Posts Tagged "AFL"

Brisbane teenager Lewis Taylor has won the AFL Rising Star Award after one of the tightest votes in its 22-year history.

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The opening match of the 2014 AFL finals sees Geelong come up against bitter rivals Hawthorn under lights at the MCG on Friday night.

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The introduction in 2007 of an initial 40-man All-Australian squad took a lot of heat off the selectors. Each season they had copped widespread flak for the dozen or more worthy players they overlooked for the 22-man side.

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With the regular AFL season now at its conclusion attention should turn to the All-Australian team. Each year the All-Australian team brings about much debate, and just to throw some more fuel to the fire I propose a radical new approach to how the team is selected.

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With the AFL finalists decided, the other 10 clubs can think what might have been as they get stuck into Mad Monday celebrations, post-season reviews and end-of-season operations.

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I miss Tim Rodgers walking up to the ‘G and giving a rev up. I also miss AC/DC singing It’s a Long Way to the Top.

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Melbourne coach Paul Roos has apologised over the “unacceptable” costumes Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou donned at the AFL club’s Mad Monday.

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Teen sensation Jack Martin admits his debut AFL campaign with Gold Coast has been a frustrating time.

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Gary Ablett Jnr is set to draw level with his legendary father and bag an incredible eighth All Australian selection.

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Fremantle Dockers tagger Ryan Crowley is renowned for shutting down the best midfielders the AFL has to offer, but Sydney Swans co-captain Kieren Jack is relishing the potential of a showdown with him on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium.

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Another year gone, and those of us who bleed black and white are feeling a bit down. But that’s the thing about footy.

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If Richmond, for some reason, doesn’t continue its current winning streak all the way through to the last Saturday in September, just who is the team best placed to deliver premiership glory?

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September 1 means two things, the start of Spring, and the beginning of the AFL finals, which morphs everyone and anyone into an expert on who will make the grand final, and who will triumph.

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In a national competition in which ten out of the eighteen clubs are based in the same state, it is inevitable that the majority of media scrutiny will be on Victoria – regardless of whether it should be or not.

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As a businessman with a background in human capital advisory, coupled with a passion for sport, I am continually bemused by the sustained whinging surrounding free agency.

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With Round 23 officially in the history books and the premiership season now complete, these are the final seven stories to come from the home-and-away season.

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It might have been yet another poor season for the Melbourne Football Club in season 2014, but unlike years past they weren’t as bad as you think they were.

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With the regular season wrapped up, I will start to review each club’s season. As always, I will begin with the last-placed team, which this year is St Kilda.

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Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak doesn’t regret sledging Richmond’s Troy Chaplin, but insists there’s no bad blood with his former teammate.

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Should you change a side that has knocked over the minor premiers in the last round of the AFL season?

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