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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

Era, era on the wall...

In the first of a nine-part series which looks at distinctive VFL/AFL eras, Jeff Dowsing revisits the 1925-1938 period. 

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Tom Wills, Geelong and Queensland football

Murray Bird's new book reveals that Australian Rules football's Queensland origins go back much further than many might think. 

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Treasure Trove

The great South Melbourne

Onlooker of the Referee reflects on his debut with Fitzroy in 1891 against the then mighty South Melbourne, and previews the 1917 VFL season and South's return to the league.

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Port Adelaide in the colonial era

In this 1908 article, 'Spectator' of the Advertiser looked back at the early history of the 'seasiders', Port Adelaide, and also accesses the contemporary playing list.

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Obituaries

The death of Phil Skehan

The Record (Emerald Hill) reports on the death of ex-South Melbourne premiership player Phil Skehan following injuries sustained during his debut match for Williamstown in 1921.

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GIGA BITE

With Gold Coast and West Coast finishing level on 83 apiece at Carrara last night, each of the last 11 AFL seasons have had at had at least one drawn match. The last season in which there were no draws was 2004. - Andrew Gigacz

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Essendon v Footscray, Round 1, 1982

Footscray's Steve MacPherson and Simon Beasley had a baptism of fire when they debuted in round one, 1982. The Dogs were put to the sword by Essendon and trounced by 109 points. Here are some first-quarter highlights.

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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 16 56 126.69
2 West Coast 17 54 154.43
3 Hawthorn 17 48 164.23
4 Sydney 17 48 115.86
5 Richmond 17 44 112.43
6 North Melbourne 17 40 107.19
7 Western Bulldogs 16 40 106.84
8 Geelong 16 38 102.42
9 Adelaide 16 38 102.23
10 GWS 16 36 101.85
11 Collingwood 17 32 111.25
12 Port Adelaide 16 28 98.59
13 St Kilda 16 24 90.66
14 Melbourne 17 24 80.88
15 Essendon 16 20 79.93
16 Carlton 17 12 65.24
17 Gold Coast 17 10 74.00
18 Brisbane 17 8 62.72

On this day in Footy

« Aug 01   August 02   Aug 03 »
1874Cecil Sandford (GEEL, STK) was born
1946Dave Bowen (SOUTH) died
1986Tony Lockett kicked 8 goals for STK vs NORTH (AFL, R18)
2007Jimmy Farrell (ESS) died
2013Brent Harvey had 25 handballs for NORTH vs GEEL (AFL, R19)

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 98: Roo beauty!

Gigs explains why North Melbourne could be Grand Final bound and reveals which team has drawn three times in five games.

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Micro Noises 97: Loopy ladder time

Gigs comes up with an implausible yet possible scenario which could see 13 teams inseparable after round 23. 

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Footy Blogs

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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Putting a face to a name

Bob Gartland and Col Hutchinson are trying to track down photos of every Geelong player since 1877. Can you help?

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Footnotes

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