Tracey Gaudry Sacked by Hawks Before Name Painted on Door Dries

Chalk it up to the experiment that failed department, as the Hawthorn Hawks have sacked Tracey Gaudry just five months after making her the first woman CEO of an AFL Club. While it is impossible to say that Gaudry was responsible for the Hawks’ flameout in the Toyota 2017 AFL Premiership competition, it is always…

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Delayed Storm Sweeps Cowboys in Thriller 2017 NRL Grand Final

In the end, eight was not enough, as the Melbourne Storm convincingly called a halt to the North Queensland Cowboys’ improbable fairytale NRL finals journey with 34 – 6 rout in front of a less-than capacity crowd at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. We will leave it in the capable minds of our reader to made the…

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Storm Reveal Tactics for Dealing with North Queensland’s Morgan

For the Melbourne Storm to prevail over the North Queensland Cowboys in the 2017 NRL Grand Final, they will have to find a way to target the Cows’ Michael Morgan, who has displayed the form of a one-man wrecking crew in the finals thus far. Morgan pulled off the seemingly impossible, stepping in for none…

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Recently Retired Hawk Great Hodge now Linked to Lions

Un-retiring is all the rage for professional athletes of late, or at least we can cite the example of Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, who called time from the Seattle Seahawks following the 2015 NFL season. He returned this season to join the Oakland Raiders, as he considers Oakland his hometown, although he may have to…

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Opinions Divided as to Gary Ablett’s Fairytale Return to Geelong

As they say in the current state of AFL affairs, “Loyalty – Schmoyalty.” That appears to be the accurate and operative phrase for Gary Ablett, who took an armoured carload of money to bolt the Geelong Cats and head north to try to add miracle worker to his AFL resume. Now, it appears that the…

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Knicks Deal Anthony to OKC Thunder for Journeymen and Draft Pick

It is not surprising that New York Knick knockabout Carmelo Anthony had expanded his list of NBA teams for which he was willing to play. He is old and has never really done much of anything for the two teams for which he has played, the Denver Nuggets and the Knicks. All of us become…

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Number Eight Cowboys Upset Sydney to Earn Grand Final Berth

Last year, it was the AFL’s Western Bulldog that provided the fairy tale season ender, coming from seventh to win the premiership. No such Cinderella story this year, as the AFL Grand Final will feature the top seed Adelaide Crows against the number three Richmond Tigers, so form more or less held. The Telstra 2017…

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Underdog Cats Could Benefit From Playing Danger at Half-Back

Patrick is dangerous no matter where he appears on the field seems to be the thinking in footy quarters in recent aysd. The Geelong Cats moved him from the midfield to the full forward position and made a good show of it as the Cats sent the Swans to the exits on the Toyota 2017…

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Margin for Underdog Giants Shrinking as Bounce Approaches

“We’re scared to death at the prospect of playing at MCG.” Why can’t we just stay in Sydney and let the Richmond Tigers advance to the Grand Final without all the fuss and bother of journeying all the way to Melbourne?” “Me mum always warned me not to take candy from strangers or to play…

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Cats Will Need One or More of Nine Lives Against Crows Tigers Fit

If the finals of the Toyota 2017 AFL Premiership competition were to be decided on the basis of health, the Richmond Tigers would win the flag, hands, er, paws down. Richmond has an unbelievably short casualty list, with only Nathan Drummond will be off the list for the Saturday preliminary against the Greater Western Sydney…

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