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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Active AFL Trade Period Moves on to National Draft

Just hours out from the outset of the national AFL draft, some trends and tendencies are emerging. The Saint Kilda Saints have two top-10 picks in their basket and the generally accepted tip is that they will use pick 8 to take Nick Coffield, a player that can play in the midfield or the half….

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From Labour to Management is Path Ahead of Sean Wellman

Anything beats a real job would seem to be the operative principle behind Essendon Bomber premiership defender Sean Wellman’s attempt to gain a seat on the Bomber’s board, taking the place of outgoing football director Chris Hefferman. Wellman’s footy career spanned 2012 games at the senior level. He played for the Adelaide Crows 34 times…

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AFL Opts to Retain Centre Bounce in 2018 Despite Ump Issues

We have seen rules enacted to enhance player safety in various leagues. In many instances, those rule changes have had unintended consequences, as there are always those who look at rules as a possible route to gaining an advantage over an opponent. Take the NFL. Please. At one point in the not too distant past,…

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Essendon Bombers Take in Impressive $65 Million in 2017

Nothing like a good drug scandal to increase the box office, or at least, so it would seem as the Essendon Bombers, after suffering a revenue drought following the Essendon 34 saga that was dragged out for four years, returned to the finals in 2017 and turned a tidy $5.1 million profit. Membership was up,…

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