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August 7, 2003

Week 378


2003 – ROUND 19, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9-10
Friday (n)
MCG
7.40pm EST
Saturday
MCG
2.10pm EST
Saturday
Subiaco
3.40pm EST
Saturday (n)
Docklands
7.10pm EST
Saturday (n)
SCG
7.10pm EST
Sunday
Football Park
1.10pm EST
Sunday
Docklands
2.10pm EST
Sunday
MCG
2.10pm EST
Melbourne
Geelong
Collingwood
Brisbane
West Coast
Adelaide
Richmond
St Kilda
Sydney
Hawthorn
Port Adelaide
Carlton
Essendon
West.B'dogs
Kangaroos
Fremantle

Draw 2003 ... more

2003
PREMIERSHIP SEASON

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Round 1
Friday, March 28

Col 13.16-94 v Rch 8.18-66
MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, March 29
Kan 14.12-96 v StK 10.10-70
MCG, 2.10pm
WC 17.20-122 v PA 11.8-74
S, 4.10pm
Syd 22.14-146 v Car 10.12-72
Hom (N) 7.20pm
Bri 14.20-104 v Ess 8.13-61
BCG (N) 8.10pm
Sunday, March 30
22.13-145 v Fre 13.11-89
FP, 1.10pm
Mel 16.10-106 v Haw 15.10-100
MCG, 2.10pm
WB 19.16-130 v Gee 13.13-91
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 2
Friday, April 4
Car 13.13-91 v Col 16.11-107
MCG (N)  7.40pm
Saturday, April 5
Ess 17.10-112
v Mel 10.15-75
MCG, 2.10pm
StK 15.9-99 v Ade 13.13-91
Dok, 2.10pm
Fre 12.14-86 v Syd 8.12-60
S (N) 7.40pm
PA 10.16-76 v Bri 13.8-86
FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, April 6
Haw 13.13-91
v WC 14.5-89
YPL, 1.10pm
Gee 9.17-71 v Kan 13.16-94
KP, 2.10pm
Rch 16.15-111 v WB 13.11-89
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 3
Friday, April 11
Ess 13.16-94 v Car 15.15-105
MCG (N) 7.40pm
Sat, April 12
Col 18.8-116
v Gee 10.9-69
MCG, 2.10pm
WC 21.18-144 v StK 11.8-74
S, 3.40pm
Kan 16.13-109 v Bri 16.13-109
Dok (N) 7.10pm
PA 19.14-128 v Haw 11.5-71
FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, April 13
Syd 11.10-76 v Ade 15.13-103
SCG, 1.10pm
Mel 20.7-127 v WB 14.11-95
Dok, 2.10pm
Rch 14.10-94 v Fre 6.10-46
MCG, 2.10pm


Round 4 (Easter)
Thursday, April 17
Bri 14.11-95
v Col 11.15-81
BCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, April 19
Gee 13.12-90
v Mel 6.8-44
KP, 2.10pm
Haw 17.8-110 v Syd 10.8-68
MCG (N) 7.10pm
WB 16.14-110 v Ess 20.9-129
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, April 20
Ade 15.16-106
v WC 10.13-73
FP, 1.10pm
Car 12.12-84 v PA 17.12-114
PP, 2.10pm
Fre 25.17-167 v Kan 19.8-122
S, 3.40pm
Monday, April 21
StK 11.15-81 v Rch 17.5-107
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 5 (Anzac Day)
Friday, April 25
Ess 23.9-147
v Col 12.9-81
MCG, 2.45pm
Syd 17.7-109 v Mel 13.7-85
SCG (N) 6.45pm
Saturday, April 26
Haw 14.11-95 v Rch 18.7-115
MCG, 2.10pm
Kan 16.17-113 v Car 18.14-122
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Ade 9.12- 66 v PA 12.6-78
FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, April 27
Bri 15.16-106
v WB 12.7-79
BCG, 1.10pm
StK 18.11-119 v Gee 11.8-74
Dok, 2.10pm
Fre 10.13-73 v WC 16.12-108
S, 3.40pm

Round 6
Friday, May 2
Kan 9.16-70 v Ade 19.10-124
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, May 3
Car 9.9-63 v Haw 11.8-74
PP, 2.10pm
Mel 14.10-94 v WC 19.13-127
MCG, 2.10pm
Col 13.11- 89 v Syd 17.7-109
Dok (N), 7.10pm
PA 12.12-84 v Rch 8.9-57
FP (N), 7.40pm
Sunday, May 4
Gee 12.6-78 v Bri 13.14-92
KP, 12.40pm
WB 12.13-85 v StK 15.10-100
Dok, 2.10pm
Fre 20.11-131 v Ess 15.10-100
S, 3.20pm

Round 7
Friday, May 9
Haw 13.11-89 v Kan 18.9-117
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, May 10
Rch 11.18-84
v Ess 5.12-42
MCG, 2.10pm
WC 17.11-113 v Gee 14.13-97
S, 3.40pm
StK 16.17-113 v Car 15.11-101
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Ade 16.13-109 v Col 18.6-114
FP (N), 7.40pm
Sunday, May 11
Syd 15.9-98
v Bri 11.13-79
SCG, 1.10pm
Mel 16.15-111 v PA 12.12-84
MCG, 2.10pm
WB 10.12-72v Fre 23.17-155
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 8
Friday, May 16
Haw 8.5-53 v Ess 15.16-106
MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, May 17
Col 15.13-103 v WC 18.11-119
Dok, 2.10pm
PA 15.13-103 v Kan 7.7-49
FP, 2.40pm
Rch 16.11-107 v Mel 165.7-103
MCG (N) 7.10pm
Bri 16.11-107 v Ade 12.17-89
BCG (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, May 18
Syd 17.10-112
v Gee 11.7-73
SCG, 1.10pm
Car 15.17-107 v WB 14.16-100
PP, 2.10pm
Fre 18.15-123 v StK 11.16-82
S, 3.40pm

