Archive | July, 2012
Tank Accident

AFL unable to act on McLean tanking claims

“[Bailey] was saying it was all in the category of development etc. – his players were always trying and [there was] never any intent to lose.” – Adrian Anderson, August 2011, following comments by former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey. Next minute, Melbourne charged with tanking because of Brock McLean’s comments? Possible, but highly unlikely. The […]

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Scott Thompson escapes conviction – Match Review Panel Round 18 2012

Adelaide’s midfield superstar Scott Thompson remains in contention for the AFL’s most prestigious award, the Brownlow Medal, after his high bump on Geelong’s Steve Johnson was cleared of being malicious. Geelong were forced to sub Johnson out of the match after he was bumped by Thompson in the first few seconds of the Cats’ 27 […]

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Saints Push on for Finals

St Kilda have kept their finals hopes for 2012 alive with a commanding 76 point victory over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday. In star player Brendan Goddard’s 200th game the Saints put on a clinic in the second half, building on a 24 point half-time lead and kicking 9 goals to 2 in the second […]

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Greek Tragedy Masks

Grinners and Moaners Round 18

Grinners Geelong The chase is on. It could be scoffed at earlier in the year when it was suggested that a side could win the flag from outside the top 4, but who’s laughing now? Geelong, clearly, can never be counted out. Their run home sees a mega-blockbuster against Hawthorn next Friday night, West Coast […]

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Fremantle Fail to Capitalise

PORT ADELAIDE 1.2 1.3 2.7 6.12 (48) FREMANTLE 5.2 6.7 9.9 11.9 (75) In front of a meagre crowd, just short of 15,000; Fremantle has kept its increasingly slim finals hopes alive by making easy work of Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. An early burst of goals by Ross Lyon’s perennial underachievers was the defining […]

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Lions Crushed

WEST COAST             7.4   11.5  17.6    28.7  (175) BRISBANE LIONS     2.0    5.2    7.3     12.5   (77) The last time these two sides met, Brisbane stunned the Eagles with a last gasp goal and seemingly sent the Eagles into a spiral of poor form. They lost three of their next six games and their wins lacked the usual […]

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Late McLean Sinks Tigers

CARLTON      4.2    7.5   10.11  14.11   (95)                  RICHMOND   5.2   5.7    8.11    13.13  (91)          It was almost accidental, but a goal to Brock McLean late in the game sealed a four-point victory to the Blues and yet another heartbreaking loss for the Tigers. With 53 seconds remaining in the match McLean marked just outside 50, near the […]

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Pies inflict Giant Defeat

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY    3.4     5.4        6.11     7.12 (54) COLLINGWOOD                               7.5    13.11    17.14   26.18 (174) Travis Cloke has responded to a week of heavy speculation in perfect fashion, booting six majors as Collingwood, as expected, thumped the tiring Greater Western Sydney Giants. GWS were quick out of the blocks and up […]

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Slick Swans Smash Suns

GOLD COAST              2.1       5.2       7.4       8.6 (54) SYDNEY SWANS        6.3       8.7       16.9     19.12 (126) Once again Suns captain Gary Ablett has produced a masterclass yet has still been powerless to stop his Suns from being completely dismantled by a superior opponent. The Swans rotated opponents off the Brownlow Medallist, allowing their midfield group to quickly […]

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North on the Up

North Melbourne   5.4   9.6   15.10   19.13 (127) Melbourne              1.2     5.5     7.5     11.7 (73) North Melbourne have consolidated their grasp on finals footy after beating Melbourne by 54 points yesterday. Melbourne’s chances were quickly ended, with the Kangaroos jumping out of the blocks, kicking the first five goals of the contest. The Demons remained competitive afterwards, […]

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