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D-12-R27 Footystats Diary, Week 855, Sept. 28-Oct 4, 2012
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Friday The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...
Friday Grand Final teams:
> Hawks make one change; Murphy out, Hodge in
> Swans unchanged from side that beat Collingwood
Grand Final weather
Collingwood and Cloke reach five-year deal
Abraham sees strong reasons for Swans to win
Dangerfield is favourite for the Grand Final sprint
Comment: I've lost a solid lunch-time friend
Pranksters change all Swan Street signs in Richmond to *Hawk* Street
Saturday Grand Final
> Coaches say late changes unlikely
Forecast predict 95% chance of rain
Weather showers
Veteran Ash McGrath signs new two-year deal with Brisbane
The stats that matter Hawthorn v Sydney
Sunday Sydney in a classic down Hawks by 10 points
Dramatic grand final bring the Swans their 5th premiership
Fans witness a great heist The Age
Premiership won't change Swans Yahoo! Sport
Worth attention: The Age: Caroline Wilson
they said it ...
Facts and trivia from the Grand Final
Attendance: 99,683; season total: 6,778,824
Goodes, Robert-Thomson, Bolton and O'Keefe gained a second medal
Despite dire predictions, grand final was played in mainly sunny conditions
Monday Will Goddard switch to Essendon?
Swans embrace the fans in Melbourne and Sydney
Worth attention: Martin Flanagan, The Age
> Cut out the hype and maintain the atmosphere
Leonard Colquhoun: Finals attendance records detailed
Bruce Kennedy: Drawback of finishing on top of the ladder
Tuesday Goddard to Essendon on four-year deal
David Koch set to become Port Adelaide president
MRP gives all clear on grand final
TV post-match viewers peaked at 4.16 million
NAB Draft order released
Kathryn Michaelsen: Delving into the goalkickers
Bruce Kennedy: How long since ...
Wednesday Collingwood sign Quinten Lynch
Sydney-based Koch will take Port presidency
Swans accorded street parade in Sydney on Friday
Rogers Results is *renewed* again
Club Champion: Heath Scotland scores his first Nicholls medal
Bruce Kennedy: Home & away purple patch becomes finals Achilles heel
North Melbourne sign Liam Anthony to new two-year deal
Thursday Jobe Watson takes Essendon's top award for third time
Worth attention: The Age: Port turns to Hinkley
Melbourne show interest in Chris Dawes
Leon Cameron set as new assistant to Sheedy
Danyle Pearce headed for Fremantle
Geelong new likely home for Josh Caddy
McIntosh requests a trade to Geelong
Carlton move Levi Casboult to senior list with new two-year deal
Respected WA personality Tony Micale joins St Kilda
Trivia: Sydney parallel Geelong in 1925; only MCG win for year was in GF

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D-12-R26 Footystats Diary, Week 854, September 21-27, 2012
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Friday Preliminary finals selections
> Magpies lose Didak; Swans get Grundy back
Ratten withdraws from Port Adelaide coach job
Footy family farewell John McCarthy
Oldest film of Tassie football found in Melbourne
MWB: Seeing double
Tassie student wins $200,000 tipping contest with 161 wins from 198
Thank you to Leonard Colquhoun
Saturday Preliminary finals
> Top-flight Swans smash Collingwood
Worth attention: AFL "no to homophobia" advertisements
The Age reports Grant Thomas to quit football
Sunday Preliminary finals
> Hawks just survive dogged Adelaide challenge
Saturday grand final set Hawthorn v Sydney Swans
Monday Geelong Reserves overrun Port Melbourne to win VFL premiership
Facts and trivia from Finals, Week 3
Crowds, Week 3: 126,302; progressive 6,669,141
AFL issues Sherrin with a "please explain" over Indian child labour
Tuesday Brownlow 2012:
> Joe Watson scores run-away Brownlow win
> Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin are equal second
Martin Windsor-Black: The total Brownlow analysis detailed
No reports from preliminary; Mumford free to play
Umpires named for Saturday: Rosebury, Stevic, Meredith
Norm Smith statue unveiled at MCG
Maguire and Bewick re-sign with Brisbane
Brent Guerra declares himself a non-starter for grand final
The stats that matter detailed scores and stats for Grand Final
Bruce Kennedy: They wouldn't have won before 1897 ...
Fremantle losing the race for Goddard; wants to stay in Melbourne
Ben McGlynn must prove himself for selection by Thursday
Wednesday AFL Coaches: Longmire named coach of the year
Chelsea Roffey is first woman GF goal umpire
Swans rule McGlynn out of grand final
Injuries force Josh Drummond to retire
Ump review rules Jetta Q1 goal was wrong
MWB: Jobe Watson pressing hard on father Tim
Bruce Kennedy" Premiership droughts 20 years or more of despair
Essendon to do pre-season training camps in U.S.
Adelaide's Chris Knights to chance free agency
Thursday Thank you to the many Footystats contributors
Matthew Primus joins Gold Coast as assistant
Melbourne's Grand Final weather showers
Sherrin acts decisively on its Indian operations
Williams not happy with his Carlton sacking
Bruce Kennedy: Premiership success best over a 20-year period
Bruce Kennedy: Weather on Grand Final day since 1950
Ireland beats Denmark in Edinburgh to take our Euro Cup
Votes from Lou Ruchards Medal added to *Oz-wide* file
Chapman, Hunt, Enright ink one-year deals with Geelong
Fremantle sign two-year deal with Michael Walters
Magpies and Cloke resume talks

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D-12-R25 Footystats Diary, Week 853, September 14-20, 2012
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Friday Semi-Finals Pies choose Goldsack as Maxwell replacement
Matthew Scarlett retires officially
Worth attention: The Age: Harvey appeals over strike on Selwood
Club champion, Melbourne: Nathan Jones wins 'Bluey' Truscott award
Sports News First: Goddard firms for Essendon
Simon Black signs one-year deal with Lions
Saturday Semi-Finals Fast-starting Freo wilt under Crow comeback
MWB: All our "birds" arer chirping
Sunday
Monday
Semi-Finals Eagles fade to Collingwood's strong second half
Facts and trivia from Finals, Week 2
Crowds, Week 2: 97,225; progressive 6,552,839
Leonard Colqughoun: How to define a "Lion"
Tuesday All-Australian team
> Mitchell and Pavlich miss out on selection
> West Coast give four players; Darren Glas captain
Port Adelaide to hold services for John McCarthy
MRP: Headbutting charge against Alex Silvagni
The Homebush factor Sydney v Collingwood
The MCG factor Adelaide, Hawthorn
Leonard Colquhoun: Football's new itis
TV ratings high for semi's Pies-Eagles drew 1.925 million nationally
Wednesday MRP; Tribunal; Appeals Board
> Harvey appeal fails; six-week penalty stands
> Alex Silvagni accepts one-game suspension
Malthouse gets Rob Wiley as his No.2
Wojcinski and Power quit playing careers
Riewoldt set to take $500,000 pay cut
They said it: Trevor Manley enters *the goal review debate*
Museum Victoria buys iconic Nicky Winmar jumper for $100,000
Thursday Magpies juggle the injuries
> Dawes improves; doubts remain on Didak
Gavin Crosisca: Pie champ comes clean on drink and drugs
Board shake-up: Kernahan stays for another year
Kathryn Michaelsen: Read more than was written
Shane Tuck signs one-year deal with Richmond

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D-12-R24 Footystats Diary, Week 852, September 7-13, 2012
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Friday Elimination & Qualifying Finals
> Dawes back for Pies; Xavier Ellis in for Hawks
> Adelaide selects Walker and Vince
Boak signs new two-year deal with Port
Club champion: Callan Ward is winner of inaugural Sheedy Medal
Giants bite into Sydney's off-field presence
Club memberships hit 700,000 detailed figures
Brisbane's Simon Black gets one-year extension and will play 16th season
North coach takes suspended $5000 fine for verbal swipe at GWS player
Saturday Elimination & Qualifying Finals
> Pies go the bash; Hawks go to the Preliminary
High Court dismisses Optus "TV Now" appeal
Club champion: Joel Patfull takes Merrett-Murray Medal
Sunday Elimination & Qualifying Finals
> Swans thrash the Crows and book home Prelim
> Dockers finish off the Cats and write new MCG records
St Kilda's Lenny Hayes has heart surgery
Monday Elimination & Qualifying Finals
> North Trampled again in finals; Eagles so easily
Facts and trivia Week 1, finals
Crowds, 215,738; progressive 6,454,614
Worth attention: "Classic Cats" one of the great tales of the VFL
Kathryn Michaelsen: Ladder predictions final results
McGlynn racing against time right hamstring
Finals' betting tightens
West Coast troubled by Beau Waters Achilles injury
Geelong's Matthew Scarlett quietly retires his way
Tuesday MRP: Pie skipper faces two-match suspension
Port Adelaide's John McCarthy dies in Las Vegas
Essendon scrap end-of-season trip to Las Vegas
Worth attention: The Age: AFL set to reschedule Hawks' preliminary?
AFL calls for club comment on MRP performance
John Caddy quits Suns; want to play in Victoria
Carlton to appoint Malthouse this morning
Foot surgery end season for Beau Waters
Wednesday AFL Players' Assication: Gary Ablett scoops fourth MVP award
MRP, Tribunal: Brent Harvey hit with six games suspension
> Quinten Lynch cleared by Tribunal
Carlton appoint Malthouse; more support changes
Leonard Colquhoun: 2012 attendances, Rounds 16-23 detailed
Hawthorn's preliminary timed for Saturday 5.15pm start
Malthouse on track to pass McHale match record in 2015
MWB: Four of last six premiers had 'shorter' break
Thursday ANZAC Day 2013: Saints and Swans to play for points in NZ
New Zealand played in the 1908 Melbourne carnival
MCarthy "drinking and offered drugs"
Kangas to appeal Harvey strike on Selwood
Club champion St Kilda: Lenny Hayes takes top Saint honour third time
Crows re-sign Ricky Henderson
Michael Rogers: Losing four times to same opponent, same season
Oxygen added to the Freo menu
Now NRL follow the lead and plan a game in China

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D-12-R23 Footystats Diary, Week 851, Aug 31-Sept 6, 2012
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Friday Round 23 final round
> Every top eight placing could change;
> Pies bring back Krakouer and drop Dawes
> Bolton returns for Swans; Rioli and Pavlich named
GWS ties up eight of its young brigade
With Ratten gone Malthouse is the target
Last training session held at Windy Hill
WSJ: Now, here a media deal $5.6 billion for Baseball
They said it AFL joins 'No to Homophobic' campaign
Saturday Round 23 final round
> Hawthorn are minor premiers
> Slick start by Hawks meant the Eagles always trailed
Hawthorn took minor title with 154.6%
Brent Harvey signs on for 18th season
Four Port youngsters get new contracts
Sunday Round 23 final round
> Cats get home final; Sydney slip to third
> Adelaide demolish Suns and secure home final
> Kangas shrug off Giants early promise
> Cloke with 5.4 regains form as Pies down the Dons
> Dockers steamroll the Demons
Mark Williams quits GWS
Essendon, 100 per cent, again
Bruce Kennedy: Best ever chance for the bottom half of the eight
Monday Round 23 final round
> No fairytale for Ratten; Saints prove too good
> Tigers and Port produce first draw of the season
> Lions richer in class leave the Bulldogs behind
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 23: 278,980; progressive 6,238,876
Tigers confirm Williams move to Punt Road
Chris Newman will play on but steps down from Richmond captaincy
Tuesday MRP: Johnson offered one game for Hannebery hit
> Grundy: omne game for elbow to Pod's jaw
> Past catches up with Campbell Brown
Freo's McPharlin to miss 2-3 weeks
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 23: Dom Tyson (GWS)
Liam Jurrah moves to Adelaide; his trial date set for March 12
AFL announce People's Party in GF entertainment re-vamp
Nicky Winmar recovering in Perth from last Thursday's heart attack
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Johnson and Grundy to each miss one match
Gillon McLachlan remains as No.2 to Demetriou
All-Australian squad focus on seven clubs
Brent Moloney is first to try free agency
Grand Final presenters named
Bruce Kennedy: Scoring features for 2012 (to the end of Round 23)
MWB: Hawthorn: same score R11, R21
Thursday AFL-NAB Rising Star
> Talia takes out Rising Star award
Hocking will not apply for Port coaching position
Club Champion Richmond: Cotchin wins his second Jack Dyer Medal
MWB: Season 2012: Home and away attendances

