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The AFL’s 2018 MRP changes are a universal improvement

The AFL’s changes to its judicial system will prove confusing at first, but at first glance will calm a building wave of criticism regarding how the league doles out justice.

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AFL to abolish Match Review Panel in 2018

AFL football boss Steve Hocking has today told media that the league will abandon the match review panel format in 2018, instead appointing Collingwood premiership player Michael Christian as a sole match review officer.

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See the Bombers level up: Essendon enters eSports world

The Essendon Football Club will be the second AFL team, after Adelaide, to have an official eSports venture, after the club announced they had acquired Australian League of Legends franchise Abyss earlier this week.

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John Worsfold to seek Essendon extension

Essendon coach John Worsfold seems destined to be rewarded for overseeing the Bombers rebirth, with contract renewal negotiations kicking off in the new year.

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The Roar Podcast: What’s the best way to judge a sport’s success?

The gang is back this week with the second episode of The Roar Podcast.

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Like anyone else, trans people should have the right to play

For a lot of the last two months, the one question I’ve been asked repeatedly is “why?”.

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2017 AFL Draft review: Part 2, Hawthorn Hawks to Western Bulldogs

With the national and rookie drafts now complete, AFL clubs have finalised their lists for season 2018. Yesterday we looked at the draft hauls of Adelaide through GWS – today, it’s Hawthorn through the Bulldogs.

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2017 AFL Draft review: Part 1, Adelaide Crows to GWS Giants

With the national and rookie drafts now complete, AFL clubs have finalised their lists for season 2018. Over the next two days I’m going to look at every club’s draft haul – today, we’re talking Adelaide through GWS.

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The Roar Podcast (debut episode!) – Money In Sport

That’s right, the team behind The Roar is getting behind the mic to bring you The Roar Podcast.

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2017 AFL Rookie Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Four AFL players have moved to new clubs via the 2017 AFL Rookie Draft, with Lindsay Thomas, Stewart Crameri, Matt Shaw and Dylan Buckley all finding new homes.

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2017 AFL Draft: Club-by-club review, my take on every team

After much anticipation and debate the 2017 AFL Draft is done and dusted. Who did your club get? Below I’ve put together a club-by-club review of the night, and offered my take on each club’s draft crop.

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Ruthless Dow joins Carlton

Carlton’s first AFL draft pick Paddy Dow will bring a ruthless approach and an appetite for the contest developed from a young age.

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Rayner the standout in unpredictable AFL draft

It was one of the most open AFL drafts in years but in the end top pick Cameron Rayner was a standout for Brisbane.

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Western Australia draft double for Brayshaw family

Andrew Brayshaw has bagged family bragging rights, but faces the intriguing possibility of playing his older brother Hamish in West Australian AFL derbies after they were both drafted.

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2017 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Cam Rayner became the latest player to join that exclusive club of AFL No.1 draft picks on Friday night, as the Brisbane Lions chose him with the first selection of the 2017 AFL Draft.

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How to watch the 2017 AFL Draft – live stream, tv guide

The time has come around again for the AFL Draft. The 2017 iteration of the event is scheduled for Friday, November 24 at 6:30pm AEDT, and will take place at the Sydney Showground Exhibition Centre.

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Andrew Brayshaw

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Cameron Rayner AFL Draft 2017

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AFL Draft

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Andrew Brayshaw

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Jeremy Howe takes a huge grab against Melbourne

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Lachie Weller Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Nat Fyfe AFL International Rules

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Sydney Swans to Western Bulldogs

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Sydney Swans, West Coast Eagles and Western Bulldogs.

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Port Adelaide Power to St Kilda Saints

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Port Adelaide Power, Richmond Tigers and St Kilda Saints.

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Forget AFLX, the future of Aussie Rules is 12-a-side

A new code war has just broken out within Aussie Rules, with the SANFL starting a new 12-a-side format called “Australian Unity Fast Footy” at Norwood Oval just a week before the AFL debut their own AFLX format at Hindmarsh.

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Hawthorn Hawks to North Melbourne Kangaroos

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Hawthorn Hawks, Melbourne Demons and North Melbourne Kangaroos.

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AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Melbourne Demons

In the last two rounds of season one, the Demons began playing like the best team in the competition, only missing the Grand Final because of a round five loss to GWS, of all teams.

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Geelong Cats to GWS Giants

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns and GWS Giants.

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Best 22 analysis: Essendon

By Conor, 14 Dec 2017
Best 22 analysis: Essendon

All the AFL lists are finalised for 2018, and now is the time to start looking into what each club’s best team looks like.

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AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Brisbane Lions

Yes, I’m tipping the Lions to fall at the final hurdle once more in 2018. But it’s a small price to pay for what could become a multi-year domination of the competition.

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Collingwood Magpies to Fremantle Dockers

In the 2017 pre-season I picked a handful of players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers and Fremantle Dockers.

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Brisbane Lions 2018 AFL season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

After a tough but promising first season under the tutelage of new coach Chris Fagan, the Brisbane Lions were awarded the dubious honour of the wooden spoon for the first time in club history since 1998.

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AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Adelaide Crows

The Crows are an enigma. No one expected them to do well last year because South Australia’s development of women’s football has been, let’s face it, pathetic.

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My 2017 players to watch in review: Adelaide Crows to Carlton Blues

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions and Carlton Blues.

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Best 22 analysis: Collingwood

By Conor, 12 Dec 2017
Best 22 analysis: Collingwood

All the AFL lists are finalised for 2018, and now is the time to start investigating what each club’s best team looks like.

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AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Western Bulldogs

If there’s any team that agrees with me about the importance of midfielders, it’s surely the Bulldogs.

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Best 22 analysis: Carlton

By Conor, 11 Dec 2017
Best 22 analysis: Carlton

All the AFL lists are finalised for 2018, and now is the time to start looking into what each club’s best team looks like.

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What’s next for AFL game plans?

By Stephen, 9 Dec 2017
What’s next for AFL game plans?

Tom Hafey coached Richmond to four premierships between 1967 and 1974. He liked to keep the game simple Tommy – playing to the strengths at his disposal. The game plan was built upon and around player fitness and the AFL Team of the Century centre-half-forward – Royce Hart.

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Darcy Moore Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Kara Donellan AFLW

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Luke Hodge Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Amanda Farrugia GWS AFLW

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley

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AFL Draft

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