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D-02-R26 Footystats Diary, Week 334, Sept 27-Oct 3, 2002 (Grand Final)
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Friday Jason Cloke appeal dismissed
Grand Final selected teams
Carlton starts its cull – four delisted, Hotton, Cranage, Smith, O'Keefe
Port's Darren Mead retires at 32 – inaugural best & fairest
Saturday AFLPA: Michael Voss and Luke Darcy tie for MVP 02
Coach Watch: Rohde and Royal are still Bulldog front-runners
Wet day predicted for Grand Final – past comparisons
Sunday Back-to-back premierships for Brisbane; a grand final worth the wait;
Lions hold out by nine points; Collingwood lose, but oh so close
Grand Final – Match Review scores, details
Winners with three Brownlows – Voss, Akermanis, Black
Attendances for season 6,092,987
Grand Final stab kicks ...
The Age, Leigh Matthews: "We tried hard and just kept plugging away"
The Age, Martin Flanagan: Buckley and Voss steal the show
Monday Peter Rohde gets the Bulldogs
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Hard lessons of '79
Eddie McGuire speaks again on concessions to NSW and Queensland
Grand Final peaked at 3.4 million for Ten – details
Clarification: Three Brownlow medalists playing in the same team
John McGrath, West Australian: Malthouse's tearful emotions
Tuesday Wayne Jackson returns Eddie's fire of "selective criticism"
Football holds centre stage in year of controversy
Richmond's best: Wayne Campbell wins a fourth time
Coach Watch: Kangaroos main contenders: Laidley, Eade, Brittain
Wednesday Kangaroos appoint Dean Laidley
Scott Burns and Paul Licuria to face video charges
AFL draft camp: 73 hopefuls will be put to the test
Pies-Tigers, Lions-Bombers to open 2003 season – draw awaited
Matthew Richardson deal closer
Fremantle set for a loss of more than $1.5 million
Damian Drum to run for Upper House
Geelong to ditch Ronnie Burns
Stephen Silvagni asks for Carlton's financial records
Nick Davis – Collingwood or Sydney?
Thursday Tribunal: Burns gets two weeks, Licuria one from Grand Final charges
Essendon: Mark Johnson wins Crichton trophy
Geelong denies split with Burns
Clarification: Who was the "home" side in the Grand Final?
Nick Davis wants to be a Swan
Fox Footy to telecast unique replay "From the coaches' mouth"
The Age: Brittain payout may head for court
WA Commission calls for urgent summit on WA football
MWB: Focus on the 2002 Grand Final – detailed
e-mail bag: "horrible three-peat" ... Norm Smith Medal voting procedure

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D-02-R25 Footystats Diary, Week 333, September 20-26, 2002 (Prelim Finals)
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Friday Swans appoint Roos for three years
Australian Football Media Awards – details
Kangas lead toward Laidley – Robert Shaw and Mark Harvey still in mix
Western Bulldogs interview Wayne Brittain – also Brian Royal, Peter Rohde
Daryl Timms, Herald Sun: Carlton may post loss of more than $20 million
Saturday Fake Brownlow voting spreadsheet does the rounds
TV: Northern fans left like shags on a rock
Coach Watch: Kangas interview Wayne Brittain
Bulldog list narrows to Royal and Rohde
Adelaide assistant Neil Craig pulls out of the race
What happens if it's a draw? – answer – extra-time since 1994
Geoff Poulter, Herald Sun: Poulter's Pot Shots – "honesty"
Sunday Magpies into first Grand Final since 1990
Preliminary Finals – Match Review of both games, scores, details
Brisbane Lions will defend the premiership
Six Million fans for 6th-straight year
Monday Brisbane to extend Matthew's tenure by another year
13 players added as eight All-Australians withdraw from Irish series
e-mail bag: Anthony Leach, Peter Coatman
Tuesday Brownlow Medal: Brisbane's Simon Black takes the honour
Col Hutchinson: three Brownlow winners in the same team – details
MWB: Brownlow quirks – details
Lions ban players from Footy Show pre-GF edition
Wednesday Tribunal: Collingwood's Jason Cloke out two matches for striking
Cloke will become 29th to miss a Grand Final from suspension
e-mail bag: Leachy sprays back at Peter Coatman
Thursday Jason Cloke appeal tonight
Thank you to Channel Nine and Fox Footy – without them, no Footystats
Brett Allen, Matthew James and Stephen McBurney to umpire Grand Final
Domenic Cato is Essendon's new football operations manager
Matthew Knights appointed assistant coach of SANFL's Port Magpies
Saints resigned to losing Peter Everitt to Hawthorn
Gary Ayres: fined $2500 and suspended $5000 fine invoked
e-mail bag: Coatman returns serve

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D-02-R24 Footystats Diary, Week 332, September 13-19, 2002 (Semi-Finals)
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Friday Dustin Fletcher appeal dismissed
Club awards: Corey McKernan best at Carlton
Coach Watch: Dean Laidley an applicant at Arden Street
Bulldogs hear applicants Peter Rohde, Brian Royal and Neil Craig
Retired Tony Liberatore offers himself as assistant to all clubs
Ian Collins' challenge: "Elliott has tarnished our reputation and position."
Kangaroos ask players to take more pay cuts
Saturday Port breaks through for first finals win and knock out the Bombers
Semi-finals – Match Review of both games, scores, details
Wayne Brittain situation remains "unresolved" with Carlton
West Coast admit "deep concern" in use of recreational drugs
Richmond under salary cap pressure delist Jason Torney
Sydney appoint Colin Seery as Chief Executive
AFLPA names Most Valuable Player Award, the Leigh Matthews Trophy
Sunday Adelaide by 12 points in amazing semi-final
Big dipper of finals eliminates the Demons
New file – Best quarters of all time, 60 points and over
Terry Wallace tells 3AW of more discussions with Sydney
Monday AFL face $2 million on finals; Bombers: "under achievers"?
Coach Watch: Paul Roos to make formal presentation
Aylett to give Malcolm Blight a call – just for a chat
Adelaide coach Gary Ayres under focus for clash with spectator
Tuesday Paul Roos' "impressive vision" – appointment expected Thursday
AFL asks Ayres to "please explain"
Kangaroos face fines and Crown Casino damage bill
AFL forecasts to drop 2003 finals prices – revenue down 24 per cent
VFL best: Sam Mitchell (Box Hill) wins J J Liston trophy
e-mail bag: Subscribers Peter Coatman and Darren Cartwright, their views
Wednesday Rising Star: St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt wins honour
All-Australian side of 2002 named – details
Tribunal: Mark Bolton suspended three games; Melee: $24,500 in fines
Coach Watch: Wallace withdraws Sydney application
Punters launch class action against NRL-expelled Canterbury-Bankstown
Thursday Paul Hasleby re-sign with Freo; follows Matthew Pavlich, Justin Longmuir
Dual winners again for SANFL Magarey: Jade Sheedy, Tim Weatherald
Richmond's out of contract Matthew Richardson meets with Denis Pagan
The Age: James Hird slams Colonial surface
MWB: Craig Bradley – oldest players; Sam Mitchell's feat

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D-02-R23 Footystats Diary, Week 331, September 6-12, 2002 (Elim & Qualifying)
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Friday Herald Sun: Ian Collins certain to contest Carlton presidency
Geelong signs Steven King to new two-year deal
Threeway tie ABC award: Josh Francou on countback from Buckley, Black
3AW award to Luke Darcy, Western Bulldogs
Geoff McClure, The Age: Ben's all Hart; 43 hours, 43 minutes, 17 seconds
Saturday Port choke as Magpies dish it out – first Collingwood final since 1994
Elim & Qualifying – Match Review of all games, scores, details
King Richard laid to rest
Sydney Morning Herald: Support for Paul Roos snowballs
Michelangelo Rucci, The Advertiser: Post-mortem on Port will be brutal
The Australian: Sydney meeting with Wallace likely "next week"
Herald Sun: Elliott's business woes continue; ordered to pay $370,000
Sunday Bombers storm home over Eagles; Brisbane crush Crows by 71 points
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Lethal Lions must be feared
Alastair Lynch with 7.5 in 269th game passes 500 career goals
Monday Demons smash the Kangaroos
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Brisbane is becoming hotter and hotter
Coach Watch: Sydney members to deliver petition in support of Paul Roos
Tuesday Tribunal: Dustin Fletcher cited for misconduct on Chris Judd
Terry Wallace on 3AW confirms Monday meeting in Melbourne with Swans
Western Bulldogs confirm first discussions on Sunday with Paul Roos
Brian Royal expresses interest in Whitten Oval job
Stephen Silvagni adds name to Collins ticket with McKay, Hunter
Anti-Elliott group wins support Nicholls, Jesaulenko, Fitzpatrick
Ben Cousins slips on nightclub stairs and breaks right arm
Wednesday Tribunal: Fletcher suspended two matches for tripping Judd
Coach Watch: Pagan – Roos or Blues; Swans say Wallace still in the mix
Richard Colless: Roos not harmed by talk to Bulldogs
Col Hutchinson fills in the gaps – longest run of matches with goals
Thursday Denis Pagan to coach Carlton on three-year deal
Facts revised: Eagles cover-up blown on Ben Cousins report
Coach Watch: Displaced Wayne Brittain "shattered" by Pagan appointment
Coach Watch: Formal presentation to Swans by Paul Roos set for Monday
Coach Watch: Eade to Arden Street? Royal for Dogs? Where for Wallace?
Hawthorn cut assistant coaches Gary Buckenara and Kelvin Moore
e-mail bag: thoughts of Paul Crane; Brownlow ineligibles by Chris Maher
MWB: Did you know? – with assistance from *FootyWorks* ...

