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Dogs incident turning into a Saga

Fairfax media writes today that the NRL could be considering strip;ping Canterbury-Bankstown of points following ugly incidents between players and umpires and fans and umpires on the weekend. The Dogs have previously had a 4 point suspended sentence pending the behaviour of their fans during the 2004 season. The close…






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Geelong Football Club plans for life without pokies

The Geelong Football Club is looking to get rid of its poker machine licences, the club’s chief executive says. The club earned $3 million from the 100 machines at their home ground at Kardinia Park last year, but in a long term plan the the machines would be gone altogether,…


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A new dawn for Gold Coast Suns and Huawei

The Gold Coast SUNS and Huawei Australia today announced a five year sponsorship which will see Huawei become the club’s official technology and ball partner. Mr Brumby said, “Huawei is proud to be announcing its first major sponsorship in AFL. Like the Gold Coast SUNS in the AFL, Huawei is…




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Asia not on the agenda for A-League, says Gallop

Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have distanced themselves from a radical plan to convert the A-League into a South-East Asian competition as Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop confirmed there was “no enthusiasm” from head office to expand the league into Asia.




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Judgement Day looms for Leichardt Oval

Fairfax media is reporting that Tuesday represents “d-day” for future oval use Leichhardt mayor Rochelle Porteous said the lease conditions will be unchanged. “We are not proposing to change anything except ensure the maintenance of the ground is at its optimum level for NRL games,” Porteous said. “Everything is proceeding…



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Crows smash membership record

Adelaide has announced a new membership record of 60,383 – making it the fourth AFl club behind Collingwood, Hawthorn and Richmond to top the 60,000 mark in 2015.



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Why the AFL needs the Tigers roaring

Jake Niall in the Age writes that the AFL needs a vibrant Richmond side, as its bandwagon gets up and moving yet again, if its plans to increase attendances at matches are to work.


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Telstra’s West Coast deal an innovation

The West Australian reports that Telstra have commenced a five year deal to become the official WA telecommunications partner for the West Coast Eagles. No value was disclosed. Telstra group executive of global enterprise and services Brendon Riley said the technology and communications upgrade included new mobile devices, data access…


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Wests Tigers won’t abandon Leichhardt Oval

News Limited are now reporting that Wests Tigers wont be abandoning Leichardt, but will probably reduce commitments at its outlying stadiums both there and at Campbelltown to play at ANZ Stadium, which offers $100,000 per game to do so – and cant really be overlooked due to owing at least…


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Boutique stadium needed: Roar chairman

The Brisbane Times reports that Brisbane Roar Aleague CEO Chris Fong believes that Suncorp is too big and the time has come to build a boutique stadium to better cater for the soccer teams crowds. “Firstly don’t get me wrong, we like Suncorp we’re very lucky with Suncorp. I think…