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Essays and Opinion

A one-way ticket to frustration

Personal experience with the AFL's new pricing structure moved Andrew Gigacz to have his say on the cost of a ticket to the footy.

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Neglected heroes: The Hall of Fame

Induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame is a great honour, but as Adam Cardosi argues, the heroes of the first sixty years of the game have been virtually ignored.

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Footy Research

The first Grand Final - Norwood v Port

John Devaney looks back at the very first match in a major competition to decide a premiership, which took place on Saturday 5 October 1889 in the colony of South Australia. 

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Piggybacking on heartbreak

In this extract from Playing to Win, Michael Gordon looks at the aftermath of the 2012 Grand Final and how Hawthorn took its first steps toward redemption in 2013.

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Treasure Trove

A chat with Mick Grace

Old Timer of the Referee chats with retired V.F.L champion Mick Grace about his new role as coach of the N.S.W football league and his thoughts on the game.

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'Australian rules', the first 80 years

H.O.Balfe, writing for the Referee (Sydney), marks the eightieth year of the game known in Sydney as 'Australian rules' by charting its origins and course in Victoria.

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Obituaries

The death of Arthur Green

The West Australian reports on the death of Arthur Green, one of the toughest defenders produced in the West.

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GIGA BITE

Footscray champion David Thorpe made his VFL debut on this day in 1965. A highly skilled centreman, Thorpe played 151 games in nine seasons with the Dogs before moving to Richmond and playing in the Tigers' 1974 Grand Final win against North Melbourne. - Andrew Gigacz

Footy Tube

1996 Preliminary Final - Sydney v Essendon

The final minute of the 1996 Preliminary Final between Sydney and Essndon. It all came down to the last kick of the match.

For match details, click here.

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AFL 2014 Season

For a complete summary of the 2014 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2014 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Sydney 17 52 138.83
2 Hawthorn 17 52 137.96
3 Geelong 17 52 112.12
4 Fremantle 17 48 133.16
5 Port Adelaide 17 48 132.36
6 North Melbourne 17 40 112.49
7 Essendon 17 40 109.83
8 Adelaide 17 36 109.00
9 Collingwood 17 36 104.97
10 Gold Coast 17 36 96.05
11 West Coast 17 28 106.59
12 Richmond 17 28 101.32
13 Carlton 17 24 91.48
14 Western Bulldogs 17 24 85.45
15 Brisbane 17 20 67.71
16 GWS 17 16 73.50
17 Melbourne 17 16 72.98
18 St Kilda 17 16 61.55

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 63 - A ludicrous ladder

Gigs is well known for dredging up obscure stats and scenarios but his loopy ladder prediction in this week's Micro Noises is utterly preposterous!

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Micro Noises 62 - Retiree Round

With three players announcing their retirements this week, Gigs speculates on the perfect end to the careers of Hayes, Maxwell and Cassisi.

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Footy Blogs

Once a Jolly Ruckman ....

...camped by a behind post? Very old Fitzroy fans would turn in their graves, not so old would shake their heads when the club in 1962 moved to change its  song.

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Looking for a win

After another Western Bulldogs loss, Gigs couldn't do the crossword the next morning. Instead, he penned this ode to the Doggies and their fans.

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In search of Prince Alfred footballers

Can you help Tony Aldous in his search for state footballers who went to Prince Alfred College?

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