The 2010 season got under way with what is becoming a tradition, with the Thursday night blockbuster
between Richmond and Carlton. And it was first blood to the Blues when they led from start to finish to win
by 56 points.
Carlton were without captain Chris Judd, but his absence was barely noticed in the early stages as the
Blues kicked the first 6 goals of the game. Even with a late rally during time-on, the Tigers still trailed by 17
points at quarter time; and the Blues quickly started the second term in a similar manner to how they
started the first, getting to a 39 point lead. The Tigers put in their best period of play late in the second
term, with three unanswered goalsto cut the margin to 19 points at the long break.
The Tigers made the occasional fightback, but the Blues were always well in front. Carlton kicked the first
three goals in every quarter and Richmond were always chasing the game. Tiger coach Damien
Hardwick, in his first appearance in the Tigers’ box, struggled to get his young, inexperienced team to fire
in any quarter until it was too late. But for Carlton, although they let themselves down with some poor
finishing in the second half, it was a comfortable first-up victory and one which sends a message that the
Blues will be a side to watch in 2010. In Judd’s absence, Andrew Carazzo with a whopping 40
possessions was a dominant force for the Blues.
Carlton                    7.1        11.1        14.7        18.12 (120)
Richmond                4.2         7.6          9.8           9.10 (64)
Goals : Carlton – S O'hAilpin 3, E Betts 3, C Yarran 3, M Murphy 2, J Waite 2, B Gibbs 2, B
McLean, L Henderson, K Simpson.
Richmond – J Riewoldt 2, M Morton 2, B Deledio, A
Thomson, T Hislop, B Nason, B Cousins.
Best : Carlton – A Carrazzo, H Scotland, K Simpson, P Bower, E Betts, B Gibbs. Richmond –
B Deledio, D Jackson, A Thomson, D Connors, R Tambling, J Riewoldt.
Injuries : Carlton – Nil. Richmond – D Jackson (concussion).
Reports – Nil. Umpires – B Rosebury, H Ryan, S Ryan.
Crowd - 72,010 at MCG.

Essendon scented a chance to record the first upset of the season when the Bombers led by 4 goals
during the third quarter of their match against Geelong at the MCG on Friday night, but 9 unanswered
goals to the Cats ended the Bombers’ dream and ensured the defending champions would start the new
season with a win.
The evening began with the unfurling of Geelong’s premiership flag, but it took the Cats some time to hit
their straps against a determined Essendon outfit. The first quarter was an even contest, with the Cats
leading by 2 points at the first change, but after the Cats scored the opening goal of the second term the
Bombers scored the next four goals to go to a shock lead. But the Cats regrouped to regain the lead
before half time.
But after the break, the Bombers appeared hell-bent on spoiling the Geelong party, and midway through
the quarter the prospect of an upset was in the air. The Bombers scored the first four goals for the quarter,
and had established a 24-point lead. But the Cats recovered from the Essendon onslaught to score the
final three goals of the quarter and reduce the Bomber lead to one goal at the last change.
The game was in the balance and up for grabs. But in the last term it was the Cats who stood up and were
counted. Adding to their run of three goals in the final stages of the third term, they would score the next six
to put the Bombers out of the contest. It was the start of an 8 goals to 2 quarter in which the Cats showed
they had no intention of relinquishing their crown in 2010; and while the Bombers could be encouraged by
their showing for two thirds of the game, their fadeout and failure to last the distance is something they will
need to work on if they are to be challengers this season.
Geelong                     2.5        8.7        11.8        19.11 (125)
Essendon                   2.3        7.9       11.14       13.16  (94)
Goals : Geelong – C Mooney 3, J Bartel 2, G Ablett 2, T Hawkins 2, S Byrnes 2, S Johnson
2, J Kelly 2, J Selwood, B Ottens, C Ling.
Essendon - A Davey 2, J Watson 2, D Zaharakis 2,
A Monfries 2, J Neagle, K Reimers, D Fletcher, B Stanton, B Howlett.
Best : Geelong – S Byrnes, G Ablett, J Bartel, J Selwood, J Kelly, P Chapman. Essendon – B
Stanton, B Prismall, H Hocking, A Monfries, D Zaharakis, K Reimers.
