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Cameron Ling: “The AFL will have to back the money truck up to get players into AFLX”

Cameron Ling has a message for the AFL if they want AFLX to get off the ground. Show us the money. The AFL has floated a showcase of the spinoff game as a bridge in the bye between the season proper and the finals. But Lingy told 3AW Football it will only work if there’s […]

The media could soon have more access to AFL players after new pay deal

The media could soon have more access to AFL players in the wake of their improved pay and conditions agreement. Players will get a 20 per cent pay rise this year as part of the six year deal announced on Tuesday. Union Chief Paul Marsh has told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, players will now discuss whether […]

21/06/2017 / 07:10
‘Footballers just don’t get it’: Where Nathan Buckley got it wrong

Neil Mitchell says Nathan Buckley’s strident criticism of the media proves players and coaches “don’t get it”. The Collingwood coach had a passionate debate with Footy Classified co-host Craig Hutchison on Monday night, in which Buckley called on the media to back off. Click play below to watch the full segment on Channel Nine Bucks and @craighutchy have […]

20/06/2017 / 06:31
3AW Football broadcast schedule: Who, where and when in Round 14

HOW TO LISTEN ONLINE PRE-GAME: 3AW App or click here MATCH STREAM: AFL app or website POST-MATCH REVIEW: 3AW App or click here ROUND 14 ON 3AW FOOTBALL THURSDAY Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn (Adelaide Oval) THE TEAM: Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Cameron Ling, Daniel Harford and Nick Butler from 6PM FRIDAY Sydney Swans v Essendon (SCG) THE TEAM: Matthew Lloyd, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva and Kane Cornes […]

20/06/2017
Fitness guru Darren Burgess says AFL clubs will inevitably share their GPS data

Fitness guru Darren Burgess says AFL clubs will inevitably share their GPS data. Burgess told Sportsday clubs in world-class leagues like the English Premier League already share data among themselves. “I think that’s what will eventually happen in the AFL,” he said. Burgess said media should get access to some of that information. “It will […]

19/06/2017 / 07:40
Dwayne Russell sledges MRP for “wimping out” after clearing Sam Mitchell

Dwayne Russell has sledged the MRP for failing to sanction Sam Mitchell. Mitchell and Geelong captain Joel Selwood clashed in Thursday’s match at Domain Stadium. While Selwood was offered a $1000 fine on Monday for engaging in rough conduct, Mitchell was cleared for his part in the stoush. On Sportsday, Dwayne said the MRP “wimped out”. […]

19/06/2017 / 10:28
Lindsay Thomas suspended… again

North Melbourne firebrand Lindsay Thomas looks set to face another period on the sidelines through suspension. Thomas has been offered a one-match ban for striking while playing for Werribee in the VFL at the weekend. It was his first game back from a three-week suspension. Thomas risks a further week on the sidelines if he challenges […]

19/06/2017
Demons demolish Dogs under the roof

THE 3AW FOOTBALL MATCHDAY BLOG Tomas Bugg spoke to 3AW in the rooms after the game. He said his Instagram post targeting Jason Johannisen (see below) was just “playful”. “We’re not worried too much about that, we’re worried about what we’re doing on the ground,” Bugg said. Click play for the interview ===== FULL TIME  […]

19/06/2017
Jake Stringer in the gun after poor game against Melbourne

Jake Stringer has come under fire after a poor game against Melbourne. Stringer did not kick a goal with his 13 disposals, but it was his attitude that was of most concern. 3AW Football expert Matthew Richardson said Stringer wasn’t prepared to do the basics. “He’s wanting everything to come easy at the moment,” the champion […]

18/06/2017 / 01:46
Doc Larkins’ injury wrap: Michael Barlow can play Round 1 next year

Doc Larkins has backed Michael Barlow to return in Round 1 next year. The Sun midfielder Barlow suffered a horrific broken leg in Saturday night’s loss to the Suns. Oh no. Michael Barlow is down with a sickening leg injury. This is heart-breaking. #AFLSunsBlues — 3AW Football (@3AWisfootball) June 17, 2017 But Doc told 3AW […]

18/06/2017 / 10:53
Richo backs the staggered bye rounds

Matthew Richardson reckons the bye rounds are better than nothing. Only 19 games were played over rounds 11-13 as teams were given a week’s rest. Many footy fans are disgruntled by the extended reduction in matches, but Richo told 3AW Football it’s better than everyone taking a week off at the same time. “I’d rather […]

18/06/2017 / 02:34
Courier Mail’s Andrew Hamilton says Brisbane is on the cusp

Brisbane is on the right track according to the voice of footy in the state. The Courier Mail’s senior footy writer Andrew Hamilton said he’s more excited about the Lions’ future than he has been for a decade. Click PLAY in the player above for the full story “If they could build a war chest […]

17/06/2017 / 14:15
Blues secure gutsy 10-point win on the Gold Coast

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 5.30PM: Daniel Harford, Michael Christian, and Bruce Eva. ===== FULL TIME Carlton has won by 10 points. The match was overshadowed by an ugly leg injury to Michael Barlow. Bryce Gibbs was simply monumental, putting together a very impressive game: 44 disposals, 10 tackles, seven clearances, and two goals. Click play for […]

17/06/2017
What on earth does “MOP” stand for?

What on earth is MOP? Following Richmond’s narrow loss to Sydney, Tiger coach Damien Hardwick made reference to the Swans being a good “MOP” side. But what does it stand for? After Jimmy Bartel and Leigh Matthews were left stumped, 3AW listeners had a crack. Finally, Daniel from Champion Data had to call in to […]

17/06/2017 / 04:58
Lethal brands nine-year deals “head in the noose recruiting”

Leigh Matthews has branded long-term contracts “head in the noose recruiting”. North’s Chairman Ben Buckley all but confirmed the club would offer Kelly a nine-year deal on 3AW on Friday night. Matthews said it would be reckless – but that that’s not always a bad thing. “Sometimes you’ve got to be reckless,” Lethal said. “You […]

17/06/2017 / 03:01
North Melbourne chairman confirms they’re hunting Josh Kelly and Dustin Martin

North Melbourne’s chairman Ben Buckley confirmed to 3AW Football they are interested in snatching up Josh Kelly and Dustin Martin. “Anyone who was in the market and wasn’t interested in two champions of the game would be somewhat disingenuous,” he said. In a rare interview, Buckley said he doesn’t believe a nine year deal is […]

17/06/2017
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Tony Shaw said the AFL should have gone harder on Alastair Clarkson. The Hawks coach was fined $5,000 for describing umpiring as “disgraceful”, but the former Pies legend said it should have been closer to $50,000. “We’re trying to recruit junior umpires,” Shawry said. “I reckon the senior umpires would have been filthy on the […]

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