Emerging Adelaide forward Taylor Walker says new coach Brenton Sanderson saved his AFL career at the Crows.
Small forward Dayne Zorko says the Brisbane Lions have learned some harsh lessons from Sunday’s heavy loss to Hawthorn, admitting it may have sapped the team’s confidence.
Marc Murphy has backed his skipper Chris Judd to emerge from the bye as the dominant midfield leader of old, after the Blues and their captain limped into the mid-season break.
Star midfielder Scott Pendlebury is unlikely to be fit for this week’s critical clash with West Coast.
Riding high off the back of four wins in a row, Essendon’s VFL affiliate Bendigo returns to Windy Hill this weekend when they take on Werribee this Saturday afternoon.
As Fremantle ponder how to turn a 6-5, 11th placing at the halfway point of the season into a finals berth, their honest but dour midfield is a good place to start.
The club is yet to reveal whether Jesse Stringer will remain part of the playing group after his arrest for an alleged assault on a young woman last Friday.
Suns defender Seb Tape must undergo a knee reconstruction and will miss the rest of the AFL season.
Greater Western Sydney:
Matthew Lloyd has cast doubt on Israel Folau’s future in the AFL, and fears giving the rugby league convert ”token” games could stifle the development of young Greater Western Sydney forwards Jonathon Patton and Jeremy Cameron.
The Hawks have regained sole premiership favouritism in the AFL but it could only be temporary with this weekend’s Collingwood v West Coast clash likely to result in the winner taking over as the new flag favourites.
After a week off after the bye, the boys were back on the track this morning.
Brad Scott says his wasteful side has a lot to improve on as it chases back-to-back-wins for just the second time this season.
Port forward Jay Schulz could be out for up to a month, after he was rushed to hospital on Sunday night with internal bleeding.
Richmond forward Shane Edwards faces a fine for making contact with umpire Matt Stevic during the Tigers’ narrow win over Greater Western Sydney.
Saints captain Nick Riewoldt has tried to squash conjecture that he suffered a knee injury and not a calf strain against Adelaide on Friday night.
Swans defender Ted Richards says co-captain Adam Goodes is on track to return from injury in the side’s SCG clash with Geelong on Friday night.
Champion Data has tracked every one-on-one contest this season, charting wins, losses and “neutral” results for all defenders, with West Coast captain Darren Glass the man you could rely on most in a clutch scenario.
North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey, in a special comments role on ABC Radio on Sunday night, declared the Western Bulldogs had found a genuine player of the future in Ayce Cordy.
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