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D-06-R26 Footystats Diary, Week 543, Sept 29-Oct 5, 2006
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Friday Selected teams for Grand Final
It's a girl! – Baby girl means Darren Jolly will join Swans
Barassi calls for salary cap on coaches
Michael Voss in talks with Blues and Saints
Football's Woman of the Year – Barb Cullen
The Back-to-Back Club
Saturday AFLPA awards: Chris Judd takes second MVP
The Australian: Full-time siren blows for Fox Footy channel
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Closest grand final result for 40 years
West Coast and Sydney produce another classic
Eagles clip Sydney by a point
Monday Premiership cup lands in Perth
Grand finalists get rousing receptions
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Opening round rematch of Eagles and Swans
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Grand Final gets all clear
Club champion – Melbourne; James McDonald takes Truscott Trophy
TV ratings for AFL and NRL grand finals
Several Eagles booked for surgery
Geoff McClure, The Age: Point of it all
Mike Sheahan, Herald Sun: Fox Footy's couch missed
Wednesday Trading places – NAB Draft Camp
High quality list await new psychological tests
Club champion – St Kilda; Riewoldt claims third best & fairest
Adelaide axe veteran defender Ben Hart
Melbourne council approves funds for three works
Stab Kicks ... Drew Banfield matches Doug Wade record ...
> Twin one-point margins, twice in one season is new record ...
> MWB: Consecutive matches with same scores (swapped) ...
> Fremantle flies squad to Melbourne to experience a Grand Final ...
Thursday AFL Players' Association underwrite Health Kick
Supporting former VFL-AFL players
Jade Rawlings to Richmond as assistant
Stab Kicks ... Tough father-son choices ahead for Carlton ...
> Bombers re-sign Jason Laycock ...
The Bigger than BIG ladder, 1997-2006

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D-06-R25 Footystats Diary, Week 542, September 22-28, 2006
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Friday Codes combine to reform TV regulations; "Use it or Losie it" ...
Carlton rumble with threat to president
Collingwood agrees on away jumper
Ray Horsburgh in new Essendon chairman
Steven Keing steps down from Geelong captaincy
Swans-Freo no change; Burton and McLeod back for Crows
Saturday Swans drop the Dockers anchor; Sydney to defend their premiership
Eagles run away from the Crows
Sydney and West Coast to do it all over again
Monday Geelong board endorse Mark Thompson as coach for 2007
Wide ranging changes to be implemented by Cats
Tuesday 2006 Brownlow: Adam Goodes wins his second Brownlow
MWB's club-by-club, full analysis, voting round-by-round
Nathan Buckley to step aside as captain
MRP: Jeff Farmer and Justin Longmuir cited
Skilton and Jakovich chosen to present the Cup
Qantas adds 34 extra flights tio grand final
Can Barry Hall muster another six goals?
Wednesday The Age: Dans will hear every game on radio; Radio deals almost signed
MRP: Farmer and Longmuir plead guilty – reprimands
AFL Coaches' Association: Goodwin and Goodes joint winners
Allen, Goldspink, Vozzo to umpire grand final
GF weather forecast
Swans and Eagles near another record – WLWLWL ...
Thursday Foxtel stalemate still unresolved; Seven and Ten set to go it alone
Geoff McClure, The Age: Fox Footy – over, out
Rhett Biglands to miss 2007
Brett Ebert re-signs with Port
Stab Kicks – So, you reckon they're even? – MWB provides facts
Twin Towers of footy fade down

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D-06-R24 Footystats Diary, Week 541, September 15-21, 2006
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Friday Next Generation – Securing the future of Australian football
AFL clubs will reap dvidends; $650 million over next five years
Holland appeal fails
Walls, Sjeldon, Smith head sub-committee; St Kilda search begins
Robert Harvey to play on in 2007
Tom Lonergan returns to hospital
Akermanis: Western Bulldogs if preferred choice
SANFL club goes to court over suspension
Stab Kicks for semi-finals
Saturday Dockers break through for first win in a final
Freo wear down the Demons
Herald Sun: Leaping Leo Barry's grab for $50,000
South Adelaide court bid fails
Justin Peckett retires
Sunday Eagles hammer Bulldogs by 74 points
Monday $70 million boost for Football Park
Collingwood to decide on Didak knee surgery
Tim Lane, The Age: Interstate trendsetters tap into old-fashioned values
Tonic for Cats and Tom Lonergan
Tuesday MRP: Brian Harris faces two matches for striking; Josh Carr cleared
Assault complaint against Cresswell withdrawn
McLeod, Burton and Ricciuto train with Crows
Knee surgery will sideline Didak for up to 10 months
Heath Scotland avoids conviction for slap
WAFL Sandover Medal: Subiaco's Matt Priddis wins with record vote
MWB: Victorian fans fearful of poor record against interstate clubs
Ron Barassi wants to know why Vic's are failing?
Wednesday Head-high bump may become reportable
Petition forces special Geelong meeting; Cat board under siege
Kent Kingsley quits Cats
Bredon Gobbard signs two-year deal
Carlton rules out Michael Gardiner
Brian Harris takes two week suspension
MCC grounds committee turns down VFL approach
Shoulder surgery for Brad Johnson; lay-off for Hargrave and Morris
Chris Bond to be interviewed for St Kilda job
Geoff McClure, The Age: Bartlett and Bourke were footy's No.1 double act
Thursday Tim Lane on interchange; Ten name Quartermain and Hudson to call GF
Media Awards: Dennis Cometti judged most outstanding caller
Club champion – Kane Johnson wins Jack Dyer Medal
Doctors lost for words on voiceless Andrew Embley
Magpies put Jason and Cameron Cloke under threat
Fans give thumbs-down to grand final entertainment
MWB: Minor premiers missing the grand final
Bruce Kennedy: Stab Kicks for Preliminary Finals
Patrick Smith, The Australian: Let's bump the bump

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D-06-R23 Footystats Diary, Week 540, September 8-14, 2006
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Friday Sydney's Jared Crouch reveals mystery behind injuries
Vodaphone is new major Brisbane sponsor
Stab Kicks, for Week 1, finals
Saturday Demons eliminate Saints
Clubs set for $6 million dividend
Club Champion awards: Carlton, Lance Whitnall, Kangas, Brady Rawlings
NY Jets make Ben Graham a special captain
Saverio Rocca lands NFL kicking deal
How many saw Friday night?
Monday Crows and Swans earn a week off
Adelaide steamroll Dockers
Super Subi final to Swans by one point
Brad Ottens faces loss of licence
Leonard Colquhoun: Attendances – new records, Round 16-22
Tuesday MRP: Brodie Holland faces six games out
Daniel Chick, Michael O'Loughlin cleared to play
All-Australian team of 2006: Ten new players; Brad Johnson captain
Mark Ricciuto is battling inflamed liver
Adam Kingsley retires from Port Adelaide
Herald Sun: Jason Akermanis, Dogs closer
Wednesday Daryn Cresswell in sex assault claim
St Kilda axe coach Grant Thomas
Tribunal: Holland suspended for six matches
Run of close matches – Bruce Kennedy tracks two batches of 4 games
Three more years for Shaun Burgoyne
Michael Gardiner faces groin surgery
Cats fine Brad Ottens $5000 over drink driving
Surgery to end season for Paul Hasleby
The Age: Top Dog partnership – Scott West, Rohan Smith
Thursday Collingwood appeals Holland verdict
Scott Lucas wins second Crichton Medal; Bomber chairman steps down
Stephen Powell retires
The Australian: Solo approach sank Thomas

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D-06-R22 Footystats Diary, Week 539, September 1-7, 2006
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Friday Hawks to conclude Tasmanian deal
Cruel end to season for Leigh Harding
Tom Lonergan awakes from coma
Jason Gram and Tadhg Kennelly sign new deals
Bombers reshape football department
Stab Kicks for Round 22
Saturday Dogs work hard to hold Bombers
AFL chairman Ron Evans has cancer surgery
Mark Ricciuto: "highly contagious virus B19"
$15 million brings the "Tassie Hawks"
St Kilda mourn passing of Travis Payze
The Australian: AFL seeking more rule changes
Sunday Top spot finish for the Eagles
Crows bounce back to finish 2nd
Saints' first Gabba win since '91
Dockers 9th win secures 3rd place
Swans tear the Blues apart by 92 points
Magpies miss out on top four
Hawks finish well; Cats coach under pressure
Monday Eagles, Crows, Dockers, Swans
Magpies, Saints, Demons, Dogs
6,204,056 – second-highest season
Bruce Kennedy Special – 2006 16-club analysis
Tuesday MRP: Buckley and McLean clear to play
Grand Final: Medal presenters announced
NAB Rising Star – Round 22 – Mark LeCras (West Coast)
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
Carlton spoon feats ... none for 105, three in four years
Brendan Fevola: Wooden spoon forward wins Coleman Medal
Wednesday Daryn Cresswell quits Lions; moving back to Victoria
Rebel Geelong group seek changes
Bob Hammond take reins as acting Commission chairman
Carlton reviews coaching options
Everitt splits with Hawthorn – Swans next?
MRP: Demon McLean reprimanded; Crawford fined $900
Thursday Carlton confirms Pagan will stay two more years ...
But, pressure still lingers
Rising Star: Port's Danyle Peace wins crown
Elimination Final: Northern viewers will get live cover Friday
Bulldog Rohan Smith set to retire
Brisbane Lions cut five from list
Top awards to Sydney's Adam Goodes

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D-06-R21 Footystats Diary, Week 538, August 25-31, 2006
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Friday Help is on the way: Docklands surface experiments
Rod Butterss: 'Ego to blame' over Fox Footy demise
Herald Sun: Fox Footy flicked
New Sydney facility at Blacktown will boost footy
Barassi is Melburnian of the year
St Kilda's Matt Maguire if finally out of hospital
Stab Kicks for Round 21 ...
Saturday St Kilda's power forwards smash Bulldogs
Comment: AFL is out of touch, and out of step (Fox Footy)
Sunday Draw ends Geelong's last chance for finals
Hawks hold Kangas goalless for three quarters
Richo's nine goals too good for Bombers
Swans close in on top four finish
Port shock Crows: Adelaide's 3rd-straight loss
Pies and Blues in 41-goal-fest; Woos by 44 points
Freo jump to third after one-sided Derby
Monday Dockers: flag favourites?
Geelong's Tom Lonergan has kidney removed
MWB: New crowd records by Collingwood
Tuesday MRP: Didak cleared of rough conduct charge
Adelaide's campaign hit by injury
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
MWB: The August ladder – also, Mar-Apr, May, June, July
Kardinia Park crowd correction
MWB: other instances of 1.1, 1.1, 1.1 ...
Geoff McClure: Common link – Jade Rawlings and Garry Hocking
Wednesday Mark Johnson: Tribunal confirms reprimand
The Australian: Players running in slow motion, says new report
Geelong's Tom Lonergan improving
Tests on Mark Ricciuto awaited
Jarrod Schofield to retire
Last games for Mark Chaffey and Greg Stafford
NAB Rising Star – Round 21: Brad Moran (Kangaroos)

