WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Jackson Macrae has been rewarded for his efforts against the Gold Coast Suns last weekend with the Round 8 Rising Star nomination. The 18 year old Macrae had 26 possessions and four tackles in the club’s losing perfromance against the Suns. “Jackson is a young person who understands he has talent, and has
YET another busy day today for the AFL’s Match Review Panel after the incidents came through thick and fast from the weekend’s games and especially the halftime melee that marred the Richmond vs Melbourne game. On the basis of their review the MRP have laid the following charges: West Coast vs North Melbourne: After
WHILE the second expansion team, Greater Western Sydney, continued to struggle, the powers-that-be at the AFL can take some delight from the performance of the first true expansion team since 1995, Gold Coast.
In each of the Gold Coast’s first two seasons they won three games: against Richmond (twice), Port Adelaide, Brisbane, GWS and Carlton. In eight rounds this year, they’ve already won four – and have added St Kilda, Melbourne and now the Western Bulldogs to the list of teams they’ve beaten
Round 6 Results Collingwood 18.12-120 def Geelong Cats 16.11-107 1:00 PM, Sat 18 May at Victoria Park GOALS Collingwood: J. Paine 5, T. Allan 3, A. Didak 3, P. Yagmoor , K. Martin , T. Broomhead , B. Moloney , B. Richmond , J. Hellier , C. Mooney Geelong Cats: M. Brown
THE Melbourne Football Club may not have won but they at least played well enough for fans and the media to ease up on the pressure that they have piled onto the club as Richmond notched their fifth win of the season with a 34-point victory in front of 39,148 fans at the MCG.
Indeed while the Demons walked off the field with a sense of having achieved something, the Tigers were less than enthusiastic about their own performance as they struggled to put away their surprisingly feisty opponent
ESSENDON’S father-son selection Joe Daniher is expected to be in the mix once again to make his AFL debut after another impressive outing for the the Bombers VFL team in in their 12-point loss to Port Melbourne on Saturday. Daniher kicked four goals and looked lively for much of the match and with Michael Hurley
WITHOUT doubt the biggest change has come about with Geelong’s first loss of the season. In coming up just one goal short against Collingwood, the door was opened for Hawthorn to seize top spot on the ladder for the first time this year. Geelong hasn’t fallen far, after all they’ve only lost one game, and
IT’S ironic that it was Collingwood that was the first team of the season to beat the reigning premier Geelong by 13-points at Victoria Park on Saturday. It was only last year that the Pies also broke Port Melbourne’s famous winning streak that included its 2011 flag. But perhaps almost more ironic is the general
FORGOTTEN Hawthorn defender Will Langford, the son of former Hawthorn champion defender Chris, could be on the verge of finally making his AFL debut according to Hawks development coach Damian Carroll. Carroll said that Langford has improved out of sight and is a great story given the injury problems he has had to face in
FREMANTLE and Sydney played in this season’s first draw on Saturday night at the SCG despite the Dockers trailing by 27 points midway through the final term.
Fremantle had plenty of opportunities early in the game to hurt the Swans on the scoreboard but inaccurate kicking in front of goal cost the harbor side dearly
IN a massive upset, the Brisbane Lions headed to Melbourne, expected by many, except their most ardent fans, to lose but instead they upset the number two placed side and came away with the points.
Simon Black started the match in his second game of the year after being the Sub last week against West Coast. He found plenty of the ball with 12 first term touches and all of them were silky and effective.
WITH only seconds to spare, Nic Naitanui became the showstopper last night, as a thrilling after the siren goal stole the show from North Melbourne.
The win saved the Eagles from another gut-wrenching home ground loss after chalking up a poor 3-2 record this year.
