AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Hawthorn Hawks, Geelong Cats fire up for Easter Monday at MCG

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  • How standing still got football moving again
  • Today’s medical substitutes
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How standing still got football moving again

A great piece here from former Richmond captain, AFL umpires boss and GWS head of footy Wayne Campbell.

Footy looks different this year, and here’s why:

Footy as we knew it is back. What brought it back?

Zones? Fewer players on the field? Bigger grounds? Nope, we told the man on the mark to do what he’d been doing for 100 years. Stand still, put your hands in the air and look vaguely interested in what the player with the ball was doing.

Click here to read the full piece

Patrick Dangerfield tries to tackle Ben Keays of the Crows.Credit:Getty Images

Today’s medical substitutes

Both sides will head into the match as selected and the medical subs are as follows:

Geelong – Charlie Constable
Hawthorn – Tim O’Brien

O’Brien celebrates a goal last year. Credit:Getty Images

Player to watch: Joel Selwood

Welcome to Easter Monday footy

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our coverage of the Hawthorn v Geelong Easter Monday blockbuster at the MCG.

It is an absolutely perfect day in Melbourne today. Not too hot, not too much wind, clear skies and plenty of sun. The MCG looks perfect.

They’re fierce rivals these two, and with premiership winning Hawk Isaac Smith becoming a Cat in the off-season there is some added heat to this contest.

Moreover, there’s four premiership points to play for with the Cats 2-1 and the Hawks 1-2. Could Alastair Clarkson’s men upset Chris Scott and his side?

Isaac Smith will come up against his old side today. Credit:Getty Images

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