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Wherever you stand on the argument for the inclusion of pre-1897 seasons to be included in AFL records, Colin Carter's new book is a must-read, argues Andrew Gigacz.
For the sixth time, the Bulldogs and Blues were entwined in a last-round battle for finals in 2022. Andrew Gigacz looks at all six chapters of this ongoing saga.
An 1896 article in the Leader highlights how at least some of the mainstream media viewed the VFA/VFL split, says Andrew Gigacz.
| 4 Feb 2023
Carlton FC historian Tony De Bolfo has put out a call for help to find its first Premiership trophy, which dates all the way back to 1871. Can you help?
| 19 Dec 2022
The Age's football correspondent Pivot, reports on Fitzroy's Grand Final win over Collingwood in 1922 to claim its seventh VFL premiership.
| 5 Apr 2022
The Herald's Bert Barclay looks at how the foundations of Melbourne's 1939 premiership-winning team were laid in 1933 by 'Checker' Hughes and Percy Page.
| 7 Oct 2021
The Riverine Herald and Table Talk staff writers report on the tragic death of Ted Fleming, former Melbourne and University player in the VFL.
| 5 May 2022
South Melbourne and Fitzroy's match at the Lake Oval on this day in 1974 ended in a draw. The Swans kicked 14.16 and the Lions 15.10, with both teams finishing on exactly 100. — Andrew Gigacz
The 2022 AFL Grand Finalists – Geelong and the Swans – met on a gloomy April day at Kardinia Park in 1982, and the match was a thriller.
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Kicking off a premiership defence with five wins on the trot is a good thing, yeah? Maybe not, says Gigs.
Andrew Gigacz | 21 Apr 2022
Men's AFL is back, and so is Micro Noises. Andrew Gigacz looks at Hawthorn's one-point win and invokes Mozart to describe Gold Coast's AFLW loss.
Andrew Gigacz | 24 Mar 2021
Media Release: Eight new members have been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
AFL Media | 14 Jun 2022
In response to a question from a fan, Andrew Gigacz looks at past V/AFL teams that have flown out of the blocks before falling short of finals.
Andrew Gigacz | 10 Jun 2022
A summary of the awards and honours bestowed in the 2021 AFL season, compiled by Andrew Gigacz.
Andrew Gigacz | 10 Oct 2021
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