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Saturday, November 22

In a line ...
Nathan Fyfe will miss tonight's International Rules Test against Ireland at Subiaco Oval after scans showed a strain to his right shoulder suffered in the dying moments of a practice match on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has escaped serious damage but needs to be nursed across the pre-season ... Robert Murphy will enter his 16th AFL season as captain of the Western Bulldogs ... in spite of the turbulence of the season, Essendon will post a profit of $721,517 (see sidebar) ... Richmond will head into the new season with a healthy profit of $1,329,530 from 2014 ...

Reader Paul Carter from Stanhope Gardens NSW has offered an update to our story from last Thursday (20th) on the Richmond players from the 1967 premiership team. In addition to the passing of Fred Swift in 1983, two other Tigers have passed on, Mike Patterson died on April 16, 2002, and Geoff Strang died on December 20, 2003.
Thank you Paul for correcting our piece.

There's always another story ...


Thursday, November 20

Essendon champion Ted Leehane passes away
Essendon FC is mourning the passing on Monday of three-time premiership player Ted Leehane at the age of 91.

Leehane played 83 games for the club between 1942-1950 and was a member in the 1942, 1949 and 1950 premiership teams.

A fast moving, high marking centre half-forward and full forward he combined well with goal kicking champion John Coleman in the 1949 and 1950 premiership sides.

Runner up in the 1948 Best and Fairest award, he also won the most unselfish player award in 1950 and was the club’s leading goal kicker in 1947 with 50 goals.

The Leehanes were a strong football family. Ted Leehane's brother, Tom, played seven games for Essendon (1950-1951), and their father, Steve, played 82 games for Carlton (1914-1919).

Ted was the last surviving member of the club’s 1942 premiership team. He was named at number 49 in the Champions of Essendon list released in 2002 – more ...

Peter Coatman, a long-time Footystats reader and well-known for his support of the Essendon FC contributes that Carlton's Ken Hands became the longest-ago premiership player, with the death of Alex Way earlier this month making Ken the last survivor of Carlton's victorious team in the 1945 'Bloodbath' Grand Final.

Essendon's longest-living premiership survivors are now Jack Jones and Harold Lambert from the 1946 team.

As far as Peter is aware, the 1967 Richmond premiership team has lost three players – Fred Swift in 1983, Mike Patterson died on April 16, 2002, and Geoff Strang died on December 20, 2003. The 1973 Tiger flag-winners is the longest-ago premiership team and are all with us. The 1994 West Coast side is the most recent premiership team of which at least one member has died, Chris Mainwaring.


Wednesday, November 19

Anti-Doping Tribunal set for December 15
The Essendon supplements saga finally has a hearing date, though it's unclear whether media will be allowed inside.

Ben McKay and John Salvado of AAP reported for Yahoo! Sport: The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal has tentatively set aside December 15 to hear the case against 34 players accused of taking banned substances.

A three-hour meeting of the tribunal on Tuesday couldn't resolve the question of privacy for the past and present Essendon players – more ...

$350m plan to roof Olympic Stadium at Homebush
A $350 million redevelopment plan for a fully-roofed Olympic Stadium at Homebush would enable spectators to sit within five metres of the action, with new grandstands turning Sydney’s biggest venue for rugby, rugby league and soccer into a true rectangular ground.

Under the ambitious plan detailed by News Corporation dailies on Monday, the upgrade would surround the 15-year-old stadium with a dynamic entertainment zone filled with bars, cafes and restaurants.

AFL comments on the upgrade are expected.

Seven Network to cover VFL matches
VFL football will return to Channel Seven in Melbourne with the network confirmed as its new free-to-air broadcaster.

Matt Thompson on the AFL webpage details that under the two-year contract Seven will broadcast the 'match of the round' live every week as well as most VFL finals and the Grand Final.

It's understood the games will be shown on the network's main channel, most likely as a lead in to either Saturday or Sunday afternoon AFL broadcasts.

Some VFL matches will move forward to accommodate the telecasts.

"We're thrilled to be broadcasting more live football to Victorians and adding to our blue-chip AFL and sports portfolio, while complementing our local grassroots football initiatives," Channel Seven Melbourne managing director Lewis Martin said.

