JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Anderson set to win a grand final recall

Date

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik and Brent Diamond

Jed Anderson of the Box Hill Hawks marks over the top of Jackson Sheringham of the Cats during the VFL grand final match on Saturday.

Jed Anderson of the Box Hill Hawks marks over the top of Jackson Sheringham of the Cats during the VFL grand final match on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images

As Hawthorn seeks grand final redemption, at least one player will get a reprieve, with Brendan Whitecross' injury forcing change on the Hawks.

Jed Anderson, who was unlucky to be squeezed out of the Hawthorn side against Geelong to make room for the return of Cyril Rioli, performed well in the Box Hill Hawks' VFL grand final win against Geelong on Sunday and must be considered the front-runner to come into the side that is otherwise injury free.

Fringe midfielder Jonathan Simpkin also made a case to be the man to seize the spot by winning the Norm Goss Medal for best on ground, gathering 26 touches and two goals.

Lance Franklin insists the elbow he hyper-extended in Friday night's preliminary final would not inhibit him, and Brent Guerra, who suffered a corked thigh and later a shoulder injury, was confident of being able to run out the injury this week.

Whitecross is the only Hawk certain to miss after suffering another ACL rupture. He was used as the substitute in the preliminary final, coming on for ruckman Max Bailey.

The Hawks had been conflicted about leaving out a player of Anderson's pace and run and the loss of Whitecross would appear to pave the way for his return. Shane Savage and Taylor Duryea also played well in the VFL grand final win.

Former Geelong ruckman Steven King, in 2007, was the last man to play in a VFL grand final and be selected in the AFL grand final in the same week.

"I'd love to play but I guess that comes down to the coaches and the match committee,'' Simpkin said after Sunday's win.

''I'll just wait and see. I'll train this week still, obviously someone is going to come in for Whitey [Whitecross], but there's a handful of guys that can put their hand up."

Hawthorn players had mixed views on the impact of last year's loss, with David Hale saying it was a good chance to "right the wrong", while full-forward Jarryd

Roughead said they shouldn't burden teammates who were not part of the loss to Sydney last season with the pain of that defeat.

Roughead feels if Hawthorn does things its way it should not have to worry about invoking last year's emotional loss.

''The group has changed a fair bit here,'' he said.

''We don't want to be remembering losses with some of the boys that didn't play in the 'grannie' last year.

''Hopefully on Saturday we are all right to go and don't need to worry about last year.''

Regardless, individuals approach games differently and Hale said he would draw on the disappointment of last year's defeat.

''Obviously it still sits with you for a long time,'' he said.

''You speak to the blokes who lost 20 years ago and they still talk about grand finals they lost. But … we get a chance a year later to right the wrong, I suppose, of last year.

''We just have to put four quarters together on Saturday. Last year we probably played some good footy during the year, but it doesn't count for much if you don't get it done on the day.''

Hale said the Hawks could not afford a case of the goalkicking yips, which hurt their hopes in last year's grand final, and was an issue early in the game against the Cats on Friday night.

''I guess everyone spoke about Geelong going in, how they had been inaccurate. Obviously, last year [in the grand final] it probably cost us as well. It is such an important aspect of the game,'' he said.

''If you start feeling the pressure, it's probably not a good thing.

''You just have to clear your mind and get the job done.''

2 comments

  • Go Bombers!!

    Commenter
    JordanS88
    Date and time
    September 23, 2013, 9:05AM
    • HAWKS WILL WIN....the TWO BEST TEAMS this season played last Saturday and HAWKS came out on top...though it could have swung either way....THE SWANS made themselves look pathetic on Sunday...you can't read anything into that performance...it was like ....Carlton - Melbourne game...obviously the SWANNIES weren't there to win...WHEN six or eight Dockers were getting to the fall of the ball...without a single SWAN in sight...one has to accept SWANS simply...handed the game to FREO on a platter....it won't happen this week.....and given the best of Freo could be past them...Lyon's crew failing again in recruiting...Ross the LIST CHASER...won't be far away from looking for another list to corrupt......GO HAWKS!!!!!

