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Weekly Punt: Lions Value

Last week was an abysmal round for the Weekly Punt. Not only was it the first weekly loss, only one line came up. We can take one loss every now and again, so hopefully we will be back on the winner’s list this week.  Both Brisbane and West Coast have

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AFL Round 10 Teams

ST KILDA V RICHMOND ES – Fri Jun 01, 7:50pm St Kilda B: Jason Gram, Sam Gilbert, Tom Simpkin HB: Sean Dempster, James Gwilt, Brendon Goddard C: Nick Dal Santo, Lenny Hayes, Farren Ray HF: Jack Steven, Nick Riewoldt, Terry Milera F: Stephen Milne, Justin Koschitzke, Leigh Montagna Foll: Jason

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Blunders of the Week – Round 9

In previous years, the competition has found itself a clubhouse leader early in the year, a side which makes a breakaway from the chasing pack and is able to establish itself as a dominant side ahead of the finals. Think St Kilda and Geelong in 2009, Collingwood in 2010 and

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A little underwhelming Giants, but never fear

Everything was set. The media had done their thing, trying to spark up a rivalry between James Hird and former coach Kevin Sheedy. The builders had also done their thing, getting the new stadium prepared and ready on time. The Giants and the AFL were looking forward to a great

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Grinners and Moaners – Round 9

Grinners Richmond I’m not a believer…yet. How good is it though to have Richmond up and about? A whole generation of Tigers supporters with hope. As for the game, well, no player was a weakness. It truly was a team victory, something which has lacked from rising Tigers sides in

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Power Eclipse Suns

PORT ADELAIDE 4.4 7.7 14.14 17.16 (118) GOLD COAST 2.5 7.6 7.8 10.10 (70) Valiant Port Adelaide have beaten the out-of-form Gold Coast by 48 points at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night. Gold Coast, who re-signed under-fire coach Guy ‘Bluey’ McKenna the day before the game, went into the contest

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Blues Bounce Back

CARLTON 3.3 7.8 8.14 15.17 (107) MELBOURNE 3.4 5.7 6.10 6.13 (49) Carlton have returned to the winners list, accounting for a more competitive Melbourne by 58 points. While the final margin was quite large, it was not reflective of the whole game. For the first three quarters, Melbourne were able to

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Limp Bombers Fell Giants

Greater Western Sydney            0.5   2.9    4.11  7.11 (53) Essendon                                      3.1   8.1   13.8   18.11 (119) Essendon has recorded a mediocre 66-point win over an impressive Greater Western Sydney outfit. The Bombers did what they needed to do in order to claim the four points in what

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Dockers Dismal Day

WEST COAST   0.4   2.8   7.14   11.18 (84) FREMANTLE    1.1    3.2   3.3    5.6 (36) The West Coast Eagles have completely obliterated Fremantle by 48 points at Patersons Stadium, rendering the Dockers’ attack useless as they notched up their lowest score ever at the ground. Take nothing away from the Eagles, who

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Hayes’ Swan Song

ST KILDA                   3.1   8.7    14.14   16.15   (111)           SYDNEY SWANS       4.4   5.4     8.6      12.11   (83)      St Kilda have added further intrigue and drama to an already inconsistent AFL season by defeated

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North Hold Out Late Lions

NORTH MELBOURNE 6.4 13.8 15.8 17.10 (112) BRISBANE LIONS 3.2 5.4 11.6 15.6 (96) North Melbourne have survived another spirited comeback from one of the AFL’s cellar dwellers for the second week in a row, finishing up winners by 16 points despite leading by 52 at the half. North started

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Collingwood’s Power Finish

ADELAIDE              3.1    4.5    6.10     6.13   (49) COLLINGWOOD    3.2    5.6    5.10   10.15  (75) Collingwood recorded a five goal to none final term to defeat Adelaide by 26 points. The game was not one for highlights, but instead was marked by power contested football, returning to one-on-ones and

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Eagles to take Flight

WHERE AND WHEN: Patersons Stadium, Sunday May 27, 2.40pm LAST TIME: West Coast 8.17 (65) d Fremantle 9.10 (64), round 18, 2011 at Patersons Stadium With a legitimate chance for a top four berth for both of these clubs on the line today, the Western Derby is set to hold more importance

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‘Bruise Free’ Blues face Demons

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday May 27, 3.15pm LAST TIME: Carlton 21.8 (134) d Melbourne 7.16 (58), round 20, 2011 at the MCG The irony of today’s contest comes from the post match controversy after Carlton’s 47 point victory over Melbourne last season in which Mitch Robinson and Dennis Armfield told the

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Lions out for Kangaroo blood

North Melbourne V Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium – 27th May 2012 – 1:10PM North Melbourne will be seeking redemption for recent efforts this weekend as they take on Brisbane at Etihad Stadium this Sunday. After giving up a 34-point lead to Port Adelaide last Saturday, North Melbourne enters this game

