Hamilton wins Hungary GP

Hamilton celebrates his tough won feat on a podium. Picture: Tom Gandolfini/AFP
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LEWIS Hamilton has won a Hungarian Grand Prix from stick position to bind his initial feat of a frustrating season.

Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a clever late plea from Sebastian Vettel, who was third forward of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.

Hamilton’s initial year with Mercedes has been tricky, and he came into a competition with low expectations of feat notwithstanding securing his fourth stick this deteriorate and his third in a row.

“This is substantially one of a many critical Grand Prix wins of my career,” Hamilton pronounced after equaling Michael Schumacher’s record of 4 victories here. “I wish there are many some-more to come.”

Hamilton managed his tires wisely to get his 22nd GP win and a initial given a United States GP final November. Prior to Hungary, he had been third 3 times.

“We were on a behind feet when we came in, we wasn’t even awaiting to be on pole,” pronounced Hamilton, who also won from stick in Hungary final year. “Four wins, that’s incredible. we adore it here.”

Hamilton stays fourth altogether though is expected too distant behind to mountain a critical pretension plea as a deteriorate takes a mid-season summer break.

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Mercedes motorist Lewis Hamilton steers his automobile during a Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix during a Hungaroring racetrack nearby Budapest. Picture: Petr David Josek

Leader Vettel has 172 points, 38 transparent of Raikkonen and 39 forward of Ferrari motorist Fernando Alonso. Hamilton has 124, some 48 points adrift of Vettel.

“I wish currently is a initial step in (catching up) though we have a lot of races entrance up,” Hamilton said. “I remember a initial time we won (a race), it was an well-developed feeling. Today it was a unequivocally relaxing feeling when we came over a line.”

The subsequent competition is a Belgian GP on Aug 25.

After he won, Hamilton kissed his Mercedes and afterwards hugged group trainer Ross Brawn. When he lifted a winner’s trophy, he looked romantic as he forked to members of his group to share a impulse with them.

“The guys have only been unusual all year,” Hamilton said. “I feel like we unequivocally warranted my keep today.”

During a race, a British motorist was in no mood for compromise, however, barking behind during an operative over a competition radio, “Hey man, I’m perplexing to expostulate here. I’m happy with a approach a automobile is,” when he perceived late advice.

Hamilton wins Hungary GP

Hamilton celebrating with his Mercedes team, including co-driver Nico Rosberg (centre right). Picture: Petr David Josek/AP

His teammate Nico Rosberg had to desert right nearby a finish with abandon billowing from a behind of his car. He was unhurt.

Vettel has 4 wins overall, carrying won during a German GP 3 weeks ago.

“The start was formidable and when Lewis pulled in we suspicion we could do it on a softs,” pronounced Vettel, who has never won in Hungary. “I shop-worn my front wing that did not help. We wanted a small bit some-more today.”

He attempted desperately to get past Raikkonen and they roughly collided on a penultimate path as a Finn blocked his move.

“I had no doubt that we could keep him out,” Raikkonen said.

But Vettel suspicion Raikkonen should have given him some-more room.

“I told him, though he was laughing. In a feverishness of a moment, it was utterly parsimonious removing in there,” Vettel said.

Romain Grosjean started third and finished sixth in an eventful competition for a Frenchman.

The vigour was on tire manufacturer Pirelli during this race.

The teams recently hold in-season contrast sessions during Silverstone to consider new tires supposing by Pirelli, after several fantastic blowouts on a same circuit during a British Grand Prix in Jun stirred a mad response and even a protest hazard from drivers.

Pirelli motionless that from this competition until a finish of a season, it will return to final year’s tires total with a stream compounds from this season. Soft and middle tires were accessible for a competition and they hold adult well.

“The initial time ever we can remember my tires not being a problem,” Hamilton said. “I unequivocally wish we’re means to do a same” in Belgium.

With 14 corners and brief straights, a Hungaroring is a second many formidable lane to pass on after Monaco – nonetheless it has a prolonged run down to spin 1. Hamilton hold his racing line ideally on it to get an early boost.

Grosjean attempted to pass inside Vettel before a initial turn, though a German changed to a right to strengthen himself.

