Category Archives: AFL

Should Brian Lake be in jail?

In my opinion, Brian Lake should have been dragged in front of a Magistrate, not the Match Review Panel. The Hawthorn defender is currently serving a 4 week suspension for choking North Melbourne’s Drew Petrie. Choking. That means he consciously … Continue reading

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Go away, Gary Ablett!

Two days ago we saw one of the most incredible games in World Cup history, with Germany annihilating Brazil 7-1 in the Semi Final. The game and its implications will reverberate for years to come. People will remember where they were … Continue reading

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Why Garry Lyon is centimetre perfect

Being a sports commentator is a hallowed and sacred position in the Australian sporting landscape. We have our preferred commentators, we have those we can’t stand, and we have commentary that becomes synonymous with moments in time. Jesaulenko, you beauty. … Continue reading

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#freeviney? I’m not so sure…

People complaining about the Jack Viney decision must have completely missed the last decade of AFL Head Office decision-making. Former players, journalists, and legions of fans are absolutely livid that Viney copped a two-week suspension for breaking Tom Lynch’s jaw … Continue reading

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Buddy’s greatest crime

At the time of writing, it looks very much like Lance “Buddy” Franklin is going to accept a 9-year, $10million offer to play for the Sydney Swans. This has, predictably, caused an outrage to seep through 17 other AFL clubs … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Buddy? The ongoing Hawthorn, GWS and Lance Franklin love triangle

It is becoming an annual occurrence in the AFL – the “will he or won’t he stay?” saga that surrounds at least one high profile player. Throughout 2010 it was Gary Ablett, in 2011 Tom Scully was put under the … Continue reading

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Get rid of ruckmen

Here’s a fun stat from round 7 of AFL action: From 9 games, only 3 games were won by teams that had the most hitouts. In some cases a team absolutely dominated the hitout tally but still got thumped on … Continue reading

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The AFL’s dilution dilemma

This is an article I originally wrote in March 2011 that appeared on another website. Recently there have been rumblings from the media and AFL identities such as Frank Costa on this very issue. I am republishing it here, unedited, … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – 19/4/2013

Golf is never as easy as it looks. What’s that, you say? – all you have to do is whack a little round ball, how hard can it be? Well, there’s posture, grip, shoulder position, among many many other things. … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – 5/4/2013

Jeff Kennett is never far from the news when footy season rolls around. It did make me wonder how we have come this far without any mention of Jeff so I searched the web looking for some Kennett gold for … Continue reading

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