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Dogs sting the Blues – again!

Dogs sting the Blues – again!

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.

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Equal opportunity for Cazaly and co

Equal opportunity for Cazaly and co

The list of two-club V/AFL players runs into the thousands but only 62 of those, Andrew Gigacz reveals, have played exactly the same number of games for each of their clubs.

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Footy Research

The one and only... Joe O'Grady

The one and only... Joe O'Grady

On his 150th birthday, Andrew Gigacz looks back at the career of St Kilda's Joe O'Grady, whose career and life were tragically cut short by illness.

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Two-Way Traffic: Port Adelaide⇄Richmond

Two-Way Traffic: Port Adelaide⇄Richmond

Ahead of Thursday's Richmond vs Port Adelaide match, Andrew Gigacz looks at the 11 footballers who have turned out for both clubs.

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Treasure Trove

Fitzroy premiers

Fitzroy premiers

The Age's football correspondent Pivot, reports on Fitzroy's Grand Final win over Collingwood in 1922 to claim its seventh VFL premiership.

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Melbourne's 1933 plan succeeded

Melbourne's 1933 plan succeeded

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. 

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Obituaries

The death of Ted Fleming

The death of Ted Fleming

The Riverine Herald and Table Talk staff writers report on the tragic death of Ted Fleming, former Melbourne and University player in the VFL.

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GIGA BITE

On this day 70 years ago, North Adelaide claimed the SANFL premiership by thrashing Norwood by 108 points in the 1952 at Adelaide Oval. The winning margin was the highest in a SANFL Grand Final until 2004. — Andrew Gigacz

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Geelong v Sydney R5, 1982

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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For a complete summary of the 2022 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2022 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Geelong 22 72 144.22
2 Melbourne 22 64 130.55
3 Sydney 22 64 127.91
4 Collingwood 22 64 104.31
5 Fremantle 22 62 117.03
6 Brisbane 22 60 119.34
7 Richmond 22 54 121.63
8 Western Bulldogs 22 48 108.89
9 Carlton 22 48 108.34
10 St. Kilda 22 44 99.30
11 Port Adelaide 22 40 110.26
12 Gold Coast 22 40 102.80
13 Hawthorn 22 32 89.75
14 Adelaide 22 32 86.66
15 Essendon 22 28 83.23
16 Greater Western Sydney 22 24 84.64
17 West Coast 22 8 59.82
18 North Melbourne 22 8 55.78

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 207: Will it end in tears?

Kicking off a premiership defence with five wins on the trot is a good thing, yeah? Maybe not, says Gigs.

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Micro Noises 206: Mozart madness

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.

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Footy Blogs

Australian Football Hall of Fame 2022

Media Release: Eight new members have been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

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Football's falls from grace

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.

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AFL 2021 season awards and honours

A summary of the awards and honours bestowed in the 2021 AFL season, compiled by Andrew Gigacz.

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Footnotes

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