Rosberg went far-reaching on spin 5 and onto a grass. Dirt and dirt flew adult from his Mercedes when he rejoined a track, and afterwards shortly after nudged into Felipe Massa’s Ferrari. The Brazilian’s front wing was clipped and flapped about – providing during slightest some zephyr on a brutally prohibited day where a lane heat reached 51 degrees Celsius (123 Fahrenheit).

Staying out longer on mediums, Webber and Button found themselves personification a pivotal early partial in a race. Vettel was stranded behind Button, who was third, and forward of them Hamilton was behind Webber’s Red Bull.

Webber pitted on path 24 and, with Button still restraint Vettel, Hamilton streaked ahead.

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Goals … Jeremy Cameron is shutting on a Coleman Medal lead.
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Gold Coast v Carlton (Metricon Stadium) – 1.45pm
Melbourne v North Melbourne (Etihad Stadium) – 2.10pm
Collingwood v GWS (MCG) – 4.40pm
Fremantle v Adelaide (Patersons Stadium) – 5.40pm (local)
Geelong v St Kilda (Simonds Stadium) – 7.40pm

Gold Coast: Thompson, Prestia transposed by Tim Sumner, Jacob Gillbee
Carlton: Bootsma (ill) transposed by Jaryd Cachia
Melbourne: Dean Terlich transposed by Luke Tapscott
North Melbourne: nil
Collingwood: Luke Ball (back soreness) transposed in comparison side by Ben Kennedy
GWS: nil

Gold Coast: Jacob Gillbee
Carlton: Jaryd Cachia
Melbourne: Dean Kent
North Melbourne: Brad McKenzie
Collingwood: Jamie Elliott
GWS: Adam Kennedy


3/4 TIME: MELBOURNE 4.4 (28) route NTH MELBOURNE 14.12 (96)

NORTH Melbourne finally converted their prevalence on a scoreboard in a third entertain and lead Melbourne by 68 points.

The Kangaroos usually regard is a probable Achilles damage to captain Andrew Swallow.

North kicked 8 unanswered goals from a second to third entertain before Melbourne finally pennyless their drought by Shannon Byrnes.

However, it didn’t final prolonged as North continued to raise on a wretchedness as Ryan Bastinac has 3 goals while Brent Harvey has 24 touches.

Carlton have busted Gary Ablett’s miracle day, though a Blues are still in finals row after a 43-point win on a Gold Coast.

3/4 TIME: GOLD COAST 9.8 (62) route CARLTON 10.19 (79)

CARLTON has confirmed a lead over Gold Coast during Metricon Stadium though could – and should – be most serve in front if not for some oversight in front of goal.

The Blues will take a 17-point lead into a final break, though booted 2.7 in a third tenure to a Suns’ 2.1, to usually boost their domain by a goal.

Jeff Garlett had a golden possibility to boost a domain late in a tenure though unsuccessful to convert, while Mick Malthouse’s group enjoyed a run of play via a quarter.

The Suns did suffer moments of brilliance, with Harley Bennell kicking arguably a idea of a day – set adult by some glorious hands from Gary Ablett.

1/2 TIME – MELBOURNE 3.2 (20) route NORTH MELBOURNE 6.9 (45)

TWO late goals has North Melbourne behind on tip of a strife with Melbourne during Etihad Stadium.

The Demons kicked dual uninterrupted goals mid-way by a tenure to tighten to within 12 points though a Kangaroos fast reasserted their dominance.

North had control of a round for most of a initial half though had been incompetent to modify it on a scoreboard until late in a entertain when Aaron Black and Daniel Wells converted.

Lachie Hansen and Scott Thompson have 15 touches any to be a heading possession-winners on a belligerent while Wells is a heading goalkicker with dual majors.

1/2 TIME – GOLD COAST 7.7 (49) route CARLTON 8.12 (60)

GOLD Coast stays in reason of a Blues during half-time of their strife during Metricon Stadium after a see-sawing second term.

The dual teams traded goals via a entertain in that a prick seemed to go out of a competition during times, before a flurry of goals towards a latter partial of a term.

