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NAB Cup Grand Final Injury Update

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
NOTE: not all clubs released injury reports this week - ed.

Injury Update:
Sam Jacobs, hand, non-contact training
Anthony Raso, broken wrist, non-contact training
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NAB Cup Grand Final Tribunal

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago


Charges Laid:


James Kelly (GEEL), rough conduct against Brisbane's Jed Adcock: reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points), and high contact (two points), equaling six points a Level Three offense, 325 demerits, and a three game suspension. Kelly accepted, reducing the penalty 25% to 243.75 points and a two match suspension.


Shane Crawford (HAW), striking Docker Ryley Dunn:

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NAB Cup Semi-Finals Reviews

NAB Cup Semi Finals

by Tim Murphy

At Docklands:

Geelong   0.1.1   0.3.4   0.9.8
Brisbane  1.2.4   1.2.7   3.4.8

Goals: Bris: Sherman 3, Johnson 2, Adcock (9-pointer), Black (9-pointer), Begley (9-pointer), Tyler, Patfull, Power.
             Geel: Mooney 3, Gardiner 3, Varcoe 2, Byrnes, Milburn.

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NAB Cup Round Two Reviews

NAB Cup Round Two

by Tim Murphy

At Docklands:

Footscray  0.1.2   0.3.5   0.4.8
Brisbane   0.1.1   1.3.6   2.7.7

Goals: Bris: Allan 3, McGrath 2, Patfull 2, Power (9-pointer), Copeland (9-pointer), Harding, Notting, Moody, Charman, Rischitelli.
            Foot: Higgins 4, Eagleton 2 (both 9-pointers), Robbins, McDougall, Boyd.

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NAB Cup Round One Reviews

NAB Cup Round One

by Tim Murphy

Remember them 9-point goals, hence the extra column in the score.

At Football Park:

Port Adelaide  0.1.9   1.5.13   2.8.14
Adelaide       1.3.0   1.6.2    2.7.6

Goals: PA: Logan 2 (one 9-pointer), Ebert 2, S. Burgoyne (9-pointer), Rodan, Lade, Salopek, Pearce, Thomson, Bentley.
           Adel: Bock 3 (one 9-pointer), Welsh 3 (one 9-pointer), Griffin 2, Edwards 2, Stevens, Hudson.

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NAB Cup Round Two Scores

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

BRIS  0.1.1    1.3.6    2.7.7   2.12.12 (102)
WB    0.1.2    0.3.5    0.4.8    2.7.10 (70)

NINE POINT GOALS: BRIS: Copeland, Power; WB - Eagleton
GOALS: BRIS - Allan 3, Patfull 2, McGrath 2, Charman, Notting, Moody, Harding, Rischitelli; WB - Higgins 4, Eagleton, McDougall, Boyd
BEST: BRIS - Power, Rischitelli, Copeland, Black, Patfull; Rowe; WB - Higgins, Giansiracusa, Hargrave, Minson
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NAB Cup Round One Injury Update

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Injury Update:
Trent Hentschel, knee Had reconstruction, season
Rhett Biglands, knee, season
Ian Perrie, hamstring, 1 week
Bryce Campbell, ankle, 8 weeks
John Hinge, thumb, 5-6 weeks (click on read more to see the rest)

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NAB Cup Round One Tribunal

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Charges Laid:
Andrew Krakouer (RICH), rough conduct against Cat Darren Milburn: assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points), and high contact (two points) equaling a total of six points, a Level Three offense, 325 demerits, and a three game suspension. His five year good record reduces the penalty 25% to 243.75 demerits and a 2 game suspension. points and a two-match sanction.

The incident occurred when Krakouer tried to soccer the ball off the ground and accidentally kicked Milburn in the head, resulting in Milburn being taken to the hospital for stitches. He was cleared of any serious damage.
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No Refunds For Angry Fans

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

While the AFL, through CEO Andrew Demetriou, has apologized to angry Geelong fans who waited for more than hour in long lines last weekend, there will be no refunds to those who paid for tickets before the gates were thrown open for free admission.

Demetriou received a report from Operations Manager Adrian Anderson detailing the events of the day. While initial estimates were that there were 7000 "walk-up" fans, the report claimed there were more than 10,000 who arrived and waited in long lines for more than an hour. While most of the ticketing windows were open, there were not enough entry gates and turnstiles open to accommodate the latecomers who had yet to purchase tickets. As the game got underway, there were still long lines outside and it was then decided to open the gates and let everyone in for free so they could see the game. Although this appeased many, it also angered others, who had paid for admission.
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