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Round 13 Rosters

Geelong Football Club
Geelong v     Adelaide    Round    13
Venue    AAMI Stadium    Date:    02-Jul-06 
Back         Harley, T (2)   Scarlett, M (30) Hunt, J (8)
Half Back    Rooke, J (33)   Milburn, D (39)  Egan, M (19)
Centre     Enright, C (44) Bartel, J (3)    Wojcinski, D (40)
Half Forward Ablett, G (29)  Mooney, C (21)   Kelly, J (9)
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Game Speed Concerns Coaches

by Lisa Albergo, reporting for AFANA


Injury Debate Rages On

In the lead up to their game this weekend, Collingwood Coach Mick Malthouse and Sydney Coach Paul Roos held a joint press conference at which they both expressed their concerns about the speed of the game causing more injuries this year. Both echoed the sentiments of Carlton Coach Denis Pagan and Brisbane's Leigh Matthews that the new rule changes could be the cause - especially the new kickin rule.  Pagan urged the AFL to look at why more players were now being injured, while Matthews questioned the new kick-in rule, believing that the increased speed of the game had left players more susceptible to injury.   Both Malthouse and Roos are concerned that the increased speed of the game is causing players to become fatigued, resulting in injuries.  

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Round 12 Week 2

                    Collingwood v Sydney Swans
                               Telstra Stadium   
Backs     Tarkyn Lockyer  24  Simon Prestigiacomo 35  James Clement    8
Half Backs    Heath Shaw     39  Shane Wakelin     14  Rhyce Shaw     22
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Cats Sharpen Claws on Dockers

Cats Win At Crosswords In Season

by Tim Stone, reporting for AFANA from Subiaco, WA

Fremantle has continued their wayward--and losing--way with an emphatic 66 point hiding at the hands of Geelong on sunny Subiaco Oval on Saturday.   The game presented two teams at  crossroads in their seasons--polar opposites in the positions they find themselves  going into the split round break of the 2006 AFL premiership  season.

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AFL Doctors Injury Study

Doctors Want A Say

The AFL Medical Officers Association has formed a committee to study serious neck and head injuries and how they occur, then make recommendations to the league if there are options for rule changes to better protect players from such serious injury.  The committee - comprised of Geelong doctor Hugh Seward, , St Kilda's Ian Stone,  Melbourne's Andrew Daff, and Peter Larkins - will base their study on the parameters used to study knee injuries to ruckmen, which led to the new ruck rules introduced several years ago.

Seward was quoted in the Melbourne Age, "There's been a lot of conjecture about what might improve, protect the players more effectively and we believe that if any rule change has to be considered,
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Koschitzke Collapses on Live TV

Hello fans:

St Kilda forward Justin Koschitzke has been hospitalised after collapsing during a live segment on Channel Seven's Sportsworld on Sunday morning.

23-year-old Koschitzke was the guest panellist on the program's regular AFL segment with former Demons star David Schwarz. Koschitzke had just told Schwarz that his recovery from a fractured skull was ahead of schedule and ready to return to play in two weeks' time, when he slurred his words and his eyes rolled. He stumbled backwards and his head hit a board as he fell to the ground.

Seven immediately cut away from the interview back to shocked host Johanna Griggs in Sydney. (While the program is produced in Sydney, the AFL segment is filmed live on the balcony of Seven's Melbourne studios, located next door to Telstra Dome and AFL headquarters – Johnson)

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Round 12 Week 1 Revisions

Brown and Charman In


Alteration to Geelong emergency list, Round 12 v Fremantle

Geelong has officially altered its list of emergency players for the Round 12 match against Fremantle, to be played at Subiaco today, Saturday June 17.
Mark Blake has been replaced by Kent Kingsley.
source: Patrick Keane, AFL


Essendon Football Club - Round 11
Position Name #
Backs Andrew Welsh 12 Dustin Fletcher 31 Dean Solomon 7
Half-Backs Mark Johnson 1 Adam McPhee 33 Nathan Lovett-Murray 42
Centreline Brent Stanton 24 Jason Johnson 14 Mark Bolton 23
Half-Forwards James Hird 5 David Hille 19 Scott Lucas 25
Forwards Joel Reynolds 29 Courtney Johns 21 Angus Monfries 6
Followers Patrick Ryder 30 Mark McVeigh 10 Chris Heffernan 26
Interchange Kepler Bradley 16 Scott Camporeale 17 Henry Slattery 20
Damien Peverill 11

Emergencies Courtenay Dempsey 15 Andrew Lovett 13 Jobe Watson 4

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Round 12 Split Round Week 1

Hird, Camporeale Back at Essendon

Round 12
AAMI Stadium
Saturday, 17 June 2006 at 7:10pm
Backs Brad Symes 23 Darryl Wakelin 2 Michael Wilson 21
Half Backs Nathan Lonie 34 Troy Chaplin 30 Shaun Burgoyne 8
Centreline Jacob Surjan 39 Kane Cornes 18 Steven Salopek 3
Half Forwards Danyle Pearce 16 Warren Tredrea 1 Stuart Dew 17
Forwards Brett Ebert 33 Dean Brogan 20 Damon White 24
Followers Brendon Lade 5 Chad Cornes 35 Domenic Cassisi 25
Interchange Josh Mahoney 22 Michael Pettigrew 36 Adam Thomson 6
Elijah Ware 14
Emergencies James Ezard 9 Peter Walsh 42 Ryan Willits 11


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Melbournes' Indigenous Marvels Destroy Pies

By Barry Kennedy, AFANA Reporter in Melbourne

On the same day Australia returned to the World Cup of soccer, a display by two indigenous players with the oval ball showed just what a world class show piece Australian football can be at its best. Aaron Davey is showing by the week that he has so much more than speed at his disposal with unselfishness, class ball usage and instinctive awareness.

Byron Pickett, now at his third club, was described as unemployable by former coach Mark Williams after a bad year with suspensions in 2005. Now any coach would have him in their side. Yesterday at the MCG, Pickett and Davey slotted in perfectly to a Demon machine that played scintillatingly well and whose toughness and work rate was exemplary in a 47 point dismantling of the highly fancied Collingwood. The game at the MCG was played in a finals-like environment, and like all great finals  players rose to the occasion.

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Brown Returns For Tigers But Kangaroos Not Up To Task

by Barry Kennedy, reporting for AFANA, from Melbourne, Australia

In a season where injuries have cast a long shadow, Richmond fans can take joy from the fine comeback from play-maker Nathan Brown in a good win over the Kangaroos yesterday. An unusual mist, brought on by bitterly cold Melbourne weather shrouded the MCG yesterday. The lights were turned on shortly after the game began around the time Brown took to the field. Brown's performance was assured  with two polished goals and nice touch. With many young players showing excellent form for Richmond yesterday on the back of Brown's comeback, the Tigers may be emerging from a foggy past. The Kangaroos with noticeably tepid support, ongoing speculation about the club's future and few exciting players currently on its list, the mist engulfing the MCG was an omen a little too close to home for the Roos.

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