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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mick Malthouse whiles away the long, lonely hours at home.
After going A to G, we turn our focus to the remaining nine teams to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Hawthorn: Jarryd Roughhead – Jarryd Roughead had a difficult 2011. An achilles tendon rupture in round 12 meant that Roughead
We go through every team to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Whether it’s an ACL or patella tendinopathy, read about it hear on BigFooty News. Adelaide: Ben Rutten – Adelaide appear to have escaped with a relatively injury-free pre-season. The
4 New Rules for NAB Cup 2012 Suggest your own in the comments.
While the ultra-professional nature of the draft now means it’s virtually impossible to not succeed on at least some level with a draft pick, at times it hasn’t been so simple, and that terrible idea of potential simply fails to deliver. Some may be cruelled by injury, others simply a
Every spring without fail, private hospital beds across the country, and particularly in Melbourne, fill with healthy people. People not merely healthy by “hospital standards” (not your standard criteria for “healthy”, I assure you), but healthy by everyday standards. Fit, tall (even Jake King is of average height according to
There was a story last week in the papers featuring Dogs player Shaun Higgins where the undeniably talented ball player acknowledges it is time for him to “step up”. Hot on the heels of Higgins’ vow to come good was an edict from veteran Dog Daniel Giansiracusa declaring that the
Since 1999 BigFooty.com has been the place for footy discussion. Now BigFootyNews.com is the place for footy news. As well as in-depth AFL match previews and reviews we’ll have articles on footy injuries and sports medicine from Chris, your man Colm will cover the Irish players, there will be features