      Commenter
      hahapauli
      Location
      overseas
      Date and time
      September 23, 2013, 8:12PM
      Comments are now closed

      AFL 2015

      Round 1
      Thu, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
      CAR 78vs RIC 105 Report Stats
      Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
      MEL 115vs GCF 89 Stats
      SYD 72vs ESS 60 Stats
      BRI 74vs COL 86 Stats
      WBU 97vs WCE 87 Stats
      Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
      STK 78vs GWS 87 Stats
      ADE 140vs NTH 63 Stats
      FRE 75vs PTA 68 Stats
      Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
      HAW 123vs GEE 61 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 2
      Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
      WCE 131vs CAR 62 Stats
      Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
      RIC 66vs WBU 85 Report Stats
      GWS 101vs MEL 56 Stats
      COL 63vs ADE 90 Report Stats
      GCF 76vs STK 104 Stats
      PTA 44vs SYD 92 Stats
      Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
      GEE 60vs FRE 104 Stats
      ESS 78vs HAW 76 Stats
      NTH 133vs BRI 51 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 3
      Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
      COL 140vs STK 66 Stats
      Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
      CAR 84vs ESS 105 Stats
      ADE 80vs MEL 55 Stats
      SYD 111vs GWS 90 Report Stats
      NTH 105vs PTA 113 Stats
      BRI 58vs RIC 137 Stats
      Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
      HAW 127vs WBU 57 Stats
      GEE 105vs GCF 96 Stats
      WCE 81vs FRE 111 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 4
      Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
      RIC 51vs MEL 83 Stats
      Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
      STK 81vs CAR 121 Report Report Stats
      ESS 49vs COL 69 Report Stats
      GWS 119vs GCF 53 Stats
      PTA 99vs HAW 91 Stats
      FRE 74vs SYD 60 Stats
      Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
      BRI 65vs WCE 118 Stats
      GEE 67vs NTH 83 Stats
      WBU 125vs ADE 68 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 5
      Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
      CAR 45vs COL 120 Stats
      Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
      RIC 76vs GEE 85 Stats
      SYD 73vs WBU 77 Stats
      GCF 118vs BRI 54 Stats
      NTH 70vs HAW 130 Stats
      WCE 120vs GWS 33 Stats
      Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
      MEL 50vs FRE 118 Stats
      STK 80vs ESS 82 Stats
      ADE 91vs PTA 115 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 6
      Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
      COL 59vs GEE 100 Stats
      Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
      NTH 109vs RIC 74 Stats
      WBU 87vs STK 94 Stats
      GWS 108vs HAW 98 Stats
      GCF 78vs ADE 119 Stats
      MEL 50vs SYD 88 Stats
      FRE 80vs ESS 52 Stats
      Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
      CAR 75vs BRI 84 Report Stats
      PTA 68vs WCE 78 Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 7
      Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
      ESS 82vs NTH 93 Stats
      Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
      ADE 119vs STK 73 Stats
      HAW 155vs MEL 50 Stats
      CAR 57vs GWS 135 Stats
      SYD 120vs GEE 77 Stats
      WCE 135vs GCF 43 Stats
      Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
      WBU 88vs FRE 101 Stats
      RIC 105vs COL 100 Report Stats
      BRI 102vs PTA 65 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 8
      Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
      GEE 140vs CAR 63 Report Stats
      Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
      STK 78vs WCE 131 Report Stats
      GWS 108vs ADE 84 Report Stats
      GCF 63vs COL 132 Report Stats
      HAW 69vs SYD 73 Report Stats
      FRE 115vs NTH 42 Report Stats
      Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
      ESS 136vs BRI 78 Report Stats
      MEL 103vs WBU 64 Report Stats
      PTA 43vs RIC 76 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 9
      Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
      SYD 122vs CAR 62 Report Stats
      Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
      HAW 93vs GCF 40 Report Stats
      MEL 54vs PTA 115 Report Stats
      WBU 113vs GWS 68 Report Stats
      RIC 72vs ESS 59 Report Stats
      ADE 57vs FRE 68 Report Stats
      Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
      BRI 86vs STK 108 Report Stats
      COL 112vs NTH 95 Report Stats
      WCE 120vs GEE 64 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 10
      Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
      FRE 70vs RIC 97 Report Stats
      Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
      CAR 90vs ADE 99 Report Stats
      GCF 41vs SYD 93 Report Stats
      ESS 53vs GEE 122 Report Stats
      PTA 100vs WBU 62 Report Stats
      Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
      GWS 97vs BRI 67 Report Stats
      NTH 85vs WCE 75 Report Stats
      STK 69vs HAW 132 Report Stats
      Mon, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
      MEL 85vs COL 110 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 11
      Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
      PTA 69vs GEE 92 Report Stats
      Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
      GCF 46vs FRE 53 Report Stats
      WCE 96vs ESS 46 Report Stats
      NTH 75vs SYD 91 Report Report Stats
      Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
      COL 119vs GWS 77 Report Stats
      STK 85vs MEL 83 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 12
      Thu, 18 JunTimes shown AEST
      ADE 85vs HAW 114 Report Stats
      Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
      RIC 70vs WCE 90 Report Stats
      Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
      CAR 110vs PTA 106 Report Stats
      GWS 61vs NTH 117 Report Stats
      WBU 146vs BRI 74 Report Stats
      Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
      GEE 89vs MEL 113 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 13
      Thu, 25 JunTimes shown AEST
      FRE 80vs COL 73 Report Stats
      Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
      SYD 77vs RIC 95 Report Stats
      Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
      HAW 114vs ESS 76 Report Stats
      BRI 69vs ADE 82 Report Stats
      STK 56vs WBU 62 Report Stats
      Sun, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
      CAR 103vs GCF 69 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 14
      Thu, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
      SYD 94vs PTA 84 Report Stats
      Fri, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
      COL 91vs HAW 101 Report Stats
      Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
      RIC 78vs GWS 69 Report Stats
      GCF 125vs NTH 70 Report Stats
      WBU 64vs CAR 53 Report Stats
      MEL 60vs WCE 114 Report Stats
      Sun, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
      ESS 52vs STK 162 Stats
      ADE vs GEE 15:20Adelaide Oval
      FRE 84vs BRI 48 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 15
      Thu, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
      PTA 66vs COL 63 Report Stats
      Fri, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
      RIC 71vs CAR 41 Report Stats
      Sat, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
      ESS 69vs MEL 60 Report Stats
      WBU 95vs GCF 73 Report Stats
      NTH 120vs GEE 79 Report Stats
      WCE 147vs ADE 91 Report Stats
      Sun, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
      GWS 84vs STK 49 Report Stats
      HAW 115vs FRE 43 Report Stats
      BRI 49vs SYD 70 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 16
      Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
      NTH 93vs ESS 68 Report Stats
      Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
      GEE 72vs WBU 64 Report Stats
      GCF 79vs GWS 94 Report Stats
      COL 56vs WCE 87 Report Stats
      SYD 57vs HAW 146 Report Stats
      FRE 95vs CAR 53 Report Stats
      Sun, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
      MEL 60vs BRI 36 Report Stats
      PTA 113vs ADE 116 Report Stats
      STK 73vs RIC 89 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 17
      Fri, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
      CAR 35vs HAW 173 Report Stats
