Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Essays and Opinion

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.


Hooroo hoodoo

Mic Rees takes us back to 1972 and down Geelong Road to see if Footscray could break a 27-year Kardinia Park hoodoo.


Footy Research

A sport on the verge of cracking

John Devaney recalls the 1985 season across Australia, one which saw tensions between the state leagues mounting, not long before the formation of a national competition.


Cardies Hang On - West Perth v E. Fremantle

The 1971 WANFL Preliminary Final went down to the wire in what could have been Polly Farmer's last ever match. John Devaney tells the story. 


Treasure Trove

A chat with Bill Strickland

On the eve of the 1914 interstate carnival in Sydney, 'Old Timer' of The Referee, talks with ex-Carlton and Collingwood star Bill Strickland about the Victorian team.


Con Hickey on the champions

'Old-timer' of The Referee talks to ex-Fitzroy champion and secretary of the AFC, Con Hickey, about the forthcoming state carnival in Sydney, and the great champions of the past.



The death of Billy Hanneysee

The Argus and Record report on the death in Cairns of the Port Melbourne champion, and perhaps its greatest ever player, Billy Hanneysee.



March 27th has been a witness to two VFL/AFL drawn matches. The first was between Carlton and Fitzroy in 1982, and the second between Melbourne and Sydney in 2011. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

VFL Skills

Sandy Roberts presents a cavalcade of 1980s VFL stars - Gary Ablett, Tony Lockett, Dermott Brereton and Doug Hawkins to name a few - showcasing the skills of the great Australian game. 

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Source: AFL Tables

AFL 2015 Season

To view the 2015 AFL fixture click here.

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 Geelong 22 68 113.77
4 Fremantle 22 64 130.40
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.92
6 North Melbourne 22 56 117.04
7 Essendon 22 50 106.34
8 Richmond 22 48 105.77
9 West Coast 22 44 116.86
10 Adelaide 22 44 114.05
11 Collingwood 22 44 94.14
12 Gold Coast 22 40 93.74
13 Carlton 22 30 89.75
14 Western Bulldogs 22 28 81.95
15 Brisbane 22 28 69.26
16 GWS 22 24 76.72
17 Melbourne 22 16 68.37
18 St Kilda 22 16 60.76


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 81: One of a kind

Readers have banded together to help Gigs create a team of players with a unique first name and surname combination.


Micro Noises 80: A birthday score!

A chat with Francis Leach of ABC Grandstand Weekender has inspired Gigs to put together a VFL/AFL Footy Score Birthdate All Star Team!


Footy Blogs

The 2015 Gigs Ladder Comp

It's back for the 25th consecutive year! Join in the fun of the Gigs Ladder Comp, the greatest ladder competition in the known universe.


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.


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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