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1877: A pivotal year in footy history

1877: A pivotal year in footy history

The 1877 season heralded a revolution in the game, with the formation of the SAFA and VFA, respectively. Footy historian Trevor Gyss examines the season that was.

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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Andrew Gigacz remembers the magnificent careers in separate leagues of Gary Dempsey and Fred Cook, who debuted together with Footscray exactly 50 years ago.

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Footy Research

1911 revisited: Round 4

1911 revisited: Round 4

John Butler's look back at the 1911 continues, with round four seeing the Carlton Football Club in strife for the on-field behaviour of its players.

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Jim Main's 100 greatest: Graham Arthur

Jim Main's 100 greatest: Graham Arthur

From his 1978 book, 100 Greatest Players, Jim Main looks back at the career of Graham Arthur, the man who led the Hawks to their first flag.

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Treasure Trove

Sydney Football Club, 1886

Sydney Football Club, 1886

Long before the Swans moved north, another Sydney Football Club played the great Australian game. The Sydney Mail reported that 1886 was a particularly good season for the club.

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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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Obituaries

The death of Tom Green

The death of Tom Green

The Barrier Miner and the Adelaide Advertiser report on the untimely death of Tom Green, one of Norwood's earliest players.

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GIGA BITE

Two drawn V/AFL matches have been played on April 27th, both at Docklands and both involving Sydney. In 2002, the Swans and St Kilda finished locked together on 8.8.56, while exactly six years later they scored 8.16.64 to draw with North Melbourne's 9.10.64. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

ANZAC Day 1995: Collingwood v Essendon

A look back at the first time Collingwood and Essendon met on ANZAC Day, back in 1995.

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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 Adelaide 5 20 152.40
2 Geelong 5 20 147.00
3 Richmond 5 20 136.70
4 GWS 5 16 138.70
5 Western Bulldogs 5 16 112.79
6 Port Adelaide 5 12 140.05
7 West Coast 5 12 105.92
8 Essendon 5 12 97.86
9 Fremantle 5 12 78.36
10 Melbourne 5 8 101.69
11 St. Kilda 5 8 91.48
12 Gold Coast 5 8 89.19
13 Collingwood 5 4 85.68
14 Brisbane 5 4 74.77
15 Hawthorn 5 4 70.36
16 Carlton 5 4 67.13
17 North Melbourne 5 0 81.68
18 Sydney 5 0 75.81

On this day in Footy

« Apr 26   April 27   Apr 28 »
1916Allan Wilson (NTH) was born
1959Ken Baxter (CARL) died
1977Fred Jones (HAW) died
1982Goldie Collins (FITZ) died
1995Harold Daly (HAW, NTH, STK) died

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