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D-07-R26 Footystats Diary, Week 595, Sept 28-October 4, 2007
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Friday Essendon decide: Knights get Bombers for three years
Comment: Geelong favoured to beat Port narrowly
Selected line-ups for the grand final
Mourners farewell Len Thompson
Happy crowd at Geelong's training run
Adrian Fletcher leaves Magpies
Port and Crows to both get project funding
Huge turnaround heralds Carlton profit
Thank you ... for another great season
Kathryn has last thought ...
Saturday AFLPA awards: Gary Ablett wins the plaudits of his peers
Geelong player charged after nightclub incident
MWB: Three *Mc* umpires
Sunday Relentless Cats shatter 44-year drought
Record-breaking 119-point premiership win
97,302 at grand final breaks 7-million for season
Monday Premiership heroes
30,000 Geelong fans celebrate
Tuesday Death of former West Coast star
Sad end for troubled Chris Mainwaring
They said it: AFL grand final a ratings victory
Bulldogs miss; Robertson stays with Demons
Sumich stays with West Coast
Judd's new club may be known today
James McDonald wins Melbourne's best and fairest
Wednesday Essendon board remains intact; Challenge to Horsburgh and Jackson fails
Butterss and four directors quit Saints board
Voss and Black escape conviction
Haggle begins after Judd chooses Carlton
They said it: Geoff McClure: The 117 men
Chris Grant retires after 18 years and 341 games
Brian Harris wins Bulldog's best and fairest
Chris Bond joins the Dockers
Kangaroos set new deals for five players
Demetriou denies Bulletin online report that he's going
Two Bomber retirements, Chris Heffernan and Scott Camporeale
Thursday West Coast struggle to hold long-term sponsors
ANZ and SGIO re-think financial support
AFL testing overseas waters
Essendon: James Hird wins fifth Crichton Medal
They said it: The Australian: Sleepy Hollow awakens for its top Cats
St Kilda president-elect begins work
Laidley-North contract negotiations hit a wall
Thompson set for another two years with Geelong

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D-07-R25 Footystats Diary, Week 594, September 21-27, 2007
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Friday Kangas unchanged but Thompson "so close"
Josh Fraser back for the Magpies (he pulled out again!)
Port recall Darryl Wakelin
They said it: The Age: Matthews' distaste for Judd chase
Lure of premiership keeps Robert Harvey going into 21st season
Chris Bond to meet with the Dockers
Graeme Downie retires from Brisbane board
Gary Ablett best for Coaches Association
Nine Medal to Brent Harvey
They said it: The Age: Sumich, Hardwick put their pitch to Bombers
September 21st an omen for Geelong?
Rare double beckons premiership and Brownlow in same year
Richmond: Jack Dyer Medal won by Matthew Richardson
Natalie Bassingthwaighte to sing national anthem at AFL grand final
Saturday Preliminary Final: Cats beat Pies by a whisker in desparate battle
Fremantle sign Jeff Farmer to one-year deal
AFL lashes unsubstantiated drug rumour
Canberra will fund new Geelong stand with $14m
Malthouse denies TV report Buckley has retired as "a total fabrication"
Sydney have offered Darren Jolly a lucrative 4-year contract to stay
Western Bulldogs sever six-year partnership with VFL Werribee club
Remarkable find: The first footy game; German etching shows footy origins
Sunday Geelong and Port into 2007 Grand Final
Bruce Kennedy: Insight to grand final prospects
Both grand finalists missing the next year detailed
Geelong beat Coburg for VFA title
Monday James Clement retirement comes as a shock
Kangas confident Laidley signing will be soon
Bruce Kennedy: Kangaroos: Biggest defeat aggregate in finals
Cup presenters: Fred Wooller or Gavin Wanganeen
Tuesday Geelong born and bred: Jimmy Bartel romps home with Brownlow
MWB: Brownlow 2007: Pertinent observations
Injury forces retirement of Aaron Hamill
Funding boost for Kardinia Park plans
Preliminary finals given "all-clear" by Match Review Panel
Daniel Kerr last year he was ineligible and polled 22 Brownlow votes
Daniel Kerr this year he was ineligible and polled 22 Brownlow votes
Media Awards: Robert Walls and Gary Ablett win key honours
Wednesday Bruce Kennedy: Finals analysis: who beats who and what does it mean?
MWB: GF and more Brownlow obso's
Burke and Thompson reject St Kilda offer
7's Brownlow peaked at 1.76 million viewers
Kathryn Michaelsen is curious
St Kilda has re-signed Matt Maguire for another two years
The last Grand Final tickets were sold out by 11.30am Tuesday
Demon coach Mark Riley confirms move to Carlton on two-year deal
Collingwood has long held bragging rights win leaders of 104 years
Thursday Cats make the hard decision; Geelong recall King to replace Blake
Essendon: Damien Hardwick is the favourite
Mark and Goal of the Year winners announced
Peter Coatman responds to Kathryn
Kasey Green retires from the Kangaroos and will return to WA

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D-07-R24 Footystats Diary, Week 593, September 14-20, 2007
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Friday St Kilda board challenge: Butterss and supporters retaliate
Confident Magpies make no change; Eagles suffer absence of fab trio
Kangas surprise by naming Lachlan Hansen
Mark Harvey set for three-year deal
Des Headland signs for two more years
They said it: Herald Sun: Brownlow betting bungled for months
Three Demons in fight on Greek island
Footy costs: Leonard Colquhoun replies ...
Saturday Finals, Week 2: Collingwood pip Eagles in extra-time thriller
Assistant coaches leave Carlton and Brisbane (Liberatore, Rehn)
Aaron Fiora signed by St Kilda for another two years
Launceston FC memorabilia lost in fire
Sunday Unloved Kangaroos win through to preliminary
Focus turns to future of Chris Judd
Ben Cousins plans to return to US to continue substance rehabilitation
Goalkicking: Franklin (Haw) and Brown (Bri) contribute 500 points
Monday The Chase begins: Chris Judd leaves Eagles and heads east
Cousins expected to "tell all" in Seven exclusive
Tuesday All Australian team: Geelong dominate 2007 selections team detailed
They said it: The Australian: Judd to be out for four months
Bruce Kennedy: Analysis finals, week 3
Simon Kelly in his own words: 'Judd, where to now?'
MWB: 'Buddy' Franklin adds name to impressive list
Kangas cop $10,000 fine for -re-game scuffle
The ruling is, no Pie-Cats guernsey clash
Magpies will field own VFL team
Mark Harvey named Fremantle coach for three years
MRP: Three Hawks face suspension: Crawford, Lewis, Hodge
Alwyn Davey honoured by Army Award
Tight count for WAFL Sandover Medal
Wednesday Len Thompson died of heart attack
First Brownlow to be sold
Essendon: Coaching prospects narrow to three
Robert Harvey expected to go another year
Hawk Ben Dixon confirms retirement after 11 seasons and 203 games
Brett Voss retires after 170 games over 11 years with Lions and Saints
Tribunal confirms one-match suspension on Hawthorn's Luke Hodge
Ben Hudson quits Adelaide and seeks to be traded to the Bulldogs
Thursday MCG preliminary a sell-out
TV live in Victoria and SA; on delay in other states
Chris Judd flies into Melbourne surgeon, clubs to talk
Freo sign Luke McPharlin for three more years
Geelong plan another stand for Kardinia Park
They said it: Herald Sun: Cast of 5000 backs St Kilda ticket
Mathew Richardson pips Nathan Foley for Tiger's Jack Dyer Medal
Demon Mark Riley becomes assistant coach to Brett Ratten at Carlton

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D-07-R23 Footystats Diary, Week 592, September 7-13, 2007
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Friday Week 1, Finals: Fewer changes than expected
> Port and Hawthorn go with unchanged sides
Hawk captain Richard Vandenberg retires
Permanent injunction on drug related report
Leonard Colquhoun: 2007 attendances, Rounds 16-22
Richmond expected to profit over $1m this year
Saturday Port clip the Eagles in nail-biter
Power advance to preliminary final
Why doesn't someone sue the fools?
Bruce Kennedy: Who beats who and what does it mean?
All-Australian captains since 1991
Sunday Hawthorn snatch thrilling win from Crows
Rampant Magpies end the Sydney magic
Mothballs for the Crows and Swans
Carlton: Andrew Carrazzo wins best & fairest
Saints re-sign Koschitzke and Sam Fisher to end of 2010
Blues cut five Teague, McLaren, Raso, Young, Flint
Monday Geelong crush the Kangaroos; Cats fly into preliminary as flag favourites
Tuesday MRP lay no charges
AFL likely to stop clash of stripes and hoops
They said it: The Age: Experts back AFL's three-strikes policy
Hird's stolen guernsey found
St Kilda's profit for the year expected to be $1.08m
Magpies take on Subiaco again ... detailed
Wednesday Bruce Kennedy: Analysis Second week of finals ... detailed
Martin Windsor-Black: Kangas 106pt loss has been overcome before
St Kilda rebels attract Nathan Burke and Andrew Thompson
Melbourne radio ratings: AW reclaim Friday night
> MMM and 774 retain listener loyalty; Improvement continues for SEN
Thursday Peter Coatman: Plain, simple thoughts

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D-07-R22 Footystats Diary, Week 591, Aug 31-Sept 6, 2007
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Friday Ban by players on Seven expected to remain
Injunction to continue on drug identities
Freo dump six; Docker discipline may impact on Eagles
Sydney signs promising Irish teenager
Saturday Round 22 Adelaide secure place in finals
Demons appoint Dean Bailey as coach
Final score of 1948 match is now "official"
Gehrig boots Saints home over Tigers
Bombers' fairy-tale falls short to oust Eagles
Sunday Geelong easily in spite of 7-goals by Brown
Port grabs second place and home final
Sydney humiliate Hawks by 12 goals
Kangas flog the Dogs and grab double chance
Brisbane's first Coleman Medal
176 home-and-away games draw 6,475,521
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Analysis what happened in 2007 detailed
Blues ranked 7th of all-time worst defences detailed
Sav Rocca named new punter for Philadelphia
Tuesday MRP, Round 22 Kasey Green likely to miss Kanga finals
Footy in 2008 will embrace 29 weeks; League leaves room for Origin fixture
NAB Rising Star, Round 22: Will Thursfield (Richmond)
Egan in race against time to be fit from fractured foot
Disgruntled Bomber fans push for EGM
Wednesday Tribunal, MRP: Newton escape with reprimand; Green takes two matches
Seven apologises for AFL drugs story
Chris Judd misses All-Australian nominations 40-man squad detailed
Thursday NAB Rising Star, Ron Evans Medal: Geelong's Joel Selwood a clear winner
O'Loughlin to break 90-year-old record
They said it; The Age: Players welcome Seven apology
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 22 detailed
They said it: The Australian: Fox Sport win $780m AFL ratings war