Round 9
Friday, May 23
Ess 14.12-96 v PA 23.8-146
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, May 24
Car 11.10-76 v Bri 23.15-153
PP, 2.10pm
Mel 10.11-71 v Fre 16.5-101
MCG, 2.10pm
WC 18.16-124 v Rch 11.6-72
S (N) 7.40pm
Col 22.17-149 v StK 12.12-84
Dok (N), 7.10pm
Sunday, May 25
Kan 12.12-84
v Syd 8.11-59
Man, 12.30pm
Ade 16.13-109 v WB 14.9-93
FP, 3.10pm
Gee 16.13-109 v Haw 11.9-75
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 10
Friday, May 30
PA 14.14-98
v Col 10.13-73
FP (N) 8.10pm
Saturday, May 31
WB 22.13-145 v Kan 24.12-156
Dok, 2.10pm
Fre 19.13-127 v Car 15.9-99
S, 3.40pm
Rch 10.12-72 v Syd 16.8-104
MCG (N) 7.10pm
Mel 9.9-63 v Bri 18.15-123
BCG, (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, June 1
Gee 8.11-59 v 11.10-76
KP, 1.10pm
Ess 19.14-128 v WC 16.10-106
Dok, 2.10pm
StK 17.16-118 v Haw 14.6-90
MCG, 2.10pm

Round 11
(Queen's Birthday)
Friday, June 6
Kan 13.14-92
v Rch 13.11-89
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, June 7
Haw 11.9-75
v Ade 10.10-70
MCG, 2.10pm
StK 13.12-90 v Bri 13.7-85
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Syd 21.7-133 v Ess 12.7-79
Hom (N) 7.20pm
Sunday, June 8
PA 16.16-112
v Fre 9.9-63
FP, 1.10pm
Gee 17.13-115 v Car 12.3-75
Dok, 2.10pm
WC 19.10-124 v WB 19.10-124
S, 3.40pm
Monday, June 9
Mel 10.17-77 v Col 20.13-133
MCG, 2.10pm

Round 12
Friday, June 13
Ess 13.10-88 v Kan 14.12-96
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, June 14
Rch 12.14-86 v Car 14.9-93
MCG, 2.10pm
StK 7.15-57 v PA 15.9-99
YPL, 1.10pm
WB 9.9-63 v Syd 19.13-127
SCG (N) 7.10pm
Fre 13.10-88 v Gee 10.12-72
S (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, June 15
Bri 13.13-91 v WC 24.16-160
BCG, 1,10pm
Col 6.15-51 v Haw 12.12-84
MCG, 2.10pm
Ade 21.12-138 v Mel 10.5-65
FP, 2.40pm

June 20-21-22
No matches

Round 13
Friday, June 27
Ess 20.9-129
v Gee 15.3-93
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, June 28
PA 14.15-99
v Syd 8.12-60
FP, 2.40pm
Mel 21.10-136 v StK 14.10-94
MCG, 2.10pm
WB 12.13-85 v Col 18.20-128
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Bri 15.14-104 v Rch 9.7-61
BCG (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, June 29
Haw 15.8-98
v Fre 10.8-68
YPL, 1.10pm
Car 7.8-50 v Ade 13.14-92
PP, 2.10pm
WC 11.10-76 v Kan 10.7-67
S, 3.40pm

Round 14
Friday, July 4
StK 7.9-51 v Ess 17.17-119
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, July 5
Haw 23.16-154
v WB 12.11-83
MCG, 2.10pm
Fre 10.15-75 v Bri 10.12-72
S, 3.40pm
Kan 7.8-50 v Col 19.12-126
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Ade 10.12-72 v Rch 6.8-44
FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, July 6
Syd 13.14-92
v WC 12.12-84
SCG, 1.10pm
Car 14.6-90 v Mel 14.13-97
PP, 2.10pm
Gee 10.10-70 v PA 10.9-69
KP, 2.10pm

Round 15
Friday, July 11
Ade 13.12-90
v Ess 7.7-49
FP (N) 8.40pm
Saturday, July 12
Col 15.9-99
v Fre 7.16-58
MCG, 2.10pm
Rch 15.7-97 v Gee 15.11-101
Dok, 2.10pm
Syd 15.22-112 v StK 9.7-61
SCG (N) 7.10pm
WC 28.19-187 v Car 10.11-71
S (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, July 13
Bri 14.9-93
v Haw 11.15-81
BCG, 1.10pm
Kan 15.11-101 v Mel 14.10-94
MCG, 2.10pm
WB 14.9-93 v PA 15.18-108
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 16
Friday, July 18
Rch 9.8-62 v Col 20.11-131
MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, July 19
Car 12.12-84 v Syd 18.7-115
PP, 2.10pm
Haw 17.11-113 v Mel 15.16-106
MCG, 2.10pm
Ess 14.10-94 v Bri 12.14-86
Dok (N) 7.10pm
PA 17.12-114 v WC 7.8-50
FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, July 20
Gee 11.15-81 v WB 15.9-99
KP, 1.10pm
StK 21.6-132 v Kan 19.13-127
Dok, 2.10pm
Fre 13.13-91 v Ade 13.12-90
S, 3.40pm

