Weekly Wrap 22nd April 2018

A more up beat week over the last 7 days, a few shares from my holiday last weekend (more to come next week). The first was my footy footage of the Hawks V Melbourne

A great game to watch all be it freezing cold, even Iron Man made and appearance to promote an  Avengers event in Melbourne. Throughout the rest of the week to be honest I lazed around trying to relax and enjoy the the rest of my holidays from work which didn’t quite go to plan with plenty of house work needing to be done.

I also shared with you all footage from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium a place my girls aged 6 and 3 loved there was so many different marine animals to see and the tanks were fantastic you got a great view of most of them, Laila my eldest loved the penguins but there were plenty of other fish to see

 

We would love for you to subscribe to our you tube channel, Kieran got a hair cut and showed us his new do he was also quite excited when his team Geelong got up over Port Adelaide 

Something we didn’t discuss here on the Mates Madness website but was a pretty big effort in sport (shared on our twitter account) was Oakland A’s left handed pitching pitching the first no hitter of the 2018 MLB season and the first for the Boston no hit game for the Boston Red Sox since Aprill 22 1993 25 years ago.

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Afternoon at the MCG Hawthorn V Melbourne

So on the Sunday of my family holiday I went to the MCG to check watch the Hawks play the Demons, I was pretty excited I don’t get to see Hawthorn in Melbourne very often so I was really hoping for a win for the Hawks. The weather was not great and I had on only my Hawks media polo from a few years ago so with it only being about 17 degrees and raining on and off I was getting pretty cold. Check out the jacket I brought below (not my best selfie effort) maybe I could smile or something…

I had a great view of the game on the wing almost directly in line with the centre circle, throughout the game I took a whole bunch of video as well check out the merged video footage

My Hawthorn v Melbourne footage MCG 15 April 2018, big win by the Hawks over the Demons

I tried to capture a few goals and some centre clearances, being a Hawks fan I focused way more on when they had the ball. Forgive my poor footage at times I got distracted watching the game sorry…

I found it great to watch Tom Mitchell live, he didn’t have his best game but he works hard always running and getting very few cheap possessions. Melbourne paid him very close attention and the stoppages with Jones almost glued to him yet he was still the leading clearance getting for the game. I reckon he has a great shot to win a Brownlow over the next 2-4 years if he stays injury free. He does need to work on his disposal a little more, he doesn’t quite have the elite kicking skills of some of the more recent great Hawthorn midfielders.

Roughy started slow but got into the game as it went on and we are finally starting to see dividends into the Hawks recruitment of Jaeger O’Meara if he can stay injury free they have a pretty impressive midfield.

My MCG Tour Experience

Hi Everyone with the AFL season just started back and the MCG being the home of the AFL I thought I will talk about my MCG tour I did at the end of 2017

I went over to Melbourne for a family holiday and I thought it would be a good idea to do a tour of the MCG as I have been there a few times to watch football but never seen what its like to see other parts of the ground. When we started the tour, we walked down to the oval and got to stand on the boundary of where they play football and cricket. So you will see me here standing on the boundary line, I wasn’t able to go any farther because they were having a cricket match played there later in the week.

After that we walked back up the stairs to continue the tour and we stop and look at where the Australian Cricket team and the Victorian bushrangers sit when there is a match on you will notice there is 7 seats next to me and that is the opposition team seating area I didn’t realise it was this close and it was very interesting at how close they sat near each other.

After we finished with the seats where the cricketers sit we were told that the screens that show the event that is in progress are the largest screens in the southern hemisphere which was a nice fact to know if you look at the bottom left of the picture below you will notice a door which is a standard size door so you will understand how big the screens are.

After the screen talk I was able to take a picture of the cricket pitch they were using for the up coming cricket match that was getting played later in the week with AFL being played on the field they cant just use a pitch and try to have it ready for AFL after the cricket season it would take to long for the grass to grow back and it wouldn’t be good for the AFL players. So they use drop in pitches which are left at the Back of Punt road, they have a total of 10 drop in cricket pitches so they don’t just use the same pitch all the time.

After I took the photo of the cricket pitch we walked down stairs to see were they do the post-match interviews for the coach’s after an AFL match I was astound of how big the room was when you see it on TV it looks almost twice the size, and I was surprised with how long the desk was that the coach’s sit at it looks a lot smaller on TV.

I was happy with how the tour was if you would like to do the tour and have your own experience you can visit http://www.mcg.org.au/things-to-do/mcg-tour. My next tour I would like to do is the Adelaide oval and I hopefully get to do that by the end of the year.

Thanks for reading if you have any tour experience from any sporting oval in the world comment below and I would to hear you experiences of how it was.