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D-07-R21 Footystats Diary, Week 590, August 24-30, 2007
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Friday Appeal Steven Baker appeal rejected
Geelong leave Steven King out
Jared Crouch set for his 200th
Lighting system to help grass grow at Docklands
50-50 for Eagles at Docklands detailed
Sydney approach MCG with confidence
Saturday Round 21 Eagles tip Saints out of the top eight
They said it: The Australian: Claims two players test positive
St Kilda will not go to court over Baker
Bartel has appendix operation
Sunday Sheedy-Hird farewell draws 88,468 to MCG
AFL pass six million fans in a season again
Eagles tip Saints out of top eight
Kangas thump Blues to stay in top four fight
Solid Fremantle put Demons to the sword
Magpies flatten Sydney; Swans finals shaky
Crows in full flight finish off the Lions
Hawks run riot in last half over Bulldogs
Port's amazing finish snaps Cats' winning run
Tigers far too good for Bombers
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Delicately poised final round
Double celebration: twin 100 goals
Hawk kicks 2.11; background to Off-Target Days detailed
Tuesday MRP: Round 21 Rocca accepts reprimand for Goodes hit
> Past record saves Buchanan to one game
Darren O'Shaughnessy: We could have a quirky combination of results
They said it: The Australian: Players draw line in the sand
Graeme McIntyre: "Tanking for rushbys" or "contrived draw"
Briefly ... three key games of Round 22 detailed
Wednesday No tribunal required players accept MRP penalties details
They said it: The Age: Seven's ratings slump as it seeks peace
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 21 detailed
MWB: Prognostications detailed
NAB Rising Star, Round 21: Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood)
Port re-sign Carlile, Pettigrew and Thomas
Demons move closer to decision on coach
Thursday Players may be questioned by police
Stand-of extends between players and Seven
Bruce Kennedy: Just reminiscing ... 10, 20 years back the last round
MWB: Collingwood sets new crowd record
Briefly retirements ...

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D-07-R20 Footystats Diary, Week 589, August 17-23, 2007
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Friday Age forecast: Chris Connolly: assistant to Ratten?
Mark Ricciuto to retire
They said it: Bruce Eva: David Neitz: Three near unbeatable records
Hawks and Port will bring 'em in to York Park
Saturday Round 20 Magpies hold out desperate Demons
No neck damage suffered by Daniel Bell
Sunday Bombers stay alive for finals
Saints jump into eight as Dockers wilt
Lions and Swans fight out critical draw
Lynch kicks seven as Eagles roll Tigers
Port steal 2nd place with two last-minute goals
Geelong thump Kangas; 15th-straight win
Crows stay in with a sniff by downing the Dogs
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Reflections on Round 20
They said it: Tim Lane: AFL's incentive to lose
Tuesday Carlton give Brett Ratten the nod
Ben Johnson prepares to accept six-game ban
Col Hutchinson reaches 1000 games
Drug authority clears Michael Braun
Chris Fagan quits Demons, to join Hawthorn
MWB: Possessions hit new high in Don-Blues game
Wednesday Tribunal Steven Baker suspended seven matches
Ben Johnson accepts MRP six-game ban
SEN lures Eddie McGuire
Sydney AFL at SCG and Homebush until 2016
Lions and Swans draw for the first time
NAB Rising Star, Round 20: Mark LeCras (West Coast)
Thursday Finger surgery ruins Daniel Kerr for finals
Saints appeal Baker ban hearing tonight
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 20 detailed
MWB: Prognostications detailed

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D-07-R19 Footystats Diary, Week 588, August 10-16, 2007
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Friday Luke Darcy joins laws of the game committee
Sydney regain Barry and Roberts-Thomson (neither played)
MWB: Magpies break the 1m crowd figure early
Saturday Round 19 Richmond break the drought
MWB: Collingwood remarkable timing
Sunday Well-drilled Hawks halt Brisbane's run
Port survive strong Carlton challenge
Melbourne skittle the Bulldogs by seven goals
Sydney win seriously dents St Kilda's hopes
Eagles take 4th place in thriller as Kangas dip
Cats gain minor premiership with 14th-straight
Fremantle run over the Bombers by 63 points
Mathematically 13 can still make the finals
Lions celebrate their heritage; Kings of the Pride named
Monday Amazing stuff the squeeze of 13 into eight
The Gabba Saturday night beckons the Swans detailed
Tuesday MRP: Round 19 Rhan Hooper handed two-game suspension
Port's Damon White faces one-game ban
Pies' Jones escapes with reprimand
Laser light louts is latest interference
Blood clot ends season for Troy Simmonds
They said it: The Age: Carey at odds with his old club again
Crunch-time at Docklands for Saints and Freo detailed
Wednesday Tribunal Rhan Hooper suspended for three matches
Damon White guilty; reprimanded
Pavlich signs new deal with Dockers
Charges against Campbell Brown expected
NAB Rising Star, Round 19: Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
MWB: The Full Picture after Round 19 detailed
MWB: Prognostications detailed
Docklands: heating, lighting to help grass grow
Thursday Campbell Brown fined $7500 for tribunal lie
Hawks fined $25,000 for unauthorised video
They said it: The Age: Dons act to halt  Sheedy strife
Williams and Thompson top Bombers shopping list
Four captains fight back
Bruce Kennedy: Sydney's "go slow" style provides opening
Judd to face surgery at season's end

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D-07-R18 Footystats Diary, Week 587, August 3-9, 2007
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Friday Luke Darcy calls it quits
They said it: The Age: Sheedy to talk further with Demons
They said it: The Australian: Bombers reject Hird coach plan
Footy returns to Manuka Oval on Sunday detailed
Saturday Round 18 Dramatic draw keeps Saints and Dogs in race
Sunday Magpies get four goal win over gallant Blues
Geelong smash Tigers; 13th-straight victory
Crows stay alive by pipping Port
Lions burst bubble but Kangas retain 2nd spot
Swans swamp Demons; Hawks deflate Dons
Lamp still flickers for Dockers
Monday Tasmania to revive Statewide concept; AFL set to underwrite
They said it: The Age: Drugs, tanking claims a threat to game's integrity
Daniel Kerr fine4d $2000 for assault
Looking ahead St Kilda in Sydney detailed
Tuesday MRP Round 18: Several fined but no suspensions
Whirlpool of action over Akermanis' EPO claim
MWB: There's always a parallel: Scoring same in consecutive quarters
Cats-Tiger stats deliver surprising numbers
St Kilda pub brawl case adjourned
Wednesday Kevin Sheedy named: AFL ambassador for 150th celebrations
State of Origin poser: which format?
They said it: The Age: Priority pick to stay: AFL
Melbourne radio ratings: MMM consolidates; 774 solid; AW claws back;
Numbers pleasing for SEN
No turning back for the Crows at Geelong detailed
NAB Rising Star, Round 18: Tom Williams (WBdogs)
Grand final motorcade is back on the slate
Thursday MWB: The Full Picture after Round 18 detailed
MWB: Prognostications detailed
Demons omit Laidley from new coach process
Crows slap ban on trio; Ricciuto stays
David Rodan extends Port contract
Ricky Petterd returns to training

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D-07-R17 Footystats Diary, Week 586, July 27-August 2, 2007
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Friday Fevola's surprising recovery
AFL first with new player stats during a match
They said it: AFL webpage: AFL doors open for Sheedy
Re-signings: Crawford, Stanton, Winderlich
Hamill looks to 2008 as new surgery beckons
MWB musing on Round 17
AFL wraps two-day conference with clubs
Saturday Round 17 Bulldogs plummet as Eagles win by 15 goals
They said it: The Age: Voss key to coach race
They said it: Herald Sun: Stokes lashed by C7 judge
They said it: Weekend Australian: C7 judgement against Seven
"Extraordinarily wasteful, scandalous"
Sunday Saints edge ahead with tight win over Blues
Geelong win 12th-straight; Dockers thrashed
Brisbane in supreme form pummel the Pies
Sydney savage the Tigers by 66 points
Kangas slice Hawks and take hold of 2nd place
Emotion charged Dons remain in fight for finals
Port smash the Demons and grab 3rd spot
They said it: Demetriou: AFL considers Bracks for Commission
Monday Sheedy termination: Apology for lying from Bomber chairman
Looking ahead Tigers at Kardinia Park ... detailed
Tuesday MRP Round 17: Jordan Lewis escapes striking charge
> Michael Newton bump of Burgoyne excused; Thurstans draws reprimand
Showdown 22 Saturday night; detailed ...
Round 17 Five over 60-point margins ... detailed
MWB: Handball-happy Hawks ... YPL sets new record ... detailed
Wednesday Retirement after 287 matches; Hip injury ends career for Koutoufides
Thurstans and Johnson accept MRP penalties ... detailed
Sheedy urges Bomber fans to stick
NAB Rising Star, Round 17: Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
MWB: 7-goals by two left-footers in same round ... detailed
Thursday Michael Voss decides: Coaching is out until at least 2009
Western Derby Sunday ... detailed
MWB: Prognostications 10 clubs can finish on top ... detailed
Sheedy: Demons today, Dockers are next
Bottom v top detailed
Geelong encouraged by Rooke's German visit
Briefly Pies three-in-a-row over Blues, best since five in 1953-55