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D-06-R20 Footystats Diary, Week 537, August 18-24, 2006
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Friday Hird, Koutoufides and Archer to play on
Surgery to Nathan Brown ends his Tiger year
Hawks re-sign another three
Jonathan Hay dumped from VFL side
Stab Kicks – looking toward Round 20
Herald Sun: Clubs want more TV cash
Saturday Magpies survive Port pressure
MWB: Collingwood seem safe for finals
Sunday Cats hang on as Sydney stumble
Desperate Dogs clip out-of-form Crows
Hawks steamroll the Bombers
Freo smash Saints by 58 points
West Coast back on top; Lynch boots 8.2
Richmond notch 10th win
Melbourne seal finals berth; Neitz kicks 8.4
Monday Season over for Dustin Fletcher
John Barker retires from Hawthorn
Scott Lucas signs new two-year deal with Bombers
Adelaide's Brett Burton opts out of surgery
1997 premiership player Aaron Keating sues Crows
Tuesday MRP: Mooney heads for record book
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
MWB: The August ladder
Neil Trezise passes away at 75
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal – Mooney gets all-time offender tag
Jason Johnson out for one week
Cameron Mooney – Four suspensions in one season is a first
Hawks set to complete long-term Tasmanian deal
Hawks discipline Peter Everitt for Fox Footy appearance
Tigers re-sign Raines, Polo, White and Pettifer
Jade Rawlings retires
NAB Rising Star – Round 20: Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
Thursday Fox Footy channel to close
Demetriou: closure disappointing
Comment: The thud of the first sod
The Australian: Sour taste for 'winners' and one last laugh for Kerry
The Age: Football's TV line-up – Out: Foxtel, In: SBS?

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D-06-R19 Footystats Diary, Week 536, August 11-17, 2006
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Friday Saints and Crows name Koschitzke and McLeod
Brad Scott retires
Nathan Lonie dislocates shoulder
Stab Kicks – looking toward Round 19
Saturday Bold Bombers ping Pies
Sunday Solid Swans stop the Demons
Eagles home over dogged Kangaroos
Richmond run riot over Lions
Port shock the Doggies in Darwin
Freo earn respect with strong defeat of Crows
Saints consolidate and destroy the Cats
Hawthorn easily beat trashy Blues
Sunday Herald-Sun: ABC rights are secure
Monday Dockers: Wild card or real deal?
Peter Riccardi retires after hamstring injury
Tuesday MRP: Chick faces one-game suspension; Reprimand for Peter Bell
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
Race for the eight; Collingwood reach 1 million in Round 19
August streaks
NAB Rising Star – Round 19: Nathan Foley (Richmond)
Wednesday No tribunal required; Chick takes one-match suspension
Media criticism: Short fuse snuffed out
NAB Rising Star – Round 19: Nathan Foley (Richmond)
Thursday Games at Manuka – Bulldogs and Demons to fill void
The Age: ABC to avoid football oblivion
Herald Sun: AFL grand final is our top event

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D-06-R18 Footystats Diary, Week 535, August 4-10, 2006
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Friday Baker appeal dismissed
Adelaide re-signings surface
Stab Kicks – looking to Round 18
Saturday Eagles clear away from Saints; Injuries bite deep at St Kilda
Adelaide re-sign 11 stars
AFL appoint Jim Watts as Carlton consultant
Worth repeating: South Africa embracing Oz footy
Sunday Tigers press hard but Bulldogs win through
Blues KO flat Demons
Swans grab fourth place with 7-goal win
Crows hang on by four points over Magpies
Geelong and Freo stay alive
Kangaroos too good for Port
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Five teams on same number of wins and losses
Blues and Demons produce *shock* again; Final word of Tiger percentage
West Coast unveil 'Team 20'
Tuesday MRP: Ricciuto, Bartel face suspension
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
NAB Rising Star – Round 18: Matthew Bate (Melbourne)
Wednesday Tribunal: Bartel reduces penalty; Didak reprimanded
Melbourne radio ratings: Tight battle at the top
The Age: Plan surfaces to improve stadium's turf
Thursday Chad Cornes re-signs with Port
Shannon Grant takes early surgery
Cats expect to regain Ablett, Mooney, Rooke; Internet rumours refuted
Dean Rioli to return via VFL Bombers
Blues ask Kouta to tale $900,000 pay cut
Sweeney Sport Survey: Australian football still No.1

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D-06-R17 Footystats Diary, Week 534, July 28-August 3, 2006
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Friday TV beyond 2006: Seven finds new angle for footy
Stab Kicks – for Round 17
They said it: The Age: Carrara: Roos' games might not be feasible
Saturday Collingwood breaks down the Hawks
MWB: Accurate Hawks hit for six
St Kilda pound the Tigers by 103 points
West Coast smash the Adelaide facade
Sunday Essendon break the longest drought
Port make Swans tough it out
Kangas dim Geelong's final dream
Unconvincing Dockers head for finals
Melbourne muzzle the Bulldogs
Monday Injuries and Mooney wait
Tuesday MRP: Decisions awaited; Geelong fine Mooney
Stab Kicks – MWB round-up from weekend games
They said it: The Age: Injury toll diminishing, says AFL report
Wednesday Tribunal clears Greg Stafford
Raines charge downgraded
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
NAB Rising Star – Round 17: Andrew Swallow (Kangaroos)
Thursday AFLPA to reap benefit: Player payment deal completed
Key points in new deal
Blake Caracella retires
St Kilda – 16 straight goals in new high
Tarrant and Johnson fined by Magpies
Ankle surgery ends season for Peter Everitt

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D-06-R16 Footystats Diary, Week 533, July 21-27, 2006
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Friday Brisbane Lions dump Aker, again
Eagles to rest Ben Cousins
2006 membership climbs to 519,126 ... details
Lap of honour for Darrel Baldock
The Age: Kevin Sheedy: will he, won't he?
Stab Kicks – trivia for Round 16 matches
Saturday Crows humble Kangaroos by 12 goals
Magpie pressure too much for Eagles
Blues-Dons spoon battle ends in draw
Lions clip Hawks with late finish
Sydney hammer the Tigers
MWB – Adelaide ... analysis
Sunday

Saints just get home over Port
Dogs and Cats turn on another thriller
Fremantle at home romp away from the Dees
Records, equipment lost in Arden Street fire
Andrew McLeod: foot surgery on Monday
AFL Footy Record: Luck of the Draw – 2007 and beyond

Tuesday Tribunal: Freo's Josh Carr and Des Headland take tribunal
Simon Goodwin escapes with reprimand
Kangaroos training at Docklands
Warren Tredrea out for the rest of the year
Wednesday Tribunal: Carr, Headland get two weeks
New computer software: Clubs to get even deal of the draw
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance
MWB's Prognostications
Port lose Daniel Motlop for rest of the season
NAB Rising Star – Round 16: Troy Chaplin (Port Adel)
Thursday Michael Gardiner: Fined $800; licence suspended
NRL influence threattens AFL Carrara bid
Stab Kicks ... Buckley's 250th for Pies; Consecutive night matches

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D-06-R15 Footystats Diary, Week 532, July 14-20, 2006
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Friday Kangas head north – Roos take Carrara option
Lance Franklin re-signs with Hawthorn
Stab Kicks for Round 15
The Age: Paul Roos flares up after Davis sounds off at being axed
Saturday Demons cut down the Tigers
Grant Thomas reaches St Kilda milestone
Matthew Armstrong steps down as Devils' coach
Sunday Saints edge out Essendon to record 14th defeat
Adelaide break the Hawks in second half
Brisbane pip Kangas in nail-biter
Eagles win epic duel with Sydney
Kosi runs into trouble again
Monday Magpies slide to sixth place
Geelong flick Port to keep hopes alive
Bulldogs finish too good for Blues; up to 4th
Toyota extends AFL sponsorship
MWB: 1-2-3 – tight margins add to records
Tuesday MRP: Mooney, McPhee and Bowden face one-game suspensions
Davis on a knife-edge with the Swans
Shoulder operation puts Sheedy in doubt
Bruce Kennedy: How your team will finish the season
The Age: Geoff McClure – Poster epidemic, Rushby Hinds ...
MWB: Essendon v Carlton – trivia background
Wednesday Tribunal confirms Bowden suspension
Koschitzke get one-week VFL suspension
The Age: Club benefits on hold until player deal set
Michael Gardiner: Black eye, fined, suspension after car crash
Apolgy from Nick Davis
Leonard Colquhoun: Attendances, new Round 8-15 records
MWB: Most frees, least frees
Rod Gillett: NSW, a likely State of Origin team
NAB Rising Star – Round 15: Matthew Moody (Brisbane)
Thursday $2 million grant to cash-strapped Blues
MWB: Prognostications for 2006
Around the courts: Brogan, Williams, McKernan, Gardiner
The Age: Gary O'Donnell to coach Bombers on Saturday
Third generation Kennedy signed by Hawks
ProStats Quarter-by-quarter ladders

