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Essays and Opinion

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.


Hooroo hoodoo

Mic Rees takes us back to 1972 and down Geelong Road to see if Footscray could break a 27-year Kardinia Park hoodoo.


Footy Research

Era, era on the wall...

In the first of a nine-part series which looks at distinctive VFL/AFL eras, Jeff Dowsing revisits the 1925-1938 period. 


Tom Wills, Geelong and Queensland football

Murray Bird's new book reveals that Australian Rules football's Queensland origins go back much further than many might think. 


Treasure Trove

The great South Melbourne

Onlooker of the Referee reflects on his debut with Fitzroy in 1891 against the then mighty South Melbourne, and previews the 1917 VFL season and South's return to the league.


Port Adelaide in the colonial era

In this 1908 article, 'Spectator' of the Advertiser looked back at the early history of the 'seasiders', Port Adelaide, and also accesses the contemporary playing list.



The death of Phil Skehan

The Record (Emerald Hill) reports on the death of ex-South Melbourne premiership player Phil Skehan following injuries sustained during his debut match for Williamstown in 1921.



Only one VFL/AFL draw has ever been recorded on July 30th. In round 14, 1910 at the Punt Road Oval, Richmond held sway for three quarters against Geelong before the Pivotonians made up ground in the final term to level the scores at 42 apiece, Richmond kicking 5.12 and Geelong 6.6. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

Essendon v Footscray, Round 1, 1982

Footscray's Steve MacPherson and Simon Beasley had a baptism of fire when they debuted in round one, 1982. The Dogs were put to the sword by Essendon and trounced by 109 points. Here are some first-quarter highlights.

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Source: AFL Tables

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 16 56 126.69
2 West Coast 16 52 158.61
3 Hawthorn 16 48 170.05
4 Sydney 16 44 112.37
5 Richmond 16 40 111.48
6 Western Bulldogs 16 40 106.84
7 Adelaide 15 38 106.25
8 North Melbourne 16 36 102.96
9 GWS 16 36 101.85
10 Geelong 15 34 98.24
11 Collingwood 16 32 114.92
12 Port Adelaide 16 28 98.59
13 St Kilda 16 24 90.66
14 Essendon 16 20 79.93
15 Melbourne 16 20 77.61
16 Carlton 16 12 66.59
17 Gold Coast 16 8 72.65
18 Brisbane 16 8 63.57

On this day in Footy

« Jul 29   July 30   Jul 31 »
1977Wayne Harmes debuted for CARL vs MELB (AFL, R18)
1986Bill Jones (FITZ) died
1988Mick McGuane had 35 kicks for COLL vs STK (AFL, R18)
1994Garry Lyon kicked 8 goals for MELB vs ESS (AFL, R19)
2011Corey Enright took 16 marks for GEEL vs MELB (AFL, R19)


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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 97: Loopy ladder time

Gigs comes up with an implausible yet possible scenario which could see 13 teams inseparable after round 23. 


Micro Noises 96: Will the Pies fly high?

They've lost three in a row but history says that 2015 could in fact be the Year of the Pies. Gigs explains why.


Footy Blogs

Gigs Ladder Comp - Round 15

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


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.


Putting a face to a name

Bob Gartland and Col Hutchinson are trying to track down photos of every Geelong player since 1877. Can you help?


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