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Time for Tinkler to eject from the Jets

    Time for Tinkler to eject from the Jets

Time for Tinkler to eject from the Jets

There must be something about unsavoury businessmen and clubs named ‘Newcastle.’ The latest victim is the A League club Newcastle Jets, who seem to be falling from bad to worse at breakneck speed. Unfortunately for the club, nothing appears able to break their fall of bad news. So what’s the

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    36 Gladiators – Rumours and rumours of war

36 Gladiators – Rumours and rumours of war

The rumour mill. Good mail. The juice. So and so reckons. Don’t tell anyone, but I heard the higher-ups saying. In conflict, as in football, rumours abound. This does not mean that the rumours are always wrong. In fact, they are often right. The rumours that Gary Ablett Jnr would

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    The AFL making it up as it goes along again

The AFL making it up as it goes along again

If there is one thing the AFL does better than any other sport in the world, it is making up rules on the spot to solve a short term problem, which then require a ridiculously elaborate fix soon after. Take the Academies for the northern clubs, or more accurately, the

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    The Essendon Tribunal hearing – a summary from a legal perspective

The Essendon Tribunal hearing – a summary from a legal perspective

The AFL Tribunal’s hearing into the supplements charges against 34 past and present Essendon footballers, which started back in December, continues this week with the players’ representatives outlining their defences. It is the latest step in the long-running saga that has already dominated headlines throughout the 2013 and 2014 seasons. 

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Threepeat heroes or injury riddled zeroes?

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Threepeat heroes or injury riddled zeroes?

The Hawks have provided Fantasy gold over the years, as befits one of the sides that has been one of the power teams of the competition for many seasons. Hodge, Mitchell, Lewis and others who may or may not have departed for more northern climes have long formed the backbone

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Buddy and friends

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Buddy and friends

As befits a team that has been premier, grand finallist or thereabouts in recent years, the Swans have provided many a quality Fantasy player. They also have a nice habit of providing a young player who explodes, last year Luke Parker took that role. If you can pick this year’s

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – To Sel and back again?

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – To Sel and back again?

Geelong have provided the backbone of many a Fantasy team over the years. Stevie J, Joel Selwood, Bimmy Jartel, various Coreys, all have been regular and sustained performers. But can the old stagers keep performing? And is the young talent coming through? Will Geelong suffer the much predicted onfield slump

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    Saints injury list shortens as Dunstan returns

Saints injury list shortens as Dunstan returns

St Kilda’s sizeable injury list continued to shorten following Luke Dunstan’s return to full training after the shoulder injury that kept him out for a final stages of last season. On the back of a dismal season that saw the Saints finish bottom of the AFL ladder with four wins

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – the Fyfe and Freo conundrum

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – the Fyfe and Freo conundrum

Are Freo are a flag threat? Conventional wisdom says the boys from the west have one last shot in the locker, but I’m not so sure, I think they’ve been overtaken by a few teams like Port and even North. But the Dockers do have some Fantasy guns and they

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Port laden with quality but at a price

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Port laden with quality but at a price

Port Adelaide are tipped by many to go a long way onfield this year and common sense, and recent history, suggests this will be matched by Fantasy performances. The issue is that unlike last year, everyone else is thinking this too, including the pointy headed boffins that do the pricing

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Boom time never ends at North

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Boom time never ends at North

Like the proverbial fine wine, Brent “Boomer” Harvey appears to be getting better with age. Last year was his best on pure numbers and the pocket battleship appears to be in prime physical condition. The only worry with Harvey is his tendency to get rubbed out regularly. North have also

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    AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Tigers of old, or new blood?

AFL Fantasy prices and positions – Tigers of old, or new blood?

The Tigers eh? You could, if you wanted, have innumerable Tigers in your team and it would, on paper, seem a wise decision: Martin, Cotchin, Deledio, Ellis, Rance etc etc. None of the key Tigers are ridiculously overpriced (except Ellis – see below) and they boast a bewildering array of

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Bombs away for Goddard and Zaka

DreamTeam prices and positions: Bombs away for Goddard and Zaka

Essendon are a very interesting one. Obviously there is the elephant in the ro … nah I’ll come out and say it … the infraction notices that have been handed to 34 of their players, current and ex. What happens as a result of this will define the whole AFL

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    36 Gladiators – Hirded against the beach, awaiting the final assault

36 Gladiators – Hirded against the beach, awaiting the final assault

And LO! after the peace of the Christmas ceasefire, the bloody saga of the Great ASADA/Essendon War will soon grind back into motion, dominating front pages and reaping yet more victims. Even a dedicated student of the whole affair like myself, who finds the intersection of football, political power and

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    DreamTeam prices and positions – Waters a lock and the ruck duo dilemma

DreamTeam prices and positions – Waters a lock and the ruck duo dilemma

West Coast are still rebuilding under Adam Simpson but are not going the full bounce along the bottom for a few years to collect high picks route. The fanbase and wider club culture is simply too attuned to regular success to allow it. But while the young guns are blooded

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Danger money worth the risk

DreamTeam prices and positions: Danger money worth the risk

The Crows are a funny one. “Good, but not great,” as George Bush Snr says approvingly of his own memoirs in The Simpsons, just like his presidency and the Crows haven’t been bad over recent years, but they haven’t been great either. This translates across to Fantasy terms as well.

