VFL News

Wells plays full game, impresses in <b>VFL</b> win

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 17:30
INJURY-PRONE Collingwood midfielder Daniel Wells has successfully navigated his first full VFL game this season, after battling hamstring and achilles soreness this summer. Wells had 21 disposals, five tackles and kicked a stunning goal in Collingwood's 28-point win over Essendon at Victoria Park.

<b>VFL</b> Magpies storm to victory

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 17:18
April 21, 2018 4:55 PM. Newsletter · RSS. Related. Goldy stepping up his recovery · VFL team for ANZAC weekend clash. Collingwood marked its first match at Victoria Park with a 28-point win over Essendon on Saturday afternoon. Leading by a point at half time, the Magpies slammed on ten goals to ...

Frankston Record First <b>VFL</b> Win In Two Years

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 17:09
Frankston has recorded its first win in the VFL in two years, defeating North Melbourne in a high-scoring bout. The Dolphins slammed home 20 goals at Avalon Airport Oval to defeat the Kangaroos 20.9 (129) to 17.14 (116). It's their first win since re-entering the VFL and their first victory since round five, ...

Three and easy for Borussia Monchengladbach as Wolfsburg continue to struggle

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 06:26
Wolfsburg's Bundesliga survival hopes suffered another setback after an emphatic 3-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach. Bruno Labbadia's Wolves, who are in serious danger of contesting the relegation play-off for a second successive season, fell behind inside eight minutes when Gladbach ...

Geelong <b>VFL</b>: Aaron Black to add “string to bow” in defence, while all eyes on ruckman Zac Smith

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 00:05
“It's about opportunity but we also know 'Blacky' is a very good forward for us anyway as a VFL forward. “If he adds that string to his bow he can be a good swingman for us.” Eyes will also be on ruckman Zac Smith, who was vocal during the week about the need for him to fight to be Geelong's No. 1 ruck.

Balls should be pressed into serving the cause of peace

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 00:03
Years ago the great Sun News-Pictorial journalist Keith Dunstan persuaded me to join his heretical Anti-Football League, devoted to countering Melbourne's obsession with VFL. Which, in an otherwise sane city, was a religion with more adherents than the Anglicans and Catholics combined.

<b>VFL</b>: Garner to ease in

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:37
Taylor Garner will be eased back in to action via the VFL on Saturday, with the dynamic forward set to play around a half against Frankston. It will be the number 27's first appearance of 2018, having recovered from a groin injury. Senior Assistant Coach Gavin Brown underlined the importance of ...

<b>VFL</b>: Round 3 preview

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:15
North Melbourne will look to secure its second win for the VFL season, against the Frankston Dolphins at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday afternoon. Coach David Loader has named a strong 27-man squad, including 20 AFL-listed players. North has retained ball-magnets Paul Ahern and Nick Rippon, ...

Team: Round 5

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 16:56
The hard-at-it forward has been in strong form at VFL level, and will have fond memories of an impressive outing against the Hawks in Round 21 last year, when he kicked two goals to go with 13 disposals. Zurhaar comes into the side to replace Luke Davies-Uniacke, who has been rested after a ...

My ANZAC Story: Ben Keays

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 16:40
To him, it's a piece of history he shares with his late great-grandfather Fred and great-uncle Desmond who both played for Fitzroy in the VFL. “The Fitzroy era seems so far away [for some] but for me, I've always been so close to it. And same for my Dad,” Keays said. With ANZAC Day approaching next ...

Graham Cornes column: Lest AFL forget all those outside Victoria

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 16:22
Similarly the Channel Nine Footy Show, ran a solemn tribute to VFL/AFL footballers who had paid the ultimate sacrifice. Unfortunately, there was no mention of Port Adelaide's Peter Chant who was killed in Vietnam. There was no mention of any footballers from the non-Victorian leagues who had served ...

Forgotten Saint ready to put his name forward

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 16:11
His football was floundering, so when St Kilda's ruck coach Adam Skrobalak was in the running for the head coach's job at the Dolphins and suggested, if successful, there could be an opportunity for Pierce to be the primary ruckman at the club returning to the VFL after a one-year hiatus, the big man ...

Potential selection shake up for the Demons

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:41
There is growing uncertainty surrounding the Demons' round five side for Tuesday night's match against Richmond, after their 67-point blowout loss just a week ago. The Demons will be looking to make a few changes in their on-field execution this weekend and potentially shake up their roster after a ...

Four things to watch: Western Bulldogs v Fremantle

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 12:48
Tom Boyd looked energised and confident on the track this week, and why wouldn't he be after a dominant five-goal performance in the VFL on the weekend. With Jack Redpath sidelined with knee soreness, Boyd's 23 possessions, six marks, six tackles and 11 hit-outs to go along with his five snags ...

<b>VFL</b>: Round 3 squad

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 11:52
North Melbourne has submitted a strong lineup for its VFL clash against Frankston on Saturday afternoon. 20 AFL-listed players have been named in the 27-man squad for the match at Avalon Airport. Taylor Garner and Kyron Hayden will make their returns from injury. View the full squad below, ...

VFLW | Practice Match Information

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 11:41
Dogs fans headed to Geelong will have the opportunity to watch both the VFL and VFLW teams, this Saturday at GMHBA Stadium. The VFLW side will play their second practice match against the Geelong Cats VFLW team from 11.30am, followed by the 2pm VFL game against the Cats. Entry into the ...

<b>VFL</b> team: R3

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:33
The ins represent a mix of youth, experience and opportunity, with AFL and VFL-listed talent alike in the mix to return to Chris Newman's final 23-man squad. As things stand Irishman Conor Glass*, Daniel Howe*, Harrison Jones and the experienced Brendan Whitecross could feature, as well as tall ...

North Ballarat City loses key recruit Marcus Darmody for half a season

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:00
Sebastopol undertook the BFL's most aggressive off-season recruiting campaign, pouncing on five players from disbanded VFL side North Ballarat Roosters ... With the demise of the Roosters and VFL's reserves competition, the AFL Vic development league, the BFL has been inundated with former ...

Young Bomber back after mental health battle

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:37
ESSENDON'S Aaron Francis will make his long-awaited return to football this weekend, playing for the Bombers' VFL team on Saturday. Francis, 20, has been named in the back pocket against Collingwood, his first match back after taking personal leave for mental health. Last month Bombers captain ...

Are Dees about to swing the selection axe?

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:15
The VFL side is scheduled to play Richmond on Sunday at 2pm AEST at Punt Road Oval. All four played in the loss to the Hawks. Garlett was the Demons' lowest possession getter with just five disposals. Vince had 13 touches and laid three tackles, while Bugg registered 19 disposals and laid six ...