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End of an Eagles era? Priddis, Mitchell to retire at season’s end

Matthew Priddis will retire at the end of the 2017 AFL season, and is expected to be joined in doing so by teammate Sam Mitchell.

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Hawthorn vs Sydney: Friday Night Forecast

The rematch of a game which two months ago produced one of the most surprising results of the season, with both teams playing their best football of the year. Layer on top the rivalry, and we’ve got a barn burner on our hands.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

For the most part, Round 19 looks like a fairly straightforward week of tipping – and if you’ve been paying attention this year, that alone will set off massive warning bells in your head.

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Brisbane’s next move is uncertain, but incredibly exciting

So long neglected, the Lions of Brisbane are threatening to become interesting again. With a bevvy of key-position talent and a revamped administration, optimism abounds in a way it has been unable to since the very early days of Michael Voss’ reign at coach.

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They might not be Giants: Will GWS be all promise, no premiership?

Since before the GWS Giants even kicked a football in anger, there has been a widespread fear that they would one day come to dominate the game, having been set up with a more than adequate amount of talent to create a multi-premiership winning team.

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Buckley not worried about future

As Collingwood look to the future, Nathan Buckley is narrowing his focus.

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Adelaide veteran Thompson announces retirement

Adelaide stalwart Scott Thompson has confirmed he’ll retire at the end of the AFL season.

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St Kilda at the crossroads

St Kilda are at an uneasy precipice, in the midst of a flat-lining rebuild, and potentially destined for an extended run of mid-table mediocrity.

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AFL season over for Freo’s Walters

Fremantle veteran Michael Walters will miss the rest of the AFL season despite not needing surgery on his injured knee.

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Pendlebury needs more surgery on finger

More surgery will delay Scott Pendlebury’s AFL return from a broken finger.

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Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has resigned from his post at the AFL club.

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Rory Sloane will determine Adelaide’s premiership credentials

When both Selwoods play like Scott, it turns out that Geelong has a problem.

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Toby Greene set for more match review panel pain

Another undisciplined act from Toby Greene is again set to cost Greater Western Sydney when the AFL match review panel meets.

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Seven quick takes from AFL Round 18

AFL 2017 continues to give us chills, spills and thrills, and all the more so as finals approach on the horizon. Here’s my quick takes from Round 18.

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Tigers recover for big AFL win over Giants

Richmond are back in the AFL top four, recovering from an awful start for a comfortable win over GWS in sodden conditions at the MCG.

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Hawks hammer Dockers to keep finals hopes alive

The Hawthorn Hawks were far too good for the Fremantle Dockers in Perth cruising to a 52-point win.

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL Indigenous Round 2017

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Western Bulldogs celebrate winning the Grand Final

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons AFL 2016

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Cale Hooker Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL Finals 2016

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL Indigenous Round 2017

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Jarrad Waite North Melbourne AFL 2015

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Fingers crossed for a Richmond vs Essendon final

Given the nature of both club’s respective runs home a 5th vs 8th or 6th vs 7th match up in week 1 of the finals between Richmond and Essendon is very much on the cards.

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2001 top ten AFL draft reorder

It’s been 16 years since the 2001 AFL draft. Here’s how it should have looked, with the benefit of hindsight.

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Don’t shut the Daw on Majak yet

By Brynn O'Connor, 27 Jul 2017
Don’t shut the Daw on Majak yet

Majak Daw started off his AFL career as a raw talent, who showed glimpses of athletic brilliance and limitless potential.

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Hoodoo Gurus

By Josh Pinn, 27 Jul 2017
Hoodoo Gurus

There was a passage of play in the dying moments of this year’s Queen’s Birthday match between Melbourne and Collingwood that may be looked back on as a turning point in the season. Fittingly it came in the round that marked the literal halfway point of the home-and-away season.

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Second-tier Richmond players prove 2017 is Tiger time

The Richmond Football Club have one of the most passionate supporter bases, who have been agonisingly tormented throughout the AFL era.

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Does AFLX have a place and purpose?

By mds1970, 27 Jul 2017
Does AFLX have a place and purpose?

The game of Australian Football is well known in Australia. But a new shorter form is under development. Known as AFLX, it’s still a work in progress. But is there a place for it?

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2000 top ten AFL draft reorder

By Conor, 27 Jul 2017
2000 top ten AFL draft reorder

It’s been 17 years since the 2000 AFL draft. Here’s how it should have looked, with the benefit of hindsight.

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The Demons seem destined for September

By Adam Daunt, 26 Jul 2017
The Demons seem destined for September

Jake Melksham was tied against the boundary. The paltry crowd echoed around the MCG and the time, finite as it is, dwindled away, fast becoming Port Adelaide’s enemy.

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Why the Eagles need to play their youngsters

Entering a season with the AFL’s oldest average list age should usually mean a club is in its prime to challenge for a premiership.

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Simpson deserves respect as goodwill dries up

By Matt Somerford, 26 Jul 2017
Simpson deserves respect as goodwill dries up

If Adam Simpson has learned anything in the past couple of days it is that perception means a lot in football.

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Hawks and Swans still alive ahead of Friday night showdown

Earlier this season I wrote an article on The Roar suggesting that both Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans would face the beginning of the end in 2017.

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Thompson should have hung up the boots last year

One of the greatest Adelaide players to ever put on the jumper has been sent off with the game well and truly past him – but it shouldn’t have ended this way.

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The ten steps that have taken Collingwood down the path to hell

Collingwood is doomed to miss the finals for a fourth successive year, and are set for a lowly finish.

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Bucks and Eade under pressure, but Adam Simpson should be too

July – it’s the time of year when an enormous amount of pressure is placed on various coaches, with this year’s whipping stock, Collingwood’s Nathan Buckley and the Gold Coast’s Rodney Eade, currently in the firing line.

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Cale Hooker’s loyalty pays off

By Rhys Thurston, 25 Jul 2017 New author!
Cale Hooker’s loyalty pays off

With the introduction of free agency and collective bargaining agreements, players now have more flexibility and control over their futures.

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Ban AFL in schools: A no-brainer!

By Tex Redmund, 25 Jul 2017
Ban AFL in schools: A no-brainer!

“Mum… Dad… can I please play a game where I’m most likely to suffer from head injuries? Please?”

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Jack Viney Christian Petracca Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Liam Picken Western Bulldogs AFL Finals 2016

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Ryan Nyhuis Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Geelong Cats premiership era

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Will Hoskin-Elliott Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Liam Jones of the Blues

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Darcy Moore Collingwood Magpies AFL 2016

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Devon Smith GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Josh Gibson Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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