THE SuperFooty pod boys say the boring bye round was saved by Geelong and St Kilda, with the Saints on the rise and a little question mark over the Cats.
Michael Warner said the round needed the game because the rest of it was a “real snorefest”.
He said the Saints exposed “a bit of a worry about Geelong” in their first win in six years against the Cats.
But Jon Anderson was not as concerned about his beloved Cats, acknowledging leg speed was “a big problem, but St Kilda can get any team.”
“We saw them do it to Collingwood and Melbourne,” he said.
“They have won five of the last seven at Etihad.”
Mick gave Channel 9 a serve over Sam Newman’s “neanderthal” comments on The Footy Show.
Ando and Mick said they turned off the Collingwood-Fremantle game at halftime and were not surprised it was the lowest crowd in 76 years.
Gil Gardiner wonder if the Pies fans were disillusioned.
“That would have been a game that, if I was a Collingwood fan, I would have looked ahead and said, ‘Oh, you know what, Freo, we might be able to get a win and I might go’,” he said.
The boys discussed the future of Nathan Buckley and what’s next for Eddie McGuire, and were divided over whether North Melbourne were contenders or pretenders.
Gil wondered if GWS could find itself at the peak of the AFL at season’s end, after yet another win over Carlton.
Also on the agenda:
— Is there a “Brownlow rule” at the match review panel?
— Did Geelong make a mistake letting one of its champions go?
— Does the AFL need to do something about its bye round fixturing?
— Which team outside the top eight can still make it?
— Which young big forward has the brightest future.
All this and more in the SuperFooty Podcast.
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