THE heat remains on embattled Melbourne coach Mark Neeld and while some key media personalities from Melbourne’s major newspapers the Herald Sun and The Age were calling for his head today, it appears likely that Neeld may well see out at least another week. The Demons’ hierarchy are reluctant to sack Neeld this week despite
ALTHOUGH winless to start their 2013 campaign, the West Coast Eagles won’t be taking Carlton lightly in their match at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night. The Blues have lost to Richmond, Collingwood and Geelong in the first three rounds by a total of 38 points and have been in each contest well into the final
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Decorated Brisbane champion SIMON BLACK is set for his highly anticipated comeback in what could be his final AFL season
THERE is so much hype around Carlton since Mick Malthouse took over the reins and a NAB Cup final appearance (albeit a loss) has done nothing to abate it. In spite of this we can expect to see a much hungrier line-up this year
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Swans livewire Lewis Jetta is aiming to be fitter and even faster in season
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Greater Western Sydney’s Jeremy Cameron proved himself a Giant in more ways than one in
TWO Hawthorn recruits – assistant coach Brett Ratten and defender Brian Lake – believe they can help improve two of the Hawks’ biggest weapons in Sam Mitchell and Lance Franklin. Ratten, who joined the Hawks as a senior assistant after being sacked by Carlton, said that he believes that Mitchell can improve his game further under
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Just how good a footballer was Shane Warne in his days with St Kilda’s Under 19s
LIST season is in full swing and we continue our end of the year top five series with a a look back on the year that was and give you our opinion on the Top 5 Rivalries of the 2012 AFL season. 1. Eddie McGuire v Mick Malthouse – Expect their to be an army-like
AFTER spending the first few weeks of the off-season shedding assistant coaches, the Carlton Football Club has reversed the recent trend by announcing today that former Melbourne player Brad Green has joined the Blues as an assistant coach. Green, 31, was at point captain for the Demons and he now joins seniors coach Mick Malthouse as the midfield development coach for the Blues.
UPDATE: 25/10/12 – NORTH MELBOURNE is now confident of reaching a deal for Melbourne midfielder Jordan Gysberts, who may be used in a swap for Cameron Pedersen. The Demons were banking on the Brisbane Lions giving them a second round draft pick for Stefan Martin but the Lions will only pass a third round selection.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Greater Western Sydney: Kevin Sheedy and his GWS Giants have another top 30 pick in the draft after a trade with Port Adelaide which will see two young guns move to South Australia
CURRENT Hawthorn assistant coaches Leon Cameron and Adam Simpson are leading candidates for the Port Adelaide coaching role, as both former favourites Brett Ratten and Rodney Eade back away from the role. It means the Power will wait until after the AFL grand final between the Hawks and Swans before interviewing its two key candidates.
WITH favourites Brett Ratten and Rodney Eade pulling out of the Port Adelaide coaching race, it means Port’s attention will turn to senior assistant coaches Ken Hinkley, Alan Richardson and Peter Sumich. Leon Cameron and Scott Burns have also confirmed that they have withdrawn applications. Ratten, meanwhile, is weighing up whether he could join Gold Coast
(DAILY ONE LINERS) North Melbourne: Brent Harvey will officially miss the first six rounds of 2013 after the AFL appeals board tonight continued its almost-perfect record of rejecting challenges to tribunal rulings
BRETT Ratten has snared a job interview for the vacant senior coaching position at Port Adelaide ahead of the more established Rodney Eade and said he would be excited about the challenge. But it is believed a new candidate has come from the wilderness to be a serious challenger. That man is former Melbourne coach
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Geelong: Cats champion Matthew Scarlett has officially announced his retirement from AFL football
Carlton Football Club President Stephen Kernahan today officially announced that Mick Malthouse has been signed as the new senior coach of the Blues to replace Brett Ratten. Malthouse, 59, has been signed to the club for the next three seasons.
