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
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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
HAWTHORN is preparing for a blockbuster showdown against Sydney next week; a showdown between last year’s grand finallists. The Hawks lost last year’s grand final by 10-points but are playing down the motivation to beat the reigning premier next week. “You let the players be the ones that try and drive themselves for this particular
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.
IF Andy Warhol was alive today, chances are he wouldn’t have liked the weekend’s first round of the AFL. Like the familiar feeling of a burnt tongue following a scorching pie, real footy is back in business. (Although the media would have to believe that footy never sleeps) So exciting was the first week(s) of
NEWS today that Williamstown is shelving some of its Western Bulldogs-listed players in the VFL reserves is in fact old news considering the same thing was happening last season. There appeared to be discontent among the partners last season and that led to both teams deciding to field stand alone teams in the competition next
BUILDING on the theme of “Australia’s Game” that was introduced with last year’s TV commercial, the AFL’s new promotional video was released tonight. Like last year, the ad was produced by Melbourne advertising agency GPY&R and it features features legendary Australian band AC/DC and their hit song from 1975 ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna
ESSENDON is at the centre of an investigation for substance use from ASADA and the AFL. The Bombers swiftly held a press conference this afternoon at AFL headquarters with chief David Evans stating that it was a “very distressing” time for the club amidst claims some of its players had been using illegal substances while
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
HAWTHORN’S 38-point win over Collingwood in last night’s qualifying final was perhaps the clubs’ bravest and most important victory since its 2008 premiership win. Without Brent Guerra (hamstring), Clinton Young (calf), Jordan Lewis (hamstring tightness), Michael Osborne (ACL) and Brendan Whitecross (ACL), who was subbed out in the opening term, the Hawks carved the Pies up
Marco Paparone East Fremantle (WA) 3 September 1994 193cm, 84kg EXCITED early this year with more than 20 scoring shots in his first four matches at Colts level in the WAFL. He has kicked 34 goals to date and looms as a possible mid-order draft pick given his elite endurance and strong overhead marking for
THE news angles for tonight’s GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans game have been covered pretty well and while the MCG will be silent, footy fans everywhere will be watching as the 2012 Premiership Season gets underway. Our contribution to this event for today is a poem! Many of you may have seen it, for some
ONLINE sport news readers are being forced to buy the latest footy news through digital subscriptions. News Limited, which includes Melbourne’s Herald Sun, have released a digital subscription package which means that online readers will now be confined to the opening two paragraphs of some of the main stories if they don’t have a subscription.
EARLIER today the AFL announced the launch of their television ad for the 2012 season. The ad features legendary Australian band AC/DC and their hit song from 1975 ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n Roll)’ in a campaign that positions the sport as ‘Australia’s game’. The campaign, created by GPY&R
All of a sudden, the AFL world finds itself embroiled in yet another racism row. It seems the words racism and football will be hard to separate for at lest the next few decades and society slowly begins to change its attitudes to differing backgrounds. Former player Mal Brown is the latest to be criticized
Richmond may be sitting dead last on the AFL ladder, and staring at yet another wooden spoon for their silverware cupboards, but there have been a few shining lights. One of these shining lights have been young gun Jack Reiwoldt, and his slow development of being one of the games big improvers. The skinny red
Where to for West Coast??? The West Coast Eagles find themselves in a precarious situation after the half waypoint of the season. Going into 2010 the team from the West Coast of Australia were talking about the possibility of playing finals and re-stamping their claims for Premiership success. But it seems those plans will be
The Western Bulldogs are up there with Richmond as being one of the most annoying and frustrating teams to support. The clubs faithful have been installed with a fresh hope for the first time in almost a decade with a list that is actually capable of not just making the finals, but winning the premiership.
With the AFL 2010 premiership season now officially at the half way point, it is time to re-evaluate just where each team is at, and where they will most probably finish by the end of the year. As usual there are many surprises, and many let downs, as is the case every year of football.
Let me ask you Supercoah experts a question. Who is the leading points scorer in the AFL coaching websites 2010 season so far??? Gary Ablett? Brendan Fevola? Dane Swann? Brian Lake?? Well, the answer is none of the above. At the mid point of the AFL season, it is none other than Brendan Goddard who
2010 was widely tipped as the year a few big names stand up and be counted. Nic Natanui was the pre-season bolter, and it was no surprise to see him installed as one of the firmest favourites in the history of the Rising Star award. But, there were a few others who seemed ready to
Essendon fans were given reward for their patience on the weekend when their youthful running side finally showed signs of promise in the future. One of the young guns that were recruited years ago is Leroy Jetta. The indigenous speedster was tipped for great things in his first few years, but failed to deliver, until
Code-hopper Karmichael Hunt will this week start his crash course in how to play AFL with his new club Gold Coast. It has been an exciting and interesting ride for the young talented sportsman. In the past 6 months he has gone from NRL national hero, to a European Rugby Union star, to an AFL
Controversy and Jason Akermanis seem to have one of the best relationships going around. The two can’t stay away from each other, and it seems no matter how hard they try to separate, the keep reuniting with even bigger flames and sparks each time. The latest saga comes after his controversial gay comments about AFL
Michael Voss was one of the most important players in his Brisbane outfit during his playing days, and it wasn’t just because of his awesome playing skills. The former Brownlow medalist was constantly touted for his amazing leadership qualities and ability to inspire others. It was no surprise then to see him fit easily into