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Essays and Opinion

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

Jim main's greatest 100: Dinny Ryan

Jim main's greatest 100: Dinny Ryan

From his 1978 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main looks at Dinny Ryan, a Fitzroy star whose time at the Maroons was overshadowed by the great Haydn Bunton. 

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The squabbling Saints

The squabbling Saints

In his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer was severely critical of St Kilda, a club laden with class and talent but lacking in harmony. 

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Treasure Trove

Victorian football - nearing season's end

Victorian football - nearing season's end

The Australasian's Old Boy reports on the closing stages of the 1940 VFL season and the problems arising from having a 'final four', rather than a 'final six'.

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Essendon A premiers - Footscray outplayed

Essendon A premiers - Footscray outplayed

Old Boy of the Argus reports on Essendon Asscoation's convincing victory over Footscray in the Victorian Football Association's premiership decider for 1912.

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Obituaries

The death of Roy Park

The death of Roy Park

The Record reports on the death of Roy Park, fine footballer with University, Melbourne and Footscray, and a famous first class cricketer.

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GIGA BITE

Swan Districts' Andy Holmes turns 50 years old today. Holmes played 137 matches for the Swans between 1986 and 1995 and was a member of the 1990 premiership side. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

1978 WANFL Grand Final build-up

A look at the pre-match build-up to the 1978 WANFL Grand Final between Perth and East Perth with coaches Ken Armstrong and Barry Cable giving their thoughts.

For match details, click here. For John Devaney's match report, click here. To see the opening minutes of the match, click here.

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Seasons

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Source: AFL Tables

AFL 2017 Season

To view the 2017 AFL fixture click here.

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

« Jan 22   January 23   Jan 24 »
1904George Styles (CARL, NTH) was born
1965Fred Coppock (FOOTS) died
1974Peter Turner (ADEL, CARL) was born
1982Les Chapple (FOOTS) died
1987Harry Kerley (COLL, STK, PORT, COB) died

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 152: A baker's dozen

Gigs celebrates Friday the 13th by looking at players who have debuted on the date and discusses the merits of the 13 players to have played exactly 152 V/AFL matches. 

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Micro Noises 151: Happy New Year!

Gigs celebrates New Year's Eve and New's Year's Day in his typically quirky way, and uncovers the secret to a St Kilda flag.

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Footy Blogs

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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Victory on protest!

In his australianfootball.com debut, Nick Fredriksson tells the story of the only VFL/AFL game in history to have had the result overturned on protest.

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Footnotes

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