MICK Malthouse today admits that he will meet with Carlton about its vacant coaching position but wasn’t in a hurry to do so. While Carlton has been on the front foot to suggest that Malthouse would be its No.1 man to replace Brett Ratten, Malthouse has been sketchy at best about whether he would take
FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action in Round 23, the final round of the 2012 AFL home and away season, including the players to watch in your SuperCoach and DreamTeams. Hawthorn vs West Coast Friday 7:50 MCG Hawthorn’s superior percentage will ensure they don’t fall farther than
AFTER a long year of high expectations and poor results the Herald Sun has reported that the Carlton Football Club has pulled the plug on the Brett Ratten era, reporting today that this Sunday’s game against St Kilda will be his final as coach of the Blues. After playing 255 games for the club between
KEVIN Sheedy has been reappointed coach of Greater Western Sydney for 2013 which puts his senior assistant Mark Williams in line for a potential move to Carlton, perhaps under Mick Malthouse next season. Williams, the former Port Adelaide premiership coach, was a chance to take over the senior coaching position from Sheedy before it was
JUST hours after further speculation mounted on Brett Ratten’s coaching future at Carlton, the man in waiting for the Blues top job – Mick Malthouse – says he has the energy to coach once again. Speaking on 3AW radio, Malthouse said he has renewed passion to return to coaching which puts him in the frame
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Richmond: Tough nut Jake King will need surgery on his left knee after coming to grips with the extinguishing of Richmond’s faint finals hopes
FORMER Geelong champion Garry Hocking has taken the mantle as caretaker coach of Port Adelaide today after both coach Matthew Primus and president Brett Duncanson were told to leave. Primus ultimately was forced to walk away after its embarrassing loss to Greater Western Sydney on Saturday. Those in Adelaide including lead scribe Michelangelo Rucci was baying for Primus’
CARLTON forward Jarrad Waite and Essendon midfielder Brent Prismall will make long-awaited returns from injury this week in the VFL. Blues coach Brett Ratten was optimistic that Waite could resume in the AFL ranks as soon as next week with the club in desperate need of some forward power. “He’s one we would just love
Western Bulldogs vs Carlton Blues WHEN: Saturday July 17, 7.40pm WHERE: Etihad Stadium, VIC LAST TIME: Western Bulldogs 14.12 (96) d Carlton 9.15 (69), round 16, 2011 at the MCG LINEUPS: Western Bulldogs B: Patrick Veszpremi, Brian Lake, Robert Murphy HB: Lindsay Gilbee, Mark Austin, Christian Howard C: Daniel Cross, Matthew Boyd, Mitchell Wallis HF: Ryan
FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action in Round 17 of the AFL including the players to watch in your SuperCoach and DreamTeams. Geelong vs Essendon Friday 7:50 Etihad Stadium Huge match for both teams here. Geelong’s loss to Collingwood last Saturday night was somewhat lessened after quarter time; but the result was already
CARLTON’S season is on the slide and the pressure on coach Brett Ratten will only intensify over the coming days after another disastrous loss to North Melbourne by 53-points at Etihad Stadium last night. Ratten, despite being contracted until the end of next season, is under the microscope and although the Blues hierarchy maintain that
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Brisbane: Former Brisbane brickie Dayne Zorko is fast cementing himself as one of the modern game’s great accidental footballers
COBURG Football Club is on the brink with alignment partner Richmond rumoured to be mounting a case that the club is failing to meet its financial commitments of the alignment. Coburg’s future hasn’t been guaranteed by the VFL and its demise would open the door for the AFL Tigers to field its own VFL side
THE longer Collingwood forward Travis Cloke puts off contact negotiations, the more interesting the script becomes. Just imagine this scenario: Carlton sack coach Brett Ratten at the end of the season and in comes Mick Malthouse. Wouldn’t that just throw a spanner in the works of Cloke’s plans? Malthouse would no doubt attempt to entice
IF it was not enough that Carlton’s season has been on the slide since their emphatic victory over Collingwood in Round 3, the news from Visy Park just makes for an even uglier outlook than that which we wrote about just yesterday
A SUBSTANTIAL loss on Friday night could result in the end of Carlton coach Brett Ratten’s career as unfortunate as it may sound. The doomsayers are predicting president Stephen Kernahan and the Blues board may have no choice but to cease with Ratten by the end of the weekend if they were to see a
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Essendon: The team will play in colours other than red and black for the first time in the club’s 140-year history this weekend, having bowed to the AFL’s demand for a clash guernsey after six years of stubborn resistance
CARLTON coach Brett Ratten believes the team can still make the finals despite last night’s horrendous 50-point loss to Hawthorn at the MCG. The Blues are increasingly under the microscope, even though they have some injury concerns now made even worse because of a shoulder injury to defender Michael Jamison last night. “Until you get
THE more Carlton loses, the more Mick Malthouse comes into the picture. Brett Ratten is signed but effectively the more pressure that heaps upon him and the club, the more it appears something has to give at the end of the season. And in most cases, it is always the coach. The 50-point loss to
