Tanking is a hot topic amongst the AFL community again and Ben Waterworth believes the only way to stop the craze is by abolishing priority draft picks.
From the grandstand: Priority picks must go
Round 20 Preview: Dees to show some heart?
Can Melbourne bounce back after one of the darkest weeks in its proud history? Ben Waterworth and John Takemura preview the Demons' match against Carlton, plus all of the other games in Round 20 of..
From the grandstand: A better Sun than Cat
Before the start of the AFL season, many questioned whether Gary Ablett would be able to balance captaincy and the title of being Gold Coast's star player. But Ben Waterworth believes the star..
Round 19 Preview: Adelaide is a certainty
Following Neil Craig's resignation as senior coach, Ben Waterworth believes a motivated Adelaide is a certainity to win Sunday's South Australian derby, as he previews all of the action in Round 19..
From the grandstand: A new sporting legend
Cadel Evans has joined the calibre in that of Sir Donald Bradman, Rod Laver, Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe after becoming the first Aussie to win the Tour de France, says Ben Waterworth.
Round 18 Preview: Sparks to fly in western derby
Unlike St Kilda’s annihilation of a putrid Adelaide last night, Ben Waterworth believes Sunday’s western derby between Fremantle and West Coast will be gripping viewing. He previews that game, as..
From the grandstand: Maxwell’s penalty too harsh
On Friday, Collingwood's Heath Shaw was suspended for eight games after betting on an AFL match earlier in the year. But according to Ben Waterworth, Nick Maxwell's involvement in the incident didn't..
Round 17 Preview – Separating the men from the boys
Only two months remain in the AFL season and the race is on for those remaining few spots in the top eight. Ben Waterworth previews Round 17, a round that will have a massive bearing on the remainder..
From the grandstand: The finals race is on
Eight rounds remain in the AFL season and there are seven teams competing for the final three spots in the top eight. Ben Waterworth looks at each team and there respective chances of seeing..
From the grandstand: Silence is deafening
GWS is on the lookout to recruit players before it enters the competition next season. Ben Waterworth believes the longer these players deny they're NSW-bound, the more likely they'll sign with the..
Round 15 Preview: Young Hawks to upset Pies?
Despite a growing injury list, many believe Hawthorn is a strong chance to defeat second-placed Collingwood on Sunday. Ben Waterworth and John Takemura preview the clash, plus the rest of Round 15's..
From the grandstand: Eagles the real deal
West Coast, the AFL's biggest success story in 2011, has gone from zero to hero in 10 months. Now, it has the potential to challenge for the top four, says Ben Waterworth.
Round 14 Preview: Battle of the youth
Melbourne and Richmond, two of the most exciting young teams in the AFL, clash on Saturday at the MCG. Ben Waterworth and John Takemura preview the big clash, as well as the rest of Round 14's..
From the grandstand: The navy swagger is back
Carlton has rediscovered its famous swagger from the club's golden era. And Ben Waterworth believes it will only help the Blues, who are now genuine contenders for the 2011 premiership.
Round 13 Preview: Can Melbourne bounce back – again?
Will the Demons bounce back from yet another confidence-sapping loss for a third time this season? Ben Waterworth previews that game, as well as the rest of the AFL action for Round 13.
Round 12 Preview: Watson to lift Bombers?
Can the return of inspirational skipper Jobe Watson inspire Essendon to victory against Fremantle? Ben Waterworth and guest host James Rosewarne preview an exciting round of action in the AFL.
From the grandstand: Racism out of bounds
Another AFL player was racially vilified on the weekend with North Melbourne rookie Majak Daw copping abuse from a disgruntled fan. Ben Waterworth says in today's game, there's simply no room for..
Round 11 preview: A Grand Final replay fizzer?
Collingwood and St Kilda meet each other for the first time since the 2010 AFL Grand Final, but it's likely to be a one-sided annihilation. Ben Waterworth and John Takemura share their thoughts on..
From the grandstand: Have patience
Ben Waterworth believes Melbourne's Jack Watts is one of a number of young AFL players who are unfairly scrutinised. Therefore the AFL community needs to have some patience and let these young..
Round 10 Preview: Eagles face biggest test
West Coast has shocked the AFL community in 2011, but can it bring down all-conquering Collingwood on Sunday? Ben Waterworth and John Takemura share their thoughts on the big game as well as the rest..