Posts Tagged "AFL"

The 2017 AFL fixture has been released in full! Check out the entire 2017 fixture.

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The AFL draw is out, and we’ve heard all about the blockbuster games. But what about the ‘battler’ fixtures?

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It’s Christmas time for AFL nerds. The AFL today released its 2017 home-and-away season fixture to great fanfare and fascination from fans. It takes time to fully digest this thing, but for now, here’s the basic facts and figures.

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The AFL is considering making a break from tradition to move the 2017 grand final to a twilight timeslot.

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Following Geelong’s disappointing finals exit against Sydney, and a trade period that netted Zach Touhy and Aaron Black while losing a host of assets (the biggest two being Josh Caddy and a 2017 first round draft pick) coach Chris Scott has come under fire from Cats supporters.

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Geelong’s discussions about bringing back wantaway Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett were quickly shut down by the Suns, the Cats say.

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Footscray and the Western Bulldogs have a history of lacking key position players, particularly forwards, but this hasn’t always been the case.

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The AFL has officially confirmed that a match of Australian rules football will be played for premiership points in China during the 2017 regular season.

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This wasn’t supposed to happen. North Melbourne are rebuilding, right? But what if they’re not? What if – no, for real – the Kangaroos are going to be good next year?

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We’ve had a ton of fun covering the AFL free agency and trade period here on The Roar this year, and to wrap up my own personal involvement I’d like to bring you six things this year’s silly season showed us we need.

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Today’s assignment: understand, and explain, the following sentence.

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During the AFL trade period we asked you to rate the trade on every deal that was done. Well, the time has come to release the numbers and find out what you thought!

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The AFL offseason has the ability to make or break a club’s on-field fortunes. A good off-season can set a club up for success and attract new members and sponsors, while a failure to perform can have the opposite effect.

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The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has reportedly formed the view that Lachie Whitfield and two former Greater Western Sydney club officials should be charged under the AFL’s anti-doping code, which draws a maximum four-year penalty.

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No-consent trades common in American sports should be considered by the AFL, according to Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut.

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If we ever wanted proof of football’s popularity in western Sydney, consider the fact that more people turned out at Spotless Stadium last night than GWS Giants’ average home attendance last season.

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The results are in! Roarers, on Friday I asked you to grade the performance of every AFL club in this year’s free agency and trade period – and now we’ve totalled up your votes, and bring you the final judgements.

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The dust has settled on a busy, if not frenzied, AFL trade period. 43 deals were done in all, and the winners and losers have been crowned. Here’s some things we learnt in the past fortnight.

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AFL players have given the pre-finals bye the thumbs down – and they’re disappointed by its slated return for 2017.

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Two big pieces of news on the 2017 AFL Fixture – Round 1 is locked in, and it’s been reported by The Herald Sun that we’ll have Good Friday footy for the first time.

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