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War: a rich kid’s game these days

    War: a rich kid’s game these days

War: a rich kid’s game these days

The AFL National Draft will be held today and while there’s a wealth of other drafts these days – rookie, pre-season, Essendon list top up after drug cheating suspensions are handed down – this is the only show that really matters. We’re told that the draft, along with the salary

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    Last Minute Draft Guides

Last Minute Draft Guides

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. – Albert Einstein The top Phantom Drafters have finalised their drafts for 2014. » Join us on the AFL Main Board from

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    NFL Week 11: MVP Watt Edition Volume 2

NFL Week 11: MVP Watt Edition Volume 2

It’s pretty simple J.J. Watt is without a doubt the Most Valuable Player in the league. No other player comes close to recreating what he does on the football field. You can throw a blanket over Brady, Rodgers and Manning and all 3 would be the right answer, but what

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    Interstellar – Media Board opinion split

Interstellar – Media Board opinion split

Movie lovers on BigFooty’s Media Board are split between love and hate for director Christopher Nolan’s latest Sci-fi movie, Interstellar. The movie takes place in Earth’s future where resources are depleted and the population is suffocating in a massive Great Depression-era style dustbowl. With crops failing one by one, time

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    The Swans Move Back To The Sydney Cricket Ground

The Swans Move Back To The Sydney Cricket Ground

The Sydney Swans are on the move. They have packed their bags for the 20 kilometer hike from Homebush (ANZ Stadium) to the SCG. The contract, set to start in 2017, has set the venue for all of the Swan’s home games for the next 30 years. This has been met with

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    BigFooty AFL Draft Tipping Competition

BigFooty AFL Draft Tipping Competition

A BigFooty institution for nearly a decade, the BigFooty AFL Draft Tipping Comp is now taking entries for the 2014 National Draft. This year the grand prize is $2,500 for correctly tipping the entire first round of the AFL National Draft. Need some help? The Drafts, Trading and Free Agency

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    The Great G20 Swindle

The Great G20 Swindle

The G20 summit is the most patently moronic thing happening in Australia and I write this as the Essendon Football Club parts ways with dual premiership coach Bomber Thompson in favour of the Four Horsemen Of Finals Failure in James Hird, Mark Harvey, Neil Craig and Mark Neeld. Estimates on

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    Sporting code wars – It’s time to show the powerbrokers the red card.

Sporting code wars – It’s time to show the powerbrokers the red card.

Two weeks ago, there were two huge news stories and events that potentially will help alter the sporting landscape here in Australia dramatically in the months and years to come. One was a wonderful achievement and a testament to the Australian sporting psyche of an underdog rising to the occasion

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    NFL Week 10: Time To Get Serious

NFL Week 10: Time To Get Serious

Week 10 had it all; comebacks, fails and then there was the Bears. Depending on which side of the fence you sat it was either a great weekend or horrendous. Or if you’re Jay Cutler just another game against the Packers. The playoff race is starting to take shape and

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    NFL Week 9: The Official Halfway Edition

NFL Week 9: The Official Halfway Edition

Well it’s officially past the halfway mark of the season and we are about as close to finding out who the best teams are since the start of the season. The MVP award is still up in the air due to a resurgent Brady and Big Ben breaking all kinds

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    NFL Week 8: The Sort of Halfway Edition

NFL Week 8: The Sort of Halfway Edition

So it’s the sort of halfway mark of the NFL season and in my opinion it’s gone way too quick. This week saw MVP candidates turn the ball over and left Peyton standing all alone in the Most Valuable Peyton award. Sunday started off early with a trip to the

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    Winners And Losers Of The Exchange Period

Winners And Losers Of The Exchange Period

With Free Agency and Trade period done and dusted for another year, we have seen 29 players move to a new location for the 2015 season. I’ll be honest, there were a couple of names on here that I thought I’d never see leave their team. With that said, there

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    Enhancing the Fan Experience

Enhancing the Fan Experience

We have had many attempts over the years to enhance the fan experience on match day and it seems it is back on the agenda. Port Adelaide’s fanatical supporters singing “Never tear us Apart” has created a cauldron of excitement that has become the benchmark for all clubs. So what

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    NFL Week 7: Who’s Top Dog Edition

NFL Week 7: Who’s Top Dog Edition

Another week and which team is top dog is again no clearer. The Dallas Cowboys are the form team in the completion, but will they Romo it like always? The Patriots, Ravens, Packers, Lions, Eagles, Chargers, Cardinals, Colts and Broncos are all waiting to pounce. Speaking of pouncing Aaron Rodgers

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    NFL Week 6: MVP Watt Edition

NFL Week 6: MVP Watt Edition

Yes, folks as you’ve guessed this edition will centre on the great man himself. J.J. Watt has simply lifted to another level and in doing so gives the Texans a fighting chance in every match. Unfortunately the Texans offence doesn’t share my sentiments and are doing everything possible to lose

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    AFL Trade Rumours for 2015

AFL Trade Rumours for 2015

Now that season has ended and been decided (congratulations to the Hawthorn Football Club fans) all the talk has turned to what is going to happen in 2015. The draft period for the 2015 season technically started on August 1st but things have only now started to really heat up.

