Brenton Sanderson says his next challenge is to handle increasing scrutiny on the methods lifting the Crows to AFL pacesetter status.
When Dayne Zorko made his debut against Collingwood two weeks ago, there was more intrigue surrounding his name than his ability to play.
The club is likely to adopt a cautious approach with injury-prone big man Jarrad Waite and not rush him back into action against struggling Melbourne this week.
Nathan Buckley is counting on the depth of his injury-hit midfield to match it with the Adelaide onballers who have transformed the Crows into the form team of the AFL.
Leroy Jetta will miss one match after the AFL tribunal found him guilty of striking.
Veteran Fremantle defender Antoni Grover’s chances of playing another AFL game could be in doubt after the 32-year-old limped off during training with an apparent hamstring injury.
Cats coach Chris Scott has thrown his support behind under-fire defender Josh Hunt.
Port Adelaide defender Alipate Carlile says he knows how to stop Gold Coast superstar Gary Ablett when the sides lock horns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.
Greater Western Sydney:
Kevin Sheedy says he bears no ill feelings towards Essendon as he prepares to coach against his old club for the first time on Saturday.
Hawks hard man Brad Sewell says the versatility of the Hawks is shaping as an important aspect of the team’s make-up.
Forward Colin Sylvia has admitted fault after cameras caught him smiling with Swan Josh Kennedy after the Demons’ 101-point loss to Sydney at the weekend.
Club president James Brayshaw has conceded that “panic set in” as Port Adelaide made a charge in Sunday’s shock upset win.
Nathan Blee was sitting in his lounge room playing video games when his mum screamed out that he had been picked by Port Adelaide in the 2011 National Draft.
Richmond plays Hawthorn this weekend, which is normally the perfect time for a spot of Deledio-bashing.
Much-loved St Kilda veteran Lenny Hayes believes the Saints can still win the premiership this season in what is perhaps the final year of his career.
Routine is important to Swans’ defender Ted Richards.
Ruckman Nic Naitanui says West Coast feel they are unbeatable at home on current form, with the players out to instil fear in any rival hoping to topple them.
Brian Lake has a different outlook on footy after returning to the peak of his powers this season.
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