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Michael Cowley

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The sound of Fremantle’s premiership window closing

The sound of Fremantle's premiership window closing

5 days ago

If you listened closely at Patersons Stadium late on Saturday night, you could almost hear it. Amid the sighs of disappointment of another season realistically coming to nought, was the sound of the mythical premiership window not slamming shut, but slowly closing even further. Just how far ajar it now remains may depend on how […]

2014 AFL Finals: History and form suggest a Sydney versus Hawks final

2014 AFL Finals: History and form suggest a Sydney versus Hawks final

8 Sep 2014

Members, supporters and even casual fans of the four clubs playing next weekend would all have justified reason to believe their team can win and advance to a grand final qualifier the following week. While Geelong was beaten by Hawthorn, there were plenty of positive signs to say they are at the very least capable […]

Tigers make the eight, but have they played their grand final?

Tigers make the eight, but have they played their grand final?

1 Sep 2014

My face wasn’t exactly covered in egg after the weekend footy results, but there was a certain amount of yellow and white, courtesy of the yellow and black. Last week I wrote that Port couldn’t match it with Fremantle in the battle for fourth. While the Power stuck strong and genuinely battled until the final […]

Cats are top-four quality, but can’t win the flag

Cats are top-four quality, but can't win the flag

25 Aug 2014

It was the second weekend in July when Port Adelaide slid out of the top four, and Geelong crept in. From that moment on, it was merely a case of the best four teams in the competition jockeying for starting finals positions. Port can grab fourth place if they win next weekend, and admittedly they […]

Lyon flyin’ and Roos’ blues: A tale of two coaches

Lyon flyin' and Roos' blues: A tale of two coaches

18 Aug 2014

Nearing three-quarter time in Perth late yesterday, with Fremantle suddenly looking like the mirror image of the side which reached the 2013 decider, Gerard Healy made a valid and pertinent point. While many people might have considered Fremantle had a chance to win the flag in 2014, not too many would have really given them […]

Hinkley is spot on – teams outside the top four “not good enough”

Hinkley is spot on - teams outside the top four "not good enough"

11 Aug 2014

Each year we hear about the importance of reaching the top four. The biggest statistic in finals’ football is that only once since the AFL commenced an eight team finals’ system has a team from outside the top four won the flag. That team was the 1998 Adelaide Crows, when they came from a fifth […]

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