VFL Round 8 and 2016 State Game

SATURDAY MAY 28
Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road 4pm

SUNDAY MAY 29
SANFL vs VFL at Adelaide Oval 2:10pm(Melb Time)(3WBC)
(C/Raiser SA U18s vs SA U20s at 11:25am(Melb Time))
*NO TV Coverage of State game there will be a live video stream on VFL Website*

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Timekeeper Michael 'Robbo' Robinson celebrates game number 450!

To our very own Robbo, who's efforts on this site are nothing short of exceptional.

Congratulations on officiating in game number 450 this weekend!

I believe the breakdown is:

240 Senior VFA/VFL games
210 Reserves/Development League games.

At Frankston, Robbo has amassed 372 games, 189 Senior matches and 183 Reserves games. A phenomenal effort!

SA state game host, but Vics set rules

From Adelaide Advertiser
Reported by Michelangelo Rucci
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TIMES change — even SA-Victoria football relations have remarkably mellowed.

It is 31 years (almost to the day) since Kevin Sheedy strained SANFL-VFL diplomacy by playing four — rather than three — interchange players in the Australian Championship state game against Neil Balme’s SA team at Football Park.

On Sunday, the SANFL will host the VFL in the first State game played between the leagues on the redeveloped Adelaide Oval — and the home team has given up its significant points of difference.

There will be 50m penalties, as in the AFL and VFL rule book — rather than the SANFL’s 25m rule. The cutaways to the SA coach’s box to monitor Graham Cornes’ reaction to these penalties will be priceless.

There will be the AFL’s interpretation of the “deliberate out-of-bounds” rules — rather than the SANFL’s “last-disposal” penalty for kicks and handpasses that fall out of play.

And there will be no cap on interchange rotations — not the 90 enforced in the AFL nor the 60 imposed in the SANFL. There is no cap on rotations in the VFL State league

The Victorians will feel at home at Adelaide Oval on Sunday — just as Sheedy did on May 14, 1985 at Football Park when the “Big V”, with an extra man, won by 57 points and then had the win stripped by the now-defunct National Football League.

Which is more staggering — that the SANFL has no “home-ground” rules as would apply in baseball ... or that Australian football has more than one law book while trying to claim it is a national sport?

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VFL squad reduced to 25

From VFL Website
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The final training squad for the Peter Jackson VFL state team has been announced.

The original list of 30 that was announced last week has been trimmed to 25, with one addition, Casey Scorpion forward Tim Smith.

The introduction of Smith into the squad will provide the VFL team with more forward options, as the 25-man squad will be reduced to 23 for the trip to face the SANFL on Sunday May 29 at Adelaide Oval.

The team will come together next Tuesday at IKON Park, the first of three training sessions leading up to the state clash.

Sam Iles (Box Hill), Hugh Sandilands (Port Melbourne), James Ferry (Essendon), Ozgur Uysal (Coburg), Tom Simpkin (Sandringham) and Anthony Anastasio (Williamstown) were not selected in the final training squad, leaving 10 VFL clubs still represented.

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VFL Round 7

SATURDAY MAY 21
Collingwood vs Williamstown at Holden Centre 4:50pm
Casey Scorpions vs Box Hill Hawks at Casey Fields 7pm(3WBC)
(Development League match at 4pm)
North Ballarat vs Port Melbourne at Eureka Stadium 7pm

SUNDAY MAY 22
Frankston vs Geelong at Frankston Park 11:40am(Channel 7)
(Development League Frankston vs Port Melbourne at 2:40pm)
Essendon vs Footscray at Windy Hill 12pm
Northern Blues vs Coburg at Preston 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Sandringham vs Werribee at Sandringham 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League Sandringham vs Williamstown at 11am)

VFL Bye Richmond
Development League Bye Werribee

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Winless last season, Frankston is 2-3 and out on the top eight only on percentage

From Frankston Standard Leader
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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FRANKSTON has got that winning feeling.

For the second time in three weeks, the Dolphins have pulled off a stirring victory after coming from behind to beat Coburg by five points in the wet Frankston Park on Sunday.

Frankston forward Nathan Gardiner’s goal from 53 metres out in the last quarter was the match winner.

It put the Dolphins in front with 10 minutes to go. Coburg spent the last five minutes attacking but Frankston would not be denied.

Frankston kicked the only two goals of the last quarter. Gardiner’s goal came after Jayden Cass booted the first, from a free kick, to cut Coburg’s lead to a point.

VFL Round 6

SATURDAY MAY 14
Geelong vs Collingwood at Simonds Stadium 1pm(VFL Live)
(VFL Womens Geelong vs Knox at 3:45pm)
Port Melbourne vs Footscray at North Port Oval 2pm
(VFL Womens St Kilda vs Melbourne Uni at 11am)
Sandringham vs Casey Scorpions at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Williamstown vs Northern Blues at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Richmond vs North Ballarat at Punt Road Oval 4:30pm

SUNDAY MAY 15
Werribee vs Box Hill Hawks at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 11:40am(Channel 7,3WBC)
(Development League match at 2:40pm)
Coburg vs Essendon at Piranha Park 2pm
(VFL Womens Darebin vs Eastern Devils at 11am)

VFL Bye Frankston
Development League Byes Coburg, Frankston, Port Melbourne

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WEST END STATE STARS UNITE

From SANFL Website
Reported by Zac Milbank
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West End State team stars Joel Cross and Zane Kirkwood have gathered at Adelaide Oval in the build up to the big clash with the VFL on Sunday May 29.

Arguably the two best midfielders in the SANFL IGA League, the Magarey Medallists braved the wintery conditions to film a promo for Channel 7 at the base of the Riverbank Stand.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the pair chat about their excitement to be named in the initial 40-man squad to play against the arch enemy at the home of SA football.

The dynamic duo trained at Football Park last night, with coach Graham Cornes putting his charges through their paces for the first time.

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VFL Round 5

SATURDAY MAY 7
Essendon vs Geelong at Windy Hill 12pm(VFL Live)
Port Melbourne vs Richmond at North Port Oval 2pm
(Development League Port Melbourne vs Sandringham 11am)
Collingwood vs Sandringham at Holden Centre 4:50pm
Werribee vs Williamstown at Avalon Airport Oval 7pm
(Development League match at 4pm,TAC Cup Geelong vs Western at 1pm)

SUNDAY MAY 8
Footscray vs North Ballarat at Whitten Oval 11:40am(Channel 7)
Frankston vs Coburg at Frankston Park 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Casey Scorpions vs Northern Blues at Casey Fields 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match at 11am)

VFL and Development League BYE: Box Hill Hawks

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VFL Round 4

SATURDAY APRIL 30
Footscray vs Werribee at Whitten Oval 12pm(VFL Live)
Northern Blues vs Collingwood at Preston 2pm
(Development League match Northern Blues vs Coburg at 11am)
Richmond vs Sandringham at Punt Road Oval 4:30pm

SUNDAY MAY 1
(Dev League)Sandringham vs Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 11am
Williamstown vs Port Melbourne at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 11:40am(Channel 7)
(Development League match at 8:45am,TAC Cup Western vs Dandenong at 2:30pm)
Essendon vs Casey Scorpions at Windy Hill 12pm(Casey Radio)
Geelong vs Coburg at Simonds Stadium 1pm
Box Hill Hawks vs Frankston at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Bye North Ballarat
Development League Bye Coburg

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