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The 2019 AFL wishlist

The 2019 AFL season is now but a few weeks away and for the 18 clubs brings new hope for the season ahead. Obviously every club would be hoping to add the 2019 premiership to their trophy cabinet, but...

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...

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...


NAB Cup an undervalued importance

The AFL is like a game of cards; sometimes you draw a good hand, sometimes you don’t. Other times, no matter how hard you...