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Round 9 Preview 

Essendon v West Coast How far have both these side come, The Eagles red hot the last 3 games but now find themselves traveling to Melbourne again where doubts continue about their form on the road. The Bombers at their best are one of the most exciting teams to watch and have some future superstars on the rise. There has been a long history between these clubs who could forget the Kevin Sheedy jacket wave. The Eagles can secure a top 4 spot with a two game break and for the Bombers it will put them right back in touch with the top 8 again. Under the roof there is no excuse this should be highly skilled and high scoring a good old fashioned shootout. Expect big games from the Eagles midfield they have a bit more experience than the Bombers but what the Bombers lack in experience they make up for in aggression. Daniher to kick more than 5 goals and the Bombers to get a win, but only if he kicks straight.
Predict Essendon win 9 points

Melbourne v North Melbourne 

What a big difference a week can make, kings of footy one week jesters the next for the poor Kangaroos and the task isn’t much easier coming up against a fired up Demon outfit. You just get that feeling that the Kangaroos hearts are just about to break and will spiral down for a few weeks. The Demons side has found reasons to galvanise behind each other the last couple weeks and this will bring the team closer together as they go forward and will make them harder to beat. North have a 15 game winning streak against the Demons at the moment all the way back to 2006. 

Melbourne are one of the contested possession leaders in the AFL compared to North even without Gawn in the ruck they still dominate. Waite back in for the Kangaroos but will it be enough. I think the winning streak,come to an end today at the MCG.
Predict Melbourne win 21 points 

Freemantle v Carlton

This could be one of the defensive games of the year, none of their last five encounters have seen them score over 100 points against each other. The Dockers last week got the Win of the season with a goal after the siren against the Tigers and will won’t to continue their good form winning four of their last 5 games. Carlton continue to impress in defeat and you’ll can. It knock their endeavour, today will be another big test for them and will need a lift for some of their experienced players today to lead them over in the West. The Dockers experience should get them over the line here but don’t write off the upstart Blues if you give them a sniff they will take advantage of it and in a low scoring tight game anything is possible. 
Predict Freemantle win 15 points 

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