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Don't augment the AFL season, reduce it

31 Aug 2011

‘Less is more’. It’s such a well-known proverb. Whether you’re writing an article, designing a website, or hosting a wedding reception, content seems more efficient when it’s produced succinctly. Now the AFL must employ the same approach to its home-and-away season structure. On Saturday, outgoing Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett told SEN radio that the AFL […]

Are AFL umpires' decisions influenced by home crowds?

24 Aug 2011

Attending an AFL match at Patersons Stadium as a supporter of a visiting team is an intimidating experience. When either the Dockers or Eagles steal momentum from your team, you feel helpless. The home supporters stand up in unison, like a menacing tidal wave, making plenty of noise. Your barracking from the outer becomes invalid […]

Port Adelaide's future is the AFL's biggest issue

17 Aug 2011

Forget tanking. Forget State of Origin’s possible return. Forget on-field vilification. The Port Adelaide Football Club is a mess. And its rectification needs the highest priority. Right now, the club is on its knees. Its story is worsening with every passing day. The end of the season can’t come quick enough for Port. After 21 […]

Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns live scores, blog

13 Aug 2011

The inaugural Q-Clash in Round 7 this season was a cracking contest, filled with a plethora of spectacular marks and goals. Expect more of the same when Brisbane and Gold Coast play for bragging rights at the Gabba tonight. Join us from 7.00pm AEST for a live blog. It was a case of ‘so close […]

Would an AFL mid-season trade window work?

10 Aug 2011

It’s Round 11. Richmond is hoping to play finals for the first time in nine years and sits half a game outside the top eight. Disaster strikes. First-choice ruckman Angus Graham goes down with a season-ending knee injury. He joins fellow ruckman Andrew Browne on the Tigers’ injury list. What do you do? Do you […]

Garry Lyon, the Melbourne Demons need you!

3 Aug 2011

He’s a charismatic media personality, a wonderful ambassador for the game and an insightful footy analyst. But above all, Garry Lyon is a legend of the Melbourne Football Club. And it desperately needs him back – now. If you hadn’t heard yet, the Demons have hit rock bottom over the past few days. The board […]

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