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

AFL News 2022: Carlton denied crucial goal against Richmond after ‘extraordinary’ scoring review

Richmond held the nerve to take a thrilling win over the MCG, but it didn’t come without its fair share of controversy. The Richmond Tigers held their ground to take an 11.15 (81) to 9.12 (66) win over Carlton in the MCG on Thursday night, but the win didn’t come without its fair share of … Read more

GWS thrash North Melbourne as star rookie Jason Horne-Francis lands in swinging arm drama on Josh Kelly, AFL 2022

Jason Horne-Francis looked more than a little frustrated when his North Melbourne side was brought under the sword by a fellow wrestling club. North Melbourne have added another sad chapter to their annus horribilis after being beaten by 49 points at the Marvel Stadium at Marvel Stadium on Sunday. To emphasize how far off the … Read more

Geelong beats Western Bulldogs AFL result: Cody Weightman accused of diving

AFL star Cody Weightman has been labeled the “boy who cried the wolf” as umpires ignore his pleas for a free kick after diving allegations. Western Bulldogs star Cody Weightman has been accused of staging to win free kicks in his 13-point loss to Geelong on Friday night. The Cats defeated Luke Beveridge’s troops 12.11 … 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

AFL News 2022: Dustin Martin freak goal causes AFL to collapse, Richmond vs Hawthorn score

Richmond star Dustin Martin sent the MCG into a meltdown with a contender for Goal of the Year during Saturday’s clash with Hawthorn. It’s like he never left. Richmond superstar Dustin Martin sent the MCG into a meltdown with a contender for Goal of the Year during Saturday afternoon’s win over Hawthorn. The Hawks trailed … Read more

AFL 2022: Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs, coach Craig McRae wears his own team

Collingwood coach Craig McRae showed how bad his side was on Friday night with a four-word joke about his team’s future. Collingwood coach Craig McRae joked that if his team continues to play like they did on Friday night, they will be “sent back to Sunday” as the rest of the rolling game unfolds. The … Read more

AFL News 2022: Referee dissent rule criticized for inconsistency, Bulldogs vs Collingwood score

The AFL’s controversial rule of dissent has come under fire again after a number of “ridiculous” decisions on Friday night. The AFL’s controversial rule of dissent has come under renewed scrutiny after some “ridiculous” decisions made during Friday night’s clash between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood at Marvel Stadium. This week, AFL football boss Brad … Read more

AFL News 2022: Referee dissent rule criticized for inconsistency, Bulldogs vs Collingwood score

The AFL’s controversial rule of dissent has come under fire again after a number of “ridiculous” decisions on Friday night. The AFL’s controversial rule of dissent has come under renewed scrutiny after some “ridiculous” decisions made during Friday night’s clash between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood at Marvel Stadium. This week, AFL football boss Brad … Read more

AFL: Richmond star Dustin Martin could return this week

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has revealed whether superstar Dustin Martin will be eligible for roster after returning to training. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was non-committal about the prospect of the Dustin Martin returning Friday night for the unmissable game against West Coast in Perth, following a surprise return to training on Saturday after a month’s … Read more