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D-05-R26 Footystats Diary, Week 490, September 23-29, 2005, Grand Final
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Friday Selected sides for Grand Final
Preview: Swannies – Bound for glory
Grand Final: Swannies premiership drought – detailed
Grand Final: Eagles and Swans at the MCG, 1987-2005 – detailed
Grand Final: From the eye of MWB – detailed
AFL clarifies Tribunal guidelines
Fergus Watts and Chris Ladhams quit the Crows
They said it: The Age: Delta-gate shows lack of class
Saturday AFLPA: Ben Cousins adds MVP award
Paul Roos cops $5000 fine
They said it: Herald Sun: Marvellous day for romance
They said it: Sydney Morning Herald editorial: Syyyyyyd-ney: Go Swans
Sunday Sydney home by four points; Swans break 72-year drought
Eagles fight to the finish
They said it: round-up of newspapers around Australia –
Sunday Age, Sunday Telegraph, Sun-Herald, Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Times, Sunday Mail
Monday Grand final celebrations: Old Bloods rejoice in Swans' glory
Sydney ticker-tape parade on Friday
Comment: Sydney has a long way to go
Four million watched Grand Final – (later update said 5 million)
Looking ahead – 2006 odds for premiership and wooden spoon
SANFL: Eagles into Grand Final; Cahill retires
3AW's Graeme Bond – *4* – grand final omen
Tuesday AFL crowd record: New peak of 7,071,033
Umpire of the year: Darren Goldspink
Match review panel gives all-clear
MCG Anzac Day plans on track
Oops, Corrections
The bigger than BIG ladder, 1995 to 2005 ... detailed
Melbourne: Travis Johnstone wins 'Bluey' Truscott trophy
They said it: Daily Telegraph: Leo Barry risked serious injury
They said it: The Australian: Swans add $28m to TV rights
Wednesday Luke Power stays with the Lions
Matthew Lloyd takes over Essendon captaincy; MWB notes ...
Mark and Goal of the Year: McPharlin and Judd; Leo Barry mark recognised
Grand Final attendance adjusted – 91,828 not 91,898
Bulldogs land new sponsor – Diadora
James Begley retires
Robert Harvey to play on
Steven Salopek re-signs with Port
Hocking returns east to coach Falcons
Riccardi wants to play on
Nathan Brown re-signs with Demons
Melbourne squad head to Thailand
Carlton coaches are safe
St Kilda: Steven Baker and Luke Ball tie for Barker medal
They said it: The Times: One player, six clubs in 11 months
They said it: The Age: Swans find leverage in hostile market
Thursday Adem Yze stays with Demons
New coaching faces at Collingwood
Sydney: Heath James retires
Jimmy Bartel re-signs with Geelong
West Coast rules out all players from Ireland series
Expectations on the 2006 draw
Essendon: Jason Johnson 1st, Mark Johnson 2nd in best & fairest
National draft order – important dates
They said it: The Age: Trade talk ...

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
GRAND FINAL

GRAND FINAL – attendance: 91,828
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The Swans won their first premiership since 1933 – breaking a 72-year drought of 1476 matches in which 2,738 players were used during the 26,292 days which elapsed ... (note: *players used* is the total number of players used in each separate season) ... 1330 players have played VFL-AFL football for South Melbourne-Sydney since 1897 ...
l Nine played all 26 matches of Sydney's 2005 season – Leo Barry, Craig Bolton, Amon Buchanan, Jared Crouch, Adam Goodes, Barry Hall, Tadhg Kennelly, Brett Kirk and Ryan O'Keefe ...
Sydney's PAUL WILLIAMS had 294 reasons to be overjoyed – that's how long it took the former Magpie to win a premiership – the longest of any player in VFL-AFL history ...
l The grand final was the smallest winning result since 1968 when Carlton 7.14-56 defeated Essendon 8.5-53 ...
l Sydney captain BARRY HALL with two goals in the Grand Final finished as the leading goalkicker of the season with a total of 80 goals ...
l A new record of 6,763,852 attended the 185 matches of the season – an improvement of 395,625 above that recorded last year ...

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D-05-R25 Footystats Diary, Week 489, September 16-22, 2005, Finals, Week 3
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Friday Selected sides for Preliminary Finals
Hawks re-sign Dixon, Ladson, Brown
Carey as part-time Pie for $100,000?
Nominations for AFL Players' Association
The Age: Sydney footy in the 1970s
MWB: Preliminary final twists
They said it, Herald Sun: TV rights will cover the bush
Saturday Sydney explode into Grand Final
Swans smash St Kilda
Take two, late check: Swans' 10 successive behinds in 2SF
Brownlow: Punters swoop on Brett Kirk
They said it: The Age: Now the wait on Hall
Solid Eagles down the Crows
Sunday Sydney to challenge West Coast
Friday night ratings great for Ten Network
MRP: Barry Hall assessment awaited
Port Adelaide: Roger James retires
Brisbane to cut Brad Scott
Another four Bombers under surgery
John Kerr passes away, aged 71
Monday Sydney waits on Hall judgement
Eagles doubt on Muchael Braun
Punters can't split them: Sydney and West Coast $1.85
Brownlow: Cousins remains hot favourite
Swans the real deal in Sydney: Paul Roos
They said it: The Australian: Scales of justice (Barry Hall)
Tuesday Ben Cousins wins Brownlow by one vote
Retirement: Matthew Allan, James Rahilly
Grand Final: TAB Sportsbet: West Coast $1.75, Sydney $2.00
Grand Final: Are forwards the key? – details
Grand Final: Will Cousins emulate Coventry? – details
Grand Final: Umpires appointed, Allen, Goldspink, McLaren
They said it: The Australian: Single point for Hall to play
20:00 update: Hall cleared to play in Grand Final
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Hall cleared to play in Grand Final; Eagle Gaspar as well
Grand Final: Gladdies for the Swans; Dame Edna Everage
Grand Final: Voting panel for Norm Smith Medal – details
"Brownlow's don't win premierships"
Byron Pickett could walk from Port
They said it: The Age: New flag may erase loss of the old (1933)
Thursday AFL Coaches vote Barry Hall Player of the Year
Clubs warned Grand Final reports carry double trouble
Coaches want greater freedom of speech
TV war costs $8 million
Brisbane: Shaun Rehn signs as ruck coach
Western Bulldogs re-sign Brad Johnson
Surgery for several Port Adelaide players
Grand Final: Milestones, three Brownlows feature in decider
MWB: New rankings for Brownlow career votes
Updates for *Full Points Footy*
Time for Thank You's ...

HIGHLIGHTS
OF
FINALS
WEEK 3

PRELIMINARY FINALS – attendances: 116,353
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GRANT THOMAS coached St Kilda in his 100th match – only two other coaches have marshalled the Saints in their history to a greater number of games – ALLAN JEANS, 332 matches (1961-76) and STAN ALVES, 115 matches (1994-98) ...
l the Swans won their first final at the MCG since the preliminary in 1936 ... the Swans booked their first Grand Final appearance since 1996 and only their second since 1945 – overall the club has featured in 12 playoffs since 1899 for just three premierships in 1909, 1918 and 1933 ... Sydney's BARRY HALL and St Kilda's FRASER GEHRIG both kicked four goals to share leadership of goalkicking for the season on 78 goals ... 73,344 is the biggest crowd to watch the Saints and Swans since 104,239 attended the MCG for the 1970 First Semi-Final between the pair ...
l West Coast beat Adelaide by 16 points to make its way through to their first Grand Final since 1994, and their fourth overall – the Eagles were premiership winners in 1992 and 1994 ... at the 26th meeting between the two, the records equalled at 13 wins apiece ...

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D-05-R24 Footystats Diary, Week 488, September 9-15, 2005, Finals, Week 2
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Friday Selected sides for Semi-Finals
Carlton: Anthony Koutoufides wins John Nicholls Medal
Fraser Gehrig uncertain on future
Brisbane Lions begin restructure
Ralph Robertson – who was he? – "Missing in action" – the story
They said it: The Age: AFL lobbies Canberra on pay TV
Saturday Dramatic finish to SCG semi-final
Last kick Swans flatten Geelong
MWB: Crows face going out in straight sets
Sunday Crows annihilate Port
Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, St Kilda remain
Big TV numbers for Friday night
Watering of SCG cricket area
Monday From the boundary: Low scores in finals; Ben Rutten; SCG watering; Col Hutchinson – 957 straight games; Carey not welcome in Surfers; Grant Thomas: Big family, big lounge room; Grand Final betting ...
Tuesday Tribunal not required: No semi-final charges laid
Sports collusion case starts
Is history a burden for the Swans? – no way ... details
Robert Shaw steps aside at Essendon
Saints rule out Hamill, Koschitzke, Clarke from preliminary
WAFL: Tie in Sandover Medal
SANFL: Port's Jeremy Clayton wins Magarey
They said it: Herald Sun: C7 victim of a plot, QC
They said it: AAP: SCG defends itself over slippery ground
Wednesday Neil Kerley retires from All-Australian voting panel
Long time between drinks at the MCG – last Swan win in 1936, details
Andy Collins moves to cricket
Collingwood: Cole stays, Woewodin goes
300th game for umpire Brett Allen, 13th to reach milestone, details
Brent Blackwell has finger amputated
Carlton delist David Clarke, Glen Bowyer retires
Coaches: 500 of more games as player and coach – detailed
Melbourne radio ratings: AW win back two important time slots
Thursday Ricciuto to feed off hostile crowd
Barry Hall happy with his form
Saints and Eagles, the favourites
"What a difference a game makes" ... Reynolds 276 wins, not 275 ...
One Bulldogs game in Darwin for 2006
Melbourne suburban ovals to get upgrade
AFL Media Association awards – detailed list
The said it: AAP: Tigers deny Fevola talks

HIGHLIGHTS
OF
FINALS
WEEK 2

SEMI-FINALS – attendances: 89,600
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the Swans beat Geelong in their first finals match for 71 years – other finals they have met were in 1914-1SF-MCG and 1934-PF-MCG – the Swans have won on all three occasions ... the Cats kicked only two points more than they did when they suffered a 54pt defeat by the Swans at the SCG on July 9 in Round 15(n), 7.9-51 to 16.9-105 ...
l The Swans ran down the Cats who had led all night. From the 25-minute mark of the first quarter after a RYAN O'KEFFE goal when were 2.2, the Swans kicked 10 successive behinds until Sydney's third goal was kicked by MICHAEL O'LOUGHLIN at the 26 minute mark of the third term which made the three-quarter time score 3.12-30 – Sydney forward NICK DAVIS rarely sighted for three quarters, produced a last quarter solo effort that conjured four last-quarter goals – the last of them with just seconds to spare – and will be remembered for one the great performances in a final ...
l Adelaide held Port to the second lowest score of their 212 matches in the AFL – only 4.8-32 (a winning score versus Richmond 3.12-30 in 1999-R11 at Footy Park) is lower ... Port suffered an 83 point defeat, a new biggest margin (previous 74pts 1998-R19) against Adelaide and held to the lowest score of 19 meetings against the Crows, replacing the 8.8-56 earlier this year in Round 3 ... the Crows with 8.2 booted their biggest Q3 of the season ... the crowd of 50,521 at Football Park is second only to 51,140 for the 13th Showdown in 2003 ...

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D-05-R23 Footystats Diary, Week 487, September 2-8, 2005, Finals, Week 1
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Friday Surgery for Matthew Primus
SCG on stand-by for semi-final
Saturday Eagles through to home preliminary
Sydney fail by four points
Important free kick "wrong"
Sunday Saints pip Crows in a thriller
Cats crush Demons by 9 goals
Demetriou throws out critic
Monday Port annihilate Kangaroos
New deals by Essendon and Brisbane – Mark Johnson, Jason Akermanis
Tuesday Ten new players named in All-Australian team – details
Match Review Panel: King cleared of White incident
Johnson charge dismissed; Five players fined
Eagles lift with news on Matera and Gardiner
Sydney: Williams ok for semi-final
Tie in Liston Trophy
First time since 1934 – Cats and Swans in semi-final – detailed
They said it: The Age: Demetriou considers cheaper finals
They said it: The Age: Elementary, my dear Demetriou
Wednesday Tribunal not required
TV high for Eagles and Swans
Players under the knife – detailed
Foot fractures end season – St Kilda's Sam Fisher
Magpies cull David King
All-Australian Full-Backs: Matthew Pavlich, Ben Rutten – details
They said it: Herald Sun: AFL to dump Saturday night final
They said it: The Age: Third time lucky for Cats?
Thursday AFL strongly denies "segregation"
Umpire axed after Leo Barry error
Cousins pips Pavlich for $38,000 car award
AFL games return to Carrara Oval in 2006
Port shorten the odds

HIGHLIGHTS
OF
FINALS
WEEK 1

ELIMINATION & QUALIFYING – attendances: 182,283
l The West Coast-Sydney match on Friday night attracted 1.93 million TV viewers around Australia, the biggest rating program this year behind the Lleyton Hewitt-Marat Safin Australian Open tennis final ... the four-point margin was one of the closest of 31 meetings between the pair since 1987 ...
l at the 199th meeting between the two since 1897, Geelong won for the 116th time, with the 82nd loss recorded by the Redlegs – their one drawn match was in 1911 ... Geelong's GARY ABLETT Jnr reached 100 goals in game 78 ...
l the Saints beat the Crows at Football Park for only the third time – others were 1991-R22 and 2004-R4 ... it's only the second single-digit result between the pair – the other was also an 8-point win for the Saints in 2003-R3 at Docklands ...
l in the 14th meeting with the Kangaroos, Port by three-quarter-time equalled their previous best score of 18.18-126 kicked in 1999-R10 at the MCG ... Port with 13 goalkickers booted a new highest margin of 87 points with and best quarters for Q1 and Q3 ...

