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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

1990 SANFL Grand Final: -The end of an era

Officially it was Port Adelaide versus Glenelg but, as John Devaney explains, in reality it was Port versus the rest of South Australia.


Brilliant Bulldogs - 1980 WAFL Grand Final

John Devaney looks back at the day the two powers of the year, Swan Districts and South Fremantle, met in the 1980 WAFL Grand Final.


Treasure Trove

Fitzroy's fighting forces

The 1940 Fitzroy team needed to draw on past successes for inspiration, opined Reg "Old Boy" Wilmott in the Australasian.


Hawthorn's high hopes

In 1940, the Australasian's Reg "Old Boy" Wilmott reflected on Hawthorn's lack of success but looked forward with some hope.



The death of Frank Marlow

The News (Adelaide) reports on the death in 1935, aged 66, of the widely respected secretary of the SANFL, Frank Marlow.



When Richmond defeated GWS in round 13 this year, they registered the first AFL final score of 24.10.154 since 2008. 24.10 has been a final score 16 times in VFL/AFL history, with Essendon having recorded it four times. Neither Carlton nor Collingwood have ever finished with that score. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

2014 WAFL Grand Final wrap

A full wrap of the 2014 WAFL Grand Final between East Perth and Subiaco, including highlights and post-match interviews.

If you are watching this video from our home page, you can view it in a larger format here.

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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 72: Trading in anagrams

Trade week has provided Gigs with plenty of fodder for anagrams. Check them out and see if you can solve the riddle of this week's mystery team.


Micro Noises '71: Swanning Hawks

Gigs looks back at the 2014 Grand Final by the numbers and letters and sees why Hawthorn was always going to win.


Footy Blogs

A footy match 'behind the lines'

A WWI match at the Queen's Club, Kensington in London is famous but there were other matches, in far less pleasant surroundings, writes Brian Membrey.


Gigs Ladder Comp - We have a winner!

With the best winning score in the Ladder Comp's 24-year history, Tom R takes out the prize in 2014.


A Bulldog - not quite through & through

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


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