VFL News

Lachie Young opinion: Rhys Stanley's form a worry for Cats as perspective needed for other issues

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 00:03
Heading into Saturday's clash with Sydney, Geelong had won 18 of its past 20 matches at GMHBA Stadium. The two losses came courtesy of the Swans. What does that mean? Chris Scott will tell you nothing. Perhaps he is right. Perhaps there is more to it than he would have us believe. In any case ...

Swans ruck dominance should spark Geelong's ruck restructure

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 23:52
Smith did enough in the VFL on Saturday night before his night ended early after copping a knock to his left shoulder. “There were a few boys in the tracksuit at the end. It was more just a few of the boys on the fringe, in our emergencies, that might be a chance over the coming weeks, and with a short ...

<b>VFL</b>: Report Card (Round 4)

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 20:30
“We weren't too worried about the way we finished the game,” North VFL Coach David Loader told North Media. “The boys had done a lot of good work until three quarter time. We had a couple of guys that we wanted to get off the ground and when you do that [the rotations], you probably expose yourself ...

Lang impresses in return

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 18:15
Josh Fraser paid credit to Lang, with the VFL senior coach saying the new recruit had made an impact throughout the match despite the lengthy injury layoff. “Having had an interrupted preparation leading in, it was fantastic to see Darcy back in the fold," Fraser said. “He competed well and ran really ...

Join in the Chorus (<b>VFL</b> Round 4, 2018)

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 17:45
The boys got to band together and sing the clubs theme following a 52 point win against Coburg in round 4. April 29, 2018 5:31 PM. Latest Videos. Scott post-match (Rd 6, 2018). 6:04pm Apr 28, 2018. Match highlights (Rd 6, 2018). 5:59pm Apr 28, 2018. Davies-Uniacke kicks his first AFL goal (Rd 6, ...

Geelong <b>VFL</b> 2018: Zac Smith, Stewart Crameri, Timm House, Wylie Buzza impress in <b>VFL</b> win

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 14:41
GEELONG VFL coach Shane O'Bree says his side's upcoming bye has come at the wrong time for players like Zac Smith and Stewart Crameri on the fringe of AFL selection. The Cats boast a 3-1 record following Saturday night's clinical 12.12 (84) to 9.8 (62) win over Casey on the road, with Smith and ...

<b>VFL</b>: Jesse Palmer a standout for Northern Blues in loss to reigning premier Port Melbourne

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 13:44
“It was great to have him back on the field and he is going to be a great addition, not only to our VFL program, but somehow who would appeal at AFL selection as well,” Fraser said. Captain Tom Wilson was Northern Blues' leading disposal winner with 30, while Nick Graham had 27 possessions and ...

Trainer Clinton Garland outed over cobalt

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:00
Central Queensland trainer Clinton Garland has been disqualified for 18 months after being found guilty on a cobalt-related charge. Stewards opened an inquiry after the Racing Science Centre found cobalt in a post-race urine sample taken from Bonino who won at Rockhampton on June 10, 2017.

MAX GAWN, Herald Sun

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 07:00
The standard entry to the AFL is the under-18 competitions in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. Almost every top 10 pick in recent drafts were plying their trade in one of these three leagues. But we're also seeing later picks falling to other competitions. Think VFL, WAFL, SANFL and various ...

Why Ashley Sampi deserves a retrospective Glendinning Medal too

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 01:56
Three decades on from West Coast's admission into the VFL, the so-called national competition remains a Victorian one at heart. The VFL's major awards became the AFL's major awards without any name changes and football history in other parts of the country, particularly strongholds WA and South ...

Wangaratta&#39;s Frazer Dent looks to fill forward role alongside Michael Newton

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 22:33
Wangaratta might have found the solution to its attacking shortfall in its backyard. The Pies lost three premiership players and, under the points system, we might never see a forward line like it again with two ex-AFL, a former SANFL and one-time VFL player in the line-up. Bur Frazer Dent's five goals ...

Dugan injured in dramatic Sharks win

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 20:00
A last-minute injury to NSW State of Origin star Josh Dugan has soured Cronulla's dramatic 10-9 NRL win over Gold Coast. Halfback Chad Townsend stepped up to sink a 79th-minute field goal to seal a rare win over bogey side the Titans in a scrappy Saturday evening clash at a wet Cbus Super ...

<b>VFL</b>: Blues beaten by Borough

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 19:45
THE Northern Blues suffered their third defeat of the season, going down to reigning premier Port Melbourne at Preston City Oval today. The Blues struggled to withstand a strong finish to the match from the Borough on the way to a 10. 8. (68) to 15. 22. (112) result. The youthful Northern outfit stuck with ...

Around the state leagues: Who&#39;s starring for your club?

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 18:26
Winless Carlton has slim pickings in its VFL team, the Northern Blues, which went down to Port Melbourne by 44 points at Preston City Oval on Saturday. Midfielder Nick Graham was typically busy with 27 possessions and two goals and Jed Lamb had 22 in a strong response to being dropped. Outside ...

Geelong Cats VFLW Announce Leadership Team

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 15:37
She was named in the VFLW team of the year in 2017 and has played 22 VFL games over the past two seasons. Cranston has also spent two years in the AFLW, playing 13 games with Melbourne. She has played close to a decade of football, starting in Ballarat before moving to Geelong. Cranston is ...

Dual shockers as two players miss from goal square

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 15:15
Whether you're in the AFL, the VFL, the SANFL, the WAFL or even the ammos, there's one thing that's simply inexcusable in footy. Missing from right in front. You're in the goal square. You might be under a bit of pressure, but no one has their hands on you and you've got a major in sight. Spraying it isn't ...

<b>VFL</b>: Hrovat returns

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 11:07
The 23-year-old will feature in North Melbourne's VFL side on Sunday afternoon against the Coburg Lions at Piranha Park. “We've got a lot of good young players coming through. I think it's been a big week in terms of losing last week to Frankston. Hopefully we can get a win against Coburg,” he said.

<b>VFL</b>: Round 4 preview

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 11:07
Brock Ellis April 28, 2018 12:59 AM. Newsletter · RSS. North Melbourne will look to make a statement when it takes on the Coburg Lions at Piranha Park on Sunday afternoon. David Loader has named a 27-man squad, boasting 20 AFL-listed players. North faithful will be familiar with the opposition as ...

More pain awaits winless Blues in AFL

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 03:37
Big things were predicted for Carlton this year but in their 120-year VFL/AFL history, the Blues have never started a season so poorly. The 11.14 (80) to 8.11 (59) loss will be particularly tough to swallow for Blues fans given Carlton, for once, had experience on their side - they fielded 10 players above ...

GFL 2018: St Joseph&#39;s and South Barwon count the cost of bruising Anzac Day clash

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 23:52
In a positive sign, St Joseph's doesn't believe the injury to the Werribee-VFL listed backman is too severe, with coach Heath Jamieson describing it as a “10-15 day injury”. The news isn't so positive in the Swans camp however, with no time frame put on Hansen's shoulder concern. The first-year Swans ...