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Sydney take the flag after a Grand Final epic

HAWTHORN                4.5     4.6    9.10    11.15   (81) SYDNEY SWANS         1.4      7.4      10.5     14.7    (91)   Sydney are the 2012 premiers, triumphing over Hawthorn in an absolute epic in front of 99,683 passionate AFL fans. Ryan O’Keefe took the Norm Smith medal as best on ground, but

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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 to stop now, with two closely matched sides poised to fight out what will hopefully be a cracker at the MCG this afternoon. But what will be the difference for

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Hawthorn’s forward-line nightmare to be too much for battered Crows

Hawthorn v Adelaide WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday September 22, 5.15pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 21.14 (140) d Adelaide 12.12 (84), round three, 2012 at the MCG THE LOWDOWN Adelaide may have proven their credentials to the football world with a hard fought semi-final victory against the Fremantle Dockers last weekend,

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Hawks get up in classic

SYDNEY SWANS 4.3 8.5 10.7 14.11 (95) HAWTHORN 0.1 7.6 10.11 15.12 (102) Saturday afternoon had the SCG hosting the match of the round this week, as the footy world had the rare privilege of witnessing a first versus second clash on the eve of the finals. With both sides

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Clash of the Titans

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday August 25, 4.40pm 
LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 16.10 (106) d Hawthorn 10.9 (69), round five, 2012 at Aurora Stadium In what looms as an absolutely mouth-watering clash of incredible importance, the Swans and the Hawks will do battle at the SCG on Saturday evening. Although we’ve seen

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Sloppy Hawks close gap

HAWTHORN       6.3    9.7   12.11  19.15   (129) GOLD COAST     3.3    4.5    8.5     10.5     (65)         Despite losing superstar forward Lance Franklin to a stomach complaint before the first bounce, Hawthorn were never short of capable attacking options as they

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Hawks end Port’s Buddha Reincarnation

HAWTHORN     1.3     9.9     13.12     24.15 (159) PORT ADELAIDE     3.4     5.7     10.9     13.9 (87) Hawthorn, despite shaky first and third terms, have smashed the Power by 72 points at Aurora Stadium in order to solidify its position in the top four. The lopsided scoreboard would not concern the new Power coach

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Hawks to break the Cats Edge

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Friday August 3, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Geelong 14.8 (92) d Hawthorn 13.12 (90), round two, 2012 at the MCG Ever since Hawthorn upset the Cats in the 2008 Grand Final, the Cats have appeared determined to never again lose to the Hawks. It may seem like a ridiculous

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Pies Pounded by Hawks

COLLINGWOOD             3.2    6.7         8.8      13.13 (91) HAWTHORN                     5.6    9.8        17.9     21.12 (138) Hawthorn have ruthlessly torn apart a lacklustre Collingwood to the tune of 47 points in a vital, top-four-defining clash at the MCG. Such was the extent of the even contribution that Dane Swan,

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Hawks Hammer Limp Dogs

WESTERN BULLDOGS      3.2    5.4     5.5         6.8     (44) HAWTHORN                         4.3    8.5    14.10    17.14  (116) Hawthorn have leapt into the top four after beating the Western Bulldogs by a massive 72 points at Etihad Stadium. The Hawks may have been missing two-time Coleman Medallist Lance Franklin but

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Buddyless Hawks Tackle Dogs

With the landscape being so perilous and tight at the top of the table, the Hawks must find a way to eclipse the gritty Dogs.  The Hawks are still missing captain Luke Hodge and with a less-than-fully-fit Buddy Franklin, destroyed GWS and showed that they plan to take no prisoners in

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Hawks and Blues set to Define their year

WHERE AND WHEN: The MCG, Friday June 29, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Carlton 8.18 (66) def by Hawthorn 10.18 (78), round 22, 2011 at Etihad Stadium Tonight’s contest at the MCG appears set to become season defining for both clubs, with the respective chances of Carlton and Hawthorn relying upon a strong performance

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Hawthorn Too Strong In Wet

HAWTHORN 4.6 8.12 12.19 19.21 (135)  BRISBANE LIONS 6.1 7.2 8.2 11.4 (70) Hawthorn have overcome a dogged Brisbane Lions outfit on a wet and soggy MCG to record their third big win in a row. The Hawks kicked 19.21.135 to Brisbane’s 11.4.70, although it was never as easy as

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Lions out of their League

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday June 17, 1.10pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 16.9 (105) d Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63), round 16, 2011 at Aurora Stadium After producing one of the upsets of the season by defeating West Coast in dramatic fashion, Brisbane will set out to repeat the shock result as it faces

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Hawks reign supreme in Adelaide

PORT ADELAIDE        3.3    4.7    5.7     9.8 (62) HAWTHORN    7.4    9.8    10.10    16.12  (108) Hawthorn have over come Port Adelaide by 46 points in a fiery contest at AAMI Stadium. Brad Sewell (33 disposals, eight clearances) and Luke Breust (19 disposals, three goals) were exceptional for the Hawks while Cornes

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Port to Push Hawks

WHERE AND WHEN: AAMI Stadium, Sunday June 10, 4.10pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 31.11 (197) defeated Port Adelaide 5.2 (32), round 21, 2011 at the MCG Sunday afternoon sees Football Park host Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, in a game that most expect to see a comfortable win to the in-form Hawks.

