What is featured this month…
• GARY ABLETT has a lucrative contract at Gold Coast but the football world expects the ‘little champ’ to return to his spiritual home, writes BEN CASANELIA.
• He’s a very naughty boy, as Monty Python’s Life of Brian memorably put it. Up to six senior coaches may lose their jobs this season. MICK ELLIS wonders why clubs fall out of love with them.
• Participants in the opening season of AFLW will forever feel part of history. PHOEBE MCWILLIAMS was one of those and takes a look back at some of her learnings from the inaugural year.
• Former St Kilda and North Melbourne star NICK DAL SANTO was blessed with talent. But his says without being committed to internal organisation, a team is destined for failure.
• ‘We never won a minor premiership, but we could step up for the big days.’ SIMON BLACK opens up on his decorated career and the three successive flags.
• Who doesn’t love a good sports movie? NATHAN BURKE takes a look at five AFL storylines that would make for great Australian films.
• To people outside St Kilda, JARRYN GEARY may have been a surprise choice as captain. But within the Saints’ four walls he was seen as the natural choice. He talks to us about life and football.
• The most talented player does not necessarily make the best captain, writes RUSSELL HOLMESBY.
• Hawk premiership midfielder BRAD SEWELL is replicating AFL clubs at a college for true students of the game, writes TANIA CONNOLLY.
• It’s a hard act to follow two premiership coaches, but the new Bulldogs mentor is well equipped. PAUL AMY catches up with STEVE GRACE.
• ADELAIDE’s tight salary cap; BARRY HALL’s exit from the media; MOANA HOPE’s book; and AARON BLACK’s move to Geelong – we expand on some of the whispers around the corridors of power.
• We profile all the key ins in the 20 major Victorian leagues to as well as get the inside word on who is expected to excel and struggle.
• BRETT ANDERSON takes a quick look at this year’s exciting batch of draft prospects and why recruiters are excited about their x-factor.
• Former Frankston Dolphins coach PATRICK HILL has experienced the highs and lows in footy. We chat to him as he embarks on a new ‘football journey’.
All this and more in the April issue of Inside Football magazine.
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