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D-12-R22 Footystats Diary, Week 850, August 24-30, 2012
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Friday Round 22 teams: Magpies lose Jolly and Maxwell in five changes
> Swans unchanged; Hawks recall Franklin, Mitchell, Gibson
Merv Neagle dies in truck crash, aged 54
Brad Green to play his last game at the MCG
West Coast end experiment with basketballer Mark Worthington
Review of Bombers' approach to conditioning
Bruce Kennedy recalls some recent tight finishes to a season
Ryan Crowley signs new two-year deal with Dockers
Saturday Round 22
> Tigers coast home to comfortable 45 point win
Bombers lose 6th-straight; first time since 2006, R2 to 15.
Sunday Round 22
> Saints hammer GWS by 128 points
> Strong finishing Lions take the points from Port
> Hawks take over top spot; Swans fail classic clash
> Eagles run away from a flat Collingwood
> Suns scalp the Blues; horror finish for Carlton
Monday Round 22
> Final 8 decided placings up for grabs
> Cats easy but unconvincing win over Bulldogs
> Free-flowing Fremantle crack the Kangas
> Demons suffer Adelaide's scoring rampage
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 22: 228,794; progressive 5,959,896
Burswood Stadium a disaster in the making
Dockers shut the door on the top eight
K-Rock asks, who was *Reg Hickey* and get told quickly
Tuesday MRP: Lewis and Chapman cleared to play
> Brett Ebert, Garland and Bail can take reprimands
Melbourne give Schwab another three years
Pressure on Ratten as Malthouse waits in the wings
Bruce Kennedy: Last round logjam
Brent Guerra loses premiership medal from break-in
Wednesday MRP:Trio accept reprimands; no tribunal required
Giants sign Sheedy for 2013; his 29th season
The Age the finalists: where they can finish
Blues pull Ratten out of press conference
Richmond re-signs Nathan Foley; three-year deal
Clean-out begins; Collingwood axe five rookies
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 22: Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
Bruce Kernnedy: Docklands never played there ...
Fremantle's Antoni Grover retires
Thursday Ratten termination confirmed; Malthouse in mix
Return of Andrew Krakouer to spark Magpies
Saints re-sign Hayes, Milne, Montagna, Gilbert
Brett Kirk joins Fremantle as an assistant coach
AFL set to modify interchange rules
Basketball gives the lead with digital TV deal
MWB: Every game in 2012 79 so far
Mark McVeigh (Essendon) and Josh Fraser (Gold Coast) set to retire
Mitch Wallis signs two-year deal with Western Bulldogs
Josh Hill and Jay Schulz have goaled against all clubs

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D-12-R21 Footystats Diary, Week 849, August 17-23, 2012
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Friday Round 21 team selection
> Cats get five back; Hawkins cleared to play
> Bombers boost with Ryder, Stanton, Zaharakis in
> Hawthorn name Franklin and Roughhead
MWB: Our five birds may end up alphabetically
Pies sign Dayne Beams to new three-year deal
Liam Jurrah in footy limbo; staying in Adelaide with family
Kelvin Moore and Brad Miller retire from Richmond
Saturday Round 21
> Hawkins kicks six as Cats kill off St Kilda
Demetriou: "I don't believe tanking exists"
Etihad contracts Docklands naming right through to 2019
Sunday Round 21
> Carlton's biggest win over Essendon for 37 years
> Dees win in Manuka; GWS spoon certainties
> Dockers strike out for top eight; Tigers fall short
> North hand Collingwood well-deserved thrashing
> Lions stun Crows' aspirations in comeback victory
$10 million losses opens way
> AFL funding ways to get Brisbane back to winning
Monday Round 21
> Eagles easily; Port's smallest-ever home crowd
> Early scare sparks Sydney to thrash the Dogs
> Hawks crush Gold Coast; Franklin a no-show again
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 21: 257,944; progressive 5,731,102
Longmire: "playing well against the best"
Tuesday MRP Round 21
> Hayes escapes penalty; Kerr can take reprimand
> 17 Essendon and Carlton players fined over melee
Worth attention, The Age: Players and AFL to debate substitute system
Lindsay Gilbee and Ryan Hargrave call it a day
Crows call off talks with Tippett until season ends
They said it: Is Pavlich a "special" poster boy
AFL to probe Sandiland's late call-up
Geelong record winning most home-and-away matches in six seasons
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal
> Tribunal overturns MRP; Minson cleared to play
> Caroline Wilson: Time to stamp out the stomp
Ben Buckley to depart as soccer head; David Gallop to take over
Parkin and Harley to assist Port in selecting a coach
AFL accepts Freo's explanation on Sandilands
Martin Windsor-Black: Will our birds finish this way?
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 21: Sam Shaw (Adelaide)
Jed Adcock re-signs another three seasons with Brisbane
Chris Tarrant to retire
NRL heralds completion of Foxtel-Nine TV deal; 5 years, $1.025 million
Thursday Geelong tempted to bring back Varcoe
Buckley calls for review of NRL procedures
Battle for top place First v 2nd the backgrond of previous 235 times
Longmire declares Pyke a certain starter
MWB's Collingwood's attendances down
Pendlebury throws scare at training mishap
Adelaide's Michael Doughty to retire
Collingwood re-sign Ben Reid and Alex Fasolo for another two years

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D-12-R20 Footystats Diary, Week 848, August 10-16, 2012
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Friday Round 20: Geelong face Eagles without Kelly and Hunt
Worth attention: The Age: Milne fined $3000 for crude call
MWB: Collingwood pass one million fans
Adelaide join the race for Travis Cloke
Saturday Round 20
> Eagles post crucial five-point win over Cats
Swans move closer to 1945 record of 16 wins for minor season
Sunday Round 20
> Saints home in record 8th-straight win over Demons
> Adelaide take strong grip on top-two finish
> Suns score first "home" win
> Collingwood humble Swans again; 11th-straight
Good 3rd term keeps Carlton's slim hope alive
Monday Round 20
> Port press hard early but Hawks thunder home
> Tigers thrash Bulldogs and snap 7-season hoodoo
> Gutsy Kangas win the day and take 6th place
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 20: 268,155; progressive 5,473,158
Worth attention: The Age: Umpiring: so what happens next?
Nick Dal Santo makes great debut on ABC Radio comments
Tuesday MRP: Geelong captain Selwood offered reprimand
Rioli's left shoulder "two or three weeks"
Deliberate out of bounds; Gieschen: Umpires were given no direction
Ray 'Slug' Jordan dies after battle with cancer
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Hartlett two weeks; Tribunal upholds MRP ruling
> Geelong's Selwood takes reprimand
AFL tightens poaching rules; fines up to $100,000
Tanking talk changes prority draft pick rules
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 20: Sam Blease (Melbourne)
Adam Cooney may still turn out for Bulldogs
Thursday Essendon swoop with seven major re-signings
Worth attention: Bombers may repeat Dees failure of 40 years ago
GWS lose Patton and Cameron for rest of season
Lights on at Kardinia Park from June 1 next year?
Nat Fyfe ready after slipping over a suitcase
All the birds, Swans, Crows, Magpies, Hawks and Eagles top the ladder

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D-12-R19 Footystats Diary, Week 847, August 3-9, 2012
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Friday Round 19 team selection
> Hawks strengthen ruck; Cats lost Trent West but
regain Scarlett and Podsiadly; Johnson named
Worth attention: The Age: Hardwick wants NBA-style draft lottery system
Magpies fined $20,000 for administration blunder
Claremont are clear winners over Werribee in Foxtel Cup grand final
Saturday Round 19
> Extraordinary finish: Cats clip Hawks by 2 points
Bruce Kennedy: Season for blowouts 11 already
Sunday Round 19
> Bulldogs slump; Kangas kick away in second half
> Giants add 2nd win to Sheedy's 1000th match
> Dockers enhance finals bid by thrashing Eagles
> Saints robbed of chances as Pies scrape home
> Tigers end horror run with 48pt win over Lions
Monday Port Adelaide crisis: Primus gone; Shaun Rehn in as caretaker?
Round 19
> Suns try but solid Demon win never in doubt
Sydney win 9th-straight to shatter Carlton's hopes
Crows in classic fight down desperate Bombers
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 19: 308,644; progressive 5,205,003
Cats v Hawks off the scale
Sydney stay on top for the fifth-straight week
Bruce Kennedy: Winning the close ones makes all the differerence
Melbourne re-sign Nathan Jones and Jeremy Howe to end of 2015
Tuesday Port Adelaide decide: In: Hocking; Out: Primus, Duncanson
MRP: Pavlich and de Boer offered reprimands
> McPharlin and Shiels face one-match suspensions
Swans relieved: Bolton cleared of serious damage
Bulldogs suspend Tom Liberatore for rest of season
Turning back the clock: Headlines when Swans last beat Magpies
Lance Franklin as driver involved in car accident
Wednesday High-profile player broke pledge:
> Collingwood had to suspend Swan: Walsh
MRP, Tribunal: McPharlin fails to overturn charge at Tribunal
League details how Round 23 will be played
Injuries bring down Goldsack, Dahlhaus and Morton
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 19: Devon Smith (GWS)
Former state treasurer Kevin Foley show interest in Port presidency
Attendances: R19: 308,526. Progresssive: 5,205,003.
Thursday The background: Buckley: Swan was clearly affected by alcohol
Melbourne's Brad Green announces retirement
Surgery ends the season for Hamish McIntosh
Crows and Power players added to SA's HoF
Injuries take down GWS's Callan Ward, Toby Greene, Jonathan Patton