Gary Ablett was awarded a giveaway for holding a male – and a 50m chastisement after Andrew Walker objected vehemently to a preference – late in a entertain to cut a necessity to underneath dual goals.

At a other end, Lachie Henderson, Chris Yarran and Eddie Betts have dual goals each.

The Blues have looked in control for most of a competition and could be serve in front if not for some squandered opportunities in front of goal.


1/4 TIME – MELBOURNE 1.0 (6) route NTH MELBOURNE 3.5 (23)

NORTH Melbourne reason a accessible 17-point lead over Melbourne during entertain time during Etihad Stadium.

Luke Tapscott, a late inclusion for Dean Terlich, kicked a initial idea of a diversion for a Demons though North fast took control of a game.

After kicking 3 true behinds, Daniel Wells kicks a Kangaroos initial major.

The Kangaroos afterwards stepped adult their defensive vigour to reason Melbourne to only dual inside 50s for a quarter.

1/4 TIME – GOLD COAST 3.4 (22) route CARLTON 4.6 (30)

CARLTON rocketed divided in a opening minutes, booting a initial 4 goals of a diversion with Lachie Henderson providing a clever target.

He kicked a initial of a compare and grazed a post with another try on a run, while a home side had difficulty clearing a round from their defensive 50.

However a Suns seemed to settle mid-way by a term. Sam Day got Gold Coast on a house from a giveaway flog before Charlie Dixon came to life.

He clunked a integrate of clever outlines and booted dual goals to revoke a domain to only 8 points during a initial break.




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Brown anchors Lions' win

Jonathan Brown says his side has movement and should be meditative about September.
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BRISBANE manager Michael Voss has refused to complete a ‘F-word’ in a past month though co-captain Jonathan Brown says a Lions are bullish about severe for a finals berth.

Brisbane contingency kick Port Adelaide during AAMI track tomorrow to keep their slim Sep dreams alive.

The Lions are dual wins behind a eight-placed Power and their bid perceived vital boost with Brown returning from a hip damage that forced him out of final week’s win over Melbourne.

The triple premiership star pronounced a Lions had all-important momentum.

“There is optimism. We’ve won 4 of a final 5 and we are starting to unequivocally grow in confidence,” he told Nova FM this morning.

“We are looking all right. Obviously we are a satisfactory approach out of a 8 though if we keep this winning form alive, we never know what could happen.

“It was a tough win final week opposite Melbourne in withering conditions in Darwin. It will be a good change of meridian in Adelaide.”

Brown pronounced while a Power had been “very good a final month or so”, a outing to South Australia was not daunting for a Lions.

Brisbane have beaten Port in 5 of a final 6 meetings between a clubs, including 3 victories over a Power in their final 4 trips to AAMI Stadium.

“The belligerent binds no fears for us. We are looking brazen to it,” Brown said.

Brown kicked 4 goals in Brisbane’s slight win over Port Adelaide during AAMI Stadium final year.

He also booted 7 majors during a belligerent opposite Port in 2006.

Brown was in critical doubt to take on a Power though finished a aptness exam on Wednesday and lerned strongly on Thursday to take his place in a side.

The Lions finished their preparations with a light run during AAMI Stadium today.


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Kewell will pull his claims for a Cup start with Melbourne Heart.
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HARRY Kewell stays on Holger Osieck’s preference radar for subsequent year’s World Cup, though Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill contingency find a bar fast to secure his mark in Australia’s 23-man patrol in Brazil.

Less than a year out from a start of Brazil 2014, inhabitant manager Osieck’s preparations are set to go into overdrive as he addresses a horde of issues.

“No final positions are sealed away,” Osieck stressed brazen of Sunday’s East Asian Cup clash between Australia and China, a diversion in that a horde of border players will get a possibility to stir a Germany-born mentor.

“Everyone still has to qualify, including a goalkeeper to a man on a left flank. we need a foe within a group.”

Quizzed on his thoughts, Osieck addressed a series of preference issues that still need elucidate between now and a start of a World Cup in June.


Despite being though a club, Osieck inaugurated not to select a ageing Socceroos skipper – related with a pierce to a Major League Soccer authorization – for East Asian Cup duty.

