Bernie Vince’s tactics on his old friend and Adelaide teammate Patrick Dangerfield were a blast from the past, according to Crows coach Phil Walsh.
“I don’t like referring back to when I played in the dark old days, but you’d never even think of doing that stuff because you would have went off the ground on a stretcher,” Walsh said of Vince in his post-game.
Not an upset to be seen in the entire round. The favourites saluted across the nine matches of Round 3.
The closest contest was Saturday night’s cracker under the roof at Etihad Stadium between the Kangas and Power (eight points).
Down in Geelong, the Suns looked a chance to steal the points against the Cats but Joel Selwood and the boys found a way.
Chris Yarran’s left hook on Paul Chapman was something that was par for the course in the 1980s. It got the crowd going – and probably caught the eye of the MRP.
West Coast’s opening quarter to the derby was downright miserable. The Dockers kicked the game’s first 11 goals – the ‘home’ team powerless to the brilliance of Lachie Neale and company.
And another thing…
How good is it when the best get going? Swanny, Jobe, Buddy, Hodgey, Selwood – all of them turned it on and got their team over the line across the weekend.