The AFL 2016 edition might hold some unexpected moments as did the 2015 edition. Are you expecting Gary Ablett to return? Or, Brent Harvey pushes for Michael Tuck’s games record? Well, we expect the bold headline to come in different typefaces.
As per the Herald Sun, “2015 saw unpredictable stories emerge that shaped the game and united the clubs and wider football community, while Hawthorn, the league’s dominant team of the past three seasons, reigned supreme again.”
So, what are you looking forward to this season? Here is the list of 8 things to expect this season.
The last three years have been exceptional for the Hawks but its time for someone to carry the baton forward. Port Adelaide, Fremantle, North Melbourne, Sydney or West Coast might topple the supremacy of Alastair Clarkson’s side.
New Teams in the Finals
There are high hopes on Port Adelaide already and are expected to rise up the ladder. Even Gold Coast do not lag behind. You might expect some of the best actions to unfold this upcoming season.
Clash of Rivals
Well, the grudge games are always exciting. The hype around it soars up especially when Collingwood and Richmond is expected to clash in a Round 2 blockbuster.
Brent Harvey breaks Michael Tuck’s record
As per the official AFL reports, the North Melbourne star just need 18 more games to pass Michael Tuck’s 426-game mark. This should be one of the most amazing moments to look forward to.
Return of Gary Ablett
Gary Ablett just managed to play six games in the 2015 edition. His dislocated shoulder didn’t allow him to go any further. We should expect the star to return in the very first round of AFL 2016.
Geelong in the final four
According to the Herald Sun reports, Geelong have recruited Patrick Dangerfield from Adelaide and experienced players Lachie Henderson, Scott Selwood and Zac Smith. They are definitely looking forward to instant success in 2016.
Expectations from Clint Jones
The AFL quoted, “Former St Kilda midfielder Clint Jones headlines a host of ex-AFL players that have signed with WAFL clubs for the 2016 season.” Perth’s football manager, Tyson Beattie, told AFL.com.au that big things are being expected from Jones this season.
Lance Franklin returning to being best
Lance Franklin isn’t in the best of forms and you might expect him to get back to old ways. He had been tackling physical as well as mental issues and his form reflected it.