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Thursday, Feb 26, York Park, 7.10 EDT Hawthorn 2.8.6-72 v Collingwood 0.17.14-116
Friday, Feb 27, Mandurah, 7.10 EDT West Coast 1.9.15-78 v Carlton 2.4.5-47
Saturday, Feb 28, Burpengary, 4.10 EDT Brisbane 0.7.16-58 v St Kilda 0.8.7-55
Saturday, Feb 28, Whitten Oval, 4.40 EDT West.B'dogs 0.12.17-89 v Richmond 1.9.4-67
Sunday, March 1, Port Lincoln, 4.40 EDT Adelaide 1.12.9-90 v North Melb 0.11.14-80
Sunday, March 1, Townsville, 4.40 EDT Gold Coast 0.10.19-79 v Geelong 1.9.8-71
Thursday, March 5, Fremantle Oval, 7.10 EDT Fremantle v Melbourne
Friday, March 6, Coffs Harbour, 7.10 EDT Sydney v Brisbane
Saturday, March 7, Blacktown, 4.10 EDT GWS Giants v Gold Coast
Saturday, March 7, Morwell, 4.40 EDT Essendon v St Kilda
Sunday, March 8, Norwood, 4.40 EDT Port Adelaide v West Coast
Sunday, March 8, Shepparton, 4.40 EDT North Melbourne v Hawthorn


Pre-season and practice match results
NAB Challenge 2015 match details


Tuesday, March 3

North Melbourne forward Lindsay Thomas has escaped potential suspension under the AFL's revised tribunal system.

ABC Sport reported: Thomas is the first player to be charged by the Match Review Panel under the revamped guidelines.

On Monday he was charged with rough conduct against Adelaide's Matthew Jaensch for bumping him from behind during Sunday's pre-season clash in Port Lincoln.

The MRP judged it was intentional conduct and low impact to the body, meaning a $1,500 fine. Thomas can accept a $1,000 fine with an early plea.

Under the old system, Thomas could have faced a one-game suspension.

The panel cleared Thomas's team-mate Jack Ziebell for high contact with Tom Lynch, who was concussed in the incident.

Richmond defender Steven Morris was also cleared for a clash with Western Bulldogs youngster Josh Prudden on Sunday at Whitten Oval.

Buying a pie and chips at the MCG this footy season will soon be a lot cheaper for fans.

Jason Phelan for Yahoo! Sports reports: Under a new deal with its catering contractor Epicure, the Melbourne Cricket Club has slashed prices – hot chips ($5.60 down to $4), meat pie ($4.80 to $4), hot dog ($6.50 to $4), chicken schnitzel burger ($10 to $7.50), 600ml soft drinks ($5 to $4), sushi ($6.80 to $5) and salads ($11.50 to $8).

A similar deal for Docklands (where last year prices were a bucket of chips at $6.60, meat pie $4.80 and a bottle of Coke $5.20) is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Port Adelaide's head coach Ken Hinkley will step aside for two AFL pre-
season games, allowing defensive coach Matthew Nicks to take control.

Yahoo! Sport reports Nicks, considered a head coach in waiting, will lead Port in pre-season games against Richmond in Lavington on March 14 and against the Adelaide the following weekend at Football Park.

There's always another story ...

 

Monday, March 2

Crows weather last term Kangaroo blitz
Adelaide stalwart Nathan van Berlo made a successful return from a year-long injury in the Crows' 10-point win against North Melbourne in Sunday's NAB Challenge at Port Lincoln's Centenary Oval.

Van Berlo's solid return and four goals from Eddie Betts helped the Crows down a fast-finishing North.

Adelaide led by 50 points at three quarter-time but just held on to win 90-80 – the Roos kicked 6.5 to one point in the last term.

Luckless Adelaide forward Tom Lynch was concussed when collected by a Jack Ziebell hip in the first quarter as the Crows gave their new senior coach Phil Walsh a first-up victory.

Lynch was perched over the ball when accidentally struck by Ziebell's hip, the incident similar to how the Crows forward broke his neck in round 20 last year.

But the 24-year-old was cleared of serious injury after being stretchered from the field during a performance notable for van Berlo's comeback.

Van Berlo, who missed all of last season with an Achilles injury, gathered 13 disposals and kicked the game's only nine-point supergoal in a heartening display.

 
Adelaide v North Melbourne
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Port Lincoln, 4.10pm EDT, (3.40 CST); Crowd: 6,000
Conditions: Fine and sunny
Temp: 21.1C at the bounce; top 22.5C at 12:47pm
ADE

0.3.2-20 (14)     0.7.6-48 (25)     1.12.8-89 (60)     1.12.9-91 (10)

NM

0.1.0-6              0.3.5-23           0.5.9-39              0.11.14-80

Goals: Adelaide: 9pts: van Berlo. 6pts: Betts 4, Lynch, Ramsey, Kerridge, Walker, Cameron, Ellis-Yolmen, Martin, Crouch. North Melb: 6pts: Waite 3, Higgins 3, Thomas, Petrie, Wells, Macmillan, Turner.
Best: Adelaide: Betts, Crouch, Lyons, Sloane, Podsiadly, Kerridge. North Melbourne: Harvey, Higgins, Turner, Daw, Wells, Macmillan.
Umpires: Nick Brown, Sam Hay, Shane McInerney, Jacob Mollison.

Port Lincoln local Eddie Betts delights home crowd as Crows roll Roos



Gold Coast hold out fast-finishing Cats
Their execution wasn't quite on point but Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade has given his side an A-plus for effort after booking a thrilling win over Geelong in their first pre-season fixture at Townsville's Tony Ireland Stadium on Sunday.

