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Saints Defeat Demons in Thriller

MELBOURNE 4.1 8.3 10.6 10.6 (66) ST KILDA 5.4 8.5 10.9 12.12 (84) A well trained Melbourne gave a professional St Kilda outfit a mighty scare last night at the MCG. Despite running out as winners by 18 points, the Saints needed a stoic last quarter to keep their lead

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Fighting Tigers Fall Short

Richmond 4.2 9.4 12.9 14.13 (97) West Coast 5.3 11.6 3.13 16.11 (107) West Coast have clinched an emphatic 10-point victory in a high-intensity contest over Richmond at Etihad Stadium. The Eagles led for the majority of the match until a tense final quarter saw the Tigers snatch the lead in a shootout, but

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Swans Deliver the Goodes

HAWTHORN            5.3     8.6     8.6     10.9   (69) SYDNEY SWANS          2.2     5.4     9.7     16.10   (106) The Sydney Swans have completed a commanding win over Hawthorn in Launceston, winning by 37 points. In what was a record breaking day for Adam Goodes, who became the Swans’ leading games record holder,

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Power Hopes to Shock Crows

Where and When: AAMI Stadium, 4:40 Sunday April 29 Showdown 32 is set to provide a great litmus test for the two South Australian sides, Adelaide are 3 and 1 but their wins have not been against tops sides, whereas Port Adelaide’s three losses have been very competitive games against

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Cats Dampen Black’s Night

GEELONG 4.1 7.5  10.6 12.7 (79) BRISBANE  LIONS 0.5 0.7 1.9 4.17 (41) Brisbane champion Simon Black would have gone into his 300th game at the Gabba tonight, comfortable in the knowledge that he’d seen and done it all over the course of a spectacular career.  One thing he is

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Hawks to Sink Swans

Where and When: Aurora Stadium, 1:10pm AEST TV and Radio: Fox Footy (Live)/SEN and ABC774 Odds: Hawthorn $1.33, Sydney $3.45 Hawthorn and Sydney will both receive big boosts to their sides coming into their Sunday clash, with club captains Luke Hodge and Adam Goodes returning to the fray for what

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Dockers Miss Blues Boat

Carlton         2.1    6.2    9.4     10.5 (65) Fremantle    1.2    3.9    4.10    7.15 (57) The fortress of Paterson’s stadium has been successfully besieged by the Blues, who fought off a last minute counter-attack by the Dockers to take home an 8-point victory. It was a scrappy, low-scoring affair and Fremantle will be

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Soaring Eagles Hunt Tigers

Where: Etihad Stadium, 3.15pm, Sunday 29th April TV: Channel 7 & Fox Sports 1 from 3pm Radio: 3AW. Triple M Odds: Richmond $3.40, West Coast $1.42, Line Richmond +20.5 Richmond’s rough draw continues with yet another top four contender in West Coast. The Eagles looked somewhat vulnerable in their low-scoring

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Cats Clash With Hungry Lions

Geelong have won 9 of their last 10 encounters against the Brisbane Lions since 2007 and considering that one loss contained many omissions from the Cats’ best 22, they have utterly dominated the Lions in recent times. However, things have changed. The Lions last year matched it with the Cats

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North to Eclipse Suns

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Saturday April 28, 4.40pm TV & RADIO: SEN, ABC 774, Triple M BETTING: North Melbourne $1.01, Gold Coast $17. Line North -81.5 points It feels like only yesterday that North Melbourne, or Kangaroos supporters as they were known then, were divided on the prospect of

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Weekly Punt: Richmond underrated

Welcome to our first weekly punt. Each week we’ll give you some valuable insights into the AFL betting market and give you the punter, the edge that you need. Our value bet this week is Richmond on the line. For the last three weeks the betting market has underrated Richmond

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Blues Take To Wild West

WHERE AND WHEN: Patersons Stadium, Friday April 27, 6.45pm LAST TIME: Fremantle 12.13 (85) lost to Carlton 16.19 (115), round 21, 2011 at Patersons Stadium The Dockers and the Blues have given us very different insights into the type of sides they’ll be come September. They have both threatened and shown glimpses

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Pies Record Memorable Win

Collingwood 2.4 | 5.6 | 9.8 | 11.14.80 Essendon 1.3 | 3.6 | 7.8 | 11.13.79 The day is for our memory. The contest will be one to remember. Desperation and tiredness, as well as Dane Swan, ruled the day. The Magpies win by a point, but the game itself

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Dons’ Run to Meet End

If, at the start of the year, someone had declared that on the eve on the ANZAC Day match, the sides would be entering with a 4-0 and 2-2 record, you’d probably would have nodded your head in agreement and thought, ‘seems obvious enough’. If they then told you Essendon