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D-06-R14 Footystats Diary, Week 531, July 7-13, 2006
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Friday The Age: AFL to offer loan to Carlton
Adelaide ink Neil Craig to end of 2009
Nine Footy Show: Aker set to depart Lions
Stab Kicks – close look at Round 14 matches ...
Saturday Timely win for the Dockers
Report notes high incidence of footy injuries
Akermanis – does any one really care?
Port Adelaide fined $5000 over runner
Sunday Geelong plunder Blues in 23-goal feast
Eagles pluck victory from the Hawks
Melbourne edge out the Lions
Slick Tigers too good for Port
Sunday Herald Sun: Triple M may give up footy
Monday Adelaide pummel the Swans by seven goals
Saints power away from struggling Magpies
Kangas halt the run of the Bulldogs
It may be over for Glenn Archer
Paul Roos: Swans have lost their hunger
Kosi starts his comeback
Tuesday MRP: Three players face suspension – Kerr, Lovett-Murray, Dew
Glenn Archer faces minor surgery
The Australian: Coast clear for Kangaroos' move
Wednesday Tribunal: Kerr suspension reduce to one week
The Age: Kerr verdict is plainly nuts
Surgery forces Paul Williams to retire
St Kilda: more knee surgery for Aaron Hamill
NAB Rising Star – Round 14: Grant Birchall (Hawthorn)
Thursday Swans drop Nick Davis for rookie Simon Phillips
Port lose Peter Burgoyne for the year
The 'X-Men' seek support for former players
MWB: Consecutive games with the same margin

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D-06-R13 Footystats Diary, Week 530, June 30-July 6, 2006
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Friday Swans drop three; Dockers make seven changes
Agents agree on minimum age contract
Stab Kicks ... Round 13 trivia
MCG stands to be adorned with new artwork
SANFL plans $36 million upgrade for Football Park
The Age, Sporting Life: Seven games but Bert was truly their hero
Saturday Come-from-behind Kangas pip Essendon
West Coast re-sign John Worsfold until 2009
New record membership for Bulldogs
AFL lifts finals tickets by small margin
Sunday Hard working Demons keep Port at bay
St Kilda maul the Hawks by 70 points
Wayward Lions find their way home
Sydney throttle the Dockers
Monday Adelaide too classy for tame Geelong
Tigers surprise Pies in wet to jump into eight
Western Bulldogs snap Subi hoodoo
The Age: 'Our' football returns
Tuesday MRP: Farmer suspended one week; Guerra faces two matches out
Lions elevate Irishman Colm Begley
AFL fines Collingwood $10,000
Chad Cornes hospitalised with punctured lung
Dean Cox expected to miss six weeks with broken collarbone
James Hird suffers recurrence of calf injury
Matthew Lloyd signs new three-year deal with Bombers
Wednesday Tribunal: Mahoney guilty; reprimanded ... Josh Carr cleared
Pies' Cameron Cloke faces another reconstruction
NAB Rising Star – Round 13: Cheynee Stiller (Brisbane)
Stab Kicks – Freo's 3.4, 5.4, 8.4 and 9.4 ... details
Thursday Players and umpires seeking new pay deals
MWB: Stab Kicks – focus on Round 14 and the month of July ...

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D-06-R12a Footystats Diary, Week 529, June 23-29, 2006
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Friday AFL Hall of Fame: Baldock named a Legend
MWB: Fox Footy pick their best "first-half" team
Saturday Strong finishing Kangas down Carlton
Brisbane names the Lions team of the decade
Caracella calls for greater player protection
Sydney Swans look to Homebush
Hawthorn may add game to York Park
The Age: Brisbane fines Akermanis $20,000
Sunday Collingwood too slick for soft Swans
Brendan Fevola cleared of knee damage
Kangaroos gather for 1996 reunion
Monday New players deals to be finalised
Free kick for other codes? The Age: thoughtful piece
Tuesday MRP: Kangaroo pair accept reprimands (Daniel Harris, Josh Gibson)
Lions without Brown and Johnson
Matthews "sick" of Akermanis issue
The Age: AFL pleased with new split-round configuration
Wednesday Man remanded over Ablett attack
Demetriou: AFL is not 'mean-spirited'
NAB Rising Star – Round 12: Clinton Young (Hawthorn)
MWB: Round 13 Stab Kicks ...
Thursday AFL mid-year report: Figures to delight the League
Brisbane Lions and Akermanis reach compromise
The Australian: Crowded house when Pies play
The Examiner: State's great footy export is recognised

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D-06-R12 Footystats Diary, Week 528, June 16-22, 2006
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Friday Blues lose Koutoufides with broken hand
Andrew McLeod requires minor footy surgery
MWB: The *form table* at the half-way mark
Stab Kicks, looks at trivia for the weekend ...
Saturday Efficicent Crows shred the Saints
MWB: Adelaide's efficiency stands out in facts
Sunday 7-goal win over Tigers ends Hawks losing streak
Slow-start Demons outclass Bombers
Cats back in the mix as Dockers disappoint
Bulldogs 8th win; Lions fail the test
Port knock the Eagles off their perch
Monday On and off-field: Weekend casualities
Tuesday MRP: Wrestling charges the only weekend blemish
St Kilda: Neurosurgeron clears Koschitzke after fainting spell
Yellow armbands: AFL fines Essendon $20,000
Richmond: Mark Coughlan has knee surgery
Heath Black fined over racing incident
Bruce Kennedy: Domiance of top sides
The Australian: Lance corporal now captain
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Ryan Houlihan cleared
Malthouse, Roos, Matthews: Coaches question new kick-in rule
AFLPA chief call for review of injury toll – list of 13 ACL injuries
Essendon calls on AFL to match $20,000 fine
Andrew McLeod to avoid surgery
Heath Scotland to fight assault charge
Brisbane Lions to discuss derogatory e-mail
The Age:
Bereft Blues set for $1.3m AFL lifeline
Thursday Paul Williams set to retire at end of season
AFL congratulates new owners of Docklands
Adelaide signs 50,000th member
The Age: Africa cricket link is AFL's big pitch
Melbourne radio ratings: 3AW lead in calls of the game

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D-06-R11 Footystats Diary, Week 527, June 9-15, 2006
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Friday The Age: Footy's big spender: Kangaroos closing the gap
The Australian: WADA may ban Collingwood's altitude room
Stab Kicks – focus of Round 11 matches
The Australian: Kosi still smiling despite hard luck story
Saturday Geelong back on the winning list: by 7 goals over Bombers
Essendon's 10th defeat: worst run since 1933
MWB: Essendon: detailing past poor runs
Geelong name Ablett as the "greatest"
Leigh Mathews: Clarify the laws – Match Review Panel "dies a U-turn"
Port Adelaide fine Brogan $5000 over airport incident
Sunday Richmond notch 6th win; Kangas fail again
Crows grind out 15-point win over Lions
Saints hold out the Swans in SCG deluge
High bump under scrutiny again
Tracee Hutchison: Ah, Socceroos, schmocceroos
Monday Eagles in second Houdini-like escape; West Coast soar in final term
Incredible Eagles in the unwinnable game
Bulldogs surive last challenge by Dockers
Port on the rise with humiliation of Hawks
Bruce Kennedy: Miraculous comebacks – some memories
The West Australian: Stadium report 'anti-football'
Tuesday MRP: Rawlings, Bartel, Houlihan offered one-game suspensions
The Age: Players likely to get extra $70 million
West Coast starts are a worry
Ablett slams media over DVD claims
Wednesday Tribunal: Rawlings – suspended one match;
Bartel – reprimanded, but clear' Houlihan hearing postponed
NAB Rising Star – Round 11: Jacob Surjan, Port Adelaide
MWB: Exactly 100 per cent!
Thursday Hawthorn reappoints Clarkson for another two years
John Worsfold: Big money on offer with new contract
Kangaroos fine and suspend Jonathan Hay
Umps told "pay more 50-metre penalties
Essendon: Hird and Camporeale to return
Dockers wait: Grover may need shoulder surgery
Back injury may sideline Jonathan Brown
Jim Watts to end as St Kilda CEO
The Age: Saints in bid to farewell Tasmania

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D-06-R10 Footystats Diary, Week 526, June 2-8, 2006
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Friday AFL responds: Demetriou: Until 2012, no night grand final
Round 10 selections: Geelong axe four
Dennis Cometti fails to get the call from Seven
MWB: Will Sheedy make a new entry?
The Age: Foxtel may grab bigger slice of pie
Saturday Crows kick 30 goals to massacre Bombers
MWB: Crows-Dons: What an extraordinary night!
Eagles produce their greatest comeback
West Coast come from 9-goals down to pip Cats
Bulldogs account for Hawthorn by 21 points
Sunday Magpies canter home over Lions: Buckley six
Freo get the edge over Richmond
Monday Sydney narrowly over plucky Kangaroos
Port too strong for struggling Blues
Demons hold off late-charging Saints
David Neitz celebrates milestone with eight goals
Blake Caracella sustains serious neck injury
Stab Kicks: Judd, Buckley, Tiger percentage; Sydney's 6th; Neitz
Tuesday MRP: Ten players charged
Justin Leppitsch retires
The Age: Neck injuries: What the doctor says; take more care
Port's Dean Brogan regrets Adelaide airport incident
Stab Kicks: Andrew Thompson; Danny Jacobs; Dogs extra player;
     Symmetrical ladder
Wednesday Tribunal: Headland and Ablett cleared
The Age: Victorian government comes to club's aid
Michael Voss to step down as Brisbane captain
NAB Rising Star – Round 11: Matt Rosa, West Coast
Stab Kicks: MWB, Top 10 Scorelines; Symmetrical ladder – detailed
The West Australian: Dockers want Tribunal penalties overhauled
Thursday $55 million plan announced: Former Melbourne venues to be upgraded
Key Facts: AFL Ground redevelopments
Gavin Wanganeen retires
The Age: Bulldogs stung by severity of $7500 fine
Mike Sheahan, Herald Sun: Telstra pays $60 million for Internet rights
Stab Kicks: New one-page Ladders 1987-2006 page