Vince Rugan for Yahoo! Sport reported: With skipper Gary Ablett among a high-profile list of exclusions, a second-string Suns outfit held on for an eight-point victory.

Faces old and new starred with Michael Rischitelli, Harley Bennell, Zac Smith and recruit Mitch Hallahan among the best for Gold Coast.

In stifling heat, Eade said he was pleased the most with his side's application after they denied a fast-finishing Geelong in a rollercoaster final term.
 
Gold Coast v Geelong
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Townsville, 4.10pm EDT (3.10 EST); Crowd: 4,431
Conditions: Hot and sunny
Temp: 31.2C at the bounce; top 32.9C at 10:48am
GC

0.3.3-21 (1)      0.5.9-39 (18)      0.6.16-52 (10)      0.10.19-79 (8)

GEE

0.3.2-20           0.3.3-21             0.6.6-42              1.9.8-71

Goals: Gold Coast: 6pts: Garlett 2, Rischitelli 2, Matera, Hall, Miller, Kolodjashnij, Smith, Lynch. Geelong: 9pts: Motlop. 6pts: Clark 2, Hawkins 2, Lang 2, Guthrie, Gregson, Stokes.
Best: Gold Coast: Rischitelli, Hallahan, Smith, Bennell, Saad. Geelong: Stokes, Bartel, Taylor, Motlop, Kelly.
Umpires: Mathew Nicholls, Heath Ryan, Brendan Hosking, Brent Wallace

Suns hold off Cats' charge in Townsville

There's always another story ...

 

Sunday, March 1

Beams and Rich stand-out in Brisbane's win
Perhaps Dayne Beams was the only one complaining following his stellar Brisbane debut, after getting what coach Justin Leppitsch believes is a sign of things to come.

Laine Clark reporting for Yahoo! Sport noted: Leppitsch liked what he saw from the ex-Collingwood Beams who notched 25 classy touches while Daniel Rich (19 disposals) in his first game back from a lengthy knee injury in Brisbane's quality midfield.

But his forward line is still a major headache before their official AFL round one clash with Beams' former club Collingwood on April 4.

Life without retired champion Jonathan Brown was never going to be easy for Brisbane.

However, it may be a little more challenging than expected after Brent Staker (four touches, two behinds), Michael Close (five touches, one goal) and Daniel McStay (six touches, 1.1 in front) failed to impress up front.

"We are still struggling to mark the ball inside 50m. That will always be a test for us," Leppitsch said.

"We didn't answer any questions in that area today."

Meanwhile, St Kilda coach Alan Richardson was ruing the first quarter injury to young gun Jack Billings (hamstring).

David Armitage was the Saints' standout, notching a game high 28 disposals.

And Richardson paid tribute to their No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin (1.1), who showed flashes of brilliance up front.

 
Brisbane Lions v St Kilda
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Burpengary, 4.10pm EDT (3.10 EST); Crowd: 6,200
Conditions: Overcast; good surface
Temp: 27.6C at the bounce; top 30.1C at 12.05pm
BRI

0.2.5-17 (4)     0.4.11-35 (10)    0.7.15-57 (17)    0.7.16-58 (3)

STK

0.2.1-13          0.4.1-25            0.6.4-40             0.8.7-55

Goals: Brisbane: Taylor 2, Close, McStay, Mayes, Redden, Bewick.
St Kilda: Membrey, Lonie, Saad, Newnes, McCartin, Ray, Weller, Geary.
Best: Brisbane: D.Beams, Taylor, Rich, Bewick, C.Beams, Paparone.
St Kilda: Armitage, Geary, Newnes, Montagna, Fisher.
Umpires: Leigh Fisher, Andrew Stephens, Shaun Ryan, Scott Jeffrey.

Beams stars as Lions scrape home against Saints



Liberatore a casualty in good Bulldog outing
Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore faces the bleak prospect of missing the entire AFL season after seriously injuring his left knee.

Jason Phelan reported for Yahoo! Sport: Liberatore limped from Whitten Oval on Saturday after his left leg buckled under the weight of Richmond's Tyrone Vickery in a tackle during the first quarter of their NAB Challenge encounter.

The injury soured Luke Beveridge's first match in the coaches box and presents him with a big problem as he tries to remould an on-ball brigade that lost Adam Cooney, Ryan Griffen and Shaun Higgins at the end of last season.

Liberatore's situation aside, Beveridge was happy with how his players responded when they were headed by the Tigers early in the last quarter.

He described Tom Boyd's first match for the club as terrific and was pleased with the key forward's work rate inside 50 and in spells on the ball.

Richmond's Damien Hardwick took an inexperienced squad into the club's first NAB Challenge match. Up to half his best 22 – including Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance – didn't take part.

 
Western Bulldogs v Richmond
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Whitten Oval, 4.10pm EDT; Crowd: 9,513
Conditions: Warm, overcast, turning to late sunshine
Temp: 30.9C at the bounce; top 32.2C at 6.11pm
WB

0.2.3-15           0.7.7-49 (18)       0.7.10-52        0.12.17-89 (22)

RCH

0.4.0-24 (9)       0.5.1.-31            1.7.3-54 (2)     0.1.9.4-67

Goals: West.B'dogs: 6pts: Redpath 2, Dickson 2, T. Boyd, Dahlhaus, Stevens, Wallis, Stringer, Bontempelli, Macrae, Honeychurch.
Richmond: 9pts: Lloyd. 6pts: Knights 2, Arnot 2, Short, Vickery, Morris, Grigg, Gordon.
Best: West.B'dogs: Macrae, Bontempelli, Murphy, Stevens, Dahlhaus, M. Boyd. Richmond: Miles, Morris, Hunt, Lambert, Arnot.
Umpires: Farmer, Edwards, Armstrong, B. Ryan.