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D-02-R22 Footystats Diary, Week 330, August 30-Sept 5, 2002 (Round 22)
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Friday Coaching mix – Wallace, Pagan, Brittain ...
Sydney confirm they will interview Terry Wallace
Kelvin Templeton confirms he is leaving Sydney CEO post
Comment: Wallace, someone isn't being honest
MWB: Minor premierships decided in last round – details
Saturday Hawks beat Geelong, but both miss the finals
Round 22 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Bulldogs and Wallace settle contract arrangements
Daily Telegraph: 98% of Sydney fans want Paul Roos as coach
Essendon: King Richard voted best of 25 All-Time Bombers – details
Herald Sun: Four income streams may keep Pagan at Arden Street
The Age: Bulldogs seek Rodney Eade as coach
Herald Sun poll shows 73% support Wallace dumping by Bulldogs
Sunday Bulldogs beat Pie to win 700th match; Port Adelaide's takes minor title;
Loewe retires as Demons make it five-straight over St Kilda;
Swans by 40pts over Tigers; Crouch equals Cresswell's 108-game record
Sydney to meet Wallace on Monday (note: meeting postponed)
Monday Eagles storm home at Manuka; Adelaide maul the Dockers;
Siren a relief for lowest crowd to see Dons and Blues at MCG
The eight: Port, Lions, Crows, Pies, Dons, Demons, Kangas, Eagles
Coach Watch: Elliott scotches rumours of Eade as Carlton coach
MWB: 15 reasons to check the facts – details
Tuesday Essendon champion Dick Reynolds passes, aged 87
Awards: Herald Sun: Luke Darcy (WB); The Age: Michael Voss (Bri)
from the e-mail bag: Luke Starick adds to wisdom of MWB
Wednesday Tribunal: Freo's Trent Croad suspended two games for striking;
Nathan Thompson one game; White cleared; fines for Seymour & Torney
Sydney asks Paul Roos to make formal application
Alignment of Essendon with Bendigo Bombers close
Retirements escalate: Steven Febey, Steven Sziller, Brad Sholl
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Nine unlikely to profit; $12m production costs;
Nine and Ten pay $23 million each, Fox $30 million
Thursday Anthony Rocca to lead Collingwood in absence of injured Nathan Buckley
West Coast rule out Chad Fletcher and Trent Carroll for breaking team rules
Geelong will take Tim Callan in draft under father-son rule
AFL bring back Grand Final sprint and kicking competitions
Grand Final presenters named
MWB: Most common scores kicked in VFL-AFL footy – details
They said it: Daryl Timms, Herald Sun: Ablett plea to drop 'God' tag

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D-02-R21 Footystats Diary, Week 329, August 23-29, 2002 (Round 21)
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Friday Adelaide reappoint Gary Ayres
Trading and draft dates confirmed
Carey Watch: No movement at the station, no word has got around ...
Justin Longmuir: Carlton and Adelaide try to entice Fremantle player
NRL: 17-win Canterbury-Bankstown in $1 million salary cap rort
Sydney's Andrew Dunkley and Hawk-Dog-Tiger Paul Hudson to retire
Saturday Roos defy odds to win finals berth
Round 21 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Ireland beat Papua New Guinea at MCG to take 11-nation International Cup
Canterbury-Bankstown: Rugby league club expelled from finals
They said it – NRL crisis; how the rugby league Bulldogs did it ...
Clem Michael and Stephen Tingay seek legal satisfaction
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Petition of 928 signatures accepted by Carlton
Sunday Brisbane's lay-back blitz of Cats; Swans dim Melbourne's chances;
Finally, Carlton win their 1300th match; Port set for minor title showdown
Carey Watch: Acrimonious split as Carey dumps manager Ricky Nixon
Matthew Pavlich signs new three-deal with Fremantle
Comment: How ABC Radio mangle AFL in Sydney
Monday Crows win, but forwards fail; Pies tumble the Saints in last gasp;
Bombers make the final eight
Carey Watch: Rumour mill points to Adelaide
Shoulder injury ends year for Geelong's Joel Corey
Tuesday Terry Wallace ends the journey at Whitten Oval – last game on Saturday
Wayne Carey names Adelaide
Crows choose Sydney to make announcement to beat media scrum
Sydney champ Paul Kelly to retire after 234 grand games
They said it, Greg Baum, The Age: Kings fall but 'Kels' endures
Peter Frilingos, Daily Telegraph: Rugby league scandal continues
Wednesday Tribunal: Three charges withdrawn; Byron Pickett suspended one game;
Hawk Nathan Thompson fined $1200; Simon Fletcher gets *please explain*
Colonial Stadium playing surface comes under fire
Justin Leppitsch agrees – another five years with Brisbane Lions
The Age: Speculation high that Terry Wallace is bound for Sydney
Thursday Bulldogs show Wallace the door; Players vote for immediate exit
Assistant Peter Rohde will prepare squad for last game
Sydney FC to retire Kelly's number 14 guernsey
Shaun Rehn announces his retirement
They said it, Jake Niall, The Age: Bulldog players drop Wallace

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D-02-R20 Footystats Diary, Week 328, August 16-22, 2002 (Round 20)
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Friday Carlton: Matheson to head ticket to challenge John Elliott
Carey Watch: Hawthorn talks again; Sydney offer stands at $425-450,000
Herald Sun survey shows players favour colour changes by 88 per cent
Jackson asks MCC to show "understanding" over preliminary finals contract
Umpire colours under review, again
Saturday Tigers dent Hawks' finals hopes
Round 20 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Carlton petition calls for spill of board positions
Cash-short Kangas ask players to accept pay cuts; AFL offers assistance
Sunday Cats falter at Subiaco; Roos resist pressure of Blues;
Bombers pummel the Pies; Buckley injures hamstring;
Lions goals better than Eagles
Knee injury ends season for Saverio Rocca
The Age: Kangaroos warn Carey – draft pick wanted in exchange
Monday Power rule Football Park; Swans outlast the Saints; Demons firm for finals
Carey Watch: Herald Sun forecast Carey announcement imminent
Mark Bickley booked; Darryl Wakelin suffers fractured cheekbone
MWB: Successive wins same margin; Port-Crows, third time by 8 points
Tuesday Three Tribunal cases; three investigations proceeding
Elliott, Matheson working together; Extraordinary meeting in November
Sav Rocca cleared of serious damage; will be play on next year?
Knee reconstruction for Melbourne's Craig Ellis
Richmond's Greg Stafford seeks relief from female "serial pest"
Wednesday Tribunal: Mark Buckley suspended five matches
John Elliott survives as Carlton president; Ken Hunter resigns from board
Umpires of the century named
Carey Watch: "Personal pressures delay" – have Sally and Wayne spilt?
Tim McGrath announces retirement
Patrick Smith, The Australian: "No Carey" and Victoria Park spray
Thursday The Age: Club losses set to top $8 million
York Park gets the nod over Hobart until 2005
Carlton: Ken Hunter accuses Elliott of "steamrolling" key issues
Herald Sun: Italian FILA withdraws sponsorship with five AFL clubs
Tim Morrissey, Daily Telegraph: Swans cool over Carey

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D-02-R19 Footystats Diary, Week 327, August 9-15, 2002 (Round 19)
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Friday Alastair Lynch appeal fails
Sunday match time at Docklands revised following wrestling event
Carey Watch: In Sydney for low-key talks
WAFC selling naming rights to Subiaco Oval
Carlton petition circulating as pressure mounts on John Elliott
Saturday Fighting Hawks keep hopes alive
Round 19 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
MCG on standby for Sunday change
Neale Daniher joins chorus of disapproval on father-son change
The Age: Tigers duck Daffy's plea to retire
Carey Watch: Sydney's prospects improve
Back injury forces retirement of Port's Bowen Lockwood
Melbourne expects $500,000 loss from fall in attendances
Sunday Official: Carlton claims first wooden spoon; Blues give Port a close call;
Tigers belt the Dockers; Lions too solid for Bulldogs;
Swans' 10-goal finish swamps the Kangaroos
John Elliott offers Bruce Matheson as replacement; challenge put off
Monday Adelaide puts skids under Bombers; Demons ditch Eagles in a thriller;
Despite brilliant comeback Saints pipped by Geelong
Craig Bradley suffers rib damage in game 375
Tuesday MWB: Scoreless in last quarter; Cats still beat Saints – 75 comparisons
Carey Watch: Richmond out of discussions; six clubs in contention
Season-ending injuries to Andrew McKay and Anthony Stevens
West Coast: Peter Matera heads into 250th – will he continue next year?
Wednesday Tribunal: Richmond's Ty Zantuck cleared, again – third time this year
Carey Watch: Collingwood discussions; Hawthorn make offer
Campbell Rose new Bulldog CEO; replaces short-term Bernard Saundry
St Kilda's Craig Callaghan to miss rest of season with ACL injury
Saints set new captaincy record with rotation policy – details
Thursday Carey Watch: Sydney offers $500,000 deal; The Age: Decision in a week
Essendon to draft Jobe Watson under father-son rule
Embattled John Elliott: NAB calls in receivers for Australian Rice Holdings
Herald Sun: Victorian Government approves Waverley sale of $110 million
Teams of the Century: North Shore and South Adelaide added to file

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D-02-R18 Footystats Diary, Week 326, August 2-8, 2002 (Round 18)
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Friday Wayne Carey in emotional farewell to Arden Street
e-mail bag: Richard Tuffin, Canberra; Anthony Leach on Dennis Cometti
Saturday Magpies inflict Carlton's 800th defeat
Round 18 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
To avoid clash of colours umps wear red socks for Cats-Kangas match
Caroline Wilson, The Age: National Bank to sponsor Rising Star
Sheedy notes tightening of father-son rule "dumbest thing I've seen"
Saturday Special: 10 goals in a game – a fading dream?
Sunday Freo slam the Hawks at Subi; Kangas run over the Cats;
Confident Lions blast the Bombers; Port easily over St Kilda
Monday Crows coast in ahead of Swans; Richmond just hold Demons out;
Bulldogs show up Eagle pretenders
Tuesday Four Bombers, seven Lions cited on melee charges
Docklands dinner for 5000 planned for Ron Barassi's 50 years in footy
Geelong's Jason Snell to claim $250,000 disability insurance for ankle
Saints' wretched run: Capuano joins long-term Harvey, Burke, Koschitzke
Wednesday Tribunal: Lions hit – Lynch two, Brown one match
Dean Rioli get one for head-butting; Two matches each for Port duo
Bottle throwing Bomber fan suspended and charged
Ten dump live Saturday night Sydney games; relegated to 9.30pm replay
Bulldogs ink Brad Johnson to near three-year deal
Andrew Ireland set for Sydney FC g.m. post; Kelvin Templeton to resign
Thursday Tribunal: 11 Dons-Lions players escape with lighter fines of $14,400
Tribunal critical of early charges laid by umpires
Brisbane appeal Lynch suspension
Pre-season returns as knockout series; sponsor sought
2003 premiership season to start March 28
Collingwood's Leon Davis become first Aboriginal to play 50 games with club
Talks resume between Adelaide and Wayne Carey
Ratings: Radio listening drops; 3AW and ABC still on top on Triple M
Karen Lyon, The Age: AFL hints at softening up rules

