A Look Ahead - Eagles & Tigers
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
With football done for yet another year and with 2020 edging closer every day; we thought it would be a good time to sit back and look ahead as to what we may find in the new year.
The 2019 SANFLW season gave us a lot to process, new teams and new stars; but as always, we hope that next year will be even bigger and better.
But what will happen next season?
While we cannot be certain as to what may happen; footy is a funny game after all; we can at least make some guesses as to what will happen next year.
For starters, the safest bet for next season is that the Eagles will win a game and break their drought. In a team that had such great young talent with the likes of Teagan Usher, Kiana Lee and Jaimi Tabb, they did come close on a few occasions to getting their inaugural win this season but fell agonisingly short.
Most notable, was the three-point loss to West Adelaide in round two and the five-point loss to Westies in round nine. But we were a given a glimpse of what they were capable of, especially with their fast starts. So, come the 2020 SANFLW season; we are almost certain that they should be able to finally get some wins on the board.
And finally; the surprise packet of 2019, Glenelg. Mid-way through the season it looked like the Tigers were a good side but nothing more. After winning their first three games of the season, a mid-season slump saw them lose their next four straight games. During which weeks they scored a combined total of 42 points but conceded a total of 93.
However, the tides turned for the Tigers after an upset win in round eight over the Panthers; This, followed by a 59 to 17 belting of Sturt the following week, saw the Tigers build momentum and storm into the finals after snatching fourth spot of the Bloods in the final game. Only to fall two points short of progressing through to the preliminary-final after an inaccurate 3.5 (23) to North Adelaide’s 4.1 (25).
Whether they can continue this momentum into the 2020 season we cannot say for certain; but they seem to have good things in place at Glenelg, and considering the talent on their list along with the U17s they have coming through. They definitely have the potential to push the top teams next year.
If you are like us and are missing the football; visit the SANFL’s website for your teams performance from each round;