Ben Cousins , troubled former AFL playerÂ , is again having health problems, seemingly associated with his drug abuse . Mick Malthouse , ex- Magpies coach,Â states he was warned Cousins may relapse in season 2009 , prior to Cousins recruitment to the Richmond Tigers .
Geelong forward James Podsiadly will probably miss the NAB Cup following shoulder surgery , in the off season , but hopes to be back at the start of the 2012 AFL Season . Similiarily Chris Judd,Â Carlton Captain , has has shoulder surgery and is now back in full training .
The NAB Cup starts on 17 February , with football fans keen to watch their teams compete , whilst wearing,