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.

    Limited MCG car parking for this weekend's AFL matches

    Aug 05, 2010

    Due to recent inclement weather, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) advises that the number of spaces available for car parking in Yarra Park will be restricted for each AFL match this weekend at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

    The three matches being played at the MCG this weekend are:
    • Friday August 6 – Essendon v Carlton, 7.40pm
    • Saturday August 7 – Geelong Cats v Collingwood, 7.10pm
    • Sunday August 8 – Melbourne v Richmond, 2.10pm

    As a result, the MCC advises patrons attending any of the matches to take public transport to the MCG where possible. More than 65,000 fans are expected to attend Friday night’s Essendon-Carlton match and approximately 90,000 for Saturday night’s Geelong Cats-Collingwood blockbuster.  

    Alternatively, car parking options away from Yarra Park include the Olympic Park precinct (Olympic Boulevard), Federation Square and Melbourne’s central business district.

    Just a few thousand public reserved tickets remain for Saturday night’s Geelong Cats-Collingwood match. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek (, 132 849 or agencies).

    MCG fans can get the latest updates on tickets and parking in Yarra Park for this weekend’s matches via, Facebook ( and Twitter ( 

    Over two million fans have passed through the MCG during the 2010 AFL season at an average of 53,326 per match, almost 3000 more than the same point last season.

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