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D-02-R17 Footystats Diary, Week 325, July 26-August 1, 2002 (Round 17)
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Friday AFL abandons draft assistance; Brisbane, Sydney, denied priority picks
Tough times ahead for northern states
Appeal overturns Jakovich suspension; 242-game career is unblemished
Herald Sun: Ben Hart, every minute of every game; only one of 536 players
Saturday Jaded Bombers just survive
Round 17 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Essendon concerned on head injury suffered by James Hird
Peter Everitt to captain Saints amid Footy Show controversy
Swans open $6 million Basil Sellers administration centre at SCG
Crack Port midfielder Jarrad Schofield fractures foot at training
Demons dispute $40,000 claim by retired David Schwarz
Bruce Kennedy: Saturday Special – Milestones in defeat – detailed
Sunday Lions destroy the Hawks; Eagles crush the Pies in Perth;
Demons give Port a big fright; Swans deliver the spoon to Carlton
Legends support push to clampdown on tagging
Leo Schofield, Sunday Telegraph: ABC stand firm on commercial names
Monday Crows halt Cats winning run; Saints blast away the Dockers;
Bulldogs farewell Liberatore in style
Stephen Milne (23-straight goals) is chasing a Plugger record
Dissatisfaction: Denis Pagan: North offer "is not acceptable"
Anthony Koutoufides injures right knee again
Alf Brown, legendary Herald football writer passes, aged 88
Tuesday Kouta out for rest of the year; brace may have saved worse damage
Matthew Lloyd: Goal in 65 consecutive games; comparisons
Fremantle injuries may force a recall of retired Dale Kickett
Adelaide coach Gary Ayres facing fine for gestures to crowd
Richard Colless: Sydney will not enter bidding war for Denis Pagan
Wednesday Tribunal: Craig Ellis out for two; Michael O'Loughlin not guilty
Glenn Archer and Ben Harrison fined for wrestling
Kangaroos and Pagan move closer with "positive" talks
Matthew Pavlich: Fremantle contract on hold till end of season
Peter Everitt and Justin Murphy resolve differences
Brett Ebert, son of Port legend Russell, starts training with Power
Former Richmond giant Roy Wright passes, aged 73
Thursday Gary Ayres issued with $5000 suspended fine
Shaun Rehn: Damages claim for 1999 bounce pad injury
Carlton coach Wayne Brittain told his position is under review

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D-02-R16 Footystats Diary, Week 324, July 19-25, 2002 (Round 16)
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Friday ABC News Online: More on Brad Cooper money to Collingwood
AFL withdraws Bulldogs' $15,000 fine but pings Libba for a pee – $3000
Footy jumps Ten's Q3 earnings by 25 per cent to $146.7 million
Fine tuning the 2003 draw
Brisbane bracing for losses in third successive season
Tony Lockett offers to counsel Barry Hall
Wayne Jackson promises to end Dockers' nightmare travel
Magpies on the move to $13 million Olympic Park redevelopment – details
Saturday Collingwood home over Tigers in low-scoring scrap
Round 16 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Daily Telegraph: Early Sunday starts impact on SCG attendances
Buckley fined $3000 for Footy Show comments
Friday night AFL replayed at 5.30am Saturday in Sydney
Sunday Melbourne plays 1000th MCG home game (later corrected to 999)
Kangas make it nine-straight over Port; Freo by five goals over Eagles;
Cats push Bombers out of top eight for first time since 1998;
Port Melbourne coach says communication with Paul Roos "outstanding"
Allen Aylett: "We're here to pay off someone else's grandstand bill"
Docklands waits to be renamed "Telstra Stadium"
Monday Lions down Swans to record 150th win; Crows too solid for Bulldogs;
St Kilda seven goals better than Carlton
Tuesday Telstra wins naming rights to Docklands and Homebush venues
Tribunal: Glen Jakovich out for one game – open hand slap to Trent Croad
Other investigations under way
AFL confirms 22-round season will stay; Pre-season under review
They said it: Herald Sun: Shaw denies Rioli slur – "hid behind Aboriginality"
Wednesday Tribunal: Crawford cleared; Tallis fined $3000;
Powell and Freeborn suspended for two games; Jakovich appeals
Matthew Knights and Tony Liberatore to retire – 2001 incident recalled
Names of venues: Just where did Cronulla play?
Federal Opposition questions Telstra buying naming rights
Tasmanian football wants AFL shared between Bellerive and York Park
High tackle counts – Kangaroos' 71 versus Port
Thursday Melbourne re-appoints Neale Daniher to end of 2005
Fox Footy seek to show Tribunal hearings
Word is, Adelaide make Wayne Carey offer to play
Craig O'Donohue, The Age: Go on the record, union tells Tribunal

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D-02-R15 Footystats Diary, Week 323, July 12-18, 2002 (Round 15)
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Friday Wayne Carey back in training – talking with clubs
Nine reports Justin Leppitsch re-signs with Lions for five years
Michael Long named chairman of AFL Indigenous Australia Foundation
Wayne Jackson hands Eddie McGuire a stinging rebuke
Saturday Hawks comeback to crunch the Bulldogs
SANFL's five-year deal will name Footy Park as AAMI Stadium
Round 15 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Herald Sun: State Government crackdown on MCG's unruly crowds
Sunday Dogged Roos hold on over Dockers; Geelong's solid win over Pies;
Brisbane cruise to easy win; Adelaide unconvincing against Saints
Nathan Buckley on misconduct charge; wiping his blood on opponent
Monday Port just survive from gallant Swans; Eagles by 27 points over Bombers;
David Neitz stars with nine goals in strong Demon win
Clash with teammate could end Lance Whitnall's season
Richardson plays VFL with Coburg – competitive, but only one goal
Tuesday Port's Chad Cornes fined $3000 for "conduct unbecoming"
Breaches of uniform code: Lions fined $5000; Bulldogs $15,000
AFL issues Buckley with "please explain" for Footy Show comments
Richmond fined $20,000 for late lodgement of Ezra Poyas contract
Round 15 injury wrap
Wednesday Tribunal: Buckley and Ling – one match; Burgoyne, Akermanis suspended;
Sydney's Barry Hall outed for five games – "unreasonable contact to face"
Andy Angwin, man who christened Dermott Brereton "The Kid", dies at 83
They said it, The Advertiser: HIH cash flowed to Magpies (Brad Cooper)
Andrew Demetriou: Blood rule "may be too stringent" – change possible
Doctored nude photos of AFL players on American gay website
Volkswagen ends ball logo deal
While fans strongly vote for it, 24 rounds unlikely
Thursday St Kilda inks five-year deal to play games at York Park
Collingwood adds Gavin Brown to its Team of the Century
Richmond reviews its seven successive defeats
John McGrath, West Australian: Tribunal correct in role of bloodhound

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D-02-R14 Footystats Diary, Week 322, July 5-11, 2002 (Round 14)
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Friday Melbourne's David Schwarz announces immediate retirement
All tickets sold for Crows-Magpies clash on Sunday at Footy Park
Draft father-son: Pies target Cameron Cloke, Tigers for Lucas McGhie
Best "home" ground runs – detailed
Saturday Blues first win in 84 days
Round 14 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Sunday Cats run rings around Eagles; Port show their power again;
Swans no match for the Hawks; Dogs and Bombers draw;
Rohan Connelly, The Age: Epic ends with sore point
Relief in sight for NSW and Gold Coast viewers
Monday Demons burst the Gabba bubble;
Magpies deflate the Crows; Kangas took strong for Saints
Rohan Connelly, The Age: Hail the triumphs of the Magpies and Demons
Tuesday Stewart Loewe, Joel Bowden and Chris Heffernan cited; French also up
Round 14 round-up of injuries and incidents
Tigers drop Richardson for "unacceptable, petulant behaviour"
Wednesday Tribunal: Barnaby French gets two weeks; all other charges cleared
AFL may move Anzac Day game next year to twilight start
Thursday Carlton: Koutoufides to return – first game since last year's finals
Lack of top goalkickers not exclusive to AFL – SANFL and WAFL as well

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D-02-R13 Footystats Diary, Week 321, June 28-July 4, 2002 (Round 13)
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Friday Caroline Wilson, The Age: Essendon secure Sheedy to the end of 2004
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Former CEO Michael Easy sues Kangaroos
Five-club Dale Kickett to play last game with Fremantle – details
Saturday Dons' grim fight to hold off Demons
Round 13 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Bomber chairman accuses AFL "wasting $30 million" on northern states
Tiger Matthew Knights dropped in sight of unique record
Bruce Kennedy: Saturday Statistical Special
Sunday Cats by 7 goals over Richmond; Port blow Bulldogs away by 46 points;
Pies run over tired Roos; Lions home in another close call
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Port deliver final warning
Monday Revitalised Swans pummel Freo; Hawks hold off strong Saint challenge;
Crows fail in desperate last quarter
Top four still there but gap is closing
Richard Hinds, The Age: Swans give their fans a belated reason to believe
Paul Roos, post-game: "I hope Rodney feels very much part of this win"
Tuesday Push to change St Kilda to "Southern Saints"
Ankle fusion ends gruesome episode for Geelong's Jason Snell
Tim Flynn passes: Final broadcast silences first voice of radio
Wednesday Tribunal: Fletcher pleads guilty to striking and gets two weeks;
Schwarz out for one game; McDonald and Clement found not guilty
AFL names 71 players in contention for All-Australian selection
Geelong and Melbourne face fines for failing jumper dress standards
Thursday Nine signs Rodney Eade for Sunday Footy Show
Kevin Sheedy signs new two-year deal with Essendon
Andrew Ireland former Brisbane CEO now a consultant to Sydney FC
Sydney's Jared Crouch becomes 7th to play 100 games from debut

