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18.01.2011 | Posted in Commentary by Michael Malthouse | 7 comments

As we continue pre-season training at the beginning of a new year, we are not immune to the fact the Premiership side will have added attention and challenges heading into the 2011 season.

We have seen many clubs falter after a Premiership year due to varying reasons, but no doubt hindered by this added pressure.

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10.12.2010 | Posted in Commentary by Michael Malthouse | 6 comments

We recently completed our 5th pilgrimage to Flagstaff, Arizona and it was a great success. While there are proven scientific benefits to training at high altitude (and we have quite a detailed analysis of this,) there is more value to this annual trip than just science.

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19.11.2010 | Posted in Commentary by Michael Malthouse | 3 comments

With the International Test Series on the brink in 2008 we needed to adjust quickly to the rule changes – a limit to bouncing the ball, handpassing and interchange rotations. All of this is a regular part of our game so it left us disadvantaged. Ireland won the series.

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08.10.2010 | Posted in Commentary by Michael Malthouse | 49 comments

This blog may seem a little late, as it has now been almost a week since we won the Premiership (gee it sounds good to say those words!) However it has taken me that long to get my thoughts together (not to mention the time to write them down.)

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Grand Final Replay

28.09.2010 | Posted in Commentary by Guest | 34 comments

So brides across the country are upset that a Grand Final replay may interrupt their big day… Understandable. But what about our big day – and by ‘our’ I mean football supporters? The people left with an unfathomable taste in their mouth last Saturday; the fans enduring the longest half time break in AFL history; the supporters who need (a wonderful American term) ‘closure’??? This Saturday is our big day too and boy do we need a result!

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