Posted September 14, 2019 10:24:25As much as the finals were a huge opportunity for us, and an exciting way to get some good footballing action out of the country, there was also a certain amount of disappointment.
The way the two teams were running it, they could have been the biggest upset in the history of the AFL, with two teams that had gone through the finals in different eras playing in the same place.
The final game of the season saw the Sydney Swans take on the Melbourne Storm, and it was the perfect moment to start this series off with a bang.
In the opening moments of the second quarter, Sydney kicked a goal straight to the Storm, but their coach Paul Roos had to give a bit of extra help.
After the match, Roos said the Storm kicked the ball to the Sydney half on the last play of the game, and that made the Storm a bit nervous.
So they took a bit longer to get the ball out.
The Storm did a fantastic job of finding a gap, and eventually the ball hit the foot of the Storm’s forward Daniel Wells.
Wells kicked a free kick, but it was just the tip of the iceberg.
The next goal from the Storm came from a long run by the Storm forward Aaron Francis.
The forward ran the ball through the middle of the field, and the Storm captain Matt Priddis stepped in front of the ball and made the catch.
That was the first goal for the Storm since 2007, and after the game it was clear the Storm were the better team.
However, the Sydney fans were not satisfied with the result, and they were still not satisfied by the way Roos handled the match.
They wanted a rematch, and so the next week the Storm played a game against a team that had been knocked out of a tournament just four years before.
They won the game 3-1.
It was a huge blow to the Swans, who had just beaten the Storm on the opening weekend.
The Swans were on a three-game winning streak that included wins over Hawthorn and Geelong, so they had a real chance of going into the finals and playing the eventual champion Sydney Swan.
But in the end, the Storm showed how far they were capable of going, and ended up losing to the defending champion Hawthorn.
While the Storm won the series, they were left disappointed that their win came against the very same team that won the premiership.
“We weren’t as happy with that loss as we would have liked,” Roos told the Swan Times.
The next week, the Swaans played a rematch against the Storm in a rematch of the 2014 premiership game, which was also played in Sydney.
As the Storm dominated in the first quarter, it was time for the Swasans to play their first meaningful game of 2018.
With their season on the line, the Tigers had to play a game at home against the Adelaide Crows.
Adelaide had lost their final two games, and had just played the Swabs twice in 2017.
When the game began, it wasn’t pretty for the Crows, but the Tigers showed just how much they had changed.
They scored three quick goals in the second and third quarters, and then went on to take a 7-2 lead.
A few minutes into the third quarter, the game was deadlocked at seven.
And yet, the scoreboard was still showing the Swabbers as the better side.
What happened next was nothing short of miraculous.
At the 10-minute mark, Jack Macrae came out to kick a goal from a deep stoppage of play.
The kick was just wide, but Macraes ran the length of the ground and got a pass from the ball-winning forward Chris Judd.
Judd put the ball on the ground, and as he was running, the ball bounced off Judd’s foot and through the air.
Macraes was the only player to touch the ball, but he had a chance to score with his own hand.
Instead, Judd’s ball bounced onto the turf and landed right in front the goal.
It was a great chance for Macras, but not for the Tigers.
Once the Tigers went down by one goal, the crowd was chanting “Jack Macraeus” and “He’s coming home”.
And then Jack Macaeus was in the air, and was going to do something incredible.
He went through the midfield, picked up his teammates, and ran towards the goal, where he found the corner of the net.
Jack Macae was incredible, and a great way to end the season for the club.
You could almost see the crowd go wild.
It wasn’t just the fans that were going crazy, though. It