Digby Beacham’s AFL Preview: Semi Finals

FRIDAY Geelong v GWS, Optus Stadium, 5.50pm Is it as simple as week two of the finals equating to a ferocious Geelong response? It remains to be seen, but certainly Geelong on the rebound in September has in the past been a good formula following a poor opening post-season outing…. Read More

AFL Power Rankings: Finals Week 1

1. MELBOURNE Last week: 1 There is nothing more they can do to prove their legitimacy. Had Brisbane on the hop from the outset. Do a lot of things a lot of the time. As a result, are perfectly placed to advance to the grand final. 2. PORT ADELAIDE Last… Read More

Digby Beacham’s AFL Preview: Round 23

FRIDAY Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 5.50pm One more chance or cast to one side? That is the dilemma facing tipsters looking to settle on a selection here for what shapes as a critical round-23 fixture. The Western Bulldogs have been outclassed by Essendon and Hawthorn in successive… Read More

AFL Power Rankings: Round 22

1. MELBOURNE Previous: 2 On target to win their first minor premiership since 1964 … the year they last tasted flag success. Defensively sound and efficient at the contest. The return of Steven May and Tom McDonald will only strengthen their spine. Next up: Geelong 2. GEELONG Previous: 1 Have… Read More

AFL Power Rankings: Round 20

1. GEELONG Last week: 1 Were entitled to win against North Melbourne. The manner in which they did so was again a perfect example of their efficiency and defensive structure. For mine, the team they all have to beat. Next up: GWS 2. MELBOURNE Last week: 3 Filled up their… Read More