‘Weirdo’ Walsh says Crows need work

ADELAIDE coach Phil Walsh thought he’d sound like a ‘weirdo’. The Crows coach revealed his frustration — and love of art — during an entertaining press conference on Thursday. WATCH IT HERE

Teams: Ablett expected to return

GARY Ablett is expected to return from three months out with a shoulder injury when Gold Coast travels to play Carlton in Round 13. LIVE.

$7 million Dog has long-term vision

TOM Boyd arrived at the Bulldogs with a $7 million contract amid a media storm. The heat came early but Boyd has never lost focus.

Is Bombers’ draw as easy as it looks?

CAN Essendon still make the finals? James Hird, Cale Hooker and Mark Thompson say yes but their perceived “easy” draw says otherwise.

Saint Fisher back amid rookie frustrations

EXPERIENCED key defender Sam Fisher is ready to return to ensure a near full strength St Kilda prepares for the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

Marley leaps into All-Aus contention

COLLINGWOOD defender Marley Williams is a surprise selection in the League Teams midyear All-Australian team. VIEW THE FULL 22.

Drugs ‘not a big issue at West Coast’

DANIEL Kerr says he’s surprised at the belief there was a “huge group of West Coast Eagles players” doing drugs during his time at the club.

Who’s on Taylor? No one cares

SOMETHING peculiar happened to Lewis Taylor last Saturday night. The Western Bulldogs seemed to let the young Lion roam the Etihad Stadium wing by himself.

Hawks play same way every week: Gibson

HAWTHORN defender Josh Gibson flatly rejects the suggestion his team has returned to its “unsociable” ways, but admits players may need to rein in their aggression.

Teams: Pies recall Blair, no Grundy

COLLINGWOOD has recalled Jarryd Blair ahead of its clash with Fremantle, but ruckman Brodie Grundy will miss another week due to a neck injury.

Go on, commit cardinal SuperCoach sin

PUNTING a player then trading him in again during the same season is traditionally a no-no. Rory Sloane, though, could be an exception. WATCH

Key piece of Crows puzzle still missing

ADELAIDE will not be drawn on its strategy to keep star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield, who remains the missing piece in the puzzle of a signing frenzy at West Lakes.

Goodes might play on next year

SWANS champ Adam Goodes says he is moving better than at any time in the past two years and has his sights on a third premiership in red and white.

Who is leading your club’s BnF?

FAMILIAR faces or surprise packets? Who leads your club’s best and fairest at the midway point of the season? EVERY CLUB ANALYSED

Re-signed Brown expects Walker to play

NEWLY re-signed Crows defender Luke Brown expects captain Taylor Walker to be fine to take on Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday.

‘Weirdo’ Walsh says Crows need work

ADELAIDE coach Phil Walsh thought he’d sound like a ‘weirdo’. The Crows coach revealed his frustration — and love of art — during an entertaining press conference on Thursday. WATCH IT HERE

Collins happy to play mate’s Robin role

With great mate Jacob Weitering still favourite to be drafted with the No. 1 pick, Kieran Collins is comfortable receiving less attention.

Docker dossier: How to beat Fremantle

COLLINGWOOD faces the most daunting task in football when it travels west to play the Dockers. Here’s five things they must do to win.

Injury ‘no excuse’ for Rich’s form

BRISBANE coach Justin Leppitsch says the form slump of Lions midfielder Daniel Rich is partly the fault of the club’s coaching staff.

Walker expected to be fit for Lion taming

CROWS captain Taylor Walker this morning is expected to pass his last fitness test to keep his place in the Adelaide attack for Saturday’s AFL clash with Brisbane at the Gabba.

Head-high frees: Which club is No.1?

JOEL Joel Selwood remains the king of winning head-high free kicks this season, but the club on top of the “too high” ladder may come as a shock. See the stats.

Crouch to play either Lions or in SANFL

CLASSY Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch will return to action this weekend – whether it is at Alberton or in Brisbane is the question.

We don’t have a gambling problem: Hawks

HAWTHORN called Brent Guerra yesterday after he revealed his gambling addiction to offer support — and ask if the club still had a problem.

Refreshed Bombers ready for Hawks

BRENDON Goddard says the Bombers have rung in the changes over the bye break and are mentally and physically refreshed ahead of their clash with Hawthorn.

Cripps answers SuperCoach riddle

PATRICK Cripps is the key to SuperCoach glory in 2015, but not for the reason you think. Plus Coach Crawf video.

Varcoe feels like a winner most weeks

COLLINGWOOD forward Travis Varcoe is the most successful player in the AFL — not that he knew it before this week.

Cloke poses threat to thin Dockers’ defence

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon expects Collingwood and Travis Cloke, the man ‘the world wanted,’ to be the Dockers’ biggest test in the absence of several key defenders.

Big Cat out for the season

GEELONG big man Rhys Stanley will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair ligament damage in his foot.

Who is your club’s Recruit of the Year?

VOTE: SINK or swim, it’s as simple as that for AFL players who move clubs during their careers. Who is your club’s recruit of the year?

AFL mascots: pick your favourite

WE think we may have offended GWS mascot G-Man, and he isn’t happy. So we’re paying tribute to him and his colleagues and asking fans to choose their favourite AFL mascot. RATE THEM

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