Round 17
Friday, July 25
WC 14.14-98
v Haw 5.12-42
S (N) 8.40pm
Saturday, July 26
Kan 16.8-104
v Gee 12.14-86
Man, 1.40pm
Mel 10.11-71 v Ess 13.10-88
MCG, 2.10pm
WB 14.11-95 v Rch 24.11-155
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Bri 15.13-103 v PA 15.14-104
BCG (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, July 27
Syd 17.9-111
v Fre 14.13-97
SCG, 1.10pm
Col 20.15-135 v Car 8.14-62
MCG, 2.10pm
Ade 22.11-143 v StK 13.8-86
FP, 2.40pm

Round 18
Friday, August 1
WB 14.17-101
v Mel 12.8-80
Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, August 2
Car 7.14-56 v Ess 13.12-90
MCG, 2.10pm
Fre 15.14-104 v Rch 11.15-81
S, 3.40pm
Gee 10.13-73 v Col 14.13-97
Dok (N) 7.10pm
Bri 20.17-137 v Kan 11.17-83
BCG (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, August 3
Ade 14.13-97
v Syd 14.9-93
FP, 1.10pm
Haw 11.14-80 v PA 12.12-84
MCG, 2.10pm
StK 19.14-128 v WC 9.13-67
Dok, 2.10pm

Round 19
Friday, August 8
Mel v Gee, MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, August 9
Col v Bri, MCG, 2.10pm
WC v Ade, S, 3.40pm
Rch v St, Dok (N) 7.10pm
Syd v Haw, SCG (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, August 10
PA v Car, FP, 1.10pm
Ess v WB, Dok, 2.10pm
Kan v Fre, MCG, 2.10pm

Round 20
Friday, August 15
Col v Ade, Dok (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, August 16
Car v StK, PP, 2.10pm
Gee v WC, KP, 2.10pm
Kan v Haw, Dok (N) 7.10pm
PA v Mel, FP (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, August 17
Bri v Syd, BCG, 1.10pm
Ess v Rch, MCG, 2.10pm
Fre v WB, S, 3.40pm

Round 21
Friday, August 22
Haw v Car, MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, August 23
Ess v Fre, Dok, 2.10pm
Ade v Kan, FP, 2.40pm
Bri v Gee, BCG (N) 7.10pm
Syd v Col, Hom (N) 7.10pm
Sunday, August 24
StK v WB, YPL, 1.10pm
Rch v PA, Dok, 2.10pm
WC v Mel, S, 3.40pm

Round 22
Friday, August 29
Col v Ess, MCG (N) 7.40pm
Saturday, August 30
Gee v StK, KP, 2.10pm
Mel v Syd, MCG, 2.10pm
WB v Bri, Dok (N) 7.10pm
WC v Fre, S (N) 7.40pm
Sunday, August 31
PA v Ade, FP, 1.10pm
Car v Kan, PP, 2.10pm
Rch v Haw, MCG, 2.10pm

2003 Finals
Elimination
& Qualifying

September 5–6–7
Semi–Finals
September 12–13–14
Preliminary Finals
September 19–20
Grand Final
September 27

 

2002 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22

W L D % Pts
PA 18 4 132 72
Bri 17 5 137 68
Ade 15 7 115 60
Col 13 9 110 52
Ess 12 9 1 105 50
Mel 12 10 100 48
Kan 12 10 99 48
WCE 11 11 98 44

Gee 11 11 95 44
Haw 11 11 92 44
Syd 9 12 1 107 38
WB 9 12 1 104 38
Fre 9 13 88 36
Rch 7 15 83 28
StK 5 16 1 79 22
Car 3 19 73 12


2002 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Brisbane
2nd Collingwood
3rd Port Adel
4th Adelaide
5th Essendon
6th Melbourne
7th Kangaroos
8th West Coast



2001 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22
W L % Pts
Ess 17 5 134 68
Bri 17 5 128 68
PA 16 6 129 64
Rch 15 7 108 60
Car 14 8 129 56
Haw 13 9 105 52
Syd 12 10 116 48
Ade 12 10 103 48

Col 11 11 107 44
WB 10 12 94 44
Mel 10 12 90 40
Gee 9 13 94 36
Kan 9 13 91 36
WCE 5 17 66 20
StK 4 18 73 16
Fre 2 20 72 8

2001 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Brisbane
2nd Essendon
3rd Richmond
4th Hawthorn
5th Port Adel
6th Carlton
7th Sydney
8th Adelaide


2000 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22

W L D % Pts
Ess 21 1 159 84
Car 16 6 135 64
Mel 14 8 118 56
Kan 14 8 196 56
Gee 12 9 1 97 50
Bri 12 10 117 48
WB 12 10 104 48
Haw 12 10 98 48

Rch 11 11 93 44
Syd 10 12 102 40
Ade 9 13 96 36
Fre 8 14 72 32
WCE 7 14 1 92 30
PA 7 14 1 84 30
Col 7 15 86 28
StK 2 19 1 70 10

