AFL slams goal review vision

THE AFL has accused Channel Seven of treating football fans with a lack of respect by failing to accurately portray a controversial goal review.

First-term blitz sets up Swans win

LANCE Franklin and Kurt Tippett enjoyed the perfect tune-up for September with 10 goals between them as they hammered the Western Bulldogs by 63 points.

Live: Can young Lions down Dockers?

BRISBANE hopes to farewell retiring veteran Ash McGrath in style when it hosts Fremantle at the Gabba in the first of Sunday’s triple-header. LIVE HQ

Half-Time Report: Jimmy dives, farcical review

JIMMY Bartel takes dive in loss to Hawthorn, young Roo makes impact in Hobart and Dean Cox farewells faithful. HAVE YOUR SAY

Hawks won’t rest stars before finals

HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson says he won’t rest fit players against Collingwood in Round 23 despite an arduous schedule leading into September.

Hawks’ blistering surge buries Cats

HAWTHORN has produced a remarkable second-half comeback to defeat Geelong by 22 points at the MCG as both sides tune up for finals.

A Lepp of faith for Lions coach

AHEAD of Brisbane’s last home game, Lions coach Justin Leppitsch reflects on his first year in charge at the Gabba, replacing a mate and beep tests.

Magpies defy injuries to defeat Giants

AN injury depleted Collingwood have staged a courageous comeback to beat the Giants by eight points and keep their finals hopes alive.

Gaz could be best bet in Brownlow lottery

THE Brownlow Medal is a lottery. The most open field in a long time. And Gary Ablett is as good a chance as anyone of winning a third medal.

Dons’ baton change could be awkward

IT has taken Mark Thompson 10 months, but finally, Essendon is beginning to resemble a club that he ­believes could challenge for a premiership.

LIVE: Cats, Hawks set to sizzle, Eagles host Dees

HAWTHORN and Geelong to face in a MCG blockbuster, while West Coast hosts Essendon in Perth. LIVE COVERAGE

Happy Chappy guiding Bombers to finals

PAUL Chapman has already played in 21 AFL finals and won three flags, but he’s just as excited as his Essendon teammates about the prospect of playing in September this year.

LIVE: Giants hold narrow lead over Pies

THE GWS Giants hold a slim lead over Collingwood, following North Melbourne and Essendon’s important wins. LIVE COVERAGE

Dons secure finals spot with late surge

BRENDON Goddard sealed a top-eight finish for Essendon with a dominant performance in the Bombers’ 19-point win over Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.

LIVE: Roos hold on, Giants host Pies

NORTH Melbourne beats Adelaide, Essendon and Gold Coast in an arm-wrestle before GWS host Collingwood. LIVE COVERAGE

AFL slams goal review vision

THE AFL has accused Channel Seven of treating football fans with a lack of respect by failing to accurately portray a controversial goal review.

Port takes no risks with injured duo

PORT Adelaide will maintain its no-risk policy with injured players despite Ken Hinkley’s pursuit of a top-four finish.

Simpson can sniff September berth

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson is getting excited as the stars continue to align for a fairytale finals appearance.

Stakes will be higher next time: Scott

NOT having anything meaningful to play for may have contributed to Geelong’s 23-point loss to Hawthorn, according to Geelong coach Chris Scott.

Lake, Hawkins break-even in prize fight

THE matchup between Brian Lake and Tom Hawkins provided a massive boost to the premiership ambitions of Victoria’s superpowers.

Hinkley saved the Power: Cassisi

FORMER skipper Dom Cassisi has paid tribute to Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley for turning a “heartbroken’’ playing group into winners.

LIVE: Cats hold comfy lead over Hawks

GEELONG holds a five-goal half-time lead over rivals Hawthorn, while West Coast set for big win over Melbourne. LIVE COVERAGE

Great Dane gives Swans Rampe up

IT’S for good reason that Clovelly local Dane Rampe should find a quiet place to reflect on where he has come from and what he has done.

Red, white and blue Chip investment

THE Western Bulldogs have an exciting future, but their spine might stop them from contending. James Frawley might be the solution.

Roos hit home straight with momentum

NORTH Melbourne has all but guaranteed a home first final and kept the race for eighth spot alive with a gritty seven-point win over Adelaide.

Bomber lauds players mental resilience

MARK Thompson says he has never seen a group cope with as many external pressures as the Bombers have over the past 18 months.

Tiger’s dare provides reason to dream

SHANE Edwards is taking risks again and Richmond is reaping the rewards.

Roos put Crows on finals life support

THERE was no Brent Harvey but Jack Ziebell willed North Melbourne to a heart-stopping seven-point win against Adelaide.

SuperCoach Studs and Duds

WE are deep into the SuperCoach finals ... so who’s carving it up, and who’s to blame for your preliminary finals exit? HAVE YOUR SAY

Crows, Roos love to be underdogs

IF you’ve been a loyal tipster throughout 2014, the inconsistency of North Melbourne and Adelaide has undoubtedly frustrated you.

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