Socceroo Matt McKay has been expelled by Chinese bar Changchun Yatai, opening adult a probable lapse to a A-League.

“He was in some talks with clubs abroad and that is since we didn’t embody him here,” pronounced Osieck, who certified his regard about Neill’s miss of football.

“If he hasn’t got a bar and he’s not playing, how can he play afterwards for a inhabitant team? He’s flattering most wakeful of that.”


The Socceroos legend, who has frequency played given withdrawal Melbourne Victory during a finish of a 2011-12 season, has returned to a A-League to play for Melbourne Heart.

If he has a good campaign, a manly aggressive arms seems in with a clever possibility of going to Brazil.

“Whoever plays, whoever performs, has a chance, no matter what his name, no matter what his position, what is bar is. It’s about opening and it’s about frequently playing,” Osieck said.

Socceroos manager Holger Osieck says Duke and Juric have proven they’re prolonged tenure prospects for a inhabitant team.

“Due to a fact that he’s behind in Australia, it’s unequivocally easy to follow adult on him.”


The evergreen Socceroos goalkeeper will play second fiddle to Petr Cech this deteriorate carrying sealed with Premier League giants, though Osieck isn’t overly concerned.

“He told me his signature was formed on conversations with (Chelsea manager Jose) Mourinho and he betrothed to give (Schwarzer) sufficient personification time since of a good series of games Chelsea have to play,” Osieck said.

“Mark was unequivocally assured that there was a lot of probity in Mourinho’s words.”

But Osieck pronounced rising screw Mitch Langerak, touted as Schwarzer’s contingent successor, indispensable to play first-team football rather than be sitting on a dais during Borussia Dortmund.


Osieck certified a left-back position was still a concern, and was carefree that Melbourne Victory’s Adama Traore will be naturalised in time to give him another option.

“We unequivocally would have to guard him unequivocally closely. We do that anyway, though afterwards in particular,” pronounced Osieck, who is also gratified that another left-back option, Aziz Behich, is behind in a A-League with a Heart.

“He (Behich) now gets a event to play regularly. The A-League has turn some-more and some-more competitive, so we consider it’s a good belligerent for growth for players like Aziz. It is to be hoped that he grabs his chance.”


The former Brisbane Roar skipper, routinely a midfielder, has been Osieck’s stop-gap left behind in Australia’s full-strength XI.

Osieck was not endangered that McKay is now though a bar after slicing ties with Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai on Friday.

“It’s not to his waste that he’s not there anymore,” a Socceroos manager said.

“He is a actor that everybody would like to have on his group … and I’m unequivocally not disturbed about that since he’s still an critical member of a squad.”


Osieck has been intensely tender with a performances of strikers Mitchell Duke and Tomi Juric during a East Asian Cup.

“Mitch Duke he looks a unequivocally good prospect. we wish he keeps going and he is unequivocally a unequivocally earnest player,” he pronounced of a Central Coast Mariners forward.

Osieck pronounced it was essential Juric played frequently this deteriorate during his new bar Western Sydney now that much-maligned Croatian striker Dino Kiesinger had left a Wanderers.

“I wish in sold Juric will get adequate personification time with a Wanderers. They had a centre-forward final deteriorate that should not retard a trail of a immature earnest Australian,” he said.

Osieck pronounced a East Asian Cup was a unaccepted start of World Cup preparations, that will embody about half-a-dozen accessible matches between now and June.

“We are during a beginning. I’ve gained some profitable pieces of information, that’s for sure, though there’s still a prolonged approach to go, and in football, one year is a unequivocally prolonged time,” he said.

“A lot of things can occur in between.”

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The AOC has consummated O’Grady’s membership of it’s Athletes Commission he did not mountain down.

THE South Australian open has been asked to confirm either a Stuart O’Grady Bikeway should be renamed in a arise of a cyclist’s doping confession.

Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis and theadvertiser.com.au have currently launched a check to give we a event to have your contend on O’Grady’s legacy.

The Stuart O’Grady bikeway runs for 23km, subsequent to a Northern Expressway and was named in his honour by former premier Mike Rann.