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D-02-R12b Footystats Diary, Week 320, June 21-27, 2002 (Round 12, split round)
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Friday Tribunal cases fall to 57
Development officer for South Africa – Gary Learmonth
Building workers get $100 pw peace deal for MCG redevelopment
Caroline Wilson, The Age: League runs risk of losing more fans
Saturday Bulldogs step up into top eight
Round 12 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Docklands confirmed for September 23 Brownlow count
Stuart Maxfield to miss rest of Sydney's season
Leo Barry set to resume via VFL with Port Melbourne
Geelong elevates Garry Hocking to its Hall of Fame
Sunday Solid Demons down flat Crows; Lions get home from gutsy Kangas
Akermanis: It's Carey or me – as Lions rumoured to sign "The Duck"
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Finally, fans get their say
Melbourne radio ratings: ABC and 3AW battle out top spot
Monday Port Adelaide on top for the first time
Dramatic day for Sydney Swans – Rodney Eade and Tony Lockett quit
They said it, Ricky Nixon: "I'd be surprised if Carey ever plays again"
Fabian Francis twists knee in WAFL
Rohan Connolly, The Age: The best game we never saw
Tuesday Nine face melee charges from Port-Richmond game
What will happen next in Sydney? – no announcement on new coach
Akermanis wants to be a Wallaby
Leigh Matthews: "If I want Carey – players don't tell us what to do"
Patrick Smith, The Australian: Dramatic day may be making of the Swans
Wednesday Sydney decides to make no decision
Tribunal: Stafford out for two games; Five players fined $14,000
Fabian Francis: Left knee reconstruction makes future bleak
MWB: 10+ games without a consecutive result – details
Thursday Paul Roos takes the Sydney challenge; caretaker for rest of season
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Saints to follow Hawks in Launceston?
St Kilda: Stewart Loewe to retire at end of season
Grocon awarded $450 million MCG contract
New book tells David Rhys-Jones used cocaine and marijuana as player
Grand Final tickets to jump to $160 for premium seating
West Australian: Bill Sanders conducting review of umpiring

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D-02-R12a Footystats Diary, Week 320, June 14-20, 2002 (Round 12, split round)
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Friday Plugger back in chase for McKenna record
The Advertiser suggests season end be a Showdown
Saturday Bombers squeak home over Hawks
Round 12 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Hird plans comeback in Round 14
Sunday Eagles deny Blues in a thriller; Comeback Cats pip the Swans
Nine blames TV on drop in crowds
VFL's big win over SANFL
Monday Fremantle strikes down Collingwood at re-dubbed 'House of Pain'
Eagles and Dockers are back
Carlton's Corey McKernan likely to miss six weeks
Tuesday Lions want compensation for poor crowds – TV "appalling"
Injuries: Voss, Richardson, Tarrant, Freeborn, Whitnall – details
Crowds to interstate games "miserable"
Graeme Downie, The Age: TV in Brisbane – no games before 11.30pm
The Australian: Lack of mud blamed for injury glut
Wednesday Tribunal: Scott Lucas cleared; afforded 'benefit of the doubt'
Membership breaks through 450,000 – all-time high
Chris Tarrant hip injury not as bad as first feared
Thursday Colonial Stadium may host Brownlow
AFL Coaches Association formed; Hawk coach Peter Schwab, president
Wayne Carey and wife Sally reunited
MCC denies it will relinquish right to preliminary weekend
Cast removed; Matthew Lloyd may return in Round 14, with Hird

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D-02-R11 Footystats Diary, Week 319, June 7-13, 2002 (Round 11)
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Friday Extended season – AFLPA undecided; 11 clubs favour; Ruling on June 30
AFL Members Association upgrades website
Brisbane aim for 16th consecutive win at Gabba
Saturday Shinboners spirit downs Tigers
Round 11 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
John Elliott's master plan to stay on as president
Matthew Burton bruises lung in Roo-Tiger match
Peter Brukner, The Age: Injury report highlights risk to interstate veterans
Sunday Crows runaway from Hawks; Eagles down gallant Swans;
Port Adelaide thrash Essendon; Lions swamp the Saints
Monday After-siren goal sinks Carlton; Dogs too good for Dockers
Collingwood dump Melbourne
Tuesday Melbourne's Alastair Nicholson out for 12 months with left knee injury
Freo hopes for new crowd record against Magpies
Osteitis pubis grounds Michael Voss
Bryan Martin (father of Mick) passes, aged 71
Wednesday Caroline Wilson, The Age: Pagan 'no' to new Roo deal
Dalton Gooding is new West Coast chairman
Specialist decides no surgery for Michael Voss
St Kilda's Lenny Hayes out for six weeks with hand fractures
Cash-strapped Kangaroos seek $2m assistance from AFL
Collingwood to visit NT indigenous communities during break
Thursday Caroline Wilson, The Age: Victorian fans staying away in droves
Wayne Schwass announces retirement after Saturday night
Quick change: Voss undergoes groin surgery
Tribunal: Mark Johnson fined $3000; Josh Carr cleared
West Coast lift Quinten Lynch from rookie to senior list
Horror run of injuries continue for Fremantle's Anthony Jones
North's football department in firing line
Fan's View: Riverina TV coverage reaches nonsense stage
Mike Hedge, The Advertiser: Roos face losing Pagan

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D-02-R10 Footystats Diary, Week 318, May 31-June 6, 2002 (Round 10)
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Friday Revisiting Rioli suspension; background to similar "eye" charges
St Kilda may follow Demons and Bulldogs to the Gabba
Saturday Kangaroos' close win over Bombers
Round 10 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
West Coast's Glen Jakovich check on heart scare
Sunday Geelong holds home hoodoo over Demons; Bulldogs continue their rise;
Pies survive strong Sydney challenge; Crows score 7pt win over Lions
John Elliott under pressure as Carlton search for new president
Glen Jakovich to resume training after heart flutter
Monday Lions, Power, Crows and Pies lead the pack
Port the master over the Hawks; Dockers maintain Subiaco hoodoo;
St Kilda hammer West Coast
Rohan Connolly, The Age: New challengers create new season
Tuesday Peter Jackson denies he is stepping down as Essendon CEO
West Coast forward Troy Wilson suffers broken collarbone
James Hird trains with protective headgear – and a beanie
Port Magpies lose their 7th in SANFL; longest since 1896
Patrick Smith, The Australian: TV agrees to 24-game year
Wednesday No Tribunal called; first time since 2000
AFL may shift trading period to late October
A Fremantle view on disproportionate travel
Thursday Essendon develops Michael Long Scholarship
Carlton on the bottom: first time in five successive rounds since 1897
Michael Gleeson, Herald Sun: Eddie slams AFL 'pick pockets'
MWB: Pertinent observations

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D-02-R09 Footystats Diary, Week 317, May 24-30, 2002 (Round 9)
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Friday Appeal Board overturns Grover suspension
Collingwood and 5AA settle; Pies donate compensation to charity
Sydney board asks Ricky Barham to justify five years of draft selections
James Hird trains at Windy Hill; 17 days after facial surgery
Umpires advise all clubs of "new interpretations"
Saturday Port just home over Magpies
Round 9 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Swans concerned over Dunkley's comments on "poor performance"
Squabble over new name for MCG stand
They said it: The Australian: Dunkley: put up or go
Sunday Bulldog comeback flattens Cats; MCG thriller to Demons over Roos;
Stadium Australia becomes 36th venue; Bombers by two points over Swans; St Kilda shock the Tigers
Allen Aylett: Kangas negotiating five-year deal with Pagan
Port Magpies in worst SANFL slump for 52 years
Monday Brisbane hold Dockers at bay; Eagles home easily from Hawks;
Adelaide too good for Carlton
Tuesday Sydney backs Rodney Eade until end of year
Short appearance to big question
Tribunal: Dean Rioli: striking charge withdrawn; eye-gouging charge remains
Brisbane: Leppitsch suffers cracked vertebrae after training hit by Brown
St Kilda: Peter Everitt ready after 10 weeks
Herald Sun: Crackers and Sam spat escalates
Wednesday Tribunal: Rioli suspended three matches; first for eye-gouging since 1999
Draft tampering: AFL to investigate manager of Matthew Pavlich
Carlton: Wes Lofts steps down as football director; Kernahan replaces
Mike Sheahan, Herald Sun: MCG redevelopment work behind schedule
WAFL: Peel Thunder and East Fremantle to merge?
Denis Cometti casts doubt on McGuire's commentary role
Thursday Venue for Brownlow count to be announced soon
Denis Cometti, West Australian: Eddie knocker? Not me