Hardwick wants Morris to take King's throne

West Coast's worst fears have been confirmed, with defender Eric Mackenzie set to miss the entire AFL season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Yahoo! Sport reports: He suffered the injury after landing awkwardly in Friday's 31-point NAB Challenge win over Carlton at Mandurah.

Scans on Saturday confirmed the tear.

The 26-year-old will wait for the swelling to subside before undergoing surgery.

Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore faces the bleak prospect of missing the entire AFL season after seriously injuring his left knee.

Liberatore limped from Whitten Oval on Saturday after his left leg buckled under the weight of Richmond's Tyrone Vickery in a tackle during the first quarter of their NAB Challenge encounter.

The 22-year-old took no further part in the game and coach Luke Beveridge later confirmed that club medical staff feared he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament.

 

Saturday, February 28

Eagles take easy win over under-strength Carlton
West Coast continued their strong AFL pre-season form with a 31-point win at Rushton Park in Mandurah on a picture-perfect Friday afternoon over a well under-strength Carlton but it could have come at a cost with their reigning best and fairest winner injuring a knee.

Chris Pike for Yahoo! Sport reported: Just seven days after beating the Indigenous All Stars in Perth, the Eagles won their opening pre-season cup clash over the Blues, but the story was a knee injury to Eric Mackenzie.

The 26-year-old has turned himself into one of the AFL's best key defenders in recent years and, with 121 games under his belt, had a career-best season in 2014. He won West Coast's best and fairest award but he suffered what could be a serious injury against Carlton.

Mackenzie was innocuously involved in a marking contest during the second quarter, but his knee appeared to buckle and he was only able to hobble from the field.

Early reports suggest it could be the worst result. He will undergo scans on Saturday.

 
West Coast v Carlton
Friday, February 27, 2015
Rushton Park, Mandurah, 7.10pm EDT (4.10 WST); Crowd: 10,000
Conditions: Fine, picture perfect; great surface
Temp: 24.2C at the bounce; top 25.4C at 3:04pm
WCE

1.2.6-27 (20)   1.4.7-40 (20)   1.8.10-67 (40)   1.9.15-78 (31)

CAR

0.1.1-7             0.3.2-20          0.4.3-27              2.4.5-47

Goals: West Coast: 9pts: Kennedy. 6pts: Kennedy 3, LeCras 2, Bennell, Cripps, Tunbridge, Priddis. Carlton: 9pts: Wood, Tuohy. 6pts: Bell, White, Armfield, Jones.
Best: West Coast: Priddis, Kennedy, Gaff, LeCras, Shuey, McGovern.
Carlton: Curnow, Bell, Yarran, White, Casboult.
Umpires: Dean Margetts, Jeff Dalgleish, Robert O'Gorman, Andrew Mitchell.

Eric Mackenzie's knee injury darkens Eagles' comfortable win over depleted Blues

 

Friday, February 27

Slick Magpies too good for Hawks
The Magpies led at every break during Thursday night's NAB Challenge opener at and emerged 44-point victors.

AAP's Andrew Drummond reported for Yahoo! Sport: The deal was sealed with seven final quarter goals.

It is the first time since September 2011 that Collingwood have beaten the boys in brown and gold.

Alex Fasolo led the scoring for the Magpies with four goals.

Youngster Jordan De Goey lived up to expectation in the top grade, showing relentless athleticism and also kicked a goal in the fourth quarter.

It wasn't an entirely one-sided affair witnessed by a crowd of almost 15,500 at the ground more commonly known as York Park.

 
Hawthorn v Collingwood
Thursday (night), February 26, 2015
York Park, 7.10pm EDT; Crowd: 15,422
Conditions: Fine, some cloud; great surface
Temp: 23C at the bounce; top 24.6C at 3:52pm
HAW

0.3.1-19          1.5.3-42        2.6-5-59             2.8.6-72

COL

0.5.3-33 (14)   0.7.6-48 (6)   0.10.10-70 (11)   0.17.14-116 (44)

Goals: Collingwood: 6pts: Fasolo 4, Karnezis 3, White 2, Gault 2, Goldsack, Sidebottom, Grundy, Greenwood, Elliott, De Goey.
Hawthorn: 9pts:
Sicily, Mitchell. 6pts: McEvoy 3, Breust 2, Gunston 2, Anderson.
Best: Collingwood: Varcoe, Sidebottom, Greenwood, White, Goldsack, Elliott, Grundy. Hawthorn: Mitchell, Anderson, Langford, Shiels, Gunston.
Umpires: Ray Chamberlain, Troy Pannell, Curtis Deboy, Nick Foot.

New Pies fly in easy win over youthful Hawks

Thanks to Leonard Colquhoun for noting from the Hobart Mercury that the 15,422 to watch Hawthorn and Collingwood was the biggest turn-out for a pre-season match at York Park — it compares favourably with the home-and-away game average tallies of 13,238 in 2013 and 13,825 last season ...

Hird ends his legal action against ASADA
Essendon coach James Hird has decided against trying to take his legal action against ASADA to the High Court.

Yahoo! Sport carries the AAP report that Hird remained defiant when he fronted reporters at the club's Tullamarine headquarters on Friday afternoon, but said it was time to focus on playing football.

"It's been very disappointing what's happened the last two years and the way our football club has been treated and we hope we get the chance to get on and do what we do best and that's play football," he said.

"This decision is based in trying to give us the best chance in 2015 of winning as many games of football as we can.

"Fundamentally we still believe our players weren't treated the way they should have been treated with confidentiality and certain aspects that the average Australian is given.