Injuries : Geelong – Nil. Essendon – J Neagle (knee).
Reports : Essendon – D Hille (Essendon) for charging J Bartel in the fourth quarter.
Umpires - M Vozzo, L Farmer, S Meredith.
Crowd - 57,772 at MCG.
The new season saw some new faces lining up for Melbourne, but although the personnel had changed
not much else had, as the Demons were no match for Hawthorn and slumped to a 56-point defeat.
The Hawks had several key players out, but their absence was barely noticed as they raced out of the
blocks, and even in the first few minutes it already appeared clear the Hawks would cruise to an easy win.
Six unanswered goals in the first term gave the Hawks a 36-point lead; and the Demons would not
manage a goal until time-on in the second term, by which time the horse had already bolted.
The one-way traffic continued in the third term, the Hawks cruising to a 78-point lead midway through the
quarter before putting their cue in the racks. The Demons had the better of scoring in the latter stages of
the game, winning the last quarter, but it was too little too late as Hawthorn enjoyed the spoils of a
comfortable first-up win. Campbell Brown and Jarryd Roughead kicked 3 goals apiece for the Hawks,
while Luke Hodge was a prolific ball-winner with 34 possessions.
Hawthorn, desperate to return to finals football after their premiership defence went pear-shaped last
season, have got off to the ideal start. But for Melbourne, battling to avoid their third straight wooden
spoon, it was a disappointing day that offered little to suggest a turnaround in the Demons’ fortunes is
Hawthorn                      6.3        10.8        15.14        17.15 (117)
Melbourne                     0.3          1.6           4.9           8.13 (61)
Goals : Hawthorn – C Brown 3, J Roughead 3, G Moss 2, M Osborne 2, R Hooper 2, L
Hodge, R Ladson, J Morton, S Mitchell, C Peterson.
Melbourne – B Green 2, R Petterd 2, B
Miller 2, M Jamar, J McKenzie.
Best : Hawthorn – L Hodge, S Mitchell, J Lewis, G Birchall, R Schoenmakers, C Brown.
Melbourne – J McKenzie, J McDonald, J Grimes, B Green, C Bruce, L Dunn.
Injuries : Hawthorn – B Renouf (groin). Melbourne – B Green (neck), J Rivers (ribs).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - S McLaren, S Stewart, C Kamolins.
Crowd - 45,615 at MCG.

St Kilda opened their 2010 campaign with a win, but the Saints had to battle hard to shake off the
attentions of a determined Sydney side before the Saints prevailed by just 8 points at ANZ Stadium on
Saturday night.
Sydney v St Kilda games have often been tight and tough affairs in recent times, and this clash would be
no exception. The first minute saw Justin Koschitzke shirtfront Nick Malceski, and the final minutes saw a
swinging arm in a late attempt to spoil by Zac Dawson saw Tadhg Kennelly flattened and taken from the
field with concussion and a suspected broken jaw.
The Swans had six players in their debut in red and white, but a bright opening gave them an early lead
before the Saints got warmed up, and a run of five goals late in the quarter gave St Kilda a 9-point lead at
the first change. But the Saints, although they were kicking straight and were looking in strong form
around the ground, were finding the Swans a tough nut to crack; and the Saints held a 7 point lead at the
long break.
The premiership quarter saw the Saints extend their advantage, kicking 4 goals to 2 to lead by 20 at three
quarter time. But the Swans weren’t done yet, three goals in the first 10 minutes cutting the margin to just
2 points and as the local crowd began to find their voice hopes began to grow that the Swans could
continue their momentum and record a remarkable victory.
But it wasn’t to be, as the Saints steadied. Nick Riewoldt and Brendan Goddard scored from dubious free
kicks, which killed the Swans’ run. Shortly afterwards, with the clock by now well into time-on, came the hit
by Dawson on Kennelly. The medical staff and stretcher were on the field for several minutes, and when
they left the sting had gone out of the contest. And although the Swans managed a late goal, they still
finished two goals short of an upset win.
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St Kilda                           5.0        9.0        13.4        15.6 (96)
Sydney                            3.3        7.5         9.8        13.10 (88)
Goals : St Kilda – N Riewoldt 4, J Koschitzke 2, J Gram 2, N Dal Santo, S Milne, A Schneider,
J Geary, B Peake, A McQualter, B Goddard.
