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Crows stun Cats to stay top of AFL ladder

Six days after being knocked out, Rory Sloane has propelled Adelaide to a 21-point victory over Geelong to claim outright AFL flag favouritism.

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Adelaide vs Geelong: Friday Night Forecast

Whether deliberate or coincidental, the AFL has gifted us the perfect possible start to the six-week sprint to the finals. Tonight’s winner goes top, and takes out a top two rival. What more could you want?

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North ready to fork out for stars

North Melbourne are ready to fork out more than $15 million to secure the services of Richmond star Dustin Martin and GWS youngster Josh Kelly, News Corp Australia has reported.

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Round 18 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 18 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

I’ve been looking forward to Adelaide vs Geelong or Sloane vs Dangerfield for weeks, and funnily enough, there’s now a good chance that neither will play.

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Saints, Riewoldt weigh up his AFL future

Write off Nick Riewoldt’s AFL future at your peril, warns St Kilda boss Matt Finnis.

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There’s one more twist in the tail of this historic AFL season

The AFL ladder is looking far more settled than any other time in season 2017. What does that mean? That it is sure to explode in a haze of fireworks and confetti.

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Swans CEO says big GWS crowds are years away

Greater Western Sydney will be waiting “a lot of years” for crowd numbers that reflect their on-field AFL exploits, Sydney Swans chief Andrew Ireland predicts.

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Which team has the easiest run in the white-hot race for September?

Six rounds to go, and it’s time to put up or shut up.

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Nat Fyfe keen to be Dockers’ long-term skipper

Star Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe has set his sights on becoming a long-term captain at the club after re-signing for a further six years.

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Fyfe for life! Fremantle skipper signs six-year big-money deal

Fremantle superstar Nat Fyfe has put an end to any chance of him changing clubs via free agency at the end of the year, signing a six-year deal with the Dockers until the end of 2023.

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Great power, little responsibility: A Giant malaise

For much of Saturday night at Spotless Stadium, the Giants coasted on their talent until they were finally struck with a punishing blow of cruel irony: the most talented player on the field was playing for the other team.

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Travis Cloke in line for AFL comeback after Jake Stringer injury

Travis Cloke could be set for an AFL return as the Western Bulldogs look to replace injured forward Jake Stringer.

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Eagles grind out Derby win

West Coast have recorded a scrappy win in the Western Derby over the Fremantle Dockers, to sneak back into the top eight at the end of the round.

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Scrappy Bulldogs beat Blues

The struggling Western Bulldogs have notched a much-needed AFL win, edging Carlton by 20 points in a scrappy MCG contest.

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Tigers too good for travelling Lions

The Tigers have kept their top four chances alive, with a hard fought 29-point victory over a plucky Brisbane Lions squad.

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Liam Jones of the Blues

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

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL Indigenous Round 2017

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Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin reaches after kicking a goal

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Jasper Pittard Port Adelaide Power AFL 2015

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott

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The Roar of the crowd

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Melbourne’s might tackles Port’s potency: Who wins?

Does anyone remember what they were doing on 31 March 2013? I do.

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The difficulty in justifying AFL coaching selections

When an AFL player is offered a contract there is an expectation that they will perform at a high level based on their performances prior to the contract.

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A Travis Cloke return can reignite the Bulldogs’ season

In 2016 we watched as the Western Bulldogs made history by winning the premiership against all odds. However, this season looks to be quite different for everyone’s second-favourite club.

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Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog

The Adelaide Crows and Geelong Cats go head-to-head in a top of the table clash which should be a belter of a game. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

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The losingest team in professional footy wasn’t professional

In 1908, two teams were invited to join what had become the premier professional football league in Australia the old Victorian Football League, predecessor of the modern AFL.

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How the final round of the 2017 AFL season should unfold

Just six rounds remain in what has been the most intriguing AFL season in recent history, with the race for finals spots getting hotter than ever.

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1998 top ten AFL draft reorder

By Conor, 20 Jul 2017
1998 top ten AFL draft reorder

It’s been 19 years since the 1998 AFL draft. Here’s how it should have looked, with the benefit of hindsight.

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Collingwood lacks the fitness to be a force in the AFL

At the end of season 2013 the Collingwood Football Cub made some big decisions that have ongoing repercussions today.

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A lesson on creating an equal competition

​’All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.’ Substitute teams for animals and one feels that this has been the mantra of the AFL for many years.

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Crows and Cats to face off in potential grand final preview

South Australian fans will be in for a treat when the Adelaide Crows and Geelong Cats face off in a potential grand final preview at the Adelaide Oval this Friday night.

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Will Adelaide-Geelong be a grand final preview?

With the AFL 17 rounds down, the ladder is finally beginning to take shape.

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Putting the gold into the Gold Coast Suns

By AFLBOLDPredictions, 19 Jul 2017
Putting the gold into the Gold Coast Suns

It’s hard to imagine many scenarios where the Gold Coast Suns could have done any less with the draft pick riches and other assorted handouts they were granted by the AFL.

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Dayne Zorko: The AFL’s ultimate unsung hero

By Zac Standish, 19 Jul 2017
Dayne Zorko: The AFL’s ultimate unsung hero

Dayne Zorko. Not exactly a household name in the AFL, as his side, the Brisbane Lions, sit on the bottom of the ladder in a state heavily dominated by another sport.

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AFL Team of the Week: Round 17

By Josh Barnstable, 18 Jul 2017
AFL Team of the Week: Round 17

The best of the best turned it on in Round 17 of the AFL season.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 17

By Adrian Polykandrites, 17 Jul 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 17

There’s a new team at the top of the rankings.

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Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: West Coast have recorded a scrappy win in the Western Derby over the Fremantle Dockers, to sneak back into the top eight at the end of the round.

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Levi Casboult Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Richmond Tigers singing in the rain

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Jackson Trengove Port Adelaide Power AFL 2017

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons AFL 2016

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Phil Davis GWS Giants Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2016

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Rodney Eade Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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Jackson Trengove Port Adelaide Power AFL 2017

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Daniel Menzel Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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