Two years ago
Hawks v United , Dec 3
Illawarra host United in what will be a very interesting game for a few clubs.
Illawarra have won their last two games and are 4/2 at home. United had a three game choke, but came back strongly for an away win (against Townsville, but hey a win is a win)
Both teams have players playing into some form with this looming as the "Battle beyond the Bulge". Both teams fancy themselves beyond the bulge of the arc. "Spenda" Penney bagged 31 points last game putting up 12 shots beyond the arc, and Oscar threw 7 bricks. Holt and Goulding fancy themselves in that territory too. Goulding has thrown up 115 shots outside so far this season.
I'm a Sixers fan so I'm not used to seeing players shoot from so far out. Melbourne average 29.8 shots per game, Hawks 27.8. I'm getting dizzying just thinking out.
You would think Melbourne should get this pretty easily, but this is the type of game I would expect the Hawks to have pencilled in for a W. Melbourne will hit hard in Q1, then cruise. Hawks have one game this round, so need to weather the storm and run them outta town.
I reckon Melbourne have some sea legs, I'm going Illawarra to barnstorm home with a barrage of 3's and steal this one. Illawarra by 1.
PS Can any Hawks fans confirm they now have beer mops?