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Essays and Opinion

Malthouse at the Doghouse - 1985

Almost 30 years ago, Mick Malthouse came very close to taking a team to a Grand Final in just his second season as a VFL coach. Footscray fan Mic Rees recalls the day the Dogs fell just short.


A one-way ticket to frustration

Personal experience with the AFL's new pricing structure moved Andrew Gigacz to have his say on the cost of a ticket to the footy.


Footy Research

South Adelaide: The Kerley Years 1964-66

In an extract from his book, The Kerley Years 1964-1966Randal Williams looks at how Neil Kerley took South Adelaide from perennial easybeats to a flag in one incredible year.


The early years of South Australian football

In excerpts from several of his books, Trevor Gyss takes us back to the earliest days of football in South Australia. 


Treasure Trove

The 1901 VFL season in review

'Old Boy' of the Argus reviews the 1901 VFL season in which Essendon triumphed over Collingwood, and names the Pies' centeman Fred Leach as the best player of the season.


The 1899 VFL season in review

'Old Boy' of the Argus reviews the 1899 VFL season in which Fitzroy won its second successive premiership, and names Fitzroy defender Pat Hickey as the best player of the season.



The death of Tom MacKenzie

The Register and News (SA) reports on the death at forty five of three-time Magarey medalist, Tom MacKenzie, a delayed casualty of war.



1922 saw the only home and away matches ever to be played on September 16th. In the last round of that season, Collingwood, Fitzroy, St Kilda and South Melbourne all had wins, with the Magpies and Maroons going on to contest the Grand Final four weeks later. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

Port Adelaide v Hawthorn, 2001 Semi Final

The thrilling finish to the 2001 Second Semi Final between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn. 

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Source: AFL Tables

AFL 2014 Season

For a complete summary of the 2014 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2014 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Sydney 22 68 142.88
2 Hawthorn 22 68 140.78
3 Geelong 22 68 113.77
4 Fremantle 22 64 130.40
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.92
6 North Melbourne 22 56 117.04
7 Essendon 22 50 106.34
8 Richmond 22 48 105.77
9 West Coast 22 44 116.86
10 Adelaide 22 44 114.05
11 Collingwood 22 44 94.14
12 Gold Coast 22 40 93.74
13 Carlton 22 30 89.75
14 Western Bulldogs 22 28 81.95
15 Brisbane 22 28 69.26
16 GWS 22 24 76.72
17 Melbourne 22 16 68.37
18 St Kilda 22 16 60.76


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 68 - Tiger time is coming!

Richmond came crashing down to Earth with a thud last Sunday, but Gigs has found a very positive sign for the Tigers' near future in amongst the wreckage.


Micro Noises 67 - What if?

There were 23 games won by six points or less in 2014. Gigs tells us how things might have been if the losing side had kicked just one more goal.


Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - As you were

With just one change of result last weekend, things could have been very, very different, says Gigs.


A Bulldog - not quite through & through

Andrew Gigacz pays tribute to his dad, never a great fan of footy but a Bulldog nonetheless.


Once a Jolly Ruckman ....

...camped by a behind post? Very old Fitzroy fans would turn in their graves, not so old would shake their heads when the club in 1962 moved to change its  song.


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