Jan 282015
 
Kicking goals far from footy’s home

Young men in guernseys and studded boots form parallel lines for a kicking warm-up. The umpires, wearing fluoro orange, test their whistles and throw-in skills in the lead up to the first bounce. From the sidelines, friends and families of the players sit on folding chairs, smoke carrying the smell of cooking snags wafts from [...]

Jan 182015
 
The race for the Rising Star

The 2015 NAB Rising Star award looks to be one of the tightest races in the last few years. There were several ready-made midfielder types taken in the 2014 draft, as well as some players who could come out of nowhere, like Tom Langdon last year, to give it a shake. Honourable mentions go to [...]

Jan 042015
 
Post-draft analysis: Collingwood

In: Levi Greenwood (North Melbourne), Travis Varcoe (Geelong), Jack Crisp (Brisbane), Jordan De Goey, Darcy Moore, Brayden Maynard, Matthew Goodyear, Michael Manteit (rookie), Brenden Abbott (rookie), Tony Armstrong (rookie), Mason Cox (International/USA) Out: Dayne Beams (Brisbane), Luke Ball (retired), Marty Clarke (retired), Heritier Lumumba (Melbourne), Quinten Lynch (retired), Nick Maxwell (retired) Like arch rivals Carlton, [...]