"Ultimately we hope the players are cleared through the tribunal process, which is about to be handed down very shortly."

 

Thursday, February 26

Adelaide report loss of $408,011 on 2014 season
The AGM on Wednesday night in Adelaide when the Crows reported a deficit of $408,011 completed the list of profit and loss by all clubs covering the 2014 season in which seven clubs ended in the red – Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Geelong, GWS, Port Adelaide and St Kilda.
2014 financial results more ...


 

Sunday, February 22

West Coast has been forced off Subiaco Oval for up to a month heading into the AFL season after damage from the One Direction concert on Friday.
Large sections of the ground must be replaced with turf which will take two to four weeks to settle before it is smooth enough for AFL training and games.
The Eagles will train at Leederville and McGillivray Oval at Mt Claremont while Subiaco recovers.
Meanwhile, West Coast chief Trevor Nisbett wants Friday’s Indigenous All-Stars game to become an annual pre-season event in Perth.

Melbourne's Sunday Herald Sun provided a progressive tally of membership figures with Hawthorn snapping at the heels of the Magpies –
Membership numbers, Feb. 2015

 

Saturday, February 21

Eagles pip Indigenous All-Stars by eight points
West Coast's young guns came to the rescue to lift the Eagles to an eight-point win over the Indigenous All Stars at Leederville Oval on Friday night.

Justin Chadwick reported for Yahoo! Sport: The All Stars looked in control for most of the match, but their wayward kicking came back to haunt them in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,000.

Trailing by four points at the final change, West Coast sneaked over the line 49-41 courtesy of late goals to rookie Rowen Powell and 18-year-old Tom Lamb.

Although Powell and Lamb scored the match-winning goals, the efforts in defence by Will Schofield and Sam Butler were crucial in the win.

West Coast's defence was under siege for long periods of the match, with the fine work of All Stars captain Shaun Burgoyne, Stephen Hill, Brad Hill, Jack Martin, and Jarrod Harbrow cutting shreds through the Eagles.

But the team's inaccuracy proved to be their undoing.

Burgoyne was awarded the Polly Farmer medal as best afield.
 
West Coast v Indigenous All-Stars
Friday (night), February 20, 2015
Leederville Oval, 9.10pm EDT (6.10pm WST); Crowd: about 10,000
Conditions: Fine
Temp: 21C
WCE 3.2-20 (12) 4.2-26 5.5-35 7.7-49 (8)
IAS 1.2-8 5.6-36 (10) 5.8-38 (3) 5.11-41
Goals: West Coast: J McGovern, B Sheppard, S Wellingham, A Gaff, J Cripps, R Powell, T Lamb. All Stars: S Edwards, L Jetta, S Yarran, J Pickett, B Hill.
Best: West Coast: S Wellingham, C Sinclair, C Masten, W Schofield, T Lamb. All Stars: S Burgoyne, J Martin, S Hill, J Harbrow.
Polly Farmer Medal: Shaun Burgoyne (IAS).

AFL commentator David King is under police investigation for bets he allegedly placed on last year's Rising Star award ... code-hopper Karmichael Hunt has been stood down by his rugby club after being identified allegedly arranging the supply of cocaine; The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) released a statement on Friday morning saying on Thursday a 28-year-old man from Hendra was served with a Notice to Appear in Court to face four counts of supplying a dangerous drug.  West Coast veteran Beau Waters announced his retirement Thursday saying his right shoulder can no longer stand up to the rigours of playing AFL football; it follows a frustrating career in which the 28-year-old was limited to just 120 games over his 11-year career ... duly noted where the Friday night game in Perth at Leederville raised 12 goals, all with single goal-kickers ...

 

Thursday, February 19

Adelaide are still uncertain if Brent Reilly will play again, as the seasoned defender left hospital on Tuesday following surgery on a fractured skull.
ABC Sport reports: Reilly, who has played 203 senior matches, was progressing well after emergency surgery to repair fractures to the left side of his skull, sustained eight days ago when accidentally kneed to the head during a match simulation drill.

Richmond's Dustin Martin has re-signed for two years which commits the 23-year-old midfield ace to the club until the end of 2017; defender Alex Rance is the only high-profile Tiger yet to commit to a long-term deal ...

 

Wednesday, February 18

Worth repeating –
Bozo of the week
You know, some people just shouldn't be allowed to watch the Super Bowl. It confuses them, and, as Grandpa Simpson once said of another subject, "It angers up the blood." It leads to logically challenged, if not slightly insane, attempts to transpose elements of the NFL to the AFL grand final, without considerations of – for just a few examples – differences in culture, a small population disparity to the tune of around 300 million, and the economic factors resulting from that. Also, the entertainment at the grand final doesn't matter to anybody. You've seen it. How could it? Of course, it's tempting for the drongo-inclined to copy everything from American football. After all, Monday night football was such a smash hit here.
Paul Daffey, The Sunday Age, Sport, page 20, February 15th

The League will trial four field umpires in NAB Challenge pre-season matches ... the trial comes amid two interpretation changes from last season – umpires will police the prior opportunity law tighter and be stricter on blocking in marking contests ...

 

Tuesday, February 17

ASADA makes final submissions
League clears top-up concessions to Essendon
Essendon is free to start recruiting top-up players for this year's NAB Challenge after the AFL Commission signed off on a range of list concessions.

Jason Phelan for Yahoo! Sport reported: Desperate to preserve the anonymity of up to 18 players awaiting the outcome of the AFL's anti-doping tribunal, the Bombers agreed to allow all 25 players who were at Essendon in 2012 to sit out the pre-season competition, throwing the club's participation into question.

