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AFL coaches: the class of 2013

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Preview: Adelaide Crows

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall preview the Adelaide Crows ahead of their 2013 AFL season campaign.

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BRENTON SANDERSON
(Adelaide)
RECORD: W: 18 L: 7 D: 0 Win %: 72
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR:
Sanderson's debut season was a roaring success, refreshing veterans, pushing Patrick Dangerfield to elite status and dragging the likes of Taylor Walker, Rory Sloane and Sam Jacobs to new levels. The Crows became a top contested-ball team and far more of a kicking team, their ball movement cleaner and quicker. Finishing a kick from a grand final spot was the reward.
KEY FOCUS:
Keeping his side hungry to go a step further after the novelty of a new master's voice wears off and opponents have had more time to sort out what makes the Crows tick. The loss of Kurt Tippett means some reorganisation of the forward structure. Sanderson will be working hard with the likes of Josh Jenkins and Shaun McKernan to make them viable alternative key targets as well as ruckmen.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Close to being the coach of 2012, Sanderson needs only to extract a small amount more from his troops for big results in 2013.

MICHAEL VOSS
(Brisbane Lions)
RECORD: W: 35 L: 54 D: 1 Win %: 39
STATUS: Out of contract 2013
STORY SO FAR: Voss has recovered well from the trade disasters of 2009, overseeing a list that has gradually built its stocks of young talent to a point where the Lions are legitimate finals contenders. Ten wins for 2012 was a solid base, though many were against poor opposition. Entering his fifth year as Brisbane coach, Voss needs obvious improvement again from his troops to shore up his position.
KEY FOCUS: Improving the hardness of the midfield stocks and finding alternative forward avenues to veteran Jonathan Brown have to be the priorities. The Lions have been consistently poor at winning contested ball, and pinch-hitting defender Daniel Merrett was Brisbane's second leading goalkicker last year. Voss has plucked Brent Moloney to help with the former, eliciting more from Aaron Cornelius would help the latter.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Voss has redeemed his trade disasters with consistent development of the kids. Still needs a big fifth year, though, coming out of contract, and with the doubters still vocal.

MICK MALTHOUSE
(Carlton)
RECORD: W: 386 L: 272 D: 6 Win %: 58
STATUS: Out of contract 2015
STORY SO FAR: Twenty-eight seasons, three premierships, 19 finals campaigns. Malthouse's record speaks for itself, hence Carlton's eagerness to sign the master coach after a year recharging the batteries. Has great track record of hardening sides mentally, shoring them up defensively, and getting the very best out of the bottom end of his lists ñ three things that should help the Blues no end in 2013.
KEY FOCUS: Simply keeping able bodies on the park will be a priority after the injury plague that helped wreck Carlton's 2012. Flexibility, of which the Blues have plenty, will be another key. So will maintaining a defensive ethos, elimination of risk the precursor to attack. Increasing midfield class and depth via the likes of Bryce Gibbs and restoring the rebounding qualities of the defence through the return of Jeremy Laidler and long-kicking Matthew Watson will earn plenty of attention from the coach.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Immediate returns will be expected with as much pressure on club administrators who appointed the new coach, but Malthouse has plenty of material to work with.

NATHAN BUCKLEY
(Collingwood)
RECORD: W: 17 L: 8 D: 0 Win %: 68
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: Given both the weight of expectation upon him, and the obstacles presented through a catalogue of injury woes, Buckley's debut in charge of the Magpies has to have been considered a relative success. Rarely managing to have his best 22 take the field at any one time, Buckley still had his troops string together 10 wins on the trot, and got them to a preliminary final. Better luck may be all that is needed to go at least a step further this season.
KEY FOCUS: Maintaining the game style Buckley is after will be a key, the Pies starting last year a more daring outfit than they finished it. Buckley has geared recruiting towards quicker ball movement and transition from defence via the long kicking of Jordan Russell, Clinton Young and Quinten Lynch. The coach will also seek to restore the Pies' defensive pressure, particularly forward of centre, to 2010-11 levels.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Collingwood being Collingwood, a lower finish than last year will see even a favourite son of Buckley's stature copping plenty of heat. Can expect more on the luck front, though.

