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McLachlan rejects calls for an AFL sledging code

AFL chief executive Gill McLachlan has rejected calls for a code of conduct to be introduced after the sledging of Carlton captain Marc Murphy by St Kilda players.

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Fremantle have fined troubled midfielder Harley Bennell $10,000 and ordered him to undergo counselling for his recent bizarre off-field behaviour.

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Dustin Martin says AFL shop talk is “fake news”

Dustin Martin and Donald Trump have at least two things in common – distinctive haircuts and not much love for journalists.

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Female AFL umpire ready to make history

Eleni Glouftsis knows some fans won’t be happy on Saturday, when the South Australian becomes the first woman to umpire an AFL match.

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Geelong and Richmond: Contenders or pretenders?

After five rounds, Geelong and Richmond were unbeaten and sitting pretty in second and third on the ladder respectively.

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Melbourne star Jesse Hogan diagnosed with cancer

Jesse Hogan’s AFL career has been put on hold following the shock news that the star Melbourne forward has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

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vFremantle have vowed not to direct any vicious sledging at Marc Murphy on Sunday as the Carlton AFL skipper deals with the fallout of verbal abuse from St Kilda players.

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Chris Scott: Cats’ effort embarrassing

A lack of effort is a key factor in Geelong’s embarrassing AFL form slump, according to coach Chris Scott.

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Round 8: The fine margins of AFL football

Richmond could be sitting on top of the AFL ladder after eight rounds, the football world wondering whether it was Tiger time. As it stands, coach Damien Hardwick is shell-shocked and considering changes. Such are the fine margins of the AFL in 2017.

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Trent Cotchin sweating on MRP ahead of Giants clash

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin headlines the list of AFL players sweating on the match review panel’s findings after round eight.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 8

Round 8 proved to be another ripping week of footy – history was made, magic happened, and the season at large if anything just continued to build intrigue. Here’s nine quick takes from the round that was.

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AFL boss rates match a Shanghai success

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has hailed the historic Shanghai match as a resounding success, saying the only negative was the one-sided result.

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Kennedy stars in Swans’ AFL win over North

Josh Kennedy led Sydney to a 42-point victory over North Melbourne in Sunday’s AFL clash at Etihad Stadium.

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Port tear Suns apart as AFL lands in China

Port Adelaide have reaped rich AFL reward from their first China expedition, thumping Gold Coast by 72 points in Shanghai.

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Manic Mundy! Docker’s goal after the siren thwarts Tiger turnaround

The Fremantle Dockers have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, with David Mundy slotting an ice-cool goal after the siren to break Tiger hearts.

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Magnificent Melbourne mash crummy Crows

The Melbourne Demons have pulled off one of the great upsets of the year in the most emphatic fashion, torching a lethargic Adelaide Crows to triumph by 41 points.

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Orazio Fantasia Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Jeremy Cameron GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Jack Billings St Kilda Saints AFL 2015

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Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2014

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Tom Boyd Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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Lachie Whtifield GWS Giants AFL 2016

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2017 AFL season: Round 9 preview

By mastermind5991, 17 May 2017 Popular article!
2017 AFL season: Round 9 preview

Roughly a third of the season has now passed and while the ladder is starting to take shape, the decline of heavyweight clubs Sydney and Hawthorn may have been exaggerated – for now.

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AFLW star Tayla Harris biggest story in AFL trading period

The first ever AFLW trade period has officially kicked off today, with many interesting moves sure to be made in the next 12 days.

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AFL team of the week: Round 8

By Josh Barnstable, 16 May 2017
AFL team of the week: Round 8

Some underrated players in the AFL starred in Round 8 to force their way into the Team of the Week.

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A warning to clubs shopping around

By Michael, 16 May 2017
A warning to clubs shopping around

All clubs that are looking to splash big cash on Dusty Martin and Nat Fyfe need to first consider whether they are ready to create an imbalance in their squads.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 8

By Adrian Polykandrites, 15 May 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 8

I know it’s cliche to say it these days, but the competition has never felt more even. Apart from the Lions at the bottom of the table, there are 17 teams capable of mixing it with anyone.

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Losses for Pies and Tigers proves that football can be a cruel game

Football can be a cruel game.

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Seven questions an American AFL fan needs answered

They say that the secret of making people think you’re smart is not to say anything to contradict that. For some people, that means not to say anything at all.

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What’s gone wrong in Geelong?

By Tom, 15 May 2017
What’s gone wrong in Geelong?

After starting the season in spectacular form, sitting equal first on the ladder after Round 5, Geelong’s sudden fall from grace has left many wondering what has gone so wrong.

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Have the Crows been worked out?

By Justin Ahrns, 15 May 2017
Have the Crows been worked out?

Flag favourites. Offensive juggernaut. Dynasty. These are the phrases that have been used in discussing the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows this season.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Sydney Swans are back in action, taking their second win in a row with a 42-point smashing of North Melbourne.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Port Adelaide have started their China careers off with a win, and a big win at that, smashing the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai.

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Richmond Tigers vs Fremantle Dockers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Fremantle Dockers have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, with David Mundy slotting an ice-cool goal after the siren to break Tiger hearts.

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Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Melbourne Demons have pulled off one of the great upsets of the year in the most emphatic fashion, torching a lethargic Adelaide Crows to triumph by 41 points.

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Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Essendon Bombers are back in business, with a fast start leading them to a 17-point win over the Geelong Cats on Saturday night.

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GWS Giants vs Collingwood Magpies highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Steve Johnson’s patented last-minute magic has seen the Giants take their first ever win over the Collingwood Magpies, victorious by three points.

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St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Saints have consolidated their spot in the top eight with a gritty 19-point win over the Blues at Etihad Stadium.

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Tom Mitchell Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Dan Hannebery Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Nic Naitanui West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Gary Ablett Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Nathan Jones Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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Rory Atkins Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL

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