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No White Knight

The Switkowski report is out, and no heads have been called for. While broad statements have been made about who should have been responsible for what, and what should and

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Responsibility in the Modern Age

You’ve read it all this week following Friday’s astonishing comeback by Essendon in Perth against the AFL’s own version of a Boa Constrictor, the Fremantle Dockers. It was a tough

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Why everyone will slide in 2013

According to the punditry, everyone will do better in 2013. This rather extraordinary exercise in groupthink has occurred holistically but, basically, everyone seems to be suggesting this year is the

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Innocence was lost a long time ago…

It has been called the blackest day in Australian sport. You have to admit it is a bit of a shocker. Revelations that the Australian Crime Commission has found evidence

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Do good clubs lose good people?

Good clubs don’t lose great people. Whatever you think of Grant Thomas, it’s hard to argue with this contention as Brendon Goddard, 2002 #1 draft pick and life member of

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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

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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,

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Greening

Godwin’s Law states that the longer an online discussion goes on, regardless of original topic, the chances that someone will

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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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Hard Line on Salary Cap

This week, the Herald Sun carried a back-page article (read here on Fox Sports) revealing a desire in some player circles,

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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

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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

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Goodbye to a Local Legend

Football clubs are made up of people. If you are ever involved in a footy club, you’ll come across these

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That’s Why They Play The Game

There’s a large number of old sayings that come to mind when thinking about the weekend of football we just

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Back to basics

Matthew Richardson thinks the taller posts makes the goals look skinnier. Welcome to what passes for expert commentary in the

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Hawks Under Pressure

We should have known better. We should have seen the warning signs. On reflection, they were there all summer. Hawthorn

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North face one direction

In every young team’s development, there comes a time when it must finally defeat a very good team; one that

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Newbies Need Resurrection

The AFL knew what it was doing when it scheduled only matches involving its two newest additions on Easter Sunday.

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The Best Teams Never to Win a Flag

History is written by the winners. While Paul Chapman’s heroics in the 2009 Grand Final have entered footballing folklore, Brendon

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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