Wells goes under the knife

NORTH Melbourne star Daniel Wells has succumbed to his achilles tendon soreness and gone under the knife but the Roos are confident the playmaker will resume training in two weeks.

SuperCoach podcast: Which backs to trust

WITH a few defenders still to upgrade, which premium backmen can we trust? And when is the best time to pounce on Gary Ablett? LISTEN

Can Swanny buck the trend?

MILESTONE or millstone? Players haven’t enjoyed much success in milestone matches this season.

Umps doing best to protect snap set shot

COMMENTATORS and forwards might not think so, but the umpires are more conscious than ever of protecting the player who opts to snap a set shot.

Swan eyes another flag with young Pies

COLLINGWOOD star Dane Swan says the club’s current list has the talent and the depth to push for a premiership in the short-to-medium term.

Gibbs in Twitter blue: AFL Confidential

BRYCE Gibbs gets in a Twitter blue, the Tigers add a former Tiger from the other side of the world and more in our Round 14 social media wrap.

Roo and Bruce: Unlikely, yet lethal duo

THEY’RE at different stages of their respective careers, but Nick Riewoldt and Josh Bruce have clicked inside St Kilda’s forward 50.

It’s five in a row for top cat-ch Jimmy

THE results from the Herald Sun Footy Fans Survey are in, and a familiar name has taken out the gong for the AFL’s sexiest player. SEE THE RESULTS

Menzel eyes return from fourth ACL

LUCKLESS Geelong forward Daniel Menzel will make an amazing return from a fourth ACL reconstruction in the VFL on Saturday.

Post-game tribute a defining moment: Roos

PAUL Roos believed last Friday night’s match should have been cancelled after the shock death of Phil Walsh but says the post-match tribute provided the “defining moment” of the weekend.

Hird safe, the right man to lead Bombers

ESSENDON says it absolutely expects James Hird to coach the club until his contract expires at the end of next season.

Saint Lonie gets Rising Star nod

IT’S rare that a 110-point win is defined by a smother.

Dogs reeling over Morris’ bad break

THE Western Bulldogs were fearful Dale Morris was set for another stint on the sidelines, with scans on Monday expected to confirm a broken jaw.

Fans want roof closed

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick wants the roof at Etihad Stadium shut and so do the fans, the Herald Sun Footy Fan survey reveals.

Leuey back to best as no. 1 ruck

MATTHEW Leuenberger admits uncertainty over his future has played on his mind and says his best value to the Lions, or any other club, is as a ruckman.

Port game still starts with Never Tear Us Apart

The Never Tear Us Apart 60-second countdown will go ahead when Port Adelaide plays Collingwood at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.

Season over for Watson

ESSENDON skipper Jobe Watson’s season is over after succumbing to a shoulder injury.

Are Pies flag fancies? The coach says no

PIES coach Nathan Buckley says his team aren’t feeling any pressure. Is this expectations management or are Collingwood true premiership contenders?

Reid still long way from AFL return: Buckley

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley concedes there is a possibility the Magpies could be without defender Ben Reid for the entire season.

SuperCoach Market Watch: buyer beware

AS finals loom, SuperCoaches must be wary of the one-off rookie that could spell doom. Plus, Coach Crawf and SuperCoach Podcast.

Best one-liner in footy history

DANNY Frawley knows exactly the kind of pressure Essendon coach James Hird is under. This is the best way to ease the tension.

NFL star joins Tigers for the day

NFL star Cam Newton tries his hand at AFL with Richmond but says he has no idea what he’s doing. SEE HIM IN ACTION.

Buddy stars for Hawks on Chooseday Night

HAWTHORN sealed its place in September with a narrow three-point victory over Collingwood in a thriller at the MCG to conclude the 2010 home and away season.

‘I’m confused’: Sling rule baffles coaches

FOLLOWING a controversial interpretation of the sling tackle from the MRP, coaches have conceded they are confused by the rules. TV WRAP.

Debate: Did MRP get Schulz right?

DID Jay Schulz get lucky to escape penalty from the AFL match review panel? Mark Robinson and Warwick Green debate the MRP’s decision.

Jobe bounces back for good cause

A DAY after his team’s massacre, and his worst performance in almost a decade, Essendon captain Jobe Watson was putting on a typically stoic face.

WADA appeal on hold waiting for Dank

THE agonising wait for the Essendon 34 could drag on as the World Anti-Doping Agency seeks a stay of proceedings in its case against Stephen Dank.

MRP lotto still angers AFL fans

THE AFL match review panel is failing, fans overwhelmingly believe.

Footy fans say dump the vest

THE substitute rule needs to be given the red vest, Herald Sun Footy Fan Survey respondents say.

Torp king Tom Fields goes even bigger

LAST week, he made headlines with an 80m torpedo for Carlton’s VFL affiliate This week, Tom Fields might have gone even bigger. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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