August 2014

Collingwood FC – the historic underachiever

Success over time in a competition like the AFL is primarily judged on premierships with a flag the ultimate barometer of a club’s performance. For some clubs aspirations and reality have been poles apart. St Kilda was one of eight clubs that formed the original VFL competition in 1897 and since then it has one […]

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Time to take the onus for the Brownlow Medal off the umpires

Since 1924, the Brownlow Medal has been presented to the best and fairest player in the VFL/AFL as voted by the match-day umpires. Up until 1930 just one vote was cast per game before it was modified to the 3-2-1 system that is still in place today (when the VFL introduced the two umpire system […]

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The Essendon saga won’t end anytime soon

It appears that the three-day Federal Court hearing launched by Essendon Football Club and its coach, James Hird against ASADA is merely another battle in a long and protracted war. Hird and the Bombers launched separate legal actions against ASADA with respect to the legality of its joint investigation undertaken with the AFL into its […]

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We need Nathan Fyfe to win the Brownlow Medal

If Fremantle’s Nathan Fyfe finishes atop the Brownlow Medal count on 22 September it will be a bitter sweet moment. He will have finished ahead of his peers as the best player for the 2014 season in the eyes of the umpires, however he won’t be eligible to collect the sport’s most coveted individual honour […]

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Hawthorn are already the team of the year

To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year. Prior to the season getting underway the general consensus from the experts around the country was that Fremantle and Sydney were the likely grand finalists. Hawthorn was on the third line of betting with many. One of the big question marks […]

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