Only half an hour earlier, No. 11 was among the crowd.
All you can do is laugh.
The Kennedy Code
As well as having five players each club would love on their roster, figuring out why Carlton have won more home and away games in 2022 than in any season since 2011 has proven elusive.
The AFL Central recently highlighted on Instagram that Carlton wins if their much-improved Blues midfielder Matt Kennedy has 14 handballs in a game, not 13, not 15 but 14.
Kennedy has recorded 14 handballs in nine games this season and the Blues have won all nine. In the seven games he has recorded other than 14 handballs, Carlton is 3-4.
So if replacing Kennedy out of the game seems unusual over the next month, check the handball stats first.
In the other four games, the former Giant recorded 14 handballs, he won one, drew and lost two, with the No.7 now having played 77 games.
His coach Michael Voss has only had exactly 14 handballs in a match 11 times according to AFL Tables for an 8-3 winning record.
Talk about the power of one, with Kennedy it’s the power of 14.
All Ireland Final
The AFL’s Irish contingent prepared to stay up late on Sunday night and Monday morning to watch the All-Ireland final between Kerry and Galway with Geelong’s Mark O’Connor and Lions’ Deividas Uosis certain to have celebrated the victory of their former county.
Kerry prevailed by four points to claim the title for the first time since 2014 with former Cat Stefan Okunbor, a replacement for Kerry, who was managed by David Clifford, a Gaelic football champion who decided he no wasn’t interested in a career in the AFL when he was hot. asked a few years ago.
The Cats posted a photo of another former rookie, Oscar Brownless, who injured his knee while playing in the SANFL this season, to celebrate the victory with his former teammate who played alongside him in the VFL for two seasons.
O’Connor led the Kerry Miners to All-Ireland glory in 2015 before joining Geelong where he recently re-signed to stay at least until the end of 2024.
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