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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Tuesday 22 July 2014 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 16 July[]

The West Australian reported that Waters was under pressure to demonstrate that his body would stand up for another season as the rugged defender returned to training following his shoulder reconstruction - Dale Miller, The West Australian: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/24470364/pressure-on-waters-to-prove-fitness/

Thursday 17 July[]

The Western Australian Government revealed the design for the new stadium to be located on the Burswood peninsula. The 60,000-seat stadium will feature five tiers of seating, cupholders in every seat and a roof that will cover 85% of the seats and will be able to be lit in the home team's colours. The stadium, described by premier Colin Barnett as "without doubt the best sporting stadium in Australia", is expected to be completed ahead of the 2018 AFL season - Gareth Parker, The West Australian: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/24490516/new-stadium-to-be-australia-s-best/

Friday 18 July[]

Carlton upset North Melbourne.

Saturday 19 July[]

The upsets continued with St Kilda thrashing Fremantle. GWS Giants gave Geelong a scare.

Sunday 20 July[]

Port Adelaide narrowly overcame Melbourne, and Essendon beat the Western Bulldogs in a thriller.

Monday 21 July[]

Champion ruckman Cox announced that he would retire at the end of the season. The decision meant the club's leading record holder would fall short of 300 games, but Cox had no regrets. "I always said I would not keep playing simply to reach a particular number of games and while it would have been nice to be the first player from this great club to play 300 games, the time is right to hand over the baton" - Gary Stocks, westcoasteagles.com.au: http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2014-07-21/cox-calls-time

Tuesday 22 July[]

The West Australian reported that both Brown and Sheppard appeared set to return to the senior lineup on Friday after training strongly. Brown had missed just two games after suffering what looked to be a significant knee injury in the round 15 derby, while Sheppard was a late withdrawal against Brisbane with an ankle injury - Dale Miller, The West Australian: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24526802/brown-and-sheppard-to-return-for-eagles/

Former Eagle Beau Maister announced his AFL retirement after just 21 games in three seasons with St Kilda, after suffering a serious shoulder injury in the VFL.