Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
The Western Bulldogs ensured Round 4 finished with a bang as they dismantled the new-look Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon. While Jake Stringer, Jackson Macrae and Michael Talia gave Bulldogs fans a good look at what the future will look like, 32-year-old Bob Murphy is playing the sort of footy that won him an All-Australian guernsey in 2011.
After everything that unfolded at the end of 2014, who’d have thought Murphy’s pups would have a 3-1 record after four rounds?
The Demons and the Tigers on Anzac Day eve. There are murmurs suggesting it may become a regular fixture – something Melbourne skipper Nathan Jones was pretty excited about.
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But for Dees fans, there was nothing more exciting than the performance of Jesse Hogan. The 20-year-old announced himself as a new Melbourne favourite with some powerful moments in the Demons’ win.
We hear a lot about players with basketball backgrounds and game structures taken from NFL playbooks – but on Saturday afternoon, GWS spearhead Jeremy Cameron borrowed a move straight from the English Premier League. We’re hoping he give the scissor kick another go if the opportunity presents itself.
While Mick Malthouse’s Blues have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons for the early part of 2015, they found a way to beat the Saints in New Zealand on Saturday.
It looked as though the conversation around Carlton might head in a different direction when St Kilda led by 26 points midway through the second quarter, but the Blues found a way to win in Malthouse’s milestone match – and for now, the media blowtorch will turn elsewhere.
Carlton skipper Marc Murphy was outstanding in the win, but it was 20-year-old Patrick Cripps – who picked up 33 disposals and laid 11 tackles – who announced himself as a Blue to keep an eye on for 2015 and beyond.