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Maddy Friend

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A long-suffering St Kilda fan waiting for the day the premiership cup returns to Moorabbin. Just taking it one week at a time.

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April 2014

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Raising the AFL draft age is the right call for both players and clubs

Raising the AFL draft age is the right call for both players and clubs

5 days ago

There has been talk lately about the possibility of raising the age at which players become eligible for the AFL draft, an idea I would gladly support. Although there might be short-term pain, it would benefit players, clubs and the league as a whole.

Pundits must have more patience for our developing tall forwards

Pundits must have more patience for our developing tall forwards

1 May 2017

They aren’t known for their patience, and AFL pundits have once again been caught out in recent weeks engaging in premature groupthink regarding the development and talent of some of the game’s emerging young key position talents.

Richmond vs Melbourne: Monday Night Forecast

Richmond vs Melbourne: Monday Night Forecast

24 Apr 2017

Welcome to the season’s first Monday Night Forecast, which pits two evenly-matched teams against each other, one – Melbourne – coming off two disappointing losses, with the other – Richmond – exceeding all expectations in its undefeated start to the season.

The Bulldog bond can keep Beveridge’s pups together

The Bulldog bond can keep Beveridge's pups together

3 Apr 2017

The start of each AFL season invariably brings with it the annual merry-go-round of contract speculation.

AFLW was awesome, but improvements need to be made

AFLW was awesome, but improvements need to be made

27 Mar 2017

Saturday’s enthralling grand final was the perfect ending to a wonderful inaugural season of the AFLW competition.

The AFL’s rising stars: Your team’s breakout candidate in 2017

The AFL's rising stars: Your team's breakout candidate in 2017

20 Mar 2017

With less than one week to go until the start of the AFL season proper, here’s one player from each team who could be set for a breakout year.