AFL Footystats Diary, February 18, 2017

Week 1057

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Stab Kicks ...

Feb 15: Sam McClure in The Age announced AFL Commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick will step down on April 4 and be replaced by 57-year-old Richard Goyder, who will retire as chief executive of Wesfarmer.

Fitzpatrick – a Rhodes scholar and three-time Carlton premiership ruckman confirmed his departure to the AFL board at a meeting last week. He played 97 games with Subiaco (1970-74) and 150 with the VFL Blues )1975-76, 1978-85.

Feb 3: Adrian Proszenko in The Sydney Morning Herald (p37) announced the Manly-Warringah rugby league club has concluded two sponsorship deals with Lottoland which will rebrand the Brookvale Oval home ground as "Lottoland" not Lottoland Park, not Lottoland Stadium Oval but 'Lottoland'. The three-year-deal will net the Sea Eagles a seven-figure sum which will be used for ground improvements.

Draw 2017 – round by round

The draw for 2017; full details at The Roar –
AFL analysis, club-by-club – more ...

Footystats chronology, 1858-2016 — more ...

Reminiscing – Past seasons in review since 1950
Here’s some nostalgia, musing on past campaigns in a very different era.

Going to the footy in Melbourne in 1965 was still like it was pre-war, with run-down facilities at most grounds, and the most basic provision of comforts, frightful loos, a maelstrom of bodies and hands to buy food and drinks. Food = pie or hot dog (a burger was too hard for the provenders). Drink = beer. Most patrons got to venues by train or tram, although more and more were using their cars. Parking was often 20 minutes walk away from the ground
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recent additions, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009

Australian Football (official title of the code)

Whether it is called Australian Football, Australian Rules Football, "Aussie Rules", the VFL, the AFL, Australia's only indigenous football code is officially titled 'Australian football'.
   It has never been officially referred to as 'Australian rules football'. Such terminology has only ever appeared in the form of football journalism, coined by different writers.
   AFL refers to the elite Australian football competition known as the Australian Football League.
   The insult of "Aussie Rules" equates to an offence of the words "aerial ping–pong".

Worth attention ...
Key news web sites to follow ... – more ...
The Age, Real Footy – more ...
Herald Sun – more ...
Yahoo! Sport – more ...
Footystats Diary –
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1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
 2013, 2014,  2015,  2016, 
AFL Tables, the ultimate in footy facts – more ..
Rogers amazing AFL footy facts –
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"Footy Works" the internet wonder –
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The authorative VFA history 1877-1995 – more

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Captains and coaches for season 2017





Adelaide tba Don Pyke (2)
Brisbane tba Chris Fagan (1)
Carlton Marc Murphy (5) Brendan Bolton (2)
Collingwood tba Nathan Buckley (6)
Essendon Dyson Heppell (1) John Worsfold (2)
Fremantle Nat Fyfe (1) Ross Lyon (6)
Geelong tba Chris Scott (7)
Gold Coast tba Rodney Eade (3)
GWS Giants tba Leon Cameron (4)
Hawthorn Jarryd Roughead (1) Alastair Clarkson (13)
Melbourne Nathan Jones (4)
Jack Viney (1)
Simon Goodwin (1)
North Melb Jack Ziebell (1) Brad Scott (8)
Port Adelaide tba Ken Hinkley (6)
Richmond tba Damien Hardwick (7)
St Kilda Jarryn Geary (1) Alan Richardson (4)
Sydney Josh Kennedy (1) John Longmire (7)
West Coast tba Adam Simpson (4)
West.B'dogs Bob Murphy (3) Luke Beveridge (3)

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