The rise of the flood defence: An AFL malaise

A fresh malady has fallen upon the AFL. Like the mist descending on the mythical Brigadoon, it is drifting down. At first I thought teams were just tired and playing out quiet dirges. The television camera span just showed the tight contest. But just occasionally, the wide view camera showed...

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3 hours ago, The Roar

AFL top 100: Round 10 round-up

The big news of this week was the retirement of Essendon’s excitement machine Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, my Essendon-supporting granddaughter’s favourite player. Still only 29 – he had his birthday last month – he was on course to become one of the Dons’ elite players and a regular attendee...

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4 hours ago, The Roar

Caro reveals Noble's big problem

Caroline Wilson says North Melbourne players are beginning to clash with fiery head coach David Noble

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6 hours ago, The Age

Cornes: Blues best poised to take down Dees

Kane Cornes believes Carlton matches up better than anyone against the undefeated reigning premiers, Melbourne

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6 hours ago, The Age, Carlton Blues, Melbourne Demons

Memo, Liberals, there is no back to the future

Peter Dutton is widely tipped to become the next leader of the Liberal Party. Photo: Lachie Millard. If, as seems likely, Peter Dutton becomes leader of the Liberal Party then the Liberals will have learnt nothing from the election result. It takes a person, or group of people, to be particularly talented...

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7 hours ago, Footyology

Fading Freo’s ‘real problem’ exposed, but AFL great ‘loved’ how the coach handled it

Fremantle’s “real problem” has been uncovered in the loss to Collingwood – and it’s got nothing to do with the wet weather.

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8 hours ago, Fox Sports, Fremantle Dockers

Watch: Riewoldt’s plea after Fisher drug trafficking charge

St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt says too many ex-players are slipping through the cracks with issues including drug addiction as he urged the league to make transition from the game the greatest issue in football.

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9 hours ago, Herald Sun

Riewoldt’s plea after ex-star’s drug charge

Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt has implored the AFL and players’ union to do more for players exiting the system, speaking emotionally after his ex-teammate Sam Fisher was charged with drug trafficking.

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9 hours ago, Herald Sun

Riewoldt: Drug abuse a ‘massive issue’ in AFL playing ranks

St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt says drugs are a “massive” issue for former and current players, and has taken aim at the AFLPA for its handling of his former teammate, Sam Fisher.

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9 hours ago, The Age

13 ‘clearly wrong’ free kicks sum up AFL’s big problem. And it’s driving fans ‘mad’

Fox Footy’s Mark Robinson has pleaded with the AFL to stop “wokeness” from “infiltrating” the game after a spate of controversial free kicks were paid last weekend.

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9 hours ago, Fox Sports

Switkowski chicken wing sent to Tribunal

AFL: Fremantle's Sam Switkowski has been referred straight to the Tribunal for a chicken wing on Collingwood's Jack Ginnivan.

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10 hours ago, Herald Sun

Riewoldt’s POWERFUL plead to Fisher

AFL: [6:34 pm] Max Laughton (MEL) can we get this Riewoldt chat about Fisher for the site please? Riewoldt on jailed ex-teammate. Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt speaks honestly about his former teammate Sam Fisher being in jail on drug charges. li

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10 hours ago, Herald Sun

Dangerfield set for rehab stint

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield is set to miss the next couple of weeks as he works on his conditioning to heal a calf issue

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10 hours ago, The Age, Geelong Cats

Docker sent to tribunal over 'chicken wing' tackle

Fremantle's Sam Switkowski has been sent to the tribunal for this tackle on Collingwood youngster Jack Ginnivan

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10 hours ago, The Age, Fremantle Dockers

Which team is Melbourne's most likely challenger?

Who is Melbourne’s most likely challenger? It’s a question that continues to be posed as the Dees keep winning, with their most recent victory coming against North Melbourne on Saturday. Sportsday co-host Sam McClure posed the question to both Gerard Healy and Matthew Lloyd on Monday night, with Healy...

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10 hours ago, SEN

‘Enough is enough’: Nick Riewoldt’s emotional plea after ex-teammate Sam Fisher’s drug charge

Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt has implored the AFL and players’ union to do more for players exiting the system, speaking emotionally after his ex-teammate Sam Fisher was charged with drug trafficking.

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11 hours ago, Fox Sports

‘So dumb’: Legend slams AFL for embarrassing umps

Collingwood legend Tony Shaw says the AFL’s dissent crackdown is “embarrassing” umpires as he called on the league to simplify its new set of rules for players.

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11 hours ago, Herald Sun

King pleads with umpires and AFL powerbrokers to “have some tolerance”

David King has called for more tolerance from the AFL umpires after another weekend of high free kick counts. Sunday’s clash with Brisbane and Hawthorn saw 63 frees paid, the highest number in a game since 2012. It follows calls from AFL greats Kane Cornes and Adam Cooney that free kicks are turning...

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11 hours ago, SEN

Docker sent straight to tribunal for chicken wing tackle

Fremantle forward Sam Switkowski has been referred directly to the tribunal for an incident in Fremantle’s loss to Collingwood. Late in the game at Optus Stadium, Switkowski is captured putting Magpie Jack Ginnivan’s arm into a ‘chicken wing’ position, with Match Review Officer Michael Christian sending...

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11 hours ago, SEN, Fremantle Dockers

‘Serious misconduct’: Freo forward sent straight to AFL tribunal for rare chicken wing

Fremantle’s Sam Switkowski has been sent directly to the tribunal for his “chicken wing” tackle on Collingwood youngster Jack Ginnivan on Sunday.

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11 hours ago, Fox Sports, Fremantle Dockers

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