2000 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Essendon
2nd Melbourne
3rd Carlton
4th Kangaroos
5th Brisbane
6th Hawthorn
7th Geelong
8th West.B'dogs



1999 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22

W L D % Pts
Ess 18 4 126 72
Kan 17 5 116 68
Bri 16 6 145 64
WB 15 6 1 119 62
WCE 12 10 107 48
Car 12 10 103 48
PA 12 10 90 48
Syd 11 11 103 44

Haw 10 11 1 96 42
StK 10 12 98 40
Gee 10 12 95 40
Rch 9 13 91 36
Ade 8 14 85 32
Mel 6 16 81 24
Fre 5 17 82 20
Col 4 18 85 16

1999 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Kangaroos
2nd Carlton
3rd Essendon
4th Brisbane
5th West Coast
6th West.B'dogs
7th Port Adelaide
8th Sydney



1998 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22

W L D % Pts
NM 16 6 117 64
WB 15 7 116 60
Syd 14 8 106 56
Mel 14 8 103 56
Ade 13 9 123 52
StK 13 9 102 52
WCE 12 10 109 48
Ess 12 10 109 48

Rch 12 10 105 48
PA 9 12 1 96 38
Car 9 13 96 36
Gee 9 13 90 36
Haw 8 14 96 32
Col 7 15 91 28
Fre 7 15 76 28
Bri 5 16 1 76 22

1998 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Adelaide
2nd North Melb
3rd West.B'dogs
4th Melbourne
5th Sydney
6th St Kilda
7th West Coast
8th Essendon



1997 SEASON
LADDER
after Round 22
W L D % Pts
StK 15 7 120 60
Gee 15 7 118 60
WB 14 8 102 56
Ade 13 9 122 52
WCE 13 9 111 52
Syd 12 10 116 48
NM 12 10 112 48
Bri 10 11 1 105 42

PA 10 11 1 92 42
Col 10 12 111 40
Car 10 12 97 40
Fre 10 12 92 40
Rch 10 12 84 40
Ess 9 13 92 36
Haw 8 14 87 32
Mel 4 18 61 16

1997 SEASON
after finals

Premiers Adelaide
2nd St Kilda
3rd West.B'dogs
4th North Melb
5th Geelong
6th West Coast
7th Sydney
8th Brisbane


Thursday, August 7

Heritage Round
Mix-up brings change to Pie guernsey

Daily newspapers on Wednesday carried pictures of the one-off guernseys which will be worn around our nation in AFL matches this weekend which has been designated the *Heritage Round*. The selection and designs were signed off by clubs three months ago.

However, a last-minute design glitch has brought a misunderstanding between Collingwood and the club's apparel provider Adidas. The Magpies have ordered an extra black stripe to be added to the one-off uniform.

The Age reports Collingwood chief executive GREG SWANN said on Wednesday, "Adidas should have known the extra stripe was supposed to be added to the design as a replacement for the laces on a traditional lace-up guernsey."

Port Adelaide will feature a strip worn by the club in 1914, while the Lions will wear a replica of the dark maroon jumper and white logo of the Fitzroy club with which it merged in 1996. Fremantle will wear the colours of the original club which folded around 1899, which lead to the formation of the South and East Fremantle clubs.

Adelaide and West Coast will wear their regular guernseys.

Subscriber ANTHONY LEACH suggested that if West Coast were have worn their original strip of 1987, he would have hoped to see the front of the guernsey carrying the Eagles logo and word.

The AFL website carries an excellent set of designs of guernseys for the *Heritage Round* – please add a middle black stripe to your reading of the Collingwood design.

MATTHEW RICHARDSON FINED $2000
The acting captain of the Richmond side in Round 16 when the Tigers played Collingwood at the MCG on July 18 has been fined $2000.

MATTHEW RICHARDSON has been hit by the fine for making an insulting gesture to a member of the crowd. Football Operations Manager ANDREW DEMETRIOU wrote to Richardson in the week after the match requesting an explanation of the reasons behind what occurred.

A meeting on Wednesday with Demetriou, Richmond FC manager GREG HUTCHINSON and Richardson resolved the issue and the matter is now closed.

UMPIRES' CHIEF RESIGNS
ROB ANDERSON, the AFL Umpires' Association chief executive for the past four years has resigned to take up the position of CEO of the Australian Professional Footballers' Association.

The AFL notes that under Anderson the AFLUA introduced a welfare program for AFL umpires, and in conjunction with the Federal Government and the League, launched the "Whistling in Harmony Program" to raise awareness of the cultural issues associated with umpiring at all levels.

Anderson will leave the Association at the end of August.

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MATCH DAY WEATHER FORECASTS ...
check your local weather guides

MELBOURNE
Friday Mainly fine, chance of a shower 7-15
Saturday Occasional showers 7-12
Sunday Becoming fine 5-14
PERTH
Friday Fine, partly cloudy 7-18
Saturday Fine 7-19
SYDNEY
Friday Fine 8-19
Saturday Chance of late showers 8-20
ADELAIDE
Friday Fine, evening showers 8-15
Saturday Showers easing 6-15
Sunday Cloudy, possible shower 7-17

 


Thursday – from the e-mail bag ...

