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Six rounds gone and we know who is headed for September

We’re six rounds into the AFL season, and the year has taken shape to such an extent that the final eight is already set, in quantity if not yet in position. The jostling for top two and top-four finishes is where the intrigue will lie.

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Richmond, Dan Richardson, and the escalator to nowhere

Yesterday on SEN, Richmond’s football manager Dan Richardson gave an interview that may prove to be one of the most damning ever recorded.

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley feels for Damien Hardwick as the Richmond mentor cops the brunt of scrutiny following Richmond’s poor start to the AFL season.

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The AFL continues to investigate the circumstances that led to play being incorrectly stopped during Sunday’s match between Brisbane and Sydney.

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A careful comment from a coach can sway umpires, but should it?

Early in the Geelong-Gold Coast match, Tom J. Lynch was the recipient of a generous free kick after Tom Lonergan indulged in the once-prized art of punching the ball away from his opponent. He scored a goal.

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AFL Power Rankings: Round 6

Is the top eight locked in? It’s early days, sure, but this weekend the claim exploded in popularity.

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Waite can lead North Melbourne to the flag

I was wrong on two counts about North Melbourne. Firstly, I thought their recruitment of Jarrad Waite was pointless, and secondly I believed they could not win the flag this season.

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Collingwood came crashing back to earth after copping a final-quarter thumping in their 62-point loss to West Coast in Sunday’s AFL clash at Domain Stadium.

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Carlton have overcome Essendon by 15 points after a dour struggle at the MCG, but the win came at a cost with young star Jacob Weitering suffering a shoulder injury.

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Lance Franklin booted five goals as Sydney held off a gallant Brisbane Lions to win a pulsating AFL clash by three points on Sunday.

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Richmond’s hopes of salvaging an AFL season fast slipping into an abyss have been dealt an immense blow, with captain Trent Cotchin to miss the next fortnight.

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The new AFL king of Geelong has overshadowed the man who filled the role for many years, with the Cats doing a 120-point demolition job on a hapless Gold Coast.

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Embarrassing, dumb and devoid of dignity.

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GWS Giants looked every inch a potential AFL finalist with a stunning and record-breaking 75-point home thrashing of premiers Hawthorn on Saturday.

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Adelaide ace Eddie Betts has booted four goals in a 33-point win over Fremantle to hand the Dockers an unwanted AFL record.

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Captain Nick Riewoldt has led supremely with St Kilda belting Melbourne for a 39-point AFL win.

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Jarrad Waite North Melbourne Kangaroos 2016 AFL

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Western Bulldogs Tom Liberatore

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AFL Round 6 preview panel

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Barry Hall hits the pads in boxing warm-up

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Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks

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Rhys Palmer GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2015

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Jarrad Waite North Melbourne AFL 2015

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The Roar of the crowd

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Giants going up or Hawks going down?

By Leigh Eustace, Today
Giants going up or Hawks going down?

Get your head out of the sand – Saturday night confirms at least one of the following to be true.

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Are Carlton primed to shake the Blues?

The Carlton Football Club has provided the AFL world with so much entertainment in the last decade or so, and not in a good way.

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Richmond did what they had to do

By Athos Sirianos, Today
Richmond did what they had to do

There is no doubt about it. Richmond supporters are angry. No, angry would be understatement at this stage, they are fuming and rightly so.

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Revisiting Sirengate, a decade on

By mastermind5991, Today
Revisiting Sirengate, a decade on

Last Saturday marked exactly a decade since one of the most controversial matches in AFL history was played.

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The Roar’s AFL MVP: Round 6 votes, leaderboard

Hello Roarers and welcome to this week’s update on The Roar AFL MVP! We saw some great footy and some not so great footy over the weekend – see below who our live blogging team thought was the best of the best.

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Giant result too big to ignore

By Adrian Polykandrites, 2 May 2016 Video
Giant result too big to ignore

There’s never any shortage of overreaction when things go well Greater Western Sydney. We all know how immense the talent is on their list and the power they’ll be when things click for good.

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Stretchergate: A sinister plot or did we all just get carried away?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in football, something you never thought possible makes headlines.

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The GWS Giants have well and truly arrived

By mastermind5991, 2 May 2016 Video
The GWS Giants have well and truly arrived

It’s official: the GWS Giants have well and truly arrived in the big time, and the rest of the AFL is starting to take notice.

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West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies highlights: Eagles pull away late to win by 62

Match result: The West Coast Eagles have returned to the winners list, beating the Collingwood Magpies by 62 points at Domain Stadium.

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Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Blues make it two in a row

Match result: The Blues recorded their second consecutive win after defeating the Bombers in a scrappy game at the MCG. We probably had one of the worst halves of football in the first half as the strong swirly wind combined with very poorly executed skills saw a goalless second quarter.

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Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans highlights: Swans escape by 3

Match result: The Sydney Swans have escaped with a 3-point win over the Brisbane Lions on Sunday. It really was a top effort by a young Lions team to get so close to a star-studded Sydney Swans lineup.

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Richmond Tigers vs Port Adelaide Power highlights: Port go 3-3 as Tiger struggles continue

Match result: Port Adelaide have claimed an important win and moved to a 3-3 record with a 35-point victory over Richmond on Saturday night.

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Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns highlights: Cats thump Suns by 120

Match result: The Cats recorded the largest victory of the season with their 120 point drubbing of a disappointing but undermanned Suns team.

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GWS Giants vs Hawthorn Hawks highlights: Giants come of age with 75-point win

Match result: Most will see this as an incredible upset, but from the opening minutes of this match it simply looked like one very good side effectively demolishing a much less accomplished team.

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Adelaide Crows vs Fremantle Dockers highlights: Crows by 33

Match result: The Adelaide Crows have jumped into the Top 8 with a 33-point victory over the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval.

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Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints highlights: Saints smash Dees

Match result: In a much-hyped clash at Etihad Stadium today, the St. Kilda Saints have made it 13 in a row over the disappointing Melbourne Demons.

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Drew Petrie North Melbourne

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Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks

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Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson

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Suns player Gary Ablett reacts with fans

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Travis Cloke celebrates a goal against the Bombers

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Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw

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Alex Rance of the Tigers

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Jonathan Brown of Brisban

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