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Improper projections: Are Essendon the real deal?

Before we get into the latest run of the projections, a quick word on some trends we’re seeing in the AFL’s reams and reams of data produced to the end of Round 4 of the 2015 season.

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Richmond’s failings unmasked: An in-depth essay

In 2010, Richmond was an early season laughing stock and the so-called “worst team since Fitzroy”. They ended up finishing 15th in Damien Hardwick’s first season in charge.

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Toothless Tigers are already looking at a September holiday

Looking at Richmond’s draw at the start of the season, a safe bet would have been to predict an unbeaten beginning in the first month of the season.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson wishes he had managed to keep walking in the face of harassment from Port Adelaide fans on Saturday night.

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Melbourne radio announcer John Burns has apologised for his part in the Bachar Houli vilification controversy, but insists he can’t recall making any offensive comments.

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Sydney coach John Longmire says it’s a shame that post-game security for AFL coaches needs to be looked at after the incident in Adelaide last weekend involving Hawthorn’s Alastair Clarkson.

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Sydney AFL icon Adam Goodes has put himself in contention for a recall to the Swans’ senior side for Saturday’s clash with Western Bulldogs after another strong showing in the reserves.

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The AFL’s top four emerged in two games this Anzac weekend

It was a long day on Anzac Day. Some attended the dawn services, some watched the marches, and then some headed to the local for a game or two of two-up.

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Alastair Clarkson incident a storm in a teacup

Alastair Clarkson doesn’t deserve any action to be taken against him after some drunken spectator got in his face as he was leaving Adelaide Oval last night in the wake of the Hawks’ narrow loss to Port Adelaide.

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Bottom placed Brisbane Lions remain winless this AFL season after being overwhelmed 17.16 (118) to 9.11 (65) by West Coast Eagles at the Gabba on Sunday.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson feared for his safety when he pushed a fan forcefully after Saturday night’s AFL match in Adelaide.

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Robbie Tarrant stood tall among a host of unsung heroes as hard-running North Melbourne ran over the top of Geelong to record a 16-point AFL win at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.

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The Bob Murphy-inspired Western Bulldogs handed Adelaide a surprise 57-point thumping at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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AFL club Richmond Tigers are investigating an allegation that a prominent media figure racially vilified midfielder Bachar Houli.

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Coach Leon Cameron believes Greater Western Sydney showed they’ve got the power to threaten any AFL side in Saturday’s 66-point thrashing of Gold Coast.

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Spearhead Jay Schulz slotted five goals as Port Adelaide stunned reigning AFL champions Hawthorn on Saturday night by eight points.

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Dane Swan and Dale Thomas embrace

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Mick Malthouse speaking to the during his time as Collingwood coach

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Richmond Tigers Trent Cotchin

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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

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Jaden McGrath of the Pioneers

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Joel Selwood of the Geelong Cats

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The Roar of the crowd

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Pies get away with Crisp deal

By Leigh Eustace, Today Video
Pies get away with Crisp deal

The early indications have the Pies as the big winners out of the Dayne Beams deal.

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AFL Team of the Round: Round 4

Another weekend of great footy has come and gone, so who makes our Team of the Round?

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Who would you rather have in your midfield: Dangerfield, Fyfe or Martin?

The explosive midfielder. Every team in the AFL wants one. And if you don’t have one, you’re trying to stop one.

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Key talking points from Round 4

By mastermind5991, 27 Apr 2015 Video
Key talking points from Round 4

Four rounds of the AFL season have passed and it’s starting to become clear who’s hot and who’s not in 2015.

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AFL Round 4: Anzac round review and results

By Brent Ford, 27 Apr 2015 Video
AFL Round 4: Anzac round review and results

Round 4 of the AFL was another cracking round and if you look at the games in great detail the picture of how the season might play out gets a little fuzzier.

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Just how good are Fremantle in 2015?

By Tim Kidney, 27 Apr 2015
Just how good are Fremantle in 2015?

Just how good are the Fremantle Dockers in this 2015 AFL season? After dispatching Sydney on the weekend, you’d have to be leaning more to the positive side.

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Clarkson crisis turns AFL fans feral

By Ben Mitchell, 27 Apr 2015 Video
Clarkson crisis turns AFL fans feral

AFL supporters on social media are giving the AFL a bad reputation as much as the Alastair Clarkson footage itself.

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[VIDEO] Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog

The Western Bulldogs will be out to prove they’re better than last week’s loss when they take on the high-flying Adelaide Crows. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Geelong Cats vs Nth Melbourne Kangaroos Highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match result: ­ The North Melbourne Kangaroos defeated the Geelong Cats by 16 points after kicking away in the final quarter in their match at Simonds Stadium. The news before the match centered on the surprise move by the Cats to use Steve Johnson as their sub. The move looked to be a masterstroke when […]

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[VIDEO] Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles highlights: AFL scores, blog

Sunday football kicks off as the Brisbane Lions host the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1.10pm AEST.

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Footy followed the Anzacs wherever they travelled

Prior to being sent to the Dardanelles and on to Anzac Cove, many Australian Units completed training in Egypt, and many a match was played during this time in the heat and sand outside Cairo.

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[VIDEO] Fremantle Dockers vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match result: The Fremantle Dockers have survived a late onslaught from the Sydney Swans to remain undefeated in the AFL for season 2015. FREMANTLE 11 8 74 SYDNEY 8 12 60

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[VIDEO] Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn Highlights: AFL scores, blog

It’s a rematch of last year’s thrilling preliminary final as the Port Adelaide Power host the Hawthorn Hawks for some ANZAC Day footy at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7.10pm Local, 7.40pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns, highlights: AFL live scores

The Greater Western Sydney Giants will be looking to consolidate their place in the AFL‘s top eight when they host the Gold Coast Suns at StarTrack Oval in Canberra on Saturday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Essendon vs Collingwood highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies go head to head today in their traditional Anzac Day meeting at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2.40pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues highlights: AFL scores, blog

The St Kilda Saints and Carlton Blues are heading across to Wellington, New Zealand on a quest to turn their 2015 fortunes around. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:10am (AEST).

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ANZAC ceremony, during the Round 6 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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Jack Viney of Melbourne

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Patrick Dangerfield of the Crows clashes with Bernie Vince of the Demons

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Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson celebrates with Rory Sloane (AFL Media)

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Dustin Martin of the Tigers

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Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates

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Kane Mitchell of the Power

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Taylor Walker of the Crows celebrates a goal

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