‘There are a couple of recidivists’: Inside the AFL’s review bunker
In a dark, windowless hub inside Marvel Stadium, scoring, umpiring, medical and match reviews take place. On Saturday night, The Age went inside the AFL Review Centre to see exactly how it works.
- by Sam McClure
AFL round 18 key takeouts and match review news
- by Peter Ryan, Steve Barrett, Jon Pierik, Andrew Wu, Roy Ward, Marnie Vinall and Russell Bennett
Tigers stars to miss Dockers clash; St Kilda’s bitter blow; young AFLW gun suffers spinal injury
- by Nell Geraets, Marnie Vinall and Jake Niall
Insight & Analysis
Four Points: Blicavs the utility, Blues’ hopes, battling Tigers, and the fast-rising Daicos
If footy cards still came with a stick of chewing gum and great exaggerated poses from players scooping up a ball one-handed or baulking a non-existent opponent then Mark Blicavs’ card would be appended with the position utility.
If not Clarkson, then North should consider a Lyon handover
If North can’t lure Alastair Clarkson, they should seriously consider appointing Ross Lyon for a short three-year stint, in the manner of Paul Roos at Melbourne, with the club identifying a younger coach for a handover in year two or three.
Chief football writer, The Age
‘A little bit of a 2016 feel’: Can a team outside the top four challenge for the flag this year?
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Sam McClure discuss how open the flag race is this season, Geelong showing their bona fides as contenders and the issues at Melbourne.
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