Archive | August, 2012

On the Grass – AFL Round 23

Soon… More SOON pics in the thread… HAWTHORN V WEST COAST EAGLES MCG – Fri Aug 31, 7:50pm LIVE CHAT @7:30PM Hawthorn Round 23 Team Selection Round 23 Gameday Thread v West Coast West Coast Eagles Changes Discussion Official Teams WAFL Watch GEELONG CATS V SYDNEY SWANS SS – Sat Sep 01, 1:45pm Geelong Cats [...]

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Mark Williams on GWS, Port, Kevin Sheedy and his future

BigFootyNews caught up with Mark Williams to discuss his first season as assistant coach of start-up club GWS. Son of South Australian legend Fos, Williams has become an AFL heavyweight in his own right. Beginning his career at West Adelaide, he moved to Port Adelaide in the SANFL in 1979 before starting his VFL career [...]

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Out, out damn Ratts!

One of the few things I learned in school is that behind all the awesome violence and rooting in Shakespeare, there’s often a Message to be had. The Scottish play, Macbeth, has a particularly easy to comprehend moral: naked ambition, when realised by bloodshed, rarely leads to happiness, indeed, usually resulting in torment and ultimately [...]

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AFL Teams Round 23

HAWTHORN V WEST COAST EAGLES MCG – Fri Aug 31, 7:50pm Hawthorn B: Brent Guerra, Josh Gibson, Benjamin Stratton HB: Grant Birchall, Ryan Schoenmakers, Shaun Burgoyne C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Isaac Smith HF: Luke Hodge, Lance Franklin, Cyril Rioli F: Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo Foll: David Hale, Brad Sewell, Liam Shiels I/C: [...]

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Weekly Punt: Last Round and Still Plenty of Value

The Weekly Punt may be the best kept secret in the AFL as it continues increasing its stake and doing a far better job of predicting margins. It has now beaten the market eight times in the last nine weeks and this week should be no different. If the trend continues it should more than quintuple its [...]

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Lions itching to go 3 in a row

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs WHERE AND WHEN: The Gabba, Sunday September 2, 4.40pm LAST TIME: Brisbane Lions 18.6 (114) d Western Bulldogs 7.14 (56), round 13, 2012, at Etihad Stadium The final game of the home and away season is a battle of the lesser lights, but one that is set to be important [...]

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Tigers set to Power to the finish line

Richmond v Port Adelaide MCG – September 2 2012 – 3:15PM Richmond and Port Adelaide will take to the plains of the MCG this Sunday as the two teams officially end their 2012 campaign. As both teams are well and truly out of finals contention, pride and development for the future are the only purpose [...]

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Jobs on the line in the 2012 ‘if only’ Cup

Carlton vs St Kilda Sunday, 2nd September Etihad Stadium, 1:10pm Carlton and St Kilda’s 2012 seasons have both been reduced to a battle for ninth with Richmond in a match which may be Brett Ratten’s last as Blues coach. The Blues put themselves in the running to clinch a top eight sport with three wins [...]

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Pies to pass damaged Dons

Essendon v Collingwood WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday September 1, 7.40pm Collingwood have a top 4 chance on the line when the meet their old rivals Essendon who have all but stopped. This game is the most influential game of the round, its outcome will determine who makes wheather or not West Coast or Collingwood will [...]

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Dockers and Demons to crunch the numbers

Fremantle vs Melbourne Saturday, 1st September Patersons Stadium, 7:40pm Fremantle’s coaches will have their calculators out as part of their pre-game warm up as the Dockers will be in the unique position of knowing exactly how much they will have to win by to possibly claim a home final. While the Demons have shown some [...]

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