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Swans young gun locked in for five more

Swans young gun commits to new long-term deal in Sydney

9:21pm Dec 15, 2016

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Giants face challenge to re-sign ‘fantastic five’

GWS faces challenge to re-sign ‘fantastic five’

7:07pm Dec 12, 2016

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Rising Saint rewarded with new two-year deal

Young St Kilda midfielder rewarded with two-year contract extension

9:00pm Dec 9, 2016

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Premiership Dog inks contract extension

Young Bulldogs forward locked in until at least end of 2019 season

8:28pm Dec 8, 2016

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New deal for new Docker: Logue locked in

Not even two weeks at Freo, draftee signs contract extension

6:22pm Dec 8, 2016

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Ex-Hawk looks to Magpies for VFL lifeline

Delisted midfielder will line up for Collingwood's VFL team in 2017

5:50pm Dec 8, 2016

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Birchall off free agency table with new deal

Four-time flag hero wards off free agency suitors with new deal

1:19pm Dec 8, 2016

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Leave speculation ends with gun Sun signing

Gold Coast star not going anywhere after signing new deal

8:33pm Dec 1, 2016

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Axed Grimes goes local after being overlooked

Former Dees skipper didn't nominate for drafts after being overlooked

3:15pm Nov 29, 2016

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Lumumba may have played last game for Dees

UPDATE: Demons urge restraint as veteran assesses his options

4:53pm Nov 24, 2016

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Dons preparing to lure an 'A-grade player': Kerr

Essendon has cap space to lure an 'A-grade player', says Rob Kerr

9:43am Nov 23, 2016

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Jack Fitzpatrick likely to get Hawk lifeline

Delisted big man Jack Fitzpatrick set for draft lifeline

4:35pm Nov 22, 2016

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Young Carlton duo locked in on one-year deals

Carlton youngsters ink new one-year deals for 2017

5:55pm Nov 16, 2016

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Greener pastures as ex-Lion joins Bombers

Delisted Lions small forward Josh Green joins Essendon

1:35pm Nov 15, 2016

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Delisted Sun working hard for second chance

Delisted Sun Clay Cameron is working hard for a second chance

9:40am Nov 14, 2016

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Thompson extends Suns deal to end of 2019

Tall defender to stay with Gold Coast until the end of 2019 season

10:39am Nov 11, 2016

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Richmond trio all sign new one-year deals

Kane Lambert one of three Richmond players to ink new deals

5:55pm Nov 9, 2016

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Suns throw dumped ball-magnet a lifeline

Dumped ball-magnet joins Gold Coast after accepting new offer

3:21pm Nov 8, 2016

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Zac's back: Ruckman wins new Freo deal

Ruckman Zac Clarke signs one-year contract with Fremantle

2:37pm Nov 8, 2016

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Green, Richards in Dons' free agents mix

Delisted free agent prospects tour Bomber HQ ahead of deadline

2:01pm Nov 8, 2016

Doc Larkin's Injury News

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Doc Larkins' injury update: finals week two

Two Swans battle to prove fitness as Eagles earn crucial rest

5:30pm Sep 14, 2015

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Doc Larkins' injury update: finals week one

Star Eagle and Swan will miss the entire finals series, Doc Larkins says

4:58pm Sep 7, 2015

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Doc Larkins' injury update: round 13

Hawks face big call on Frawley, and young Crow's season in doubt

4:55pm Jun 29, 2015

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Doc Larkins' injury update: round 12

Big Cat won't come back, but Gaz looks ready to roll out the Suns' shine

2:50pm Jun 22, 2015

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Doc Larkins' injury update: round 11

Cats, Giants could be missing for weeks while a Roo may call it quits

3:05pm Jun 15, 2015

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Doc Larkins' injury update: round 10

Traditional reconstruction way to go for champ's recovery, says the Doc

2:06pm Jun 8, 2015

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Doc Larkins' diagnosis: preliminary finals

Dr Peter Larkins gives his tip on whether the Hawks will pick Rioli

8:55am Sep 17, 2014

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Doc Larkins' diagnosis for the semi-finals

Dr Peter Larkins looks at the injury issues facing the remaining finalists

9:47am Sep 10, 2014

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Doc Larkins' diagnosis: finals week one

Dr Peter Larkins looks at the eight finalists' injury lists

9:21am Sep 3, 2014

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Doc Larkins' diagnosis for round 22

Dr Peter Larkins gives us his view of the AFL injury list

7:51am Aug 20, 2014

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Doc says: round 18

COMMENT: Doc Larkins predicts when the big stars will return

3:15pm Jul 16, 2014

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Doc Larkins' diagnosis for round 17