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D-02-R08 Footystats Diary, Week 316, May 17-23, 2002 (Round 8)
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Saturday Anthony Stevens sues Carey over hotel accident
Hawks beat gallant Blues
Round 8 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Monday Five games decided in time-on
Magpies state their case
Bombers post biggest win of 110 games at Docklands
Introducing "Mr Average" – 23, 186cm, 86kg – Greg Tivendale
MWB: Pertinent observations on Round 8 – all 8 *home* sides won
The day that Plugger played for the Borough
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Dog and Roos endangered
Tuesday Hall of Fame: five added to elite: Newman, Dunstall, Doig, Parkin, Cahill
Tribunal: three charges withdrawn; two remain – Stafford and Grover
Horror run continues for Ryan Fitzgerald
Laws of the Game committee to review 15-second time limit for kicks
Port Magpies suffer worst SANFL run of defeats for 17 years
Queenslander reprimanded for "kissing an opponent"
Jon Perik, Daily Telegraph: Swans in turmoil
Wednesday Tribunal: Stafford gets off; One match for Grover
Former AFL employee jailed for three years
Fourth reconstruction for Ryan Fitzgerald
Knee arthroscope for Peter Matera – out for two weeks
Retrospective Copeland for Bill Picken
Denis Pagan, The Age: Don't tamper: "Just leave it as it is"
Mark Robinson, Herald Sun: Pagan may be Swans' target
Thursday Review committee put onus on the umpires – time to dispose the ball
Fremantle appeals Antoni Grover suspension
Rushby Hinds – Sydney's 10 versus the Bulldogs – details
AFL studying anti-scalping law
Carlton fined $3000 over blood rule
Kanga-Tigers: hour earlier start to fit with TV soccer game
They said it: Denis Cometti: Statistics blow the whistle on men in white

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D-02-R07 Footystats Diary, Week 315, May 10-16, 2002 (Round 7)
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Friday Essendon president cops flak from Herald Sun comments
How many goals did Shane Harvey score with first kicks? – none!
Saturday Bombers beat Blues but lose Misiti
Round 7 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Detailed surgery required to rebuild face of James Hird
Greg Baum, The Age: Football's future has arrived
Sunday Eagles bury the Kangaroos; Hawks by 53 points over Cats;
Six goal burst wins for Tigers; Crows soar; Crows soar over Dockers
Caroline Wilson, The Age: If it's boring they won't come
Radio 5AA apologises over tribunal slur
Monday Lions batter Port by 57 points; Demons and Saints down to the wire;
Pie hold out in tight and bruising battle
Rohan Connolly, The Age: Brisbane makes mockery of top-table clash
Brisbane Lions: their last 32 matches – details
Tuesday Sheedy's plan to stop the flood
Two charges dropped; Investigation starts on Johnson-Montgomery clash
Rodney Eade: Speculation over his position
Surgery for Joe Misiti wrist injury
5AA's Stephen Rowe relegated to off-air duties
They said it: John Elliott, On the Couch: "Melbourne is expendable"
Wednesday

Tribunal: Chris Johnson, Lance Picioane cited
Essendon's James Hird returns home from Perth
Umpire Justin Schmitt launches defamation action against 5AA presenter
MWB: Pertinent Observations from Round 7
They said it, Paul Gough, afl.com.au: No Jack, you're irrelevant

Thursday Tribunal: "Groin" incidents: Johnson two weeks, Picioane one match
AFL dumps unpopular Brisbane & Sydney draft plan, to avert legal threat

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D-02-R06 Footystats Diary, Week 314, May 3-9, 2002 (Round 6)
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Friday Adelaide and Port fine players over Sunday brawl
24-round season back on the agenda?
Hird-Demetriou meeting: Bomber captain will not be fined over comments
Carlton's Darren Hulme faces 12 weeks out after right knee surgery
Paul Gough, afl.com.au: Collingwood's move almost complete
Nine News: Filandia suspension: leaves a nasty taste in your mouth
Saturday Saints sink under-manned Pies; Nathan Buckley reported
Round 6 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Wizard toppers mystified over talk-down of pre-season comp
Geoff McClure, The Age: Canada takes interest in Filandia suspension
Sunday James Hird hospitalised with multiple face fractures
Freo trounce Bombers at Subi; Hawks crush Kangaroos
Lions take timid Cats; Bulldog win tumble Blues to last place
Sunday Herald Sun: Archbishop George Pell: Sports-mad Melbourne
Monday Sydney return to form; Port whip Eagles; Crows hoist the Tigers
Hird comes through successful surgery
Tuesday AFL suffers $2 million shortfall; details from The Age
Lions 2001-02; Dons 2000, Cats 1952-53 – players in winning streaks
80th anniversary of first League match at Windy Hill
West Australian: WAFL votes Peel Thunder out – 7-1
Wednesday Tribunal: Buckley striking charge dismissed
Thursday The Age: Colonial Stadium roof – open or closed?
James Hird out of hospital
Perth teenager dies after Perth suburban match
Early start for Kanga-Tigers match to fit soccer into TV schedule?
Peter Brukner, The Age: Bad injury could have been worse
West Australian:
Tradition a millstone for WAFL

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D-02-R05 Footystats Diary, Week 313, April 26-May 2, 2002 (Round 5)
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Friday Collingwood thrash Bombers on sodden Anzac Day
Bulldogs add Lend Lease as another "premium partner"
Saturday Lappin accuser nabbed again
Round 5 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Monday Essendon drop to 5th; Demons dig into 2nd; Brisbane suffers 200th defeat;
Port clinches Showdown XI; Saints and Swans in "worst half ever"?
Return to Moorabbin? – Saints "can no longer afford to play at Colonial"
John Elliott announces Ian Collins inducted to Blues' Hall of Fame
Tuesday Jason Akermanis cited for kneeing Daniel Kerr
Crows and Port players in car-park stoush at Henley Beach
Fremantle deficit blows out to $2.5 million
Umpires blamed for long quarters – too long to bounce the ball?
Tribunal overturns 1999 drug conviction on Steven Koops
Federal Minister signals multi-channelling for free-to-air networks
Wednesday Tribunal: Akermanis one match; Jude Bolton gets two games for striking;
Luke Darcy cleared; Mark Coughlan and Stephen Powell cited
AFL requires Adelaide and Port to explain Sunday incident
League moving to relax blood rule
AFL fines Fremantle $75,000 for breaching player rules
Carey Watch: Unlikely to play this season
Peter Filandia booked, for allegedly biting the testicle of Springvale player
Winding down the clock to cost $30,000 for 10 venues
Channel 10 asked why Saturday night breaks went 52 seconds
Thursday Tribunal: Stephen Powell, two weeks; Coughlan, benefit of the doubt
VFL Tribunal: Peter Filandia (Port Melb) gets 10 weeks, biting testicle
Mick Malthouse fined $5000 for ump comments; let-off for Eddie McGuire
WAFL: Court battle looms for Peel Thunder

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D-02-R04 Footystats Diary, Week 312, April 19-25, 2002 (Round 4)
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Friday Geelong: Baytec deal collapses – a Skilled change of name
Sydney's Leo Barry to miss 10 weeks
Wayne Jackson suggests draft compromise
Saturday Kangaroos sack CEO Michael Easy; Geoff Walsh named as interim
Round 4 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Wayne Carey returns
Gary Moorcroft: Hip surgery will sideline Bomber six weeks
Monday Brisbane – 20th straight victory
Cats biggest over Saints in 103 years; Collingwood's 130th win – details
MWB: Pertinent observations of Round 4
Tuesday Tribunal: Andrew McLeod suspended one week; Tarrant gets two;
Peter Matera cited for ump bump
AFL grants Western Bulldogs $1 million assistance package
Channel Nine facing a juggle of AFL, Wimbledon, World Cup soccer, NRL
Richmond: First to get hands on $2 million from Waverley sale
West Australian: Climate blamed for knee injuries; 8 in 12 months at Subi
Wednesday Tribunal: Phil Matera suspended two matches for umpire contact
Appeal: Collingwood's appeal on Christ Tarrant suspension dismissed
AFL asks club to consider alternate jumpers
Thursday Bulldogs add Taiwan's *BenQ* to sponsors; $300,000 a year
AFL asks James Hird to explain Herald Sun comments on ump bump
Saturday afternoon footy at Subiaco; three-week test starts
Carlton: Foot injury ends Matthew Allen's season
Caroline Wilson, The Age: TV blamed for drop in crowds
Greg Baum, The Age: Toss of coin devalued as dollar puts paid to tradition

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D-02-R03 Footystats Diary, Week 311, April 12-18, 2002 (Round 3)
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Friday Regional fans get Pay-TV deal – still worse than last year
Richards Hinds, The Age: AFL left scrambling in TV coverage
Saturday Carlton break the drought – 20 point win over Collingwood
Round 3 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Investigator Rick Lewis steps down for a fortnight; R2 case under scrutiny
Some US interest in Wayne Carey
West Australian: Steven Koops 1999 drug case revisited
The Age: The great footy TV fiasco; Has AFL made spectacular mistake?
Sunday Sheedy gets AFL apology over throat-slitting incident in 2000
Monday Brisbane 19-straight; Lions and Crows only two undefeated
Bulldogs slump to the bottom
Sydney's Leo Barry hospitalised in Adelaide; abdominal haemorrhaging
Bombers' Dean Rioli on comeback trail through Reserves
Tuesday Clubs to mount another draft challenge; Matthews: Vic lobby is "paranoid"
Dockers fighting another nine-hour flight to Launceston
Collingwood trying to re-sign Nick Davis
Gary Moorcroft: Hairline hip fracture detected from 2001 Mark of the Year
Mark Robinson, Herald Sun: Big guns fight Lions, Swans priority deal
Wednesday Tribunal: Seven players fined $17,200 from Brisbane-Essendon melee
Tribunal: Martin Pike – charge withdrawn
Bulldogs hold morning breakfast at Colonial to raise cash
Demons fine David Schwarz over nightclub incident
Richmond cites prohibitive costs; ends corporate functions at Colonial
Geelong funding issues: Baytec may be *Bay-gone*
Thursday Hawks blocking Pie bid to be first club to 1300 wins
Nick Daffy struggling to reach match fitness for Sydney
Collingwood told no new Nick Davis contract until end of year
"Swamp Fox" Mike Patterson passes following stroke, aged 61

