Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Opinion

  • AFL free agency has become a monster

    Mark Stevens

    Hawthorn, Geelong and Sydney have shared eight of the past 10 premierships, the two teams to wrest that domination away and sneak one for themselves are Collingwood and West Coast.There’s an obvious theme here. The mighty Hawks, Cats and Swans have ...

    October 3, 2:57 pm

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Why Sydney will win

    Mark Stevens

    Channel Seven's chief AFL reporter Mark Stevens gives fans the five reasons Sydney will win the Grand Final on Saturday.Five reasons why Swans fans should be comfortable backing the monster called Sydney: 1. You can even forget the great Gary Ablett...

    September 26, 11:51 am

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Reasons Hawthorn can win

    Mark Stevens

    Channel Seven's Chief AFL reporter Mark Stevens gives his five reasons why Hawthorn can beat Sydney in the AFL grand final.1. Sydney's struggles at the MCGThe Swans just haven’t been themselves at the MCG of late. Yes, they got the job done in the 2...

    September 25, 1:26 pm

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Brownlow Prediction

    Mark Stevens

    Seven's chief AFL reporter Mark Stevens continues his Finals Fives, today looking at the top Brownlow Medal contenders.1. Dyson Heppell (Essendon): This is the year for something different, given Gary Ablett’s early exit, and Heppell ticks so many B...

    September 19, 10:41 am

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Unlucky All-Australian Omissions

    Mark Stevens

    Channel Seven's chief AFL reporter, Mark Stevens continues his Finals Fives, today looking at the five unluckiest players to miss out on All-Australian selection.1. Tom Hawkins (Geelong)Only Buddy kicked more goals. Often the big Tomahawk was one ou...

    September 17, 9:43 am

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Coach of the Year race

    Mark Stevens

    Yes, there are three games to go, but the All-Australian team is already set in stone.If the Coach of the Year race was frozen in the same way, who'd be in front right now?Here we go.1. KEN HINKLEY (Port Adelaide)Sealed the deal on Saturday night by...

    September 15, 3:29 pm

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Most important players, Hawthorn v Geelong

    Mark Stevens

    Channel Seven's chief AFL reporter Mark Stevens picks his five most important players to look out for in tonight's qualifying final between old enemies Hawthorn and Geelong.1. Brian Lake (Hawthorn)Has the massive job on Tom Hawkins and it will be fa...

    September 5, 3:01 pm

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  • Stevo's Finals Five - Rising Stars

    Mark Stevens

    Channel Seven's chief AFL reporter, Mark Stevens, picks his top five rising stars from the 2014 season.1. Marcus Bontempelli (Bulldogs)Would be taken no.1 if the entire list of nominations went into the draft, but that is irrelevant in judging proce...

    September 2, 11:42 am

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  • 'Is this ballet?'

    Mark Stevens

    We should have seen it coming.The match review panel/tribunal system has been a runaway train for a while, storming faster than a combined force of Alex Georgiou and Tom Lynch.For several seasons now, the end result has been deemed more important th...

    May 7, 11:27 am

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  • The Bails I knew

    Mark Stevens

    Dean Bailey had a wit as sharp as his carefully manicured sideburns.In front of the camera as Melbourne coach, he often trotted out the same message, careful to temper expectations and deflect attention away from his emerging side.Away from the glar...

    March 11, 2:06 pm

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  • Entertaining and daring Demetriou will be missed

    Mark Stevens

    Andrew Demetriou was as entertaining as he's ever been on-the-record when the media gathered for his farewell on Monday morning.But Demetriou has always been an off-the-record type of guy.With the cameras and microphones off, he can be cutting, out...

    March 3, 8:28 pm

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  • Collingwood could be on the slide in 2014

    Peter Keenan

    The coming year, 2014, could be very bad for Collingwood.President-for-life Eddie McGuire made a big decision a few years ago to get rid of Mick Malthouse.He immediately won a premiership with the Pies. The pressure was on.Eddie installed one of his...

    December 30, 2:44 pm

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  • Are the Roos on the march?

    Peter Keenan

    Most seasons a club from the lower half of the ladder the previous year jumps up into the top eight and sometimes even the top four, so which club is going to do it in 2014?I'm a life member of the North Melbourne Football Club, playing in a premier...

    December 25, 10:41 am

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  • The sorry Essendon saga

    Peter Keenan

    It was a bad year for James Hird and the Essendon Football Club.Bomber Thompson got fined $30,000, Danny Corcoran was suspended and James Hird is not allowed to coach for almost a whole season.But Hird is going to have a great Christmas because he's...

    December 16, 12:36 pm

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  • Saints are a laughing stock

    Peter Keenan

    Who wants to coach St Kilda? Apparently not Alan Richardson or Robert Harvey, who have both run a mile at the prospect.Instead it looks like the job will go to powerful head of football Chris Pelchen's best friend Mark Williams, leaving his current ...

    November 11, 4:32 pm

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  • 'Choco' Williams in line for Saints

    Peter Keenan

    What is happening at St Kilda?Last week, after two years in the hot seat, coach Scott Watters was bundled out. He was told not to go on Melbourne radio, which he did; a few hours later he was out the door.Having coached there in 1997, I know the cul...

    November 4, 6:54 pm

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  • Trade period drags on too long

    Peter Keenan

    On October 8 I went to America for a holiday and the trade period had already started.At that time Jesse White wanted to go to Collingwood, Billy Longer was supposed to be going to Hawthorn and Ben McEvoy was entrenched at St Kilda.I returned late l...

    October 21, 2:14 pm

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  • Saints, Magpies are on the slide

    Peter Keenan

    A couple of years ago one of the great games of footy was played at the MCG, the draw between Collingwood and St Kilda in the 2010 AFL Grand Final.They were the two best sides in the competition at the time and promised to be powerhouses for years t...

    October 14, 12:51 pm

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  • What a Buddy big rort

    Peter Keenan

    When I played footy too many years ago for many people to remember I was called 'Crackers' Keenan because people said I was mad.But I certainly am not mad enough not to realise that this Buddy Franklin to Sydney deal is a rort.According to the contr...

    October 7, 12:16 pm

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  • Sydney slammed for being too clever

    Ian Rakowski

    If you believed the coaches and pundits losing their minds at the moment, Sydney has performed some sort of highway robbery.It seems like the whole footy world has gone a little mad at the moment, crying foul over Sydney's bid for Lance Franklin and...

    October 2, 3:02 pm

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AFL Ladder

2015 Premiership Season

Rank Team Won Lost Points
Sydney Swans 0
Melbourne 0
Brisbane Lions 0
St Kilda 0
Fremantle 0
Gold Coast Suns 0
North Melbourne 0
Carlton 0
Western Bulldogs 0
Geelong Cats 0