OUTGOING AFL chief Andrew Demetriou says he's offended by a media report that he was pushed.
CRONULLA'S difficult start to the 2014 NRL season continued on Monday with the Gold Coast recording an 18-12 win over the Sharks at Remondis Stadium.
FOR the first time in their existence, Gold Coast will head into an AFL season with a weight of expectation upon them.
THEY have acquired some dazzling footballing bling in Lance Franklin, but Sydney know they will need more than a good buddy to win more AFL silverware.
HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson blames himself for the club's failure as defending premiers to reach the top eight in 2009.
COACH Chris Scott readily acknowledges there will be plenty of Geelong people having a hard time watching Cats premiership heroes run around in unfamiliar colours.
BIG-name recruit Nick Dal Santo is flying and so is No.8 draft pick and father-son recruit Luke McDonald.
NEW GWS coach Leon Cameron is challenging his exciting crop of third-year players to accelerate their development in a team which needs to stop leaking goals.
NEWCASTLE striker Joel Griffiths admits copping a ban for racially abusing a linesman last year taught him a lesson.
SOUTH Australian captain Johan Botha is remorseful for a brain-fade which led to his suspension as four states battle to reach the Sheffield Shield final.