Posts Tagged "Australian Rules Football"

On Monday, Ryan Buckland took us through what he claimed was the best round of football in AFL history. Four games played on a knife-edge, with all results decided in the dying seconds.

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There are three games of significance on this final bye weekend, all with a common theme: does anyone want one of the very available top-four spots?

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This is the scene: Stefan Martin, his body broad, his eyes mean and his biceps breathing, starts his run-up inside the centre circle.

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A huge game in the context of the AFL season looms, as the freshened up St Kilda Saints journey west to face the might of the Adelaide Crows.

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Greater Western Sydney’s injury woes have gone from bad to worse this week, with a crop of new ailments plaguing the club, ranging from the bizarre to the perverse.

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Half of the 2017 AFL season is in the book, so with just 99 games of home-and-away football ahead, who is set to rise or fall as we march towards September?

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Many have voiced concern about the proposed changes put forward by the AFL Players Association that would widen free agency.

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The wildcard idea in the AFL just refuses to die, and for the first time in my life, I am trying to get on board with the pesky conference system.

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Three closely related issues floated in the background of the AFL this week, behind the jumper punches and the injuries and the comparisons of flawed title contenders.

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This Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club face arguably their biggest challenge of the season thus far when they take on the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the MCG.

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I consider myself a connoisseur of AFL video games, going right back to the first console AFL game – Aussie Rules – which appeared on Nintendo way back in 1991. While the technology has improved, the game playing has not.

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The Team Who Shall Not Be Named. No, not the character from that juggernaut literary series and blockbuster movie franchise. Although today we will talk about a juggernaut, and depending on who you ask, an entity some consider just as evil.

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My son wanted to watch some soccer on Saturday (we’re American, can you tell?), so we turned on the English Premier League. West Ham United versus Everton. To say the game was boring is to insult paint drying. Nil-nil, and even that overstates the scoring chances the two teams created.

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On Friday night, Canberra’s Manuka Oval will host the GWS Giants for a clash against last year’s AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs. As a result, the replay of last year’s exciting preliminary final will be held at one of the AFL’s most inadequate stadiums.

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If 2016 was a unique season for the Essendon Bombers, 2017 will be just as bizarre.

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For the three decades between 1982 and 2011, the Sydney Swans were the only side in New South Wales. For most Australian rules followers in the state they were the side they supported.

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Today we continue a look at how the AFL season has unravelled so far, in comparison to my own predictions made at the start of the season.

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Port Adelaide most likely hosts a broken, beaten Richmond, in a game that looks a little closer than the market would have you believe. They may not make the eight, but the Power are still playing good football.

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As we get towards the pointy end of the season, here are this week’s Round 15 betting tips.

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The Western Bulldogs’ multi-million dollar key forward Tom Boyd and AFL teammate Zaine Cordy are serving indefinite club suspensions for a late-night drunken stoush.

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