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D-07-R16 Footystats Diary, Week 585, July 20-26, 2007
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Friday 12th Annual Hall of Fame dinner
Norm Smith is named a Legend; Eight inductees to Hall of Fame
Police charge Farmer with criminal damage
They said it: The Australian: AFL to adopt two-strikes policy
Geelong-Bulldogs: What's gone before will it be repeated?
Saturday Round 16 Classy Geelong sweep to 11th-straight win
Detail: Geelong's longest wining sequences
MWB: Port's 250th game: Interstate venue breakdown since 1987
Sunday Magpies too strong for Bombers
Accurate Dockers give Harvey first-up win
Hawks fall victim as Saints continue surge
Eagles account for Swans; Cousins outstanding
Brown kicks 10; Records tumble at the Gabba
Port outclass hopeless Tigers
Kangaroos jump to outright second place
They said it: The Age: AFL ditches Gold Coast draft plans
Monday 25 wins from 104 games: Carlton end Pagan's tenure as coach
Carlton: matches lost by 100 or more points
Trivia from Round 16
Essendon board to determine Sheedy's fate
16 rounds ago, how did you rate the Kangas?
Is it time for Denis Pagan to go?
Tuesday MRP Round 16: Koschitzke contemplates one week out
Cooney can accept reprimand for Ling strike
Nigel Lappin faces $2400 fine for ump bump
They said it: The Australian: Carlton: Voss favoured to step into top job
Essendon maintain status quo on Kevin Sheedy
Jeff Farmer admits alcohol problem
Fevola will miss three matches
They said it: The Age: AFL increases grand final tickets by 9%
Docklands will challenge the Eagles details
Wednesday Brett Ratten takes over as Carlton coach
Players accept MRP penalties for Round 16
Aaron Hamill faces further knee surgery
NAB Rising Star, Round 16: Sam Gilbert (St Kilda)
Lions are rare visitors to the MCG detailed
Quarters: Goals without a behind detailed, Q1-2-3-4
Most defeats by 100+ points: Pagan 6, Jesaulenko 5
Thursday After 27 years Essendon and Sheedy divorce gracefully
Wave of comments result
Farmer free to play despite conviction
MWB: The Sheedy Era facts and figures
120 other coaches who shared the journey
Burgoyne, Pickett may share record

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D-07-R15 Footystats Diary, Week 584, July 13-19, 2007
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Friday AFL clubs memberships reach record 532,412
Essendon: Davey moves to long-term injury list
Bill Express to end St Kilda sponsorship
MWB: As a Hawk supporter it was awful to watch
VFL to remain almost Victorian
Brawl video link 'in contempt of court'
Saturday Round 15 Saints hold out Crows by two points
They said it: The Age: Support in the north causing concern
New long-term deal makes Goodes a Swan for life
Cyst in lung caused Petterd's collapse
MWB: Most consecutive losing quarters
Sunday 85,497 at the G see Cats notch 10th-straight
Geelong outlast fighting Magpies
Port smash West Coast by 15 goals
Classy Dogs too smart for Bombers
Brisbane sweep Melbourne aside
Hawks easily account for Richmond
Sydney regain eight with big win over Blues
Shinboners to 3rd with nail-biting win over Freo
Monday Bruce Kennedy Analysis >
How your team will finish the season, based on the situation at Round 15
Trivia from Round 15
Tuesday MRP Round 15: Aaron Davey faces two weeks suspension
Ryan Murphy booked for rough conduct; Reprimand for Simon Black
MWB: Ladder updates following Round 15
Are Magpies favoured with "best run home"?
Subiaco Oval another hurdle for Sydney
Wednesday Match Review Panel: Davey, Murphy and Black plead guilty
MRP penalties accepted; no tribunal required
They sais it: Yahoo! Sport: AFL may act on clash jumpers
Petterd on the road back after close call
Leonard Colquhoun: 2007 attendances, Rounds 8-15
Gabba Blues: odd visits, fewer wins
NAB Rising Star, Round 15: Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
Thursday Chris Connolly quits Dockers
Mark Harvey short-listed as caretaker coach
Nathan Buckley suffers another hamstring injury
Court clears Teague of careless driving
MWB: Lowest ladder positions by over 100 per cent
Football Park slim pickings for Dockers
They said it: The Age: Frankston joins mix for Saints

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D-07-R14 Footystats Diary, Week 583, July 6-12, 2007
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Friday Arden Street rebuilding a step closer
MWB: Fremantle remember this time last year?
Demons lose four names for season
SANFL considers addition of Tasmanian Devils
They said it: The Age: Fevola wants to stay at Carlton
Barry Cable awarded fifth Simpson Medal
Geelong's Tom Harley cops another $5000 fine
Saturday Round 14: 51,156 cheer Cats to 9th-straight win
Cousins falls to hammy
Sunday Collingwood surge past Saints in the wet
Bulldogs down Power in the end
Reality bites as Crows shred Hawks by 12 goals
Brisbane surprise Eagles with rare win in Perth
Bruce Kennedy: R14 obso's
Monday Round 14 pertinent obso's Bruce Kennedy, Martin Windsor-Black
Melbourne's Ricky Petterd suffers collapsed lung
Tuesday Round 14: MRP: Kerr takes another week; Bomber due face suspension
Fevola back after one week suspension
They said it: AFL review finds Col-StK umpires at fault
It's been a while Carlton's last win in Sydney was in 1993
Bruce Kennedy: more obso's on Round 14
Wednesday Tribunal McVeigh wins downgrade but still suspended
Sydney hits new membership high of 32,452
Port re-sign Salopek for another three years
NAB Rising Star, Round 14: Scott McMahon (Kangaroos)
NSW-ACT win NAB Under 18 Division Two title
They said it: The Age: Camera catches stars' pub showdown
Thursday Sheedy and Pagan weigh up futures
Ricky Petterd to undergo lung surgery
WA win Under 18 Division One championship
Coaches warn against "free agency"
They said it: Delivering the best for the fans?

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D-07-R13 Footystats Diary, Week 582, June 29-July 5, 2007
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Friday Police question Collingwood's Alan Didak
Last game for Neale Daniher; Demons appoint caretaker coach
Cousins to meet with Demetriou
Any chance Carlton?
They said it: The Age: 50 years on, Kanga game that time forgot
Saturday Retirement after 223 games; Bombers douse Daniher dream
Cousins resumes training with Eagles on Monday
MWB: Essendon's final quarters are astonishing
MWB: Unlucky 13 Round 13 not so lucky ...
Alastair Clarkson says Neale Daniher was "torched" by media
Sunday Geelong stand out with 8th-straight win
Fremantle crush Blues by 77 points
Port holds on in face of late Lions' deluge
Port hold on in face of late Lions' deluge
Richmond wilt under Saints' last term burst
Carlton's new (unwanted) record games conceding 100+
Bruce Kennedy worthwhile weekend trivia
They said it: Eddie McGuire: "I don't know how much more we can do?"
Monday Hard-working Eagles too good for Crows
Kangas honour Archer's 300th with solid win
Hawks down Magpies in all-game struggle
They said it: Didak cops abuse from crowd
At Young: The RED dog won ...
Tuesday MRP Round 13: Citing will cost Lloyd one game
Tiger, Port and Cat players reprimanded
They said it: Didak given off-field sanctions
Carlton dump Fevola "go away and think ..."
They said it: Cousins comeback costs
Wednesday Tribunal: Lloyd out one game for charging Carroll
Welsh reprimanded for front-on contact
Harley fined $3200 for umpire contact
MWB: Kangaroos quarter streaks a new record?
NAB Rising Star, Round 13: Martin Clarke (Collingwood)
MWB: Hawks put the points on the board against top 8
Twin records for Sydney on Sunday
Thursday Kangaroos re-sign Simpson, Thompson and Hale
Cats set to name Bartel for Friday night
Essendon pair broke team rules will stay with Bendigo
Ramanauskas returns in milestone Bomber weekend
MWB: Kevin Sheedy King of the thrillers

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D-07-R12a Footystats Diary, Week 581, June 22-28, 2007
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Friday Colin Carter: long-serving commissioner to step down?
Fremantle ponders Tarrant penalty
Hawthorn re-sign Sewell, Ladson and Gilham
They said it: 3AW takes axe to vaudeville footy
Saturday Split round 12 Tigers break through for first win
Tradition wins Grand Final will remain "day" game
AFL grant $2.5 million to SCG Trust redevelopment
Government starts drug talks with other bodies
Sunday 64,222 at Homebush marquee event
Collingwood maul slack Swans; fierce Pies on the march
St Kilda down Eagles to win for Harvey's 350th
Hawks up to 2nd place; West Coast drop to 3rd
Monday Sydney finds life "tough at the top"
They said it: The Australian: Sydney may drop injured Hall
Tuesday MRP: Anthony Rocca faces one-match suspension
They said it: West Australian: Eagles feel pain of Judd's torn muscle
Sydney at Kardinia Park; do they stand a chance?
Bruce Kennedy: Last v second-last; first v second
Martin Windsor-Black: More scoring, than rushing ...
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Eagleton and Rocca both get two weeks
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 12
NAB Rising Star, Round 12: Robert Gray (Port Adelaide)
They said it: The Age: Telstra to quit Docklands and Homebush
Melbourne starts wide-ranging review
Thursday Neale Daniher quits the Demons
Caretaker may take over last part of the season
Dockers learn of Des Headland family scuffle
Sydney rest injured Barry Hall is his season over?
Michael O'Loughlin equals Swans' 260 games record
They said it: The Age: AFL "restricting foreign news publications"
Surgery ends season for Michael Gardiner
Bruce Kennedy: Finals: Saints and Dockers yes or no?

