AFL 2022 round 10 LIVE updates: Geelong Cats take on Port Adelaide Power, Western Bulldogs host Gold Coast Suns

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  • Chris Scott talks pre-game
  • No late changes, Dogs v Suns
  • Cats make two late changes
  • Ken Hinkley talks pre-match
  • This was not the time to outrage rusted-on fans, but AFL grand final timeslot debate remains
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Chris Scott talks pre-game

Chris Scott spoke to Fox Footy pre-game on…

How will the rucks look without Stanley: “It’ll have to be a little bit similar to our game two weeks ago. Blicavs will do most of it. De Koenig will come up from halfback.

Does Duncan go into the middle with Narkle out: “Mitch [Duncan] will mainly be in the back half, but we feel like we’ve got flexible guys there. Atkins will actually start in the middle [today].”

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Geelong v Port Adelaide: The Cats have been inconsistent this season, while the Power have won four in a row after losing their first five. The Cats at home is a tough task, but Fremantle showed they can be beaten.

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns: Stuart Dew’s men have knocked off Sydney and Fremantle. Can they get another scalp against the Dogs, who played their best four quarters against Collingwood last week?

No late changes, Dogs v Suns

Cats make two late changes

Ken Hinkley talks pre-match

Ken Hinkley speaks pre-match against of Port Adelaide’s clash against Geelong.

On playing Geelong in Geelong: “You have a good look at the teams who play here. Their last six they’re 3-3. We know our best football against them challenges them, as does theirs. I think we overplay the ground; we just need to play proper footy.”

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley.Credit:AFL Photos

On playing more attacking: ”Our model and preference is not that different than it’s always been. We like to be pretty aggressive with the ball when we have the chance. Unfortunately, we haven’t had many of those chances.“

On responding from 0-5: “I’m really proud of the club for the way we’ve handled that start. We played some footy that was OK. We led Brisbane by four goals at the ’Gabba. We weren’t terrible, but we had a 0-5 record, and we had to own it, and we stuck together. We’re certainly better than we were.”

Having Wines back at his best: “Ollie back in our team well and healthy made a difference. If I have got [a favourite] he’s pretty close. He’s such an important part of our team. Contested footy will never change in this game.”

This was not the time to outrage rusted-on fans, but AFL grand final timeslot debate remains

Gillon McLachlan began his reign as CEO wanting to take heed of the fans, and he will end it taking heed of the fans when it comes to the start time of the AFL grand final.

The AFL’s decision to continue the tradition of bouncing the ball to start the AFL grand final at 2.30pm (even allowing for the fact it began at 3pm in 1999, and 2.45pm through most of the ’90s) was a popular call, but it was also the correct call in 2022 as the game grapples with the new environment the pandemic has created.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin and captain Max Gawn lift the premiership cup last year.Credit:AFL Photos

That doesn’t mean the decision wasn’t considered in-depth before a recommendation was made at Wednesday’s commission meeting allowing AFL production to go to work to ensure the announcement carried similar anticipation to a finale of The Bachelor.


Indigenous round, from the inside out

From the inside looking out, Indigenous round can be exhausting for players as the program becomes packed with media opportunities, ceremonies and even the responsibility of designing a jumper.

How equipped individuals are to meet the expectation to tell your story, define what culture means to you and address weighty issues such as racism and your connection to culture depends on each players’ personal journey and where they are at in their life and career.

The new generation: Carlton’s Jesse Motlop, St Kilda’s Ben Long, Essendon’s Tex Wanganeen, and Richmond’s Maurice Rioli jnr ahead of Sir Doug Nicholls round.Credit:Michael Willson/AFL Photos

It’s not always easy but everyone takes up the opportunity to show respect to past Indigenous players who have made it easier for each subsequent generation of Indigenous players to forge an AFL career.


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