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D-12-R18 Footystats Diary, Week 846, July 27-August 2, 2012
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Friday Round 18 team selections
> Hawks finally name Hodge; first game since May 5
Clarkson suspended four weeks for swearing
Tippett: concussion under the AFL spotlight
MWB: Psychic or bad texting
Kogan marketing Collingwood branded TV receivers
Saturday Round 18
> Bombers thrashed; Hawks firm as flag favourites
The 2013 draw AFL cannot deliver a second bye back-down
In case you missed it Travis Cloke taking stock
Cats re-sign Steve Johnson until 2014
Jarrad Waite to comeback via VFL with Northern Blues
Sunday Round 18
> Cats kick away at the finish to hold out Crows
> Hard-working Kangas deserve their 9-goal win
> Magpies show GWS no mercy; 120-point win
> Last minute goal seals Blues 4pt win over Tigers
> Swans a clear game on top; Suns routed by 12 goals
Cats now 6th on 11-6 same as 1997 when they were on top
Monday Round 18
> Fading Fremantle miss the percentage bus
> Saints crush Bulldogs and stay in the mix
> Eagles savage the Lions in great return to form
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 18: 223,224; progressive 4,896,476
Key Sydney forward Sam Reid to miss 2-3 weeks
Tuesday MRP: Thompson cleared of offence against Johnson
Worth attention: The Age: Weekend will seal round 23
Mumford expected to return for Swans
MWB: Hawthorn average margin last 11 75.91
> St Kilda's 115 record under threat
CORRECTION: West Coast 15 goalkickers on Sunday, not 13
Wednesday MRP: All charges resolved without call on Tribunal
Worth attention: The Age: Demons: a developing issue
Bulldogs claim top loser's spot at Docklands
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 18: Adam Treloar (GWS)
Thursday German treatment works on Nick Riewoldt's left knee
Ratten confirms talks with AFL over tanking
Blues set to get quite a few players back
Kathryn Michaelsen: How bad have the predictions been?
Adelaide to again rest Tippett in Round 19
Losing by a goal or less in THREE never FOUR straight games

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D-12-R17 Footystats Diary, Week 845, July 20-26, 2012
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Friday Round 17 team selections
> Carlton's ruck diminished further; Kreuzer out
Worth attention: ABC Sport: Ziebell suspension a sad day for football
Blues re-sign Chris Yarran to end of 2014.
Saturday Round 17
> Cats are still a force with demolition of Essendon
Footy returns to The Oval
Trio escape AFL sanction for internet comments on Ziebell suspension
Hawk Lance Franklin loses driving licence for six months; 90km in 50 zone
Sunday Round 17
> Hawks emphatically thrash the Magpies
> Fast start ensure Crows a solid win over Eagles
> Late goals let Lions scrape home from Suns
> Blues' second half surge finishes the Dogs
> Stewart with five kicks Port home in Darwin
Richmond confirm it will field stand alone VFL side in 2014
Monday Round 17
> Sydney retain top place; Saints fall short
> North clip Tigers and jump back into top 8
> Dockers as predicted trounce GWS
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 17: 325,416; progressive 4,673,252
Worth attention: The Sunday Age: Panel doesn't deliver justice (Ziebell)
Round 17 review Sydney stay on top
Missing the advantage: three terrible bad kicking examples: GF 1.8 in Q4
Liam Jurrah faces court today in Alice Springs
Tuesday Match Review Panel Round 17
> Howe sent to Tribunal for blood-wiping incident
> 18 players face $27,000 in fines for MCG melee
Worth attention: The Age: Hawthorn's off-field troubles mount
Mumford cleared of structural left knee damage
Hodge a chance to return this week
Did you know? ... Geelong ... all clubs in BK's "Perspective"
Tribal feud shown in Alice Springs court surround Jurrah
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal Round 17
> Jeremy Howe takes reprimand from Tribunal
Collingwood put Cloke talks on hold until end of season
Clarkson to front junior league over under-9's
Groin surgery ends season for Lachie Henderson
Jonathan Griffin happy to remain a Docker
Martin Windsor-Black: Fremantle one quarter the difference
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 17: Brandon Ellis (Richmond)
Brendon Goddard want to stay a one-club player
Thursday Adelaide hit by injury Otten and Tippett
Jurrah committed to stand trial
Worth attention: Yahoo! Sport: Worsfold: We should all be role models
GWS plan to party on Sheedy's 1000th game
Quit Victoria seeks to ban smoking within four metres of MCG entrances

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D-12-R16 Footystats Diary, Week 844, July 13-19, 2012
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Friday Round 16 selection: Murphy and Pendlebury return after injury
Hardwick weighs in on character assassination
MCC calls up eagles to control MCC seagulls
Bruce Kennedy: Cats and defeat no,23
Cazaly Oval is the legacy of ANFC's Bruce Andrew
New 3-year deal with Carlton for Robbie Warnock
Demons lose veteran forward Aaron Davey for rest of season
Saturday Round 16
> Vibrant North thrash dismal Carlton: Petrie 7
Martin Windsor-Black: Geelong's horror run home
Low crowd tipped for Docklands today
Sunday Round 16
> Freo kick last nine goals to brush Demons aside
> Port early then Bombers storm home to win by 50pts
> After-siren Karmichael Hunt goal wins for Gold Coast
> Pies' stunning start leaves Cats wanting in MCG wet
> Saints sneak home in hard-fought Gabba clash
$15 million learning centre to be built in Darwin
Suns end 21-game losing streak
3rd-lowest at Docklands; Blues-North crowd is best-ever at Docklands
Monday Round 16
> Crows pummel GWS in percentage booster
> Hawks easily thrash uncompetitive Bulldogs
> Sydney dominate Eagles and hold top place
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 16: 240,532; progressive 4,347,836
Round 17: Will Hawks equal 78-year-old record?
Sydney stay on top; Crows and Pies equal No.1
Only one *one-pointer* so far R5, Magpies pip Bombers
Sydney newsrooms are slow learners
Bulldogs thrashing by Hawks most disappointing of the year
Tuesday MRP: Judd's "chicken wing" tackle goes to Tribunal
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Collingwood
Lewis Roberts-Thomson all-clear from concussion
Wednesday Tribunal, MRP Round 16
> Chris Judd: four weeks penalty for Adams tackle
Worth attention: The Age: Judd's foul play gets him four weeks
The Run Home
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 16: Josh Caddy (Gold Coast)
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Essendon
Paul Stewart inks new two-year deal with Port Adelaide
MWB digs into our Tribunal files for past "Direct to Tribunal" cases
Thursday Hodge a chance to return this week
Morabito blow: second left knee reconstruction
Hindsight a wonderful thing "Chicken wing tackle" recent history
Bruce Kennedy: How will your team finish based on performances to R15?
Martin Windsor-Black: Hawthorn's premiership quarters
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Fremantle

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D-12-R15 Footystats Diary, Week 843, July 6-12, 2012
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Friday Round 15 team selections
> Tigers seven changes; Pendlebury not ready
Worth attention: Herald Sun: This is no time to abandon struggling Suns
Player agents told to steer clear of social media
Kerr celebrates his 200th with new Eagle deal
Saturday Round 15
> Emotion-charged Blues snap Pies' 10-game run
Worth attention: The Age: AFL chief becomes a hard act to follow
AFL Coaches: Only six coaches want 22 rounds; other opinions
Sunday Round 15
> Eagles wipe 6-goal Kanga lead and steal the game
> Demons not good enough to beat sloppy Tigers
> Swans lack killer punch yet easily beat Lions
> Saints break form slump to crush Essendon
> Crows comprehensively thrash Port
Monday Round 15
> Hawks swamp Giants; Roughead 6, Franklin 4
> Gold Coast push Geelong to tight result
> Dockers stay in the hunt; Pavlich 6.2 the hero
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 15: 309,489; progressive 4,107,139
Saints suspend Jack Steven for drink driving
Adelaide coaches slam video review hold-ups
Kathryn Michaelsen: Why have goal umpires at all?
Knee surgery ends season for Carlton's Shane Hampson
Tuesday MRP: Nine players charged
> Wellingham takes three for broken jaw hit
Hamstring takes Franklin down another three games
Hodge return delayed again
Top of the table clash West Coast-Sydney, background to 1st v 2nd
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Adelaide
Beau Waters to miss five games after arthroscopic knee surgery
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Seven players suspended
> Shuey, Lynch, Bartel, White, Hocking, Dunn out
> Cameron survives striking charge
Worth attention: The Age: Chris Scott questions video review system
Richmond lose Foley for rest of season
The stats that matter 1st v 2nd
Buckley's patience tested over Cloke talkathon
Michael Rogers: Stats prove Geelong's amazing slide
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 15: Arryn Siposs (St Kilda)
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Brisbane
North and Eagles have played at 10 venues
Broken jaw ends Kade Simpson's 157 consecutive games
Kevin Sheedy first to 900 games by a player and coach
David Wojcinski ruled out for weekend with hamstring
Thursday GWS and Sheedy: Coach or not, he'll be staying
Worsfold insists discipline not an Eagle issue
Geelong v Collingwood: Only one draw in 223 matches
Leonard Colquhoun: 2012 attendances, Rounds 9-15
Bruce Kennedy Did you know? series Carlton
MWB: 77 years since Swans won as No.1 v 2nd

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D-12-R14 Footystats Diary, Week 842, June 29-July 5, 2012
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Friday Round 14
> Caolan Mooney is Collingwood's seventh debutant
Cloke feels no pressure to decide; Freo offer $1m
Saturday Round 14
> Hawks bury Carlton by 50 points
Leigh Matthews slams Cloke contract talk
Sunday Round 14
> Magpies cruise home to make it 10 in-a-row
> Tigers get the jump by Crows win the fightback
> West Coast hammer the Suns by 126 points
> Bombers blow away the Bulldogs
Monday Round 14
> Icy struggle gives soggy Cats a win over Port
> Lions run over injury-struck Demons
> Kangas win third straight and jump into the eight
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 14: 310,655; progressive 3,797,650
Worth attention: The Age: Dons yield to AFL; will play in a shade of grey
Tuesday MRP: Walker faces at least three-game ban for tackle
Another one to keep the fans buying
GWS injury load is a little lighter
Wallis back with the Bombers in match day role
Wednesday MRP-Tribunal Round 14
> Tribunal confirms Jackson's two-game suspension
> Walker takes three-week penalty for spear tackle
Kernahan comments raise doubts on Ratten
Suns start clock onm McKenna as Blight steps in
Richmond lose Vickery and Grimes to injury
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 14: Toby Greene (GWS)
Nikoski will miss rest of Eagles' season with hamstring
AFL investigating Tasmanian State League betting
Guy McKenna in the frame to carry the can
Not much orange on show for GWS attendance
Thursday Tigers sack Connors, suspend Martin
Ratten relishes challenge to turn Carlton around
Pointer to *First Class Records" website
Magpies have an embarrassment of riches
Malthouse nixes talk on coaching until October
Chad Cornes wants to play on next season
Essendon to wear new clash jumper on Saturday night

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D-12-R13 Footystats Diary, Week 841, June 22-28, 2012
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Friday Round 13
> Goodes returns for Swans in Geelong clash
Worth attention: The Age: AFL a law unto itself, says defence lawyer
League find positives in drug tests
Sam Mitchell re-signs with Hawthorn to the end of 2013.
Saturday Round 13
> Last gasp goal saves Swans from Cats' comeback
Andrew Ireland stays on as Sydney CEO
David Caldwell notes Magpies have extra day break over opponents
Ball, Blair and Sidebottom add to the list of Collingwood renewal signings
Sunday Round 13
> Brisbane score upset win over limp Bulldogs
> Magpies down Eagles in tight "finals" battle
> Bombers are runaway winners over Freo
Monday Round 13
> Melbourne enjoy convincing wins over Giants
Kangas back in the race with shock win over Crows
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 13: 184,006; progressive 3,486,995
Fitzroy greats illuminate Brisbane Lions' Hall of Fame
Worth attention: The Age: Magpies hang on in an epic tug-of-war
Eagles fall to 4th place; Kangas back in the race
Paul Puopolo joins string of new Hawthorn re-signings
Drew Petrie learning new tricks on ABC Radio
North Hobart grandstand destroyed by fire.
Tuesday MRP: Eight on melee charges; Black booked for striking
Hawthorn add Luke Hodge to the re-signings
Mitch Clark and Jeremy Laidler out for the season
"Heavyweight title" added to AFL Table webpage
James Cooper presents "Brothers in Arms" for Brsbane's Hall of Fame
GWS' Taylor Adams escapes conviction on assault charges
Foot injury sidelines Daniel Giansiracusa for up to a month
James Gwilt re-signs with St Kilda to end of 2014.
Wednesday MRP Round 13
> Players accept MRP penalties; Tribunal not required
Worth attention: The Age: Despite interchange revolution; scores the same
Leonard Colquhoun: Attendances update: 2012 mid-season trends
Martin Windsor-Black: Sydney's accurate opening quarters
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 13: Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
Brock McLean forced to publicly apologise for offensive Twitter posting
Thursday "Your mum has given me AIDS" gets one week
Cousins fined $800 for drug possession
Quarter-by-quarter totals so far
Swans holding opponents to jmust 10.4 a game
Houli re-signs with Richmond to end of 2014
Tigers expect boost from returning key players

