Former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd predicted a “world of pain” for the Lions this year. It didn’t take long to manifest itself, with serious injuries to key players Daniel Rich, Matthew Leuenberger, Pearce Hanley, as well as a suspension to Daniel Merrett, exposing the club’s lack of depth.
Cat set to miss eight weeks after he broke a foot in a mishap at training on Thursday.
The selected teams for the Easter weekend of footy.
Good Friday football would be played in the afternoon if Seven had its way, but AFL suggests it might be preferable at night.
The senior football journey of richly talented 18-year-old No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd is about to begin with Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron announcing the boom youngster’s selection for the Giants’ clash with the Crows at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
A "united" Carlton has turned to comeback star Chris Judd for inspiration, and not a moment too soon, as the winless Blues put their fading credibility on the line against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.
Lou Richards and John Kennedy first met more than 60 footy seasons ago, as captains of Collingwood and Hawthorn respectively.
A lofty reputation for fostering and expediting the development of young players was a key factor in Brendan McCartney's appointment as Western Bulldogs coach at the end of 2011. After almost 50 games in charge, that reputation is being reinforced by the club's subtle improvement.
There’s been a lot of talk about on-field leadership this week and, inevitably, it’s a topic that rears its head when a team is losing.
Melbourne has acted swiftly to replace sidelined former captain Jack Trengove on its senior list, by upgrading utility Neville Jetta from the rookie list.