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D-06-R09 Footystats Diary, Week 525, May 26-June 1, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Appeals rejected: Vandenberg and Lovett suspensions stand
The Age: Brisbane to lead Gold Coast push
Subiaco Oval: $235 million plan to boost stadium to 60,000 seats
MWB: Beaten by 100 points, then downing the top side! ... detailed
Saturday Magpies march on as Bulldogs dismissed
Dog lose Robert Murphy for 12 months
Sunday Tigers break 16-year hoodoo to down Cats
Crows by 64 points, latest side to trash Carlton
Port reap vengeance on Bombers
Sydney's 5th-straight; best under Paul Roos
Monday Four 10-goal margins dominate 9th round
Eagles deny Demons in Subi thriller
Brown boots seven as Lions pummel Freo
Hard work wins for Saints over Kangaroos
Injury losses: Hamstring sidelines Chris Judd for three game
Brisbane Lions lose Anthony Corrie to ruptured ACL
Bruce Kennedy: Richmond's low percentage
MWB: The *Subiaco curse* remains
Tuesday MRP: Seven players charged; Tarrant to challenge one-match ban?
Lenny Hayes: Knee reconstruction ends season
Kangaroo fan dies with hours after public discussion
Richo out with wrist injury; Hawks to rest Crawford
Wednesday All players accept MRP findings; no Tribunal required
Move of Pies-Saints match to MCG suggested
Tigers sign Bowden and Richo to new deals
NAB Rising Star – Round 9: Brad Symes, Port Adelaide
Docklands reaches 300 matches
The Age: Essendon produce clash strip to hostile members
Thursday Hird, Judd: out longer than first thought
Sandilands back for the Dockers
Chad Cornes: eye injury causes concern
MWB: Opposites ... there's always a parallel
Stab Kicks: North Launceston 1998 side to TFL Hall of Fame
The Australian: Sydney sweetner reveals stance over funding

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D-06-R08 Footystats Diary, Week 524, May 19-25, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Alastair Clarkson: Parkin and Healy to assist Hawk decision for 2007
TAC fines Collingwood $200,000
They said it: Paul Roos, Daily Telegraph: Rules change too fast
Bruce Kennedy: Perspective 2006, where will your team finish?
Stab Kicks: When is a night match not a *night* match?
Saturday David Neitz claims Melbourne goalkicking record
Demons demoralise Hawks with 12 goal thrashing
MWB: Hawthorn – Scoreless quarters in successive matches ... detailed
Demetriou: Interchange to be left alone
Obituary: Footscray's Arthur Edwards passes
The Age: Docklands stadium deal falls through
Sunday Boilover: Richmond stun the Crows
Fremantle run over flat Kangaroos
Collingwood pulverise Geelong by 102 points
Sydney too strong for Bulldogs
Monday West Coast return to top spot;
Eagles survive challenge from bottom Bombers
St Kilda outclass lowly Blues; Lions bare their teeth to savage Port
Kevin Sheedy: Richmond's "basketball crap"
New York Jets re-sign Ben Graham
Tuesday MRP: Hawthorn captain faces three-match ban
Penalties offered to nine players
Drug testing: AFL and AFLPA continue court action
First two millions fans for the year
Jeff Gieschen: Essendon got "unwarranted" 50m penalties
Stab Kicks: High margins in successive meetings ... detailed
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Vandenberg: four matches ...
Lovett cops three weeks; Solomon cleared
The Age: Koschitzke: Collision affects hearing
NAB Rising Star – Round 8: Michael Rischitelli, Brisbane
Stab Kicks: Fevola' feat places him in unique group ... detailed
The Age: Geoff McClure: Bombers' famous jumper is world's oldest
Thursday Dons and Hawks appeal Tribunal suspensions
Essendon fined; runner suspended
The Australian: Fox Footy Channel under threat
Carlton appoint new board members; AFL offers Blues financial help
The Australian: Will AFL Internet rights change?
The Age: Sheedy implores AFL to show 2020 vision
to come The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...

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D-06-R07 Footystats Diary, Week 523, May 12-18, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Brisbane make four changes – Lions will be *Aker-minus*
Nathan Buckley rested from Pertrh trip
Stab Kicks: Robert Harvey's club record 324th for Saints
Saturday Geelong breaks four-game spell; Cats too good for lethargic Saints
Uncertain future for Justin Leppitsch
Carlton president deneies financial danger
Bulldog membership reaches new milestone
Sunday Eagles knock Collingwood off top perch
Sydney blast the Tigers in record-breaking style
Re-charged Lions thump the Hawks
West Coast hold out determined Magpies
Sunday's results – Adelaide thrash Kangas and regain top place
Bulldogs strangle Port; Blues win to send Bombers to the bottom
Monday Kevin Sheedy: Ageing stars should be rested
Stab Kicks – Round up from the weekend
Tuesday Kangaroos poised to play at Carrara; Gold Coast venture closer
Match Review Panel: Peter Street accepts reprimand
> Hudghton to decide on early plea; Byron Pickett, Luke Hodge cleared
The Age: Foxtel deal denied
Brisbane's Joel Macdonald out for a year
The Australian: Dons caught cold in draft
Wednesday MRP: Max Hudghton takes one week suspension
Launceston gets new sirens; NTFL parallel at Latrobe
Use of interchange players: Report calls for 50 per cent reduction
NAB Rising Star – Round 7: Clint Bartram, Melbourne
Leonard Colquhoun: AFL crowd trends, rounds 1-7 ... detailed
Thursday Alternative playing jumpers: Essendon negoiates a minefield
Eade, Sheedy, Pagan: Don't alter interchange
MWB: 22 and 30-round ladders; 4-Quarters ladder and attendances update
Stab Kicks: Mark Thompson becomes Cats' second longest-serving coach
Stab Kicks: 900th night premiership match

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D-06-R06 Footystats Diary, Week 522, May 5-11, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Dividing the revenue – Presidents ask for $2m each year
AFL will continue in Canberra
Sydney sings 14-year-old recruit – Ryan Bottin-Noonan
Dean Rioli considers retirement
Final score: St Kilda 13.15-93 v Fremantle 14.10-94 – did you notice?
West Coast enjoy best start in successive years since 1981
MWB: 22-round ladder to Round 5
Saturday Geelong lose four in a row: Demons too slippery for Cats
MWB: Melbourne's amazing margins – 5, 5, 4, 6 ... details
Tension on show at the Gabba as Leigh Matthews exits media talks
Sunday Rivalry Round: Changes at the top; Crows return to leadership
Geelong and Bulldogs slide
Bombers-Tigers set new inaccurate benchmark – 1.17 in a quarter
Monday Swans sneak into top eight; 32pt win over Lions
Pies take top place with 12-goal win over Blues
Big finishing Knagas ditch the Hawks
Round 6 bring a welter of new records ... details
Fractured skull sidelines Justin Koschitzke
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Head-but charge faces Mooney
Akermanis cleared of striking; Fletcher takes trip reprimand
Introducing Pro-Quarter ladders
Sam Newman sidelined by Triple M
Lance Franklin gets all clear on writs injury
Wednesday Tribunal suspends Mooney one match
Inquiry clears Mark Seaby
NAB Rising Star – Round 6: Dean Polo, Richmond
Hawks lose Croad and Crawford to injury
Melbourne radio ratings: 3AW continues dramatic climb
Lethal silent on Aker talk
Thursday Nathan Buckley likely to be rested from Perth game
Herald Sun, Trevor Grant: Glenn Manton tells Sheedy and Pagan to quit
MWB: 22-round ladder to Round 6 and now, the 30-round ladder ...
The Australian: Interchange on chopping list

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D-06-R05 Footystats Diary, Week 521, April 28-May 4, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday New turf laid at Homebush – cleared for play
Crawford and Roughead sign new Hawthorn deals
The Age: Kangaroos look to Carrara, but deal must be right
Saturday Wasteful Tigers beat "kamikaze" Blues
Coaches lament poor skill errors
They said it: The Age: Chad Morrison: Anger at Magpie's $20,000 fine
MWB: 22-round ladder to Round 4
Sunday Adelaide savage the Bulldogs by 77 points
Improved Swans hold Cats at bay
West Coast too solid for lame Lions
The Age: TV, crowds down; Early rounds show expected decline
The Age: Wrong charge by review panel frees up Croad
Monday Controversy rages over draw in Launceston
Dockers lodge formal protest; Fremantle demands the points
Match outcome changed twice before
Tuesday Saints-Freo debacle: AFL Commission to decide on Wednesday
The Age: Thriller for TV viewers, horror for AFL
It is written: Laws of the Game, bringing play to an end ... details
MRP: Seven players cited; Fraser Gehrig cleared
Wednesday Tribunal: Lenny Hayes cleared; Jeff Farmer one match
AFL commissioners meet today on Saints-Freo draw
The Age: Netball has the answer
Federal police probe drugs leak
NAB Rising Star – Round 5: Heath Shaw, Collingwood
It was a *bell* – not a *siren* in 1900
Herald Sun poll: 2736 votes calls 67% in favour for Freo to get points
The Australian: Thomas, Connolly facing penalty
Herald Sun: The Pulse: More siren insanity, the 1967 *goalposts*
Thursday St Kilda v Fremantle – and the winner is ...
AFL commissioners award match points to Fremantle
St Kilda board unanimously accept decision ... details
David Hill appointed Bomber captain
Morrison $20,000 fine stands
Stab Kicks: Matthew Bate and Shannon Hurn goal with first kicks

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D-06-R04 Footystats Diary, Week 520, April 21-27, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Hawthorn aim to secure big guns
Michael Gardiner returns to the Eagles
Paul Kelly stands down from Sydney board
Carlton unveils clash guernsey
The Age: Blues ordered Pagan to recruit youth 'too late'
Fox Sports: $750,000 Anzac Day bonus for Pies and Dons
Saturday Hawthorn's best start for five years
Essendon to rotate captaincy in absence of Lloyd
The Age: Graham Smorgon: Top blue forecasts further fiscal pain
Sunday Bombshell for Essendon: Lloyd out for rest of the season
Well-travelled Crows last the distance; beat Dockers by 11 points
Monday Bulldogs, Eagles head the pack; the challlenges ahead
ACT up the bid to retain Kangaroos
Subiaco ump bump under scrutiny
Geelong sack fitness coach
MWB: Will 100 points top the round?
Tuesday MRP: Mix-up may cost Brett Burton; Matthew Carr, Croad cited
Port narrowly beat Saints in epic struggle
Injuries: Lloyd has surgery; Hip injury grounds Neitz;
> Freo's Haselby out; Swans lose three; Bock absent until mid-season;
> Richmond gives Nathan Brown extended rest to manage leg pain
Magpie Chad Morrison fails RBT; fined, loses licence
Wednesday 318,510 see Anzac round; 1,121,697 attend first rounds
Tribunal – Burton and Carr to contest charges
Magpies great Anzac Day win over Bombers
New membership high for Sydney Swans – 31,256
Dustin Fletcher signs new tw-year deal with Dons
The Stats that Matter: Cliffhangers; lowest maximum margin
Thursday Tribunal: Burton gets two matches; Carr cleared on ump bump
Essendon delays decision on captaincy
NAB Rising Star – Round 4: Richmond's Andrew Raines
Mick Malthouse spends night in hospital
to come The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...

