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Essays and Opinion

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.

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Neglected heroes: The Hall of Fame

Induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame is a great honour, but as Adam Cardosi argues, the heroes of the first sixty years of the game have been virtually ignored.

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Footy Research

The first Grand Final - Norwood v Port

John Devaney looks back at the very first match in a major competition to decide a premiership, which took place on Saturday 5 October 1889 in the colony of South Australia. 

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Piggybacking on heartbreak

In this extract from Playing to Win, Michael Gordon looks at the aftermath of the 2012 Grand Final and how Hawthorn took its first steps toward redemption in 2013.

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Treasure Trove

Modern football standards

Argus columnist Ivor Warne-Smith address the issue of whether modern players [in 1938] are as good as they were; and is the game better or worse? The answer is 'yes and no'.

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Ex Subiaco trainer recalls forty years of footy

On the eve of the 1951 WANFL Grand final, former Subiaco trainer Charlie Leach looks back over four decades of WA footy and tells the Mirror that the game ain't what it used to be.

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Obituaries

The death of Ossie Bertram

The Register (SA) reports on the death in Perth from typhoid fever of former Norwood champion footballer and rower, Oswald Bertram, aged 24.

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GIGA BITE

The two lowest scores recorded on August 21st were both registered by Geelong. In 1897, the Pivotonians could manage no more than 3.11.29 against Collingwood. 18 years later against Fitzroy's 18.13.121, they could muster only 4.7.31. - Andrew Gigacz

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1974 SANFL Grand Final - Sturt v Glenelg

Highlights of the 1974 SANFL Grand Final between Sturt and Glenelg.

For match details click here.

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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 20 64 142.72
2 Geelong 20 64 112.84
3 Hawthorn 20 60 138.54
4 Fremantle 20 56 128.84
5 Port Adelaide 20 52 126.50
6 North Melbourne 20 48 116.71
7 Essendon 20 44 105.84
8 Adelaide 20 40 111.24
9 Richmond 20 40 104.49
10 Collingwood 20 40 96.86
11 Gold Coast 20 40 96.81
12 West Coast 20 36 111.08
13 Carlton 20 28 93.98
14 Western Bulldogs 20 28 83.23
15 Brisbane 20 28 71.47
16 GWS 20 20 74.81
17 Melbourne 20 16 69.51
18 St Kilda 20 16 61.27

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 65 - An L of a difference

He's still 20 short of the 200-game mark, but Geelong's Joel Selwood reaches a very special milestone this week. Gigs explains.

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Micro Noises 64 - Hawthorn's hoodoo

Who else but Gigs would come to the conclusion that Hawthorn's 62-point win over the Dogs last Sunday would actually put the Hawks out of flag contention?

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Footy Blogs

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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Looking for a win

After another Western Bulldogs loss, Gigs couldn't do the crossword the next morning. Instead, he penned this ode to the Doggies and their fans.

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In search of Prince Alfred footballers

Can you help Tony Aldous in his search for state footballers who went to Prince Alfred College?

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