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D-05-R22 Footystats Diary, Week 486, August 26-September 1, 2005
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Friday AFL investigation: Witnesses support umpire claims
Bulldogs announce $19.5 million upgrade
Retirements – Darryl White, Corey McKernan
Sydney lose Maxfield to injury
Blues re-sign Carrazo, Deluca and Scotland
They said it: The Age: Call for coaches to be listened to
Saturday AFL investigation finds: Umpires exonerated from claims
Six million fans and more to come
Dogs still alive; easy win over Pies
Sydney wrap up third place
Mark Ricciuto reported for rough play in Perth
Adelaide take minor premiership
Sunday St Kilda consign Brisbane to the scrap heap
Port earn the right to defend their premiership
Monday Geelong just survive fighting Tigers
Kangas get 5th place with strong win over Blues
Demons last the distance to gain 7th position
Ben Graham makes the Jets
Top spot changing in the last round ... details
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Ricciuto accepts one-game ban
Adam Selwood cleared of broken jaw
Sydney fly in to Perth
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 22
Rising Star, Round 22 – St Kilda's Raphael Clarke
Ben Cousins wins Herald Sun Player of the Year award
Matthew Pavlich wins ABC Radio Footballer of the Year award
The bigger than BIG ladder, 1995 to 2005 Round 22 ... detailed
Stephen Williamson: AFL "Big Three" all losing in a round ... detailed
They said it: Geoff McClure, The Age: Milne's 11 goals good, but not great
Keen observations from readers ...
Wednesday Tribunal not required
Former greats named to distribute Grand Final honours
Every minute of every game: Tadhg Kennelly (Syd), Ben Rutten (Ade)
Ben Graham – NY, NY, it's a wonderful town ..
They said it, Tom Wald, AAP: Hall issues 'double-team' dare
3AW Magnavox $10,000 award to Scott West
Reflections: 80th year of finals football on radio
Fremantle sets another (unwanted) record ... details
Thursday NAB AFL Rising Star award: Richmond's Brett Deledio crowned ... voting
Clinton Casey denies he'll quit Richmond
Port re-sign Brendon Lade
Finals, Week 1: Perth and Adelaide sold out
They said it: Herald Sun: King confirms heir on the way (Wayne Carey)

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 22 – attendance: 311,242
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Friday night's attendance for the Bulldogs-Collingwood match at Docklands drew 41,947 which broke six million spectators for only the second time in a home-and-away season.
With 311,242 for Round 22, a new minor round record of 6,283,788 was set for the 176 home-and-away matches, at an average of 35,703.
l Adelaide extended their winning streak to 10 games to claim the Minor Premiership in the last round and take top place on the ladder for the first time of the season – this has previously happened only five times in league history, and once in 56 years ...
l The win by the Crows in Perth ended the 20-match winning-run by West Coast at Subiaco Oval – the 43,044 which attended produced the biggest home-and-away crowd in Perth ...
l A swag of new records were added for Docklands, where St Kilda has now kicked two of the top three scores, while STEPHEN MILNE (StK) joins Essendon's MATTHEW LLOYD as the two who have kicked 11 goals at the venue ...
l the Bulldogs with 9.4-58 in the opening term kicked their biggest quarter of football in 137 matches against Collingwood since 1925 – the Bulldogs booted 21.15-141 a new highest score replacing 19.12-126, 1999-R9 at the MCG ...
l Sydney had 13 goalkickers against Hawthorn – the 7th occasion by an AFL side this season ...
l JOHN WORSFOLD reached 300 VFL-AFL matches, 209 premiership matches with West Coast 1987-98, and 91 premiership matches as coach of West Coast since 2002 ...
l St Kilda beat Brisbane by 139 points, the biggest winning margin of its 2072 League matches since 1897 ... STEPHEN MILNE kicked 11.0 and passed 200 career goals in game 95 – his 11 is the best by a Saint against Brisbane since TONY LOCKETT's 11.1 in 1993-R11 at Waverley ... between Brisbane's 6th and 7th goal across Q3 and Q4, the Saints kicked 12 unanswered goals ...
l the Round 22 win over Fremantle lifted Port into the top eight for only the second time in the season – they held 8th place for one week after Round 13 ...
l Geelong enjoyed its first one-point victory over the Tigers – Richmond have previously beaten the Cats by one-point in 1930, 1941, 1948, 1983 ...
l 200th consecutive match by ADEM YZE (Melbourne) – only JIM STYNES (Mel) with 244 consecutive matches (1987-98) and JACK TITUS (Rch) with 204 games (1933-43) have played more in League history ...

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D-05-R21 Footystats Diary, Week 485, August 19-25, 2005
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Friday AFL charges St Kilda coach; fine could reach $20,000
AFL spy-cam targets taggers
Saturday Last kick Freo ends Saints 7-win run
Rodney Eade fined $5000, half suspended
Cats lose Josh Hunt to appendicitis
Sydney-Kangaroos to play in Los Angeles
Nathan Brown back to Punt Road training
MCG security to be tested at Dons-Blues game
Sunday Crows-Eagles at Subi to decide minor premiership
Geelong flog the Eagles by 76 points
Adelaide in record-breaking romp over Pies
Port ditch the Lions to stay alive
Melbourne all but eliminate the Bulldogs
Monday Sydney sink Kangas and rise to third place
Bombers blitz Blues with new highest score
Last-gasp Tigers win with amazing comeback
Open field in battle for the eight
How to win two premierships – Adelaide 1997-98, West Coast 1991 & 94
They said it: Sportal: Terry Wallace fires at AFL
Tuesday Match Review Panel – Reprimand for Brendan Goddard
$900 fine for Corey Jones
Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe cleared
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 21
Drop in cricket pitch proposed for Gabba
Gary Dhurrkay dies in road accident
Tigers farewell Maurie O'Connell, aged 88
Greg Tivendale's run ends
Bowden family brings up 250 games with Richmond
Second Coleman beckons for Fraser Gehrig – 50 goals or more details
The bigger than BIG ladder, 1995 to 2005 Round 21 ... detailed
Retirements – Brenton Sanderson, Shane Woewodin
They said it: The Australian: Whistle blown on umpire's call
Wednesday Eddie McGuire: I heard "victory" comment
Hawks endorse Jeff Kennett as new president
No tribunal required: Goddard and Jones accept MRP rulings
Fraser Gehrig-Shane Parker issue settle
Rising Star, Round 21 – Geelong's Nathan Ablett
Always a first time ... Dons, Blues and Pies in double-digit finish – detail
They said it: afl.com.au: Hall set to lead Swans in finals
Thursday AFL fines Thomas $15,000, Saints $5000
Result of investigation expected today
MWB: Snatching top spot – Crows may achieve first time in 56 years
First versus second – detailed list of 220 down the years
Magpies re-sign James Clement until 2008
Gavin Wanganeen to play into 16th AFL season
Retirements ... Simon Beaumont of Hawthorn and Carlton

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 21 – attendance: 270,005
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Ladder leaders West Coast with 5.3-33 at Kardinia Park kicked the lowest score of the season ... sharp-eyed statophile BRUCE KENNEDY noted it was the third time over the past 10 years where Geelong has kept West Coast scoreless at Kardinia Park – 1995-R13 (Q3), 2004-R14 (Q4) and 2005 (Q3) ...
l Adelaide met Collingwood – the Crows with their ninth-straight win sent the Magpies to their seventh successive defeat ... Adelaide booted a new highest score and posted a new highest-winning margin against the Pies ...
l Port Adelaide made the 100th interstate journey of the season and scored the 32nd win of the premiership season ...
l Melbourne's 3AW at the Essendon-Carlton match introduced KELLY UNDERWOOD to the commentary team, the first female caller of AFL football ...
l Only 37,481 attended the Essendon-Carlton match – the smallest to watch the pair at the MCG in 26 home-and-away fixtures since 1993 ...
l After five failures, Fremantle with a five-point win over St Kilda won their first game on the Friday night stage since 1999-R10 versus Melbourne at the MCG l Fremantle's JUSTIN LONGMUIR added his name to a unique list of players to goal after the final siren (or bell) to win the match ... Sydney's BARRY HALL did so earlier this year at the Gabba – 2005-R3(n)-BCG ...
l Melbourne posted their fourth successive win over the Bulldogs – best is seven on-the-trot, 1925-28 and 1934-37 ... NEALE DANIHER reached 300 VFL-AFL matches, 82 premiership games, Essendon 1979-81 & 89-90, 8 pre-season, 3 State – Melbourne coach since 1998, 183 premiership matches, 21 pre-season, 2 State ...
l against the Kangaroos, Sydney's NICK DAVIS with five goals equalled a personal best – he kicked 5.3 in R22 at the MCG last year against Richmond ...
l Essendon among a raft of new entries in the 222nd meeting kicked 28.14-182, a new highest score against Carlton, greater than 27.14-176 in 1985-R6 at Windy Hill ... Essendon in its 2165th League match kicked its second-highest half-time score of 18.6-114 – only 18.8-116 is greater, versus North Melbourne in 1985-R18 at Windy Hill ... MATTHEW LLOYD (passing 750 goals in game 207) kicked 7.2, the best by a Don against Carlton for 20 years, since MARK HARVEY kicked 7.0 in 1985-R6 ...

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D-05-R20 Footystats Diary, Week 484, August 12-18, 2005
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Friday Appeal Board: Byron Pickett appeal rejected
Bombers sign Stanton for another two years
Magpies tell Brayden Shaw to move on
They said it: The Age: A Tiger of old passes (Sid Dockendorff)
They said it: The Australian: Drug protocol raises ire of NRL players
Saturday West Coast decimates Fremantle
"Guilty" player found "not guilty" – AFL revokes Darryl Wakelin charge
They said it: The Australian: Rugby League players told: test or be banned
Sunday Melbourne break the losing spell
Saints' 7th-straight denies top four to Roos
Carlton get a lift with solid defeat of Pies
Crows outlast Port in tight Showdown battle
International Cup: New Zealand downs Papua New Guinea
Monday Sydney crush wounded Lions by 14 goals
Hawks break 7-year Essendon hoodoo
Doggies stay alive to erode Tiger hopes
Round 20 attendances, 303,178
Heritage jumpers – all the designs ... link
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Hawk Brown faces four-match ban MRP details
Umpire dissatisfaction grows: Rodney Eade asked to "explain"
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 20
Wednesday No tribunal required: All cited players accept MRP rulings
Rising Star, Round 20 – Carlton's Adam Bentick
Retirements: Richmond's Mark Graham
The bigger than BIG ladder, 1995 to 2005 Round 20 ... detailed
Brad Ottens gone for the season
James Hird will play another season
Thursday AFL's fine threat to umpires' critics
MWB: The race for the eight – detailed
St Kilda respond to Demetriou comments
The Age debate: Should coaches be able to criticise umpires?
Mick Malthouse: Let coaches speak freely
Thomas in strife: Demetriou
Kangaroos sue Wayne Carey
Sydney to honour Wally Jackson

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 20 – attendance: 303,178
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The 300,000 mark was broken for the 27th time, and a record seventh occasion in this season ...
l The Heritage Round was celebrated with clubs wearing guernseys from past decades. Field umpires in most cases wore traditional "whites" while goal umpires were attired in long white coats and brimmed white hats ...
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West Coast won its 20th consecutive match at Subiaco – the record is 24 straight by Richmond at Punt Road (1932-35) and South Melbourne at the Lake Oval Albert Park (1934-36), also 22 by Geelong at Kardinia Park (1954-56) ...
l The Eagles at Subiaco had 14 goalkickers in their score of 19.14 – earlier this year in Round 10 West Coast equalled the League record of 16 in the score of 27.17 versus Port at Subi ...
l Sydney defeated Brisbane by 14 goals – the biggest margin of 32 meetings since 1987 ... 6.4-40 by the Lions is the lowest score versus the Swans ...
l in the 22nd Western Derby, the Eagles won for the 17th time – the margin (48 points) paralleled the derby played at the same time last year ... West Coast with 7.3-45 kicked a new high Q2 score in games against the Dockers ... it was Fremantle 150th defeat in the AFL ...
l Melbourne won at Geelong for the first time since 1988-R14 ... the one-point margin (the 288th) is the first between the Cats and the Demons for 103 years – since 1902-R6 when Geelong 3.8-26 beat the Redlegs 2.13-25 at the MCG ...
l For the first time, Adelaide beat Port twice in the same season ... Showdown XVIII brought the Crows its seventh win over Port who still hold the crosstown advantage with 11 victories ...
l Hawthorn snapped a 10-game losing streak against Essendon extending back to 1998-R10 at Waverley ... 

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D-05-R19 Footystats Diary, Week 483, August 5-11, 2005 (Round 19)
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Friday MCG-AFL Preliminary deal signed today
Clubs say *yes* to alternate jumpers
Collingwood fined $5000 for ump comments
Scott Transport stays with the Power
They said it: The Age: Hird tells: how Swans missed me
Saturday St Kilda push Geelong to the brink
MCC Trust and AFL sign
Sunday Bulldogs expose fragile Eagles away from Perth
Battle-scarred Demons no match for Crows
Sydney down Essendon in epic struggle
Dockers hopes rise against fading Tigers
Chris Tarrant faces surgery
Neil McKissock: Essendon will comply with guernsey change
Doubt on Jonathan Brown
Sydney arrest in NRL detonation
Monday Lions streak away top beat Hawks by 41 points
Port make late surge to deny Carlton
Amazing last-kick Kangas pip the Magpies
Tuesday Match Review Panel: MRP reviews 30 incidents
20 cited – five offered suspensions
Alan Didak given the "all clear" after heart scare
Geelong fines two players for being drunk
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 19
Wednesday Tribunal: Pickett suspended two games; Koschitzke cleared
Headland cops two matches
Didak may miss rest of season
AFLPA severs link with CD Sports
Mark Williams out for rest of year
The bigger than BIG ladder, 1995 to 2005 Round 19 ... detailed
Rising Star, Round 19 – Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead
Retirements: Matthew Nicks, Wayne Campbell
They said it: Herald Sun: Elite umpires stand by Mick
Thursday Port appeal Pickett suspension
Retirements: Nick Holland
LeasePlan sign with Bulldogs until 2008
Pies re-sign Rhyce Shaw for two years
They said it: The Age: Ex-footballer on uni-scam charges
Melbourne radio ratings: Strong lift in footy listener numbers

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 19 – attendance: 276,943
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Adelaide extended its club record winning run to seven matches ... Melbourne lost its seventh successive game ... l Fremantle won its fifth-straight – to equal the 2003 best club run of R6-7-8-9-10 ... l 7.3-45 was the best opening of the season for the Bulldogs launching them to a 43 point win over West Coast and three-in-a-row for the first time since 2002 ...
l Sydney beat Essendon in Melbourne for the first time since their five point win, 7.13 to 7.8 at Windy Hill on Saturday, June 17, 1989 ...
l Geelong suffered its 1000th defeat of League footy since 1897 – from 2112 matches, 1092 wins, 20 draws ...
l CHRIS GRANT kicked 6.0 – his best for the Bulldogs since 6.1 versus the Crows in 2001-R11 at Football Park – Grant also reached 103 goals for the Bulldogs in his 64th match on the MCG ...
l DANIEL BRADSHAW (Bri) passed 300 goals in game 156 ... Bradshaw and teammate ASH McGRATH both kicked five goals – the 12th occasion Brisbane players have kicked five goals or more in 31 games versus the Hawks ...
l WARREN TREDREA (PA) in game 174 reached 400 career goals ...
l the Kangaroos maintained its record of winning by another close margin over Collingwood – its last three wins have been by margins of 6 points (05-R19-Dok), 3 points (05-R4-MCG) and 2 points (01-R7-Dok) ...
l The Match Review Panel reviewed 30 incidents, made 20 citations and offered suspensions to five players.

