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    Reading between the lines of Essendon’s Court Application against ASADA: A litigator’s perspective

Reading between the lines of Essendon’s Court Application against ASADA: A litigator’s perspective

Justice Middleton decided on 17 June 2014 that, in light of the public interest in Essendon and James Hird’s case against the CEO of ASADA, he would make public some of the legal documents filed to date (including James Hird’s application), as well as an email he sent to the

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    Local Football Supporter: “Ease up on umpires.”

Local Football Supporter: “Ease up on umpires.”

  Local football club member James Toovey urged fellow supporters from all clubs to ease up on umpires, today. “People need to understand these guys do a great job under pressure,” said Toovey. “Mistakes happen when you make quick decisions in the flow of play.” Toovey, who, in early 2007,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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Heart and Soul of Rock’n’Roll

There really is some truth to the quote “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s much more important than that.” Sometimes footy can mean more than four points on the line and striving for flags, it can actually make a difference to the lives of people. Not just

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The Look of the Irish in 2012 – Part 2 of 2

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

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The Look of the Irish in 2012 – Part 1 of 2

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

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120 years of Collingwood

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

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What next for the man who rules the roost?

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

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816