JAMES HIRD
(Essendon)
RECORD: W: 22 L: 22 D: 1 Win %: 49
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: The return of the prodigal son is yet to prove the fairytale Essendon had hoped, the result thus far one finals appearance and a spectacular fadeout last year, an 8-1 record becoming 11-11 under a catalogue of injury. Hird's intent to build his midfield stocks was reflected in the luring of Brendon Goddard from St Kilda, but it's the off-season drama involving the Dons' alleged ingestion of banned substances that has cast the biggest shadow over Hird's coaching career.
KEY FOCUS: Hird's biggest task may well be keeping his and his players' minds on purely football matters given the uncertainty hanging over their immediate future via the drugs controversy. Already in pre-season that's proved easier said than done. In an on-field sense, for the coach it's about increasing depth in still shallow midfield ranks, more consistent defensive pressure, and improving a lot more skill levels across the board, which under pressure can become ordinary indeed.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: The sheer size of the off-field issues at hand have to put even a favourite son under as much pressure as any peer, a fan base also increasingly impatient about seeing results.

 

ROSS LYON
(Fremantle)
RECORD: W: 91 L: 50 D: 4 Win %: 63
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: Fremantle's bold gambit in luring the highly regarded Lyon from St Kilda paid immediate dividends, the Dockers becoming a stingier, more resilient side, and by season's end, one dangerous on the offensive front as well. Lyon is a hard taskmaster and an intense personality, but the Freo list has clearly responded well to the tangible prospect of success being dangled before it with 2013 a pivotal year in its plans.
KEY FOCUS: Lyon has spent as much time as usual in the off-season drilling his mantra of defensive pressure into his charges, but an obvious key area in 2013 will be maintaining the level of scoreboard pressure the Dockers inflicted on opponents over the second half of last season. Maintenance of key players will be another priority, Matthew Pavlich and Aaron Sandilands (the latter already missing for the first month of the season) still essential parts of Fremantle's strongest line-up.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Lyon has in one season crafted a tougher, more capable line-up than Freo has previously known. Will be aiming higher now.

 

CHRIS SCOTT
(Geelong)
RECORD: W: 37 L: 11 D: 0 Win %: 77
STATUS: Out of contract 2015
STORY SO FAR: Had the ultimate success in 2011 when he guided the Cats to the premiership, becoming the first coach since Alan Joyce in 1988 to win a flag in his first year. Was able to get the best out of his premiership veterans, while blooding several impressive youngsters. A rebuild began last year, with Scott able to maintain a more than competitive team while unveiling 10 debutants. His commitment to the cause resulted in a contract extension.
KEY FOCUS: While stung by last year's elimination final thumping, the Cats maintain there is no reason they should plummet, and have embraced a new trading philosophy to back this bid. Where it once had been purely about developing internal talent, the Cats traded for established bodies Hamish McIntosh, Jared Rivers and the still-young Josh Caddy. Scott will also look to extract as much as he can from the likes of veterans Jimmy Bartel, Steve Johnson and James Kelly, while much will also depend on how far young but experienced stars Tom Hawkins, Joel Selwood and Travis Varcoe can carry the team.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Safe. Has the respect of all at Geelong, both in terms of football acumen and dealing with administrative, sponsorship and media issues. Looms as a 10-year Cats coach.

 

GUY McKENNA
(Gold Coast)
RECORD: W: 6 L: 38 D: 0 Win %: 14
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: It's been a rough road for McKenna, with speculation last year he was under pressure to retain his position. The Suns surprised some by extending his deal for two years, but have given football director Malcolm Blight a more active role. There has been a high turnover of young talent, suggesting the recruiting was not as great as first predicted. The Suns won more quarters and conceded fewer points in 2012 than a year earlier, areas identified by the board that McKenna had needed to improve in.
KEY FOCUS: Having lost their opening 14 matches last season, the Suns gathered three wins from their final eight games. McKenna will hope veterans Nathan Bock, said to have had a modest pre-season, Jarrod Harbrow and Michael Rischitelli will earn their pay, while the likes of youngsters Danny Stanley and Steven May continue to develop. Blowouts will no longer be accepted and more commitment to winning the contested ball is required. He will also need to show he can successfully teach a sophisticated game plan.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Under pressure. Re-signed for two years midway through 2012, but would not want to begin another season with three winless months.

