Excessive fan involvement in the footy not ‘fantastic’

It seems counterintuitive to alienate the vast majority of AFL fans who hate forced NBA-style “fan engagement”, but this over-the-top game day trend continues, writes Ronny Lerner. THE LIGHT AND SOUND show that comes with every AFL game these days is not going anywhere, any time soon. So fans better get used to it. Despite … Read more

Richmond beats Carlton by 15 points on wet night in the MCG as Tigers take top eight spot

Bookends Tom Lynch and Dylan Grimes helped Richmond to a 15-point win over a fast-finishing Carlton, pushing them back into the top eight in the AFL. The Tigers, with three goals from Lynch and Grimes keeping Charlie Curnow quiet, led by a whopping 35 points and rode a huge challenge in the fourth quarter to … Read more

From the SCG to Kardinia Park – do ground dimensions contribute to the end result in AFL games?

Hang around the outside long enough, or the TV, and you’ll hear talk about how the grass changes men. Or rather, the lack of it. Loading From the very beginning, the rules of Australian Football were imprecise to one of the main features of the sport. The original rules only said that the ground should … Read more

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley worries about questions over Zak Butters and Tom Jonas main fight

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is adamant Power players Tom Jonas and Zak Butters had no concussion problems after they collided heavily in the team’s AFL loss to Richmond last night. Most important points: Port players Zak Butters and Tom Jonas clashed late in the tight game against Richmond The Power had already used their … Read more

2022 AFL Round 11: Collingwood vs Carlton Preview & Betting Tips

One of football’s biggest rivalries adds a new chapter on Sunday afternoon as Collingwood and Carlton face off in the MCG from 3:20pm AEST. Both teams recorded sensational victories last weekend, and this is going to be a huge clash! Jack Tobin has you covered with a full preview of this game, and you can … Read more

Forced fan engagement at the footy falls flat

AFL ground announcers yelling at the fans between the pennies and controlling their enthusiasm by telling them when to cheer? It’s just not foot full. Ronny Lerner reports. THERE is something happening at AFL games that is very worrying. It’s not the umpire’s crackdown on disagreements; it is not the softening of the sport through … Read more

2022 AFL Round 9: Hawthorn vs Richmond Preview & Betting Tips

The Hawks and Tigers kick off at 1:45 p.m. in the MCG for the monster five game in the AFL. As always, we’ve got you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash below. Don’t forget to check out our betting tips for all nine matches in Round 9 this weekend by … Read more

Friendly football match between Brazil and Argentina at the MCG canceled

Brazil’s glamour-friendly international against Argentina, scheduled for next month in Melbourne, has been cancelled. Most important points: Event organizers have been informed that Argentina is no longer willing to travel to Australia More than 95,000 fans showed up the last time the two sides met at the MCG FIFA has ruled that the two teams … Read more

Richmond says Dustin Martin is on track for Tigers return this week against Collingwood

Richmond says superstar Dustin Martin is looking “really good” to make his highly anticipated AFL return against Collingwood. Most important points: Dustin Martin returned to Tigers training last week and is preparing for an AFL return Martin took personal leave after the first round and mourns the loss of his father Shane Martin looks set … Read more