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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

The first Grand Final - Norwood v Port

John Devaney looks back at the very first match in a major competition to decide a premiership, which took place on Saturday 5 October 1889 in the colony of South Australia. 


Piggybacking on heartbreak

In this extract from Playing to Win, Michael Gordon looks at the aftermath of the 2012 Grand Final and how Hawthorn took its first steps toward redemption in 2013.


Treasure Trove

'The best game' says Conan Doyle

During a visit to Australia in 1920, famed writer Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife attended the 1920 VFL Grand final and liked what they saw, as the Register reported.


Dave McNamara vs Dally Messenger

In 1914 in Sydney, superboot Dave McNamara took on Rugby League star Dally Messenger in a kicking competition. Years later, J.C.Davis of the Referee reflected on the contest.



The death of T.S.Marshall

The Argus reports on the death of T.S.Marshall, an early pioneer of the game. An earlier article by Follower of the Age lamenting the lack of recognition accorded Marshall is also included.



Carlton and Essendon's first 30th of August meeting was in 1902, with the Dons holding on to win by six points. The two sides' only other meeting on this date was in 1969. The Blues were victorious that day, winning by 11 points. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

1974 SANFL Grand Final - Sturt v Glenelg

Highlights of the 1974 SANFL Grand Final between Sturt and Glenelg.

For match details click here.

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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 Fremantle 22 64 130.40
4 Geelong 21 64 110.79
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.92
6 North Melbourne 21 52 116.18
7 Essendon 22 50 106.34
8 Richmond 22 48 105.77
9 Collingwood 22 44 94.14
10 West Coast 21 40 114.72
11 Adelaide 21 40 110.24
12 Gold Coast 21 40 95.99
13 Carlton 22 30 89.75
14 Western Bulldogs 21 28 81.23
15 Brisbane 21 28 70.13
16 GWS 21 20 75.31
17 Melbourne 21 16 67.89
18 St Kilda 21 16 61.79


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 66 - 56 points to '63

Gigs reckons everything points to another Hawthorn v Geelong Grand Final in 2014. Read on to find out why.


Micro Noises 65 - An L of a difference

He's still 20 short of the 200-game mark, but Geelong's Joel Selwood reaches a very special milestone this week. Gigs explains.


Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 22

Tom R has moved several steps closer to the perfect ladder. Gigs has all the details.


A Bulldog - not quite through & through

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


Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 21

Is there no stopping Tom R in this year's ladder comp? Catch up on the round 21 update of the Gigs Ladder Comp.


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