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AFLW and the myth of undeserved coverage

AFLW and the myth of undeserved coverage

7 Mar 2017

There’s been more than a few voices complaining that, in this embryonic stage, the media coverage given to the AFLW competition is disproportionate, undeserving and unwarranted.

The AFL and the Etihad Stadium equation

The AFL and the Etihad Stadium equation

8 Oct 2016

On October 7, 2016 the AFL confirmed that it had finalised its purchase of Etihad Stadium for an unspecified amount of money, however a number of reports guess the figure to be at between $150 million to $200 million.

Queensland, Australia’s dominant women’s AFL state

Queensland, Australia's dominant women's AFL state

18 Dec 2015

This off-season I thought we’d take a look at women in football, whether playing or in administration.

Timeline of the nationalisation of football Part III - From AFL to GWS

27 Oct 2015

In this final part of the series we look at the events through another Brisbane and Sydney failure, the demise of Fitzroy, introduction of more teams and the gradual shift of focus to the north of the country after the 1996 Grand Final.

Timeline of the Nationalisation of Football part 2 - From VFL to AFL

23 Oct 2015

Here continues my series of the timeline of the nationalisation of the VFL to the AFL.

Timeline of the nationalisation of footy Part 1 - Sydney and beyond

22 Oct 2015

Some time ago I started to work on a timeline of the expansion of the VFL across the country and came up with this. The first part covers the period 1977 to 1984, the second part covers 1985 to 1990.