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D-07-R12 Footystats Diary, Week 580, June 15-21, 2007
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Friday Blues ink new deals with Walker, Kennedy
Halls heart still in footy, not boxing
Bruce Kennedy: Comparisons Ladders at Round 11
Swans gather to celebrate 25 years in Sydney
Saturday Split Round 12 Hawks trash Carlton for new Docklands record crowd
Benefactor to deliver for Carlton Blues crack record 35,000 in members
Sunday More creative Crows leave Kangas for dead
Bulldogs' big finish flattens the Dockers
Dial twiddling on a Sat'dy arvo
Ben Cousins takes a 1000-day pledge
Geelong crush Brisbane by 50 points
Port give the Bombers a thrashing
Monday Robert Murphy falls to another hamstring
They said it: Mike Sheahan: League fails with split round
Tom Lonergan achieves his footy comeback
They said it: Tim Lane: Government oversteps the mark by dropping Voss
Tuesday MRP: Sam Mitchell clear of Carrazzo contact
> Eagleton faces two-game suspension; Bombers' Hille given one game
> Port's Wilson handed reprimand
Dockers investigating Darwin nightclub incidents
Whitnall's future in doubt
Bruce Kennedy: Weirdest stat for the year so far ...
High tackle count in Cats-Lions clash 218
David Neitz to miss with finger injury
Gary Ablett leads Brownlow betting
They said it: The Age: Saints shift a step closer
Wednesday OzFooty "still the one" 'A Game of our own' still ranks No.1
Dockers ask AFL to investigate Tarrant incident
MRP: Eagleton to contest two-game suspension at Tribunal
New deals for Schammer, Tambling
Port lose Salopek for two months
Nathan Brown set for Friday night return
Commemorative jumper for Archer's 300th
Carlton's Andrew Walker out for a month
Thursday Roy Morgan poll says Sydney is the most popular AFL club
Mark Harvey calls his attacker a coward
Port extend contracts of Chapin and Surjan
Bruce Kennedy: Wind assisted

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D-07-R11 Footystats Diary, Week 579, June 8-14, 2007
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Friday Bulldogs made four changes
Cousins training for a return this year
They said it: Neale Daniher: Don't cap interchange numbers
Saturday Queen's Birthday holiday round:
Bombers clinch one-point win to stun the Eagles
Sunday Persistent pressure gives Swans win over Hawks
Bulldogs too sharp for the Lions
Carlton on a roll dowse the Power
One-point wins in successive premiership games detailed
Triple M promises interesting Sunday pre-match
Credit where it is due: AFL website makes welcome change
James Hird tells SEN "this is my last year"
342,376 is best-ever QB holiday record
Geelong down Crows in arm-wrestle
Kangas punish flagging Saints
Strong Freo finish denies gallant Richmond
Monday Queen's Birthday honours: Jim Stynes receives OA for services
Sydney await Kennelly scans
Bulldogs expect Griffen and Cross will miss six
Tassie lowers its colours to Queensland
Geelong goes to top of the ladder details
Tuesday MRP Round 11: Max Rooke faces one-match suspension
New Queen's Birthday crowd records link to *Attendances*
Wednesday Rooke accepts one-game suspension
Tadhg Kennelly to miss 4-6 weeks
Bruce Kennedy, analysis: Top teams win the close ones
Harry O'Brien out for a month
Tom Lonergan returns to Cats via VFL
In the goals slim pickings
They said it: The Age: Swan plays on for Dalai Lama
Thursday Sydney cops $5000 fine for Everitt outburst
Comments impacting on umpire numbers
Collingwood seek the help of Brian Taylor
Darren O'Shaughnessy: Essendon's effort is quite a feat
> Beating grand finalists in successive weeks
NAB Rising Star, Round 11: Shannon Hurn (West Coast)

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D-07-R10 Footystats Diary, Week 578, June 1-7, 2007
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Friday Round 10 selections: Crows finally regain Ricciuto
2008 State of Origin: Competitive NSW squad at the ready
Italian Team of the Century named
Port Adelaide matriarch Von Williams passes aged 82
Saturday Pies clip Freo by nine points in MCG thriller
Must read: The Age: Martin Flanagan:
>
Cynical politicians deserve to be benched
Sunday Demons hold out the Crows and break the ice
Eagles thrash Kangas by 11 goals
Richmond and Brisbane lock up 137th draw
Sydney and Bombers in another one-point thriller
Hawks power away from Port
Blues skittle Bulldogs in high-scoring spree
Cats maintain the surge and dispose of Saints
Paul Roos: "AFL turning Gaelic"; Sympathy for next generation
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Forecast for the finals
> Now the calculations begin; Does your side still rate a chance?
Stats that Matter: Blues-Bulldogs produce 25 goalkickers
They said it: Kathryn Michaelsen: The TV rights joke
Tuesday Match Panel Review: Two suspensions; two fined
They said it: Leigh Matthews defends push-in-back rule
Hawks captain expected to miss a month
They said it: The Australian: Invasive TV coverage riles coaches
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Tribunal clears Alan Didak
NAB Rising Star, Round 10: Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
Carlton moves for a return to reserves footy
Some TV ad-breaks up to 50 seconds
Thursday St Kilda hotel brawl: Voss, Black, Gehrig, Lawrence charged
Brett Burton out for a month
Bathroom fall ends season for Josh Gibson
They said it: The Australian: Grant Thomas told to butt out
Ump comments may add to Spida's record

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D-07-R09 Footystats Diary, Week 577, May 25-31, 2007
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Friday Chance Bateman to lead Hawthorn
Richmond shock by naming Richo to play with fractured eye socket
MWB: Catching up with the stats ...
Geelong presidency: Frank Costa will continue to lead Cats
They said it: Paul Roos: Don't mess with history
Saturday Round 9 Fremantle coast home by 46 points
Politicians fail to change AFL drug policy
Demetriou keen to see the process of 88 other sports
Injury ends career of Brett Montgomery
Darren Glass inks new deal with Eagles
Is one enough for the Bulldogs? background to Manuka Oval games
Sunday Blues make Adelaide work hard for victory
Hawthorn belt West Coast by six goals
Magpies break 12-year Gabba hoodoo (background detail)
Essendon steal unlosable win from Tigers
Judd under scrutiny for Launceston incident
Sydney dispatch Dogs in dominating style
Kangaroos hand Demons a cruel defeat
Geelong in full flight strip the Power
Monday Robert Harvey likely to miss four
Nathan Brown nears Richmond comeback
Tuesday MRP, Round 9: West Coast to contest Judd eye-gouge charge
Ashley Hansen to miss up to eight weeks
Crows lose 200cm rookie to injury
Port without Daniel Motlop until July
The Best of Round 10 ... detailed
The Kangas in Perth ... detailed
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Chris Judd not guilty of eye-gouging
Bruce Kennedy: The ladder nothing like it since 1972
They said it: Peter Coatman: His take on Richo incident
NAB Rising Star, Round 9: Mitchell Clark (Brisbane Lions)
Thursday Moorabbin re-vamp: Saints talk of moving to another home
They said it: The Age: Coaches back return of state-of-origin footy
AFL bends on yellow cancer armband
Toughies Round 10 Lions at Docklands, Hawks in Adelaide
Mending wounded warriors Nathan Brown, Grant, Hamill, Farmer

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D-07-R08 Footystats Diary, Week 576, May 18-24, 2007
 
Friday Tigers change five for second week running
Surgery for Andrew Embley
Byron Pickett wants to remain with Melbourne
Neale Daniher reaches 300 games as player and coach
Eddie McGuire quits as Nine CEO
They said it: Hands-in-the-back change fails to impress Plugger
Saturday Round 8 Adelaide survive persistent Richmond effort
V8s grab pole from footy
First the Cup; now the Rose-Sutton medal
Sunday Essendon trash Brisbane by 10 goals
Geelong cast the Dockers adrift
Hawks grind home over Saints in MCG yawn fest
Kangas overpower Blues to win 5th-straight
Sydney back to form knock Port off top perch
Dogs thrash Pies in strong last-half finish
Eagles overrrun Demons and return to leadership
There's always a first time: After 198 games Swans drop Jared Crouch
Hobart: Goal post snap is a Lethal reminder
Monday Reflections on Round 8
Tuesday MRP Daniel Kerr takes two-week suspension
Kirk escapes with a reprimand
Josh Carr booked for Tribunal hearing
AFL maintains defence of drug policy against parliamentary opposition
Highest losing scores in League footy
New Kangaroo study will look at four alternatives
Bruce Kennedy: Longest wait to open account?
Pies and Crows heading for Dubai
Bruce Kennedy: Winning, losing margins, after eight rounds
How often do we have to hear the club song played?
Wednesday Josh Carr fails to sway Tribunal; one-game suspension stays
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 8
NAB Rising Star, Round 8: Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
Sydney Swans to compete in NY Marathon in November
Gary Fila promoted to Umpires' panel
Shane Woewodin to captain WA against VFL
Thursday Will reserves footy return to Melbourne?
Paul Roos advises senior journos to quit >
Melbourne press coverage can be insane
Twilight time calls in grand final
DVFL is now the "Northern"

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D-07-R07 Footystats Diary, Week 575, May 11-17, 2007
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Friday Gary Pert appointed Collingwood CEO
Crows question AFL on penalties
Richmond reacts with five changes
Bachar Houli: First devout Muslim gets AFL selection
Fletchers are closing in on the Silvagnis
Saturday Kangaroos swoop on wasteful Bombers
Deal opens betting details to AFL
Melbourne, Essendon, Sydney & Bulldogs fined over ump comments
Dreamtime Player of the Year award announced
Sunday Port Adelaide take over top place on ladder
Pies finish too strongly for the Blues
Port coast to solid win over the Tigers
Adelaide outplay Lions at the Gabba
Pumped-up Saints strangle Sydney
Geelong hand Eagles their first defeat
Bulldogs deny Melbourne in nail-biter
Subi thriller goes to Fremantle
Pratt gives Pagan the thumbs up
Bad blood remains; Amateurs denied Ireland tour by GAA
Monday $1 million grant for study of injuries
MCG melee: Fevola faces hefty fine
Bruce Kennedy: Where your team will finish based on performance
Tuesday Match Review Panel: 16 face melee fines of $32,000
Brad Johnson and Ben Holland under investigation
Demetriou and Anderson meet Cousins in Perth
Port prison bars on show in heritage rounds
Ricciuto back problems flare again
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal MCG melee costs 15 players $32,400
Melbourne's Ben Holland reprimanded
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 7
NAB Rising Star, Round 7: Jesse Smith (Kangaroos)
Carlton lose Cameron Cloke for rest of year
Melbourne suspends Byron Pickett
MWB: Laidley takes the points over Sheedy; Kangas win all Q1's
Thursday Players may not pay melee fines
They said it: Herald Sun: Nixon: players fume over fines
Melee instigators face tougher penalties
Des Rowe: a great Tiger passes
Essendon icon Allan Hird passes, aged 88
They said it: Herald Sun: Clubs gagged over drug testing