The anti-doping tribunal reconvened on Monday to hear final submissions from ASADA, the AFL and the players and is set to adjourn on or about February 18 to consider its decision as to whether Essendon's supplements program breached the League's anti-doping code.

Football manager Rob Kerr estimated the Bombers would need up to 20 top-up players in order to field a side in the NAB Challenge.

The temporary list concessions, overseen by League general counsel Andrew Dillon, allow the club to recruit up to two non-AFL-listed players from any state league club around the country as long as they have been on an AFL list in the past two seasons – more ...

 

Sunday, February 15

Only a soccer game would feel longer than cricket’s World Cup ...

 

Saturday, February 14

Essendon reach agreement to play pre-season
Essendon will take part in the AFL's pre-season NAB Challenge series but players from the Bombers' 2012 team will not play.

ABC Sport reported: There was speculation the under-fire Bombers could pull out of the lead-in competition with 18 current players provisionally suspended due to the supplements scandal, but an agreement was reached after a meeting between Bombers players and the AFL Players' Association on Friday.

"We respect the importance of player anonymity and support the AFL's proposal to exclude all 2012 listed players from the NAB Challenge to protect the identity of our players with provisional suspensions," Essendon chairman Paul Little said in a club statement.

"The unavailability of our 2012 listed players, our injured players and the physical conditioning and preparation of some of our younger and older players, added to the complexity and time required to find the best solution for us to play in the NAB Challenge competition.

"The solution involving the confidentiality issues being respected and the use of non-Essendon listed top-up players is appropriate under the circumstances."

The Bombers are expected to draw on players from the VFL and other leagues to fill the gaps in their squad with the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal still considering the verdict for the 34 current and former players who received infraction notices.

Port Adelaide at its AGM on Friday night announced a deficit of $2.5 million on the 2014 season. Port president David Koch to the 500 in attendance at Alberton announced the club has already surpassed 53,500 with a view of 60,000 members for the year which will significantly improve the membership revenue in 2015.

 

 

The matches for the 2015 premiership season have been added to
Venue performances

 

 

 

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Bruce Kennedy – Perspective more
Charles Boyles amazing photo collection more

Management of Concussion in football  more ...
Laws of the Game charter  more ...

Worth repeating morekey articles of 2014 interest


 

 

2014 how they finished

 

 

 

P

W

L

D

%

Pts

1

 

Hawthorn

25

20

5

Prem

2

 

Sydney

25

19

6

2nd

3

 

Port Adel

25

16

9

3rd

4

 

North Melb

25

16

9

4th

5

 

Geelong

24

17

7

5th

6

 

Fremantle

24

16

8

6th

7

 

Essendon

23

12

10

1

7th

8

 

Richmond

23

12

11

8th

9

 

West Coast

22

11

11

116.9

44

10

 

Adelaide

22

11

11

114.1

44

11

 

Coll'wood

22

11

11

94.1

44

12

 

Gold Coast

22

10

12

93.7

40

13

 

Carlton

22

7

14

1

89.8

30

14

 

West.B'dogs

22

7

15

82.0

28

15

 

Brisbane

22

7

15

69.3

28

16

 

GWS Giants

22

6

16

76.7

24

17

 

Melbourne

22

4

18

68.4

16

18

 

St Kilda

22

4

18

60.8

16


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Debut derbies; attendances
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key attendance figures
MCG, H&A and finals, crowds 1897-2013
*Leonard Colquhoun* (2014)
key attendance figures

 

Projected
Financial
results
Season 2014

Ade loss $408,011
Bri loss $3,168,544
Car loss $1,605,453
Col $2,017,992 profit
Ess $721,517 profit
Fre $215,729 profit
Gee loss $251,207
GC $1.06m profit
GWS loss $529,315
Haw $5,332,184 profit
Mel $284,557 profit
NM $42,419 profit
PA loss $2.5 million
Rch $1,329,530 profit
StK loss $3,912,922
Syd $846,871 profit
WCE $4.66m profit
WB $329,945 profit
All club financial results


 

 

2015 captain

Ade Taylor Walker
Bri Tom Rockliff
Car Marc Murphy
Col Scott Pendlebury
Ess Jobe Watson
Fre Matthew Pavlich
Gee Joel Selwood
GC ary Ablett
GWS ?
Haw Luke Hodge
Mel Nathan Jones
NM Andrew Swallow
PA Travis Boak
Rch Trent Cotchin
StK Nick Riewoldt
Syd Kieran Jack
Jarrad McVeigh
WCE Shannon Hurn
WB Robert Murphy

 

 

Club Champion
Season 2014

Ade Daniel Talia
Bri Tom Rockliff
Car Bryce Gibbs
Col Scott Pendlebury
Ess Dyson Heppell
Fre

Nat Fyfe

Gee Joel Selwood
GC David Swallow
GWS Shane Mumford
Haw Jordan Lewis
Mel Nathan Jones
NM Ben Cunnington
PA Robbie Gray
Rch Trent Cotchin
StK Nick Riewoldt
Syd Luke Parker
WCE Eric Mackenzie
WB Tom Liberatore

2014 Best & Fairest awards

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All times are Eastern
(subject to alteration)

ROUND 1 (Easter)
Thursday, April 2
Car v Rch, MCG(n), 7.20 EDT
Good Friday, April 3
no matches
Saturday, April 4
Mel v GC, MCG, 1.40 EDT
Syd v Ess, Hom(n), 4.35 EDT
Bri v Col, BCG(n), 7.20 EDT
WB v WCE, Dok(n), 7.20 EDT
Sunday, April 5 
StK v GWS, Dok, 1.10 EST
Ade v NM, AO, 3.20 EST
Fre v PA, Subiaco(n), 6.40 EST
Monday, April 6
Haw v Gee, MCG, 3.20 EST