A full board of games this weekend as we settle in for the run home. Who will make a charge at the top 4 and who will make a play for a spot in the final 8? Who cares – we need a winner this weekend! The good: Tie – Lions and Roos, stirring stuff.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) St Kilda: Saints captain Nick Riewoldt is on track to recover from a minor calf injury in time for Sunday’s vital clash with North Melbourne
IT has been a forgettable couple of months for the Carlton Football Club since they crushed Collingwood in Round 3, 122-62. With extended time to recover the question now is whether Judd can return to form at a time when the club’s season may hang in the balance
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Collingwood: Nathan Buckley recently admitted that the first half of his first season as Collingwood coach has been even more intense than he thought it would be
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Gold Coast: Gary Ablett is adamant the Suns aren’t sucking the flair out of Jared Brennan’s game despite the versatile left-footer being forced to change the way he plays to suit the team.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) St Kilda: Veteran midfielder Lenny Hayes is primed for a titanic battle against the polished and in-form Adelaide Crows midfield in Adelaide on Friday night
West Coast Eagles
WHEN: Thursday June 14, 5.40pm
WHERE: Patersons Stadium (WA)
LAST TIME: West Coast 15.11 (101) d Carlton 15.8 (98), first semi-final, 2011, at Patersons Stadium
We move into the second bye week of the competition and FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action in round 12 of the AFL including the players to watch in your SuperCoach and DreamTeams. West Coast vs Carlton Thursday 7:40 Patersons Stadium West Coast lost their top spot on the ladder, albeit
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Hawthorn: Hawks superstar Lance Franklin is free to play next week after having his report for a sling tackle thrown out by the AFL match review panel
(DAILY ONE LINERS) North Melbourne: Club chairman James Brayshaw said he took great exception to accusations he was part of a boys’ club which ran the Kangaroos
WHEN: Friday June 8, 7.50pm
WHERE: Etihad Stadium, VIC
LAST TIME: Geelong 15.12 (102) d Carlton 14.16 (100), round nine, 2011 at Etihad Stadium
As we move into the first bye week of the competition FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action in round 11 of the AFL and includes the players to watch in your SuperCoach and DreamTeams. Carlton vs Geelong Friday 7:50 Etihad Stadium Hard to believe that about a month ago Carlton would have
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Essendon: If the Brownlow was held now Essendon captain Jobe Watson would win by a vote from Gary Ablett – but Brett Deledio is closing fast. That’s the fans’ verdict after 10 rounds
THERE are currently 128 players on the injury lists across all clubs, and we begin our weekly look around the league with the headline injuries from last weekend’s games: Ask McGrath (Brisbane) – McGrath went down with a knee injury in the first quarter of the Eagles game and spent the rest of the first half
CARLTON is seriously looking at snaring Port Adelaide star midfielder Travis Boak if he decides to return home to Victoria at the end of the season. Boak is out of contact and there is speculation that he may wish to return to his home state. “If he was prepared to come home, we’d be very
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Brisbane: Coach Michael Voss has revealed victory has become a secondary focus for the battling Lions.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Essendon: The club says there is a “good chance” star forward Michael Hurley will be used in a defensive role on Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt in tomorrow night’s Dreamtime at the ‘G clash
(DAILY ONE LINERS) West Coast: The Eagles appear likely to have a batch of players, including ruckman Nic Naitanui, back for their home game against St Kilda on Sunday
(DAILY ONE LINERS) West Coast: West Coast fans are used to seeing tough on-baller Daniel Kerr physically worse for wear after games – but not quite like this.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Carlton: Brett Ratten says he won’t hesitate to rest captain Chris Judd again this season despite the intense media scrutiny of his decision to leave him out of last week’s team
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Sydney Swans: Swans star Adam Goodes isn’t putting a time limit on his stellar career as he prepares to play his club-record 304th AFL game
BLUES midfielder Andrew Carrazzo will miss two months after a tackle by Essendon’s Sam Lonergan left him with a fractured right shoulder blade. Carrazzo, 28, was hit by Lonergan minutes into the game and while the contact resulted in a free kick for Carlton, Carrazo was forced to leave the field immediately and was replaced by Brock
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Melbourne: Forward Aaron Davey could return to the Demons line-up against Richmond on Saturday, despite not playing at any level last weekend.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Adelaide: Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett, who falls out of contract at the end of the AFL season, has been told to become a Crow for life by teammate Scott Thompson
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Hawthorn: The Hawks’ Broc McCauley will tackle experienced Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly at the MCG on Friday night
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Geelong: Cats spearhead James Podsiadly is on the verge of a senior return and could be back as early as this weekend against Richmond
RESULTS for Round 2 of the 2012 NAB Cup Comp.
