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July 26: The day it all fell apart for Essendon

It was exactly a year ago today Essendon’s world came crumbling down. We look back on the dramatic events of July 26 2013, possibly the ‘blackest day’ in a very, very dark year for the Bombers and coach James Hird.
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AFL Round 18 Preview: Brisbane v Gold Coast Suns

BRISBANE v GOLD COAST, Gabba, Saturday July 26, 4.40pm (AEST)
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The Floater: What will the AFL's Round 23 look like?

The AFL’s floating Round 23 is yet to be determined but with the league busy dealing with dodgy ticket systems and even dodgier food prices, we thought we’d give them a hand and come up with a version of how the home-and-away season’s final round should go.
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Ty Vickery punch to force Dean Cox into retirement?

West Coast coach Adam Simpson was a picture of barely controlled fury on Friday night as he contemplated Dean Cox being forced into an early retirement after a nasty punch from Richmond’s Ty Vickery potentially left the veteran Eagle with a broken jaw.
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Vickery punch leaves Cox limp as Richmond win 4 straight

Tempers boiled over as Richmond won their fourth straight game in a spiteful encounter at Patersons Stadium that saw Tyrone Vickery knock out retiring West Coast ruckman Dean Cox.
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More Magpie woe: Collingwood lose Alan Toovey

Collingwood have suffered another serious blow to their under-siege defence, losing veteran defender Alan Toovey to a back injury as the Magpies gear up for their mini-final against Adelaide on Sunday.
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Hird won't coach Essendon in 2014

Suspended Essendon coach James Hird will not coach the club in 2014 - as the Bombers opt for stability with Mark Thompson to oversee a potential finals campaign.
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AFL Teams - Round 18

Check out all the teams for the second part of Round 18 in the AFL season.
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Geelong in hunt for St Kilda free agent Jarryn Geary

St Kilda could lose another experienced player to free agency, with its potential next captain Jarryn Geary being courted by Geelong.
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Will Karmichael Hunt be reunited with Wayne Bennett at the Broncos?

​Wayne Bennett’s return to the Broncos has given the NRL world something better to talk about than blokes taking the bubbler too far in nightclub toilets. But what does King Benny’s backflip mean for the AFL’s man of mystery, Gold Coast Sun Karmichael Hunt?
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AFL Round 18 Preview: Hawthorn v Sydney

HAWTHORN v SYDNEY, MCG, Saturday July 26, 7.40pm (AEST)
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AFL Round 18 Preview: Collingwood v Adelaide

COLLINGWOOD v ADELAIDE, MCG, Sunday July 27, 4.40pm (AEST)
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AFL Round 18: West Coast v Richmond

WEST COAST v RICHMOND, Patersons Stadium, Friday July 25, 8.40pm (AEST), 6.40pm (AWST)
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AFL Team Whispers Round 18

Who will play in Round 18? Check out our whispers for this weekend's matches before the teams are named later this evening.
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AFL injury list

A full list of the AFL injuries at each club halfway through Round 18. Updated July 24.
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Hawthorn fans should unsettle Franklin, for flag's sake

Hawthorn is the self-proclaimed family club, so will Hawks fans boo Lance Franklin on Saturday night?
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Welcome home note to James Hird

After four months sunbaking in France, James Hird has landed at Tullamarine and is ready to head back to work.
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AFL finals come early for Collingwood, Adelaide

Collingwood is treating their clash with Adelaide on Sunday at the MCG as a final.
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Who will win the AFL Rising Star?

​This year's AFL Rising Star award looks like being one of the closest contests on record. We rate the contenders.
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Is Tom Jones the AFL Grand Final’s new Meat Loaf?

The AFL appear set to ditch their Australian music at Grand Finals rule after just two Meat Loaf-free years as rumours circulate that Welsh crooner Tom Jones is set to perform at this year’s big match.
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