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D-07-R06 Footystats Diary, Week 574, May 4-10, 2007
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Friday Court fines Farmer $3,000 (+$200) on assault charge
Richmond fined $10,000 for breach of rules
Carlton's Nick Stevens has neck surgery
Saints chief lodges writ against ex-coach
AFL website looses the plot on Internet links
Port's prison bars jumper raises Pie ire
Saturday Round 6 Strong finish gains Saints good victory
Darren Gaspar retires abruptly
Kade Simpson re-signs with Carlton
Sunday Hawks rip through the Bombers
West Coast hold off gritty Bulldogs
Kangaroos win third-straight and stun tardy Swans
Fresh Magpies beat Adelaide in hard slog
Sydney Rugby fans feel pain of lost crowds
Monday Lions score runaway win over Dockers
Port beat Demons in tight finish
Richmond suffers greatest defeat; Geelong decimate the Tigers
Magpies boot near-record seven posters
Four of a kind Jack, two McVeigh's and a Hayes
Tuesday MRP: Round 6: Nine players face 10 charges
Richmond say "sorry"
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 6
Bruce Kennedy: Cats, Hawks top the two hundred caper
Tigers head big win stakes
Saints turn the tables on the Blues
Wednesday Tribunal: Baker & Solomon suspended; Mitchell fined $3200 for ump bump
Martin Windsor-Black: Percentage trebles have you noticed?
NAB Rising Star, Round 6: Ricky Petterd (Melbourne)
They said it: The Age: Hall of Fame may move to MCG
Thursday AFL deny Essendon request on armbands
Cameron Cloke dislocates shoulder a fourth time
AFL issues statement on Baker decision
They said it: Andrew Dare: voices his opinion
AFL shows sign of improvement
Matthew Campbell and Jason Bennett old Fox Footy voices live on

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D-07-R05 Footystats Diary, Week 573, April 27-May 3, 2007
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Friday Kangaroos to meet AFL: The Age: AFL puts 6-month deadline on move
MWB: Eagles on a winning streak
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 4
Mark Williams to miss six week with shoulder injury
Worth repeating: Crikey: more criticism of AFL website
Saturday Round 5: Port trash Saints by 53 points in all-game rain
AFL give Kangaroos breathing space
They said it: Match Review Panel to demand medical reports
AFL decides no action against Ben Cousins
Sunday Eagles stay unbeaten after strong Tiger pressure
Sydney hit by injuries in easy defeat of Melbourne
Lions beat Blues in wild goal-kicking spree
Injury bites the Swans
AFL and West Coast meet at midday
Monday Efficient Bulldogs shade Hawks all day
Kangas hold on to beat Geelong
Freo-Crows fight out 298th one-pointer
Cousins back in Australia
They said it: The Age: Eagle eye on West Coast
Tele history piece frames Jack Dyer
Tuesday MRP: Brownlow front-runners face suspensions
Leigh Matthews calls for 12-week ban on Cousins
Demetriou claims comments "naive"
They said it: The Age: Kangas spend big on plan for the future
Knee injuries take down Williams and Kennelly
Wednesday Tribunal clears Goodes, Shaun Burgoyne and Thomas
$1.85m on coaching The Age: Big spending Magpies top them all
MWB: The Full Picture: Quarters, Ladders, Attendance after Round 5
Bruce Kennedy: Scoring trends are lower
NAB Rising Star, Round 5: Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
Carlton to wear *clash* strip only the second time
Thursday Sydney promote Kieran Jack to seniors
Ricciuto returns to training
They said it: The Australian: Number of drug tests to triple

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D-07-R04 Footystats Diary, Week 572, April 20-26, 2007
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Friday Nick Stevens to miss rest of season with prolapsed disc
Daniel Chick: Evidence to tribunal will be reviewed
Saints name Luke Ball for return
Ramanauskas selected for Bendigo
Footy back on NIRS
New footy website Football United
Saturday Round 4 Better-equipped Bulldogs whip Tigers
They said it: The Australian: Eagles forced to face the music
Sunday Port run over Collingwood
Bombers blitz St Kilda with 11 goalkickers
Pumped Kangas take the line from Brisbane
Adelaide easily over woeful Sydney
Monday Hawks bag third win in tight finish over Cats
Pavlich with six leads Dockers to first win
West Coast thrash Carlton by 10 goals
Docklands revoke their passout ban
Mark McVeigh hit with $900 fine
Tuesday MRP: Fevola and Whitnall given reprimands
Ben Cousins heading back home; talks under way
Ross Stapleton: AFL needs to crack down on football betting governance
Bruce Kennedy: More on York Park
They said it: Herald Sun: Injury demons haunting Melbourne
Wednesday Alan Didak returns for Anzac Day clash
NAB Rising Star, Round 4: Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
MRP penalties accepted no Tribunal required
They said it: The Advertiser: Port's drug test tip-off; on 5AA
*Crikey* readers air their views on AFL website deluge of complaints
Thursday Anzac Day: 90,508 watch Magpies outlast Bombers
Essendon grant to honour Ron Evans
AFL forces father-son picks into bidding system

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D-07-R03 Footystats Diary, Week 571, April 13-19, 2007
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Friday Roy Morgan poll will show: Has Cousins drug scandal hurt the game?
Round 3 selections
Hawks lose Tim Clarke for three months
Second superscreen unveiled at Football Park
Saturday 70,569 at the G Magpies fly home to beat Richmond
They said it: Andrew Hamilton: Matthews questions AFL's video review
Kangas get green light on Arden Street redevelopment
Sunday Carlton's greatest comeback floors the Bombers
Crows survive spirited Port fightback
Pumped St Kilda lash the Bulldogs
Monday 344,536 attends round 4th highest 43,067 average
Sydney's late run too much for the Lions
Cats find injury-hit Demons easy meat
Hawthorn too slick for winless Kangas
Graham Duff: Kanga move to Gold Coast not on agenda
Tuesday Match Review Panel Freo's Headland faces five weeks
AFL fines Michael Braun over national TV use of F-word
They said it: The Australian: Two stars face off on sledging claim
Bruce Kennedy: Numbers from the SCG
Musing: Anzac Day draws national TV cover for 5
hours
Musing: John Elliott and Sam Kekovich to bow on SEN
Nick Stevens has precautionary neck scans
Wednesday Tribunal: Danny Jacobs cleared on umpire contact
They said it: Herald Sun: AFL Kangaroos discuss takeover
NAB Rising Star, Round 3: Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
More head scans for Luke Ball
Len Fitzgerald: A great in two states passes at 77
Temporary lights at SCG get go-ahead
MWB: Sydney defence is holding strong
Thursday Tribunal decides: Selwood and Headland cleared to play
They said it: Trevor Nisbett: Mediation would have been a better way
Demetriou concedes AFL may buy Kangaroos
Nick Stevens: Fourth specialist sought on neck risk

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D-07-R02 Footystats Diary, Week 570, April 6-12, 2007
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Saturday Hard-working effort gives Lions big win
Warren Tredrea bags seven in SANFL comeback
Sunday Richmond make Swans work hard for victory
Rampaging Cats give Blues savage reality check
Eagles just hold out hard-fighting Magpies
Monday Port has spark to narrowly deny the Kangas
Essendon victory makes Docker task harder
Crows give Bulldogs a 38-point pasting
Hawks zoom to victory while Demons flounder
Tuesday MRP: Dean Solomon and Anthony Rocca cleared
Adem Yze: 226-game streak ends
Akermanis and Peake sidelined
Umpires win substantial pay increase
AFL sign with Setanta
MWB: Hawthorn ladder ride one of the biggest
Wednesday MRP: Nathan Bock reprimanded; Three players cop wrestling fines
NAB Rising Star, Round 2: Cameron Wood (Brisbane)
Ankle surgery for Trent Knobel
Hawks re-sign Luke Hodge until 2009
Demetriou takes up non-executive finance post
Thursday Collingwood strikes again: Magpies swoop on Sydney teenager
They said it: Tim Morrissey: AFL anxious to see SCG lights.
David Teague pleads not guilty to careless driving
Michael O'Loughlin reaches 250 game

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D-07-R01 Footystats Diary, Week 569, March 30-April 5, 2007
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Friday Cousins to head overseas for rehab
Footy Show: Jonathan Hay: took drugs for years
Opening round oddities
Herald Sun sets new standard for selected sides
Richmond's Nathan Brown: *Hot spot* found in leg
MWB: Large contingent will miss opening round
Saturday Footy back in the headlines:
> Demons wilt to sizzling Saints
Cousins, father and official fly to United States
Kevin Bartlett ends Tiger stand-off
Sunday Magpies stun Kangas and steal the game
Port sparkle in comeback victory over Freo
Brisbane towel up the Hawks
Swans and Eagles in 3rd successive one-pointer
Monday Bombers bury the Footy Park hoodoo
Johnson with style leads the Dogs to victory
Blues last term blitz lays out the Tigers
Dick Pratt says "Thanks a million, guys"
Tuesday MRP: Ruling sets new high benchmark
They said it: Paul Gough: Bump set to stay
MWB: Pondering over Round 1 stats
Kanga coach gets an apology
Wednesday AFL Tribunal: Bassett and Sinclair cleared
NAB Rising Star, Round 1: Patrick Ryder (Essendon)
AFL refute reports Cousins is getting financial assistance
They said it: Damien Barrett: AFL has missed the Gold Coast bus
Thursday MWB: Odd spots of Round 2; Top 2 and bottom 2 face each other
Col Hutchinson's *Approaching Milestones*

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D-07-Mar-04 Footystats Diary, Week 568, March 23-29, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Debt-free AFL revenue jumps six per cent
> Revenue climbs to record $215 million
> League operating surplus of $140m; Profit for the year is $7.6m
Ben Cousins: Parents admit son's substance abuse
Club captains gather to forecast the season
Rising Star Medal to carry name of Ron Evans
AFLPA elect Joel Bowden president
Ire;and demands rule changes for International's to stay
Saturday ABC Television expose West Coast
> Lengthy drug problem shown up in police tapes
Prime Minister weighs in on drugs
> Howard calls for zero-tolerance level
Greg Swann appointed new Carlton CEO
Aaron Sandilands signs with Dockers until 2010
Daniel Bradshaw to miss season?
Sunday West Coast drug controversy: Eagles will take no action against Kerr
They said it: The Age: Night I snorted cocaine with a Brownlow medallist
Monday AFL to consider Kerr police tape revelations
Hawks add Ayres, Langford and Spinks to Hall of Fame
Tuesday Erratic Cousins remains in denial; AFL to investigate drug tapes
Bradshaw has knee surgery today
Chad Fletcher wrenches right knee
Scarlett in head-butt incident
Punch costs Brodie Holland $2500; no conviction
Koutoufides out for 8 to 10 weeks
Cameron Bruce: Demon for another three years
Council weighs into future of Kangaroos
Wednesday Brendan Fevola faces knee surgery
Andrew McKay set to become MRP chairman
Sports Minister attacks AFL three strike drug policy
Sore neck confines Ricciuto to bed
Thursday Anti-Doping Body; Has Cousins played under effects of drugs?
Drug report released: League to extend testing despite positive dip
Bruce Kennedy and Martin Windsor-Black open the season
Round one oddities

