The Crows’ long-serving fitness coach Stephen Schwerdt has been poached by AFL rival Gold Coast.
Simon Black has paid in-form Brisbane midfielder Jack Redden a huge compliment, comparing the Lions young gun to club great Nigel Lappin.
One of Carlton’s leaders, midfielder Andrew Carrazzo, has confirmed what most Blues supporters have been seeing for the past five weeks — coach Brett Ratten has the full backing of his players and they are playing for him.
Club football manager Geoff Walsh says three senior players who have missed much of the season will be “serious considerations” for this week’s vital game against West Coast in Perth.
Star forward Michael Hurley admits Mark Thompson was on the money when he said the Bombers buckle under the pressure of big games.
The club is refusing to use revenge as motivation in Sunday’s must-win clash against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium despite the clash with the Kangaroos, who knocked them out of contention last year, again having the potential to determine if the Dockers play in the finals.
Defender Harry Taylor has dismissed any suggestion that small forwards can cause the Cats’ backline problems.
Key position player Steven May says the coaches’ confidence in him was a large factor behind his breakthrough performance in the Suns’ 64-point loss to Hawthorn at the MCG on Sunday.
Greater Western Sydney:
The Giants yesterday closed ranks around their embattled star recruit, denying the code-jumping Israel Folau was a multi-million-dollar “bust”.
If Hawks dynamo Cyril Rioli makes it back for the opening week of the finals, he will be playing hurt.
Jeremey Howe’s performance against Greater Western Sydney was one of the bright spots from Melbourne’s 25-point win at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
The lighter side of Brad Scott encouraged North Melbourne fans to revel in the Kangaroos’ stirring victory over Collingwood on Saturday night but the serious version urged his players to keep it in perspective.
Tired of watching their once-proud team spiral from one embarrassing flop to another, the Power supporters yesterday made their feelings known as the ailing club set another unwanted record.
Tough nut Jake King will need surgery on his left knee after coming to grips with the extinguishing of Richmond’s faint finals hopes.
Nick Riewoldt has revealed that he thought his latest knee injury might have been career-ending.
Defender Ted Richards says he will do his homework on Hawthorn star Lance Franklin this week with the expection he will play against the Swans.
Josh Kennedy “definitely” considers himself a chance to be recalled for West Coast’s blockbuster clash with Collingwood after he showed positive signs in the WAFL yesterday in his comeback from an ankle injury.
When it comes to seizing opportunities, Lin Jong has a rich vein of form.
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