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Collingwood’s 108kg wrecking ball, Travis Cloke, is back in town and has torn North Melbourne’s defence apart at the MCG.

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has defended Drew Petrie after the key forward was held goal-less in a 35-point loss to Collingwood at the MCG.

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Nick Riewoldt ran Michael Hurley ragged to lead St Kilda to an upset 16-point AFL win over Essendon on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

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Port Adelaide strengthened their claims for a top-four finish with a dogged 14-point win over West Coast in Saturday night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.

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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon insists he hasn’t lost patience with Josh Simpson, despite declaring the young Dockers midfielder had dropped his bundle by not catching the team’s flight to Sydney. Simpson was named as a travelling emergency for Saturday’s SCG clash with the Swans, but didn’t turn up at the airport when the team departed […]

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Franklin shines as Sydney beat Freo

A resurgent Sydney bounced back to form and Lance Franklin made a significant contribution as the Swans scored a 17-point win over Fremantle at the SCG.

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AFL on Good Friday appears inevitable. Now it’s just a matter of holier-than-thou clubs squabbling for the right to play like seagulls over a chip.

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Jack Riewoldt booted four goals in Richmond’s much-needed AFL win over Brisbane, but his leadership impressed teammate Daniel Jackson just as much.

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Under pressure and under the pump, Sydney recognise they can’t carry any passengers for Saturday’s SCG clash with Fremantle.

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Homophobia can no longer be just ‘part of the game’

In 1993, with his shirt raised and his middle finger pointed squarely at his stomach, Nicky Winmar told us that racism wasn’t welcome in sport and should no longer be accepted as ‘part of the game’.

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Kangaroos, Bulldogs deserve a Good Friday blockbuster

I have always been a traditionalist when it comes to Australian Rules football – I hope there is never a night grand final, and I also hope that the AFL never schedule a game on Good Friday. Both, however, appear to be inevitable.

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Richmond break Lions’ hearts in Gabba AFL

The only milestone Brisbane marked was winning their first quarter of the year as Richmond surged to a scrappy 15.16 (106) to 9.9 (63) AFL win at the Gabba on Thursday night.

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West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey wants to prove he’s not a selfish player, but he knows there’s only one way to do it – by staying out of trouble.

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Why do we hate Collingwood?

I have no love for Collingwood. I grimace when I hear their club song, I cringe when I see Eddie McGuire cheering them on and I grin broadly upon learning of their defeats.

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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his Collingwood counterpart Nathan Buckley to worry about his own players.

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Preview of AFL Round 5 matches (all times AEST).

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Andrew Walker of the Blues looks on after a loss

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Richmond players look dejected after their AFL round 1 loss to the Gold Coast Suns

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Mick Malthouse speaking to the during his time as Collingwood coach

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Adelaide Crows vs Greater Western Sydney Giants: AFL live scores, blog

The Adelaide Crows host the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval, the home side searching for their first win at the newly-renovated stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1:10pm AEST.

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West Coast vs Port Adelaide: AFL live scores, blog

West Coast will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 75-point loss to Geelong last week when they host a red hot Port Adelaide in their top-four clash this week. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Essendon Bombers vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

The Essendon Bombers host the St Kilda Saints tonight at Etihad Stadium, with both sides looking to bounce back after big losses in Round 4. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm AEST.

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

The Sydney Swans try to get their premiership tilt back on track against the Fremantle Dockers at the SCG on Saturday afternoon. Join The Roar for lives scores and coverage from 4.40pm (AEST)

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Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

A fascinating contest awaits today when Collingwood hosts a North Melbourne side coming off an impressive victory over the Swans away from home. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1.40pm (AEST).

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Roos is the right man for the Dees

By Dylan Carmody, 18 Apr 2014
Roos is the right man for the Dees

Paul Roos entered the 2014 season coaching a depleted Melbourne Demons outfit, desperate for any sign that life at the struggling club would get easier. He said 2014 was not about the wins, it was about education.

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[VIDEO] Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

We’ve made it to Round 4 and we’re starting off with a Thursday night battle at the Gabba when the Brisbane Lions host the Richmond Tigers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Mitch Clark is the real Captain Courageous

By Trent Masenhelder, 17 Apr 2014
Mitch Clark is the real Captain Courageous

We’ve played just four rounds of football in season 2014, yet there has been highlights aplenty.

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Carlton must shed past practices for future glory

Cast your minds back to the year of 1987. Bob Hawke is Prime Minister, the America’s Cup was lost by Australia and Carlton won the VFL Premiership for a then-record 15th time.

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2001: A Football Odyssey

By Tony Loedi, 17 Apr 2014
2001: A Football Odyssey

As we wait for another blockbuster meeting between Geelong and Hawthorn this Easter Monday, I can’t help but be reminded of the super draft of 2001.

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How your AFL club’s recruits are faring after four rounds

With four rounds of the 2014 AFL season now completed, we are getting an idea of which clubs have recruited wisely in the off-season.

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Who deserves Good Friday footy?

By Jsteel, 17 Apr 2014

With Good Friday football in 2015 looking more and more likely, the major question is which two teams will get the coveted fixture?

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AFL Round 5 preview

By Sean Mortell, 17 Apr 2014
AFL Round 5 preview

We have a couple of cracker games to look forward to this weekend, as the fifth round of the AFL is ready to kick off and mesmerise us yet again.

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Are taggers necessary in the AFL?

By Sean Mortell, 16 Apr 2014
Are taggers necessary in the AFL?

In the modern growth of the evolution of Australian Rules Football, one of the more startling trends that have come out of the AFL is the role of the tagger.

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AFL finals berths are taking shape

By Joel Clarke, 16 Apr 2014
AFL finals berths are taking shape

After just four rounds of the AFL season, the ladder is taking shape and the contenders and pretenders for the finals are clearer by the week. Depending on who you are, however, it either makes for happy reading or bad news.

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The curse is broken, but the Hawthorn-Geelong rivalry continues

One of the AFL’s most celebrated rivalries continues when the league’s only two undefeated teams, Geelong and Hawthorn, go head-to-head in a potential grand final preview on Easter Monday.

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Jack Watts of the Demons

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Jarrad McVeigh of the Swans and Shaun Atley of the Roos

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Jake Carlisle of the Essendon Bombers contests a mark over Chris Mayne and David Mundy of the Fremantle Dockers

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Mitch Grigg of the Adelaide Crows lines up a quick kick for goal. AAP Image/Ben Macmahon)

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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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Gary Ablett of the Suns in action during the 2013 AFL round 06 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers. (Photo: Bradley Kanaris/AFL Media)

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