Posts Tagged "AFL"

The fall has been dramatic – Fremantle, a premiership fancy of some, have yet to win a game in 2016. There’s been plenty of navel gazing in recent weeks: what, how and why. Here’s the where to next: a flag in 2020.

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Chris Judd once claimed that he wasn’t a role model. He may have wished he wasn’t one, but he was, all sportsmen are. Not just that, all men are.

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When the 2016 AFL fixture was released last October, not one AFL expert would have forecast that the Round 11 clash between Fremantle and Essendon could decide this year’s wooden spoon.

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It’s safe to say that Carlton’s victory over Geelong will be the focal point of many footy forums during the week.

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Acting for high free kicks has become an unfortunate staple of the modern game. The likes of Joel Selwood and Luke Shuey have developed dropping the knees and shrugging the shoulders into a real art form.

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Travis Cloke is unsure whether he will be recalled to play for Collingwood in the AFL this weekend, despite the club’s injury crisis.

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Are North Melbourne to 2016 what Fremantle were to 2015?

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At the end of most weekends, I take a moment to reflect on how lucky I am to live in a country like Australia – a country that loves sport as much as I do.

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For draft prospects all over the country, it’s an exciting time ahead of the first round of the AFL’s division one national under-18s championships this weekend.

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Hawthorn forward Jarryd Roughead has fronted the media to provide an update on his ongoing battle with melanoma.

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I have a good mate who is a long-suffering Richmond fan. Pete rang to razz after the Tigers’ incredible one-point win over the Swans a couple of weeks back.

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Port Adelaide believe their Sunday date with Collingwood at the MCG could be season-defining.

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has dismissed as folly the presumption that key forward Travis Cloke makes his AFL return this week.

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Let’s talk about the f-word. Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade went close to dropping it yesterday. Actually, I’m certain he dropped it a few times throughout the afternoon.

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We’ve all seen the footage of John Bourke, the Collingwood reserves player who kicked an opponent in the groin, then shoved an umpire to the ground, belted a runner, then jumped the fence and attacked a Swans fan.

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Hello Roarers and welcome back to The Roar’s AFL MVP! Round 10 delivered some exciting moments, memorable upsets, and epic individual performances. Let’s take a look at who our team of live bloggers thought were the best of the best.

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The evolution of Greater Western Sydney has been impressive – from uncompetitive, to bad, to competitive, to good – but for them to take the next step as a real contender (which appears inevitable), they need to take their show on the road.

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Coach Luke Beveridge admitted the Western Bulldogs dodged a bullet in their 21-point victory over injury-ravaged Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday.

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A rabid West Coast Eagles side has done a demolition job on the hapless Gold Coast Suns, flying to a 77-point victory.

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An injury-hit Collingwood succumbed to a last-quarter push from the Western Bulldogs on Sunday at the MCG, losing by 21-points.

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