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Defending a football premiership is no easy feat. Just ask the AFLW version of the Adelaide Crows. Last year’s winner of the flag has played two games in the second season without a win, leaving them on the bottom rung, looking longingly up at the Victorian teams that have managed to be unbeaten at this

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In the aftermath of the inadvertent public release of a memo from Steve Hocking to the coaches of all eight AFLW sides advising them how to keep space forward of a stoppage uncluttered, all manner of opinions have surfaced with regard to how to improve scoring in AFLW matches. Not just the AFLW, but the

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The Brisbane Lions, apparently fed up with being the laughing stocks of the AFL, have decided to maintain a business-as-usual approach to the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition by standing pat with the formula that has produced the vat of hot water in which they currently find themselves. They did add Luke Hodge to their

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No one can accuse the Richmond Tigers of letting success go to their heads. Winning teams often experience a letdown the following season, or as it is sometimes known in the AFL, a “premiership hangover,” with the surprise premiers from 2016, the Western Bulldogs, supplying a textbook example. The Tigers are still the number five

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Well, couldn’t they play in The Gabba or Suncorp Stadium? This was the question that popped into our minds when we learned the news that the Brisbane Lions’ AFLW side is no longer content with the facility at Brendale. Too late to do anything for this Sunday’s game, where the Lions will host the Western

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Matthew Wade had a Big Bash League final to forget, if we can be permitted to indulge in a bit of understatement. First, he was dropped down the order and did not get into the game until the outcome was no longer in any serious doubt. When he did make it to the crease for

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Cameron Smith, the young Aussie golfing sensation from Brisbane who has won on the PGA Tour, The European Tour and most recently captured the Australian PGA Championship, would like to play in The Masters for the second time in 2018, but in order to do so, he must find a way to move from his

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AFLW players, buoyed by the warm reception they received last year during their inaugural season, have used the offseason to engage in fierce training regimens, that, in the words of Fox Sports’ Sarah Olle, will produce a sophomore season that will be, “Faster, stronger, harder.” Thirty-two-year-old Erin Phillips supplies a prime example. She has quit

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January, maybe less than some, mother than others, is a good month for punting, so here are a few of the events coming along that may be worth a glance. It will require a dedicated punter, as far as the thoroughbreds are concerned, to find the sort of racing that lends itself easily to finding

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In news that warmed the otherwise unwarm-able cockles o’ our hearts, it has been made known to us that the AFLW has sold 38,000 tickets to a Round 2 game between the Collingwood Magpies and the Fremantle Dockers for a Saturday night fixture at the shiny new Perth Stadium. That figure is better than for

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