The pressure to succeed and the unpredictability of the modern AFL game was never more evident than in last weekends round of matches .
The Cats thrashed the Lions at the Gabba‘, Western Bulldogs beat in form team Sydney and the Saints suffered their third loss in a row to a speedy , youthful Bombers side .
The Richmond Tigers looked poised to breakthrough with their first win of the 2010 season only to have it snatched away by their Hawthorn opponents in the dying moments of the game.
AÂ youthful Melbourne Demons team were no match for a rejuvenated West Coast Eagles who beat them soundly at the MCG.
Interstate results saw Carlton hold off Port Power at AAMI stadium and the Collingwood Magpies beat vastly improved Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco.
Many fans, tipsters and media commentators would have expected different results to those posted in this round of matches .
Fans were out everywhere in their jumpers , jerseys , guernseys to cheer their team on and to will them to succeed.