Sydney – A Goodes 3, M Mattner 2, R O’Keefe,
N Malceski, B Kirk, D Bradshaw, J White, K Jack, J McVeigh, J Moore.
Best : St Kilda – N Riewoldt, S Gilbert, L Montagna, L Hayes, J Blake, B Goddard. Sydney –
R O’Keefe, T Kennelly, J McVeigh, N Malceski, J Bolton, A Goodes.
Injuries : St Kilda – Nil. Sydney – T Kennelly (concussion).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, S McBurney, S Grun.
Crowd - 31,330 at ANZ Stadium.

Brisbane opened their season with a home win, but the Lions were made to fight all the way by a
determined West Coast side who at various stages through the night threatened to pull off an upset.
A good crowd of nearly 30,000 was at the game, but they were stunned into silence early as West Coast
kicked four early goals to go out to a strong early lead. The Lions were struggling to convert their scoring
opportunities, particularly new signing Brendan Fevola who, maybe affected by nerves in his first
appearance in a Brisbane jumper, sprayed several shots wide. The Lions got two goals back before
quarter time, and continuing their run in the second term hit the front before a late goal to the Eagles gave
the visitors a 2 point lead at half time.
The new-look Lions forward line of Brown and Fevola began to gel as the game continued. Jonathan
Brown finished with 5 goals while Fevola scored 3.7 for the night; his first goal in his new colours coming
from a soccer shot on an acute angle. But the Lions weren’t having everything their own way, with Amon
Buchanan and Jed Adcock’s nights being cut short with injury before half-time, restricting Brisbane’s
ability to use the interchange. And the Eagles continued to pressure the Lions during a see-sawing third
quarter, and at the last change the Eagles still held a 2-point advantage.
But, as close as the first three terms had been, the last quarter saw the game change dramatically. And it
was the Lions who stepped up while the Eagles had nothing more to give. 7 goals to 2 for the quarter saw
the home side pull off a 32 point win; a good start in their quest for back to back finals appearances.
Brisbane                              2.6        6.10        9.12        16.18 (114)
West Coast                          4.2         7.6         10.8         12.10 (82)
Goals : Brisbane – J Brown 5, B Fevola 3, L Power 3, J Drummond, J Sherman, T Banfield, B
Staker, J Brennan.
West Coast – J Kennedy 2, L Shuey 2, Q Lynch 2, A Embley, P McGinnity,
B Ebert, M LeCras, N Naitanui, D Cox.
Best : Brisbane – J Brown, J Brennan, M Rischitelli, B Fevola, J Sherman, L Power. West
Coast –
S Butler, A Sherwood, M Priddis, B Ebert, Q Lynch, L Shuey.
Injuries : Brisbane – A Buchanan (hand), J Adcock (ankle). West Coast – Nil.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - S Hay, S Wenn, S Jeffery.
Crowd - 29,201 at the Gabba.

Wet weather affected the crowd when Port Adelaide took on North Melbourne at AAMI Stadium, but the
majority would go home happy when the Power held on to take out a 14-point victory.
The Power had enjoyed an encouraging pre-season campaign, and continued their good form with a
strong first half. 5 goals to 2 in each of the first two quarters opened up a lead of 44 points at half time, and
early in the third term the lead extended to 50 points. The Power, even in the wet conditions, were having
little difficulty controlling the ball; marking consistently and tackling harder than their Kangaroo
counterparts. The Kangaroos have an imposing historical win-loss record against the Power, but there
were no signs of that as the Shinboners struggled to have any impact on the game.
Eventually the Kangaroos managed to gain some momentum, while the Power eased off the pace. Three
goals in the closing stages of the third term cut the margin to 34 points; and with 5 goals to 2 in the final
quarter the margin was cut to 15 points at the 20 minute mark. But although the Kangaroos had made a
good comeback, they never looked in serious danger of stealing the game; and the Power were able to
tighten up the game in the final 10 minutes to prevent any further dent in the Power lead and ensure Port
would take the points.
