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The Game of Their Lives

The Game of Their Lives

Andrew Gigacz reviews Nick Richardson's meticulously researched look back at the place of football - and footballers - in the Great War.

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Tears of a Dog

Tears of a Dog

Andrew Gigacz ponders how the Western Bulldogs' premiership and the events of the two months since the Grand Final have affected him. 

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Footy Research

The Richmond Hill Mob

The Richmond Hill Mob

From his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer looks back at his days in the Metropolitan Junior League, where every game ended with a fight.

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Jim Main's 100 greatest: Roy Wright

Jim Main's 100 greatest: Roy Wright

From his 1978 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main revisits the career of Richmond ruckman Roy Wright, the man who would never give up.

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Treasure Trove

The football season, 1874

The football season, 1874

Writing for the Record and Emerald Hill and Sandridge Advertiser, Un Jouer a Ballon looked back on the efforts of the Albert Park team at the end of the 1874 Victorian season.

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South Adelaide - Football premiers, 1895

South Adelaide - Football premiers, 1895

The Adelaide Evening Journal's Harry Gent was so impressed by South Adelaide's 1895 premiership win, he was moved to verse.

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Obituaries

The death of Digger Thomas

The death of Digger Thomas

The West Australian reports on the workplace death of William "Digger" Thomas, a premiership player with East Perth and one of his state's finest centremen.

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GIGA BITE

The next AFL team to rack up a total of 51 will mark the 250th recording of the score in V/AFL history. 51 has been registered in different combinations over 120 seasons: 162 times as 7.9, 76 times as 6.15, 10 times as 8.3 and once as 5.21. - Andrew Gigacz

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It was 20 years ago...

1997 was a season of change at Whitten Oval. With a new name, a new coach and a new home ground, the Bulldogs took all before them as they came within a whisker of the Grand Final.

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AFL 2017 Season

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For a complete summary of the 2016 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2016 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Sydney 22 68 151.19
2 Geelong 22 68 143.82
3 Hawthorn 22 68 118.56
4 GWS 22 64 143.11
5 Adelaide 22 64 138.33
6 West Coast 22 64 129.98
7 Western Bulldogs 22 60 115.41
8 North Melbourne 22 48 105.22
9 St. Kilda 22 48 95.69
10 Port Adelaide 22 40 105.98
11 Melbourne 22 40 97.64
12 Collingwood 22 36 95.60
13 Richmond 22 32 79.49
14 Carlton 22 28 79.27
15 Gold Coast 22 24 78.22
16 Fremantle 22 16 74.28
17 Brisbane 22 12 61.63
18 Essendon 22 12 60.99

On this day in Footy

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1923Max Horder (COLL) was born
1937Jack Slattery (FOOTS) was born
1971Brendan Parker (CARL, NORTH) was born
1994Jack Norman (FITZ) died
2014Jack Clancy (FITZ) died

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 159: Records tumble again

The records continue to tumble in the AFLW. Meanwhile, Gigs has uncovered an omen for another long-shot premiership winner in 2017.

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Micro Noises 158: Another AFLW first

The women have beaten the men to the punch yet again, and Gigs explains why nothing - apart from gender - has changed between Melbourne & Carlton in 116 years. 

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Footy Blogs

The case for an interstate carnival

Peter Rodgers feels the time is right to resurrect the State of Origin format for Australian rules football. Is there a place for the format in the modern era?

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Gigsy's Ladder Comp: The winner is...

We'd like to announce the winner of Gigsy's Ladder Comp, but, well, you know... Mum's the word!

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Dangerfield's Brownlow

Andrew Gigacz takes a look back at the 2016 Brownlow Medal count, with the 'Moggs Creek Maestro', Patrick Dangerfield, the big winner.

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Footnotes

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