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The enigma that is North Melbourne

  If there is one team in the AFL that is extremely hard to gauge on the extremities of their best and worst form in season 2017, it would be North Melbourne. It is hard to forget of course that the...

End of an era: A look back at the Brisbane Lions 2005 season

One of the greatest teams of the modern era, the Brisbane Lions team of the early 2000's was a juggernaut that claimed the 2001, 2002 and 2003 premierships under the guiding influence of coach Leigh Matthews. The Lions, brilliantly led...

Five bold predictions for the 2017 AFL season

“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”  This quote, from the movie Shawshank Redemption, is as relevant as ever for the AFL supporter in March. These fans have had...

Sliding Doors: What if Peter Sumich didn’t miss?

In the hearts and minds of every Collingwood supporter over the age of 30, the 1990 drought-breaking premiership win laid to rest a series of heartbreaking Grand Final defeats for the unlucky Magpies. Between the 'Pies upset win over Melbourne...

Sliding Doors: What if Nick Davis didn’t sink the Cats in 2005.

The Sydney Swans 2005 AFL premiership ended a drought of 72 years for the club formerly known as South Melbourne, who then became Sydney after the controversial 1982 northern relocation of the beleaguered Swans. But, what if the Swans never...


The greatest Swan of all

It’s been one hell of a journey for Adam Goodes. Or ‘Goodies’, as his name was read out as by Sydney recruiters during the...

Porplyzia under pressure