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D-05-R18 Footystats Diary, Week 482, July 29-Aug 4, 2005 (Round 18)
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Friday MCC and AFL reach agreement on preliminary finals
Anzac Day 2006 set for MCG
Saturday Solid Essendon win deepens Geelong's woes
Stan Magro awarded $43,000 in damages
Sunday Saints blitz Melbourne in record 88 point win
Flat Eagles kick away to easily beat the Hawks
Bulldogs roar home from Brisbane Lions
Thriller give Crows seven point win over Swans
Monday Kanga comeback spirit steamrolls Port
Dockers jump Magpies and back into the eight
Blues end 11-game drought and floor Tigers
They said it: The Age: Ian Collins: Players should sue over media reports
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Tarrant opts for Tribunal
Six fined for Docklands melee
Sampi takes reprimand
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 18
Indigenous Team of the Century
Wednesday Tribunal: Chris Tarrant suspended for one match
Round 18 – lengthy quarters in three games; details
Martin Pike retires after four clubs, 247 game
Australian Football International Cup: 10 nations compete
Will it come to this? – the *interstaters* – MWB's ladder
Rising Star, Round 18 – Carlton's Kade Simpson
International Rules: Danny Frawley appointed to match committee
They said it: The Age: Peter Schwab: Tribunal overhaul canvassed
Thursday *Stats*, *Facts*, *Matches* for Round 19
Stuart Dew re-signs with Port until 2007
Adrian Anderson: Reports and Tribunal numbers

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 18 – attendance: 272,889
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Following the death of his mother, Lorna, aged 83, Brisbane coach LEIGH MATTHEWS passed duties for the match to assistant coach JOHN BLAKEY – as a mark of respect, the Lions wore black armbands against the Bulldogs ...
l From the Saturday night match at Docklands, GREG BAUM reported in The Age the Bulldogs kicked eight unanswered goals in the second quarter to establish a 47-point lead – Brisbane hit the front by four points 13-minutes into the last quarter – the Bulldogs kicked another eight unanswered goals in 14 minutes, yet there was still time for the Lions to boot three late consolation goals, and go down by 28 points ...
l Adelaide won their sixth-straight game, a new club record, beating the five games of 1992, 1997 and 2002 ...
l Brazilian born HARRY (real name Herritier) O'BRIEN made his AFL for Collingwood – the second South American to play League football (the other was North Melbourne and Footscray's JOSE ROMERO (1988-2001) who was born in Chile) ... now 18, 189cm and 85kg, O'Brien migrated when three-years-old with his parents from Rio de Janeiro – he was drafted last year from WAFL club Claremont and was vice-captain of WA in the Under-18 Championships ... his parents, Elizabeth and Ralph, made the trip from Perth to see him play ...
l Two goals for the Kangaroos by SAVERIO ROCCA took the ROCCA brothers to 1001 goals in League football – Saverio 715 goals, Anthony 286 ...
l Melbourne with their sixth successive loss dropped from the top eight for the first time this season ...
l BRAD JOHNSON played his 250th for the Western Bulldogs, taking 11 years and seven days since his debut on July 23, 1994 – second only to North Melbourne's WAYNE SCHIMMELBUSCH who reached 250 in 10 years and 113 days – overall, Schimmelbusch played 306 matches between 1973 and 1987 ...
l St Kilda kicked a new greatest winning margin of 88 points against Melbourne, and its second-highest score versus the Demons of 27.14-176 – only 31.18-204 in 1978 at the MCG is bigger ... the third quarter was nearly the longest on record – lasting 38 minutes, 40 seconds just one second away from the 38m 41s of the 2001-R22 Carlton v Geelong match at Princes Park ...
l the Kangaroos maintained their dominance over Port by winning their 11th from 13 contests – the Power have won two at Football Park ...
l Fremantle won consecutive games in the same season against Collingwood for the first time ...
l Carlton with 22.9-141 against Richmond kicked their highest score of 62 matches under DENIS PAGAN and the best since 2001-R20 ...

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D-05-R17 Footystats Diary, Week 481, July 22-28, 2005 (Round 17)
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Friday Rex Hunt, Leon Davis resolve dispute
Daniel Wells: a Roo until 2008
Newest Shaw is Pies' 8th first-gamer this year
Akermanis turns back on big bucks
They said it: The Age: McGuire lays down the law to his coaches
Saturday St Kilda's biggest win over the Pies since 1944
Saints give Collingwood another belting
Dean Cox signs with Eagles until 2008
Brisbane: New honour board retains tradition
Court rules against Whitehead claim
Sunday Hawks get the points; Blues win the spoon
Fierce Bulldogs maul disappointing Cats
Brown the difference as Lions hold out Dons
Patchy Port just escape from plucky Tigers
They said it: Herald Sun: Deal on MCG at hand
Monday Hard-running Sydney stop Eagles in mini-final
Adelaide deny Kangas in thriller at Docklands
Fremantle blow the Demons away
Tuesday Match Review Pane: Eight incidents cleared: no tribunal required
Three Magpies due for surgery
Jared Rivers out for a month
MWB: *Full Picture*, Prognostications after Round 17
There's always a parallel: Laurie Nash, Barry Hall
Port and Geelong continue win-loss sequence
Comment, on the comment, Peter Coatman
Wednesday Kangaroos name Graham Duff when Aylett steps down
AFL and MCC to meet today over preliminary finals
New player deals: Koschitzke, Hudghton; Blues for Whitnall on hold
Saturday night sold out in Adelaide
Rising Star, Round 17 – Brisbane's Anthony Corrie
Thursday "Fine tuning by AFL-MCC near
Stan Magro wins action against former Freo directors

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 17 – attendance: 263,280
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73pts became St Kilda's biggest winning margin over the Magpies, replacing 68pts of 1944-R10 at the Junction Oval ...  21.17-143 is the third highest score by St Kilda versus Collingwood – 22.16-148 in 1982-R21 at Waverley remains the best ...
l Ladder leaders West Coast and fourth-placed Sydney drew 37,071 – the best SCG crowd since 2001-R4(n) when the Swans played Essendon ... two goals by BARRY HALL took him to the equal of of of the most famous Swans, LAURIE NASH, who in his 99 games for South Melbourne between 1933-37 and 1945 kicked 246 goals – Hall played his 82nd match for the Swans to reach his 246 goals ...
l Three of the eight matches of the round had 13 point margins ... top club West Coast ended with 9.13-67, the lowest score of Round 17 ...
l Hawthorn with 7.3 produced their best Q2 against the Blues for 20 years – 8.4 in 1985-R10 at Princes Park remains the top second quarter ...
l against the Bulldogs, Geelong continued their W-L-W-L-W-L sequence over the past six games of the season ...
l Port Adelaide with 7.4 kicked their best opening quarter of 12 contests against Richmond, replacing the 6.3 of 2002-R12 at Football Park ... the final margin of 13pts was the tightest finish since two points in 1999-R11 at Football Park ...
l Adelaide won their fifth straight game for the first time since 2002-R15 to 19 ... despite kicking 6.4-40, their best last quarter of the season, the Kangaroos failed to win by 13 points ...

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D-05-R16 Footystats Diary, Week 480, July 15-21, 2005 (Round 16)
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Friday TV beyond 2006: AFL lives with its odd couple
TV beyond 2006: Nine wants control of football coverage
Magpie guernsey now worth $3 million a year
Fevola makes formal apology to MRP's Peter Schwab
Drug code discussions continue
Geelong tells players "pull your head in"
Sydney to continue captain rotation
Geelong's Peter Riccardi to play his 275th
Saturday Margin flatters Pies after Bomber thrashing
New York Jets introduce Ben Graham
Crowds making new records – details
Sunday Cats rout Port to end premiership defence
St Kilda hammer Richmond by 69 points
Solid Sydney win adds to Melbourne's woes
Eagles opening blitz stuns Brisbane
Nick Holland: VFL injury puts future in doubt
Monday Adelaide takes strong grip on second place
Pavlich 9 goals: Dockers sink the Blues
Kangas send Hawks to 13th defeat
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Two Eagles accept MRP penalties
Brendan Fevola admits false bite claim
AFL and SANFL cancel Football Park agreement
MWB's Prognostications, with six rounds to go
Bruce Kennedy: Win one, lose one – by huge margins
Wednesday AFL complies with WADA code
The Age: Taxman shirtfronts the Blues
3AW's Rex Hunt and Leon Davis to meet over alleged racial slur
Rising Star, Round 16 – West Coast's Adam Selwood
Gold Coast Council votes for NRL stadium at Robina
Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame: Commentator Tim Lane included
Thursday The Age: Blues may be forced to seek AFL cash
AFL fines Brendan Fevola $5000 for false comments on Schwab
Carlton re-sign Waite, Walker and Livingston
John Worsfold slams set-penalty tribunal system

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 16 – attendance: 262,247
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"Super Saturday" went on display when eight of the 10 finals contenders were opposed to each other ...
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Coach DENIS PAGAN had charge of his 300th League match – 60 Carlton (2003-05), 240 North Melbourne-Kangaroos (1993-2002) ...
l Essendon kicked 11-straight goals in the last half against Collingwood – the final margin of 26 points did not do justice to Essendon's dominance ...
l Collingwood in its 2217th match kicked its 700th century in League footy – it was also the Pies' 850th defeat in VFL-AFL (1897-2005) ...
l West Coast in their 250th League victory posted its 18th consecutive win at Subiaco Oval which started in 2004-R8 ... the Eagles made it five-straight over Brisbane, to match the run of 1992-95 ...
l SHANE PARKER (Fremantle, 1995-2005) became the first Docker to play 200 AFL premiership games ...
l BARRY HALL booted seven goals a second time for the Swans against the Dees to parallel his 7.3 in 2002-R21 at the MCG ...
l Adelaide registered a new greatest winning margin in their 25th meeting with the Bulldogs, replacing 68 points posted in the 1998 Preliminary Final at the MCG ... the Bulldogs' 5.5-35 is the lowest against the Crows ...
l Fremantle in their sixth successive win versus Carlton registered a new highest score of 24.8 against the Blues, deposing 19.13-127 in 2003-R10 at Subiaco ... nine-straight goals by MATTHEW PAVLICH brought up his 150th career goal in game 122 ...
l the Kangaroos won their 84th game from 154 contests against Hawthorn since 1925 ... GLENN ARCHER in his 267th game for the Kangaroos recorded a career-high 29 disposals ... MARK WILLIAMS (Haw) reached 100 career goals (2002-05) in game 49 ...

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D-05-R15 Footystats Diary, Week 479, July 8-14, 2005 (Round 15)
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Friday Appeal Board: Didak appeal dismissed
Saints name Justin Koschitzke as stand-in captain
Shoulder surgery takes out Matthew Bode
NEC is new St Kilda sponsor
Bulldogs close to $4 million deal
Premiership, and the hangover – details since 1987
Saturday Wobbly Eagles deny fast-finishing Kangaroos
Sunday Tigers enjoy a "dreamtime" over Essendon
Port rebound to thump Melbourne
Pies and Lions join in tribute for terrorist victims
Rampant Lions hold Pies goalless in first half
New Gabba crowd record of 37,224
Sydney thrash Geelong by nine goals
Brendan Fevola comments upset Peter Schwab
Kangaroos slam surface at Docklands – slipping and sliding
Melbourne inks deal for York Park
They said it: The Age: Malthouse's minute of silence
Monday Crows survive fighting comeback by Hawks
St Kilda throttle Carlton for a new club record
Dockers storm home over Bulldogs
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Drew Petrie receives reprimand
Four charges withdrawn
Probe into Cassisi-Brown incident
MWB: Prognostications, with seven rounds to go ...
AFL secure sponsorship deals secure for 2006
There's always a parallel: so, you reckon it's a tight season?
Wednesday No action on doctor tangle
Tribunal not required
St Kilda and Channel Nine make peace
Rising Star, Round 15 – Brisbane's Troy Selwood
Thursday Grand Final will top $180 a ticket
Bruce Kennedy: Prospects for the finals
Preliminary finals: MCC finals war hots up
They said it: The Age: Plans sheds new light on Docklands turf

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 15 – attendance: 263,034
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Players of the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood came together for 60 seconds at the Gabba on Saturday night forming a V-shaped line-up in a symbolic gesture initiated by MICK MALTHOUSE against world terrorism and the tragedy of the bomblasts in London on Thursday which took the lives of at least 50 people and injured more than 700 ...
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The Richmond-Essendon match at the MCG on Saturday was launched as "Dreamtime at the G" – coined by KEVIN SHEEDY – which will be an annual tribute to the contribution of Aboriginal players to the game of Australian football ... the meeting of the Bombers and Tigers appropriately falls during NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) week, which celebrates the history, cultural and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ...
l New Gabba crowd record of 37,224 was established, topping 37,032 for the 2nd Preliminary Final in 2001 ... Collingwood against Brisbane were goalless in the first half for the first time since 1981-R22 at Victoria Park versus Fitzroy when they were two behinds to 5.9 ...
l in Melbourne's 2100th League game since 1897, Port in the 14th meeting kicked a new high score against the Demons, topping the 18.17-125 of 2004-R19 at Football Park in which the margin of 73 points remains the biggest by the Power ... Port kicked new highs against the Dees in Q2 and Q3 ...
l the Swans with 9.2 kicked their biggest Q2 of 198 matches against the Cats topping 8.2 of 1998-R18 at Kardinia Park ... 7.9-51 is Geelong's lowest final score against the Swans since 6.9-45 in 1948-R19 at the Lake Oval ...
l Adelaide on their third visit won for the first time in Launceston having previously lost to Hawthorn (2001-R6) and St Kilda (2004-R19) ... the Crows with 8.1 posted a new high Q3 score versus Hawthorn, topping 7.2-44 in 1993-R21 at Waverley Park ...
l St Kilda won its sixth successive game against Carlton, the best run of 199 matches between two since 1897 – the six victories have averaged a 10-goal margin, with St Kilda kicking 134 goals 65 behinds 869 points to the Blues 74.55-499 ...
l Fremantle extended their run to four-straight wins against the Bulldogs – both have now won seven of the 14 contests ...  