Doc Larkins looks at all the big injuries ahead of round 17

12:27pm Jul 9, 2014

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Full injury update

All the latest injury news from around the 18 clubs ahead of round 16

10:18pm Jul 9, 2013

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Full injury update for round 15

All the latest injury news from around the 18 clubs ahead of round 15

6:00pm Jul 2, 2013

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Full injury update

The latest injury news from the 18 clubs ahead of all the round 14 games

6:20pm Jun 25, 2013

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Full injury update

The latest injury news from all 18 clubs ahead of the last bye round

11:25pm Jun 18, 2013

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Full injury update

The latest injury news from all 18 clubs ahead of the second week of the bye rounds

11:15pm Jun 11, 2013

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Full injury update

All the players, all the niggles. Check out your team's injury list ahead of round 11

8:24pm Jun 4, 2013

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Injury update

Dr Peter Larkins tells us who is a chance of returning for round 10

10:37pm May 28, 2013

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Full injury update

All the latest injury news from the 18 clubs ahead of round nine

7:45pm May 21, 2013

Hot Gospel

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Hot Gospel: Starting from scratch

Suns coach Guy McKenna writes on how to build a coaching panel

7:00am Jul 24, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Finding a balance

Scott Watters looks at the techniques coaches use when they have to switch off from the game

1:30pm Jul 10, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Taking the lead

Brenton Sanderson says there’s no exact science in determining what makes a leadership group work at a footy club

7:00am Jul 3, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Voss on testing friendships

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Voss opens up on the challenges associated with coaching his former teammates

7:00am Jun 26, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Going for the doctor

EXCLUSIVE: Damien Hardwick says injury management has come a long way since his playing days

12:16pm Jun 19, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Spreading the load

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Scott talks about delegation and decision-making in the coach's box

7:00am Jun 12, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Spare the spray

EXCLUSIVE: The master coach on how he's learned to spare the spray and spoil the GWS kids

7:15am Jun 5, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Clarko's lessons from abroad

EXCLUSIVE: Alastair Clarkson's off-season trip to the USA and Europe yielded plenty of insights he has applied at Hawthorn this year

7:15am May 29, 2013

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Hot Gospel: The evolution of tagging

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle coach Ross Lyon looks at the role of taggers and run-with players

9:30am May 22, 2013

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Hot Gospel: How do you shut down a run on?

EXCLUSIVE: Swans coach John Longmire takes us through his tactics to try to halt momentum swings

6:58am May 15, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Seven minutes and counting

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Scott talks about the frenetic period between quarters

7:00am May 8, 2013

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Hot Gospel: The coach and the 'teacher's pet'

EXCLUSIVE: Can a coach play favourites? Ken Hinkley reveals coaches have a little soft spot for some players

7:00am May 1, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Building greatness through selflessness

EXCLUSIVE: Brendan McCartney says selflessness is a key trait in great people and teams

7:01am Apr 24, 2013

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Hot Gospel: You burn and learn

EXCLUSIVE: Mistakes? All coaches make them. But as West Coast's John Worsfold writes, a key component of coaching is to learn

6:45am Apr 17, 2013

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Hot Gospel: Inside the Magpie coach's box

EXCLUSIVE: Magpie coach Nathan Buckley reveals why coaches get hot under the collar on matchdays

6:45am Apr 10, 2013

Lethal's Last Word

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'Murphy must be a weapon'

Blues skipper Marc Murphy has been tagged into mediocrity this year, Leigh Matthews says

10:00am Aug 31, 2013

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'Make Malceski accountable'

Jordan Lewis is the perfect match-up for Nick Malceski on Friday night, Leigh Matthews says

5:53pm Aug 29, 2013

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How to break the Lyon strangle

Quick centre clearances are the key to Geelong beating Fremantle on Saturday night, Leigh Matthews says

10:00am Jun 29, 2013

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No concerns over key Port Adelaide pair

Returning pair Travis Boak and Jackson Trengove will add significantly to Port on Saturday, says coach Hinkley

11:30am Jun 28, 2013

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Crowley plus Lyon spells danger for Crows

Collingwood has become too reliant on Travis Cloke and needs Quinten Lynch to provide another option, Leigh Matthews says

11:15am May 31, 2013

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Lethal's last word

Leigh Matthews previews round eight's big clash and picks his winners for the weekend

7:00am May 17, 2013

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Is Cotch overrated?

AFL great Leigh Matthews gives a surprising assessment of the Tiger skipper

8:24am Apr 26, 2013

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Lethal's Last Word

Leigh Matthews says Scott Gumbleton is the key Anzac Day player

6:57am Apr 25, 2013

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Lethal's Last Word: round four

Can Cats comeback again? Can Pies stop Deledio? Leigh Matthews has his say

6:52pm Apr 18, 2013

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Lethal's last word: round three

Can the Pies shut down Hawthorn's forward line?

