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Confessions of a booer

    Confessions of a booer

My name is Chris and I am a booer. An unthinking and naïve booer, not a malicious one, but a booer all the same. I didn’t go to Subiaco Oval

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The booing Adam Goodes forum thread makes my brain hurt.

    The booing Adam Goodes forum thread makes my brain hurt.

This forum thread makes my brain hurt. Goodes wasn’t booed on a mass scale after he did something dirty or got suspended. Goodes wasn’t booed after a run of dubious

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Chris Judd retires – Fans pay tribute.

    Chris Judd retires – Fans pay tribute.

A summary of fan tributes by BigFooty member Arm2Leg. View The Full Chris Judd Tribute Thread I’ll remember him for his West Coast days. Won the Brownlow just weeks after

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The Malthouse Departure

    The Malthouse Departure

David O’Callaghan – BigFooty moderator Gone Critical – gives his view of the Malthouse departure. Adapted by the author from a post in the Malthouse Sacked discussion thread. The Board

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Round 8 Recap

    Round 8 Recap

Without dwelling too much on Carlton, Round 8 2015 drew the curtain on the longest and one of the most decorated coaching careers of all time. It began at Footscray,

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AFL’s New Fan based initatives

    AFL’s New Fan based initatives

Early indicators are showing that the AFL is kicking goals in 2015; with new match day incentives for supporters, ensuring 2015 is truly the ‘Year of the Fan.’ Both clubs

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Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines?

    Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines?

Which rising star would you rather: Shiel, Bontempelli or Wines? Potentially the toughest ‘who would you rather’ so far, this edition measures up three of best young guns in the

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AFL Round 8 – The Rematch

    AFL Round 8 – The Rematch

The AFL media, along with many Sydney supporters, will be approaching Saturday Night’s game as the Grand Final rematch that it technically is. But for Hawthorn that rematch was played

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Carlton Passion

    Carlton Passion

It is with great sadness that I write this, a lifelong Blues supporter born in 1968 I was blessed to have 8 premierships occur in my lifetime but since the

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Carlton look for forwards to step up

    Carlton look for forwards to step up

It’s been a tough start to the season for Carlton, with the club looking to move on from the loss of important forwards Jarrad Waite and Jeff Garlett. However, their

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Wake up Suns, the Giants are overtaking you

    Wake up Suns, the Giants are overtaking you

With the Suns starting 0-2 with the little master Gary Ablett struggling with a shoulder injury that occurred last year, I decided to investigate why they are struggling when the

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The Defensive Forward Specialist

    The Defensive Forward Specialist

The defensive forward specialist! In the first game of 2015’s season I couldn’t stop watching one of Richmond’s forwards. He wasn’t kicking goals. He wasn’t even getting touches. His tackle

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Essendon: THE REPLACEMENTS

    Essendon: THE REPLACEMENTS

Essendon’s army of replacements have begun to filter into the True Value Solar Centre in recent days to join in

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Carlton’s 5 Important Players

    Carlton’s 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the

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Adelaide Crows’ 5 Important Players

    Adelaide Crows’ 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the

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Brisbane Lions’ 5 Important Players

    Brisbane Lions’ 5 Important Players

With the 2015 Premiership season near and the Pre-Season NAB Challenge games fast-approaching, Alex Docherty takes a look at the

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The Essendon Tribunal hearing – a summary from a legal perspective

    The Essendon Tribunal hearing – a summary from a legal perspective

The AFL Tribunal’s hearing into the supplements charges against 34 past and present Essendon footballers, which started back in December,

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The rookie draft – where experience now counts most

    The rookie draft – where experience now counts most

The evolution of the rookie draft in recent years shows that AFL coaches and military commanders understand one universal truth

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Back in time suits me fine

    Back in time suits me fine

As the 2014 footy talk edge’s closer to closure with the draft just over two weeks away I thought it

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The Great G20 Swindle

    The Great G20 Swindle

The G20 summit is the most patently moronic thing happening in Australia and I write this as the Essendon Football

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Sporting code wars – It’s time to show the powerbrokers the red card.

    Sporting code wars – It’s time to show the powerbrokers the red card.

Two weeks ago, there were two huge news stories and events that potentially will help alter the sporting landscape here

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Enhancing the Fan Experience

    Enhancing the Fan Experience

We have had many attempts over the years to enhance the fan experience on match day and it seems it

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AFL Trade Rumours for 2015

    AFL Trade Rumours for 2015

Now that season has ended and been decided (congratulations to the Hawthorn Football Club fans) all the talk has turned

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Swans Shut Out

    Swans Shut Out

It hasn’t been a terribly enjoyable two weeks. My team lost a Grand Final in which we were widely tipped to

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Bigots not confined to the AFL

    Bigots not confined to the AFL

Footy has its bigots but so does the rest of society, writes footy fan and feminist Cheryl Critchley The AFL

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James Hird and Essendon FC receive sensitive ASADA documents

    James Hird and Essendon FC receive sensitive ASADA documents

 ASADA has been ordered to give investigation documents to the Essendon Football Club and James Hird. We asked litigator Natalie

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Carlton take a punt on Trigg

    Carlton take a punt on Trigg

Last Monday the Blues announced that after an exhaustive head hunting program, Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Steven Trigg, would take

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Collingwood eye improved month

Collingwood midfielder Luke Ball has admitted the club have plenty of room for improvement this season after a modest beginning

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The Power of Possibility

If you live in Adelaide and follow the footy at all in the last 23 years, you’ll be familiar with

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See the Bombers fly … where?

If you were to take the Internet as representative of how club supporters feel, then you’d probably believe all Essendon supporters are members of the Stand By Hird Division, still

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1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221750118.768
2 Eagles West Coast221651148.266
3 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221660158.464
4 Sydney Swans Sydney221660127.164
5 Richmond Tigers Richmond221570123.160
6 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs221480115.156
7 Adelaide Crows Adelaide211380115.754
8 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne221390106.552
9 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide2212100106.848
10 Geelong Cats Geelong211191101.148
11 GWS Giants GWS22111109944
12 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood2210120106.340
13 Melbourne Demons Melbourne2271507728
14 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22615178.426
15 Essendon Bombers Essendon2261607424
16 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast22417172.918
17 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22418067.516
18 Carlton FC Carlton22418064.816