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2012 Brownlow Preview

The 2012 Brownlow Medal looks to be one of the most open in recent years, with up to nine players considered legitimate chances. As always we expect it to primarily be a midfielder’s award. The shortest price you’ll find for a big man at Sportsbet is ruckman Dean Cox at 150-1, and you need to [...]

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EJ Whitten Legends Game 2012 – Lloyd, Fev and Carey back in the spotlight

    When: Etihad Stadium, 7:30pm, Tuesday 3rd of July TV: Channel 9 Like it or loathe it, the EJ Whitten Legends game is now a permanent fixture in the footy season’s highlights. As the season moves towards the business end it allows us, as footy fans, to take a step back and enjoy some [...]

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Greek Tragedy Masks

Grinners and Moaners Round 10

Grinners Those who love an upset And wasn’t it a weekend for it? Port Adelaide crushed a Carlton that’s in serious strife. Brisbane snuck home against the powerful Eagles. But most astonishingly, Melbourne defeat Essendon by pressuring them into mistakes as well as playing their own game to grab their first win for the season. [...]

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Grinners and Moaners – Round 9

Grinners Richmond I’m not a believer…yet. How good is it though to have Richmond up and about? A whole generation of Tigers supporters with hope. As for the game, well, no player was a weakness. It truly was a team victory, something which has lacked from rising Tigers sides in the past. I’m not going [...]

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Grinners and Moaners Rd 7

Grinners St Kilda Your author is seeking absolution. Superb. The mosquito fleet came to play and drew blood time and again. Not only was it a great win, but it was great to watch. Tom Scully Decision validated? With the Dees playing some of the worst football I’ve born witness to, and the Giants grabbing [...]

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Grinners and Moaners Rd 6

Grinners West Coast Despite injuries, despite a non-forward line, the Eagles juggernaut just keeps on rolling. North did stand up and put up a fight, but defeating the Eagles in Perth looks to be an impossible task once more. Gold Coast youngsters No Ablett. No Harbrow. No Rischitelli. No Bock. No Fraser. Admittedly they had [...]

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Grinners and Moaners – Rd 5

Grinners Richmond I know it’s no consolation, but at this rate the Tigers will certainly play finals, and they’ll surely start winning soon. Sydney With the faltering of Collingwood, the uneasiness at Geelong and the simple points differential they have over Hawthorn, they’ve got to be a top 4 chance, if not a premiership contender. [...]

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5 Steps to Successful International Recruitment

Recruitment in any area of life is an inexact science. Recruitment of AFL players is more inexact still. The recruitment of international rookies presents AFL recruiters with perhaps their biggest challenge. Trying to unearth a potential AFL star from another sporting code who has no experience of Australian life or culture has proven to be [...]

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The NAB Cup – An accurate season preview?

For several years the value of the AFL’s annual pre-season competition is questioned from a number of shareholders in the game. Every year there seems to be debate on the relevance of tournament given the interest factor from clubs, some sections of the media and a proportion of fans. The most public display of dissatisfaction [...]

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Soaring like the Eagles

West Coast in 2011 were truly remarkable. Is there any other way to put it? There has been a remarkable amount of writing on what they were able to achieve, but it still seems almost beyond belief. For the competition’s cellar-dwellers to, only one year after taking possession of the dreaded spoon, be one week [...]

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