 

KEVIN SHEEDY
(GWS)
RECORD: W: 388 L: 262 D: 7 Win %: 59
STATUS: Out of contract 2013
STORY SO FAR: Let's forget about his years at Essendon, as it is what happened last season with GWS which matters. It was always going to be a rough year, and that's what eventuated with just the two wins – one less than Gold Coast in its first season – and a percentage of 46.17, the worst by a team since 1955. However, there were eight Rising Star nominees, six midfielders, an area the Giants have focused on. When you consider the likes of the impressive Taylor Adams, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Anthony Miles were not nominated, it appears the Giants have plenty of talent to work with. Sheedy has also done an excellent job in promoting the AFL in the rugby league heartland.
KEY FOCUS: Again, it's about development, and minimising the maulings. The Giants were crunched by 90 points or more eight times last year, with six from round 15 onwards. Sheedy will want Tom Scully to prove his worth, Jonathon Patton to be injury free, while 2012 No.1 draft pick Lachie Whitfield already looks the part.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: It's just about pride for Sheedy now, set to hand the reins over to senior assistant Leon Cameron after this season, with still no huge expectations about number of wins.

ALASTAIR CLARKSON
(Hawthorn)
RECORD: W: 107 L: 80 D: 1 Win %: 57
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: Remains arguably the best coach in the game, and could have joined Melbourne had he wanted the job there in 2011. The glow of the 2008 flag has dimmed, however, and another premiership is needed this year, otherwise some would suggest the Hawks have wasted a list many feel is the league's best. The Swans exposed the Hawks' high-possession, short-kicking style in the grand final, so a tweak in tactics is required. The Hawks failed to do this after their 2008 success and say they have learnt from this mistake. Enjoys a strong relationship with president Andrew Newbold.
KEY FOCUS: Clarkson must help ensure Franklin's contract issues do not become a disruption. He must also rejig a backline now without Matthew Suckling, who had been integral to sparking attack from defence and breaking lines. Just where Jarryd Roughead is best suited remains a point of interest. Matthew Lloyd believes Roughead should return to full-forward, where he had so much success in 2008, but the Hawks appear set to again use him as a back-up ruckman and swingman.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Will have been at the helm for 10 years when this contract expires. Will it be time for a move? Has always been innovative, but the ‘‘what ifs'' continue to mount for the Hawks.


 

MARK NEELD
(Melbourne)
RECORD: W: 4 L: 18 D: 0 Win %: 18
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: It could not have been a more tumultuous rookie season for the former Collingwood assistant. There were issues aplenty off the field, while on it several players struggled to deal with the increased demands and a new game plan. Jeremy Howe, Nathan Jones, Jack Grimes and Sam Blease were among the few to improve. Stoppage work was a particular problem. A clean out of the list was always likely once the season was over, and so it proved, with former Magpie Chris Dawes and father-son draft pick Jack Viney headlining the new faces.
KEY FOCUS: There are plenty of focus points, not the least being team harmony and a strong, disciplined game plan. Neeld knows he needs wins this season, otherwise he will enter the final year of his contract under enormous pressure. Dawes must repay the Demons for his fat contract, while a big year from fellow forward Mitch Clark is also needed. Neeld also needs skipper Jack Trengove to be fit and providing dash through the midfield.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: Has another year of rebuilding but consistent progress is needed otherwise the spotlight will be intense from frustrated supporters.

 

BRAD SCOTT
(North Melbourne)
RECORD: W: 35 L: 32 D: 0 Win %: 52
STATUS: Out of contract 2016
STORY SO FAR: Heading into his fourth season, Scott has made no secret that it's time for the Kangaroos to consistently compete against the league's elite. They failed to beat a top-four side in his first two seasons but that changed last year. Tactically astute, Scott is also at ease when fronting the media, is prepared to give his thoughts on major issues, and is impressive in the board room. The confidence the players have in Scott has been reinforced by Daniel Wells and Jack Ziebell committing to long-term contracts.
KEY FOCUS: The Kangaroos had 13 finals debutants in their heavy defeat to West Coast, an experience that will benefit the players and coach. A tall forward line of Drew Petrie, Lachie Hansen and Robbie Tarrant will again need to be productive, with Scott looking for more options. Without the suspended Brent Harvey for the opening six rounds, Scott will also hope the likes of Shaun Atley and Ben Cunnington continue to develop.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Not going anywhere, having recently had his contract extended until the end of 2016. Enters his fourth year in charge on an upward curve, with strong support from club chiefs.

