Franklin, Lewis.
Injuries : Geelong - Chapman (hamstring), Milburn (virus) replaced in selected side by D. Johnson. Hawthorn -
Osborne (corked buttock)
Reports - Nil. Umpires - McBurney, Rosebury, Schmitt.
Crowd - 86,179 at MCG.

Collingwood's top 4 aspirations took a hit when the Magpies were blown away by 48 points by a determined
Essendon outfit, a result that kept the Bombers' slim finals hopes alive.
Andrew Welsh was in blistering form early, kicking 3 goals in the first 9 minutes as the Bombers got off to a flying
start, and led by 27 points at quarter time. Collingwood fought back in the second term, and looked set to over-run
the Bombers when the margin was pegged back to just 9 points at half time. But the premiership quarter was
decisive, with Matthew Lloyd and the yellow-booted Kyle Reimers each kicking 2 goals in the early minutes of the
quarter to restore the Essendon momentum. By three-quarter time the Bombers were on top, and built on their
momentum in the last term in a result that warmed Bomber hearts but left the Magpies with some work to do to
maintain their finals form.
Essendon                         5.7        7.10        12.11        19.14 (128)
Collingwood                    1.3          6.7           9.10         11.14 (80)
Goals : Essendon -
Welsh 4, Lloyd 4, Reimers 3, Monfries 2, McPhee 2, Stanton, Jetta, Lovett-Murray, Hille.
Collingwood - Cloke 3, Didak 2, Anthony 2, Davis 2, Medhurst 2
Best : Essendon - Welsh, Watson, Peverill, Lloyd, Hille, Fletcher, Reimers, Monfries. Collingwood - Cloke,
Thomas, O'Brien, Maxwell, O'Bree, Burns.
Injuries : Essendon - Lucas (back, knee). Collingwood - R. Shaw (heavy knock).
Reports : Essendon - Lucas for striking O'Brien (Collingwood) in the first quarter. Collingwood - Davis for front-on
contact on Watson in the second quarter, Didak for striking Slattery in the third quarter.
Umpires - Donlon, James, Head
Crowd - 64,785 at MCG.
Photo Galleries:
Sydney v PortAdelaide(20/5/07)
Sydney v Essendon (2/6/07)
Sydney v Carlton (15/7/07)
Melbourne v Sydney (5/8/07)
Sydney v St Kilda (11/8/07)
Sydney v Port (Trial, 23/2/08)
St Kilda v Sydney (22/3/08)
Kangaroos v Essendon(24/3/08)
Sydney v Port Adel (30/3/08)
Sydney v West Coast (12/4/08)
Sydney v Essendon (18/5/08)
Sydney v Richmond (1/6/08)
Richmond v Adelaide (7/6/08)
Sydney v St Kilda (14/6/08)
Melbourne v Sydney (22/6/08)
Sydney v Collingwood (5/7/08)
Sydney v Adelaide (26/7/08)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (3/8/08)
Sydney v Fremantle (9/8/08)
Sydney v Geelong (16/8/08)
Elim Final - Syd v Kang (6/9/08)
Grand Final Parade (26/9/08)
Blacktown Update (31/12/08)
NAB - Port v Sydney (22/2/09)
Trial - Sydney v B'dogs(7/3/09)
Sydney v Hawthorn (4/4/09)
Carlton v Essendon (11/4/09)
Sydney v Carlton (18/4/09)
Sydney v Richmond (3/5/09)
Blacktown Update (9/5/09)
Sydney v West Coast (16/5/09)
Sydney v Port Adel (24/5/09
Essendon v Adelaide (10/6/09)
Blacktown Update (5/7/09
Sydney v Essendon (11/7/09)
Sydney v Geelong (15/8/09)
Sydney v Brisbane (29/8/09)
Grand Final Parade (25/9/09)
NAB - Sydney vCarlton(20/2/10)
Trial - Sydny v Ess'don (6/3/10)
Sydney v St Kilda (27/3/10)
Essendon v Fremantle (4/4/10)
Sydney v Richmond (10/4/10)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (15/5/10)
Essendon v Geelong (12/6/10)
Sydney v Collingwood (26/6/10)
Sydney v Nth Melb (10/7/10)
Sydney v Hawthorn (7/8/10)
NAB - GWS/Syd/GCst (19/2/11)
Essendon v Coll'wood (25/4/11)
Sydney v Richmond (12/6/11)
Sydney v Collingwood (25/6/11)
GWS Giants v Sydney (23/7/11)
Sydney v W Bulldogs (23/7/11)
GWS Giants v NT T'dr (6/8/11)
NAB - GWS/WBul/Coll (18/2/12)
NAB - Sydney v NMelb (3/3/12)
GWS Giants v Sydney (24/3/12)
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2012 Grand Final - Game Pics
2012 Grand Final - Post Game
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2010 GRAND FINAL
GWS Giants Launch - Nov10
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