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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.
Fremantle have fined troubled midfielder Harley Bennell $10,000 and ordered him to undergo counselling for his recent bizarre off-field behaviour.
Dustin Martin and Donald Trump have at least two things in common – distinctive haircuts and not much love for journalists.
Eleni Glouftsis knows some fans won’t be happy on Saturday, when the South Australian becomes the first woman to umpire an AFL match.
After five rounds, Geelong and Richmond were unbeaten and sitting pretty in second and third on the ladder respectively.
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.
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.
A lack of effort is a key factor in Geelong’s embarrassing AFL form slump, according to coach Chris Scott.
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.
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin headlines the list of AFL players sweating on the match review panel’s findings after round eight.
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 chief executive Gillon McLachlan has hailed the historic Shanghai match as a resounding success, saying the only negative was the one-sided result.
Josh Kennedy led Sydney to a 42-point victory over North Melbourne in Sunday’s AFL clash at Etihad Stadium.
Port Adelaide have reaped rich AFL reward from their first China expedition, thumping Gold Coast by 72 points in Shanghai.
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.
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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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.
The first ever AFLW trade period has officially kicked off today, with many interesting moves sure to be made in the next 12 days.
Some underrated players in the AFL starred in Round 8 to force their way into the Team of the Week.
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.
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.
Football can be a cruel game.
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.
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.
Flag favourites. Offensive juggernaut. Dynasty. These are the phrases that have been used in discussing the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows this season.
Match result: The Sydney Swans are back in action, taking their second win in a row with a 42-point smashing of North Melbourne.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Match result: The Saints have consolidated their spot in the top eight with a gritty 19-point win over the Blues at Etihad Stadium.