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Maddy Friend

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A long-suffering St Kilda fan waiting for the day the premiership cup returns to Moorabbin. Just taking it one week at a time.

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April 2014

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Academy system vs father-son: A new paradigm

Academy system vs father-son: A new paradigm

5 days ago

The northern academies, designed to attract and nurture young players from the non-football states, have garnered much controversy since their introduction several years ago – mostly centred around the quality of the players being produced, and their draft value.

The AFL’s best young players, part one

The AFL's best young players, part one

2 May 2018

Now that we’ve had five rounds, it’s becoming clearer which young players are making their mark on the competition.

Stairway to heaven, or highway to hell? Let’s talk about the Saints

Stairway to heaven, or highway to hell? Let's talk about the Saints

18 Apr 2018

After being regularly talked about as a side on the verge of returning to finals in the last few years, the St Kilda Saints are 1-3 and playing uncompetitive football.

We need to talk – openly and honestly – about AFL player movement

21 Mar 2018

Last week, the AFL announced another major plank in its seemingly insatiable desire to renovate and alter the competition.

Your AFL club’s breakout player for 2018

Your AFL club's breakout player for 2018

7 Mar 2018

Who will be your club’s breakout player this season?

War chest a golden opportunity for Port Adelaide

War chest a golden opportunity for Port Adelaide

28 Feb 2018

News surfaced a few weeks ago that Port Adelaide is in the top-four teams in the competition for salary cap room, despite their 2017 recruitment spree that saw them net Steven Motlop, Jack Watts, Tom Rockliff, Lindsay Thomas, Trent McKenzie and Jack Trengove.