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    AFL draft: Swans to thank for code-hopping hopeful

      A memorable moment for Sydney Swans fans may yet reap dividends for a rival club should draft prospect Connor Ballenden deliver on his potential. The University of Queensland student was born into a rugby union family, his mother hailing from New Zealand and his father from South Africa. Standing 198cm and weighing 96kg, the […]

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    AFL legends believe Essendon is the biggest club in the competition

      Which club is the biggest in the AFL? It’s a question that will bring automatic scoffs and turned-up noses from most fans in Melbourne as they rattle off a list of their club’s greatest achievements. ​A couple of former captains with 533 games of AFL experience between them in Tim Watson and Garry Lyon believe that […]

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    IS ELLIOTT COLLINGWOOD’S BEST AND MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER?

      Three-time premiership player Tim Watson believes forward Jamie Elliott is Collingwood’s most valuable asset. On Friday, the Magpies announced Elliott requires surgery on a troublesome left ankle, which will influence his preseason. The 25-year-old is expected to miss full training until at least the New Year. Throughout his career, Elliott has also battled with […]

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    Should Carlton back coach Brendon Bolton

    BY any measure Brendon Bolton is the man to coach Carlton for the long-term future. His game style is safe and dour but exactly the method proven to win premierships if he can gradually integrate attacking dynamism. He has committed to an un-Carlton-like methodical list build that already has pillars like Charlie Curnow and Jacob Weitering […]

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    Carlton sign new Irish talent McDaid

    Carlton has today announced they have signed talented Irish youngster Cillian McDaid as an international rookie. The signing does not come as a big surprise as the story has been doing the rounds in the Irish press in the past couple of weeks. The 20-year-old Gaelic footballer from Galway in Ireland has been signed on the two-year minimum deal for International rookies.. McDaid […]

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    CHARLIE CAMERON REVEALS WHY HE HAD TO LEAVE THE ADELAIDE CROWS

      Brisbane Lions recruit Charlie Cameron says he needed to leave the footy bubble of Adelaide. “Being in Adelaide it is footy central whereas here it is more rugby league, so I guess it is a bit of an escape,” Cameron told News Ltd. “Adelaide, it is just footy, footy, footy, here there isn’t as […]

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    Can Gary Ablett be the individual to make Geelong a better team?

      Family, combined with the romance of a return to his old stomping ground, were good enough reasons for Gary Ablett to become a Cat again. But a premiership will remove any doubt about whether the move is wise or not from the Cats’ perspective.   The 302-game veteran joins Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood, Mitch […]

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    Sea Eagles will have to find up to $1m to sign Mitchell Pearce

    THE Sea Eagles will have to find up to $1 million in their salary cap to secure former Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce for next season. Sources say a halfback of Pearce’s standing in the game would command a salary of between $900,000 and $1 million a year. Manly is currently involved in a three-way […]