ROUND 2
Friday, April 10
WCE v Car, Subiaco(n), 8.10
Saturday, April11
Rch v WB, MCG, 1.45
GWS v Mel, Manuka, 2.10
Col v Ade, Dok(n), 4.35
PA v Syd, AO(n), 7.40
GC v StK, Carrara(n), 7.20
Sunday, April 12
Gee v Fre, KP, 1.10
Ess v Haw, MCG, 3.20
NM v Bri, Dok(n), 4.40

ROUND 3
Friday, April 17
Col v StK, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, April 18
Car v Ess, MCG, 1.45
Ade v Mel, AO, 2.10
Syd v GWS, SCG(n), 4.35
NM v PA, Dok(n), 7.20
Bri v Rch, BCG(n), 7.20
Sunday, April 18
Haw v WB, YPL, 1.10
Gee v GC, KP, 3.20
WCE v Fre, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 4 (Anzac)
Friday, April 24
Rch v Mel, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, April 25
StK v Car, Wellington, 11.10am
Ess v Col, MCG, 2.40
GWS v GC, Manuka(n), 5.40
PA v Haw, AO(n), 7.40
Fre v Syd, Subiaco(n), 8.40
Sunday, April 26
Bri v WCE, BCG, 1.10
Gee v NM, KP 3.20
WB v Ade, Dok(n), 4.40

ROUND 5
Friday, May 1
Car v Col, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, May 2
Rch v Gee, MCG, 1.45
Syd v WB, SCG, 2.10
GC v Bri, Carrara(n), 4.35
NM v Haw, Dok(n), 7.20
WCE v GWS, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Sunday, May 3
Mel v Fre, MCG, 1.10
StK v  Ess, Dok, 3.20
Ade v PA, AO(n), 4.40

ROUND 6
Friday, May 8
Col v Gee, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, May 9
NM v Rch, Bellerive, 1.45
WB v StK, Dok, 2.10
GWS v Haw, SydShowG (n), 4.35
GC v Ade, Carrara(n), 5.10
Mel v Syd, MCG(n), 7.20
Fre v Ess, Subiaco(n), 8.10
Sunday, May 10
Car v Bri, Dok, 3.20
PA v WCE, AO(n), 4.40

ROUND 7
Friday, May 15
Ess v NM, Dok(n), 7.50
Saturday, May 16
Ade v StK, AO, 1.45
Haw v Mel, MCG, 2.10
Car v GWS, Dok(n), 4.35
Syd v Gee. Hom(n), 7.20
WCE v GC, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Sunday, May 17
WB v Fre, Dok, 1.10
Rch v Col, MCG, 3.20
Bri v PA, BCG(n), 4.40

ROUND 8
Friday, May 22
Gee v Car, Dok(n), 7.50
Saturday, May 23
StK v WCE, Dok, 1.45
GWS v Ade, SydShowG, 2.10
GC v Col, Carrara(n), 4.35
Haw v Syd, MCG(n), 7.20
Fre v NM, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Sunday, May 24
Ess v Bri, Dok, 1.10
Mel v WB, MCG, 3.20
PA v Rch, AO(n), 4.40

ROUND 9
Friday, May 29
Syd v Car, SCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, May 30
Haw v GC, YPL, 1.45
Mel v PA, Traeger Park, 2.10
WB v GWS, Dok(n), 4.35
Rch v Ess, MCG(n), 7.20
Ade v Fre, AO(n), 7.40
Sunday, May 31
Bri v StK, BCG, 1.10
Col v NM, MCG, 3.20
WCE v Gee, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 10 (Queen's B'day)

Friday, June 5
Fre v Rch, Subiaco(n), 8.10
Saturday, June 6
Car v Ade, MCG, 1.40
GC v Syd. Carrara(n), 4.35
Ess v Gee, Dok(n), 7.20
PA v WB, AO(n), 7.40
Sunday, June 7
GWS v Bri, SydShowG, 1.10
NM v WCE, Bellerive, 3.20
StK v Haw, Dok(n), 4.40
Monday, June 8
Mel v Col, MCG, 3.20

ROUND 11

Friday, June 12
PA v Gee, AO(n), 7.50
Saturday, June 13
GC v Fre, Carrara, 1.40
WCE v Ess, Subiaco, 4.35
NM v Syd, Dok(n), 7.20
Sunday, June 14
Col v GWS, MCG, 1.10
StK v Mel Dok(n), 4.40
BYE: Ade, Bri, Car, Haw, Rch, WB


ROUND 12

Thursday, June 18
Ade v Haw, AO(n), 7.50
Friday, June 19
Rch v WCE, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, June 20
Car v PA, MCG, 1.40
GWS v NM, SydShowG(n), 4.35
WB v Bri, Dok(n), 7.20
Sunday. June 21
Gee v Mel, MCG, 3.20
BYE:
Col, Ess, Fre, GC, StK, Syd

ROUND 13

Thursday, June 25
Fre v Col, Subiaco(n), 8.10
Friday, June 26

Syd v Rch, SCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, June 27
Haw v Ess, MCG, 1.40
Bri v Ade, BCG(n), 4.35
StK v WB, Dok(n), 7.20
Sunday, June 28
Car v GC, Dok, 3.20
BYE:
Gee,GWS,Mel,NM,PA,WCE