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D-06-R03 Footystats Diary, Week 519, April 14-20, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Lions fail again on the road: Saints easily eclipse Brisbane
The Age: Ian Collins to step down from Carlton presidency
Tie in International youth Test
Clash guernsey policy clarified
Saturday Melbourne's Ryan Ferguson on the mend
150th game milestone for David Wirrpanda
Goals – on target; best start since 2000
Sunday Eagles and Bulldogs vie for top place
Hawks smash Geelong; Blood on the board at last
Monday Freo and Port goalless in Q1 – details of Sunday's matches
Tuesday Magpies demolish Kangaroos with best score in five years
MRP: Fevola, Leppitsch face suspensions
MWB: Round 3 – so, you think you got them all? – details
Peter Bell a Docker until 2008
St Kilda's Fergus Watts breaks left leg
Wednesday Round 3 – Players accept MRP penalties – details
Carlton's new president: Graham Smorgon takes over
NAB Rising Star – Round 3: Port Adelaide's Danyle Pearce
Lloyd out; Hird to resume captaincy
Thursday International Rules: Australia wins youth series
The Age, Paul Daffy: Spirit of amateur footy ...
MBW: 22 round ladder to Round 3
Strictly for statophiles: Ladder placings and W-L-W-L runs
to come The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...

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D-06-R02 Footystats Diary, Week 518, April 7-13, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Arden Street to Carrara? – Kangaroos rule out move north
Tough stance on drugs will continue
Geelong aims to move more games to MCG
*News Alert* returns – glitches on day one
Demons get new admin base – New $190 million venue for Olympic Park
Intervention order against Essendon player – Andrew Lovett
Mark Bickley joins All Australian panel
Saturday Saints sneak home against the Tigers
Membership record for the Dockers
AFL chose Swans as face of the code
Sydney hit with $5000 fine
Sunday Jekyll & Hyde footy – Lions and Freo turn things around
200%-plus by two – first time in a century
Monday Sydney slide down to 14th place
Cats, Doggies & Eagles unbeaten
Tuesday Match Review Panel – Six players to decide
MCG Anzac Day game a near sell-out
Martin Windsor-Back – a 22-round ladder ... detailed
The Age: AFL marketing gets an itch, tradition scratched in jumper demand
Wednesday Round 2 – MRP and Tribunal: Medhurst and King cleared
Club revenues rise – 12 clubs profit
Increase in player payments nearer
NAB Rising Star – Round 2: Collingwood's Dale Thomas
MWB: Tigers enter new club records of low percentages
Richmond sing new deals with Brett Deledio and Chris Newman
Thursday Spending spree pays off – Sydney flag cost $14.51 million
Eagles will welcome back Michael Gardiner
Les Foote, Kangaroo champion passes
Bulldogs re-sign Dale Morris and Daniel Cross
MWB: 22-round ladder to Round 2
Adelaide set to reach 50,000 members
Bruce Weber ex Port president dies suddenly; Memories of 1990 awakened
The Age: AFL bid to push game in the Gulf – Dubai in 2006?
Herald Sun: Essendon slam Eddie McGuire

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D-06-R01 Footystats Diary, Week 517, March 31-April 6, 2006
refer Match Review and Tribunal archives for wider detail of subject
Friday Eagles get a smile back – 18pt win over St Kilda
Selection highlights for opening round
Brodie Holland and fiancee charged over nightclub row
Saturday Skilful Bulldogs slaughter Tigers by 115 points
The Age, Geoff McClure: Then and now ...
Sunday Geelong crush lifeless Lions
Matthew Lloyd's 8 goals sink the Swans
Tough Kangas too good for Port
Big start for the Bulldogs – 321.2 per cent
Fitzroy 1904, holds percentage record – 771.4%
The Age, Samantha Lane: Hitting the streets for new post-match recovery
Monday Carlton's solid win over Demons
Hawks ease back for disappointing Freo
Sunday Herald Sun, Jon Ralph: Demetriou hints at 17th club
Tuesday Crows late burst end Pie hopes; Magpies scoreless in last quarter
MRP: Kerr, Slattery, Pickett, Scotland face charges
"Hang on, it's only Round 1!" — starting winners and losers
West Australian: Coach fears rule makers could ruin football
The BIG Ladder, 1997-2006 – Adelaide up, Sydney down
Wednesday MRP: Four accept penalties – Tribunal not required
NAB Rising Star, Round 1: Marc Murphy (Carlton)
Smalls play "tall" – 172cm Kanga, Brent Harvey is smallest
Port's Troy Chaplin fractures eye socket
Fraser Gehrig – 27th to play 100 games with two clubs
Mick Malthouse to draw level with David Parkin on 518 coaching games
Chris Own: How do I see Monday night football?
Andrew Demetriou: Future of Monday night football uncertain
Thursday Kangas move closer to Gold Coast: Kekovich backs move north
The Age: Saints to re-think York Park deal?
Sydney plans bumper unfurling ceremony
Injuries: Hird, Playfair, Murphy to miss
Fremantle expected to make four changes
Carlton sells venue naming rights for two years – MC Labour Park

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D-06-Mar-04 Footystats Diary, Week 516, March 24-30, 2006
Friday Footy-free weekend: Calm before the action begins
Carlton's Hall of Fame: Ken Hands named a Legend
Aaron Hamill declares himself 'fit'
Saturday Where will the Kangas play? – Canberra, Gold Coast, Launceston ...
Saturday Special – Stephen Rodgers, the Night, Pre-Season, 1956-2006
Stab Kicks – Port name Tony Santic joint number-one ticket holder
> AFL and GAA agree to two IR Tests in October-November
> Xavier Ellis grounded for 6-8 weeks with broken foot
Sunday SMH: Sydney rates AFL badly – 63% don't watch it on TV
Premiers told party time is over
Boom as city kids catch footy fever in Sydney
Brisbane: Surgery now possible for Nigel Lappin
Monday Commonwealth Games close: Now for the footy
Sunday Age: Ten races into finals row
Tuesday Martin Windsor-Black: Round 1 – The Big Picture
Richmond Hall of Fame: Branton, Cooke, Hall, Wood inducted
Nigel Lappin to miss most of 2006
Mathew James: Ump bumped after night out
Col Hutchinson: Approaching Milestones for Round 1
Wednesday AFL launch: More than a game; The unbreakable thread ...
Brereton resigns from Hawthorn board
Collingwood name six inductees to Hall of Fame
Carlton: Greg Lee elected as director
Sydney near membership record

Thursday

Calf injury strikes again: James Hird sidelined
Hawks get major scare as Franklin rolls his ankle
AFL changes: Ben Buckley moves to No.2
Gavin Wanganeen: first indigenous player to reach 300 games
Anzac Day tickets for MCG go on sale
Carlton: Bertocchi named as coach sponsor
Worsfold creates another West Coast furore
to come ... The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...

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D-06-Mar-03 Footystats Diary, Week 515, March 17-23, 2006
refer 2006 NAB Cup and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday AFL ask police to probe leak: Court extends injunction
NAB Grand Final: Geelong name Ottens and Playfair for first games
> Goodwin and Bassett back for Crows
Tigers re-sign Jay Schultz for two more years
Saturday Ashley Sampi fined $750 over knife incident
BRW: Brisbane Lions rank as No.1 national brand
Ben Graham returning to New York
The Australian: 'Lift secrecy' on AFL drug names
Sunday After 43 years Cats get a Cup
Geelong down Adelaide in NAB Grand Final
Brisbane Lions hit by injuries to Lappin and Hadley
Monday MWB: Reflection on NAB series; Who is top pre-season performer?
Lack of vision may save Fre-Port players
Second reconstruction for Richard Hadley
Rookie Scott Harding may be called up
South Sydney members vote in NRL takeover
The Australian: Swans over odds in flag race
Tuesday MRP: No charges from Freo-Port melee
MRP: Geelong's Will Slade offered reprimand
The Age: Anzac Day seems assured
Brisbane: Nigel Lappin will miss 4-8 weeks
Collingwood: Harry O'Brien upgraded
Geelong: Kelly out, Ling cleared of serious injury
Col Hutchinson: Relaxed win for devoted Cat; 958th game awaits
MWB: "The Big Picture" – Defending the premiership ... detailed
Wednesday Ben Cousins fined $900
AFL considers buying Princes Park lease
MRP: Will Slade accepts reprimand; no Tribunal required
Adrian Whitehead: Compensation claim continues
Thursday Drug names: Media injunction extended; Trial date set for May 22
Father-son rule: Tug-of-war for rookie Bryce Gibbs
Fremantle: Bell and Pavlich to lead Dockers
Adelaide: Scott Welsh to miss opening rounds
Damien Sully, four rookies added to ump ranks
Comparison: AFL and NRL salary cap levels

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D-06-Mar-02 Footystats Diary, Week 514, March 10-16, 2006
refer 2006 NAB Cup and Tribunal archives for wider detail
Friday Recreational drug use noted in 15 players
Leigh Matthews calls for $1 million increase in salary cap
Perspective: NFL owners to pay US players 59.5% of revenue
Geoff McClure, The Age: Dwayne, Dennis Show on Friday night
Saturday Adelaide demoralise Demons in NAB semi-final
The Age: Nine umpires have little impact in practice match test
West Australian: Connolly faces player unrest
Sunday NAB semi-final: Dockers disappoint again
Cats to take on the Crows in NAB grand final
The Age: Disastrous fade-out throws further fuel on Freo fire
Monday Calls for bigger interchange: Bench will remain at four
Warren Tredrea has knee arthroscopy
Lions-Magpies to play Carrara
Terry Wallace: Need for six-man interchange
Tuesday MRP: Three players charged
Grover, Power and Waters accept MRP penalities
The Age: Marijuana – the AFL has a problem
Kangas re-appoint Adam Simpson as captain
Jason Akermanis meet his father for first time
Wednesday Annual Report: AFL's record-breaking 2005 season
Revenue reaches $203.7 million; Surplus is $130.4 million
$92m distributed to 16 clubs; Membership peaks at 506,509
Blues add Sheldon and Marcou to Hall of Fame
AFL footy tops danegerous sports list
Subiaco or WACA for Ashes Test
The Age: AFL plots its financial future
Herald Sun: AFLPA protests about drug revelations
Thursday Commonwealth Games: Melbourne's MCG hosts 11-day event
AFLPA threat to withdraw: Players may refuse drug tests
Supreme Court injunction against naming drug-positive players
The West Australian: Dockers in firing line

