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Round 21 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 21 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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Stevie J confirms his AFL retirement

After almost 300 AFL games, Steve Johnson will hang up the boots at the end of the 2017 season.

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Rise and shine! Why the best teams take it easy until August

It’s one of those perennial, cute clichés that in many-a-season is dusted off at about this time. Usually, it’s employed as a Hawthorn-type, or maybe Sydney, begins to give the impression of smelling some early spring blossom in the air towards the end of a sluggish mid-winter.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 21

Stakes are pretty high when the Bulldogs-Giants rivalry resumes on Friday night. I reckon the Giants have found their mojo and should get the win.

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Pendlebury backs Bucks for new deal

Collingwood AFL captain Scott Pendlebury wants coach Nathan Buckley re-signed on a multi-year deal, adamant he is the right man for the job.

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Jobe well done: Essendon legend Watson announces retirement

Essendon Bombers veteran Jobe Watson has announced his retirement from the AFL, with the 2017 to be the last season in a glittering 15-year career.

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The sleeping Giants are waking up, just in time to ruin everything

Vale, the most even season in living memory. We hardly knew you. The Greater Western Sydney Giants, this year’s flag fancy from the minute last season was a wrap, have awoken from their winter slumber.

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Suns to start search for Rodney Eade’s replacement

Gold Coast assistant coach Dean Solomon is the best man to lead the Suns this weekend, but chief executive Mark Evans says the AFL club has not given a thought to who will coach them beyond this season.

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Right to the end, Matthew Boyd has wrung everything possible out of his outstanding AFL career.

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GWS and Richmond: Opposites attract

In an AFL season where being surprised is the only constant, the most predictable outcome – GWS occupying a top two spot on the ladder – has come to pass, and the Giants look more dangerous by the week as we get closer to finals.

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Rocket rolled – Suns no longer feel the need for Eade

The Gold Coast Suns and senior coach Rodney Eade have parted ways effective immediately after Eade was informed he would not have his contract extended into 2018 and beyond.

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Brown blasts AFL over jumper punches

Brisbane triple-premiership player Jonathan Brown believes the AFL has lost its way on the issue of jumper punches following the suspension of Geelong star Tom Hawkins.

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Reid signs four-year deal with Swans

Sydney’s Sam Reid has rejected the lure of a return to Victoria, signing a four-year contract extension and declaring he wants to finish a one-club AFL player.

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The Gold Coast Suns are a lost cause

There is a small but not insignificant chance that football is broken.

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The Power is off! Crows pump pathetic Port

The Adelaide Crows have comprehensively won the 43rd Showdown in wet conditions at the Adelaide Oval winning by 84 points, a record high margin in the history of this contest.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 20

Just three weeks left in the season, and the race for finals is more intriguing than ever. Here’s my quick takes from AFL Round 20.

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2015

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Brodie Grundy of the Magpies (left) and Matthew Boyd of the Bulldogs contest

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Greater Western Sydney's Shane Mumford

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Cam McCarthy Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Daniel Wells Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Travis Cloke Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Cale Hooker Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Josh Kelly GWS Giants AFL 2016

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Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows have come away big winners against the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium cruising to a 43-point win.

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Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: A slow-starting Brisbane Lions have defeated a gallant but ultimately disappointing Gold Coast Suns side by 58 points at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon.

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Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Geelong have sent a powerful message to the rest of the competition after defeating premiership-hopefuls Richmond by 14 points at Simonds Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Sydney Swans have scored an enormous win over the Fremantle Dockers at the SCG on Saturday afternoon, victorious by 104 points.

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Does the MRP have a backbone? We’re about to find out

The report of Toby Greene in Friday night’s Bulldogs-Giants clash is a perfect opportunity for the AFL’s maligned Match Review Panel to prove it has one of two things many believe it lacks – common sense, or a spine.

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Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Round 21 kicks off with two of the real premiership contenders do battle, as the Western Bulldogs host the GWS Giants at Docklands. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:50pm AEST.

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Like it or not, it’s Hird’s time to present the Norm Smith

Former Essendon coach James Hird has accepted an invitation to present the Norm Smith Medal following this year’s AFL grand final. Unsurprisingly, the decision to have Hird represent the AFL on one of its biggest stages has been met with criticism.

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Is 2017 the greatest retirement class of all?

By Sam Macpherson, 11 Aug 2017
Is 2017 the greatest retirement class of all?

Steve Johnson has joined the ever-growing class of 2017 retirees, which is sure to be one of the greatest classes of all time.

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2007 top ten AFL draft reorder

By Conor, 11 Aug 2017
2007 top ten AFL draft reorder

It’s been 10 years since the 2006 AFL draft. Here’s how it should have looked, with the benefit of hindsight.

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AFL coaches reviewed – part 1, Adelaide to Collingwood

2017 has marked another super competitive season for the AFL, and this season has also been a very stressful one for the coaches of the league.

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Tackling the issue in the AFL

By Justin Mitchell, 11 Aug 2017 New author!
Tackling the issue in the AFL

In the wake of recent suspensions to Patrick Dangerfield and Brodie Grundy, penalised for tackles that 20 years ago would have been deemed close to perfect, there’s a growing concern in the greater AFL community that the crackdown on head impacts and concussions is having a detrimental effect on the toughness of the sport.

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Where it all went wrong for Rodney Eade at the Gold Coast Suns

Late on Monday night, Rodney Eade was informed that his services were no longer required at Metricon Stadium.

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The Crows are primed to win – can they produce?

The Adelaide Football Club has been building for quite some time now. Ever since their most recent premiership, in 1998, they have had a number of chances at winning a third flag.

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The murky origins of Australia’s football codes

I’m heading south on a date with sports history.

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Jobe Watson: Class and integrity until the end

It is sad, ironic and somewhat befitting that the AFL’s classiest and most dignified player was dealt the worst hand of them all.

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Will Ben Lennon remain at Tigerland in 2018?

By Peter Tseros, 10 Aug 2017

Every year when a team is dominating in the AFL, there is a youngster struggling in the reserves. Ben Lennon is one such struggler.

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Essendon captain Jobe Watson. Photo: Greg Ford

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Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL Indigenous Round 2017

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Rodney Eade Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2015

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Matt Priddis West Coast Eagles

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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