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Hawks conquer Cats in another classic encounter

Hawthorn are eyeing a top-four AFL finish after holding off a late Geelong rally to score a nailbiting 11-point win at the MCG.

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Live trading offers AFL clubs a nifty new loophole to exploit

After leaving us in the dark for most of the season, the AFL finally clarified a lot of what we’ve been waiting to hear about with regards to 2018’s trade period and draft during the week.

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Bombers keep finals hopes alive with St Kilda thrashing

Essendon have downed lowly St Kilda by 43 points despite a rash of injuries in their AFL clash at Etihad Stadium.

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Essendon vs St Kilda: Friday Night Forecast

It’s fair to say the season hasn’t gone to plan for either of these sides. While the Bombers have been in decent form for the best part of three months, their 2-6 start to the season will almost certainly keep them from returning to finals action.

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McGovern will stay at Crows: Don Pyke

Adelaide coach Don Pyke has hosed down speculation forward Mitch McGovern wants to leave the AFL club.

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True Grit: The Magpies have added class to their toughness to become a contender

The irony of Nathan Buckley’s coaching career has been that so many of his players have been deficient in the area of the game that he was most exquisite in.

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Goddard admits Bombers might ask him to retire

Brendon Goddard is unsure what response he will have from coach John Worsfold when the pair discuss the Essendon veteran’s AFL future.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 21

Hawthorn and Geelong will renew the rivalry that just keeps on giving on Saturday morning at the MCG, in a match that will shape the top eight.

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If the Gaff incident doesn’t change the AFL’s attitude, nothing will

It’s Andrew Gaff week, and while I’d prefer to be discussing him in the context of a Brownlow Medal win or premiership victory, the reality is neither of these are now possible in 2018.

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Higgins: Automatic punch bans coming to AFL

North Melbourne veteran Shaun Higgins can see a time when the AFL will be forced to automatically suspend players for punching an opponent, regardless of the force of the blow.

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Carlton great David Parkin fears they are two or three years away from being competitive and hopes the Blues receive an AFL priority draft pick.

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Is Dan the man? Struggling Swan makes surprising sense for St Kilda

Having announced mid-season an end to Tony Elshaug’s tenure as list manager, St Kilda last week confirmed the appointment of former Adelaide player James Gallagher to the role – and it would appear he’s already getting busy.

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Reliving the inexplicable, mesmerising end of Andrew Gaff’s season

As the Dockers broke from the three-quarter time huddle, Ross Lyon gave the last word to Hayden Ballantyne: “Sweep the leg”, or something to that effect, you’d imagine.

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Gaff’s gaffe: What role do character assessments play in tribunal decisions?

In the wake of Andrew Gaff’s one-hit punch on Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw on Sunday afternoon, the football world was lining up to condemn the Eagle for his actions, which left Brayshaw with a broken jaw and four displaced teeth.

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Star Eagle’s future clouded after AFL ban

Andrew Gaff might have played his last game for West Coast after he was slapped with a season-ending eight-match ban by the AFL tribunal.

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Costly Gaff: Star Eagle suspended for eight weeks

Update: Andrew Gaff has been suspended for eight weeks for striking Andrew Brayshaw.

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John Worsfold

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Andrew Gaff

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Andrew Gaff

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Ken Hinkley Port Adelaide Power AFL 2017

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Andrew Brayshaw

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Andrew Gaff

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Andrew Gaff

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Jesse Hogan

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Andrew Brayshaw

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Melbourne Demons vs Sydney Swans: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: The Sydney Swans have defeated the Melbourne Demons by nine points at the MCG to keep their finals aspirations alive and place the Demons in real danger of missing September action.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: The Western Bulldogs have caused an upset with a seven-point victory over finals-hopefuls the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

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What to expect when you’re expecting mid-season trading

It was a rare opportunity. We had decided to splurge on taking the whole family to a Major League Baseball game to see our favourite team, the Minnesota Twins.

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GWS Giants vs Adelaide Crows: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: The GWS Giants fought against the odds to come away with a crucial 14-point victory against the Adelaide Crows.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Star forward Jordan De Goey has returned from injury in style, booting four goals to help Collingwood to a 31-point AFL win over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium.

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Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: It’s a case of deja vu for Port Adelaide who have had a win stolen from them by West Coast after the siren at Adelaide Oval for the second time in 12 months.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Jack Riewoldt bagged 10 goals as Richmond strolled to an easy 74-point AFL victory over a hapless Gold Coast.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Geelong Cats: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: Hawthorn have strengthened their top four ambitions and added another chapter to a storied rivalry with an 11-point win over Geelong at the MCG.

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The AFL needs a defensive player of the year award

Midfielders – the kind who rack up huge disposal numbers – get plenty of recognition.

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Super Saturday set to explode

By Samuel Ord, 11 Aug 2018
Super Saturday set to explode

The 21st round of the 2018 AFL season is upon us in a few short hours and with it comes a five-game Saturday spectacular – a marathon of key games in determining how the rest of the season will unfold.

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Match preview: Melbourne Demons vs Sydney Swans, Round 21, 2018

In terms of games played this weekend, few have greater finals ramifications than the blockbuster clash between the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Demons on Sunday afternoon.

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AFL top 100: Round 21 selection highlights

By Stephen Shortis, 11 Aug 2018
AFL top 100: Round 21 selection highlights

The worst news this week was the Gaff fall. Shaun Burgoyne’s announcement to return next year was the best.

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Essendon Bombers vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores, blog

The Essendon Bombers and St Kilda Saints will meet on Friday night in a match that sadly looks destined to be a dead rubber. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from the match in Round 21 of the 2018 AFL Season at Etihad Stadium, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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Put the Port Adelaide back in the Power

A finals berth is slipping further and further from Port Adelaide, who sit seventh after a horror last month, recording just one win.

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Spoiling the spectacle: Why the AFL needs a send-off rule

All professional ball sports allow umpires and referees to protect players from foul play.

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Deciding between Kelly, Cripps and Oliver

By Sam Staunton, 10 Aug 2018
Deciding between Kelly, Cripps and Oliver

Ask the football community who have been the best three midfielders in the competition over the last three seasons, and many would agree on three names: Patrick Dangerfield, Dustin Martin and Nat Fyfe.

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Angus Brayshaw

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Jack Higgins of the Tigers

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Josh Kelly

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Andrew Brayshaw

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Dustin Martin

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Isaac Heeney

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Meat Loaf

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Andrew Gaff West Coast Eagles AFL

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Red Card

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