ROUND 14
Thursday, July 2
Syd v PA, SCG(n), 7.20
Friday, July 3
Col v Haw, MCG, 7.50
Saturday, July 4
Rch v GWS, MCG, 1.40
GC v NM, Carrara(n), 4.35
WB v Car, Dok(n), 7.20
Mel v WCE, Marrara(n), 7.40
Sunday, July 5
Ess v StK, Dok, 1.10
Ade v  Gee, AO, 3.20
Fre v Bri, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 15
Thursday, July 9
PA v Col, AO(n), 7.50
Friday, July 10
Rch v Car, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, July 11
Ess v Mel, MCG, 1.40
WB v GC, Cazaly Std(n), 4.35
NM v Gee, Dok(n), 7.20
WCE v Ade, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Sunday, July 12
GWS v StK, SydShowG, 1.10
Haw v Fre, YPL, 3.20
Bri v Syd, BCG(n), 4.40

ROUND 16
Friday, July 17
NM v Ess, Dok(n), 7.50
Saturday, July 18
Gee v WB, KP, 1.45
GC v GWS, Carrara, 2.10
Col v WCE, Dok(n), 4.35
Syd v Haw, Hom(n), 7.20
Fre v Car, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Sunday, July 19
Mel v Bri, MCG, 1.10
PA v Ade, AO, 3.20
StK v Rch, Dok(n), 4.40

ROUND 17
Friday, July 24
Car v Haw, Dok(n), 7.50
Saturday, July 25
GWS v Gee, Manuka, 1.45
Ade v GC, AO, 2.10
Rch v Fre, MCG(n), 4.35
Ess v PA, Dok(n), 7.20
Bri v NM, BCG(n), 7.20
Sunday, July 26
WB v Col, Dok, 1.10
Mel v StK, MCG, 3.20
WCE v Syd, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 18

Friday, July 31
Haw v Rch, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, August 1
Gee v Bri, KP, 1.45
Col v Mel, MCG, 2.10
Syd v Ade, SCG(n), 4.35
Car v NM, Dok(n), 7.20
GC v WCE, Carrara(n), 7.20
Sunday, August 2
PA v StK, AO, 1.10
Ess v WB, Dok, 3.20
Fre v GWS, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 19
Friday, August 7
Ade v Rch, AO(n), 7.50
Saturday, August 8
Col v Car, MCG, 1.45
WB v PA, Dok, 2.10
Bri v GC, BCG, 4.35
WCE v Haw, Subiaco(n), 7.40
Gee v Syd, KP(n), 7.20
Sunday, August 9
Mel v NM, MCG, 1.10
GWS v Ess, SydShowG, 3.20
StK v Fre, Dok(n), 4.40

ROUND 20

Friday, August 14
Syd v Col, SCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, August 15
Ess v Ade, Dok, 1.45
NM v StK, Bellerive, 2.10
PA v GWS, AO(n), 4.35
Gee v Haw, MCG(n), 7.20
Bri v Car, BCG(n), 7.20
Sunday, August 16
Rch v GC, MCG, 1.10
WB v Mel, Dok, 3.20
Fre v WCE. Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 21
Friday, August 21
Haw v PA, Dok(n), 7.50
Saturday, August 22
Col v Rch, MCG, 1.45
GWS v Syd, SydShowG, 2.10
GC v Ess, Carrara(n), 4.35
StK v Gee, Dok(n), 7.20
Ade v Bri. AO(n), 7.40
Sunday, August 23
NM v Fre, Dok, 1.10
Car v Mel, MCG, 3.20
WCE v WB, Subiaco, 4.40


ROUND 22
Friday, August 28
Gee v Col, MCG(n), 7.50
Saturday, August 29
GWS v Car, SydShowG, 1.45
Haw v Bri, YPL, 2.10
NM v WB, Dok(n), 4.35
Ess v Rch. MCG(n), 7.20
GC v PA, Carrara(n), 7.20
Sunday, August 30
Ade v WCE, AO, 1.10
StK v Syd, Dok, 3.20
Fre v Mel, Subiaco, 4.40

ROUND 23
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
September 4-5-6

(dates, times to be confirmed)
Haw v Car, MCG
Gee v Ade, KP
Rch v NM, Dok
PA v Fre, AO
Col v Ess, MCG
Syd v GC, SCG
Mel v GWS, Dok
WCE v StK, Subiaco
Bri v WB, BCG


FINALS SERIES
September 11-12-13
Week 1 – Qual & Elim Finals (4)
September 18, 19
Week 2 – Semi-Finals (2)
September 25, 26
Week 3 – Preliminary Finals (2)
October 3
Week 4 – Grand Final

All start times shown are Eastern

*(n)* = night match




NAB Challenge 2015

Thursday, February 26
Haw 2.8.6-72 v Col 0.17.14-116

Friday, February 27
WCE 1.9.15-78 v Car 2.4.5-47

Saturday, February 28
Bri 0.7.16-58 v StK 0.8.7-55
WB 0.12-17-89  v Rch 1.9.4-67

Sunday, March 1
Ade 1.12-9-90 v NM 0.11.14-80
GC 0.10.19-79 v Gee 1.9.8-71

Thursday, March 5
Fre v Mel, Fremantle Oval, 7.10

Friday, March 6
Syd v Bri, Coffs Harbour, 7.10

Saturday, March 7
GWS v GC, Blacktown, 4.10
Ess v StK, Morwell, 4.40

Sunday, March 8
PA v WCE, Norwood Oval, 4.40
NM v Haw, Shepparton, 4.40

Thursday, March 12
Gee v Ade, Kardinia Park, 7.10

Friday, March 13
GWS v Ess, Syd Showground, 7.10

Saturday, March 14
WB v Mel, North Ballarat, 4.10
Rch v PA, Lavington, 4.40

Sunday, March 15
Syd v Fre, Drummoyne Oval, 4.10
Col v Car, Bendigo, 4.40

Thursday, March 19
StK v Haw, Docklands, 7.10

Friday, March 20
Mel v Ess, Docklands, 5.50
GC v Bri, Carrara, 8.40

Saturday, March 21
Rch v NM, Docklands, 1.10
PA v Ade, Football Park, 4.10pm
WB v Col, Docklands, 7.10