6:20pm Apr 11, 2013

Retirements & Delistings

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Dockers forward Shane Yarran calls it quits

Troubled Fremantle forward Shane Yarran retires from the AFL

7:57pm Dec 19, 2016

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Tigers release Yarran from rest of contract

Richmond parts ways with recruit after mental health struggles

7:01pm Nov 22, 2016

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Three-club utility calls time on his career

Andrejs Everitt decides to retire three weeks after Carlton axed him

6:17pm Nov 12, 2016

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Pies defender retires to return home to WA

Young Magpie retires despite having a year to run on his contract

9:42pm Nov 9, 2016

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Young Lion quits footy after losing desire to play

Brisbane Lions youngster retires after losing desire to play AFL

7:52pm Nov 9, 2016

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Concussion takes toll as Crow retires at 25

Adelaide defender hangs up the boots after concussion takes its toll

2:18pm Nov 9, 2016

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Dons dump McKernan, but rookie list beckons

Essendon delists Shaun McKernan, but commits to rookie spot

1:04pm Nov 9, 2016

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Gold Coast backflips on Garlett playing ban

UPDATE: Suns say there's no playing restriction against released youngster

10:31pm Nov 8, 2016

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Veteran Dal Santo officially hangs up the boots

Former Kangaroo and Saint hangs up the boots after 322-game career

1:13pm Nov 8, 2016

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Blues promote Byrne, Walker returns to coach

Irishman Ciaran Byrne promoted by Carlton, compatriot set for rookie lifeline

5:40pm Oct 31, 2016

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Brown leaves Eagles, McInnes set for lifeline

Veteran big man delisted by West Coast, youngster set for rookie lifeline

4:51pm Oct 31, 2016

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Saint Sam hangs up the boots after 13 seasons

Veteran Saints defender Sam Fisher calls it quits after 13 seasons

2:56pm Oct 31, 2016

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Crows chop two more as trio earn new deals

Duo delisted by Adelaide, while a trio have been re-signed

1:32pm Oct 31, 2016

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Power delist defender after six seasons

Power defender takes to Instagram to announce delisting after six years

1:47pm Oct 30, 2016

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Tiger no Moore: Richmond cuts midfield recruit

Richmond cuts midfield recruit after one season at Punt Road

4:15pm Oct 28, 2016

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Four Saints go marching out the door

St Kilda cuts four players in preparation for season 2017

3:40pm Oct 28, 2016

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Dempsey done as Bombers cut three more

Veteran defender one of three Bombers delisted on Friday

3:26pm Oct 28, 2016

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Suns pull pin on tall timber with four delistings

Size no safety net as Gold Coast cuts three talls and a rookie ruckman

3:11pm Oct 28, 2016

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Axe falls on cult hero with seven Hawks cut

Premiership-winning Hawk and cult hero among seven delistings

1:16pm Oct 28, 2016

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Magpies forward hangs up boots at just 24

Young Pie forward retires at just 24, returning to WA

1:11pm Oct 28, 2016

Match Talking Points

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Dangerwood in full force

TALKING POINTS: The records tumbled at football's night of nights

11:38pm Sep 26, 2016

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Dogs bring 'home' comforts

Bulldog fairytale comes true in front of legions of their own fans in Sydney

8:01pm Sep 24, 2016

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Bont appetit

Western Bulldogs superstar feasts on the Hawks to end an era

10:52pm Sep 16, 2016

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Eddie, you genius

Betts puts six on the board as the Crows win a date with the Swans

10:56pm Sep 10, 2016

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Giants' finals rookies fire

GWS sends strong message with their bruising victory over Swans

6:03pm Sep 10, 2016

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Unsociable but entertaining

There was no love lost in the latest chapter of the Cats-Hawks rivalry

10:50pm Sep 9, 2016

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Resilient Dogs stand tall

Five things we learned from the Dogs' win over the Eagles

10:55pm Sep 8, 2016

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Pav bids farewell

TALKING POINTS: Freo legend ends career on a high

7:25pm Aug 28, 2016

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Hawks' ruck dilemma

TALKING POINTS: Fitzy may get the nod after two-goal cameo

6:25pm Aug 28, 2016

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Like a fine wine

TALKING POINTS: Nick Riewoldt isn't showing any signs of slowing down

4:06pm Aug 28, 2016

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Something old, something new

TALKING POINTS: A veteran looks for a new home as kids impress

10:19pm Aug 27, 2016

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Giants primed for 'home' final