 

KEN HINKLEY
(Port Adelaide)
RECORD: First year as coach
STATUS: Out of contract 2016
STORY SO FAR: After coming so close to the top role on a handful of occasions, Hinkley has wasted little time impressing at Alberton. President David Koch already believes Hinkley could be at the club for a decade. The former St Kilda, Geelong and Gold Coast assistant has reopened communication between all departments, an issue last season, and will be a calming influence on a rebuilding list. Players have already praised a new attitude towards training and what they call Hinkley's “white-line fever coaching style” on game day.
KEY FOCUS: Wins will not be a priority this season, rather it's the style of football and the “buy-in” factor from the players that Hinkley will be judged on. A young leadership group, led by new captain Travis Boak, has warmed to the new boss, with all players improving their off-field commitment to recovery. This must continue. Hinkley has already built a strong relationship with senior assistant Alan Richardson and fitness boss Darren Burgess.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Port Adelaide administrators understand there is a lot of work to be done with the Power list, so, with a four-year deal, Hinkley will be given plenty of time.


 

DAMIEN HARDWICK
(Richmond)
RECORD: W: 24 L: 40 D: 2 Win %: 36
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: Gradual improvement has been the story of Hardwick's tenure at Tigerland, Richmond progressing from six wins to eight to 10 last year. There's much expectation for 2013 at Punt Road as a result, with anything less than finals likely to be viewed as failure. Hardwick still has a young list, but not necessarily inexperienced, the recruiting of several more experienced hands a clear indication the coach thinks this group is ready to step up to September levels.
KEY FOCUS: Cooler heads in the crisis will be a Hardwick mantra this season with a half-dozen of their 2012 defeats by only two goals or less. Cultivating support for Jack Riewoldt up forward will be a priority, North Melbourne recruit Aaron Edwards a step in that direction, as will more polish on the conversion front. Hardwick is aiming also to generate more potent attack from defence, former Port key backman Troy Chaplin a key to those plans.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING: The natives will be pretty restless indeed if the Tigers fail to see September action again, and the coach concedes they'll have every right after three years of patience.

SCOTT WATTERS
(St Kilda)
RECORD: W: 12 L: 10 D: 0 Win %: 55
STATUS: Out of contract 2015
STORY SO FAR: Inherited an unbalanced list on the slide after grand final heartache and immediately began to inject fresh legs. Has impressed administrators with his calm attitude around the club and detailed analysis when fronting the board. He has quickly become one of the more astute tactical thinkers. Provided a more attacking ethos last year but the flipside was the Saints conceded 11 points more than under his predecessor. Agreed it was right to let Brendon Goddard leave for financial reasons.
KEY FOCUS: To remain a finals threat and improve the level of talent in the mid-20s age bracket. The Saints still heavily rely on their veterans such as Lenny Hayes, Nick Riewoldt, Stephen Milne and Nick Dal Santo, with the challenge being for Jack Steven, Tom Simpkin and Rhys Stanley to develop. David Armitage and Jarryn Geary had their best season last year.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: President Greg Westaway says it's too early to think about extending Watters' contract beyond the end of 2015, but that seems all but assured once the board decides to act.

 

JOHN LONGMIRE
(Sydney)
RECORD: W: 32 L: 16 D: 1 Win %: 65
STATUS: Out of contract 2015
STORY SO FAR: The handover of power from Paul Roos to Longmire after the 2010 season could not have been smoother. The Swans made the finals in Longmire's first season and tasted the ultimate success last season. As was the case under Roos, the recycled talent continues to flourish, veterans thrive and youngsters emerge. Those who have worked with Longmire praise his tactical and communication skills.
KEY FOCUS: It surely has to be claiming back-to-back premierships. The Swans fell just short of this during Roos' tenure, but with former Crows' power forward Kurt Tippett aboard ñ once he serves his suspension for breaching AFL rules ñ there is little reason this cannot be achieved.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Swans chairman Richard Colless is a stickler for preparing for the future, but with a freshly won flag, there is no need yet to even think about life after Longmire.

