Suns Pour Cold Water on Hunt Rumours

The Gold Coast Suns have played down speculation that Karmichael Hunt is set to quit the AFL to return to rugby league with former club the Brisbane Broncos. Hunt’s contract with the Suns runs until the end of next season but the 27-year-old is reportedly on the verge of leaving for a reunion with the … [Read the full story]

Giants decide not to take Didak

Alan Didak’s AFL career appears to be over after Greater Western Sydney decided not to offer the 30-year-old forward a contract for next season. Didak spent 13 seasons with Collingwood before being delisted at the end of the 2013 campaign; all the latest AFL betting tips pointed to a spell at GWS for Didak. However, … [Read the full story]

Mark Thompson to coach Essendon

Mark Thompson will coach Essendon in 2014, while James Hird serves his 12-month suspension for his role in the Bombers’ supplements scandal. Thompson, , will coach the club on an interim basis for only one year before Hird returns to the position. Hird’s suspension expires prior to next year’s final series, but Thompson will remain … [Read the full story]

Punter forks out $20k on Crows to beat Hawks

One confident punter has placed a fairly large amount of cash on the Adelaide Crows to beat favourites Hawthorn in the AFL preliminary final clash on Saturday. He or she has had $20,000 on the Crows, who have drifted from $5.25 to $6 with Sportsbet this week.* Hawthorn, meanwhile, have been well backed with a … [Read the full story]

Forward march, for the Dockers

Geelong were easily second best as a Matthew Pavlich inspired Fremantle in an elimination final upset at the MCG yesterday. The Dockers kicked the game’s first seven goals then answered every Cats comeback attempt to win 14.12 (96) to 11.14 (80). Pavlich kicked six goals, three of the first five then three crucial last-half majors … [Read the full story]

Class shows as Pies dominate the Dockers

Collingwood are still top of the AFL ladder after a comfortable win over Fremantle at the MCG, and they looked more than a contender a Grand Final place. Led brilliantly by Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan, who ended the match with 43 possessions, seven tackles and two goals, the Magpies set up the win with a … [Read the full story]

Paul Roos labels Gold Coast Suns ‘Irelevant’

AFL great and former Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos has turned up the heat on winless Gold Coast Suns as one critic labels the second-year club “irrelevant”. The Suns are yet to win a game in their first nine matches in 2012 and slumped to a disappointing defeat against Greater Western Sydney in round seven. … [Read the full story]

Demetriou welcomes prevention of Optus

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has welcomed a Federal Court decision to prevent Optus customers from recording and watching football matches on delay. The AFL, NRL and Telstra on Friday won an appeal against an earlier ruling that allowed Optus customers to use the TV Now service to record matches and view them on their … [Read the full story]

Come on…Mick and Nat aren’t mates

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley insists his relationship with predecessor Mick Malthouse is “as good as good can be”. Buckley on Thursday night denied that Malthouse’s recent critique of the Magpies’ new game plan had driven a wedge between the pair and said the ensuing media storm was “inevitable”. “The whole thing of two weeks ago … [Read the full story]

Buford Balony says AFL are all hypocrites

The racism crisis engulfing Melbourne Demons deepened after their major sponsor admitted to making a series of slurs against Aborigines, Asians, women and Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Entrepreneur Ben Polis – CEO and co-owner of EnergyWatch, which gives the football club an estimated $2 million a year – admitted that he made dozens of offensive … [Read the full story]

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