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Tomas Bugg gets the last laugh after pre-match sledge

It wasn’t quite the “respectful and humble” attitude Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin wants from his side but Tomas Bugg’s social media taunt of Jason Johannisen paid off in the end.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 13

The footy has finished up for the week, which means it’s time for some quick takes! Here are my first thoughts coming out of Round 13.

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All bark and no bite as Demons smash Bulldogs

The Melbourne Demons have smashed the Western Bulldogs by 57 points at Etihad Stadium to move into fifth on the ladder and send the reigning premiers out of the top eight.

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Blues defeat Suns as Barlow stretchered off

Carlton have withstood a second-half Gold Coast comeback to secure a hard-fought 10-point AFL win.

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Port Adelaide cruise to 40-point win over Lions

The Port Adelaide Power put behind a poor first half to cruise to a 40 point win over the Brisbane Lions.

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Sydney Swans continue to fly, defeating Tigers by 9

The Sydney Swans have won a thriller at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Richmond Tigers by 9 points in a match destined for classic status.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues: See Michael Barlow’s stomach-churning leg break

Gold Coast Suns midfielder Michael Barlow has sustained a horrific leg injury with just ten minutes left of his side’s clash with the Carlton Blues.

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St Kilda break losing streak in scrappy win over Kangaroos

The game was ugly, the crowd was low and the result was beautiful for St Kilda as they posted a vital 17-point AFL win over North Melbourne.

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Eight teams competing for AFLW expansion

All but two AFL clubs are chasing an AFLW licence, with the league facing a tough decision after the success of the inaugural season.

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North Melbourne vs St Kilda: Friday Night Forecast

Fast football looms large this evening, as the refreshed ‘Roos host the slipping Saints under the Etihad Stadium roof. It’s a high leverage encounter too – just the kind we like at this time of year.

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Mitchell, Selwood face nervous wait

Champion duo Joel Selwood and Sam Mitchell are facing suspension after being involved in a heated exchange during West Coast’s 13-point win over Geelong at Domain Stadium.

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Pacesetters Adelaide have learnt from recent reality checks as they prepare to launch into the business end of the AFL season, forward Tom Lynch says.

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Round 13 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 13 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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Misfiring Sydney ruckman Kurt Tippett is feeling fitter and playing better but the dumped star won’t be given any special treatment in his battle for an AFL recall.

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Eagles struggles may tempt Mitchell into retirement sooner

A continuation of West Coast’s patchy AFL form and his growing interest in coaching could tempt veteran midfielder Sam Mitchell into retirement.

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Brad Scott backs Goldstein to stay North’s number one

Todd Goldstein isn’t in danger of losing his status as North Melbourne’s No.1 ruckman despite his faltering form this AFL season.

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Eagles players react after Drew Petrie kicks a goal

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Daniel Menzel Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Brent Harvey for Victoria in the rooms with the trophy and the E.J Whitten Medal

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Josh Kelly GWS Giants AFL 2016

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Hamish Hartlett AFL Port Adelaide Power 2016

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Brisbane Lions celebrate a goal

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Lachie Neale Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Developing Dees can’t afford to get ahead of themselves

The Melbourne Demons are finally in the news for the right reasons, after knocking off reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs in emphatic fashion at a once-cursed venue, Etihad Stadium.

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AFL team of the week: Round 13

By Josh Barnstable, 20 Jun 2017
AFL team of the week: Round 13

Round 13 of the AFL season has just concluded. Here is the team of the week.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 13

By Adrian Polykandrites, 19 Jun 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 13

Twelve weeks into the season and about all we know is that every team is flawed.

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Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The last match of the bye rounds sees the Western Bulldogs host a fired up Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match, starting from 3:20pm (AEST).

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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues highlights: AFL live scores, blog

A golden opportunity presents itself for either the Gold Coast Suns or Carlton Blues to catapult themselves back into finals race. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:25pm (AEST).

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Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

The Port Adelaide Power host the Brisbane Lions this afternoon, and they will be hoping to get their season back on track. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at Adelaide Oval, starting from 4:35pm AEST.

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Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Richmond Tigers will look to cement their place in the top four as they host the Sydney Swans at the MCG this Saturday. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 1:45pm (AEST).

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

Two seasons hang in the balance on as the North Melbourne Kangaroos play host to the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

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The ten best Round 13 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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Sugar and Bryce and everything nice: Why Gibbs is not going anywhere

Speculation is stilling milling in background about whether Bryce Gibbs will leave at the end of the year or not.

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West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog

The West Coast Eagles and Geelong Cats will clash at Domain Stadium with both teams fresh off the bye looking to jump start their second half of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match starting from 8:10pm (AEST).

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The mid-season meta-Brownlow top 36

By Gordon P Smith, 14 Jun 2017
The mid-season meta-Brownlow top 36

Those readers familiar with my weekly wonderings and wanderings are probably also familiar with my tracking of the ‘meta-Brownlow’.

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2017 AFL season: Round 13 preview

By mastermind5991, 14 Jun 2017
2017 AFL season: Round 13 preview

The last of the bye rounds is here, but while the last six teams enjoy their week off this weekend, it doesn’t mean this weekend’s round of matches will be short on action.

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AFL Team of the Week: Round 12

By Josh Barnstable, 14 Jun 2017
AFL Team of the Week: Round 12

The bye week might have meant we were down on games this week, but there were still plenty of fine performances in Round 12.

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Why the Saints aren’t marching into September

By Hamish Hutton, 14 Jun 2017
Why the Saints aren’t marching into September

St Kilda had aspirations of finals football this year, and many would have backed them to do so, especially after a triumphant victory over a rampaging Giants team in their first Friday night game in years.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 12

By Adrian Polykandrites, 13 Jun 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 12

It’s become cliche to say that any team can beat any other team on their day, but this season is proving that cliche true.

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Lachie Neale Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Will Hoskin-Elliott Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Charlie Curnow Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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David Zaharakis Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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AFL BRISBANE COLLINGWOOD

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Ryan Burton Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Jesse White Collingwood Magpies AFL 2016

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Rory Atkins Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL

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