Concussed Crows forward Kurt Tippett is back on the training track and more certain of playing against Richmond at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night.
Lions play maker Simon Black is free to play in Sunday’s clash against Melbourne after accepting a reprimand for striking Western Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken.
Brett Ratten has never tasted victory as a coach against Hawthorn but he feels the Blues are on track to break an eight-game losing streak against the premiership favourites.
Nathan Buckley has warned any out-of-contract player who demands too much may be forced out of the club as the Magpies try to squeeze their stars under the AFL’s salary cap.
A leading talent scout yesterday recalled watching a “fat kid with floppy hair” playing full-forward for Vic Metro in the national under-16 championships. Jobe Watson seemed so out of place some were wondering if his famous surname had helped him get a game.
Ross Lyon says his team’s poor ball-use was to blame for its disappointing fourth quarter fadeout against Essendon.
Young Cat Taylor Hunt has spoken to Catherine Ellis from AFL.com about his new role in the Cats line-up, the disappointment of missing the 2011 Grand Final and life in Geelong West.
Promising Suns ruckman Zac Smith has described his recent axing as “the best thing that could have happened” as the first-year star yesterday vowed to make up for his lacklustre first half of the season.
Greater Western Sydney:
GWS midfielder Taylor Adams must serve a six-month diversion order for an assault outside a Geelong nightclub which left a victim with a broken jaw.
Having extended the contracts of captains past and present in recent days, Hawthorn will now turn its attention to finalising negotiations with star midfielder Brad Sewell.
On the back of a two-game win streak, Melbourne received more good news as young Demon Tom McDonald has received the NAB Rising Star nomination for Round 13.
Rookie-listed ruckman Majak Daw hopes he’s close to earning an elevation to the senior list that will enable him to play his first AFL game.
Power defender Troy Chaplin says it would be an honour to captain the club against Geelong at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.
Tigers defender Bachar Houli says he quit Essendon because he believed he was being made a scapegoat for the club’s poor performances during Matthew Knights’ final year as coach.
Saints captain Nick Riewoldt is on track to recover from a minor calf injury in time for Sunday’s vital clash with North Melbourne.
Sydney-born Swan Kieren Jack never thought he’d see the day there would be an AFL Sydney Derby.
Having already been forced to defend themselves over a reputation for ducking to win free kicks, the Eagles were last night embroiled in a new controversy.
Bulldogs Chief Executive, Simon Garlick, has hosed down recent speculation about mid-season crowd numbers for the Club.
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