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D-02-R02 Footystats Diary, Week 310, April 5-11, 2002 (Round 2)
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Friday Bulldogs name their Team of the Century
Wayne Carey heads for Los Angeles
Jack Sheedy honoured by naming of gate at Subiaco Oval
Lions to twice unfurl 2001 premiership; Gabba and in Melbourne
International: Ireland pips Aussie U17's in Second Test in Dublin
Saturday ABC Radio and AFL continue talks
Round 2 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Cash-strapped Dogs reap $500,000 from TOTC dinner
North Melbourne GF breakfast stays with Seven
Sunday SANFL teenager on life support
Public liability: Kick after the siren under threat
Stephen Rielly, The Age: Legal shock for player draft
Monday Lions and Bombers raise the bar – after two rounds, five sides undefeated
Young West Adelaide player dies
Bulldogs' Nathan Brown faces fine for one-finger salute to crowd
Tuesday AFL bids to resolve rural TV problems
ABC Radio – be grateful for small mercies – radio interruptus returns
Richmond's new deal with Brad Ottens – until end of 2004
International: Australian U17's takes series 2-1
Wednesday Country TV viewers to miss out – PR crisis seems insurmountable
AFL fines Nathan Brown $5000
Sydney chairman fines himself $5000
Tribunal: Zantuck and Matera cleared; Bateman charge withdrawn
Carlton prez John Elliott throws "full support" behind Wayne Brittain
MWB: Quirks in footy
Thursday $450 million TV deal in disarray
Federal Government may step in
They said it: Graham Teasdale shattered by Sheedy's "not worthy" tag

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D-02-R01 Footystats Diary, Week 309, March 29-April 4, 2002 (Round 1)
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Friday Great opening gives Richmond solid win over Collingwood
Police evict Collingwood supporters over drunken behaviour at MCG
Police clear Lappin; accuser charged with unlawful assault
Roo's John Blakey misses after 106-straight games; first time since 1997
TV wins closure of Colonial roof to protect quality of telecast
Comment: Regional TV viewers let down badly
Saturday Round 1 – Match Review of all games, scores, details
Sports Minister Justin Madden to put anti-corporate scalping laws in place
Injuries and first-gamers
Sunday No Saturday live-to-air TV footy in Sydney for first time in 35 years
Threat to ABC Radio football broadcasts
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Lane's stand pricks a conscience
Tuesday 295,477 is third all-time best for opening round
Footy on TV and radio – Canberra supporters react
Greg Baum, The Age: Football for the people?
Wednesday Bombers weigh in to broadcasting dispute
Tribunal: Josh Francou cleared of striking
Hawks press for extended bench at likely hot Gabba
Thursday The Age: Widespread complaints: Canberra tells TV to lift their game
ABC will continue footy broadcasts – not necessarily on AFL website
Ex-Kanga teammates meet with Wayne Carey
West Australian: Pies threaten action over priority draft picks

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D-02-Mar-04 Footystats Diary, Week 308, March 22-28, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Chris Grant cleared to play – unconditionally covered by Liberty Insurance
Kangaroos: Anthony Stevens named captain; Glenn Archer deputy
The Age: Carlton's Matthew Lappin faces legal action
MWB: The season ahead – analysis
Saturday Essendon: Right knee injury sidelines Dean Solomon for season
Richmond: Jack Dyer named Hall of Fame immortal
AFL appoints banker to monitor struggling clubs
The 16 club captains of 2002 – details
New Year's Eve 1999: Pies and Blues in County Court over failed deal
AFLPA to probe rough treatment of Chris Grant
Sunday Sunday Herald Sun: Amanda and John Elliott now living apart
NT Government to spend $1.2 million – Marrara next AFL venue?
Monday Future of Guy Rigoni hangs in the balance
Wayne Carey is opening night guest as Fox Footy Channel is launched
Since March 20 1997 – Footystats celebrates 5th Internet birthday
Tuesday Fox Footy Channel: Powerful start of new 24/7 era for AFL
Rocca, Molloy, Lockyer are Pie deputies to Buckley as Scott Burns steps down
Blues expect Lance Whitnall to train after groin, hamstring, weight problems
Herald Sun: Carey: I need help to overcome personal demons
Wednesday AGM: Kangaroos announce $934,219 deficit – profit-loss, all clubs listed
Dockers: Matthew Pavlich rewarded joint vice-captaincy with Shane Parker
Geelong: Gary Ablett Jnr set to debut
They said it: The Age, Greg Baum: The footballer as a citizen
Thursday Tim Lane quits Channel 9; refusing to call Collingwood games with McGuire
The Age: Eddie McGuire disappointed by Lane's refusal "to give me a shot"

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D-02-Mar-03 Footystats Diary, Week 307, March 15-21, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
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Friday Carey: The king is dead, long live the king
West Australian: "effectively voted out by senior players"
The Age, Robert Walls: "a horribly sad state of affairs"
Saturday Chris Grant to see a fourth medical expert
West Coast rejects allegations of drug taking by some players
New rules: Captains banned from umpires at breaks;
Two circles for ruckmen; 15-second possession; Rucks taking possession
Freo warns Farmer next suspension will draw fine
Sunday Wizard Cup: Port take second successive night title with 11th-straight win
Practice games: Dons too strong for Dogs; Sydney rest Hall – Plugger takes over; Eagles whip Kangaroos; Freo's last gaps win over Lions
Monday Eagles banish Gardiner and Haynes to WAFL practice for misbehaviour
AFL warns "no listed player" can play during break, unless permission granted
Adelaide's near-record of 46 days without rain
First to 1300 wins – Carlton or Collingwood? – detailed
Tuesday Caroline Wilson: Drop pre-season for extended home-and-away
Wednesday Tribunal: Hardwick, Schwass, Jolly suspended
Tribunal: McIntosh, Harvey, Fletcher cleared of charges
Geelong unveils $20 million Kardinia Park redevelopment plan
Carlton investigate Matthew Lappin hotel fight
Brendon Gale re-elected AFLPA president for third year
Thursday AFL Annual Report: Record revenue at $116.6 million
League guarantees loans of six clubs
$16.8 million deficit reported
Liabilities rise to $82 million
Nine new AFL life members – details
AFL report says no player earning more than $700,000
Carlton clears Lappin of eye-gouging claim
Eagles ask WA police to take over investigation of drug use
The Age: Anthony Stevens tipped to succeed Carey as Roo captain

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D-02-Mar-02 Footystats Diary, Week 306, March 8-14, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
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Friday Chris Grant agrees to new tests
Sydney aborts planned tribute to Dale Lewis
Saturday Richmond through to Wizard Cup grand final
Gold Coast TV viewers are not amused – details, letters
Sunday Port down Sydney to challenge Tigers
Loss by Swans on Plugger's 36th birthday and 300th game
Practice matches: Roos and Cats register huge wins
Monday Wizard Cup grand final at Colonial Stadium
The Age: Perth criminal names two Eagles as regular drug users
Tuesday West Australian: Police investigate phone taps on West Coast players
Wednesday AFL shelves probe on two West Coast players
The Age: Crime identity knows Cousins and Gardiner on social basis
Thursday Wayne Carey quits Kangaroos over love scandal
Tribunal: Nathan Brown cleared of striking

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D-02-Mar-01 Footystats Diary, Week 305, March 1-7, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
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Friday The Age: AFL prepares rules for gambling, match fixing
Injuries to many stars
Mike Sheahan: AFL-AFLPA reach agreement on 10 years "long-service"
Saturday Wizard Cup: Costly win for Tigers; Eagles win but fail to make semi's
17-year-old Joel Reynolds on debut as 37-year-old Paul Salmon returns
AFL denies later start for Hawthorn at Gabba in Round 2
AFL wins new deal with Ticketmaster7
Sunday Port and Tigers roar into Wizard Cup semi's
Port with nine-straight wins equals Hawks' 1985-87 pre-season record
Monday Port, Tigers, Swans and Crows in Wizard semi's
Aussie airline icon Ansett makes final flight
Tuesday Wizard semi's Friday at Colonial, Saturday at Footy Park
Roos breath easily after ump-bumps by Rocca and Harvey cleared
Robert Harvey to return for Saints after nine months on sidelines
Tipstar slashes bets from $4.30 to $2; returns upped from 60 to 90%
Wednesday AFL standing firm on Chris Grant insurance issue
Paul Kelly named Sydney captain for 10th season
Tribunal: Hulme and Murphy both suspended two games
GG Dr Peter Hollngworth stands down as Lions' number one ticket
The Age: Retired Swan Dale Lewis says drugs regular AFL habit
Thursday Herald Sun: AFL brands Dale Lewis as "incredibly naive and stupid"
Backyard pothole outs Saints' Peter Everitt 8-10 weeks
Wizard Cup TV audience shows decided slump

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D-02-Feb-04 Footystats Diary, Week 304, February 22-28, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
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Friday Crisis meeting on Chris Grant issue; AFLPA monitoring
They said it, The Age: Implications of AFL's public liability insurance
Comment: As good as it gets, north of the Murray – the let down ...
Pay TV – Foxtel 770,00 subscribers, Austar 450,000, Optus 260,000
Brett Ratten to captain Carlton
St Kilda re-signs Robert Harvey to end of 2005
Public liability costs skyrocket – details
Saturday Wizard Cup: Lions in another close one; Tigers turn it around at Subi
They said it, West Australian: New TV deal off to sluggish start
Bulldogs hopeful another insurer will be found for Chris Grant
Sunday Wizard Cup: Blues are back; Dogs step up against Bombers;
Powerful Port rip the Dockers
Carlton's Lappin on rare charge of "insulting the crowd"
They said it, Sunday Times: AFL to investigate offer of Pavlich's services
New race on for Kevin Sheedy – Bel Esprit wins Blue Diamond Stakes
Brisbane Broncos' Gordon Tallis offers advice to Chris Grant
Monday Wizard Cup: Crows, Hawks and Power remain unbeaten
Scott Cummings boots five goals for the Magpies
Swans lose three: Dunkley (concussion); Schauble (surgery), Bolton
Tuesday Tribunal: Farmer outed three matches for striking; Yze given one match
Sydney's Schauble recovering from two hours of eye surgery
Chris Grant: Playing future still unresolved
AFL to lift grassroot expenditure from $32 to $51 million by 2006
Wednesday Tribunal: James Hird suspended; Crawford, Tarrant fined; Hille one game for ump bump; Matthew Lappin cleared of misconduct charge
Furious Demetriou: Auction of Pavlich "not on"
Thursday Chris Grant to consult Brisbane surgeon
St Kilda's Luke Ball joins five players down with oestitis pubis
Melbourne's Clint Bizzell lost 4kg in steamy Cairns conditions
Fremantle orders anger management training for Farmer

