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I am sad. I’ve come to the realisation that there are only 6,572 minutes of AFL football remaining in 2015.

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Having felt the love from his teammates and the wider AFL community, rejuvenated Sydney superstar Adam Goodes will return to action against Geelong on Saturday night.

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Hawthorn fullback Brian Lake has had a rough conduct charge and accompanying $1500 fine overturned at the AFL Tribunal.

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How far can the Tigers go?

Have the Tigers roared into premiership contention off the back of dismantling the Hawks on Friday night?

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Amid growing media criticism of how the AFL hierarchy has handled the Adam Goodes controversy, chairman Mike Fitzpatrick has called him an all-time great.

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He’s getting Adam Goodes back this week, now Sydney AFL coach John Longmire is hopeful that fellow superstar Lance Franklin will be fit to face Geelong.

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Carlton president Mark LoGiudice denies they have narrowed their AFL senior coaching candidates to a couple.

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Gold Coast forward Tom Lynch enjoyed leading the Suns in Saturday’s thrilling AFL draw against West Coast but he isn’t pushing for full-time captaincy just yet.

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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says Nat Fyfe is only a 50-50 chance to return for Sunday’s AFL clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, while Zac Dawson is set for another frustrating stint on the sidelines.

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AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan denies the league’s commission is divided on the Adam Goodes controversy.

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Tigers show the competition’s other heavyweights how it’s done

An interesting email leapt into my inbox this week.

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Adam Goodes’ immediate AFL future remains unclear after widespread support for the Sydney star across the league over the weekend.

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Star GWS forward Jeremy Cameron was left with a bloody nose as his side crashed to a 21-point defeat to Fremantle in Sunday’s AFL clash at Domain Stadium.

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Stewart Crameri has kicked seven goals against his old side as the Western Bulldogs thumped Essendon by 87 points.

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Port Adelaide kept their AFL finals hopes alive with a 63-point belting of a sloppy St Kilda on Sunday.

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[Video] Suns, Eagles fight out draw

A Tom Lynch goal in the dying seconds has won Gold Coast a share of the spoils as the Suns and West Coast fought out a thrilling draw.

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Adam Goodes of the Swans in profile

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Dan Jackson of the Tigers is tackled by Jonathan Simpkin of the Hawks

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Adam Goodes of the Swans in profile

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Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta of the Swans celebrate a goal

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The Roar of the crowd

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The 2015 AFL Rising Star is a two-horse race

By Christopher Pepper, Today Video
The 2015 AFL Rising Star is a two-horse race

With only a few weeks left in the 2015 AFL season, there have been a number of players who have led the charge to be the 2015 NAB AFL Rising Star.

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Pav shows why you never write off a champion

You would think sitting top of the table, with 15 wins and two losses for the year, things must be rosy for Fremantle, but 2015 has not been all smooth sailing.

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2015 AFL season: Round 19 preview

By mastermind5991, Today Video
2015 AFL season: Round 19 preview

A huge meeting of the birds in the west, a wooden spoon-deciding QClash, and a traditional rivalry will be among Round 19’s highlights, with several matches to decide the make-up of the final ladder.

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Can anyone stop an all-WA AFL grand final?

By mastermind5991, 4 Aug 2015 Video
Can anyone stop an all-WA AFL grand final?

Following on from my piece on this topic in the NRL – whereby the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys could potentially face off in that code’s first ever all-Queensland grand final – can anyone stop the AFL’s first ever all-WA grand final from eventuating?

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A Gold Coast win in this week’s QClash will be a win for both clubs

This weekend sees the Suns travel up the M1 to take on the Lions in QClash10.

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How the final round of the 2015 AFL season should unfold

With five complete rounds of the AFL season left, teams are either gearing up for the finals, fighting for the remaining places in the top eight, or planning for next season.

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Eagles versus Hawks, a mouth-watering prospect

By Jason Crawford, 4 Aug 2015 Video
Eagles versus Hawks, a mouth-watering prospect

Saturday night’s clash between the Eagles and the Hawks promises to be a good one, the two highest-scoring teams going head to head with plenty on the line.

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Team of the Round: Round 18

By Katfish, 4 Aug 2015 Video
Team of the Round: Round 18

Another week of football has gone by and as usual there were some very impressive performances.

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Does Kurt Tippett deserve to be cut some slack?

In recent times Kurt Tippett has received an onslaught of criticism from the media and fans alike, much of which has been completely uncalled for.

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Have the Bombers Hird enough of James?

By Martin Rocks, 3 Aug 2015 Video
Have the Bombers Hird enough of James?

James Hird may wish that the events of the last few years could have been as quick and forgettable as yesterday’s first quarter.

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Boos feed the moral high horse that only wants to eat, not race

The past week has provided the Australian public with a small window into Australia’s massive race issue – something of which many were unaware.

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Sorry, Adam Goodes, but it’s time to get back out there

The recent booing of Adam Goodes has created a roar amongst us, in particular, within the Indigenous community and footy fans.

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Racist booing and chanting should result in immediate eviction

“Blaming Adam Goodes is like blaming a rape victim for the way that they dress” Swans chairman Andrew Pridham.

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[VIDEO] Fremantle Dockers vs GWS Giants highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match Result: There were a few bumps along the way but the Fremantle Dockers eventually found themselves with a 21-point win over the GWS Giants.

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[VIDEO] Essendon Bombers vs Western Bulldogs highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match Result: The Western Bulldogs have recorded their second largest ever win against Essendon after beating the Bombers by 87 points at Etihad Stadium. BULLDOGS 19 13 127 ESSENDON 5 10 40

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[VIDEO] Port Adelaide Power vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: Port Adelaide have kept their slim finals hopes alive with a 63-point win over St Kilda.

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Nat Fyfe of the Fremantle Dockers celebrates a goal

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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Brad Sheppard (right) of the Eagles celebrates with teammate Elliot Yeo

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Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery and Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrate a goal during the 2014 AFL round 03 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Sydney Swans at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on April 05, 2014. (Photo: James Elsby/AFL Media)

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Tom Langdon of the Magpies

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Joel Selwood of the Geelong Cats

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Adam Goodes points into the crowd

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AFL Draft prospect Isaac Heeney

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Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta of the Swans celebrate a goal

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