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Adelaide Oval “very loud” says Buckley; “How many goals that’s worth, I don’t know”

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes a first win at Adelaide Oval isn’t beyond his developing side, but is no doubt as to the scale of the task.

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Let’s play a game of ‘real or not real’ after three rounds of AFL 2018

The number one lesson of AFL punditry over the past two seasons has been simple: believing what you see unfolding in front of you can pay off. With that in mind, here are some facts about the first three rounds of the season and whether or not you should believe them.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

Round 4 offers us a number of intriguing games when it comes to tipping.

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Lethal Leigh’s law

The battle between the ball-getter and tackler is on in earnest and the umpire is circling. Even before the whistle is blown, football’s loudest chorus: “Baaaaaalll!”, echoes through the stadium.

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Bomber banned for biting by AFL tribunal

A guilty plea and clear contrition wasn’t enough to save Essendon defender Conor McKenna from a three-game suspension for biting at Tuesday’s AFL Tribunal hearing.

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Essendon are nothing more than a pretender

Essendon were pathetic on Sunday against a Western Bulldogs outfit that had looked barely VFL level over the first two rounds.

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Eagle Kennedy closing in on AFL return

West Coast coach Adam Simpson will take a wait-and-see approach on Josh Kennedy as the star forward attempts to prove his fitness in time for the Eagles’ AFL clash with Gold Coast.

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2018’s two surprise packets, and three teams who can starting planning for next year

Three rounds into the year, and we can begin to discern some trends. For instance, we know there are three teams who should begin consciously decelerating and planning for next year.

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Twelve hot takes from AFL Round 3

You could do the healthy thing and stick to cool, crisp, balanced perspectives – the carrot sticks and hummus of sports opinion – but deep down, you know you want my hot takes.

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Puopolo frees anger Tigers in AFL clash

Hawthorn small forward Paul Puopolo has clashed twice with Richmond opponents, two days after coach Alastair Clarkson raised high free kicks as an AFL issue.

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Buddy plays it late to spark Swans victory

Lance Franklin continues to climb up the list of all-time leading VFL-AFL goalkickers, but it’s his other assets which are earning the plaudits of his Sydney coach and teammates.

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Scott: drawing high AFL frees an artform

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is concerned that some AFL players have made an artform of drawing free kicks for high contact.

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No AFL wins but Blues are growing: Bolton

Carlton’s winless start to the AFL season continued with a 24-point loss to Collingwood, but coach Brendon Bolton insists his side continues to improve.

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Carlton vs Collingwood: Friday Night Forecast

Collingwood and Carlton might be the oldest of foes, but their rivalry has been a bit of a fizzer for going on three decades now.

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A letter to my younger self

Dear young Chelsea, Ever since you can remember, AFL has been a big part of your life.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Round 2 was really not a great week for tipsters, so don’t feel bad if, like most of our panel, you picked up a three-out-of-nine. Can we do better in Round 3? I really do hope so.

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Jack Watts

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James Sicily Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Tom Mitchell Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Tom Mitchell

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Dangerwoodblett

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Gary Ablett

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Brendon Bolton

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons live scores, blog

Match result: What promised to be a close contest turned out to be anything but, Hawthorn flattening Melbourne by more than eleven goals on Sunday.

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Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Essendon became the first team to defeat Port Adelaide on Sunday in 2017 as new recruit Jake Stringer booted for goals.

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The AFL’s grand final plan is a slap in the face to 45% of fans

Friday’s announcement of a new 40-year to keep the Australian Football League grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a slap in the face, and a step back towards the old days of the VFL.

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AFL top 100: Round 4 goalkicking highlights (Part 1)

About the only thing Collingwood’s top 100 goal scorer Steele Sidebottom didn’t do on Friday night against Adelaide was kick a goal.

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Eagles coach Simpson remains cautious despite hot start

West Coast coach Adam Simpson isn’t getting carried away by his team’s hot form, saying it’s too early to know where they sit in the pecking order.

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West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

The West Coast Eagles will host the Optus Stadium acclimatised Gold Coast Suns on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 8:10pm AEST.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, highlights

The North Melbourne Kangaroos will hope to get their second win of the year when they host the Carlton Blues at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 7:35pm AEST.

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Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans: AFL live scores, blog

The Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans meet in a vital Round 4 clash at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:35pm (AEDT).

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Richmond Tigers vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

The Brisbane Lions will be looking for their first win of the season, but it won’t be easy as they take on reigning premiers, the Richmond Tigers at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:10pm (AEST).

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GWS Giants vs Fremantle Dockers: AFL live scores, blog

By Lachlan Ballingall, 14 Apr 2018 Video
GWS Giants vs Fremantle Dockers: AFL live scores, blog

The Greater Western Sydney Giants welcome the Fremantle Dockers to the UNSW Oval in Canberra. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm (AEST).

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How AFLW is helping to grow the game

By Perry Bridge, 14 Apr 2018
How AFLW is helping to grow the game

Overnight the Victorian narrative has moved from Malcolm Turnbull’ $5 billion airport rail link promise and his facepalm-worthy You’re the Voice moment with Neil Mitchell back to the AFL.

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AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights (part 3)

By Stephen Shortis, 14 Apr 2018
AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights (part 3)

The last three games of Round 4 feature Essendon, Port Adelaide, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Geelong and St Kilda.

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Adelaide Crows vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Friday night football heads to South Australia, as the Adelaide Crows host the Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).

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AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights (part 2)

By Stephen Shortis, 13 Apr 2018
AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights  (part 2)

As members of the Western Bulldogs, the parallel careers of Jordan Roughead and Easton Wood will continue. Both will pass Alan Stoneham and Mick Egan and equal Don Ross, Darren Baxter and Shaun Higgins who now plays for North Melbourne.

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No benefit from AFL reserves

By Ryan Geer, 12 Apr 2018
No benefit from AFL reserves

There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the return of an AFL reserves competition after the AFL had a meeting with club presidents and CEOs.

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AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights

By Stephen Shortis, 12 Apr 2018
AFL top 100: Round 4 selection highlights

Luke Brown (Adelaide) will pass the total number of games that star full forward (and heartthrob) Tony Modra played for the Crows between 1992 and 1998.

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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Brendon Bolton

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AFLW grand final

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The Melbourne Demons face an angry crowd

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Steven Motlop

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Max Gawn

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Marc Murphy

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Patrick Dangerfield

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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