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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 8

1911 revisited: Round 8

John Butler continues to look back at the 1911 season, highlighting the muddy conditions that plagued matches in the VFL and beyond.

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1911 revisited: Round 7

1911 revisited: Round 7

As John Butler looks back at round seven of the 1911 season, he recalls the days when players were asked to saddle up for two games in little more than 48 hours.

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Treasure Trove

The reminiscences of A.W.Cocks

The reminiscences of A.W.Cocks

The scrapbook of A.W. Cocks, a prominent Adelaide sportsman in the 1870s, gives a glimpse of football during that decade, 'Rosscommon' of The Register reports. 

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Ralph Robertson, the Sydney champ

Ralph Robertson, the Sydney champ

Born in England, Ralph Robertson was the outstanding footballer in the Sydney league. Old Timer of the Referee (NSW), profiles the champ.

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Obituaries

The death of Pos Watson

The death of Pos Watson

'Pivot' of the Daily News (WA) reports on the death of William 'Pos' Watson, ex-Essendon and Fremantle champion who was one of the great players of the 1890s.

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GIGA BITE

In Collingwood's win over Brisbane at the MCG yesterday, it registered a score of 18.21.129 for only the second time in its history. The Magpies had previously kicked the score in a win over Melbourne in 1951. - Andrew Gigacz

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Geelong v Port Adelaide, 2007 Grand Final

Highlights of Geelong's drought-breaking premiership win over Port Adelaide in 2007.

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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 10 32 144.98
2 Greater Western Sydney 10 32 117.89
3 Geelong 10 28 116.34
4 Western Bulldogs 10 24 108.38
5 Richmond 10 24 108.25
6 West Coast 10 24 101.91
7 Fremantle 10 24 81.48
8 Port Adelaide 9 20 144.41
9 Melbourne 10 20 111.68
10 St. Kilda 10 20 98.35
11 Essendon 10 20 97.64
12 Collingwood 10 16 100.23
13 North Melbourne 10 16 96.70
14 Hawthorn 10 16 79.09
15 Sydney 10 12 100.11
16 Gold Coast 9 12 84.35
17 Carlton 10 12 78.87
18 Brisbane 10 4 63.99

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 168: Sky high Pies

Gigs gives Pies fans a lift and reveals how the AFL's proposed wildcard system anagrammatically asks questions of itself. 

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Micro Noises 167: Bob's brilliant plan

This week Gigs comes up with a theory that explains why Bob Murphy won't be playing this week, and delivers a two-in-one match report.

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