Adelaide Crows Beat Melbourne At Home

I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne game today. I was sitting in the Riverbank stand in Row C. It’s the first time I’ve been to an AFL match at the new Adelaide Oval and it was bloody fantastic. So much better than the old AAMI Stadium. Even the atmosphere as you walk into the stadium was great. So much more atmosphere than I’ve been accustomed to.

The game itself is best described by the Age who called it an Ugly Dirty AFL Match! Even though the stats show that the Crows had more frees, 21 – 15, I reckon they could have easily got way more than that. Those damn umpires just seemed to ignore so many instances that should have resulted in frees.

I didn’t place a bet on any of the games this week because the odds on the games that I was interested in were pretty dismal. I’m not going to bet on anything just for the sake of it either because that doesn’t fit into my responsible gambling regime. I certainly wasn’t going to bet on the Crows as their odd was a low 1.08. I have to admit though that over half way through that first quarter I was wishing that I backed Melbourne whose odds were around 7.50. Luckily they came good shortly after.

Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Final Scores

Adelaide Crows Melbourne Round 3

As you can see from the image above it wasn’t until the third quarter that Adelaide started to pull away from Melbourne.

I have to admit it’s a lot more exiting to watch and AFL match live than watching it on the TV. not just for the general atmosphere either. Some of the colourful comments coming from the spectators are quite amusing. One has to wonder how many of the umpires ears were burning from all the names they were being called. Even the poor weather wasn’t enough to dampen the excitement. Lucky for me we came prepared and had our plastic ponchos handy. Not like those guys behind us that were waiting for the ‘poncho salesman’ to come around.  :tongue_out:

I took a few photos with my iPhone, and while they looked good when previewing it through the phone in reality the image was pretty poor. The poor lighting didn’t help much. Of the photos I liked this one of Eddie Betts the best.

Eddie Betts Adelaide vs melbourne

As you can see Eddie put a lot of effort into that kick but unfortunately that particular one resulted in a behind. Check out how his leg curves past the knee. Almost looks painful doesn’t it?

Even though I expected the Crows to slaughter Melbourne I’m happy that they won. That’s three in a row,

Next week they’ll be playing the Western Bulldogs and I reckon they’re going to find them a little harder to beat.

AFL Clash Melbourne vs Port Power

I wasn’t going to post a bet of the week this week because I couldn’t really find a sport that I wanted to place a bet on. The World Cup is over, I’m not really into darts so the World Matchplay 2014 was out. The Adelaide Crows are having a bye this week so I wasn’t really thinking about placing a bet on the AFL. That was until I saw the odds on the AFL clash between Melbourne and Port Power.

AFL Clash Bet Of The Week Because Of Great Odds

Normally the only time I watch Port Power play is if they’re playing against the Adelaide Crows. Naturally if they’re playing against AFL Clash Melbourne Port Powerthe Vics or some other Interstate teams I want the Power to win because I support South Australian teams. This is in stark contrast to the greater majority of Port Power supporters who for some reason always want the Crows to lose when playing other teams.

Anyway, while checking the odds of the different AFL games on my bet365 app I noticed some killer odds on the the AFL clash between Melbourne and Port Power.Check out the odd in the image over to the right.

You’ll notice the 8.00 odds for Melbourne which is why I backed them. You’ll will also know that I only placed a $5 wager. That’s because I’m not completely bonkers. I don’t think that Melbourne have a hope in hell winning that particular AFL clash. But then you never know. Upsets do happen.

Isn’t it funny that ever since the last Showdown where the Crows, agains’t all odds I might add, beat the Power, Port just haven’t been able to win a game. People said I was crazy to back the Crows but I did and I won the bet.

Who knows, maybe they still haven’t got their act together. Maybe Melbourne will be able create another AFL miracle. All I know is that this time I want the Power to lose and it looks like even though the Crows aren’t playing I have a AFL game to watch this weekend.

In case you want to know why I’m not backing Port Power its because of their really crappy odds of 1.08. Just checked my bet365 app again and Melbourne is now 11.00 and Power 1.05. Shit!! I wish I had placed my bet today 😀

For all you Port Power supporters I did manage to find this really cool video that I think you will enjoy. It’s I Love The Power by Nova 919’s Dylan Lewis.