Posts Tagged "AFL"

The Lions broke a nine-year losing streak against the Hawks last round and will be out to do the same on Saturday afternoon, when they host the Sydney Swans at the Gabba.

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Round 10 of the AFL’s 2018 season has arrived and with it comes the end of the Western Bulldogs’ premiership campaign after a 35-point trampling at the hands of Collingwood on Friday night.

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When Scott Pendlebury runs out onto Etihad Stadium against the Western Bulldogs on Friday night, he will be playing his 261st game and equalling the number of games played by Collingwood’s greatest legend Jock McHale.

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As each week passes, it looks as though it may be inevitable that Crows midfielder Rory Sloane may join the long list of players to leave Adelaide.

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Collingwood’s Mason Cox might be more clumsy than malicious, but that defence is unlikely to sway AFL match review officer Michael Christian.

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The Collingwood Magpies host the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium in a game both sides will be desperate to win. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Last week a particularly stupid but handsome columnist proclaimed the greatness of the national game using the fact that “13 of 18 teams are at least 4-4 right now – we have plenty of good teams!”

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We’re well and truly into the mid-season grind now. The cold has set in and the bye rounds are just a few weeks away.

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The three Sunday games of Round 9 saw a 100+ point thrashing of Carlton, a major upset by Brisbane and a dominant second half by the Eagles.

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This team consists of players who have exceeded my expectations based on their output in Rounds 1-9 of the 2018 AFL season.

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PREVIEW OF AFL ROUND-10 MATCHES (all times AEST)

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Etihad Stadium and the Walt Disney company have today announced a partnership that will see the Docklands venue renamed as Marvel Stadium on September 1. No, really.

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North Melbourne have emerged as a perfectly adequate Australian rules football team this season. Adequate has been the club’s hallmark for some time; is it enough to begin a push for another premiership?

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It’s a bit of an odd week of footy this one, with two teams having a bye and the ‘match of the round’ being off-off-broadway in Alice Springs.

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The Australians sporting landscape is flooded with options. This flood causes all the team sports, and a lot of their fans, to engage in a code war that all deny is taking place.

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Nine rounds down, fourteen to go, and while Richmond copped a reality check at the hands of the new competition pacesetters, the West Coast Eagles, last Sunday, the comforts of home should spur them on to hit back this weekend.

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Carlton captain Marc Murphy remains unsigned for the 2019 Australian Football League season and speculation has begun to swirl that he will pursue premiership success at another club.

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Having been tipped by the vast majority to miss the eight, West Coast are homing in on a grand final berth.

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As a devotee of Australia’s indigenous game, which is coincidentally the only game that truly matters, there are only two things you know about soccer.

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If Alastair Clarkson was asking himself hard questions after Hawthorn’s narrow, Round 8 loss to Sydney, last Sunday would have inflicted a particularly dark night of the soul.

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