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Malthouse at the Doghouse - 1985

Almost 30 years ago, Mick Malthouse came very close to taking a team to a Grand Final in just his second season as a VFL coach. Footscray fan Mic Rees recalls the day the Dogs fell just short.

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A one-way ticket to frustration

Personal experience with the AFL's new pricing structure moved Andrew Gigacz to have his say on the cost of a ticket to the footy.

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Footy Research

Bombers surge home - 1984 VFL Grand Final

John Devaney recalls the day Essendon broke a 19-year premiership drought, giving Kevin Sheedy his first flag as coach.

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1990 SANFL Grand Final: -The end of an era

Officially it was Port Adelaide versus Glenelg but, as John Devaney explains, in reality it was Port versus the rest of South Australia.

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Treasure Trove

Fitzroy's fighting forces

The 1940 Fitzroy team needed to draw on past successes for inspiration, opined Reg "Old Boy" Wilmott in the Australasian.

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Hawthorn's high hopes

In 1940, the Australasian's Reg "Old Boy" Wilmott reflected on Hawthorn's lack of success but looked forward with some hope.

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Obituaries

The death of John Acraman

The Chronicle (Adelaide) reports on the death of John Acraman, a founding father of football in South Australia. 

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GIGA BITE

Happy 88th birthday to former Melbourne premiership captain Noel McMahen. Skipper of the 1955 and 1956 flag-winning sides, Mcmahon played a total of 175 games for the Demons over 11 seasons from 1946 to 1956. He later coached Rochester in the Bendigo Football League and South Melbourne. - Andrew Gigacz

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2014 NEAFL Grand Final - Sydney v Aspley

Highlights of the thrilling 2014 Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and Aspley Hornets, decided by the last kick of the day.

For match details, click here.

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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 72: Trading in anagrams

Trade week has provided Gigs with plenty of fodder for anagrams. Check them out and see if you can solve the riddle of this week's mystery team.

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Micro Noises '71: Swanning Hawks

Gigs looks back at the 2014 Grand Final by the numbers and letters and sees why Hawthorn was always going to win.

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Footy Blogs

A footy match 'behind the lines'

A WWI match at the Queen's Club, Kensington in London is famous but there were other matches, in far less pleasant surroundings, writes Brian Membrey.

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Gigs Ladder Comp - We have a winner!

With the best winning score in the Ladder Comp's 24-year history, Tom R takes out the prize in 2014.

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A Bulldog - not quite through & through

Andrew Gigacz pays tribute to his dad, never a great fan of footy but a Bulldog nonetheless.

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