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AFL draft analysis: Carlton Blues

After bottoming out in recent years, Carlton are starting to show some promise for the future. With two picks in the top ten and another coming at No.30, the draft will give them a chance to continue the rebuild.

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TELL US: What would you do to keep growing women’s sport?

There’s been a veritable explosion of women’s sport in the past few years.

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AFL mock draft 2017: Top 30

Just a little more than a week out from the 2017 AFL draft, Maddy Friend and Josh Elliott have put together a mock draft of the top 30 picks.

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Schwab removed as AFL umpires’ boss

Former Hawthorn head coach Peter Schwab has been dumped as head of the AFL umpiring department after less than a year in the position.

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AFL clubs eyeing NBL expansion

AFL clubs are considering setting up teams to play in an NBL competition slated for “imminent” expansion.

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Australia win first International Rules Test, Pendlebury injured

Australia have drawn first blood in the International Rules Series, with a blistering third quarter proving the difference as the hosts were made to fight hard to shake off a plucky Ireland in recording a 10-point victory.

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AFL International Rules Australia vs Ireland start time, tv guide, live stream

The 2017 International Rules series gets underway in Adelaide as Australia and Ireland do battle for the Cormac McAnallen Cup. The match is scheduled to start at 4:10pm (AEDT) on Sunday, November 12

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AFL draft analysis: Brisbane Lions

Brisbane has the luxury of the coveted number one draft pick for 2018, but with some key players missing from next year’s side, how they approach the draft will be critical to the ongoing rebuild of their list.

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Former North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow has retired with a year left on his AFL contract after failing to secure a move to Gold Coast.

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AFL draft analysis: Greater Western Sydney Giants

After losing their first-round pick as punishment for the club’s role in Lachie Whitfield missing a drug test earlier in the year, the Giants were eager to get back into the first round of the draft.

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AFL Women’s players set for significant pay raise in 2018

AFL Women’s players will be collectively paid $500,000 more next year under a new deal designed to more accurately reflect the hours they put in.

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Lions hope Hodge signing the beginning of a new era

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan hopes the recruitment of Luke Hodge and Charlie Cameron is a sign the tide is turning for the struggling AFL club.

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21 insights into the 2018 AFL fixture

It’s Christmas in October. The beginning of the end this football year gets underway with the release of the 2018 AFL fixture, and there is much to discuss.

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The good and bad of your club’s AFL draw

The AFL has released the much-anticipated 2018 fixtures. Here are some of the positives and negatives for each club:

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Grand final rematch pencilled in for Round 2 as 2018 AFL fixtures released

The AFL has released the entire 2018 season draw, completing the fixtures for the season after the matches for Round 1 were leaked last week.

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AFL draft analysis: West Coast Eagles

West Coast went into the trade period in the invidious position of needing to improve its list and invest in youth but without holding a strong draft hand that would allow it to do so.

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Adelaide Crows AFLW Grand Final 2017

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Adelaide Crows AFLW Grand Final 2017

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Travis Cloke celebrates a goal against the Bombers

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Bryce Gibbs Adelaide Crows AFL

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Melbourne Demons player Jack Watts

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Power play: Port Adelaide’s bold moves will pay dividends… Eventually

Port Adelaide’s moves in this year’s trade period are those of a club that believes they are firmly in the premiership window, after some say they prematurely made a preliminary final in 2014.

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The 2017 All Australian team reimagined using Brownlow votes

The All Australian team seeks to name the all-star team of Australian footballers at the end of the season.

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Nathan Broad: Three weeks punishment for a lifetime of suffering

Here’s a list of the things you can do in the AFL to get yourself suspended for three weeks.

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2018 AFL crystal ball: Familiar faces in the big dance

With the trade period done and only drafts and delisted free agency period to be completed, we can now make our first look at ladder predictions for next year.

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1999 AFL Draft reorder: picks 11-20

Back in July, I reordered the top ten of the 1999 AFL draft. Now I am reordering pick 11-20.

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Black Cats: How everyone’s second favourite team exhausted its goodwill

Bitterness towards the recent reunion of the Geelong Cats and Gary Ablett isn’t as much a tipping point as the realisation of a growing – but largely suppressed – feeling of coolness towards the Cats.

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Friday night Blues. A show of faith or a club on trial?

For years we have seen this team get it wrong. So horribly wrong that not less than two years ago they declared a full club reset and re- build.

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The matches you must watch in 2018

By mastermind5991, 2 Nov 2017
The matches you must watch in 2018

The fixture for the 2018 AFL season has been released and as always, it is loaded with blockbusters that you cannot afford to miss.

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Can the Hawks fly again in 2018?

By Stuart McKenzie, 1 Nov 2017
Can the Hawks fly again in 2018?

Hawthorn are perhaps the hardest side to get a read on for season 2018.

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My 2018 AFL ladder predictions

By Connar Olsen, 1 Nov 2017
My 2018 AFL ladder predictions

With the trade period done and next season’s AFL fixture released, the road to 2018 has begun.

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AFLX can be a success, if it’s rolled out right

What’s going on with AFLX? A few months ago it was going to be played in the bye week before finals, then it changed to being played in pre-season.

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Port Power and Jack Watts, an unholy union

Seemingly lost amidst the hoopla surrounding Port Adelaide’s trade period acquisitions is whether the Jack Watts-Port Adelaide Power union is viable for both parties.

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Sydney sports stadiums: Oval options or oblong obfuscation?

In a city of many sports, it’s hard to find common ground. And competing priorities are up for grabs when the stadium funding pie is cut up.

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Footballers are people too, so treat them as such

I logged into my social media last night when I got home from work to learn of Travis Cloke’s retirement from AFL.

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How to schedule Round 1, 2018

By Adam Daunt, 26 Oct 2017
How to schedule Round 1, 2018

So with the 2018 fixture set to be announced next week, I thought I’d take a gander and try and schedule my ideal Round 1 fixtures for next year.

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1998 AFL draft reorder: Picks 11 to 20

Back in July I reordered the top ten of the 1998 AFL draft. Now I am reordering picks 11 to 20.

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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AFL Grand Final Richmond Tigers 2017

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Jack Watts Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

Vale Jack Watts, we hardly knew ye

By DA McDonell, 22 Oct 2017

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Chris Scott Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott

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Stephen Silvagni Carlton Blues AFL

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Gary Ablett AFL Geelong Cats

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