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AFL’s New Fan based initatives

    AFL’s New Fan based initatives

AFL’s New Fan based initatives

Early indicators are showing that the AFL is kicking goals in 2015; with new match day incentives for supporters, ensuring 2015 is truly the ‘Year of the Fan.’ Both clubs and stadiums have been working hand in hand to create an overall positive experience for fans on match day, after

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    Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines?

Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines?

Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines? Potentially the toughest ‘who would you rather’ so far, this edition measures up three of best young guns in the AFL. So let’s get straight into it shall we? Which star midfielder would you rather – Dylan Shiel, Marcus Bontempelli

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    AFL Round 8 – The Rematch

AFL Round 8 – The Rematch

The AFL media, along with many Sydney supporters, will be approaching Saturday Night’s game as the Grand Final rematch that it technically is. But for Hawthorn that rematch was played last season on Grand Final Day. As far as the Hawks are concerned, they and the Swans are square now,

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    Carlton Passion

Carlton Passion

It is with great sadness that I write this, a lifelong Blues supporter born in 1968 I was blessed to have 8 premierships occur in my lifetime but since the heady days of 1995 and the surprising GF appearance in 1999 there has been little joy. We endured the early

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    WADA to appeal to CAS

WADA to appeal to CAS

WADA Director General, David Howman: “After a thorough examination of the evidence contained within the file, WADA has decided to lodge its independent right of appeal to the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).” We have now completed our independent review of the full case file on

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    Carlton look for forwards to step up

Carlton look for forwards to step up

It’s been a tough start to the season for Carlton, with the club looking to move on from the loss of important forwards Jarrad Waite and Jeff Garlett. However, their comprehensive 110-74 victory over St Kilda showed there is attacking talent in this squad and reason for optimism. While Carlton aren’t expected

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    Wake up Suns, the Giants are overtaking you

Wake up Suns, the Giants are overtaking you

With the Suns starting 0-2 with the little master Gary Ablett struggling with a shoulder injury that occurred last year, I decided to investigate why they are struggling when the Giants seem to be going from strength to strength. Obviously living in the party scene that is the Gold Coast,

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    Little chance for Glory in after-hours court bid

Little chance for Glory in after-hours court bid

As Perth Glory players were taking the field against Sydney FC on Friday night, lawyers for the club were in a specially-convened Supreme Court hearing seeking an injunction against the FFA’s decision to expel the Glory from the finals for salary cap breaches. The penalty, which also sees Perth fined

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    The Defensive Forward Specialist

The Defensive Forward Specialist

The defensive forward specialist! In the first game of 2015’s season I couldn’t stop watching one of Richmond’s forwards. He wasn’t kicking goals. He wasn’t even getting touches. His tackle count wasn’t even that high. He also finished with the second worst fantasy score on the field – trailing only

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    Judgment Day for the Essendon 34

Judgment Day for the Essendon 34

Our special thread has a collated history of the hearings up until today: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/judgement-day-the-verdict-discussion-2pm-tuesday-march-31st.1091559/ Essendon supporters can also talk with each other in their board: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/forums/essendon.14/

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    The Top 5 Must Have’s for the Fantasy Year

The Top 5 Must Have’s for the Fantasy Year

Following the huge success of our Pre-Nab Challenge Fantasy Handbook, cheatafl has decided to release a second edition, focusing on the top 5 fantasy prospects for each club now that we have seen the teams play all three NAB Challenge games. In this article, we reveal our top 5 overall

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    The Number 1 way to improve your Fantasy Footy score

The Number 1 way to improve your Fantasy Footy score

David Natoli (DaVe86) has released his 2015 Super Coach guide, packed with 13 seasons of experience. This year, I’ve written an AFL fantasy handbook catered for all major forms of the game, where I go through all my top secrets and hints with picking your initial squad, and then how

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    Getting the Fantasy Footy edge

Getting the Fantasy Footy edge

DaVe86 shares his Fantasy Footy tips. Have you ever wondered why certain fantasy coaches always seem to crack the top 100 every year? Regardless of which form of the game you play (Dream Team, AFL Fantasy or Supercoach), there is no doubt that being a good fantasy coach is a

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    AFL Rich List: Your club’s finances rated.

AFL Rich List: Your club’s finances rated.

AFL finances are an often murky and misunderstood area. We hope to shed some light on them for you by ranking the AFL clubs in terms of revenue. 1. Collingwood Ownership structure: Membership, Limited by Guarantee 2014 Revenue: $76,256,915 2014 Profit: $2,017,992 2014 Assets: $51,330,691 2014 Annual Report The Pies

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    The Race for Champions League Football

The Race for Champions League Football

As the race heats up for the champions league spots, we have a look at the contenders and their run to the finish line.ARSENAL - (currently 3rd)A – QPRH – West HamA – NewcastleH – LiverpoolA – BurnleyH – SunderlandH – ChelseaA – HullH – SwanseaA – Manchester UnitedH – WBAHome

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    Essendon: THE REPLACEMENTS

Essendon: THE REPLACEMENTS

Essendon’s army of replacements have begun to filter into the True Value Solar Centre in recent days to join in training at the club, ahead of the upcoming NAB Challenge Series. With the clubs first pre-season game against St Kilda just over a week away, the Bombers have added six

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    Carlton’s 5 Important Players

Carlton’s 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the 5 players who are the most crucial to your club’s immediate or future success. Today is the Carlton Blues. A side that failed to improve on their 2013 finals appearance,

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    36Gladiators – Fight or flight, Hird’s dilemma

36Gladiators – Fight or flight, Hird’s dilemma

James Hird has a big choice to make in the next few weeks. Having come this far with his challenge against the legality of the ASADA/AFL joint investigation into the supplement program at Essendon – and four Federal Court judges have ruled against him – he must decide whether to

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    Adelaide Crows’ 5 Important Players

Adelaide Crows’ 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the 5 players who are the most crucial to your club’s immediate or future success. The Adelaide Crows are a side I thought pulled out one of the big surprises of

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    Brisbane Lions’ 5 Important Players

Brisbane Lions’ 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the 5 players who are the most crucial to your club’s immediate or future success. Today is the Brisbane Lions. A team many thought would struggle all throughout 2015, and although

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    Time for Tinkler to eject from the Jets

Time for Tinkler to eject from the Jets

There must be something about unpopular 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. So what’s the story? Sifting through

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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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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle8800155.332
2 Eagles West Coast8620158.224
3 Sydney Swans Sydney8620127.424
4 GWS Giants GWS8620118.924
5 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood8530129.920
6 Adelaide Crows Adelaide8530116.320
7 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn8440145.816
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond8440107.616
9 Essendon Bombers Essendon8440101.916
10 Geelong Cats Geelong84409616
11 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs844094.616
12 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne844090.416
13 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide835086.612
14 Melbourne Demons Melbourne835075.312
15 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda826077.68
16 Brisbane Lions Brisbane826065.28
17 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast817069.84
18 Carlton FC Carlton817064.94