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D-07-Mar-03 Footystats Diary, Week 567, March 16-22, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday They said it, The Age: AFL lockout of world media may blow image
MWB: Night win after premiership wooden spoon
NAB Cup squads announced
Glass joins Embley as Eagle deputy to Judd
Wayne Carey says Laidley's time is nearly up
Sydney's Jared Crouch lashes out at media
Starcevich as fitness coach to soccer club
Saturday Lions take safety option to leave out Bradshaw; Brown a starter
Ron Evans honoured at St Paul's
Drought delays start of VAFA season
Sunday Carlton boosts morale with NAB victory; second pre-season in three years
Monday Blues expect membership boost
Queentown's gravel oval makes Hall of Fame
Tuesday Mrp: Several Hawk-Dons charges dismissed
Freo's Matthew Carr takes one week
Crawford faces $1800 fine for umpire abuse
MWB: NAB Cup stats that matter; Pre-season ladder
Pre-season attendance comparisons
Ricciuto uses epidural to ease lower back pain
Steven King to miss opening round
Change of name for Moorabbin Oval – Linen House Oval
AFL Players Association: changes at the top
Concern over extent of Grant's groin injury
Wednesday West Coast suspends Ben Cousins indefinately
Missed training sessions; private and personal issues ...
MRP: Crawford, Carr, Wood take MRP penalties
Brisbane name five captains for 2007
Dean Brogan fined $750 for airport incident
They said it; Geoff McClure: Lethal, Mr 750 – Matthews reaches milestone
Thursday The aftermath: John Worsfold: Eagles had no choice
David Smorgon asked AFL to re-think drugs policy
Mark Ricciuto trains briefly
Federal government and AFL in indigenous partnership
They said it: Greg Denham: AFL top dog first to reach a million

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D-07-Mar-02 Footystats Diary, Week 566, March 9-15, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Arden Street grandstand comes down
Geelong confirm leaders for 2007
Shoulder injury may cost Rusling rest of the season
They said it: The Age: VFL has role to play says local footy chief
Saturday Ron Evans, 1939-2007
Tributes flow for servant of Australian football
They said it: Mike Sheahan: Ron Evans lauded for honest, integrity
NAB Cup: 12-point win puts Lions into grand final
Andrew Lovett fined but not convicted over intervention
Sunday NAB Cup: 8 goals by Fevola kicks Blues into play-off
Monday Return of Jonathan Brown to lift Lions
Brisbane search Melbourne for accommodation
Tuesday Shane Crawford, James Kelly face suspension after MRP review
MWB: Facts and stats on the NAB Cup
Dog found for the Lions at Glen Waverley
Late score change causes kafuffle
Wednesday Crawford and Kelly take MRP penalties
Joel Reynolds ruled out for rest of the season
GM Stephen Icke moves from Fremantle to Carlton
Ricciuto and McGregor likely to miss start of season
Case involving Andrew Krakouer adjourned to May
Thursday First two years of drug policy: AFL waits on revealing new report
Common sense on tap on NSW Central Coast
AFL lock out international photo agencies

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D-07-Mar-01 Footystats Diary, Week 565, March 2-8, 2007
Friday AFL comes down on betting with fines >
Goodwin $40,000, Ward $10,000, Hale $5,000
Daniel Kerr: Taxi charge of disorderly conduct dropped
Extra year for Malthouse; Buckley to captain Pies again
Whitnall family feud erupts
They said it: The Age: Pay TV footy gets a kick along by Nine
Saturday Brisbane savage Bulldogs – Road trip again faces winning Lions
Severe weather warning: Darwin match may be cancelled
Graham Duff reappointed Kangaroo chairman by unanimous vote
Successful surgery to Ray Hall and Kent Kingsley
Monday Blues-Kangas, Lions-Cats left in NAB joust
Tuesday Match Review Panel – Tribunal >
Jeff Farmer faces six weeks suspension
Michael Johnson also to face Tribunal
Coaches fight hands-in-the-back interpretation: AFL stands firm
Wednesday Tribunal: Farmer out six games for eye-gouging
Front-on test cases draw four weeks each
They said it: The Age: Blues to appoint new football chief
Thursday MWB – NAB semi's – The Stats that Matter
Peter Schwab vacates MRP chair for AFL Victoria post
Dockers hit new record membership
They said it: The Age: AFL toys With idea to bring back reserves
They said it: Jon Anderson: Drought: Country gets by, city in limbo

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D-07-Feb-04 Footystats Diary, Week 564, February 23-March 1, 2007
Friday 11th year on the Internet; It's great to be here for another season!
Future is clouded: More knee surgery for Aaron Hamill
Martin Windsor-Black: Stats the Matter; Big Picture to the pre-season
Saturday Port clip the Crows
Kangas solid win over Pies at Carrara
Jonathan Hay quits the Kangaroos
Brett Peake re-signs with Freo until 2009
Kangaroos off-field battle continues
Sunday Sharp Bulldogs outsmart young Swans
Blues last the distance over Essendon
Comeback Lions better in Cairns deluge
Monday Cats, Hawks and Freo show promise
Trivia wrap of first round NAB Cup matches
Eagles may banish Daniel Kerr over Saturday taxi fracas
Tuesday Match Review Panel: Brown, Yze, Krakouer charged
Kerr fined $11,800 by court and club over taxi assault
Darren Milburn cleared of facial damage
Richo relieved, but out for a week
Wednesday Riewoldt, Hayes, Ball: St Kilda appoint three captains
Tribunal: Andrew Krakouer found not guilty of rough conduct
West Coast board place suspended sentence on Kerr
Bruce Kennedy: A good set of figures (to pour over)
Surgery for Adelaide ruckman Ivan Maric
They said it: Greg Baum: Football's changing landscape
Thursday North Melbourne-Kangaroo elections
Support for Gold Coast move strengthened
MWB – The Big Picture; Quarter Finals, the Stats that Matter
Joe Misiti back at Windy Hill in coaching role

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D-07-Feb-03 Footystats Diary, Week 563, February 16-22, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Kangaroos insist they support Jonathan Hay
Essendon plan theme game against Carlton
They said it: Buckley threatens to quit Laws of the Game committee
Saturday Exhibition game: Sydney hold out the Magpies at North Sydney Oval
Practice match details
AFL starts probe into illegal bets
They said it: Chip Le Grand: Head rules strikes at injuries
Sunday Goodwin, Ward, Hale and Jack named in bets blitz
Swans and Eagles count their wounded
Monday Bets probe hooks Swan for two $5 wagers
David Neitz retains Melbourne captaincy
Adelaide trash Norwood by 30 goals
Soccer draws 55,436 to Docklands
Tuesday Ron Evans retires; Mike Fitzpatrick to be new AFL chairman
AFLPA calls for moratorium on betting
Dockers hit 39,000 members
Blood of Fox coverage to start NAB Cup
Wednesday Lions name three captains for NAB opener
They said it: Daryl Timms: Umps fear backlash on rule changes
Jim Watts appointed to AFL post
Jeff White cleared of major eye damage
Seven brushes up on technique
Thursday NAB Cup trial: Nine umps given power to award free kicks
Lance Whitnall gets the Carlton captaincy
'Leapin' Leo Barry gets his day in court
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D-07-Feb-02 Footystats Diary, Week 562, February 9-15, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday AFL hails new Foxtel-Seven-Ten deal; Fox pay $315m for four games
Richard Pratt to be new Carlton president
Scarlett suffers scratched eyeball in Swan Hill
Jason Ball elected to Sydney board
Saturday Bombers lift their game; Essendon too good for All Stars in Darwin
Players get $1,000,000 incentive with twin wins; NAB and day flag
Richard Pratt appointed new Carlton president
They said it: Broadcast deal puts Foxtel in box seat for AFL
Top marks to ABC-TV
Sunday Magpies and Crows eye Dubai for 2008
Mark Nicoski suffers shoulder injury
AFL ladders on Fox are still wrong ... worth repeating
Monday Nicoski will miss four months
Two Blues questioned over Ballarat assault
Tuesday Carlton fine six players for break in code of conduct
Ron Joseph seeks backing by Kangaroo members
Brisbane baffled by Lappin's mystery elbow injury
Wednesday John Elliott – Big Jack is back at Princes Park
Seven gets a dry run at Docklands
No new news but Lions say Lappin is confident
They said it: Geoff McClure: Just grand, boys!
Thursday They said it: Mark Day: TV players put the boot in but AFL is the winner
Geelong pleads for equality in TV games
Ex-girlfriend of Newman accused over dodgy cheques

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D-07-Feb-01 Footystats Diary, Week 561, February 2-8, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Riewoldt hamstring tear "slight"
Young Magpie undergoes tests
Bombers-All-Stars match gets live TV and radio cover
Three-day national coaching conference
Brisbane launch new clash jumper
Lions questioned by police over St Kilda brawl
They said it: Super Bowl as the US see it
They said it: Geoff McClure: Swear it on the bible
Saturday Carlton members decide: Smorgon and Diggins voted off board
League brokers talks with Fox, 7 and 10
Rhan Hooper expected to return next week
Craig Starcevich resigns as St Kilda fitness coach
Tasmanian State premiership to be revived?
Magpies extend Dane Swan contract
Foot injury outs Lewis Roberts-Thompson
Monday Anxious Lions await scans of Brown's right knee
Legitimate hip and shoulder to stay
Hernia niggles Michael Gardiner
Tuesday Deal will be signed in "48 hours" – Foxtel, Seven and 10 - finalise telecasts
New Carlton board meets; AGM tonight
Mark Coughlan to miss season
Melbourne signs Aaron Davey to new three-year deal
Mark Rendell takes Adelaide recruiting role
1950 John Coleman milestone corrected
Wednesday Carlton AGM closed to media; Kernahan likely as next President
They said it, Mark Day: Footy shifts to pay-TV
Jonathan Brown clear of knee damage
Magpies move to extend Malthouse deal
Thursday With 15 days left ... TV saga ends after 399 days
They said it, Chip Le Grand: TV carve-up carries cost for supporters
Goodes and O'Loughlin miss selection in All-Stars match
Kangas and Lions join forces in Queensland launch
They said it: Geoff McClure: Blues bottom out, this time on stats sheet

