NATIONAL Selector Rod Marsh has dropped a bombshell by claiming Mitchell Starc is unlikely to be fit for the February Test series against New Zealand.

    SCOTT Boland, the former chubby kid who was too fat to open the bowling for his club team, lay awake last night dreaming of playing the Boxing Day Test.

    THE future is bleak for one of the most prestigious sporting brands in the world. There are some huge questions lingering ahead of the 2016 season.

    Zinedine Zidane’s four sons are all on the books at Real Madrid and like their father, all know how to use their head — in particular 17-year-old Luca.

    IN an extraordinary gamble Australia is set to pick a 28-year-old debutant with no Sheffield Shield matches under his belt for the Test against the West Indies.


    AFL Round 21 - Melbourne v Fremantle

    Aug 18, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 21
    Teams:                  Melbourne v Fremantle
    Date:                     Sunday August 18, 2013
    Start time:              1.10pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 11.00am

    Car park opening:

    Due to the poor condition of Yarra Park and expected rainfall this week the Yarra Park car park will be closed for this event.

    The following groups will still be able to park in the limited spaces available via Gate 3 on Sunday August 18:

    • Disabled
    • Pass holders (Corporate/Clubs)
    • Police
    • St. John
    • Accredited Media
    • MCC Event/Permanent Staff

    Patrons are encouraged to make alternative parking arrangements or catch public transport to the ground.

    Expected attendance: 17,000

    Expected general admission seating:
    Ponsford Stand
    M28 - M36
    Q29 - Q36

    Olympic Stand
    M53 - M55 (Rows A-Z)
    M56 - M57
    Q49 - Q57

    Great Southern Stand
    M1 - M13
    P1 - P9
    Q1 - Q15

    Reserved seats are available at Ticketek

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Melbourne - Bay M2 (Rows A-K) and Bay M3 (Rows A-K)
    Fremantle - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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    Special offer - Kids eat free!

    All juniors (14 and under) that attend the Melbourne v Fremantle game at the MCG on Sunday August 18 have the opportunity to receive a free lunch offer!

    Thanks to the MCG, Coca-Cola and DON KRC, kids may receive a free drink, meal and snack.

    Kids may choose one option from each of the following categories:

     - Mt Franklin Water (600ml) 
     - Goulburn Valley Juice (350ml)

     - Chicken sandwich
     - Four'N Twenty meat pie
     - Four'N Twenty sausage roll
     - Don Hot dog

    Freddo Frog

    Simply collect a voucher from an MCG volunteer upon ground entry and present it at any FOOD STORE outlet located inside the MCG before three-quarter time (see locations below).

    Olympic Stand – Level 1, (M56)

    Members Reserve – Level 1, (M41)

    Members Reserve – Level 4, (Q45)

    Ponsford Stand – Level 1, (M31)

    AFL Reserve - Level 1, (M20)

    Southern Stand – Level 1, (M6)

    Terms and Conditions
    - Offer is valid for Melbourne v Fremantle game - Sunday August 18, 2013.
    - Available only to junior attendees (aged 14 and under), limit one voucher per junior.
    - Valid at MCG FOOD STORE outlets only.
    - Junior must be present at the FOOD STORE outlet to redeem the offer.
    - Items included in the above offer cannot be substituted for other similar menu items.
    - Offer is only available up until the end of the three-quarter time break.