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2017: Year of the Tiger

2017: Year of the Tiger

Andrew Gigacz looks back on Richmond's last 12 months, charting the Tigers' amazing transformation from a club on the brink to one basking in premiership glory.

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After 37 years, it's Tiger time again

After 37 years, it's Tiger time again

Adam Cardosi, founder and editor at-large of australianfootball.com, reports in detail on Richmond's drought-breaking win in Saturday's AFL Grand Final.

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Footy Research

Jim Main's 100 greatest: Gordon Coventry

Jim Main's 100 greatest: Gordon Coventry

From his 1978 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main looks at the career of Gordon Coventry, still lauded by many as the greatest ever full-forward.

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Captain Blood

Captain Blood

From his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer reveals the origin of his nickname and makes no secret of his feelings about Collingwood.

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Treasure Trove

William Hammersley on the first rules

William Hammersley on the first rules

Writing for the Sydney Mail in 1883, William Hammersley reminisced about his sporting memories, including his involvement in the first meeting to create the rules of the Australian game.

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A new look V.F.A for 1908

A new look V.F.A for 1908

Veteran Australasian writer 'Markwell' previews the 1908 V.F.A season, in which Brighton and Northcote replaced Richmond and West Melbourne, and teams were reduced to 17 men. 

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Obituaries

The death of James Thompson

The death of James Thompson

The Australasian reports on the premature death of James Thompson, keen sportsman and one of the pioneers of Australian football.

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GIGA BITE

Coming up once in the 2017 season, 22.11 has now been a final score 33 times in 121 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse score, 11.22, has been registered 21 times. Both combinations first appeared in the 1931 VFL season. - Andrew Gigacz

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2017 WAFL Grand Final

Highlights of the 2017 WAFL Grand Final, the last to be played at Subiaco, between Peel Thunder and Subiaco.

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AFL 2018 Season

To view the 2018 AFL fixture click here.

For a complete summary of the 2017 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2017 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Adelaide 22 62 135.98
2 Geelong 22 62 117.38
3 Richmond 22 60 118.29
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 60 114.85
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.74
6 Sydney 22 56 126.77
7 Essendon 22 48 106.54
8 West Coast 22 48 105.71
9 Melbourne 22 48 105.22
10 Western Bulldogs 22 44 97.07
11 St. Kilda 22 44 96.93
12 Hawthorn 22 42 90.71
13 Collingwood 22 38 99.03
14 Fremantle 22 32 74.40
15 North Melbourne 22 24 87.59
16 Carlton 22 24 78.21
17 Gold Coast 22 24 75.98
18 Brisbane 22 20 74.31

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 190: The first of the first

It's Presentation Night at Micro Noises! Gigs reveals the winners of Score Wars, The Marginal Medal and other arcane awards for 2017.

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Micro Noises 189: It's a date!

Footy has a date with destiny, and it is June the 2nd next year! Gigs explains all as he goes through the 2018 AFL fixture.

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Footy Blogs

2017 AFL Best and Fairest winners

Andrew Gigacz presents a summary of the AFL's 2017 club best and fairest award winners.

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The ghosts of Richmond past

Simon Huggard, grandson of Richmond's Frank, tells a family story of Tiger redemption and joy after a chance meeting at Saturday's Grand Final.

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New Australian football club guides

All three volumes of John Devaney's seminal Guide to Australian Football Clubs are being updated and first two are now available!

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Footnotes

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