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AFL unable to act on McLean tanking claims

“[Bailey] was saying it was all in the category of development etc. – his players were always trying and [there was] never any intent to lose.” – Adrian Anderson, August

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Scott Thompson escapes conviction – Match Review Panel Round 18 2012

Adelaide’s midfield superstar Scott Thompson remains in contention for the AFL’s most prestigious award, the Brownlow Medal, after his high bump on Geelong’s Steve Johnson was cleared of being malicious.

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Saints Push on for Finals

St Kilda have kept their finals hopes for 2012 alive with a commanding 76 point victory over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday. In star player Brendan Goddard’s 200th game the

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Grinners and Moaners Round 18

Grinners Geelong The chase is on. It could be scoffed at earlier in the year when it was suggested that a side could win the flag from outside the top

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Fremantle Fail to Capitalise

PORT ADELAIDE 1.2 1.3 2.7 6.12 (48) FREMANTLE 5.2 6.7 9.9 11.9 (75) In front of a meagre crowd, just short of 15,000; Fremantle has kept its increasingly slim finals

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Lions Crushed

WEST COAST             7.4   11.5  17.6    28.7  (175) BRISBANE LIONS     2.0    5.2    7.3     12.5   (77) The last time these two sides met, Brisbane stunned the Eagles with a last gasp goal

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Late McLean Sinks Tigers

CARLTON      4.2    7.5   10.11  14.11   (95)                  RICHMOND   5.2   5.7    8.11    13.13  (91)          It was almost accidental, but a goal to Brock McLean late in the game sealed a four-point victory

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Pies inflict Giant Defeat

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY    3.4     5.4        6.11     7.12 (54) COLLINGWOOD                               7.5    13.11    17.14   26.18 (174) Travis Cloke has responded to a week of heavy speculation in

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Slick Swans Smash Suns

GOLD COAST              2.1       5.2       7.4       8.6 (54) SYDNEY SWANS        6.3       8.7       16.9     19.12 (126) Once again Suns captain Gary Ablett has produced a masterclass yet has still been powerless to

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North on the Up

North Melbourne   5.4   9.6   15.10   19.13 (127) Melbourne              1.2     5.5     7.5     11.7 (73) North Melbourne have consolidated their grasp on

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Saints Look to September

The Saints have strayed from the script, hoping to write a quick fast-track to the dizzing high’s of 2009 and

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Adelaide hunted down by Cats

GEELONG                 4.3 | 9.7 | 10.10 | 15.12 (102) ADELAIDE                3.2 | 4.4 | 9.8 | 11.9

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Power out to Prevent Freo’s Push

Where and When: AAMI Stadium, Sunday 29 July, 12:40 pm It’s another game set to shape up the bottom half

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Swans to roost in Suns’ perch

WHERE AND WHEN: Metricon Stadium, Saturday July 28, 7.40pm LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 15.16 (106) d Gold Coast 4.12 (36),

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Roos Will Roll On

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Saturday July 28, 2.10pm North Melbourne will look to sure up their spot in the top

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Hawks Demolish Dismal Dons

ESSENDON      1.4     3.7      9.11      12.14 (86) HAWTHORN    8.5    14.9    20.15    27.18 (180) Hawthorn have further enhanced their

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Box Hill with Hodge romp it in – VFL Wrap Round 17

BigFooty News will be running a quick weekly wrap-up of the Victorian Football League. The VFL was formed as the VFA

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Let the Games Begin

The Australian sports fan’s quadrennial interest in random sports like European Handball and Judo is about to kick off again.

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On the Grass – AFL Round 18

CHAT and LIVE BLOG @ 7:30 TONIGHT Round 18 Teams Win a Footy Book Get your Tips in! Play BigFooty

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Cats to Pounce

Geelong v Adelaide Simonds Stadium – Saturday 28 July – 1:45PM Adelaide will be looking to consolidate a top two

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A Pie in the sky hope

GWS v Collingwood SKODA Stadium – Saturday 28 July – 4:40PM Collingwood will be after a vital percentage boost when

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Two teams black and blue

Carlton vs Richmond MCG, Saturday 28 July, 7:40pm This round 18 clash looms much larger than just the four points

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Hawthorn set to blow Bombers away

Essendon v Hawthorn Etihad Stadium – Friday 27 July – 7:50PM Hawthorn will be vying for blood when they meet

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Weekly Punt: Take GWS Line

Last week was the first time we didn’t profit after a hattrick of positive results the previous three weeks. In

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AFL Round 18 Teams

ESSENDON V HAWTHORN ES – Fri Jul 27, 7:50pm Essendon B: Mark Baguley, Jake Carlisle, Kyle Hardingham HB: Courtenay Dempsey,

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Team of the Week – Round 17

Forwards Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) – Lewis took the opportunity to play a more prominent role in the forward line this week. He

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Grinners and Moaners – Round 17

As the writing super sub, I’m coming in this week with my look at who were the big winners and

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The Ziebell conundrum – how to keep the AFL physical but safe

The AFL has a love/hate relationship with Jack Ziebell. Please keep reading! This isn’t a whinge about Ziebell’s suspension last

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Howe leaps straight to the Tribunal – Match Review Panel Round 17 2012

Melbourne high-flyer Jeremy Howe will face the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night after the Match Review Panel bypassed his case.

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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