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Gibbs’ family hopeful of future AFL trade

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs could still play for Adelaide one day, his father says, after a proposed trade for the homesick midfielder fell through.

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Paper Magpies: Collingwood’s offseason has a scent of desperation

In recent years, the team with more grand final appearances than any other has had to settle for its biggest victories coming while players are on holiday.

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AFL: Absorbing, fascinating and leading the way

The AFL is the undisputed, pound-for-pound champion of Australian sport.

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VOTE: Who won the AFL trade period? Grade every club!

After two weeks of intense action, the AFL free agency and trade period came to an end yesterday.

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War of words between Carlton and Adelaide over Gibbs heats up

Carlton has hit back over Adelaide’s criticism of its handling of the failed Bryce Gibbs trade, saying the Crows undervalued the midfield star.

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O’Meara to revive career with Hawks

Hawthorn star recruit Jaeger O’Meara has his sights set on a big preseason as he looks to reignite his injury-interrupted AFL career.

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Deadline day wrap: Jaeger’s a Hawk, but no deal for Gibbs

It was a massive final day of the AFL trade period and with just minutes left before the deadline arrived we saw Jaeger O’Meara make his move to the Hawthorn Hawks.

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RATE THE TRADE: All the deals from deadline day!

Hawthorn finally landed their man, with Jaeger O’Meara joining the Hawks for the cost of pick No.10, and GWS’ 2017 second-round draft pick.

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2016 AFL Trades: Complete list of every trade made, every free agency move

The 2016 AFL free agency and trade period is officially over! Here’s a complete list of every trade that was completed, and every free agency move.

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AFL trade rumours: Get ready for a big finish!

Well, it has all come down to this. From the opening of business at 9am AEDT this morning, there’ll be just five hours left for teams to lodge trades before the deadline arrives.

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AFL Trades 2016: Did Jaeger O’Meara get traded?

When the final day of the 2016 AFL trade period began, it was unclear whether or not Gold Coast’s Jaeger O’Meara would get the traded to Hawthorn that he had asked for some time prior.

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AFL Trades 2016: Did Bryce Gibbs get traded?

When the final day of the 2016 AFL trade period dawned, AFL fans had no clear indication one way or the other as to whether or not Carlton and Adelaide would reach a deal for Bryce Gibbs before the deadline arrived.

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Clubs get busy as AFL trade deadline looms

Jaeger O’Meara’s playing future hangs in the balance with just hours left in the AFL trade period as Gold Coast and Hawthorn remain locked in a bitter dispute over his trade value.

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Geelong star Jimmy Bartel calls it a day

Geelong Cats star Jimmy Bartel has announced his retirement, calling time on a stellar career.

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AFL Trades: The Untradeables

The lesson of this trade period is everyone is tradeable. Okay, almost everyone.

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AFL trade rumours: Prestia, Gibbs deals close to confirmation

Tick tock, tick tock. There’s two days left of the AFL trade period, and still a huge number of deals left to be done.

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Dion Prestia Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Michael Hibberd Essendon Bombers 2015 AFL

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Gillon McLachlan fronts the media

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Jordan Lewis Isaac Smith Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Pearce Hanley Brisbane Lions AFL 2015

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Tyrone Vickery Richmond Tigers 2015 AFL

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Lachie Whtifield GWS Giants AFL 2016

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The Roar of the crowd

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Carlton vs Adelaide: Who won the non-trade?

After a two-week standoff, it has officially been decided that next year Bryce Gibbs will play in the navy blue rather than the tri-colours.

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AFL Friday Flashbacks: Courtney Johns

By Connor Bennett, 21 Oct 2016
AFL Friday Flashbacks: Courtney Johns

Poor Courtney Johns. The man couldn’t walk out his front door without someone running around the corner and smacking him in the face with the injury stick.

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Are we seeing a new way of AFL players retiring?

Jordan Lewis is a Dee. Sam Mitchell is moving to Perth. We still don’t know what Jimmy Bartel will be doing next year. It seems to be a big off-season for the transition from playing to not playing.

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Destination Dees: It has a ring to it

For the first time in a decade, the Melbourne Demons is a destination of appeal to players.

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Keeping the pre-finals bye is a good idea

By Michael Piggott, 20 Oct 2016
Keeping the pre-finals bye is a good idea

On Wednesday, the AFL announced that we will once again have a bye the week before the finals next year.

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Why Hawthorn’s trade policy could prove to be a masterstroke

This has been a big trade period for Hawthorn’s list management.

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Let’s face the facts, footy is a business now

The old creed of playing for your jumper has been ripped to shreds.

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Applying logic to the Hawks’ trade decisions

Over the last seven days people have gone into overdrive with the Hawks letting go of both Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis.

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There’s list management, and then there’s selling your soul

How can a guy win his fifth best and fairest for a club one week and be shipped out the very next?

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Jordan Lewis must move on

By Smashed Avocado, 15 Oct 2016 New author!
Jordan Lewis must move on

In 2005, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson caught up with Peter Crimmins medallist and ex-vice captain of the club, Nick Holland.

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Are Carlton finally on their way back to where they belong?

The Carlton Football Club is Australia’s most successful AFL club historically. They have been traditionally been a part of the big ‘four’ clubs, hold the record for the most premierships and was the last Victorian club to win a wooden spoon.

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Has an AFL premiership ever meant so much to so many?

It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and after a 62-year wait, this was clear in the aftermath of the Western Bulldogs’ amazing grand final victory.

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AFL Friday Flashbacks: Mark McGough

By Connor Bennett, 14 Oct 2016
AFL Friday Flashbacks: Mark McGough

Remember that guy that had Dennis Cometti frothing at the mouth on ANZAC Day 2002, you know, the 17-year old kid that won the ANZAC Day medal that year and sent the AFL world into a frenzy?

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Lack of superstars casts doubt on Collingwood’s big fish status

The Collingwood Football Club are widely regarded as one of the most successful and powerful football clubs in the Australian Football League.

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Should the AFL start a second division?

Recently I’ve written a few articles about A-League expansion and establishing a second division, but today I came across an article about creating a second division in the AFL.

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One week on from a most unexpected premiership

By Mister Football, 10 Oct 2016
One week on from a most unexpected premiership

After a solid week of premiership celebrations, high fives, hearty hugs, back slapping, swapping texts with distant friends, celebratory drinks, special dinners with family, devouring everything written about the game and then some, what do Bulldogs fans do now?

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Suns player Gary Ablett takes on Kangaroos

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Etihad Stadium (Photo: Creative commons)

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Luke Beveridge deep in thought

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Jason Johannisen kisses the AFL Premiership Cup

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL Finals 2016

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