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Dayne Beams has been appointed as captain of the Brisbane Lions, replacing off-contract star Tom Rockliff.
Carlton has spent ten of the last 15 seasons in the bottom six spots on the ladder, with the only respite being offered during the Brett Ratten years.
Gold Coast Suns CEO Andrew Travis has resigned, the AFL club has confirmed.
A stand alone grand final blockbuster at Adelaide Oval awaits Adelaide if they can maintain their place atop the AFL Women’s ladder.
Memories of the Brisbane premiership three-peat from earlier this century dim with every passing year.
I tell people I’m a Carlton person. This is like telling people I’m dying. It’s a conversation killer.
Essendon’s Michael Hurley is nursing a leg injury for the second time this month after he was hurt in the AFL pre-season loss to Gold Coast.
Now that we have AFL Women’s up and running, it’s time we had a serious discussion about shortening the AFL home-and-away season.
Gold Coast have overcome a slow start against an undermanned Essendon to remain unbeaten in the AFL pre-season with a three-point win in hot conditions at Harrup Park.
Adelaide are a step closer to an AFL Women’s grand final berth after shrugging off a scoreless first quarter to overwhelm the winless Fremantle Dockers in the last match of round four.
North Melbourne have celebrated the first AFL match at their Arden St home in more than three decades with a 21-point pre-season win over Hawthorn.
Collingwood have defeated the Western Bulldogs to record their first win of the AFL Women’s season.
Brisbane Lions conceded just nine points and thrashed GWS Giants by 34 to continue their perfect start to the AFLW season.
Melbourne continue to impress under new coach Simon Goodwin, dominating Carlton by 54 points in their AFL pre-season match.
The Melbourne Demons have kept themselves in the mix for the AFL Women’s grand final, winning a tight thriller against the Carlton Blues on Saturday morning.
Geelong captain Joel Selwood was been booked for speeding on Friday afternoon, and will lose his license for a month after going 127km per hour in a 100km per hour zone.
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The AFL blogging spreadsheets have been distributed which can only mean one thing, footy is back!
In coming up with my AFL ladder prediction for 2017, I took into account three things.
The coming of AFL Womens has transformed the pre-season period. We’re now in footy season from the beginning of February.
Match result: The Adelaide Crows are back on top of the AFL Women’s ladder, continuing their undefeated season with a 23-point win over the Fremantle Dockers.
Match result: The Gold Coast Suns won a thriller against the Essendon Bombers on Sunday, though the match was still alive even in the final seconds.
Match result: North Melbourne have made it two wins from as many games in the AFL pre-season, defeating Hawthorn by 21 points at their spiritual home in Arden Street.
After crashing out of last September in straight sets, and trading away two club legends during the off-season, one wonders how or whether the Hawks will bounce back in 2017.
Match result: The Collingwood Magpies are finally on the board in AFL Women’s, taking their first ever win over the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Match result: A dominant display from new Eagle Sam Mitchell has helped West Coast to a 55-point win in the pre-season derby on Saturday.
Match result: The Brisbane Lions had no trouble taking up their fourth straight win in AFL Women’s, blowing away the GWS Giants with six goals to one on Saturday.
Match result: The Melbourne Demons are two from two in the AFL pre-season, smashing the Carlton Blues by nine goals on Saturday afternoon.
Match result: The Melbourne Demons have kept themselves in the mix for the AFL Women’s grand final, winning a tight thriller against the Carlton Blues on Saturday morning.
When the Eagles agreed to trade two drafts picks to the Hawks in return for three lower draft picks and Sam Mitchell, many AFL followers were incredulous. After the initial surprise, the prevailing view seemed to be that West Coast had made a great deal.
Match result: The Richmond Tigers have started their 2017 off with a pre-season win over the Adelaide Crows, and would be happy to see prominent performances from new faces.
No two sports on planet Earth are alike, but it’s safe to say there really isn’t anything like Australian rules football.
We’ve finally reached the top eight in my 2017 ladder predictions! This is the level where things start to get really hard to predict, but I’ll forge ahead and have a go.
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