Oct 012014
 
2014 Draft Profile: Nakia Cockatoo

Nakia Cockatoo (Southern Districts/NT Thunder) Height: 188 cm Weight: 84 kg Position: Utility Strengths: Acceleration, athleticism, damage Areas of improvement: Consistency Player comparison: Patrick Dangerfield The best prospect to come out of the Northern Territory this year, Nakia Cockatoo is an interesting utility who’s had his season destroyed by injuries. Missing the championships, Cockatoo hasn’t had much opportunity to prove [...]

Sep 302014
 
2014 Draft Profile: James Rose

James Rose (Sturt) Height: 186 cm Weight: 78 kg Position: Forward Strengths: Football IQ, courage Areas of improvement: Accumulation, kicking Player comparison: Aaron Edwards A medium sized marking forward who can play all over the ground, James Rose is the type of player who flies under the radar but still performs a role coaches love. From the prestigious Scotch College in [...]

Sep 302014
 
McKenna deserves his chance

It’s the end of September, the AFL grand final has been run and won, and all across the country, the warmer spring weather is thawing out the winter freeze. However, one man sits frozen in his current position, waiting for the review that could well seal his fate as an AFL coach. That man is [...]

Sep 292014
 
2014 Draft Profile: Oleg Markov

Oleg Markov (North Adelaide) Height: 187 cm Weight: 70 kg Position: Midfielder Strengths: Athleticism Areas of improvement: Accumulation Player comparison: Dean Towers The son of Australian outdoor pole vault record holder Dmitri Markov, the Belarusian born Markov is an interesting story and one of the biggest unknowns in the draft. Having broken his collarbone twice [...]

Sep 292014
 
AFL not to blame for wider issue of racism

We have an obsession with sports. For the most part, it’s pretty harmless. We read and write about athletes more than we do politicians, doctors or scientists, scrutinise every social media post and plaster them across billboards and commercials. Australian rules, at least in our southern states, is the predominant object of our preoccupation. If [...]