Melbourne’s AFL finals campaign has been dealt a massive blow with key forward Jesse Hogan ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Adelaide captain Taylor Walker says being suspended for the rest of the AFL season sums up his horror year.
Sure, Adelaide’s season is so shot that even Don Pyke is finally conceding the finals, but your Fumbles correspondent is unusually upbeat. After all, we can finally talk about ‘that time McGovern kicked a goal against Port to hit the front in the last minute’ – without cringing.
Adelaide coach Don Pyke has hosed down speculation forward Mitch McGovern wants to leave the AFL club while, across town, Port Adelaide is giving speedy midfielder Jared Polec time and space to weigh up a “significant offer” from a rival club.
AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking says fans should stay calm about rule changes set to be introduced next season.
The AFL is considering trialling major rule changes in matches that have no bearing on the top eight over the closing rounds of the season.
Port Adelaide are gearing up to have star ruckman Paddy Ryder and key defender Tom Jonas back for their AFL round 20 Showdown with the Crows.
It’s shaping up to be potentially the most demanding – and closest – AFL finals race in more than 25 years.
Leading AFL players and coaches are divided on proposed rule changes which Nathan Buckley fears would be a “blight” on the game.
Usain Bolt’s proposed A-League trial will go ahead – but only if Football Federation Australia agrees to contribute around $900,000 from its marquee fund should the Jamaican sprint king prove worthy of a contract.
The AFL needs to open debate about introducing a red card system, according to Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins.
The ‘Sloane-spired’ Crows kept their faint finals hopes alive after achieving the unthinkable – re-signing a marquee player. It’s a phenomenon so rare that your Fumbles correspondent has been moved to pen an open letter to the great man himself.
Port Adelaide forwards Justin Westhoff and Charlie Dixon are set to renew their makeshift ruck combination after Paddy Ryder was struck down with a hip injury on Sunday.
Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he saw something he hasn’t witnessed all year in the Crows’ victory over Geelong at Adelaide Oval last night.
Star Adelaide forward Eddie Betts will return for tonight’s Adelaide Oval clash with Geelong but key defender Daniel Talia remains in doubt with a foot injury.
In a huge boost for the struggling Adelaide Football Club, Rory Sloane has signed a five-year contract extension which will make the key midfielder a Crow for life.