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Richmond vs Melbourne: Monday Night Forecast

Welcome to the season’s first Monday Night Forecast, which pits two evenly-matched teams against each other, one – Melbourne – coming off two disappointing losses, with the other – Richmond – exceeding all expectations in its undefeated start to the season.

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Eight quick takes from the AFL weekend: Round 5

Don’t worry. I haven’t lost my marbles. I know Round 5 isn’t over yet. But if I don’t write up some quick takes on a Sunday night, what will I do with myself? And what will you read? So here we are.

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Adelaide are nervously awaiting the results of scans on injured duo Daniel Talia and Riley Knight on Monday.

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Hawks get first win against woeful West Coast

A spirited Hawthorn Hawks team finally recorded their first win of the season, defeating a very poor West Coast Eagles by 51 points at MCG.

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Cats blow Saints away in final-quarter blitz

It was thrilling affair at Etihad for three quarters before the stronger team ran over the top, the Geelong Cats emerging as 38-point winners over St Kilda.

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GWS star Shaw apologises for sledge

Greater Western Sydney defender Heath Shaw has publicly apologised for comments directed at Sydney’s Tom Papley during Saturday night’s AFL clash.

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Franklin’s milestone forgotten as Swans’ slump continues

Lance Franklin’s 800th goal was a long way from Sydney coach John Longmire’s mind as he admitted his winless team lacked confidence after crashing to a 42-point AFL derby loss to GWS.

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Thrilling Fremantle finish leaves North 0-5

North Melbourne have had some heartbreaking results over the first five weeks of the season, but their loss to Fremantle will rank as the worst by far.

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Jolly Greene’s Giants stump Swans in the struggle for Sydney

The GWS Giants have bested their crosstown rivals the Sydney Swans for the third time in a row and for the first time ever at the SCG, victorious by 42 points on Saturday night.

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5-0 Adelaide have plenty to Crow about

The Adelaide Crows have started the season 5-0 for the first time in their history with an emphatic 67-point win over the undermanned Gold Coast Suns.

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Bob’s Bulldogs survive Brisbane burst

They had to work hard for it, but the Bulldogs eventually came away with a 32-point victory over the Lions to give Bob Murphy the perfect 300th game.

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Carlton to stick on rebuild course: Bolton

Carlton’s latest hammering won’t sway Brendon Bolton from his course to rebuild the club, the coach insists.

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Port Adelaide vs Carlton: Friday Night Forecast

An unusually low profile Friday night this week, as the Port Adelaide Power host the Carlton Blues. Neither team made the top eight last year, making it one of two such Friday night match ups.

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AFL’s Shanghai match reaches capacity

The AFL match in Shanghai between Gold Coast and Port Adelaide is set to attract a crowd of about 10,000.

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Mark Thompson remains bitter and twisted after the Essendon supplements debacle and fears it will eventually kill him.

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Round 5 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

Sam Mitchell won’t be fit to make a return match against the club with whom he played more than 300 games and won four premierships.

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Josh Gibson Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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Liam Picken Western Bulldogs 2016 AFL Finals

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Jack Steven St Kilda Saints AFL 2016 2

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AFL-podcast

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Joe Daniher Brendon Goddard AFL Essendon Bombers 2016

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Daniel Wells North Melbourne AFL 2014

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Josh Kelly GWS Giants AFL 2016

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The Roar of the crowd

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The tide has turned in Sydney after years of Swans domination

For the three decades between 1982 and 2011, the Sydney Swans were the only side in New South Wales. For most Australian rules followers in the state they were the side they supported.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs West Coast Eagles: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: A spirited Hawthorn Hawks team finally recorded their first win of the season, defeating a very poor West Coast Eagles by 51 points at MCG.

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St Kilda Saints vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: It was thrilling affair at Etihad for three quarters before the stronger team ran over the top, the Geelong Cats emerging as 38-point winners over St Kilda.

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The ten best Round 5 games from the past ten years

By Josh Barnstable, 23 Apr 2017
The ten best Round 5 games from the past ten years

Welcome to another edition of my weekly article where I take trip down memory lane and revisit some of the classic AFL matches that correspond with the upcoming round.

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Anzac Day make-or-break for Dons and Pies

It’s hard to judge where Essendon and Collingwood stand this AFL season.

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Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: North Melbourne have had some heartbreaking results over the first five weeks of the season, but their loss to Fremantle will rank as the worst by far.

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Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The GWS Giants have bested their crosstown rivals the Sydney Swans for the third time in a row and for the first time ever at the SCG, victorious by 42 points on Saturday night.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows have started the season 5-0 for the first time in their history with an emphatic 67-point win over the undermanned Gold Coast Suns.

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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: They had to work hard for it, but the Bulldogs eventually came away with a 32-point victory over the Lions to give Bob Murphy the perfect 300th game.

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How the recruits and draftees are going: Adelaide (Part 1)

Over the season, I am hoping to give you an update with a mix of my own opinion on how the recruits are travelling, in three editions, with 18 articles for each.

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Morons ruining footy’s message of inclusiveness

Two years ago in 2015 I was unfortunate enough to be in the crowd at the West Coast versus Sydney game at Domain Stadium.

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Port Adelaide Power vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, blog

The Port Adelaide Power will look to reassert their claim as a genuine finals contender in 2017 as they take on the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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Have Hawthorn booby-trapped their own regeneration?

In a city where conversation is regularly framed by the sporting landscape, Melbourne’s famed changeable weather is arguably a gift of Mother Nature’s sense of humour.

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2017 AFL season: Anzac Round preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Apr 2017
2017 AFL season: Anzac Round preview

This year’s Anzac Round promises to be the biggest yet, with a Dogs stalwart to finally bring up his 300th game, a Sydney Derby which could make or break both sides’ seasons and an Eagle set to face his old club for the first time since a shock trade sent him west last October.

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Are we in another era of great key forwards?

The key forward. A sometimes hulking, stoic figure. Sometimes an agile, speedy individual.

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Future pick dealers: the winners and losers

Future draft pick trading was always going to be a lottery and, for once, the roulette wheel might be coming up red, white and black.

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Orazio Fantasia Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Ben Brown of North Melbourne Kangaroos

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Lance Franklin of the Sydney Swans

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Brad Hill Fremantle Dockers 2017 AFL

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Jon Patton GWS Giants AFL 2016

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Darcy Moore Collingwood Magpies AFL 2016

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