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Sydney Swans set to leave ANZ Stadium from 2017

The Sydney Swans will reportedly end their regular season commitments to ANZ Stadium from the start of the 2017 AFL season, an agreement that currently sees them host three home games per year at Homebush.

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Two knee reconstructions in 2011 hardly fazed Brent Staker compared to his latest AFL year of woe.

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Australia overcame a case of the third-quarter wobbles to post a 10-point victory over Ireland in Saturday night’s International Rules clash in Perth.

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Newly-appointed Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy felt compelled to fill the role after one of the most turbulent off-seasons in the AFL club’s history.

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Far from being intimidated by the prospect of facing Australia’s top-line players in Saturday night’s one-off International Rules Test in Perth, Ireland’s coach is adamant the AFL’s best will bring out the best in his proud team.

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Sibling rivalry may again reign in the Beams’ household.

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Would you be embarrassed losing to a bunch of amateurs?

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Essendon’s bill for their involvement in 2012 AFL supplements scandal has topped $5 million.

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Star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield is yet to commit his AFL future to Adelaide – and it might cost him the chance to captain the club.

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Geelong and Hawthorn players are usually at each others’ throats, but they will be the best of mates this week as they attempt to end Australia’s International Rules losing run against Ireland.

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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says Nat Fyfe’s latest shoulder injury isn’t related to his previous issues, but the star midfielder will miss Saturday night’s International Rules clash with Ireland.

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Stephen Milne’s sentence sends a rotten message on assault

It’s hard to decide what’s weaker: Stephen Milne’s behaviour for the past 10 years, or the supposed punishment it received.

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New Australian captain Joel Selwood believes he has the team to restore prominence to the International Rules concept after recent contests were marred by indifference.

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Key Adelaide forward Taylor Walker is uncertain if celebrated teammates Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane will follow his lead and sign new deals with the Crows.

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Australia’s desire to instil prestige in the International Rules series has hit a hurdle with Nat Fyfe ruled out of Saturday’s match in Perth.

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The Essendon supplements saga finally has a hearing date, though it’s unclear whether media will be allowed inside.

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Dustin Fletcher

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Swans to abandon ANZ Stadium in 2017

By Cameron Reddin, 24 Nov 2014
Swans to abandon ANZ Stadium in 2017

The Sydney Swans will play all home games and finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground from the 2017 season.

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2015 AFL preview: Fremantle Dockers

By Sam Aldridge, 24 Nov 2014
2015 AFL preview: Fremantle Dockers

On Sunday I finally got a team into the finals for my preview series, with the Bombers continuing to defy the odds.

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International rules success shows the time is right for AFL State of Origin

In less than two weeks the traditional start summer kicks off with that familiar first session at the Gabba.

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AFL Phantom Draft 2014 (part I)

By Matt Balmer, 24 Nov 2014 New author!
AFL Phantom Draft 2014 (part I)

Well we’ve come a long way. But the AFL Draft is finally upon us. As it has been for the past few years, the Gold Coast will again play host.

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Bob Murphy: Right man for the job, 12 months too late

Selecting a captain can be a tough job. Selecting the right captain is vital. Selecting Bob Murphy as captain of the Bulldogs is the right call, it’s just 12 months late.

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2015 AFL preview: Essendon Bombers

By Sam Aldridge, 23 Nov 2014
2015 AFL preview: Essendon Bombers

My pack of teams to just miss the finals is quickly filling up, with the first four previews having teams drifting into the 8th to 13th range. Onto Essendon now who come into the season with the ASADA controversy still lingering.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs Ireland highlights: 2014 International Rules scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Australia have secured a victory in their International Rules Test against the Irish in Perth with a 56-46 win.

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AFL 2015 preview: Collingwood Magpies

By Sam Aldridge, 22 Nov 2014
AFL 2015 preview: Collingwood Magpies

The Mick Malthouse Revolution, following on from the Fevolution, will have to wait some time before launching at Carlton.

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Bring on the 2017 AFL media rights deal

By Cameron Palmer, 22 Nov 2014
Bring on the 2017 AFL media rights deal

As discussions and negotiations begin to ramp up for the impending 2017 AFL media rights, the two overarching questions have to be how heavily negotiated is the social and online content of the deal – and will fans be the winners from the television side?

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Derickx to make Pyke earn No. 1 ruck spot

By Cameron Reddin, 22 Nov 2014
Derickx to make Pyke earn No. 1 ruck spot

Tom Derickx’s return from a hamstring injury is set to mount pressure on 2012 premiership star Mike Pyke in a bid to claim the Swans’ number one ruck spot.

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AFL 2015 preview: Carlton Blues

By Sam Aldridge, 21 Nov 2014
AFL 2015 preview: Carlton Blues

Yesterday Brisbane was picked as slight improvers but not kicking enough goals to seal a finals spot. On to Carlton, now are still waiting for the Mick Malthouse revolution to launch.

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The ‘fair and equal’ myth of a proposed AFL fixture

The AFL takes a lot of heat for a long-held belief that they put the commercial elements of the fixture ahead of a fair and equitable fixture for the 18 AFL clubs.

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AFL 2015 preview: Brisbane Lions

By Sam Aldridge, 20 Nov 2014
AFL 2015 preview: Brisbane Lions

After predicting Adelaide to strategically disguise their rebuild by finishing among the ‘not good enough’ pack, today we look at the Brisbane Lions.

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AFL 2015 preview: Adelaide Crows

By Sam Aldridge, 19 Nov 2014 New author!
AFL 2015 preview: Adelaide Crows

This is the first of my previews for the 2015 AFL season, which will roll out over the coming weeks.

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Seven untold stories of the off-season (Part 2)

By Cameron Palmer, 12 Nov 2014
Seven untold stories of the off-season (Part 2)

An entertaining six weeks has passed since the last untold stories of the off-season were told. In that time a premier was crowned, coaches were sacked, free agency was held and trades were won and lost.

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My top 10 AFL draft picks (Part I)

By Ella Whish, 12 Nov 2014

As the Gold Coast prepares to host another AFL Draft night, writers will start trying to pick what’s going through the recruiters’ minds and predicting which picks will be talked about in five years’ time.

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Jarrad McVeigh of Sydney Swans celebrates with the crowd.

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Melbourne Victory fans

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Brett Deledio of the Tigers Celebrates

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Jack Gunston of the Hawks

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Lance Franklin and Adam Goodes of the Swans

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The sound of one hand clapping - a half empty MCG was a bad sign for the AFL's Sunday experiment. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

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Chad Wingard of Port Adelaide Power

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Luke Hodge claimed his second Norm Smith and inspired the Hawks to another Grand Final win. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

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