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Wed 23 May 2018

Lion cub rises to the challenge

Lion cub rises to the challenge

RISING Star nomination Alex Witherden says the Brisbane Lions need to back up with another top-notch showing against the Sydney Swans.

Pies sign on but Elliott to wait

premium_icon Pies sign on but Elliott to wait

AS COLLINGWOOD chases the signature of two of its most talented forwards, it’s received a boost with four other players agreeing to new deals at the Holden Centre.

Tue 22 May 2018

Buckley not worried by De Goey trade talk

Buckley not worried by De Goey trade talk

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley has welcomed the spotlight on out-of-contract star Jordan De Goey — as long as it’s for the “right reasons”.

Was trading Smith a Giant mistake?

premium_icon Was trading Smith a Giant mistake?

THE Giants' woes have been compounded by watching Devon Smith walk out on the club and become arguably the AFL’s No.1 buy for Essendon.

Position problem hurting Gaz, Cats

premium_icon Position problem hurting Gaz, Cats

SINCE returning from injury, Gary Ablett has played predominantly as a forward. MARK ROBINSON writes it's not working and questions are being asked.

‘Extraordinary’ Lion claims Rising Star nod

‘Extraordinary’ Lion claims Rising Star nod

BRISBANE teen Alex Witherden is the Round 9 Rising Star, rewarded for a star showing in the Lions’ breakthrough win over Hawthorn, as No.1 pick Cam Rayner admitted...

Mon 21 May 2018

Brace yourself, Jake: Fiery reception awaits prized recruit

Brace yourself, Jake: Fiery reception awaits prized recruit

ONE ex-teammate said Jake Lever chose “money over success” so when Lever’s Demons meet the Crows, it’s all heading in one direction.

No.1 pick forced to turn to YouTube to learn club song

No.1 pick forced to turn to YouTube to learn club song

LIONS' Cam Rayner admits resorting to YouTube to hear club’s victory song but says now shackles have broken there will be no more stumbling over the words.

Buddy in clear over Hamling hit

Buddy in clear over Hamling hit

LANCE Franklin is free to play the Lions this weekend after the AFL’s MRO cleared him over an incident that left Fremantle opponent Joel Hamling concussed.

Picture of efficiency: The surprise Dee among AFL’s best

Picture of efficiency: The surprise Dee among AFL’s best

MELBOURNE has booted 78 goals across its past month and a flaky utility turned ruthlessly efficient forward has played a key role in the Demons’ dominance.

Gold Coast set to lose place in China sun

Gold Coast set to lose place in China sun

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has declared he will open discussions over next year’s Shanghai match to Victorian teams, leaving the Suns’ future in the game on a knife’s...

‘It’s crap’: Footy pest gets whacked

‘It’s crap’: Footy pest gets whacked

A NOTORIOUS Carlton pest has come under fire from AFL legends for exploiting a rule shift that protects the game’s mosquitoes.

Sun 20 May 2018

Scott at a loss over ‘inexplicable’ Cats

premium_icon Scott at a loss over ‘inexplicable’ Cats

GEELONG coach Chris Scott vowed the Cats would go over shock loss to Essendon with a fine-tooth comb while it’s baby steps for John Worsfold and the Bombers.

Eagles show flag credentials in Tiger rout

premium_icon Eagles show flag credentials in Tiger rout

IF doubters wanted a statement from West Coast, it came in the most emphatic style, as the Eagles rose to the top of the ladder by disposing of Richmond in...

Hodge runs hot as Lions down Hawks

premium_icon Hodge runs hot as Lions down Hawks

BRISBANE has not won a lot of silverware in recent times but they emphatically and gleefully wrapped their claws around the unofficial ‘Luke Hodge Cup’.

Demons deliver Blues nightmare

premium_icon Demons deliver Blues nightmare

TEN years ago Carlton went fishing and landed a whopper in Chris Judd. It’s time to get the rod and reel out again because the Blues need a saviour.

Magpies’ injury fears for ‘dirty’ Fasolo

Magpies’ injury fears for ‘dirty’ Fasolo

COLLINGWOOD forward Alex Fasolo will have scans with the Magpies fearing the small forward may have suffered a syndesmosis injury in his first game of season.

Swans win, but at big Buddy cost?

premium_icon Swans win, but at big Buddy cost?

LANCE Franklin booted three and his side made light work of Fremantle, but the win might come at a cost for the star forward.

‘Marvellous’ Hodge goes ‘above and beyond’

‘Marvellous’ Hodge goes ‘above and beyond’

BRISBANE coach Chris Fagan knew Luke Hodge would be a great addition at the Lions but he didn’t know that the four-time premiership winner would be this good.

De Goey gives Saints, Pies’ money men nightmares

premium_icon De Goey gives Saints, Pies’ money men nightmares

NATHAN Buckley joked this week that he was “losing sleep” over who was going to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle. It will be Collingwood’s list manager this week...

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