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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 footy review: Round 7

What got us talking: Umpires are not firing AFL umpires. You either love them, or you hate them. When the frees are going in your favour, the umps are like a godsend. But when decisions go against your club, the men...

The mid-week review: Round 6

What got us talking: GWS’ defining moment? It was bound to happen. Since its debut season in 2012, Greater Western Sydney has been thriving with potential. A sleuth of high draft picks and star recruits signaled good things on the way. And...

The mid-week review: Round 5

What got us talking: Contract extensions In recent years, it has been fashionable to extend coaches’ contracts. Club after club have re-signed coaches in an act of ‘faith’, as a way to remove speculation as the contract deadline looms closer and...

The mid-week review: Round 4

What got us talking: North on top For the first time since 1998, North Melbourne will go into round five top of the AFL ladder. The Roos’ start to season has been blinding. With four wins and zero losses to their...


Time is of the essence for the bold Blues

When analysing the 18 football clubs before the impending football season begins, Carlton and all that they encompass looks as if it will be...