How the sales pitch from Gale and Hardwick might have gone down. Hardwick: Brett, look you’re a really important part of the side, we’re desperate to keep you. Gale: Whatever GWS is offering you, we’ll match it. We’ve got loads of space in our cap, and we’ll throw in life membership.
The Sydney Swans will welcome back Josh Kennedy, Ryan O’Keefe, Shane Mumford and Gary Rohan, but will be without dual Brownlow Medalist Adam Goodes for their round 2 NAB Cup Clash with North Melbourne. Goodes was charged with engaging in rough conduct in the game against Geelong, for sliding feet-first
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
Welcome to the final part in the seven-part series of 120 Years of Collingwood. Here we meet our top five players who are all champions in their own right. Any one of them could have been justified in being number one, but there can only be one, so here are
Grinners Port Adelaide They should have really knocked off the Blues by more, and only got beaten by the last kick against the Crows. However, it wasn’t just that they looked very good, but it was the manner of victory. Port had two players get donuts in the Carlton game,
Adelaide is loving its new-found freedom under first-year coach Brenton Sanderson after it went undefeated in today’s Round 1 pool matches against Carlton and Port Adelaide. The Crows join Collingwood and West Coast as the only teams to go 2-0 in the NAB Cup, and employed a tenacious running style
Welcome to Part 6 of 120 Years of Collingwood. Today’s part reveals the lower half of the top ten players. We have 14 Premierships, 11 Copeland Trophies, eight goal-kicking awards and three Champions of the Colony/Brownlow Medals between the five players. It will cause controversy as some are rated higher,
Match Review – Gold Coast, Brisbaine, Melbourne Three of the AFL’s youngest teams took to the field at Metricon Stadium for their first public hit out last night, and the driving rain ensured we saw three physical, hard fought contests. Four goals was the most any side could manage under
The first triple-header of the season began on a steaming Friday night and with temperatures up around 30⁰C, it proved a difficult first hit-out for the three teams. St Kilda entered the first encounter with some fresh faces but also without key midfielders Nick Dal Santo and Leigh Montagna. However,
I copped some magnificent flack over the piece I wrote about the Suns last week. Called these franchises heartless; and the response was to send me some lovely hate mail. Stay classy guys. Anyway, the Suns. These boys have now had 3 seasons of gym and skill training at the
After what was mostly a season to forget for South Australian football fans, Sunday will give us our first glimpse of what 2012 has in store against a widely-fancied Carlton side. Adelaide and the Power both have very young lists with some exciting talent, while Carlton possesses what is possibly
For everybody but Essendon fans, the first week of the NAB Cup fixtures were a welcome return to AFL football. Despite the bombers being taught a lesson by the highly fancied Perth duo, GWS were competitive, Western Bulldogs finally shed the ‘robo-dog’ from its strip and Richmond looked like this
Whilst the identity of many professional sporting clubs is defined by geography, that hasn’t been relevant to Melbourne-based AFL clubs since the days of recruiting zones. Even then it wasn’t that relevant. Clubs like Richmond have always had to appeal to fans with great players, personalities, mascots, on-field success, and
Welcome to part five of the 120 Years of Collingwood series. Today we are looking at the some of the top 20 Collingwood players of all time. This set of players are mostly Team of the Century players, club legends or goal scoring champions. In Part 6, it will be
With the 2012 season almost upon us, die-hard fans everywhere face one of their greatest guilty pleasures. Inner demons must be dealt with as lions are sought to fight battles – all to avoid another year of Supercoach blues. No longer is your pre-season attention focused solely on how your
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Welcome to part four of the 120 Years of Collingwood. In this part we now start to unearth some Team of the Century players, a few stars of yesteryear and a player who is much more reknowned for his coaching capabilities. So here is the players ranked 31-40 of all
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
Welcome to part three of the 120 Years of Collingwood. It’s starting to get down to the best of the best now as it winds into the top forty. There are some champions from modern time as well those from the machine era. Who could forget those who could have
Jeff Kennett, whether he likes it or not, is a gay icon. He possesses such dramatic flair with his hairstyle and is draped in his team’s flamboyant colours on match day. However, to pry further away from such observations, it’s more what he says that allows him to fulfil this role.
Mick Malthouse whiles away the long, lonely hours at home.
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Here is part two of the series which lists the top 120 players, in this part there are premiership captains, multiple premiership players, multiple best and fairest winners and 200 game players. There are players from the intial turn of the 20th century right through to the turn of the
On February 12 1892, football changed forever. The Collingwood Football Club was formed in earnest at the Collingwood Town Hall. They were to enter the VFA in season 1892. 120 Years on, they have become the most talked about team in the AFL, loved by their supporters, hated by their
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsCEg_JS0EU Continuing the Pies vs The Rest theme of recent years. Like it?
The AFL last week released its annual report showing a deficit of $23.6m – its first loss in a decade – and a fall in remuneration for chief executive Andrew Demetriou. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-17/afl-reports-loss-for-first-time-in-a-decade/3836262 Demetriou’s pay fell from $2.2m in 2010 to $1.8m for 2011. This $400,000 difference can be attributed to
Richmond, Hawthorn and North Melbourne The first game of football for 2012 was a forgettable one for all involved. In a generally scrappy affair, North Melbourne came away with a narrow victory at the expense of an injury headache. Leigh Adams and Reece Conca clashed heads, with Adams needing to