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All Those Yesterdays: Round 8, 1988

  In the first piece of which hopefully will become a regular series, we intend to take a look back at some of the matches gone by in football history. This week, we focus on Round 8 of the 1988 VFL...

Player of the Week – Round 1

For this 2018 AFL season, The Drop Punt will select the player who has excelled over the round of football, and as such will be named the Player of the Week. At the end of the season, all nominees...

2018 Twitter top eight predictions

  Earlier this week on twitter, I asked for feedback on what the top eight would look like, which club would become the eventual premier, and also which club would finish as the wooden spooner for this season. Based on this,...

Eddie stands ready to deliver on footy’s biggest day.

  Eddie Betts is two months shy of his 31st birthday, in his 13th league season and has now plied his trade in 276 AFL games with more than 500 goals under his belt. Yet next week, Betts in his fourth...

Fisher adds to Carlton’s Western Australian legacy

Travelling from one side of the country to the other as a teenage draftee is always a major challenge for any budding AFL footballer, and indeed it was a year to remember for young West Australian draftee Zac Fisher. Donning...

The relocation conundrum

It's a hypothetical question at the moment that supporters of the South Melbourne Football Club unfortunately faced in the early 1980's. That is the question of whether you would still support your club in the event of a forced...

The enigma that is North Melbourne

  If there is one team in the AFL that is extremely hard to gauge on the extremities of their best and worst form in season 2017, it would be North Melbourne. It is hard to forget of course that the...

Geelong’s hat-trick at Simonds prove how valuable a home ground can be

On Friday night in front of more than 30,000 home fans, Geelong defeated the top-of-the-table Adelaide Crows by 22 points, marking the third win in as many weeks by the Cats at their home ground in Simonds Stadium. Due to the...

Looking back: The 1993 Brownlow Medal

On a Monday night in September 1993, in front of a national television audience, Essendon's Gavin Wanganeen would defy pre-count favourite Greg Williams to claim the 1993 Brownlow Medal. The ex-South Australian Wanganeen had turned 20 in June and...

Crows hard to beat in top of the table clash

The final game of Round 6 sees two undefeated sides in the Adelaide Crows and Richmond going head-to-head on Sunday afternoon in front of what is set to be a full house at the Adelaide Oval. Both teams have been...