A bounce, a boost, whatever you want to call it …. it is commonly believed that teams immediately improve after changing coaches before the end of a season. In a recent article the AFL went way back in time to evaluate ‘new coach bump’. I looked at an arbitrary period of 1980 onwards, just to [...]
Tony Shaw isn’t the brightest bulb in the illustrious display that is the footy media. Any man comprehensively outsmarted by a tree is unlikely to be asked to give a TED lecture anytime soon. His lack of mental acuity was proven recently on live television when he said that it was a shame that small [...]
This article concludes our two-part analysis of all the Irish players in the AFL in 2012. Part 1 previewed the first four Irishmen’s prospects for the coming year and included the Brisbane Lions’ Pearce Hanley and Carlton’s Zach Tuohy. These are the remaining Irishmen to watch in 2012… Marty Clarke (Collingwood) Collingwood’s prodigal Irish son [...]
2012 could be viewed in many ways as a watershed year for the so-called “Irish Experiment” and the numerous Irish players playing with AFL clubs. With 2011 having seen the retirement of Tadhg Kennelly after 10 successful years with the Sydney Swans, which of course included a memorable Premiership in 2005, the onus now falls [...]
After two long weeks, the first round of the NAB Cup has finally finished and footy fans all over have been asking themselves one question: Do we really have to endure another three weeks of this? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ungrateful for the current matches we’ve been provided with but after a long [...]
It has been a horror run for knee injuries this pre-season, and that was only after Round 1 of the NAB Cup. Some have come in-game, others before the first ball-up has even been contested. By my count, we have seen 3 ACL tears and 2 isolated MCL tears this pre-season. If you add to [...]
Sure, every team has their star. Their B&F challenger, their Brownlow medallist, the player (or players) who draw in their fans. However, there are also a lot of unheralded heroes in the AFL, and here’s a few. 10- Dale Morris (Western Bulldogs) Morris has come through the rookie system and become a steady part of [...]
Mick Malthouse whiles away the long, lonely hours at home.
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