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Essendon set to demolish Dogs

Where: Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm, Satuday 30th June TV: Channel 7 and Fox Sports 1 from 7.30pm Radio: ABC774, 3AW, Triple M Odds: Essendon $1.22, Western Bulldogs $4.50, Line Bulldogs +28.5 Essendon take on the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium, and the battle of the midfields will be something to see. The Bulldogs’ captain Matthew

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Giants’ Chance For Redemption

WHERE AND WHEN: ANZ Stadium, Saturday June 30, 7.40pm LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 14.16 (100) d Greater Western Sydney 5.7 (37), round one, 2012 at ANZ Stadium The Greater Western Sydney Giants return to the scene of their AFL debut to play the Sydney Swans, the side who first beat them, and

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The Suns won’t shine in the Wild West

WHERE AND WHEN: Patersons Stadium, Saturday June 30, 2.40pm LAST TIME: West Coast 13.7 (86) d Gold Coast 10.7 (67), round 11, 2011, at Patersons Stadium   The West Coast Eagles face an entirely different beast after last weekend’s top of the table clash with Collingwood, coming up against a bottom of

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Magpies Search For 10 In A Row.

Collingwood have established themselves as a force. Last year’s stumble to the line and change of coach has re-invigorated a group that has been repeatedly cut down by injury: the signs are good and the confidence is high. After round three’s debacle against a rampaging Carlton, two months ago, all

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Hawks and Blues set to Define their year

WHERE AND WHEN: The MCG, Friday June 29, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Carlton 8.18 (66) def by Hawthorn 10.18 (78), round 22, 2011 at Etihad Stadium Tonight’s contest at the MCG appears set to become season defining for both clubs, with the respective chances of Carlton and Hawthorn relying upon a strong performance

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Weekly Punt: Geelong Bet of the Round

Last week the Weekly Punt posted a loss. Again it was not a major setback as we still managed two out of five lines, and of the three line bets that didn’t come up, in all those games the line was covered in the last quarter. A kick, or a

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The VFL Wrap – Round 13 2012

BigFooty News will be running a quick weekly wrap up of the Victorian Football League. The VFL was formed as the VFA in 1877 and was renamed the former in 1995. It took on its current status in 2000, as the reserves league to the Victorian AFL clubs, as well as

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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet?

At its worst social media is like giving an idiot a megaphone and putting them in the middle of Federation Square. They will shout their every thought for everyone to hear whether they like it or not. Unfortunately for Brock McLean he experienced it at its worst and from multiple

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This is the way the Salary Cap is meant to work

Collingwood are facing a salary squeeze. While St Kilda keep annoucing the signing of some of their mid-range players, almost everyone expects Brendon Goddard to be left with nowhere to sit when the music stops at the end of this year. Carlton can’t afford to address their list needs because

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3 Things You Should Know For Your Great Gabba Getaway – Press Release

If you’re an AFL fanatic, you’ll know that there’s nothing better than travelling to the grounds of an opposing team and cheering on your side as they thrash the home team. Since the beginning of Brisbane football, when a new era of AFL began and the mighty Brisbane Bears took

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Scully Signage Should Stand Strong

Kevin Sheedy built this game up. The AFL website read ‘Melbourne 1, Scully 0′. The media constantly talked about the return of Scully, speculating on the kind of reception he’d get (clue: it was very poor). If you listened to the game, despite a low 20,000 in attendance, you could

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Dees Get Last Laugh

MELBOURNE 6.1 11.4 18.8 20.15 (135) GWS 5.1 6.2 6.2 9.3 (57) The much anticipated return of Tom Scully to the MCG to face his old team came to an anti climactic result as Melbourne cruised to a 78 point win. The animosity towards Scully from the Demons fans was

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Roos hopping after breakthrough win

NORTH MELBOURNE   6.6   10.10   13.14   17.19 (121) ADELAIDE                        3.2      4.5     9.8      13.11 (89) North Melbourne have silenced the critics by storming to a 32 point win over the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium. Daniel Wells was at his classy best for North while Ryan Bastinac was great in the

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Hot Pies burn off Eagles

COLLINGWOOD    3.5    6.6    11.10    12.13 (85) WEST COAST          2.3    7.6      9.7     12.10 (82) Collingwood has climbed to the top of the AFL ladder after defeating a gallant West Coast by three points at the MCG. The Pies were taken to the very verge of defeat but where

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Lions Roaring as they Honour Past Greats

WESTERN BULLDOGS     2.3    5.6    5.10    7.14  (56) BRISBANE LIONS              6.1    8.5    12.5    18.6  (114) On a night in which Brisbane would celebrate club greats in their inaugural Hall of Fame night, the Lions produced an effort to make the old Fitzroy and Bears players proud with a 58

