The young guns set to compete with Matt Rowell for the 2021 AFL Rising Star Award

Gold Coast young gun Matt Rowell was the short-priced favourite to claim the 2020 AFL Rising Star Award within the opening month of last season before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury in Round 5. The 19-year-old quickly burst onto the scene and claimed three consecutive ‘man of the match’ performances and still had many fans […]

Grief almost put Naitanui into retirement

West Coast star Nic Naitanui has revealed he toyed with early AFL retirement as he dealt with the devastating death of his mother. With the Eagles flying in 2015, Naitanui was rocked by losing his mum Atetha just a month before that year’s finals series. The dual All-Australian told the Ordineroli Speaking podcast that his […]

Free scoring Man City are back, and they mean business

The 2020/21 English Premier League season was always going to be a crucial one for experienced manager Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City recruits. Surrendering their hard-earned title to rivals Liverpool last term without as much as a challenge left supporters distraught. Fans that had become accustomed to dominating English football in recent years. The […]

The biggest sports of the US and Australia compared

When it comes to nations of sport lovers, one thing is for certain: both Americans and Australians love nothing more than a good game. But what is in question is exactly which games it is they love so much. In the US, for example, baseball and American football are the order of the day – […]

Collingwood report on racism: A fan shares his thoughts.

Original post: Just some random thoughts on all this, some provoked by comments in the thread. Firstly a demographic point – that a large proportion of footballers are drawn from rural and private school backgrounds, which are demographics that tend towards political conservatism and are much more ethnically homogenous than the Australian average. You […]

Sponsorship by Online Casinos and Betting Operators: Yes or No?

Sponsorship is highly beneficial for companies these days, generating brand awareness, increasing the brands’ sales and allowing brands to sell to potential new audiences. However, it’s not just beneficial for the sponsor. It’s a two-way street and a sports team will benefit from the sponsorship, too. The sponsor helps generate revenue and will provide equipment […]

Collingwood: Isaac Quaynor Expected to Enjoy a Breakthrough Season in 2021

There have been many young players who have been tipped for big things in 2021, however, it could be the year that Collingwood’s Isaac Quaynor finally becomes a household name in the AFL. The 20-year old was given some valuable minutes on the field last season, however, his run of games was disrupted by a shin […]

Will We See Further Night-Time AFL Grand Finals?

As the first night-time AFL Grand Final drew to a close, there was a pervading sense that this was something of a watershed moment. Was this to be the start of a new trend or was it simply a strange final fit for strange times? Ultimately, time will tell, but the change certainly got people […]

Top 5 Australian Players 

Australia has birthed many amazing players thus far, for the sporting football world, that is no doubt. With players featuring across the board of the Premier League with particular legends from decades ago, we have plenty to discuss and remember. Betting houses like Sportsbet make a buck from player odds, so we can imagine that […]

The delisted AFL players who deserve a lifeline

AFL clubs had prepared for extensive list cuts and delistings following the impacts of 2020. In an off-season like no other, dozens of promising players both young and old find themselves on the outer of an AFL list and remain at the quality certain clubs are looking to add to their undermanned squads. With plenty […]

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