 

JOHN WORSFOLD
(West Coast)
RECORD: W: 140 L: 117 D: 2 Win %: 54
STATUS: Out of contract 2013
STORY SO FAR: In 11 seasons in charge of the Eagles, Worsfold has rebuilt from the ground up twice, yet still delivered his club a flag and eight finals campaigns. Entering his 12th year, the prospect of a second premiership has never been more real, his list arguably deeper than any rival's, the stocks of big men and midfielders certainly more plentiful. Little more than fine-tuning is required now for the former skipper to play a part in a fourth West Coast flag.
KEY FOCUS: Judicious deployment of his older players will be paramount for Worsfold, with Andrew Embley, Mark Nicoski and Mark LeCras all returning from injury-riddled years. Ditto in defence, where skipper Darren Glass is still a key, the continued improvement of the likes of Eric Mackenzie and Will Schofield critical. The coach will also focus on further tightening a defensive structure which, while competent enough and ranking fourth for scores conceded, was occasionally vulnerable from defensive stoppages.
RATING — SITTING COMFORTABLY: Worsfold has, by mutual agreement, delayed talks over a new contract. Hard to see this long partnership ending, however, given the riches close to hand.

 

BRENDAN McCARTNEY
(Western Bulldogs)
RECORD: W: 5 L: 17 D: 0 Win %: 23
STATUS: Out of contract 2014
STORY SO FAR: McCartney's first year as a senior coach couldn't have been a lot tougher, a promising run of four wins from five games early in the season dissolving into 10 straight defeats to end the year, plenty of hidings among them. While the concentration was primarily on winning contested ball, the Dogs consistently lacked the polish to capitalise on opportunities. The coach goes into his second year having lost a key defender in Brian Lake, and desperately needing some improvement from talls such as Jarrad Grant, Liam Jones and Ayce Cordy to make his team more competitive.
KEY FOCUS:
McCartney will continue to work on contested ball as a priority, with the midfield baton gradually being passed from Matthew Boyd and Daniel Cross to Luke Dahlhaus and Clay Smith. The Dogs' at-times dysfunctional forward set-up also has to be a major focus, the targets unthreatening and the delivery to them often bordering on horrendous.
RATING — TEMPERATURE RISING:
McCartney's reputation as an excellent teaching coach will, with a young list, earn him some leeway, but must make his side competitive for far longer periods in 2013.  

16 comments so far

  • Fremantle's 16 point "thumping"* of Geelong in the 2012 Elimination Final ranks as the equal 379th highest margin recorded in finals 1897-2012. In this period there have been 8 margins of 16 points, 206 below 16 points and 378 above 16 points. Average winning margin in finals 1897-2012 have been 30.3 points. Average winning margin in finals in the last 20 seasons 1993-2012 has been 35.6 points.

    Geelong's 20 point margin over Fremantle after the first quarter of the 2012 Elimination final is the the equal 9th highest (out of 593) for losing teams in finals 1897-2012.

    * See entry for Chris Scott in article. ("While stung by last year's elimination final thumping")

    Commenter
    Michael Rogers
    Location
    Wagga Wagga
    Date and time
    March 14, 2013, 9:52AM
    • Forget the scorelone Michael. That game was over at halftime. I recall Freo were up about 40+ points before Geelong kicked a goal in the 2nd quarter.

      The final scoreline flattered Geelong.

      Geelong had a great run but time has court them as it does all old teams.

      Commenter
      Fiscally Obese
      Date and time
      March 14, 2013, 11:21AM
    • That's a very literal approach you are taking. How many times has the final margin not been an indication of the game itself? Whilst only 16 points, any nuetral observer watching the game would agree that Fremantle dominated the game and never let Geelong back in once they took control. In anyone's language, a game where you are not given the chance to recover or to have a sniff of a chance, is not a close game. Stats can be used to prove anything. Collingwood won 10 straight last season - however no one in their right mind (including the most avid Collingwood supporter) would have put their house on Collingwood even making the GF even during the 10 game wimming run. When you watch a game, as opposed to looking at the history books in 50 years time, you get a feel of what happened. It is clear Rohan and Jon watched the football last year before making their assessments.

