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Hawthorn’s off season won’t be as interesting as you might think

The big players of last October are out their first round pick, but there is no reason for the Hawks to fret as the season winds down for ten of the league’s teams. Hawthorn’s needs are limited, and there are ample avenues to fill them.

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Round 23 best and worst case scenarios for finals and spoon contenders

There’s just one week left of the home-and-away season, and in Round 23 every single game of the week will have some part to play in shaping the finals series.

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Pies continue to play waiting game on Nathan Buckley

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says the AFL club’s board has still not decided whether Nathan Buckley will coach the Magpies next season.

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AFL trade rumours: Lever says no to Dogs, Martin still on the market

The home-and-away season is almost over for 2017, and at the end of next week ten clubs are officially going to turn to the business of building their 2018 lists.

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Injuries behind them, who exactly is in GWS’ best 22?

GWS are clicking into gear at just the right time, and the club with the most enviable depth in the league has fierce competition for spots in their finals team.

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Pies won’t budge on timing of Buckley call

Nathan Buckley will go into the Round 23 clash against Melbourne not knowing if it will be his last game as Collingwood coach.

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Dour, then exquisite: The Swans cannot be killed

“Jay, look. This is the best thing in football,” my colleague said, not looking at me, eyes fixed on the screen above my head, Lance Franklin with ball in hand, dashing down the near wing, space and possibility in front of him.

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Saints hoping for miracle final round to sneak into the finals

St Kilda should be tuning up for their first AFL finals campaign in six seasons when they play Richmond next Sunday at the MCG.

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Terrific Tigers dominate Dockers in Domain Stadium farewell

Richmond remain well and truly in calculations for a top four spot, savaging a horrendous Fremantle side by 104 points in the latter’s final match at Domain Stadium.

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Ten quick takes from AFL Round 22

The penultimate round of the home and away season has been run and won, and boy, it was a great excuse to use the word ‘penultimate’. Here’s my quick takes from a cracking weekend of footy.

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Riewoldt tribute inspires St Kilda win

St Kilda honoured retiring legend Nick Riewoldt and kept their slim AFL finals hopes alive with a thumping 49-point win over North Melbourne.

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Six appeal! Hogan boots a big bag to beat Brisbane

It was tight, frenetic and at times fiery football, but the Demons are now just one victory away from playing finals football for the first time in eleven years, after outlasting the Lions to claim a vital 13-point win.

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Eagles coach laments costly AFL loss

West Coast will know their exact AFL finals equation come the opening bounce in Perth next week.

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Bolton beats the old boss as Carlton give Hawks the Blues

Carlton have shattered Hawthorn’s September dream, ending their season as they defeated the Hawks by 7 points in a blistering contest at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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Begley bounces Bombers back into top eight

A first-gamer has fuelled Essendon’s push for a finals berth on the Gold Coast, Josh Begley’s influential opening quarter helping the Bombers past the Suns on Saturday night.

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GWS edge Eagles to secure top-four finish

Greater Western Sydney have secured a double chance in the AFL finals, flirting with disaster before firing in the final quarter in a 21-point win over West Coast at Spotless Stadium.

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Nathan Buckley Collingwood Magpies AFL 2015

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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Robert Bob Murphy Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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Harley Bennell Fremantle Dockers AFL 2016

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Jake Lever Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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The AFL’s match review panel is consistently inconsistent

According to Plato, “Consistency and universality are the tests of truth.” Well, the Greek philosopher would be turning in his grave with the match review panel decisions that have spanned a brutal and fierce 2017 season.

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Remembering Subi: The top five interstate victories at Subiaco Oval

As the 2017 AFL season draws to an end, so does the life of one its longest serving stadiums.

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Predicting the 2017 All Australian team

With just one round remaining, and the All Australian awards just eight days away, let’s take an early look at who’s in, who’s unlucky to miss out, and who’s around the mark.

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Bombers blowing up the Dogs’ finals chances? I’d like to see that (again)

While the Western Bulldogs are favoured to defeat Hawthorn on Friday night and finish the season 12-10, the Bombers are likely to defeat Fremantle on Sunday and knock the defending champions into ninth, keeping them out of finals a year after their second-ever premiership.

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Membership numbers mandate a Buckley extension

Collingwood are back on top. Not on the ladder – but back to the top of the membership table released by the AFL.

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2017 AFL season: Round 23 preview

By mastermind5991, 22 Aug 2017
2017 AFL season: Round 23 preview

Just one round remains in what has without doubt been one of the most exciting seasons of AFL football in recent history, with so much at stake in the final round before the finals get underway.

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Jack Graham has proven himself after just one game

On the 25th of November 2016, the latest instalment of the AFL Draft took place. As a supporter of the Adelaide Crows, there was one player who made more sense than any other to select: Jack Graham.

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How are the Saints still alive?

By Pat Hornidge, 22 Aug 2017
How are the Saints still alive?

I have two questions coming out of Sunday’s St Kilda versus North Melbourne match.

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The games your team would love to play again

With ten teams heading into a politically correct Mad Monday next weekend, I thought it was time to look back at the games the teams heading into finals will be wishing they could play again.

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A reorder of the 2011 AFL draft

By Conor, 22 Aug 2017
A reorder of the 2011 AFL draft

Hindsight is not always a luxury – at times it can be a curse, forever casting the question “what could’ve been”. Today we continue to embrace that curse and consider who could have comprised the top ten of the 2011 AFL draft.

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Eagles must trade Josh Kennedy to Gold Coast

In 2007 the West Coast Eagles traded captain and Brownlow medalist Chris Judd and pick 46 to the struggling Carlton football club, for Josh Kennedy and Pick 3 and Pick 20.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 22

By Adrian Polykandrites, 21 Aug 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 22

There’s just one round of footy remaining for more than half of the competition, which means there’s just one more week of power rankings to come in 2017 – a tragedy, I’m sure you’ll all agree.

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Ben Graham and the return of the torpedo

In a top-line rugby union game, torpedos are the norm and kicked with precision. Not so in AFL – unless, of course, your name happens to be Ben Graham, arguably the greatest exponent of the AFL torpedo goal.

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Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers Highlights: AFL live scores

Match result: Richmond remain well and truly in calculations for a top four spot, savaging a horrendous Fremantle side by 104 points in the latter’s final match at Domain Stadium.

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St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: St Kilda have kept their slim finals hopes alive by taking a 49-point win over the North Melbourne Kangaroos in Nick Riewoldt’s last home game on Sunday.

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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: It was tight, frenetic and at times fiery football, but the Demons are now just one victory away from playing finals football for the first time in eleven years, after outlasting the Lions to claim a vital 13-point win.

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Sydney Swans AFL Finals 2016

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Levi Casboult Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Touk Miller Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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Brett Deledio GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Will Hoskin-Elliott Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Sam Jacobs Kurt Tippett Adelaide Crows Sydney Swans AFL 2016

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Bob Murphy Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Magpies player Marley Williams (left) and Suns player Harley Bennell. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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