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Hyett and her Dees ready for what lies ahead

MUCH like its opponent Brisbane, Melbourne finds itself back in another AFL Women’s decider after the heartbreak of last season’s loss to Adelaide. Melbourne assistant coach Tamara Hyett believes that despite Melbourne being the “perennial almosts” since the establishment of the competition, she does not believe that adds any pressure to her side coming into […]

Player thoughts: Eight AFLW clubs prepare for finals

AHEAD of the first weekend of an expanded AFLW finals series getting underway tonight, we caught up with some of the players competing in this weekend’s matches and got their thoughts on the weekend’s matches. ADELAIDE vs MELBOURNE Tonight kicks off the finals series with a qualifying final at Ikon Park between Melbourne and Adelaide. […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 10 Talking Points – Saturday

SATURDAY’S action in the AFLW really had it all, from see-sawing affairs to absolute beltings. Melbourne and Geelong had nice tuneups for the finals with dominant wins over West Coast and Sydney respectively, while Fremantle ultimately prevailed over a gallant Hawthorn, and Adelaide survived a scare against the Saints.

Preview | AFLW Round 9: Penultimate round takes place

THERE are plenty of massive matches in Round 9 of the AFL Women’s as the penultimate round takes place. With teams fighting for both top four and top eight spots, there is much on the line across the majority of the nine matches.

Stat Leaders: AFLW Season 7 – Round 3

ROUND 3 produced entertaining round of AFL Women’s action on the weekend, and plenty of star performances. We highlight a bunch of them with a recap of who leads the key statistical categories, already roughly a third of the way through the season. Disposals Starting out with the disposals, and many of the usual suspects […]

Analysis: How do the Saints upset the Dees?

ONE of two clashes between undefeated sides in Round 3 of the AFL Women’s, the St Kilda-Melbourne game is perhaps not quite highly as anticipated as their Geelong-Collingwood counterparts. While the Cats have improved to the level where a home game against the Pies is deemed a winnable one, the Saints – despite ticking off […]

Stats Queens: AFLW Season 7 – Round 2

ROUND 2 produced entertaining round of AFL Women’s action on the weekend, and plenty of star performances. We highlight a bunch of them with a recap of who leads the key statistical categories at this early point in the season. Disposals It’s a pair of younger stars leading the way on the average disposal count. […]

Season 7 AFLW: Round 2 Talking Points – Dees survive challenging test to stay undefeated

MELBOURNE was able to withstand just about everything North Melbourne threw at them to win by two points at the MCG last night and keep their AFL Women’s season undefeated. It was a fiercely contested clash that saw North Melbourne start on top but in the end the Dees’ inaccurate kicking and last ditch defensive […]

AFLW Head-to-Head: Tahlia Gillard vs Emma King

IN OUR new series Head to Head, we take a look at a potentially exciting head-to-head set to take place over the weekend, and how the match-up may transpire on game day. Note: The match-up of course subject to the selection of both players in their respective sides. Ahead of Round 2, we take a […]

Stats Queens: AFLW Season 7 – Round 1

A NEW season of AFLW has begun in earnest over last weekend, so let us take a look at some of the stats leaders from Round 1, and who really turned it on for their teams. Disposals Some of the competition’s most experienced faces led the way on the disposal count front on the weekend. […]

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