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    It’s a small world: Tigers’ flag becomes big news in Lebanon

    The AFL world is indeed a small one, as veteran Australian sports journalist Michael Reid discovered last week. On a three-month United Nations assignment in Beirut, Reid at the weekend travelled deep into countryside north-east of the capital for lunch with two friends, one Australian, the other Lebanese. They went to a restaurant, the Matal […]

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    Wests Tigers CEO heading to Tamworth to make mystery announcement

      Wests Tigers chief executive officer Justin Pascoe will travel to Tamworth next week to meet with members of the Wests Entertainment Group in preparation for the NRL clash in the city next year. While in Tamworth on Thursday, November 30, Pascoe will make an announcement in relation to the round seven NRL game to […]

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    Carlton give John Barker a boost in coaching restructure

      Carlton assistant John Barker will get the chance to further develop his senior coaching credentials after being appointed to work alongside senior coach Brendon Bolton as head of strategy and performance in the wake of Neil Craig’s departure as coaching director. In his new role, Barker will drive the football program’s strategic direction and […]

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    Richmond set to take Patrick Naish as a father-son selection

      CHRIS Naish has received a positive indication of Richmond’s intent, and only a dramatic development will keep his son Patrick from landing at Punt Rd. The Tigers seem certain to take the line-breaking, long-kicking utility in Friday night’s draft, an unexpected top-10 bid from a rival the only potential curve ball. Richmond has the best […]

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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 […]