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Sydney take the flag after a Grand Final epic

HAWTHORN                4.5     4.6    9.10    11.15   (81) SYDNEY SWANS         1.4      7.4      10.5     14.7    (91)   Sydney are the 2012 premiers, triumphing over Hawthorn in an absolute epic in front of 99,683 passionate AFL fans. Ryan O’Keefe took the Norm Smith medal as best on ground, but

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4 reasons the Hawks can win, and why none of those reasons matter

Well, it’s here. Grand Final Day. It’s been a spectacular 2012 and there’s no reason to expect that isn’t going to stop now, with two closely matched sides poised to fight out what will hopefully be a cracker at the MCG this afternoon. But what will be the difference for

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Geelong send off David Wojcinski in style – The VFL Wrap Grand Final

BigFooty News runs a quick weekly wrap-up of the Victorian Football League. Finals Week 4 Port Melbourne 11.9 (75) defeated by Geelong Cats 14.24 (108) Grand Final Etihad Stadium, 2:30PM Sunday 23 September The time had finally come. Etihad Stadium was to host the 2012 VFL Grand Final between the two

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Weekly Punt: Take Hawks and Rioli

Check out the Hawks Google Event: https://plus.google.com/events/ccs2q773hv1l0cvdleabkc0q7gc If you had taken the Hawks and Swans betting lines this year you would have done very well but not as well as The Weekly Punt. For those that have read all year I’m sure you pleased with having more than quadrupled the

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Grand Final Teams, Stats and Matchups

2012 AFL Grand Final Preview – Hawthorn vs. Sydney 2:30pm Saturday 29thSeptember @ MCG – Weather: 14°C – Showers Guest writer Conca Truck gives us his thoughts on the Grand Final. After 206 games in season 2012 it all come down to this last one. The biggest game of the

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The Kennedy midfield crisis, Lance and the Big Dance – Grand Final Preview

AFL Grand Final Sydney Vs Hawthorn Saturday, September 29th, 2012 MCG, 2:30pm One of the eagerly awaited and evenly matched grand finals of recent times sees season-long premiership favourites Hawthorn take on the perennially underrated Swans. An irresistible battle of attack versus defence awaits on that ‘one day in September’.

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The 2012 AFL Punter Awards

More eagerly awaited than a “WOWEE” from Brian Taylor… More wonderfully articulated than an elocution course conducted by Andrew Demetriou… Fairer than Adelaide’s fixture… It’s the 2012 edition of everyone’s favourite awards – The Punter Awards! The Aunty Jack Award for best ability to “Rip Your Bloody Arms Off” To Chris Judd,

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Congratulations Jobe! Now close this joke medal down

Jobe Watson is a worthy winner of the Brownlow medal. He plays hard but fair. He is courageous and he leads by example. And in the dog days of Essendon’s season, when his teammates looked liked they had given up the ghost, Jobe just kept on keeping on. So I

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Grand Final telecast: why no HD Mr Channel Seven?

Why is it that we can watch lawn bowls in high definition in this country but, unless you are willing to cough up for pay TV, you won’t be able to watch a live HD telecast of the Grand Final of the largest and most popular sport in the land?

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2012 Brownlow Preview

The 2012 Brownlow Medal looks to be one of the most open in recent years, with up to nine players considered legitimate chances. As always we expect it to primarily be a midfielder’s award. The shortest price you’ll find for a big man at Sportsbet is ruckman Dean Cox at

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Grand Final Awaits Sensational Swans

Sydney 13.18.96 Collingwood 10.10.70 One game remains for Sydney, who humbled a disappointing Collingwood by 26 points on their way to the 2012 AFL Grand Final. The Swans Sydney were switched on from the start, intent on ending their 10 game loosing streak against Collingwood. Their game plan was clear, win the contested

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Hawks squeeze past Crows into Grand Final

Hawthorn 13.9.97 def Adelaide  14.8.92 Hawthorn have survived the mother of all scares to win through to the 2012 AFL Grand Final, beating Adelaide in the 1st Preliminary Final, 13.19.97 to 14.8.92 at the MCG Saturday. Hawthorn will play Sydney next week for the 2012 flag. Heavily favoured to win during the

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Port and the Cats win through to the big one – The VFL Wrap Finals Week 3

BigFooty News runs a quick weekly wrap-up of the Victorian Football League. Finals Week 3 Port Melbourne 12.15 (87) defeated Williamstown 7.11 (53) Preliminary Final 1 North Port Oval, 2.10PM Saturday 15th September These two are the most traditional teams in the league. The Seagulls had won their way through via

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Hawthorn’s forward-line nightmare to be too much for battered Crows

Hawthorn v Adelaide WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday September 22, 5.15pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 21.14 (140) d Adelaide 12.12 (84), round three, 2012 at the MCG THE LOWDOWN Adelaide may have proven their credentials to the football world with a hard fought semi-final victory against the Fremantle Dockers last weekend,

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Streak looms large over Swans, Pies Preliminary