Subscribers ALEX ROHAN and FRANK CAMILLERI responded to my Wednesday comments in which I said —

Call it Aussie footy, Oz footy, AFL footy, or whatever, but it must be called Australian Football, for what it is.

The e-mails from Alex and Frank are on the letters page ...

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Approaching Milestones –
2003, Round 19, Fri-Sat-Sun, August 8-9-10
(subject to selection, injury or suspension)
CAREER MATCHES
150 – AARON LORD, 57 Gee 1994-96, 2002-03; 93 Haw 1997-2001
100 – SHANE O'BREE, 81 Col 2000-03, 19 Bri 1998-99
100 – GREG TIVENDALE (Richmond) 1998-2003
100 – CLIVE WATERHOUSE (Fremantle) 1996-2003

MATCHES WITH CURRENT CLUB
100 – PAUL LICURA, Collingwood 1999-2003; also 10 Syd 1997-98
100 – JARRAD SCHOFIELD, Port Adel 1999-2003; also 63 WCE 1993-98
50 — FRASER GEHRIG, St Kilda 2001-03; also 115 WCE 1995-2000
50 — BRODIE HOLLAND, Collingwood 2001-03; also 36 Fre 1998-2000
50 — CAMERON MOONEY, Geelong 2000-03; also 11 Kan 1999

50th game, Umpire BRETT ROSEBURY (2000-03)

original prepared by COL HUTCHINSON


Martin Windsor-Black
Another look at the Rising Star Award
LRT is the second *hyphen* to be nominated for the award after CCC in 1994-R1.

I have been looking at those players who have been suspended at the tribunal this year.

Jarrad Waite (Car) is the only suspended player who has been nominated for the National AFL Rising Star, or who was eligible for a nomination.

As a result of his 2 match suspension in Round 6, Jarrad is now ineligible to win the award - only the third nominee in this situation, following Brett Moyle (StK) and Andrew Embley (WCE) in 2000.

I also noticed that of the 3 players who have been suspended twice this season, Peter Burgoyne was suspended from matches against the same club (PA v WCE, R1 and R16)

Suspensions - 2003
Brodie Holland (Col) - R1 v Rch, 1 match
Ben Cousins (WCE) - R1 v PA, 1 match - overturned on Appeal
Peter Burgoyne (PA) - R1 v WCE, 2 matches
Peter Everitt (Haw) - R1 v Mel, 1 match

Paul Barnard (Ess) - R3 v Car, 1 match
Ian Prendergast (Car) - R3 v Ess, 1 match

Shane Wakelin (Col) - R5 v Col, 1 match
Bret Thornton (Car) - R5 v Kan, 1 match
Stephen Milne (StK) - R5 v Gee, 2 matches
Cameron Ling (Gee) - R5 v StK, 1 match

*Jarrad Waite (Car) - R6 v Haw, 2 matches
Jeff White (Mel) - R6 v WCE, 1 match
Ryan Hargrave (WB) - R6 v StK, 3 matches

Paul Barnard (Ess) - R8 v Haw, 2 matches - 2nd suspension of 2003
Chad Cornes (PA) - R8 v Kan, 2 matches

Ben Dixon (Haw) - R9 v Gee, 1 match
Dean Rioli (Ess) - R12 v Kan, 3 matches
Matthew Carr (Fre) - R12 v Gee, 2 matches
Cameron Mooney (Gee) - R12 v Fre, 2 matches
Lance Picioane (Haw) - R12 v Col, 2 matches

Troy Simmonds (Fre) - R13 v Haw, 1 match
Steven Baker (StK) - R14 v Ess, 3 matches (reduced to 1 match on appeal)
Brent Harvey (Kan) - R14 v Col, 1 match
Ian Perrie (Ade) - R14 v Rch, 1 match

Mitchell Hahn (WB) - R15 v PA, 1 match
Peter Burgoyne (PA) - R16 v WCE, 3 matches - 2nd suspension of 2003 (both against WCE)
Nathan Bassett (Ade) - R16 v Fre, 1 match
Fraser Gehrig (StK) - R16 v Kan - 1 match

Stephen Milne (StK) - R17 v Ade - match - 2nd suspension of 2003

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Wednesday, August 6

LEWIS ROBERTS-THOMSON – RISING STAR OF ROUND 18
Sydney's 19-year-old LEWIS ROBERTS-THOMSON, a convert from rugby to Australian Football, has gained the nomination for the National AFL Rising Star award for Round 18. He was praised by his coach PAUL ROOS for his performance in Sunday's narrow loss to the Crows in Adelaide.

Lewis played rugby, but tried the national code during his education at Shore. His pathway to the AFL included selection in the NSW-ACT Under 16 side and represented his state in the later Under 18 championships.

NO TRIBUNAL
The AFL Tribunal will not be required this week as no senior charges were laid in Round 18. It is third time this season – Round 2 (April 4-5-6) and Round 7 (May 9-10-11) also had clean slates.

SAINTS AND LAWRENCE SET TO PART
The St Kilda FC has announced that player STEVEN LAWRENCE will not play again this season after injuring his back in a late-night car accident on July 22nd. Lawrence, is out of contract at the end of this season and during his "leave of absence" is expected to spend his time addressing off-field issues. Lawrence has played 120 AFL matches, 81 with Brisbane (1995-2000) and 39 with St Kilda (2001-03).

