VFL Round 7

Geelong vs Williamstown at Simonds Stadium 12pm
Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road Oval 12:12pm(Channel 7)
Coburg vs Collingwood at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
(Development League match Coburg vs Port Melbourne at 10am)
Port Melbourne vs North Ballarat at North Port Oval 2pm
Sandringham vs Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)

Box Hill Hawks vs Northern Blues at Box Hill 2pm(VFL Live,3WBC)
(Development League match at 11am)
Frankston vs Footscray at Frankston 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match Frankston vs Williamstown at 11am)

VFL and Development League Bye: Casey Scorpions

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VFL Round 6

Geelong vs Port Melbourne at Simonds Stadium 12:12pm(Channel 7)
Northern Blues vs Essendon at Preston 2pm
(Development League match Northern Blues vs Casey Scorpions at 11am)
Casey Scorpions vs Richmond at Casey Fields 6pm

Footscray vs North Ballarat at Whitten Oval 11am
Sandringham vs Box Hill Hawks at Trevor Barker Oval 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Werribee vs Frankston at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Williamstown vs Coburg at Burbank Oval 2pm(VFL Live)
(Development League match starts at 11am)

VFL Bye: Collingwood
Development League Bye: Port Melbourne

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VFL Round 5

Essendon vs Box Hill Hawks at Windy Hill 12pm(3WBC)
Northern Blues vs North Ballarat at Etihad Stadium 1:15pm(AFL C/R to Carl vs GWS)
Footscray vs Geelong at Whitten Oval 2pm(VFL LIve)
Port Melbourne vs Casey Scorpions at North Port Oval 2pm
(Development League starts at 11am)

Richmond vs Collingwood at Punt Road Oval 11:42am(Channel 7)
(Dev League)Northern Blues vs Box Hill Hawks at Preston 12pm
Frankston vs Sandringham at Frankston Park 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League starts at 11am)
Werribee vs Williamstown at Avalon Airport Oval 2pm
(Development League starts at 11am)

VFL and Development League Bye: Coburg

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Coburg climbs to fifth place on VFL ladder after second win from three outings to start 2015

From the Moreland Leader
Reported by Chris Cavanagh
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IT IS a sight that has not been seen for some time.

Coburg — a club that has struggled for success since its golden days in the late 1980s — currently sits in the top-five on the VFL ladder in a clear sign that significant improvement is being made.

The Lions took care of Frankston on Saturday to make for a 2-1 start to the season, their other win coming against Richmond in Round 1 and their only loss coming to 2014 runner-up Box Hill in Round 2.

This time last year, the story was much different.

“We’re certainly not getting ahead of ourselves, that’s for sure,” Coburg coach Peter German said.

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Toyota Top 5 VFL Plays of the Week: Round 3

One of the great initiatives of the VFL in Season 2015 is a Top 5 Highlights package.

It's well worth checking out. There are some great grabs with Majak Daw taking a couple of screamers. Lets hope this continues into future years.

Pick the Channel 7 match of the day winner

Casey Scorpions
33% (1 vote)
67% (2 votes)
Total votes: 3

Former Hawthorn champion Gary Ayres is preparing for his 150th match as coach of Port Melbourne

From the Port Phillip Leader and www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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WHEN Gary Ayres had his first interview at Port Melbourne, its then president Peter Saultry told him the club was looking for a 10-year coach.

The former Hawthorn champion did not imagine he would be at the Borough for that long.

Coaching positions are about as secure as a tent in a tornado, as Ayres found at Adelaide. Besides, he thought there might be other roles for him in the AFL.

But here he is in his eighth season in charge of Port and preparing for his 150th match as comfortably the club’s longest serving coach.

The milestone, against Williamstown at Port Gellibrand on Sunday, coincides with his champion midfielder Chris Cain’s 150th senior game.

“That makes it more special, to share it with ‘Caino’,’’ he said.

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VFL Round 4

Richmond vs North Ballarat at Punt Road 11am
Casey Scorpions vs Sandringham at Casey Fields 12:12pm(Channel 7)
(Development League match starts at 9am)
Geelong vs Collingwood at QEO,Bendigo 6pm

Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match at 11am)
Coburg vs Essendon at Piranha Park 2pm
Frankston vs Northern Blues at Frankston Park 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match at 11am)
Williamstown vs Port Melbourne at Burbank Oval 2pm(VFL Live)
(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Bye:Footscray
Development League Bye:Coburg

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North Ballarat Roosters coach calls to tighten match-day timing

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by Melanie Whelan
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NORTH Ballarat Roosters coach Gerard FitzGerald has called for a league review into stricter match-day schedules.

Both the Roosters and Werribee were delayed in taking to the field for final pre-match warm-ups for their Victorian Football League match after a prolonged curtain-raiser match for the Tigers’ development team.

VFL team managers from each club called on umpires to intervene and allow players more time to finish warming up before a short Anzac Day commemoration.

FitzGerald said it should not have got to that point – the league must reconsider tightening match-day timelines, especially when marking special occasions.

Rules on ground access and curtain-raiser timing are strict in the AFL, and the Roosters will be under such conditions in three weeks time for a clash with Northern Blues at Etihad Stadium. Ballarat Football League reserves matches play set 24-minute quarters that can be adjusted.

Pacy Blake Pearson kicks four goals as Port Melbourne shakes off Northern Blues

From the Port Phillip Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
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A NEW VFL season and a fresh young hope for Port Melbourne.

Blake Pearson popped up for three senior appearances for the Borough last year after being recruited from the Dandenong Stingrays.

After one, teammate Hugh Sandilands gave him a prank phone call, pretending to be a pressman and mixing questions with put-downs. It was a classic stitch-up.

On Saturday Pearson, a stocky but pacy 174cm right-footer, stitched up the Northern Blues for four goals to help Port to a 23-point victory at a cold and wet North Port Oval.

Two of his goals came in the final quarter, which the Borough had started only two points to the good.

In tough conditions they slowly got on top of the Blues, a touch stronger, a tad cleaner and steadier for the experience of captain Chris Cain, Nathan Batsanis, Hugh Sandilands and key defenders Will Johnson and Dan Noonan.