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A farewell to Bob

A farewell to Bob

Andrew Gigacz pays tribute to Bob Murphy, who over 18 seasons has given him more joy as a Bulldogs fan than any other player to have pulled on the red, white and blue jumper. 

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The return of The Coach

The return of The Coach

Forty years after the season it chronicled, John Powers' classic football documentary The Coach has been re-released. Mic Rees revisits the seminal work.

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Footy Research

1911 revisited: Round 16

1911 revisited: Round 16

As John Butler explains, the VFL took a break for the 1911 National Carnival before South faced Fitzroy in a vital round 16 match.

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1911 revisited: Round 15

1911 revisited: Round 15

St Kilda's woes continued into round 15 and the on-field impact was dramatic, as John Butler explains in his look back at the VFL in 1911.

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Treasure Trove

Shinboners win the VFA Premiership

Shinboners win the VFA Premiership

The Winner reports on the 1914 VFA premiership decider between North Melbourne and Footscray, in which the Shinboners won convincingly.

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The 1870 Melbourne football season preview

The 1870 Melbourne football season preview

Football writer for the Australasian, Ben Goldsmith, aka 'Fair Play' previews the Melbourne football season of 1870.

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Obituaries

The death of Jack Monohan

The death of Jack Monohan

Jack Worrall, of the Australasian, reports on the death of early Collingwood great, Jack Monohan.

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GIGA BITE

The sixth-largest winning margin in V/AFL history was achieved on this day in 1964 when Essendon thrashed South Melbourne by 165 points. Ted Fordham kicked eight goals for the Dons as they racked up a score of 28.16.184 to the Swans' paltry 2.7.19. - Andrew Gigacz 

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Round 22 1987: Footscray v Melbourne

In the final round of 1987, Melbourne travelled to the Western Oval to take on Footscray, with a place in the finals on offer for the victor. 

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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 21 62 139.86
2 Greater Western Sydney 21 60 118.31
3 Geelong 21 58 115.46
4 Richmond 21 56 116.66
5 Port Adelaide 21 52 123.14
6 Sydney 21 52 122.65
7 Melbourne 21 48 106.38
8 Essendon 21 44 106.07
9 West Coast 21 44 104.31
10 St. Kilda 21 44 98.93
11 Western Bulldogs 21 44 97.41
12 Hawthorn 21 38 89.82
13 Collingwood 21 34 98.14
14 Fremantle 21 32 73.79
15 Carlton 21 24 80.89
16 Gold Coast 21 24 79.78
17 North Melbourne 21 20 84.81
18 Brisbane 21 20 75.04

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 180: Goals are Dog-gone

Gigs reports on yet another goalless quarter from the Bulldogs and pays anagrammatic tribute to their retiring captain Bob Murphy.

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Micro Noises 179: Filling in the gaps

Gigs is hoping two retiring greats will be able to play just the right number of games before they hang up the boots, and that a another one will give it away immediately.

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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 this 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.