- Thomas, Beams sidelined with injury
- Potential for women AFL umpires
- Buckley 'blue' wont happen again
- Brad Scott impressive post game
- Dale Thomas out with ankle injury
- AFL drug testing: 26 players test positive in 2012
- Luke Ball set to return for Collingwood
- AFL to hold first-ever women's player draft
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- Rooboy on Brad Scott impressive post game Everyone is focussed on the last poor umpire decision but view the last quarter and you'll also see that Aaron Black took a ... more
- nev connor on Buckley 'blue' wont happen again Note for the Melb football club, [or any other AFL club for that matter]..To fully participate in the game of ... more
- bc on Brad Scott impressive post game thats where the AFL influence results dockers eagles get the kicks that matter people bet on that trash investergate horse ... more
- Ken of Euroa on Brad Scott impressive post game Its well demonstrated that Western Australian teams are consistently favored by umpires particularly at home games. But what ... more
- Willow on Dale Thomas out with ankle injury What the holy heck is going on at Collingwood with all these injuries this year? Would it have anything to do with the young ... more
- cover_up on AFL Furious with Melbourne about Dank ... What an absolute disgrace to hear this scandal play out, with Demetriou creating more spin than a week in pre-election ... more
- Susan on AFL to hold first-ever women's player ... Why? What a waste of time, how does this benefit the country? It's only use is a PR stunt for the Aussie Ball boss. No ... more
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- Monica on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... They have had enough priority draft picks and number one picks to build 2 champion teams. It appears the Recruiting team ... more
- william grant on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... mark Neeld needs to go now! He is damaging the Melbourne football club. Brett Ratten if available would be my choice. The ... more
- JMB Gold Coast on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... You really do have to feel for the guy! He obviously does have a high level experience and is a quality coach. How often ... more
- Lukew on Leigh Matthews calls for goal post rule ... Usually I am against these rule changes, but I like this one and think it would work well. It makes a lot of sense. more
- Brad Moore on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... All areas of the club need reviewing.The Coach is the coach, footy manager is that, team manager is team manager and so ... more
- Lukew on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... I am not a Melbourne supporter, but I agree with Phil and Stephen. I feel sorry for some of these younger players whose ... more
- Justin on Racist taunts directed at Majak Daw There is no right to publically say what you like in regards to race etc. It is called offensive, hate speech. There may ... more
- Denise on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... I have heard the comment that the intensity wasnt there, I have heard Chris Garland defend Mark Neeld and blame the team. ... more
- Richard on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... As a Melbourne supporter (and member) for decades I believe the current lack of basic skills, determination, desire, run and ... more
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Dayne Beams: 3AW player of the year
Collingwood midfielder Dayne Beams has won the 3AW player of the year.
The 22-year old is enjoying a breakout campaign, averaging 31 possessions a game along with best-on-ground performances against Adelaide, West Coast and Sydney.
Beams polled 30 votes from 3AW Football commentators, four ahead of Essendon's Jobe Watson, Gold Coast's Gary Ablett and Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell.
Speaking with Tim Lane, Caroline Wilson and Mick Malthouse, Beams thanked 3AW for the award and attributed his success to having more opportunity then previous years.
"I've never had any doubts in my ability as a footballer, but this year I've had more opportunity than others and I've really enjoyed it," he said.
As for the Brownlow, Beams was hesitant to throw his name in the mix.
"It's not in my mind at all, I reckon I'm a low chance. Right now I've got finals on my mind. All those individual accolades will take care of themselves," he said.
In conjunction with the award, Beams also won $10,000, courtesy of VicSuper.
Dayne Beams in action at the MCG (Pic: Sebastian Costanzo)
LISTEN: Dayne Beams accepts his award on 3AW Football
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@the serial pest, before you spruke your venom against Collingwood in general you should check the stats. Dayne is way up there and beyond with the very best.Go Mighty Maggies Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 12:21 PM
Typical obligatory sop to Collingwood.the serial pest Tuesday 4 September, 2012 - 4:44 PM
Haven't watched many Richmond games this year boys?Anonamus Monday 3 September, 2012 - 12:19 PM
Beamsy as been brilliant this year, let's hope that the umpies see it the same way.Willow Monday 3 September, 2012 - 7:01 AM