TALKING POINTS: A mouth-watering Sydney derby final looms

9:55pm Aug 27, 2016

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Paper Tigers blown away

TALKING POINTS: It's not looking like a summer of love at Punt Road

7:33pm Aug 27, 2016

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Say that it's so, Joe

TALKING POINTS: Daniher stars as Dons pay tribute to top-ups

4:59pm Aug 27, 2016

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Tomahawk tunes up

TALKING POINTS: Star Cat puts premiership contenders on notice

4:52pm Aug 27, 2016

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Eagles' ruck role romance

TALKING POINTS: Journeyman Giles shows there's life beyond Nic Nat

10:45pm Aug 26, 2016

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Old Dog and Cat hang 'em up

TALKING POINTS: Two champions bow out of the game in form

7:25pm Aug 21, 2016

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The top-four fight

TALKING POINTS: Geelong earns crucial percentage in finals race

5:45pm Aug 21, 2016

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Blues break losing streak

TALKING POINTS: Carlton's win comes at a cost for Melbourne

3:55pm Aug 21, 2016

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Toothless Tigers

TALKING POINTS: Richmond's first-half display was below AFL standard

4:52pm Aug 20, 2016

The Inquirer

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How they stack up

What the Eagles and Hawks do well and where they might be vulnerable

6:48am Oct 2, 2015

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Prime performers

Which players consistently raise the bar when finals come around?

6:50am Sep 25, 2015

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The semi-finals analysed

What do the stats tell us ahead of this weekend's blockbuster contests?

6:55am Sep 18, 2015

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The best players of 2015

We determine the best players in each position this season

10:14am Sep 12, 2015

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The middle men

We find the game's best extractors and stoppage players

11:17am Sep 4, 2015

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Just for kicks

The Inquirer finds out who kicks the ball best and who butchers it

7:10am Aug 28, 2015

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Putting the clamps on

Who's the best at applying pressure? The Inquirer finds out

6:55am Aug 21, 2015

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Follow the form

We study the form of the opening six rounds and compare it to the past six

10:00am Aug 14, 2015

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The evolving game

We find out how the game has changed over the past 15 years

6:35am Aug 7, 2015

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Drop-offs and turnarounds

We find out where your team has fallen away and picked up

7:05am Jul 31, 2015

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Boomer by the numbers

Brent Harvey becomes the fourth player to join the exclusive 400 club

7:01am Jul 24, 2015

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Hard facts, quirky outcomes

With two-thirds of the season gone, we look at all the numbers

7:01am Jul 17, 2015

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The missing link

We look at the players who your club can least afford to play without

7:01am Jul 10, 2015

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The Inquirer: Scoring sources

Where do the goals come from? All the key trends after 12 rounds

7:01am Jun 26, 2015

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Make or break

Does a bye mean goodbye? How do teams perform after a week off

7:01am Jun 19, 2015

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The team killer

Easy prey for some, momentum killer for others. We look at the turnover

7:10am Jun 12, 2015

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Beware the run-on

Can you relax when your team builds an early lead? Find out

6:22am Jun 5, 2015

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Fletch hits 400

The numbers behind the remarkable career of Dustin Fletcher

10:00pm May 30, 2015

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Make room for Fletch

The numbers behind the remarkable career of Dons veteran Dustin Fletcher

6:47am May 29, 2015

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The Inquirer: Numbers can lie

Stats are critical, but be careful when using them to assess players' values

6:57am May 22, 2015

The Numbers Game with Peter Ryan

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Bont breaks new ground

Rising Bulldogs star sets a new record as captain against Eagles

7:00am Jun 7, 2016

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Top six face MCG drought

Experience at the 'G might not matter as much, writes Peter Ryan

7:00am May 24, 2016

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How the smalls have grown

A key forward without a few smalls by their feet isn't the way to win a flag

7:49am Oct 3, 2015

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Frawley's moment of truth

Saturday's Grand Final is why the ex-Demon ended up a Hawk

7:11pm Oct 2, 2015

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Accuracy a Hawk weapon

Stats show Hawks should have key advantage in GF - set shot accuracy

7:00am Sep 30, 2015

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Quality, not quantity

Sam Mitchell's disposal efficiency could determine his impact in the GF

7:00am Sep 29, 2015

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North's Kennedy curse

Josh Kennedy's record at home will have the Roos nervous this week

5:29pm Sep 21, 2015

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Should the Hawks stick fat?

Does Hawthorn need to change things up against Adelaide?

7:00am Sep 15, 2015

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Can the Swans defy the odds?

The stats paint a grim picture for the undermanned Swans on Saturday

4:06pm Sep 9, 2015

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Freo and firepower

The scoring stat Fremantle needs to defy to win the 2015 flag

7:00am Sep 8, 2015