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    Postecoglou hints at A-League inclusions

Postecoglou hints at A-League inclusions

While the A-League season in just one round old, Socceroos chief Ange Postecoglou has seen enough quality to convince him to include a number of home-based players for the upcoming Asian Cup. With the Socceroos currently in the Middle East for friendly games against the UAE and Qatar, Postecoglou has

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    Swans Shut Out

Swans Shut Out

It hasn’t been a terribly enjoyable two weeks. My team lost a Grand Final in which we were widely tipped to win. We lost and we lost badly. It still is a bitter pill to swallow. Then, on Thursday evening, Emma Quayle from The Age dropped a bombshell. The Swans would

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    Stay on the ball with your financial future

Stay on the ball with your financial future

Make smarter investment decisions and take control of your financial future. Can you follow simple rules and implement basic instructions? Have you got a computer and internet connection? Discover how you can make a secondary income from Forex, one of the most liquid markets in the world. At Knowledge to

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    The legal tightrope of free agency and equalisation

The legal tightrope of free agency and equalisation

Melbourne coach Paul Roos recently described free agency as “the greatest de-equalisation policy we’ve had in the last 100 years of footy”. In its third year, a regular criticism of free agency has been that it has hurt the less successful clubs by providing an easy path for their best

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    Profit but at what cost?

Profit but at what cost?

Tucked away in the far north east corner of England lies the picturesque city of Newcastle upon Tyne, more commonly known as Newcastle. Newcastle is able to boast some iconic and stunning examples of architecture, particularly being famous for its bridges that span the River Tyne. The locals are generally

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    NFL Week 5: The Comeback Edition

NFL Week 5: The Comeback Edition

Week 5 is done and dusted and it was a weekend of comebacks. Carolina, Buffalo, New York Giants, New Orleans and Cleveland all pulled off some stunning comebacks to make week 5 at least a little bit more exciting than the snoozefest of another Thursday night hammering. The Thursday night

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    The largest footy carnival in the world

The largest footy carnival in the world

This weekend there will be the largest Australian Football tournament in the world. And it wont even be held in Australia.  Its the 17th USAFL National Championships. On the line for this interview, I had  Brian Barrish, a seven year veteran of the Philadephia Hawks, and the clubs current secretary.

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Australian Footy – an International Game

Australian football at an international level is often regarded with some amusement by the association football, rugby union and rugby league crowds, primarily because of its lack of competition outside the country, and because Australia generally doesnt partake in  the international scene outside of the occasional under 18 or under

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    Diego Costa: The missing piece in Mourinho’s puzzle

Diego Costa: The missing piece in Mourinho’s puzzle

When Chelsea signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in the summer, it was a clear signal of intent from the hierarchy at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s problems last season were compounded by lacklustre finishing up front. Fernando Torres is a shadow of his former self, and Demba Ba was never the

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    Collingwood will Give Youth Chance

Collingwood will Give Youth Chance

Collingwood General Manager of List Management Derek Hine has revealed that the club intend to give their up and coming young stars a chance to show what they can do in the pre-season rather than necessarily rushing out to replace any experienced departures with like for like trades. As the

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    Bigots not confined to the AFL

Bigots not confined to the AFL

Footy has its bigots but so does the rest of society, writes footy fan and feminist Cheryl Critchley The AFL is an easy target these days. As a left-leaning feminist who loves footy and traveled interstate three times to watch Richmond this year, I’m the first to criticise the AFL

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    NFL Week 4: Raiders Coaching Job Edition

NFL Week 4: Raiders Coaching Job Edition

Well another week has passed and the Raiders have fired Dennis Allen. How he survived this long is a mystery as he has gone 8-28 in two seasons. Raiders rumoured to be hiring anyone willing to take the job. It was also the start of the bye weeks and for

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    In Liverpool’s Defence

In Liverpool’s Defence

With 90 minutes gone on the clock in the 223rd Merseyside Derby, Anfield was nervous. The Reds were hanging on to a 1 goal lead and were just two minutes away from a crucial three points. A win against your local rivals was just the tonic Liverpool needed to kick

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    Back-to-back flags for the Hawks

Back-to-back flags for the Hawks

 Sydney Swans 11.8.74 def. by Hawthorn Hawks 21.11.137 » Grand Final Match Autopsy Thread

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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