Welcome to our review of the AFL tips for Round 23 of the 2022 season. As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the thrilling matches, upsets, and standout performances that made this season one to remember.
Round 23 Highlights
Round 23 was filled with nail-biting games that had fans on the edge of their seats. The highlight of the round was undoubtedly the clash between the top two teams, Richmond Tigers and Melbourne Demons.
The Tigers, who had been dominant throughout the season, were looking to secure the minor premiership. However, the Demons had other plans. They put on an impressive display of skill and determination, outplaying the Tigers in every aspect of the game.
Another highlight of the round was the upset victory of the Essendon Bombers over the Geelong Cats. Despite being the underdogs, the Bombers showed incredible resilience and teamwork, securing a spot in the finals and shocking the football world.
Player of the Round
In Round 23, we witnessed several outstanding individual performances. However, one player stood out above the rest – Christian Petracca of the Melbourne Demons. Petracca had a stellar game, accumulating an astonishing 40 disposals and kicking three goals. His ability to impact the game both in the midfield and forward line was instrumental in the Demons’ victory.
The Road to the Finals
With Round 23 now complete, the focus shifts to the upcoming finals series. The top eight teams have battled it out throughout the season, and now it’s time for the real test of skill and determination.
The Richmond Tigers finish the season as minor premiers, securing the all-important double chance. They will be the team to beat as they aim for back-to-back premierships.
The other teams in the top eight include the Melbourne Demons, Geelong Cats, Western Bulldogs, Sydney Swans, Port Adelaide Power, Brisbane Lions, and Essendon Bombers. Each team has shown moments of brilliance throughout the season, and it will be fascinating to see who can maintain their form in the finals.
Tips for the Finals
As we look ahead to the finals, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Momentum is key: Teams that enter the finals with a strong run of form often perform well. Look out for teams that have recently had convincing wins.
2. Key players: Keep an eye on the star players who can turn a game on its head. Their performances can often be the difference between victory and defeat.
3. Finals experience: Teams with previous finals experience tend to handle the pressure better. Look for teams that have a history of performing well in high-stakes matches.
Round 23 of the 2022 AFL season provided us with some unforgettable moments. From thrilling upsets to standout individual performances, the stage is now set for an exhilarating finals series.
As footy fans, we can’t wait to see which team will rise to the occasion and take home the premiership cup. May the best team win!