Port Adelaide entrenched themselves in the AFL’s top four last night with a 14-point victory over West Coast in Perth, while St Kilda posted an upset 16-point win over Essendon at Etihad Stadium.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has paid tribute to captain Trent Cotchin and forward Jack Riewoldt after they helped inspire a 43-point AFL win over Brisbane Lions at the Gabba last night.
Greater Western Sydney might be sitting inside the AFL’s top eight for the first time in their short history, but coach Leon Cameron isn’t about to start labelling them a finals force.
Gold Coast fans have been biding their time for the past few seasons but many will be expecting a ladder improvement in 2014 as their golden draft players start to develop into elite athletes.
After falling so agonizingly short of a first ever premiership for the club in 2013, beaten grand finalists the Fremantle Dockers will once again be right in the mix come September time.
Essendon made headlines in 2013 for all the wrong reasons. With the ASADA investigation hopefully behind them the Bombers will be keen to get back on the footy field and let that make the headlines for them instead.