The one downside was this different horse, Pontedera, was racing at Adelaide’s Morphettville Park at 4.32pm, about the identical time Richmond opened up a 45-point, second-quarter lead.
With Morphettville Park about 10 kilometres from Adelaide Oval, it’s unlikely the Tigers gamers heard the roar as he went across the area to win by half a size.
However what we do know is that phrase filtered again to the Tiger boys halfway via the match that Pontedera had received the Benchmark 64 in Adelaide below the steerage of Ben Worth.
Precisely how or when we aren’t positive, however we do know that the Crows got here flying like Kiwi throughout the third quarter solely to search out they couldn’t keep the space with Richmond.
Which Daicos has the votes?
The precociously gifted Nick Daicos may have between 4 and 6 Brownlow Medal votes within the armaguard van by now, and his brother Josh may also have polled in every of the primary two rounds.
However Snap Shot is anxious they could steal votes from one another, denying one another an opportunity at profitable “Charlie”.
Now we all know it’s solely spherical two, however there’s a cause to be involved as there’s a precedent for such drama at Collingwood, as was outlined in The Brownlow: A tribute to the greats of Australian Soccer in 2003.
Collingwood legend Harry Collier was awarded the 1930 Brownlow Medal retrospectively after he and Footscray’s Alan Hopkins initially misplaced it on countback to Richmond’s Stan Judkins as a result of they performed fewer video games than Judkins in any case three polled 4 Brownlow votes. In these days just one vote was awarded to the most effective participant on the bottom.
After all, Collier’s brother Albert was a star too, profitable the 1929 Brownlow Medal, so the prospect of a mix-up was excessive.
The opportunity of a perceived mix-up was increased nonetheless, so controversy raged quickly after when it was revealed that on one of many voting slips solely the surname Collier was written. Which brother was it?
VFL officers declared the vote invalid and neither Collier obtained a vote. The umpire allegedly stated he had meant the vote to go to “the baby” which, in fact, was Harry.
Think about the uproar now if that occurred. Only a phrase of warning from Snap Shot to umpires when awarding the Daicos brothers’ votes: focus.
On the coach’s whiteboard
Earlier than you go, listed below are …
5 individuals Snap Shot consider are prime suspects who ought to be investigated for turning the lights off on the Gabba final Friday evening:
- Peter V’landys: Was there an AFL official who didn’t consider the NRL chairman when the lights went out?
- Mitch Robinson: The ex-Brisbane utility needed a greater send-off. Maybe this was a message.
- Ed Sheeran: Why not? We blame the singer for every little thing else stadium-related.
- Ron Issko: With followers wanting a day grand remaining retained, the president of the AFL Followers Affiliation had a motive.
- John Denver’s property: God bless him, however this was the one manner a stadium was going to sing Take Me Residence, Nation Highway in unison ever once more.
“He’s the one which we’re actually lacking” – Sam Mitchell on Footy Labeled about Jack Gunston leaving.
However they forgot to say
“He’s not the one one which we’re actually lacking. Add Ben McEvoy, Liam Shiels, Shaun Burgoyne, Jaeger O’Meara, Tom Mitchell, Adem Yze, Damian Monkhorst and Cameron Matthews, and also you’ll be within the ballpark as to who we’re lacking.”