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AFL fanatic trying to provide an unbiased opinion (apart from articles involving St Kilda)!

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2015 AFL preview: West Coast Eagles

The Swans are set to once again be one of the teams to beat. Today we move onto another one of the ‘pack’ teams in the West Coast Eagles. Last season The Eagles started the season with a bang, grabbing three more-than-comfortable wins on the trot. What followed was a picture of inconsistency, with the […]

2015 AFL preview: Sydney Swans

From the wooden spoon Saints we move onto the runner-up from last season, the Sydney Swans, who will see anything less than a grand final berth as failure. Last season Buddy Franklin joined the Swans in the pre-season in the biggest deal in AFL history receiving mixed reviews in the football world. A Round 1 […]

Good to see you going out on a limb Josh. Most discussions seem to have the top 8 set and more conjecture about the order of the teams not making finals.

Fremantle will be 2018's surprise finalists - no really, I'm serious

Fair assessment and agree with the Best 22. This season may well be about experiment if 7 wins aren’t on the board going into the Bye. Expect to see the likes of Weller, Stevens, Armitage rotate out of the 22 to give time to the younger crop with some tinkering with the forward line setup. Got the Saints in the 9th – 11th bracket and expecting a big Trade Period.

AFL preview series: St Kilda Saints - 12th

Like most Saints supporters, I was waiting for a big name to be signed in the Trade Period and Logan Austin had me scratching my head. Don’t get me wrong, Austin will add to our Tall Defender depth but wasn’t the outside pace I expected us to make priority number one. It will be interesting to see how the Saints balance being in finals contention while putting time into McCartin, Battle, Clark, Coffield, and Long. I’m expecting a 9th – 12th finish with an aggressive recruitment drive behind the scenes.

Can St Kilda finally be more than just a finals contender?

Excellent article. What could have been if O’Grady was eligible – a walk up start as captain and would have kept both the GC and sprint contenders safe and fresh each and every day.

Is this Australia's Tour de France team of the century?

Rookie mistake with the Menzel mix up. Nothing wrong with being bold and making predictions early. Gives us a break from the cricket banter.

AFL 2015 preview: Carlton Blues