• Here’s hoping for an upset

    APART from the clash between Tarrawingee and Bright, round 14 looms as a weekend that will provide little of interest for many O&K fans.

    The remaining six matches all feature a side in the top eight taking on an opponent among the bottom six, and if history is anything to go by, we shouldn’t be expecting any close encounters.

    So far this season we have had 48 contests between a currently top eight and bottom six side, and unsurprisingly, the finals bound team has won each and every one.

    A whopping 35 of those games have been decided by more than 100 points, and the average margin across all 48 matches is 138 points.

    Bonnie Doon has gone closest of any of the bottom six sides to pulling off an upset, going down to Bright by two points in round nine and to Glenrowan by 15 in round three, both times on the Bombers’ home turf.

    Outside of those two games, Tatong got within 34 points of a terribly inaccurate Tarrawingee in round four, Goorambat and Greta both went down by eight goals when they travelled to Bright, and then the margins start to get really ugly.

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