Sunday, March 22
GWS v Syd, Manuka Oval, 1.10
Car v Gee, Docklands, 4.10
WCE v Fre, Subiaco Oval, 7.10

 


Goals

GF
FRANKLIN (Syd) (4.2)   79.51
ROUGHEAD (Haw) (5.1)   75.41
HAWKINS (Gee)   68.40
SCHULZ (PA)   66.26
RIEWOLDT (Rch)   61.38
KENNEDY (WCE)   61.33
GUNSTON (Haw) (2.3)   58.27
BREUST (Haw) (3.1)   57.12
BETTS (Ade)   51.22
PETRIE (NM)   50.39
BALLANTYNE (Fre)   49.26
RIEWOLDT (StK)   49.21
LYNCH (GC)   46.25
PAVLICH (Fre)   46.26
THOMAS (NM)   45.23
WINGARD (PA)   43.31
GRAY (PA)   42.33
JENKINS (Ade)   40.26
DARLING (WCE)   39.29
CLOKE (Col)   39.30
CRAMERI (WB)   37.17
WALKER (Ade)   34.22
TIPPETT (Syd) (1.1)   34.14
GREEN (Bri)   33.13
ELLIOTT (Col)   33.11
LeCRAS (WCE)   30.14


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Body Graffiti – players noted
Claye Beams (Bri)
Dayne Beams (Col)
Mitch Clark (Mel)
Travis Cloke (Col)
Adam Cooney (WB)
Lynden Dunn (Mel)
Jamie Elliott (Col)
Aaron Edwards (Rch)

Lance Franklin (Haw)
Jeremy Howe (Mel)
Nathan Jones (Mel)
Jake King (Rch)
Dustin Martin (Rch)
Ash McGrath (Bri)
Harry O'Brien (Col)
Clancee Pearce (Fre)

Ricky Petterd (Mel)
Jared Rivers (Mel)
Zack Tuohy (Car)

Dane Swan (Col)
Jesse White (Syd)
Chris Yarran (Car)

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2014 W-L-D performance

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Fin
ADELAIDE L L L W W W L B W L W L W L W W L W L W L L W           10
BRISBANE L L L L L W L L L B W W L L W L L W W L W L L           15
CARLTON L L L L W W L W B W L L L L L W L W L W L L D           13
COLL'WOOD L W L W W W W B L W W W L L W L L L W L L W L           11
ESSENDON W L W L L L W W L B W W L W L W W W L L W W D   L       7
FREMANTLE W W L W L L W L W B W W W W W W W L W L W W W   L L     6
GEELONG W W W W W L W B L W L W W L W W W W W W W L W   L L     5
GOLD COAST W L W L W W W B W W L L L W L W L L W L L L L           12
GWS GIANTS W L W L L L L L B L L L W W L L L L L L W L W           16
HAWTHORN W W W W L W W L B L W W W W W L W W W W L W W   W > W P 1
MELBOURNE L L L W L L W L W B L L W L L L L L L L L L L           17
NORTH MELB L W W W L W L B W L W W L W L W W L L W W W W   W W L   4
PORT ADEL W W L W W W W W B W W W L W L L L W L L W W L   W W L   3
RICHMOND L W L L W L L B L W L L L L W W W W W W W W W   L       8
ST KILDA W W L L W L L L L B L L L L L L L W L L L L L           18
SYDNEY L L W L W W W W W B W W W W W W W L W W W W L   W > W L 2
WEST COAST W W W L L L L W B L L L W W L L W L W W L W W           9
WEST.B'DOGS L L W W L L L W B L L L W L W L W L L W L L L           14

Week-by-week ladder performance

2014 ladder performance

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
ADELAIDE 13 16 17 15 12 10 11 11 10 10 9 10 10 11 9 9 10 8 10 7 8 11 10
BRISBANE 15 15 16 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15
CARLTON 12 13 15 17 16 16 16 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 14 13 14 13 13 13 13 13 13
COLL'WOOD 18 12 13 9 6 4 4 5 8 6 4 4 6 6 6 6 8 9 8 9 10 9 11
ESSENDON 3 7 4 7 10 12 10 9 11 11 10 9 9 9 10 10 7 7 7 8 7 7 7
FREMANTLE 1 2 7 5 5 8 6 8 6 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
GEELONG 6 4 3 2 1 3 3 3 4 2 6 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 3 3
GOLD COAST 9 11 8 11 8 6 5 6 5 3 5 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 9 10 11 12 12
GWS GIANTS 5 8 6 8 14 14 14 16 13 17 17 18 16 14 16 15 15 16 16 17 16 16 16
HAWTHORN 4 5 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 3 2 2
MELBOURNE 11 18 18 16 17 17 17 17 14 14 15 15 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 16 17 17 17
NORTH MELB 16 10 10 6 7 5 8 10 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
PORT ADEL 7 3 5 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
RICHMOND 10 9 12 14 11 13 13 15 16 13 13 13 15 16 13 12 12 12 12 12 9 8 8
ST KILDA 8 6 9 12 9 11 12 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
SYDNEY 14 14 11 13 13 9 7 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
WEST COAST 2 1 1 4 4 7 9 7 9 9 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 10 9
WEST.B'DOGS 17 17 14 10 15 15 15 12 12 14 14 14 13 13 12 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14


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