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D-12-R12 Footystats Diary, Week 840, June 15-21, 2012
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Friday Round 12
> Eagles rally in last term as Blues slip away match details
> Round 12 team changes
Bob Hank passes, aged 88
North recall Lindsay Thomas from Twos
Saturday Round 12
> Crows survive St Kilda's last quarter blitz
Tigers fined $5000 for offensive remarks to umpire
Carlton apologise over tweets on umpiring
Sunday Round 12
> Richmond escape with a win over gallant GWS
> Suns rise to occasion but North hold on
Stats that matter: Two games won by clubs with less goals
Monday Round 12
> Solid Hawks too good for LIons in MCG wet
> Bulldogs stay in the race; injuries flatten Port
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 12: 139,854; progressive 3,302,989
Bruce Kennedy, Perspective: Ladder at the half-way mark
Next will be three six-match rounds to accomodate a second bye
Tuesday MRP Round 12
> Thomas offered two games for hit on Liberstore
Carlton United Breweries ink new 10-year deal
Pearce praised for making Minson slur complaint
Dane Swan to challenge trip charge at Tribunal
Pendlebury shin not healed; another two weeks expected
Noted: West Coast has beaten Collingwood only once at MCG, in 1995.
Wednesday Tribunal rejects Dane Swan Appeal
Murphy, Waite and Laidler find over Tweets
Bruce Kennedy, Perspective: Statistics after 11 matches played
Hawks ink Isaac Smith to end of 2014
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 12: Daniel Talia (Adelaide)
Injuries keep Hamish Hartlett and Jay Schulz on Port's sidelines
Thursday Cats ban Stringer for "unacceptable" behaviour
Bulldogs put Morris on long-time injury list
Magpies re-sign trio to two-year extensions
Hawthorn take Birchall for another three years
Port-Bulldogs attendance a tiny 16,036 at Docklands
Rhys Stanley signs with St Kilda until end of 2015
Clint Bartram to miss rest of season with ongoing knee injury

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D-12-R11 Footystats Diary, Week 839, June 8-14, 2012
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Friday Round 11 team selections
> Geelong and Carlton regain key players
New Melbourne landmark to be Jim Stynes Bridge
Players call for pre-season All-Stars game
Farewell to Charlie Sutton plans revealed
Bulldogs re-sign Luke Dahlhaus to end of 2015
Freo look to Kepler Bradley to return against Tigers (he didn't)
Saturday Round 11
> Cats steady to the end over off-target Blues
Fitzroy memorabilia finds new home at Docklands
Sunday Round 11
> Freo surprise Tigers to break 10-game MCG drought
> Terrible Suns get a 95 point lesson from St Kilda
> Big Sydney starts holds out great Bomber finish
McKenna furious at "totally unacceptable" showing
Monday Round 11
> Hawthorn cruise to a 46 point win over Port
Worth attention: The Age: Connolly: Umpires key to speeding up the game
Essendon players targeted by laser beam
Tuesday Round 11
> Magpie midfield class too much for Demons
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 11: 2\37,640; progressive 3,162,865
MRP Round 11
> Franklin cleared of sling tackle charge
> Davey gets three games for Hannebery bump
Aaron Sandilands set to miss "10 weeks"
On the Couch How to stop the maul
Jack Riewoldt nursing right ankle strain
Wednesday MRP: No tribunal required; Alwyn Davey takes two;
> Dane Swan reprimanded for trip in Monday's game
> Luke Tapscott up for striking Alex Fasolo
Ratten questions lenient message to Hunt's actions
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 11: Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
Didak recovery planned without groin surgery
Thursday AFL Hall of Fame
> Barry Cable named 24th Legend
> Six inducted to Hall of Fame
MRP: Dane Swan to fight trip charge
Worth attention: Sportal: Hats off to consistent Swans' culture
Blues name Scotland and Carrazzo for Subiaco clash
Demetriou: GWS costs up $18m to $120m over next six years

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D-12-R10 Footystats Diary, Week 838, June 1-7, 2012
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Friday Round 10 selections: Pies lose Shaw; Cats pick two debutants
Crows stitch up Douglas for another three years
Two clubs seeking the services of Matt Rendell
AFL tag 11 minor officials for low-level betting breaches in 2011
Saturday Round 10
> Saints almost derail hoodoo-breaking Tiger victory
Menzel's left knee goes in VFL comeback game
Sunday Round 10
> Giants have big first half then Geelong fly home
> Superb game brings Franklin 13.4; Hawks by 115pts
> Strong finish by Crows keep Dockers at bay
> Demons break the ice and clip Bombers
> Port thrash Carlton by 9 goals
Monday Round 10
> Stunning Brisbane finish whips top-ranked Eagles
> Sydney crush Bulldogs in SCG wet
> Collingwood demolish Suns; Ablett 53 touches
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 10: 247,542; progressive 2,925,225
Sydney lose Luke Parker for eight weeks
Pendlebury to miss Queen's Birthday with cracked shin
Weekend of upsets; three wins separate top 11
Ablett's 53 touches equals Greg Williams from 1989-R19-SCG v StK
Tuesday MRP Round 10
> Lewis faces two games for rough conduct
> Crowley on staging charge; Five on one-game bans
Worth attention: Age: Kernahan warns McGuire; stay out of our business
Cats re-sign Tom Hawkins for another three years
Travis Boak has right foot surgery
Adelaide extend Rory Sloane contract by three years
Wednesday Death of a champion Charlie Sutton passes away, aged 88
MRP Round 10: No Tribunal; players accept MRP penalties
North in crisis; CEO Eugene Arocca quits
Collingwood strips membership for racial abuse
Giesch says trust judgement before video review
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 10: Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
David Gallop quits ARL Commission "no point hanging around"
Thursday Demetriou upbeat as Kangaroos begin CEO search
Ron Joseph: Kangaroos' cartel hurting club
Leonard Colquhoun: 2012 attendances, Rounds 1-8
Ratten: Waite many not be ready before mid-July
Brent Moloney declares no move; he wants to stay a Demon

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D-12-R09 Footystats Diary, Week 837, May 25-31, 2012
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Friday Round 9
> Melbourne react; veterans axed; four changes
> Bulldogs make four changes; Cats regain Scarlett
Gold Coast reappoint Guy McKenna for two years
North cannot afford repeat embarrassment
Murphy's season could be over
Ryan Bastinac re-signs with North for another two years
Saturday Round 9
> Bulldogs press hard but Cats hold on to win
Worth attention: Herald Sun: Collingwood to get $10m funding gift
Sydney Showground becomes 41st League venue
MWB notes weather plays big part of Bulldogs-Geelong matches
Sunday Round 9
> Tigers have arrived; Hawks hammered
> Port blows Suns away with top third quarter
> St Kilda smash Swans in Hayes' 250th
> Essendon maintain leadership with Giant win
MCG celebrates its 100 millionth footy fan
Monday Round 9
> Magpies impress as they put the Crows away
> Dees better but face as Carlton roar home
> Eagles thrash Dockers in 35th derby
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 9: 273,277; progressive 2,677,683
Tuesday MRP: Shuey an Zaharakis booked for striking
> Melee and wrestling charges bring fines of $18,000
Worth attention: Age: GWS defends move from Blacktown to Homebush
Magpie Keeffe set for right knee construction
Adelaide ink Dangerfield to the end of 2015
Green, a chance for Saturday selection
Wednesday Left knee sidelines Black for two weeks
Minor knee surgery takes Hawkins out
GWS move from Blacktown to Homebush
Glass and Rosa re-sign new deals with Eagles
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 9: Jake Carlisle (Essendon)
Thursday Bombers clinch four-year deal with Patrick Ryder
No hiding Demon execs face supporter groups
Carlton join the chase for Travis Boak
Saints-Tigers and Swans-Bulldogs pivotal games

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D-12-R08 Footystats Diary, Week 836, May 18-24, 2012
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Friday The rematch: Premiership stars back for Cats and Magpies
AFL wants clubs to sell all poker machines
GWS re-sign five to the end of 2015
Jurrah faces four more charges
Media swarm line up Travis Cloke for elsewhere
Saturday Round 8
> Oies get hard-fought revenge over Cats in rematch
Comment: Putting bums on seats; wrong 25% of the time
Sunday Round 8
> Port's brilliant comeback leave North in tatters
> Hawks overwhelm Freo and get back in the race
> Sydney trounce the Demons by 101 points
> Bombers survive strong Richmond fight-back
> Powerful second-half by Bulldogs; Suns left behind
Geelong extend Chris Scott contract to end of 2015
Monday Round 8
> Eagles stay on top; Saints fail the challenge
> Crows batter and bruise the Blues by 11 goals
> Brisbane hammer GWS
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 8: 303,699; progressive 2,404,406
Injury fears for Jurrah
Sliding rule concerns Sanderson
Crows off to their best start ever
Tuesday Match Review Panel Round 8
> Leroy Jetta is first player charged with staging
Marc Murphy out four weeks with fractured left shoulder
Hawks worry on absence of Hodge
Ankle sidelines Jurrah for up top six weeks
Injuries rule Dane Swan and Ben Reid out of Adelaide clash
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal Round 8
> Tribunal confirms Leroy Jetta's suspension
Worth attention: The Age: Big names are going down big time
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 8: MItch Golby (Brisbane)
Matt Rendell gets back in the game with SA Under-18's
Thursday Hawks start search for new sponsor
Brett Burton joins Laws of the Game committee
Richmond coach fined $5000
Armstrong Creek development nears start
Hand injury flares; Adam Selwood likely to miss Western Derby

