AFL Round 4- What Did We Learn?

St Kilda will push some sides this season

A team that was not expected to compete with many of the top teams, St Kilda nearly snatched an amazing upset win over Hawthorn. They showed their good form last round against Collingwood with another great showing lead by their skipper Nick Riewoldt. 

Even Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell said after the match that Hawthorn did not play that badly so that shows St Kilda can compete. They face GWS next week who have come off a big win against Port Adelaide so it will be a test for St Kilda but their form in the past couple of weeks show that they are more than capable to get a win.

Adelaide Crows are the real deal

If the Adelaide Crows aren’t the real deal before this round, they are now. They were able to withstand the Sydney pressure and score when the game was on the line. Their pressure, run and carry is among the best in the league right now.

Despite no more Dangerfield, Adelaide are a dangerous side to face right at the moment. They have another challenge next week. coming up against the reigning premiers Hawthorn at the MCG. If Adelaide win that match then they would be considered to be one of the premiership contenders.

Something’s not right at Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide were embarrassed as they went down by 86 points against GWS. Their lack on intent at the ball and poor ball skills allowed GWS to score their biggest score and winning margin in their short history.

Port Adelaide are a shadow of themselves of the 2014 season and clearly there is something wrong right now. Many Port players are out of form and did not show any hard work to get themselves out of this mess. They need to bounce back quickly as they have Geelong this Saturday night at Adelaide Oval for ANZAC Day. If they play rubbish like they did against GWS then more pressure will be on the club.

Richmond and Collingwood’s starts to 2016 season have been poor

There’s no question that Richmond and Collingwood have been bad at the start of this season with both sides producing yet another below par results.

Richmond were soundly beaten by West Coast by 68 points as they were decimated all around the ground while Collingwood were outplayed by Melbourne by 35 points which has put even more pressure on Collingwood and Nathan Buckley.

Signs are not good for Richmond and Collingwood but there is plenty of time this season to turn their seasons around.

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