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Hooroo hoodoo - Part 2

A week after breaking their Kardinia Park hoodoo in 1972, the Bulldogs tried to break another at Victoria Park. Mic Rees tells the tale.

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The SAFL and the Great War

Trevor Gyss looks back at the 1915 SAFL season, the last before the comp was discontinued for the duration, and the South Australian footballers who went onto enlist.

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Footy Research

An arm-wrestle under lights

Was Adelaide's 1995 clash with West Coast a prototype of today's typical contests? John Devaney looks back at a low-scoring struggle. 

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A war of attrition: 1939 - 1948

In part two of his Era, era series, which looks at distinctive VFL/AFL periods, Jeff Dowsing looks at the 1939-1948 decade.

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Treasure Trove

The 1924 Carnival decider

Two West Australian stars, Tom Outridge and Bonny Campbell, speak to Wing of the Western Mail about the 1924 carnival clash in Hobart with the Vics, one of the great games of all time.

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Tasmanian football in the old days

A return visit to Tasmania of 1880s legend Billy Cundy led the Mercury to recall the early years of football in that state. They republish an article from the Australian Football Guide of 1904.

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Obituaries

The death of Haydn Bunton

The Argus reports on the death of triple Brownlow medalist Haydn Bunton from injuries sustained in a car accident. Former opponent Dick Reynolds, and journalist Percy Taylor,  pay tribute.

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GIGA BITE

On this day in 1988, Hawthorn kicked 26.18.184, the highest score ever recorded on August 27th. The Hawks defeated North Melbourne by 95 points, with Jason Dunstall kicking 10 goals for the winners. - Andrew Gigacz

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1937 Grand Final: Geelong v Collingwood

Collingwood got away to a flyer in the first quarter of the 1937 Grand Final. But did they hold on? Great Cinesound newsreel footage and narration.

John Devaney looks back at the "greatest Grand Final of all" here

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AFL 2015 Season

For a complete summary of the 2015 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2015 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Fremantle 20 64 122.19
2 West Coast 20 62 150.85
3 Hawthorn 20 56 154.20
4 Sydney 20 56 118.16
5 Richmond 20 52 120.22
6 Western Bulldogs 20 52 116.09
7 North Melbourne 20 52 110.91
8 Adelaide 19 50 116.41
9 Geelong 19 44 101.77
10 Port Adelaide 20 40 101.24
11 GWS 20 40 95.74
12 Collingwood 20 36 104.18
13 St Kilda 20 26 85.54
14 Melbourne 20 24 76.17
15 Essendon 20 20 73.07
16 Gold Coast 20 18 74.96
17 Carlton 20 16 67.24
18 Brisbane 20 12 66.59

On this day in Footy

« Aug 27   August 28   Aug 29 »
1948Alan Gale debuted for FITZ vs NORTH (AFL, R18)
1988Terry Wallace had 40 disposals for FOOTS vs WCE (AFL, R22)
1989Alex Moore (COLL) died
1993Bernard Toohey last game for FOOTS vs NORTH (AFL, R22)
2005Terry Burgess (STK) died

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 101: Back to basics

Is the current Hawthorn team the greatest of all time? Perhaps not yet, but Gigs finds evidence that the Hawks are heading in that direction. 

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Micro Noises 100: A ton of fun!

Anagrams, postcodes and omens galore, along with lots of other silly stats and far-fetched footy facts as Gigs celebrates the 100th edition of Micro Noises.

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Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 20

Round 20 and Adam Cardosi and the Footy Maths Institute are still one and two in the Gigs Ladder Comp. But others, including Gigs himself, are threatening. 

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Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 15

15 rounds in and it's time to check how you're going in the Gigs Ladder Comp!

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In search of the 1978 VFA Grand Final

Paul Bolger's son Chris would love to sit down with his dad and watch the 1978 VFA Grand Final. Paul kept Sam Kekovich to just one goal in that match.

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Footnotes

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