Posts Tagged "AFL"

This Friday night, the Essendon Bombers travel to the SCG to take on the Sydney Swans for an exciting clash. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match at 7:50pm (AEST).

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Gold Coast superstar Gary Ablett has been ruled out of Sunday’s AFL clash against St Kilda with a calf injury.

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A month ago, this looked like a Friday fizzer. After Essendon’s consolidation and Sydney’s return to form, it’s now a game for a spot in the top eight – at least temporarily.

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The reason we love sport is the emotion it brings, it’s a real life soap opera, enormous joy together with the lowest of lows. The lowest of them all, is seeing your club get taken away after years of fighting to keep it alive.

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Imagine having a bizarrely altered face like Sam Newman’s and then having the gobsmacking audacity to refer to someone else as an ‘it’.

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I read Adrian Polykandrites‘ power rankings each week, and the comments this week seemed to hover around an age-old question; exactly what are we ranking when we post our opinions of team orders?

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The draft class of 2012 has had an interesting first five years in the AFL, with some players developing into up and coming stars of the competition, while others have struggled to find their feet at the highest level.

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After another State of Origin thriller there’s a full slate of AFL and NRL this weekend, but of course don’t forget to fit in the Wallabies Test and top it all off on Sunday night with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Ball magnet Tom Mitchell has inspired Hawthorn to an upset 14-point victory against AFL ladder-leaders Adelaide.

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Western Bulldogs recruit Travis Cloke will take an indefinite break from the AFL to deal with unspecified mental health issues.

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The teams for Round 14 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

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2017’s biggest improver takes on the year’s biggest slider when the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows host the 17th-placed Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores, analysis and highlights from 7:50pm (AEST).

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A truncated format of Australian rules football is being developed by the AFL, after the success of Twenty20 cricket’s Big Bash League.

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The bye rounds are over and fully-fledged AFL is back again, which is good because it means I might actually get more than two tips in a week.

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On Footy Classified on Monday night, Craig Hutchison and guest panelist, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, argued about ‘door-stopping’ – effectively, players being ambushed for an interview. Hutchison wanted greater access.

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This looked to be one of the matches of the season at the start of the year, but while the ladder may tell us we’re in for a bloodbath, there’s still plenty to watch out for when the Crows and Hawks clash to kick off Round 14.

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I just read Sam Duncan’s article, ‘Like it or not, the AFL needs the mainstream media‘.

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It’s halfway through the AFL season and the bye rounds are done. We have a sample size for a mid-season All-Australian team, so who makes the cut?

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In the shadows of the last of the AFL ‘bye rounds’, the football world drew a collective sigh a relief. Head office still scratches its head around how best to manage them; but is it time the AFL put the onus back on clubs to facilitate a week off for their players?

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Hawthorn refuse to write off boom recruit Jaeger O’Meara’s year as a bust, pushing the injured midfielder to return by season’s end.

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