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D-02-Feb-03 Footystats Diary, Week 303, February 15-21, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
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Friday Hot opening for Wizard Cup; Melbourne tip is 38 degrees today
Umpires change their colours – details
Former AFL employee pleads guilty to stealing $374,000
Saturday Wizard Cup: Saints and Docker post strong wins
Post-match ban on Seven cameras quickly lifted
Sunday Wizard Cup: Cats too good for Tigers
Eagles bolt away from Blues; Crows pip Lions
Monday Wizard Cup: Swans blitz Pies; Hawks outlast Roos; Port trounce Dons
Wednesday Tribunal: Lockett cleared; Kelly and Neitz two weeks;
Cresswell, Cook out one match; Mart and Headland fined
Mike Sheahan reveals neck injury to Chris Grant is major AFL concern
Fabian Francis issue appears settled
Rick Hart named new Fremantle chairman
They said it: The Age: Lifeline to Bulldogs to meet 2001 payments
Thursday The Age: Chris Grant injury leads to legal minefield
Herald Sun: AFL's insurer will not accept risk
Mike Sheahan: AFL has duty of care and image of game at risk

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D-02-Feb-02 Footystats Diary, Week 302, February 8-14, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
Friday TAC "fines" Tigers $50,000; reduction in wake of Royce Vardy case
AFL "heavies" put Fremantle to the test
Port re-sign Warren Tredrea
Geelong: Baytech failure creates cash flow problems
Demons and Hawks seek compensation from Dockers
Saturday Intra-club trials; Christou breaks right arm; Adrian Hickmott hospitalised
1000 fans at Moorabbin excited by St Kilda's prospects
Hard Gabba surface raises concern
Crows too good at The Parade
Sunday More intra-clubs trials;
Damien Hardwick and Brendon Lade shine for Port
Pagan positive on young Kangas Leigh Harding and Ashley Porter
Monday Plugger's back!; two goals in annual Swans-Dons hit-out at North Sydney
Fox Footy clears their first hurdle in debut AFL telecast
Tuesday Training track snippets ...
Wednesday Weekend TV – what we can expect in 2002
Eddie McGuire to call Friday nights on Nine with Tim Lane
Gerard Healy joins Sheahan for Fox Footy's "On the Couch"
Sheedy signs with Seven for Sportswatch with Bruce McAvaney
Doug Hawkins back in the kennel as Bulldogs' skills coach
Geelong target shrinking country members
AFL rules out use of game-time intravenous drips
Heat factor: Hawks seek later time for Gabba in Round 2
Thursday AFL plans to beat pre-season heat; bigger bench, longer breaks
New Testra-AFL site up-and-running
AFL reviews Grand Final ticket allocations; report due in June
Injury and surgery clouds early rounds for Brisbane's Michael Voss
The Age: New gambling rules for players and officials due soon
McGuire: Nine's AFL policy: "accuracy, personality and credibility"

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D-02-Feb-01 Footystats Diary, Week 301, February 1-7, 2002 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Ten programs seven hours of Saturday football
Mike Sheahan to feature in Foxtel's On the Couch
Seven retains Rex Hunt's Sunday morning Footy Panel
Tony Lockett signs four-year deal with Fox Footy Channel
Saturday Darren Bewick, Scott Wynd & Steve Kolynuik win leave entitlement deals
MCG re-development will start in June
Ryan Fitzgerald: His horror run of injuries continues
Monday Dean Kemp and Ryan Turnbull make long service claims
Tuesday TAC extends sponsorship with Collingwood
Wednesday The Age: New deal looms for Kevin Sheedy
Magpies' Josh Fraser the latest osteitis pubis casualty
Brisbane's Clark Keating faces bone spur surgery
Herald Sun: Dr Peter Larkins explains oestitis pubis
Network Ten cancels plans for "Fifth Quarter"
Thursday The Age: Summit called on incidence of oestitis pubis
Clubs to lose on new Medibank and Ticketek fees
From the e-mail bag: Steve Price on Ten; Definition of "long service"

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D-02-Jan-31 Footystats Diary, Week 300, Thursday, January 31, 2002
Return edition                                Catching up ...
December
20 – Richmond turn things around and profit by $512,560
21 – Seven wins battle on documents to TV deals
23 – After 111 years Collingwood will leave Victoria Park
28 – Laurie Kerr passes
28 – Wayne Bradshaw is new CEO on WA Football Commission
January
  2 – Sacked: Centrebet rates Thompson and Grant as 4/1 favourites
  2 – Kevin Morris wins Essendon development coach spot
  5 – Channel Nine launches 3D three-ad AFL promotional spots
  5 – Bruce McAvaney withdraws from ABC Radio offer
  5 – Tigers reveal Royce Vardy blew 0.14 on December 29
10 – Tom Arklay, last man to coach a League team for nothing, passes
11 – Sydney profit by $152,000 – sixth straight profit; no AFL assistance
11 – Freo and West Coast remove Chairman of Selector posts
11 – Unruly one-day cricket crowds at MCG
15 – Ross Oakley returns as interim CEO of Lions on January 21
17 – AFL announce rule changes for 2002 season – details
17 – St Kilda fined $20,000 for miscalculated injury payments
21 – Hawk Daniel Chick has finger chopped to remove pain
21 – Oestitis pubis strikes
21 – Port's Michael Wilson re-injures right knee; will miss season
21 – Brendon Gale starts as ruck coach at Richmond
21 – Craig Bradley signs for 17th season at Carlton
21 – Costings sought for Haydn Bunton memorial at Brunswick Street
21 – Thieves get $40,000 haul in Windy Hill break-in
21 – 1964 Grand Final umpire Ron Brophy passes
22 – Sportsview and Telstra reach Internet deal; Essendon stay with *i7*
24 – Richmond fine Royce Vardy $5000 over drink-driving charge
26 – 1000 hopefuls at Docklands when Seven auditions for The Club.
28 – Wizard Home Loans take up Pre-Season sponsorship
29 – Kangaroos confirm home games at Docklands
29 – Gabriel Szondy reappointed as Melbourne chairman
31 – After $1.8m loss, Fremantle seeks $2m AFL grant
31 – Cellarmaster Anthony Leach – new AFL labelled bottlings ...

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D-02-Dec-03 Footystats Diary, Week 299, December 14-20, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Bruce Kennedy: Does a Brownlow win premierships?
Bruce Kennedy: Top goalkicker wins premierships
There's always a parallel: Every club wins at same venue in one year
MWB: Consecutive wins & losses at the same venue, 1897-2001
Saturday Fremantle excluded from the Pre-Season draft
Flying Start threaten legal action
Nixon calls for Schwab resignation
Docker chairman resigns
AFL rules our seven clubs from Pre-Season draft due financial constraints
Rex Hunt inks new five-year deal with 3AW
Adelaide Oval to get SANFL Preliminary Final?
Sunday Sunday Times: Dockers head for Supreme Court to appeal AFL decision
Dockers send delegation to Melbourne
Monday AFL: Fremantle has no grounds for injunction
Tuesday Fremantle fined $54,415 for salary cap breaches
Dockers excluded from Pre-Season draft; other penalties imposed
Jill Lindsay, life member of League
Wednesday Melbourne: Szondy-Flower ticket wins 65% of votes – detailed
Decisive defeat for Gutnick
Pre-Season (over in 71 seconds) and Rookie draft details
Freo aim to "mend fences" with Fabian Francis
Thursday WAFC expected to act strongly over embarrassing fiasco
Herald Sun: Soccer Australia in debt $2.75 million
Farewell to Footystats – (well almost!) ...

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D-02-Dec-02 Footystats Diary, Week 298, December 7-13, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Lockett: No comeback
Fowler (not Flower) supports Gutnick
Saturday Kangaroos still looking at options
Carlton to play All-Stars in Darwin on Australia Day
Hardwick: Traded to Port – and also receive Essendon life membership
Monday Demon board battle may end in court; Members get multiple proxy forms
Tuesday Waverley sold to Mirvac for $110 million
$2 million windfall for each member club; Hawthorn to move by 2004
Carlton's modest $50,000 profit; Interest on Legends Stand bites deep
Collingwood mulls over Cummings, Fletcher or youth in draft
Wednesday Football operations: Decisions, directions, review
Rule changes, Tribunal, Breakdown of charges in 2001
Will *Kangaroos* and *Western Bulldogs* revert to original club names?
Seven Perth picks up John Worsfold to work in tandem with Cousins
Thursday Lockett changes his mind and nominates for draft
Adelaide post $1,083,770 profit

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D-02-Dec-01 Footystats Diary, Week 297, Nov 30-Dec 6, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Flower savages Gutnick
Ex-players support Demon legend
Essendon board returned
Sale of Waverley soon – $100 million?
Zoning back on the agenda
2000 knee injury by Clem Michael may go to court
Ricky O'Loughlin training with Sydney
John Northey a prospect for South Fremantle job
AFL to ban captains approaching umpires at breaks
Ex-Swan Troy Luff to coach Balmain in SFL
Dean Bailey to Port as assistant coach
Bulldogs on new business plan seeks $3 million from AFL
Wayne Jackson to quit next year?
Saturday Seven take fantasy footy to reality
Seven Network bails out Docklands stadium; Ian Collins to remain chief
St Kilda post $775,000 loss
Andrew Ireland makes shock departure from Brisbane Lions
AFL Members Association views 'step in the right direction'
Fremantle completes its off-field team; Steven Icke to football ops
SANFL draw expected soon – fine-tuning with cricket
Monday Terry Wallace plans different look for the Dogs
Ben Allan joins Channel Nine team in Perth
Lucky escape for Jeff Farmer from shattered glass
Tuesday $1.5 million net profit by Essendon; membership at 36,493
Bomber legend Jack Clarke dies, 68
John Northey takes South Freo for two years
David Howlett in new AFLUA president
Knee injury beaches David Spriggs
Pre-season match cancelled at Homebush
Carlton: "Bugsy" makes way for "Diesel" on Blues board
Wednesday Tony Lockett considers comeback
Senior & rookie rules to be altered
Bulldogs to name TOTC on April 4
Paul Salmon returns to training at Windy Hill
Thursday Port Adelaide profit by $289,731; Net assets $5.63 million
Jackson confirms Federation Square as home for AFL Hall of Fame
Demons fans learn of Szondy's *Team Vision* goals
Household appliance brands Simpson is new sponsor of Auskick

