Round two of the 2015 AFL season has been run and won and there were many talking points to come out of the weekend’s fixtures.
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West Coast began the round in style with a 69-point demolition of Carlton, while Essendon were surprise winners of Hawthorn in yet another classic between the two sides.
But just what did we learn?
Find out below:
NAT FYFE THE NEW BROWNLOW FAVOURITE
Move over Gary Ablett, we have a new Brownlow Medal favourite.
Fyfe put on a clinic in the Dockers’ big win over Geelong, racking up 25 contested possessions and three goals in his second brilliant performance of 2015.
The youngster just needs to keep out of trouble however, after he was ruled ineligible in 2014 after being suspended during the season.
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY ON THE UP…
Could the Giants see glory before the Suns?
Ok, it’s early, but Leon Cameron’s side have shown much improvement in its opening two wins.
Although the wins came against St Kilda and Melbourne, they have shown signs of a side who are finally starting to develop a killer instinct.
HAVE WEST COAST WON THE JUDD-KENNEDY SWAP?
West Coast forward Josh Kennedy tore his old side to shreds on Friday night, booting 10 goals as the Eagles eased to a 69-point win over Carlton.
Kennedy moved to Perth as part of a deal that saw star midfielder Chris Judd join Carlton.
While there is no doubting Judd’s quality and achievements while at the Blues, Kennedy is now just hitting his peak at 27 and has been the Eagles’ leading goal-kicker on three occasions.
The Blues have lacked a quality full forward since Brendan Fevola, and how they’d be wishing Kennedy was still on the club’s books…
ESSENDON SUPERB, BUT NEED TO STOP THE LATE FADE OUTS
A last minute goal from Cale Hooker got the Bombers over the line against Hawthorn, but it match almost a repeat over the Bombers’ round one loss to Sydney.
Essendon stormed out to a 35-point lead at half-time, but a second-half fade out saw the Hawks claw their way back into the game and eventually take the lead.
Three late goals saved the Bombers’ from yet another a heart-breaking loss, but the match must serve as another lesson to James Hird’s side.
LIONS MIDFIELD MUST LIFT
Brisbane vice-captain Dayne Zorko hammered his side following a Monday recovery session after its 82-point thrashing at the hands of North Melbourne on Sunday.
Zorko attacked the Lions midfield in particular, which was smashed despite the additions of some key players.
The Lions were beaten 42-24 in centre clearances as the Kangaroos handed Justin Leppitsch’s side its second loss in as many games.
A midfield possessing such quality must step up.