Brenton Sanderson has ordered players to ignore talk of being surprise AFL contenders as he embarks on phase two of his rapid rebuild of the Crows.
The Lions announced that Hyundai Brisbane Lions Academy player Cain Tickner has been signed to an extended AFL Club agreement for 2012 and 2013.
Brett Ratten hopes injecting Andrew Carrazzo and Heath Scotland into the side will rejuvenate the weary Blues for Thursday’s clash with West Coast.
The Magpies are confident star forward Alan Didak will recover from a groin injury in time to play a meaningful role in the Magpies’ push for a second AFL premiership in three years.
Essendon will miss forward Alwyn Davey for two matches after the Bombers’ livewire accepted a ban for rough conduct.
Hayden Ballantyne will spend another week on the sidelines after this morning accepting a ban for striking.
Gerard Whateley gives us a glimpse into the Cats’ future.
Gold Coast chief Travis Auld has called for patience following yet another dismal performance by his club on and off the field over the weekend. Auld declared last night: ”Our greatest enemy now is a knee-jerk reaction based on poor results.”
Greater Western Sydney:
GWS have confirmed that 2011 number one draft pick Jonathon Patton will make his AFL debut against Richmond on Saturday.
Hawks superstar Lance Franklin is free to play next week after having his report for a sling tackle thrown out by the AFL match review panel.
Disappointed Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes says the side’s inability to stop run-ons from opposition teams is killing the Demons.
After a long layoff due to illness and two recent games in the VFL for Werribee, Scott McMahon is eyeing a return to the AFL, possibly on Saturday night.
Jay Schulz says that Port Adelaide has improved its football in 2012 and that he doesn’t need stats to prove it.
Whether he is rested or not quite fit enough after rolling his ankle at the weekend, Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt is unlikely to play against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.
Defender Raphael Clarke says the game has become so fast it may shorten players’ careers.
John Longmire has hailed Lewis Jetta as one of the most improved players in the AFL, after a series of electrifying performances that have helped propel the Swans to second on the ladder.
Midfielder Scott Selwood claims fringe players Tom Swift or Koby Stevens could be given the daunting task of manning Carlton skipper Chris Judd in Thursday night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.
Bulldogs defender Tom Williams is closing in on a long-awaited return after training strongly at Whitten Oval on Tuesday.
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