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D-05-R14 Footystats Diary, Week 478, July 1-7, 2005 (Round 14)
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Friday Drugs impasse costs AFL $1.5 million
Saturday Collingwood thrash listless Port
MWB: The Run Home – the 2,361,183,241,434,822,606,848 possibilities
Nine and Fox Sports tie up rugby league TV rights until 2012
Monday Crowds in new peak of four million
Tigers stall tough Sydney comeback
West Coast outclass lowly Carlton
Efficient Kangas pummel the Bombers
Bradshaw shines with 9 as Lions thump Dee
Crows survive strong comeback by Dockers
Geelong easily beat Hawthorn
Wounded Saints last the distance
Nick Riewoldt likely to miss rest of the season
Rohan Smith: suspected fractured ankle
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Rigged round yields 32 incidents
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 14 – detailed
St Kilda: Injuries to Hamill, Riewoldt, now Gehrig
File update: 287 one-pointers
They said it: The Age: AFL to meet doping body
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Alan Didak two games; Scott Burns cleared
Stafford gets two games for 'jumper punch'
AFL clubs furious over IACC report; withdrawn and apology tendered
Dockers push for Anzac Eve spot
Crows fine Graham Johncock over drink-driving accident
Adam Goodes to captain Sydney
Chris Grant close to return
New deal for Port youngsters – Troy Chaplin, Jacob Surjan
Rising Star, Round 14 – Fremantle's David Mundy
They said it: West Australian: Force naming rights rivals Fremantle.
Thursday Collingwood appeals Didak suspension
David Hale may play against Eagles
Gehrig will play on Sunday despite thumb injury
*Eerie* feel about scores
They said it: The Australian: Drug stance to cost AFL millions

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 14 – attendance: 302,382
The Match Review Panel endured one of its busiest sessions when 32 incidents were scrutinised from the round – the MRP cited 10 players ...
l The round was designated as the "Family Round" and attended by 302,382 – the 26th time the benchmark of 300,000 has been breached ...
l The Magpies of Victoria thrashed a listless Port Adelaide – both sides were atrocious in front of goal with 35 behinds scored under the shelter of the closed roof at Docklands ...
l in the 175th meeting the Richmond beat the Swans for the 100th time with the 287th League one-point result which was the 42nd at the MCG and the eighth time the Tigers and Swans have finished a game with the narrowest of margins ...
l West Coast extended their winning run at Subiaco to 17 games ... the 77-point win by the Eagles was the third best against Carlton – 119pts in 2001-R10 and 87pts in 1987-R4 both at Princes Park remain the top of 29 contests ... West Coast kicked 15 unanswered goals in the third and fourth quarters, broken only by Carlton's BRENDAN FEVOLA in the final minute of the match ...
l the Kangaroos won their fourth successive match over the Essendon – the best run since four wins in 1957-59 ...
l The Brisbane Lions wore a new "away" jumper – gold, maroon trim, mid-blue side panels, blue numbers on back, and a large maroon wraparound Lion emblem ... l Brisbane scored its 200th VFL-AFL premiership victory ... the Lions kicked a new highest score versus Melbourne, topping the 25.9-159 of 1999-R21 at the MCG ... Brisbane posted new biggest scores against the Demons in Q3 and Q4 ... DANIEL BRADSHAW kicked 9.2, to become equal club-record-goalkicker with BRAD HARDIE, who booted 9.6 versus Carlton at Princes Park in 1989 ...
l Adelaide entered the weekend on 8+5 at 3rd place – the best start to their 15 AFL seasons – by the finish of the round the Crows were second place for the first time since Round 20 in 2003 ... MATTHEW PAVLICH kicked 8.1, only the fourth Docker to kick eight or more in a match – Pavlich played his 88th consecutive match equalling the club record of TROY COOK ...

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D-05-R13a Footystats Diary, Week 477, June 24-30, 2005 (round 13, 2 of 8 games)
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Friday Crowds booming, TV down, radio, membership up
Victoria Park on Heritage list?
Goal scoring – a coat of many colours ... detailed
Melbourne radio ratings: Tight fight at the top as AFL listeners surge
Saturday Bombers beat Saints in crucial battle
Sheedy to coach Australian against Ireland in International Rules
McHale v Sheedy – overall number of games ... detailed
Re-signings: Hayes, Fisher by Saints; King by Cats
Sunday Sydney clip Magpies in a thriller
Sam Mostyn: Woman joins AFL Commission
Monday Round 13 wrap
Inaugural Ralph Robertson lecture in Sydney
Tuesday Match Review Panel: split 13th round all clear – no tribunal required
League admits timekeeping error in Stadium Australia match
Fremantle: Players under fire again
Player deals: Shaun Burgoyne; Ryan Hargrave
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 13 – detailed
Docklands to sell standing room? crowds over 49,000 detailed
Surgery for Chance Bateman and Matthew Allan
All-Time margins – which is the most repeated ... detailed
They said it: The Age: AFL forces Sydney teen plan
Wednesday Recruiters resist AFL's Sydney youth push
Bottom versus top – Carlton v West Coast ... detailed
Mid-Season check: 240 games or more, 300 goals or more – detailed
McHale's longevity as a coach
Rising Star, Round 13 – Bulldogs' Ryan Griffen
They said it: The Australian: AFL soft on drug use: Demon boss
Thursday Hawks demote Luke Hodge to Box Hill
AFL to consider tribunal changes
SA Cricket re-new bid for AFL at Adelaide Oval
Neale Daniher looks to playing at "home"
MWB: Ladder – Percentages; Something unusual, for only second time
They said it: The Age: Impasse remains over drug code

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 13 – attendance: 263,580
Split round across two weekends ...
l Port Adelaide kicked 16 unanswered goals in their 117 point victory and produced a raft of records against Hawthorn – new highest score, new greatest winning margin and best Q3 score ...
l West Coast played their 50th match at the MCG when PHILLIP MATERA became the third Eagle to kick six goals against Melbourne ...
l Adelaide beat the Richmond for the 8th successive time – SCOTT WELSH kicked eight goals for the Crows a second time, the equal of 2004-R14 versus Melbourne at Football Park – his eight is the best by an Adelaide player in 19 games at Docklands ... Richmond's hoodoo continued, the Tigers haven't won a match in June since 2001 ...
l the Western Bulldogs easily accounted for the Blues on Saturday night in Darwin – Carlton's *on-the-road* record of 19 journeys since mid-2001 remains at one win (versus Adelaide, 2004-R11-FP) and a draw with Port at Football Park in Round 4 this year ...
l at the Gabba the Lions restricted Geelong to 6.11-47, the lowest score by either club in 28 contests since 1987 ... the Cats have not won at the Gabba since 1993-R5 ... since a draw in 1996-R10 at Kardinia Park, Brisbane have won 12 of 13 matches between the pair – Geelong's only win in the span was at Kardinia Park in 2004-R13 ...
l The AFL stood down two unnamed timekeepers when it was discovered the Sydney-Collingwood match at Homebush (which the Swans won by a point), was shortened by 14 seconds due to a mistake ...
l At the completion of Round 13, four of the top eight teams on the AFL ladder had a percentage of less than 100 per cent – 5th Sydney (99.077%), 6th Kangaroos (94.859%), 7th Richmond (96.726%) and 8th Port Adelaide (93.556%) – MWB noted only once before in 109 season had this occurred – in 1997-Round 5, Fremantle, Western Bulldogs, Geelong and Port Adelaide were in the top 8, with a percentage of less than 100.

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D-05-R13 Footystats Diary, Week 476, June 17-23, 2005 (R13, 6 of 8 games)
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Friday Freo's Pavlich in car accident
Centre circle turf replaced at Docklands Stadium
Carlton's 30th VFL-AFL venue ... detailed
They said it: The Australian: Demons brace for road test in 2006
Saturday Records tumble as Port crush Hawthorn
Re-signings: James Kelly, Matthew Whelan
Sunday West Coast go three games clear on top
Adelaide trounce tired Tigers
Dogs too hold for Carlton in Darwin
Monday Apology to Channel Nine
Lions bury the Cats by 70 points at wet Gabba
Kangas crunch the Dockers; Crowd boo Freo
Tuesday MRP: Brett Burton to face Tribunal
Brownlow: Jonathan Brown is second favourite
New setback for Aaron Hamill
Freo stuck with Schwab, Connolly
Brisbane's Robert Copeland out 6-8 weeks
MWB: Streaks and parallels ... detailed
Ben Hudson signs new two-year deal
Lekkas and Buckley to return
They said it: The Age: Clubs consider genetic tests
Wednesday Tribunal: Burton escapes with a reprimand
Knee surgery for Stuart Maxfield
Rick Hart: "We can sack Connolly"
Re-signings: Nick Dal Santo, Corey Enright
Tiger back in the black
They said it: The Age: Two women in running for AFL job
Thursday Carlton re-signs Fevola
Fremantle's Roger Haddrill out for the season
Another season for Paul Williams
Hall of Fame & Sensation under new management
Demetriou: No to DNA, no to State of Origin
Garry Lyon cleared by ATOP and AFP

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D-05-R12 Footystats Diary, Week 475, June 10-16, 2005 (Round 12)
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Friday Wounded Dockers suspend Polak and Dodd
Demetriou: Mondays no certainty
AFL Indigenous Team of the Centruy: to be announced August 1
Hawks re-sign Mitchell, Everitt and Vandenberg
They said it: Patrick Smith: McGuire has hijacked the AFL
Saturday Bombers stretch Eagles to the limit
Nigel Lappin withdraws again
Kangas dump Sav Rocca to VFL
MCG to welcome first million for 2005
They said it: Jim Wilson: Drug stance may cost AFL
Sunday St Kilda thrash one dimensional Hawks
Brisbane batter the Blues by 10 goals
Hard-fought result to Port over Bulldogs
Sheedy expected to coach from sidelines
New awning to get the Craig test
Musing ... ABC "Radio Interruptus" ...
Monday Freo slide away to hard-working Swans
Cats goalless for a half still hold out Crows
Richmond fold under Kanga pressure
Comarison: Mark Williams – successful forwards of similar height
Richmond: History tells us; June, a month to hold your breath
Bruce Kennedy: There's always a parallel: Geelong-Adelaide
Tuesday MRP: Barker facing two-week ban; Players warned on ump contact
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 12 – detailed
Rhyce Shaw and David Neitz injured at MCG
They said it: The West Australian: Big gain as West Coast fly high
Wednesday MRP: Hawks' Barker accepts two weeks; Ump bump costs Brown $2400
Docklands surface under fire, again
Rising Star, Round 12 – Brisbane's Jed Adcock
Geelong: Awning gets the nod
VFL blockbuster looms
Thursday Pre-season: National Bank takes up naming rights
AFL is still a safe game to play – highlights of 13th AFL injury report
Geelong Council approves name changes at Kardinia Park
Pagan tells Fevola to lift his game
Record memberships for Blues, Kangaroos
Ben Mathews is latest captain of Sydney
They said it: The West Australian: Fans force revamp of Subiaco seating

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 12 – attendance: 291,652
l Essendon, 14th on the ladder, took the game right up to the ladder leaders and only the dying stages did the class of West Coast pull away in an absorbing match played in heavy rain at Subiaco on Friday night ...
l After four defeats from five starts St Kilda retained a precarious grip on eighth place with a 46pt win (Gehrig six) over Hawthorn ...
l Brisbane burst through with their best score and biggest margin of the year in their 58pt win over the Blues at Docklands ...
l Port in their 200th AFL match won for the 117th time and made it eight successive wins against the Bulldogs, who last beat the Power in 2000-R3-Dok ...
l the Dockers failed for the sixth time at the SCG – Freo's two wins in Sydney were in 1995-R21 and 1996-R2 ...
l the Cats were goalless in two quarters to the northern end of Kardinia Park – 2nd term 0.0-0, last quarter 0.3-3, yet still beat Adelaide by four points ...
l 7.2-44 was the best third term by the Kangaroos this year as they beat Richmond for the fourth-straight time ... 300th career game by GLENN ARCHER (North Melb-Kangaroos) 1992-2005, 263 premiership games, 34 pre-season, 3 State ...

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D-05-R11 Footystats Diary, Week 474, June 3-9, 2005 (Round 11)
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Friday Compromise near on MCG finals
Hall of Fame: Ablett elevation draws comment
Injury, slection round-up
Melbourne radio rights up for grabs
They said it: Mike Sheahan: Tribunal signals end of front-on bump
Saturday Slick Magpies extend Geelong's slump
MWB: Second-last beats second
They said it: Tim Morrissey: Swans on their own
Sunday Barry Hall leads Swans in decisive win over Blues
Eagles survive strong last half by Tigers
Freo hand Lions gift of another footy life
Adelaide crush Essendon by 15 goals
Monday 3,203,356 attend first 88 matches of 2005
Forward strength take Demons to easy win
Port maintain control over St Kilda
Injuries sour solid Bulldog win over Hawks
Bulldogs push for Monday night in 2006
Dogs lose Grant and Giansiracusa
Joy, matches with disappointment
Tuesday MRP: Port to contest Shattock penalty
Hall of Fame: Gary Ablett joins the greats
Jock McHale elevated to Legend
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 11 – detailed
Leigh Matthews: Ban the shoulder charge
They said it: Robert Walls: Coach has Crows flying
Wednesday Tribunal: Shattock penalty reduced; Hunt clear to play – reprimand
Rising Star, Round 11 – Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis
Dockers rocked as injuries explode
Carlton: Deluca to miss 6-8 weeks
Radio station SEN sold: Creditors to miss out
They said it: Jake Niall: Players set for 3 per cent pay rise
Thursday Top of ladder Eagles have "inexperienced" squad
Nathan Buckley: Unlikely for Monday
MWB: Magpies and Demons have long rivalry
They said it: Caroline Wilson: First Monday, now Sunday night bid

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 11 – attendance: 247,835
l Lowly Collingwood (15th), written off by most three weeks ago, stunned second-placed Geelong at Docklands Stadium on Friday night with its third-straight win ...
l Sydney survived a late Carlton comeback to extend their winning run over the Blues to seven – the longest winning sequence of 207 meetings since 1897, and the best since 1919 – Sydney has won the seven by a total of 252 points and an average winning margin of six goals per game ...
l The Brisbane Lions kept their hopes for the finals alive when scored a surprising 39-point win over the strongly-backed Fremantle on Saturday night at Subiaco Oval – it was Brisbane's first win in Perth for four years ...
l Adelaide overwhelmed Essendon by 15 goals in fine and cool conditions on Saturday night at Football Park ...
l Melbourne moved to outright second place on the ladder with a six goal win over the Kangaroos on Sunday afternoon at Manuka Oval in Canberra – Robertson kicked 6.1 for the Demons ...
l Port Adelaide won its first "away" match of the season with a modest success over St Kilda by 23 points in Launceston on Sunday – it was Port’s eighth successive win against the Saints ...

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D-05-R10 Footystats Diary, Week 473, May 27-June 2, 2005 (Round 10)
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Friday Brad Green a Demon until 2008
Membership: 11 clubs lift their numbers ... link to detail
Saturday Demons outclass Richmond
Tigers' Nathan Brown breaks right leg
Injury sidelines Nigel Lappin and Roger James
Subiaco Oval may be renamed
Gold Coast returns as 16th NRL club in 2007
MWB: The rise of wooden spooners – the next year ... detailed link ...
Sunday Twin-boilovers: Magpies and Dockers win
Lions lose their 5th-straight at the Gabba
Kangas break their losing streak
Gehrig's seven puts Saints back on track
Richmond's Nathan Brown – six month recovery
Monday Wasteful Crows beat Blues in untidy scrap
West Coast flog Port Adelaide by 117 points
Eagles equal record 16 goalkickers
Tuesday MRP: Stenglein to face Tribunal; Round 10 details
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 10 – detailed
Grand finalists missing the next year ... details
Carlton bottom: but it's the "best" for 35 years
Wednesday Tribunal: Stenglein penalty, one game; Round 10 wrap of charges
Hall of Fame creditors take their medicine
The Age: Nick Holland: game over
Saints as pallbearers to Graham Kennedy funeral
MWB: June – will it bust out all over?
Richmond's losing streak
Rising Star, Round 10 – Collingwood's Travis Cloke
They said it: The Age: AFL wants second Sydney side
Thursday Hawthorn: New home, new deals
Ablett to enter Hall of Fame
$4.5 million for Victorian country footy
Wizard wants to keep cup rights
Rodney Eade: The Monday night push
Seven gets rugby Test rights
Rising Star: Brotherly nominations
They said it: John Worsfold shoots from and for hip
They said it: The Age: Tipsters behind 8 ball

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 10 – attendance: 305,492
l The Wakelin brothers, DARRYL (Port Adelaide) and SHANE (Collingwood) set a new record for the most matches by a set of twins. The Wakelins have played 402 AFL matches, taking them past Melbourne's STEVEN and MATTHEW FEBEY (401 matches) and still well clear of Brisbane's (Brad and Chris) Scott twins (348 matches) – Sunday's match against West Coast was Darryl's 212th (115 with St Kilda and 97 at Port), while Shane played his 190th match (94 with St Kilda and 96 with Collingwood) against Hawthorn at the MCG.
l For the first time at the Gabba, Brisbane lost its fifth successive match – since 1991 they've played 156 matches at the Brisbane Cricket Ground ...
l The Swans (as both South Melbourne and Sydney) played their 2100th League match since 1897 – won 953, lost 1127, drawn 20 ...
l Statistician MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK noted West Coast’s 117-point defeat of Port on Sunday is the third largest losing margin by a reigning premier ...
l after eight unsuccessful visits, Fremantle scored its first victory and kicked their highest score against Geelong at Kardinia Park ... l Hawthorn played its 200th match at the MCG, won 103, lost 96, drawn one – it was Collingwood's 416th match at the G ...
l Published attendances for Round 10 totalled 305,492 – exceeding the 300,000+ benchmark for the 24th time ...

