The thing modern players just can’t get right

CARLTON legend Robert Walls says AFL players need to get back to basics after a horror round of goal kicking across the league.

‘He’s got better as the game’s evolved’

AS North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey prepares to break the games record, two of his longest contemporaries tell of what makes him so good.

Port, Saints fly up the ‘What If?’ ladder

WITH one of the most tightly contested top-eights in history, 2016 is the season of ‘what ifs?’ The ‘What If?’ ladder shows you what could have been.

Board member to be new top Dog after CEO quits

EXCLUSIVE: THE Western Bulldogs will name current board member Gary Kent as their new chief executive officer to replace David Stevenson, who quit on Monday.

How Dogs have fallen foul of injury curse

WHILE injuries are ‘part of the game’, the Bulldogs could struggle to be at their best come finals time due to key injuries. And four past teams can attest to that.

Gold Coast Suns join search for little Jocelyn

WATER police divers have joined hundreds of volunteers and emergency service workers searching for five-year-old Jocelyn who went missing yesterday afternoon.

‘You’re a toilet trained jerk journalist’

BUCKLE up. There has never been an Open Mike guest more prepared to launch verbal attacks on Mike Sheahan. His name is Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson.

The young Roo turning heads at Arden Street

IT’S not often a debutant runs out alongside a 423-game player. But that’s exactly what happened to Ryan Clarke three weeks ago. And he hasn’t looked back.

Three-Word Analysis: Mitchell’s day out

SOMETIMES all the analysis is too much.

School teacher dies playing AFL

A SCHOOL teacher and father of two collapsed and died while playing in an Australian football match in southeast Queensland ­yesterday. (Pic: Channel 7)

It sets a ‘dangerous precedent’

NICK Riewoldt had a crack at a fan for touching his arm during Saturday night’s game and Hawk legend Jason Dunstall says it sets a “dangerous precedent”. IS IT OK? VOTE AND HAVE YOUR SAY

How Bombers are breaking 27-year-old record

THE dreadful Dons are breaking a decades-old record, plus your side’s best and worst moments from Round 18. FOOTY SHORTS.

Hardwick slams ‘shameful’ Tigers

DAMIEN Hardwick has described Richmond’s final quarter as “shameful” after the Tigers rolled over in a record-breaking 70-point loss to Hawthorn.

Saints eye Kangas scalp for finals dream

ST KILDA’S unlikely finals charge has reached its fork in the road - a Round 19 clash against North Melbourne, the team it could unseat in the top eight.

A tall order to stop Suns’ triple threat

SUNS swingman Sam Day says the way the Gold Coast’s Triple Towers tormented Fremantle on Saturday had been in the works for a while.

‘They’re all very sensitive to criticism’

A FORMER Richmond coach has slammed the club’s maligned group of leaders, claiming they are too sensitive to criticism.

‘It’s heartbreaking, every player is crying’

WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis’ horrific broken leg caused heartbreaking emotion from his teammates in the rooms after the game.

Video: Saint slots VFL goal of the year

IF this doesn’t get you considered for a senior game, nothing will. St Kilda fringe player Cameron Shenton’s incredible effort has seen him kick one of the goals of the year.

Selwood encouraged by brain scan results

GEELONG captain Joel Selwood has been encouraged by the results of his recent brain scans in the face of footy’s big concussion problem.

Boomer’s regret over Carey innuendo

NORTH Melbourne champion Brent Harvey has acknowledged he should have not published “rumour and innuendo” about Wayne Carey in his new book.

Run Home: The tightest race ever heats up

WITH just five weeks left, there’s still so much to play for. Who are the top four fancies and who is favourite for eighth after a stunning Round 18? THE RUN HOME

Bulldogs surgeon’s bleak prediction for Wallis

MITCH Wallis faces one year out of the game, with the Bulldog’s surgeon David Young admitting it will be 12 months before the midfielder is “running really well”.

Dogs meeting to decide CEO’s fate

WESTERN Bulldogs bosses have been locked in meetings all morning to decide the fate of chief executive David Stevenson.

Report Card: Dogs decimated, Giants surge

IT WAS a weird weekend of footy. There were upsets and almost-upsets, while the Dogs let a great opportunity slip. How did your team perform?

‘Energy’ boost needed at Dogs: Johnson

THE Western Bulldogs are in need of “energy”, former captain Brad Johnson believes, and an on-field shake-up is just the boost they need.

Papley enjoying life as an AFL footballer

THIS time last year Tom Papley was digging ditches in country Victoria, but now he’s enjoying the lifestyle of an AFL footballer and is celebrating a two-year contract extension.

Giant comeback flips switch on Power’s season

IT hasn’t quite been knocked out but Port Adelaide is on the canvas after a comeback win saw the GWS Giants leap into the top two on the ladder.

Clarko says trade for Hill must satisfy Hawks

HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson says the Hawks would seek the best possible return for Bradley Hill should he decide to return to Western Australia.

Video: Controversy reigns after late ump call

CONTROVERSY reigned at the Adelaide Oval after the first half appeared to have ended — but then suddenly, it hadn’t. WATCH WHAT HAPPENED

Hawks salute Sam with a scrap at the ‘G

THEY won’t be lighting up today with requests to purchase this DVD, but Sam Mitchell might dial up to grab a copy of his victorious 300th game.

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