A lot has changed in the past decade of footy. Looking back to the game in the 90’s, forwards dominated the game with their powerful presence, wowing crowds with their high marks and miracle goals. Players like Wayne Carey, Gary Ablett Snr and Tony Lockett, just to name a few, were unstoppable kicking bags of goals week in week out.
It was great to see some power forwards stand up this week and have a huge impact on the game. Brisbane skipper Jonathan Brown has been likened to the great Wayne Carey over the years and it was no more evident than in Friday night’s game against the Blues. Brown pulled down 12 marks on his way to seven goals in a best on ground performance.
The big man kicked his sides first of the night before Brendan Fevola booted two first quarter goals, a perfect start against his old club. The Lions built on their nine point quarter time lead kicking four goals to one to take a handy 22 point lead into the main break.
The Blues hit back in the third term, booting the first four goals to cut the margin to four points. They then kicked another three four the term as Brown and Clark kicked the only goals of the quarter for the home side. Brown single-handedly turned the game in the final term, booting three important goals as the Lions ran away to win by 19 points.
Nick Riewoldt was also at his best at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. Roo took 15 marks and also booted seven goals in the Saints 104 point demolition of the Kangaroos.
The Kangaroos were stunned as the Saints slammed on eight first quarter goals. North struggled to get their hands on the ball as the Saints pressure across the ground was too much. St Kilda kept the Roos scoreless in the first term…