Blues Lose Sam Docherty to Reconstructive Knee Surgery

Nothing stings so much for an athlete than to be hurt before the season bounces, but Carlton Blues star Sam Docherty, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament soon after returning to the club to start training, is taking the optimistic approach of believing that he can get back during the 2018 AFL Premiership season. The…

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Western Bulldogs Erase Debt has Black Ink on 2017 Ledger

Interesting, is it not, that winning an AFL premiership has vast benefit so far as the profit picture is concerned? The Western Bulldogs may have fallen out of the finals last year, but their surprise win in the 2016 AFL Premiership competition, along with strong support from the year previous, has led them to a…

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Several Tigers Mending Well from Off-Season Surgery

The Richmond Tigers will be sans the services of Dion Prestia, hopefully just some time away from training, as he used the post-season to address some ankle issues that required surgery. The impact on the Tigers should be minimal, however, as Prestia has already begun to do some running and he, along with everyone else…

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Richmond Tigers Captain Cotchin Hits for Six Camp Opening Presser

The Richmond Tigers have resumed training in preparation for the 2018 AFL Premiership competition and the pledges to maintain the spirit and intensity that led to a flag in 2017 were not long in coming. Captain Trent Cotchin will lead the Tigers for the first time as a premiership captain. The Tigers were one of…

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Essendon Bombers Re-arm and Look Forward to 2018 AFL Season

It seems like only last year when we were writing of the travails of the unfortunate Essendon Bombers. Well, it seems that way because that is the way it was. Yet, in the hope-springs-eternal world of sports, the tune coming out of the Dons’ training ground of late is decidedly more chipper than the one…

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Just Three AFL Players Within Reach of 300-Game Milestone in 2018

Longevity has always been one measure of sports greatness. It requires a bit of luck so far as staying healthy goes, but it also requires the skill to keep playing at a level that keeps a player on a list or in a competition year after year. In the AFL, the big milestone is 300…

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Young Suns Optimistic About Chance to See Better Outcomes in 2018

Down near the bottom in the Toyota 2017 AFL Premiership Competition, the Gold Coast Suns are optimistic that 2018 will give Queenslanders some hope that Australian Rules footy belongs in the north. Gold Coast has now gone by the Brisbane Lions for the youngest list in the league. Their average age is just over 23…

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Brisbane Lions Plan for 2018 with Top Picks and Veterans

Is it realistic to expect top AFL draft pick Cam Rayner to lift the Brisbane Lions from the bottom of the ladder? The Lions have nowhere to go but up, unless, that is, they wind up remaining exactly where they are now. Many a top draft pick has found themselves crushed under the weight of…

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Stokes on Way Down Under to Visit Family Says ECB

There seems to be no end to Pom duplicity when it comes to the whereabouts of their captain Ben Stokes, who is on his way to the southern hemisphere and it is widely thought that he is on his way to try and save England’s chances in the Ashes. According to the ECB, “The ECB…

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AFL Draft Looks to Move to Live Trading in Future

The stogy AFL is waiting until some point in the future to implement live trading, something they would borrow from American sports leagues to enable footy clubs to move up and down they draft order as the draft is taking place. Were live trading already the order of the day, things might have played out…

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