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Hooroo hoodoo - Part 2

A week after breaking their Kardinia Park hoodoo in 1972, the Bulldogs tried to break another at Victoria Park. Mic Rees tells the tale.

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The SAFL and the Great War

Trevor Gyss looks back at the 1915 SAFL season, the last before the comp was discontinued for the duration, and the South Australian footballers who went onto enlist.

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Footy Research

An arm-wrestle under lights

Was Adelaide's 1995 clash with West Coast a prototype of today's typical contests? John Devaney looks back at a low-scoring struggle. 

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A war of attrition: 1939 - 1948

In part two of his Era, era series, which looks at distinctive VFL/AFL periods, Jeff Dowsing looks at the 1939-1948 decade.

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Treasure Trove

Why do they play this football?

Writing in the Argus on the eve of the 1938 VFL season, Percy Taylor looks at the future job prospects of footballers, and previews the coming season through the prism of the coaches.

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The Blues triumph in 1907

The two outstanding teams of the 1907 VFL season, Carlton and South Melbourne, slugged it out for the premiership flag. Observer of the Argus, reports on the nail-biting tussle.

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Obituaries

The death of Bill Busbridge

The Argus reports on the death in 1943 of champion Essendon big man Bill Busbridge. Contemporary, Rod McGregor pays tribute in the Sporting Globe.

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GIGA BITE

Essendon and Richmond, who meet tonight at the MCG, have won against each other once each on August 29th in past times. In 1931, Richmond had a big win over the Dons at Punt Road. 22 years later at the same venue, the Bombers turned the tables and won by 41 points. - Andrew Gigacz 

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1978: St Kilda v South Melbourne

On a wet August afternoon in 1978, the Saints and Swans went toe to toe at Moorabbin.

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AFL 2015 Season

For a complete summary of the 2015 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2015 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Fremantle 21 68 125.10
2 West Coast 21 62 143.00
3 Hawthorn 21 60 156.77
4 Sydney 21 60 124.11
5 Richmond 21 56 121.39
6 Western Bulldogs 21 56 116.76
7 Adelaide 20 54 119.10
8 North Melbourne 21 52 109.08
9 Port Adelaide 21 44 103.24
10 GWS 21 44 100.39
11 Geelong 20 44 98.92
12 Collingwood 21 40 106.76
13 St Kilda 21 26 81.74
14 Melbourne 21 24 74.73
15 Essendon 21 20 72.72
16 Gold Coast 21 18 74.25
17 Carlton 21 16 65.55
18 Brisbane 21 12 65.34

On this day in Footy

« Aug 30   August 31   Sep 01 »
1924Jack Howell Jnr (CARL) was born
1974Kevin Murray last game for FITZ vs GEEL (AFL, R22)
1985Greg Williams had 28 handballs for GEEL vs FITZ (AFL, R22)
1985Greg Williams had 41 disposals for GEEL vs FITZ (AFL, R22)
2013Aaron Sandilands had 42 hitouts for FREO vs STK (AFL, R23)

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 102: Drawn to tragedy

Gigs takes a look at the historical significance of last Saturday's draw and draws parallels between the Essendon saga and a Shakespearean tragedy. 

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Micro Noises 101: Back to basics

Is the current Hawthorn team the greatest of all time? Perhaps not yet, but Gigs finds evidence that the Hawks are heading in that direction. 

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Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 20

Round 20 and Adam Cardosi and the Footy Maths Institute are still one and two in the Gigs Ladder Comp. But others, including Gigs himself, are threatening. 

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Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 15

15 rounds in and it's time to check how you're going in the Gigs Ladder Comp!

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In search of the 1978 VFA Grand Final

Paul Bolger's son Chris would love to sit down with his dad and watch the 1978 VFA Grand Final. Paul kept Sam Kekovich to just one goal in that match.

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Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.