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October 2014 was a tumultuous time for the Western Bulldogs. They lost Shaun Higgins to free agency, they traded away a Brownlow Medallist in Adam Cooney, and their captain, Ryan Griffen, asked to leave the club.
Captain Travis Boak inspired Port Adelaide to a 38-point victory against Richmond on Friday night, dealing a savage blow to the Tigers’ AFL finals hopes.
Today we continue a look at how the AFL season has unravelled so far, in comparison to my own predictions made at the start of the season.
Port Adelaide most likely hosts a broken, beaten Richmond, in a game that looks a little closer than the market would have you believe. They may not make the eight, but the Power are still playing good football.
The Western Bulldogs’ multi-million dollar key forward Tom Boyd and AFL teammate Zaine Cordy are serving indefinite club suspensions for a late-night drunken stoush.
West Coast had a comfortable 78-point win over the Essendon Bombers on Friday night without reaching any great heights in terms of their performance despite the inflated margin.
Big-money Western Bulldogs recruit Tom Boyd has been handed a suspension for a late-night incident involving teammate Zaine Cordy, although the club has only recently made the sanctions public.
“It’s dangerous to confuse children with angels”, William H Macy is warned in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.
It’s West Coast for me, to the tune of 78 points. That’s my Thursday Night Forecast, what’s yours?
We’re so very nearly out of the woods. This week, the bye rounds come to an end! Welcome, one and all, to another edition of The Roar‘s AFL expert tips.
Former Lion Jack Redden has become the second West Coast recruit to be axed this season, while key defender Mitch Brown has been given the chance to ignite his stalled AFL career.
The idea of a mid-season trade period isn’t new in the AFL, but the novelty might be gaining some momentum as a real item of reform.
Richmond midfielder Brandon Ellis is expecting plenty of niggle when the Tigers take on Port Adelaide in a must-win AFL game for both sides.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy says teammate Travis Cloke deserves to hold his spot in the Magpies’ side for Saturday night’s AFL clash with Carlton.
Relax, Geelong fans. You’re going to be fine.
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Geelong weren’t robbed of a potentially game-changing free kick late in their shock loss to St Kilda, according to the AFL.
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The Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers are knocking on the door of the eight, and they go head to head in a Friday Night belter. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).
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My mid-year All Australian team combines innovative goal kickers, hard-nut midfielders and elite defenders- who’ve all lifted their game to another level to earn them a coveted spot in the All Australian line up.
As we get towards the pointy end of the season, here are this week’s Round 15 betting tips.
Match result: In a result that will go down as one of the least surprising in history, the West Coast Eagles defeated the Essendon Bombers by 78 points on Thursday night.
This weekend’s fixture against Melbourne at the MCG will mean a little more to the in form Adelaide Crows, as it marks the anniversary of the murder of former senior coach Phillip Walsh.
There are many responsibilities that come with being a professional footballer.
We’re in the midst of the bye rounds. At this point of the season, we’re playing just six games each weekend and with one of them being on a Thursday night, there are some major breaks in the program.
The artificial surface that surrounds the boundary line at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is in dire need of change.
A number of big names are set to make their return to AFL level this week, with the teams for West Coast vs Essendon to be named a night before the rest. Join The Roar for all the ins and outs as they’re announced live from 6:25pm AEST.
Should a transgender person be allowed to play women’s footy?
This Sunday marks twelve months since the sickening and tragic death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.
Gillon McLachlan sparked the wheels into motion on the idea of a potential ‘trade month’ in the middle of the AFL season in the coming years. Player agents and others have suggested this period could run similarly to that of the January transfer market in European football.
In a season plagued with player setbacks and incomplete performances, it appeared the Hawthorn Football Club would not be serious premiership contenders in 2016.
Have you ever heard the saying that you can disregard everything someone has said before the word ‘but’? Well, I’m not an AFL basher, but… I can’t believe their stonewalling position on the scheduling of the bye.
The bye round. Along with the deliberate out of bounds rule, this is the most contentious argument at the moment in football.
Undoubtedly Patrick Dangerfield is in major contention for the Brownlow medal this year. Racking up over 25 disposals per game at least, Dangerfield has been the poster boy at Geelong since being traded from Adelaide last year.
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