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Port Power right to ignore sponsor’s Davis-Fevola deal

Port Power right to ignore sponsor's Davis-Fevola deal

8 Dec 2011

Port Adelaide are a club on their knees right now, after a disastrous 2011 on and off the field. So you can understand the jokes which began following a string of stories about the club, regarding a training bust-up and a sponsor’s $1 million move for Brendan Fevola or Leon Davis.

Including Scully Snr in salary cap only increases suspicion

Including Scully Snr in salary cap only increases suspicion

1 Dec 2011

Either Phil Scully’s recruitment role at Greater Western Sydney is legitimate and outside the salary cap, or it’s part of his son Tom’s playing contract and sits inside the salary cap. That’s the plain and simple truth. Yet somehow the whole issue has become murky.

Will Brendan Fevola get a third chance at the AFL draft?

Will Brendan Fevola get a third chance at the AFL draft?

24 Nov 2011

There’s something a bit anti-climactic and uninspiring about this year’s AFL Draft due to happen on Thursday in western Sydney. The fact newboys GWS have 11 of the first 14 picks, multiplied by the lack of well-known delisted talent in the draft makes it a bit of a non-event.

Eddie McGuire’s hypocrisy is embarrassing

Eddie McGuire's hypocrisy is embarrassing

17 Nov 2011

On Triple M radio on Wednesday, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire vowed to make it his life ambition to destroy the AFL’s newest franchise GWS Giants if they made a pitch for Pies star onballer Scott Pendlebury.

NRL won't give AFL a free-kick in western Sydney

10 Nov 2011

The NRL certainly haven’t afforded the AFL’s newest franchise Greater Western Sydney any special favours following the release of the 2012 season fixture list with several regional blockbusters going up against Giants home games. And, honestly, you can’t really blame them for doing so.

Is Sheedy providing good or bad publicity for GWS?

3 Nov 2011

When GWS announced in 2009 that veteran coach Kevin Sheedy had joined the club on a three-year deal to be their coach, there were a lot of sceptics who said the move was only about generating publicity in Western Sydney. After all, Sheedy is one hell of a character.