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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Jack Riewoldt booted four goals in Richmond’s much-needed AFL win over Brisbane, but his leadership impressed teammate Daniel Jackson just as much.
Under pressure and under the pump, Sydney recognise they can’t carry any passengers for Saturday’s SCG clash with Fremantle.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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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We’ve played just four rounds of football in season 2014, yet there has been highlights aplenty.
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.
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.
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.
With Good Friday football in 2015 looking more and more likely, the major question is which two teams will get the coveted fixture?
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.
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.
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.
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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