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D-07-Jan-05 Footystats Diary, Week 560, Jan 26-Feb 1, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Ron Joseph says Gold Coast move is inevitable
North AGM delayed as challenge to president looms
Dan Wilson: Sydney stalwart passes
Michael Voss to farewell Brisbane fans in Round 2
Don Pyke takes up consulting role with Fremantle
Brereton and Quartermain vacate Triple M footy team
Saturday They said it: Graham Smorgon defends poll tactics
Sunday Big Jack airs Laundry online
Tuesday Dons relieved: Lloyd back on training track
Marcus Rose: Struggling Blues worse off than Fitzroy
Richo scare Tigers with back spasm
Wednesday Financial director resigns; Carlton refute claims made by Marcus Rose
Rhan Hooper quits Brisbane Lions
Thursday End in sight to drawn out saga: Foxtel almost over the line
Anxious wait on Riewoldt hamstring injury
Danish JNC is new Carlton sponsor
Pagan: Fevola still wlecome in leadership group
St Kilda police interview Lions in Brisbane
Medhurst cops traffic fines
Ramanauskas back in training at Windy Hill

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D-07-Jan-04 Footystats Diary, Week 559, January 19-25, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Last gasp effort – Foxtel near deal with Seven & Ten
Saturday Foxtel edge closer to deal with 7 and 10
Richmond CEO heads back to the desk
Sunday Salary cap – Brisbane payments to Mal Michael questioned
Sav Rocca gets NFL deal with Philadelphia
Tuesday Set-back for Schammer
Tom Hawkins suffers stress fracture
TFL footy legend Darrel Eaton dies fishing
Wednesday Kerr assault charges set for August
April game versus South Africa under normal rules

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D-07-Jan-03 Footystats Diary, Week 558, January 12-18, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Byron Schammer eases back from appendix operation
Saturday AFL loan balloons deficit – Blues record $2.2 million loss on 2006
Adam Goodes heads All-Stars squad – list of players and clubs
Soccer player signs record deal
Geoff Slattery Publishing gains exclusive photo deal
Monday Diggins: Blues board is 'dysfunctional'
Tuesday Changes mooted to trading and draft
> Free agency on the slate; All drafts to be held same day?
Carlton great passes: Ern Henfry dies
Jason Akermanis returns to Bulldog training
Daniel Kerr linked to alleged assault at weekend party
Wednesday NAB Cup rule changes: 20-metre kick for a mark
> Kicking backwards permitted in front half
Ambitious plan for Princes Park key to Smorgon ticket
Kangaroos call on nine for leadership
Broken ankle sidelines Troy Simmonds

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D-07-Jan-02 Footystats Diary, Week 557, January 5-11, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Carlton's Graham Smorgon bites back at critics
> Independents join forces to challenge
Krakouer brothers plead not guilty
Gary Ablett Snr: bad cheque a mistake
Saturday Mark Ricciuto to lead Crows for seventh season
Tuesday Three strikes policy remains: AFL privatise illicit drug-testing program
Steve Johnson out of Geelong seniors indefinitely
Wednesday Heath Black fined for disorderly behaviour
Court dismiss charge against Ben Cousins
Pakistan takes its first steps with our footy
Thursday Ross Butterss seeks to settle outstanding debt
Max Bailey: Knee injury outs promising Hawk for 2007
Kris Massie to miss pre-season

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D-07-Jan-01 Footystats Diary, Week 556, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2007 (Tween Seasons)
Friday 'Bomber' Atkinson – Carlton's 1944 captain passes away
TAB Sportbet odds for 2007 premiership, eight, wooden spoon
Krakourer brothers appear in Fremantle court
Saturday Peter Worsfold is new West Coast development coach
Sunday Tiffany Cherry to cable on ESPN's Sportscentre
Tuesday Peter Sinn to head new ticket – Fight for Carlton board intensifies
Wednesday Career pressure – Booze clouds future of Steve Johnson
Thursday Carlton board room battle hots up
> Tom, son of Jack, quits challenge
> Lauraine Diggins makes ferocious accusations
James Clement suffers foot fracture

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D-07-Dec-04 Footystats Diary, Week 555, December 22-28, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Worth Repeating – a holiday greeting without offence ...
Mat McBriar selected for NFL Pro Bowl – only the second Australian
Ken Gannon vacates long-held  Football Victoria position
Essendon to play Indigenous All-Stars in February
Bombers to wear clash jumper twice next year
They said it – Ten gets grand final and late Sunday
Monday Bendigo Bombers recruit Jason Cloke
Richmond's Andrew Krakourer charged with assault
Len Ablett, 1943 Tiger premiership player passes away
Hawks and Box Hill will partner each other until 2011
Wednesday Carlton to face membership on February 6

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D-07-Dec-03 Footystats Diary, Week 554, December 15-21, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Shuffle at the top – League changes executive structure
They said it: The Age: Foxtel lifts bid for league rights
Vandenberg to lead Hawks again
Collingwood forecasts bigger profits
James Fantasia leaves Crows for SANFL
Saturday Mark Brayshaw declines – Rick Aylett is new Kangaroo CEO
They said it: Herald Sun: TV rights deal looms
Buckenara heads home in new role for Hawks
Sydney re-signs Brett Kirk for another three years
Crows draftee suffers neck injury
Monday Luke Darcy suffers setback
Bombers get jump on Swans
AFL Commission chairman back in charge
Tuesday Foxtel-Seven-Ten outcome unlikely before Christmas
Michael Voss signs for Ten commentary
Drought will seriously curtail sport
Essendon name Fletcher and Hille as Lloyd's deputies
Wednesday TV deal for 2007-11 screws the AFL
> Seven-Ten reject Foxtel $50m offer for four games a week
Changes in the board room
> Bulldogs cut deficit to $205,931
Carlton: two resign, four new directors
>Tom Elliott (son of John) shows intention to run
Official title of the code – Australian Football
Jason Johnson is new Don life member
Magpie Ben Johnson pays price for assault
Sale of land gives Saints go-ahead for Moorabbin
Port ink Mark Williams to end of 2009

Thursday

Freo's best financial run – Dockers profit by $1.261 million
Demons honour four with life membership
League plans to boost financial rewards

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D-07-Dec-02 Footystats Diary, Week 553, December 8-14, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Port Adelaide back in the black
Unlucky Brad Smith: West Coast bewildered by AFL ruling
TV starts to take shape: Seven and Ten meet today
Saturday AFL clears TPP estimates for eight clubs;
> Mal Michael cleared on wrong-doing
Michael Voss to Ten; Cometti back to Seven
Football Victoria rule – Balwyn join Eastern; Heidelberg remain in DVFL
Rob Wiley leaves Eagles to join WAFC
Demons lift James McDonald to leadership group
Sunday Injuries – how your club stands
Public scrutiny enough punishment; Eagles take no action against Cousins
News Limited sites continue to wrongly display AFL ladders
Monday IR: GAA suspends competition with AFL
Tuesday Pre-season and rookie draft: Blues snare Ackland plus Cameron Cloke
> Matthew is a Saint; his third AFL club
Rare illness hits Richmond CEO
Magpies pledge funding to Melton shire
Wednesday Tigers take a punt on Kent Kingsley
Michael fined, but not convicted
SBS  a chance to screen Friday night footy in Sydney
Geelong's Tom Lonergan survives car crash
Thursday Matthew Pavlich gets Fremantle captaincy
Adelaide profits by $1.6 million
They said it: The Age: Pagan thwarted by Carlton board
Fevola involved with model after marriage split
Essendon adds Greg Brown to board

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D-07-Dec-01 Footystats Diary, Week 552, December 1-7, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Shareholders deny Kanga bid to change constitution
Essendon – $1,659,349 profit
Rick Hart re-appointed for another three years
Port to honour five inaugural players
They said it: Mike Sheahan: Marking contest rule changes
Saturday Sydney leads off community camp events
Sunday Nathan Buckley to remain Magpie skipper
Monday Ben Cousins arrested for drunkenness
Sam Mitchell set upon
Two Dockers involved in weekend incident
Tuesday Docker pair in Perth hotel incident
Full Points Footy update
Thursday AFL on Gold Coast for long haul:
> $30 million will be spent on development
Melbourne profits by $790,797
David Wheadon returns to Geelong
They said it; Daily Telegraph: Swans slam radical change

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D-07-Nov-04 Footystats Diary, Week 551, November 24-30, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday 56 nominate for draft – how many will find a new home?
A war we didn't need – Foxtel vows gto take on AFL using rival codes
Comment: AFL has new rival we didn't need
Seven, 10, set one-week deadline
Saints give members a choice
Richmond record profit of $948,586
Leigh Colbert joins Eagles backroom staff
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Sunday
Carlton  get Gibbs with first pick in National Draft
Gumbleton to Bombers; Lachlan Hansen is a Kangaroo
Leuenburger to Brisbane; 15 indigenous players drafted
Laws of the Game changes: Front-on to head, not on
Lions "not happy" – Dons pounce on Michael; retirement backflip
Fremantle re-sign Parker, Cook and McManus
Monday Footy radio:  Lyon and Newman likely to swap camps
Brisbane Lions post loss of $994,419
Tuesday Aaron Hamill to ease back to full training
Slim pickings left for many delisted players
WA legend George Doig, passes at 93
They said it: The Age: No umpire needed in sport media
Wednesday Kinnear Beatson: Sydney add recruiting clout
Carlton settles with Adrian Whitehead
They said it: The Age: "Death of Fox Footy good for viewers"
They said it: The Age, Geoff McClure: Tom, Jack ... and Fred
Thursday Bob Ansett opposes dilution of Roo B-class shares

