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Michael Cowley

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

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

5 days ago

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 […]

A mathematical chance? Why Richmond will disappoint again in 2014

A mathematical chance? Why Richmond will disappoint again in 2014

4 Aug 2014

As a footy fan, this is one of the better times of the year. A month out from the finals, there is anticipation for those with their team secure in the eight and there is anxiety for others as their boys teeter on the edge. For the rest, it’s about looking for positives in that […]

Hawks vs Swans was a grand final preview to savour

Hawks vs Swans was a grand final preview to savour

28 Jul 2014

This week I could have written about Richmond’s continued ability to find some form, which would have coach Damien Hardwick a little less stressed about his future. About how Adelaide have suddenly become a serious finals contender, and questioning whether Collingwood will miss the finals for the first time since 2005. Or how one man […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

25 Jul 2014

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age. But Cate’s tale is a little different – and far more interesting – because of the location where her mother Jenny conducted the ‘lessons’. It wasn’t […]

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