News Update 21/10/2013

The Australian Indigenous side has been defeated in the first test against Ireland after an Australain fightback failed in the final term. The Irish won by 22 points 57-35, leaving Australia needing to win by 23 points or more in the second test. You can see Highlights from the test

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AFL News Update – 10/10/2013

The Lions board woes continue with Lions lawyers advising the club that Matthews is ineligble to stand for the Board after not meeting the membership conditions set out in the constitution. In the meantime Brisbane members have reached the numbers required for an Emergency General Meeting, but the deadline for

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AFL news as it happened – 08/10/2013

Lance Franklins nine year, ten million dollar deal has been approved by the League, despite the reservations of the Commission.  AFL Deputy CEO Gillon Mclachlan told AFL Trade Radio that “It’s such an extraordinary risk in many respects that the Sydney Swans board has taken. I know a number of

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AFL news as it happens – 7/10/2013

The Tigers have pounced on the first day of Trade Week 2o13 striking a deal with Carlton for ruckman Shaun Hampson. The Queenslander, who was drafted in 2007 with pick #17 will be traded to Richmond after 63 games with the Blues in return for pick #28. Richmond list manager,

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Top 10 Goals to Win The Game After The Siren

It’s the classic boyhood dream. You’re playing for your team. Grand Final. You’ve marked it. Siren sounds. You line up… GOAL! You’ve won the premiership and you’re forever a hero. Although interestingly, in over 100 years of the VFL/AFL, not one Grand Final has been decided with a kick after

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Top 10 Surprise Packages

Every year there’s a few bolters. A few guys who just make you sit up and go ‘whoa, where the heck did HE come from?’. Some of them are shocks, others more expected but nonetheless pleasing to their own fans. 10) Craig Bird (Sydney) Your author hadn’t even heard of

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Team of the Week – Rd 4

Backs: Eric Mackenzie (West Coast) – Mackenzie performed honourably on Buddy for the majority of the night. His shut-down role clearly frustrated Buddy, who had seven free kicks against and 1 goal 6 behinds. Mackenzie was also involved in a lot of play and gathered 27 touches, second only to Kerr for

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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 Goddard’s performance in the same game with a broken collarbone and broken nose has been consigned to the dustbin of history. While it is only right to celebrate the teams

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6 Reasons Why the NAB Cup Should be Scrapped

After two long weeks, the first round of the NAB Cup has finally finished and footy fans all over have been asking themselves one question: Do we really have to endure another three weeks of this? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ungrateful for the current matches we’ve been provided

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 7 – Players 1-5

Welcome to the final part in the seven-part series of 120 Years of Collingwood. Here we meet our top five players who are all champions in their own right. Any one of them could have been justified in being number one, but there can only be one, so here are

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 6 – Players 6-10

Welcome to Part 6 of 120 Years of Collingwood. Today’s part reveals the lower half of the top ten players. We have 14 Premierships, 11 Copeland Trophies, eight goal-kicking awards and three Champions of the Colony/Brownlow Medals between the five players. It will cause controversy as some are rated higher,

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 5 – Players 11-20

Welcome to part five of the 120 Years of Collingwood series. Today we are looking at the some of the top 20 Collingwood players of all time. This set of players are mostly Team of the Century players, club legends or goal scoring champions. In Part 6, it will be

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 4 – Players 21-30

Welcome to part four of the 120 Years of Collingwood. In this part we now start to unearth some Team of the Century players, a few stars of yesteryear and a player who is much more reknowned for his coaching capabilities. So here is the players ranked 31-40 of all

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10 Most Underrated AFL Players (Who are really quite good)

Sure, every team has their star. Their B&F challenger, their Brownlow medallist, the player (or players) who draw in their fans. However, there are also a lot of unheralded heroes in the AFL, and here’s a few. 10- Dale Morris (Western Bulldogs) Morris has come through the rookie system and

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 3 – Players 31-40

Welcome to part three of the 120 Years of Collingwood. It’s starting to get down to the best of the best now as it winds into the top forty. There are some champions from modern time as well those from the machine era. Who could forget those who could have

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 2 – Players 41-80

Here is part two of the series which lists the top 120 players, in this part there are premiership captains, multiple premiership players, multiple best and fairest winners and 200 game players. There are players from the intial turn of the 20th century right through to the turn of the

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120 Years of Collingwood: Part 1 – Players 120-81

On Sunday 12th February 2012, Collingwood Football Club celebrated 120 years of existence after being formed in 1892. Over those 120 years there have been so many champion players, and in a series over the next week I will be listing the top 120 players that have ever played for

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The Best (and Worst) AFL Club Songs

With another club song entering the football world this week, I thought it may be timely to rate the AFL club songs from worst to first. But before we do that, it should be noted that the club song is a unique part of our national game. While other teams

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17 Most Memorable Moments of the Pre-Season Comps

After an arduous four month wait the Pre Season competition is finally upon us. In this five week period players will begin to regain their football prowess in a competitive nature after a gruelling summer out on the track. Coaches will experiment with tactical methods and convey young hopefuls emerging

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The Top Ten Dud Draft Picks

While the ultra-professional nature of the draft now means it’s virtually impossible to not succeed on at least some level with a draft pick, at times it hasn’t been so simple, and that terrible idea of potential simply fails to deliver. Some may be cruelled by injury, others simply a

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle161420126.756
2 Eagles West Coast161330158.652
3 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn161240170.148
4 Sydney Swans Sydney161150112.444
5 Richmond Tigers Richmond161060111.540
6 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs161060106.840
7 Adelaide Crows Adelaide15960106.338
8 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne1697010336
9 GWS Giants GWS16970101.936
10 Geelong Cats Geelong1587098.234
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood16880114.932
12 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide1679098.628
13 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda16610090.724
14 Essendon Bombers Essendon16511079.920
15 Melbourne Demons Melbourne16511077.620
16 Carlton FC Carlton16313066.612
17 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast16214072.78
18 Brisbane Lions Brisbane16214063.68