From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Run-and-carry players are more valuable than ever in modern AFL’s tight defensive structures. Few footballers are more dangerous when offered a skerrick of space than the Brisbane Lions’ Irish jet Pearce Hanley.
If you look back at the on-field history of the VFL and AFL, there has usually been at least one team each season that has virtually been noncompetitive.
Fremantle overcame the early loss of skipper Matthew Pavlich to post a gutsy five-point win over Carlton in Thursday night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.
Frenzied interest in Lance Franklin and a 12-game winning streak have translated into a record membership tally for AFL club Sydney.
Preview of AFL Round 19 matches (all times AEST).
To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year.
Greater Western Sydney boss David Matthews has rubbished rumours he’s interested in having NRL discard Todd Carney join the AFL club.
Essendon midfielder David Myers says the players back the AFL club’s decision to delay James Hird’s return to the coaches box until next season.
It’s become one of the most daunting trips in the AFL, but Carlton are determined not to become easy road kill when they trek west to take on Fremantle at Patersons Stadium on Thursday night.
No matter what Richmond’s Ty Vickery achieves throughout the remainder of his career, he will always be remembered for the sickening hit he inflicted on retiring West Coast favourite Dean Cox last Friday night.
Roarers, it’s time to put your name on some end-of-season predictions.
There were some worrying signs for the Gold Coast Suns in their loss to the Western Bulldogs in Cairns a fortnight ago.
Geelong coach Chris Scott has launched an extraordinary attack on the AFL’s free agency system, saying he and the club don’t support it.
Gold Coast defender Nathan Bock has given up his battle with injury and retired from the AFL.
The Gold Coast Suns without Gary Ablett are basically just GWS. The only surprise is that this wasn’t as obvious as the false outrage that was always going to occur after Tyrone Vickery gave Dean Cox his comeuppance.
Led by inspirational captain Luke Hodge, Hawthorn’s veterans are taking some of the burden off coach Alastair Clarkson.
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MATCH RESULT: The Fremantle Dockers pulled of a remarkable last-gasp win against the Carlton Blues at Patersons Stadium on Thursday night, keeping their top four aspirations in check.
Richmond’s Tyrone Vickery was handed a four-week holiday by the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night for his clubbing blow to West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox, and that was not enough.
Imagine for a second that this article did not have a headline and the premise of this story had not been blatantly given away with the opening five words.
While Carlton scored a fantastic win last week against the Jekyll and Hyde Kangaroos, 2014 will go down as a season where reality struck the Blues.
It’s supposed to be one of the most important means of equalisation. Just like communism, it seems like it should work in theory, but when you try and apply it to the real world it never seems to work properly.
The AFL’s free agency system has once again received ample coverage in the press over the past week, and none of it positive.
Much of the focus on Essendon’s season has been on the storm caused by the supplement scandal.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley wasted no time dismantling a premiership team in an attempt to remodel the Magpies in his own image. But will the short term pain translate to long term gain?
The 2014 AFL season is starting to get exciting. In the lead-up to the finals, many teams are fighting for their seasons in many different ways. I’ll preview another huge round of footy and show you my tips.
When Shaun Higgins was taken at pick number 11 in the 2005 national draft, most pundits saw a talent that was more than a pick 11.
Last week we saw a game that was built up for weeks as the potential match of the year.
Ever since September 2008, when the concessions for the Gold Coast Suns were first announced, there has been a widely-held view that the AFL was setting its expansion teams up for certain success.
With five rounds remaining this regular season and one of the worst injury tolls in the AFL, the Greater Western Sydney Giants are facing a huge battle to avoid a third consecutive wooden spoon.
The second weekend of Round 18 only consisted of four games, but it showed us the teams building up form in Hawthorn, Richmond, Brisbane and Adelaide, as well as highlighting the teams on the downhill in West Coast, Gold Coast and Collingwood.
By not taking advantage of the international exposure available during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, the AFL’s new administration under Gillon McLachlan is showing a timidity that was never a part of Andrew Demetriou’s reign at the top of the game.
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The world is upside down these days. It has to be. Something is in the water, for there is something not right with AFL this year. It’s the bench. There’s a problem with the bench.