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Richmond Roar Past Hawthorn

RICHMOND        4.4  8.8  13.9  21.11 (137) HAWTHORN       1.3  4.9  8.10  10.15 (75) Richmond has finally claimed a huge scalp by a claiming a commanding 62-point win against premiership contender Hawthorn. Jack Riewoldt (16 disposals, 6 goals) displayed the kind of form that won him a Coleman Medal in

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Bombers Target Western Front

Say what you will about the AFL’s methods for creating the yearly fixture, but they do know how to create interest and intrigue around contests, even if it is focussed on the off field drama rather than the game itself. Tonight, the storylines write themselves. The opening of Greater Western

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Cats Down Defiant Dogs

Western Bulldogs 1.1 6.2 8.5 11.9 (75) Geelong 3.5 6.9 9.9 14.11 (95) Geelong shrugged off a hungry Western Bulldogs with 20 points to spare at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. For the majority of the match it was a tight and low-scoring contest, which eventually came to suit the

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Awesome Adelaide Meet Pies

Where and When: AAMI Stadium, Saturday May 26, 7.10 pm Many thought the Crows’ massive month from Round 6 to Round 9 would be their defining point of their season. Many also thought that, coming up against Sydney in Sydney, Geelong and Carlton in Melbourne, that they would consider a

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Sydney to Stretch Saints

Where and When: Etihad Stadium, Saturday May 26th, 4:40pm Last Time: Sydney 12.10.82 d St.Kilda 8.9.56, Elimination Final, 2011 at Etihad Stadium TV: Fox Footy (live) Radio: SEN, ABC 774, 3aw, Triple M The Saturday twilight game sees Sydney travelling to Etihad Stadium to take on the Saints, in a

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Suns Need to Shine

WHERE AND WHEN: Metricon Stadium, Saturday May 26, 2.10pm LAST TIME: Gold Coast 15.14 (104) d Port Adelaide 15.11 (101), round five, 2011, at AAMI Stadium Sometimes we get lost in the chaos of it all. The emotional hurricane which football whips up often carries many away into dangerous territory, but the

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Tigers Will Be Hawks Prey

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday, May 26, 1.45pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 17.13 (115) d Richmond 6.16 (52), round three, 2011 at the MCG Richmond will continue their tough start to the season on Saturday when they face a Hawthorn side which looks to have returned to form. The Tigers are coming off

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Neeld targeting bizarre

First year coach with average list goes 0-8 with tough draw. Not exactly a story, is it? Yet the media have jumped on Mark Neeld and the Melbourne Football Club like it’s nobody’s business. Everything from having ‘lost the senior players’ to ‘choosing the wrong captains’ to ‘instituting the wrong

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Reigning Cats and Dogs at Etihad

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Friday May 25, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Geelong 23.10 (148) d Western Bulldogs 13.9 (87), round 11, 2011 at Simonds Stadium The Western Bulldogs will rate themselves a chance to inflict the Cats third straight defeat in round nine’s opening game at Etihad Stadium. The Bulldogs come into

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Blunders of the Week – Round 8

The blunders action of Round 8 started quickly on Friday Night, with the Grand Final replay between Collingwood and Geelong filled with errors at critical moments. Little did we know that it would only be the appetiser to a weekend filled with horrendously hilarious mistakes. Josh Hunt, Geelong The obvious

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Team of the Week – Round 8

Backs Martin Mattner (Sydney) – Mattner displayed the sort of effort Melbourne so desperately needs by performing selfless acts for his teammates on a number of occasions.  His run and carry of the ball was excellent also. he had 20 disposals at 90% disposal efficiency, including some quality forward 50 entries and goal assists. Brian Lake (Western

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Weekly Punt: Doubled Our Fund

Last week we tipped four out of six lines correct, and all our value bets came up. This meant we continue to beat the market on the betting lines, and in three weeks we have almost doubled our betting fund. Six lines this week and injuries have yet again influenced

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AFL Round 9 Teams

Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats Etihad – Fri May 25, 7:50pm Western Bulldogs B: Robert Murphy, Brian Lake, Ryan Hargrave HB: Daniel Cross, Mark Austin, Patrick Veszpremi C: Zephaniah Skinner, Matthew Boyd, Justin Sherman HF: Shaun Higgins, Jordan Roughead, Daniel Giansiracusa F: Luke Dahlhaus, Ayce Cordy, Mitchell Wallis Foll: William

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AFL fans flocking to Facebook to build their dream team.

Thousands of footy fans have been putting their AFL knowledge to the test on Facebook, through the fantasy game BigFooty Coach. The game allows users to pick and choose players and coaches from both the present and the past, meaning you can build a dream team of football legends to

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Grinners and Moaners Rd 8

Grinners Collingwood The Pies hung tough and fought back. Down to one on the bench and with Geelong pushing hard, they got a little bit lucky through Josh Hunt’s mistake, then sealed it through the fantastic Scott Pendlebury. Great win that stabilises them a lot. Adelaide Finals contenders, certainly. Flag

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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