Posts Tagged "Australian Rules Football"

After losing their first-round pick as punishment for the club’s role in Lachie Whitfield missing a drug test earlier in the year, the Giants were eager to get back into the first round of the draft.

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Much has been made of Richmond’s resurgence this year being driven by a new mentality and bond between the playing group. This has obviously been a major factor, but there’s another, more tangible reason, that has been largely overlooked.

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Fremantle had a fair season in 2017, claiming eight wins with six of them in the first half of the campaign. Overall, their percentage and the margin of a few losses were rather disappointing for Dockers fans.

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Adelaide are the first team into the 2017 AFL grand final and, regardless of whether they play Richmond or GWS, they will be starting warm favourites to take out their first flag since 1998.

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For a generation of Richmond fans, whose childhoods either just caught the end of, or just missed, the Tigers’ last era of greatness, it has been 35 years of pain, false hope, and disappointment.

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Anyone who has induced one iota of commentary from so-called experts or the regular punter regarding the GWS Giants over the past 3-5 years is sure to have a negative picture painted in their heads.

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This Saturday afternoon, Richmond and GWS will meet in the preliminary final to complete the second piece of the grand final puzzle.

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At the start of September, who would have bet that West Coast would be the last ‘bottom four’ side remaining alive in the AFL finals?

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People are hard to please. A common gripe about the first round of AFL finals was that we had three poor games.

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North Melbourne are ready to fork out more than $15 million to secure the services of Richmond star Dustin Martin and GWS youngster Josh Kelly, News Corp Australia has reported.

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The AFL ladder is looking far more settled than any other time in season 2017. What does that mean? That it is sure to explode in a haze of fireworks and confetti.

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With the AFL 17 rounds down, the ladder is finally beginning to take shape.

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Greater Western Sydney will be waiting “a lot of years” for crowd numbers that reflect their on-field AFL exploits, Sydney Swans chief Andrew Ireland predicts.

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The home stretch begins with a high leverage showdown between the Saints and Dons.

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Earlier this week, it was announced the Riddell District Football League were introducing a score-capping system in junior matches to prevent one-sided matches and promote participation.

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With 22 pieces to manoeuvre, 18 in play at one time with almost unlimited rotations permissible, on a big board used far more strategically than it once was, the performances of AFL coaches have never been more influential.

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Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford doubles as both battering ram and barometer at the AFL club.

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Nathan Buckley’s position as coach of the Collingwood Football Club has been one of the biggest stories in football since before he even had the job.

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There were some brilliant individual performances from both up-and-coming stars and established guns Round 16, with a first-time making the Team of the Week.

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The on-site announcers’ initial instinct, and mine as well, was that the Greater Western Sydney Giants’ current streak of draws to Geelong and Hawthorn was a first in VFL-AFL history.

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