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Adelaide Crows vs Sydney Swans: Friday Night Forecast

Two of the teams most likely to play in this year’s Grand Final get the penultimate round of the 2017 underway in what looks like as close to a finals preview we’ve seen this season.

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Round 22 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 22 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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AFL to consider journalist bans: McLachlan

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan believes there’s merit in Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley’s call to ban journalists in certain circumstances.

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NATHAN BURKE: To improve our game, coaches must ditch the extra handball

The game of AFL is great, but all of us – fans, players, coaches and administrators – would admit it could be better. So if we agree it can improve, whose responsibility is it to make it better?

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Geelong home final comes down to fairness versus revenue: Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott has ramped up the pressure on the AFL to allow the Cats to host home finals at their Simonds Stadium fortress.

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Canberra – a footy success story

When you think of sporting cities in Australia, Canberra is probably not one that comes to mind.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 22

Can you believe finals is only a few weeks away? There’s two rounds of footy left and so many crucial matches left to be played.

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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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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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Ross Lyon

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James Harmes Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Josh J Kennedy West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Mitch McGovern Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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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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Adelaide Crows vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Adelaide Crows and the Sydney Swans meet in what many see as a Grand Final dress rehearsal at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Bob Murphy: Big brother, big influence and even bigger heart

“I know this sounds like a cliché,” Bob began, his signature grin beaming. “but this was a childhood dream.”

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Harley Bennell: The feel good story of 2017

By Zac Standish, 17 Aug 2017
Harley Bennell: The feel good story of 2017

From draws to kicks after the siren and everything in between, 2017 has been a truly special season for football fans as we enter one of the most open finals series in recent memory.

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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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Josh P Kennedy Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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Harry Taylor Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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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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