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D-06-Mar-01 Footystats Diary, Week 513, March 3-9, 2006
refer 2006 NAB Cup
Friday Dreamtime at the G: AFL adds new blockbuster
Hamill and Koschitzke restricted at training
Blues look to AFL on future of Princes Park
Ticket sale for Anzac Day on hold
Saturday NAB Quarter Finals: Rivers injury sours Melbourne win
West Coast re-sign Embley and Kerr until 2009
"Hurry-up" rule troubles Matthew Lloyd
Bulldogs extend contracts for West and Minson
Sunday Searing heat pose problems
Demons, Crowd and Cats into NAB Cup semi's
Regional Challenge: Port Adelaide demoralise Carlton
Thumping Tiger win over Bulldogs
Hot conditions push back start at Rushton Park
Monday Connolly, Malthouse: Perth heat raises temperatures
Fremantle hold out Collingwood
Denons-Crows, Cats-Dockers into NAB semi's
Rivers avoids surgery but may miss six weeks
Tuesday AFL defends heat policy
Carlton suffers another heavy deficit
Adam Ramanauskas: surgery later this week
MRP: No reports for second week running
Kingsley out for a month; Brisbane's Clark for three
Tony Shaw, 3AW: Rules robbing the game of soul and spirit
Mark Williams denies handball hysteria; 207 in practice match
MWB: NAB stats that matter
Wednesday Relief for Carlton: AFL still needs Princes Park
Sydney's Tadhg Kennelly suffer shoulder injury
New initiative will target migrants
Harry Coventry did NOT play 500 games
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Dispute over Anzac Day remains unresolved
Thursday 2006 will be financially difficult: Hawks will be prudent spenders
New rules: Demetriou unconcerned by criticism
Bizarre twist to NRL saga
So it took three years? – Taggers were warned in 2003

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D-06-Feb-04 Footystats Diary, Week 512, February 24-March 2, 2006
refer 2006 NAB Cup for wider detail of matches played
Friday The Australian: Australian footbrawl; the game and its future
More games expected at Carrara Oval
Nathan Brown is back for the Tigers
Wayne and Sally Carey split
Good read – AFL Guide to 2006; AFL Prospectus
Saturday MWB: Two thrillers to start the NAB Cup
MWB: Matthew and Daniel head the 2006 names
Sunday Cats rule as Kingsley bags nine
Wild weather blasts Melbourne
Mark Williams boots Hawks home from Tigers
Kangaroos romp away from understrength Swans
Monday Extra-time thriller at Docklands; Pies pip Saints in a thriller
Crows pummel Port; Dockers belt the Eagles
Tuesday Match Review Panel give first week the all clear
Champion Data notes effect of rule changes
Port's Kingsley to miss eight weeks
Saints nurse Aaron Hamill
NRL strip point before the season
Hawks appoint first female board member – Janine Allis
Wednesday AFLPA apprenticeship program: Pathway to help young players
AFL and AFLPA to negotiate 2007-08 payments
Chris Judd expect to be captain today
Jonathan Brown: another fortnight away
Hawthorn to close Glenferrie social club
Thursday AFL want games every week in NSW and Queensland
Judd appointed West Coast captain
Nathan Buckley gives new rules thumbs up
Wayne Schwass launches Sunrise Foundation
Bombers and Tigers to revive Mildura's spirit
Magpies add McDonalds to their sponsor portfolio
Hawks celebrate 100 years at Glenferrie
Kangaroo Academy to boost game in ACT-NSW

to come

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D-06-Feb-03 Footystats Diary, Week 511, February 17-23, 2006
Friday Adelaide pull back from money grab
TV times for NAB Cup
2007: Foxtel expected to cover Friday nights in northern states
Medibank win naming rights to Leederville Oval
Saturday Ben Cousins under threat: Abandons car near booze bus
A wrap of pre-season hit-outs; Dons beat Swans ...
West Australian: AFL players score help to kick some financial goals
The Australian: Cousins faces loss of captaincy
Sunday TV done, AFL turns to lift radio income
West Coast board to meet on captaincy
Josh Fraser, Anthony Rocca survive full intraclub game
Monday West Coast players back Cousins
WAFL Tigers outline strict team rules to Gardiner
Andrew Embley an Eagle until 2009
Tuesday Ben Cousins steps down; Teamm-mates last to know
West Coast seeks new captain
St Kilda name Luke Ball as captain
Brian Cunningham elected to SA Commission
Port's Gavin Wanganeen injured at home
The Age: Carlton considers AFL assistance
Wednesday Anger management for Campbell Brown
Brisbane chairman makes way for Tony Kelly
Geelong name Stuart Fox as deputy to Brian Cook
Melbourne names John Phillips as deputy chair
Port Adelaide starts its 10th AFL season
Where did they go? – Ty Zantuck finds a home
ABC Sport Online: Big brother is watching, Michael Voss warns
The Age: Hawks abandons old nest
Thursday The Footy Show: Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw as twin hosts
Australian Sports Awards: Sydney and Paul Roos given ultimate accolade
Carlton: Koutoufides is captain again
The Age: Further losses force Carlton to seek AFL assistance
Barry Stoneham exits AFL Tribunal

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D-06-Feb-02 Footystats Diary, Week 510, February 10-16, 2006
Friday Eddie McGuire named new Nine CEO; Will remain Pie president
Bulldogs set to extend Ryan Griffen contract
Saturday Footballers convicted over 2003 brawl
Steve Hocking joins Geelong full-time
Ramanauskas diagnosis stuns Bombers
Sunday Who will host The Footy Show? – Lyon, Brayshaw, Brereton or Jones?
Eddie McGuire will retain superstar salary
Hawthorn starts move from Glenferrie; Footy returns to Waverley
Sydney enjoys soaring membership
Monday Essendon may offer Ramanauskas an off-field role
Rodney Eade: Divided Tassie held back
Tuesday Coaches: New rules put players at risk
Practice match schedule
Wednesday Foxtel reach agreement with Seven and Ten
St Kilda happy with membership trend
Fremantle: Changes at the top
Greg Denham, The Australian: Changes, turn and face the strain
Thursday Victorian Government confident on MCG for Anzac Day
Carrara Oval gets the all-clear
Fremantle: Haddrill out again; Pavlich progressing
Sydney Swans share NSW "Team of the Year" award
AFL NSW-ACT Commission also honoured with award
Crow forward Scott Welsh to miss pre-season

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D-06-Feb-01 Footystats Diary, Week 509, February 3-9, 2006
Friday NAB Cup to trial four field umpires
AFL to spend $9 million to boost game in NSW
Kangaroos and Melbourne fine players
Saturday AFL name 10 new Life Members
Worth repeating: Angus Graham: From Currie to Punt Road
Sunday Bombers shine in first hit-out
Carlton's Heath Scotland to face court
Umpires to rotate roles in country trials
Monday Eddie McGuire interviewed for top Nine job
AFL bound for China
Geelong to erect new Polly Farmer gates
Tuesday AFL fine-tunes Tribunal and MRP process
Saints fined $40,000
Greg Denham, The Australian: AFL bows to complaints about tribunal
Wednesday Kardinia Park plans for 36,000 extend to 2020
SANFL looks to Northern Territory again
Greg Denham, The Australian: Appeal process still flawed: lawyer
Thursday Gary Ayres joins the Bombers; Bradley declines
VFL play-on rule irks AFL coaches
Greg Denham, The Australian: AFL players to enjoy $20m windfall
TAB Sportsbet Update: Premiership, Wooden Spoon, NAB Cup

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D-06-Jan-05 Footystats Diary, Week 508, January 27-February 2, 2006
Friday Richmond report 2005 profit of $41,401
Minor knee surgery for Josh Francou
Saturday Melbourne trim leadership group to five
Geelong name three vice-captains
West Coast put succession plan in place
James Hothersall: The *mosts* – the all embracing
Sunday Sunday Age: Practice matches
Will Eddie stay with Magpies?
Monday St Kilda look ahead on $1.4 million profit
Brad Johnson to be endorsed as Bulldog leader
Tuesday Cats enjoying fresh cream
Collingwood puts Irish plunge on hold
Yahoo! and Seven launch new internet alliance
Wednesday Bulldogs confirm Johnson as captain
Laidley: Kangaroo veterans are rejuvenated
Paul Dimattina is new runner for Essendon
Brisbane: Chris Scott to miss pre-season
Fremantle eye 35,000 members
Essendon: Knee surgery to Dean Solomon
Thursday Bombers poised to sign Ayres and Bradley
Alternative guernseys back on the agenda
Ben Cousins to captain Eagles for sixth year

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D-06-Jan-04 Footystats Diary, Week 507, January 20-26, 2006
Friday Minor groin surgery for Mark Ricciuto
Gary Ayres a front-runner for Windy Hill
Kangaroos name Ponting No.1 fan
Monday Time on ... round-up ...
Blazing temperatures ... Kekkas and Hawks resolve near ... Impact on Melbourne from Commonwealth Games ... Demons likely to suffer from Games ...
Tuesday AFL confirm indigenous tour to South Africa
International Rules: Irish still seeting over Test violence
Adelaide appoint Kinnear Beatson
Wednesday Players plead guilty to charges in 2003 brawl
Knee surgery for Jonathan Brown
Thursday Australia Day honour for Sydney chairman
International Rules: GAA still to endorse future Test matches
Geelong: Steven King will captain a third season
Chad Fletcher suffers broken collarbone
Ankle surgery for Jason Laycock
Charity game in Perth for Leukaemia Foundation

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D-06-Jan-03 Footystats Diary, Week 506, January 13-19, 2006
Friday St Kilda appoint McGuane and Mifsud as assistants
Swans, Kangas hope to attract NFL interest
Brodie Holland fined for traffic offences
Fremantle CEO to face speed charge
Sunday Stephen Mayne, Crikey: High stakes poker of AFL rights
Angelo Lekkas threatens to sue to Hawthorn
Baby girl for Carey family
Tuesday Kangaroos too slick for young Swans in Los Angeles
Tadhg Kennelly back with the Swans
Wednesday Melbourne FC revival sparks $1m profit
Long and Goodes to head goodwill tour of South Africa
AFL releases new rule book
Worth repeating: UCLA – Hosting Aussie league, LA goes down under
Thursday Victoria Park to be retained for footy
West Coast: Brad Smith re-injures left knee

