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March issue of Inside Football – Season Preview Special


Now that the new franchises are established and order restored to AFL drafting, the competition shows all the signs of getting fiercer and tighter. Those young teams on the rise – such as Melbourne led by star ruckman, Max Gawn, will arrive with a rush. Bring on the season!

• It’s the ultimate club-by-club season preview! Every player’s pre-season formline, along with tipping points, ponderables, best 22s, betting odds and ladder predictions. It’s all here!

• Our experts make their usual wildly improbable predictions in the expectation that readers will have short memories... (if you’re a member at Barwon Heads Gold Club, you should be cheering for Fremantle to make the eight!)

• Pre-season is beset by a myriad of mindsets and needs, and thus should really be called the ‘me season’, according to former St Kilda champion, Nathan Burke. He explains why.

• Collingwood midfielder James Aish opens up about his move from Brisbane, being dropped to the VFL, what he needs to improve on and an eye-opening trip to Tennant Creek.

• Thirty years ago this month, a powerhouse joined the insular Victorian Football League. The rest is history. We delve into the background of the West Coast Eagles.

• Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines embodies a wholesale change of attitude at the Power. He chats about leadership, earning respect and how he was nearly axed last season.

• Which senior coach tried to get beds installed at the club’s training headquarters so that his assistants could burn the midnight oil?! Crackers Keenan reveals all.

• GWS forward Phoebe McWilliams is in the middle of living out a dream. She talks about her experiences thus far in the inaugural AFLW season.


• VFL clubs are under pressure as recruiters ring the changes. We take put the microscope on all the ins and outs in a VFL season preview.

• Who is going to challenge Peel? Is it Claremont? We run a rule over all the additions and subtractions in our WAFL preview.

• Can the Crows rise to the top of the tree? We preview all the action ahead in the SANFL for 2017.

• Everyone is trying to catch up to the Giants in the NEAFL? But who has improved the most? We check out the moves in our NEAFL preview.

• Long gone are the days when summer sessions comprised laps, sit-ups and kick-to-kick. Some leading local stars provide us an insight into pre-season at grassroots level.

And finally…

We Are Essendon, by Rick Edwards, is a new book that delves into how supplements saga tested the loyalty of the club’s most passionate fans. We take a look at some interesting excerpt detailing how the penalties cost the Bombers two future champions.

All this and more in the March issue of Inside Football magazine.

On sale from 9 March 2017 at your local newsagent, Woolworths, Coles, 7-Eleven, Caltex and Coles Express for just $6.95.

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