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Cats ride their luck

Geelong coach Chris Scott has praised a courageous performance from his charges in an 11-point win over Fremantle, although he conceded the Cats rode their luck in a dramatic final term.
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Scott: We failed dismally

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he has no regrets about setting the bar high for his Kangaroos only to watch them come crashing down in a humiliating 87-point loss to Collingwood.
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Still work for Eagles

Coach John Worsfold said he was delighted West Coast were finally able to record victory against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium - the first time since Round 11, 1998.
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Mick: Pies improving

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse believes his side took a significant step forward against North Melbourne on Saturday and he expects further improvement week-by-week leading into the club's first bye.
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Season over for Hayes

St Kilda have confirmed vice-captain Lenny Hayes will miss the 2011 season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on Friday night.
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Hodge doubt remains

The selectors may believe that Luke Hodge is right to return, but the Hawthorn captain looked far from ready on the training track at Waverley on Saturday.
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Gaz leading by example

Those who doubted the leadership qualities of inaugural Gold Coast Suns skipper Gary Ablett will soon be tucking into a large helping of humble pie.
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Grima back on board

He may have just missed reaching his goal to be back in time for Round 1 but Nathan Grima can't wait to return for North Melbourne against Collingwood on Saturday, just three months after undergoing back surgery.
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Coach backs cranky Jack

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has defended Jack Riewoldt's actions on the bench during Friday night's draw with St Kilda at the MCG as just an example of the young forward's passion for the game.
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Hayes outlook grim

St Kilda are preparing for the rest of the 2011 season without inspirational midfielder Lenny Hayes with coach Ross Lyon indicating that the Norm Smith Medalist will require a knee reconstruction.
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Bombers look to build

Essendon coach James Hird wants his Bombers to build on the momentum generated by their Round 1 win when they face Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
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AFL Teams - Round 2

The teams are in for AFL Round 2. Whether you need help with Tipping or Fantasy, or just want to know the latest from the selection table from your club, Sportal.com.au is first with the latest.
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Bell case justifies rule

AFL operations manager Adrian Anderson says Daniel Bell's predicament has highlighted why the league adopted the substitute rule and concussion guidelines.
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Scott pot shot at Pies

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has taken a swipe at Collingwood, labelling the reigning premiers' previous refusal to wear an alternate strip as 'comical' and 'embarrassing'.
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Porps only slim chance

Adelaide assistant coach Ben Hart conceded Jason Porplyzia is only a 'slim' chance of returning this season after shoulder surgery sidelined the forward for between four and six months.
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Taylor heads home

Richmond forward Troy Taylor may be lost to the AFL after returning to the Northern Territory for personal reasons.
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Protest news to Hird

Essendon coach James Hird says an attempted push by captain Jobe Watson for a sit-down protest in response to the AFL's new substitute rule is news to him.
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Demons defend Bell handling

The Melbourne Football Club has defended its management of former player Daniel Bell who is seeking compensation for brain damage linked to multiple concussions he sustained during his career.
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Porplyzia out for year

Adelaide's worst fears have been confirmed with star forward Jason Porplyzia to potentially miss the rest of 2011 with the shoulder injury he suffered in the opening minutes of the season.
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Dees to name Frawley

Melbourne is set to name All-Australian defender James Frawley for the job on Lance Franklin in Sunday's crucial clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.
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