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Giants thump Lions, go top of ladder

Dylan Shiel has starred in his 100th game, with Greater Western Sydney grabbing top spot on the AFL ladder with a 10-goal hammering of Brisbane at the Gabba.

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Highlights: Shades of Gray too Power-ful for the black and white

Port Adelaide have refused to let inaccuracy damper a well deserved, and very important, 31-point win over Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

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GWS, Tigers plan Indian AFL clash

Greater Western Sydney and Richmond appear to have stolen the march in staging an AFL match in India, with the clubs confirming plans for a Premiership encounter on the sub-continent.

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Swans are AFL’s form team: Essendon coach

Sydney is coming.

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Swans pip ‘Dons by a point in thriller

Sydney have completed an astonishing one-point AFL victory over Essendon at the SCG, sneaking home via a Gary Rohan conversion from the goal square after the final siren.

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Gary Ablett ruled out of milestone game

Gold Coast superstar Gary Ablett has been ruled out of Sunday’s AFL clash against St Kilda with a calf injury.

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Sydney vs Essendon: Friday Night Forecast

A month ago, this looked like a Friday fizzer. After Essendon’s consolidation and Sydney’s return to form, it’s now a game for a spot in the top eight – at least temporarily.

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International rugby union, AFL, NRL and much more: How to watch all the best sporting action this weekend

After another State of Origin thriller there’s a full slate of AFL and NRL this weekend, but of course don’t forget to fit in the Wallabies Test and top it all off on Sunday night with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Hawks hammer Crows in another 2017 upset

Ball magnet Tom Mitchell has inspired Hawthorn to an upset 14-point victory against AFL ladder-leaders Adelaide.

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Dogs’ Cloke takes mental health AFL break

Western Bulldogs recruit Travis Cloke will take an indefinite break from the AFL to deal with unspecified mental health issues.

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Round 14 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 14 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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AFL’s version of T20 cricket in the works

A truncated format of Australian rules football is being developed by the AFL, after the success of Twenty20 cricket’s Big Bash League.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 14

The bye rounds are over and fully-fledged AFL is back again, which is good because it means I might actually get more than two tips in a week.

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Hawthorn put pressure on O’Meara to return this season

Hawthorn refuse to write off boom recruit Jaeger O’Meara’s year as a bust, pushing the injured midfielder to return by season’s end.

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The AFL and its players have failed to meet the challenge of change in the new CBA

The AFL and its players reached a six-year, circa $2 billion agreement yesterday, after almost 18 months of protracted negotiations. It is a profoundly disappointing deal, which does nothing more than spend the league’s newfound bounty.

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AFL Trade Rumours: The CBA’s done, so now it’s time to get real

After a long wait the AFL have finally locked in a new CBA to govern the league from now until the end of 2022, and the impact this deal will have on trading and free agency this October is big.

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In 2016, the Western Bulldogs won their first premiership since 1954

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Damien Hardwick Richmond Tigers AFL 2015

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Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Josh J Kennedy West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Dayne Zorko of the Brisbane Lions AFL

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West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

The finals will be shaped in Perth tonight, as the West Coast Eagles face the Melbourne Demons at Subiaco. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:40pm AEST (5.40pm AWST).

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Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

The Western Bulldogs will be looking to fight their way back into the top eight when they take on a struggling North Melbourne Kangaroos side at the wrong end of the ladder. Catch all the live scores, highlights and AFL action on The Roar from 7:25pm (AEST).

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Brisbane Lions vs GWS Giants: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Dylan Shiel has starred in his 100th game, with Greater Western Sydney grabbing top spot on the AFL ladder with a 10-goal hammering of Brisbane at the Gabba.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Port Adelaide have refused to let inaccuracy damper a well deserved, and very important, 31-point win over Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

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The ten best Round 14 games from the past ten years

Welcome to another edition of my weekly column with which we take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the classic AFL matches that correspond with the upcoming round.

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Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

This Friday night, the Essendon Bombers travel to the SCG to take on the Sydney Swans for an exciting clash. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match at 7:50pm (AEST).

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Why Kangaroos shouldn’t make the hop to Tassie

By Andrew Macdougall, 23 Jun 2017
Why Kangaroos shouldn’t make the hop to Tassie

The reason we love sport is the emotion it brings, it’s a real life soap opera, enormous joy together with the lowest of lows. The lowest of them all, is seeing your club get taken away after years of fighting to keep it alive.

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Sam Newman – no laughing matter

By Sean Woodland, 23 Jun 2017
Sam Newman – no laughing matter

Imagine having a bizarrely altered face like Sam Newman’s and then having the gobsmacking audacity to refer to someone else as an ‘it’.

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Making sense of ladders and power rankings

By Gordon P Smith, 23 Jun 2017
Making sense of ladders and power rankings

I read Adrian Polykandrites‘ power rankings each week, and the comments this week seemed to hover around an age-old question; exactly what are we ranking when we post our opinions of team orders?

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2012 AFL re-draft

By Zac Standish, 23 Jun 2017
2012 AFL re-draft

The draft class of 2012 has had an interesting first five years in the AFL, with some players developing into up and coming stars of the competition, while others have struggled to find their feet at the highest level.

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Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

2017’s biggest improver takes on the year’s biggest slider when the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows host the 17th-placed Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores, analysis and highlights from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Media issues symptomatic of our sense of entitlement

On Footy Classified on Monday night, Craig Hutchison and guest panelist, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, argued about ‘door-stopping’ – effectively, players being ambushed for an interview. Hutchison wanted greater access.

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Thursday Night Forecast: Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks

This looked to be one of the matches of the season at the start of the year, but while the ladder may tell us we’re in for a bloodbath, there’s still plenty to watch out for when the Crows and Hawks clash to kick off Round 14.

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For once, can’t we just watch the footy?

By Liam Bretag, 22 Jun 2017
For once, can’t we just watch the footy?

I just read Sam Duncan’s article, ‘Like it or not, the AFL needs the mainstream media‘.

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Another mid-year All-Australian team

By Adam Daunt, 22 Jun 2017
Another mid-year All-Australian team

It’s halfway through the AFL season and the bye rounds are done. We have a sample size for a mid-season All-Australian team, so who makes the cut?

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Should clubs manage players to solve the bye conundrum?

In the shadows of the last of the AFL ‘bye rounds’, the football world drew a collective sigh a relief. Head office still scratches its head around how best to manage them; but is it time the AFL put the onus back on clubs to facilitate a week off for their players?

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Nathan Buckley Collingwood Magpies AFL 2015

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AFL Sherrin Football Generic 2017

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2015

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Lindsay Thomas North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2016

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Gary Ablett Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Michael Hibberd Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Adelaide Crows AFLW Grand Final 2017

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