Around the Grounds
Berlin win through to the AFLG Grand Final
The Berlin Crocodiles came away with a convincing win in the preliminary final against the Rheinland Lions. Playing away from home the Crocodiles led at every change in what was a relatively tight first half of football. The premiership quarter was best utilized by the Crocs who kicked 8 goals to the Lions 3 to put the game beyond doubt. Final score reading 20.10. 130 to 11.6. 72.
The Crocs will now go into the AFLG Grand Final this weekend against a red-hot Munich Kangaroos. Having gone down by 50-points in their last outing they’ll be looking to bring their best to Saturday’s decider.
Swedish Ravens crank up the Euro Cup preparations
The Swedish Ravens enjoyed their first day of training together in Malmo at the weekend. Their first session provides them with some crucial practice going into next month’s Euro Cup in Lisbon.
They finished up their training in Malmo with a practice match at Limhamsfaltet. Keep an eye out on the Ravens come Euro Cup.
“I don’t understand what all the fuss is about!”
“Lethal” Lars Hagberg of Sodermalm AFC kicked a handful of goals at the weekend. A good effort but nothing too unheard of right? Throw in the fact he did it all with a broken wrist and those 5 goals seem a far more significant achievement. When asked post-match about the injury and goals he was quoted saying “I don’t understand what all the fuss is about”.
Although I wouldn’t recommend it, well done on getting through the game and kicking a few along the way Lethal.
Finals Footy hits the AFL
Finals Footy is finally here in the AFL. After a week off following the regular season the top 8 will be fresh and ready to light it up the on footballs biggest stage.
The first week of the finals kicks off with a Thursday morning blockbuster between the West Coast Eagles and the Western Bulldogs with the loser of that game waving goodbye to season 2016.
The biggest rivalry in modern football lights up our screens on Friday morning when the Cats go head-to-head with the Hawks.
The Sydney derby gets its first dose of final action with the Swans taking on GWS in the early morning timeslot of 6:20am BST Saturday morning
Adelaide Oval hosts the Crows and Kangaroos in what sees the loser eliminated a bit later on Saturday morning.
Jump over to http://watchafl.afl.com.au/ to get your pass for the 2016 final series.
Finals week 1 schedule:
Elimination Final: West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs Thurs 8/9 11:10am BST
Qualifying Final: Geelong Cats v Hawthorne Hawks Fri 9/9 10:50am BST
Qualifying Final: Sydney Swans v GWS Giants Sat 10/9 6:20am BST
Elimination Final: Adelaide Crows v NM Kangaroos Sat 10/9 10:40am BST