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AFL player pay deal just around the corner

Before the AFL honours past greats at the annual Hall Of Fame dinner, current players are also set to celebrate.

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Eagle Josh Kennedy in race against time

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says Josh Kennedy is no guarantee to return for Saturday night’s crunch clash with Melbourne at Domain Stadium.

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Geelong confirm torn hamstring for Scott Selwood

Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood has confirmed he suffered a minor hamstring tear during Thursday night’s loss to West Coast.

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AFL Round 13: Will the real top four contenders please stand up?

There are three games of significance on this final bye weekend, all with a common theme: does anyone want one of the very available top-four spots?

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The Brisbane Lions are finally on the road back to competence

This is the scene: Stefan Martin, his body broad, his eyes mean and his biceps breathing, starts his run-up inside the centre circle.

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Tomas Bugg gets the last laugh after pre-match sledge

It wasn’t quite the “respectful and humble” attitude Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin wants from his side but Tomas Bugg’s social media taunt of Jason Johannisen paid off in the end.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 13

The footy has finished up for the week, which means it’s time for some quick takes! Here are my first thoughts coming out of Round 13.

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All bark and no bite as Demons smash Bulldogs

The Melbourne Demons have smashed the Western Bulldogs by 57 points at Etihad Stadium to move into fifth on the ladder and send the reigning premiers out of the top eight.

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Blues defeat Suns as Barlow stretchered off

Carlton have withstood a second-half Gold Coast comeback to secure a hard-fought 10-point AFL win.

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Port Adelaide cruise to 40-point win over Lions

The Port Adelaide Power put behind a poor first half to cruise to a 40 point win over the Brisbane Lions.

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Sydney Swans continue to fly, defeating Tigers by 9

The Sydney Swans have won a thriller at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Richmond Tigers by 9 points in a match destined for classic status.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues: See Michael Barlow’s stomach-churning leg break

Gold Coast Suns midfielder Michael Barlow has sustained a horrific leg injury with just ten minutes left of his side’s clash with the Carlton Blues.

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St Kilda break losing streak in scrappy win over Kangaroos

The game was ugly, the crowd was low and the result was beautiful for St Kilda as they posted a vital 17-point AFL win over North Melbourne.

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Eight teams competing for AFLW expansion

All but two AFL clubs are chasing an AFLW licence, with the league facing a tough decision after the success of the inaugural season.

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North Melbourne vs St Kilda: Friday Night Forecast

Fast football looms large this evening, as the refreshed ‘Roos host the slipping Saints under the Etihad Stadium roof. It’s a high leverage encounter too – just the kind we like at this time of year.

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Mitchell, Selwood face nervous wait

Champion duo Joel Selwood and Sam Mitchell are facing suspension after being involved in a heated exchange during West Coast’s 13-point win over Geelong at Domain Stadium.

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Nick Riewoldt St Kilda Saints AFL 2016

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Sam Mitchell West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Todd Goldstein North Melbourne 2015

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Eagles players react after Drew Petrie kicks a goal

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Daniel Menzel Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Brent Harvey for Victoria in the rooms with the trophy and the E.J Whitten Medal

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Reflecting on the AFL: Evolution, the newest AFL video game

It’s almost two months – and two updates – since my first review of AFL: Evolution.

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Fetch my crystal ball, the AFL finals are already here

Now that those pesky byes are over, we can get to the scientific process of randomly predicting the results of the second half of the season. As a Saints fan, I still think we might be having September off this year.

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Lindsay Thomas’ career is over

By Gareth Hunter, 21 Jun 2017
Lindsay Thomas’ career is over

A four-week suspension in the VFL is a big punishment, especially for an out-of-touch footballer such as North Melbourne’s Lindsay Thomas.

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2017 AFL season: Round 14 preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Jun 2017
2017 AFL season: Round 14 preview

With the bye rounds over, normal service resumes this weekend as the run to the finals begin in earnest.

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Dominant Demons state their case for the finals

Etihad Stadium had for so long been a place of nightmares for the Melbourne faithful.

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A Christmas-in-June wishlist from the AFL

By Gordon P Smith, 21 Jun 2017
A Christmas-in-June wishlist from the AFL

As much of an Australophile as I am, the one thing as an American that I simply cannot wrap my head around is the idea of celebrating Christmas in the summer.

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After playing in an AFL grand final on the MCG in front of nearly a hundred thousand people, most wouldn’t expect your next game to be in front of maybe a hundred. But this is the reality for former Sydney Swan young gun Xavier Richards.

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AFL Women’s: Riding the change of seasons

Saturday, 25 March, 2017 – 1:00pm – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast. I’ll never forget that day:

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Developing Dees can’t afford to get ahead of themselves

The Melbourne Demons are finally in the news for the right reasons, after knocking off reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs in emphatic fashion at a once-cursed venue, Etihad Stadium.

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AFL team of the week: Round 13

By Josh Barnstable, 20 Jun 2017
AFL team of the week: Round 13

Round 13 of the AFL season has just concluded. Here is the team of the week.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 13

By Adrian Polykandrites, 19 Jun 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 13

Twelve weeks into the season and about all we know is that every team is flawed.

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Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The last match of the bye rounds sees the Western Bulldogs host a fired up Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match, starting from 3:20pm (AEST).

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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues highlights: AFL live scores, blog

A golden opportunity presents itself for either the Gold Coast Suns or Carlton Blues to catapult themselves back into finals race. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:25pm (AEST).

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Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

The Port Adelaide Power host the Brisbane Lions this afternoon, and they will be hoping to get their season back on track. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at Adelaide Oval, starting from 4:35pm AEST.

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Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Richmond Tigers will look to cement their place in the top four as they host the Sydney Swans at the MCG this Saturday. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 1:45pm (AEST).

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Two seasons hang in the balance on as the North Melbourne Kangaroos play host to the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Michael Hibberd Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Bryce Gibbs Carlton Blues AFL 2016

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West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL Brownlow Medal 2016

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Tom Hickey St Kilda Saints Matthew Kreuzer Carlton Blues AFL 2016

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Jack Newnes St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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Cale Hooker Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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