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Sydney ruckman Tippett’s time to shine

The stop-start saga that has been Kurt Tippett’s tormented AFL season will continue against his former side at the Adelaide Oval.

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The 2017 AFL premiership fairytale power rankings

As the winter chill fades, three clear premiership contenders have emerged. But 11 teams are still in the hunt, and as we learnt last year, favouritism be damned. This is the 2017 AFL premiership fairytale power rankings.

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Three-time premiership Hawk Gibson retires

Champion Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson knew deep down that 2017 would be his last AFL season, but it didn’t make Tuesday’s announcement any easier.

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The MRP has failed, letting the dangerous Toby Greene off

The only thing more repulsive than Toby Greene’s action on Luke Dahlhaus was the pathetic response from the AFL Match Review Panel.

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Bulldogs legend Bob Murphy to call time on AFL career

Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy is set to call time on his AFL career at the end of the season.

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Shuey: Eagle Kennedy close to joining greats

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey says he can’t help but admire Josh Kennedy as the forward edges closer to writing himself into the AFL’s history books.

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No ban a fine result for mean Toby Greene

GWS Giant Toby Greene is free to play in Round 22, with the AFL’s Match Review Panel opting not to hand down a ban for his ‘karate kick’ that connected with the face of Luke Dahlhaus while Greene received a handball on Friday night.

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The woken Giants are the AFL’s most frightening team

When the Giants are on, they are sleek, swift, polished and decisive. They are clean to the point of characterless. Their type of greatness is cold, foreign and lacks a little humanity. But it is breathtaking.

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Port hold off Magpies for precious win

Port Adelaide have held off a spirited Collingwood for a precious 27-point victory to move within striking range of the AFL’s top four.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 21

Two weeks left in the home-and-away season, and the final eight is starting to take shape. Here’s my quick takes from Round 21.

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Hodge farewells Tassie a winner

Retiring Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge bid farewell to Tasmania in style in a 27-point AFL win over North Melbourne in Launceston on Sunday.

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Ross Lyon denies he wants ‘Pies job

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has angrily denied he approached Collingwood about becoming their next senior AFL coach.

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In Harmes way: Melbourne’s muscle ends Saints’ season

The Melbourne Demons have put themselves in the top eight with two weeks before finals, and ended any hopes the St Kilda Saints had of doing the same, with a four-goal win over the Saints at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

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Rockliff salutes cousin in Lions’ win over Gold Coast

An emotional Tom Rockliff has fought back tears while paying tribute to his cousin, after helping Brisbane to thump Gold Coast by 58 points and boost their hopes of avoiding the AFL wooden spoon.

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Kennedy gives Carlton the Blues

West Coast have held off a valiant Carlton outfit by 17 points to keep their finals hopes alive at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.

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Crows feast on feisty Bombers

The Adelaide Crows have come away big winners against the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium cruising to a 43-point win.

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Brisbane Lions celebrate a goal

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Geelong Cats Patrick Dangerfield Harry Taylor Steven Motlop AFL 2016

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Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin reaches after kicking a goal

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Devon Smith GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Tom Liberatore Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Nathan Buckley Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Toby Greene GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2016

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The Roar of the crowd

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Which AFL star would you build your team around?

Suppose you are the general manager of a newly introduced AFL club with the luxury of choosing any one player to build your team around.

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Start crucial to Friday night’s blockbuster Swans-Crows clash

Two of the AFL’s biggest and best teams will fight on Friday night for the heavyweight title in what’s shaping as a grand final preview for the ages. The best attack against the best defence – a familiar trend for Swans fans over the last five years.

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A reorder of the 2010 AFL draft

By Conor, 17 Aug 2017
A reorder of the 2010 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 2010 AFL draft.

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Jack Watts should line up against Brisbane this week

Jack Watts is one of the most criticised players in the competition, with him being dropped from the senior side last week not helping his cause. However, the forward played well in the VFL and should be recalled for his sides clash against Brisbane.

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Friday’s clash of the birds could be this year’s grand final preview

A sell-out crowd of more than 50,000 is expected to pack into the Adelaide Oval this Friday night to watch the two form sides of the competition, the Adelaide Crows and Sydney Swans, duke it out in what shapes as a potential grand final preview.

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Tom Mitchell has thrived at Hawthorn but needs help

Tom Mitchell from the Swans was one of Hawthorn’s two big pickups over the 2016 trade period, along with 2014 Rising Star winner Jaeger O’Meara from the Suns.

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A tribute to Dennis Armfield – Carlton’s ultimate clubman

In recent weeks, AFL legends Luke Hodge, Nick Riewoldt, Sam Mitchell and Jobe Watson have announced their retirement effective from the end of the season. The 2017 retiring class boasts multiple best and fairest awards, a Brownlow medalist (Watson or Mitchell, take your pick) and premierships.

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The Crows must do all they can to re-sign Jake Lever

Sitting on top of the table by six points and an unsurmountable percentage, things should be looking good for the Adelaide Crows as they gear up for a tilt at a third premiership.

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Crunch the probabilities and predict the AFL finals

There are only two rounds left of the 2017 AFL season, and it’s time to put my maths degree to use!

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A reorder of the 2009 AFL draft

By Conor, 16 Aug 2017
A reorder of the 2009 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 2009 AFL draft.

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Let Gold Coast members decide on the Suns’ next coach

The sacking of legendary coach Rodney ‘Rocket’ Eade has plunged the AFL’s most problematic expansion project into a fresh new crisis, but perhaps this is just what the Gold Coast Suns need?

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Over to you Richmond: Finals destiny is in your hands

With the final two rounds of the home-and-away season upon us, the Tigers sit in the box seat to nail down their first top-four finish since 2001. But can they defy their old habit of stumbling in important games?

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A reorder of the 2008 AFL draft

By Conor, 15 Aug 2017
A reorder of the 2008 AFL draft

Having the luxury of hindsight is not always a benefit, at times, it can be a curse, forever casting the question “what could’ve been”.

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The premiership favourites may be decided this weekend

This Friday night the Adelaide Oval will host what could be the biggest game so far of the 2017 season with the home town Adelaide Crows taking on the Sydney Swans.

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A disappointing afternoon for Saints fans

By Pat Hornidge, 15 Aug 2017 Video
A disappointing afternoon for Saints fans

St Kilda’s performance over the weekend has to be one of the most disappointing that they have put in this year.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 21

By Adrian Polykandrites, 14 Aug 2017 Video
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 21

The league has been disappointingly normal for a couple of weeks now, which could mean things have finally settled into place, or that we’re in for a bonkers final fortnight.

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Nathan Buckley Collingwood Magpies AFL 2015

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Chad Wingard Port Adelaide Power AFL 2017

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Tom Mitchell Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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Max Gawn Bernie Vince Alex Neal-Bullen Melbourne Demons AFL 2015

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James Kelly Steve Johnson Mathew Stokes Geelong Cats AFL

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Josh J Kennedy West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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Eric Hipwood Brisbane Lions AFL 2017

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