Hirdy…Come Back!!! (Round Six – Medals For Everyone!)

Paul Medhurst receives a medal for getting the hell out of Fremantle!

Anzac Day celebration – great. Footy game – fizzer! Unless you are a Magpie fan, of course. That’s the wash-up of yesterday’s events as Collingwood destroyed Essendon at the MCG in the traditional Anzac Day game. Former Docker Paul Medhurst took a liking to the big occasion and the mostly unchallenged supply of ball to win the ‘James Hird’ medal for best-on-ground, in what must have been his proudest day since he boarded a plane and left the basket-case that is Fremantle behind for good!

Former Essendon golden boy James Hird spoke golden words to the Bombers before the match but the magic faded after about half an hour or so. Matthew Knights lamented his side’s poor showing during his post-match press conference, even throwing in the word ‘plethora’ at one point – going to show we are definitely in a post-Sheedy world.

But at least the news can only get better for Knights from here…or not!

The other match last night did not have the tradition of Collingwood-Essendon but it least they had a true contest. Actually, the Fremantle-Geelong game was a classic! Down 25 points at the last change, the Cats tore the hearts out of the locals to steal victory by one point. Freo skipper Matthew Pavlich had the chance to be the hero with a set shot at goal in the final minute but guess what happened…


It’s like Geelong couldn’t lose right now if they tried! Mark Thompson certainly felt that his side didn’t deserve to win…and that news would not have pleased a clearly bewildered Mark Harvey. Harvs wouldn’t have been in the best of moods before the game had he watched his old mob get towelled up by a guy who could still be playing for Fremantle. Instead, he has a team sitting on one win and instead of Medhurst, he has Chris Tarrant doing…whatever it is he is doing!

‘Medals For Everyone’ Round continues today with three matches:


MCG, Melbourne – 2:10pm (local): Carlton v Adelaide (FOX)

The Big Q loves dining out on the Doggies!
Telstra Dome, Melbourne – 7:10pm (local): Western Bulldogs v West Coast (TEN)


Eyes on the prize, baby…eyes on the prize!

AAMI Stadium, Adelaide – 7:10pm (local): Port Adelaide v St Kilda (FOX)


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