AFL Trade Deadline Approaches with Much to be Decided

The sands of the hourglass are running down, with just days remaining in the AFL trade period, many players face uncertain futures as the game of brinkmanship goes into full effect. Luke Hodges is one of those impacted. The announcement that he was ready to unretire from the game and move to a role with…

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Power Plays 19th Draft Pick to Wrest Motlop out of Cats Claws

It was no secret that the Port Adelaide Power has been on the prowl for players to shore up its list, given that the Power did not have quite enough of themselves to make it to the line in the 2017 AFL Premiership competition. They were willing to surrender pick 19 of the national draft…

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Ireland Tours Australia for International Rules Series

Gary Ablett, Patrick Dangerfield, Nat Fyfe. Brownlow Medal winners all. The other common trait the three men share is that they will rep for Australia in the International Rules series. Reigning Brownlow Medallist and Norm Smith Medallist Dustin Martin, however, has chosen no to play. He is perhaps the most notable absence from the just…

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Lions Long Term Vision is List Building with Youth Movement

Proving that sanity still has its place in Queensland, the Brisbane Lions have declared that they will continue to build their list through the draft, rather than mortgage their future to lure an established player from another side. Long-term vision is not frequently found in abundance when it comes to sports teams that are eager…

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Aussies Squeeze by India in Second Twenty20 122 – 118

Australia beat India 122 – 118 in their second Twenty20 match at the Barsapara Cricket Ground. Champagne corks were popping all around down under. The win was a narrow one, but a win nonetheless on a ground on the subcontinent where the Australian cricket news has been more dismal than upbeat for quite some time….

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Ashes Selectors Struggle to Decide on Wicketkeeper Position

The voices of the masses are clamouring for Peter Nevill to be restored to wicketkeeper for the first Test of the Ashes in Brisbane’s Gabba Stadium. Nevill’s name is mentioned prominently, but there is also quite a bit of strong support for SouthAustralia’s Alex Carey, but Nevill has the support of Adam Gilchrist and Michael…

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AFL Player Movement Typically Complicated Ahead of 2018

The Essendon Bombers are laying their foundation for the 2018 AFL Premiership competition and will offer Western Bulldog forward Jake Stringer a three-year contract if and when he becomes a Bomber. They may be leery, thinking that Jake is just stringing them along to see if he can attract a better offer. Stringer does claim…

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Things Testy in the Crows Camp as Lever Seeks to Become Demon

In the aftermath of their unexpected Grand Final loss to the Richmond Tigers, all is not hugs and kisses in Adelaide, as frustration over two years’ worth of unfulfilled expectations has led to some finger pointing and name calling as the Crows try to pick up the pieces and move forward to 2018. Crows Captain…

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Dew will get his Feet Wet as new Head Coach of Gold Coast Suns

The Gold Coast Suns, or as some might say, Fold Coast, have a new coach for the 2018 AFL season, in what must be considered possibly the second-worst job in the AFL. The main redeeming feature is that at least it is not the Titans for whom Stuart Dew will be doing his coaching next…

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Hodge Fagan Reunion Offers Promise for Last Place Lions

The Brisbane Lions have no place to go but up. Whether they actually secure Luke Hodges, the Hawthorn Hawks great that announced his retirement in the middle of the 2017 AFL season, remains to be seen, but it appears imminent that he will join the spooners for 2018 and reunite with his former coach and…

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