Ben Simmons: Why the fuss is justified

Ben Simmons is creating quite a fuss. He will be on 60 Minutes  on Sunday night, talking about growing up in Melbourne, how he played footy and won a best and fairest but followed his dad into basketball (incidentally, he was never going anywhere else although he did barrack for Essendon, if this is meant to be important). Ben Simmons goes […]

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Giants get the job done against Brisbane

After drawing last week against St Kilda, Greater Western Sydney needed to hit back strongly against the winless Brisbane Lions, who themselves were coming off another close, but no cigar effort of their own. The Giants did the job and are on top of the ladder for now, but the 34-point win wasn’t a great advertisement for their 2018 credentials. […]

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How the Pies learned to play the sustainable game

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley. When the Crows were dismembered by Collingwood on that sodden Friday night a fortnight ago, their players remarked to new chum Bryce Gibbs that it was the worst they’d played for a couple of years. Essendon players might tell Jake Stringer something similar about their dismal Anzac Day, although I doubt it was worse than their […]

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Giants draft quarterback and Davis Webb has competition

The Giants did not fall in love with any of the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t like any of them. Hence, in the fourth round, with the 108th-overall pick, the Giants took Kyle Lauletta, a quarterback from Richmond. What we have here is an upcoming battle for the backup job behind starter Eli […]

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