IT’S harder to stay at the top than it is getting there, but it would take a bold punter to bet against last season’s A-League champions Melbourne Victory once again.

    SOUTH Australia star Travis Head has led the Redbacks to a stunning win, scoring an incredible double century against Western Australia.

    GLENN Maxwell’s fearless attitude to strokeplay has made him a star of short-form cricket and a Test wannabe.

    THE Wallabies’ hopes of qualifying top of their group have been thrown into disarray by the shock citing of Michael Hooper over an incident in their win over England.

    NBA legend Magic Johnson has heaped praised on Jarryd Hayne as he got a chance to see Aussie star in action for the San Francisco 49ers.


    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.