Should State of Origin AFL be back on the agenda?
In the last week in the football landscape the talk of the town has been about State of Origin football and whether it should be resurrected from the dead. Here in Adelaide, most of the talk has been about bringing it back to send off AAMI Stadium in style before football is played at Adelaide Oval, while in Victoria many players have openly welcomed a potential return to representative football. While some are for the return, others including coaches and CEO’s of AFL clubs have criticised the potential return, many citing strain on players and clubs as the reason why it shouldn’t come back. What’s my view on the issue? And can it be done properly if it was to be re-born? Well here’s my view.
ROUND 7 PREVIEW:
Apart from the Crows beating the Swans in Sydney, last week’s tipping and form went pretty much to the normal with the favourites winning. West Coast remains undefeated while as mentioned before Sydney lost their first game of the season against a Taylor Walker and Patrick Dangerfield inspired Adelaide Crows. At the other end of the table GWS, Melbourne and Gold Coast remain winless but that will change this week with the two new clubs set to face each other. In other results, Port Adelaide was thrashed by Richmond who recorded their second victory of the season, while Hawthorn, Collingwood and Geelong all recorded comfortable victories. This week sees some interesting clashes which could test a lot of tippers. Here’s where I come in. Here are my thoughts on the upcoming round starting with Friday night’s clash between Melbourne and Hawthorn.
ROUND 6 PREVIEW:
After last week’s round only Sydney and West Coast remain undefeated with both teams recording victories in very tight contests against Hawthorn and Richmond. In other games last week, GWS, Gold Coast and Melbourne showed signs of improvement despite all being winless still, while Adelaide won the coveted Showdown match against Port Adelaide to move them into the top 4. What does this week have in store? Well here is my preview into this week’s matches starting with tomorrow night’s clash between Western Bulldogs and Collingwood.