Sydney v Collingwood Preliminary Final Friday, 21st September, 2012 ANZ Stadium, 7:50pm Sydney last beat Collingwood, then placed bottom of the ladder, in round 13 2005 as they were on their way to their historic drought breaking premiership. The Pies have won the eleven clashes between the two sides since

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Weekly Punt: Hawks and Swans Best Bets

The pointy end of the season has finally arrived and when it comes to predicting which two teams will be at the big dance next week it basically comes down to a few simple things; who are best two teams this year, who has had the week off, who has

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All Un-Australian – The Worst 22 in the AFL 2012

The criteria for this list of the worst possible footy team of 2012 players were no first year players and a minimum of 10 games played for the year. We mostly stuck with that, but a few special exceptions were made. Thanks to the dozens and dozens of people who

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Weapon of Mass Destruction hits The Hangar: Essendon 2012 Review

Ladder position: 11th Win/loss: 11 wins, 11 losses, 100.05% Season More so than any in living memory, Essendon’s 2012 was a season of two halves. The Bombers were the talk of the AFL and sitting 8-3 at the half way mark, only to see their list fall apart at the

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Scorpions go out in straight sets – The VFL Wrap Finals Week 2

BigFooty News runs a quick weekly wrap-up of the Victorian Football League. Finals Week 2 Casey Scorpions 5.8 (38) defeated by Williamstown 11.9 (75) Semi Final 1 Casey Fields, 2PM Saturday 8th September Casey put in another shocking performance at their home ground to get knocked out in straight sets.

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Crows advance in thriller

  ADELAIDE 1.3 4.7 8.9 12.9 (81) FREMANTLE 4.1 7.2 8.4 11.5 (71) The Adelaide Crows have finally hushed all naysayers, coming back from a 29 point deficit to record an outstanding third quarter surge and hard fought 10 point victory at AAMI Stadium on Friday night. Key forward Taylor

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Tough footy wins finals

Collingwood v West Coast Semi-Finals 2012 COLLINGWOOD    3.4   4.5    8.10   10.13 (73) WEST COAST         5.1    6.4   7.6      9.6 (60) This, and other obvious statements are available thanks to one Brian Taylor of Channel 7. Collingwood, however, managed after a stutter last week to get the word tough truly defined to

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Trololol or: Why sports stars need to toughen up

Trolling is all the rage these days. A woman called Charlotte Dawson, who whose existence I was blissfully unaware of until she managed to get herself in a “Twitter War” – there’s few lamer phrases going around – with a bunch of people, including someone who should know better. Dawson

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On the Grass – AFL Semi-Finals 2012

Semi-Finals time, and a sad week as the footy community mourns the death of John McCarthy. There have been suggestions that the AFL put on a John McCarthy Cup in a Power vs Magpies round 1 match: https://www.facebook.com/JohnMcCarthyCup, as well as a Facebook page floating the idea that Port Adelaide players

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Kick it to the S#!t House – Review

‘Kick it to the S#!T HOUSE’, compiled by Michael Winkler and prefaced by Dennis Cometti, is a book that is charming in its unabashed rudeness. Boldly stating that it contains ‘Great Australian Sporting Quotes’, ‘Kick it’ is a veritable smorgasbord of compiled gems from some of the great national sporting

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Weekly Punt: Straight Sets Unlikely

The Weekly Punt had an excellent season so far this year in beating the betting market, but last week’s performance in tipping Geelong on the line and our multi-bet were way off the mark. It was the first time The Weekly Punt did not make profit in consecutive weeks but

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Western Bulldogs still shaky off the field

At the end of this month, one side will be celebrating the success of a premiership. Will it be Collingwood, West Coast, Hawthorn or Sydney? One thing for certain though, is obviously that it won’t be the Western Bulldogs. They’ve only won one premiership in their history; 1954. Their best

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Fremantle to continue their finals fairytale

Semi Final Adelaide vs Fremantle AAMI Stadium Friday, 14 September 6:40pm Adelaide come into the game against the best defensive unit in the AFL after being held to 42 points by the Swans, who with their strangling, tight and contested footy rushed the Crows into wasting their opportunities. Fremantle somewhat

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Eagles to soar, Pies to fly, will the 17-year curse go bye bye?

  WHERE AND WHEN:The MCG, Saturday 15 September, 7.45pm LAST TIME: West Coast 15.17 (107) d Collingwood 8.10 (58), round 22, 2012, at Patersons Stadium THE LOWDOWN Two of the biggest clubs in the AFL do battle at the MCG on Saturday night, with both having remarkably similar seasons. They

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Signs of life in the Den: Brisbane Lions 2012 Season Review

With the demons of Fevola buried, the Brisbane Lions are showing signs of life once again. Ladder Position: 13th Win-Loss and Percentage: 10-12, 91.01% The Season In a season that surpassed any realistic expectations, the Brisbane Lions have well and truly shown signs that they’re on the way back. Ten wins

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Nick Maxwell to sit out for two matches – Match Review Panel Report Round 22

Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell has been offered a two-match ban by the AFL Match Review Panel for engaging in rough conduct with Hawthorn’s Paul Puopolo during Friday Night’s First Qualifying Final. The charge was graded as a level three offence which equates to 325 demerit points and a three match

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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