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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

The Richmond Hill Mob

The Richmond Hill Mob

From his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer looks back at his days in the Metropolitan Junior League, where every game ended with a fight.

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Jim Main's 100 greatest: Roy Wright

Jim Main's 100 greatest: Roy Wright

From his 1978 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main revisits the career of Richmond ruckman Roy Wright, the man who would never give up.

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Treasure Trove

The football season, 1874

The football season, 1874

Writing for the Record and Emerald Hill and Sandridge Advertiser, Un Jouer a Ballon looked back on the efforts of the Albert Park team at the end of the 1874 Victorian season.

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South Adelaide - Football premiers, 1895

South Adelaide - Football premiers, 1895

The Adelaide Evening Journal's Harry Gent was so impressed by South Adelaide's 1895 premiership win, he was moved to verse.

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Obituaries

The death of Digger Thomas

The death of Digger Thomas

The West Australian reports on the workplace death of William "Digger" Thomas, a premiership player with East Perth and one of his state's finest centremen.

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GIGA BITE

The team that many believe will win this year's premiership made it's AFL debut on this day five years ago. The GWS Giants had a tough initiation into the league, with crosstown rivals Sydney handing them a 63-point thrashing. - Andrew Gigacz

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It was 20 years ago...

1997 was a season of change at Whitten Oval. With a new name, a new coach and a new home ground, the Bulldogs took all before them as they came within a whisker of the Grand Final.

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AFL 2017 Season

For a complete summary of the 2017 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2017 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Richmond 1 4 148.31
2 Western Bulldogs 1 4 116.28
3 Collingwood 1 0 86.00
4 Carlton 1 0 67.42

On this day in Footy

« Mar 24   March 25   Mar 26 »
1872Henry Allender (CARL) was born
1947Rob Foster (MELB) was born
1986Allan McHardy (ESS) died
1996Dougal Howard (PORT) was born
2005Tom Roulent (NTH, STH) died

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 160: It's Tiger time!

If you're a Richmond fan who's jumped on the Tiger bandwagon after Thursday night's win, Gigs is here to tell you that your early-season optimism is fully justified!

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Micro Noises 159: Records tumble again

The records continue to tumble in the AFLW. Meanwhile, Gigs has uncovered an omen for another long-shot premiership winner in 2017.

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Footy Blogs

The case for an interstate carnival

Peter Rodgers feels the time is right to resurrect the State of Origin format for Australian rules football. Is there a place for the format in the modern era?

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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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Footnotes

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