Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies have several options in their quest to stop Dustin Martin in Thursday night's highly anticipated clash with Richmond at the MCG, but concedes the Tigers talisman is "almost impossible to tackle."
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Having "missed" an opportunity against the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley hopes a recent practice match against Richmond helps the Pies be ready for a blockbuster clash against the Tigers on Thursday night.
It was one of the better games you'd see Dustin Martin play. Already rated a big Brownlow Medal chance, the bustling Tigers midfielder pulled in a near-certain three votes with a highly-effective four-goal return against Carlton.
Brendon Bolton is going to keep everyone guessing on Jacob Weitering. That includes Weitering himself.
On night one of the new season, it doesn't really matter who is playing, only that after the long phoney war, someone is. Richmond and Carlton it has become, because they are notionally grand rivals. But they haven't really been contemporaneous contenders since Kevin Bartlett's heyday, and he is now 70 and newly cast in bronze at the MCG. Nonetheless, more than 73,000 came for their fix.
Playing a style of football as bold as the new shade of yellow on their jumper, Richmond began a fork-in-the-road season with a win over a Carlton side that provided a fair share of excitement too, as well as a brief scare for Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.
Footy's back for 2017! Officially. The home-and-away season begins with the traditional Carlton v Richmond clash at the MCG.
Carlton is pondering handing a third youngster his AFL debut ahead of tonight's season-opener against Richmond at the MCG.
Befitting the dawn of a new season, Carlton and Richmond will unveil a combined eight fresh faces when they clash in Thursday night's season opener at the MCG.
After 403 games – 200 at the MCG – Kevin Bartlett is immortalised on the MCG's Avenue of Legends.
The beauty about being a fan is knowing the legion of doubters have got it absolutely, completely, totally wrong.
Toby Nankervis will play his first senior game as a Tiger on Thursday night but after just a few pre-season games he is already a fan – and coach and player – favourite.
Richmond coach said new midfielders would enable to Tigers to be more dangerous up forward.
The Tigers have enough genuine stars to go top four but if Cotchin, Martin, Riewoldt and Rance don't get enough support, it'll be another fail.
Carlton are refusing to rule out first-round draft pick Sam Petrevski-Seton for Thursday night's season opener against Richmond at the MCG.
Star Richmond recruit Dion Prestia has declared the Tigers are ready to unveil an attacking and aggressive style in Thursday night's season opener against Carlton.
Maturing Tiger says experiencing the highs and lows of life has made him a better leader, footballer and clubman.
Last year is history. Sam Lloyd says Richmond is starting the season with a blank slate and a positive frame of mind.