OSTEITIS PUBIS GROUNDS WATERHOUSE
The modern footballer's curse, osteitis pubis has struck Fremantle forward CLIVE WATERHOUSE. The 29-year-old is expected to have surgery next week. Waterhouse has played just 14 games in the last three seasons and is marooned on 99 games after being dropped to WAFL club Claremont following a string of unimpressive performances. He is expected to complete a full pre-season leading into 2004, the last year of his contract with the Dockers.

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Comment
Rules that must be buried ...

I am distressed at the uncontrolled references to *Australian Rules* and *Aussie Rules* displayed in publications of the controlling body of our game, the Australian Football League.

I despise the terminology *Aussie Rules* – as it is more often used by the media of the northern states as a put-down, as an insult – it is used against the code and denigrates the game I love -- it fails to give our national game the dignity of reference it deserves.

Call it Aussie footy, Oz footy, AFL footy, or whatever, but it must be called Australian Football, for what it is.

Perhaps a quote from someone on the *other side* would more closely reflect my displeasure –

Typical of Sydney columnists was Mike Gibson's entries to The Daily Telegraph some time ago — "Australian Rules is a silly game. It has been around for 100 years. It always was a silly game, and it always will be." – and he concluded "It's aerial ping pong, the same silly game that's been around for 100 years."

Why do our own people feed those who continue to denigrate our national code of football?

KEVIN TAYLOR
August 6, 2003

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NATIONAL AFL RISING STAR AWARD
Nominations for season 2003 —

R1 – Sam MITCHELL (Hawthorn)

R2 – Luke BALL (St Kilda)

R3 – Trent SPORN (Carlton)

R4 – Jared BRENNAN (Brisbane)

R5 – Adam SCHNEIDER (Sydney)

R6 – Michael OSBORNE (Hawthorn)

R7 – Brendon GODDARD (St Kilda)

R8 – Ashley SAMPI (West Coast)

R9 – Graham POLAK (Fremantle)

R10 – Jarrad WAITE (Carlton)

R11 – Daniel WELLS (Kangaroos)

R12 – Brad FISHER (Carlton)

R13 – Byron SCHAMMER (Fremantle)

R14 – Aaron SANDILANDS (Fre)

R15 – Ted RICHARDS (Essendon)

R16 – Daniel MOTLOP (Kangaroos)

R17 – RICHARD COLE (Collingwood)

R17 – LEWIS ROBERTS-THOMSON (Sydney)

check the Rising Star page and history of the award

Tuesday, August 5

Nathan Burke calls it a day

St Kilda veteran NATHAN BURKE will end his League career of 323 games with this weekend's match against Richmond at Docklands Stadium.

Burke says he is retiring because he no longer feels a rush of adrenalin before each match.

Nathan won three club best and fairest awards and four All-Australian guernseys. He captained the club for four seasons, including the 1997 Grand Final against Adelaide, and was equal third in the 1996 Brownlow Medal count.

The 33-year-old said on Monday, "I think it's appropriate that I finish my career in front of as many St Kilda supporters as possible because I really want to says goodbye and thank as many supporters as I possibly can."

In a sentimental twist, Burke will play his last match, number 323, versus Richmond against who he made in his debut in 1987.

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FOOTY IN SYDNEY – WHO CARES? – I DO ...
Writer and historian PAUL DAFFEY has done the Australian game proud in The Sunday Age on August 3, and Footystats in pleased to consign his words to history.

The link to the article is via the NSW History in Footystats – please look for –
Unearthing roots of Harbour City talent ...

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Martin Windsor-Black
Updates from Round 18 ...

MWB delivers again – strictly for statophiles ...

  • Quarters Ladder
  • Last Round in each ladder position
  • Number of times in each ladder position
  • Current Form Table
  • Most Consecutive Matches Conceding 100+ points
  • AFL Ladder Prognostications.

... more ...

August 5


Martin Windsor-Black
Both Adelaide sides on top for the first time
For the first time ever, both Adelaide teams occupy the top 2 positions on the ladder

Since 1997 when Port Adelaide joined the competition, Adelaide topped the table only once (1997-R19), and second on 8 occasions (1997-R11,12,17,18, 2002-R3 and 2003-R4,6,18)

Port Adelaide have been on top 13 times (including the last 7 weeks), and second 15 times.

Hawthorn are in 10th place for the 200th time.

With only 4 matches to go....

All sides in the top 8 can still finish on top and win the minor premiership.
  • 12 teams can still reach the final 8 (including Richmond)
  • 5 teams can finish on the bottom of the ladder and win the wooden spoon (including Richmond)
  • Just 2 points separates 2nd place and a home final, and 6th and a possible home final at the MCG in the opening week of the finals.

All top 8 sides have a percentage of over 100 and all bottom 8 sides have a percentage of under 100. (this last occurred in round 9 - this year)

There has only been 7 years in which all the finalists had a percentage of over 100 and the non-finalists a percentage of under 100 ,....1898, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1922. The closest we have come since was in 1994, when at the MCG in front of 72,932 Collingwood lost in the final round to North Melbourne by 64 points and finished with a percentage of 99.9% (just 2 points short - 2017-2019) (The Pies kicked 1.6 in the opening quarter to Kangas 3.7)

Ironically, Collingwood lost in the Qualifying Final the following week by 2 points against the eventual premiers, West Coast

If the ladder remains unchanged, we could have a first for 81 years.

