Category Archives: Bound For Glory News

The mid-week review: Round 7

What got us talking: Umpires are not firing AFL umpires. You either love them, or you hate them. When the frees are going in your favour, the umps are like a godsend. But when decisions go against your club, the men (and women) in yellow can be the worst people on earth. For the most…

The mid-week review: Round 6

What got us talking: GWS’ defining moment? It was bound to happen. Since its debut season in 2012, Greater Western Sydney has been thriving with potential. A sleuth of high draft picks and star recruits signaled good things on the way. And it appeared to all come together on Saturday afternoon. GWS went to Spotless…

The mid-week review: Round 5

What got us talking: Contract extensions In recent years, it has been fashionable to extend coaches’ contracts. Club after club have re-signed coaches in an act of ‘faith’, as a way to remove speculation as the contract deadline looms closer and closer. Sometimes this works. And other times, it fails horribly. Hawthorn is the latest…

The mid-week review: Round 4

What got us talking: North on top For the first time since 1998, North Melbourne will go into round five top of the AFL ladder. The Roos’ start to season has been blinding. With four wins and zero losses to their name, they can proudly announce themselves as the last unbeaten team of 2016. “It’s…

The mid-week review: Round 3

What got us talking: A tale of two clubs… Collingwood and Richmond. Two clubs. A strikingly similar story. During the off season, both were touted as certain finals contenders. Top four was even in some predictions. Big name recruits were sought after and, for the most part, successfully obtained during trade time. Their sides looked…

The mid-week review: Round 2

What got us talking: Are the Dockers on the dive? Last year, Fremantle finished top of the ladder. They were minor premiers for the first time in the club’s history. They did go down to the Hawks in a home preliminary final. But after coming so close to another premiership opportunity, there was conversation that…

The mid-week review: Round 1

What got us talking: Illicit drugs controversy steals the show? Footy’s back… and isn’t it great? The first round was full of tantalising performances, as well as some abysmal ones, but it can be said that overall it really was a great start to the season. The attention should be on the fantastic efforts from…

The mid-week review: Grand Final

What got us talking: The Hawks’ three-peat The 2015 season is done and dusted. It was a new year but the same old story. Yes. It happened. The three-peat came into fruition as the Hawthorn Football Club won its third grand final in a row, downing West Coast by 46 points. In a season full…

The mid-week review: Preliminary Finals

What got us talking: A first for Fyfe and Freo Unless you were living under a rock the past few days, it was impossible to not know the AFL’s “night of nights” happened at Crown Palladium on Monday. Yes, grand final week is here and as such, the prestigious Brownlow Medal count kicked off the…

The mid-week review: Semi Finals

What got us talking: Goodbye Goodes In the week leading up to a preliminary final, you usually expect the news to be dominated with talk of the final four teams. Is a Hawthorn three-peat actually possible? Could North Melbourne be the first team from eighth place to make it to the final game of the…