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Essays and Opinion

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.


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.


Footy Research

An arm-wrestle under lights

Was Adelaide's 1995 clash with West Coast a prototype of today's typical contests? John Devaney looks back at a low-scoring struggle. 


A war of attrition: 1939 - 1948

In part two of his Era, era series, which looks at distinctive VFL/AFL periods, Jeff Dowsing looks at the 1939-1948 decade.


Treasure Trove

Why do they play this football?

Writing in the Argus on the eve of the 1938 VFL season, Percy Taylor looks at the future job prospects of footballers, and previews the coming season through the prism of the coaches.


The Blues triumph in 1907

The two outstanding teams of the 1907 VFL season, Carlton and South Melbourne, slugged it out for the premiership flag. Observer of the Argus, reports on the nail-biting tussle.



The death of Bill Busbridge

The Argus reports on the death in 1943 of champion Essendon big man Bill Busbridge. Contemporary, Rod McGregor pays tribute in the Sporting Globe.



A draw between Carlton and Footscray was just enough to see the Bulldogs make it to the finals on this day in 1976. The Dogs finished level with the top-placed Blues on 15.17.107. A loss would have seen Melbourne sneak into the finals for the first time since 1964. The Demons would have to wait 11 more years to finally get there. - Andrew Gigacz 

Footy Tube

1937 Grand Final: Geelong v Collingwood

Collingwood got away to a flyer in the first quarter of the 1937 Grand Final. But did they hold on? Great Cinesound newsreel footage and narration.

John Devaney looks back at the "greatest Grand Final of all" here

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Source: AFL Tables

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 20 64 122.19
2 West Coast 20 62 150.85
3 Hawthorn 20 56 154.20
4 Sydney 20 56 118.16
5 Richmond 20 52 120.22
6 Western Bulldogs 20 52 116.09
7 North Melbourne 20 52 110.91
8 Adelaide 19 50 116.41
9 Geelong 20 44 98.92
10 Collingwood 21 40 106.76
11 Port Adelaide 20 40 101.24
12 GWS 20 40 95.74
13 St Kilda 20 26 85.54
14 Melbourne 20 24 76.17
15 Essendon 20 20 73.07
16 Gold Coast 20 18 74.96
17 Carlton 20 16 67.24
18 Brisbane 20 12 66.59

On this day in Footy

« Aug 28   August 29   Aug 30 »
1970Wayne Richardson had 38 kicks for COLL vs SOUTH (AFL, R22)
1981Don Scott last game for HAW vs MELB (AFL, R22)
1992Bill Brownless kicked 8 goals for GEEL vs ESS (AFL, R24)
1993Jason Dunstall kicked 10 goals for HAW vs BRIS (AFL, R22)
2002Bob Wiggins (RICH) died


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 102: Drawn to tragedy

Gigs takes a look at the historical significance of last Saturday's draw and draws parallels between the Essendon saga and a Shakespearean tragedy. 


Micro Noises 101: Back to basics

Is the current Hawthorn team the greatest of all time? Perhaps not yet, but Gigs finds evidence that the Hawks are heading in that direction. 


Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 20

Round 20 and Adam Cardosi and the Footy Maths Institute are still one and two in the Gigs Ladder Comp. But others, including Gigs himself, are threatening. 


Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 15

15 rounds in and it's time to check how you're going in the Gigs Ladder Comp!


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