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“I consider many South Australians would design us to change a name of a bikeway and we design there’s a lot of annoy about what Mr O’Grady has confessed to,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

“But we also consider that a vast series of South Australians will also contend that he’s finished a lot for cycling in South Australia, he’s finished a lot to foster a Tour Down Under, he’s finished a lot to foster being healthy and active in this state and there’s always dual sides to an argument.

“So we consider given that I’m not a cyclist, given that we don’t use a bikeway, we consider it’s suitable that we hear from people about what they consider we should do with a bikeway.

Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O’Grady wearing a Port Adelaide Power guernsey in France. Picture: Sarah Reed.

“My instincts are it will be strenuous (in foster of a name change) though I’d like people who wish to support Mr O’Grady to have a ability to have their contend and we unequivocally don’t consider we should immediately negligence a good work that he’s finished for South Australia and all of a cyclists…

“One, improving reserve for cyclists on a roads, dual removing immature people some-more meddlesome in cycling and three, enlivening some-more infrastructure for cyclists in South Australia,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

O’Grady mislaid dual privileges yesterday, as a consequences of his acknowledgment continued to mount.

As state supervision officials anticipate holding authorised movement after O’Grady suggested he took a criminialized piece EPO before a 1998 Tour de France, a South Australian faces a awaiting of losing a engorgement of open honours.

Port Adelaide Football bar officials final night axed O’Grady from an ambassador’s role, after a Australian Olympic Committee consummated his membership progressing in a day. O’Grady has been an envoy for Port Adelaide football bar given 2009.

Stuart O’Grady’s doping acknowledgment is a latest blow to a credit of cycling.

He was also a club’s No. 1 sheet holder.

The AOC yesterday became a initial organization to permit O’Grady.

It consummated his position from a Athletes’ Commission after job for him to renounce on Thursday. This followed The Advertiser’s exclusive news divulgence his doping confession.

O’Grady could also face justice movement after it was detected that he had been paid an estimated $88,000 for duties to foster SA during his time on a bike in Europe.

SA Minister for Sport Leon Bignell released a matter declaring: “The Government will find Crown law recommendation on Stuart’s agreement to safeguard there have been no breaches.”

Australian cycling good Stuart O’Grady has certified to doping during a 1998 Tour de France.

O’Grady’s manager Max Stevens yesterday suggested a 2007 Paris-Roubaix champion had used a state supervision income to assistance account SA cycling’s youth development.

The Motor Accident Commission yesterday also reiterated that it would mislay all of a highway reserve preparation element featuring O’Grady after training of a doping admission.

O’Grady’s agreement with a elect finished on Jan 31. It is now seeking authorised recommendation on O’Grady’s EPO revelation.



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Red Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup took his ninth stick of 2013 during a Ipswich 360. Picture: Ross Marsden
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JAMIE Whincup is on lane for a singular win during Queensland Raceway after securing stick for Saturday afternoon’s Ipswich 360.

The Holden motorist snared his ninth stick of 2013, stability his stranglehold over a V8 Supercars Championship.

Whincup has not won during Ipswich given 2009 though done all a right moves in qualifying.

Fresh tyres for many of a drivers meant there was some quick and raging movement during a pointy finish of qualifying.

Red Bull’s Whincup set a gait early before several drivers took turns posting a fastest laps.

Jason Bright, James Courtney, Fabian Coulthard all threatened a Championship leader, before Whincup regained a quickest time of 1min09.27secs.

Youngster Scott McLaughlin will start beside him on a grid, followed by Fabian Coulthard, Mark Winterbottom and James Courtney.

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Harry Kewell

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler supports Harry Kewell’s bid to play in a World Cup.

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LIVERPOOL fable Robbie Fowler says Harry Kewell’s self-pride is too good for his A-League quip not to succeed.

Kewell has played usually 3 games in 16 months, though will spin out for Melbourne Heart this deteriorate in an try to win preference for a third World Cup subsequent year.

The 34-year-old was due to play his initial diversion in Heart colours opposite a informal group in Shepparton final Thursday usually to be hold behind by manager John Aloisi.

Fowler, who played dual seasons with Kewell during Leeds and another during Liverpool, pronounced a Socceroos fable would be of advantage to any group if fit.

