20th march 2009
The AFL season kicks off next Thursday night the 26th of March with an opening block buster between traditional rivals Carlton and Richmond at the MCG at 7.40pm EST .
It promises to be a fantastic contest with two of the League’s up and coming Flag contenders going head to head in what promises to be a fitting curtain raiser to the season .
All the big names will be playing including the new look Brendan Fevola sporting a shaven head playing for the Blues . The spearhead for the Blues has had a quiet summer concentrating on training and getting fit and will run on to the “G” in fine condition with the trademark curls well tamed like his temper hoping to provide the blues with a great start to the season.Have Carlton got what it takes to beat a rejuvenated Richmond in front of a huge home town crowd.?
The big news at Tigerland is the debut of Ben Cousins in his first AFL game since his well publicized battle with drug addiction . Can he give the fans and the Tigers their money’s worth and will he provide a glimmer of hope to fans long starved of premiership success?
It should be a ripper of a curtain raiser to the AFL’s 2009 Home and Away Season .