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Classic Contests: Stingrays hold off Dragons in top four battle

IF you are missing footy like we are, then let us somewhat salvage that with a look back in a new series of Classic Contests. In today’s contest we look at one of the would-have-been Round 5 clashes in the NAB League this year between the Dandenong Stingrays and Sandringham Dragons. In this edition, we […]

TAC Cup Grand Final preview: Geelong Falcons vs. Sandringham Dragons

AFTER 18 rounds and two weeks of finals, the two top TAC Cup sides have emerged with reigning premier Sandringham Dragons taking on top four regular Geelong Falcons. The Dragons finished fourth overall and defeated Murray Bushrangers in the elimination final before toppling Oakleigh Chargers in the preliminary final. Geelong defeated Gippsland Power in the […]

Player focus: Ed Richards

AFTER an injury led to him missing out on Vic Metro selection, the grandson of Collingwood great Ron Richards (whose brother was premiership skipper Lou), has impressed in the last month with his eye-catching runs and his impressive disposal – pushing his name into first round calculations. On the weekend, Peter Williams analysed the lightning […]

TAC Cup finals preview: Sandringham Dragons vs. Murray Bushrangers

IT is that time of year again where the best sides take to the field and determine which TAC Cup clubs are contenders and which are pretenders. In the past years, the junior competition has seen the finals series take on the identical look to that of the AFL, but in 2017, the finals will […]

Draft dream not over for 2017 state combine nominees

THE draft dream is not over to the 2017 state combine nominees after the AFL today released the list of 96 players from around the country nominated by AFL clubs to attend the 2017 State Combine. 83 PLAYERS INVITED TO THE 2017 NATIONAL AFL DRAFT COMBINE Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia will each run […]

TAC Cup Scouting notes: Round 15

ROUND 15 of the TAC Cup was completed over the weekend and there were a number of close contests. We had scouts watching three of the games – read their notes below. Dandenong Stingrays vs. Bendigo Pioneers (Brandon Hutchinson) Dandenong Stingrays: #2 Hunter Clark – It should not be a surprise to anyone to again see […]

TAC Cup Scouting notes: Round 14

ROUND Fourteen of the TAC Cup was completed over the weekend and with school football returning after the July school holidays, some teams were missing players from their best 22. We had scouts watching two of the games – read their notes below. Western Jets vs. Sandringham Dragons (Brandon Hutchinson) Western Jets: #11 Zak Butters […]

TAC Cup Scouting notes: Round 8

ROUND Eight of the TAC Cup continued over the weekend and we had scouts watching two of the games. Read their scouting notes below: Sandringham Dragons vs. Greater Western Victoria Rebels (Matt Balmer) Sandringham Dragons: #3 Lucas Barrett – Started at the centre bounce and played a strong role through the midfield. Has a long left foot kick and zips around […]

Weekend That Was – Round 7

A DROUGHT-BREAKING win to Calder Cannons on the weekend has ensured every TAC Cup club will have sung the song at least once by the midway point of the season. Calder won 18.9 (117) to Gippsland’s 12.13 (85), with bottom-age talent Jack Bytel racking up 34 disposals (17 contested) at 73.5 per cent efficiency, to […]

TAC Cup Scouting notes: Round 6

ROUND Six of the TAC Cup continued over the weekend and we had scouts watching two of the games over the weekend. Read their scouting notes below: Northern Knights vs. Dandenong Stingrays (Michael Alvaro) Northern Knights: #3 Braedyn Gillard – The bottom-ager was a real force for the Knights with his aggressive style and ball-winning abilities. Complimented his toughness […]

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