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Confessions of a booer

    Confessions of a booer

Confessions of a booer

My name is Chris and I am a booer. An unthinking and naïve booer, not a malicious one, but a booer all the same. I didn’t go to Subiaco Oval on Sunday with the intention of booing Adam Goodes.  Truth be told I hadn’t given it any thought prior to

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    Looks like the 2015 flag is ours – AFL fan wrap-up, Round 18

Looks like the 2015 flag is ours – AFL fan wrap-up, Round 18

BigFooty forum members react to their teams results in from AFL round 18. Not many Adam Goodes or indigenous player references in here – try the thread for your fix of that. Friday, July 31 Hawthorn 7.11.53 def by Richmond 10.11.71 “Looks like 2015 flag is ours. Last 3 times

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    The booing Adam Goodes forum thread makes my brain hurt.

The booing Adam Goodes forum thread makes my brain hurt.

This forum thread makes my brain hurt. Goodes wasn’t booed on a mass scale after he did something dirty or got suspended. Goodes wasn’t booed after a run of dubious free kicks. Goodes wasn’t booed after his brownlow win. Can we dispense with the ducking and weaving and at least

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    Lions beat out Carlton in thrilling finish… AFL round 17 fan wrap-up

Lions beat out Carlton in thrilling finish… AFL round 17 fan wrap-up

Does anyone stand a chance against Hawthorn? Friday, July 24 Carlton 4.11.35 def by Hawthorn 27.11.173 (ES) (N) “If this isn’t rock bottom, the people running the joint have no idea.” “Admittedly, Carlton’s first choice centre half forward line – pictured below – were out for the night, and that

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    The last time Carlton beat Hawthorn, their current coach played for Hawthorn… Fans thoughts on AFL Round 17

The last time Carlton beat Hawthorn, their current coach played for Hawthorn… Fans thoughts on AFL Round 17

BigFooty members talk round 17 – best matches, who to watch, what to expect. Check out this week’s Official BigFooty Podcast, too. Messy and Wook cover all the issues of the week in gory detail. Friday, July 24 Carlton vs. Hawthorn (ES) (N) “We’re quickly running out of players…” “The

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    Round 16 Fan Wrap-Up

Round 16 Fan Wrap-Up

A quick selection of fan comments on the weekend’s matches. All Club Boards » North Melbourne 14.9.93 def Essendon 9.14.68 North Melbourne BoomerFan99 – Why is Duck so negative? DesertRoo – Duck wants us to win a premiership, he’s just telling it like it is. We should’ve beaten them by

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    AFL Round 16 Previews and Match Threads

AFL Round 16 Previews and Match Threads

For your Friday arvo reading, a selection of preview threads for the AFL matches in round 16. Right now: North v Essendon main board gameday thread will be up soon. Check out this week’s Official BigFooty Podcast, too. Mike, Messy, Seppo and Wook cover all the issues of the week

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    Round 11 Fan Wrap-Up

Round 11 Fan Wrap-Up

Supporters give their opinions on round 11. Swear words have mostly been ****ed out. Visit the Gameday Threads for the matches as they happened. Port Adelaide 11.3(69) def by Geelong Cats 14.8(92) June 12, Adelaide Oval Port Adelaide I’m devastated. 2 1/2 hour drive home, get home at 1am and

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    Chris Judd retires – Fans pay tribute.

Chris Judd retires – Fans pay tribute.

A summary of fan tributes by BigFooty member Arm2Leg. View The Full Chris Judd Tribute Thread I’ll remember him for his West Coast days. Won the Brownlow just weeks after his 21st birthday, led his side to a terrific Premiership the following year, and was the spearhead of the most

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    The Malthouse Departure

The Malthouse Departure

David O’Callaghan – BigFooty moderator Gone Critical – gives his view of the Malthouse departure. Adapted by the author from a post in the Malthouse Sacked discussion thread. The Board at Carlton can be accused of a number of collective sins in recent years. One terrible choice in hindsight was

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    Round 8 Recap

Round 8 Recap

Without dwelling too much on Carlton, Round 8 2015 drew the curtain on the longest and one of the most decorated coaching careers of all time. It began at Footscray, ended at Carlton, and spent most of it’s time at Collingwood. But the Malthouse legacy will forever be synonymous with

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    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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1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle171520127.160
2 Eagles West Coast171331154.454
3 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn171250164.248
4 Sydney Swans Sydney171250115.948
5 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs171160113.144
6 Richmond Tigers Richmond171160112.444
7 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne171070107.240
8 Geelong Cats Geelong16970102.438
9 Adelaide Crows Adelaide16970102.238
10 GWS Giants GWS17980100.336
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood17890111.332
12 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide17890102.932
13 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda17611087.424
14 Melbourne Demons Melbourne17611080.924
15 Essendon Bombers Essendon17512076.120
16 Carlton FC Carlton17314065.212
17 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast1721417410
18 Brisbane Lions Brisbane17215062.78