“I’ve seen him play many times, I’ve seen him play many times for Australia and substantially along with Mark Viduka I’d contend he’s substantially a best Australian to ever play a game. That in itself is an achievement,” Fowler told a Sunday Herald Sun.

“I have no qualms with Harry. His aptness was always good, during Leeds it was excellent, during Liverpool it was glorious when he wasn’t injured. I’m certain he wouldn’t have let himself go. His aptness will be right adult there.

“And with Harry it’s all about honour as well. If he didn’t consider he could do this afterwards we don’t consider he would have.

“He’s a good signing for a A-League – he was when he initial came over. we consider he can still do a job. It’s a new team, a new plea for him, though a honour he has in himself means he will wish to do well.”

Another Liverpool icon, Ian Rush, corroborated Kewell to make Holger Osieck’s Socceroos squad.

Rush, who also played alongside Kewell during Leeds, pronounced a new discuss with his former teammate left him in no doubt about his ability to underline in Brazil.

“His proclivity is a World Cup,” Rush said.

“I saw him during a airfield and he pronounced he’s good now. He wants to do good for Australia.

“He’s still got it in him, he can still do it and we wish he does good and gets to a World Cup.”

Aloisi pronounced his preference to leave Kewell out of a diversion opposite a Goulburn North East Football Association All Stars final week was in his best interests.

He pronounced Kewell would underline in a pre-season diversion in a subsequent integrate of weeks.

“We’ve still got a while to go in a pre-season and we suspicion he hadn’t lerned adequate to play a game,” Aloisi said.

“Hopefully shortly he’ll be means to play a game, he’s been looking good in training and doing well, though we don’t consider it was adequate for him to play.”

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James Fantasia

James Fantasia has left both a Bulldogs and Hawthorn this season. Picture: Michael Klein
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NEW Hawthorn football operations manager James Fantasia has left a club.

Fantasia quiescent for personal reasons after being on an extended duration of ill leave.

The Herald Sun suggested final month Fantasia had taken leave.

Chris Fagan, conduct of coaching and development, will continue to temporarily fill a operations manager purpose too.

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The Hawks are approaching to wait until a finish of a stream AFL deteriorate before seeking a third football operations manager in reduction than 12 months.

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Fantasia assimilated Hawthorn from a Western Bulldogs early this year to reinstate Mark Evans who left to join a AFL.

Hawks arch executive Stuart Fox said: “We honour that James has put his health and family initial in creation this decision, and we are unhappy to remove someone with his experience.’’

Fantasia said: “Given a theatre of a season, we didn’t wish to let a bar down, though unfortunately, we have had to make a formidable preference to leave due to health reasons.

“Under medical advisement, we will take some time to concentration on my liberation before looking to lapse to work. Whilst my health condition is not of a vicious nature, a full liberation is my priority”.

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Carlton have busted Gary Ablett’s miracle day, though a Blues are still in finals row after a 43-point win on a Gold Coast.

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Lachie Henderson booted 4 goals opposite a Suns. Picture: Getty Images
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Tom Nicholls

Matthew Kreuzer (left) dominated opposite a Suns, generally once Tom Nicholls went off with an apparent knee injury. Picture: Getty Images
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THE Suns’ ruck abuse continued during Metricon Stadium currently when they mislaid Tom Nicholls to damage in a 43-point detriment to Carlton.

The Blues could have kicked themselves out of a competition with a terrible acclimatisation rate though were in sum control via a 16.24 (120) to 11.11 (77) feat that keeps their finals hopes flickering.

The Blues’ tiny forwards – Eddie Betts, Jeff Garlett and Chris Yarran – terrorised a Suns’ counterclaim all day, booting 6 goals between them.

Garlett was quite greedy finishing with 1.4.

Rory Thompson’s withdrawal also harm a Suns with his designed competition Lachlan Henderson booting 4 goals.

Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer was a widespread actor on a ground, totally determining a hit-outs to give a Blues’ midfield initial use of a footy.

He finished with 41 hit-outs and collected 12 disposals.

Led by luminary Chris Judd and hardnut Brock McLean they dominated a clearances 41-29.

Kreuzer’s charge was done easier by a damage to Nicholls.