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Look past the big names at Collingwood

DreamTeam prices and positions: Look past the big names at Collingwood

Nathan Buckley is doing his best to prepare the baying faithful for a season where a premiership is, shall we say, unlikely. The “quiet rebuild” of Collingwood continues apace and this means plenty of potential for Fantasy players if, as many predict, Buckley decides to play the proverbial kids. He’s

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: As usual for Gold Coast, its all about Gaz

DreamTeam prices and positions: As usual for Gold Coast, its all about Gaz

They used to say No Carey, No North but last year we saw just how important Gary Ablett Jnr … “The Little Master” … is to Gold Coast’s onfield fortunes. No Gaz, no Suns and no finals. But in Fantasy terms losing the likes of Ablett doesn’t hurt too much

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Brisbane: between a Rockliff and a hard place

DreamTeam prices and positions: Brisbane: between a Rockliff and a hard place

There’s no denying that you have to have Tommy Rockliff in your team at some point. He just racks up so many points and while Brisbane have strengthened their midfield with the addition of Dayne Beams and Allen Christensen, Rockliff will still be registering big scores. But $775,000 is a

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    DreamTeam Prices and Positions: Bag a Blue? At your own risk

DreamTeam Prices and Positions: Bag a Blue? At your own risk

It will twenty years next season since Carlton last won a premiership. No other club has struggled – by its own admission – to move to the new equalised AFL reality than the mob who have “We’re Carlton, f@#k the rest” as an unofficial motto. Onfield Carlton are too good

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    Week 16: Season Defining Moments Edition

Week 16: Season Defining Moments Edition

Week 16 the penultimate week in the regular season, it defines not only the teams’ season but the players on that teams’ season. Everything is coming to a close and all of the awards have incredibly worthy winners this season with each top 2 candidate having a worthy argument for

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    World War I, Australian Rules, and the Pioneer Exhibition Game

World War I, Australian Rules, and the Pioneer Exhibition Game

The sounds of their German enemy, the bloodthirsty Hun, singing familiar Christmas carols and clinking festive glasses of beer, drifted across no mans land and into British trenches and fighting positions in northern France and the stinking mud of Flanders fields on Christmas Eve and into the following day a

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    NFL Week 15: I Hate Cleveland Edition

NFL Week 15: I Hate Cleveland Edition

So after about four weeks of awful play, Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer was relegated to the bench. The worst thing was that Manziel was then promoted to starter. Other than that it was a week where teams start to emerge as potential champs or pretenders and the MVP race narrows down

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Go west for some bargains young man, but beware of fool’s gold

DreamTeam prices and positions: Go west for some bargains young man, but beware of fool’s gold

Quite the off season for the Dogs. After the rebuild under Brendan McCartney seemed to be trending well with the likes of Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli and Jake Stringer demonstrating that the Dogs had got the key high picks right, all hell broke loose. Captain Ryan Griffen’s request to be

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    Final List Analysis – Hawthorn do it again,  Geelong goes tall up front and Sydney get the steal of the draft

Final List Analysis – Hawthorn do it again, Geelong goes tall up front and Sydney get the steal of the draft

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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    Final List Analysis – North prepare for a flag tilt, Freo keep us all guessing and Port get their man Ryder

Final List Analysis – North prepare for a flag tilt, Freo keep us all guessing and Port get their man Ryder

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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    Final List Analysis – West Coast continue the rebuild while the Bombers look for mature bodies and Richmond steadily builds an elite midfield

Final List Analysis – West Coast continue the rebuild while the Bombers look for mature bodies and Richmond steadily builds an elite midfield

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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    Final List Analysis: Crows get all defensive, Collingwood nails the midfield and Gold Coast ice the cake

Final List Analysis: Crows get all defensive, Collingwood nails the midfield and Gold Coast ice the cake

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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    DreamTeam prices and positions: Greater Western Sydney goldmine?

DreamTeam prices and positions: Greater Western Sydney goldmine?

The Greater Western Sydney Giants are a shining example of the fantasy football law that dictates that a team’s onfield performance bears little to no correlation to its potential to contain players that can rack up points on a regular basis. The Giants are a team fantasy coaches will be

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    A rivalry steeped in blood and TV ratings

A rivalry steeped in blood and TV ratings

Of all the confected AFL attempts to create “event games” none is more nakedly transparent and thus treated with derision verging on contempt by fans than the so-called rivalry round. Carlton and Collingwood supporters do not need to be told that their clubs do not like one another and have

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816