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A fireside chat with his parents could be key to setting Carlton spearhead Charlie Curnow straight in front of goal in the AFL clash with West Coast.The Blues' leading goal-kicker was wayward in his last outing, kicking a costly 1.
HIGHLIGHTS IN AFLW SEASON SEVEN FIXTURE* Carlton v Collingwood, August 25The Blues and Magpies return to the venue where they kicked off the women's competition back in 2017, squaring off again to open season seven at Ikon Park.* Adelaide v Melbourne, August 26Daisy Pearce has decided to play on for the Demons and will be keen to help her side exact some revenge in their first meeting with the Crows since last season's grand final.
Geelong veteran Zach Tuohy says Thursday night's top-of-the-table AFL clash with Melbourne has a "finals smell" to it, and thinks it's ridiculous that some people are still doubting the Demons.The Cats have won six games on the trot and could leapfrog Melbourne into top spot with victory at GMHBA Stadium.
The AFL remains non-committal on granting AFLW players' wishes to extend the women's season and ensure every club plays each of its rivals once.The league on Monday confirmed details of its 10-round fixture for season seven - plus four weeks of finals - beginning with a Carlton-Collingwood opener at Ikon Park on Thursday, August 25.
Star Collingwood defender Darcy Moore has received some good news on his knee injury after scans revealed he hasn't torn his anterior cruciate ligament.Moore was taken off the ground on a stretcher after hyperextending his left knee in a marking contest during the dying stages of the five-point win over Gold Coast on Saturday night.
Nat Fyfe's revised AFL role might be the subject of intrigue but don't expect Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir to provide a running commentary.Fyfe played almost entirely at half-forward on Sunday as the Dockers survived an almighty scare from Port Adelaide to run out eight-point winners at Optus Stadium.
Rory Lobb booted a career-high five goals as Fremantle outlasted Port Adelaide by eight points in an Optus Stadium thriller to consolidate their spot in the AFL's top-four.In a contest stacked with highlights, the Dockers had led by 40 points on Sunday before Port stormed their way back with five goals either side of three-quarter time to reduce the margin to single digits.
GWS have poured more misery on Hawthorn with a 22-point AFL victory in wet and wild conditions at Giants Stadium.The Giants wore down the Hawks in a tough contest to hand the visitors their fifth consecutive loss with a 11.
Richmond are sweating on Dustin Martin's fitness after the superstar was substituted out of an important 35-point AFL win over West Coast with a hamstring injury .The Tigers moved back into the top-eight after riding a third-quarter challenge to prevail 20.
Coach Chris Scott wants Geelong to embrace the hype and the occasion ahead of their AFL blockbuster against Melbourne.The second-placed Cats will host the top side on Thursday night at GMHBA Stadium.
North Melbourne advisor Geoff Walsh has been left in no doubt about the magnitude of their plight after the 112-point AFL hiding from Geelong.The veteran football administrator returned to Arden St last week in a short-term role as the Kangaroos review their football operations.
Gold Coast's hopes of a maiden AFL finals berth are looking slim after a five-point loss to Collingwood, as injuries start to mount for Stuart Dew's team.Luckless young defender Connor Budarick is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his right knee late in Saturday's clash with the Magpies at Metricon Stadium.
Collingwood's winning mentality has earned praise from coach Craig McRae after a nailbiting five-point AFL triumph over Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.The Magpies extended their winning run to six games after kicking the last three goals of the contest to overrun the Suns, despite defender Darcy Moore being stretchered off in the dying minutes with a knee injury.
The pressure continues to build on beleaguered North Melbourne coach David Noble, whose last-placed side suffered a 112-point AFL demolition at Geelong.The Cats showed no mercy to the undermanned Kangaroos, warming up for next week's blockbuster against top side Melbourne with a 21.
Collingwood are hopeful defender Darcy Moore hasn't suffered a serious knee injury despite being stretchered off late in the Magpies' thrilling five-point AFL win over Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.Moore landed awkwardly on his left knee in a marking contest late in the game as Collingwood scored the last three goals of the match to claim a nailbiting 9.
Another class double-act from Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver has helped Melbourne overcome a plucky Adelaide by 29 points for a valuable AFL win.The Demons keep top spot on the ladder after triumphing 14.
Six weeks after Essendon were humiliated by Sydney, coach Ben Rutten has hailed their nine-point win over the Swans as the perfect response and a sign of the young Bombers' growing belief.The Bombers overcame an 11-point deficit at three-quarter time, with Jake Stringer pulling off a monster final term, to prevail 15.
All eyes will be on Nat Fyfe and David Mundy as the star Fremantle duo attempt to prove the doubters wrong in Sunday's AFL clash with Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium.Fyfe was held to just 11 disposals and two clearances in last week's 31-point loss to Carlton.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick isn't expecting another walkover when his team confront a Nic Naitanui-boosted West Coast at the MCG on Sunday.The Eagles slumped to a 109-point loss to the Tigers in round seven - the sixth biggest loss in West Coast's history.
Frustrated by his AFL club's current predicament, GWS co-captain Toby Greene already has half an eye on challenging for next year's premiership.The top eight is off the table for the Giants this season and a new full-time coach is yet to be decided after Leon Cameron stood down in May.
Luckless St Kilda defender Hunter Clark has suffered another serious facial injury after a sickening collision with teammate Dan Butler, while teammate Dougal Howard will be sidelined with a medial meniscal tear.Clark broke his nose on Friday night, taking some of the gloss off a vital win for St Kilda against Carlton.
St Kilda are back in the AFL finals hunt, snapping a three-game losing streak by downing Carlton by 15 points in a dramatic contest at Marvel Stadium.Humbled by consecutive insipid efforts as they dropped out of the top-eight, the desperate Saints responded in ferocious fashion on Friday night by outworking the in-form Blues.
Brisbane Lions forward Eric Hipwood has been referred directly to the AFL tribunal for a bizarre incident involving an opponent and an umpire.Match review officer Michael Christian has sent Hipwood straight to the tribunal after a perplexing chain of events in the Lions' important 41-point victory over the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba on Thursday night.
Hawthorn veteran Liam Shiels has been dropped again as the Hawks look to arrest a four-game losing streak against GWS.Shiels, who brought up his 250th AFL game last month, has been left out of Hawthorn's team to face the Giants on Sunday.
Sick Geelong coach Chris Scott is expected to recover from the illness that has kept him away from the AFL club in time to coach the Cats against North Melbourne.Scott wasn't at Kardinia Park on Friday as a precaution and skipped the afternoon's planned press conference alongside winger Mitch Duncan.