Category Archives: AFL Reports

IC17 Semi-final Round- European Crusaders v Fiji Match Report

Semi-Final Round-  European Crusaders vs Fiji // Western Oval, Royal Park // August 15th, 1:00pm The European Crusaders were much-improved against Fiji, despite going down by 87 points in the International Cup semi-final round. While the Europeans’ first quarters have been disappointing in previous rounds, today the side was able to gel from the first…

IC17 Round 3- European Crusaders v USA Match Report

Round 3- European Crusaders vs USA // Melbourne University Oval // August 13th, 12:00pm The European Crusaders fell short in round three of the International Cup, losing by 127-points to an impressive USA side. In sunny conditions, the Americans were quick with the ball and were able to pile on four unanswered goals in the…

IC17 Round 2- European Crusaders v Irish Banshees Match Report

Round 2- Irish Banshees vs European Crusaders // St Patrick’s College, Ballarat // August 9th, 10:45am The Irish Banshees continued their strong start to the AFL International Cup with a 61-point victory over the European Crusaders in Ballarat today. Magnificent sunshine covered the ground at one of Australia’s most famous football schools, and while spectators…

IC17 Round 1- European Crusaders v PNG Match Report

Round 1- Papua New Guinea vs European Crusaders // Ransford Oval, Royal Park // August 6, 12:15pm The European Crusaders’ International Cup did not start the way they would have liked, with a 55- point loss at the hands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was the first time the Crusaders had played together as…

Back the grand final fairytale

Not for the first time ever, the AFL and NRL grand finals will each feature a Victorian and New South Wales’ side. The rivalry between the two states has always been strong. From which sporting code is better to who has the best food scene, Victoria and NSW just don’t get along. But this weekend…

Salary cap equality? Too little, too late

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has confirmed salary cap concessions will be scrapped in 2017. Speaking on Fox Footy’s AFL 360 last night, McLachlan said sides like Greater Western Sydney, who have received concessions since their conception, will now have the “same salary cap as every other team”. According to the Herald Sun, GWS have…

Eddie will get Adelaide crowing

Eddie Betts is something special. You don’t have to be an Adelaide supporter to see it. His dazzling six-goal performance in last week’s elimination final win against North Melbourne set the tone for the offensively-minded Crows. In fact, their dynamic forward line has set the tone for the whole year. Adelaide finished the season as…

Will the Bulldogs’ five changes pay off?

The Western Bulldogs have recalled five stars for tonight’s elimination final against West Coast at Domain Stadium. Forward Jake Stringer will make his way back into the seniors after being dropped to the VFL for the last two rounds of the season. Stars Tom Liberatore, Jack Macrae, Easton Wood, and Jordan Roughead will also be…

Women’s footy fills in the bye round gap

A bye round between the AFL home-and-away season and the finals series is just plain wrong. It goes against what we’re used to. It simply zaps out the season’s momentum for the clubs and fans alike, leaving an awkward, hollow feeling in its wake. So it’s not a surprise that there is already discussion around…

Respect to the retirees, but the silly season starts way too soon

The final round of the 2016 home-and-away season has just started, and yet player movement is taking over footy discussion. With the Kangaroo cull, retirements galore, and a sneaky Jaeger O’Meara trade request, attention is far from the final exciting and influential round of footy. The North Melbourne situation definitely threw a spanner in the…