Jul 292015
 
TAC Cup wrap: Round 14 review

North Ballarat Rebels 13.15 (93) Queensland 6.11 (47) North Ballarat goals: D. Rioli 3, J. Korewha 2, H. McCluggage 2, J. Webster, R. Thompson, J. Hopper, L. Meek, C. Byrne, M. Johnston. Queensland goals: W. Buzza 2, J. Rolls, R. William, C. Filewood, E. Hipwood. North Ballarat best: J. Berry, A. Cleary, D. Rioli, D. Tucker, B. Simpson, […]

Jul 292015
 
The mid-week review: Round 17

What got us talking: Umpires It doesn’t matter what the umpires do, AFL supporters will always find a way to criticise them. But last weekend, the fans had a reason to be fed up. Season-high free kick numbers took the round by storm, leaving players, coaches, fans and even the umpires chief scratching their heads. […]

Jul 292015
 
The ruck landscape in 2015

Twelve months ago, AFL legend Leigh Matthews labelled hitouts as “useless” and questioned the ruck position. Grant Thomas and to a lesser extent Mark Thompson agreed with him. This year has seen a number of performances by rucks highlighting the importance of the role and the way in which it can shape a game. Perhaps […]

Jul 272015
 
The reaction to Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta - footy's shameful episode

When Lewis Jetta celebrated his indigenous culture after slotting a goal in the last quarter against West Coast on Sunday, it should have been a celebration; a celebration of Australia’s indigenous game and all the good things that encompass it. Jetta, a proud indigenous footballer himself had a made a public stand to the vitriolic […]