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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Treasure Trove

Footy flounders in Sydney

Letter writers in the sports column of 'The Cynic' in the NSW-based Arrow, praise the Australian game vs Rugby, and explore the reasons why it has nonetheless failed to capture Sydney hearts.

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Footy returns to Sydney: 1903 preview

After an eight year hiatus, organised football returned to Sydney in 1903. Arthur Kewin, secretary of the New South Wales League, talks to the Referee about the new competition.

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Obituaries

The death of Dolly Christy

The West Australian reports on the death in Adelaide, of famed Melbourne and Fremantle champion David 'Dolly' Christie, who played at senior level for close to three decades.

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GIGA BITE

On this day in 1961, the only VFL/AFL draw ever recorded on July 8th was played. In a dour struggle at the MCG, Melbourne and Fitzroy both ended the match with a score of 6.8.44, after the Demons had led by seven points at the last change. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

1959 Grand Final: Melbourne v Essendon

Ahead of their round 14 clash, enjoy memories of better times for Melbourne and Essendon with second half audio highlights of the 1959 Grand Final. Commentary from Noel Bailey and Ken Dakin. For match details, click here.

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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 13 48 137.83
2 West Coast 13 40 156.01
3 Sydney 13 40 129.84
4 Hawthorn 13 36 148.69
5 Collingwood 13 32 123.69
6 Richmond 13 32 109.54
7 Western Bulldogs 13 32 105.33
8 Adelaide 12 30 109.11
9 GWS 13 28 100.17
10 Geelong 12 26 98.42
11 North Melbourne 13 24 92.23
12 Port Adelaide 13 20 97.06
13 St Kilda 13 20 90.14
14 Essendon 13 16 77.63
15 Melbourne 13 16 76.01
16 Carlton 13 12 73.70
17 Gold Coast 13 8 72.36
18 Brisbane 13 8 65.70

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 94: Vale Phil Walsh

We mourn the loss of Phil Walsh. Gigs reflects on a tragic day in Australian football. 

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Micro Noises 93: 300 of the best

In the wake of Corey Enright's 300th match, Gigs looks at which teams perform best when celebrating the milestone. 

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Footy Blogs

Book launch this Thursday!

Footy fans are invited to the launch of Murray Bird's important book on the origins of Queensland football.

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The 2015 Gigs Ladder Comp

It's back for the 25th consecutive year! Join in the fun of the Gigs Ladder Comp, the greatest ladder competition in the known universe.

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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.

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Footnotes

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