The deal signals an end to long running VFL broadcasts on the ABC who are unable to continue their coverage following savage financial cuts by the Federal Government.

"The televising of Peter Jackson VFL games on Channel Seven will provide an enormous boost to the profile of the VFL competition, the participating clubs and the many young and exciting players that play each week in the VFL," AFL general manager community football operations Grant Williams said.

"AFL Victoria would like to sincerely thank Lewis Martin and his team at Seven along with Simon Lethlean and the broadcasting group at the AFL who have helped manage the development of this partnership which will see the free-to-air broadcast of a weekly VFL game on Channel Seven."

Stephen Milne fined $15,000
Former St Kilda player Stephen Milne has been fined $15,000 but avoided a conviction for indecently assaulting a woman 10 years ago.

The ABC Grandstand Sport webpage reported the ex-St Kilda forward admitted to indecently assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a teammate's house following a drunken night out in 2004.

Victorian County Court Judge Michael Bourke on Tuesday described the incident as a non-violent but physical sexual act.

He said both the victim and Milne had suffered due to the decade-long delay in bringing the matter to court, and described Milne as a different and far more mature man than at the time of his crime.

The court heard the last decade had been extremely stressful for 34-year-old Milne and his family.

MCC stems energy consumption with Siemens
Melbourne's grand old lady of sporting events, the MCG, the 160-year-old stadium has been quietly undergoing an $8 million technology upgrade designed to transform it into a hub of energy efficiency.

Paul Gilder in The Herald Sun noted: When completed in June, the works will allow the MCG to generate enough environmental savings annually to power 835 homes or run its light towers for nearly six years.

The Melbourne Cricket Club hierarchy has enlisted global engineering giant Siemens to provide its technological and gadgetry expertise on the project, aimed at reducing the venue’s carbon footprint by a fifth.

The works are focused on reducing the energy bill within the ground’s 30-odd function rooms and many back offices.

They include: replacing 12,000 existing 50-watt halogen lights with 12-watt LED alternatives; installing a smart building management system, so that the heating and cooling of certain rooms can be aligned with the stadium’s booking schedule; and new water chilling systems.

MCC chief Stephen Gough said the venue was aiming to offset the cost of the upgrade within seven years through the expected drop in energy consumption.


Tuesday, November 18

Silvagni quits GWS; Katich appointed by Giants
Former Australian cricketer Simon Katich has been promoted to football operations manager at AFL club Greater Western Sydney.

Yahoo! Sport reports: The former Test opening batsman last year joined the club as a player development coordinator and match day runner.

He has been given an expanded role working under the Giants' general manager of football Graeme Allan.

"In just 12 months, Simon has proven to be a great asset for the club and we want to continue to develop his skills and believe this is an ideal role," Allan said.

The club also announced list manager Stephen Silvagni would step down after the coming AFL draft.

Hawks release Frawley for St Kilda job
In a sudden change of direction Danny Frawley will now take over as part-time specialist defensive coach of St Kilda – Hawthorn agreed to release him from the same job he had accepted with the Hawks on Friday. Luke Beveridge had been about to start as St Kilda's director of coaching when the Bulldogs called on him and named him as coach at Whitten Oval. Plenty of moves to outrival any game of chess.

Watson and Fletcher added to Oz IR squad
Dustin Fletcher and Jobe Watson have been welcomed with open arms by their Australian International Rules team-mates despite the spectre of an anti-doping hearing hanging over the heads of the Essendon pair.

Fletcher and Watson have been granted permission to play in Saturday's International Rules match against Ireland at Subiaco Oval in Perth despite being provisionally suspended after being served with infraction notices for their part in the Bombers' 2012 supplements program.

ABC Grandstand Sport detailed: The pair are believed to be two of 34 players who have been served with infraction notices as part of the joint AFL-ASADA investigation into the club.

Under the AFL anti-doping code, players served with infraction notices must be provisionally suspended and cannot take part in League matches.

