Sunday, May 3, 2009

Melbourne Vs Geelong - Round 6 2009 - Gary Ablett injured.

Gary Ablett has sustained a groin injury in today's 15.21.111 to 10.8.68 win against the Melbourne Demons. Bomber Thompson said in the post-match press conference that it may see the little champ sidelined for a week as a precaution. Hopefully this does not hamper his chances of finally securing that elusive Brownlow Medal.

It was otherwise a pretty average day at the office for Ablett. After scoring a possibly world record for the quickest goal in an AFL match (estimated to be between 9 and 13 seconds) Ablett racked up 25 possessions, being easily eclipsed by Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman with 41 possessions apiece.

Shannon Byrnes, who said in a recent interview that he wants to become a regular in the side let himself down with terrible turnovers and decision making. He failed to add to his goal tally this week, but unsurprisingly added a pair of behinds to his stat sheet. The bloke's kicked more behinds than Muhammad Ali.

Steve Johnson scored a trio of second quarter goals and then proceeded to waltz up the ground where his tendency to attempt the soft shoe shuffle around opposition players got him into trouble on more than one occasion. Normally this would not be such an issue, but when you do it 70m from the opposition goal the resulting free-kick becomes an immediate threat.

It was good to see Joel Selwood making it through a game without blood pouring from his face. On the subject of injuries, David Johnson went into the rooms with what appeared to be a knee injury, but returned to the field in a few minutes. Here's hoping it was just a knock.

All up it was a frustrating display from the Cats. Full credit to the Dees who put up a fight, with Russell Robertson making his way back into the team for this round six game and scoring 3 majors. It may seem petty to complain about a 7 goal win, but we need to get in the habit of destroying teams before we come up against the threat of St Kilda.

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