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St Kilda midfielder Jack Newnes

AFL season preview: St Kilda Saints

Consistency has been the scourge of the rebuilding St Kilda Saints, with monumental upsets being followed by losses to lowly clubs like the Gold Coast Suns. And this time around, the club will have to do it without their inspirational leader Nick Riewoldt. The longest serving captain of St Kilda has retired, without a flag despite three […]

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Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli

AFL season preview: Western Bulldogs

What a reality check the Western Bulldogs copped in 2017, crashing from fairy tale premiers to non-finalists in the space of 12 months. Injuries played a role, but then again they were also present in the premiership run so they can’t really be used as an excuse. Attitude was the main reason for the fall from grace […]

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Carlton's Charlie Curnow

AFL season preview: Carlton

Well, it is fair to say the Carlton’s 2017 season was a flop. Just six wins for the season and only the battling Queensland clubs to separate them from the wooden spoon. Is there any reason to think that 2018 could be any better? Well, it can’t get much worse. Thankfully for the Blues, their time in the […]

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Fremantle Dockers midfielder Nat Fyfe

AFL season preview: Fremantle Dockers

It feels like an eternity ago that the Fremantle Dockers were minor premiers and playing in the grand final. But that was only 2015, and the club has crashed out ever since. It was a shock for fans to watch the Dockers freefall in 2016, but any thoughts of that being an aberration were laid to […]

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West Coast Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui

AFL season preview: West Coast Eagles

The West Coast Eagles were a Cinderella story of sorts in 2017. They only snuck into the finals by virtue of a final round win against minor premiers Adelaide. But then they got past Port Adelaide in sudden-death footy before ultimately being buried by GWS. It was brave and exciting to watch, but it may be a […]

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Luke Hodge in his Brisbane Lions strip

AFL season preview: Brisbane Lions

The days of three straight premierships seem a million years ago for Brisbane Lions supporters. The 2017 wooden spooners have battled to attract decent talent, and when they unearth it they tend to lose it (we’re looking at you Tom Rockliff). While finishing last delivered the prized No.1 draft pic, more young talent left as well seeking […]

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