As a long standing Hawks fan who saw Leigh play as a rookie and develop into a champion player and great coach, I also wish to pass on my thoughts and best wishes to Leigh and his family in his time of sorrow.
They were John Murphy's words, not mine. I heard him in an interview on SEN a couple of months ago. He indicated he could have played for Hawthorn if he wanted to but felt he wasn't good enough. Here's something I found in an archive from the AFL website:
Interestingly enough, the...
I don't know if people know this, but John Murphy's father played for Hawthorn. The Hawks wanted Murphy to play for them under father/son, but Murphy considered he wouldn't make the Hawks team so he joined Fitzroy. I've heard young Murphy is very good.
1 Richard Champion
2 Peter Curran
3 Steve Reynoldson
5 Brad Hardie
6 Brad Rowe
7 Scott McIvor
9 Alex Ischenko
10 Marcus Ashcroft
11 Brenton Phillips
12 Troy Clarke
13 Craig Potter
15 Corey Bell
16 Rod Lester-Smith
17 Martin Leslie
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I never heard the commentary so I am not arguing the point. I am surprised because if there's one member of the media in Adelaide who doesn't show bias towards the Crows it's Chris McDermott. He has been refreshing to those of us in Adelaide who are sick of the Hollywood film star...
The fat pig has far too much to say, and if he can't take it he shouldn't dish it out. It seems to me it's Eddie who needs to get over something, he simply cannot accept getting beaten in the 2002 and 2003 Grand Finals and it shows.
Everyone hates your President, you want to know why...
I'm probably not going to say anything that hasn't already been said 100 times before, but I just want to give my point of view. For mine, this is a media beat up that has got totally out of control. Whilst what Michael and Scott did may not appear sportsmanlike to some, they have done...
I'm a Hawks fan who lives in Adelaide. You can believe me when I tell you the average Crows fan would like nothing more than seeing Port fall flat on its face. Just because they are both from Adelaide doesn't mean they like each other.
Unfortunately, unduly rough play can carry a suspension. Shane Zantuck got 2 matches for roughing up Mark Williams just recently, so the Lions have reason to worry. I would hate to see Brown miss a Grand Final because of this incident, the penalty would be too high.
If I were the Lions...
I am hoping someone can help me with this. I am wondering which season the Brisbane Bears switched from the gold jumper with the futuristic bear logo on front to the maroon jumper with the gold V.
Also, I have recollection in the first year (1987), the maroon was a lot darker, almost brown...
I find Akermanis a refreshing change to the stereotypical AFL footballer who talks in cliches and says what the coach wants to hear, not what I want to hear.
Akermanis speaks his mind and I've always enjoyed hearing his points of view. Oh ..... and he can play footy a little as well.
As a proud Hawthorn member of many years, I would like to pass on my congratulations to the Brisbane Lions, what a fabulous team.
Leigh Matthews will always be a favourite of mine and it is wonderful seeing him having such great success in Brisbane.
I guess I knew all along that Brisbane was...