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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Paddy Dow of the Blues celebrates a goal  during the round 20 AFL match between St Kilda Saints and Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Resurgent Blues stun Saints to remain in finals mix

The Saints struggled as Blues coach David Teague strengthened his hopes of retaining the top job in a 31-point win at Marvel Stadium.

  • by Jon Pierik

Insight & Analysis

Snapshot: The Last Rance, as he dons the sash in Southport

Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan

Former Tiger Alex Rance was the star of the show in a team not short of movie star names, two AFL umpires are waiting for the all clear to get married two years after becoming engaged, and the Olympics and football continue to mix.

Which teams will make the AFL top eight? Scribes have their say

During the pre-season our pundits gazed into the crystal ball and came up with their top-eight predictions. With the benefit of hindsight (and 19 rounds of footy), they’ve had another go.

The stakes are high for David Teague - has he lost the players?

Wayne Carey
Wayne Carey

St Kilda are only half a game outside the eight, and Carlton not far behind, but Friday night’s clash is between arguably the two biggest disappointments of the season.


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Eddie McGuire, the long-standing Pies president, is one of many figures no longer at the club less than three years afte the 2018 grand final.

Pies bear little resemblance to 2018 ahead of date with Eagles

Nine first-gamers and a new coach at Collingwood this season highlight just how much change the powerhouse club has undergone since the 2018 grand final thriller against the West Coast Eagles.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
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Bombers ready for much more than Buddy blitz

Essendon coach Ben Rutten knows the Swans run much deeper than Lance Franklin however he has earmarked two players as possible opponents for the champion goalkicker.

  • by Peter Ryan

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