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You call that a Wildcard? This is a Wildcard

A wildcard weekend in the AFL? Sure, why not? It’s a great idea!

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Round 9 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

The teams for Round 9 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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AFL clubs show support for wildcard round

Clubs have surprised AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan with their level of interest in a wildcard round the week before the finals.

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AFL’s rules committee needs to stop forcing Eureka moments

The modern sports broadcasting trend of having pre-prepared lines for the big moments can work brilliantly, but it can also backfire. I recall trying it out as far back as the 1970s, when calling footy for the ABC in Hobart.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

We may be down to just eight games of AFL this weekend, but that’s still more than enough to keep us busy and there are some hard choices to make when tipping this week.

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Nat Fyfe’s free agency: The $6 million man’s next move is simpler than you think

The relatively short history of AFL free agency says top-five players move clubs. Even if you don’t think he’s been in All Australian form to date, there’s little doubt Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe is a top five player. Ergo…

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McLachlan rejects calls for an AFL sledging code

AFL chief executive Gill McLachlan has rejected calls for a code of conduct to be introduced after the sledging of Carlton captain Marc Murphy by St Kilda players.

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Fremantle have fined troubled midfielder Harley Bennell $10,000 and ordered him to undergo counselling for his recent bizarre off-field behaviour.

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Dustin Martin says AFL shop talk is “fake news”

Dustin Martin and Donald Trump have at least two things in common – distinctive haircuts and not much love for journalists.

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Female AFL umpire ready to make history

Eleni Glouftsis knows some fans won’t be happy on Saturday, when the South Australian becomes the first woman to umpire an AFL match.

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Geelong and Richmond: Contenders or pretenders?

After five rounds, Geelong and Richmond were unbeaten and sitting pretty in second and third on the ladder respectively.

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Melbourne star Jesse Hogan diagnosed with cancer

Jesse Hogan’s AFL career has been put on hold following the shock news that the star Melbourne forward has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

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vFremantle have vowed not to direct any vicious sledging at Marc Murphy on Sunday as the Carlton AFL skipper deals with the fallout of verbal abuse from St Kilda players.

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Chris Scott: Cats’ effort embarrassing

A lack of effort is a key factor in Geelong’s embarrassing AFL form slump, according to coach Chris Scott.

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Round 8: The fine margins of AFL football

Richmond could be sitting on top of the AFL ladder after eight rounds, the football world wondering whether it was Tiger time. As it stands, coach Damien Hardwick is shell-shocked and considering changes. Such are the fine margins of the AFL in 2017.

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Trent Cotchin sweating on MRP ahead of Giants clash

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin headlines the list of AFL players sweating on the match review panel’s findings after round eight.

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Dan Hannebery Sydney Swans AFL 2016

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Travis Boak Port Adelaide Power AFL 2015

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David Mundy Fremantle Dockers AFL 2015

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Dom Tyson Melbourne Demons AFL 2016

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Orazio Fantasia Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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How the recruits and draftees are going: Collingwood (Part 1)

Recently I discussed how Carlton’s recruits and draftees are going. In today’s article I am moving on to a look at how Collingwood’s recruits and draftees are travelling five rounds into 2017.

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The art of sledging, and when the Saints became sinners

The alleged comments made on Saturday when Carlton met St Kilda is not an issue of sledging, but rather a personal attack towards an individual with no relevance to the match at hand.

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The Crows may be soft, but that’s not their real problem

Jonathan Brown took a swipe at the Adelaide Crows this week, questioning their ability to play tough, “unsociable” football – a term made popular during the recent years of Hawthorn’s reign.

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Sledging, racism and the Golden Rule

By Gordon P Smith, 17 May 2017
Sledging, racism and the Golden Rule

There were two intriguing statements in the AFL this past week that harken back to the racism column I wrote a few weeks ago.

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Matt Crouch is the Crows’ unsung hero

By Zac Standish, 17 May 2017

From given no hope to premiership fancies, it has been an extraordinary 18 months for the Adelaide Football Club, following the loss of star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield.

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2017 AFL season: Round 9 preview

By mastermind5991, 17 May 2017 Popular article!
2017 AFL season: Round 9 preview

Roughly a third of the season has now passed and while the ladder is starting to take shape, the decline of heavyweight clubs Sydney and Hawthorn may have been exaggerated – for now.

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AFLW star Tayla Harris biggest story in AFL trading period

The first ever AFLW trade period has officially kicked off today, with many interesting moves sure to be made in the next 12 days.

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AFL team of the week: Round 8

By Josh Barnstable, 16 May 2017
AFL team of the week: Round 8

Some underrated players in the AFL starred in Round 8 to force their way into the Team of the Week.

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A warning to clubs shopping around

By Michael, 16 May 2017
A warning to clubs shopping around

All clubs that are looking to splash big cash on Dusty Martin and Nat Fyfe need to first consider whether they are ready to create an imbalance in their squads.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 8

By Adrian Polykandrites, 15 May 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 8

I know it’s cliche to say it these days, but the competition has never felt more even. Apart from the Lions at the bottom of the table, there are 17 teams capable of mixing it with anyone.

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Losses for Pies and Tigers proves that football can be a cruel game

Football can be a cruel game.

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Seven questions an American AFL fan needs answered

They say that the secret of making people think you’re smart is not to say anything to contradict that. For some people, that means not to say anything at all.

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What’s gone wrong in Geelong?

By Tom, 15 May 2017
What’s gone wrong in Geelong?

After starting the season in spectacular form, sitting equal first on the ladder after Round 5, Geelong’s sudden fall from grace has left many wondering what has gone so wrong.

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Have the Crows been worked out?

By Justin Ahrns, 15 May 2017
Have the Crows been worked out?

Flag favourites. Offensive juggernaut. Dynasty. These are the phrases that have been used in discussing the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows this season.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Sydney Swans are back in action, taking their second win in a row with a 42-point smashing of North Melbourne.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Port Adelaide have started their China careers off with a win, and a big win at that, smashing the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai.

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Josh Caddy Richmond Tigers 2017 AFL

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2015

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Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers 2013 AFL

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Jonathan Patton GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Jade Gresham St Kilda Saints AFL 2017

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Tom Mitchell Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Dan Hannebery Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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