AFL 2014 Most Memorable Moments
It’s official. After this weekend the 2014 footy season will be over and fans will have to wait until early next year to get their next hit of a footy fix. MCG will be packed full of gold and red wearing fans who are hoping for their teams victory this Saturday night. With that in mind we thought we would reflect on the 2014 AFL season with six of the most memorable moments.
1) Giansiracusa confirms ‘super sub’ status
After getting out to a six goal lead against Richmond late in the third quarter and after a late flurry of goals to the opposition, the match hung in the balance with only two minutes remaining. Enter the Super Sub Daniel Giansiracusa. Giansiracusa drew a free kick just 25 metres from goal and fittingly converted handing a two point win to the Western Bulldogs.
2) Essendon’s ASADA woes
Uncertainty has plagued the Essendon Football Club for two years, after ASADA’s accusation players and staff engaged in a doping and supplements program. The latest chapter in this never ending debacle sees players reportedly being offered a six-month sanction if they admit to taking the substances between 2011 and 2012.
3) Crameri stands tall in Melbourne win
The Bulldogs fought out a close encounter against Melbourne in round eight, with the lead changing hands nine times throughout the match. It looked to be anyone’s game until Stewart Crameri stood up for the Bulldogs, slotting through two quick goals under immense pressure.
4) Richmond’s Ty Vickery knocks out West Coast’s Dean Cox
One of the ugliest on-field incidents of the year occurred in July during a match between the Richmond Tigers and the West Coast Eagles. The incident saw Richmond’s Ty Vickery punch West Coast Eagles player Dean Cox. The blow knocked Dean out and saw Ty slapped with a four-week ban for the deliberate act.
5) Carlton duo involved in brawl incident
Carlton Football Club player Jeff Garlett wound up hospitalised in August after being involved in an early morning brawl. What made the story even more intriguing is fellow teammate Mitch Robinson failed to admit he was present when the incident occurred. After days of silence, Mitch admitted to fleeing the scene when the fight broke out.
6) Football returns to Whitten Oval in the VFL
Witnessing the first win at Victoria University’s Whitten Oval since 1997 would have to be one of the most memorable moments from the 2014 footy season. A 117-point victory to the Bulldogs against Richmond in their first game as a standalone team was a special moment.
The 2014 footy season was packed full of controversy and memorable moments and it will no doubt be an intense battle between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn to see who will take home the 2014 Premiership. We look forward to watching the game and wish both teams the best of luck.
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