But the AFL Commission has provided Fletcher and Watson with an exemption to play in the international match, freeing them up to join the Australian team camp in Sydney on Monday at Tom Wills Oval, the new training facility of the GWS Giants at Olympic Park at Homebush.
see also – Australia v Ireland, 1967–2013

For the record, the two squads:
Ireland: Colm Begley (Laois), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), Cathal Cregg (Roscommon), Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone), Finian Hanley (Galway), Pearse Hanley (Brisbane Lions), Darren Hughes (Monaghan), Lee Keegan (Mayo), James McCarthy (Dublin), Ciaran McDonald (Tipperary), Neil McGee (Donegal), Chrissy McKaigue (Derry), Kevin McKernan (Down), Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan), David Moran (Kerry), Niall Morgan (Tyrone), Ross Munnelly (Laois), Michael Murphy (Donegal, captain), Colm O’Neill (Cork), Pádraig O’Neill (Kildare), Paddy O’Rourke (Meath), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Aidan Walsh (Cork, vice-captain).
Australia: Grant Birchall (Hawthorn), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Luke Breust (Hawthorn), Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide), Dustin Fletcher (Essendon), Nat Fyfe (Fremantle), Brendan Goddard (Essendon), Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide), Brent Harvey (North Melb), Luke Hodge (Hawthorn), Kieran Jack (Sydney), Steve Johnson (Geelong), Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney), Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Leigh Montagna (St Kilda), Nic Naitanui (West Coast), Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda), Tom Rockliff (Brisbane), Joe Selwood (Geelong, captain), Brodie Smith (Adelaide), Nick Smith (Sydney), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Jobe Watson (Essendon), Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide).

Kerr out on bail
The parents of former West Coast player Daniel Kerr (220 games, 2001-13) have paid the $5000 surety needed to release him from Perth's Hakea prison.
    Melbourne's Herald Sun reported on Monday: Kerr was charged with two counts of endangering the life, health or safety of a person after an incident in Glendalough on Tuesday (11th).
    He was granted bail in Perth Magistrates Court but spent most of the weekend in prison. He is to return to court on November 26.

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

Community camps
Venues and dates for this pre-season's Australia Post AFL Community Camps have been announced, with the Bulldogs set to take over from North in Ballarat and the Kangas to visit Hobart and Werribee instead.

Dates Locations
Adelaide March 2-3
Port Lincoln
Brisbane February 10-11
Sunshine Coast
Maroochydore to Maryborough-Gympie
Carlton February 17-18
Collingwood March 16-17
Bendigo, North Central
Essendon February 9-10
Sunbury, Riddell, Macedon Ranges
Fremantle February 18-19
Geraldton and Mortlock – Midlands region
Geelong February 23-24
Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast, Mininera-Mortlake
Gold Coast March 2-3
Townville, Mackay, Byron Bay
GWS Giants February 17-18
Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Albury,
Bateman's Bay, Broken Hill, Bathurst
Hawthorn February 27-March 1
Launceston, Hobart, Swansea, Queenstown
Melbourne February 11-12
Leongatha, Wonthaggi
North Melb February 19-20
Hobart, Werribee
Port Adelaide February 16-17
Barossa Valley: Tanunda, Nuriootpa,
Gawler, Kapunda
Richmond February 10-11
Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance
St Kilda December 1-2
Dec 1: Mornington Peninsula, Hastings, Tyabb, Crib Point
Dec 2: Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch (NZ)
Sydney February 16-17
Wollongong, Bowral, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Gosford, Tamworth, Armidale, Wagga Wagga, Sydney metro
West Coast February 10-11
March 4-5


Saturday, November 15

Western Bulldogs take Beveridge
The Western Bulldogs on Friday appointed Luke Beveridge as their new AFL coach, replacing Brendan McCartney.

Yahoo! Sport reported: McCartney had been contracted for three years until the end of the 2016 season, but was sacked last month following captain Ryan Griffen's decision to walk out on the club.

Earlier this year, Beveridge was appointed St Kilda's director of coaching, having previously served as an assistant at Hawthorn.

Bulldogs chief executive Simon Garlick confirmed the appointment and said, "He's building a fantastic reputation in the industry".

"Most importantly, he's been a key player in driving successful cultures," he added, pointing to the two AFL premierships at Hawthorn and one at Collingwood that Beveridge helped engineer.

A sense of nostalgia was noted with the return of the 44-year-old Beveridge who played for the Bulldogs among his 118 games across three clubs – 42 for Melbourne (1989-92), 31 for Footscray (1993-95), 45 St Kilda (1996-99).

