The business end of the NAB Cup is heating up and many teams are looking very impressive including Melbourne, Essendon, Sydney and surprisingly Gold Coast.
We had more of the same in Round 2 from Collingwood, and as I write this piece it looks as if the Saints will easily account for an under-maned Geelong.
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A final thing as well, just a quick glance around the grounds for those unlucky teams knocked out of the NAB Cup in Round 1:
The Western Bulldogs beat Brisbane easily by 70 points at Visy Park, with the stars being Barry Hall with three goals and Tom Liberatore with a promising display in the midfield. The Lions were missing Brown, Power, Black and Drummond, but 3rd year midfielder Daniel Rich tore it up and could be a really good buy in SC this year.
Hawthorn beat North Melbourne at Skilled Stadium by 29 points, and it was another Lance 'Buddy' Franklin show, with the star forward kicking 5. Also impressive were Jarryd Roughhead (4 goals) and Sam Mitchell, and for the Roos it was Andrew Swallow and Leigh Adams who played the best.
Adelaide disposed of Fremantle very simply in a convincing 75 point victory at Thebarton Oval. Taylor Walker and Kurt Tippet combined for 8 goals and were supplied excellently by young midfielder Rory Sloane and experienced midfielder Michael Doughty. Fremantle played without Sandilands, Hill, Mundy and Pavlich only played one half before being subbed, with gave a good opportunity for younger players and it was Ryan Crowley and Tendai Mzungu who were the best.