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Cats' small forward getting close to return

VFL News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:26
Geelong's VFL team has its bye on April 27 and it appears likely McCarthy could play the following week against Collingwood on May 13. McCarthy said he was desperately looking forward to regaining some continuity in his football. The small forward has been hit hard by injury over his 27-game career ...

Sunbury all set for a fresh season

VFL News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:41
The Lions' practice match phase started earlier than normal with a match against a group of players trying out for Essendon's VFL side. They've since played matches against Gisborne and Diggers Rest and Jordan has been encouraged by what he has seen. He said it would be hard to pick a team for ...

Box Hill scores a 39-point win over Frankston to remain undefeated in the <b>VFL</b>

VFL News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:29
IT HAD to battle the elements but Box Hill had enough firepower to sweep aside Frankston by 39 points on Saturday. With a wild wind howling off the bay at Frankston Park, 19 of the game's 23 goals were kicked to one end. Frankston could manage just one behind for the game kicking into the wind as ...

<b>VFL</b>: Report Card (April 15)

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 20:52
A pre-season spent mirroring the preparation of Brad Scott and the AFL side has allowed David Loader alongside the emerging VFL-listed players the opportunity to build a clear playing style. This was evident in the final quarter and in the closing stages of the game. As the stakes increased with each ...

Northern Blues narrowly beaten

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 17:52
There were four more Blues who were playing their first games following on from the eight last week, including VFL off-season recruits Josh Hill and Jesse Palmer. It was all guns blazing early for the Blues with Jed Lamb propelling his side to a three-goal lead into the first break. Defending against the ...

EFL: Vermont star recruits Andrew Ainger and Brett Eddy shaping as a dangerous pair

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 17:18
Tom Schneider, Robbie McComb, Collingwood VFL recruit Jordan Collopy and Footscray-listed Alex Greenwood controlled the midfield battle to help Vermont to a 20.16 (136) to 12.4 (76) victory over the Demons. There will be more of a jam for positions at the Vermont selection table than Melbourne's ...

Tigers, Bloods split the points in round one thriller

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 17:07
The Tigers, who travel to Kangaroo Flat in round two, got through the game injury-free. Key forward Dan Davie is still to return to the side after serving a suspension, while VFL-listed athletic big man Jordan Mangan remains a couple of weeks away as he continues to recover from a hairline fracture in his ...

Around the state leagues: Who starred for your club?

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 14:20
David Armitage starred for Sandringham in the VFL on Sunday - AFL,Around the State. David Armitage starred for Sandringham in the VFL on Sunday. BROUGHT TO YOU BY MLC. Adelaide Crows. State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL) This weekend: South Adelaide v Adelaide - Saturday, April 14, ...

AFL is NOT the sport

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 14:18
When we started seeing a simple thing like a state league (VFL) logo featuring a V along with an AFL logo, AFL representing the highest league on the land, you know there's a problem. Thank goodness for the SANFL that's all I can see. The excerpt is from the brilliant author Martin Flanagan:.

Carlton has lost its heart and its fight as pressure mounts on Brendon Bolton to develop young team

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 13:22
Hopefully McKay impresses in the VFL and gets his chance next week against West Coast. Skill errors? Don't get us started, with Bolton repeatedly showing his exasperation in the Carlton box on Saturday night. What Carlton had last year was system, an overly defensive one but at least an identifiable ...

<b>VFL</b> Wrap: Round 2

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 10:11
Josh Schache Nine disposals, two marks, one tackle. Matt Goodyear (22 disposals, two goals, nine tackles) and Liam Nash (three goals, 16 disposals, 8 tackles) were the best performed VFL players. Up next: The Dogs travel to GMHBA Stadium in Geelong to take on the Cats on Saturday, 21 April.

Five takeaways: Beveridge press conference

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 09:48
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Port Melbourne digs deep on a day when Gary Ayres reaches an outstanding milestone

VFL News - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 09:48
And it made for a celebration for Ayres as he reached his 700th match as a player and coach in the VFL/AFL and VFA/VFL. Television cameras zoomed in on him as he was pushed into the middle of the circle for a full-throated rendition of the club song. Blake Pearson kicks the sealer for Port Melbourne.

North Albury wins &#39;ugly&#39; against Wangaratta Rovers in wet conditions

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 20:52
Centre half-forward Josh Lloyd joined boom recruits Chris Schmidt and Isaac Muller in the best. “Isaac Muller played his best game, while Josh Lloyd played really well,” Gilson said. Lloyd and Richmond VFL player Shaun Mannagh kicked two goals apiece, while Rovers' VFL forward Alex Marklew also ...

Around the state leagues: Who starred for your club?

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 20:52
Carlton. State league affiliate: Northern Blues (VFL) This weekend: North Melbourne v Northern Blues - Sunday, April 14, 1pm, Avalon Airport Oval. Collingwood. State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL) This weekend: Collingwood v Port Melbourne - Saturday, April 14, 12.30pm, Olympic Park Oval.

Daniel Wells takes first steps towards Collingwood recall as Tom Boyd boots five for Footscray

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 18:37
MEANWHILE, big Bulldog Tom Boyd has announced he may be ready for a return to the AFL after starring in Footscray's VFL win over Coburg. Boyd, who hasn't played senior football since Round 13 last year after battling form and a mental health issue, was goalless to halftime before booting three in ...

Daniel Wells takes first steps towards Collingwood recall as Tom Boyd boots five for Footscray

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 18:36
After a pre-season hampered by achilles soreness, Wells played limited game time for Collingwood's VFL side on Saturday but appeared a long way off full fitness and touch. With rain bucketing down for much of the first half at Olympic Park, the silky Wells had few chances to show off his skill in a ...

<b>VFL</b>: Pies pipped by Port

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 18:15
Billy Higgins April 14, 2018 5:30 PM. Newsletter · RSS. Related. VFL: Magpies overrun in the wet. Collingwood fell to its first loss of the VFL season against a fast-finishing Port Melbourne at the Holden Centre on Saturday. Port overran the Magpies in the second half, booting three of the game's last four ...

Tom Boyd kicks five in a half of <b>VFL</b>, Magpies v Crows MRP results in

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 17:52
The talent of Western Bulldogs forward Tom Boyd was on display in the VFL on Saturday when he kicked five goals in the second half against Coburg at Whitten Oval. The 22-year-old came into the game after half-time as the rain and wind eased and made it conditions more favourable. He sparked the ...

Injury-cursed Pie gets through <b>VFL</b> comeback

VFL News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 16:00
INJURY-CURSED Collingwood midfielder Daniel Wells made a successful, if uninspiring, return to football through the VFL at the Holden Centre on Saturday afternoon. With heavy rain, especially early in the clash, making conditions very difficult to play in, Wells spent most of his time in the midfield, with ...