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D-12-R07 Footystats Diary, Week 835, May 11-17, 2012
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Friday League directs umpires pay free kicks for slide
Optus takes mobile ban decision to High Court
Abblett and Rischitelli lead charge back from injury
Kathryn Michaelsen: 1916 NOT and offity?
Saturday Round 7
> Hawks by 11 goals over winless Melbourne
Bartel and Fisher pull out with injuries
South Adelaide return to the MCG for the first time since 1892
Sunday Round 7
> Rampant Adelaide end an era for Geelong
> Giants stun the Suns and post their first victory
> Tigers roar: Sydney fail again on the big stage
> Bombers stake top-4 claim; Eagles are slaughtered
> Pies make it four-straight as they thrash the Lions
Hawks' Osborne sidelined with left leg ACL
South Adelaide win at the MCG for the first time in 120 years
Monday Round 7
> Bulldogs outplay highly-fancied Kangas
> Dockers outclass Port; 6th-straight loss by Power
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 7: 281,893; progressive 2,100,707
Worth attention: The Age: Round-seven theory to rule again?
see also: Back to the future with Saturday footy
Pressure on Port's Primus remains
Port Melbourne crash to Magpies after 28 straight VFL wins
Tuesday Round 7
> St Kilda stun the Blues
MRP: Taylor Walker gets two weeks for rough conduct
Winmar's famous guernsey unsold at auction
Melbourne: our oldest club at 18th place for the first time
Wednesday MRP: Walker takes two-game suspension
Left knee ACL ends season for Michael Osborne
David Swallow out with the left knee for six weeks
The Age: League set to add more Monday night games
Two crackerjack games in Round 8
They said it: St Kilda players regards Moorabbin as "home"
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 7: Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
MCG record for One Hundred Million spectators set to be established.
Thursday New award to honour memory of Jim Stynes
Daniel Kerr recovers from food poisoning
They said it: Jesse Hogan, The Age: Goddard put on notice over *staging*
Bruce Kennedy: Perspective 2012: After R7, where will your team finish?
Martin Windsor-Black: Grand Final re-match at night again
PM 500-day commitment mistaken; GF 2013 is safe!
Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown demands his Lions stand up

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D-12-R06 Footystats Diary, Week 834, May 4-10, 2012
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Friday Carlton rest Judd, Kreuzer and Waite
Dees dump Watts back to VFL
Victoria Police unlikely to reopen 2004 rape allegations
Young Carlton player Sam Rowe diagnosed with testicular cancer
Saturday Round 6
> Magpies overcome brave Bulldogs at the finish
Warnock out; Kreuzer back in Carlton side
Ablett could miss another month
Sunday Round 6
> Bombers blitz the Lions
> Geelong comfortably beat Melbourne
> Dockers survvive mighty Gold Coast challenge
> Crows prick the Sydney bubble
> Hawks roar back to winning form
Saints deny NZ press over name change for planned Wellington matches
Monday Round 6
> Giants gather more respect but Blues power away
> Tigers post solid win over Port
> Unbeaten Eagles down Kangas
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 6: 254,391; progressive 1,818,814
Time clock glitch in Gold Coast-Fremantle game
O'hAilpin, just one of a long list of weekend injuries
Future Demons Jack Viney and Jordan Gysberts suffer broken jaws
Tuesday Match Review Panel Round 6
Two games for Hams; one of for McKernan
Broughton takes his rough conduct charge to Tribunal
Goodes: left quad out up to six weeks
Worth attention: The Age: Players entitled to find out their market value
Time-keepers stood down
Perth's new 60,000-seat stadium shorter and wider
Right shoulder surgery for Ben Johnson
Port says Primus is secure as coach
Season over for O'hAilpin; ruptured ACL, left knee
Head of MRP, Mark Fraser to explain all on "The Verdict" on AFL
Wednesday Tribunal rules Broughton not guilty of slide charge
Wojcinski's two VFL weeks will be served in four
GF prices skyrocket standing room now $176.50
Will the Swans break through at the MCG? detailed
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 6: Steven Motlop (Geelong)
Thursday Raft of new contract extensions Fremantle and Gold Coast
Worth attention: The Age: League expected to tweak sliding rule
Gold Coast working hard to get Ablett up
Comment: Always have a stand-by in the pantry
North Melbourne look to get answers from League
Bruce Kennedy: Where did they come from?
Federal budget reveals big financial hand-outs for soccer

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D-12-R05 Footystats Diary, Week 833, Apr 27-May 3, 2012
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Friday Sydney lose Mumford to a back infection
Worth attention: The Age: League adamant video replay system working
Fox asks "Is Big Brother Working?"
Bruce Kennedy: Something different what happened next year?
Round 5: Sandilands out; Blues hit by injuries
GWS and Bulldogs are first to compete for Prime Minister's Cup
Saturday Round 5 Blued hold on and win against torrid Fremantle finish
AFL, NRL and Telstra claim victory in Federal Court
Sunday Round 5
> Slow starting Bulldogs overrun the Giants
> Kangas hand Gold Coast a second-half lesson
> Saints edge out gutsy Demons in MCG wet
>Cats clinch another win in pouring rain at Gabba
Monday Round 5
> Sydney ram home their authority over Hawthorn
> Eagles survive unbeaten after terrific Tiger pressure
> Taylor Walker fires Adelaide to Showdown win
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 5: 282,249; progressive 1,564,344
Barassi has a "form of dementia"
Worth attention: The Age: C'mon Seven, get with the program
PM promises new light for Manuka Oval
Number 37 Adam Goodes carries Swans to 37-point victory
Tuesday MRP: Montagna and Schofield get two weeks
> Selwood cleared but Raines cops a one-game penalty
Ross Lyon hits back afte Ablett's Twitter "joke"
MRP gets right of reply TV program
Port Melbourne enjoys its 27th-straight win
Worth repeating: Christine Cawsey: Room for all sport in Sydney's west
Collingwood gets $10 million federal grant for new Olympic Park work
Wednesday Montagna case questions credibility of MRP
Kennedy injury another disaster for Eagles
Surgery grounds Nat Fyfe for three months
Earlier start to avoid clash with Black Caviar race
Soccer: Winning coach Robert Mancini gives 72 post-match interviews
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 5: Tomas Bugg (GWS Giants)
Thursday Police to re-examine 2004 claims against Milne
Worth attention: The Age: Support for Match Review Panel
Brad Scott warned on approaching umpires
Young Demon improving after brain scare
Fremantle aim $1M at getting Travis Cloke
Gary Ablett Snr sued for mortgage default repayments

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D-12-R04 Footystats Diary, Week 832, April 20-26, 2012
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Friday Round 4 Injuries force Collingwood to make five changes
Bruce Kennedy: Brizzy steady at 50:50 detailed
Kennett merger plan for Melbourne and North falls flat
Saturday Lyon the master; Freo smash 8-game St Kilda streak details
Multi-faith prayer rooms introduced at AFL venues
Sunday Round 4: Essendon blast the Blues and get solid 4th win
> Injury-hit Pies on track with four-goal win over Port
> Crows easily overcome lively Giants
> Eagles pip Hawks in thrilling game-long slog
> Brisbane's powerful second half bury the Suns
Bruce Kennedy: Tigers are often the springboard for the Cats
Monday Round 4 Cats survive strong Tiger challenge
> Unbeaten Swans bring North nack to earth
> Dogs get first win after close fight with Demons
Power outage quite a hiccup at Kardina Park
Melbourne gain another co-sponsor; Opel on board
Weekend brings heavy casualty list
Scott Gullan identifies early season media fantasies
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 4: 300,972; progressive 1,282,095
Tuesday MRP Round 4 Thomas faces ban for illegal tackle on Rohan
> Koschitzke, Johnson and Newman also charged
Sportal: Injuries mount up
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 4: Mitch Wallis (West.B'dogs)
Wednesday MRP, Tribunal: Thomas and Johnson both cleared
Comment: ANZAC Day brings us another glorious event
Worth attention: Greg Baum: The Age: Accidents fo happen
Round 5 today's teams: No Didak for Pies; Dons leave Hurley out
Thursday Anzac Day Round 5: Collingwood win a thriller by one point
Dane Swan adds his name to the Anzac Medal
Worsfold confident Shuey's right shoulder will stand the test

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D-12-R03 Footystats Diary, Week 831, April 13-19, 2012
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Friday Demons get Webjet as major sponsor
Melbourne dump Brad Green; Aaron Davey returns
Martin Windsor-Black: Friday the 13th, all over again
Saints re-sign Sam Fisher and Ben McEvoy to new deals
Saturday Round 3:
> Blues give Pies a good old shellacking
Comment: The stats that matter to us
Sunday Round 3:
> Tigers slam in their first win over dismal Demons
> Swans kick away in last term to beat Port
> Injuries are highpoint of low-scoring Subi slog
> Bombers survive strong Gold Coast challenge
> Saints demolish the Bulldogs
Gold Coast sign David Swallow to new contract to end of 2014
Monday Round 3:
> Record opening seals easy win for Eagles
> Hawks with authority hand Crows reality check
> North worthy winner question future of the Cats
Facts and trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 3: 302,659; progressive 981,123
Tuesday MRP: Lake, Grimes and Goodes line-up for suspensions
Worth attention: Yahoo!: Malthouse and McGuire blare out the barbs
Brisbane lose Leuenberger for six weeks
Kathryn Michaelsen: Is it a new coach?
Bruce Kennedy: Grand finalists: one from three starts the next season
Martin Windsor-Black: Gary Ablett 40 x 4
Wednesday Tribunal: Goodes fails in appeal; one-match ban stays
Buckley: "We should lsiten to Mick"
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 3: Dylan Grimes (Richmond)
Bruce Kennedy: The more it changes, the more it stays the same
Ben Cousins facing new drug charges after morning police raid
Finger surgery sidelines Brad Green
West Coast re-sign Scott Selwood until end of 2015.
Thursday Worth attention: The Age: Clubs hurting as AFL raises costs
Worsfold: Eagles will continue winning ways
Shane Crawford is new Auskick ambassador

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D-12-R02 Footystats Diary, Week 830, April 6-12, 2012
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Friday
Saturday
Round 2: Runaway Carlton crush Brisbane by 91 points details
Melbourne axe sponsor over racist comments
Comment: Soccer ditches its third club in seven years
Bruce Kennedy: Reminiscing: Demons make a statement, Round 2, 1962
Melbourne drop Aaron Davey
Simon Black fracture his hand; 3-4 weeks
Sunday Round 2: Bombers solid to the end against persistent Port
> Sydney Swans hold out fierce Freo fight-back
> Eagles post new records against Melbourne
> Magpie five-goal burst sends the Tigers packing
> Crows survive torrid Bulldogs challenge
Hawthorn hits record membership high of 56,410 members
Bellerive Oval becomes 40th venue of League premiership point games
Monday Round 2: Experienced Kangaroos too good for Giants
Saints pummel Suns with hard working effort
Trivia from the round
Sydney suffer another "wrong call" blunder
Tuesday Round 2: Cats maintain 8-game winning hoodoo over Hawks
Clarkson salutes the Cats
Trivia from the round
Crowds, Round 2: 310,672; progressive 678,464
MRP: MCG melee draws fines of $13,000; other charges
Comment: A sunshine burst for the Gold Coast
Brent Harvey and Leigh Montagna grab a microphone
Eagles back on top; first time since 2007-R10
I'll tell you what *atrocious* is ...
Wednesday MRP Whitecross faces suspension over hit on Selwood
AFL puts the Mifsud-Davey row to bed
Carlton's Heath Scotland charged over brawl
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 2: Jeremy Cameron (GWS)
Tarrant to miss another month
AFL edict: when "away" team wins, only play the song once
Food skyrockets in price at MCG a meat pie is $4.80
TAB Sportsbet rules out head-to-head odds on GWS
North in R2 recorded lowest kick-to-handball ratio on books
Crowd adjustments for R1 and 2.
Fractured cheekbone lays low Lewis Roberts-Thomson
Thursday Tribunal clears Whitecross a win for common sense
Worth attention: The Age: Fletcher: great survivor last of his kind
Heath Shaw re-signs with Collingwood
Surgery for Andrew Embley Eagles lose another
MWB: Three teams under 50 per cent detailed, 8 times since 1899

