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Swans announce four stars available for clash with GWS

Four returning Sydney stars will be available for Saturday’s AFL derby but Swans’ coach John Longmire says they won’t automatically fix his winless side’s woes.

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Sam Mitchell in a race against time to be fit to face Hawthorn

Sam Mitchell is no certainty to line up against former AFL side Hawthorn as he receives treatment for an injury he initially thought was a snapped leg.

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Injuries no excuse for flailing Sydney

Let’s get something straight – Sydney’s 0-4 start to the season is not because of injuries. It’s because of list management and poor form, and let’s not pretend otherwise.

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Nine quick takes from AFL Round 4

If five straight days of footy isn’t the right way to spend your long weekend, I don’t know what is. To wrap it up, here’s my quick takes from the round.

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Geelong thrash Hawks by 86 points

Geelong have inflicted a second-straight humiliation of fallen AFL heavyweights Hawthorn, rewriting the record books with an 86-point Easter Monday hammering.

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Saints rise on Easter Sunday to defeat gallant Magpies

St Kilda have got their second win on the trot after beating Collingwood in an end-to-end, low-scoring encounter under the roof of Etihad Stadium.

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Alastair Clarkson passes off AFL coaching speculation

He’s boss at Hawthorn and Alastair Clarkson quoted The Boss as he brushed aside sudden speculation about his AFL coaching future.

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Worsfold: Banned players feeling the pinch

Essendon coach John Worsfold fears his banned batch of players have hit the wall.

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Dockers defeat Demons in AFL classic

The Fremantle Dockers have come away from the MCG with a two-point victory against the Melbourne Demons to make it back-to-back wins.

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Travis Cloke to miss 4-6 weeks with broken ribs

Western Bulldogs AFL spearhead Travis Cloke will miss up to six weeks, with scans confirming he has broken ribs.

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Tigers look to extend winning streak

Richmond will be looking to extend their current longest AFL winning streak against another club, when they venture away from the familiar confines of the MCG for the first time this season.

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Bolton demands consistency from Blues

Carlton’s playing conditions and Gold Coast’s AFL form have been horrible one week, perfect the next.

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Scott urges 0-4 Roos to keep the faith

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has implored his players to keep the faith after falling to a 0-4 start to the AFL season.

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Kangaroos slump to fourth straight loss against Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs have again found a way to win under pressure, while North Melbourne are 0-4 to start the AFL season after a gripping inaugural Good Friday clash.

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Eagles bounce back to keep Swans winless

The Sydney Swans will have to create history to play in the AFL finals this year after a 26 point loss to West Coast at Domain Stadium – their fourth straight defeat.

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: Good Friday Forecast

A new tradition begins, as North Melbourne host the Western Bulldogs in the first ever Good Friday football game. Beyond the significance of the occasion, and the money set to be raised for charity, an intriguing game awaits.

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL Finals 2016

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL Finals 2016

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Josh Caddy Richmond Tigers 2017 AFL

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2015

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Max Gawn of the Demons and Stefan Martin of the Lions

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Eddie Betts of the Crows

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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The Roar of the crowd

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Can umpires be biased?

By Les Zigomanis, 18 Apr 2017
Can umpires be biased?

It’s a simple question, but not one that’s often explored in popular media. About as close as you’ll get is if some caller to talkback suggests they thought the umpiring was one-sided.

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Crystal ball Blues for Carlton

By Col from Brissie, 18 Apr 2017 New author!
Crystal ball Blues for Carlton

In 2015 favourite son Stephen Silvagni returned to Carlton Football Club in the role of List Manager with the task of rebuilding what most pundits felt was one of the weakest playing lists in the AFL.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Geelong Cats highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Geelong Cats have given the Hawthorn Hawks another thrashing, victorious by 86 points in a second-half landslide.

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Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Richmond Tigers have maintained their undefeated start to the season with a 42-point win over the Brisbane Lions.

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Collingwood Magpies vs St Kilda Saints highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: St Kilda have got their second win on the trot after beating Collingwood in an end-to-end, low-scoring encounter under the roof of Etihad Stadium.

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A morning of local footy

By Paul Potter, 16 Apr 2017
A morning of local footy

It is a rare game of footy when I know more of the umpires than the players. But then, it has become rare for me to watch any football, even in the national competition, let alone the local level.

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How to take Australia’s game to the world

By Nick Symonds, 16 Apr 2017
How to take Australia’s game to the world

Aussie Rules is an obscure and little-known sport abroad and the AFL could do more to promote it.

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Collingwood can’t even get it calf right with Daniel Wells

Hey Collingwood supporters, most other football supporters, and anyone who reads from the rear of the newspaper.

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Lynch leads sizzling Suns to victory

By Tim Miller, 15 Apr 2017
Lynch leads sizzling Suns to victory

Gold Coast’s season is back on track as a bag of seven goals from co-captain Tom Lynch put an inaccurate Carlton to the sword at Etihad Stadium.

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Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows have reaffirmed their status as the AFL’s top dogs with a 65-point smashing of the Essendon Bombers on Saturday night.

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Carlton Blues vs Gold Coast Suns highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: A career-best seven goals from Tom J Lynch has seen the Gold Coast Suns take their second win of the year, over the Carlton Blues.

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GWS Giants v Port Adelaide Power highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match result: Six goals from Jon Patton has helped the GWS Giants to a 31-win over the Port Adelaide Power on Saturday.

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Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Fremantle Dockers have come away from the MCG with a two-point victory against the Melbourne Demons to make it back-to-back wins.

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Pressure off Bucks? More like it’s on!

There’s being a lot of talk of the pressure on Nathan Buckley being extinguished – partially at least – I’ll have to disagree with that view.

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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Western Bulldogs have escaped with a narrow win over the North Melbourne Kangaroos in the first Good Friday match.

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The ten best Round 4 games from the past ten years

By Josh Barnstable, 14 Apr 2017
The ten best Round 4 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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Josh J Kennedy West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Lance Franklin of the Sydney Swans

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Cooper Cronk Billy Slater

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Lindsay Thomas North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2016

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Western Bulldogs Tom Liberatore

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Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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