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D-05-R09 Footystats Diary, Week 472, May 20-26, 2005 (Round 9)
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Friday Study shows collisions are increasing
Umps error sidelines Michael Avon
Leading coaches in our footy history
They said it: Swans home in on bigger picture
Saturday Adelaide shatter St Kilda
Is this the truth about drug use in the AFL?
Tim Lane farewells Princes Park
AFLPA says: Docklands "too slippery"
Bulldogs: Steven Koops retires
Justin Longmuir: A docker until 2009
Sunday Bottom beats top: Magpies down Eagles
Dees hold out Blues in Princes Park finale
Port home by five goals over flagging Dons
SANFL pip VFL – match details
Monday Sydney win third on end; Doggies fail at SCG
Geelong explodes; Cats decimate Kangas
Freo thrashed; Hawks zoom up to 12th
Tuesday MRP: Archer & Mooney take one game; Mark Jamar, reprimand
Eagleton faces fine for ump bump; New Pie Egan fined for gesture
MWB: Never before ... Bombers, Blues and Magpies on the bottom
Ian Collins ordered to take more leave
Buckley back in training
Player of the Year awards, The Age, Herald Sun, progress votes
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 9 – detailed
They said it: The Age: Bye bye to the bounce?
Approaching Milestones for Round 10
Wednesday AFL Round 9: MRP wrap up the charges; No Tribunal required
Monday night back on AFL TV agenda
Games to return to Carrara Oval
Peter Cameron: Time to examine the bouncing
Wakelin twins set new record
Rising Star, Round 9 – Melbourne's Colin Sylvia
They said it: Crikey: AFL commits to Gold Coast future
Thursday Tom Hafey: Leave the bounce alone
SEN Sports Network under a cloud
Port retain Sandgropers, Domenic Cassisi and Michael Pettigrew

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 9 – attendance: 245,442
l the 1277th and final premiership game was played at Princes Park when Carlton played Melbourne on Saturday afternoon ...
l Collingwood, the 16th team on the ladder beat the undefeated West Coast, the top of the ladder side – this is the first time this has occurred since 1997 ... of 137 matches between top and bottom, the bottom team has won 21 times.
l Brisbane lost its fourth successive match at the Gabba – the equal of its worst run at *home* – 2005-R3-5-7-9, 1998-R15-17-19-20 and 1997-98 R20-21, R1-3 ... l the Tigers broke a five-game losing streak against the Lions, winning their first at the Gabba since 2000-R12 ...
l the Cats enjoyed its biggest win over the Kangas since the 94 point victory in 1993-R18-MCG ... Geelong had 13 goalkickers for the match – best by the Cats is 15 versus the Bulldogs in 1999 ...
l Stats wiz MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK found that Carlton, Collingwood and Essendon, three foundation members of the League when it first played in 1897 form a previously unheard of triple alliance at the wrong end of the premiership ladder. This week Essendon are 14th, Carlton 15th and Collingwood 16th. There has NEVER been a round where Essendon, Carlton and Collingwood have occupied the bottom positions.

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D-05-R08 Footystats Diary, Week 471, May 13-19, 2005 (Round 8)
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Friday Caffeine debate continues
Farewell to Princes Park, 1897-2005
Friday the 13th: What happened the 11 previous times
They said it: AFL spurns interstate bid to purchase home games
Saturday Cats demolish Carlton by 70 points
Malthouse: Ban caffeine now
Sunday Mark Williams stars in Hawk triumph over Dees
Flat Eagles account for St Kilda
Doggies rise as Kangas suffer third straight loss
Brisbane survive narrowly to deny Crows
Chris Connolly tells 3AW – "I was wrong"
John Elliott joins farewell to Princes Park
Monday 309,719 in Round 8 creates new record
Kevin Sheedy celebrates 25 years as coach
Sydney smash Port's recovery hopes
Richmond crush wounded Collingwood
Bombers too good in the end for Freo
Tuesday MRP: Eagle Judd takes one-game ban for striking; out of Brownlow
13 players cited on melee and wrestling charges
BigPond changes cancels *News Alert* e-mail to subscribers
Life without the daily *News Alert*
Leo Barry is latest captain of the Sydney Swans
St Kilda fined $40,000 for 2004 salary cap breaches
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 8 – detailed
They said it, The Age: Taggers are not an umpire priority
Wednesday Chris Johnson cleared of striking
13 players fined $19,500
TV, beyond 2006: AFL gives Seven, Ten go ahead
The Bulletin: Laurence Angwin claims AFL drug use is common
Rising Star, Round 8 – Richmond's Brett Deledio
Mark Stevens retires
Comparisons: McHale and Sheedy
Essendon are in rare territory
They said it, The Age: Nine tries to deal itself into football rights
Thursday Magpies sign new deals with Emirates Airlines and Josh Fraser
Part 2, Farewell to Princes Park, 1897-2005 ... detailed
Amateur umpire strikes back
Concern grows over drugs

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 8 – attendance: 309,719
l West Coast won their 8th-straight – the best for the club since 1996 (11 wins) and 1991 (12 wins) ...
l Essendon clebrated the 25th anniversary of the coaching reign of KEVIN SHEEDY as he steered the Bombers to their 1250th League victory – it was Sheedy's 577th match as coach ...
l 309,719 attended Round 8 – a record fourth time the 300,000 mark has been broken in a single season – overall it is the 23rd occasion since 1996-R7 the 300,000 benchmark has been exceeded ...
l the Bulldogs enjoyed its first back-to-back wins since 2002-R17 and R18 ...
l after five-straight wins to start the season the Kangaroos suffered their third successive defeat ...
l for the first time since 1990-R18-19 the Blues scored no first quarter goals in successive matches – Carlton were 0.2 at the first break against the Tigers last week ...
l Sydney held Port to 6.9-45 (single goalkickers), lowest score of the season so far ...
l Richmond won their 1000th League match ...
l The AFL on Monday confirmed umpire MICHAEL AVON erred by offering the wrong team a shot at goal during the Essendon-Fremantle game at Docklands the previous day.

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D-05-R07 Footystats Diary, Week 470, May 6-12, 2005 (Round 7)
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Friday Ben Cousins and Michael Gardiner put on notice
They said it, The Age: Pies' $6 million bid for Brown riles Lions
Stuart Maxfield quits Sydney captaincy
MWB: Most number of matches in a single round where ... detailed
Saturday Demons beat Crows by four goals in dour scrap
"Similar fact" evidence now banned by AFL
Sunday Richmond slaughter Carlton by 85 points
Matthew Richardson passes 600 goals
Geelong's last half sink St Kilda
Bulldogs down Lions in Gabba boilover
Sydney in a thriller beat Bombers by a goal
Monday West Coast: seven-straight – best since 1991
Eagles outlast plucky Hawks
Port powers away to thump the Kangas
Dockers decimate Collingwood by 112 points
Tuesday MRP: West Coast pair take early call
Adam Hunter to face Tribunal
Brad Miller takes two-match ban
Nick Stevens: knee injury
Peter Burgoyne to miss two games
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 6
They said it: Umps go cold on live mikes
Wednesday Tribunal: Adam Hunter gets reprimand
Knee sidelines Stuart Maxfield
Robert Harvey could miss four game
Knee scans clear Nick Stevens
Correction: *Approaching Milestones*
Bruce Kennedy: Perspective 2005: When will your team finish? ...
Rising Star, Round 7 – Bulldogs' Will Minson
Melbourne radio ratings: 3AW back on top
Thursday Sydney to rotate captaincy
McGuire fails to endorse Malhouse past 2006
They said it: The Age: Concerns over new Tribunal

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 7 – attendance: 279,304
l The MCG in the pre-game on Friday night featured 11,600 women donned in pink ponchos who formed the logo of Breast Cancer Network Australia, which is raising funds to help the same number of Australian diagnosed each year with the disease.
l KEVIN SHEEDY coached his 576th match with Essendon to become the second most experienced coach (1981-2005) in League history – only the Collingwood legend JOCK McHALE with 714 games (1912-1949) has coached longer ... Sheedy passed ALLAN JEANS, 571 matches with St Kilda (1961-76), Hawthorn (1981-87 and 1989-90) and Richmond (1992) ...
l West Coast won their seven successive game – the best unbeaten start the Eagles have enjoyed since 1991, the year of their first AFL Grand Final ...
l Richmond kicked the first 12 goals of the match – scores were 12.8 to 0.3, when Carlton's first goal was kicked by MATTHEW LAPPIN at the 24-minute mark of the second quarter ...
l Richmond's MATTHEW RICHARDSON passed 600 career goals in game 201, only the fourth Tiger to achieve this milestone ...
l The Western Bulldogs broke a seven-game losing run to beat the Lions at the Gabba for the first time since 1999-R10 ...
l The Bulldogs conceded nine *rushed behinds* to the Brisbane score – highest tally since 10 were added to Sydney's score (also against the Bulldogs) in 2002-R8-SCG ...
l MARK FRASER umpired in his first senior appointment in the Brisbane-Bulldogs game – Mark played 45 games under LEIGH MATTHEWS at Collingwood between 1992-94 and 65 games under KEVIN SHEEDY between 1995-2000 – he also played 83 games at reserves level for both clubs ... MICHAEL LOVETT noted in the AFL Record – It is understood Fraser is the first former VFL-AFL player to officiate in a League game since MAX BLUMFIELD, who played 21 games for South Melbourne from 1943 to 1946 and later umpired 37 games from 1951 to 1954 ...
l A personal low-point in the 291-game career for coach DENIS PAGAN – the Blues were held to 1.3-9 at half-time, lower than 1.8-14 kicked by the Kangaroos versus Sydney in 2001-R18(n)-SCG ...
l Fremantle with 28.12-180 kicked the highest score of its 228 AFL games, topping the 25.17-167 against the Kangaroos in 2003-R4 at Subiaco ... the margin of 112pts was Collingwood's 5th biggest defeat of 2208 VFL-AFL games since 1897 and is Fremantle's greatest victory – passing the 97-point defeat of Essendon in 1997-R12 at Subiaco ... and the Dockers became only the fourth side to win by 100 points over the Pies, joining Carlton, Essendon and Richmond ... Fremantle established club records for the biggest scores at the first, second, third and final quarters ...

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D-05-R06 Footystats Diary, Week 469, April 29-May 5, 2005 (Round 6)
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Friday Jolly appeal rejected
Collingwood drop Shane Woewodin
When was the last? ... Leading goalkickers; GF lows the next year
Geelong delays naming of new stand
Kangaroos vote to stay at Arden Street
Milestones for Ben Hart and Brett Burton
Saturday Gusty Blues steal Hawks' limelight
Sunday Freo in credibility search upset Demons
Adelaide hold on to defeat Kangaroos
Saverio Rocca kicks his 700th goal
West Coast beat Sydney in a canter
Monday Cats too good for Bulldogs
Saints get home over Magpies; Gehrig kicks 8.2; Three Cloke's play
Richmond rock premier Port by nine goals
Knee injury ends season for Luke Darcy
James Hird out with a hamstring
Sydney's game plan; Demetriou comments on radio upset Swans
Caffeine tablets a 'grey area'
MWB: Wooden spooners knock off the premiers ... down the years
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Fraser Gehrig cited for striking
Port fined $5000 over club runners
Mark Fraser get first senior appointment
Matthew Lloyd to captain Essendon
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 6
They said it: Sydney captain on the move
Wednesday Tribunal: Gehrig suspended one match; "Similar-fact" evidence presented
Geelong club fined $5000 over coach comments to umpires
Brisbane's Jonathan Brown resists $3 million Collingwood offer
Maxfield captaincy to be reviewed
Sydney's Stephen Doyle to miss rest of season
Michael Gardiner to miss one week
Rising Star, Round 6 – Brisbane's Justin Sherman
Thursday Leigh Matthews signs on until 2008
Paul Roos cancels out from AFL forum
WA Police seek assistance of Eagles players
AFLPA MVP Award to be retrospective
AFLPA to look after past players
Grand Prix to clash with 2006 AFL start
Five goals or more in a losing side – detailed
Dockers look ahead to Round 8 in Melbourne

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 6 – attendance: 285,032
l The round marked milestones by four coaches – 500th career match by MICK MALTHOUSE, 135 Footscray 1984-89, 243 West Coast 1990-99, 122 Collingwood 2000-05 ... 150th by MARK WILLIAMS as Port Adelaide coach 1999-2005 ... 50th by DEAN LAIDLEY as Kangaroo coach 2003-05 ... 50th by DENIS PAGAN as Carlton coach 2003-05, also 240 NM-Kangaroos 1993-2002 ...l 350th by umpire HAYDEN KENNEDY, 1988-2005 ...
l SAVERIO ROCCA reached 700 career goals in game 234 for the Kangaroos (2001-05) and Collingwood (1992-2000) ...
l The Kangaroos suffered their first defeat of the season ...
l West Coast remained undefeated and established a new home venue record of 13 successive wins at Subiaco Oval ...
l The Geelong club opened a new $28-million 6000-seat grandstand on the eastern side of Kardinia Park ...
l Defending premiers Port Adelaide dipped to 14th place – Collingwood returned to the bottom of the ladder for the first time since Round 9 last season ...
l After small tallies in the first five rounds, forwards JONATHAN BROWN for Brisbane and FRASER GEHRIG for St Kilda both burst through with eight-goal hauls – Gehrig kicked eight of St Kilda's 16 goals, then eight players all with singles ...
l The Collingwood side featured three brothers of the Cloke family, sons of DAVID CLOKE who played with Richmond and Collingwood between 1974 and 1991. Against St Kilda at the MCG, Jason aged 22, Cameron 20 and Travis 18 became the first set of three brothers to feature in a League game since Essendon played three Daniher brothers, Terry, Tony and Chris against Carlton at Princes Park in Round 10 of 1992.
Four Daniher brothers, including Neale, played against St Kilda at Moorabbin Oval in Round 10 of 1990.

