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Dayne Beams replaces Rockliff as Brisbane skipper

Dayne Beams has been appointed as captain of the Brisbane Lions, replacing off-contract star Tom Rockliff.

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2017 AFL preview series: Carlton Blues

Carlton has spent ten of the last 15 seasons in the bottom six spots on the ladder, with the only respite being offered during the Brett Ratten years.

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Gold Coast Suns CEO Andrew Travis has resigned, the AFL club has confirmed.

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Adelaide Oval preferred for Crows AFLW grand final

A stand alone grand final blockbuster at Adelaide Oval awaits Adelaide if they can maintain their place atop the AFL Women’s ladder.

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2017 AFL preview series: Brisbane Lions

Memories of the Brisbane premiership three-peat from earlier this century dim with every passing year.

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The Carlton Rebuild FAQ

I tell people I’m a Carlton person. This is like telling people I’m dying. It’s a conversation killer.

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Bombers defender Hurley hit with another pre-season injury

Essendon’s Michael Hurley is nursing a leg injury for the second time this month after he was hurt in the AFL pre-season loss to Gold Coast.

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How to fix the fixture, plus nine quick takes from the AFL weekend

Now that we have AFL Women’s up and running, it’s time we had a serious discussion about shortening the AFL home-and-away season.

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Suns outlast Bombers in AFL pre-season

Gold Coast have overcome a slow start against an undermanned Essendon to remain unbeaten in the AFL pre-season with a three-point win in hot conditions at Harrup Park.

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Crows prove too good for Dockers in AFLW

Adelaide are a step closer to an AFL Women’s grand final berth after shrugging off a scoreless first quarter to overwhelm the winless Fremantle Dockers in the last match of round four.

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North beat Hawks in AFL return to Arden St

North Melbourne have celebrated the first AFL match at their Arden St home in more than three decades with a 21-point pre-season win over Hawthorn.

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Pies break AFLW drought to dash Dogs hopes

Collingwood have defeated the Western Bulldogs to record their first win of the AFL Women’s season.

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Lions hammer Giants in AFL Women’s

Brisbane Lions conceded just nine points and thrashed GWS Giants by 34 to continue their perfect start to the AFLW season.

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Demons dominate Blues in AFL pre-season

Melbourne continue to impress under new coach Simon Goodwin, dominating Carlton by 54 points in their AFL pre-season match.

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Cranston crunches Carlton’s comeback, Melbourne in the grand final mix

The Melbourne Demons have kept themselves in the mix for the AFL Women’s grand final, winning a tight thriller against the Carlton Blues on Saturday morning.

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Selwood booked for speeding, Cats to discuss potential penalty

Geelong captain Joel Selwood was been booked for speeding on Friday afternoon, and will lose his license for a month after going 127km per hour in a 100km per hour zone.

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Richmond Tigers player Jack Riewoldt

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Tim Membrey of the Saints

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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2015

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Majak Daw mark against Collingwood

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Jason Johannisen kisses the AFL Premiership Cup

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Dustin Martin of the Richmond Tigers

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The Roar of the crowd

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What to look out for in AFL season 2017

By Athos Sirianos, 28 Feb 2017
What to look out for in AFL season 2017

The AFL blogging spreadsheets have been distributed which can only mean one thing, footy is back!

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2017 AFL ladder prediction: A Sydney premiership?

By Clarko's Knuckle Sandwich, 28 Feb 2017 New author!
2017 AFL ladder prediction: A Sydney premiership?

In coming up with my AFL ladder prediction for 2017, I took into account three things.

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AFLW and an action-packed footy pre-season

The coming of AFL Womens has transformed the pre-season period. We’re now in footy season from the beginning of February.

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Fremantle Dockers vs Adelaide Crows: AFL Women’s live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows are back on top of the AFL Women’s ladder, continuing their undefeated season with a 23-point win over the Fremantle Dockers.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers: JLT Community Series live scores, blog

Match result: The Gold Coast Suns won a thriller against the Essendon Bombers on Sunday, though the match was still alive even in the final seconds.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Hawthorn Hawks: JLT Community Series live scores, blog

Match result: North Melbourne have made it two wins from as many games in the AFL pre-season, defeating Hawthorn by 21 points at their spiritual home in Arden Street.

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Can the Hawks bounce back in 2017?

By mastermind5991, 26 Feb 2017
Can the Hawks bounce back in 2017?

After crashing out of last September in straight sets, and trading away two club legends during the off-season, one wonders how or whether the Hawks will bounce back in 2017.

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Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL Women’s live scores, blog

Match result: The Collingwood Magpies are finally on the board in AFL Women’s, taking their first ever win over the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.

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West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle Dockers: JLT Community Series live scores, blog

Match result: A dominant display from new Eagle Sam Mitchell has helped West Coast to a 55-point win in the pre-season derby on Saturday.

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Brisbane Lions vs GWS Giants: AFL Women’s live scores, blog

Match result: The Brisbane Lions had no trouble taking up their fourth straight win in AFL Women’s, blowing away the GWS Giants with six goals to one on Saturday.

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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues: JLT Community Series live scores, blog

Match result: The Melbourne Demons are two from two in the AFL pre-season, smashing the Carlton Blues by nine goals on Saturday afternoon.

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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues: AFL Women’s live scores, blog

Match result: The Melbourne Demons have kept themselves in the mix for the AFL Women’s grand final, winning a tight thriller against the Carlton Blues on Saturday morning.

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Five reasons why the Mitchell trade is bad for West Coast

When the Eagles agreed to trade two drafts picks to the Hawks in return for three lower draft picks and Sam Mitchell, many AFL followers were incredulous. After the initial surprise, the prevailing view seemed to be that West Coast had made a great deal.

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Richmond Tigers vs Adelaide Crows: JLT Community Series live scores, blog

Match result: The Richmond Tigers have started their 2017 off with a pre-season win over the Adelaide Crows, and would be happy to see prominent performances from new faces.

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Bye-bye to the bounce? Who cares?

By Stirling Coates, 24 Feb 2017
Bye-bye to the bounce? Who cares?

No two sports on planet Earth are alike, but it’s safe to say there really isn’t anything like Australian rules football.

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2017 AFL ladder predictions: Top eight countdown begins

We’ve finally reached the top eight in my 2017 ladder predictions! This is the level where things start to get really hard to predict, but I’ll forge ahead and have a go.

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Ben Brown of North Melbourne Kangaroos

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons

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Rhys Mathieson

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Jarrad Waite North Melbourne AFL 2015

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