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2016 AFL year in review

2016 AFL year in review

Andrew Gigacz looks back on AFL season 2016, a year of highs and lows for many clubs, and one that finished on the highest of highs for the Western Bulldogs.

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A fan's personal journey to a premiership

A fan's personal journey to a flag

Mad Western Bulldog fan Andrew Gigacz looks back on his life-long, at times rocky, love affair with his beloved Dogs, at last a premiership side. 

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Footy Research

Jim Main's greatest 100: Graham Moss

Jim Main's greatest 100: Graham Moss

From his 1977 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main looks at Graham Moss, the man who won a Brownlow Medal with Essendon and then went straight back home.

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Essendon through the eyes of Jack Dyer

Essendon through the eyes of Jack Dyer

In his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer heaped praise onto - but also criticised to a degree - the great Essendon teams of the Dick Reynolds era. 

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Treasure Trove

Old Guard's Day - Fun at Perry Park - Australian code veterans

Old Guard's Day - Fun at Perry Park

The Brisbane Courier's Clem Lack was on the scene when a collection of former footballing greats took to the field for old time's sake in 1932. 

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Sermon on Football: The Game and the Barracker

Football sermon: The Game and the Barracker

In this 1926 sermon given at a Sunday service in Horsham, the Reverend. E. G. Petherick brings together the game of football and the "game of life".

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Obituaries

The death of Stan McKenzie

The death of Stan McKenzie

The Launceston Examiner reports on the death of Stan McKenzie, prominent player with Launceston and Carlton and one of Tasmania's finest athletes.

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GIGA BITE

Recognised in his day as one of Western Australia's finest defender's, East Fremantle's Carlisle "Bub" Jarvis was born on this day 110 years ago. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

South Australia v Victoria, 1973

The 1973 state game at the Adelaide Oval between South Australia saw two star-studded line-ups play out a thriller.

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AFL 2017 Season

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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

« Dec 09   December 10   Dec 11 »
1883Ned Harper (COLL) was born
1908Frank Gill (CARL) was born
1936Dal Dozzi (NTH) was born
1956Harold Stewart (STK) died
1958Eric Tonkin (STURT, NTH, MELB) died

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 149: Daft draft edition

Gigs cast his eye over the selections in the AFL's national draft and rejoices at the possibility of finally completing the 'Z' squad. 

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Micro Noises 148: Lost and gained

This week Gigs discusses Brownlow Medals retrospectively lost and gained, and AFL experience that will be lost and regained in the 2017 season.

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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.