Posts Tagged "AFL"

Responding to AFL supporters’ desire to access live coverage of all 27 NAB Challenge matches, the AFL today announced that live online streaming of six non-televised NAB Challenge matches would be available via competing club websites and club apps following extensive work to repurpose AFL Media resources at six venues around the country.

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Essendon coach James Hird has decided against trying further legal action against ASADA, with the Essendon coach stopping short of an appeal to the High Court.

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While Mick Malthouse once preached that it was ok for the ox to be slow because the earth was patient, he obviously doesn’t think the average footy fan possesses the same tolerances as our gentle planet.

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For those who have followed my ladder pool prediction over this week, the next six teams to be announced as the top pool are not going to be a surprise. In revealing the middle six, the top six were also revealed.

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Premiers Hawthorn have taken a pre-season drubbing in Launceston at the hands of a resurgent Collingwood.

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After a long off-season, footy is back with a Thursday night blockbuster in Tasmania. Aurora Stadium hosts the first NAB Challenge match, with defending champions Hawthorn Hawks taking on Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for all the live action from 7:00pm (AEST).

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For a week now, the back pages have been slathered in sporting drug scandals across all three oval-ball codes. But unlike the sporting drug scandals of the recent ASADA investigation, the drugs in question are not performance-enhancing.

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Following on from this week’s part I, in which looked at my prediction of the lower pool of six clubs in the AFL in 2015, is today’s look at the middle pool.

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It’s February yet again, and while the A-League and the cricket seasons continue, the AFL NAB Challenge begins. In a period of an Australian-hosted Cricket World Cup, how many people actually care about the NAB Challenge?

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When Ross Lyon took over the reigns of the Fremantle Dockers, there wasn’t any great expectation. Instead, the footy world was still reeling over Ross stabbing his good mate Mark Harvey in the back.

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Ex-Brisbane Lions skipper Jonathan Brown says he is not surprised that a cocaine investigation has rocked Queensland sport and believes the AFL’s three strikes policy needs to be toughened up.

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GWS coach Leon Cameron is confident the host of talented young Giants coming off contract will stay around to finish the job they have started, rather than head to rival AFL clubs.

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Essendon top-up player Sam Michael is looking to make the most of his opportunity with the Bombers, however long it may last.

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Where to this year for the hapless Dees? Are they finally ready for a substantial rise up the ladder after eight consecutive seasons in the bottom five?

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So the NAB Cup is upon us once again, and clubs are busy finalising their teams of predominantly rookie draftees and fringe second and third-year players for the first round of matches this weekend.

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To me the off-season period between the last draft and first practice match is like attending a one-year-old’s birthday party, every day for about eight weeks.

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Much like St Kilda in Tuesday’s preview, Western Bulldogs fans have long been starved of success.

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The AFL remains adamant it has received no information linking any of its players to the drug allegations involving Karmichael Hunt.

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Fremantle have big plans for their attacking set-up this year. Giant plans, actually.

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The AFL is pleading for patience from fans, admitting there is no clear indication when the Essendon supplements scandal will become history.

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