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Coaching Carousel and Crowd Control

Two big issues in the AFL this week, so big, so contenscious, so mind-blowingly massive that we need two writers to bang their heads against the wall. MV and JW with you for this article, where we will take a look at the current coaching situation in the AFL surrounding Rodney Eade, the Western Bulldogs, Mick Malthouse, Adelaide and also Melbourne. We will also delve into the now large issue of crowd management and whether Collingwood fans are the correct fans to take centre stage in this fight. Continue reading

The AFL’s Free Money

The pressure is on the AFL to try and give the competition a more even spread of success heading into the future. After the past two weeks of footy we have seen a number of massive blowout victories by Carlton, Collingwood and mainly Geelong. The Cats have a grand total of 336 points separating them and the teams they have played in the past two weeks, Carlton defeating Melbourne by 80pts and Collingwood defeating Port Adelaide by 138pts. With this in mind, the AFL has confirmed more hand-outs for struggling clubs. Continue reading

The Greater Western Shamble

Yesterday it was announced that promising Adelaide Crows defender Phil Davis would be defecting to the Greater Western Sydney Giants for 2012. Davis who was pick ten in the 2008 national draft has barely played twenty games of senior football, yet due to his youth and potential is reportedly receiving a payday of about $3 million to go to the Giants.
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The Blame Game

Does responsibility always rest with those at the top of the tree? For Crows and Demons fans apparently it does. Two Coaches in two weeks and whispering of more to come, but is the sacking of AFL’s senior coaches the best medicine?
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A step back in time – The effect of WWII on the 1942 VFL season

Australia’s involvement in the Second World War began in September 1939, just 24 hours after the conclusion of the 1939 VFL Home and Away season, when they followed Great Britain’s lead in declaring war on Germany after their invasion of Poland. Astonishingly, this involvement lasted in excess of six years before finally ending in 1945 and claimed an estimated total of over forty million lives around the world, including the lives of just under 40,000 Australians. The dramatic loss of life and the follow-on effects of such a tragic war lasted years and affected almost every aspect of the Australian way of life.
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A step back in time – 1967 Tasmanian State Premiership Final

Sport, more so than most other facets of life, often produces weird and wacky occurences which usually spark varied opinions and much debate. The 1967 Tasmanian State Premiership Final was one such example and will go down as one of the most controversial matches in the history of Australian Rules Football.
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