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GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs: Friday night forecast

This is the Friday night match you’ve been looking for.

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Round 6 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 6 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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Sydney coach John Longmire is not used to missing out on September football and is not about to declare the current Swans’ campaign a lost cause.

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TELL US: Are Richmond the real deal, and what the hell happened to the Swans?

This 2017 hasn’t started the way many of us thought it would.

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O’Meara set for AFL return: Hawks teammate

Prized recruit Jaeger O’Meara is set to boost Hawthorn against St Kilda on Saturday having overcome a niggling injury to his troublesome knee.

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Bulldogs star Johannisen eyes new AFL deal

Western Bulldogs speedster Jason Johannisen has renewed contract talks with the reigning premiers after a scintillating start to the AFL season.

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At what point do Collingwood’s problems become Eddie’s?

Collingwood are off to another languid start, with the Pies a dropped Kieren Jack chest mark away from an 0-5 start to the 2017 season.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Round 6 is here, seemingly only moments after Round 5 came to an end, but who’s complaining? Time for this week’s edition of our AFL expert tips.

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Bomber Thompson warns Buckley about player power

AFL premiership coach Mark Thompson has a basic warning for Nathan Buckley – the Collingwood players will save or doom you.

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The Sydney Swans’ task just got harder

For the first time in 10 years, Sydney will go in to an AFL game without either Kieren Jack or Jarrad McVeigh.

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Pendlebury must lift for Magpies: Buckley

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits skipper Scott Pendlebury must find form if the Magpies are to overcome their AFL slump.

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The AFL team who shall not be named is taking care of business

The Team Who Shall Not Be Named. No, not the character from that juggernaut literary series and blockbuster movie franchise. Although today we will talk about a juggernaut, and depending on who you ask, an entity some consider just as evil.

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Five more quick takes from AFL Round 5

A little bit later than usual, the footy for the week is finito. On Sunday night I gave you eight quick takes from the round up to that point, and now I’m back with five more.

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Bomber blitz! Essendon blast the Pies on Anzac Day

The Essendon Bombers have defeated a gallant but inaccurate Collingwood Magpies outfit in the ANZAC Day Match that had all the obligatory solemnity, excitement and drama you’d expect.

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Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Magpies: Anzac Day start time, teams, how to watch

Arguably the biggest game on the AFL calendar bar only the grand final, the Bombers-Pies Anzac Day clash has history and tradition written all over it.

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Essendon vs Collingwood: Anzac Day Forecast

The Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies will meet at the MCG for the 23rd edition of the annual Anzac Day clash this afternoon, both of them a little behind where they would like to be at the moment.

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Melbourne Demons player Jack Watts

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Cale Hooker Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Toby Nankervis Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons AFL 2016

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Adam Simpson West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Jack Newnes St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs: AFL live scores, blog

A replay of what many considered the best game of 2016 is finally upon us as the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs square off in a Friday night blockbuster. Join The Roar from 7:50 pm tonight for live scores and commentary.

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Youth conundrum could define Simpson’s quest for Eagles flag

Kurt Mutimer is set to become the 11th player to be handed their AFL debut by Adam Simpson since he took over as West Coast coach four seasons ago.

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No love for the northern states has me disillusioned with the AFL

Throughout the last few seasons, I’ve found myself falling out of love with the AFL. It’s something I never ever thought would happen.

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AFL Team of the Week: Round 5

By Josh Barnstable, 27 Apr 2017
AFL Team of the Week: Round 5

Some unbelievable performances from some of the best names in the game headline Round 5’s Team of the Week from a massive five day feast of football.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

By Adrian Polykandrites, 26 Apr 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

It seems weeks ago that Port Adelaide crushed Carlton, but apparently it was part of the same round as Tuesday’s Anzac Day clash.

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Can watching sport on TV ever replace the live view?

There’s always a sense of excitement when game day comes around. But there’s always a crucial decision to make – to go to the game or watch on TV.

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Why the AFL trumps all world sports

By Gordon Smith, 26 Apr 2017
Why the AFL trumps all world sports

My son wanted to watch some soccer on Saturday (we’re American, can you tell?), so we turned on the English Premier League. West Ham United versus Everton. To say the game was boring is to insult paint drying. Nil-nil, and even that overstates the scoring chances the two teams created.

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Manuka Oval unsatisactory for major AFL games

On Friday night, Canberra’s Manuka Oval will host the GWS Giants for a clash against last year’s AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs. As a result, the replay of last year’s exciting preliminary final will be held at one of the AFL’s most inadequate stadiums.

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2017 AFL season: Round 6 preview

By mastermind5991, 26 Apr 2017
2017 AFL season: Round 6 preview

If you thought Round 5 was big, then think again because Round 6 promises to be massive.

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Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Essendon Bombers have defeated a gallant but inaccurate Collingwood Magpies outfit in the ANZAC Day Match that had all the obligatory solemnity, excitement and drama you’d expect.

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What Queensland’s AFL teams could learn from Vince Lombardi

‘Winning is not the most important thing, it’s everything’.

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How the recruits and draftees are going: Brisbane (Part 1)

Previously, I discussed how Adelaide’s recruits and draftees are going. In today’s article, I am moving on to a look in at how the Brisbane Lions recruits and draftees are travelling five rounds into 2017.

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Hooker, line and sinking: What to do with Bomber Cale?

If 2016 was a unique season for the Essendon Bombers, 2017 will be just as bizarre.

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Richmond Tigers vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Tigers have run over the top of a tiring Melbourne to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, helped in no small part by a six-goal haul to Jack Riewoldt.

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The tide has turned in Sydney after years of Swans domination

For the three decades between 1982 and 2011, the Sydney Swans were the only side in New South Wales. For most Australian rules followers in the state they were the side they supported.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs West Coast Eagles: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: A spirited Hawthorn Hawks team finally recorded their first win of the season, defeating a very poor West Coast Eagles by 51 points at MCG.

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Collingwood's Jarryd Blair and Carlton's Chris Judd contest for the ball in a pack of players

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Essendon coach John Worsfold watches players train

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Michael Walters Fremantle Dockers AFL 2014

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Jonathan Patton GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Tom Lynch Tom J Lynch Sam Day Gold Coast Suns AFL 2015

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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