      Commenter
      Tarrant_20
      Location
      Adelaide
      Date and time
      March 14, 2013, 11:29AM
    • Sounds like a Chris Scott whinge to me. Is he the biggest whinger in Australian sport. Toss up between him and Brad Scott I suspect

      Commenter
      Gaz
      Location
      Yarrawonga
      Date and time
      March 14, 2013, 12:42PM
    • Give it up @Michael Rogers

      You tried and failed hanging your argument on meaningless stats, and your attempts at dissecting semantics are useless

      Commenter
      Mach 1
      Date and time
      March 14, 2013, 4:27PM
    • I would say flattened, not thumped. Perhaps even embarrassed - not dissimilar to the 2010 preliminary final. On a positive note for Geelong though - it is an odd numbered year..

      Commenter
      Jason
      Location
      Essendon
      Date and time
      March 15, 2013, 12:58PM
  • Hard to see how Sheedy qualifies as "sitting comfortably" when is already confirmed as being out for next season.

    Commenter
    Kris
    Date and time
    March 14, 2013, 12:54PM
    • To "Fiscally Obese" and "Tarrant_20". All I did was produce some simple facts. I made no argument. I didn't try to "prove" anything. Response is revealing: The statement, "stats can be used to prove anything" is an often repeated piece of nonsense - no they can't unless they are part of a cogent argument. Statistics and the raw data that they are based on can't make something that is true become false or vice versa. Be wary of dismissals of any cogent argument containing statistics, claiming that "statistics can prove anything".

      Perhaps the facts have provided some perspective on the subjective term a "thumping". It is maybe that a "thumping" is experienced by any team that trails all day, whatever the final margin and that teams that remain it touch for a significant part of the game before succumbing to a large margin, have not been "thumped".

      Commenter
      Michael Rogers
      Date and time
      March 14, 2013, 1:15PM
      • I attended the game with Geelong fans & they knew it was pretty much all over at qtr time. Michael, if you're not making an argument, then why did you bother to provide a bunch of supposedly supportive stats. I think you'll also find that Freo took the foot of the jugular the longer the game wore on. I bet you still whinge about '08!

        Commenter
        Geelong were thumped
        Date and time
        March 14, 2013, 1:27PM
      • Yes, I was at that game too and yes, Fremantle did get out to a substantial lead in the first and second quarter. But the final margin was 16 points ... this is not a "thumping;" which is explained in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as meaning "impressively large or great <a thumping majority>" Could it be said that in round 19 2012, Geelong lead the scoring all game, including a 45 point lead at quarter time (which eclipses Fremantle’s 36 point quarter time lead over Geelong in the particular game of conjecture), only to have Hawthorn hit the front with minutes left on the clock; yet Geelong prevailed for a “thumping” victory of 2 points on the final siren?

        No, I wouldn’t think so either. Yes, it is semantics, but clearly the adjective at point is not in context.

        A more accurate example of a thumping within this context is found in Geelong's 20 goal (117 pt) thumping of Port Adelaide in the 2007 Grand Final, or Geelong's 31 goal (186 pt) thumping of Melbourne in July 2011.

        Goodbye; or is it au revoir?

        Commenter
        Basso Divor
        Location
        Bassendean
        Date and time
        March 14, 2013, 6:23PM

