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Geelong star Gary Ablett Jnr

AFL season preview: Geelong Cats

There is plenty to discuss when it comes to Geelong, but the return of Gary Ablett Jnr is the most obvious talking point. For two straight seasons the Cats have bowed out in the preliminary final – one match short of the big dance. Fans long for the glory days when they were a persistent force and […]

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Melbourne Demons co-captain Jack Viney

AFL season preview: Melbourne Demons

There is plenty of expectation surrounding the Melbourne Demons in 2018.A carefully planned rebuild has been ongoing since Paul Roos held the reins in 2014, each brick another step closer to breaking a 12 year finals drought.The Demons came agonisingly close in 2017, only to fall just short at the last hurdle. But it was […]

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Adelaide Crows lose in 2017 grand final

AFL season preview: Adelaide Crows

On the surface, the Adelaide Crows appear poised for a big year. Last season they finished as the minor premiers and made it to a grand final. The roster is largely unchanged and has even been bolstered with Carlton midfielder Bryce Gibbs now on-board. But a team on paper is not always the same team on the […]

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AFL star Dustin Martin

AFL season preview: Richmond Tigers

They are probably still peeling hungover Richmond supporters off the tarmac at Punt Road, such was the emotion of their drought-breaking premiership in 2017. Dustin Martin is back into training and off the champagnes and preparations are almost complete for the club’s tilt at going back-to-back. Will the players be nursing a hangover of their own, though? […]

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Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell

AFL season preview: Hawthorn Hawks

After three straight premierships from 2013-15, Hawthorn looked poised to establish a mighty dynasty of dominance. Imagine the rude shock supporters got when the club missed the finals for the time since 2009 last year. The Hawks were left reeling with four straight losses (including an 86 point hiding at the hands of the lowly Suns) […]

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley

AFL season preview: Collingwood Magpies

This really is a make or break season for Collingwood legend Nathan Buckley, with his coaching career on the line at the Magpies. Many expected the Pies would crack the finals in 2017, only to watch them crash and burn in several losing clips that cruelled their season. The midfield suffered as Daniel Wells battled injuries and Chris Mayne […]

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