Déjà vu came rushing back for Eagles fans, as the heroics of Leo Barry’s 2005 grand final-saving mark were quickly reversed – this time at the opposite end
Football Nation’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH gives us his take and his picks on the first games of Round 8. West Coast vs North Melbourne Friday 8:40 Patersons Stadium Round eight kicks off with what is, on paper, a very interesting game. Both West Coast and North Melbourne are currently sitting outside the top eight with
WEST COAST EAGLES v NORTH MELBOURNE Friday May 17, 6:40pm, Patersons Stadium West Coast B: Brennan, Glass, Schofield HB: Hurn, Mackenzie, Waters C: Rosa, S Selwood, Gaff HF: LeCras, Darling, Masten F: Hill, Kennedy, Kerr Foll: Naitanui, Priddis, Shuey I/C: Sheppard, Wellingham, Cox, A Selwood Emg: Brown, Dalziell,
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Football Nation’s unofficial AFL injury list as we approach Round 8 of the 2013 season. We continue to trawl the web, looking at each club’s website, the AFL site and the main news sites in order to put together our best guess for a league-wide report. It’s not perfect but then again what
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: In another frustration for Carlton, the Blues are set to lose small forward Eddie Betts for three matches in a serious match review panel setback
RICHMOND’S Nick Vlastuin, the club’s top pick of the 2012 National Draft, has been rewarded for hi efforts in Saturday’s victory over Port Adelaide with the Round 7 Rising Star nomination. Vlastuin’s efforts in the the Tigers’ 41 point win over the Power included 23 disposals, 11 marks and one goal. Vlastuin was the ninth
IT was a busy day today for the AFL’s Match Review Panel and that was in spite of the fact that there is still one game to be played in Round 7. Following a review of the weekend’s games the MRP have laid the following charges: Geelong vs Essendon James Kelly, Geelong, has been charged
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
AFTER losing Taylor Walker the question that hung over this Adelaide Crows team was who would step up and provide the team with it’s target in the forward line.
After handing the GWS Giants a 135 point loss, the Crows would seem to have found the answer to that question with Tom Lynch having a career day with a 10 goal performance.
Lynch, 22, was traded from St Kilda to Adelaide after the end of the 2011 season as part of a three-way deal with Richmond, which saw Ivan Maric go to the Tigers, and with the Saints getting the Crows’ second-round draft pick
GOLD Coast’s first win at the MCG was a phenomenal one against Melbourne by 60-points. It may well have huge ramifications for coach Mark Neeld and even the president Don McLardy on Monday but right now the Suns have their second win of the season and are in a good place
MARK Neeld is not the only AFL coach in jeopardy with Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss also facing the axe according to former coach Leigh Matthews. The question for Brisbane folk is can the Lions beat any of the following Essendon, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, Geelong and Hawthorn and fellow struggler Gold Coast? Because that is
THERE are murmurings from senior media officials that Mark Neeld’s tenure as coach of Melbourne could be up as early as Monday with Melbourne set to lose to the Gold Coast Suns. Neeld, who has been under increasing pressure since its start to the season, has struggled to help some of the key Melbourne brigade
HAWTHORN’S forward line appears to be working overtime to prevent any conscious reliability on Lance Franklin this season. Despite Franklin’s goal-less fortnight prior to the win against the Swans on Saturday night, coach Alastair Clarkson said he was happy with Franklin’s output up forward which allowed for other goalkicking contributors. Jarryd Roughead, David Hale, Jack
VICTORIA’S 17-point loss to Western Australia in Northam on Saturday was the first time the Vics lost to WA since 1991. Frankston coach Simon Goosey, who was an assistant to head coach Gary Ayres, said Victoria was disappointed in the end result, knowing that it led the match for most of the day. “It was disappointing.
THE Western Bulldogs continue to languish in the bottom four after another spirited but ultimately unsuccessful outing against North Melbourne on Saturday evening.
But it is fair to say that most will remember the game for Majak Daw’s efforts. The former Sudanese refugee kicked 6.4 to light up Etihad Stadium in a performance that won’t soon be forgotten
IN what was a classic crossroads game for Richmond, the Tigers reversed their three-game losing streak with a much needed road win over Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium yesterday afternoon.
