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Saints March On

It rained all Saturday, in stark contrast to Friday night when the Magpies played under summer skies with the roof open at Etihad and Melbourne looed resplendent as the world's second most livable city. Today she was in a different mood. As the wintery winds swirled and the rain pitched down at skewed angles, there was a sense of foreboding in the air.

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Lightning Strikes Again

A week is a long time in football, as the saying goes, well try 40 years. It's that long since the League trialled a shortened version of the game with a round robin format called the Lightning Premiership. Decades later and for the early rounds of the NAB Cup the lightning format was back.

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Premiership Glory

The 2010 Grand Final had all the drama of Australia's real reality television, Australian Rules Football. The last Saturday of September delivered an anti-climax in a drawn match. Under the current AFL rules, a replay was called and had to be played the following week.

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Bombers Le Crying

Last week's dramatic demolition by the Adelaide Crows left Essendon reeling and Bomber coach Matthew Knights under siege. With all quarters weighing into the debate, some fans and media were calling for his head, others for a game plan change. This week was renewal time for the Bomber squad.

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Photos From Round 17 Posted: Geelong v Hawthorn

We have a new set of match photos posted from the Geelong v Hawthorn match, Round 17, 2008, in our gallery. Here are a few samples of the great photos taken by our photojournalists in Melbourne:


To see the full size photos and the full gallery click on the above link, any photo, or the link on the side menu.

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