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1977, as seen via the 'Footy Record'

1977, as seen via the 'Footy Record'

Andrew Gigacz recently unpacked a box of old Footy Records and the memories came flooding back. Here, he reminisces while looking through his old editions from 1977.

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The 2017 AFL All Australian team

The 2017 AFL All Australian team

The naming of the 2017 AFL Australian Team generated the usual annual round of discussion, debate and downright dissent, writes Andrew Gigacz.

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Footy Research

‘Up there Cazaly!’

‘Up there Cazaly!’

1921 was the year the phrase 'Up there Cazaly' was coined. In an extract from his new book, Cazaly, Robert Allen takes us through ex-Saint Roy Cazaly's first year at South Melbourne.

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1911 revisited: Second Semi-Final

1911 revisited: Second Semi-Final

The 1911 VFL Second Semi-Final saw Jack Worrall's present come up against his past, reports John Butler, as Essendon, the minor premiers, took on Carlton at the MCG.

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Treasure Trove

Collingwood Carnival

Collingwood Carnival

Retired footballers making a one-off comeback for a good cause is nothing new, as this article from The Age 100 years ago demonstrates. 

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The birth of Carnival football

The birth of Carnival football

In 1952, Hugh Buggy wound the clock back 44 years to reminisce about the first Australasian Football Carnival, held in 1908 to commemorate the silver jubilee of the game.

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Obituaries

The death of Hugh Purse

The death of Hugh Purse

The Age reports on the death of Hugh Purse, who played 84 games for Melbourne between 1904 and 1915, and also represented Victoria.

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GIGA BITE

Adelaide and Geelong, who meet in tonight's preliminary final, have each played just one match on September 22 in the last 60 years, and it ended in heartbreak for both. On this day in 1962, the Cats fell five points short of Carlton, while the Crows lost to Hawthorn by the same margin five years ago today. - Andrew Gigacz 

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1967 Grand Final: Tigers v Cats

The final minutes of the classic 1967 Grand Final between Richmond and Geelong, with the Tigers looking to end a 24-year premiership drought.

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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 22 62 135.98
2 Geelong 22 62 117.38
3 Richmond 22 60 118.29
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 60 114.85
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.74
6 Sydney 22 56 126.77
7 Essendon 22 48 106.54
8 West Coast 22 48 105.71
9 Melbourne 22 48 105.22
10 Western Bulldogs 22 44 97.07
11 St. Kilda 22 44 96.93
12 Hawthorn 22 42 90.71
13 Collingwood 22 38 99.03
14 Fremantle 22 32 74.40
15 North Melbourne 22 24 87.59
16 Carlton 22 24 78.21
17 Gold Coast 22 24 75.98
18 Brisbane 22 20 74.31

On this day in Footy

« Sep 22   September 23   Sep 24 »
1933:
Doug Strang kicked his 50th goal for the season for Richmond vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1944:
1967:
Bill Goggin kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, GF)
1967:
2006:
Ben Cousins kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: West Coast vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)
2016:

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 185: Out with the old...

Gigs reports that, regardless of this weekend's Preliminary Final results, we're about to see a Grand Final phenomenon not seen in more than two decades. 

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Micro Noises 184: Droughtbreakers

Tears of Tiger joy are flowing, and the Richmond premiership omens keep coming, too. Gigs takes a typical quirky look back at week one of the AFL finals.

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Footy Blogs

​Echoes of ’55

The challenge confronting the Bulldogs this weekend bears a remarkable resemblance to the one faced by the Doggies in 1955, writes Andrew Gigacz.

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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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Footnotes

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