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AFL champion Brad Johnson retired after the 2010 season, and has moved into a coaching role at the club he captained and called home: the Western Bulldogs.

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JOHNNO: Five players who could swing the AFL Grand Final

JOHNNO: Five players who could swing the AFL Grand Final

27 Sep 2013

The focus might be on Hawthorn’s superstar key forwards and Fremantle’s midfield brigade – but tomorrow’s Grand Final could well come down to the more unheralded players on either side’s list. Hawthorn Grant Birchall Across the half-back line Birchall’s job first and foremost will be to beat his direct opponent, but he could really hurt […]

JOHNNO: No-one likes it, but Jobe Watson’s Brownlow has to go

JOHNNO: No-one likes it, but Jobe Watson’s Brownlow has to go

28 Jun 2013

Watching Jobe Watson lead Essendon’s comeback last night, you couldn’t question his courage. But if you don’t think he’s in real trouble, you’re fooling yourself. I was as surprised as anyone when Watson confirmed on On The Couch on Monday night that he’d been injected with AOD-9604 last year. Until then, everyone at Essendon had […]

JOHNNO: Scott West in the Hall of Fame – now it’s time for that flag

JOHNNO: Scott West in the Hall of Fame - now it's time for that flag

6 Jun 2013

Until half an hour before it happened, I had no idea that one of my best mates was about to make it into the AFL Hall of Fame. Driving home listening to the radio, I heard Tony Jones mention seeing Scott West and his family arriving at the induction ceremony in Canberra. I left ‘Westy’ […]

JOHNNO: The bump’s not dead, and the umps are OK too

JOHNNO: The bump’s not dead, and the umps are OK too

22 May 2013

The bump is dead. The marking contest is dead. Contact footy is dead. Or so we’ve been told recently. To my eyes, it all looks much the same. It was James Kelly’s suspension for a hip-and-shoulder on Brendon Goddard that saw the mourning of that particular tactic. Likewise the marking contests between Ben Reid and […]

JOHNNO: Are taggers just players who aren’t good enough?

JOHNNO: Are taggers just players who aren’t good enough?

8 May 2013

When I asked Fremantle coach Ross Lyon about who would take on Gary Ablett last weekend, we all knew it would be Ryan Crowley. The two have on-field history, as the league’s premier midfielder and one of its top taggers respectively. Off-field, the Gold Coast captain publicly criticised Crowley last year for his tactics. Within […]

JOHNNO: Suns shake second-year blues

JOHNNO: Suns shake second-year blues

2 May 2013

It was a thumping victory for the Gold Coast Suns last weekend, complete with their highest score and their biggest winning margin. In a month’s time, it could be four on the trot. Of course you have to take into account that they played Greater Western Sydney but the match was held in Canberra, where […]

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