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Buddy Schools Insipid Kangaroos

HAWTHORN 5.2 12.5 20.10 27.12 (174) NORTH MELBOUNRE 4.1 6.4 7.4 9.5 (59)   Hawthorn star Lance Franklin has given North Melbourne a football lesson, kicking the biggest individual haul of goals the AFL has seen in 12 years, as the Hawks demolished the Roos by 115 points. Franklin’s 13

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Hawks and Roos Take To Tassie

WHERE AND WHEN: Aurora Stadium, Saturday June 2, 2.10pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 15.13 (103) d North Melbourne 13.8 (86), round 20, 2011 at Aurora Stadium Expectation has arguably done the Hawks in. Placed in many pre-season markets, to even as late last weekend as the favorites for the flag. It’s apparent something

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Blunders of the Week – Round 9

In previous years, the competition has found itself a clubhouse leader early in the year, a side which makes a breakaway from the chasing pack and is able to establish itself as a dominant side ahead of the finals. Think St Kilda and Geelong in 2009, Collingwood in 2010 and

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Richmond Roar Past Hawthorn

RICHMOND        4.4  8.8  13.9  21.11 (137) HAWTHORN       1.3  4.9  8.10  10.15 (75) Richmond has finally claimed a huge scalp by a claiming a commanding 62-point win against premiership contender Hawthorn. Jack Riewoldt (16 disposals, 6 goals) displayed the kind of form that won him a Coleman Medal in

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Tigers Will Be Hawks Prey

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday, May 26, 1.45pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 17.13 (115) d Richmond 6.16 (52), round three, 2011 at the MCG Richmond will continue their tough start to the season on Saturday when they face a Hawthorn side which looks to have returned to form. The Tigers are coming off

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Hawks Wreak Havoc in Tassie

HAWTHORN 2.4 10.9 13.12 17.17 (119) FREMANTLE 0.3 2.6 7.8 9.9 (63) Hawthorn have flung themselves back into Premiership contention after a massive 56-point victory over the declining Fremantle Dockers. Played at the Hawks’ ‘home away from home’ in Launceston; the 12,000 strong Tasmanian crowd were given a scintillating glimpse

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Franklin won’t be dammed in Tasmania

WHERE AND WHEN: Aurora Stadium, Saturday May 19, 2.10pm LAST TIME: Hawthorn 13.17 (95) d Fremantle 6.8 (44), round 19, 2011 at Patersons Stadium The last time these two teams met at this venue Fremantle sent their Auskick squad and the Hawks prevailed by 116 points. Fremantle now sit in sixth on

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Wasteful Hawks Demolish Dees

MELBOURNE          3.3   3.5    5.11   6.13  (49)                   HAWTHORN        2.6   8.12    10.18   15.25  (115)      A sloppy Hawthorn effort has still led to a cruisy 66 point victory against a flat Melbourne side on Friday night. The Demons’ faithful will have no reason to

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Hawks to Sink Swans

Where and When: Aurora Stadium, 1:10pm AEST TV and Radio: Fox Footy (Live)/SEN and ABC774 Odds: Hawthorn $1.33, Sydney $3.45 Hawthorn and Sydney will both receive big boosts to their sides coming into their Sunday clash, with club captains Luke Hodge and Adam Goodes returning to the fray for what

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Eagles Prevail In Scrappy Contest

West Coast: 0.8 0.12 2.16 5.21 (51) Hawthorn: 0.4 2.7 3.13 5.16 (46) West Coast have held on in what was a sloppy but incredibly tense contest, defeating the Hawks by five points at Subiaco. It was one of the most inaccurate contests in recent memory, with the two teams combining for

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Hawthorn victorious over Collingwood

Hawthorn have had the dream start to its premiership aspirations, defeating Collingwood by 22 points at the MCG. Putting off the disappointment from the last time these teams played, the Hawks displayed quality beyond that expected of a round 1 clash, to hand new Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley a loss

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These are your captains speaking

The 18 club captains – or the most photogenic of the co-captains – gathered on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art to help launch the 2012 AFL season. While the annual captains’ survey found Hawthorn to be the most likely to make the grand final amongst the skippers,

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Hawks Hand Giants Reality Check

Greater Western Sydney has fallen back to reality after their impressive debut last week, falling to a weakened Hawthorn side by 74 points. Despite remaining competitive for the first term, the Giants’ inexperience and lack of strong bodies proved too much to overcome as the Hawks comfortably controlled the match.

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne6600124.924
2 Geelong Cats Geelong6510174.720
3 Sydney Swans Sydney651014420
4 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn752099.420
5 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs6420155.816
6 GWS Giants GWS6420140.816
7 Eagles West Coast6420130.416
8 Adelaide Crows Adelaide642012216
9 Melbourne Demons Melbourne6330102.212
10 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast63309512
11 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide633089.712
12 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda624088.58
13 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood624078.78
14 Carlton FC Carlton624073.58
15 Richmond Tigers Richmond716073.24
16 Brisbane Lions Brisbane615070.84
17 Essendon Bombers Essendon6150624
18 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle606069.10