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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 5

1911 revisited: Round 5

John Butler continues his look back at the 1911 VFL season, with player payments and 'blackguardism' topics of conversation leading into round five.

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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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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

East Fremantle's John 'Hooky' Doig was born on this day 140 years ago. Doig played 225 games for Old Easts, but was tragically killed in action Belgium in 1917. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

100 Years of Australian Football

A look back at the documentary produced in 1996 to mark the 100th V/AFL season.

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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 6 20 133.33
5 Port Adelaide 6 16 152.16
6 West Coast 6 16 113.13
7 Western Bulldogs 6 16 110.53
8 St. Kilda 6 12 106.02
9 Essendon 5 12 97.86
10 Fremantle 6 12 75.25
11 Melbourne 5 8 101.69
12 Gold Coast 6 8 88.97
13 Carlton 6 8 74.79
14 North Melbourne 6 4 86.66
15 Collingwood 5 4 85.68
16 Brisbane 6 4 68.37
17 Hawthorn 6 4 65.21
18 Sydney 6 0 76.56

On this day in Footy

« Apr 29   April 30   May 01 »
1896Charlie Brown (COLL) was born
1938Leo Garlick (STK) was born
1955Alf Dummett (COLL) died
1967Adrian Gleeson (CARL) was born
1972Bert Clay (FITZ) died

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Footnotes

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