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
- by Nell Geraets, Marnie Vinall and Jake Niall
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 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
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.
Essendon notched their fourth win in five games and broke the 100-point mark as they nudged Gold Coast further away from finals hopes.
- by Marnie Vinall
- by Peter Ryan
- by Jake Niall
- by Michael Gleeson