The Tigers had begun the season with three straight wins before dropping the last three and had settled into their all too familiar ninth place spot on the ladder and a narrow loss to Fremantle two weeks ago almost demonstrating how in spit of improvements the club was not quite there yet
Football Nation’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH gives us his take and his picks on the first games of Round 7. Geelong vs Essendon Friday 7:50 Etihad Stadium There is always hype when two unbeaten teams meet two months into a season. But rarely has there seemed to be as much hype as there is for this
GEELONG CATS v ESSENDON Friday 10th May, 7:50pm, Etihad Stadium Geelong B: Andrew Mackie, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright HB: Cameron Guthrie, Harry Taylor, Taylor Hunt C: Mitch Duncan, Jimmy Bartel, Steven Motlop HF: Allen Christensen, Steve Johnson, Billie Smedts F: Mathew Stokes, Tom Hawkins, James Podsiadly Foll: Trent West, Joel Selwood, James Kelly Int: George
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Are we seeing the first signs of decline in the magnificent career of Chris Judd or at this stage of his football life can he only get himself up for the big games
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Football Nation’s unofficial AFL injury list as we approach Round 7 of the 2013 season. We continue to trawl the web, looking at each club’s website, the AFL site and the main news sites in order to put together our best guess for a league-wide report. It’s not perfect but then again what
THE other night I filled a couple of spare hours watching Kirk Jones’ 2012 ‘comedy’ “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. A ‘heartfelt’ film about a group of couples who take different stances on the challenges of impending parenthood. Why? Good question. It was shocking. As a male I am contractually obliged to say “It didn’t have
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric has made a promising recovery from an ankle injury and is considered a chance to face Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Saturday
SLICK Hawthorn small forward Bradley Hill has received the round six AFL NAB Rising Star nomination. The 19 year old impressed in just his 11th match as a pro. He collected 17 disposals and kicked two goals in what was yet another impressive performance from the speedster this year. Hill played the last five games
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Saints utility Arryn Siposs is relishing the opportunity to forge a goal-kicking partnership with St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt
ST KILDA battler Justin Koschitzke can accept two matches upon an early guilty plea for striking Collingwood young gun Jamie Elliot. The incident occurred during the second quarter during Friday night’s clash. The original sanction was 3 matches (325 demerit points) but an early guilty plea will reduce the sanction by 25%. Returning Carlton forward
Round 5 Results Geelong Cats 21.14-140 def Werribee Tigers 12.13-85 11:00 AM, Sat 4 May at Simonds Stadium GOALS Geelong Cats: N. Vardy 6, G. Burbury 6, S. Kersten 4, J. Caddy 2, D. McFarlane 2, J. Schroder Werribee Tigers: B. Warren 2, S. Clouston 2, R. Castello , T. McGenniss
GEELONG VFL coach Matthew Knights expects other teams to come at the undefeated Cats in the second half of the season as it crept to flag favouritism with a 55-point shellacking of Werribee at Simonds Stadium on Saturday. Knights said the Cats have improved even further on last year’s premiership season despite an overhaul of
WHILE Carlton defeated Melbourne by 61-points and that was expected, perhaps what was not was the automatic dominance of forward Jarrad Waite, who took 10 marks and two goals from centre half forward.
Waite’s selection was seen to be a bit of gamble from the Blues coming into the match given he had played just the one VFL match on return from injury
COULD the AFL have engineered a more compelling game for next Friday night? After both Essendon and Geelong continued in their winning ways, their Round 7 matchup at Etihad Stadium looks set to be the game of the season. Sitting one notch behind that game will be the Grand Final rematch between Sydney and Hawthorn
A DEPLETED Fremantle Dockers team came away with the four points after a 45 point win over the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
Led by Michael Waters four goals and Jon Griffins 31 hit outs and three goals, the Dockers took control of the match early a despite commendable efforts by the Suns were able to win comfortably
WITH seniors coach Ken Hinkley back at home revovering from a viral infection that had seen him hospitalised just a few days ago, Port Adelaide faced North Melbourne in Hobart and came up just 10 points short.
For the Kangaroos it was a much needed victory, just their second for the season, and one that their supporters would have felt would have been easier to get
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Port Adelaide Power
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:10pm AEST
WHERE: Blundstone Arena (TAS)
GAME OVER: North Melbourne 14.9.93 def Port Adelaide
Football Nation’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH gives us his take and his picks on the first games of Round 6. Collingwood vs St Kilda Friday 7:50 Etihad Stadium Collingwood’s opponent last week, Essendon, is certainly in dazzling form. But few would have predicted the Bombers to so run over the top of the Magpies towards
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Port Adelaide Power
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:10pm AEST
WHERE: Blundstone Arena (TAS)
WE can argue all day about who the most valuable player is for the Port Adelaide Power with Justin Westhoff, Hamish Hartlett or Chad Wingard all worthwhile candidates. But in terms of the most valuable person at Port Adelaide goes that would have to be first year coach Ken Hinkley. And he is now set to
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Football Nation’s unofficial AFL injury list as we approach Round 6 of the 2013 season. We continue to trawl the web, looking at each club’s website, the AFL site and the main news sites in order to put together our best guess for a league-wide report. It’s not perfect but then again what
MENTION “free agency” to any old footy codger at the pub and brace yourself for a wave of beer scented spit through angry false teeth. “Free agency?! I remember when..”
Yes. You do remember when footballers played for a pittance.
