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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 14

1911 revisited: Round 14

Continuing his 1911 VFL retrospective, John Butler makes St Kilda and its ongoing idiosyncrasies the focus of his round 14 review.

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1911 revisited: Round 13

1911 revisited: Round 13

As he continues to take us through the 1911 VFL season, John Butler looks back at the genesis of the Essendon Football Club.

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Treasure Trove

The 1933 VFL Grand Final

The 1933 VFL Grand Final

Jack Worrall of the Australasian, reports on the 1933 VFL Grand Final between South Melbourne and Richmond, which saw the Southerners victorious in front of a record crowd. 

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The round of the 1-pointers

The round of the 1-pointers

Round 13 of the 1938 VFL season witnessed an unprecedented set of results. Of the six matches, four were decided by a point. Extracts from the Sporting Globe and The Age tell the story.

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Obituaries

The death of Teddy Rankin

The death of Teddy Rankin

The Argus reports on the death, in 1944, of the Geelong champion and patriarch of the Rankin footballing dynasty, Teddy Rankin.

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GIGA BITE

Hawthorn, which will meet Fremantle tonight in the 99th V/AFL match to be played on July 22nd, had a one-point loss against a team beginning with F on this day in 1978. The Hawks trailed by six points at the last change, eventually falling just short of the Lions. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

Swans v Saints - Round 18, 1977

Ahead of their Round 18 clash this Saturday night, a look at highlights of the Swans and Saints' Round 18 clash 40 years ago. Watch for a Trevor Barker classic at the end. 

For match details, click here.

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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 17 52 139.88
2 Geelong 17 46 115.52
3 Greater Western Sydney 16 44 115.65
4 Port Adelaide 17 40 132.06
5 Sydney 17 40 115.95
6 Melbourne 17 40 107.94
7 Richmond 16 40 107.40
8 Essendon 17 36 109.68
9 West Coast 16 36 102.10
10 Western Bulldogs 17 36 98.18
11 St. Kilda 17 36 96.67
12 Hawthorn 17 30 87.99
13 Fremantle 17 28 78.55
14 Collingwood 16 24 95.98
15 Gold Coast 17 24 83.31
16 Carlton 16 20 82.28
17 North Melbourne 17 16 88.29
18 Brisbane 16 12 69.06

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Micro Noises 176: Hurrah for Zurhaar!

Gigs introduces the newest member of the 'Z Squad' and reveals where your team sits in the 2017 'goal-less quarter' ladder.

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Micro Noises 175: More draw lore

If you thought Gigs had taught you all you ever needed to know about V/AFL draws last week, think again! Here he is with more draw lore that you cannot ignore.

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Footy Blogs

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017

The latest in the Footy Almanac series, The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, will be launched at the North Fitzroy Arms hotel next Thursday.

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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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Footnotes

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