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Round 1 of the AFL season was all about speed, and not the kind that West Coast players indulged in during the mid-2000s.
The joint AFL-ASADA Essendon investigation that survived two Federal Court challenges also has the backing of an internal review.
Adelaide’s AFLW premiership-winning co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award.
Sydney’s resilience and depth will be tested going into Friday’s AFL grand final rematch after a freak injury robbed All-Australian defender Dane Rampe of the chance to make his 100th appearance.
Sitting in the MCG’s Great Southern Stand on Saturday night, hearing the Bombers supporters cheer their team before the bounce thunderously and triumphantly, seeing them wave their scarves maniacally, the scene didn’t exactly feel dirty, but it didn’t feel clean either.
Saturday’s enthralling grand final was the perfect ending to a wonderful inaugural season of the AFLW competition.
This has been an injury-plagued start to the AFL season for 34-year-olds.
A massive Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season has been run and won. No time to waste, let’s get into some quick takes.
Three MCG blockbusters have helped the AFL smash the record by almost 30,000 for a single-round attendance.
Geelong have started their season in style, cruising to a 42-point victory over Fremantle 18.7 (115) to 10.13 (73).
A rampant Adelaide Crows produced a massive win over premiership favourites GWS Giants by 56 points at Adelaide Oval.
Dual Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy has booted seven goals to guide West Coast to a commanding 43-point season-opening AFL win over North Melbourne.
St Kilda superstar Nick Riewoldt has been cleared of any structural damage to his right knee, but has revealed he contemplated a farewell wave after initially fearing he suffered a potential career-ending injury.
St Kilda have their fingers crossed on Nick Riewoldt and will give Paddy McCartin a run on Sunday after a bad start to the AFL season.
Brisbane have edged local rivals Gold Coast to make a winning start to their 2017 AFL season.
Essendon have produced a brilliant performance to comprehensively defeat a rejuvenated Hawthorn team by 25 points in a Saturday night blockbuster at the MCG.
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The much-hyped first round is now over. We now move into the analysing stage. Here are some stats and facts from Round 1.
Special. That is the only way you can describe Port Adelaide’s effort on Saturday afternoon as Ken Hinkley’s men went over to Sydney and did what many thought was impossible to beat the rampant Swans at the SCG.
After Thursday night’s game against Carlton, something became clear.
The Australian public is bombarded with countless statistics during every AFL game: contested possessions, uncontested possessions, marks, handballs, one percenters, the list is seemingly endless.
One big talking point from the opening round of the AFL season was the surprise upset victory of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Gosh, who knows where to start with the weekend that was.
Welcome to my first instalment of Team of the Week for the 2017 AFL Season.
So it turns out I’m taking the reins for the weekly Power Rankings – or at least until Josh Elliott sacks me for something I write about North Melbourne.
One round down, 22 to go, and there are some huge points of interest to come out of the opening round of the 2017 AFL season.
Match result: Geelong have started their season in style, cruising to a 42-point victory over Fremantle 18.7 (115) to 10.13 (73).
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Match result: A rampant Adelaide Crows produced a massive win over premiership favourites GWS Giants by 56 points at Adelaide Oval.
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Match result: The West Coast Eagles have gotten their season off to a hot start, defeating the West Coast Eagles by 43 points on Sunday afternoon.
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Sunday of Round 1 presents three intriguing matchups and after some major uspets on Saturday it’s hard to tell which direction they might go in.
Match result: A fast start from the Brisbane Lions proved enough for them to hold for a two-point win over the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday night.
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Match result: Essendon have produced a brilliant performance to comprehensively defeat a rejuvenated Hawthorn team by 25 points in a Saturday night blockbuster at the MCG.
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Match result: Port Adelaide have pulled off a major upset in round one, they’ve ousted the fancied Swans on their home turf and they’re good value for it.
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