• North Geelong's Steve Richert at training last month. Picture: AL PACKER

    Richert ready to go one better

    FOR both team and individual, the post-mortem following any humiliating grand final defeat can be confronting. In fact, very few within the four walls of a football club are immune from...

  • Tom Parsons is looking forward to running out with Bannockburn after overcoming a serious injury suffered in 2015. Picture: AL PACKER

    “I did think about dying”

    FOR a split second, Tom Parsons thought he was going to die. The then Anakie skipper had found himself in the back of ambulance after an o- field collision against Winchelsea...

  • Werribee Centrals best and fairest Stephen Morgan delivers his acceptance speech at this year's presentation night. Picture:

    Morgan stays true to Centrals

    WITH the departure of three pivotal on-field components from Galvin Park, Werribee Centrals coach Peter Mark would be breathing a sigh of relief that Stephen Morgan won’t be a fourth key...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch – with Heath Buck

    AS a large proportion of North Melbourne’s 1975 premiership heroes gathered at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the football club’s first ever premiership, those players...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch – with Heath Buck

    POUND for pound, Port Adelaide’s Matthew White has become the best free agent to switch allegiances since the practice was introduced at the end of the 2012 season. The former Tiger...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch – with Heath Buck

    It’s amazing how things can go from very bad to very good – or vice versa for that matter. And sometimes it’s even more staggering how quick this turn around can...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch – with Heath Buck

    WHILE nine teams go into this weekend with the confidence that comes with winning, and the possible ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling that Geelong coach Chris Scott quipped about the clash with...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    For eight seasons Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs has lived ingloriously in the shadow of Geelong’s Joel Selwood. Since being earmarked as the next big thing – when the Blues’ used their prized...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    Watching how Geelong responds next season – after they bombed out of premiership contention on Friday night – will be interesting to say the least. Regardless of the positivity being portrayed...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    GEELONG made a disappointing straight sets exit from the AFL Finals with a six-point loss to North Melbourne in Friday night’s semi-final. Here’s how Heath Buck rated the 22 players who...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    As a football aficionado it was disappointing to see Geelong’s Steve Johnson labour around the MCG on Friday night. Johnson, arguably one the game’s premier big-time performers, was a shadow of...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    Not the result Geelong, or its fans, wanted on Friday night. Here’s how K-ROCK Football’s Heath Buck rated the 22 Cats who pulled on the Hoops against Hawthorn. 3 J. Bartel...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    GEELONG ended the home-and-away season with a comfortable win over Brisbane at Simonds Stadium. Here’s how K-ROCK Football’s Heath Buck rated the 22 players who pulled on the Hoops against the...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    Hawthorn midfielder Will Langford had just turned four when his old man – four-time Hawks premiership defender Chris Langford – removed his number 24 jumper and held it above his head...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

      Unfortunately for some footballers – no matter how well they perform on a weekly basis – they always seem to cop the raw end of the deal from the footy...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    GEELONG made its six straight wins with victory over Fremantle on Saturday night. Here’s how Heath Buck rated each Cat that was part of the two-point victory. Twitter: @heath_buck   3...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    It is a month out before finals and I’m confident that there are only three teams that can win the premiership- and one of them isn’t the Fremantle Dockers. It’s a...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    Surely the true worth of a footballer is measured by his influence at significant moments in tight contests. Undoubtedly, in the ever evolving microcosm of the AFL, it is this one...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    IT was a close run thing in the end for Geelong at Spotless Stadium on Saturday night. Here is how K-ROCK Football.com.au’s Heath Buck rated the 22 players who pulled on...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    “He has come back a better footballer… and a better bloke”. These were the words chosen by Paul Chapman to describe embattled teammate Courtenay Dempsey when he spoke to K-ROCK Football...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    GEELONG moved back in to the top four with Saturday’s 66-point win over Melbourne. Here is how K-ROCK Football’s Heath Buck judged the performance of the 22 who pulled on the...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    GEELONG lost the free kick count against the Western Bulldogs on the weekend, and didn’t everyone from their fans, their players and their coach, let the rest of the footy world...

  • Rating The Cats

    Rating the Cats- with Heath Buck

    A scrappy win for Geelong in wet conditions at Simonds Stadium. Here’s how Heath Buck rated the 22 players who pulled on the Hoops against the Bulldogs. Twitter: @heath_buck 3 J....

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    THIS season has seen the rise of a number of footballers who have come from either a low, moderate or underrated base in previous years, and now appear to be integral...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    THIS season has seen the rise of a number of footballers who have come from either a low, moderate or underrated base, in previous years, and now appear – in 2014...

  • The Jumper Punch

    The Jumper Punch- with Heath Buck

    When Levi Casbolult’s massive 198cm and 105kg frame finally thundered into the MCG deck on Friday evening – after hauling in an absolute ‘speccy’ at the mecca of footy – there...

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