Posts Tagged "AFL"

James Hird’s indefinite quest for vindication hit another roadblock on Friday, with the Full Federal Court unanimously endorsing the investigation into his club’s ill-judged supplements program.

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AFL has been all but absent from the news over the off-season. It’s been a welcome and well earned breather for even the most ardent football follower.

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After the horrors of recent years, Melbourne managed a slight improvement in 2015. However, they still look a long way off the pace.

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Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade believes captain Gary Ablett is a couple of weeks away from returning to full contact training.

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We love our sport in this country. It’s a source of national pride, and Victorians take it more seriously than most.

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Collingwood are in a unique situation at the moment, just four years ago they were a top four team and playing off in grand finals.

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After promising so much in 2013, Fremantle’s 2014 must have disappointed their long suffering fans. Can they live up to their potential in 2015?

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The Essendon supplements saga has moved a step closer to a resolution with a timetable set down for the conclusion of the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal.

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Carlton’s 2015 season is about to begin. Continuing our series of 2015 previews, can the Blues improve on their 2014 form?

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Fremantle champion Matthew Pavlich says he is honoured to captain the Dockers for a ninth straight season in 2015, in what could be the final year of his decorated AFL career.

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It’s that time of year again, the Super Bowl is under a week away and Australians are starting to come out of the woodwork, pretending they care about the sport of American Football.

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The AFL is looking to replicate the success of the NRL’s indigenous All Stars game, by setting up a camp where more than 70 Aboriginal stars will attend ahead of a game against the West Coast Eagles in Perth on February 20.

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With the Full Federal Court soon to deliver its judgment in James Hird’s appeal, chances are David Jones will be taking more than a casual interest in the result.

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Adelaide’s new premiership coach Phil Walsh has spoken to the media a number of times since his appointment in October of last year. His major appearances have been on the day he took charge and 10 days later alongside new captain Tex Walker.

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Like a lot of footy fans, I wondered now and then over the off season exactly what was going to happen to Mark Thompson.

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Last season saw great improvement from Greater Western Sydney, as Leon Cameron stamped his authority on the club.

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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have finally returned from the Christmas/New Year break in Episode 59 of the Cheap Seats Podcast.

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The fruits of mediocrity in the AFL are draft picks. Nick Riewoldt, Luke Hodge, Chris Judd and Brendon Goddard are these fruits. Great players who define their teams, sport and generations.

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North Melbourne turned the corner in 2014, overcoming their ‘near but so far’ season in 2013. What does 2015 hold for the Kangaroos?

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Matthew Pavlich can’t confirm if he will continue as Fremantle captain or if his AFL career will last beyond 2015.

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