THE only saving grace for Essendon in its performance enhancing drug scandal remains a letter from the World Anti-Doping Agency approving use of the anti-obesity drug AOD-9604 shown to the club – but WADA doubts the existence of it. The document, which was allegedly provided by sports scientists Stephen Dank, has yet to be seen in
FOUR Rounds into the 2013 VFL season, Geelong and the Casey Scorpions remain undefeated while pre-season fancy Werribee is floundering after heavy defeats against Williamstown and Sandringham. Regular contributor Andrew Calleja takes a look at how your side is faring and the month ahead. Bendigo Gold Went into Round 1 with a side averaging just
GOLD Coast prodigy Jaeger O’Meara has taken out the NAB AFL Rising Star nomination for Round 5. O’Meara came into the league upon a wave of expectation and has more then lived up to the hype. Sometimes compared to a young Chris Judd, O’Meara had 25 touches, 4 tackles, 2 goals and a mammoth 11
IN mild conditions at Preston City Oval on Sunday, Port Melbourne outgunned a gallant Northern Blues outfit to take a 16 point win. The Borough had a ripping start, kicking six goals to the Blues’ two, to take a 26 point buffer into quarter time. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Port, with key forward
GUN Fremantle midfielder Nathan Fyfe has been charged with a level two kicking offence, (250 demerit points, 2 match sanction) after an incident involving Richmond midfielder Daniel Jackson in the second quarter of Friday night’s clash. Upon a guilty plea, Fyfe can reduce his sanction to one match and 187.50 demerit points. Richmond’s Brad Helbig
THE Northern Blues felt that the 16-point loss to Port Melbourne at home on Sunday was one that got away. Mid-way through the term they had sprung to a two goal lead after a second quarter comeback. But under pressure and knowing another game was starting to get out of their control, Port’s seasoned players
CARLTON’S Jarrad Waite failed to kick a goal for the Northern Blues in his return match from a calf injury but that didn’t worry the Blues’ coaching staff who were just relieved the star forward had got through unscathed against Port Melbourne at Preston City Oval on Sunday. Waite finished with 12 disposals and six
Five weeks in and we are starting to see some separation amongst the teams in this year’s competition but as you cast your eye over the top eight there is no more surprising team at the top end than Port Adelaide. The Power is sitting very comfortably at the number two spot and deservedly so.
Round 4 Results Bendigo Gold 9.6-60 lost to Collingwood 25.26-176 6:30 PM, Fri 26 Apr at Queen Elizabeth Oval GOALS Bendigo Gold: C. Walls 2, A. Pollock , R. Thomson , J. Bolton , T. Hams , . Magin , B. McInnes , D. Toman Collingwood: K. Martin 4,
North Melbourne Kangaroos
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:40pm EST
WHERE: MCG (VIC)
Final Score: HAWTHORN 14.15 (99) def NORTH MELBOURNE 13.18 (96)
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:20pm EST
WHERE: The Gabba (QLD)
Final Score: BRISBANE 17.20 (122) def MELBOURNE 14.10 (94)
PORT Adelaide came back from a 41 point deficit late in the third term to stun the West Coast Eagles by five points on Saturday night at AAMI Stadium.
It was vintage West Coast for the first half with the Eagles overwhelming the Power through the midfield and generating a lot of supply inside their forward half of the ground
IN a game that ultimately featured the second highest total score of the year, the Gold Coast Suns piled on eight goals in the final term to run away as 44-point winners over the GWS Giants at StarTrack Oval in Canberra yesterday afternoon
ALREADY there is speculation about which ruckman Greater Western Sydney will pluck as it is set to trade aggressively at the end of the season. Coach Kevin Sheedy has identified that is the area the club needs to improve in dramatically after relying heavily on Jonathan Giles and veteran Dean Brogan in the early rounds
PUNTERS are surging on the Bombers after their impressive 46-point win over Collingwood on ANZAC Day, but ironically it is all for the wrong reasons. Essendon is now fourth favourite for the wooden spoon according to some markets with the full report from Ziggy Switkowski to be released publicly next week. The findings are expected
