The AFL should never have created the Gold Coast Suns and Greater Western Sydney Giants. They are a noose around the neck of the other 16 clubs. What was the code thinking?
The steady stream of footballers’ memoirs can be traced back to Lou Richards’ 1963 effort, Boots and All, writes Damien Francis, freelance writer and editor.
While the AFL heartland of Victoria is still in shock with the news of Kevin Sheedy’s removal as coach of the Essendon Football Club after a 27-year tenure, his sacking will also be deeply felt in Indigenous communities around the country, writes Francis Leach.