AFL issues infraction notices to Essendon 34
The AFL has issued infraction notices to 34 past and present Essendon players for the the use of banned peptides in 2012.

ABC Grandstand Sport reported: AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon issued the notices late on Friday in relation to use of the banned peptide thymosin beta-4.

It follows the players being placed on the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel register of findings on Thursday.

An AFL tribunal directions hearing, chaired by former County Court judge David Jones, is proposed for next week.

The identities of the 34 players remains confidential.

In a series of announcements detailed by Jon Pierik in The Age: Geelong have confirmed that Steve Hocking will take over from the departing Neil Balme as general manager of football; the Wallabies fitness boss Scott Murphy will join the Cats as physical performance manager;  three-time premiership player Cameron Ling is back with the club as a player development consultant and will spend time with senior players on a needs basis; Drew Slimmon has replaced Chris Bradshaw as head doctor, with Bradshaw, like Balme, shifting to the Magpies ...

Danny Frawley will return to Hawthorn as a part-time coach, a role he had alongside coach Alistair Clarkson in 2008-09 ...

Champion full-forward Matthew Lloyd will reconnect with Essendon for the first time since his retirement in 2009 as a specialist goalkicking coach.


Friday, November 14

Essendon's 34 placed on Register of Findings
Current and past Essendon players suspected of doping offences are a step closer to pleading their cases before an AFL tribunal after the news on Thursday that the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel has placed the 34 players on the register of findings.

The ABC Grandstand Sport webpage reports: This potentially clears the way for the AFL to issue infraction notices against them. The players would then go before the tribunal.

AFL Players Association (AFLPA) chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed the players have been informed of the determination by the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel.

"We are pleased that we are a step closer to having this finalised," Marsh said.

"We now await the AFL's decision as to whether or not they'll issue infraction notices. We hope this decision is made quickly so the process can keep moving."

Last month the AFLPA announced that the 34 players would not contend ASADA's amended show cause notices which claims players took the banned substance Thymosin Beta-4 during Essendon's 2011-12 supplements program.

The only potential delay to the issuing of an infraction notice against each player is if he decides to appeal his entry on the register of findings – more ...

















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Draw 2015
All times are Eastern
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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
Col, Ess, Fre, GC, StK, Syd


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 26
Haw v Col, YPL, 7.10

Friday, February 27
WCE v Car, Mandurah, 7.10

Saturday, February 28
Bri v StK, Moreton Bay, 4.10
WB v Rch, Whitten Oval, 4.40

Sunday, March 1
Ade v NM, Port Lincoln, 4.40
GC v Gee, Townsville, 4.40

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



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


James Battersby (delisted)
Angus Graham (delisted)
Lewis Johnston (delisted)
Shaun McKernan (delisted)
Jared Petrenko (delisted)
Jason Porplyzia (retired)
Ben Rutten (retired)
Alex Spina (delisted)
Luke Thompson (delisted)

Jonathan Brown (retired)
Jack Crisp (delisted)
Isaac Conway (delisted)
Nick Hayes (delisted)
Jordan Lisle (delisted)
Ash McGrath (retired)
Sam Michael (delisted)
Brent Moloney (retired)
Joel Patful (traded)
Andrew Raines (delisted)
James Polkinghorne (delisted)
Patrick Wearden (delisted)

Josh Bootsma (delisted)
Jaryd Cachia (delisted)
Nick Duigan (retired)
Jeff Garlett (traded)
Kane Lucas (delisted)
Andrew McInnes (delisted)
Brock McLean (delisted)
Luke Reynolds (delisted)
Mitch Robinson (delisted)
Heath Scotland (retired)
Tom Temay (delisted)
Jarrad Waite (free agency transfer)

Tony Armstrong (delisted)
Luke Ball (retired)
Dayne Beams (traded)
Marty Clarke (delisted)
Ben Hudson (retired)
Heritier Lumumba (traded)
Quinten Lynch (retired)
Nick Maxwell (retired)
Caolan Mooney (delisted(
Peter Yagmoor (delisted)

Kurt Aylett (delisted)
Cory Dell'Olio (delisted)
Sean Gregory (delisted)
Kyle Hardingham (delisted)
Leroy Jetta (delisted)
Johnny Rayner (delisted)
Paddy Ryder (traded)
Fraser Thurlow (delisted)
Dylan van Unen (delisted)

