Messed up again, Ben

Ben Cousins was arrested in Canning Vale, Perth on Monday – and the question has to be asked… ‘is he ever going to kick his drug habit?’ Cousins has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and other charges of breaching a restraining order. He appeared at Armadale Magistrates Court today, and was granted bail, but told to stay … [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]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [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]

Julia Gillard backs the A-League move

If the reaction of Canterbury-Bankstown is any guide then rugby league is confident they don’t have anything to fear from the A-League’s move into western Sydney. AFL club Greater Western Sydney Giants though have taken a more diplomatic view, welcoming the extra competition into an area that co-captain Luke Power says already has plenty to … [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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