Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Russell Robertson

  • Fremantle can go all the way

    Make no mistake Fremantle can upset Hawthorn in Saturday's AFL grand final!But two conditions have to be met - firstly the Dockers, appearing in their first grand final, have to be not overawed by the huge build-up.And secondly the Dockers have to h...

    September 25, 12:48 pm
  • Cats are entitled to be unhappy Chappies

    Geelong veteran Paul Chapman has every right to be feeling frustrated with the AFL match review process right now.As a former player who played over 200 games, I cannot for the life of me fathom how Chapman is suspended for one week while Sydney's T...

    September 18, 3:08 pm
  • Clubs should back priority pick for Demons

    The other 17 AFL clubs are being narrow-minded when it comes to their opposition to Melbourne getting a priority draft pick in this year's draft.Firstly, I do understand their arguments that Melbourne should not be rewarded for making a mess of prev...

    September 11, 2:03 pm
  • Make the most of your finals chance

    Judd has more finals experience than RichmondNow we get to the time of the season that every player plays for and every coach dreams of having a chance to be involved in - the finals.I was lucky enough in my career to play in 12 finals matches at a ...

    September 4, 1:34 pm
  • The most intriguing final round of them all

    The psychology of the last round of the home and away season is fascinating at any time but this season it promises to provide viewing on an epic scale across the entire weekend.Just as players from several clubs thought they were out of finals cont...

    August 28, 2:37 pm
  • Aaron Davey changed the game

    Very few players when they leave the game can look back and say they changed the way football was played.But Melbourne's Aaron Davey is one of them when he calls time on his distinguished career with the Demons at the end of this season.The Demons a...

    August 21, 3:04 pm
  • Interchange cap good for the game

    Amidst the sad news that Essendon have been charged for bringing the game into disrepute over the drugs scandal and the shock sacking of Brisbane coach Michael Voss, there has been one bit of good news in footy circles this week.And that is the grow...

    August 14, 1:12 pm
  • The retirement question looms for AFL veterans

    Jude Bolton has successfully played on since Sydney's 2012 Premiership win. Photo: Getty ImagesAs we get into the final month of the home and away season, the inevitable discussion about the playing future of several veteran players will no doubt so...

    August 7, 2:55 pm
  • No room for individuals in modern footy

    Are we in danger of taking the fun out of playing in the AFL for the modern-day players?If there is a message to come out of the Essendon drugs scandal - which has cast a cloud over the entire 2013 season - it is that clubs are surely going too far ...

    July 31, 2:14 pm
  • Screw loose to do screw kicks

    Sometimes you just shake your head in disbelief at the risks the modern day players take when kicking for goal.Geelong pair Harry Taylor and James Bartel have quite rightly copped plenty of criticism for attempting the screw kick around the corner a...

    July 24, 1:54 pm
  • Good times in the Territory

    Sometimes you have to get out of the AFL fishbowl that is Melbourne to realise just how far and wide the league's reach has spread these days.This week's trip to the Northern Territory to help promote the Demons' clash against Brisbane at TIO Stadiu...

    July 17, 1:55 pm
  • Brave Harry faces his toughest battle

    My heart goes out to my old rival Harry O'Brien, one of the best defenders I played against during my career.I know Harry pretty well after all our on-field battles over the years and I must admit I was pretty shocked at first when I saw him speak t...

    July 10, 1:48 pm
  • Watts is the answer after all

    It was fantastic to see Jack Watts answer his critics as he played probably his best all round game for Melbourne on Saturday night.Sure there have been other games when Watts has had more of the ball but his 15 possessions, four goals and nine mark...

    July 3, 2:07 pm
  • The legacy of miracles

    Like all footy fans I was glued to the miraculous ending of Sunday's Brisbane-Geelong clash at the Gabba when the underdog Lions came from 52 points down in the third term to stun the mighty Cats with a final quarter avalanche.And as Ash McGrath's m...

    June 26, 1:38 pm
  • Expect some fierce Demons against the Saints

    Expect to see a fierce reaction from the Melbourne players this weekend in light of the coaching change with caretaker coach Neil Craig taking over from the axed Mark Neeld.I went through coaching changes twice during my career, once in my very firs...

    June 20, 12:20 pm
  • AFL goal review system's watershed moment

    Photo: Getty ImagesThe Jeff Garlett non-goal during Friday night's Essendon-Carlton game, which arguably cost the Blues victory, is to me a watershed moment in the AFL's goal review system.Instead of now trying to introduce Hawk-Eye style technology...

    June 12, 2:36 pm
  • The darkest hour is before the dawn

    Trust me Melbourne fans things are not as bad as they seem.The ladder might show my old club with just one win for the season and percentage of barely more than 50 but we are no Fitzroy.And the decision by the board this week not to bow to public pr...

    June 5, 3:37 pm
  • Stop staging for head-high frees

    The time has come for the AFL to start cracking down on players who deliberately buckle at the knees in order to win head-high free kicks.The league should do so not just out of fairness but also for the sake of player welfare because sooner or late...

    May 22, 3:23 pm
  • Shaking my head in disbelief at the Kelly decision

    I am still shaking my head in disbelief at the tribunal's decision to suspend Geelong's James Kelly for two matches for executing what most footy fans, current day players and indeed us former players would consider to be a perfectly executed hip an...

    May 15, 2:00 pm
  • Why are Geelong so good?

    Just what makes Geelong such a consistently great side?It's a question I was asked often in the final years of my playing career, when the Cats' rise first began, and one I have constantly pondered since retiring at the end of 2009.After ending thei...

    May 8, 2:32 pm

AFL poll

Can Alan Richardson bring success to St Kilda?

Can Alan Richardson bring success to St Kilda?

Vote

AFL Ladder

2014 Premiership Season

Rank Team Won Lost Points
1 Hawthorn 4 0 16
2 Geelong Cats 4 0 16
3 Port Adelaide 4 1 16
4 West Coast Eagles 3 2 12
5 Fremantle 3 2 12
6 Collingwood 3 2 12
7 North Melbourne 3 2 12
8 St Kilda 3 2 12
9 Essendon 2 3 8
10 GWS Giants 2 2 8
More from Eventfinder