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Essays and Opinion

Malthouse at the Doghouse - 1985

Almost 30 years ago, Mick Malthouse came very close to taking a team to a Grand Final in just his second season as a VFL coach. Footscray fan Mic Rees recalls the day the Dogs fell just short.


A one-way ticket to frustration

Personal experience with the AFL's new pricing structure moved Andrew Gigacz to have his say on the cost of a ticket to the footy.


Footy Research

Old Easts Storm Home - 1965 Grand Final

A look back at the 1965 WANFL Grand Final as John Devaney takes us through East Fremantle's magnificent come-from-behind win against Swan Districts.


South Adelaide: The Kerley Years 1964-66

In an extract from his book, The Kerley Years 1964-1966Randal Williams looks at how Neil Kerley took South Adelaide from perennial easybeats to a flag in one incredible year.


Treasure Trove

Jack Moriarty on the art of goalkicking

One of the all-time great goalsneaks, Jack Moriarty of Fitzroy, talks to the Referee (Sydney) in 1933 about his art and how he regularly beats larger opponents.


Buck Ashby recalls Torrens' first flag

West Torrens legend Len Ashby talks about his footy career with Lawrie Jervis of the Adelaide News, the highlight of which was Torrens' breakthrough flag in 1924.



The death of Fred Phillips

The Referee reports on the sudden death of Fred Phillips, aged 27, the ex-St Kilda star who only months before had been named Hawthorn's captain-coach for 1933.



The first VFL match to be played on October 2nd was the 1909 Grand Final between South Melbourne and Carlton. Scores were level at quarter time and again at half time before South took a seven-point lead into the last quarter and held on to win by two points. - Andrew Gigacz

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2014 AFL Grand Final highlights

Highlights of Hawthorn's stunning win in last Saturday's Grand Final.

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Source: AFL Tables

AFL 2014 Season

For a complete summary of the 2014 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2014 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Sydney 22 68 142.88
2 Hawthorn 22 68 140.78
3 Geelong 22 68 113.77
4 Fremantle 22 64 130.40
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.92
6 North Melbourne 22 56 117.04
7 Essendon 22 50 106.34
8 Richmond 22 48 105.77
9 West Coast 22 44 116.86
10 Adelaide 22 44 114.05
11 Collingwood 22 44 94.14
12 Gold Coast 22 40 93.74
13 Carlton 22 30 89.75
14 Western Bulldogs 22 28 81.95
15 Brisbane 22 28 69.26
16 GWS 22 24 76.72
17 Melbourne 22 16 68.37
18 St Kilda 22 16 60.76


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 70 - Of medals and flags

A celebration of Matt Priddis's Brownlow Medal win, and Gigs asks if the Swans have obscurely suggested that Richmond sells its coach.


Micro Noises 69 - Waning Cats & Dockers

Geelong bowed out in straight sets on Friday night but, as Gigs points out, at least they created history in doing so.


Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Semi Final update

Tom R holds onto top spot in the Gigs Ladder Comp but his lead has been slashed in half. Is there still time if the others are good enough? 


Gigs Ladder Comp - As you were

With just one change of result last weekend, things could have been very, very different, says Gigs.


A Bulldog - not quite through & through

Andrew Gigacz pays tribute to his dad, never a great fan of footy but a Bulldog nonetheless.


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