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D-05-R05 Footystats Diary, Week 468, April 22-28, 2005 (Round 5)
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Friday Nick Riewoldt likely to return in Round 7
Hawks due to Waverley next February
Brett Kirk to captain Swans
Saturday Cats pounce on deflated premiers – sidelights ...
Sunday Kangas in best start since 1979 hold out Hawks
Melbourne in return to form smash Sydney
Bulldogs honour Grant's 300th with solid win
"Fabulous Phil" takes up the whistle
Monday Eagles continue Gabba dominance over Lions
St Kilda slaughter the Tigers by 11 goals
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Carlton's Fevola awaits review; Charges from R5
MWB: The Full Picture, after Round 5 – details
Full Points Footy, link to new update
Wednesday Match Review Panel: Fevola and Jolly to face Tribunal
James Hird: reprimand – Mark Johnson cleared
MWB: Brisbane does the grand slide; GF one year, bottom the next
Richmond's Chris Hyde suffers fractured skull
The most kicked score: 12.12-84 takes over from 10.11-71
After Round 5 top in goals is just 16 – Col Hutchinson details back to 1897
Rising Star of Round 5 – Essendon's Jayson Laycock
Brisbane radio 4AAA pulls plug on Akermanis
Thursday Tribunal: Fevola – suspended two matches; Jolly outed two games
Sydney may appeal Jolly verdict
MWB: From last to first – no one has won flag from bottom since – details
AFL clarifies marking rule
Port's Roger James to miss a month
Akermanis and Hart sign with Brisbane's Triple M
Question without an answer – Consistency in goalkicking ... details
Perspective: NBC and ESPN win NFL rights – the millions spent detailed

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 5 – attendance: 317,844
l All AFL matches of the ANZAC round were preceded by ceremonies to honour the men and women who fought so bravely and lost their lives in defence of our country – the RSL participation included observance of a minute's silence, the lowering of the flag and the lone bugler playing of The Last Post ... l A new record attendance of 317,844 was established for an Anzac round – it was the 22nd occasion AFL crowds have passed 300,000 and topped the the 314,484 of 2003 ...
l Geelong broke a 13-match interstate losing streak when they defeated Port Adelaide at Football Park – it was the Cats' first win on the road since they beat Sydney by two points at the SCG in Round 12 of 2002 ...
l The Kangaroos from "good old North Melbourne" extended their opening winning sequence to five – best by the club since 1977-78-79 when they won the opening six in 1977, eight in 1979 and seven in 1979 ...
l Brisbane suffered its biggest defeat since Round 8 in season 2001 when Carlton savaged them by 74 points at Princes Park, 21.16-142 to 9.14-68 ...
l West Coast, and St Kilda in a remarkable parallel each had 13 goalkickers contribute in their demolitions of the Lions at the Gabba and Richmond at Docklands. While Adelaide were beaten by the Bulldogs, their 16 goals were also made up by 13 goalkickers. The record in a game is 16 – twice, by Essendon in 1988 and Hawthorn in season 2000.
An unusual factor of Adelaide's 13 goalkickers is, it is only the second time where a losing side has done so. This parallels St Kilda's 13 in their 17.12-114 against Richmond 21.14-140 in 1982-R7 at Waverley.
It makes 24 occasions that 13 goalkickers have been recorded by a club ... the record for goalkickers in a game is 25 – which has twice happened, 2001-Round 20 at Docklands, 13 by St Kilda, 12 for Carlton – which equalled the AFL record set by Geelong (15) and Bulldogs (10) in 1999-R2 at Princes Park ...
l 300 premiership matches by CHRIS GRANT (Footscray-Western Bulldogs) 1990-2005 ...
l The round marked milestones for three coaches, combining their playing and coaching careers – 350th MARK WILLIAMS, 135 games Col 1981-86, 66 Bri 1987-90, 149 matches as Port Adelaide coach 1999-2005 ... 250th NEALE DANIHER, 82 games (Essendon) 1979-81, 1985, 1989-90, 168 matches as Melbourne coach 1998-2005 ... 200th DEAN LAIDLEY, 52 games WCE 1987-92, 99 NM 1993-97, 49 matches as Kangaroo coach 2003-05 ...

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D-05-R04 Footystats Diary, Week 467, April 15-21, 2005 (Round 4)
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Friday Heath Scotland appeal rejected
Injuries strike down Ramanauskas and Chad Cornes
Richmond lands AFG as new sponsor
AFL commits $56 million for struggling clubs
Noel Teasdale to sell 1965 Brownlow
Fathers, with sons who played VFL-AFL – detailed list
Goal (and win) after the siren: Confirmed: only twice
Saturday Kangas pip Pies in a thriller
AFL rules out video replays; Demetriou quoted; comments by Tim Lane
Sunday Hawks smash lack-lustre Lions who plummet to 14th place
Confident Eagles too strong for Bulldogs
Cats steamroll deficient Bombers
Matthew Lloyd reaches 700 career goals
Port and Carlton in 134th League draw
Surgery for Anthony Rocca – out for three months
'G' honours Fitzroy great Haydn Bunton
Monday Adelaide's finish blows Sydney
Tiger demolish Fremantle
Saints fire to thrash Melbourne
Paul Williams breaks collarbone
Cameron Bruce: It's the AC joint
Steven Dodd unlikely to require reconstruction
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Maxfield accepts one-match ban
Aaron Davey takes MRP reprimand
Brad Miller: No charge to answer
Cameron Bruce: No surgery required
Pies hit by injury to Leon Davis
MWB: The Full Picture, after Round 4 – details
They said it: AFL to tackle joint toll
Wednesday Match Review Panel – Dean Brogan takes guilty plea
Port Adelaide questions the MRP process
Rising Star of Round 4 – Hawthorn's Lance Franklin
Groin surgery for Beau Waters
Umpire abuse gets Cameron Mooney
Comment: Read the Fine Print – Dotting the *i's* of the MRP
'Force' chosen as name for Perth rugby
Thursday Fox Footy push for Friday night
Nine asks Federal Court for TV rights details
Shannon Motlop to make Demon debut
James Clement to lead Magpies
Port extends Peter Burgoyne contract
Richo closing in on Michael Roach record
They said it: Time may be up for Lloyd

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OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 4 – attendance: 295,363
l 20 years of Friday Night Football was marked when the North Melbourne-Kangaroos and Collingwood faced each other again at the MCG, recalling the occasion of Melbourne's first VFL clash under lights on March 29, 1985 ... l the North Melbourne-Kangaroos are undefeated after four rounds, the best opening to a season by the club since 1979 ...
l Brisbane lost their third successive match for the first time under coach LEIGH MATTHEWS – not since the wooden spoon days of 1998 have they lost three matches on the trot ...
l West Coast won their 12th successive match at Subiaco, equalling their record at the ground posted in 1996-97 ... the Eagles won their fourth straight, the best start since 1999 when they won the opening six matches ...
l CHRIS GRANT (WB) reached 500 career goals in game 299 – with the first goals Grant has kicked for the Bulldogs since 2002-R15 v Haw ... l Nine *posters* on Saturday night at Football Park were confirmed by Champion Data – Port (3) and Carlton (6). In the books, the record is 11 in the Footscray v Carlton match in 1936 at the Western Oval ... l Port had its fourth draw from 192 AFL games – against Brisbane (2), Geelong (1) and now Carlton ... it is the second drawn match at Football Park – Port and Geelong drew in 2000-R10 ... the draw ended five successive wins by Port over the Blues ... l Richmond won their 300th match at the MCG from 544 played at headquarters since 1908 ... l The Saints broke a seven-game winning streak by the Demons to bring St Kilda's first win over Melbourne since 1999-R17-MCG ...

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D-05-R03 Footystats Diary, Week 466, April 8-14, 2005 (Round 3)
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Friday *Showdown* name stays
David Neitz closes in on top Demons records
Can Paul Hasleby do it again? – Ross Glendinning Medal list
AFL to honour fallen at Gallipoli
First cab – if you are an AFL player
October International Rules at Docklands
Saturday Demons: best start since 1994
MWB: Notes from the round
Sunday Heart surgery for Ian Collins
David Neitz: 250 games, 500 goals
Demons, Kangas and Eagles unbeaten
Remarkable Roos come back again to win
Magpies in great last half finish over Blues
Fre wilt under Eagles fightback
Sydney snatch last-kick victory from Lions
Jimmy Bartel cleared of neck damage
Footy beats Pope's funeral
Monday Outstanding 346,177 attend Rivalry Round
Adelaide easily digest off-colour Port
Bombers deny gutsy Hawks
Tigers roar to beat Bulldogs
Graham Smorgon takes reins at Carlton
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Heath Scotland to face Tribunal
Umpires confirm error on "goal"
Barry Hall set to sign new Sydney deal
Hawks: Jacobs and Thurgood to miss two
MWB: The Full Picture – Stats after Round 3
Wednesday Tribunal – Scotland and Moloney suspended for two matches
Yarra Council has $15 million plan for Victoria Park
Suspended Camporeale may have missed anyhow ...
Rising Star of Round 3 – Melbourne's Brock McLean
Collingwood – 14-straight goals
MWB: Bombers 14th, Hawks on the bottom – background
Thursday TV rights – beyond 2006: AFL seek club views
Carlton's Heath Scotland appeals suspension
Goal after the siren: Only twice, maybe three ...
Essendon runner John Barnes suspended two matches
Barry Hall (Sydney) and Michael Wilson (Port) sign new deals
Priority picks and funding to be reviewed

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 3 – attendance: 346,177
l Attendances were an outstanding for the “Rivalry” round, with a crowd average for the eight matches of 43,272. The total is second only to the all-time record of 367,974 of Round 22 in 1998 ... for only the second time, the lowest match attendance for a home-and-away round exceeded 30,000 – 30,871 attended Docklands for the Bulldogs-Richmond match.
l Melbourne, undefeated after three matches, are enjoying their best start to a season since 1994 ... for a second week, the Kangaroos trailed at every change before a strong last quarter brought them victory – the Roos have won the opening three games, the equal of 2004 and before that in 1996 ... West Coast with three-straight wins, equal their best starts of 1988 1991 and 1999 ...
l 15.1-91 in the last half (9.1 in the third, 6.0 in the last) equalled Collingwood's best effort of 230 games against Carlton – in 1969-R4 at Princes Park, the Pies came from 17 points down at half time then kicked 14.7-91 to beat the Blues by 64 points, 23.15-153 to 13.11-89 – Collingwood kicked 14 goals without a miss ...
l in the Eagles' total of 16 behinds, stats show Freo's defence at Subiaco conceded eight rushed behinds – which was also the winning margin ... West Coast won their 11th successive game at Subiaco – their record at the venue is 12-straight in 1996-97.
l The Kangas halted St Kilda's run of 16 successive wins at Docklands – the previous loss by the Saints at the venue was 2003-R14 ...
l MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK noted BARRY HALL has twice lived out every kid's dream to win a match with a goal after the siren. He did so on Saturday night for the Swans against the Lions at the Gabba, but it is the SECOND time Barry has achieved this remarkable feat – he did so for St Kilda in 2001, when in the 22nd round he lifted St Kilda to a two-point victory over Hawthorn on a wet Saturday night at the MCG ...

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D-05-R02 Footystats Diary, Week 465, April 1-7, 2005 (Round 2)
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Friday Buckley goes under the knife
Richmond fine Jay Schulz $5000 for drink driving; Sponsorship threat
No evidence in Gabba biting incident
Cats clear 1999 debt
Hawk ruckman Robert Campbell to miss at least six games
Saturday Blues stun the Bombers, again
TAC cancels Richmond sponsorship agreement
Victoria Park: Yarra Council claims 'damage bill' is $10.7 million
17 to miss Grand Final re-match
Sunday Kangas finish strongly to down Swans
Solid Melbourne win over Bulldogs
Port just survives late Brisbane charge
Eagles too good for the Cats
C.U.B. at odds over "Showdown" name
Monday Round-up of games in *Match Review*
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Brady Rawlings takes three game suspension
Leigh Matthews apologises to Eddie McGuire, but ...
Surgery for Geelong's David Wojcinski
Lowest Maximum Margin in a Round ... details
MWB: Carlton hits seven centuries of centuries
They said it: Kevin Sheedy, how to save AFL football from flooding
Col Hutchinson's *Approaching Milestones* for Round 3
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Sydney's Paul Williams cleared
Brisbane: Michael Voss anoints Jonathan Brown as next captain
Adelaide: Ben Hart milestone on hold
Sydney: Paul Roos answers his critics
Rising Star of Round 2: Geelong's Shannon Byrnes
They said it: The Age:Push for fourth umpire; Pagan has his say
Thursday Magpies and Seven settle differences
Lloyd set to return; Koschitzke injured; Dogs re-sign Murphy
The said it: Footy codes unite in their differences

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 2 – attendance: 248,042
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Biggest margin of the eight matches in the round was 26 points – the tightest group of margins since the 8-game roster started in 1995 ... l Melbourne went to the top of the ladder when they beat the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Docklands ... l Geelong lost its 13th successive game *on the road* – their last win was at the SCG against Sydney in 2002-R12 ... l Richmond broke its longest sequence of 15 successive defeats and first win since last May ... l the Sunday afternoon match in Launceston between St Kilda and Fremantle brought the 285th one-point result ... l JARED CROUCH (Sydney) played his 158th consecutive match, equalling the record set by Fitzroy's JOHN MURPHY (1967-74) of playing successive matches from debut ...
l the tradition of tight encounters between Port and Brisbane continued – in 18 meetings, both Port and the Lions have won eight games, and two draws – Port 11.9 beat the Lions 11.7 at Footy Park – 17 players missed the re-match of last year’s grand finalists ...

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D-05-R01 Footystats Diary, Week 464, March 25-31, 2005 (Round 1)
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Lions give Saints a horror night; Riewoldt breaks collarbone
Musing, just musing – MWB notes ...
Saturday Nick Riewoldt out for 4-6 games
Richmond-Kevin Bartlett stand-off continues
Round 1 debutants – list, each club
Sunday Kangas burst the Blues bubble
Demons emotional win over Dons
Freo break Port's Subi dominance
Overheard; Satisfied at last (Fox Footy's Saturday Central)
Monday Swans swamp the Hawks
Cats make kittens of the Tigers
Eagles clip the Crows
Riewoldt: "No problem with treatment ..."
They said it: Stars to miss grand rematch
Tuesday AFL Match Review Panel: No action against Mal Michael or Chris Scott
MRP findings: weekend findings on all cases
Round 1: The Stats that matter ... details ...
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Hamill cleared; Charman gets two games
Peter Burgoyne accepts MRP one match
Six players fined for wrestling
They said it: AFL warns players over injury contact
They said it: AFL ends two-week stand-off with Seven-Ten alliance
Col Hutchinson's *Approaching Milestones* for Round 2
Rising Star of Round 1: Essendon's Kepler Bradley
Thursday Nathan Buckley: Hamstring rules out Pie captain "indefinitely"
Who will be next Pie Captain?
Carlton questions Karl Norman on nightclub incident
Gabba "biting" incident to be investigated
Corrections: Melbourne-Essendon crowd updated
Four goals – tops for a round
Bruce Kennedy's *Shocks of the Round*

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE
ROUND

ROUND 1 – attendance: 332,106
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Brisbane's ROBBIE COPELAND kicked the first goal of the season in the fourth minute of the game at the Gabba ... l match times started five minutes later than normal to accommodate the start of a new premiership season with the line-up of players and officials and playing of the national anthem – in the spirit of harmony, umpires shook hands with players of both clubs before the toss of the coin ... l Saturday night at the MCG was the 200th meeting of Melbourne and Essendon – the match also marked an emotional tribute to the memory of Melbourne player TROY BROADBRIDGE who met his death in Thailand in the tsunami on Boxing Day ... l Adelaide-based clubs, Port and the Crows both kicked 7.11-53 in their matches – the lowest score of the opening round ... l Fremantle were in 3rd place after the round, the equal of their highest ladder position after Round 1 in 1998 ... l the Tigers lost their 15th successive premiership match – the longest succession of defeats by Richmond in the League (1908-2005) ... l 323,106 attended the opening round – the 20th time 300,000-plus has been achieved in the past 10 seasons – second only to 329,369 at 1997s opening ...
l Resident stats wiz MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK noted, for the first time all six of Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Richmond, St Kilda and Hawthorn lost in the same round ...
l The Match Review Panel (MRP) on Monday ruled that Brisbane defenders MAL MICHAEL and CHRIS SCOTT had no case to answer for bumping into St Kilda captain NICK RIEWOLDT after he had suffered a broken right collarbone in the third quarter of Thursday night's match at the Gabba ...