Kepler Bradley (retired)
Scott Gumbleton (delisted)
Sam Menegola (delisted)
Josh Simpson (delisted)
Tanner Smith (delisted)
Michael Wood (delisted)

Nick Bourke (delisted)
Mitch Brown (delisted)
George Burbury (delisted)
Allen Christensen (traded)
Joel Hamling (delisted)
Taylor Hunt (delisted)
Joel Hamling (delisted)
Jordan Schroder (delisted)
Jackson Sheringham (delisted)
Jesse Stringer (delisted)
Travis Varcoe (traded)

Gold Coast
Jackson Allen (delisted)
Nathan Bock (retired)
Greg Broughton (delisted)
Campbell Brown (delisted)
Jack Hutchins (delisted)
Jordan Schroder (delisted)
Tom Murphy (retired)
Leigh Osborne (delisted)
Nathan Bock (retired)
Jeremy Taylor (delisted)
Matthew Warnock (delisted)

GWS Giants
Tom Boyd (traded)
Sam Frost (traded)
Jonathan Giles (traded)
Stephen Gilham (retired)
Josh Hunt (retired)
Karmichael Hunt (retired)
Kristian Jaksch (traded)
Jono O'Rourke (traded)
Mark Whiley (traded)

Kyle Cheney (traded)
Dayle Garlett (delisted)
Sam Grimley (delisted)
Mitch Hallahan (traded)
Jordan Kelly (delisted)
Luke Lowden (traded)
Ben Ross (delisted)
Brad Sewell (retired)
Derick Wanganeen (delisted)

Dom Barry (retired)
Sam Blease (delisted)
Shannon Byrnes (retired)
Mitch Clark (traded)
Mitch Clisby (delisted)
Michael Evans (delisted)
James Frawley (free agency transfer)
Alex Georgiou (delisted)
Daniel Nicholson (delisted)
James Strauss (delisted)
Luke Tapscott (delisted)

North Melbourne
Liam Anthony (delisted)
Tom Curran (delisted)
Cameron Delaney (delisted)
Levi Greenwood (traded)
Taylor Hine (delisted)
Tim McGenniss (delisted)
Robin Nahas (delisted)
Max Warren (delisted)
Mitch Wilkins (delisted)

Port Adelaide
Dom Cassisi (retired)
Campbell Heath (delisted)
Cam Hitchcock (delisted)
Tom Logan (delisted)
Ben Newton (delisted)
Lewis Stevenson (delisted)

Matt Arnot (delisted)
Todd Banfield (delisted)
Ben Darrou (delisted)
Aaron Edwards (delisted)
Brad Helbig (delisted)
Daniel Jackson (retired)
Jake King (retired)
Brett O'Hanlon (delisted)
Orren Stephenson (delisted)
Cadeyn Williams (delisted)

St Kilda
Trent Dennis-Lane (delisted)
Sam Dunell (delisted)
James Gwilt (delisted)
Lenny Hayes (retired)
Clinton Jones (delisted)
Beau Maister (retired)
Terry Milera (to SA)
Adam Schneider (delisted)
Rhys Stanley (traded)

Shane Biggs (traded)
Matthew Dick (delisted)
Jordan Lockyer (delisted)
Nick Malceski (free agency transfer)
Tim Membrey (delisted)
Patrick Mitchell (delisted)
Ryan O'Keefe (retired)
Lewis Roberts-Thomson (retired)
Tommy Walsh (delisted)

West Coast
Jacob Brennan (delisted)
Adam Carter (delisted)
Dean Cox (retired)
Darren Glass (retired)
Ashley Smith (delisted)
Blayne Wilson (delisted)

Western Bulldogs
Mark Austin (delisted)
Adam Cooney (traded)
Daniel Giansiracusa (retired)
Brett Goodes (delisted)
Alex Greenwood (delisted)
Ryan Griffen (traded)
Shaun Higgins (free agency transfer)
Christian Howard (delisted)
Liam Jones (traded)
Jason Tutt (delisted)
Tom Williams (retired)
Tom Young (delisted)


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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)


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
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
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
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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