September 2015


West Coast on the brink of something special

Should the Eagles win the 2015 AFL decider it will be the third best turnaround in history from one season to another. Only Adelaide (from 12th in 1996 to the 1997 premiership) and Geelong (10th in 2006 to the 2007 flag) will have surpassed the Eagles performance from ninth last season should they win on […]

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Fremantle’s maiden premiership looks a fair way off

Fremantle’s premiership window has closed. It is not a case of needing to rebuild but the club certainly needs to undergo a serious renovation before it can be again considered a genuine flag threat. Hawthorn last night showed that its loss at Subiaco Oval to West Coast in week one of the finals was an […]

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Adam Goodes’ absence from Grand Final day is a crying shame

Only seven men have played more AFL games and just four have won more Brownlow medals. Throw in two premierships; three club best-and-fairest awards; four All-Australian jumpers; three times his club’s leading goal kicker; a Rising Star award; and selection in the Indigenous Team of the Century and you have a career that is right […]

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Victory in Bangladesh is no gimme

A few years ago it was unthinkable that Australia could lose a Test series to Bangladesh. In 2015, the possibility actually looms large. Australia will soon depart our shores for a two-Test series against the sport’s most recent entry to Test cricket. The fifteen strong squad that boards the plane will be one of the […]

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Will it finally be the year of the Lyon and the Docker?

Fremantle crow-barred Ross Lyon out of St Kilda with the specific goal of winning a premiership. Lyon headed west for the very same reason. With the Dockers’ 2015 finals campaign kicking off on Saturday both the club and coach have the Holy Grail firmly in their sights. Lyon was still under contract at Moorabbin when […]

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Let’s all give Buddy the space he deserves

As a sufferer of mental illness myself I greatly admire what Buddy Franklin has done. He is the highest paid player in the AFL with a ten-year $10 million contract. His team is in the finals and in contention for the greatest prize of all. He is a hero to thousands of Sydney fans and […]

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Can the WACA survive as a Test venue?

The famed WACA Ground, as we know it, will soon be no more. The Association’s board will tomorrow announce its future plans for the ground. In a pre-emptive strike WACA President Dennis Lillee announced his resignation yesterday. His parting words would have provided little solace for the members, stating that, “I cannot stand by and […]

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