WB 0.11.8 (74) def CARL 0.11.4 (70)
THE GOOD news is that it is only the preseason. The bad news is that, for a club with premiership aspirations, Carlton’s performances against Port Adelaide and Adelaide yesterday in the NAB Cup were not a good sign
(DAILY ONE LINERS) North Melbourne: Tired of meaningless talk, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says it’s time for the Kangaroos to ”put up or shut up” in 2012.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Greater Western Sydney: Kevin Sheedy writes that “the GWS Giants will have an unprecedented opportunity to secure some of Australia’s best young talent at the national draft on November 24, where our list management team will have access to 11 of the first 14 picks.”
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Richmond: Star Richmond spearhead, Jack Riewoldt, has his sights sets on boosting the potency in his forward line partnership with tall teammate Ty Vickery in 2012.
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Geelong: Brad Ottens yesterday became the fourth Geelong veteran to pull up stumps on his career, following flag-winning skipper Cameron Ling, and a pair who just missed out on a third flag, Darren Milburn and Cameron Mooney
BRISBANE: The Lions are locked in another unsavoury stand-off with a club legend after telling superstar Simon Black they would only offer him a one-year deal because they feared “being burned”
THREE-time TAC Cup premiership coach Robert Hyde is the new coach of the newly-named Northern Blues, Carlton’s VFL affiliate. Hyde was announced as coach of the Preston-based VFL club yesterday after being sounded out by Carlton coach Brett Ratten. Last year’s Bullants coach Darren Harris was promoted to a full time development role at the
Fremantle: West Coast Eagles legend Peter Sumich has defected to the Dockers saying that he’s “always felt like he belonged (there)”.
Football Nation’s daily feature of providing our readers with a quick update of news from around the league with our Daily One Liners. One item per team posted daily from Monday through to Friday to keep you informed about the latest news from each club
FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action in week one of the AFL finals exclusive to footballnation.com.au Second Qualifying Final, Geelong vs Hawthorn, Friday 7:45, MCG Tantalising clash between two of the heavyweights of the past few years. Both sides will head into the game with confidence, though fans may have different ideas.
GEELONG’S Chris Scott is the in-form coach leading into finals according to our exclusive Coach Ratings system voted by you. Scott has scored a flawless 100 per cent after Geelong’s extraordinary 96-point win over Collingwood on Friday night at the MCG. The Cats will take on the Hawks this Friday night and will begin as
HAWTHORN defender Ben Stratton appears likely to return in time for a qualifying final showdown against Geelong after a successful comeback in the VFL for Box Hill yesterday. The young key defender, who returned from a knee injury, is earmarked for a return to perhaps prevent another James Podsiadly domination up forward – after the
WESTERN Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade polled just 35 per cent in this week’s Coach Ratings after the 49-point loss to Essendon to further justify his sacking as the top Dog. Our readers thought Eade’s performance was the equal second lowest in the league with Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus; the worst performed coach with a
AS Carlton and Hawthorn dual for third spot, both teams admit the eyes have not been taken off this week’s games despite the tempting look into next Friday’s night blockbuster. Currently, the Hawks are perched half a game ahead of the Blues with both teams billed as favourite to continue their winning run this week.
COLLINGWOOD coach Mick Malthouse has taken pole position in the Coach Ratings this week after polling a perfect 100 per cent from our readers for its performance against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night. The Pies kept the Power to just 3.3 (21) in the 138-point win. It was a relentless and hard
WESTERN Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade was besieged a month ago as a possible target of being sacked after a disappointing season at the helm of the club. But now, he may contemplate jumping ship to the team that he just missed on snaring the coaching position at in 2004. Eade missed out on the coaching
PUNTERS have continued to back Carlton to beat the Western Bulldogs on Sunday at Etihad Stadium, just 12 months on from when the Bulldogs smashed the Blues. Carlton coach Brett Ratten said this week that last year’s result would be a motivating factor. “You just think about last year and the way they fixed us
MELBOURNE’S amazing effort against Fremantle to win by 89-points has given Dees coach Dean Bailey a big tick for round 13. Bailey leads the way in heaving the praise for coaches for this round with Carlton’s Brett Ratten, Geelong’s Chris Scott and Hawthorn’s Alastair Clarkson not far behind after wins. Conversely, Sydney’s John Longmire and
DESPITE showing impressive form in the VFL, Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer may be guided through another week in the VFL with no rush for him to return according to coach Brett Ratten. Shaun Hampson is in good form and Robbie Warnock is fit to play after a fortnight out from the game which means the