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D-12-R01 Footystats Diary, Week 829, March 30-April 5, 2012
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Friday Round 1: Carlton burst Richmond's bubble match details
Hawks and Magpies battle injuries
Demetriou hopes Cousins will get back on track
Saturday Round 1: Hawks beat Pies in pulsating opening to season facts, trivia
Sunday Round 1: Brisbane thrash still struggling Melbourne
> Adelaide relish 11-goal win over Suns
> Dockers pip reigning premiers; Dons hold on from fast-finishing Kangas
Neeld bristles and set to wield axe on Demons
Worth attention: The Sunday Age: Seven and Fox at loggerheads ...
MWB: Defending the premiership; Geelong become 35th premier to lose
Monday Round 1: Crowds of 367,792 bring second highest round on record
Eagles blitz the Bulldogs; Kennedy 7 goals; Port pip Saints in nail-biter
Trivia from Round 1
Chris Scott: Cats got sucked in by Ballantyne
Brad Green: Time for Demons to stand up
Opening round brought up 1,806 points tally; best since 1,699 in 2008-R7
Tuesday MRP: Scarlett cops three matches;
> Ballantyne gets two for striking Chapman
Worth attention: The Age: Matt Rendell may be given another chance
Grant Thomas retracts comments on Mark Neeld
Mark Thompson: Ballantyne much change
Mark Seaby a likely addition to Sydney's senior squad
Demetriou on Ballantyne; Twitter comments; video review okay
Ben Cousins: to appear next in court on June 27
Vic country results absent in print; will Melbourne Metro results be next?
Wednesday Mifsud guilty of spreading untruths about Neeld
> AFL involved in spiteful quagmire of words
MRP: Scarlett accepts three-match suspension
NAB AFL Rising Star, Round 1: Claye Beams (Brisbane)
West Coast re-sign Andrew Gaff to end of 2014.
Essendon appoint Michael Long as club's Indigenous ambassador
Thursday Caroline Wilson, The Age Grand old stoush; Demons take on AFL
Ross Lyon: Ballantyne must not milk "free kicks"
Sportal: Blues stick to winning formula

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D-12-Mar-04 Footystats Diary, Week 828, March 23-29, 2012
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Friday GWS name 17 debutants
League launch new season and GWS in Sydney
Twelve new Life Members
Worth attention: The Age: Mifsud: Rendell's comments 'stupid'
Herald Sun: Hurley signs 5-year Bomber deal
Siphoning laws open up sport on TV
Michael Rogers: The 'Four Quarter' of the League
NFL fine New Orleans $500,000; suspend coach for targeting opponents
Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna will have to win six games this year
Saturday League approves video review on doubtful scores
Worth attention: The Age: AFL crosses another bridge
PM announces Jim Stynes scholarships
Loud-mouth comments insult Jim Stynes' passing
Roughead to make comeback fvrom injury via VFL
Sunday
Monday
Sydney initiate GWS to the real AFL; Swans by 63 match details
Richmond re-sign Tyrone Vickery to end of 2014
GWS and Gold Coast percentages are among worst of new clubs
Footy Record turns 100 now is in-house production by AFL media
Tuesday MRP: James McDonald accepts two weeks suspension
State funeral for Jim Stynes today
Worth attention: The Age: Take five; Richmond secure Deledio to 2017
Bulldogs lose Ryan Griffen from opening round
Dom Cassisi inked to finish career with Port
Bruce Kennedy: Club's highs and lows; Three-year running averages;
    Magpies top the list detailed
Collingwood skipper in doubt for Friday night
Wednesday Thousands pay last respects to Jim Stynes at St Paul's Cathedral
Todd Curley quits Fremantle and football
Joel Selwood inks 5-year deal with Cats
Leonard Colquhoun: Attendances:*Debut derbies* new update
Thursday Magpies secure Scott Pendlebury on new four-year deal
Four new Tigers to face Carlton tonight
Further surgery may cost Nicoski the whole season
Cousins faces further drug charges
Longmire praises Parker's toughness
Melbourne FC asks for one minute's applause for Stynes at Saturday game

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D-12-Mar-03 Footystats Diary, Week 827, March 16-22, 2012
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Friday Tigers extend Hardwick contract to end of 2014
Season 2012 The Final 18 predictions, for the time capsule
Demetriou warns the "phys-edders"
If we don't say this no one will ... only one final, no need to be "grand"
Saturday
Sunday
Demetriou fury results in swift departure of Rendell
Matt Rendell quits; AFL "shockingly ignorant"
Worth attention: The Age: Indigenous footballers get $15 million academy
Hayes knocked out; Maxwell rolls right ankle
Crows post solid NAB Cup win over Eagles
Worth attention: The Age: Rendell denies he is racist
Match details Cup final and practice matches
Melbourne's Colin Sylvia out for six weeks with two fractures in spine
Nick Maxwell and Lenny Hayes cleared of major damage
Monday Carlton end pre-season winless
Rendell to state his case on Channel Nine
Tom Scully downed from Folau friendly fire
Lenny Hayes declares himself fit for Round 1
Eagles admit Nicoski will be out two to three weeks with hamstring
Tuesday Jim Stynes passes away at 45
MRP: Folau cleared for GWS debut; Butcher also cleared
Worth attention: The Age: Pies, Dons, AFL enter new TV age
Rendell pleads comment was "throw-away line"
Bulldog assistant coach charged with DUI
Port and Adelaide Oval bring record SANFL loss
Nicoski surgery extends serious hamstring injury
Wednesday Jim Stynes to be honoured by state funeral
Luke Ball elected president of AFL Players' Association
Butcher avoids fine of melee involvement
Demetriou defends fixture launch
Five rookies upgraded
Ben Rutten and Brent Reilly receive Adelaide life membership
Jordan Bannister promoted to umpire panel; Brent Wallace also signs
Thursday State funeral for Stynes on Tuesday
League fails to see the online joke apology from Geelong captain
Matt Rendell apology on Adelaide's TripleM
Jason Mifsud to respond to talks with Rendell on ABC2-TV
Pies suspend Wellingham for rehab breach
Saints hand life membership to Dal Santo, Koschitzke and Montagna

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D-12-Mar-02 Footystats Diary, Week 826, March 9-15, 2012
Friday Liam Jurrah arrested by police over family feud
Worth asttention: The Age: Buckley critical of rule changes being trialled
Bruce Kennedy: Northing much surprising in recent years?
Barry Hall ends bid for professional boxing
Saturday NAB Cup: Adelaide stun Pies; Bombers pip Sydney
Crows head for Cup final
Jurrah returns to Melbourne after being bailed
Sunday NAB Cup: Adelaide and West Coast into NAB grand final
> Blues pointless for last half; GWS post first AFL win
The Age Small win, giant moment
Monday NAB Cup: West Coast expect Glass to return for Adelaide final
Daniel Wells makes successful return for Kangas
Magpie rookie attacked early Sunday
Tuesday MRP: No charges from weekend
Worth attention: The Age: Big fines if media rules are broken
Liam Jurray wants to keep playing
Sydney Swans add four to Hall of Fame
Wednesday League back in Federal Court over online rights
Worth attention: The Age: Hats offf to McGuire, but questions linger
Vince faces discipline for stripping down in pub
Melbourne admits Jurrah doing it tough
Thursday Melbourne to rest Watts; hamstring soreness
AFL chief accuses Optus of theft
Liam Jurrah facing a $5000 fine
Hawks pick Roughead against Freo in Perth
Crows hit Vince in the pocket for silly incident
Max Bailey falls to injury, again

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D-12-Mar-01 Footystats Diary, Week 825, March 2-8, 2012
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Friday Rival millionaires tear soccer apart
Voss: Brown "pissed off" after another head knock
Kathryn Michaelsen: What we need is a "minor wooden spoon"
Saturday NAB Cup: Geelong post solid win; Bock shines for Suns
Soccer club loses bid to stay alive
Sunday League suffers huge *no game* embarrassment; Wangaratta cancelled
NAB Cup: Adelaide and West Coast are early stand-outs
Monday League awards "four points" to St Kilda
NAB Cup: Fremantle and Bulldogs add Sunday wins
Karmichael Hunt re-signs with Gold Coast to end of 2014
Tuesday League vows "never again"; travel plans
MRP: Carrazzo faces two striking charges
Worth attention: The Age: Cost of Wang-gate may yet run into millions
Laidler out for six weeks
Michael Rogers: Only failure to turn up for a premiership match, 1903
Melbourne grant Liam Jurrah time off to return home
Hawthorn's Alex Woodward out for the season
Wednesday Carrazzo accepts one-match suspension
Geelong likely to regain several star players
Lions to establish its Hall of Fame
Did you know? ... 1909 St Kilda forfeit on fielding suspended player
Thursday Annual Injury Report: Matches missed through injury reach record high
St Kilda opens player academy on European model
Worth attention: The Age: Pungent leather smell the stuff of dreams
Shoulder reconstruction sidelines Tom Williams
Where has osteitis pubis gone?
Get Wangaratta straight
> Essendon forefeited; no match was played; St Kilda got four points

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D-12-Feb-04 Footystats Diary, Week 824, February 24-March 1, 2012
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Friday NAB Cup: Montagna out; Hayes in
Worth attention: Ian Collins to retire at end of the year
Melbourne names Todd Viney as GM of players
League aims to reduce length of matches
Comment: they keep on tinkering with our game
Saturday NAB Cup: Saints, Swans, Cats share a win each
Brad Ottens to split time between Sydney and Geelong
Coaches critical of substitute rule in NAB Cup heat
Melbourne still searching for a jumper sponsor
Sunday Heavy rains flatten Carrara contests; one-all
Andrew Krakouer suffers season-ending left knee injury
Melbourne scoreless in opening period versus Brisbane; first since 2000
Monday Ratten unfazed by twin Carlton losses
Tuesday Krakouer adds to Collingwood's injuries
MRP: Rough conduct charges against Hunt and Goodes
Worth attentiion: League determined to add video review to season
Starting times of matches since 1897
Bruce Kennedy: Bottom of the final eight almost the top of the eight
Richmond and GWS likely to play pre-season game at Mumbai in 2013
Wednesday MRP: Josh Hunt accepts two weeks; Goodes one
Optus fail to gag Demetriou
Demetriou strengthens attack on Optus
Morning matches in the VFL+AFL
Chris Scott backs Josh Hunt's two-match penalty
Thursday Jonathan Brown undergoes surgery; six weeks
Joel Bowden is AFL's game analysis manager
Morabito suffers quad tweak at training
Demons relieved on injury to Jack Grimes
Retrospective switch of wooden spoons; 1916 goes to Richmond
Coaches fear sub rule could affect recruits
"Bad luck" may call early retirement for Brown