Port Adelaide 5.4  10.10  11.15  13.18 (96)
North Melbourne 2.1  4.2  7.5  12.10 (82)
Goals : Port Adelaide – C Hitchcock 2, D Pearce 2, B Ebert 2, W Tredrea 2, M Thomas, D
Cassisi, J Westhoff, M Banner, J Davenport.
North Melbourne – B Harvey 3, B Warren 2, D
Hale 2, L Thomas 2, H McIntosh 2, L Adams.
Best : Port Adelaide – K Cornes, B Ebert, T Boak, D Pearce, M Thomas, S Salopek. North
Melbourne –
L Anthony, B Harvey, J Ziebell, L Hansen, H McIntosh, T Goldstein.
Injuries : Port Adelaide – Nil. North Melbourne – Nil.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - D Margetts, R Findlay, M Avon.
Crowd - 21,205 at AAMI Stadium.

After winning the pre-season cup, the Western Bulldogs were brought back to Earth when Collingwood
defeated the Bulldogs by 36 points at Docklands on Sunday afternoon.
It was a milestone moment for Bulldogs’ veteran Brad Johnson, playing his 350th game, but Johnson
was well held all day and had little impact on the game. Instead it was the Magpies who were the better
side in the early stages, running through 8 goals to 3 in the opening term to lead by 30 points at the first
change. But the Bulldogs fought back in the second term to cut the margin back to 9 points at half time.
But Collingwood lifted again, four goals to two in the premiership quarter and a five goals to two final
quarter giving the Magpies a comfortable victory. It was a reality check for the Bulldogs after their
successful pre-seaason campaign, and sent a signal to the league that Collingwood have come to play
and challenge for the title in 2010.
Alan Didak and Paul Medhurst kicked 4 goals apiece for the Magpies, while Heath Shaw with 36
possessions and Dane Swan were 31 were the top possession winners. For the Bulldogs, Barry Hall in
his first game with his new club kicked 3 while Matthew Boyd racked up 38 touches.
Collingwood                8.2        10.9        14.13        19.15 (129)
Western Bulldogs        3.2         9.6          11.11        13.15 (93)
Goals : Collingwood – A Didak 4, P Medhurst 4, L Davis 3, D Swan 3, J Anthony, T Cloke, S
Pendlebury, D Thomas, S Wellingham.
Bulldogs – B Hall 3, M Hahn 2, M Boyd, D
Giansiracusa, S Higgins, J Hill, B Lake, W Minson, R Murphy, L Picken.  
Best : Collingwood – H Shaw, D Swan, A Didak, S Wellingham, H O’Brien, D Thomas.
Bulldogs – M Boyd, R Murphy, D Cross, S Higgins, A Cooney, J Harbrow.
Injuries : Collingwood – Nil. Bulldogs – D Morris replaced in selected side by D Addison.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, R Chamberlain, T Pannell.
Crowd - 49,000 at Docklands.

Fremantle started their 2010 campaign in fine style when the Dockers defeated Adelaide by 54 points at
Subiaco Oval on Sunday evening.
After an even first quarter, the Dockers asserted themselves with a run of six goals in a row during the
second quarter to open up a 36 point lead at the long break. Two of the goals were scored by debutant
Michael Barlow, both getting plenty of distance and inspiring his team-mates to bigger and better things.
Matthew Pavlich followed up with a 65 metre torp goal and the Dockers were on fire.
The Crows were in trouble at half time, but fought back in the third term, opening with a run of four in a row
to cut the margin to 14 points. Too many times in previous seasons the Dockers have been over-run on
occasions like this, but this time they rallied to kick 3 of the last 4 for the quarter to lead by 25 points at the
last change. And with the Adelaide threat seen off, the Dockers made hay in the final quarter with five
unanswered goals to turn the game into a blowout.
Fremantle          2.5         9.9        12.11       17.16 (118)
Adelaide            2.3         4.3          9.4            9.8 (62)
Goals : Fremantle – D Headland 3, M Pavlich 3, M Barlow 2, C Mayne 2, H Ballantyne, G
Ibbotson, A Silvagni, R Crowley, A Morabito, M Johnson, D Mundy.
Adelaide – T Walker 4, S
Thompson 2, P Dangerfield, N Bock, K Tippett.
Best : Fremantle – M Barlow, L McPharlin, G Broughton, P Duffield, A Sandilands, M Pavlich.
