Posts Tagged "WAFL"
We’d seen off the Korean War and ‘Nam was yet to come, and in between we had our footy. Having had a look at the 70s, I thought that I’d keep going back in time to the lesser known era of the 1960s.
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There’s always some conjecture concerning the relative quality of the state leagues and players that changed leagues in the 70s and 80s when the VFL/SANFL/WAFL competitions enjoyed something of a monopoly in their respective states.
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The Port Adelaide Magpies were founded in 1870, winning 36 SANFL flags and one VFL/AFL premiership in 2004. They joined the AFL in 1997 after an unsuccessful attempt in 1990. This page is dedicated to the story behind the earlier attempt.
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Leon Davis appears headed to the WAFL and Brendan Fevola will probably have to pursue his sporting dreams overseas after Tuesday’s AFL drafts. The two veterans, who will turn 31 next year, are unlikely to secure new AFL homes in the pre-season and rookie drafts.
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With the developing growth of the AFL as a single entity, it seems that the competitions that breed this success have been lost in the picture.
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There was an interesting article by Caroline Wilson in The Age yesterday about the future of a number of VFL alignments. According to Wilson, Essendon are set to part ways with the Bendigo Bombers and establish a standalone reserves team.
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The bid for West Coast and Fremantle to field stand-alone WAFL teams in 2012 have been dashed after the West Australian Football Commission failed to support the proposal.
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As we draw closer to the conclusion of the Foxtel Cup, I find myself asking the same questions: who will win and does it really matter?
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So the first round of the Foxtel Cup is over and the first teams have now been sent back to their respective leagues, able to enjoy their byes for the rest of the year. Of the 16 teams that took part this year, only eight remain. So what have we learnt so far?
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The weeds have been pulled from the competition and we should expect some high quality matches from this point of the competition. This will be the first time the Thunder will play at home in the Foxtel Cup, while for East Perth this will be their first away match in the series.
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If GWS wants to make an impact in the fledgling Sydney market, then the Giants need look no further than the mistakes made by the Gold Coast Suns.
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The second week of the Foxtel Cup kicks off this weekend as the curtain raiser to the Fremantle versus Geelong AFL match at Patersons Stadium. Here’s a bit of a glance at the teams, history and so on as a short guide to the match.
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I figured no one else would do this, and I was curious anyway, so here goes: a preview of the first round Foxtel Cup match between Morningside and NT Thunder.
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Things haven’t gone so smoothly for Daniel Kerr over the past few years. Since fellow star midfielders Chris Judd and Ben Cousins vacated West Coast at the end of 2007, his stardom status has suffered a major decrescendo.
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In recent days, Melbourne officials haven’t hidden their dissatisfaction over their VFL affiliate, the Casey Scorpions, reaching an in-principal agreement with Brendan Fevola for the 2011 season. “We made our position clear to the Scorpions that we don’t support his recruitment,” Demons chief executive Cameron Schwab told The Age.
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The AFL dreams of Richmond hopeful Travis Casserly are in tatters after he was handed a two-year suspension for drug use.
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The Foxtel Cup could be one of the great initiatives seen in the AFL for quite some time. Having 16 clubs from outside the AFL level play against each other for the right to be known as the best team outside AFL footy, is a step in the right direction.
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The AFL will develop a state league-based knockout competition next year, including teams from the second-tier VFL, SANFL and WAFL.
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While AFL is the No.1 football comp in Australia, it is the state leagues (feeder comps to the AFL) that provide most of the players being drafted. But which state league competition is the best outside the AFL?
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After St. Kilda, I generally follow the second tier AFL leagues. Things haven’t been looking so great on this front.
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