Tuesday Talking Points

A young Fletch?

If you’re going to be given a comparison to a player, you couldn’t do much better than a bloke who has played 398 games, is a two-time premiership player, and one of the most respected individuals in the game. Harris Andrews is the talk of the town after two standout games down back for the Brisbane Lions in the last two weeks. So much so that teammate Daniel Rich compared him to a “young Dustin Fletcher” on Melbourne radio yesterday.

120 minutes not enough

When the final siren rang on Saturday afternoon at Limestone Park, Ipswich and Wynnum couldn’t be split. At 14.5.89 apiece, neither side’s accuracy in front of goal could get them across the line. Both teams threw everything plus the kitchen sink at each other, but had to settle for splitting the points. It marks just the second draw across all competitions in 2015.

Rutledge a human wrecking ball

When the game was there to be won for Sandgate on the weekend, Aden Rutledge imposed himself in a big way. It started with a huge bump in the second quarter that shifted momentum in the Hawks favour, before he went forward and was unstoppable one on one. His attack on the pill, and strength in the contest was second to none. Rutledge finished with three very important goals, in a clear best of ground performance, helping Sandgate to their second win of 2015.


Four games, four wins, 26 goals. It’s been a red-hot start to 2015 for Coorparoo’s Chris Cant, who currently leads the QFA South goal kicking by five goals. Averaging 6.5 goals per game, and following two bags of nine, Cant has been instrumental up forward for the Roos, and is a huge part of why they sit atop of the ladder.

12 of one, dozen of the other

Morningside kicked 19 goals in their win over Mt Gravatt on Sunday, but the most impressive stat of the day was their spread of goal kickers. Half the team, yes 12 players, hit the scoreboard across the four quarters, proving not only how well balanced the Panthers side is, but how hard they run and link up. If you’re going to be the team that breaks the streak, it’s not as simple as locking down on their forwards.

By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles

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