Posts Tagged "AFL"

In one of the biggest upsets of the season St Kilda toppled Fremantle, and the prospective wooden spooners didn’t just fall over the line for a lucky win, they comprehensively pummelled one of the premiership favourites by 58 points.

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Now that the ‘Buddy will destroy the Swans culture’ and COLA debates are nearing exhaustion, the focus is squarely back on the Swans Academy and its supposed advantages.

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Here is my list of the top 10 players ever to don the great West Coast guernsey. Since the club’s establishment in 1986, a number of the AFL’s best have plied their trade in the west.

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No Buddy, no Cyril, but Hawthorn still have plenty of offensive threats to test Sydney’s stingy defence, according to Swans’ lockdown expert Nick Smith.

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Preview of AFL Round 18 matches (all times AEST).

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Essendon’s board met on Thursday night, but the AFL club is yet to announce a decision regarding James Hird’s coaching aspirations this season.

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Last season, in only his second year at AFL level, Chad Wingard announced himself as a star of the competition with All-Australian selection at only 20 years of age.

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Fantasy Football is an obsession for many of AFL fans, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the big performances from AFL-listed players in the second-tier competitions.

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Australian Rules has always been a numbers game. In its infancy those numbers were simple. Your number, or score, needed to be higher than your opponent’s number.

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The Brisbane Lions have vowed to atone for their “worst loss of the year” by derailing the Gold Coast’s AFL finals tilt in Saturday’s QClash.

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The rugby world should be getting excited, because according to Fox Sports and Triple M pundit Greg Martin and Bret Harris of the Australian, Gold Coast Suns star and in-demand athlete Karmichael Hunt is off to the Reds.

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Over the past week, a number of AFL figures discussed publicly the virtues of the AFL home-and-away season shifting to a 20-round format, from the current 22-round format.

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The 2008 Hawthorn premiership was largely viewed as one which came ‘before their time’.

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An issue with considerable weighting in the AFL recently, has been the argument that the fixture list needs to be equitable.

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has scrapped the idea of putting names on jumpers after a trial in Round 5 this season.

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Even if you had spent the past month in a cave or on Mars, it has been hard to avoid the debate that has raged on Gary Ablett’s injury and what that means for his Brownlow medal chances.

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Victorian sports minister Damian Drum has hit back at suggestions from Collingwood president Eddie McGuire that AFL is underfunded.

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Congratulations to Eddie Betts on playing 200 games in the AFL. Eddie’s achievement fits an emerging pattern among indigenous AFL footballers in the 21st century.

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Essendon icon Tim Watson wants James Hird to return to the AFL club, but not in a coaching capacity until the current season ends.

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With the Cricket World Cup not ending until late March next year, the AFL is facing possibly its latest start to a premiership season ever. This may have serious ramifications on how the 2015 fixture is scheduled.

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