Carlton have extended their losing streak to 6..

Worst Losing Streaks – Carlton
14 - 1901-R6 to 1902-R2
10 - 2002-R4 to 2002-R13
8 - 1898-R15 to 1899-R5
8 - 1998-R2 to R9
7 - 1955-R5 to 1955-R11
7 - 1988-2SF to 1989-R5
6 - 1897-R7 to 1897-R12
6 - 1964-R10 to 1964-R15
6 - 2002-R15 to 2002-R20
6* - 2003-R13 to 2003-R17

After 10 consecutive August losses, St.Kilda broke through against West Coast on Sunday.

Port Adelaide extended their winning streak in August to 11 matches

AUGUST STREAKS

Most Consecutive wins - August
16 - Car 1940-R15 to 1943-R15
16 - Rch 1971-R19 to 1974-R21
14 - Col 1901-R17 to 1905-R13
14 - Ess 1947-R19 to 1951-R14
13 - Ess 1899-R15 to 1902-R17
13 - Col 1928-R15 to 1931-R14
12 - Car 1935-R15 to 1938-R15
12 - Gee 1936-R13 to 1938-R18
12 - Col 1968-R19 to 1970-R22
12 - Haw 1998-R18 - 2000-EF
11 - Col 1898-R13 to 1901-R15
11 - Rch 1966-R17 to 1968-R20
11 - Ess 1982-R19 to 1984-R20
11* - PA 2000-R22 to 2002-R22

August 5


Bulldogs get their third win
Shaky Bombers still score easily over Blues
Dockers notch a record 11th win
Magpies run over the Cats
Lions displace Roos from top eight
Adelaide take over 2nd place from Sydney
Port pip Hawks in MCG thriller
Eagles cave in to St Kilda

THE STATS THAT MATTER ...
CARLTON played its 300th premiership match at the MCG (1897-2003) ... FREMANTLE posted its 11th win of the season – the best enjoyed in their nine-seasons of AFL ...

MILESTONES OF ROUND 18 —
<> 300th career game MICK MARTYN, 13 Car 2003; 287 NMK 1988-2002 ... 250th GAVIN WANGANEEN, 123 PA 1997-2003; 127 Ess 1991-96 ... 200th JAMES HIRD, 180 premiership games (Essendon 1992-2003), 17 pre-season, 1 State, 2 Internationals ... 200th STEVE ALESSIO, 182 premiership games (Essendon 1992-2003, 18 pre-season ..  200th DUSTIN FLETCHER (Ess) 1993-2003 ... 50th LANCE PICIOANE, 46 Haw 2000-03, 4 Ade 1998-99 ... 50th TY ZANTUCK (Rch) 2000-03 ... 50th DEAN COX (WCE) 2001-03 ... 50th DARREN GLASS (WCE) 2000-03 ...

Highest Score:

20.17-137, BRISBANE v Kangaroos
Biggest Margin: 61pts, ST KILDA v West Coast
Best in Goals: 5.5 – NATHAN BROWN (WB) v Mel
5.1 – ANTHONY ROCCA (Col) v Gee
5.0 – ALASTAIR LYNCH (Bri) v Kan
5.3 – DAVID KING (Kan) v Bri
5.3 – WAYNE CAREY (Ade) v Syd
Lowest Score: 9.13-67, WEST COAST v St Kilda
Best Quarters: 1st 5.5-35 ADELAIDE v Sydney
2nd 8.2-50 ST KILDA v West Coast
3rd 6.2-38 COLLINGWOOD v Geelong
4th 7.7-49 BRISBANE v Kangaroos

Official AFL crowds for Round 18 —

20,714 West Coast v Melbourne
40,697 Carlton v Essendon
31,725 Fremantle v Richmond
45,887 Geelong v Collingwood
28,044 Brisbane v Kangaroos
46,945 Adelaide v Sydney
21,415 Hawthorn v Port Adelaide
21,531 St Kilda v West Coast
256,958 Total for Round 18 — (2002: 227,039)
4,507,524 2003, Rounds 1-17
4,764,482 2003 after 18 rounds— (2002, 4,581,352)

FROM THE ROUND

WEST.B'DOGS v MELBOURNE
<> the Bulldogs stemmed a four-match winning streak by Melbourne and won for the first time since 2001-R7-MCG ... no other new match records were noted ... (umpires wore gold tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

CARLTON v ESSENDON
<> at the 218th meeting of the pair, no new match records were noted ... the crowd of 40,697 was the smallest to watch a Blues-Dons home-and-home game since 40,080 in 1994-R9 at Waverley ... CARLTON played its 300th premiership match at the MCG (1897-2003) ... 300th career game MICK MARTYN, 13 Car 2003; 287 NMK 1988-2002 ... 200th JAMES HIRD, 180 premiership games (Essendon 1992-2003), 17 pre-season, 1 State, 2 Internationals ... 200th STEVE ALESSIO, 182 premiership games (Essendon 1992-2003, 18 pre-season ..  200th DUSTIN FLETCHER (Ess) 1993-2003 ... (umpires wore orange tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

FREMANTLE v RICHMOND
<> for the first time since they joined the AFL in 1995 the Dockers won their 11th match of the season ... no other new match records were noted 50th TY ZANTUCK (Rch) 2000-03 ..

