AFL crowds slump to lowest levels in 26 years, excluding COVID seasons

While it would be unrealistic to expect attendances to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels, crowds in 2022 are, on average, at their lowest since 1996, when fewer than 30,000 people per match attended the footy.

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8 hours ago, The Age

Rounds 16 to 19 fixture released

The games: Round Sixteen Thursday, Jun 30 STADIUM (HOST NETWORK) EST LOCAL Brisbane Lions vs. Western Bulldogs The Gabba (SEVEN) 7:20pm 7:20pm Friday, Jul 1 STADIUM (HOST NETWORK) EST LOCAL Carlton vs. St Kilda Marvel Stadium (SEVEN) 7:50pm 7:50pm Saturday, Jul 2 STADIUM (HOST NETWORK) EST LOCAL Essendon...

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8 hours ago, Big Footy

Live stream: Crows skipper leading next generation

Chelsea Randall says she feels a hint of jealously and a heap of excitement overseeing the next generation of South Australian girls take to the footy field.

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9 hours ago, Herald Sun, Adelaide Crows

KFC SuperCoach AFL Hot and Cold – round 10

Who starred and who flopped in KFC SuperCoach in round 10.

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9 hours ago, Herald Sun, Fantasy

Key forwards have been the feature of the season so far. Which one would you choose?

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall discuss which star forward they would pick for their team, if they could only have one.

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9 hours ago, The Age

Kennedy’s season in doubt as Swans face critical fortnight

Swans veteran Josh Kennedy faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in a collision which also saw him receive a one-match suspension.

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9 hours ago, The Age

Wrestling and striking dominate MRP in round 10

Friday Charges laid:Josh Kennedy, Sydney Swans, has been charged with Striking Sam Docherty, Carlton, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between Carlton and the Sydney Swans played at Marvel Stadium on Friday, May 20, 2022. In summary, he can accept a one-match suspension with an early plea. Based...

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9 hours ago, Big Footy

Hawks' upset win over Brisbane off the back of incredible efficiency

Hawthorn defied the odds and a slow start to record an upset win over Brisbane in Round 10 in a performance all about efficiency. Finding themselves down by more than three goals halfway through the first term, Sam Mitchell’s troops were never going to be able to outgun a talented Brisbane outfit. But...

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9 hours ago, SEN, Brisbane Lions, Hawthorn Hawks

Tuck inquest: widow’s plea over ex-AFL concussion adviser

The widow of Richmond hardman Shane Tuck is demanding a Coroners Court investigation into her husband’s death examine “extremely serious” revelations about the AFL’s handling of concussions.

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10 hours ago, Herald Sun

Mixed injury news for Tiger stars

Coleman medal hope Tom Lynch has escaped a serious hamstring injury but Richmond teammate Kane Lambert has succumbed to an ongoing hip issue and is looking at an extended time on the sidelines.

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10 hours ago, Herald Sun, Richmond Tigers

Reilly O’Brien’s big response to axing; AFL 2021 draftees get first taste: State League Wrap

The Crows will ponder playing two rucks after a star’s “ridiculous” response to his axing.

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10 hours ago, Fox Sports

Pavlich believes Dockers have copped a “reality check” after consecutive losses

Fremantle legend Matthew Pavlich says his former club has been brought “back into line” following their six-goal defeat to Collingwood. The Dockers have now lost their last two games despite entering both as favourites and have a difficult patch upcoming when facing Melbourne and Brisbane. Justin Longmuir’s...

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10 hours ago, SEN, Fremantle Dockers

GWS likely to lose a young gun; ex-first rounders on offer in next week’s draft: Trade Whispers

The Giants are facing a squeeze heading into the trade period, and are reportedly likely to lose one of two young gun midfielders.

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10 hours ago, Fox Sports, Greater Western Sydney Giants

Key big man firing on all cylinders for Port return

Port Adelaide assistant coach Chad Cornes says he is “pretty confident” Charlie Dixon will be able to play AFL football this weekend but says Orazio Fantasia will now need at least one SANFL game.

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11 hours ago, Herald Sun

Meet the Demon with the AFL’s best ‘money kick’

Meet unbeaten reigning premier Melbourne’s most unlikely league-leader.

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11 hours ago, Herald Sun, Melbourne Demons

A man got nude at our listener party

A man got nude at our listener party

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11 hours ago, Herald Sun

Ump fury ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’, but it may not be causing AFL’s crowd issue

With AFL crowd attendances down in 2022 and a sense of frustration among fans around rules and officiating, some have claimed there’s a correlation between the two.

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11 hours ago, Fox Sports

Putting the umpires on notice? Why Beveridge wants the ‘Astro-Naught’ to take flight

Footage of Sam Collins’ treatment of Aaron Naughton may have shown the Gold Coast Suns have little case to answer, but Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge’s post-match comments have a bigger-picture feel.

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11 hours ago, The Age

The Undroppables: Who is a lock to play in Round 11?

The Undroppables. A category of footballer we made up. The Definition: A fringe or developing AFL player who performed well enough to maintain their spot in the side for the following week. Across the season, we will be keeping an eye on players who received their opportunity in a side and did enough...

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11 hours ago, SEN

Dogs quartet a chance to return from injury in huge boost

The Western Bulldogs could be bolstered by the returns of Tim English and Taylor Duryea this week as the duo regain full fitness following bouts of the flu. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back games for the first time this year after triumphing Gold Coast in Round 10 and will search for three on the...

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11 hours ago, SEN, Western Bulldogs

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