Richmond, the 2017 Premiers are firmly on top of the AFL Ladder , one game ahead of nearest rival,Â the West Coast Eagles. Below the Eagles are six teams all with the same win and loss ratio. Two teams are just outside the top eight, trailing those above by just one game. At the other end of the ladder three teams share the bottom four spots with four wins.Â CarltonÂ is on the bottom of the ladder with just two wins.
The top eight teams are closely matched with four Victorian clubs represented, and four interstate sides . This poses the question will it be a local derby for the 2018 Grand Final?Â Â Or as in 2017 and 2016, will the Victorians play an interstate side to seize victory ? Time will tell as the 2018 AFL Football Season progresses.
Sadly, two young footballers will not play out the remaining 2018 AFL Football Fixture,Â following an horrific injury to aÂ Fremantle Dockers player who was felled at the weekend by an opposing West Coast Eagles player. The former has season ending injuries, the latter has been suspended for the rest of the season.
AFL Football is played with passion,Â this is also borne out by theÂ fierce loyalty displayed by fans when supporting their club. Displaying the colours by the wearing of Football jumpers, guernseys, jerseys is a big part of this passion.