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Leave Izzy Alone!

Israel Folau has become the AFL’s latest whipping boy after a shocking couple of games. We all know this. The media from both the AFL and the NRL, as well

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There’s Something About Mary

Essendon are shit. I know this is a family website and all, but let’s be frank here. The Bombers aren’t worth the steam off a drunken donkey’s piss. Richmond –

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NRL playing catch up footy on TV rights

And so Stage 136,876,942 of the great AFL vs NRL pissing contest is underway. The NRL yesterday announced their TV/media/broadcasting deal and according to NRL types it is bigger and

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Forget East vs West. Bring back State of Origin #AFLnotNBA

If you’re a Twitter using knob like I am, inevitably you’ll find yourself following AFL players. There’s a couple of articles worth of material on the wider issue of players

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Boo – scared of going to the footy, Chris?

Chris Scott has had an eventful week. Not content with scaring Gerard Healy half to death on live television for dissing his brother, he also managed to annoy a good

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Field of DreamTeams – time to improve the format

I managed to sneak into the final eight of my DreamTeam* league by beating a Swedish girl who has only been in the country for four years by the handsome

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Memo Port – get Adam Simpson

If Port were a Melbourne club, they’d have been relocated by now. And nobody would bat an eyelid. Thus said a friend who works in the footy industry to me

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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 mention the Nazis will eventually reach 1. On BigFooty, the

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Sure Melbourne tanked. They just didn’t do it right.

The first time I ever heard the word “tanking” in relation to sport was in the early 1990s referring to the then enfant terrible of tennis, Andre Agassi. The suggestion

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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

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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

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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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Ziebell, Wellingham not the same penalty

Everyone screaming about the Jack Ziebell decision being unfair when compared to Sharrod Wellingham’s needs to take a deep breath.

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Grinners and Moaners Round 16

Grinners Gold Coast Ultimately, despite all the vitriol targeted at Richmond for deciding to sell the game to Cairns, there

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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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AFLPA proposals a risk to the good of the game

It’s like Dr Pepper. It might work in America, but it won’t necessarily be popular here. The “luxury tax” idea

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Rating the Irish Players – 2012 Season to date

We are now well over the halfway point of another exciting and unpredictable AFL season. The fortunes of the eight

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Reviewing the match review panel

The AFL’s match review panel has always been contentious among the AFL community. After introducing the point-based system in 2005

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The case for the clash jumper

When Essendon fans are angry, they make sure that you hear it. That is what many are due to the

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Grinners and Moaners Round 15

Grinners Carlton Finally, a win! Despite still lacking Marc Murphy, the Blues pulled it off against Collingwood. Let’s just hope

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Video review requires its own review

The farce of the video review system was plain to see on Saturday afternoon, during the Melbourne-Richmond clash. During a

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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet?

At its worst social media is like giving an idiot a megaphone and putting them in the middle of Federation

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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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Scully Signage Should Stand Strong

Kevin Sheedy built this game up. The AFL website read ‘Melbourne 1, Scully 0′. The media constantly talked about the

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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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There’s A Level of Hell Reserved For Footy Journos (And I Want To Join Them).

“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own

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Grinners and Moaners: Midyear Edition

With all teams now at the halfway point of the season, plus with the bye rounds being almost as demotivating

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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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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