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D-06-Jan-02 Footystats Diary, Week 505, January 6-12, 2006
Friday Seven, Ten win 2007-11 rights
The Age: Seven plus Ten equals $780m AFL TV win
Saturday The Age: AFL reveals asset-buying plan
Essendon: Jason Johnson suffers footy injury
Heath Black: assault charges put on hold
Sunday AFL to focus on TV in northern states
Footy fans hopes for a prize freeze
Damian Barrett, Herald Sun: Granf final stays in daylight
Sue Neales, The Mercury: Tassie backs AFL in south
Monday "Special" return awaits Bruce McAvaney in 2007
Footygoss website to remain
Tuesday Sydney profit down despite premiership
Draftees get the lowdown on future
Mick McGuane looks to St Kilda
Wednesday Herald Sun: Doubts of Docklands deal
Sydney Swans prepare for Los Angeles game
Ben Cosuins shares top sports award
Thursday Survey rates AFL footy on top
Richmond: Giannopoulos pulls out

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D-06-Jan-01 Footystats Diary, Week 504, Dec 30-Jan 5, 2006
Friday The Australian: Rivals set to trump Nine's AFL bid
Geelong extends Gary Ablett contract
Tuesday Fremantle's Heath Black charged by police
Wednesday Herald Sun: Seven, Ten still in rights picture
The Age: Ten the key in AFL TV bid
Thursday Clubs return from holiday break
Ben Graham hits the jackpot
2005 was Australia's hottest on record

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D-06-Dec-04 Footystats Diary, Week 503, December 23-29, 2005
Friday Magpies ink Malthouse for 2007
Martin Pike in mix for St Kilda job
Fremantle tops 30,000 members
Adelaide players caught in hotel fracas
Seven Network aims to sell Docklands Stadium
AFL 'accepts' $780m PBL bid for rights from 2007
Seven-Ten 'last rights' response due January 6
Saturday Analysis, TV beyond 2006: Nine lodges $780m bid
Caroline Wilson, The Age: Payback time for Demetriou
Sunday Sunday Herald Sun: New deal ensures survival
Monday ABC News Online: MCG to be heritage listed
Tuesday AFL pays tribute to Mr Kerry Packer
Wednesday Roy Masters, Sydney Morning Herald: Kerry Packer clinches his last deal
Mark Day, The Australian: Big fella's exit ...

Thursday

Sydney Morning Herald, The Age: Push to trump Packer AFL bid

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D-06-Dec-03 Footystats Diary, Week 502, December 16-22, 2005
Friday The Age: Seven, 10 up ante on TV rights
Sydney beefs up its football department
Magpies contribute $1.6m on Victoria Park restoration
Saturday Hall, Kirk and Barry to lead Swans
Fremantle appoint Robert Shaw as general manager
The Daily Telegraph: Footy codes discuss the future
1945 Liston Trophy winner Eric Beard passes
Richmond president embroiled in class action
Sunday Anthony Rocca has NFL in his sights
Shane Crawford to lead in major film
WA-based Footygoss website announces its closure
Monday Footy goes on holiday
Tuesday TV beyond 2006: The Age: AFL waits for Nine to outdo bid
Financial: Freo $1m profit; Bulldogs lose $480,000, Roos down $2.19m
Sam Newman added to Demons assistants
Wednesday Essendon reports profit of $806,372
The Advertiser: Crash, lies cost Graham Johncock $1000, 3-week ban
The Age: Confusion over TV rights deal
Koutoufides set to lead Blues again
Shane Woewodin to captain East Fremantle
South Adelaide sign Damian Cupido

Thursday

Western Bulldogs: Luke Darcy will miss 2006 season

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D-06-Dec-02 Footystats Diary, Week 501, December 9-15, 2005
Friday Port Adelaide suffers significant deficit
Essendon set to draft Camporeale
Draft selections will be electronic on Tuesday
Saturday Nine clubs eligible for pre-season draft on Tuesday
Hawthorn: Good news for Beau Muston
Geelong takes No.5 out of mothballs
Shane Bond loses claim for compensation
Martin Flanagan, The Age: Footy should stand by its history
Stephen Rielly, The Age: Clubs warned over unlisted players
Herald Sun: Andrew Demetriou: AFL fights for indigenous rights
Sunday Jake Niall, The Age: Draft's air of insignificance
Monday Woewodin willing to play "for love"
Rule changes: the debate continues
Chip Le Grand, The Australian: Kennett vows to shepherd his chicks ...
Docklands: Roof open or closed?
Tuesday Adelaide change two leadership group members
Brisbane Lions confirm $1.45 million profit; board re-elected
Decision on Sydney captaincy soon
Wednesday Pre-season and Rookie draft details –
> McLaren to Blues; Guerra a Hawk
> Camporeale to Windy Hill; Woewodin misses out
> Clubs chose 54 rookies
Adelaide posts profit of $1.068,723
Corrective eye surgery for Barry Hall
The Age: No alterative strip for Collingwood
Thursday Hawks name Vandenberg and Mitchell to lead in 2006
Ian Dicker bows out on $90,937 profit
Jeff Kennett takes over as president
Cats name David Johnson as part of leadership group
Herald Sun: Channel Nine makes potent bid for TV rights
The Age, Geoff McClure: Rookie king Mal Michael

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D-06-Dec-01 Footystats Diary, Week 500, December 2-8, 2005
Friday The Age: TV beyond 2006: Seven drops its case against AFL
Matthew Primus joins Port's coaching staff
Hawthorn recruit Beau Muston booked for athroscopy
Marrara Oval needs more work
Week 500 of the Diary
Saturday
Sunday
Matthew Pavlich: Minor knee surgery
Nathan Brown to have screws removed
Hawthorn: Lekkas seeking compensation
John Barker signs one-year with Hawks
Port headed for pre-season in Caloundra
Roos make overlook Shane Woewodin
Melbourne aims for new two-year deal with Travis Johnstone
Damian Barrett, Herald Sun: Soccer no threat; Lack of grounds a problem
Monday Brisbane Lions survive the Kokoda Track experience
Four umpires to become the norm?
Herald Sun: The changing pace of the game ...
Michael Long leads 10,000 in charity walk
Paul Roos: It's too tough for umpires
Tuesday Sydney will enjoy twin unfurlings of premiership
West Coast: Beau Waters hit by a taxi
Brodie Holland in taxi argument
Police question two Bulldog players
Wednesday Hawthorn returns to traditional jumper
Beau Waters will miss six weeks
West Coast appoint Darren Harris as an assistant
Norwood Oval to become "Coopers Stadium"
Thursday Under 19's to be trialled in TAC Cup
Herald Sun: Technology to lift draft process
The Age: NZ upset by Hawthorn snub
Sydney re-sign Ryan O'Keefe and Leo Barry
Craig Brittain returns to Lions at recruitment manager
Tadhg Kennelly goes home for father's funeral
Top Tiger faces lawsuit

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D-06-Nov-04 Footystats Diary, Week 499, Nov 25-Dec 1, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Saturday
Sunday
Laws of the Game: Major rule changes to add speed
> Maximum 30 seconds to kick at goal
> Goal square mark will be rewarded
> Immediate kick-in from a behind
> Relief for tagged players
Port Adelaide: Only two board changes
NAB National Draft
Carlton's prize pick for Marc Murphy
The Sunday Age: Assessment of all draftees
Collingwood wins top marketing award
AFL joins fight against family violence
Monday Jake Niall, The Sunday Age: Will 40 discards get a second chance?
There's always a Parallel – Taggers are warned; weren't they in 2003?
Tuesday The Age: AFLPA may test "Respect and Responsibility" policy
The Age: Mediation fails in TV rights saga
They said it, Leonard Colquhoun – Playing with globalised balls
Update to John Devaney's Full Points Footy ...link
Wednesday Luke Penny quits St Kilda in surprise retirement
Brisbane dumps experienced recruiter
Scott Camporeale nominates for draft
Richard Hinds, The Age: Haste for change could devalue the game
Thursday Camporeale trains at Windy Hill
Ten Mike Fitzpatrick Scholarship draftees
Ben Allan elected to Fremantle board

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D-06-Nov-03 Footystats Diary, Week 498, November 18-24, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Mark Harvey accepts Fremantle challenge
League reports net surplus of $6.513 million
Priority picks rules to change
AFL now compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency
John Northey returns to coach Ballarat
Saturday Harvey confirmed as Fremantle assistant coach
Fraser Gehrig: another two years with St Kilda
Second list lodgement: 76 selections for National Draft; late delistings
Sunday Sydney may go with multiple captains
TV package passed to Channel Nine
Western Bulldogs: Fitness advisor defects to Cricket Australia
Rival takes two agents from Flying Start
Sunday Herald Sun: AFL versus soccer: end is far from nigh
Monday Tigers to expand football department
AFL to heighten public relations
Adelaide and Port think "close to home"
Tuesday Sydney return to the training track
Carlton: Jarrad Waite suffers another stress fracture
Geelong president Frank Costa: "Stamp out family violence"
Update: Permission to train with clubs
Financial: Port braces for a deficit
Wednesday Highly-rated draft prospect diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia
United support expected for "The Long Walk" on December 4
Mike Sheahan, Herald Sun: Legends join Daniher's flock
Thursday West Coast: Injury forces Phil Matera retirement
Mitchell Clark takes first steps to recovery
Crows unveil new guernseys
League names 44 delisted players who have nominate for draft