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D-05-Mar-03 Footystats Diary, Week 463, March 18-24, 2005
Friday Brownlow Medal: Commission rules ineligibility is 100 demerit points
Bulldogs re-sign Hahn and Giansiracusa
Mark Fraser appointed to senior umpire list
Freo's Daniel Haines to miss half the season
Captains gather for season launch in Melbourne
Aboriginal Football, the great level of contribution – link
What the websites say – McGuire blasts Seven; Nine eyes News
Worth repeating: The Age: TV's big men fly in contest for football
Saturday Glenn Archer named top Shinboner of all time
Graham Arthur named third Hawthorn Legend
Former coach sought to lead coaches association; Throw-in under review
The "real Winmar jumper is found (or is it?)
Patrick Smith: Talk is cheap for a code on the move
Sunday Jared Crouch plays practice match
They said it: Seven plus Ten more than Nine can offer
They said it: Seven's no to Grand Final
Monday TV rights will dominate Commission
The Lions unveil alternate jumper
NTFL: St Marys make it three in a row
They said it: Legal hotline established
Tuesday Sydney's western suburbs get a boost
The Age: AFL not ready to deal with Seven
Approaching Milestones for Round 1
Wednesday Comment: "I just want to watch the bloody footy on TV"
TV rights: Nine rejects bidding war
TV rights: Any AFL deal may be limited to one year
Collingwood: 1929 team and six players added to Hall of Fame
Another Winmar jumper rejected
Hopoate: Manly rugby league club sacks suspended player
Thursday AFL surprised by government's call on anti-sex classes
Richmond: Bourke, Bolger, James and Keane added to Hall of Fame
Cats and Saints count the cash

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D-05-Mar-02 Footystats Diary, Week 462, March 11-17, 2005
also refer Wizard Cup 2005 and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday Saints re-sign five top players
MWB: Wizard Cup Grand Final stats – detailed link
AFL announces Sydney and Brisbane training academies
The 'Nicky Winmar Guernsey' affair
They said it: BRW values Australia's football clubs – 16 clubs listed
They said it: Call to arms for footy's future by WAFL chief
Saturday Matthew Lloyd breaks right arm in Bendigo practice match
Shoulder surgery for Daniel Motlop – will miss up to 18 weeks
Sunday Wizard Cup Grand Final: Fevola boots the Blues home – match details
Lloyd has plate inserted
Richard Hadley could be out for the season
Four umpires trialled in Richmond-Brisbane practice match
Monday Drug tests will include AFL chiefs
Carlton: Knee watch on Kouta and Thornton
Bulldogs choose Luke Darcy as captain
Melbourne: Brad Green added to leadership group
MWB: Your club in the pre-season ladder, 2005 and 2004 detail
Tuesday Paul Kelly and Robert Pascoe elected to Sydney board
Demons to vote on Broadbridge replacement
Dubai, a Wizard Cup venue next year?
Wayne Campbell says 2005 will be his last
More news expected on Thornton today
Wednesday Freo's Troy Cook cited
Kane Johnson gets Richmond captaincy
Bret Thornton out for six to eight weeks
Surgery for Josh Fraser
Brisbane's Richard Hadley to have knee reconstruction
The pre-season ladder – another great idea blossoms
Signing of Shannon Motlop hits a glitch
Thursday TV rights: Seven joins Ten to bid for rights
Troy Cook accepts guilt and two games
Shannon Motlop joins the Demons
Port retains Matthew Primus as captain
MWB: Pre-season twists – what do they mean – detail

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D-05-Mar-01 Footystats Diary, Week 461, March 4-10, 2005
also refer Wizard Cup 2005 and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday Hawks discipline Crawford
Laidley to coach Kangaroos until 2007
Riewoldt set for million dollar deal
Angelo Lekkas: announcement expected
Dean Solomon has knee surgery
NTFL best & fairest result amid earthquake
MWB: All the stats for the weekend – detailed link
Saturday Wizard Cup: Eagles pummel the Kangas; West Coast goal count is 44
Adem Yze injured at Lavington
Swans-Magpies practice match in Newcastle on March 12
Sunday Wizard Cup:
Carlton pound the Bulldogs; Eagles & Blues to Grand Final – details
Monday MWB: Pre-season and practice match form: 2005 comparison with 2004
Angelo Lekkas out of hospital
Yze expected to be ready for opening
Tuesday Tribunal not required
Angelo Lekkas suffered a minor stroke
Magpies take on John Hook as recruiter
One last time – practice match at Moorabbin Oval
Mr Average 2005 – you be the judge
Wednesday Nick Stevens puts footy first
Malcolm Blight returns to TV
Brisbane Lions to feature 1957-74 jumper
Shannon Motlop in Demon mix
Tigers to decide captaincy on Tuesday
Thursday Demons-Bombers opener will be Broadbridge tribute
Carlton to announce new major sponsor
AFL likely to revise tribunal rules
Brad Johnson likely to miss opening two games
They said it: Criticism stings Nick Davis into action

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D-05-Feb-04 Footystats Diary, Week 460, Feb 25-March 3, 2005
also refer Wizard Cup 2005 and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday Support for Melbourne rep on Sydney FC board
MWB: Quarter Final stats – detailed list
Blues expect loss of more than $900,000
Saturday Wizard Cup – Bulldogs upset St Kilda
Mark Ricciuto to captain Adelaide again
Sunday Wizard Cup – Eagles thump the Magpies; Roos run away from Port
Monday Wizard Cup – Blues home over Demons
David Rodan to miss all of the year
Worry over Koutoufides
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Rohan Smith cited; Grant, Fevola, Darcy cleared
Blues report loss of $11,146,000
MWB: Notes on the Wizard Cup – detailed
Wednesday Tribunal: Smith – suspended one match; sets precedent
Appeal Board: Pickett hearing tonight
The Age: New base for the Demons?
King to lead Cats again
Brent Reilly extends Crows contract
No surgery for Koutoufides
Thursday Port Adelaide appeal dismissed
Freo gives Connolly two more years
MWB: Observations on Wizard Cup
Angelo Lekkas hospitalised
Elliott to be invited "back"?

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D-05-Feb-03 Footystats Diary, Week 459, February 18-24, 2005
a
lso refer Wizard Cup 2005 and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday 108th AGM: AFL Profit by $1.7 million; Record surplus of $124 million
Players; wages skyrocket – table of earnings
AFL add 12 as life members
Demons free to replace Troy Broadbridge
Geoff McClure, The Age: Glad you said it, Gerard, not us
Saturday Wizard Cup: Footy is back across Australia
Sydney: 26 candidates contest two vacancies
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Magpie chief urges night grand final
Sunday Mitchell, Murray face revamped Tribunal
Dean Cox to miss pre-season
Greg Baum, The Age: The forum of experiment (rules of Wizard Cup)
Monday Tsunami victims remembered; World Vision boosted by $57,000
Stat highlights from the 1st round
Pre-season *night* history files for all clubs
Tuesday Byron Pickett first to face new Tribunal
Charges from Wizard Cup 1st round
Score correction – heaven help us ...
Surgery for Jay Schultz
12 Newcastle rugby league players fined; one sacked
Fremantle clear AFL debut with $1,712,708.82 cheque
Wednesday Tribunal – Pickett out for six matches
NSW Supreme Court ruling: Warning to all sports bodies
Michael Voss to lead Brisbane for ninth season
Neale Daniher wants bigger centre circle
NSW Police to investigate female student complaint
Thursday Port appeals Picket sentence
Primus: Picket "stupid"
Were Port 'misled'?
Suspension rules under fire
AFL Cairns: Jason Love now banned eight years

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D-05-Feb-02 Footystats Diary, Week 458, February 11-17, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Saints announce captaincy of Nick Riewoldt
Warren Tredrea wants Port job
Apology for bungled rape investigation
Footballers committed to stand trial
Two rugby league referees suspended for life
Fitzroy jumper in two games this year
Aaron Sandilands, the tallest, soon the heaviest
Saturday Sydney too solid for Essendon – match report
Riewoldt captain at 22 – the youngest VFL-AFL captains on record
German referee banned for match fixing
Sunday Brownlow rules to be altered?
They said it – Andrew McLeod won't give much away
Monday Intra-club matches from the weekend
Tuesday Wizrd Cup – Draftees to get the call
Take two – Youngest captains; 20 to 22, a list of 35
Who is Mr Average of 2005? – Age, weight, height, games, goals ...
They said it – Demetriou denies tokenism
Wednesday Anzac Day 2006 – Magpies and Bombers at Homebush?
Freo name Peter Bell as skipper again
Betting on Wizard Cup
MWB: Posers for the pre-season
Thursday Stuart Maxfield leads Sydney again
MWB provides the answers
MWB: Plethora of pre-season stats
The Age: Letters continue soccer or football debate

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D-05-Feb-01 Footystats Diary, Week 457, February 4-10, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday John Elliott files for bankruptcy
Radio teams take shape for 2005
For the record – Melbourne's 120mm of rain
They said it – Four-way battle to be Tiger skipper
Saturday Buckley suffers another hamstring strain
Melbourne seek experienced replacement
Knee injury suffered by Brad Smith
Sunday All-Stars down Bulldogs by 28 points – match details
Sydney to play Bombers on Friday night
Monday AFL to rethink TV deal
New Geelong stand nears completion
Tuesday AFL puts a footy smile back at the Alice
AFL ready to promote a woman to Commission
Crows to play SANFL clubs on Friday
Brad Smith out for season
Premiership betting
Eade suggests earlier All-Stars game
The Medical Room – Josh Francou, Leigh Colbert
Wednesday From the grandstand – Richmond, Sydney, Essendon
Bulldogs get a welcome cash boost
Garry Lyon back with 3AW
Final Australian tsunami toll is 27
Thursday Wayne Jackson to become life member
North Mackay to play at the Gabba
Carlton names leadership group
Kangas to extend Laidley's contract

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D-05-Jan-05 Footystats Diary, Week 456, Jan 28-Feb 3, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday AFL Coaches Conference opens
Melbourne granted rookie upgrade
New gig for Bruce McAvaney
Saturday John Elliott to declare bankruptcy; creditors reject offer
Monday Twenty-20 charity event raises $50,000
Hawks to name captain today
Annual community camp visits
Fraudster clips footy fans
Tuesday Four new members of Tribunal; the structure for 2005
Richard Vandenberg is new Hawthorn captain
*Bill EXPRESS* is new St Kilda sponsor
Wednesday Wizard Cup: No changes to rules; Supergoals will aid tsunami appeal
Brian Taylor returns to Punt Road
Tough workout for Blues in Shepparton
Doubt on Essendon trio
Thursday Bulldogs visit top end communities
AFL Players levy for charity
Hail sends Pies off Homebush early
Paul Kelly for Sydney board

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D-05-Jan-04 Footystats Diary, Week 455, January 21-27, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Broadbridge laid to rest
Knee surgery sidelines Wirrpunda and Sampi
Ben Graham signs with New York Jets
Saturday Foxtel signs Carey to long-term deal
Monday Demons and Magpies in joint tsunami effort
Wednesday Wayne Carey set to join Pagan
Peter Burgoyne break right hand
Footballers in court – Dale Swan, Kade Carey, Aaron Ramsay
Thursday Wayne Carey reunited with Denis Pagan at Carlton
Pre-season match in Alice Springs cancelled

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D-05-Jan-03 Footystats Diary, Week 454, January 14-20, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Chris Judd signs new contract with West Coast
St Kilda vote for leadership group
Geelong's James Kelly is back on track
Monday AFL Indigenous: Darryl White to lead All-Stars
Tuesday Troy Broadbridge to be buried Thursday
Wednesday White ruled out of All-Stars game
Fremantle posts $1.2 million profit
Tony McGuinness is new assistant at Port
Thursday Broadbridge funeral today
Justin Blumfield joins Bendigo Bombers
Hip surgery for Andrew McDougall
Hip replacement for Kevin Sheedy

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D-05-Jan-02 Footystats Diary, Week 453, January 7-13, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Injury again hits Steven King
New studio at Docklands for Tribunal
Soccer or ? ... the debate continues
Saturday Sandilands re-signs with Fremantle
Funeral plans for Troy Broadbridge
Australian pledges $1 billion in aid to Indonesia
Tuesday Tsunami appeal: AFL pledges $300,000; Cricket match raises $14.6m
Demons remember Broadbridge
North Cairns appeal suspensions
Wednesday Brisbane: Who will replace Lynch?
Thursday Illicit drugs policy: AFL announce new rules
Port appointing Stephen Williams in assistant role
Soccer plays names game with *Football Victoria*

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D-05-Jan-01 Footystats Diary, Week 452, Dec 31-Jan 6, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Demons show support for missing Troy
Warmer and less rain in 2004
Tuesday Troy Broadbridge: Body identified in Thailand
Wednesday Trisha Broadbridge returns home

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D-05-Dec-04 Footystats Diary, Week 451, December 24-31, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Draft tampering: Investigation clears Fremantle
Geelong award life memberships at AGM
Monday Footy goes back to school; Port to assist in SA; Victoria may support
Magpie Christmas lunch for the homeless
Hawthorn looks to captaincy; Crawford, Everitt, Vandenberg possible
Wednesday Melbourne player Troy Broadbridge missing in Thailand
Thursday WA Government relief for debt on Subiaco Oval
Public apology to Hawthorn Football Club

