SuperCoach Studs and Duds

SUPERCOACH Studs and Duds: We look at the players that delivered big and those that let us down in Round 5. How did you score?

We weren’t ready: Bomber

ESSENDON coach Mark Thompson said his players weren’t ready, either physically or mentally, to match St Kilda on Saturday.

Riewoldt, Saints stun Bombers

INSPIRED by Nick Riewoldt’s five goals, St Kilda come from behind for a huge upset win over Essendon at Etihad Stadium.

Crawf’s tips to beat taggers

SHANE Crawford has plenty of experience with taggers and how to shake them off, here are his top tips to beat the bully.

Demetriou: the shortest VFL career

ANDY Demetriou - not to be confused with Andrew -claims he had the shortest VFL/AFL career but is proud of his one game.

Lack of desire hurt Dockers: Lyon

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon accused his team of lacking hunger after succumbing to a determined Sydney Swans at the SCG.

LIVE: Dons v Saints, Eagles v Power

ESSENDON tackle St Kilda and West Coast host Port Adelaide in a bumper Saturday night. Join the conversation at Live HQ.

Scott forecasts Kangaroos shake-up

NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he’d been shattered if Scott Thompson was suspended and forecasts a forward line shake-up.

Cloke, Magpies dismantle Kangaroos

THE conversation about genuine premiership contenders hasn’t involved Collingwood for some time.

Judd right, but not Blues’ saviour

CHRIS Judd looks certain to bolster winless Carlton’s midfield in tomorrow’s crunch clash against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

Fevola blasts Blues’ trades

FORMER Carlton ace Brendan Fevola has taken aim at his old club, criticising the decision to recruit Dale Thomas.

Swan strengths turn to weakness

Contested possession, tackling, pressure and clearances have been the hallmarks of the Sydney Swans but not in season 2014.

Spoon looms large for Lions

JONATHAN Brown describes Brisbane’s loss to Richmond as “terrible” with the wooden spoon looking more likely each week.

Bluey demands Suns statement

GOLD Coast coach Guy McKenna has ordered his players to make a statement against Melbourne in their only MCG appearance.

Keep Dusty deep, says King

RICHMOND should play Dustin Martin deep in attack after devastating forward spell on Thursday night, says David King.

Half-time Report: Big hits and upsets

The Half-time Report: Darren Glass and Scott Thompson will be sweating on the MRP while St Kilda produce a stunning upset.

Saints won’t lose focus: Richardson

ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson said his team would not get caught in finals speculation, despite an impressive win over Essendon.

Power shows it’s the real deal

PORT Adelaide strengthened its claims for a top-four finish with a dogged 14-point win over West Coast at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.

Plenty to like about young Lions

THE most important decision the Brisbane Lions will make this year is the appointment of a new recruiting and list manager.

Griff shows he’s one tough Dog

IF there was going to be an early test of Ryan Griffen’s leadership, it came last week when he was crunched at Manuka Oval.

Buddy helps Swans emerge from slumber

AFTER a month in hibernation the real Sydney has emerged, downing Fremantle by 17 points at the SCG to get their season back on track.

Sharp Magpies a ‘work in progress’

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley labelled Saturday’s win over North Melbourne as his team’s most complete of the season.

White: Trav super, sets high standards

TRAVIS Cloke kicked two goals in the first four rounds; he kicked double that figure on Saturday to get his season back on track.

LIVE: Swans face Fremantle test

SYDNEY is trying to bounce back as it hosts grand finalists Fremantle. Join in the conversation at Live HQ.

LIVE: Magpies v Kangaroos

COLLINGWOOD veteran Luke Ball will start as the Magpies’ substitute in today’s crunch clash with North Melbourne at the MCG.

Lobbe ready for best in the west

POWER ruckman Matthew Lobbe on Saturday tackles one of the best ruck tandems in the competition — Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui.

Local hero thrives on AFL stage

ROMONA Taylor was lying in a hospital bed after giving birth to her youngest son when husband Brett returned bubbling with excitement.

Dons keen to re-sign Bomber

ESSENDON will attempt to retain Mark Thompson next year as a senior assistant, thrilled with his passion for the senior role this season.

Tigers tap into ruck dilemma

SHAUN Hampson the tap ruckman is a far better player than Shaun Hampson the forward.

Dogs unleash prized Bontempelli

TEAMS: THE Western Bulldogs will unleash no.4 pick Marcus Bontempelli on Sunday against Carlton, while Lachie Hunter has been dropped.

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