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Wed 22 Jul 2020

WAG hits out at hub haters: ‘Not a holiday with bae’

premium_icon WAG hits out at hub haters: ‘Not a holiday with bae’

Easton Wood’s pregnant wife has hit out at suggestions the AFL’s relocation to Queensland is a holiday, asking those to ‘walk a mile in my shoes before you shoot your...

Friends knew of Shane Tuck’s struggles

premium_icon Friends knew of Shane Tuck’s struggles

Shane Tuck is being mourned far and wide as boxing and footy communities — aware of his battles in recent times — attempt to come to terms with his loss at the age of...

Legend’s heartbreak over ‘troubled soul’

Legend’s heartbreak over ‘troubled soul’

Shane Tuck’s broken-hearted father has made an impassioned plea to anyone struggling to speak up and seek help after his son’s death.

Tue 21 Jul 2020

Tuck’s ‘bloody hard’ life in dad’s shadow

Tuck’s ‘bloody hard’ life in dad’s shadow

As a kid, Shane Tuck couldn’t escape his father’s exploits. It took the loss of his dream for him to become the man he was meant to be.

Richmond AFL great dead at age 38

Richmond AFL great dead at age 38

The footy world has been left “devastated” by the news former Richmond player Shane Tuck has been found dead on Monday at the age of 38.

Mon 20 Jul 2020

Ablett’s heartwarming three-word post

Ablett’s heartwarming three-word post

AFL star Gary Ablett has been reunited with wife Jordan and son Levi — and they shared the emotional moment with an adorable Instagram post.

‘You will resign’: Letter rocks AFL boss

‘You will resign’: Letter rocks AFL boss

A former AFL player has vowed to force AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan’s resignation after receiving a letter he claims is “racist”.

Fri 17 Jul 2020

Where AFL legends think the Grand Final should be played

premium_icon Where AFL legends think the Grand Final should be played

Virus-plagued Victoria is in no state to host the 2020 Grand Final, and it’s not just parochial Victorians who think so.

‘Huge gamble’: AFL crowd causes panic

‘Huge gamble’: AFL crowd causes panic

Western Australia welcomed the largest gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic began despite desperate pleas from its doctors and nurses.

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Sick wife-sharing slur adds to toxic footy camp fallout

premium_icon Sick wife-sharing slur adds to toxic footy camp fallout

Sordid details have emerged about the toxic camp that instead of pushing the Adelaide Crows to a Grand final, has pushed them into AFL oblivion.

Revealed: AFL’s plan for 19 consecutive days of footy

premium_icon Revealed: AFL’s plan for 19 consecutive days of footy

It is the bold plan to have the season finished by mid-October. Can the AFL really pack four rounds of footy in just 19 days? This is how they will do it.

$40 million hubs: Cost of AFL upheaval revealed

premium_icon $40 million hubs: Cost of AFL upheaval revealed

With the AFL season set to play out in Queensland for at least the next 10 weeks, the eye-watering cost of keeping clubs in their hubs has been detailed.

Wed 15 Jul 2020

'All hail the woman who saved AFL season'

premium_icon 'All hail the woman who saved AFL season'

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk put up her hand and saved the AFL season, Mark Robinson writes.

AFL to move 100s of players and more games to Qld

premium_icon AFL to move 100s of players and more games to Qld

The AFL will move hundreds of players and officials to Queensland as the COVID outbreak in Victoria worsens with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk insisting the state could...

Is 26 games enough to captain an AFL club?

premium_icon Is 26 games enough to captain an AFL club?

Tom Doedee is just 23 and in his first year in Adelaide’s leadership group. He has oozed maturity and class every step of his football journey.

Footy under threat, but Swans still want 10k at SCG

premium_icon Footy under threat, but Swans still want 10k at SCG

As the NSW coronavirus crisis deepens, Sydney still wants to face the Gold Coast Suns in front of the biggest AFL crowd since footy resumed,

Sat 11 Jul 2020

‘Lazy and unfit’ star’s baller move

‘Lazy and unfit’ star’s baller move

Adelaide ruckman Reilly O’Brien was made to pay big time after an accidental tweet through the week about his superstar opponent.

Seven star rips colleague live on air

Seven star rips colleague live on air

AFL commentator Brian Taylor turned on his Channel 7 stablemate during a heated exchange on live TV before last night’s game.

Prams, poker and unicorns: What AFL hub life is really like

premium_icon Prams, poker and unicorns: What AFL hub life is really like

This is AFL hub life in the strange world of COVID-19.

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Cats’ glimmer of hope Ablett could play on

premium_icon Cats’ glimmer of hope Ablett could play on

Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield were the stars as Geelong turned the game on its head with an incredible third quarter barrage to stun Brisbane.

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