      Sat, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
      GWS 42vs GEE 69 Stats
      ADE 125vs GCF 80 Stats
      RIC 78vs FRE 82 Stats
      ESS 116vs PTA 129 Stats
      BRI 38vs NTH 110 Report Stats
      Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
      WBU 104vs COL 86 Report Stats
      MEL 46vs STK 83 Report Stats
      WCE 103vs SYD 51 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 18
      Fri, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
      HAW 53vs RIC 71 Report Stats
      Sat, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
      GEE 113vs BRI 57 Stats
      COL 54vs MEL 91 Report Stats
      SYD 117vs ADE 65 Report Stats
      CAR 54vs NTH 118 Report Stats
      GCF 83vs WCE 83 Report Stats
      Sun, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
      PTA 112vs STK 49 Report Stats
      ESS 40vs WBU 127 Report Stats
      FRE 84vs GWS 63 Report Stats
      View All Fixtures
      Round 19
      Fri, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
      ADE ($2.15)vs RIC ($1.70) 19:50Adelaide Oval
      Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
      COL ($1.22)vs CAR ($4.35) 13:45MCG
      WBU ($1.73)vs PTA ($2.10) 14:10ES
      BRI ($2.45)vs GCF ($1.55) 16:35G
      GEE ($2.15)vs SYD ($1.70) 19:20SS
      WCE ($2.20)vs HAW ($1.67) 19:40Domain Stadium
      Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
      MEL ($3.80)vs NTH ($1.27) 13:10MCG
      GWS ($1.33)vs ESS ($3.35) 15:20Spotless Stadium
      STK ($3.70)vs FRE ($1.28) 16:40ES
      View All Fixtures
      Round 20
      Fri, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
      SYD ($1.25)vs COL ($3.70) 19:50SCG
      Sat, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
      ESS ($2.50)vs ADE ($1.50) 13:45ES
      NTH ($1.28)vs STK ($3.50) 14:10BA
      PTA ($1.25)vs GWS ($3.70) 16:35Adelaide Oval
      GEE ($4.30)vs HAW ($1.20) 19:20MCG
      BRI ($1.70)vs CAR ($2.10) 19:20G
      Sun, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
      RIC ($1.15)vs GCF ($5.00) 13:10MCG
      WBU ($1.33)vs MEL ($3.15) 15:20ES
      FRE ($1.87)vs WCE ($1.87) 16:40Domain Stadium
      View All Fixtures
      Round 21
      Fri, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
      HAW ($1.18)vs PTA ($4.60) 19:50ES
      Sat, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
      COL ($2.35)vs RIC ($1.55) 13:45MCG
      GWS ($3.50)vs SYD ($1.28) 14:10Spotless Stadium
      GCF ($1.40)vs ESS ($2.95) 16:35MS
      STK ($2.80)vs GEE ($1.40) 19:20ES
      ADE ($1.08)vs BRI ($6.75) 19:40Adelaide Oval
      Sun, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
      NTH ($2.00)vs FRE ($1.75) 13:10ES
      CAR ($2.25)vs MEL ($1.60) 15:20MCG
      WCE ($1.18)vs WBU ($4.60) 16:40Domain Stadium
      View All Fixtures
      Round 22
      Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
      GEE ($1.50)vs COL ($2.50) 19:50MCG
      Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
      GWS ($1.22)vs CAR ($3.70) 13:45Spotless Stadium
      HAW ($1.01)vs BRI ($13.00) 14:10AS
      NTH ($1.70)vs WBU ($2.10) 16:35ES
      ESS ($5.00)vs RIC ($1.15) 19:20MCG
      GCF ($2.50)vs PTA ($1.50) 19:20MS
      Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
      ADE ($2.95)vs WCE ($1.38) 13:10Adelaide Oval
      STK ($3.80)vs SYD ($1.25) 15:20ES
      FRE ($1.07)vs MEL ($7.50) 16:40Domain Stadium
      View All Fixtures
      Round 23
      Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
      COL ($1.50)vs ESS ($2.50) 00:00MCG
      RIC ($1.70)vs NTH ($2.10) 00:00ES
      HAW ($1.01)vs CAR ($13.00) 00:00MCG
      GEE ($1.50)vs ADE ($2.50) 00:00SS
      SYD ($1.05)vs GCF ($8.00) 00:00SCG
      MEL ($1.87)vs GWS ($1.87) 00:00ES
      BRI ($3.05)vs WBU ($1.35) 00:00G
      PTA ($2.15)vs FRE ($1.65) 00:30Adelaide Oval
      WCE ($1.06)vs STK ($8.00) 02:00Domain Stadium
      View All Fixtures
      AFL 2015
      Overall standings
      Team P W L D % Pts
      Fremantle 17 15 2 0 127.06 60
      West Coast Eagles 17 13 3 1 154.43 54
      Hawthorn 17 12 5 0 164.23 48
      Sydney Swans 17 12 5 0 115.86 48
      Western Bulldogs 17 11 6 0 113.12 44
      Richmond 17 11 6 0 112.43 44
      North Melbourne 17 10 7 0 107.19 40
      Geelong Cats 16 9 7 0 102.42 38
      View all
       

      Follow Us on Facebook

      Featured advertisers