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D-07-Nov-03 Footystats Diary, Week 550, November 17-23, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Mark Ricciuto will captain Crows in 2007
Update: Permission to train list
They said it: Mike Sheahan: Channels, just get on with it
Saturday November 25 draft: Clubs delist another 11 players
They said it: Eddie McGuire: Channel 31 'np chance'
Tuesday Magpies soar: Collingwood posts $2 million profit
Hawthorn profit by $308,632 – in the back for 10th successive season
Injury-plagued Aaron Hamill faces surgery again
They said it: Caroline Wilson: Packer the stumbling block in AFL TV deal
Wednesday AFL and clubs approve – Essendon places Ramanauskas on rookie list
AFL rewarded for multicultural effort in NSW
MWB: Aaron Hamill so close to special record
They said it: Mike Sheahan: Smorgon optimistic, rumblings continue
Thursday Foxtel finished with footy – 7 and 10 go it alone with eight games
Cats ahead for 7th-straight year – Geelong profit by $341,000
Michael Voss joins AIS-AFL Academy
Tackle might go from International Rules
Port sign Danyle Pearce to new deal
Blues sound out radio executive
Kangaroos join Broadbeach in sports club venture

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D-07-Nov-02 Footystats Diary, Week 549, November 10-16, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Fevola returns – Blues will penalise him no further
Mal Michael signs with West Gippsland club
Dean Brogan charges adjourned
Wally Foreman farewelled
Update of permission to train list
Saturday Surprise? – Akermanis mouths off about the Lions
Barry Mitchell: out of sight
They said it – Martin Flanagan: 'Tis a game turned foul, to be sure
Range of views from the Irish Independent
Cain Ackland at Blues training
Monday Justin Schmitt voted top umpire
They said it – Mark Day: AFL schedules a ratings headache for 7, 10
Tuesday Cripps and Trevena complete Port line-up
Tom Lonergan to play on as a Cat rookie
Wednesday Saints delist Troy Schwarze
Thursday Cometti poised to join Seven ...
> McAvaney & Cometti for Friday night footy?
Vodaphone adds St Kilda to its stable
They said it: Bruce Matthews: Bump is alright
The said it: Mark Day: Sell-out claim on AFL TV deal

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D-07-Nov-01 Footystats Diary, Week 548, November 3-9, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Major changes at Moorabbin
> Silvagni, Rock and Barker to support Lyon
> Ken Sheldon returns as GM of football operations
Demetriou: Fevola's claim of racial abuse 'simply not true'
They said it, The Australian: Footage drops Devola in outer
Veteran ABC commentator: Wally Foreman dies from heart attack
Saturday GAA-AFL Tribunbal clears Geraghty
Peter German joins the Dockers
Adrian Deluca quits the Blues at 24
Unlisted players given permission to play – details
They said it, Herald Sun, TV puts callers on hold
Sunday IR: Series may extend to three tests
Bellerive presses its claim for AFL matches
Monday IR: Aussie take the series;
> Irish manager condemns Australians; details of Second Test
Tuesday IR: Statistically – the best series in Ireland
Port's Stuart Dew retires
Worth repeating – The Age: Fevola incident; AFL partly to blame
Fevola given caution by gardai; No action taken by Irish police
Thursday Ben Buckley departs AFL for top soccer job
IR: Irish still doubt future of series
Didak charge dropped

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D-07-Oct-04 Footystats Diary, Week 547, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Cain Ackland switches to Carlton
Matches in Adelaide and Perth to remain on free-to-air
Carlton, Geelong and Saints announced changes to conditioning
Cats delist six players including Kent Kingsley
Saturday IR: Calf injury rules Mundy out of First Test
> Rain likely to influence contest
Alastair Nicholson retires
Foxtel: will they, won't they? Time to call in Maxwell Smart
Sunday IR: Ireland wins First Test
Minor surgery for Chris Tarrant
Collingwood returns to U.S. – Wizard sponsor Magpie pre-season
They said it – Fallen giant lands in division two
Monday Michelangelo Rucci, The Advertiser: Foxtel sits and waits
Worth repeating, Tim Lane, The Age: AFL's wrong signal
Tuesday Neil Balme joins Geelong as football supremo
Daryn Cresswell gets Tassie Devils job
Adam McPhee set for another three years at Windy Hill
Pre-season training dates – all clubs
Tiger quirks in 2007 draw
Wednesday Trading places – Clubs post further delistings
Sent home in disgrace – Nightlcub incident ends Fevola's Irish tour
More changes at Port
Thursday Port offer Mark Williams new three-year deal
Brenton Sanderson breaks contract to return to Cats
Young and homeless – Bolton, Bowden, Licuria spearhead new plan
IR: Ireland's Graham Geraghty cited
Will further charges follow? – Fevola sets out for Europe

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D-07-Oct-03 Footystats Diary, Week 546, October 20-26, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday 2007 radio rights: SEN added to the mainstream
Home city to get home team coverage
MWB special: "In most cases they won't be back"
Peter Coatman: Long gaps between successive premierships
Saturday Craig Bradley returns to Princes Park
Trading places: Anthony Rock departs Demons to join Saints
Illicit Drug Policy: League to trial commercial pathology for testing
Further Carlton delistings" Livingstone, McGrath, two rookies go
Cresswell in mix for Devils coaching
AFL and Territory government continue deal
Broadcasting 2007-09: ABC's role watered down
Sunday Geelong by 21 points over Port in London
"Relive the Rivalry" – Tassie go down to Vics again
Monday 3AW reports Foxtel, Seven, Ten reach terms
Tuesday AFL sign off 2007 fixture with broadcast partners
Carlton's Clinton Wines passes, aged 84
They said it – Mark Stevens: Mix-ups sour start of Irish tour
Wednesday International Rules: Fletcher and Hall to captain Aussies
Signing on, signing off – movements ...
Thursday 2007 draw released – Late Sunday games now a feature
Bulldogs ink Rodney Eade to end of 2009

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D-07-Oct-02 Footystats Diary, Week 545, October 13-19, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday International Rules: Voss and Fevola join Oz squad
Trading places: Gardiner and Saints in discussion
Late trading flurry expected
Andrew McDougall now a Bulldog
Stephen Milne and Jason Johnson stay with Saints and Bombers
Radio rights should be known today
South Africa gets new operations manager
Draft 2007 draw circulated: Monday night rears again
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Trading
Gardiner to Saints; Everitt a Swan;
Solomon and Tarrant to Dockers; Polak a Tiger; Medhurst a Pie
Saturday Trade Week: How you club fared
Silvagni still a chance as Saints assistant
Radio rights should be known today
South Africa to get new operations manager
Draft 2007 draw: Monday night rears again
Complicated? – examples of past deals
John Longmire sticks with Sydney
Sunday Port Adelaide delist three
Gavin Crosisca to Carlton as assistant
Tiwi Islands down St Marys in NTFL opener
Carlton sign Bret Thornton to three-year deal
Kardinia Park development: Cats ready to unveil plans of next stage
Monday The Age: Brett Ratten to return to Blues?
Blake Caracella takes up Magpie assistant role
Tuesday Cleanout steps up
Hawks cut six; Demons delist three
Ratten appointed assistant at Princes Park
St Kilda makes clean sweep – Cripps and Mifsud axed
Collingwood's Ben Johnson charged with assault
Draw delayed – Saints 13 at Docklands; Magpies 15 at MCG
Wednesday Trading places – Blues cull three, Bombers cut five
Fremantle re-sign Luke Webster and Paul Duffield
Thursday MRP & Tribunal: Club input sought for post-season review
Head-high: when is a bump legal?
Paul Hudson joins Brisbane coaching panel
Adelaide delist three
Danny Frawley to part-time with Hawthorn
Bombers re-sign Peverill and Bolton to one-year deals
St Kilda assistant process continues
They said it: Move to axe Hall loophole

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D-07-Oct-01 Footystats Diary, Week 544, October 6-12, 2006 (Tween Seasons)
Friday Search for a coach: St Kilda interview another Swan – Ross Lyon
Club champion – Geelong: Paul Chapman claims his first Greeves medal
Eagles to delist McDougall, Gardiner, Gaspar
Mal Michael retires
Arthroscopy for Chris Judd
Craig McRae joins Punt Road coaching panel
Worth repeating: The Age: Faith and fortune; Spirituality of football's mecca
Saturday Alan Didak arrested after dispute with taxi driver
Club champions – Adelaide, Brisbane, Collingwood, Sydney, West Coast
Search for a coach: St Kilda narrows field to four
Michael Voss retires
Sydney extends Paul Roos contract to 2009
Telstra pays $60 million for 5-year Internet rights
Sunday Club champions – Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs. Fremantle
Peter Bell steps down; Who will be next Docker captain?
Yahoo! Sports: Coach Matthews hails Lions legend Voss
Monday Trading places: Cats seek out Daniel Bradshaw
Akermanis traded to Bulldogs
Dean Solomon and Chris Tarrant on Fremantle's radar
SANFL premiership: Joy at last for Woodville-West Torrens
Club Champions of 2006 – voting details of all 16 clubs
Tuesday Trading places: First-day honours to Akermanis
Sydney lose key assistant; Peter Jonas heads back home to Adelaide
The Age: Michael Gleeson: AFL considers more rule changes
Wednesday International Rules: Aussie name 24-man squad
Sport Australia Hall of Fame: Barassi named 26th official Legend
> Aylett and Bartlett also honoured
Decision expected today: Ross Lyon is favourite for St Kilda post
Trading places: Brad Scott to Magpies as development coach
Steve Johnson – Collingwood or Port?
Stephen Milne up for trade
Ash McGrath wants trade to WA
Thursday St Kilda got with Ross Lyon – three-year contract
Swans offer Longmire *super assistant* role
Sydney made need three new assistants
Stab Kicks ... Bradshaw sings new three-year deal with Lions
> Geelong satisfies the faithful
> Shane Birss traded to St Kilda
Advance warning: Could this happen here? ...
> NFL now banning postgame video online
Respect Bohdan Babijczuk joins Demons

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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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