JAMES Magnussen is back where it all started and he wants Australia to know he has become a better man for the journey he has taken to this moment.

    HURDLES champion Sally Pearson has conceded her interrupted preparation means she won’t be able to chase further glory in the 100m.

    MELBOURNE City is on the verge of signing decorated Slovenian midfielder Robert Koren as its international marquee player.

    ALASTAIR Cook is in the midst of the worst slump of his career, and Australia is at the heart of both the pinnacle and nadir of his career.

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    AFL Round 2 - Essendon v Melbourne

    Apr 06, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 2   
    Teams:                  Essendon v Melbourne
    Date:                     Saturday April 6, 2013
    Start time:              7.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 47,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M33
    Q29-36

    Great Southern Stand
    M1-4
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q57


    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - M3 (rows A-R)
    Melbourne - M33 (rows A-S)

    Tickets: Available via Ticketek

    National Sports Museum: 5.00pm-7.30pm

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