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Pre-season Health Check Part 2: Hawthorn to Western Bulldogs

After going A to G, we turn our focus to the remaining nine teams to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Hawthorn: Jarryd Roughhead – Jarryd Roughead had a difficult 2011. An achilles tendon rupture in round 12 meant that Roughead had to watch his side [...]

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Pre-season Health Check Part 1: Adelaide to GWS

We go through every team to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Whether it’s an ACL or patella tendinopathy, read about it hear on BigFooty News. Adelaide: Ben Rutten – Adelaide appear to have escaped with a relatively injury-free pre-season. The biggest question mark entering the [...]

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AFL Rules Committee FR

Meanwhile, at AFL House…

4 New Rules for NAB Cup 2012 Suggest your own in the comments.

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The Top Ten Dud Draft Picks

While the ultra-professional nature of the draft now means it’s virtually impossible to not succeed on at least some level with a draft pick, at times it hasn’t been so simple, and that terrible idea of potential simply fails to deliver. Some may be cruelled by injury, others simply a bad option. Regardless, all have [...]

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Daniel Wells Blood Clot

Crazy Little Thing Called Blood

Every spring without fail, private hospital beds across the country, and particularly in Melbourne, fill with healthy people. People not merely healthy by “hospital standards” (not your standard criteria for “healthy”, I assure you), but healthy by everyday standards. Fit, tall (even Jake King is of average height according to national data), strong young people [...]

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All Bark, No Bite

There was a story last week in the papers featuring Dogs player Shaun Higgins where the undeniably talented ball player acknowledges it is time for him to “step up”. Hot on the heels of Higgins’ vow to come good was an edict from veteran Dog Daniel Giansiracusa declaring that the Dogs younger players would also [...]

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Welcome to The BigFooty News

Since 1999 has been the place for footy discussion. Now is the place for footy news. As well as in-depth AFL match previews and reviews we’ll have articles on footy injuries and sports medicine from Chris, your man Colm will cover the Irish players, there will be features and interviews with players, coaches [...]

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