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D-12-Feb-03 Footystats Diary, Week 823, February 17-23, 2012
Friday Mark LeCras: scans on right knee due today
Sports News First unveils GWS club song link
Saturday NAB Cup: North, Hawks and Tigers start with a win match details
AFL Annual Report: League posts first loss in a decade
> Revenue up to $343 million, but deficit is $23.6m
ACL surgery ends season for Mark LeCras
Betting information disappears at Docklands and MCG
Kathryn Michaelsen: GWS: song a mix of Cossak dance and Monty Python
Sunday NAB Cup: GWS almost pull of the Giant upset on debut match details
Worth attention: AFL reveals its clubs are $40 million in debt
Collingwood expect ACL damage to left knee of Brent Macaffer
Monday NAB Cup: West Coast and Fremantle are Sunday winners match details
Call to "dump Optus" hit the nerve
Rugby League trial draws 11,752 to North Hobart Oval
Karmichael Hunt steps up to Gold Coast leadership group
Tuesday MRP: Conca offered three matches;
> Reprimand for North's Thomas; two wrestling fines
Worth attention: New agreement set to bump best & fairest counts
Collingwood set to lose Macaffer for season
Apple Core incident: 42-year-old mystery solved by Geelong Advertiser
Sydney confirm Goodes and McVeigh to lead again
Wednesday AFL dumps priority pick rule
MRP: Conca accepts 3 games; other rules stand
Are Ablett and Judd our two million-dollar men?
Much of Full Points Footy will live on stand by for AustralianFootball.com
Thursday Lenny Hayes picked to make his return
Optus seeks to silence Demetriou
West Coast profit by $4,978,879
Sam Newman back with Triple M

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D-12-Feb-02 Footystats Diary, Week 822, February 10-16, 2012
Friday Welcome to ABC Football readers
van Berlo to lead Adelaide again
Pavlich to captain Dockers for 6th-straight year
Seven name commentary line-up for 2012
Collingwood's Ben Johnson suffers groin injury
Essendon place Scott Gumbleton on long-term injury list
Saturday AFL appeal Optus copyright ruling
Dom Cassisi retains Port captaincy for 4th year
Four years in the making Rugby League adopt a Commission to lead
The Australian reveals recent $8.39 million Canberra grant to soccer
Monday Bruce Kennedy: Prospects for 2012 new series begins
Tuesday Telstra offers $50 mobile phone package
Wednesday GWS appoint three co-captains
Video replay scoring aimed at premiership season
Eagles to rest Kerr from NAB Cup opening
Essendon gag Michael Hurley from discussing his future
Thursday Robert Murphy: Homosexual players no big deal; AFLPA "It's a non-issue"
Magpies lose another star to injury Harry O'Brien
Fox Footy bounce-down tomorrow at 5pm
Grand Final remains a day event
Retired Barry Hall is new Bulldogs ambassador

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D-12-Feb-01 Footystats Diary, Week 821, February 3-9, 2012
Friday Video umpire to be trialled in NAB Cup
They said it
> Sportal, February 2 AFL's $153m deal with Telstra in jeopardy
> ABC, February 2 Demetriou warns Optus win will be shortlived
Saturday Demons name joint captains: Jack Grimes and Jack Trengove
Andrew Swallow replaced Brent Harvey as Kangaroo captain
Heath Shaw returns to Magpie leadersdhip group
Fox Footy Channel begins test transmission
GWS and Sydney best to play for Brett Kirk Medal
Josh Gibson suffers hamstring injury at training
Andrew Embley to miss NAB Cup after dislocating right shoulder
Tuesday No change to Brownlow eligibilty rules
Former Blue Jordan Bannister takes up the whistle
Wednesday TV rights: Sports bodies unite in Canberra
Did to miss pre-season; torn adductor
Thursday PM seeks advice on copyright changes
Riewoldt to captain Saints for 7th-straight season
North suspends Majak Daw indefinitely; will train with Werribee

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D-12-Jan-05 Footystats Diary, Week 820, January 26-February 2, 2012
Sunday Gold Coast ink Tom Lynch to end of 2014
Jarrad Waite added to Carlton leadership group
Eddie McGuire will be heard on some Seven stations this season
Hawthorn sign Liam Shiels to the end of 2014
Jonathon Patton back home with GWS after knee surgery in Sweden
Tuesday Foot injury sidelines Ben Rutten for six weeks
Leonard Colquhoun: Update: H+A attendances, 1897-2011 detailed
Thursday Federal Court hands Optus landmark win in TV rights case
> Telstra's $153m deal with AFL "virtually worthless"
> Fight not over AFL web page
> Optus not in breach of copyright Herald Sun
> Optus win puts broadcast money at risk The Age
Jim Stynes steps down as Melbourne president

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D-12-Jan-04 Footystats Diary, Week 819, January 20-26, 2012
Friday Strictly for statophiles ...
East Melbourne CG: the forgotten stadium
Tuesday Brian Cook: Smaller clbs may have to move
Richmond, North Melbourne to open NAB Cup
Bruce Kennedy: Pop-up premiers
AFLNT re-register Darryl White
Wednesday Clubs grapple with free agency
Varcoe sidelined with foot stress fracture
Another knee injury for Adelaide's Andy Otten
Thursday Worth a try Sydney sign up US basket ball player
Saints end cold war with Grant Thomas
Former Port player Fabian Francis jailed for at least 15 months
Cartlton's Luke Mitchell to have right shoulder surgery

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D-12-Jan-03 Footystats Diary, Week 818, January 13-19, 2012
Friday The new landscape of "free agency"
Saturday SANFL hero Harry Kernahan passes away, aged 74
Ben Cousins moved to psychiatric unit
Tuesday Barry Prendergast switches from Dees to Blues
Xavier Clarke takes up AFL indigenous role
AFL Football ready from the ABC on February 10
Federal government confirms $15m for Bellerive
Wednesday 2012 draw: Start times changed for three games
John Devaney ends his link with Full Points Footy
Comment: Goodbye to a passionate colleague
Thursday St Kilda post a loss of $1,500,722
Ryan Houlihan to coach GWS juniors
Hawthorn ink Lance Franklin an extra year to end of 2013

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D-12-Jan-02 Footystats Diary, Week 817, January 6-12, 2012
Friday Leonard Colquhoun: Update: GF attendances, 1898-2011 detailed
Wednesday Nathan Ablett aims return via VFL club Werribee
Cousins hits head in hospital fall in Perth
Thursday Bulldogs ink Ryan Griffin to end of 2015

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D-12-Jan-01 Footystats Diary, Week 816, December 30-January 5, 2012
Tuesday Bomber trio to receive life membership
Bruce Kennedy: Wake-up losses spur premiership
Wednesday Trust announce $186 million SCG upgrade
> Seating will increase from 45,758 to just under 48,000
Bruce Kennedy: Entering the finals on a winning streak ... does it help?
Thursday Swans brace themselves for two-season disruption
Bruce Kennedy: Does a flogging during the season damage flag chances?
Melbourne's Bob McKenzie passes on, aged 83
Richmond patriach Frank Bourke dies at 89

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D-12-Dec-04 Footystats Diary, Week 815, December 23-29, 2011
Friday Hurley and Zaharakis added to leadership group
AFL clear Kieran Jack of wrongdoing in 2005 draft
Swans hire Barry Mitchell as Melbourne-based scout
Tuesday New works to replace Doug Wade Stand at Cattery
Wednesday Adelaide Oval gets $30 million federal grant

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D-12-Dec-03 Footystats Diary, Week 814, December 16-22, 2011
Friday Players agree to new pay deal; review due in 2014
Carlton retain financial clout; profit $742,401
Worth attention: Mike Sheahan: The health of Australian football
Adelaide slide into a $610,942 deficit
Right knee surgery for Max Gawn
Blues' gaming up from $2.9m to $4.5m
Dale Thomas sheds his locks for charity
First fight for Barry Hall *a long way off*
Nick Suban signs with Dockers for another two years
Saturday Swans extend Longmire's contract to 2014
WA Government pin-points new stadium site
Judd returns to training
Sunday Melbourne's Gawn out for the season
Worth attention: Herald Sun: $90m pension fund boon to 10-year players
Monday Footystats is on holidays!
Tuesday The News Hoover finds there's always another story ...
Wednesday GWS seeks treatment for Patton in northern Sweden
Thursday Sydney shake up coaching structure
Another suspension for Darryl White brings life ban
Bendigo Council bumps VFL game to Easter Saturday

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D-12-Dec-02 Footystats Diary, Week 813, December 9-15, 2011
Friday
Saturday
GWS will dominate pre-season draft on Tuesday detailed
AFL Tribunal review heralds changes for 2012
> This year 92 per cent accepted MRP suspension
Tadhg Kennelly steps up to ambassador role
North launch *Box On* to help reduce debt
New hopes for Jim Stynes
Ladson poised to join Essendon
Sunday
Monday
They said it: Baseball defines the lowdown on dressing up
Leonard Colquhoun: Update: Pre-GF attendances, 1897-2011 detailed
News relies on media fellatio
Tuesday Port lose $3.16m; grant enable a paper profit
Sydney Swans back in the black; profit $114,956
AFL aim for China by 2016
Gold Coast release Nathan Krakouer for "personal reasons"
Wednesday Pre-season and rookie drafts
> GWS take only Sam Frost from 11 available picks detailed pick-for-pick
> New Bulldog rookie Lin Jong opens ethnicity trail
Overlooked Davis signs with WAFL club Perth
Andrew Newbold will be new Hawthorn president on Wednesday
Thursday Nathan Bock fined, suspended for gambling breach
Worth attention: The Age: New pay deal is close
Sporting codes warned about organised crime
Melbourne reports operating profit of $135,976
Demon ruckman Max Gawn suffers knee injury at training

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D-12-Dec-01 Footystats Diary, Week 812, December 2-8, 2011
Friday AFLPA: Cameron Ling takes out Madden Medal
After surgery Judd expected to be back in 6-8 weeks
Melbourne mum gets VFL coaching spot
Chris Newman to lead Tigers again; Cotchin deputy
Sheedy leaves No.10 as a spare GWS guernsey
Sunday
Monday
Sporting great Sam Loxton passes away aged 90
Tuesday First 25 years: West Coast name their best side
Melbourne hand No.11 to Mitch Clark
Wednesday
Thursday
Foxtel Cup draw released
Worth attention: The Age: Seven News will release AFL team selections
Demons look to Docklands as new home
Port confirms it will not draft Leon Davis
A doona may have caused Judd shoulder strain

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D-12-Nov-05 Footystats Diary, Week 811, November 25-December 1, 2011
Friday National Draft
> GWS take the biggest and best available
> Losers and winners from the draft links to key stories and draft
North's deficit $581,352; first loss since 2007
NAB Cup: rules to be trialled; no other changes
Worth attention: The Age: Geoff Lord pulls out of Hawks race
Bruce Kennedy: One more win and we would have made the finals
Michael Rogers: 1950 and 1957: Roll up to Allan's for reserved seats
National draft headed to Gold Coast for next three seasons
Saturday Cats surprise with Stephenson at pick number 78
Worth attention: The Age: A Giant miscue lost in the crowd
Sheedy predicts four picks will play in Round 1
Sunday
Monday
The record for consecutive wins is 49 by North Melbourne
Tuesday Back home: O'hAilpin goes full circle
Mike Sheahan retires from Herald Sun
Western Bulldogs report $121,762 profit
Bruce Kennedy: One more win ... and we would have finished on top
Long and Dawson receive permission to train
League finds $300 million price for Docklands last 13 years is a bit steep
Leigh Matthews is the Hawthorn *face* for 2012 membership push
Wednesday Geelong profit for 12th-straight year $1,018,713
Jury finds man guilty of attacking Barassi
Worth attention: The Age: GWS might challenge Scully salary cap ruling
Malthouse backs away from swipe at Ted Whitten
NRL look to AFL-style season fixture
Thursday Cats to move training base to Armstrong Creek
Judd suffers right shoulder injury at training
Worth attention: The Age: Clubs set to snub Andrew Lovett
Bulldogs, Suns and Tigers delist one more
Bombers have no ground to train on
Box Hill change guernseys to align with Hawthorn

