Round 20 of this AFL home and away season was full of moments of brilliance, record breaking performances, and also a few surprises. Let’s have a look at the ones who really stood out for me, my AFL Round 20 heroes.
The West Coast Eagles star reached a couple of milestones while playing the Saints at Etihad Stadium. 500 career goals and 50 for the season is quite the achievement.
Kennedy is still a good chance of winning a third straight Coleman Medal, despite missing 5 games with a calf injury. It’s also worth pointing out that he has 20 goals in four matches since returning from injury in round 17.
The Doggies have been showing great form lately. They are now in 7th position on the ladder after their first win at the Gabba in 8 years.
Although the victory didn’t come easy. The Brisbane Lions almost closed the gap in the fourth quarter after Easton Woods left the game with a potential season-ending injury.
“Easton is important to us. Lukas Webb had to go back to give us that extra defender through the course of the day. It probably wasn’t our first option but they got it done,” said Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge .
What do you do when you get bored at a Tigers-Hawks clash in front of a huge MCG crowd? YOU STREAK what else??
As the Tigers streamed through the middle of the hallowed turf time and time again, one spectator was inspired to have a go himself.
To be fair, this wasn’t a full streak as the culprit kept his pants on. Or almost… It’s Melbourne in August after all. He probably didn’t want to see the effects of shrinkage on the evening news… But nonetheless, the man set off on a second-half dash across the ground with security guards in hot pursuit.
He was eventually caught and tackled to the turf.
The man had the words “Get Rich or Die Tryin” tattooed on his chest. Hopefully he did get rich because he’ll need a bit of cabbage to pay the bill for his Sunday afternoon exploits.
— SAMMY? (@samantor) August 6, 2017
AFL Round 20 Heroes
As you might of noticed, there’s no big science or analytics behind this article. A club legend, a winning team and a streaker. That will always be a perfect recipe for my AFL Round 20 Heroes.
Bring on Round 21.
by Ed Toussaint – contributor