FN’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH previews all the action for round 10 of the AFL and gives his predictions on who to watch in the Supercoach and Dreamteam ranks this week. Melbourne vs Carlton, Friday 7:40, MCG Carlton have a decent record against Geelong in recent times, and whilst Brett Ratten and the club will
GEELONG overcame a slow start to win by 11-points against Carlton at Visy Park on Saturday. In other NAB Challenge matches, North Melbourne won by 13-points over the Western Bulldogs, Fremantle won by nine-points over West Coast, Port Adelaide thrashed Greater Western Sydney by 95-points, Sydney won by 31-points over St Kilda and Hawthorn won
CARLTON coach Brett Ratten says the club faces a tough decision on who it will elevate from its rookie list with an AFL deadline looming on Tuesday. Former VFL players Wayde Twomey (Werribee Tigers) and Ed Curnow (Box Hill Hawks) both impressed in yesterday’s practice match –racking up a swag of disposals in the
CARLTON’S mature-aged draftee Nick Duigan is one to look out for in the NAB Cup. It appears that the 26-year-old is likely to hold up a defensive spot in his debut season at the Blues after impressing in an intra-club match at Visy Park last week. He was plucked out of the SANFL last week
CARLTON’S Chris Judd was a runaway winner for his second Brownlow Medal on Monday night, polling 29 votes to finish three clear of Geelong’s Gary Ablett and four clear of hot favourite Dane Swan. Judd wasn’t expected to poll so well given Carlton’s inconsistent season and Judd, himself, hasn’t been in star-studded form which resulted
WEST COAST coach John Worsfold is set to coach the Eagles to a record that the club won’t be proud of: its first wooden spoon. The result appears to be fait accompli following the Eagles’ narrow loss to another cellar-dweller the Brisbane Lions at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night. Both president and chairman have backed
ESSENDON’S loss to West Coast on Saturday night will further enhance speculation that Matthew Knights and Essendon may not be the perfect fit. His game plan, selection and coaching methods will be criticised this week in allowing West Coast’s Mark LeCras to kick 12 goals; the first in the modern age to do so. The
ESSENDON coach Matthew Knights will well and truly be in the spotlight after round 15 following his teams fifth loss in a row against Melbourne by 19-points on Sunday. The Bombers have slumped into the bottom five on the ladder and appear to have gone backwards on last year’s promising year that got them into
HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson has saved his teams’ season – for now. A spirited 50-point thrashing of Carlton made fans re-live 2008 through one game of football; perhaps two brilliant forwards Lance Franklin and Jarryd Roughead and a host of midfields led by Luke Hodge, Brad Sewell and Sam Mitchell. The Hawks leaders stood up
IS Adelaide coach Neil Craig safe after such a disastrous loss to North Melbourne on Saturday night? The Crows have been hit hard by injuries throughout the early stanza of the season but Craig has stood by his list and the media have taken a swipe at Craig’s calm and composed demeanour despite the team
CARLTON is in line for a top four position – who would’ve thought that at the start of the season without Brendan Fevola? The Blues held off Port Adelaide to win by 26-points at AAMI Stadium in which they were challenged severely on several occasions. The Blues have now beaten last year’s two grand finallists
IT was the win that West Coast coach John Worsfold needed – albeit by only eight points over a desperate Hawthorn at Subiaco Oval. But the slender win has saved him from the lurking attention and rumours that were circulating through Western Australia that Worsfold’s rein as coach could be in trouble. It was just
HAWTHORN premiership coach Alastair Clarkson is on a downward spiral and is under immense pressure according to our exclusive coach’s ratings. The Hawks are 1-5 and are in a demoralising situation just less than two years on from their breakthrough premiership season in 2008. Perhaps if the Hawks didn’t win the flag, there would be
CARLTON has pulled off one of the upsets of the 2010 season after defeating reigning premier Geelong by 36-points at the MCG on Monday. It was just the Cats 11th loss since 2007 but it was the small forwards that created havoc for Geelong with Eddie Betts, Jeff Garlett and Chris Yarran snaring seven goals
MYSTERY surrounds Carlton defender Bret Thornton who was missing for the Northern Bullants against Port Melbourne yesterday. Some insiders believed that he could emerge as a possible inclusion in today’s clash against Geelong at the MCG despite not being named as emergency. Blues development coach and Bullants coach David Teague said yesterday that “they might
CARLTON coach Brett Ratten said he can’t take much out of last year’s win against Geelong when it confronts the reigning premier again on Monday. The Blues have been reluctant in bringing back defender Bret Thornton despite Geelong’s three-prong attack forward line. “I think you can look back and say, ‘we’ve had success against this
IS it just a coincidence that perhap the league’s best player returns and the team wins. Blues skipper Chris Judd returned from suspension to lead Carlton to a 48-point win ovre Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. Judd had 30 disposals in the 16.7 (103) to 6.19 (55) win. “I thought for a good part