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D-12-Nov-04 Footystats Diary, Week 810, November 18-24, 2011
Friday Collingwood posts healthy net profit of $2,141,436
Hawthorn slips to a $594,232 net profit
Michael Rogers: 1949: Origin of the father-son rule
Adelaide Oval reconstruction to start in March
Melbourne radio stations sign new five-year deals
Visiting US president Barack Obama gets West Coast guernsey
Saturday 44 players nominate for National Draft detailed
Surgery fixes back and hamstring problems for Scott Gumbleton
Sunday Essendon gains federal approval of new base
Hamill and Hudghton get new roles with Saints
Leonard Colquhoun: Update: Attendances, 1897-2011 detailed
Hawthorn and SANFL club to share talents of Mark McKenzie
Monday Dockers expected to vote for new theme song
Michael Rogers: 1950: VFA adopt ANFC rule changes; Anzac Day
Tuesday Essendon in huge turnaround profit by $1,609,379
Melbourne "Age" predicts Demons will profit by "$6 million"
Bassat, co-founder of Seek is new Commissioner
Worth attention: Sheahan: Kardinia Park overhaul numbers don't add up
Jamie Charman joins Brisbane coaching panel
Bryce Gibbs hopes to resume after Christmas
Michael Rogers: 1950: Extra boundary umpires considered
Alastair Clarkson says Fevola-style is dead as a dodo
Port rules itself out of chase for Leon Davis
Wednesday Brisbane lose heavily for fourth-straight year
GWS names David Matthews as CEO
Worth attention: The Age: Battle over pay for AFL players set to blow up
Michael Rogers: Television and football
Freo song revamp strays little from original link to song
Thursday Richmond gain a modest $51,000 profit
Matthew Boyd retains captaincy of Bulldogs
Hawks and Box Hill extend their association
Brereton and Hudson join McGuire at Fox Footy
Dal Santo breaks two bones in left hand
Bruce Kennedy: One more win and we would have ... avoided the spoon
Michael Rogers: 1950: Night football
Collingwood players arrive in Arizona for altitude training camp

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D-12-Nov-03 Footystats Diary, Week 809, November 11-17, 2011
Friday Dawson exits Saints; five others get new deals
Richmond ink new deals with Jackson and Tuck
Hawthorn using cautious approach with Roughead
Morton sits out Sydney's first pre-season run
Brent Prismall in no hurry to rush his return
Saturday Folau about to get crash course of expert advice
Worth repeating: International rules doesn't pay, OK!
League aims to protect memorabilia
Former Pie John McCarthy trains with Richmond
Sunday Worth attention: The Age: True passion needs history
They said it: "Melbourne is the first to blame" claim
Monday All clubs pass on GWS compensation picks; permission to train update
They said it: Carrara Oval to get athletic track for CGXXI in 2018
Worth repeating: Daily Telegraph: Swans reap rewards of Moneyball
Paul Medhurst nomination for draft to kick-start his AFL footy
Kevin Sheedy suggests GWS play opening round in China in 2013
Tuesday Will Port lure Leon Davis?
Michael Rogers: 1948: First grand final pre-match entertainment
Wednesday Hawthorn tipped to profit by almost $2 million
16 NRL clubs agree to sign on independent commission
Thursday "Feral" Eddie declares war on GWS
Sheedy: "McGuire should be ashamed of himself"
They said it: Herald Sun: Father of Tom Scully offered $680,000 GWS job
Roger Hayden sticks with Fremantle
Bombers and Saints confirm delistings
Michael Rogers: 1949: Rule changes for 1950 announced
Former Geelong and Carlton player Adrian Hickmott joins WCE coaches

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D-12-Nov-02 Footystats Diary, Week 808, November 4-10, 2011
Friday Mark Harvey takes up as deputy to Michael Voss
Port confirm *interest* in Leon Davis
Saturday IR: Ireland clinch series with 50-29 win at Carrara detailed
Sunday IR: Series will continue in 2013 and 2014
Monday Eddie McGuire to spearhead Fox Footy
Tuesday Can Collingwood break 100,000 members?
Worth attention: Herald Sun: AFL to strengthen fight against illegal betting
Dick and Dowler among others to get breathing space
Wednesday Carlton retains VFL ties with northern suburbs
Geelong keeps it a local pre-season
Thursday Geelong on the look-out for another assistant
Richmond re-sign three top youngsters

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D-12-Nov-01 Footystats Diary, Week 807, October 28-November 3, 2011
Friday Dale Holmes in shock exit from GWS CEO post
Black, Giansiracusa re-sign; Rooke back with Cats
Saturday Giants and Sydney to open 2012 at Homebush
> Draw for 2012 released detailed
Matthew Knights joins Cats as VFL coach
International Rules: First Test
Ireland thrash Australia by record 44 points match details
Demons suspend and fine Colin Sylvia
Footystats earmark *BPS*, *BO*, *SSh* and *night* from 4.30pm
Sunday Starting times on the way to putting things right
Monday Starting times getting it all together
Tuesday 14 seasons enough Brad Ottens retires
Melbourne delist Wonaeamirri
Dockers re-sign Crowley, Walters; McCartney exits
Fremantle pays out sacked coach; Harvey gets $500,000
Macaffer stays at Collingwood; McCarthy and Dick delisted
Wednesday Kathryn Michaelsen: Collingwood's *hardest* draw for two years
Brendon Matera re-signs with Gold Coast until 2014
Thursday St Kilda name Dean Laidley as assistant coach
Crow stalwart Tyson Edwards pops up at Port
Left knee coming along fine for Lenny Hayes
International Rules: GAA hoping for better turn out on Gold Coast

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D-12-Oct-03 Footystats Diary, Week 806, October 21-27, 2011
Friday Andrew McKay returns to Princes Park
IR: Irish squad suffer more withdrawals
Worth attention: The Age: Richmond sell off Darwin match
Kangaroo misses on meeting the Queen
Saturday
Sunday
National Draft to be held at Homebush
Robert Harvey leaves Saints
Ricky Nixon on the comeback trail
VFL club Werribee name Scott West as coach
Monday Sylvia stood down after Sunday car accident
AFL called *jerks* by American
Chapman, Podsiadly okay after surgery
Tuesday Blues re-sign Jarrad Waite with three-year deal
Will Thursfield retires after seven seasons
Worth attention: AFL.com.au: Countdown ...
Chris Grant earmarked as Dogs' football director
Wednesday Brad Green to skipper Aussies against Ireland
Leon Davis now wants to stay in Perth
Thursday NAB Cup draw for 2012
> Tough pre-season debut for GWS ... draw detailed
Martin Windsor-Black
> The NAB Cup draw ... passion overflows
> Fair, or an abomination or does it matter?
Robert Harvey switches to Collingwood
Seven unveils its new season line-up
GWS hire Phil Scully (father of Tom) in recruiting role
David Caldwell points to top Nathan Burke piece in "Inside Football"

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D-12-Oct-02 Footystats Diary, Week 805, 0ctober 14-20, 2011
Friday Saints down to three: Richardson, Watters, Hinkley
Anthony Rocca goes full-time with Magpies
Milburn joins Sanderson team at Adelaide
Bret Thornton signs new deal with Blues
Saturday Club give Fevola return the thumbs down
North sign deal for Bellerive Oval matches
International Rules: Australia name squad for series against Ireland
Sunday St Kilda appoint Scott Watters as coach
Three-way deal sends Ivan Maric to Richmond
Demons trump Freo to snare Mitch Clark
Hawks trade Brent Renouf to Port Adelaide
Sydney's Lewis Johnston swapped with Adelaide's Tony Armstrong
Brisbane pair charged by police with public nuisance
Monday International Rules: Ireland names 18 touring players; five to be added
True to form, Irish captain Stephen Cluxton will not engage with media
Scott Watters ranks Saints as "ready for a change"
Alan Toovey inks new two-year deal with Pies
Kurt Tippett seems certain to stay with Crows
Tuesday GWS have 11 of the first 14 National Draft picks
> Trades, club-by-club detailed
Worth attention: The Australian: Bombers fail to lure Gold Coast teenager
WAFL player handed two-year drug ban
Swans happy to snare Irishman to Sydney
Ben Allan to serve 4th-term as Fremantle director
Wednesday 3AW gather both Malthouse and Lloyd; Walls out
Worth attention: Herald Sun: Returns from Docklands batter some clubs
International Rules: Ireland adds five players; Cluxton's dilemma
Chris Heffernan joins Essendon board
League rules out future mid-season trading on introduction of free agency
Important dates of notes to mid-December
Thursday Worsfold inks new two-year deal
Worth attention: The Age: Harvey to Pies? Saints will not stand in his way
Grannie back to "the last Saturday in September"
Rehn, Carr and Gotch join Port Adelaide
Richmond launch new logo
Geelong delist Mark Blake; Sydney cut Paul Bevan
North re-sign Firrito and Campbell
Demons cut three; Robert Campbell retires

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D-12-Oct-01 Footystats Diary, Week 804, October 7-13, 2011
Friday Club champion Geelong: Corey Enright wins his second :"Carji"
Essendon pair fined for trying to sell GF tickets
Worth attention: Herald Sun: Malthouse free to coach in 2013
Sheahan: Gary Ayres still in the mix for St Kilda
Leonard Colquhoun: Final tally 2011 finals attendances
Fairfax coddles up laughable new way to win ratings for bum sniffers
Saturday Club champion Collingwood: Scott Pendlebury
Club champion Essendon: David Zaharakis
Club champion West Coast: Darren Glass
Club champion Sydney: Adam Goodes
Club champion West.B'dogs: Matthew Boyd
Rousing Collingwood farewell to Mick Malthouse
Former Melbourne assistant Mark Williams crosses to Richmond
Eagle Brad Ebert set to join cousin Brett at Port Adelaide
Sunday Club champion St Kilda: Sam Fisher
Club champion Hawthorn: Sam Mitchell
Club champion Fremantle: Matthew Pavlich
Three youngsters taken under father-son rule
Bulldogs return to an old favourite
Monday Eagles nose out Centrals in SANFL Grand Final, 12.9-81 to 11.12-78
Trade week starts: Clark and Davis look to WA
Tuesday AFL approves 7% increase on player payments
Worth attention: The Australian: Payment structure will allow clubs to trade
Richmond snare Steven Morris from West Adelaide
Leonard Colquhoun: Attendances to Grand Finals since 1898
Marc Murphy follows in footsteps of father and grandfather
Leon Davis remains at Collingwood for 2012
Essendon re-sign David Zaharakis and Travis Colyer
Wednesday Advantage and substitute rules to stay
Comment: Do we need a *Rules committee"
Leigh Adams inks three-year deal with North
Worth attention: The Age: Robert Harvey misses the St Kilda shortlist
Shaun Ryan hands in his whistle
North B+F in third double-tie
NRL commission hopes in tatters
Thursday New season to launch in Sydney
> Sydney and GWS to open 2012 at Homebush
Fancy trading deal tired by knocked back
Chris Dawes inks two-year deal with Magpies
Bulldogs clinch new deal with Daniel Giansiracusa
Adelaide trade Gunston to Hawthorn

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ABBREVIATIONS
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AFLPA: AFL Players' Association
IR: International Rules
MRP: Match Review Panel
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