‘Weirdest post ever’ leaves AFL baffled

The AFL Grand Final is a massive deal inside Australia but it rarely seems to register outside of expats outside our border.

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Footy fans nabbed for Covid breaches

Two footy fans who flew to Western Australia for the AFL grand final have been nabbed for allegedly breaching the state’s strict coronavirus border measures.

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2 hours ago, Herald Sun

Explaining the magic and the madness of Luke Beveridge

Whether this pugnacious, emotional yet calm, bold but calculating tribal chieftain Luke Beveridge can lift his team to the pinnacle again, or if he fails, we can count on this: He won’t be embarrassed.

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2 hours ago, The Age

Vic’s CHO: Stay home alone, watch the footy, eat nice cheese

Melburnians have been urged not to flock to football heartlands and other supporters’ homes over AFL grand final weekend, with the city’s nightly curfew to remain in effect. Saturday’s AFL decider was earlier this month relocated from the MCG to Perth Stadium, as Victoria’s COVID-19...

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2 hours ago, The New Daily

Gawn identity: How a ‘p**** of a kid’ became king of Melbourne

Jack Trengove discovered there was something unique, almost quirky, about Max Gawn the moment he met him when they were united as Melbourne players by the 2009 draft.

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3 hours ago, Herald Sun

Not so mad Max: From footy nobody to standout captain

Max Gawn made a false start to his AFL career, but towers over the game and stands to lift Melbourne’s first premiership cup for 57 years.

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3 hours ago, The Age

Gawn excited for “battle” against former teammate in AFL Grand Final

Melbourne captain Max Gawn believes his ruck battle against former teammate and Western Bulldogs counterpart Stefan Martin will be a “battle within a battle” in the AFL Grand Final. Martin started his career at the Demons in 2008 before moving to the Lions and then the Bulldogs last year, and the pair...

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3 hours ago, SEN

Schedule for AFL Grand Final revealed

The AFL has unveiled the running sheet for Saturday’s Grand Final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs at Perth’s Optus Stadium.

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4 hours ago, Herald Sun

Some climb ladders, some walk under them: Football’s unluckiest names

We chronicle those that missed their shot at September glory.

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4 hours ago, Zero Hanger

Footy fans are torching Perth mayor Basil Zempilas over a ‘patronising’ gesture

Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas has come under fire for suggesting that spectators at Sunday’s AFL Grand final applaud their locked-down compatriots on the east coast. “In the first quarter of the AFL Grand Final, we’re asking everyone in the stadium to stand for one minute and applaud – a nod...

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4 hours ago, The New Daily

‘You never know when your next opportunity might be’: Bontempelli ponders more premiership success

Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli has spent more time helping guide his teammates through the experiences of a grand final, after experiencing the premiership ecstasy himself in 2016.

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4 hours ago, The Age

AFL Grand Final crystal ball: 23 Fox Footy experts predict winners, Norm Smith Medal and first goal

Melbourne is on the verge of breaking the longest current VFL/AFL premiership drought.

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4 hours ago, Fox Sports

The “surreal feeling” of winning a flag as a sub

Following a five-year hiatus, the AFL reintroduced substitutes for season 2021. Between 2011 and 2015, the ‘sub rule’ allowed clubs to tactically include a player in the match-day 22 who they felt could make a difference at some stage of the game. But it did come at the expense of a teammate. The new...

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4 hours ago, SEN

If there was an AFL grand final Melbourne deserved, it’s this one. Wish I was there | Paul Daley

I’m imagining an empty G. I’ll try to be happy for mates in Perth but I’ve got serious Melbourne fomoThere is no week in the calendar I love more than the one that counts down to the AFL grand final.As an ex-Melburnian, much of whose past is there, it’s a nostalgic festival of kinship and mates and memories...

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4 hours ago, The Guardian

‘Make it harder’: Bont’s outrageous finals dare

Everyone loves The Bont.

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5 hours ago, Herald Sun

How Dogs and Demons built their grand final teams

With bold moves, good management and some good luck the two remaining contenders for the 2021 AFL premiership have taken similar paths to assemble their playing lists.

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5 hours ago, The Age, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

Fyfe confirms Dockers are ready to pounce on young Cat

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe has hinted his club is in the box seat to secure the services of Geelong defender Jordan Clark during the AFL trade period. Clark has struggled for consistent AFL selection at the Cats, playing just eight games this season (plus three times as medi-sub). The West Australian...

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5 hours ago, SEN, Fremantle Dockers

‘The silver lining of our lockdown’: Demons family hail winning season ahead of AFL grand final 2021

The Rankin family dearly miss watching their beloved Demons play at the MCG, but they have made the most of watching games at home this year and will be cheering again from the couch on Saturday.

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5 hours ago, The Age, Melbourne Demons

Six glaring issues Voss and Blues must address in bid to finally end club’s on-field curse

It was a strange old sight seeing Michael Voss in the centre of the frame as the new senior coach with CEO Brian Cook to his right and president Luke Sayers to his left.

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5 hours ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues

Zero Hanger’s BIG predictions for the AFL Grand Final

Winner, margin, Norm Smith, first goal and more!?

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5 hours ago, Zero Hanger

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