Tag Archives: AFL

A return to suburban grounds would offer a chance to reawaken the AFL’s soul | Adam Collins | Sport

The opening game of the AFLW at Princes Park

“The whole of consumerism is based on us wanting the next thing rather than the present thing we already have,” Matt Haig laments in the book, Notes on a Nervous Planet. “This is an almost perfect recipe for unhappiness. We aren’t encouraged to live in the present, we’re trained to …

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My favourite game: North Adelaide v Glenelg, 1987 SANFL grand final | Scott Heinrich | Sport

There are few years as significant in the timeline of Australian football as 1987. It was the year the VFL welcomed teams from Western Australia and Queensland, signposting the first iteration of the AFL and the end to a state model that had pervaded for more than a century. It …

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AFL and players agree to pay deal during coronavirus shutdown | Sport

The bitter stand-off between the AFL and its players has ended, with players agreeing to a 50 per cent pay cut until the end of May owing to the coronavirus shutdown. They are also prepared to play games until December to ensure the season is completed. In an agreement reached …

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Australian sport braces for widespread cuts as financial crisis hits | Sport

The huge financial cost of the coronavirus outbreak is being felt in the major football codes as Australian sport braces itself to feel the full impact of the pandemic. With the cancellation of the A-League on Tuesday, all professional sport in Australia is now on hold, with all top-level competitions …

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AFL faces ‘most serious threat’ in 100 years | Scott Heinrich | Sport

AFL faces 'most serious threat' in 100 years | Scott Heinrich | Sport

In the end the AFL came to its senses. In arriving at a decision many hoped might have been made last week, league bosses suspended the men’s competition until 31 May and scrapped the AFLW season mid-finals, with no premiership to be awarded. The best-case scenario, that the AFL competition …

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AFL suspends season and cancels AFLW amid coronavirus crisis | Sport

The 2020 AFL season has been postponed after just one round and the AFLW competition cancelled midway through the finals series, with no premiers crowned, following new measures introduced by federal and state governments to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Victoria, NSW, Western Australia and South Australia announced on Sunday a …

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Sportwatch: Sydney into W-League grand final, Pies win big in AFLW, NRL, Super Rugby, and more – as it happened | Sport

Jonathan Howcroft

8.29am GMT08:29 Jonathan Howcroft That’s all from me for today. Lots happened, quite how much of it will matter in the long run remains to be seen. All eyes now on the response to New Zealand’s travel restrictions and the impact they will have on domestic leagues. For more on …

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Unnamed Fremantle player in AFL coronavirus scare | Sport

A Fremantle Dockers player has been sent in for a precautionary coronavirus test after coming down with flu-like symptoms. The unnamed player had contact with a friend who had been in China earlier this year. According to the player, the friend underwent a 14-day isolation period after returning from China, …

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Adam Goodes: ‘Instead of masking racism, we need to deal with it day-to-day’ | Sport

Adam Goodes (left) in action for Sydney Swans in a match against Hawthorn in May 2015, his final season in the AFL.

Great sportsmen divide their lives into little boxes. A ruthless competitive drive goes into one box, a corporate smile in another, a life away from the tangled business of sport belongs to a more private compartment. The best can do this easily and Adam Goodes, the former Australian rules footballer, …

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