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AFL Phantom Draft 2017: A very, very early top 20

After the trade period wrapped up last week the next big event on the AFL calendar is now the draft, which will be held a little over a month from now on Friday 24 November.

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The Roar’s 2017 AFL trade period report card – every club graded, as voted by you

The 2017 AFL trade and free agency period came to an end yesterday and we asked you to help us grade the performance of every club.

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Shane Mumford set to call time on AFL career

Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford is expected to announce his AFL retirement on Friday.

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AFL trade news Deadline Day wrap: Gary Ablett, Jake Stringer, Bryce Gibbs, Josh Schache, Charlie Cameron, Lachie Weller and more

It’s all done! The 2017 AFL trade and free agency period is over after a flurry of deals were done on deadline day.

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The six most powerful AFL players of the past 18 years: Part 2

Concluding our two-part series on the AFL’s most powerful athletes of the past 18 years, today we look at three more superstars, one recently departed.

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2017 AFL trade and free agency period club-by-club summary, ins and outs

The 2017 AFL trade and free agency period has come to an end. Below you can find the ins and outs in a club-by-club summary for all eighteen AFL teams.

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2017 AFL Draft Order after trades and free agency

With the 2017 AFL trade and free agency period complete, we now know what the draft order will look like for the 2017 AFL Draft.

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Every deal done in the 2017 AFL trade and free agency period

The 2017 AFL trade and free agency period is officially at an end. Below you can find all the details of every deal that was done this year.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Hannah Mouncey’s ineligibility for the AFLW Draft

There are some topics I am afraid to write about.

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Gibbs, Ablett await trade deadline

Bryce Gibbs, Gary Ablett and Jake Stringer will be among at least a dozen players hoping to find new homes on a frantic final day of AFL trade negotiations.

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VOTE: Grade every AFL club for our trade period report card

After two weeks of talk and trading, the 2017 AFL free agency and trade period has officially come to a close.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 9 wrap: Bryce Gibbs, Gary Ablett, Jake Stringer

Bryce Gibbs, Gary Ablett and Jake Stringer are the three big names who are still waiting to find out where they’ll play in 2018 as we approach the final day of the 2017 AFL trade and free agency period.

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Why this year’s quieter AFL trade period is a sign of things to come

As of close of business Tuesday, just ten transactions have been finalised in this AFL trade period. That’s down from 15 at the same stage last season. Why did this year, which promised plenty of wheeling and dealing, peter out to nothing special?

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The AFL made the wrong decision on Hannah Mouncey

An AFL statement released on Tuesday regarding the decision not to allow Hannah Mouncey to nominate for the 2017 AFLW draft comprises fifteen paragraphs and more than 400 words, and manages to do so despite never giving a clear cut reason as to why Mouncey has been excluded from the competition.

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Western Bulldogs select Isabel Huntington with first pick in AFLW draft

Western Bulldogs have selected Isabel Huntington with the No.1 pick in the AFL Women’s draft.

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The 2017 AFLW Draft: Every player picked and where they went

The Western Bulldogs drafted tall forward Isabel Huntington from the Melbounre University Women’s Football Club as the first pick of the 2017 AFLW draft.

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Brendon Ah Chee Port Adelaide Power

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Todd Goldstein North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2016

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Gillon McLachlan AFL 2017

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Andrew Swallow North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2017

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Steven Motlop Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Lachie Weller Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL

Stringer, Dogs at odds

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Are all teams flat-track bullies now?

Home grounds have always provided an advantage in the AFL. Unique dimensions, crowd imbalance and the travel (or lack of) required to get to a ground create a significant advantage for home teams and an extra challenge for away teams.

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Vale Jack Watts, we hardly knew ye

By DA McDonell, 22 Oct 2017
Vale Jack Watts, we hardly knew ye

I had assumed Josh Mahoney had been misquoted when he was reported to have said “we shouldn’t be having these conversations after nine years”.

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What has become of the Geelong Cats footy factory?

By Stuart McKenzie, 21 Oct 2017
What has become of the Geelong Cats footy factory?

At this time of the year, the name Stephen Wells was one that we’d hear muttered in hushed tones.

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North Melbourne’s quiet and fruitless trade period

With Darcy Lang choosing to ply his trade at Carlton signifying the start and end of North Melbourne’s Trade Period it is time to have a look and sift through the reasons for the lack of activity from a club that was so outward going in their chase for Josh Kelly and Dustin Martin.

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The three biggest winners of the AFL trade period

31 trades, 3 free agents, 450 cups of coffee and 37 AFL House live crosses – the AFL trade period is over.

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A look back at Gary Ablett Jr’s time at the Gold Coast Suns

Get excited Geelong fans, because the Little Master is finally coming home.

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1997 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

By Conor, 20 Oct 2017
1997 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

Back in July, I reordered the top ten of the 1997 draft based off what we know of these players. Now I am reordering picks 11 to 20.

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1996 AFL draft reorder: picks 11-20

By Conor, 19 Oct 2017
1996 AFL draft reorder: picks 11-20

Back in July, I reordered the top ten of the 1996 draft based off what we know of these players. Now I am reordering picks 11 to 20.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 10 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 19 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 10 live blog

Latest news: Bryce Gibbs, Gary Ablett, Jake Stringer, Lachie Weller, Josh Schache and Charlie Cameron all found new homes on deadline day, alongside many others.

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AFL’s silly season is the list manager’s time to shine

Forget the finals or the holidays, this is the most exciting and interesting time of the AFL year. This period, between the end of the finals series and the beginning of pre-season, is the silly season.

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What Jack Watts’ departure from Melbourne could mean

As the late Dean Bailey once said, “the club is always bigger than the individual”.

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Have the Swans lost their ‘Bloods’ culture?

It’s not that long ago that other clubs wanted to be like the Sydney Swans and supporters from other clubs looked on in admiration, wondering just what it was like to follow such a team.

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1995 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

By Conor, 18 Oct 2017
1995 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

If readers might remember, back in June, I kicked off the top ten draft reorder series with the 1995 top ten AFL draft reorder.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 9 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 18 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 9 live blog

Latest news: Harrison Wigg traded from Adelaide Crows to Gold Coast Suns for pick 39.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 8 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 17 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 8 live blog

Latest news: Jack Watts traded from Melbourne Demons to Port Adelaide Power for pick 31.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 7 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 16 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 7 live blog

Latest news: Adam Saad traded from Gold Coast Suns to Essendon Bombers for Essendon Bombers’ 2018 second-round draft pick.

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final 2017

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Daisy Pearce Victoria AFLW State of Origin 2017

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Melbourne Demons player Jack Watts

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Steven Motlop Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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Rory Sloane Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final 2017

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL

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