Adelaide – T Edwards, T Walker, S Thompson, A McLeod, P Dangerfield, N Bock.
Injuries : Fremantle – R Crowley (shoulder). Adelaide – R Sloane (ankle), T Walker
Reports – Nil. Umpires - H Kennedy, M Nicholls, T Keating.
Crowd - 30,976 at Subiaco Oval.
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
North Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
West Coast
Richmond v Carlton – A Carrazzo (Carl) 8, H Scotland (Carl) 6, K Simpson (Carl) 4, B Deledio (Rich) 3, P Bower (Carl) 3, D Jackson
(Rich) 2, E Betts (Carl) 2.
Geelong v Essendon – S Byrnes (Geel) 9, B Stanton (Ess) 8, G Ablett (Geel) 6, J Bartel (Geel) 4, B Prismall (Ess) 2, H Hocking (Ess) 1,
J Selwood (Geel) 1.
Melbourne v Hawthorn – L Hodge (Haw) 9, S Mitchell (Haw) 5, J McKenzie (Melb) 3, J Lewis (Haw) 3, J McDonald (Melb) 2, G Birchall
(Haw) 2, R Schoenmakers (Haw) 1.
Sydney v St Kilda – R O’Keefe (Syd) 6, N Riewoldt (St K) 4, S Gilbert (St K) 3, T Kennelly (Syd) 3, L Montagna (St K) 2, J McVeigh (Syd)
2, L Hayes (St K) 1, N Malceski (Syd) 1.
Brisbane v West Coast – J Brown (Bris) 8, J Brennan (Bris) 6, S Butler (WCE) 5, M Rischitelli (Bris) 4, A Selwood (WCE) 2, M Priddis
(WCE) 1, B Fevola (Bris) 1.
Port Adelaide v North Melbourne – K Cornes (Port) 8, L Anthony (NthM) 7, B Ebert (Port) 4, B Harvey (NthM) 3, J Ziebell (NthM) 2, T
Boak (Port) 2, D Pearce (Port) 1.
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood – H Shaw (Coll) 9, D Swan (Coll) 8, M Boyd (WBul) 6, A Didak (Coll) 4, R Murphy (WBul) 3, D Cross
(WBul) 1, S Wellingham (Coll) 1.
Fremantle v Adelaide – M Barlow (Freo) 7, L McPharlin (Freo) 6, G Broughton (Freo) 4, T Edwards (Adel) 3, P Duffield (Freo) 3, T
Walker (Adel) 2, A Sandilands (Freo) 1.
5 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
4 - Taylor Walker (Adel)
4 - Alan Didak (Coll)
4 - Paul Medhurst (Coll)
4 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
3 - Barry Hall (WBul)
3 - Adam Goodes (Syd)
3 - Brent Harvey (NthM)
3 - Dane Swan (Coll)
3 - Chris Yarran (Carl)
3 - Eddie Betts (Carl)
3 - Luke Power (Bris)
3 - Leon Davis (Coll)
3 - Matthew Pavlich (Freo)
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (7/8 to Date)

Thursday 1st April
Brisbane v Carlton (8:40pm, Gabba)
Saturday 3rd April
Collingwood v Melbourne (2:10pm, MCG)
St Kilda v North Melbourne (7:10pm, Docklands)
West Coast v Port Adelaide (7:40pm, Subiaco)
Sunday 4th April
Adelaide v Sydney (1:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
Essendon v Fremantle (2:10pm, Docklands)
Richmond v
Western Bulldogs (4:40pm, MCG)
Monday 5th April
Hawthorn v Geelong (2:10pm, MCG)
THE YEAR - Standings
Heath Shaw (Coll) - 9
Luke Hodge (Haw) - 9
Shannon Byrnes (Geel) - 9
Andrew Carrazzo (Carl) - 8
Brent Stanton (Ess) - 8
Dane Swan (Coll) - 8
Jonathan Brown (Bris) - 8
Kane Cornes (Port) - 8
Liam Anthony (NthM) - 7
Michael Barlow (Freo) - 7
Gary Ablett (Geel) - 6
Heath Scotland (Carl) - 6
Jared Brennan (Bris) - 6

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