AFL Round 7- What Did We Learn?

Carlton’s senior players are leading their club up the ladder

Carlton produced another great performance when they defeated rivals Collingwood by 15 points to get their third win in a row. The win was set up by their seniors players in Bryce Gibbs, Kade Simpson, Marc Murphy and Dale Thomas.

Gibbs had 30 disposals and 3 goals to set up the win. Simpson was instrumental in defence racking up 31 disposals. Murphy lead the way as skipper with 24 disposals and Dale Thomas had 21 disposals and kicked a goal as he continues his great from this season. They face Port Adelaide at Eithad Stadium this week and have a chance in winning 4 games in a row.

 

Some fans are not happy about the way Gold Coast are playing

 After a terrible showing against Melbourne, a fan expressed his frustration at the players which forced Gary Ablett to calm him down. Gold Coast went down by a whopping 73 points at Metricon Stadium and after coming off a 120 point loss the week before, there are now major concerns at Gold Coast right now.

Their defence looks really vulnerable right now without key defenders Steven May and Rory Thompson. They don’t put in the effort for the full game which resulted in a blitzing second half from Melbourne. They need to rectify these problems or else their season could be over quickly.

 

Troy Parnell will not be loved by the Adelaide Crows

The Adelaide Crows will not happy about the free kicks umpire Troy Parnell gave during the Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide match. He alone gave 17 free kicks to the Bulldogs and only 1 to the Crows.

Overall, the Crows lost the free kick count 28-11 and are likely to ask for a please explain from the AFL about why so many free kicks went against them. This comes after a couple of decisions went against them in the dying minutes against Hawthorn in which they lost by 3 points. All we know is that Parnell will not loved by the Adelaide supporters right now and may not officiate another Adelaide game for a while.

 

Heath Shaw is the best rebounding defender in the league right now 

Another brilliant performance from Heath Shaw gave GWS their first ever win in Perth against Fremantle. Shaw gathered 26 disposals, 24 kicks, 10 marks and 9 rebound 50’s. He gives his team so much drive from defence with his dash and elite kicking skills.

Shaw leads the AFL in kicks (151), rebound 50’s (59) and second behind Saint’s Nick Riewoldt  in marks (66). He is currently the best rebounding defender in the AFL right now and his experience and composure in defence is helping the Giants become a dangerous team to face.

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