GEELONG v COLLINGWOOD
<> in the 208th contest between the two clubs, no new match records were noted  ... (umpires wore red tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

BRISBANE v KANGAROOS
<> the Roos suffered its 900th loss in League competition since North Melbourne joined in 1925 ... the crowd of 28,044 was the best to see the pair play in a non-final game ... no other new match records were noted ... (umpires wore gold tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

ADELAIDE v SYDNEY
<> Adelaide scored its 150th AFL victory ... 46,945 ranks as a new highest crowd in Adelaide-Sydney matches ... no other new match records were noted ... (umpires wore gold tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

HAWTHORN v PORT ADELAIDE
<> no new match records were noted ... 250th GAVIN WANGANEEN, 123 PA 1997-2003; 127 Ess 1991-96 ... 50th LANCE PICIOANE, 46 Haw 2000-03, 4 Ade 1998-99 ... (umpires wore red tops and socks, navy shorts) ...

ST KILDA v WEST COAST
<> no new match records were noted ... 50th DEAN COX (WCE) 2001-03 ... 50th DARREN GLASS (WCE) 2000-03 ...

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Saturday, August 2

Change to finals scheduling

AFL chief executive WAYNE JACKSON late on Friday announced changes for the second week of finals – if the two high-ranking clubs are non-Victorian, both finals will be scheduled in the club's home state.

The League has been under fire over hosting right for the finals, with all non-Victorian sides occupying places in the top eight.

One of the finals in the second week would normally have been played at the MCG, however the League has struck an agreement with the Melbourne Cricket Club.

One preliminary will be definitely played at the MCG this season, even if four non-Victorian clubs reach the penultimate week of the series.

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Friday, August 1

Lions keep Matthews until 2006

The Brisbane Lions have extended the contract of coach LEIGH MATTHEWS by a further two years until the end of season 2006.

The three-time premiership coach of 340 League games (1986-2003) will remain for at least eight years with Brisbane.

Matthews already has a staggering 70 per cent winning ratio during his time with the Lions coaching them to 81 wins, 34 losses and one draw from his 116 matches in charge. His record in Queensland is even more amazing considering that when he took over the Lions at the end of 1998 they had finished on the bottom of the ladder.

During that time the Lions also reeled off the equal second best winning streak in the history of the game when they won 20 straight games from 2001-Round 10 to 2002-Round 4 – a feat which included the last 16 of the 2001 season and most of them before full houses as the popularity of Australian Football in Queensland exploded.

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BULLDOGS SIGN LUKE DARCY FOR FOUR YEARS
The Western Bulldogs have re-signed its 28-year-old ruckman LUKE DARCY until the end of the 2007 season.

Darcy has played 172 games for the Bulldogs, since making his debut in 1994, after he was claimed via the father-son rule. His father David played 133 games for the club from 1963-66 and 1968-71.

PLAYERS VIEWS SOUGHT ON SUNDAY TWILIGHT GAMES
The Age reports the AFL Players' Association will survey is members about the proposal for six Sunday twilight matches next year. The AFLPA chief executive ROB KERR, said a few calls from Victorian and interstate players had been received opposing the plan. Many clubs have also shown a lukewarm response.

MICK MARTYN – 300 GAMES
The Blues have named MICK MARTYN to play against Essendon on Saturday at the MCG. He will play his 300th VFL-AFL match – 13 for Carlton this year, together with 287 for the North Melbourne-Kangaroos between 1988 and 2002.

Martin will be only the 41st player to reach this milestone, from more than 11,200 players to have pulled on a League jumper since 1897.

BILL BARROT SUFFERS SECOND HEART ATTACK
The former Richmond champion BILL BARROT has suffered a second heart attack. The 59-year-old was returned to intensive care at Epworth Hospital this week and is scheduled for surgery. Barrot, a premiership centreman for the Tigers in 1967 and 1969 collapsed when playing in a charity game at Punt Road on July 20.

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How the Final Eight works

Week 1 – Elimination & Qualifying
1st Qualifying — 1 v 4 1st Elimination — 5 v 8
2nd Qualifying — 2 v 3 2nd Elimination — 6 v 7

1 & 2 host home final
All have double chance

5 and 6 host home final
Losers eliminated

Week 2 – Semi Finals
Loser 1QF v Winner 1EF Loser 2QF v Winner 2EF
Week 3 – Preliminary Finals
Winner 1QF v Winner 2SF Winner 2QF v Winner 1SF
Week 4 – Grand Final

Winner 1PF v Winner 2PF


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ROUND 18, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2-3
Friday (n)
Docklands
7.40pm EST
Saturday
MCG
2.10pm EST
Saturday
Subiaco
3.40pm EST
Saturday (n)
Docklands
7.10pm EST
Saturday (n)
BCG (Gabba)
7.10pm EST
Sunday
Football Park
1.10pm EST
Sunday
MCG
2.10pm EST
Sunday
Docklands
2.10pm EST
West.B'dogs
14.17-101

Melbourne
12.8-80
Carlton
7.14-56
Essendon
13.12-90
Fremantle
15.14-104

Richmond
11.15-81
Geelong
10.13-73
Collingwood
14.13-97
Brisbane
20.17-137

Kangaroos
11.17-83
Adelaide
14.13-97

Sydney
14.9-93
Hawthorn
11.14-80
Port Adel
12.12-84
St Kilda
19.14-128

West Coast
9.13-67