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Sheriff Hurley’s Six-Shooter Sees Dons win the West

Essendon 5.2. | 10.4. | 13.5. | 17.11. (113) Fremantle 6.1. | 8.2. | 14.4 | 14.5 (89) A starring performance from young forward Michael Hurley saw Essendon storm home to a 24-point win over Fremantle. The final scoreboard did not reflect a tight, hard-fought contest, however Essendon’s superiority running

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Melbourne out for revenge against the Giants

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday, June 24, 3.15pm LAST TIME: First meeting     The Demons have a strong chance of recording their second win on Sunday against AFL newcomers Greater Western Sydney, but will need to be on their toes to avoid what would be a horror loss to

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Everitt Nails Matchwinner As Sydney Surge

Sydney 7.0 8.2 10.6 12.8 (80) Geelong 1.1 3.2 6.6 11.8 (74) It took a last-ditch roost from super-sub Andrejs Everitt, but the Swans clawed their way over the line in an important victory over Geelong at the SCG. With just over a minute to go, Everitt, who replaced the

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Dogs and Lions Seek To End Winter of Discontent

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Saturday June 23, 1.40pm LAST TIME: Western Bulldogs 19.9 (123) d Brisbane Lions 6.9 (45), round two, 2011 at Etihad Stadium For a side that starts to lose to touch with the pack at the halfway point of the year, it becomes not only disillusioning for fans,

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Cats and Swans Battle for the Double Chance

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Friday June 22, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 15.9 (99) d Geelong 12.14 (86), round 23, 2011 at Simonds Stadium With things tightening up at the top end of the ladder, it’s matches like these that gain that little bit extra required in order to turn them into

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Kangaroos find some Sun

NORTH MELBOURNE    1.5    3.12    7.17    11.21 (87) GOLD COAST                  1.3      4.3       7.5     12.8 (80) Despite a herculean effort from Suns skipper Gary Ablett, the Kangaroos have held on to win by seven points at Metricon Stadium. Ablett finished with 42 disposals, 18 contested, 10 clearances at 81% disposal

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Mouth Watering Clash for Footy Purists

Where and When: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Saturday June 23rd, 4:40pm Weather: Min 4, Max 12 – Cloudy. Scattered showers until evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Last Time: Qualifying Final 2011 – Collingwood 12.10.82 d West Coast 9.8.62 TV and Radio: Fox Footy, SEN, ABC 774, 3aw & Triple M

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Weekly Punt: Plenty of Value This Week

Last week we followed a good week of line betting with the previous poor week. We have now tripled our fund since the initiation of the Weekly Punt back in round 5. This week we have found plenty of value on the line to further increase our funds. Why The

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The End of Sledging?

If you had the DeLorean from Back to the Future, went back 30 years and asked your average footy fan whether he would live to see a player suspended by their own club for something that the player said to an opponent, the answer probably would have been no. Sledging

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The VFL Wrap – Round 12 2012

BigFooty News will be running a quick weekly wrap up of the Victorian Football League. The VFL was formed as the VFA in 1877 and was renamed the former in 1995. It took on its current status in 2000, as the reserves league to the Victorian AFL clubs, as well as

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There’s A Level of Hell Reserved For Footy Journos (And I Want To Join Them).

“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.”  – ALLEN GINSBERG Football journalists, football fans and most importantly the next generation of journalists must take heed of the words by the great Beat Poet.  We must continue

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Mid-Season AFL Review

After round 12, all 18 clubs in the competition will have played at least 11 games of footy, marking the midway point of the year. This is the perfect opportunity to review how well the clubs are travelling. Note: Only the first 11 games for a club will be taken

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Grinners and Moaners: Midyear Edition

With all teams now at the halfway point of the season, plus with the bye rounds being almost as demotivating as watching Gold Coast lose on 50m penalties, it’s time to see where the competition is at. Grinners Adelaide The Crows are beginning set the world on fire. Their only

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Dogs Cruise Home

WESTERN BULLDOGS       3.6     5.10   9.16    13.17 (95) PORT ADELAIDE                 1.0       4.4      7.6       8.9 (57) The Western Bulldogs have paid tribute to club and AFL legend Charlie Sutton by defeating Port Adelaide by 38 points in comfortable fashion at Etihad Stadium. The

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Hawthorn Too Strong In Wet

HAWTHORN 4.6 8.12 12.19 19.21 (135)  BRISBANE LIONS 6.1 7.2 8.2 11.4 (70) Hawthorn have overcome a dogged Brisbane Lions outfit on a wet and soggy MCG to record their third big win in a row. The Hawks kicked 19.21.135 to Brisbane’s 11.4.70, although it was never as easy as

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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