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Debate over Fremantle resting players is nonsense

Could there be a bigger waste of time or space than any debate around Fremantle resting players in the upcoming Round 23?

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Fremantle have announced they are likely to rest about 11 players for Saturday’s clash with the Power in Adelaide – and the AFL will let them do it.

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Two-time Hawthorn AFL premiership player Brad Sewell is on Essendon’s coaching sub-committee.

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Victoria Police have approached AFL player Courtenay Dempsey after he was the target of racial abuse online.

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The AFL’s longest playing career is set to end on Sunday, but the question remains whether Dustin Fletcher will be wearing Essendon’s red sash or the club suit.

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No wooden spoon, but Port were the biggest losers in 2015

Well there it is for another season, and all with a round remaining.

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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon will sit down with his team’s medical staff this week to decide which players to rest for Saturday’s AFL clash with the Power in Adelaide.

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Fremantle finally have some silverware to put in their trophy cabinet after locking up the minor premiership with a 54-point demolition of Melbourne in Sunday’s AFL clash at Domain Stadium.

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Sydney are in the box seat to snare a top-four berth after they made light work of St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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Imposing Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins has kicked six goals in a 57-point belting of West Coast which puts the Eagles’ top-two AFL hopes in peril.

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Richmond remain in the hunt for a top-four finish after grinding out a workman-like 27-point AFL win over a brave Essendon in the wet at the MCG.

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Goals by inspirational young gun Karl Amon helped Port Adelaide land a knockout blow in their 36-point AFL win over the Gold Coast on Saturday night at a wet Metricon Stadium.

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The Western Bulldogs have ended North Melbourne’s seven-match AFL winning streak in dramatic fashion that belies the 23-point winning margin.

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Four goals to Jack Gunston during his 100th AFL game have helped premiers Hawthorn to a 72-point drubbing of Brisbane.

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Greater Western Sydney scored the biggest AFL win in their history and have given incoming Carlton coach Brendon Bolton plenty of food for thought.

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Brownlow, Brownlow on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

It clearly didn’t sit well with the AFL community that three relatively minor incidents could cost someone the Brownlow Medal.

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Lachie Henderson of the Blues kicks a goal

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Joel Selwood of the Geelong Cats

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The Roar of the crowd

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What to do with the Geelong six and other talking points from Round 22

Collingwood’s win over Geelong effectively ended the Cats season on Friday night, making it mathematically impossible for them to make the finals and thereby locking in the current top eight.

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Fremantle vs Melbourne highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: Fremantle claimed their first minor premiership on Sunday with an easy 54-point win over the Melbourne Demons in Nathan Jones’ 200th game.

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St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: The Sydney Swans all but locked in a top four spot on Sunday with a 97-point win over St Kilda in Adam Schneider’s last AFL game.

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Adelaide Crows vs West Coast Eagles highlights: 2015 AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: The Adelaide Crows have virtually ended West Coast’s quest for a minor premiership with a 57 point hiding at Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon. ADELAIDE 19 12 126 WEST COAST 10 9 69

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Steven Motlop, The Clash, and a bit of Sam Smith

Steven Motlop loves his music. Perhaps, as the Geelong Cats approach the final match of their season, he’s particularly fond of the 1970/80s English rock band, The Clash.

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The NFL versus AFL international experiment

I find the Jarryd Hayne story fascinating, as I do whenever an Aussie reaches the pinnacle of any sport. From Daniel Ricciardo, Matthew Dellavedova to Jason Day and now Jarryd, I mind myself watching a sport that I may otherwise have little interest in.

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The Geelong Cats are hardly a spent force

By Jamie Radford, 30 Aug 2015 Video
The Geelong Cats are hardly a spent force

After Friday night’s loss against the Magpies, Geelong will miss out on finals for the first time since 2007.

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The beginning of the end for the Geelong Cats

By mastermind5991, 30 Aug 2015
The beginning of the end for the Geelong Cats

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”.

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The Adelaide Crows are a serious finals threat

The Adelaide Crows have always been around the finals mark over the last few years, just missing out on September football. But this year, it’s a different story.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match Result: Port Adelaide continued their impressive end-of-season form on Saturday night, defeating the Gold Coast Suns by six goals away from home.

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Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: The Richmond Tigers recorded a comfortable wet weather win over the Essendon Bombers, winning by 27 points in Paul Chapman’s final AFL game.

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: The Western Bulldogs ended North Melbourne’s seven-match winning streak on Saturday, defeating them by 23 points.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match Result: The Brisbane Lions fired early but ultimately were no match for the Hawthorn Hawks who claimed a 72-point victory.

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GWS Giants vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, highlights

Match Result: The GWS Giants scored the biggest win in the club’s history on Saturday, on the back of a seven goal-haul from superstar forward Jeremy Cameron, defeating the Carlton Blues by 81 points.

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Cyril’s sensational season Riolis on

By Brandon Marlow, 29 Aug 2015 Video
Cyril’s sensational season Riolis on

2015 will go down as the year that Cyril Rioli finally cemented himself as a true star.

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How can we recapture the golden age of Australian rules?

The history of the VFL was perhaps one of the great sports stories of the sporting world. An indigenous game created by a small young outpost of the world, that developed over a century into the greatest game in the world.

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Corey Enright of the Geelong Cats

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Dockers coach Ross Lyon

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Alastair Clarkson, Senior Coach of the Hawks

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Collingwood star Scott Pendlebury (Slattery Images)

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Jonathan Brown of the Lions and Luke Hodge of the Hawks compete for the ball during the 2014 AFL round 01 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions.

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Mathew Stokes of the Cats

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Patrick Dangerfield of the Crows celebrates

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Josh Kennedy of the West Coast Eagles celebrates

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Taylor Walker of the Crows clashes with Alex Rance of the Tigers

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