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D-06-Nov-02 Footystats Diary, Week 497, November 11-17, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday International Rules: Chris Johnson suspended five games
AFL-GAA change red card rules
The Age: AFL draft priority picks rule to change
Collingwood and Essendon announce their profits
Storm moves to Carlton for next two years
Daniel Bandy retires
Saturday Player list update – training lists
West Australian: Fans may pay for Subiaco Oval upgrade
Sunday Herald Sun: Fans rate men in white highly
Geelong post $1.6 million profit
Tigers appoint Brian Royal director of coaching
Annual coaches conference to be held in Perth
New social club for Brisbane Lions by March
Darryl Wakelin signs new one-year deal
Monday Richmond: Clinton Casey resigns presidency
St Kilda leaves for China on Friday
Victorians experience a hot year
Tuesday TV beyond 2006: The Age: Final figure could yield $700 million
> Seven seeks mediation with AFL
> Herald Sun: Seven agrees to mediate with AFL
Fremantle: Mark Harvey decision imminent
Herald Sun: Western Bulldogs expect to post $480,000 loss
Hewitt-McLeod resolve legal DVD fight
Warren Tredrea appointed captain of Port Adelaide
Melbourne: Gary Hardeman will not seek re-election
Wednesday The Age: TV beyond 2006: Talks continue with AFL, networks
Steven Clark passes, aged 44
Chad Cornes has surgery to left foot
Fremantle: LG Electronics are new major sponsor
Danny Frawley takes on mentor role with Melbourne
John Cahill: All clear given following eye surgery
Karl Norman fail to show up to training with Bulldogs
AFL clubs to visit across Australia in February community camps
Thursday AFL to phase in full-time umpires
Mark Harvey delays decision to move
Carlton president vows to "stick it out"
Socceroos in extra-time shoot-out qualify for World Cup
Brisbane Lions ready for Kokoda Track

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D-06-Nov-01 Footystats Diary, Week 496, November 4-10, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday TV beyond 2006, The Age: Legal stand-off – no deal yet
Tasmanian Government grants Betfair licence
Judge suggests Seven litigation trial should "narrow its focus"
Logistics delay International Rules Tribunal hearing
Saturday Players cleared to train with other clubs – details
Crows choose three jumper designs for 2006
Peter Matera looks to both Eagles and Dockers
Monday Many hopefuls training with new clubs
Essendon's Ricky Dixon assaulted
Footy history of Tiwi Islands to be recorded
Scot Palmer, Sunday Herald Sun: Eugene Arocca tip for Pies' top job
Tuesday Players permitted to train with other clubs – update
Collingwood: Gary Pert tipped for Pie board
Ricky Dyson still in hospital
Richmond: Turnaround will bring a profit
Disappointment will fuel Fremantle
Labor calls for AFL broadcast rights probe
Eye surgery for John Cahill
Wednesday AFL releases new social policy – Respect and Responsibility
Tribunal date set for Chris Johnson
Mark Harvey considers Fremantle offer
Ramanauskas joins Essendon's pre-season
St Kilda: another million dollar profit
Michael Gleeson, The Age: AFL announce price changes
Thursday Groin surgery for Brendan Fevola
NAB pre-season fixtures released
International Rules: Ireland's outrage intensifies
Melbourne: Seven players sign new deals
Collingwood confirm changes at the top
Lions and Saints forecast big profits
Scoreboard comes down at Whitten Oval

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D-06-Oct-05 Footystats Diary, Week 495, Oct 28-Nov 3, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday International Rules: Umpires cleared of First Test bias
The Age: Nine offer to ABC turned down
Brisbane Lions strike deal with Irish pair
David Neitz re-signs for two more years; Guy Rigoni retires
Port Adelaide sign Brenton Sanderson
Fremantle: Daniel Gilmour re-signs for two years
Saturday International Rules: Fights mar Aussie series win – match details
Irish Independent: Brutal Aussie triumph in Melbourne
Sunday West Coast sais premiership prize is inadequate; Sydney agrees
Victorian bush footy get a boost
Monday International Rules: Jim Stynes supports harsher penalties
Tredrea may have wish granted soon
Tipstar losses climb to $10.7 million
Update to Full Points Footy – link
They said it, The Age: "GAA has little option" ... "Aussie thuggery"
Tuesday Club lodge players lists – details
Rex Hunt and family attacked and beaten in Byron Bay
Leonard Colquhoun: 109 VFL-AFL seasons – a compilation of facts
Wednesday Sydney premiership cup tour in November
Melbourne Cup: Makybe Diva adds another page to our sporting history
Rollo Roylance, They said it: She joins Phar Lap, Bradman
Thursday Victorian Government questions AFL on Betfair
Movements – hopefuls training with new clubs ...

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D-06-Oct-04 Footystats Diary, Week 494, October 21-27, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Rules of the game: Time-on process under review
International Rules: In the eye of the beholder
Kangaroos: Graham Duff takes over
Brisbane cut Tom Logan, Leigh Ryswyk and Llane Spaanderman
Saturday International Rules: Aussie rattle the Irish in Perth
Irish Examiner: Deflated Ireland left 'grabbing the shadows'
Hawthorn delist Ben Kane, Bo Nixon and four rookies
Richmond: David Rodan re-contracted
Terry Daniher may join Carlton
Magpies head for camp in Arizona
Monday AFLPA agreement: Free agency back on agenda
Beau Downer: Drafy prospect injured in car accident
More surgery for Steven King
Tuesday Brisbane Lions start their pre-season work
Leigh Matthews marries long-time partner Debbie Jackson
Umpires seek legal advice on Irish "cheating" claim
Wednesday International Rules: AFL and GAA review First Test
MWB: Everything you wanted to know: Australia v Ireland, 1984-2005
Matthew Allan, new GM of Bendigo Bombers
Troy Selwood stays with Brisbane
West Coast: Travis Gaspar in new one-year deal
AFL to sign with Betfair and Tabcorp
Thursday The Age: TV rights still up in the air
AFL confirms deals with Betfair and Tabcorp
Hawthorn: Angelo Lekkas retires
Carlton: Dempsey and Daniher join coaching panel

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D-06-Oct-03 Footystats Diary, Week 493, October 14-20, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday TV beyond 2006: New deal before Christmas?
Update to Player list: Essendon delist four, Cupido, Haynes, Hunt, Bullen
St Kilda: Peckett, Thompson, Powell to go on
Collingwood: One-year deal for Nathan Buckley
Melbourne: One Million Dollar profit forecast
Statophiles, please note: File updates, following season 2005
Saturday Andrew McLeod sues Leyton Hewitt
Sunday TV beyond 2006: It's open season on AFL TV rights
Monday Oz squad suffered injuries
Survey finds AFL culture dominated by booze, aggression
Tuesday Andrew McLeod & Chris Johnson co-captains versus Ireland
Hawthorn: First on the track; Dunstall named CEO of Jockeys' Association
The Age: SBS rejects Nine offer to cover AFL
Wednesday Demons re-sign Jeff White
New Box Hill coach: Damien Christensen
They said it: The Age: How the $wan$ cashed in
Thursday Allen Aylett passes on the baton
Western Bulldogs add Sean Wellman
Carlton: Directors David McKay and Ken Hunter step down
The Jarmans, back together, again

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D-06-Oct-02 Footystats Diary, Week 492, October 7-13, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Trade week ends with 13 changing clubs – details
Port Adelaide cut Brett Montgomery
Kangaroos into VFL partnership with two clubs
Bali bombings cancel AFL Nines tournament
International Rules: Ireland loses Tadhg Kennelly
MWB: Tigers start with six night games in 2006 – record is 8, details
Saturday Trading: Only 13 players move clubs
Calls for overhaul of trade week
Nick Davis re-signs with Sydney
Wedding bells for Fevola
Time capsule for Sydney's historic premiership
Dale Lewis quits Norwood
Army veteran takes over as Collingwood footy chief
Sunday Dockers take out the Eagles in London
They said it: The Age: Trading, the AFL's dark side
Monday Brisbane Lions eye Gaelic prospects at Limerick camp
Chris Grant will go again
Catching up: Lance Whitnall; GF substitute captains; Harvey *VFL survivor*
Tuesday International Rules: Aussies name pacy squad of 26
Saverio Rocca to continue with Kangaroos
Wednesday Update to Player lists ...
File updates to All-Time League Match records; Club history files
Thursday Updates to Player lists; Cats re-sign Riccardi; Hawks cut Steven Greene
Thailand ejects several AFL stars
Kangaroos call off alliance with Tasmania
Andy Collins to coach VFL Coburg

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D-06-Oct-01 Footystats Diary, Week 491, Sept 30-Oct 6, 2005 (Tween Seasons)
Friday St Kilda: Austinn Jones in surprise retirement
Nathan Burke ends St Kilda role
West Coast re-sign Sam Butler and Beau Waters
Medhurst, Walker and Dod stay with Dockers
Other re-signings ... Nathan Eagleton, Jason Akermanis
Carrara returns; one more game for Launceston
Sydney go to the top of the Bridge, next, keys to the city
Bombers to draft Jay Neagle
Future is cloudy for Matthew Primus
Geelong: Joel Corey takes home "Carji"
Saturday Sydney turns it on: Bloods run free in league-land
Sydney: Brett Kirk wins Skilton medal; 2nd Barry Hall
Bulldogs: Scott West wins record seventh Sutton medal
West Coast: Ben Cousins become most decorated Eagle
Collingwood: Second Copeland for James Clement
Adelaide: Simon Goodwin adds second Malcolm Blight medal
Grand Final: Definitive TV ratings
Tropical toil honours Troy Broadbridge
Shannon Grant re-signs with Kangaroos
Sunday Matthew Primus retires
Port: Warren Tredrea earns second-straight Cahill medal
Kangaroos: Brent Harvey tops Syd Barker Medal
Brisbane: Jason Akermanis wins his second Merrett-Murray
Hawthorn: Crimmins Medal to Luke Hodge
Fremantle: Matthew Pavlich takes Doig Medal a second time
Swans to take Cup to NSW centres
Sydney GPS may introduce AFL competition
Cats get dream start at home
Monday Central District win third straight SANFL flag
Trade Week starts today
There's always a parallel: MWB: Successive *home* matches – detailed
Tuesday Trade week: Jonathan Hay not happy with Hawthorn
Camporeale wants out at Carlton
On the other side: Soccer in Brazil orders replays of 11 matches
Deal pending: Gehrig says yet to another year
NRL grand final: TV big but nationally behind AFL
MWB: Back-to-back b&f awards four times this year – details
Wednesday Draw 2006: Winners and losers – round-up of observations
MWB: Breakdown of match and venues
Club-by-club detail of new season
Trading: Lions give chase to lure Daniel Motlop
Adelaide trades Fergus Watts to St Kilda
Thursday Carlton: Lance Whitnall stays on new two-year deal
Terry Daniher sacked by St Kilda
AFL Tribunal process under review
Chris Waterman takes on Peel Thunder
MWB: Family affair
MWB: Search for missing Hawks
They said it: Crikey: The SBS link to Nine's AFL rights bid

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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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