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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

Royals win in wet - 1978 WANFL Grand Final

John Devaney recalls a thrilling 1978 WANFL Grand Final between Perth and East Perth at a very wet Subiaco Oval. 


Bays bounce back

Glenelg's emergence from the wilderness in 1934 was stunning. John Devaney looks back at a remarkable SANFL season for the Bays. 


Treasure Trove

The Rugby and Australian games of football

In 1903, as 'Australian rules' was being [re]introduced to Sydney, J.C.Davis of the Referee (NSW) reminds the game's fans that Rugby will always rule in the premier state.


Great stalwarts of the Australian game

Writing for the Referee (NSW) in 1930, Harold Prider recalls the outstanding players of past and present, the likes of McNamara, Burns, Trotter, Coventry, Clover, McGregor, Lill, and Leahy,



The death of Ralph Robertson

'Coo-ee' of the Referee reports on the death of Sydney football champion Ralph Robertson, killed in action over the skies of Egypt in May 1917.



25.11 has been a final score just nine times 14,580 VFL/AFL matches. No team has recorded it more than once. It was first kicked by Hawthorn in 1940 and most recently by Geelong in 2010. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

Cricketing footballers

Sports buff Ian Anderson takes a look at Australian rules footballers who have played cricket at a high level.

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AFL Stats Hub



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Source: AFL Tables

AFL 2015 Season

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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 74: Numbers up!

This week Gigs tackles high-numbered players, low-performing Tigers and highly likely draft picks.


Micro Noises 73: Fixture fun

The 2015 AFL fixture is out. Gigs has gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, uncovering an unbroken 53-year drought and a coach with no hair.


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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