Posted: 24 June, 2016

Swanny’s Second Half Twitter Work Was Just As Sharp As The First

Dane Swan's had a massive night on the couch

By now you’ve already read about Dane Swan’s work on Collingwood’s Twitter account in the first half of tonight’s game v Freo.

Well it’s safe to say he’s been just as handy in the second half (between tweets about his clothing range and tattoo shop).

He started off with a bit of a humble brag…

… before clarifying:

 

He passed judgement on footy fashion trends (much easier to say from the couch)...

 

...and dished out some friendly advice for his team mates:

He was good enough to keep fellow injured Pie Jamie Elliott in the loop:

He let us in on some off his off-field activities:

And sometimes he just gave us unfettered access to his mind:

Thanks for giving us your insight Swanny, you legend.

The Pies won the game 12.13 (85) to 5.7 (37).

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Posted: 24 June, 2016

Dane Swan Has Taken Over Collingwood’s Twitter And It’s Glorious

Swanny's been the best part of the game by far

Dane Swan has provided his usual touch of class to the Collingwood v Freo game tonight, but from an unusual place: his couch.

The Magpies’ social media team has hit upon the genius idea of giving Swanny the keys to their Twitter account, and he’s been as brilliant as you’d expect from him.

He’s put haircuts on the agenda:

 

He had a cracking take when big Mason Cox scored this brilliant half-volley:

 

He was enjoying the, erm, disciplined work of the Pies lads:

 

And he had some words of encouragement when young Tom Phillips booted his first goal in the AFL:

We’ll keep you updated if Swanny runs any more gold in the second half.

The Pies lead Freo 7.8 (50) to 1.4 (10) at half time — the Dockers’ lowest ever half time score against Collingwood.

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Tags: Collingwood Magpies, Dane Swan

Posted: 24 June, 2016

Watch Travis Cloke Kick The First Goal Of The Night Against Freo

Vintage Trav!

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It’s been a bloody tough year for Travis Cloke, with quite a lot of games in the VFL being his lot.

However he’s already making a good fist of his return to the seniors side, booting the first goal of the night against Fremantle at the MCG.

In a show of real strength, Cloke took the footy, dished out a brilliant don’t argue and then snapped truly on the left foot that’s let him down so often this year.

Watch the goal here:

Great work Trav.

The Pies lead 2.0 (12) to 0.1 (1) at the minute mark of the first quarter.

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Tags: Travis Cloke, Collingwood Magpies

Posted: 24 June, 2016

Dennis Armfield Has Copped Pretty Much The Worst Injury You Can Imagine

Hard to think of anything worse!

Damian Barrett has revealed on the Friday Rub that Dennis Armfield will miss Carlton’s game against GWS with a split testicle.

Damo said that he wasn’t sure when the injury — officially down as a groin — happened, but that he’ll be missing at least this week’s game with it.

The story left Juddy in fits of laughter, while JB reminisced about James Kelly’s similar injury when playing for Geelong last year.

Listen to the boys talk about Armfield’s unlucky injury here:

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Posted: 24 June, 2016

Patty Dangerfield Is Loving The Cold

Chilly down the coast!

Patrick Dangerfield has hit upon one of the unexpected advantages (or disadvantages, depending on your perspective) of living in Geelong today.

The coastal area down there is always a couple of degrees cooler than Melbourne thanks to the wind coming off the water.

When it’s as cold as today, that means one thing: snow.

 

And Patty was loving it today, getting out and about in Lorne:

Given the blistering heat of his form of late, he probably didn’t even need a jacket.

