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Right now, North Melbourne are no closer to their next AFL premiership

North Melbourne have emerged as a perfectly adequate Australian rules football team this season. Adequate has been the club’s hallmark for some time; is it enough to begin a push for another premiership?

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 10

It’s a bit of an odd week of footy this one, with two teams having a bye and the ‘match of the round’ being off-off-broadway in Alice Springs.

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West Coast are primed for a premiership

Having been tipped by the vast majority to miss the eight, West Coast are homing in on a grand final berth.

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Etihad Stadium to receive Marvel-ous new name in September

Etihad Stadium and the Walt Disney company have today announced a partnership that will see the Docklands venue renamed as Marvel Stadium on September 1. No, really.

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An AFL fan’s guide to that soccer tournament in Russia

As a devotee of Australia’s indigenous game, which is coincidentally the only game that truly matters, there are only two things you know about soccer.

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Ducks, drakes and Hawks: What’s Alastair Clarkson’s next move?

If Alastair Clarkson was asking himself hard questions after Hawthorn’s narrow, Round 8 loss to Sydney, last Sunday would have inflicted a particularly dark night of the soul.

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Inconsistent Saints ‘pretty ordinary’: coach

Alan Richardson admits St Kilda are a pretty ordinary team but the embattled coach maintains he and club president Peter Summers are still on the same page.

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Home ground advantage means more for, and to, some AFL teams than others

I’m not saying Richmond are no good outside of their home state. But it is clear the Tigers enjoy a home-ground advantage at the MCG that rivals any other team’s.

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Darling boots six as Eagles thrash Tigers

West Coast forward Jack Darling booted a career-best six goals to lift his team to a crushing 47-point victory over Richmond in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Optus Stadium.

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Hodge’s Lions topple Hawks

Brisbane have stormed home to thump Hawthorn by 56 points for their first AFL win this season, with former Hawk Luke Hodge instrumental in the upset.

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Melbourne dee-stroy sorry Carlton

Melbourne have dished up a history-making shellacking of Carlton, defeating the Blues by 109 points at the MCG.

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Nine hot takes from AFL Round 9

Upsets, breakthroughs, bags of goals, and a top-of-the-table clash – Round 9 had it all. Here’s my hot takes from the weekend.

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Bombers thrash Cats in AFL form reversal

Essendon have rebounded from a week of heavy scrutiny to thump Geelong, ripping up the form book with a 34-point win at the MCG.

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Suns dont shine in Shanghai

Port Adelaide have maintained their Shanghai supremacy, downing Gold Coast by 40 points in a wet-weather AFL slog at Jiangwan Stadium.

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Brown, Waite lead Roos to victory

A five-goal third term from Ben Brown has inspired North Melbourne to a 43-point win over an understrength Greater Western Sydney in Hobart.

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Crows captain could miss next month of AFL

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker’s fitness plan has failed and he could spend a month on the AFL sidelines, his coach says.

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Bryce Gibbs

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Harley Bennell Fremantle Dockers AFL 2016

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Moana Hope

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Josh J Kennedy

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Ryan Griffen GWS Giants AFL

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Charlie Curnow

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Isaac Heeney

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Brad Hill Fremantle Dockers 2017 AFL

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Dustin Martin

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2018 AFL season: Round 10 preview

By mastermind5991, Today
2018 AFL season: Round 10 preview

Nine rounds down, fourteen to go, and while Richmond copped a reality check at the hands of the new competition pacesetters, the West Coast Eagles, last Sunday, the comforts of home should spur them on to hit back this weekend.

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Should Marc Murphy leave Carlton?

By Samuel Ord, Today
Should Marc Murphy leave Carlton?

Carlton captain Marc Murphy remains unsigned for the 2019 Australian Football League season and speculation has begun to swirl that he will pursue premiership success at another club.

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The Demons still haven’t impressed this season

By Michael Thompson, 23 May 2018
The Demons still haven’t impressed this season

The Melbourne Demons haven’t impressed so far in 2018, only beating bottomed-out teams, while failing to capitalise against the best teams in the competition.

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A frank assessment of where Carlton are at

By Michael Thompson, 22 May 2018
A frank assessment of where Carlton are at

On the weekend, Carlton suffered their seventh heaviest lost in the club’s history, going down to a rampant Melbourne by 109 points.

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What happened? AFL Round 9

By Doran Smith, 22 May 2018
What happened? AFL Round 9

Round 9 lacked close games, but there were two surprise victories: the Bombers over the Cats and the Lions over the Hawks.

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Brisbane’s best day of 2018

By Paul Potter, 22 May 2018
Brisbane’s best day of 2018

There are casual fans who do not pay to watch AFL games, thus the only matches they see are the ones on Channel Seven. Sunday was the first time that such a match had featured Brisbane all year (with the exception of AFLX).

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Old and new alike, Swans belt Fremantle off the park

It was an emphatic return to form at the Swans’ home ground that we all knew was coming. Thankfully, no repeats of the dreadful 2017 start, despite writing about the unwanted records looming for Sydney this year.

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Melbourne are in the top four – but will they stick around?

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official – Melbourne are a top-four side in the Australian Football League. Well, for this week at least.

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AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 2)

By Stephen Shortis, 22 May 2018
AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 2)

Though the three late games on Saturday saw one upset, the other games went as expected, although the size of Sydney’s win was greater than anticipated.

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Eagles win the battle, but Tigers likely to win the war

West Coast devoured Richmond in a top of the table clash on Sunday afternoon, soaring home for a 47-point victory.

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AFL Power Rankings: Round 9

By AdelaideDocker, 21 May 2018
AFL Power Rankings: Round 9

Brisbane won, the Eagles are top on the ladder, Essendon beat Geelong and Melbourne pulverised Carlton.

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Talking points: Sydney vs Fremantle, Round 9, 2018

By Justin Mitchell, 21 May 2018 Video
Talking points: Sydney vs Fremantle, Round 9, 2018

We look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 9 win against the Dockers at the SCG on Saturday night.

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AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 1)

By Stephen Shortis, 21 May 2018
AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 1)

Friday night’s game at a slippery and slidey Adelaide Oval proved that the Western Bulldogs would be no good at water polo. In the very wet opening three quarters the Bulldogs managed only one goal.

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West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: West Coast forward Jack Darling booted a career-best six goals to lift his team to a crushing 47-point victory over Richmond in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Optus Stadium.

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Brisbane Lions vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Brisbane have stormed home to thump Hawthorn by 56 points for their first AFL win this season, with former Hawk Luke Hodge instrumental in the upset.

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Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Melbourne have dished up a history-making shellacking of Carlton, defeating the Blues by 109 points at the MCG.

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Josh P Kennedy

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Taylor Walker

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Lance Franklin

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Tim Membrey

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Brendon Goddard of the Bombers looks dejected after the round three AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

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AFL Power vs Suns in Shanghai

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Mason Wood

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Matthew Taberner

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Dustin Martin

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