CARLTON coach Mick Malthouse is likely to give forward Jarrad Waite at least two weeks in the VFL before he makes his AFL return ahead of his comeback match for the Northern Blues against Port Melbourne at Preston City Oval on Sunday. Waite has recovered from the calf injury that derailed his pre-season yet again
Football Nation’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH gives us his take and his picks on the first games of Round 5. Collingwood vs Essendon ANZAC Day, April 25 2013 2:40pm Melbourne Cricket Ground As we commemorate and remember our fallen servicemen and women on ANZAC Day, Collingwood and Essendon once again do battle on the
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Eddie McGuire talked with the GWS football manager about the value of Collingwood players but says claims he offered Dane Swan are “a joke”
A SUDANESE player outmarking a Irishman, slotting the goal with the poise of a 200 game veteran and then being knocked out within the first quarter of an AFL game? I’d like to see that. For as long as the AFL’s marketing team has realized that Australia is the only place you can find the AFL,
GEELONG seem to have produced yet another productive youngster in big bodied midfielder George Horlin-Smith who has been awarded Round 4′s AFL NAB Rising Star nomination. Horlin-Smith was everywhere in Geelong’s clash with the Swans amassing 23 disposals and a goal. Perhaps even more impressive were his seven clearances and four inside 50′s. Horlin-Smith was
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Greater Western Sydney CEO David Matthews says the club is ‘obliged’ to consider luring Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin to the Giants when he is out of contract at the end of
IT’S hard to put a finger on who is a flag favourite after three rounds given the topsy-turvy form of some teams but reigning premier Geelong would be the closest thing to it at the minute
The MRP had quite a busy sitting today, here is a look at their rulings. Richmond livewire Steve Morris has been offered a one match suspension with an early plea after Saturday’s match against Collingwood at the MCG. Morris engaged in rough conduct to the head of Collingwood small forward Jamie Elliot when laying a Shepard
THE Gold Coast Suns have revealed that Matthew Warnock will need to undergo surgery after he fractured his left radius in the club’s loss to Port Adelaide last Saturday night. Warnock, 29, broke his arm after falling awkwardly and will require surgery in order to have a plate inserted. “Matthew was transported to hospital immediately
Round 4 is in the books, so without further ado let’s look at the match reports for each game: GEELONG 19.10 (124) def SYDNEY 16.7 (103) GEELONG remain undefeated in season 2013 after a 21 point win over the Sydney Swans at the SCG. After an exhilarating opening term, which saw 15 goals kicked between
THE Northern Blues remain undefeated under new coach Luke Webster in 2013, defeating the Coburg Tigers at Mantello Holden Oval by the tune of 26 points, with the final scoreline reading 19.15 (129) to 15.13 (103). Despite trialing the Tigers by 12 points at quarter time, the Blues rebounded with an astounding 9 goal to
WHILE we celebrate the fact that Melbourne got their first win of the season after a spectacular 12-goal final quarter, we should also remember the fact that Carlton got their first win as well in the Malthouse era. It came later than we all expected but unlike Melbourne they have been close all year and
Round 3 Results Bendigo Gold 7.14-56 lost to North Ballarat 21.15-141 6:30 PM / Fri 19 Apr at Queen Elizabeth Oval GOALS Bendigo Gold: S. Stroobants 2, R. Thomson , D. Putt , T. Hams , . Magin , J. Brooker North Ballarat: A. Black 5, J. Linke
North Melbourne Kangaroos
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:40pm EST
WHERE: Etihad Stadium (VIC)
Final Score: NORTH MELBOURNE 18.17 (125) def BRISBANE 9.8 (62)
IT is as if the Hawks round one loss to Geelong has added a hard edge to the brown and gold – and rather than become dispirited after that close result – they have instead become unified.
The 42-point win against Fremantle was its third in a row on Saturday in Launceston. Arguably they have the toughest draw out of any team in the first seven rounds, playing most finallists from last season.
