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Rebuild shouldn’t be a dirty word at Carlton

Yes, it’s a rebuild. You can spin the current state of the Carlton Football Club any way you like, but it’s still a rebuild.

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Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg has hurriedly tried to hose down an explosive comment about coach Mick Malthouse’s AFL future.

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Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade reckons Travis Cloke will get special treatment from umpires in Saturday’s AFL clash after complaints from Collingwood that the forward “gets nothing” from officials.

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The pressure on Carlton coach Mick Malthouse intensified on Friday night, with the Blues succumbing to Geelong by 77 points at Etihad Stadium.

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We have overrated Port Adelaide

Throughout this season, Port Adelaide have frequently been referred to as a member of the ‘Big Four’. The truth is, they don’t deserve to be bracketed with Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney.

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Believe it or not, there is a life after footy

The criticism Kane Cornes received when he announced he was quitting football to pursue a career in the fire brigade is hard to fathom.

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Friday Night Forecast: Pick your margin

Normal programming resumes as the Blues and Cats face off in this week’s Friday night football.

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How important is a premiership to Nathan Fyfe’s legacy?

In the truest sense of the much-loved footballing phrase, AFL fans are seriously ‘getting around’ Nathan Fyfe in 2015. And how could they resist?

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The AFL will introduce the biggest change to its equalisation policy since the recent addition of two expansion clubs, remodelling the draft in an effort to make father-son and academy picks fairer.

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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse is at odds with his club president and chief executive over their publicly-stated desire to rebuild the Blues’ playing list.

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Friday night Blues and footy fixture flops

Friday and football, there’s nothing quite like it.

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Is it finally Fremantle’s year?

Ross Lyon was recruited by Fremantle one purpose – to deliver the club its first flag.

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If Freo wins the flag then bring Ross the boss to the Blues

Mick Malthouse keeps saying publicly that he’s in it for the long haul to coach the Carlton Football Club, but privately you would be surprised if he had the same view considering their parlous state.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 8

The 2015 AFL season is heating up and Round 8 offers fans what should be some truly enticing battles. As they are each and every week, The Roar‘s panel of expert tipsters are back with their tips and predictions for Round 8.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has reportedly turned to US guru Richard Young as it seeks to prosecute 34 current and former Essendon players.

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North Melbourne are determined not to become like moths to the flame as the AFL spotlight shines brightly on Fremantle star Nat Fyfe.

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Nick Riewoldt of St Kilda

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Nat Fyfe of the Fremantle Dockers celebrates a goal

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Gold Coast Suns Jaeger O'Meara

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Josh Kennedy of the West Coast Eagles celebrates

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The Roar of the crowd

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[VIDEO] Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos highlights: AFL scores, blog

Red hot ladder leaders the Fremantle Dockers will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight games when they take on the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Domain Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans, highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Hawthorn Hawks and Sydney Swans meet at the MCG in a grand final rematch. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:20pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Gold Coast Suns vs Collingwood Magpies highlights: AFL scores, blog

The Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood Magpies are both desperate to get on the winners list when they meet today at Metricon Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4.35pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] GWS Giants vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog

The Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows have been two of the AFL’s biggest improvers in 2015, and one of them can climb further up the ladder today at Spotless Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:10pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles highlights: AFL scores, blog

The St Kilda Saints face a tough task today when they host a resurgent West Coast Eagles outfit at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1.45pm AEST.

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The sweet and sour of the AFL drafts: Adelaide Crows

Booms and busts. Hits and misses. Highs and lows. Treasure and trash. We’ve heard every combination of the absolute steals and the absolute disasters that have come before us in the phenomenon that is the AFL Draft.

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[VIDEO] Carlton Blues vs Geelong Cats highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Carlton Blues will be eager to regain some respectability when they take on an inconsistent Geelong Cats at the Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Friday night footy? I think I’ll go out

By Stirling Coates, 22 May 2015
Friday night footy? I think I’ll go out

What’s going on with Friday Night Footy?

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Luke Parker and Zak Jones are clear signs of life after COLA

The re-signing of future key defender Zak Jones earlier this week will have the Sydney Swans encouraged, as the club prepares to enter life after the Cost of Living Alllowance (COLA).

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Supercoach best buys: AFL Round 8

By Jack, 22 May 2015 Video
Supercoach best buys: AFL Round 8

Welcome back, Round 8 is fast approaching and it’s time again to go through this week’s best buys.

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A footy fan’s lament: Dropping of the knees

Despite having a passionate love for our unique game, every single fan has something they don’t like.

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Swans out for grand final revenge this Saturday night

Saturday, September 25, 2014 is a day no Sydney Swans fan will want to remember.

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The art of prediction sees ‘blockbuster’ Friday night floggings

The AFL fixture is sorted out in October, but recent form has proven how hard it is to get a true blockbuster in the premier Friday Night timeslot.

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Which key forward would you rather: J. Riewoldt, Cameron or Hawkins?

They say defence wins premierships. But if you’re a sucker like I am for exciting goals, pack marks, attacking football and big bags of six pointers, well, then you’re going to the footy to watch the key forwards play.

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Successful formulas dismantled: A look at Collingwood and Carlton

2009: the year Eddie McGuire decided he knew what footy coaching was all about and decided the way forward for the Pies was to dismantle a successful formula and replace Mick Malthouse with Nathan Buckley at the end of the 2011 season.

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It’s time for the Crows to change their backline

The Adelaide Crows’ backline looked resolute and composed in the opening three rounds of the season, conceding fewer points than any other team at the time. Then the Crows were challenged and the cracks began to show.

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GWS Giants celebrate

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Rodney Eade, Senior Coach of the Suns

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Alastair Clarkson and Jarryd Roughead. Photo: Andrew White

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Lachie Whitfield of the Giants celebrates a goal during the 2014 AFL round 01 match between the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans at Giants Stadium, Sydney on March 15, 2014. (Photo: Anthony Pearse/AFL Media)

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AFL Chief Operating Officer Gillon McLachlan addresses the media. (AFL Media)

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Jamie Macmillan

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Chad Wingard of the Port Adelaide Power

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Chad Wingard and Kane Cornes of the Power embrace

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Richmond Tigers players after losing to Essendon

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