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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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.
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.
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.
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.
When I asked Fremantle coach Ross Lyon about who would take on Gary Ablett last weekend, we all knew it would be Ryan Crowley.
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.