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Menzel still homeless after free agency period

The AFL’s free agency period has come to a close with Geelong forward Daniel Menzel unable to find a new home.

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Cats receive end of first round pick after opting not to match Port’s Motlop bid

The AFL has handed the Geelong football club an end-of-first-round pick at this year’s draft, after the Cats chose not to match midfielder Steven Motlop’s bid to join Port Adelaide.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 6 wrap: Steven Motlop, Jack Watts, Hayden Crozier

Port Adelaide is set to secure a triple treat this trade period and at low cost, after they signed free agent Steven Motlop on Friday and with news that Jack Watts is set to nominate the club as his preferred destination.

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Free agent Steven Motlop nominates Power

Port Adelaide are set to land another big-name AFL recruit, with Geelong goalsneak Steven Motlop nominating them as his new home.

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Jake Stringer’s trade has turned into a lose-lose for the Bulldogs

One can imagine the mood at Bulldog HQ would’ve been pretty bleak on Thursday morning when news came through that Essendon had traded pick 11 to the GWS Giants as part of a larger deal that saw Devon Smith become a Bomber.

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Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl

Adelaide are refusing to blink first in the staring contest with Brisbane over want-away Crows speedster Charlie Cameron.

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Crows won’t use pick bounty on Gibbs: Reid

The Jake Lever trade has given Adelaide the ammunition, but the Crows maintain they won’t attempt to pull the trigger on an AFL trade for Carlton star Bryce Gibbs.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 5 wrap: Jake Lever, Devon Smith, Jarman Impey, Matthew Kennedy

Trades! Finally, after days of waiting, three deals were done on Thursday, seeing Jake Lever join Melbourne, Devon Smith move to Essendon, and Jarman Impey traded to Hawthorn.

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The six most powerful AFL players of the past 18 years: Part 1

Power is a strange and dynamic concept, one that takes many forms and expressions.

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Melbourne land Jake Lever, but they sold the farm to do it

The animus is over, for now. Melbourne have secured the services of Jake Lever, their young key position piece, giving up a bounty to add one of the final pieces of their aggressive rebuild.

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Demons strike deal for Crows’ Lever

Jake Lever has been granted his wish to join Melbourne after the AFL club agreed to send two first-round draft picks to Adelaide.

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Rockliff cleared to join the Power

Port Adelaide can turn their attention to other prospective deals, with Brisbane clearing the way on Wednesday for former skipper Tom Rockliff to join the Power as a free agent.

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Watts unlikely for Geelong: Wells

Port Adelaide are firming as the likely new AFL home for Jack Watts, with Geelong list boss Stephen Wells admitting the Cats are unlikely to secure a deal for the talented Melbourne utility. The former No.1 draft pick has been linked with a move to one of three clubs – Port Adelaide, Sydney or Geelong. […]

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Richmond to be investigated over revenge porn claims

A police investigation is currently underway after a woman claimed topless images of her wearing a 2017 AFL premiership medal were circulated without her consent.

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The AFL’s small ball revolution is here, and it is shaping the trade period

The last two AFL premiers have plenty of things in common, but one which threatens to reshape the league. Small ball is here, and it will shake up every team in the competition.

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“Happy to throw them out”: AFL agent’s swipe at Demons and Dogs

Leading AFL player manager Paul Connors has delivered a backhander to Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs over their handling of Jack Watts and Jake Stringer respectively during the trade window.

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final 2017

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Bryce Gibbs Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Bryce Gibbs Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Gary Ablett Junior Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Aaron Francis Essendon

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Bryce Gibbs Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Let’s embrace trades with open arms

By Luke Farry, 10 Oct 2017
Let’s embrace trades with open arms

It’s early October and unless you’re a Tigers fan your attention has shifted to the trade period and how your side can improve on season 2017.

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Would State of Origin fix the ‘go home’ epidemic?

Imagine this. It’s October 2007, the Melbourne Storm are only just discovering the might of their powers with Queensland quartet of Jeremy Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Greg Inglis. They’ve just won the grand final convincingly over a Manly side that was simply overpowered.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 3 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 10 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 3 live blog

Latest news: Port Adelaide have lodged paperwork to acquire restricted free agent Tom Rockliff. Brisbane have three days to confirm whether or not they will match the offer.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 2 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 9 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 2 live blog

We’ve been through weeks and months of talk, now the time is finally here for action. At 9am AEDT, the AFL trade period officially begins. Join The Roar for a live blog of all the news and rumours.

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Ex-Hawthorn coaches and players dominate senior coaching ranks

If you support an AFL club, chances are your club’s senior coach has a connection either as a player or a coach with the Hawthorn Hawks.

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Richmond’s rise sounds the death knell for foot skills, slower players and old blokes

Remember the days when Alastair Clarkson loaded up his team with players possessing sublime foot skills? When power forwards and rucks mattered? When experience mattered? Well, those days are gone.

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It was defence that pushed Richmond to the top

By Gordon P Smith, 7 Oct 2017
It was defence that pushed Richmond to the top

The parallels have been beaten to a yellow and black pulp already – the underdog but hot Melbourne-based club, playing “at home”, coming in against the dominant minor premiers from out of town, breaking a decade-long drought and bringing ecstasy to a starving fan-base.

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Coaching in an infant league

By Joel Shepherd, 7 Oct 2017 New author!
Coaching in an infant league

Is the Adelaide Crows’ Bec Goddard a genius who figured out where the AFL Women’s (AFLW) standard was at and developed a style of play accordingly? Or is she a dinosaur who’s about to become extinct? The next several seasons may tell us.

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The top five best and worst AFL club trade periods of the last ten years

With the 2017 AFL trade period set to get underway very shortly, it seems timely to look back at which teams struck gold and which teams struck out during the offseason player acquisition periods.

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Tippet. Dangerfield. Lever. Cameron. Why players leave the Adelaide Crows

Some high-profile players have exited the Crows in recent years, including Kurt Tippet (Sydney Swans) and Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats).

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Jack Riewoldt: A great club man

By Beardan, 6 Oct 2017
Jack Riewoldt: A great club man

I just want to start off by declaring I love sport but I don’t like AFL.

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Forget victory margins and focus on the great season

As with all articles this week, this one must also start with congratulations to Richmond.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 1 live blog

By Josh Elliott, 6 Oct 2017
AFL trade news and rumours Day 1 live blog

Latest news: Aaron Francis has requested a trade home to South Australia, and Port Adelaide have confirmed they are interested.

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Future picks may be off the menu for some AFL clubs

When the AFL introduced future draft-pick trading, there was a provision that prevented clubs selling the future for the now. Now in the third year of the four-year cycle since the system started, which clubs are potentially in the weeds?

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I lost a bet to Adelaide Docker, and this was my punishment

Many parallels can be drawn between Star Wars and the AFL. Both have enduring histories, epic rivalries and powerful entities orchestrating perfidious acts; but above all, they’re enriched with heroes and villains we love or hate.

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Playing the kids is the Sydney Swans’ path to a premiership

Starting the season 0-6, the Sydney Swans became the first team in history to begin at that mark and still make the finals, going 14-2 – with their two losses coming against Hawthorn and both only by a goal.

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Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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Jack Riewoldt Richmond Tigers Grand Final AFL 2017

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AFL Grand Final Richmond Tigers 2017

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Chris Scott Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Nakia Cockatoo Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL Grand Final 2017

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final 2017

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