AFL commentators call out ‘generous’ and soft’ umpiring decisions in Carlton’s win vs Richmond

There were some questionable umpiring calls.

[ad_1] Several umpiring decisions came under scrutiny in Carlton’s gritty five-point win over Richmond in the first game of the AFL season in Melbourne on Thursday night. Richmond led by one point at halftime and two goals at three quarter time, but were overrun by the Blues thanks to final-quarter goals by Tom De Koning, … Read more

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[ad_1] Old Victorian rivals Carlton and Richmond collide in the annual Thursday night MCG blockbuster to open Round 1 as the Tigers welcome back a host of stars. The Blues (1-0, 101.2%) will hope to continue their scintillating form from the second half of last week’s crazy comeback win over Brisbane at the Gabba, though … Read more

Collingwood flag unfurling before Round 1 game vs Sydney Swans, early timing, what time is it, latest news

[ad_1] Are the Pies self-conscious of their own success? Collingwood has made the “unusual” decision to unfurl their premiership flag at 6:16pm AEDT on Friday night, well before their clash against Sydney which begins at 7:40pm. “I wonder if there’s just a little bit of awkwardness or self-consciousness about Collingwood,” questioned Gerard Whateley on AFL360. … Read more

Queensland vs NSW Blues scorecard, Oliver Davies century, video, cricket news

[ad_1] New South Wales rising star Oliver Davies has drawn comparisons to modern greats Steve Smith and David Warner after finishing his breakout Sheffield Shield campaign with a third first-class century. The 23-year-old, who was not selected for the opening three rounds of the tournament, received player of the match honours for his counterpunching 131 … Read more

Socceroos 2024 news, Australia vs Lebanon World Cup qualifier, full squad, Graham Arnold slams clubs, Alessandro Circati

[ad_1] The Socceroos are preparing to take to the field for the first time since their heartbreaking Asian Cup quarterfinal defeat to South Korea, with attention now fully focused on the road to the 2026 World Cup. Coach Graham Arnold announced his squad for the two qualifiers against Lebanon today, but had plenty of selection … Read more

How Aaron Baddeley slipped into golf obscurity after Tiger Woods call

[ad_1] Nearly 25 years have passed since Australia was convinced its own Tiger Woods was found. “He has it all,” Greg Norman said. “You can see it in his eyes.” Those eyes of laser-focus belonged to an 18-year-old from Melbourne’s outer suburbs who – unlike Woods – was fresh from his Year 12 exams and … Read more

Max Holmes million dollar contract, two clubs chasing Errol Gulden, Cam Zurhaar contract, four clubs chasing Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans, Adelaide Crows, Fremantle Dockers, Western Bulldogs, Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers, Richmond Tigers, Hawthorn Hawks, trade rumours, whispers

[ad_1] An emerging Cat is poised to sign a million-dollar deal this year as his Geelong contract nears its expiration, while Sydney’s Brownlow Medal favourite is reportedly already being chased by a pair of rival interstate clubs. Elsewhere, Bulldogs and Roos forwards are in high demand this year. Stay up to date with all the … Read more

Every club’s burning question, analysis, Fox Footy commentators, TV, broadcast guide, fixture, latest news

[ad_1] After ticking off a four-game Opening Round slate, Round 1 is finally upon us as 10 clubs prepare to open their 2024 accounts this weekend. One of the talking points heading into this weekend is the ‘compromised’ nature of the fixture, with clubs such as the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne facing Melbourne and … Read more

Brisbane Lions, composure, Opening Round loss, Carlton, blew it, late, Dayne Zorko, Chris Fagan, close games, grand final loss

[ad_1] Brisbane’s stars have been accused of lacking composure as damning footage showed players blow multiple moments late in their thrilling one-point Opening Round loss to Carlton. And it’s not the first time the Lions have faltered in the dying stages, with statistics showing the side has now lost seven of their past 11 matches … Read more

Western Australia will host Tasmania in the final after final day madness, Will Sutherland in tears after Victoria loss

[ad_1] Western Australia is in the box seat to snare a third-straight Sheffield Shield title after winning hosting rights in a crazy final round which included an upset in Tasmania which cost them home ground advantage. After ladder-leaders Tassie were beaten on their home deck by South Australia early on Wednesday, the WA bowlers rolled … Read more