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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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The BigFooty Top 50 2013

BigFooty members, 112 in all, voted for the Top 50 AFL players. This was based on a mix of predicted and current form. The full list, with commentary on each

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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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Geelong and equalisation in their own words

Geelong did a strange thing in the footy world today. They were honest. While the AFL and Melbourne continued to spin around the “not tanking but fined and suspended” debacle,

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The Melbourne tanking verdict: worst of all worlds

Just when you thought the AFL couldn’t get any better, or more accurately, worse, they manage to outdo themselves yet again. The official verdict from on high is that Melbourne

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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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AFL summit sends wrong message on illicit drug use

By Craig Fry @ TheConversation.edu.au The AFL’s approach to illicit drugs was championed as a world leader of drugs-in-sport policy when it was implemented in 2005. It was fair, humane

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Papers please, players!

I have this vision of Andrew Demetriou watching the coverage of the fighting in Gaza and thinking: “I wonder how you get hold of one of those drones …” While

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Razzle dazzle – thanks but no thanks

Paul Sergeant has just taken over as the head honcho at Etihad Stadium. And he wants to shake things up. As this article shows, Sergeant, wearing what appears to be

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Judd: Deal or no deal?

Sympathy is not an emotion I often feel for Chris Judd. In fact, I really don’t like the bloke. He’s a sniper, he’s a hypocrite and he’s a bloody good

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Out, out damn Ratts!

One of the few things I learned in school is that behind all the awesome violence and rooting in Shakespeare,

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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. According to Michaelangelo Rucci – I know – the AFL is set

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4 reasons Geelong should win the flag from outside the four

2012 is shaping as one of the most even and exciting premiership races in modern history. No one could doubt

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle211740125.168
2 Eagles West Coast21155114362
3 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn211560156.860
4 Sydney Swans Sydney211560124.160
5 Richmond Tigers Richmond221570123.160
6 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs211470116.856
7 Adelaide Crows Adelaide201370119.154
8 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne221390106.552
9 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide2111100103.244
10 GWS Giants GWS2111100100.444
11 Geelong Cats Geelong20109198.944
12 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood2110110106.840
13 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda21614181.726
14 Melbourne Demons Melbourne21615074.724
15 Essendon Bombers Essendon21516072.720
16 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast21416174.318
17 Carlton FC Carlton21417065.616
18 Brisbane Lions Brisbane21318065.312