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    BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Stats
    ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
    Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
    NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
    GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
    WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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    Round 8
    Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
    SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
    Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
    PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
    BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
    MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
    Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
    WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
    Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
    STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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    Round 9
    Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
    ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
    Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
    ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
    Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
    RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
    NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
    FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
    Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
    STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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    Round 10
    Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
    GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
    Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
    GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
    COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
    PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
    Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
    GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
    CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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    Round 11
    Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
    SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
    Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
    STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
    Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
    MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
    BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
    ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
    Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
    ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
    WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
    HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
    WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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    Round 12
    Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
    GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
    Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
    HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
    PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
    WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
    GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
    Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
    GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
    FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
    NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
    Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
    MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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    Round 13
    Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
    Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
    RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
    SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
    WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
    BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
    ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
    Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
    GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
    COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
    ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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    Round 14
    Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
    RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
    Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
    PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
    HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
    GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
    FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
    ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
    Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
    GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
    STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
    MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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    Round 15
    Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
    GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
    Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
    HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
    STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
    FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
    SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
    BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
    Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
    WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
    ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
    COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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    Round 16
    Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
    NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
    Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
    RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Stats
    GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
    GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
    MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
    PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
    Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
    CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
    WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
    GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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    Round 17
    Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
    ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
    Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
    MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
    NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
    WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
    BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
    SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
    Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
    RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
    ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
    FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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    Round 18
    Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
    CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
    Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
    STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
    GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
    Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
    PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
    WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
    Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
    WCE 42 vs RIC 59 Report Stats
    Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
    BRI 110 vs GCF 56 Report Stats
    HAW 104 vs SYD 94 Report Stats
    Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
    COL 82 vs ADE 98 Report Stats
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    Round 19
    Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
    FRE 83 vs CAR 78 Report Stats
    Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
    SYD 79 vs ESS 57 Report Stats
    Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
    ADE 105 vs WCE 136 Report Stats
    RIC 89 vs GWS 62 Report Stats
    GCF 117 vs STK 64 Report Stats
    NTH 79 vs GEE 111 Report Stats
    Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
    MEL 51 vs BRI 74 Stats
    HAW 107 vs WBU 45 Report Stats
    COL 76 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
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    Round 20
    Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
    RIC 95 vs ESS 77 Report Stats
    Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
    GWS 51 vs NTH 126 Report Stats
    CAR 97 vs GCF 58 Report Stats
    HAW 115 vs MEL 65 Report Stats
    PTA 58 vs SYD 84 Report Stats
    GEE 81 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
    Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
    BRI 63 vs ADE 168 Report Stats
    STK 99 vs WBU 122 Report Stats
    WCE 126 vs COL 66 Report Stats
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    Round 21
    Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
    CAR 76 vs GEE 82 Report Stats
    Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
    SYD 127 vs STK 56 Stats
    GCF 47 vs PTA 56 Report Stats
    ESS 77 vs WCE 74 Report Stats
    COL 56 vs BRI 123 Report Stats
    ADE 69 vs RIC 79 Report Stats
    Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
    NTH 111 vs WBU 61 Report Stats
    MEL 34 vs GWS 98 Report Stats
    FRE 110 vs HAW 91 Report Stats
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    Round 22
    Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
    PTA 140 vs CAR 37 Report Stats
    Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
    NTH 101 vs ADE 94 Report Stats
    ESS 108 vs GCF 89 Report Stats
    GWS 67 vs COL 75 Report Stats
    WCE 119 vs MEL 53 Report Stats
    HAW 94 vs GEE 71 Report Stats
    Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
    BRI 48 vs FRE 106 Report Stats
    WBU 67 vs SYD 130 Report Stats
    RIC 98 vs STK 72 Report Stats
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    Round 23
    Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
    COL 56 vs HAW 121 Stats
    Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
    CAR 90 vs ESS 90 Stats
    FRE 105 vs PTA 97 Stats
    SYD 65 vs RIC 68 Stats
    NTH 123 vs MEL 93 Stats
    GEE 143 vs BRI 81 Stats
    Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
    GCF 99 vs WCE 151 Stats
    ADE 141 vs STK 62 Stats
    WBU 109 vs GWS 115 Stats
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    AFL Finals Round 1
    Fri, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
    HAW 104 vs GEE 68 Report Stats
    Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 93 vs FRE 69 Stats
    NTH 93 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
    Sun, 07 SepTimes shown AEST
    PTA 132 vs RIC 75 Report Stats
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    AFL Finals Round 2
    Fri, 12 SepTimes shown AEST
    GEE 92 vs NTH 98 Stats
    Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
    FRE 83 vs PTA 105 Stats
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    AFL Finals Round 3
    Fri, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 136 vs NTH 65 Report Stats
    Sat, 20 SepTimes shown AEST
    HAW 97 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
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    AFL Finals Round 4
    Sat, 27 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 74 vs HAW 137 Report Stats
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    AFL Home and Away
    Overall standings
    Team P W L D % Pts
    Sydney Swans 22 17 5 0 142.88 68
    Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 140.78 68
    Geelong Cats 22 17 5 0 113.77 68
    Fremantle 22 16 6 0 130.40 64
    Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 129.92 56
    North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 117.04 56
    Essendon 22 12 9 1 106.34 50
    Richmond 22 12 10 0 105.77 48
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