Phil Harper is a practical man. As Crows football operations chief, he is also battle scarred.
The Lions are set to face Gold Coast on Saturday night without Daniel Merrett and Daniel Rich after both were offered suspensions by the match review panel.
The club’s season is teetering on the brink, with things going from bad to worse yesterday and in serious danger of deteriorating further today.
Collingwood had plenty of better performers than Chris Tarrant in its efficient 31-point dismissal of Geelong, but it’s doubtful any Pie delivered a more significant game.
Midfielder Ben Howlett is set to be rewarded for his consistent season, with the 23-year-old “very close” to inking a new deal with the Bombers.
The AFL season of Fremantle midfielder Anthony Morabito could be over after he re-injured his reconstructed left knee at training.
Coach Chris Scott and skipper Joel Selwood were among key Cats personnel who made a brazen trip to Adelaide on Sunday to meet with the sought-after Travis Boak.
After Karmichael Hunt was lauded by several youngsters on his return to the Gold Coast for a recovery session yesterday he admitted he had had the same childhood dream as millions of other Australian kids – kicking a match-winning goal after the siren.
Greater Western Sydney:
Jonathon Patton will be rested from this week’s trip to Perth to take on Fremantle as he continues to be nursed through his debut AFL season.
Midfielder Cameron Bruce has announced his retirement from AFL football due to a persistent back injury.
Jack Trengove did not hide his disappointment at Melbourne’s 13th loss for the season on Saturday afternoon at Etihad Stadium.
The Kangaroos are optimistic Leigh Adams and Drew Petrie will be fit to play in a vital AFL match against Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.
Take the game on has to be the mandate from Port coach Matthew Primus to his players as they struggle through another wretched season.
Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale fronted a fan forum on the club’s website this afternoon amid the fallout from Saturday night’s calamitous loss to the winless Gold Coast in Cairns.
Small forward Ahmed Saad has attributed his breakthrough debut season in the AFL to the coaching staff at the Saints – with a tip of the hat to his junior soccer mentors in his home country of Egypt.
John Longmire has hailed the learning ability and improvement of his Canadian ruckman Mike Pyke, who is becoming an increasingly influential member of the AFL’s ladder-leading side.
John Worsfold is confident of regaining up to three key pieces of his forward line set-up ahead of West Coast’s high-stakes clash with Adelaide next weekend.
Bulldogs veteran Daniel Giansiracusa says the entire playing group could learn a lot off Matthew Boyd’s spirited 37 disposal performance in his 200th career game against Hawthorn.
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