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D-05-Dec-03 Footystats Diary, Week 450, December 17-23, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Richmond: Polling closes today; Will Miller stay on?
Essendon posts profit of $659,579
Demons head for Olympic Park
Soccer blurs who is who in Sydney
Saturday Birthplace MCG Hotel under threat
Sunday Richmond: Solid vote returns Casey ticket
Soccer blurs who is whi in Sydney
Monday Colquhoun: Cultural cringe makes the First XVIII
Tuesday Sydney profits again in "challenging market"
Hawthorn: retiring directors re-elected
Wednesday Channel Seven names tribunal front-runner
Carey to commentate for Fox Footy
TV-friendly times in 2005 schedule
Rugby Union firms five-year $423 million deal with News Limited
Mark Fraser joins senior umpiring group
Laidlaw: "Football" is football
Thursday Tribunal overhaul: David Jones named new chairman
Proposed penalties tabled – detailed list
Heavy penalties follow September brawl in Cairns
Port: Cornes brothers re-sign to the end of 2008
Rugby Union firms five-year $423 million deal with News Limited

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D-05-Dec-02 Footystats Diary, Week 449, December 10-16, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Saturday Perth beats Melbourne for new Rugby team
Fitzroy's Maurie Hearn passes
Sunday Peter Schwab will head new review panel
Tuesday Pre-Season & Rookie Drafts today
Sydney: Constitutional change calls for two elected board members
First the Kokoda Track, now the book and CD
Wednesday Zantuck to Dons; Caracella to Pies – detail of Pre-Season & Rookie drafts
Collingwood celebrate $35.5 million revenue
Prime Minister Howard declines offer from Western Bulldogs
Thursday Rule change – Centre bounce now 10 metre circle – definition of rule
Carlton: The ship is starting to turn around
Jarrad Schofield: Draft-tampering investigation
League considers sexual misconduct tribunal
Bulldogs re-sign Cooney and Ray
Port's Byron Pickett loses licence for drink driving

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D-05-Dec-01 Footystats Diary, Week 448, December 3-9, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday X-Men launch service for former players – when the cheering stops ...
Small lift in AFL prices
Carlton to draft Aisake O'hAilpin
20 to contest Richmond election – the candidates
Byron Pickett pleads guilty to drive charges
Lockett sells greyhound for $900,000
Saturday Cats extend Bomber Thompson to 2007
Danny Frawley turns down Freo offer
Michael Long meets Howard to "begin the journey"
Adelaide re-signs Mark Stevens and James Begley
Ty Zantuck leaves Richmond
Sunday Fitzroy's 1895 premiership ball discovered – link to Vic footy, 1856-1896
Monday Hawthorn's Ron Cook passes away
Hawks start their Kokoda Track trek
Drug officials test Saints in South Africa
Tuesday Hawthorn: Operation Recovery pulls out; Dicker board will be returned
Port Adelaide profits by $332,337
St Kilda profit is $1.03 million; Jim Watts named CEO
Wednesday Adelaide profits by $1.5 million
Whitten Oval upgrade goes the next step
Ian Dicker reviews options
Thursday Round 20 order revised
Saints return from South Africa

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D-05-Nov-05 Footystats Diary, Week 447, Nov 26-Dec 2, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Battle for Hawthorn: Waverley move becomes clouded
AFL faces $7.5 million battle in court
Richmond revert to traditional jumper
Melbourne wraps up all senior signings
File Update: Scoring, 1997-2004, The Home-and-Away Series – link
Version 1.4 available for *Footy Works*
Saturday Double-header in Wizard Cup opening
AFL considers using order off rule
Richmond deficit blows out to $2,194,974
Ron Cook inducted to Hawthorn Hall of Fame
Bulldogs to meet All-Stars in Darwin
New grandstand at Kardinia Park on target
John Hook to leave Hawthorn
George Stone returns to Sydney
Tuesday Geelong improves on profit and revenue
Essendon profit by $649,000
Brisbane mothballs number 11
New captain for Bulldogs under review
Wednesday Blues poised to extend Pagan contract; Kouta retained as captain
Richmond: Greg Miller joins Casey ticket
AFL moves August clash to Sunday
PM agrees to meet with Michael Long
Kevin Sheedy's mother passes
Thursday Hawthorn: Rivals groups aim for compromise
AFL told 10 groups intersted in Fame & Sensation attraction

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D-05-Nov-04 Footystats Diary, Week 446, November 19-25, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Hawthorn to return another profit – same as 2003
Brendon Gale is new CEO of AFLPA
Hunt out of the Hunt
Obituary: Carlton's Jim Francis passes away at 94
Saturday Western Bulldogs post $693,364 loss
Clubs favour set Tribunal penalities
Sunday National Draft: Richmond and Hawthorn grab top choices
Brett Deledio at No.1 to Tigers; Jarryd Roughhead to Hawks; details
Monday Essendon: Chairman Neil McKissock calls for changes
Tuesday Melbourne lose $1.475 million and declare modest profit of $25,000
Mark Williams: Trial ruck rules
Bulldogs resolve Croft contract dispute
Ross Smith joins Clarkson at Hawthorn
MWB: Curiosities of the draft – detailed
"Football's forgotten tour" – the 1888 visit of a British Rugby team
Wednesday AFL may switch Swans-Lions match in Round 20
McGough joins Saints in South Africa
Hawk rivals continue discussions
Reader Leonard Colquhoun – the "Matthew Croft case"
Thursday Tribunal overhaul; AFL Commission accepts changes
New three-man review panel; Hearings: Chairman & three-man jury
Set penalties; appeal costs reduced; comments on tribunal relaxed
Lions, Swans to lose salary cap benefits
Port appoint Peter Rohde as head of football strategy
Mark Mickan is new Port ruck coach
St Kilda misses out on Leighton Wood
West Coast name Neil Ross as development coach

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D-05-Nov-03 Footystats Diary, Week 445, November 12-18, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Comment: Some fools never learn – take 2 ... Daily Telegraph, Gibson
Saturday Staying, Coming, Going ...
Clint Bizzell re-signs with Melbourne
Port Adelaide: Schofield quits; Dew re-signs
Second O'hAilpin trains with Blues
Caracella leaves the Lions
196cm Ethiopian Goaner Tutlan trains with Essendon
Hawthorn: Graham Arthur on unpaid leave
Monday Matthew Croft hits Bulldogs with pay claim
Updated Files: Milestones
Comment: Telegraph, Gibson: Un-Australian; reader response
Tuesday Brisbane Lions profit by $2.18 million
Player numbers rise nationally to 467,460 in football census
TAC continue sponsorship with Richmond and Collingwood
Updated Files: Trading; Win-Loss-Draw sequence
Last word on *Gibborish* from readers
Wednesday Collingwood profit is record $2,070,456
Community Camps: Clubs head for 10 new locations
Updated Files: P-W-L-D 1897-2004; All-Time Crowds; Best & Worst
Thursday 36 delisted players nominate for National Draft – details
St Kilda name Leighton as new CEO
AFLPA voice support for Matthew Croft
NRL to trial interchange referees
Ramanauskas re-signs with Bombers

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D-05-Nov-02 Footystats Diary, Week 444, November 5-11, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Collingwood cut Mark McGough
Lions re-sign Ashley McGrath
Monday Bail out plan for Hall of Fame venture
Updated files – Goalkickers, links, All-Time Goals, Tops in Goals
Tuesday Ian Robson appointed Hawthorn CEO
Graham Arthur to stand for Hawk presidency
Adam Goodes joins indigenous advisory board
Caracella to nominate for draft
For the record: Darren Bennett 150 NFL games; Melbourne Cup crowds
Wednesday Graham Arthur: Contracts in place will be honoured
New rules for centre bounces
Jeff Farmer fined $2000 for assault
Thursday Clark Keating re-signs with Brisbane
Richmond decision on December 22
Indigenous players to meet in Broome
Comment: Some fools never learn ... Daily Telegraph, Gibson

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D-05-Nov-01 Footystats Diary, Week 443, Oct 29-Nov 4, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Reprieve for James Rahilly as Ben Graham quits
Essendon cut four from list
Patrick Bowden still a Bulldog
Wizard Home Loans sold to GE Electric
Saturday AFL's Queen Victoria venture appoints voluntary administrator
Draft will take many new faces to Richmond; nine picks in top 20
First lodgement of playing lists
David King as assistant at Punt Road
Darren Bewick joins the Kangaroos
Daniel Harford retires
Saints hold on to Knobel and Blake; promote Stone and Pfitzner
Dockers promote Dylan Smith and Steven Dodd
Swans cut Heath James
Sunday Hall of Fame: MCG offer originally turned down
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Melbourne Cricket Club commits to Dees
Monday Bulldogs: Rocket ready to launch
Steve McKee may return to Punt Road
Anthony Rocca marries
The Age: Graham not certain starter: NY paper
Tuesday Punters – what they do in the NFL
Review 2005 and Review 2004 added to Archives
Wednesday Peter Schwab rules out Fremantle offer
Darren Gaspar takes a pay cut
Thursday George Stone leaves Hawthorn
David Spriggs trains with Carlton
Jason Blake re-signs with St Kilda
Ben Graham has time on his side – the NFL's amazing George Blanda

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D-05-Oct-04 Footystats Diary, Week 442, October 22-28, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Shoulder injury stops Simon Black
Adelaide re-signs Tyson Edwards
Delistings continue – turnover mounts at Punt Road – Ty Zantuck
Port's new fitness coach (Darren Burgess)
Nylex clocks planned for Dockland Stadium
Saturday Andy Lovell and Leigh Tudor to Geelong as assistants
Blues re-sign Brad Fisher and Justin Davies – Luke Livingstone pending
Fraser Gehrig fined $5000 by St Kilda for urinating on woman at hotel
Port take premiership cup on tour
Gavin Wanganeen takes top indigenous award
Sunday IR: AFL move on death threats (to James Hird, Mark McVeigh)
Graham Duff to Kangaroos board
Training starts – listing, all clubs
Monday IR: Ireland claim the series, on aggregate 131-81 – 2nd Test details
Ben Graham – what is the future?
Aussies in American football – background
Tuesday Geelong to draft Nathan Ablett
Collingwood delistings
Nice words, nice people
Wednesday Knees bring down David Loats
Ty Zantuck deal not dead
Hawthorn into three-day camp at Sorrento
International rules gets seal of approval
Thursday Ben Graham jets off to the NFL
Hawthorn AGM: No compromise – it's Dicker v Scott
Jess Sinclair signs with Kangaroos
Trent Knobel quits St Kilda

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D-05-Oct-03 Footystats Diary, Week 441, October 15-21, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Byron Pickett charged over accident
Brian Cunningham takes role in SA government
VFL players who played Test cricket – link to list
Port ruck coach retires (David Pittman)
IR: Who's right? – "unders" and "overs" in reports
Saturday IR: Nathan Brown named vice-captain (to James Hird)
Ben Graham impresses the Yanks
Rob Kerr steps down as AFLPA chief
Crows delist James Gallagher (added to ...)
Bulldogs sign Sam Power
VFL-Test Cricket: Laurie Nash 18 goals versus Queensland in 1934
Sunday AFL and Rugby Union to be double-header? – Aug 13, 2005, Homebush
IR: Irish enraptured by growing rivalry
Ban lifted on Jeff Farmer – protection order struck out by Perth court
Monday IR: Ireland thrash Aussies 77-41 – 1st Test details
108 years ago the star was – Patrick O'Dea – link to story
Tuesday Geelong dump David Spriggs – promote Shannon Byrnes
Craig Callaghan retires; Freo delist three
IR: Australia with a mountain to climb
Blow for Tiger rebels – constitution does not allow a straight-out fight
Wednesday IR: Jared Crouch flies home – broken left collarbone
AFL Cairns: Report recommends all of North Cairns FC front tribunal
Carlton cut two – Darren Hulme, Stephen Kenna
Thursday Don Scott tables Hawk petition
Melbourne re-signs Travis Johnstone
Don Pyke is new Adelaide assistant
Keith Miller farewelled
Surgery for Jared Crouch
Rugby Union narrows new Super 14 team focus to Perth and Melbourne

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D-05-Oct-02 Footystats Diary, Week 440, October 8-14, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Trades: Josh Carr to Fremantle
Trades: Darren Jolly for Sydney
Trades: Brad Ottens deal unfolds
Saturday Trade Week: 17 players make the switch – list provided
Tigers say Bombers failed Ty Zantuck
Peter Curran and Anthony Rock to Melbourne as assistants
Sunday no entries – hangover city ...
Monday IR: Squad leave for Dublin, after two-day camp
AFLPA called for trading overhaul
E-mail bag: response to "Best Ever, Hawthorn or Brisbane?"
Tuesday IR: Ireland names its squad – full listing, players and counties
Collingwood resumed training on Monday October 11th
Matthew Knight to coach Bendigo Bombers
Keith Ross Miller passes – died Monday at Frankston
Brisbane: Darryl White and Martin Pike to play on
AFL announce assistance funds to Kangaroos, Bulldogs, Melbourne
Wednesday Peter Vardy retires
Melbourne delistings
IR: 70,000 tipped for First Test in Dublin
Sheedy wows the Americans (8th annual US championships, Atlanta)
Thursday IR: Aussies win warm-up game (against Dublin All-Stars)
Dees get Russell Robertson for three more years
State funeral announced for Keith Miller
Port delist five players
AFL Cairns wait on report (Sept 18 GF melee)
File updates

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D-05-Oct-01 Footystats Diary, Week 439, October 1-7, 2004 (Tween Seasons)
Friday AFL stars outraged by *dot.com* registration of players' names
Highlights of the 2005 Draw
Tribunal: Alastair Lynch 10 games + $15,000 fines; Simon Black 3
Jonathan Brown: 0 – hearing postponed
Geelong: Cameron Ling wins club award
Brisbane's Shaun Hart retires
Melbourne re-signs Jared Rivers
Nathan Thompson wants out from Hawks
Saturday Sydney retains Paul Roos as coach until 2008
Best and Fairest: Ade, Col, Fre, Syd, WCE
Damien Hardwick and Todd Viney to Glenferrie
Demons re-sign Cameron Bruce
Tribunal overhaul under way
Sunday Demons extend Neale Daniher's contract
Best & Fairest awards: completed, Bri, Haw, Mel, PA, WB
Wallabies, Swans on collision course
Monday Another SANFL flag for Bulldogs (Central District)
Trading period starts
"That" dress brings $23,000 at charity auction
The process continues – update of 2004 files
Tuesday Tribunal: Jonathan Brown: 5 weeks, $3000 fine
Daryn Cresswell to Brisbane
Demons seek sharing deal with Melbourne Storm
"Best Ever" – Hawthorn or Brisbane? – (comparison chart displayed)
Eagles fine Kerr $5000
Wednesday Kangaroos seal trade for Nathan Thompson
Stenglein in three-way deal for Eagles
Saints show interest in Whitnall
IR: New squad picked after 17 withdraw
Stab Kicks: 2005 premiership betting; Dandenong TOTC
E-mail bag: responses to "Best ever" Hawthorn or Brisbane?
Thursday Stay at Optus group fails in Supreme Court bid
Freo's Simmonds heading for draft
MWB: 2005 Draw – who has the upper hand – chart in MWB file
Stab Kicks: Allan Scott wants private meeting with Mark Williams
Stab Kicks: Allan Scott gives Port $100,000 bonus for GF victory
Stab Kicks: Adam Kingsley, Josh Mahoney, Damon White, Stuart Cochrane agree to new deals

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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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