Sport Demons smash Suns in dull Gabba affair

14:01  12 may  2018
14:01  12 may  2018 Source:

Reality TV show winner to make AFL debut

  Reality TV show winner to make AFL debut Reality TV show winner Matt Eagles will realise a dream when he makes his AFL debut for Brisbane in Sunday's clash with Collingwood at the Gabba. It sounds like something out of a TV show - probably because it is.Winner of reality TV program The Recruit, Matt Eagles, has been named to make his AFL debut at 28 in Brisbane's clash with Collingwood at the Gabba on Sunday. An AFL career appeared an eternity away for Eagles when he owned a landscaping business just two years ago.But a decision to enter season two of Fox8's The Recruit in 2016 changed his life."The dream has come true for him.

Melbourne have smashed Gold Coast by 69 points at the Gabba to score their third AFL win in a row.

Melbourne have smashed Gold Coast by 69 points at the Gabba to score their third AFL win in a row. Michael Hibberd of the Demons celebrates a goal during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons .

Christian Petracca of the Demons in action.© AAP Images Christian Petracca of the Demons in action. Records tumbled for all the wrong reasons at the Gabba as Melbourne scored a breezy 69-point AFL victory over Gold Coast in front of a pitiful crowd.

Tom McDonald kicked a career-high five goals as the Demons ran away with the contest in the final term, prevailing 21.20 (146) to 11.11 (77) on Saturday evening for their third win in a row.

But despite perfect conditions only 6060 punters turned up to watch it - and most of them were Melbourne fans.

It was the lowest attendance ever for a match in Brisbane, beating the previous mark from 1991 when the Bears also hosted the Demons.

Macrae stars as Dogs edge Suns in Ballarat

  Macrae stars as Dogs edge Suns in Ballarat <p>The Western Bulldogs have held off Gold Coast by nine points in a tightly-contested clash in Ballarat to notch their third win of the AFL season.</p>The Bulldogs trailed at three-quarter time on Saturday in a game full of momentum swings but outlasted the Suns in the final term to secure an 11.15 (81) to 10.12 (72) victory at Mars Stadium.

The Demons faithful cheered the 208cm ruckman every time he ran to the bench in recognition of his huge contribution. But poor ball use, a lack of The AFL's highest-scoring team, Melbourne have proven capable of terrorising opponents such as Adelaide, who they smashed by 91 points in round 10.

Aaron Tesser & The New Jazz Affair - I Want You to Stay (Bebo Best and the Super Lounge Orchestra Nu Bossa Mix). Wynton marsalis & the lincoln jazz center - the sun is gonna shine (2). The Red Ribbon Army - The Angel, The Demon and The Human In Between.

It was also the eighth-lowest AFL crowd since 1997.

The match was played on neutral territory at the Gabba because Metricon Stadium is still being converted back into AFL mode after the Commonwealth Games.

The empty stands certainly didn't inspire a great contest, with neither side hitting particularly great heights in a clash that took on an eerie, almost funereal tone at times.

Former Suns star to sue AFL

  Former Suns star to sue AFL Former Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson is suing the AFL over allegations of racial abuse and sexual harassment. Body Former Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson is suing the AFL over allegations of racia Wilkinson is holding the AFL responsible for allowing racial abuse, sexual taunting and bullying in the locker room.The former AFL player claims he was subjected to the abuse despite repeated requests for help and support.His lawyers fronted the media on Wednesday afternoon to outline the allegations.

Demons smash Suns in dull Gabba AFL affair . AFL round 8: Melbourne Demons beat Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba . Demons add to Suns ' bad day. Demons AFL chief executive to step down.

Gabba . Jul 1, 2018 5:15PM Goody on sorry Demons fans: 'I understand' Simon Goodwin acknowledged Melbourne fans would be frustrated losing to a side well below them on the ladder, but believes he has the right formula to get them back on track.

Melbourne dominated general play and entered their forward 50 zone a whopping 83 times - equalling North Melbourne's record, which was posted against Greater Western Sydney during their debut season in 2013.

But the scoreboard didn't reflect their utter dominance until right towards the end, and they should have put the game to bed much earlier than they did.

The Suns were within 18 points late in the third term but were blown away thereafter, with the Demons piling on eight goals in the last quarter.

It got worse for the struggling Suns - midfielder David Swallow spent much of the match getting treatment on his knee while co-captain Steven May risked a possible suspension by making contact with umpire David Harris.

May appeared to be trying to mime the actions of his opponent after giving away a down-the-field free kick for wrestling in the goalsquare late in the second term.

But he inadvertently bumped into Harris with his head tucked down - and, innocuous as it was, he chose a bad week to do so after Tom Hawkins' one-week ban from the AFL tribunal for brushing away an umpire's hand.

The Suns have one more match to play, against Port Adelaide in Shanghai next weekend, until they can return to their home ground.

'Just a good corporate booze-up' .
Footy Classified panel slams the AFL's Shanghai experiment amid reports Gold Coast are not keen to continue in 2019.Port Adelaide defeated Gold Coast 82-42 in soggy conditions on Saturday, with the ground barely half full despite the AFL claiming a near-capacity crowd.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!