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WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2011
NORTH Adelaide’s James Allan won
his third Magarey Medal in a close
count last night that had him finish
two votes clear of South’s Nick Liddle.
In a classic end to the count, Allan’s
three vote performance against
Central Districts in the last minor
round game was the final vote
Liddle had taken the lead when he
polled three votes in the Panthers’
upset victory over Norwood in the
final round to take a spot in the finals.
It was Allan’s second successive
medal win adding to his first in 2007.
“It is a great honour to be up
here again,” Allan said at the
“It is a massive honour.
“ You don’t come here (to the count)
expecting too much and you just
let happen what happens. I don’t
see myself in that light (as the other
Earlier in the day Allan told Channel
Ten he hadn’t given up on playing
AFL – he’s still 26 – but would stay
in Adelaide for just one more season
before returning to his home town
His North Adelaide... Read more
Winners are grinners
will arrive home later today
after winning the Test series
against Sri Lanka with a draw
in the third Test in Colombo
last night. Skipper Michael
Clarke made his first century
in 24 Test innings to secure
the result, which meant he
claimed a one-nil victory in
his first series as captain.
The team’s celebrations have
been tempered however with
the news coach Tim Nielsen
Sanderson’s quick start
ADELAIDE Crows coach was
asked by Geelong to stay for
their finals campaign, but he
declined, preferring to start
his new role immediately.
He spent yesterday and
today doing a round of
interviews with Adelaide
media sending a positive
message to Crows fans.
ROGER VAUGHAN : AAP
HAWTHORN star Lance Franklin’s health is the big
query over Friday night’s preliminary final with news
emerging the big forward had hospital treatment for a
stomach bug as his medical woes continued.
But the Hawks remain insistent he will be ready for
Friday night’s preliminary final against Collingwood at
Franklin met a club doctor at Melbourne’s Cabrini
Hospital yesterday after missing the All Australian team
dinner Monday night and was given a dose of an anti-
“He’s feeling better, we expect him to train tomorrow,”
said Hawks football manager Mark Evans.
“He’s in no doubt (for Friday’s game), certainly he’s
much improved on yesterday afternoon.
“In 24 hours, we think he’ll be fit and firing.”
Evans said Franklin was sent home from the club at
Monday lunchtime after the forward started feeling ill.
Franklin skipped the All-Australian function, where he
was named at full-forward after winning the Coleman
Medal as the leading goalkicker this season.
He suffered bone bruising in a knee when he landed
awkwardly late in the qualifying final loss to Geelong.
But Franklin made a speedy recovery and kicked four
goals in last Friday night’s semi-final win over Sydney.
The club has kept Franklin away from his team-mates on
Tuesday to ensure no-one else catches the illness.
“That’s why they wanted to keep him inside, it’s one of
those illnesses that probably spreads - he’s on top of it
now,” Hawks midfielder Jordan Lewis said... Read more
Modern defence tests Geelong’s style
GEELONG will find out in Saturday’s
AFL preliminary final against West Coast
whether a game plan which failed them a
year ago has changed enough.
Coach Chris Scott said it was clear to
the Cats from their emphatic loss to
Collingwood in their preliminary final last
season that their playing style could not
combat modern defensive structures.
Scott, who took the reins a month later, has
guided an evolution of that style, with their
progress reinforced by two wins over the
Magpies this season.
Countering those successes was a round-16
loss to the Eagles, which Scott called a
failed test given the similarities between
West Coast’s defensive press and that of
But Scott said the Eagles loss only
confirmed what the Cats knew, that their
changes of method were a work in progress
ahead of more important... Read more
Last vote win for Allan
Franklin’s key 24 hours
Geelong’s Nathan Vardy feels the Eagle’s pressure in
their July clash, won by the Eagles
Lance Franklin is tested by Chris Tarrant and Leon Davis
James Allan with his third Magarey Medal
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