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Tags: Patrick Dangerfield, Geelong Cats

Posted: 24 June, 2016

Our 2016 Western Australia State Team

Check out who we think would represent WA this year

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B: Ben Stratton (Haw), Eric Mackenzie (WC), Harry Taylor (Geel)

HB: Brad Sheppard (WC), Alex Rance (Rich), Nathan Wilson (GWS)

C: Stephen Hill (Fre), Matt Priddis (WC), Daniel Wells (NM)

HF: Michael Walters (Fre), Lance Franklin (Syd), Alex Fasolo (Coll)

F: Mark LeCras (WC), Josh Kennedy (WC), Jesse Hogan (Melb)

R: Nic Naitanui (WC), Patrick Cripps (Carl), Stephen Coniglio (GWS)

I: Matthew Leuenberger (Ess), Mitch Duncan (Geel), Jack Darling (WC), Elliot Yeo (WC)

E: Neville Jetta (Melb), Sharrod Wellingham (WC), Chris Masten (WC)

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Tags: AFL, State of origin, Western Australia

Posted: 24 June, 2016

Jake Neade Extends Contract With Port

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Jake Neade has signed a new contract extension that will see him remain at Port Adelaide for a further two years.

The 22-year-old will remain at the club until the end of 2018.

Speaking to the Power website, the small forward said he couldn't be happier to re-sign.

“It’s a very proud moment for me,” Neade said.

“I’m really looking forward to attacking the second half of this year and it’s great to know my future is here too.”

Neade's signature comes on the back of Port's recent signings of Matt White and Aaron Young.

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Posted: 24 June, 2016

Hydraulic Press Guy Crushes A Footy

Warning: It's only a Burley

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The Hydraulic Press Channel is one of YouTube's most popular subscriptions.

The channel gained notoriety by simply crushing things - including diamonds, a bowling ball and a Nokia 3310.

His most recent video shows the press having a go at a collection of Australian paraphenalia and one of the items was a Burley footy.

If it doesn't satisfy you as much as you were hoping, scroll to 3:25 to see the cricket ball - it's much more worth it.

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Posted: 23 June, 2016

Adelaide's Insane Inaccuracy Sets Records

The Crows were wayward

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Adelaide was convincing in its 33-point victory over North Melbourne on Thursday, but it could have been so much more had it not been for some woeful goalkicking.

As it turns out, it was record-breaking inaccuracy.

Adelaide's 12.28 (100) is the most behinds they've ever recorded in a game, eclipsing the 13.27 (105) they scored in Round 20, 1993.

It's also the most behinds recorded in a game since 1995.

The record might take some topping, though - Hawthorn holds it with a whopping 41, scored back in Round 6, 1977.

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Posted: 23 June, 2016

Lindsay Thomas Has Done It Again

The forward kicked a stunner

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Eddie Betts might have to start sharing pockets, as fellow forward Lindsay Thomas kicked a stunner from the boundary tonight.

Following a bounce in North's forward 50, the ball spilled towards Ben Cunnington who dished it off to Thomas.

Hemmed in on the boundary line, Thomas had no other option but to snap.

And it went straight through.

It capped off a big quarter for Thomas - he kicked another goal soon after.

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Tags: AFL, North Melbourne Kangaroos

Posted: 23 June, 2016

One Of The Weirdest Injuries You'll See

He's done for the night

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North Melbourne midfielder Farren Ray is done for the night after one of the most unusual injuries you'll ever see.

In strange circumstances Ray copped a falcon early in the first quarter, causing a concussion.

Ray played out the first quarter but was found on the bench wearing the club tracksuit during the second.

Rhett Biglands was quick to spot Ray's removal from the game on Triple M commentary.

"He's done boys, that concussion's got the better of him," he said.

"He's got the jacket on, moving to the back of the bench."

Biglands confirmed the concussion came from the falcon.

"It was actually from the falcon, deep in his defensive 50 where the point of the ball sconed him on the head.

"He ran out the quarter but he was certainly groggy."

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Tags: AFL, North Melbourne Kangaroos

Posted: 23 June, 2016

Sam Mayes Pens New Contract

The half-back has extended his stay

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Brisbane half back Sam Mayes has signed a new contract with the Lions.

Mayes has penned a three-year extension, tying him to the Lions until the end of 2019.

He is reportedly set to earn up to $400,000 a season.

Brisbane national talent manager Peter Schwab said the Lions were delighted to see Mayes recommit.

"Having had an uninterrupted pre-season Sam has taken his game to another level in 2016," he said. "His form has been very good.

"As one of our long-term players it’s fantastic to have him re-sign for a further three years."

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Tags: AFL, Brisbane Lions