AFL Round 3 – Geelong v Carlton: I Am Carlton (Malthouse, you are not)

Following Carlton’s loss, True Blue Mady Brennan dislikes Malthouse and the board that appointed him that little bit more. Ratts could have had the Blues 0-3 at this stage too, and at least He Is Carlton.

It’s a very odd thing

Pete Edwards thinks his way through the prospects of the Geelong Football Club in 2013.

An unpredictable season? We’re not so sure

With all the defections, rule changes, dodgy training programs, off-field scandals and on-field upsets, is anything certain in footy anymore? Yes, says Cheryl Critchley. In fact, some things never change.

The Slightly-Late-But-Thanks-To-The-Split-Round-Not-Too-Late 2013 Preview: Western Bulldogs

They have an impressive midfield but kicking enough goals to win games is going to be the biggest issue for the Bulldogs this season, writes Adam Ritchie.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Sydney

You never feel comfortable betting against the Swans, because when the pressure is on, few are better.

Enough of the Preliminaries! 2013 Season Preview

The fixture is going to have a marked effect on team placings at the end of the year. Let Sal Ciardulli show you (Tigers, Roos, Carlton fans look away now).

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: St Kilda

The Saints have to decide where they are, writes Adam Ritchie. Can they win a flag within two years with their senior stars, or is rebuilding the major focus?

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Richmond

Since losing the 1982 Grand Final, the Tigers have made the finals twice in thirty years. They have finished ninth more than that. Guess which situation Adam Ritchie thinks will repeat this year?

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Port Adelaide

Particularly poor drafting has contributed to Port Adelaide’s woes since the 2004 premiership, writes Adam Ritchie.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: North Melbourne

They may have made the finals last year, but the North Melbourne report card hasn’t changed. Good against the bad and middling sides, often found wanting against the better ones.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Melbourne

Safe to say the Demons have been a in a bit of a rut lately. Adam Ritchie looks at why they are where they are, and can they progress.

Ignorance not quite bliss, the NAB Cup is a good guide

Mick Jeffrey has analysed the pre-season grand finals back to 1995 and concludes the competition actually provides a good guide for the season proper.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Hawthorn

As you read this, the world’s pre-eminent minds are gathering in an attempt to discover just how it is Hawthorn managed to avoid winning the flag in 2012.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: GWS

The Greater Western Sydney Giants inaugural year in the AFL will forever be remembered fondly for giving us the vision of a team winning and not knowing the lyrics to their club song.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Gold Coast

The Suns aren’t going to explode and make the finals in 2013. a total of five or six would be the benchmark. What’s more important is continued improvement from their young stars.

The summertime Blues

Dips spent summer with the same Blues fans he spent the previous summer with. 12 months ago they were confident of premiership glory; now they are confused, entering 2013 in a sort of no-man’s-land.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Geelong

Adam Ritchie scrutinises Geelong’s chances this year. Will he be as bullish as certain other members of the Knackery?

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Fremantle

Adam Ritchie believes Freo could finish Top 4 this year if their midfield improves. He also believes Ablett hate watches Fremantle games whenever possible, just so he can hate watch Crowley.

The-Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Essendon

Adam Ritchie tries his best to avoid writing about all the recent developments surrounding the Dons and focus on football. Does he succeed? What do you think?

St.Kilda: 47 years without a flag

Andy The Beast is calling for the opinion of Saints fans. A good midfield, a sturdy defence…but the forwards? How will the Saints go this year?