The immature ruckman, who got his start in a seniors this year after prolonged tenure injuries to Charlie Dixon and Zac Smith, was subbed off usually after half time with what seemed to be a knee injury.

He had spent a second half of a second entertain on a dais though attempted to start a third tenure after receiving diagnosis during a break.

However he pulled-up sore from a opening rebound and was immediately taken from a belligerent and transposed by underling Jacob Gillbee.

Carlton coach, Mick Malthouse, says while it was an effective display, ‘it was distant from a best footy’.

It forced Dixon, in his initial diversion given Round 11 and usually his second given Round 6, and full brazen Sam Day to step adult and shoulder a ruck load.

Dixon had been a resplendent light adult brazen for a Suns in a initial half kicking dual goals and holding several clever marks.


Dixon, whose ankle damage will need off-season surgery, underlined his value to a Suns and was simply their best actor though he ran out of gas late in a game.

Carlton, however, had all a answers, The Blues finished a diversion full of running.

Henderson again valid his value during possibly finish of a belligerent to be a widespread brazen on a day, while a lapse to form of Carlton’s tiny forwards would have left Mick Malthouse smiling.

Next week a Suns transport to Perth to take on West Coast, while Carlton faces a outrageous exam when it hosts Fremantle during Etihad Stadium.

Gold Coast Suns coach, Guy McKenna, says he can’t error his players’ bid today, notwithstanding a detriment to Carlton.




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AFL Round 18: Essendon v Hawthorn

Buddy’s 8 goals alike to 119 SuperCoach points. Did we keep him?

WHO starred and who stunk it adult for a SuperCoach sides in Round 17.


DEMONS STUD: Max Gawn (120) was a shinning light on a dim day for a Demons. The immature large male took marks, tackled and found it around a belligerent while also doing his best to diminish Todd Goldstein.

SuperCoach scores from each match

DEMONS DUD: Aaron Davey’s (7) place in a group is certainly now underneath hazard after a still day. Jeremy Howe (41) and co-captain Jack Grimes (39) struggled to get into a contest.

KANGAROOS STUD: Todd Goldstein (158) was superb in a ruck and kicked dual goals. Ben Cunnington (151) played arguably his best diversion for a Kangaroos and Brent Harvey (137) showed there’s still copiousness left in his 35-year-old legs.

KANGAROOS DUD: Lindsay Thomas (60) was hold goalless for one of a few times this deteriorate while Nathan Grima (69) didn’t have too most work to do in defence.

GOLD COAST 77 degraded by CARLTON 120

SUNS STUD: HE gets in here by default, though 116 wasn’t Gazza’s biggest return, even if he did have 32 disposals. Charlie Dixon burst a ton on return, while renouned defender Trent McKenzie also strike 3 figures.

SUNS DUD: UNLUCKY if we had rising ruckman Tom Nicholls. The rising Sun was replaced out with a knee damage only after halftime, restricting him to 36.

BLUES STUD: MATTHEW Kreuzer’s purple patch rolled on with a towering 140 points. He’s a form ruckman of a competition, while Andrew Walker chimed in with 114. And those who jumped on swingman Lachie Henderson were rewarded – he pumped out 124.

BLUES DUD: JUST 26 to Sam Rowe, while Kane Lucas was red vested on 15 points.

ESSENDON 87 degraded by HAWTHORN 143

BOMBERS STUD: FOR a initial time this season, no Bomber burst a ton. But Dyson Heppell still stood adult in a deficiency of Jobe Watson, pocketing 99 points from 25 disposals.Hibberd, Goddard and Hurley also scored in a 90s.

SuperCoach scores from each match

BOMBERS DUD: THE dual first-year players – Joe Daniher and Nick Kommer – battled all night, mixing for only 45. Corey Dell’Olio crashed behind to earth with 44.

BUDDY Franklin’s enchanting eight-goal transport alike to 119 points. Nice! Cyril cashed in with 107, while Jordan Lewis (99) matched his competition Heppell.

HAWKS DUD: FOR a second-straight week Jarryd Roughead was kept underneath 100, though he still booted 4 goals for 84 points. Not too dress in a Hawks side this week.

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