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D-02-Nov-04 Footystats Diary, Week 296, November 23-29, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Worth Repeating: Chip Le Grand, The Australian:
It's faster, but you knew that ...
No peace between rival Demon camps
Telstra plans changes to AFL website – a response from *Crikey*
ACT AFL welcomes Wagga Tigers
Malthouse contract extended to end of 2004
Saturday Changes forecast for trading week
Scott Cummiggs to train with Collingwood
Monday Luke Hodge, number one in National Draft
Paul Salmon returns to Essendon
National Draft – details
Socceroos lose 3-1 on aggregate

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D-02-Nov-03 Footystats Diary, Week 295, November 16-22, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Demon Decision, December 18: And, it's only just begun ...
Saturday Gary Moorcroft remains a Bomber
Malcolm Blights signs with Ten and Foxtel
Sam Cranage bumped by Blues
Fremantle will post $1.7 million loss
Sydney name Daryn Cresswell as veteran
Sunday The Age: Did Grant have role in Blight's downfall?
The Age: Malthouse: what lies ahead for the Pies?
Monday Collingwood's record profit: $1,089,729
Tuesday Kevin Naughton's research finds – The game just gets faster
Fabian Francis set for the Dockers
St Kilda requires no AFL assistance
Wednesday Hawthorn becomes third million dollar club: profit $1.139 million
Geelong board returned unopposed
Dockers tackle WA Commission on financial matters
Darwin All-Stars match attracts $55,000 insurance
Socceroos win 1-0 against Uruguay at MCG to 84,656
Worth repeating: Geoff McClure, The Age: Chewy on ya boot, Saints
Thursday Shock draft nomination by Paul Salmon
The 58 players who nominated for the Draft – detailed
Clem Michael tells Fremantle he's retired
Vodaphone sticks with Port
Demons write off $420,492 Gutnick debt
Melbourne Storm returns to Olympic Park

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D-02-Nov-02 Footystats Diary, Week 294, November 9-15, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday They said it: The Australian: How will Waverley money be split?
They said it: Herald Sun: One state cannot maintain 10 clubs
Monday Kangaroos face loan pressure from Westpac; $1.192 million exposure
Financial lifeline promised for ailing clubs
Geelong to post modest $60,000 profit
Corey McGrath signs new two-year deal with Essendon
NRL rumour: Will Melbourne Storm move to Brisbane?
Tattersall's Tipstar loses $3,281,618 in first season
MWB: Pre-season analysis
Tuesday Essendon: Michael Long retires
Sydney Swans start their pre-season
George Stone and Peter Knights return to Glenferrie Oval
Hawthorn appoints Donald McDonald as development coach
Wednesday Swans closing on St Kilda's record premiership drought
Thursday Gutnick hijacks Flower for "Melbourne First" ticket
No TV coverage of draft day; all channels opt out
Hawks wait on report of Kris Barlow-Brett Viney punch-up
Troy Cook inks two-year deal with Fremantle

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D-02-Nov-01 Footystats Diary, Week 293, November 2-8, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Tattersall's Tipstar competition face loss; well short of expectations
Col Hutchinson: Player analysis – only 74 made debut in 2001
Confusion?: only in the minds of some; *Baygone Stadium*, Cronulla?
A distant look to opening round 2002
They said it: West Australian: WAFL angry at AFL push into Saturdays
Saturday Soccer may gain breakthrough for Docklands
Thursday Stab Kicks ...
Age reports Kangas get Saverio Rocca on two-year $170,000 deal
Ken Wood replaces Michael Easy as AFL Investigations Manager
Ken Sheldon to coach Saints' VFL-affiliate Springvale
Ethereal wins $4 million Melbourne Cup
Matthew Robran retires
Crows with first testimonial will honour Mark Bickley
Damien Drum returns to country roots as coach of Bendigo Diggers
George Stone to leave Sydney and return to Hawthorn?
ABC Radio radio reports East Timor team to play in Darwin next June

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D-02-Oct-04 Footystats Diary, Week 292, Oct 26-Nov 1, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Melbourne: Gabriel Szondy names his 10-man ticket
Will Docklands become *Seven Stadium*?
Seven gets Docklands for $75 million
2001 losses start to mount – Dogs $1.5 million, Dees $1m, Saints $2m
Melbourne thunderstruck by leaked news of pending 2002 draw
They said it: The Advertiser: All Crows and Power games for live-TV
Saturday Joe Misiti re-signs with Essendon for another two years
Monday 1300 victories: Blues poised to end a Magpie century of leadership
Will Adrian Fletcher play with a fifth club?
Richmond football manager Garry O'Sullivan terminated
Anthony Rock named coach of TAC Ballarat Rebels
David Pittman is new ruck coach at Port
Wednesday Chris Grant signs four year deal with Bulldogs
Bernard Saundry named new CEO at Whitten Oval
Port Adelaide: Shane Bond retires; 10 players re-signed
West Coast dump Scott Cummings; may enter the draft
Ben Allan: back to the "real" world as Perth wine distributor
Thursday AFL draw for 2002 released – MWB observations, analysis
Delisted, retired, traded – the draft process explained
Radio broadcasts threatened: Talks break down with 3AW and Triple-M
Geelong sign Garry Ablett Junior to three-year deal under father-son
Sydney trade Fitzgerald (to Crows), Stafford (Tigers); Kennelly promoted
St Kilda trade Barry Hall to Swans

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D-02-Oct-03 Footystats Diary, Week 291, October 19-25, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Western Bulldogs lose Vodaphone as sponsor
New game in town – Robert Flower v Joseph Gutnick
Steven Trigg to replace retiring CEO Bill Sanders
Doug Stewart Daily Telegraph: Ten will deliver 11 "live" Sydney games
Saturday International Rules: Ireland wins series 2-0
Sunday Petitioner now seeks place on St Kilda board
Monday TV from 2002: do you have concerns – fears of a passionate reader
Tuesday Update of delistings
Wednesday Bulldogs forecast $1.5m loss
Newly appointed coach Chris Connolly get to work at Fremantle
Peter Sumich is assistant to Worsfold at West Coast
Mick Martyn hope to continue with Kangaroos
Demons board moves erode Gutnick's plans
Steven Febey expects to play 15th and finals season
Peter German takes on task at Peel Thunder
Hawk leaders to face membership on Croad trade
Will 38-year-old Craig Bradley play on?
Thursday Blues switch home games to Docklands
Scott Cummings facing axe from Eagles
Hawk members hear of emotional decision on Trent Croad
Brian Waldron named new CEO at St Kilda
TV partners map out new season – Nine gets Friday nights

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D-02-Oct-02 Footystats Diary, Week 290, October 12-18, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Tiger players accept pay cuts
Stab kicks: Chris Grant; Nick Holland; Dean Wallis & Matt Rendell
Saturday International Rules: Ireland wins 59-53 in First Test at MCG
Monday Essendon to profit by $1 million-plus
Commercial name change at Geelong to Baytec Stadium
Stephen Silvagni retires
Queensland Government flies Cup to Cairns, Townsville and Mackay
Gutnick tries to regain Melbourne presidency
Jason Akermanis marries
Dons may save Moorcroft and Misti – talks continue
Matt Rendell reveals Port coaching disharmony
Tuesday Melbourne expects losses near $1.2 million
Pre-season comp will continue despite collapse of Ansett
Ten Network outlines plans for 2002
Saints reform group starts petition
IR: Irish official banned for five matches
Wednesday ARL confirms British tour will go ahead
Thursday Eagles get their man: John Worsfold accepts West Coast job
Fremantle continue their process
Joe Misti weighs opportunities
Fabian Francis quits Port
AFL draw for 2002 put back to November 1
St Kilda and Melbourne name delistings

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D-02-Oct-01 Footystats Diary, Week 289, Oct 5-11, 2001 (Tween Seasons)
Thursday Peak viewing figures of grand final
Mike Gibson Daily Telegraph: Brisbane's stunning success
Richard Colless steps down from NSW Commission
Tigers re-sign Darren Gaspar for five years
Friday Kangas halt threatened walkout by Wayne Carey
John Longmire joins Sydney Swans
Geelong and Melbourne battling cash flow problems
Garry McIntosh returns to coach Norwood
They said it: Wayne Jackson (Sydney & Brisbane draft concessions); Jim O'Sullivan Irish Examiner; Greg Denham (Carey concerns) The Age: Jake Niall (on Trent Croad) The Age; Melissa Ryan (on Paul Hudson) The Age
From the e-mail bag: Bomber Barometer 1998-2001 comparisons – Carlton 1906-09, Collingwood 1927-30, Melbourne 1955-58, Hawthorn 1988-91
Club Best & Fairest Awards 2001
Saturday Federal Court rules Peel Thunder stays in WAFL
Sunday Wayne Campbell signs again with Tigers
Tuesday Big changes to Australian Test squad
Ben Holland back with Richmond
Central District take second SANFL flag
Wednesday Trading period concludes; Croad to Freo; Hawks grab six picks in top 50
Thursday Bombing fears force Rugby League to cancel British tour
Trading system comes under review
Saints reform group seeks petition

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ABBREVIATIONS
MWB: refers to resident statistical wizard Martin Windsor-Black
BruceK: refers to regular contributor Bruce Kennedy
AFLPA: AFL Players' Association
IR: International Rules
MRP: Match Review Panel
TPP: total player payments

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