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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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Gold Coast needs to hold its ground on Ablett trade

Gold Coast needs to hold its ground on Ablett trade

9 Oct 2017

The AFL’s worst-kept secret has been confirmed – prodigal son Gary Ablett has requested a trade from the Gold Coast to allow him to return to Geelong next year.

Richmond recruiting a recipe for success

Richmond recruiting a recipe for success

28 Sep 2017

Much has been made of Richmond’s resurgence this year being driven by a new mentality and bond between the playing group. This has obviously been a major factor, but there’s another, more tangible reason, that has been largely overlooked.

Are the Saints really on track to achieve their lofty goals?

Are the Saints really on track to achieve their lofty goals?

31 Aug 2017

Where to now for Saints? In 2014, St Kilda President Peter Summers unveiled the club’s strategic framework β€˜St Kilda – the Road to 2018′.

Canberra – a footy success story

Canberra - a footy success story

17 Aug 2017

When you think of sporting cities in Australia, Canberra is probably not one that comes to mind.

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

25 May 2017

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.