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Fan Launches Petition To Get Full Grand Final Coverage
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by admincms — Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:20pm — Last Updated: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:10am

As noted on our Grand Final party and TV pages, the Grand Final is live in the USA on Fox Soccer Plus (FSP). US coverage will consist of the game only, no pre- or post-game. (Canadian coverage should be more extensive but we are awaiting confirmed times from TSN.) The US situation is due to a rights dispute between Seven Network and FSP over payment for music used in the pre- and post-game. This is not an issue during Rounds 1 to 23 nor during special games such as Anzac Day. It wasn't an issue before last season. Seven wants compensation or a rights guarantee from FSP. FSP (predictably) says no. A fan has taken matters into hand and started a petition campaign around this on Change.org site to lobby for a change. AFANA has endorsed his effort. Good 'onya Mark. Click on the link and sign the petition. Update (9/15/14): FSP has added 30 minutes to the Grand Final coverage so it now includes the medal and trophy ceremonies. There is still no pre-game.  read more »

2014 Grand Final Parties Around North America and the World
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by mgoblue — Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:05pm — Last Updated: Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:35am

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Looking for an AFL Grand Final Party in your area? You can reach all of our listings by clicking on the drop down box at the bottom of this article. (If you are reading this on the front page of our web site click on "read more" first.) Clicking on the city names above this page will take you a special web page with links to every article we have related to that city including the party pages but be sure to scroll down if necessary.

Are you hosting a party and would like to promote it?  Once again, AFANA is accepting announcements of Grand Final parties.  If you are hosting a Grand Final party and want AFANA to post it on our site, send us the details by going to: our party details entry page.  read more »

AFANA Now Accepting 2014 Grand Final Party Announcements
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by admincms — Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:01pm — Last Updated: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:15am

Are you or your group hosting a Grand Final party? Columbus

Once again, AFANA is accepting announcements of Grand Final parties. If you are hosting a Grand Final party and want AFANA to post it on our site complete the form below this article.     Milwaukee

If you are a party organizer (no matter how big or small) or your footy club, social club, Australian American Chamber of Commerce, Aussie pub, etc. are planning a party please let us know.  If we know, we can direct local fans and out of town visitors to you.  Last year, many of the individual party listings were read over 1000 times each on our site!  Our listings cover the entire globe.  If there is a party somewhere around the world then we want to have it listed!  If you haven't started planning your party, now is the time to do so.  Selected parties can receive AFL merchandise for door prizes for their guests.  All party organizers are automatically entered into any AFL contest on their web site.Phoenix

Please complete the form below to submit your announcement.  Announcements will be posted to our web site. AFANA reserves the right to edit all announcements for style and brevity.  Attachments may be sent with additional details to: aussiefb@afana.com Please note:  Even if you send something to us by e-mail, you still must complete the form below!  If you do not complete the form first, we may not publish your announcement!  We recommend that you if have a user account on this site that you log in prior to completing the form.  Party listings will be published here. Front page readers click on "read more" to see the form.

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Gray Day Out For Power
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by rickb — Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:18am — Last Updated: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am

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Port Adelaide’s Robbie Gray kick-started his team's Semi-Final victory over the Fremantle Dockers and was the difference between the two teams, scoring four goals in the third quarter. Along with brilliant support crew Ollie Wines and Chad Wingard, who threw everything they had at the Dockers, the Power got sweet revenge after being defeated by Fremantle for a Top Four finish just two short weeks ago.

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Roo Resurgence Eliminates Bombers
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by janetl — Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:05am — Last Updated: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:12am

Janet Linn reporting for AFANA from Melbourne, Victoria

In a no holds barred Second Elimination Final in front of 78559 fans, Essendon lined up against North Melbourne for the right to advance further into the Finals series. The Bombers had much to prove after two tumultuous seasons marred by the ASADA investigation into the use of prohibited substances at the club in 2012. Banned from the 2013 Finals series as a result, finally they had a chance to play on the big stage and give their fans something to celebrate. For North Melbourne it was “make or break’ type pressure hanging over their heads with the absence of team “barometer” Brent (Boomer) Harvey (through suspension) a definite disadvantage.
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Port Powers Into Semi Final
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by Boris Kilpatrick — Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:22am — Last Updated: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:59am

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On a warm, blustery Adelaide Sunday afternoon, footy fans descended on Adelaide Oval hoping to witness a tantalising contest. The visitors, Richmond, were on a roll, having won nine games in a row to somehow steal a spot in the Final Eight. An incredible number of Richmond fans had made the journey from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and even as far as Europe. There must have been 10,000 rabid Tiger fans in full voice prior to the game. They would be quickly silenced once the game was underway. Port Adelaide, having stumbled somewhat after an incredible start to the season that saw them top of the table, had regained their mojo. More importantly, they had regained their two key back men in Alipate Carlisle and Jackson Trengove.
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No Fear Hawks
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by janetl — Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:24am — Last Updated: Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:33am

Janet Linn, reporting for AFANA from Melbourne, Australia

A traditional rivalry began the 2014 Finals series with Hawthorn and Geelong meeting in the First Qualifying Final at the MCG. This was a match up that promised everything and, in front of almost 75,000 excited fans, it delivered on that promise early with a torrid opening quarter of hard physical contests, wayward kicks, nervous fumbles and both teams taking the game on at full throttle.
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Club Champion Awards
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by Lisa Albergo — Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:20pm — Last Updated: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:43pm

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Shane Mumford has won the 2014 Kevin Sheedy Medal in his first season with the Giants. The former Sydney premiership ruckman was presented with the medal by its namesake, inaugural coach Kevin Sheedy who has remained at the club as a coaching director. Mumford, 28, crossed from the Swans at the end of 2013 and took out the club champion award despite missing five games through injury. He polled in 13 of the 17 games he played to finish with 81 votes. Co-captain Callan Ward and small forward Devon Smith were equal runners-up on 72 votes. Midfielder Adam Treloar finished fourth on 62 votes and vice-captain Heath Shaw fifth with 56 votes.
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 W  L  D %   Pts
Swans  17  5  0  142.88  68
Hawks  17  5  0  140.78  68
Cats  17  5  0  113.77 68
Dockers  16  6  0  130.40  64

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