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Team of the Week – Rd 4

Backs: Eric Mackenzie (West Coast) – Mackenzie performed honourably on Buddy for the majority of the night. His shut-down role clearly frustrated Buddy, who had seven free kicks against and 1 goal 6 behinds. Mackenzie was also involved in a lot of play and gathered 27 touches, second only to Kerr for

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End the Anzac Day duopoly

I will be watching the Anzac Day game tomorrow. This may seem like a statement of the obvious to many but the reality is, the Anzac Day game for me is a take it or leave it affair. There’s a few reasons for this. One is that of all the

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Blunders of the Week – Rd 4

We’ve noticed something seriously alarming here at Blunders of the Week. We’re trying to point these mistakes out in order to help the players improve on a weekly basis, yet they are simply getting worse. The errors are becoming more critical and are having a serious impact on deciding the

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5 Steps to Successful International Recruitment

Recruitment in any area of life is an inexact science. Recruitment of AFL players is more inexact still. The recruitment of international rookies presents AFL recruiters with perhaps their biggest challenge. Trying to unearth a potential AFL star from another sporting code who has no experience of Australian life or

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Grinners and Moaners

Grinners: Ross Lyon Gee, that probably felt really good. Fremantle A win in Melbourne. Moreover, a win in Melbourne where they really didn’t look too flash early on. The Dockers fought at it and pushed through. The man mountain Aaron Sandilands dominated, and they ultimately walked away from Etihad with

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Tweet Talk Gives Direction

Back in the day, a footballer would turn up to training every day, maybe have a word to the media if they were in-form, play a match on the weekend and retire home…but not any more. With the institutionalisation of Twitter in Australia, football players can now speak their respective

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Swans Starting to Threaten

SYDNEY SWANS:       5.5    9.7    14.9    17.11 (113) NORTH MELBOURNE:    1.3    6.7    7.11    10.17 (77)   Sydney have made a better start to the year than their 2005 premiership season, and their best overall since 1998 with a comfortable win at the SCG against the on-the-rise Kangaroos.

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Magpies extinguish Power

COLLINGWOOD 7.5 8.8 13.11 14.13 (97) PORT ADELAIDE 2.2 5.7 8.8 10.13 (73) Collingwood has given their faltering season a timely boost with a four-goal win against Port Adelaide on Saturday. The improving Power took the game on against a Collingwood side that was missing 11 Premiership players, but the

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Cats Scrape Past Tigers

It was less than convincing, but Geelong bounced back from adversity to record a morale-boosting win over Richmond by 10 points on Sunday, 11.9 (75) to 9.11 (65). The Cats welcomed the Simonds Stadium home crowd with four points and the unfurling of last year’s premiership flag, but not without

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Bulldogs Bite Back

MELBOURNE                   1.5   3.8     7.10     9.13   (67) WESTERN BULLDOGS     3.2   6.5    10.7   13.10   (88)   The Western Bulldogs have claimed their first win for 2012, accounting for Melbourne in a fiery contest by 21 points at the

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Contest Crucial for Swans

Sydney and North Melbourne are set to face-off in what will likely be an incredibly tight and tough affair at the SCG today. Both sides’ lead-up form has been exceptional, with Sydney undefeated and the Kangaroos only losing narrowly to another perfect side in Essendon. Last week, the Kangaroos controlled

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Dogs Should Conquer Demons

Sunday’s final game sees a terrific clash of two clubs on the edge of their seasons falling away to disaster. It’s only Round 4, and both the Bulldogs and Demons are winless at the bottom of the table. Injuries and suspensions to key personnel have faulted a start to a

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Duel of the Felines

Where: Simonds Stadium, Sunday April 22, 1pm TV: Fox Footy, 1pm Radio: 3AW, Triple M Odds: Geelong $1.18, Richmond $5.75, Line Richmond +34.5 The unfurling of the 2011 Premiership flag for Geelong could have come under better circumstances, instead, they are 1-2 and possibly staring down the barrel. While no

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Eagles Prevail In Scrappy Contest

West Coast: 0.8 0.12 2.16 5.21 (51) Hawthorn: 0.4 2.7 3.13 5.16 (46) West Coast have held on in what was a sloppy but incredibly tense contest, defeating the Hawks by five points at Subiaco. It was one of the most inaccurate contests in recent memory, with the two teams combining for

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Brown Boots 500 as Lions Reign

BRISBANE LIONS    3.3    7.4    12.5    17.9 (111) GOLD COAST             2.4    5.8     5.9    6.10 (46) Brisbane have won the third QClash by 65 points thanks to a 10 goal to one second half which saw Lions captain Jonathan Brown kick his 500th league goal. The Suns had the best of

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Bombers Launch Surprise Attack

CARLTON       4.4     4.7       5.12      11.13   (79)                   ESSENDON     3.6    8.11     12.17    15.19   (109)       Essendon have come back from a disappointing performance in round 3 in the best way possible, comfortably accounting for premiership fancies Carlton in front of 73,000 fans at the MCG. For the past thirty

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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