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Round 9 AFANA AFL Power Poll
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by Boris Kilpatrick, special to AFANA from Australia

There are some big movers in the AFANA power poll this week as upset wins continue across the league. In what looks to be the most even competition in years, predicting the top eight is becoming somewhat of a wild guess.

1.    Greater Western Sydney Giants (Last Week - 1)
For the second week in a row, the injury riddled Giants found a way to win despite being outplayed for most of the game by a Richmond team that seems to consistently find unique ways to lose. With plenty of talent to return to their list, the Giants will be hard to beat as the season progresses.

Round 8 AFANA AFL Power Poll
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by Boris Kilpatrick, special to AFANA from Australia

The Power Poll returns after a few weeks hiatus as Boris was on assignment for another media outlet.

1.    Greater Western Sydney Giants (Last Time - 2)
Some might point to a narrow victory at home over Collingwood and say the Giants were lucky. Deeper examination shows a team that played two players short for most of the game and three players short for the final quarter who found a way to win. A long injury list hasn’t stopped the Giants from winning. Expect a lot more.

AFANA AFL Power Poll
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AFANA AFL POWER POLL (Round 1)
by Boris Kilpatrick, special to AFANA from Australia

1.    Western Bulldogs
Not at their best but still good enough to beat an impressive Collingwood at the MCG. They will only get better as the season unfolds and their injured talls return– a scary prospect for the other seventeen teams.

2.    Adelaide Crows
The Crows made a mockery of claims their midfield is not top class with a comprehensive victory over the premiership favorite Giants. Every other team should fear playing the Crows at Adelaide Oval this season.

2015 Mid-Season Review Part Three
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By Lachlan Hellyer reporting for AFANA from Toronto

(Ed: note: Our newest contributor, Lachlan Hellyer, will be reviewing the Aussie rules season thus far in a three part series over the "bye rounds" of 11, 12, and 13. He will take a look at the progress each team has made to the midway point of the season. This week, part three, with six more teams: Geelong, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, and West Coast Eagles have this week off. This is their season so far.)


Geelong
Win/Loss record: 6-6

2015 Mid-Season Review Part Two
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By Lachlan Hellyer reporting for AFANA from Toronto

(Ed: note: Our newest contributor, Lachlan Hellyer, will be reviewing the Aussie rules season thus far in a three part series over the "bye rounds" of 11, 12, and 13. He will take a look at the progress each team has made to the midway point of the season. This week, part two, with six more teams: Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Gold Coast, St Kilda and Sydney have this week off. This is their season so far.)

Collingwood
Win/Loss record: 8-3

2015 Mid-Season Review Part One
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by Lachlan Hellyer reporting for AFANA from Toronto

(Ed: note: Our newest contributor, Lachlan Hellyer, will be reviewing the Aussie rules season thus far in a three part series over the "bye rounds" of 11, 12, and 13. He will take a look at the progress each team has made to the midway point of the season. This week, six teams: Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Hawthorn, Richmond,and Western Bulldogs, enjoy a week off. This is their season so far.)

Adelaide
Win/Loss record: 6-4

AFL Grand Final Record 1912-2011
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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

From 1898-1911, there was a magazine devoted to Australian football, the Victorian Football Follower. In 1912, the same year numbers were first worn by players, the Football Record made its debut. Its motto was "Fair play is bonnie play' and it ran to about 30 pages in a pocket size format, a far cry from today's lavish tomes which run over 200 pages.

AFL Preview Round 19 2011
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 AFL Preview Round 19

Last week 8/8 = 104/140 (74.3%)
Two perfect scores this season is worth crowing about I guess and maybe that’s because the unpredictability of form is becoming predictable.

Harvey Makes 300 Club
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Brent Harvey joined the 300 Club after playing his 300th AFL game at Subiaco Oval against the West Coast Eagles. Harvey, who had a reasonably quiet game by his standards, was chaired off the ground by his team mates.

Lions Tamed - For Now!
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Bombers stayin' alive

Saturday in Melbourne was a bitterly cold Chicago type day, 55 degrees F, inside the enclosed Telstra Dome Stadium. The wind whistled through the Dome and everyone was rugged up, apprehensive and expecting a tough encounter with the Lions. During the warm up, ‘The Big Brown Dog’, Jonathan Brown was foaming at the mouth, ready to play; his knee was still heavily strapped! Not a good sign for the 3 time premiers? While Bombers worked out in front of goals and did a fair bit of ruck work with the in-form David Hille, the Lions champion was doing short sprints and his team were warming up kicking at goal. Pregame speculation was rife, as to who would be on Brown.

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