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AFL Premiership

AFL Toyota PremiershipThe AFL competition consists of 18 teams from the states of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and West Australia, with teams playing 23 home and away rounds before a four week final series that culminates in September.

The 2014 Toyota Premiership AFL season is full of debatable talking points. Will Hawthorn be able to remain dominant after the loss of key-forward Lance Franklin? Is there anything left in the tank for former contenders Geelong? Will Fremantle continue to improve? And can the Suns and Giants finally make an impact on the competition?

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Hawthorn are already the team of the year

Hawthorn are already the team of the year

by , 31 Jul 2014

To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year. Prior to the season getting underway the general consensus from the experts around the country was that Fremantle and Sydney were the likely grand finalists. Hawthorn was on the third line of betting with many. One of the big question marks […]

The AFL Tribunal system got it all wrong

The AFL Tribunal system got it all wrong

by , 31 Jul 2014

Richmond’s Tyrone Vickery was handed a four-week holiday by the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night for his clubbing blow to West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox, and that was not enough.

Brisbane are the new Geelong

Brisbane are the new Geelong

by , 31 Jul 2014

Imagine for a second that this article did not have a headline and the premise of this story had not been blatantly given away with the opening five words. Go into a parallel universe where the headline had been unread and consider these masked players and their rookie campaign averages at AFL level. Player A: […]

Carlton’s list in dire need of a clean-out

Carlton’s list in dire need of a clean-out

by , 31 Jul 2014

While Carlton scored a fantastic win last week against the Jekyll and Hyde Kangaroos, 2014 will go down as a season where reality struck the Blues. As a Collingwood fan I’ve enjoyed the struggles of the old enemy, but every hero needs a villain, and a strong, healthy Carlton makes for a better AFL competition. […]

Why the AFL draft doesn’t always work

by , 31 Jul 2014

It’s supposed to be one of the most important means of equalisation. Just like communism, it seems like it should work in theory, but when you try and apply it to the real world it never seems to work properly. Equalisation has long been one of the major buzzwords surrounding footy, and we are constantly […]

Free agency doomsayers need to calm down

by , 31 Jul 2014

The AFL’s free agency system has once again received ample coverage in the press over the past week, and none of it positive. Geelong coach Chris Scott voiced his disapproval, claiming free agency flew in the face of the AFL’s other attempts to equalise the league. Adelaide forward Tex Walker also offered his two cents, […]

Essendon: The waking giant

Essendon: The waking giant

by , 31 Jul 2014

Much of the focus on Essendon’s season has been on the storm caused by the supplement scandal. Looking into their recent form, this off-field noise may be masking a quiet awakening on the field for the Bombers as they right themselves to fire at the pointy end of the season. Starting the year with a […]

Buckley’s short term pain to deliver Pies long term gain

Buckley’s short term pain to deliver Pies long term gain

by , 31 Jul 2014

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley wasted no time dismantling a premiership team in an attempt to remodel the Magpies in his own image. But will the short term pain translate to long term gain? Since the Mick Malthouse era ended with a 38-point defeat to Geelong in the 2011 grand final, Collingwood have been slowly but […]

GWS reject rumour about Carney switch

by , 31 Jul 2014

Greater Western Sydney boss David Matthews has rubbished rumours he’s interested in having NRL discard Todd Carney join the AFL club. There were suggestions Matthews had personally sounded out Carney for a pre-season stint with the Giants following his sacking from Cronulla. But Matthews on Wednesday rejected the claim – originally made by a radio […]

Bombers behind Hird call says Myers

by , 31 Jul 2014

Essendon midfielder David Myers says the players back the AFL club’s decision to delay James Hird’s return to the coaches box until next season. Hird’s suspension expires next month but won’t return to a hands-on match day role until next season. Myers said, while the players looked forward to Hird’s return, they felt it was […]


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