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2014: The Year of Equality

2014: The Year of Equality

All the talk in the off season from various Men Who Count at the AFL has been about Equalisation, and even though we covered this briefly in November,  I thought it might be handy to get a grasp on exactly what developments took place to bring us up to date. Collingwood chief Gary Pert has [...]

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Bigfooty Offseason Report – Jan 11th-18th

Bigfooty Offseason Report – Jan 11th-18th

On January 14th, The AFL announced changes to the eligibility rules for total games which now means that where previously only games played were counted in a players tally, now coaching and umpiring will be included in the overall tally. The league said that since total games counted toward life membership, total games should apply [...]

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The AFL word for 2013 – “governance”

The achingly crap hipster neologism “selfie” has been given the official seal as 2013’s international word of the year. But for footy fans, that title undoubtedly belongs to the rather more staid “governance”. According to the Oxford Dictionary, which gave selfie official status, governance is a noun that is defined as “the action or manner [...]

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The AFL plans for equalisation

The AFL plans for equalisation

The AFL has recently returned from its sojourns with the NFL in America to try to resolve the thorny issue of Equalisation. Since the return, information has been coming to us in drips and drabs – as the AFL likes to do. Heres what we know so far. On August 28th, the AFL released a [...]

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News Update 21/10/2013

News Update 21/10/2013

The Australian Indigenous side has been defeated in the first test against Ireland after an Australain fightback failed in the final term. The Irish won by 22 points 57-35, leaving Australia needing to win by 23 points or more in the second test. You can see Highlights from the test here. Tour organisers are under [...]

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Trade Update 20/10/2013

Trade Update 20/10/2013

In case you’ve been under a rock for a few days, heres the most recent trade news. Bernie Vince has left Adelaide to go to Melbourne, with Adelaide expecting the Demons second round compensation pick in return (pick #23). Melbourne has traded picks 2, 20 and 72 in exchange for the Giants Dom Tyson, pick [...]

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AFL News Update – 10/10/2013

AFL News Update – 10/10/2013

The Lions board woes continue with Lions lawyers advising the club that Matthews is ineligble to stand for the Board after not meeting the membership conditions set out in the constitution. In the meantime Brisbane members have reached the numbers required for an Emergency General Meeting, but the deadline for this passed on Friday with [...]

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AFL news as it happens – 9/10/2013

AFL news as it happens – 9/10/2013

SYDNEY today unveiled restricted fee agent Lance Franklin after Hawthorn yesterday announced it would not be matching Sydney’s offer. The Swans nine-year, $10,000,000 million offer received industry-wide condemnation, with the AFL giving the final tick-of-approval yesterday. Speaking this morning, Franklin denied that the move was a bid to get out of the Melbourne “fishbowl”, rather, [...]

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AFL news as it happened – 08/10/2013

AFL news as it happened – 08/10/2013

Lance Franklins nine year, ten million dollar deal has been approved by the League, despite the reservations of the Commission.  AFL Deputy CEO Gillon Mclachlan told AFL Trade Radio that “It’s such an extraordinary risk in many respects that the Sydney Swans board has taken. I know a number of clubs and boards that wouldn’t [...]

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AFL news as it happens – 7/10/2013

AFL news as it happens – 7/10/2013

The Tigers have pounced on the first day of Trade Week 2o13 striking a deal with Carlton for ruckman Shaun Hampson. The Queenslander, who was drafted in 2007 with pick #17 will be traded to Richmond after 63 games with the Blues in return for pick #28. Richmond list manager, Blair Hartley told the Richmond [...]

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