SCANS today confirmed that Hawthorn key defender Ryan Schoenmakers has suffered an ACL injury that will require season ending knee surgery. Hawthorn General Manager – Football Operations James Fantasia said Schoenmakers is devastated with the news. “While Ryan is naturally disappointed by the injury, we’re certain he will approach his rehabilitation with the same professionalism,
Greater Western Sydney Giants
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:10pm EST
WHERE: MCG (VIC)
Final Score: MELBOURNE 22.12 (144) def GWS GIANTS 15.13 (103)
MICK Malthouse had his first win as a Carlton coach after his Blues defeated West Coast by 24 points at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
Sam Rowe had Carlton on the board with the first goal of the game at the six minute mark
MANY remember the 2010 AFL Grand Final between St Kilda and Collingwood as being the first draw since North Melbourne vs. Collingwood in 1977. But it is the story of Brendon Goddard’s Grand Final heroics and later his deflection to Essendon, which is an important tale. The 27 year old soared higher than any other
PRIZED Hawthorn recruit Brian Lake will play his third consecutive match with the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL today in the hope of returning for next week’s clash against North Melbourne. Lake, the former Western Bulldog, was close to selection for the clash against Fremantle today, but the withdrawal of Matthew Pavlich through injury
MELBOURNE is embroiled in more controversy after a connection with sports scientist Stephen Dank with some of its players last year
Football Nation’s roving reporter DANIEL PAPROTH gives us his take and his picks on all of the games in Round 4. Sydney vs Geelong Friday 7:50 SCG There are five undefeated teams heading into this weekend, but by later tonight that will be cut to four as the reigning premier faces its toughest test yet against
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: Decorated Brisbane champion SIMON BLACK is set for his highly anticipated comeback in what could be his final AFL season
MAJAK Daw will finally make his much anticipated AFL debut for North Melbourne against the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. There hasn’t been a more anticipated senior debut in recent memory than of Daw, the athletic Sudanese star, who has risen from rookie to one of the most versatile ruckmen in the competition.
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Football Nation’s unofficial AFL injury list as we approach Round 4 of the 2013 season. We continue to trawl the web, looking at each club’s website, the AFL site and the main news sites in order to put together our best guess for a league-wide report. It’s not perfect but then again what
A WEEK is a long time in football may be a well worn cliché but it aptly describes the change in fortunes between Round’s 1 and 2 for the Frankston Dolphins. Bullish about their 2013 season prospects, Frankston were blown away by the Casey Scorpions in the season opener. The Dolphins lacked cohesion, looked slow
(DAILY ONE LINERS) Pictured: North Melbourne coach BRAD SCOTT is insisting on a more four-quarter performance from his Kangaroos as they attempt to avoid slipping from finals contention just a month into the AFL season
HAWTHORN youngster Jed Anderson has been selected as Round 3′s AFL Rising Star nominee. Anderson played a pivotal role in Hawthorn’s massive win on Sunday against Collingwood at the MCG. In front of nearly 73,000 people, the young midfielder didn’t shy away from the big stage like most youngsters, in fact he was exceptional against
SOME leading commentators said after Geelong’s finals loss to Fremantle in September last year that its premiership window was well and truly closed. But the Cats have a talented young brigade that has them charging back up the ladder quicker than expected,
IT is no surprise to see reigning premier Geelong undefeated and sitting in third spot behind the Northern Blues and Casey Scorpions, but what has happened to the other grand finallist, Port Melbourne
Round 3 is in the books, so without further ado let’s look at the match reports for each game: ESSENDON 10.12 (72) def FREMANTLE 9.14 (68) OUT of the darkness Essendon have lifted themselves from one of the most tumultuous weeks in the club’s history to record an inspiring four-point upset win against Fremantle
Round 2 Results Northern Blues 30.16-196 def Bendigo Gold 4.8-32 1:00 PM, Sat 13 Apr at Visy Park (Princes Park) GOALS Northern Blues: T. Thomas 6, T. Menzel 4, L. Mitchell 3, D. Ellard 3, J. Laidler 3, A. Marcon 2, T. Bell 2, T. Totevski 2,
While Melbourne continues to languish at the bottom of the ladder, the feel-good story for this year so far has to be Port Adelaide after their comeback win over hometown rival Adelaide in today’s Showdown. Last year the Power managed just five wins, and they are three already this year. Not to be eclipsed in
LAST night’s 72 point victory over the GWS Giants was exactly what St Kilda needed to jump start their their 2013 campaign for so many reasons.
Breaking away from its dependence on an ageing core of star players, the Saints win was characterised by strong performances from younger players
AFTER asking for and getting CEO Cameron Schwab’s resignation earlier in the week and retreating to Sorrento for a team bonding session, the Demons began their game against the Eagles with real fire and intensity. While they trailed at the end of each break in signs encouraging to all footy fans they even held the lead at various points in both the first and second quarter
THE Brisbane Lions have defeated the ever improving Gold Coast Suns by only 2 points in a thriller at Metricon Stadium.
In a scrappy affair, due in part to the wet conditions, it was the experience of Jonathan Brown who kicked a game high five goals which ensured the Lions prevailed in front of a disappointing crowd of 12,961. Brown also won the Marcus Ashcroft Medal for Best on Ground
West Coast Eagles
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:10pm EST
WHERE: MCG (VIC)
Final Score: WEST COAST 27.15 (177) def MELBOURNE 13.5 (83)